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

Chin Up Buttercup

05.18.15

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Photography Yesica Laver Flores of Simply Lively | Top c/o District Collection | Pants – Marni via Gilt City Warehouse Sale | Shoes – Tabitha Simmons “Alexa” Flats via Gilt City Warehouse Sale

Dealing with rejection is hard for me, or for anyone I imagine. I was recently turned down for a gig/collab with a big-name brand that I’m a huge fan of, all because of my blog’s name. Excited I got through the first meeting which seemed overall positive, my eagerness was cut short when I received news that corporate had concerns regarding the “Cigs” in OJ and Cigs – as it may negatively impact any of the brand’s younger shoppers. Next step – respectfully accept the decision, thank them for their time and consideration, and gracefully bow-out. Life goes on. Other opportunities will come a-knocking. But…what about my blog’s name? Should I panic that no one is going to want to work with me? Should I change it? Is this going to be an ongoing struggle? I was having serious self-doubt issues and begging my life-coach/bestie Aileen (blogger behind The Style Boro) for advice. Then one day I said to myself, “You know what, forget it. There are many reasons you SHOULD keep the name. It’s a conversation-starter, and you started the blog not to please everybody or sell-out, but to inspire, have a creative outlet, and to just be you!” Working with brands is a plus, but what I really get a kick out of is meeting new people, open dialogue and putting out cool content. I’ve learned to accept challenges and to stay true to myself. Rejection will happen, and when it does, for whatever reason (hopefully a valid one), channel that energy into doing something else and watch how you’ll soon forget, and eventually grow from it. oj and cigs jana rose carrero yesica laver flores simply lively street style fashion miami mimo historic district blog blogger ootd platinum blonde hair how to tabitha simmons marni district collection Los Angeles LA designer puerto rico ny nyc new york city gilt city warehouse sale personal growth oj and cigs jana rose carrero yesica laver flores simply lively street style fashion miami mimo historic district blog blogger ootd platinum blonde hair how to tabitha simmons marni district collection Los Angeles LA designer puerto rico ny nyc new york city gilt city warehouse sale personal growth oj and cigs jana rose carrero yesica laver flores simply lively street style fashion miami mimo historic district blog blogger ootd platinum blonde hair how to tabitha simmons marni district collection Los Angeles LA designer puerto rico ny nyc new york city gilt city warehouse sale personal growth oj and cigs jana rose carrero yesica laver flores simply lively street style fashion miami mimo historic district blog blogger ootd platinum blonde hair how to tabitha simmons marni district collection Los Angeles LA designer puerto rico ny nyc new york city gilt city warehouse sale personal growth oj and cigs jana rose carrero yesica laver flores simply lively street style fashion miami mimo historic district blog blogger ootd platinum blonde hair how to tabitha simmons marni district collection Los Angeles LA designer puerto rico ny nyc new york city gilt city warehouse sale personal growth oj and cigs jana rose carrero yesica laver flores simply lively street style fashion miami mimo historic district blog blogger ootd platinum blonde hair how to tabitha simmons marni district collection Los Angeles LA designer puerto rico ny nyc new york city gilt city warehouse sale personal growth oj and cigs jana rose carrero yesica laver flores simply lively street style fashion miami mimo historic district blog blogger ootd platinum blonde hair how to tabitha simmons marni district collection Los Angeles LA designer puerto rico ny nyc new york city gilt city warehouse sale personal growth oj and cigs jana rose carrero yesica laver flores simply lively street style fashion miami mimo historic district blog blogger ootd platinum blonde hair how to tabitha simmons marni district collection Los Angeles LA designer puerto rico ny nyc new york city gilt city warehouse sale personal growth oj and cigs jana rose carrero yesica laver flores simply lively street style fashion miami mimo historic district blog blogger ootd platinum blonde hair how to tabitha simmons marni district collection Los Angeles LA designer puerto rico ny nyc new york city gilt city warehouse sale personal growth

 

 

Tobi Time

05.12.15

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Based in California, Tobi is an online fashion boutique with super stylish, high-quality pieces at great prices. When presented with the opportunity to collaborate, I was pretty stoked (as you can image). They have an incredibly vast selection, which is good for someone like me whose style is an ever-evolving mood-dependent thing that varies on the daily. That being said, I had tons of fun styling what you’ll see here today. I always say this, but this is probably one of my fave shoots to date! So scroll on through for a few selects and tell me what you think. Which one’s your favorite? Stay tuned for more detailed blog posts of each look, and check-in with me on Instagram for outtakes.

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oj and cigs jana rose carrero shop tobi lookbook street style fashion blog blogger miami puerto rico new york city nyc los angeles ootd photography editorial new post platinum blonde silver white hair red lips marilyn monroe styling stylist portrait tropical lace south beach art deco palm springs spring summerFind “Take A Number Top” (above) >>here<<
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oj and cigs jana rose carrero shop tobi lookbook street style fashion blog blogger miami puerto rico new york city nyc los angeles ootd photography editorial new post platinum blonde silver white hair red lips marilyn monroe styling stylist Find “City Chic Dress” (above) >>here<<

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oj and cigs jana rose carrero shop tobi lookbook street style fashion blog blogger miami puerto rico new york city nyc los angeles ootd photography editorial new post platinum blonde silver white hair red lips marilyn monroe styling stylist

oj and cigs jana rose carrero shop tobi lookbook street style fashion blog blogger miami puerto rico new york city nyc los angeles ootd photography editorial new post platinum blonde silver white hair red lips marilyn monroe styling stylist portrait tropical lace south beach art deco cactus garden palm springs spring summer all black everything maxi dressFind the “Chasing Summer Maxi”  >>here<<

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60 Seconds With Yours Truly

05.04.15

 

 

Angeles Almuna is the creator of “60 seconds with…” – a series of fashion films and street style videos starring individuals known for their unique personal style. Imagine my excitement at the thought of being asked to work on one with Angeles, who is a tremendously talented force to be reckoned with. A seasoned photographer who’s worked several Fashion Weeks and has traveled the world, she also works on styling editorial shoots with noted fashion writer/editor/street-style celeb Jhon Santos here in Miami. Her sharp eye for fashion and cosmopolitan taste in music plus my obsession with all of the above, made for a great little fashion film. You can head to her blog >here< if you’d like to get to know me better too :) Enjoy and thanks for passing by!

