PLAID SHIRT: Marshalls // SWEATER: c/o RD Style // VELVET PANTS: Kut from the Cloth (Nordstrom Rack? // BUTTERFLY BRACELET: Lucky Brand outlet store // BOOTS: Coach // PURSE: Louis Vuitton Alma GM


Hey Girlies, 

Welcome back! Today's look is rather preppy, a style you don't see me sporting too often, although I am a fan. If you've been following me for a while, you'd know that my overall style is pretty eclectic, so I do experiment with different looks and trends quite often. I decided to create a look that features a warmer and earthier toned palette, perfect for this time of year. I personally love burgundy and olive, a combination that I feel is rather rich and somewhat luxurious. 

When we think of preppy, we often think of button down shirts under jumpers, patterns such as: plaid, gingham, argyle, or cardigans draped over the shoulders, so there is a bit of layering that's present. With this, a bit of a problem can arise in which we ask ourselves, "do I look too bulky?" Depending on your body shape and height, you may want to consider the materials you want to work with in creating this collegiate style. If the jumper (pull over) is thick in fabric, the addition of a button down collared shirt underneath can further exaggerate your upper body in a way that's not necessarily flattering for your figure. In the case of the pear shape, it may be ideal to work with a thicker jumper, since it'll help to balance out your hips by creating more volume or dimension up top. On the other hand, if you tend to have a more voluptuous or fuller upper body compared to your lower, in the case of the apple or inverted triangle, you may want to consider working with a thinner sweater; it'll prevent you from appearing top heavy. For the rectangular and hourglass shapes, it's pretty much what you prefer, since both your upper and lower portions are fairly balanced.

In regards to height, if you are petite and an apple shape, I would once again suggest working with a thinner sweater and one that has a v-neck to help lengthen the base of the body visually. When petite, it's easier to create a more exaggerated effect, whether that's the goal or not, so always consider this when creating an outfit.

So contrary to your belief, everyone can pull off this stye, regardless of your figure or height, as mentioned. One last thing to consider is the bottoms you select to pair with your layered shirt and sweater. If you a have fuller bust, perhaps you want to select a bottom that is lighter in color and experiment with the darker and richer tones up top. The lighter bottoms will help to highlight your lower body and prevent your upper from steeling the entire show. It's not about not embracing your figure, it's about maintaining and creating proportions, which always creates a chic and well put together look, as if your clothing have been tailored for your body.

I hope you all found this post helpful! Are you getting ready to ring in the New Year? Any New Year's resolutions? Feel free to share in the comments' section, I'd love to know!


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BLAZER: H&M // CHAMBRAY SHIRT: David Bitton Buffalo Denim (Marshalls) // LEATHER SKIRT: Thrifted // PURSE: Tory Burch // SHOES: Steve Madden // BRACELET: Little Switzerland (Aruba)


Hello my loves,

I hope you all had a wonderful and safe weekend! From time to time, I like to demonstrate the versatility of a piece of clothing by showing you all how I've worn or styled it in different ways, in order to give you all some ideas on styling that particular piece you might have been on the fence about because you weren't sure how often you'd be able to wear it. If you look at the photos above, side by side, only a few things have been added to the look you see on the left. I added a blazer and spiked shoes, as well as matching purse. What really changes this look and makes it more business like, is the addition of the blazer. Although you'd of course be able to wear the look on the left to work, the second gives off more of a professional vibe, mainly because of the blazer. Now, if you'd want to enhance the business look that the second outfit exudes, you could of course switch the heels from the first pairing; I'd only suggest the spiked pumps, in outfit number two, if you were in an environment that's perhaps more creative, otherwise, opt for a simple and plain pair of black.

Every woman should have a blazer or two in her wardrobe, regardless of if she works in a business, casual  or homemaker environment. The reason is because they are super versatile, thus creating many options in putting together looks for various scenarios. When it comes to selecting colors, I'd of course suggest the basics such as, black, navy, or grey. However, I'd suggest exploring other colors and perhaps patterns to add more fun and excitement to your collection. Although the color I'm wearing in this post may not seem very exciting, it's very rich and bold. It's one that would look perfect with a pair of jeans (especially dark washes, since it will bring out the camel stitching most jeans have, intensifying the wash of the jean and enhancing it's effects on your shape), as well as a leather skirt, as I've styled for this post.

When it comes to wearing a blazer, there are some different ways I like to wear them. One of my favorites when worn with a button down shirt, is to roll up the sleeves and have the sleeves of the shirt folded over, which will add some contrast to the look. Another way is to roll them up without having the sleeves of your shirt folded over, as well as leaving them as is. I also want to mention that blazers shouldn't only be considered when purchasing suits, unless you are required to wear a suit everyday. If not, don't restrict yourself to wearing or purchasing a blazer with a matching bottom. Often times, you'll find a blazer that had a matching skirt or pant in a store that were sold separately, but the blazer is on sale. Don't opt out of purchasing this major score because you can't find the matching bottom(s), rest assured you'll be able to create quite a few looks with that single piece. 

