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1. I’ve been finding more jeans I love lately than ever before! These Current/ Elliotts are at the top of my list.
2. I’ve learned from my mistakes and now buy all MAC holiday sets I love in multiples. Best time of year to get my favorites glosses discounted in the perfect pocket size. I might need 5 of theses to last me throughout 2015.
3. I’m kinda obsessed with this look right now! All white or all black with this Free People animal print kimono on top.

4. You know what else would look killer with #3, these leather Converse! They are so amazing.

5. Oh and guess what would complete #3 and #4?? How about this super popular fringe bag from Free People! Fringe is so hot right now and this bag is under $100 and also comes in a great brown.

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1. I’m crazy about this jersey dress. This color is hot for fall. This dress can be worn so many ways. I’m loving the booties and socks with it. A leather jacket would be perfect over it.
2. When boots go on sale, I do my happy dance. These booties are too good to pass up. I got them last year and still wear them. I love the high ankle and the way they look with jeans and dresses.
3. If you saw this post you probably didn’t get a link to work. This is hands down my favorite sweatshirt. Click here to get it, Under $70.
4. I recently found this line of denim. I love it! These are under $100. They fit so good, I’d love them in every wash.
5. I’m so drawn to grey these days. I wear all grey outfits quite a bit. I want this TOPSHOP sweater to wear with these grey jeans. It looks so cozy and it’s a great price!

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schoolboy blazers + 3 things you may not know about me

If you know me well, you know how much I love a good blazer. I’ve had this Schoolboy Blazer for year now and it’s gets so much wear!

Check below for 3 things you may not know about me..

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Schoolboy Blazer | Current Elliott Chambray | Denim | Wang Bag | French Connection Heels | Ray-Bans

Gorjana Bracelet | Gorjana Ring | Michele Watch | James Michelle Bangles

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 3 THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW…

1. I am a terrible bike rider. It’s as though my legs become paralyzed once they hit the peddles. I’ve run into a telephone pole of staples, fell off into oncoming traffic and most recently over the handle bar thinking I could ride in sand.

2. I have to start by saying I do not sweat. Like I’ve run 26.2 miles with my hair down, can lift weights and sprint in 110 degree without a drop of sweat on me. However, my under arms sweat when I’m nervous or cold. You guys, I’ve sweat through a wool sweater before because I was so nervous! In high school my dad had to write me a prescription for medical grade antiperspirant.

3. I’ve been on welfare. Very few people know this about me. My whole life I’ve been fortunate with comfortable circumstances. It wasn’t until I was 30 years old and 8 month’s pregnant that I stood in a government assistance line asking for help. I’ve never been more humbled before. We had just filed for divorce. My insurance was cut off as well as my bank account and I refused to go to my dad for money. I was prideful and ashamed at my situation knowing there was no way I could get insurance with 4 weeks left till I delivered Goldie. It typically takes weeks or month’s to be approved but as I walked up to the counter to fill out paperwork the lady behind her desk looked at me and asked how she could help. I started to cry and told her I didn’t belong there or feel right about asking for medical coverage but gave her the run down of my situation and she approved me right then and there. I don’t take being able to provide for my family or life luxuries for granted because I know they can be taken away without warning.

XXO

Lisa


little black dress

I like to shop Lisa’s Friday 5’s too! She raved about this dress and now I know why. It’s effortless, chic and versatile. I always forget that I’m in a dress when I’m in it. It’s so comfortable! Really great price point too, under $100. I’m planning on using it for all the fun Holiday parties coming up. Think how many ways you can change the look of it. Add a sequin or fur jacket, fun tights, boots or heels, change up the jewelry. Get creative! It’s the perfect little black dress.

xx,

Jenna
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Black dress / Leopard Booties, almost sold out / Karen Walker Sunglasses / Helen Ficalora Necklace

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Lole Giveaway

 $100 Lole Women Athletic Giveaway

If you’re anything like me, you need a little motivation to get to the gym.  Having comfortable and stylish athletic wear does the trick for me. Anybody else like that?  I’m crazy about these running capri’s by Lole Women. Lole is known for these! After I put them on I never take them off!  The side mesh panelling make these so breathable and flattering. I was able to shop at the NYC location (located in the heart of SoHo) and loved every minute of it. The store is such an experience. You can walk in from the hustle & bustle of city life and have a relaxing, zen-like moment while shopping. They hold fitness classes, offer support and help you find the right workout clothes for your body type. It’s a must while shopping in SoHo.

xx,

Jenna

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Blue stripe Twist Back TOP / Run Black Capri  / Running Shoes

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Real Mom – The Queen of Pinterest

Today I’m  so excited to have Jennifer Fishkind host a $200 Williams Sonoma giveaway with us. Jennifer has made her mark in the social media world with over 3.1 million pinterest followers! Now you know why I call her the Queen of Pinterest. You must  head over to Pinterest to see how amazing her pinterest feed is. I’m addicted, especially right now with all the fun holiday crafts and treats. She is as real as can be and I love her answers to my Q&A. She has 3 beautiful sons, is a devoted stay at home mom, business woman and pinterest guru! Enter our $200 SHOPPING giveaway below.