 

Time Out With Lua Pretto

05.01.15

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Photos Maria Copello of Notes of Style | Dress c/o Lua Pretto | Hair c/o Sassoon Salon Miami Beach

I took some time out with Lua Pretto, a brand known for simple yet sexy pieces for the confident, creative girl. Founder Erika Arguello and art director Maria Copello are the raddest chicks around and we instantly hit it off, raving about our mutual love of cool minimalist basics, and the beauty of Miami Beach’s lush, colorful Art Deco District. Check out more from our day together and even get to know me better by clicking >here<

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jana rose carrero oj and cigs lua pretto notes of style collaboration miam art deco palm springs desert chic street style local designers brand fashion photography blog blogger adidas superstar white silver platinum blonde hair

jana rose carrero oj and cigs lua pretto notes of style collaboration miam art deco palm springs desert chic street style local designers brand fashion photography blog blogger adidas superstar white silver platinum blonde hair

jana rose carrero oj and cigs lua pretto notes of style collaboration miam art deco palm springs desert chic street style local designers brand fashion photography blog blogger adidas superstar white silver platinum blonde hair

jana rose carrero oj and cigs lua pretto notes of style collaboration miam art deco palm springs desert chic street style local designers brand fashion photography blog blogger adidas superstar white silver platinum blonde hair

jana rose carrero oj and cigs lua pretto notes of style collaboration miam art deco palm springs desert chic street style local designers brand fashion photography blog blogger adidas superstar white silver platinum blonde hair

jana rose carrero oj and cigs lua pretto notes of style collaboration miam art deco palm springs desert chic street style local designers brand fashion photography blog blogger adidas superstar white silver platinum blonde hair

jana rose carrero oj and cigs lua pretto notes of style collaboration miam art deco palm springs desert chic street style local designers brand fashion photography blog blogger adidas superstar white silver platinum blonde hair

jana rose carrero oj and cigs lua pretto notes of style collaboration miam art deco palm springs desert chic street style local designers brand fashion photography blog blogger adidas superstar white silver platinum blonde hair

WHITE OUT

04.23.15

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Photos Yesica Laver Flores of Simply Lively | White Dress: Cameo Collective | Penny Loafers: Gap (now on sale!)

So fresh and so clean in all white (including the hair, minus the shoes)….

Yesi captures me at my best, and what I love most is that there’s great energy from beginning to end because our shoots are more like play dates and fun location scouting. By the time I get in front of the lens everything flows synergistically. I hope you like these images and the modern minimal styling, because I’m pretty much obsessed (understatement) with Cameo Collective (Australian brand fka “Cameo The Label”) and this dress that I first spotted in a campaign for Solange & PUMA’s “Wild Wonder” Collection. Everything the brand creates is beautifully crisp, clean and cool. Keep up with me and some outtakes on my Instagram!

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oj and cigs jana rose carrero all white out on white everything street style miami fashion blog blogger simple modern minimal cameo the label how to style dress white silver hair

oj and cigs jana rose carrero all white out on white everything street style miami fashion blog blogger simple modern minimal cameo the label how to style dress white silver hair

oj and cigs jana rose carrero all white out on white everything street style miami fashion blog blogger simple modern minimal cameo the label how to style dress white silver hair

oj and cigs jana rose carrero all white out on white everything street style miami fashion blog blogger simple modern minimal cameo the label how to style dress white silver hair

oj and cigs jana rose carrero all white out on white everything street style miami fashion blog blogger simple modern minimal cameo the label how to style dress white silver hair

oj and cigs jana rose carrero all white out on white everything street style miami fashion blog blogger simple modern minimal cameo the label how to style dress white silver hair

oj and cigs jana rose carrero all white out on white everything street style miami fashion blog blogger simple modern minimal cameo the label how to style dress white silver hair

oj and cigs jana rose carrero all white out on white everything street style miami fashion blog blogger simple modern minimal cameo the label how to style dress white silver hair

oj and cigs jana rose carrero all white out on white everything street style miami fashion blog blogger simple modern minimal cameo the label how to style dress white silver hair

oj and cigs jana rose carrero all white out on white everything street style miami fashion blog blogger simple modern minimal cameo the label how to style dress white silver hair

oj and cigs jana rose carrero all white out on white everything street style miami fashion blog blogger simple modern minimal cameo the label how to style dress white silver hair

oj and cigs jana rose carrero all white out on white everything street style miami fashion blog blogger simple modern minimal cameo the label how to style dress white silver hair

oj and cigs jana rose carrero all white out on white everything street style miami fashion blog blogger simple modern minimal cameo the label how to style dress white silver hair

oj and cigs jana rose carrero all white out on white everything street style miami fashion blog blogger simple modern minimal cameo the label how to style dress white silver hair

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