A Chapter of Love and Fashion

Being with her, that’s the one thing I’ll never throw away.
— Jon

Humble Beginnings...

It's hard to believe in love when you're young, especially if you have yet to dip your foot in such a subject. Today's New Jersey fashion and teen fall fashion individuals are Jackie and Jon, a most lovely couple who have been going strong for 6 months and counting. They originally met last December but lost touch soon afterwards. Jackie mentioned, "When I met him, I was like, he's not my type." That would prove wrong when they began to speak again that following March. Jon still knew that Jackie didn't have much interest to begin with. After getting coffee, a date to see Batman vs. Superman, and a lavish streak dinner cooked by Jon, Jackie began to see that he was proving to be something special. By April, Jackie and Jon finally made it official, and their story is as follows...

Love Through the Seasons...

Jackie recalls when they were still friends back in Spring and having a discussion about love. Jon stated that he didn't believe in love when they sat down to talk about it. A month into dating, he pulled Jackie into his room and gave her a speech that resulted in his first "I love you." Jackie laughed at him for admitting that, contrary to his prior belief. Jon was also quite the Romeo as you could imagine. For every month that passed, he bought Jackie roses, adding one for each additional month. On the 4th of July, they found out that their families got along very well, and there was never a hitch as to having their parent's accepting their relationship. Jackie and Jon feel as if they had a new second set of parents.

During the rest of summer, their relationship really kindled. Together, they visited and stayed in a camp at New York's Lake Placid. It was a Christian Camp, so public display of affection wasn't allowed between them. Not being able to show their feelings for each other, they slowly realized how much they cared for and valued each other. You never really know what you have until it's taken away. Afterwards, back in their hometown, they found a reason to see each other each day, which Jon calls "a real life streak." Everyday was new adventure whether it be a walk in the park or an afternoon on the lake. It was difficult to see each other when school started in the fall unfortunately. Jon's home schooled, and Jackie is an avid dancer. Jon states, " I saw her everyday for four months, and now, I could barely see her. Maybe once a week, not even." Not to worry, with time of the essence, Jackie and Jon learned to cherish every moment together. They disregarded their small problems knowing that in the end, what matters is just having each other.

A Commentary by Jon...

“There’s a lot to talk about. I just don’t know where to start. Definitely her personality. She’s such a smart girl, but she does the funniest things. She opened up a search on google and typed in google. Then, she ended up on the same page. I love her comedic side. Her smile. I love her smile. It’s so pretty. Her eyes are very pretty too. They’re diamonds, gorgeous. Girls would kill to be her. She’s so amazingly beautiful. A while ago, I was playing piano, and she came up behind me and put her arms around me. It was a mini gift she gave to me. I enjoy these little moments, sweet times that we’ll remember. They're little clips in my memory that I’ll scroll through. I came home from a four hour shift on Halloween once, not wanting to do anything. But what brought me back was seeing her. Being with her, that’s the one thing I’ll never throw away.”

A Commentary by Jackie...

“He was funny, but I couldn’t see him as more than a friend. Honestly, before everything said, I never even looked for a relationship. I wasn’t ready. I thought I was too young, never thinking I could get into something serious. When we started, when we got our first coffee, I said to him I didn’t want anything. We’d just be friends. But then we started going on little dates. He cooked me dinner, and I saw how hard he was trying. I started seeing how different he was. He was different from anyone else. I always get so stressed about things and push things out of the way. Ever since I started dating this guy, it's like my whole life had a new meaning. A new chapter began, and he made me the happiest everyday. These little things, looking back at our memories, where I can’t help but smile. Ever since I was young, I never understood the world. The only thing that makes sense to me is Jon. He’s all I’ve ever known and that’s enough.”

Today's New Jersey Fashion Outfits

Looking at the two of them, Jon reminds us of a Brooklyn boy who has fallen for an Uptown Manhattan girl, who Jackie reminds us of. They have two contrasting but somehow fitting styles, kind of like the couple themselves. Anyways, Jackie is rocking a classic pair of ladies' brown riding boots, a burgundy fall mini-dress, and a cream cable knit scarf. Along with a quilted jacket, it's a beautiful look for autumn. Jon's rocking a pair of men's red Nike sneakers, black jeans, a turquoise hoodie, and a gray softshell jacket, all of which are reminiscent of men's skater fashion. Each of the pair represents too different great fashion genres for some great inspiration this season.

(Outfits recreated to the best match on online retail)