How to be A*cute During the Polar Vortex

The Polar Vortex is making the most notorious comeback since Britney Spears. But, you don’t have to let Old Man Winter steal your style. Layer up using key pieces that will take you from the office to a night out on the town in an instant.
Blanket sweaters are on trend for casual outfits, but wear yours over an LBD with patterned tights and heeled booties for a sophisticated look that will keep you warm. The key to keeping this look together is the monotone color scheme. Despite what anyone says, black will always be the new black.

Celebrity Chic to Work Geek: Jennifer Hudson

By Sherria

By the time I finish viewing multiple celebrity gossip blogs a day, I’m a little upset because either can’t afford to buy the clothes celebrities wear or I’m irritated that the only time I can wear those styles are at the club. But being the A*cute girl that I am, I figured, “why not try to find some sort of way to translate those celebrity styles into work appropriate gear?” So, here we are! I found this picture of Jennifer Hudson on yesterday. I loved the pink and black, of course, they are A*cute colors! But I also loved how the skirt really popped against Jennifer Hudson’s skin. I found a longer pink skirt on that could turn this celebrity outfit into an office ensemble. I would probably wear a black turtle neck with a long silver necklace with this skirt. I know there are some other clothing stores with pink skirts, so if you find one, comment on A*cute and let me know where you purchased it.

Jennifer Hudson

For the office:

Vintage Shocking Pink Pencil Skirt (modcloth, $40)

Put a ring on it

by Sherria

I bought this brown stone ring last year from Charlotte Russe.

Everyone who knows me can see that I love BIG rings. I wear them all the time. Although I wouldn’t recommend wearing gaudy jewelry in the office, there are signature pieces that are appropriate (i.e., big necklace, ring, or bracelet)- worn separately, of course!  If you decide to wear a considerably large piece of jewelry,  do not wear any other large pieces with it. For example, if you wear a big necklace, wear small stud earrings. If you wear big ring, opt not to wear a bracelet.  I try to mix and match certain pieces in order to keep my look professional.

Try these:

Where to buy:

1) Onyx Ring with Sterling Silver Snake Overlay (Sears, $72)

2) Disney Couture Tinkerbell egg ring (, $54)

3) Fabric Floral Cluster Ring (Miss Selfridge, 9GBP=$18)

4) Jacinda 14-karat gold-plated ring (, $95)

5) Peter Silver Tail Ring (, $15)

6) Wing Wrap Stretch Ring (Wet Seal, $30)

7) Sterling Silver Peace Ring (, $8.58)

8) Pink Crystal Contemporary Heart Ring (, $43)

My jewelry box:

Tune: “Put a Ring on It”  -Beyonce, click here to view on Youtube VEVO

Dear ModCloth…

by Jackie

Dear wonderful people at ModCloth,

The other day I was perusing through your site, as I often do because I adore your vintage-inspired, ultra-feminine style, and stumbled across this happy dress that had my name all over it.  You may or may not know that yellow is my favorite color and that I am quite fond of polka dots.   I also love bows and A-line silhouettes.  All of these elements together just scream “JACKIE!”

I guess it may have called out to others too, because I clicked to purchase and sadly discovered that it was out of stock.  I love that you have an email notification feature for restocking, and am (not so) patiently waiting to hear back from you.

This dress would be the perfect thing to slip into before heading out to work during a sunny summer day.  Hopefully, I’ll be able to get it before the season starts.

Style and Blessings,