Blushing Accessories

Top: Loft Jeans: Joe’s Jeans Shoes: Valentino (similar styles linked below) Purse: Ellie Kai (c/o) Earrings: BaubleBar Watch: The Fifth (c/o) Lips: Marc Jacobs in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Have you ever started a DIY project or recipe that just did not turn out the way you thought it would? I’m sure this has happened to all of us. This past weekend I had planned to give my green smoothie recipe a makeover into a bit thicker version as a smoothie bowl. Well, for a number of different reasons, it did not go as planned. I couldn’t get the consistency quite how I wanted and I added some berries which took the color from a nice green to a not so nice color.

I was hoping/planning on sharing the recipe as a blog post if it worked out, so I was definitely a bit disappointed. I am a bit of a perfectionist (or maybe the word for it is OCD…) so when things don’t go the way I plan, I often get upset. For the new year, I’m trying to let go a little bit and this failed smoothie bowl recipe was the perfect lesson. So what I didn’t get the picture perfect smoothie bowl I wanted- it still tasted good ;).

One thing that will always work out perfectly? Any outfit with these shoes– Seriously obsessed! MJD surprised me with these under the Christmas tree. It was an amazing Christmas morning surprise! I paired them with some other blush accessories to give a basic black shirt and jeans look a pop.

Help me out here- does anyone else suffer from getting super tied to their plans? Do you have any tricks or tips to help me let go and not get upset if plans go awry?

xoxo, Jenna


  1. Christine
    January 18, 2017 / 7:07 am

    Love these shoes!

    • Jenna at Boston Chic Party
      January 19, 2017 / 9:54 pm

      Thanks! You are the best secret shopping helper 😉

  2. January 18, 2017 / 8:21 am

    Those shoes are EVERYTHING! Well done, MJD!

    I find that the older I get, the more allow myself to be upset/have a pity party for a hot minute (only!), then laugh and move on from it. At the end of the day, as we all know, the only things that truly matter are health (in all its forms), love, and basic needs being met. Everything else is frosting! Keeping that in perspective is something I constantlyyy have to remind myself of, so don’t beat yourself up over needing to do that either. Being zen is a neverending journey haha!

    Much love, D

    • Jenna at Boston Chic Party
      January 19, 2017 / 9:54 pm

      Danielle, pity party is the perfect word haha! But yes limiting that pity party time is essential! Thanks for the sweet comment, girl 🙂 xoxo!

    • Jenna at Boston Chic Party
      January 19, 2017 / 9:55 pm

      Thanks Tess- it really was quite a surprise- and a pretty one at that!

  3. January 18, 2017 / 9:49 pm

    I am in LOVE with those shoes!! This is such a perfect Valentine’s Day outfit too! 🙂

    • Jenna at Boston Chic Party
      January 19, 2017 / 9:56 pm

      Thanks Dana! Yes, this would absolutely work for Valentine’s Day too! You are right!

  4. January 18, 2017 / 10:56 pm

    Yes- those shoes make everything better! I hate to hear about the smoothie bowl, but I love your perspective on how to let things go and give ourselves a break. However, the photos were a perfect replacement.

    xo Meg

    • Jenna at Boston Chic Party
      January 19, 2017 / 9:57 pm

      Thanks Meg! You are so sweet! I’ll be working on it, so hopefully I’ll have a smoothie bowl recipe up soon too! Thanks for the kind comment,girl!

    • Jenna at Boston Chic Party
      January 19, 2017 / 9:57 pm

      Thanks Chris! xoxo!

  5. January 19, 2017 / 10:37 am

    you look so pretty! the shoes are my FAV!!! I’m in boston we should meet for coffee!!!! xoxo

    • Jenna at Boston Chic Party
      January 19, 2017 / 9:57 pm

      Thank you Shannon! I love meeting other Boston Bloggers! Would love that 🙂

  6. January 19, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    Ugh lady I am dying over your shoes right now! They are the PERFECT shade of pink too!

    xo, jess

    • Jenna at Boston Chic Party
      January 19, 2017 / 9:57 pm

      Thanks Jess! I love pink a lot too!

    • Jenna at Boston Chic Party
      January 20, 2017 / 1:37 pm

      Thanks girl- so agree! We are twins in more than just name! xoxo!

  7. Brian
    January 20, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    Sorry to hear about the appearance of your smoothies. At least the taste and health benefits were still there.

    Great outfit and those shoes! They are on my “hopefully someday I own a pair” list.

    Have a great weekend.


    • Jenna at Boston Chic Party
      January 21, 2017 / 5:58 pm

      Thanks Bri! I am so excited about the shoes! I tried the smoothie bowls again today and it was a success so you may see them again soon!

      • Brian
        January 21, 2017 / 9:29 pm

        The smoothies sound yummy, can’t wait to see them. And those shoes. I should have bought the patent purple pair I tried on last year . Soooo bummed I didn’t

  8. Jasmin N
    January 21, 2017 / 1:44 am

    The shoes look so pretty! Can’t wait for the snow to fade away and Spring to arrive so I can wear my Spring/Summer shoes 🙂 You look gorgeous!

    ♥ Jasmin N // Little Things With Jassy

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