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Jennifer Lee Quattrucci

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Perfect On the Go Essentials:  Style & Wellness Kept Simple & Sophisticated

“Many things are good, many are important, but only a few are essential.” 

D. Todd Christofferson 

My hair is, as always, colored and styled by the one and only Jannine Hansen at  Meraki   Salon . 

My hair is, as always, colored and styled by the one and only Jannine Hansen at Meraki Salon

There are certain perfect beautifully created pieces that we must have because they transcend seasons, can be dressed up or down for absolutely any occasion and make us feel extra special. They are the essentials. 


This classic black dress with pockets from Lindsay Nicholas New York is actually called Perfect Dress with Half Sleeve and definitely an essential staple for any modern versatile wardrobe. 


It goes with everything and perfect for everyone! I love how the fitted half sleeves help keep the chill off your upper arms and shoulders and it’s also awesome that it’s available in two lengths so you don’t have to worry about hemming to get the right length.  

I am a little under 5’4, wearing 4 inch heels, and this is the regular length version of the size xs dress. It measures 36” from shoulder to hem.

The petite version, measuring at 34” from shoulder to hem is recommended for petites under 5’4. 

The Perfect Dress with Half Sleeve is made with a smooth and lustrous Dual 2 Way Twill fabric that drapes well, resists wrinkles, and has just the right amount of stretch for comfort. To be exact, it’s 62% polyester, 36% rayon, and 6% spandex. It is labeled dry clean only but can be washed on a delicate cycle in cold water. 

Those of you that have followed me on Instagram and here on the blog know that I’ve worn and featured this dress quite a few times throughout the past few years because I really love it so much. 

And guess what? It’s now on SALE! Find it here!  


The amazing handmade leather bag is another essential item you’ve seen before. It was made by Ali Arnette of The Providence Story and it has been the perfect finishing touch for so many outfits throughout the last few years. I love this cheetah print clutch and it’s also available in a gorgeous leopard print here. 

So now that I’ve shared two essential pieces that I really believe every wardrobe needs, let’s talk about a brand new essential that’s not a piece of clothing or accessory but definitely a must have for any occasion or event. 

If you want to feel your best, and have all the energy you need to do everything you want to do without consuming unhealthy sugar-filled beverages, expensive energy drinks or calorie filled lattes and really want to know exactly how much caffeine you are taking in so you are in control of what goes into your body, then I know exactly what you will love! You won’t just love this next item... you will find it to be as essential as that perfect black dress and gorgeous clutch bag. Actually, more so, because you’ll want it every day! 


You really need to try Elite Ops Energy Strips. What are they? They are these super refreshing minty flavored strips that dissolve on your tongue and deliver a 100mg dose of caffeine. They also have vitamins B6, B12 & E which is awesome.

The caffeine in one strip contains caffeine comparable to 1 cup of coffee.  So, the great thing about them is that without having to drink anything or take strange types of supplements you get just the energy and mental alertness you want. 


They are super affordable. All those sugary sports drinks and lattes definitely can add up but these strips end up being only $1.00 per 100mg of caffeine. 


I have to admit I was skeptical about this product when I heard about it at a friend’s party.

I was thinking that first of all, they probably didn’t taste so great because they reminded me of listerine strips which I always thought tasted so much like plastic. 

I also thought they were really for people that were super active, like mountain climbers, athletes, and the military. 


However I do have my share of Diet Coke and know that’s not a good thing. I definitely drink it for the caffeine kick and not much more so I thought maybe these strips would make sense for me instead of continuing to put all the artificial ingredients and sweeteners into my body. 


I was right. It definitely makes sense for me and is always in my bag. I love the way it makes me feel. I can have a convenient strip and not feel jittery at all, which I was worried about. It just feels like I’m not at all tired and more alert. 

I also love the peace of mind I have knowing I’m in total control over what’s going into my body. I work hard to have a healthy diet with natural foods so it really wasn’t making sense to be having Diet Coke every day.  


That’s why I have to add Elite Ops Energy Strips to my short little list of essentials. 

What do you think? Have you tried anything like these strips before?

You can find out more information and purchase them here on the Elite Ops Energy website and there are a variety of packages of these awesome strips available on Amazon such as this one and this one

What are your favorite go-to pieces or products that you can’t live without? I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas. 

I really appreciate your time and attention and would love to connect further.  

Please feel free to reach out by leaving a comment here on this post, email or a message on any of my social media channels. 

Thank You So Much! 

Yours truly, 


“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret, it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.” 

Antoine de Saint-Exupery 

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