Glam Girl – Jackie Giardina

We are very excited to be welcoming 26-year-old Jackie Giardina from Living After Midnite to our Bloggers Closet community!  Jackie is a beautifully inspired East Coast girl who shares her style secrets, beauty tutorials and interior design insights with her band of loyal readers.  Read on to discover Jackie’s style inspirations, her must have wardrobe item and her favorite beauty trick…

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What motivated you to start your blog?
I got a new job that I could basically get away with wearing sweat pants to! I have a giant wardrobe filled with dresses and shoes and bags and I wasn’t wearing them! I started blogging as basically a reason to actually wear my clothes & do my makeup and it evolved into everything it is today!

How does the city you live in inspire your day-to-day fashion?
I don’t really think the city I live in really inspires my day-to-day fashion! I’ve always been a “walk to the beat of my own drum” kind of person when it comes to what I wear. If I like it I’ll wear it, if not I won’t.

Who are your style icons?
Right now I’m loving Olivia Palermo (obviously), Blake Lively, Jessica Alba, Emmy Rossum, I can go on and on…
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Name one piece every woman should have in her wardrobe and why?
A little black dress that fits them perfectly & they feel confident in! You can dress it up or dress it down & you know you’ll look good no matter where you’re going or what you’re doing!

What items do you always carry in your handbag?
My wallet, iPhone, charger because my phone ALWAYS dies, at least 3 lipsticks (swiping on a new color can totally change your look mid day!), and a pair or 2 of sunglasses (the cheap ones because I’m always breaking & scratching them!)
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What is the best beauty trick you’ve ever learned?
Always wear bronzer, but not all over your face! Apply it lightly around your hairline, in the hollows of your cheeks in along your jaw & BLEND! You can thank me later for your perfectly contoured look!

Tell us…what is something not many people know about you?
There’s nothing I love more than going Upstate, turning off my cell phone & disconnecting from the world. Pretty funny considering blogger requires my to broadcast my life on the internet!

What are your favourite prints or colors to mix? Do you have any tips?
I’m all about mixing leopard & floral in the warmer weather months!! Leopard is basically a neutral & floral is a staple in my Summer wardrobe so it was just a matter of time before I put them together! I did it once & now I’m obsessed with the combination!
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When you need a little pick-me-up, how do you add sparkle to your life and feel good?
I’m all about getting a manicure/pedicure when I need a pick me up! I tend to change my nail polish every couple of days so it doesn’t really make sense for me to always go to the nail salon, so when I do it’s a treat and something I look forward to all day!

How do you start your day? Do you have a morning routine?
I like to hit the snooze button more than I’d like to admit so my morning routine is pretty simple! I usually just wash my face, brush my teeth (obviously) & put my contacts in. Get dressed & do an easy makeup look – foundation, bronzer, blush, mascara & color in my eyebrows – and I’m out the door!
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FILED UNDER: Fashion, Featured, Glam Girl
AUTHOR: Jessica Derrick

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