xx,

Jenna & Jennifer

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1. How did you become the queen of Pinterest! You have millions of followers! – It’s what I like to call a little bit of luck and then taking ahold of an opportunity and running with it!!  I was an early adaptor on Pinterest.  I was on it when you needed to wait on a waiting list for an invitation!  Pinterest starting highlighting my boards and it took off from there!
2. How do you decide what items to pin?  Honestly, I just pin stuff I love!  Some things are items that I want to buy, some are things I wish I could fit in to and some are- pie in the sky wish list items!  I also love to pin projects and recipes that I think I can actually pull off – and if I can do them… anyone can!
3. What is your favorite beauty item?  That’s a tough one… I am a total product junkie.  Right now I am loving the Rodan & Fields AMP MD roller for my skin and Living Proof Satin Hair Serum.  My long standing fave is my M.A.C. Paint pot in Frozen Violet - I use it every day!!
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4. Where is your favorite place to shop? Do you do most of your shopping online because of your business? For clothes… hands down Nordstrom!  {I am also a slave to Target!}.  I do A LOT of shopping on line.  Partly because of my business, but also because I have 3 boys who are constantly on the go and I can shop anytime online with the hassles of the mall!! BUT, there is nothing like wandering around the mall and touching and feeling all of those wonderful items in person!!!
5. What is your guilty pleasure? Do you bake treats?  Bad reality TV {she hangs her head in shame} Yummy treats.
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6. What has surprised you most about being a working mom? I guess it was that as the kids get older, they actually need you more.  I always thought as they got older, the balancing act would be easier, but it seems to get crazier and crazier with my boys hectic schedules.
7. Do you have a life motto or mommy motto you live by? Say it with conviction and confidence!  That goes for parenting, business, etc.  Say it like you mean it (even if you may not be 100% sure if you are right!)
8. What is your favorite category to PIN on pinterest?  Oh my gosh – that’s not a fair question – I LOVE pinning fashion and products – but I am obsessed with fun holiday ideas and life hacks!  Can I pick 3?
9. What has been your biggest accomplishment in your life – Aside from my wonderful family – Taking the leap of faith and leaving my job of 17 years in non profit to start my own business.
10. What’s your favorite meal to cook your family? Carry out (can that count?)
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SHOPBOP Designer Sale

Shopbop is having another major sale! I’ve hand selected the best from the designer section with Rag & Bone, Vince, Theory, JBrand up to 70% off! One perk to being divorced is choosing my own Christmas presents..excited to see a couple of these under the tree!

XXO

Lisa


Tips On Styling Your Kitchen

If you live in Orange County, you have definitely heard of Owens & Davis! If you live outside of California chances are still really good you’ve heard of this design duo!  These ladies have been sprucing up homes for years and recently started a website dedicated to design and beautiful living. I’m obsessed with THIS dining room makeover!  I love all things Owens & Davis and was super excited to have them offer us a few tips for the kitchen!

XXO

Lisa

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Here are a few of our favorite tips for styling a kitchen:
Beautiful wood cutting boards in different shapes and sizes are one of our favorite styling tools right now. They are useful and great eye candy at the same time. It’s nice to have your serving utensils on hand, and we love to find unique containers to keep them in. When we style open shelving, we like to coordinate the display with one or two colors. We layer stacks of dishes and glasses to create a clean minimal feel. There are so many beautiful cook books available right now, add a few of your favorites for some color. Finally, adding a little green with a potted plant or fresh flowers brings life to a kitchen.

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25% off Piperlime

Piperlime is having a fantastic – take 25% off your entire purchase sale right now! Have you seen their Fall merchandise. I will take one of everything please! I narrowed down my favorite items and came up with my TOP 25. Here they are.

xx

Jenna


Pull Overs + Thanksgiving Plans

Hi guys! Happy Monday. Today I have Thanksgiving on my mind. If you are in the New York area, did you know you can watch the Macy’s Day Parade from the LandMarc Restaurant at Columbus Circle. Today is the day to call and make your reservation. It will be booked by this afternoon. We went last year and had the best time. I appreciated staying warm inside while watching the floats pass by. My kids LOVE it! I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year at my house and I’m starting to plan the menu. I’d love any tips you have learned along the way. In the meantime, I have been looking here and here for festive table settings. I really love the FEED Dinnerware set at West Elm. They partnered this year with the “end world hunger campaign”. For every mug and plate purchased, 4 meals are provided to the homeless. It’s a great way to get conversations started at home with your kids and show how each of us can make a difference.

anthropologieStripe Pullover / Black Denim / Leopard Booties / JOY GRYSON BAG

I can’t say enough about this cozy stripe pullover. It’s easy and effortless.

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Stripe Pullover / Black Denim /only place that has the- Leopard Booties , sold out at Nordstrom / JOY GRYSON BAG

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xx,

Jenna


40% 0ff Vince Leather Jacket

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Vince Leather Jacket, 40% off / Parker Jumpsuit or similar Jumpsuit, $40! / Tory Burch Purse

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Denim, $54 / Checker Top  / Vince Leather Jacket, 40% off / Suede Boots

xx
Jenna