OJ AND CIGS » A Personal Style Blog By Jana Rose Carrero

San Juan State Of Mind

04.07.14

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Sunglasses: Target Style | T-Shirt c/o Alexandro’s Casa

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I’m feeling a little homesick lately. Been missing Puerto Rico A LOT in this San Juan state of mind, so today on the blog this simple t-shirt speaks volumes…

Launched in 2012, Alexandro’s Casa is a t-shirt line designed to “colorize” your wardrobe with its unique “x” factor and vibrant options. The collection sources its shirts from American Apparel and is inspired by sports, music and art with a strong urban influence. The one I’m wearing bears my hometown on one sleeve and is pretty basic in the colors white, red and blue like the Puerto Rican flag. It was a hot and humid Miami day when these photos were taken, very reminiscent of tropical Puerto Rico weather.

 

The Perfect Boho Dress By EXPRESS

03.30.14

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Lace Inset Trapeze Dress here

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Today on the blog I had to show you guys the perfect boho dress, since it is festival season and all. With Coachella right around the corner, I can only live vicariously through my bestie Aileen of The Style Boro‘s pictures (sniff sniff). She pulls out all the stops when it comes to music…I really need to look into planning for next year’s Coachella immediately.

Anywho, Gil and I love shooting on a good rooftop so this was fun. Lots of twirling action, and hurried shots, since we were pretty sure we weren’t allowed in that area. This trapeze dress is yet another piece from EXPRESS, which currently has a great collection of festival-friendly looks!

 

Lost And Found – Fox House Lookbook

03.21.14

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SO excited to show you guys this fun lookbook I shot with none other than the founder, owner, and creative director extraordinaire of Fox House, Tobi Salver. She does it all! I love Fox House because it offers an eclectic mix of vintage pieces, feminine mystique, beachy bohemian and edgy badass looks. We had a great time at Lost And Found Saloon, this laid-back eatery with a cool Southwestern vibe loved by the locals. If you like any of the pieces we shot, be sure to shop the look book right here: http://myfoxhouse.com/index.php/shop-the-look/lost-and-found.html! What do you think?

 

Salute Your Shorts: Military Style

03.19.14

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Tank: Zara (old, similar here) | Shorts: Cotton On (similar here) | Boots: vintage | Military Shirt: thrifted | Sunnies: Target Style

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My Dad is retired Army Reserve, and yes I have a weakness for men in uniform, so naturally I dig the whole “Military Chic” style and have a penchant for boots. As a matter of fact, shortly after these pictures were taken, I went and purchased my second pair of Dr. Martens (the 1460s black patent lamper ones to be exact). I’ve also been baring a lot of leg lately (cutoff shorts on heavy rotation) and I’ll do the whole shirt-around-the-waist for a little added coverup. There’s a little 90s action going on here, so the title for this post seemed fitting…Did you ever watch Nickelodeon’s “Salute Your Shorts” ? Please tell me you did!

PS – While shooting, this boat crept up blasting Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love.” Pretty sure it was a Bachelorette Party #turnup #watermelon #surfboard (#inserthashtag).

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AN EXPRESS RUNWAY RECAP

03.16.14

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Ankle Strap Wide Heeled Runway Sandal here

High Waist Crocheted Midi Pencil Skirt here

Sheer Stripe Boxy Tank here

Do you like this all-white outfit that I styled with different textured pieces from the latest EXPRESS Spring Collection? Well it’s not what I wore to the EXPRESS Runway Show, but I do hope you like it haha. Here’s what happened: A couple nights ago I went to The Raleigh Hotel for the EXPRESS Runway Fashion Show I’ve been raving about, and boy does EXPRESS know how to throw a party! First off, The Raleigh is a South Beach classic, one of the chicest hotels in Miami. There were braid, nail and DIY-T-shirt stations set up; free-flowing libations; and beautiful bloggers, models and celebs. Bombshell Kate Upton showed up, and funny story: I had planned my EXPRESS outfit for this event ages ago, but all the blogger hosts were told last minute to refrain from using a list of certain pieces that Kate might show up wearing, which threw a wrench in my plan. Of course her style team didn’t reveal what she chose as her final outfit, so I played it safe in a black-on-black yet still fab ensemble that will be up on the blog soon (Gil is out of town so he wasn’t able to photograph what I wore). Even though a lot of us blogger hosts ended up wearing VERY similar outfits, the event was très chic and super Miami, with A-Trak at the turntables and a runway ablaze with a cool mix of boho-festival, sporty-casual, and city-slicker looks. Check out the pics below….

Before the show. Photo: Steffys Pros and Cons

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 After the show…

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Shop the Runway Collection here: http://exprunway.com. New looks added each week!

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