For the past week we have had my family in Texas with us and we even got to ring in the New Year together. Ringing in the New Year with people you love the most really sets the tone for the year ahead. 2017 was amazing but 2018 is going to be the best one yet! I can feel it!
If you have been a reader for some time now you know that I am a frequent shopper of JCPenney. Every time I post something from JCPenney I get a lot of readers reaching out saying “I had no idea JCPenney had cute items like that” or “I would have never guessed that was from “JCPenney!”. Well, that is what I am here for, my friends. To find you the latest trends at affordable prices!
“JCPenney has long been referred to as Jacques Penne, a playful reference to its elevated merchandise at affordable prices and the retailers is bringing this to life with the opening of Jacques Penne, a JCPenney Boutique.”
This boutique is made up of 9 specially curated and shoppable collections: Shine Bright, Tech Yes, Be Well, So Cozy, Oh What Fun, Jingle and Mingle, Making Spirits Brights, Merry and Bright and Holiday Challenge featuring picks from Nicole Richie.
If you didn’t get to visit the live pop up boutique they set up in New York earlier this month, you can shop the virtual store like I did at JacquesPenneJCP.com. The virtual store will be available to shop until January 7th. Below I am sharing my top 6 favorite items including the Libby Edelman mules that I styled above. I love how these gorgeous emerald mules add a much needed statement piece to my otherwise basic outfit. Plus the lower block heel is so comfortable making it perfect for this new #momlife without sacrificing style!
Also, if you didn’t catch my other posts featuring JCPenney items see how I recently styled a JCP sequin top here, check out my favorite Libby Edelman embroidered boots here and in this post I talk about wedding guest style. Clearly I am already on the JCPenney bandwagon and want to challenge you to a #JCPchallenge! Shop JacquesPenne.com or go into your neighborhood JCP and find an item that you love. Post it on Instagram and tag me (@style_lynn) or if you don’t want to post a pic of yourself just post a picture of the item and tag me. I love seeing your affordable finds and want to share them!
**Sponsored Post: Thank you JCPenney for partnering up with me on this post. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own.
I almost said “happy Monday” 🙂 … Happy Tuesday friends!
I know most of you have been shopping like crazy! For others and maybe even for yourself. Maybe in a fairytale, far off land someone is putting all of their shopping at a halt. But not here. #cantstopwontstop 🙂 so if you are like me I am sharing 5 ways we can at least save some money while shopping online.
I love that the Vanity Fair lingerie’s Flattering Lace Bralette makes it possible to feel beautiful Vanity Fair Lingerie and comfortable at the same time! I love wearing mine with slouchy off the shoulder sweaters like the one below! It’s so comfortable with its adjustable straps and no underwire (ummm no underwire?! YES please!).
The beautiful lace looks perfect peeking out of your cozy sweaters which is my favorite way to wear them! The bra also has a low v front so you could also pair it with a lower cut top and it would be perfect. I have purchased many bralettes in the past which worked for what I needed them for but they didn’t provide shape and comfort like this one. I’m telling you gals, it’s GOOD! And only $32.
This lace bralette comes in 6 different colors and is available in sizes S through 2XL. These beauties can be found at Vanity Fair Lingerie or Kohl’s.
P.S. VanityFairLIngerie.com is currently running a sale with 25% of sitewide!
**Sponsored Post: Thank you Vanity Fair Lingerie for partnering up with me on today’s post. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own.
I was wearing white boots at the office the other day and after a colleague complimented them he then said “but I thought you weren’t supposed to wear white after Labor Day?”.
So today’s blog post is inspired by him. 🙂
Shop this look:
So first things first. Let me give you one rule to always follow: wear whatever makes you feel good. 🙂 Somewhere along the way, different people made up fashion rules for different reasons but really these reasons all stem from one person’s opinion.
Cracking open all the fashion myths on today’s blog post!
Don’t Wear White After Labor Day– Wearing lighter fabrics and light colors like white in the summer make sense because lighter colors tend to keep you cooler in the summer heat. While history cannot pinpoint the exact time (or the exact opinionated person) who made up the rule “don’t wear white after Labor Day” it does tell us this: Back in the late 1800’s leisure clothes were highly uncommon. Women of the upper class who could afford purchasing new wardrobes each season started an unspoken rule where they would pack away their summer whites after Labor Day to show off their next seasons wardrobe. Not many of the working class had disposable income to spend on leisure clothing. This then became a way for these snobs women to determine who was “of their class”. In the 1920’s Coco Chanel was seen wearing white all year long. I’m not sure whose side you’re on but you can find me on Coco’s. My point? Girl, wear white all season long if you want to!
Me rocking all the whites after Labor Day and beyond!
Never Mix Prints– The wardrobe days of “playing it safe” are gone. You know that mixing prints is totally my jam. I published a blog post sharing 4 simple tips on mixing prints here.
Your Bag Should Always Match Your Shoes– If this statement was still true do you know how much harder it would actually be packing for a trip?! This goes back to mixing prints. Rock the mixing and matching trend girl!
Short Women Shouldn’t Wear Oversized Pants– “She may be small, but she is fierce”. You should never tell a short woman or a woman in general never to do something. 🙂 I’m 5’3″ and I love the way long, oversized pants elongate my legs. The secret is having the length hemmed just right.
How do you guys feel about breaking these fashion rules? What are some others you don’t agree with or ones that you think people should follow? I’d love to hear!
P.S. Are you all huge fans of Real Housewives like I am?! I was watching the premiere of RHOBH last night. Obvi, I have been preoccupied with baby Weaver that I did not know they would be adding a new cast member. I flipped on Bravo and was like “Omg, that’s Teddi!”. We used to work together. It was my first buying job right out of college when I was living in West Hollywood and she had started right after me as the PR gal. What a small world! I told my husband “that could have been us” haha. He rolled his eyes and said “you mean that could have been you”. Real Housewives Houston where we at?! 🙂