Although we mainly discussed blazers, this post also demonstrations how you'd be able to wear chambray to the office in different ways; it's a diverse piece as well. It can be worn on the weekends with denim jeans for a classic denim on denim look, or as you see in both looks during the week for work. Chambray is versatile simply because it has a denim texture and vibe, making it has versatile as a pair of jeans. As a working woman, you should always consider the diversity of a piece of clothing, so that not one area of your wardrobe dominates the other, leaving you without many options. I've heard many working women say that they have so many work clothes, but far too little weekend or leisure clothing, which shouldn't be so. You should always shop with the idea of mixing and matching some pieces with work and casual wear to get the most out of every buck.

I hope you enjoyed the post and found it helpful. As always, thanks so much for stopping by!


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Hello Babes,

I hope you all had very Merry Christmas! I'm super excited to announce that I'm hosting a giveaway with Fevrie Fashion!!!! One lucky subscriber will win a $50 gift card. The giveaway will close Friday, January 9th and the winner will be announced in the video for the week of January 12th, so watch the video to learn all what you'd need to know and do to be eligible to enter!


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Posted by Jalisa's Fashion Files on 12. 22. 14. under

HAT: Marshalls// PONCHO: Marshalls// LEGGINGS: Express// BOOTS: COACH// PURSE: Tory Burch

Hello Loves,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Christmas is only two days away, have you done all of your gift shopping? It's been crazy in every store I've walked into for this entire month, but especially now and I'm certain you've noticed it, too. Here's a look I wore for some quick last minute shopping. I know it seems a bit glam, but this look was very comfy and the wool hat kept my head warm! The oversized poncho felt more like a blanky that I was able to carry around, only no one knew it was my secret blanky! These boots are also extremely comfy; they're a recent purchase of mine. I actually spotted them about a week ago in TjMaxx, but they didn't have my size and I of course loved the color and style, so I hunted them down. Plus it's COACH and every shoe that COACH makes seems to be of great quality because I've never had a bad experience with them and these sure did hold up to their fabulous reputation. Let's just say that I've worn them for three straight days, walking around countless NYC blocks, and if you're a New Yorker of have visited NY, you know how long those blocks are! They are extremely comfy and if you are on the look out for some really cute mid-calf boots, I would certainly suggest you try them out. I do want to suggest if you decide to purchase them, that you order a 1/2 size up than what you typically wear, because they run a little small; they don't have zippers, you just slip them on,so for some it can be a bit tricky and they run narrow. 

As for this look, I think all can wear it and look fab, regardless of shape. However, if you're petite, you may want to consider wearing ankle boots or ones that are similar to these in the same color as the legging. The reason is that it will help further elongate your legs, especially since large ponchos like these can visually overwhelm your frame, so either ditch the large poncho and opt for a smaller one or select boots that blend with your bottoms.

I hope you all enjoyed this post and felt inspired to recreate it on yourselves. Thanks so much for stopping by! 


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Hey Girlies!

This week's video is on one of my favorite summer pieces, the jumpsuit or romper. I'm sure many of you love wearing them during the summer as well and hate saying good-bye to them come winter, but good news, you don't have to say good-bye! Watch the video to learn some really simple pieces you can add to your one piece(s) to provide warmth and to extend the wear of one of your wardrobe favorites! Plus, there's a special coupon code provided by Fevrie for 40% only for my viewers! Enter code jalisasfiles at checkout until 01/31/15 to receive your savings. Subscribe to my channel, if you haven't already, since next week I'll be discussing a giveaway I'll be hosting with Fevrie as well!

LOOK # 1

TURTLE NECK: Marshalls// JUMPSUIT: c/o Fevrie (here)// NECKLACE: c/o Athra Luxe// EARRINGS: Charming Charlie// RING: c/o Kendra Scott// BRACELET: Little Switzerland// WAIST BELT: Steve Madden (Marshalls)// SHOES: Nine West


LOOK # 2

LEATHER JACKET: Michael Kors (Marshalls)// JUMPSUIT: Joyce Leslie// NECKLACE: Express// RING: c/o Kendra Scott// WATCH: Michael Kors// SHOES: Nine West

LOOK # 3

ROMPER: Marshalls// SCARF: c/o Joie// LEGGINGS: Marshalls// BOOTIES: Nine West


Thanks so much for watching and stopping by!


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