Jill & Eileen

Jill & Eileen

ABOUT

Jill and Eileen found each other in 2008 when they became cubicle neighbors in the marketing department of a Boston-area company. Over the years, their shared obsession with fashion became a daily discussion. Their co-workers referred to them as "the stylish ones" in the office.

After six years of friendship, fashion and fun, the idea for A Stylish Pair blog was born over some maki rolls and a couple of bottles of Sapporro. Jill and Eileen wanted to chronicle their daily outfits, share office and casual dress inspiration with other women and offer access to tips, new products and sales for their fashion-loving friends.

What does A Stylish Pair mean? The name refers to Jill and Eileen, who are happily committed to their corporate jobs by day. As part time bloggers, they post photos and write about ideas and trends by night. The name also describes the things they crave, wear and write about - a stylish pair of jeans, a stylish pair of shoes, a stylish pair of sunglasses - you get the point. Enjoy!

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Monday, August 25, 2014

LAKE TAHOE HIKE, IN LULULEMON
































There aren't many words to describe the splendid beauty of Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay and the surrounding Sierra Nevadas.  As part of our summer vacation week here, we decided on a family hike and picnic lunch on the trail.  Breathtaking mountain views, towering pines, boulders, ledges and limbs to climb, and calming clear blue water abound.

I am wearing my new Lululemon Hustle & Bustle tank, which was perfect for this hike on a hot day.  It has a very open weave and is totally breathable.  I love the Wunder Under crops and I cannot resist camo - ever - so I had to grab them.

What a completely perfect day, Namaste!

Jill

SHOP THE POST >>  Top: Lululemon (on sale!), Bottoms: Lululemon, Sneaks: Nike (older, similar here), Sunglasses: Ray Ban, Hair Ties: Old Navy, Nails: Sally Hansen Insta-Dry in Jade, Lipstick: Sephora Collection Color Lip Last #15, Bright Coral Orange.

ONE LAST WORD >>
And a word about my lipstick.  This color by Sephora Collection has been my summer go-to.  Being honest here, I applied it before the hike at 9:30 a.m. and it lasted until 5:00 p.m., battled a huge sandwich at lunch and then was even ready for the pool without any re-applying all day!  This lipstick has some serious staying power. 


















Friday, August 22, 2014

FLOWERED KIMONO








I just love kimono-styled cardigans this summer. They are so light and easy to travel with and they go with almost everything. I have worn this worn over a black dress, shorts and jeans. The darker colors will take me into fall.
I also love this Kate Spade cross-body bag. Sometimes carrying a smaller bag is just easier than a large bag! I’ll be taking this on my next trip.

SHOP THE POST>>Jeans: J Brand (old, similar here and here), Top: BCBG (old, similar here and love this), Kimono: This color sold out (other options here and love this), Sandals: Toms, Bag: Kate Spade, Necklace: Baublebar (sold out, love this and this)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

COLOR, IT MAKES WORK FUN




This was a fun office look. I love the colors and geo pattern of this cotton skirt from J.Crew Factory.  The understated but classic ivory embroidered placket blouse from Ann Taylor shows off one of my fave statement accessories, J.Crew's Archipelago necklace.  I also kept the shoes understated with linen and ivory cap toe heels and then added my Longchamp tote to bring out the green in my necklace.

Have a stylish day!

Jill





Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WHITE LINEN BLAZER








 
 
I wear this blazer all summer long. Even though it’s linen it still stays crisp throughout the day. It is a great jacket for the office and even to pair with a cute top and jeans.

SHOP THE POST>> Skirt: BCBG (old, but similar here and here) Top: Nordstrom, Blazer: old (similar here and here), Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, Bracelets: JoJo Loves You (sold out- I got the last one! – similar here) and  Banana Republic and Nordstrom, Shoes: French Connection
 
 

Monday, August 18, 2014

CUTEST SHIFT EVER!

 
 
 
 
 



  


 






I just love this new minidress from Nordstrom. The colors and pattern are so fun. Lots of compliments, including "That dress is SO YOU," from a couple of by best buds. I paired it with my pearl cluster necklace and nude heels and bag for office. It would also be a cute cocktail look with some brightly colored strappy heels or wedge sandals and a little clutch bag. 

A special shoutout to my husband for this early morning shoot! XO

SHOP THE POST >> Dress: Nordstrom, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, Heels: (similar), Watch: Michael Kors, Necklace: J. Crew, Sunglasses: Francesca's Collection, Lipstick: Sephora Collection Bright Fuchsia, Nails: Essie Naughty Nautical.

Have a stylish day!

Jill



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

NAIL IT (WITH THESE IDEAS)







My 4th of July Flag request was granted! She did a great job!
    
OPI Brazil Collection, Kiss Me I'm Brazillian and Where Did My Man-go?


Tuxedos...




Color blocked!




Chevrons...



Neon mini animal print



Dressy Black & Gold look (Black Tie
Appropriate)....





And my favorite, Confetti Nails, inspired by an idea in Elle Magazine.



Okay, so my ten-year-old daughter and I are complete and total nail art addicts.  We are constantly doing each other's manicures, (little secret, I pay her $3 and she does them flawlessly!) striping, glittering, marbling, animal printing, and dotting. I can't remember a time when we walked into a Target or a CVS together that she did not ask me to buy her a new color.  

I wanted to share a collection of nail art ideas that my daughter and I created. Hope you find some inspiration for your tips and toes here!

Jill