OOTD: The Neutral Plaid Coat You Need in Your Winter Wardrobe

**Wow. It’s been a long minute since I wrote my last blog post. The past few months have been the busiest of my life so far. Not only did it affect my mental, physical, and emotional health, it took me away from what I love doing – blogging. 2020 is a new year and I have a new mindset, too. … Read More

Buy This, Not That: Summer 2019

Summer is HERE and you know what that means…another Buy This, Not That. Summer is such a fun month to play around with fashion, but the trends can get expensive for only 3 months of enjoyment. So to make sure you don’t go broke this Summer, here are the Summer’s hottest trends and fashion pieces for a much more affordable … Read More

OOTD: Feminist Tee & Olive Shorts

OOTD: Feminism Tee & Olive Shorts Feminism Tee: Bohme | $29 Olive Shorts:  PacSun | $30 Shoes:  Steve Madden | $70 (similar) Click here for more OOTD inspiration! XO – Annena

OOTD: Teal Polka Dot Maxi Skirt

Maxi skirts are a great way to be comfortable and chic during the warmer months. It’s all about finding ones that have the right fabric that’s breathable and have a style/print that takes your outfit to the next level without even trying. If you’re on the hunt for a maxi skirt like this to incorporate into your Summer wardrobe, look … Read More

OOTD: Black & White Chic Workwear

Let’s be honest, workwear isn’t always the most fashionable. It can be kind of hard finding work-appropriate pieces that are affordable and cute, which sucks because we all want to win the best dressed award in the office. Luckily, I came across Bohme, my favorite online store, and found the cutest work pants that you also need in your closet. … Read More

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OOTD: Retro Vibes For Spring

I have always been a fan of the shorts and long sleeve combo. It’s a great way to bring those long sleeve tops into the Spring season. I particularly love this retro striped mock-neck top from Bohme. I love mock neck tops and wear them quite a bit. Luckily, Bohme offers a wide variety of adorable mock neck tops that … Read More

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Buy This, Not That: Spring 2019 Edition

Spring is HERE and that means Spring fashion! So many new trends are popping up and I can’t help but fall in love with them. Each Spring brings new cuts and styles and I find that my Spring wardrobe pieces from the year before aren’t always perfect. Unfortunately, that means investing in new pieces and that can get pricey. Luckily, … Read More

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OOTD: Pink Floral Blouse

Spring means warmer days, longer evenings, and floral fashion everywhere. Back when I was a teen, floral pieces were way too busy and sometimes new floral outfits can still be that way. Tiny floral prints aren’t my favorite, but rather big bold floral prints are much more flattering and are all over the runway. Luckily, our favorite place, Target, has … Read More

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OOTD: Green Mini Dress in San Juan

San Juan, San Juan, San Juan. SO fun! We went on a cruise a last week and one of our stops was the rich in culture, filled with good music and food San Juan. Not exactly the most beach-like destination on our itinerary, I knew we’d be spending our day exploring the city rather than lounging on a beach. With … Read More

Buy This, Not That: Winter Edition

With trends constantly changing and styles endlessly evolving, it can be hard to stay on trend, especially on a budget. The fashion pieces you’re dying for are always way too expensive. Well fret no more! I’ve picked out some of this season’s best pieces and found dupes for them so you can save some moo-la for all of next season’s … Read More

Outfit Of The Day: Cozy Mock-Neck Top

First post of 2019 and what better way to kick off the year than with an outfit post of the comfiest mock-neck top I’ve ever worn! This outfit is so adorable and is perfect for the cold winter days when you want to be fashionable but also comfortable. The rust mock-neck top is from one of my all-time favorite shops, … Read More

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Winter Coats Under $100 You Need In Your Closet

It’s official – the colder temperatures have arrived. We can all hate it or we can get our fashion on! There are new styles of coats and updated takes on old-fashioned coats that are on the rise this winter. Here are my picks for the winter coats you need in your closet but don’t worry – they are all under … Read More

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Three Thanksgiving Day-Approved Outfits

Can we just take a quick moment to recognize that Thanksgiving is only 2 WEEKS AWAY?! Holy cow, where has 2018 gone?! It’s wild…Okay, moment over. With the day of thanks and copious amounts of delicious food just days away, have you thought about what you’ll be wearing? Generally speaking, you want to look cute for all those impromptu family … Read More

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OOTD: Fall Floral Wrap Dress

I’m not much of a dress girl, but every once in a while I come across a dress I need. This little number from Bohme, one of my new favorite fashion sites, is one of those dresses. The wrap dress style is very flattering on all body shapes and the green and white floral print pops against the black fabric. … Read More

The Five Wearable Fall 2018 Accessory Trends You Should Try

Fall 2018 is here and we are all breaking out our cozy sweaters and suede booties, but what are you planning on accessorizing with? Of course, you can add a chunky scarf and call it a day, but there are some fun accessory trends on the horizon for this Fall. According to Vogue magazine, fancy gloves and designer bags that … Read More

OOTD: Summer to Fall Graphic Tee & Corduroy Skirt

Fall fashion is slowly but surely on it’s way. I seriously can’t wait. I can already find myself incorporating Fall styles into my Summer looks, even if it means if I am slowly dying from heat. It’s worth it. But there are easy ways to incorporate Fall pieces into your Summer style that won’t make you too overheated, just like … Read More

ASOS Fall Fashion Picks Under $100

Fall is just around the corner, people! I am so pumped because Fall fashion is my favorite. Cute sweaters, booties, leather jackets, wool hats….yes, yes, yes. I’m here for it. So since Fall is going to be here before we know it, I have started scouring the web for adorable new fashion pieces to amp up my Fall 2018 wardrobe. As … Read More

OOTD: Sonny & Sabor Cream Jumpsuit

I’ll be honest, I used to think jumpsuits did not look good on me. They either made my 5’7” frame look too short or they were not flatter on my body. Over the past few months, Oak & James has inspired me to give more outfits and styles a try and I’m thankful for that because I am comfortable wearing … Read More

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My Go-To Accessory: JORD Watches (GIVEAWAY!)

Everyone knows that accessories make the outfit. I haven’t always been the biggest accessories person but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized how much of an integral part of an outfit they can be. And as I’ve gotten older, I’ve found out what my must-have accessory is. For me, that is none other than my watch. I need to have … Read More

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My Favorite Affordable Online Clothing Stores

What are your guilty pleasures? Cuddling up on the couch with a bottle of wine to watch The Bachelor? Sneaking in a piece of chocolate after dinner? Mine is online shopping. I am addicted to online shopping. Instead of watching endless IGTV videos in my free time, you’ll find me searching the web for cute strappy sandals to go with … Read More

OOTD: Classic Summer Casual

Question for you all: How do you dress in the Summer? I feel like Summer style definitely lends itself to beachwear, but beachwear has it’s time and place. But how do you dress on a daily basis in the Summer? Is your go-to a pair of cutoffs and a tank? Or maybe a sundress with sandals? I always struggle with … Read More

3 Easy Ways To Style Mom Jeans

Raise your hand if you love a good pair of mom jeans? (all hands raise) I’m all about rocking some mom jeans, but it isn’t always easy to know how to style them. How exactly do you pair them without immediately looking like an SNL skit? Don’t fret. Here are three easy, modern, effortless ways to style mom jeans. Note: The … Read More

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OOTD: Tropical Dress

I’m not much of a dress person. My fashion posts may seem like that’s not true but on a daily basis, I don’t wear dresses. If I am going to wear a dress, it better be comfortable and this dress from Target is just that. Not only is it comfortable, but it’s flattering and affordable. The print is a stunning … Read More

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StyleBook App Review

I like to think that I’m great at putting outfits together and being really creative with what’s in my wardrobe. Although I might be decent at it, I wanted to see how I could get better at. And I thought to myself, what about a styling app? I’ve seen ads for various styling/closet organization apps before and I’ve always wanted … Read More

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OOTD: Formal Florals

With weddings, graduations, and proms in full swing, it is clear that it is formalwear season. Although I am much more of a casual, easy-going kind of girl, I don’t mind dressing up a little. It makes it easier when you have the most gorgeous dress to throw on. This high-low dress from Jean Jail is one of my go-to’s … Read More

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Outfit Of The Day: Denim Overall Dress

I’m not a dress girl. Growing up with a tomboy style led me to not love wearing a lot of dresses, but Oak & James is making me feel a little more adventurous in my outfit choices. And what better way to mix a little tomboy style with a dressy, girly touch than with an overall dress. Denim overalls and … Read More

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Miami Beach Travel Diary

In case you haven’t checked out my Instagram (@oakandjames), Greer and I just went to Miami Beach for a quick, relaxing vacation last week. I had never been to Miami, so I was excited to experience a new city. I was also excited to get some much-needed sun…can you blame me? While we were there, we ate a bunch of … Read More

Monthly Favorites: March 2018

Peace out, March! Hello April! Every month on O & J, I will be posting a handful of my favorite things from that month. It can be anything from makeup to food to people to places. In March, I found some pretty spectacular items. And I’m excited for what’s to come in April…maybe a little adventure is in order? Stay … Read More


The Essentials I Keep In My Handbag

I’m a girl that’s always on the go, so I need my handbag full of the essentials and ready to tag along with me 24/7. I’m also the kind of girl who doesn’t love carrying a large purse. I like a small, compact crossbody that I can toss over my shoulder; however, small bags make carrying all of your essentials a … Read More


OOTD: International Women’s Day

“Teach your daughters to worry less about fitting into glass slippers and more about shattering glass ceilings.” – Melissa Marchonna, Digital Marketer for the New York Jets Happy International Women’s Day to all the amazing women out there making a positive impact on our world. In honor of this very special day, I figured I’d share a few photos of … Read More

OOTN: LBD with a Floral Touch

Dress: Hallelu Hallelu is one of my all-time favorite clothing stores. I discovered it while living in Wilmington, NC and immediately fell in love. If you’re into the beachy boho vibe, I highly recommend giving them a visit. Booties: Old Navy  

OOTD: Grays & Blues

  Top: Marshalls Jeans: Target Shoes: Target Necklace: Forever21 Watch: Fossil Belt: Target  

Must-Have Drugstore Makeup Products

If you are like me, you love drugstore makeup. One school of thought is that you have to get high-end products to get high-end results. Well, think again. There are plenty of makeup products at the drugstore and mass retailers that are true gems. Instead of having to try out every product out there (although I do encourage playing with … Read More