CLASSIC WEEKEND: J.CREW STYLE

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So, for awhile now I've been wanting to share my own style about clothes, jewelry, accessories, what I wear, where I shop, more about our sister site, Table + Dine, my family and what's going on at #theshearers. Another words, more than organizing and more about the personal side of me. I've hesitated because felt that I couldn't measure up to the level of social media today and besides, who wants to read about somebody that's 50+ (there, I said it) with all the beautiful 20, 30 and 40 year-old's on the landscape today. Well, I had a change of heart.

 

{c/o of Fast Company}

{c/o of Fast Company}

If you don't already know this about me, I have a huge girl crush on Jenna Lyons. And, if you're one of my friends reading this and saying to yourself "who is Jenna Lyons", it's okay. I'm in the business. It's my job to know that she is the Creative Director and President of J.Crew, is known as the "Woman Who Dresses America" and to the likes of Anna Wintour and First Lady, Michelle Obama. FYI and according to an interview with Harper's Bazaar, Jenna owns 300 pairs, takes 3 minutes to get dressed in the morning and has 14 pints of ice cream in her freezer. I'm guessing she has to be pretty organized.

Though I've never met her, I think she's brilliant, has an incredible sense of style and taste all of her own and is known to be the driving force behind the success of the J. Crew preppy style, cult brand. The FAST COMPANY | Jenna Lyons issue has been sitting on display in my office since the day it arrived. Just a glance of Jenna on the cover inspires me to work harder everyday.

So just how does Jenna Lyons tie into the fact that I'm writing about my weekend style? I'm getting there. While shopping on the J. Crew website, I saw an event running on their homepage promoting Style at Every Age: 20's, 30's, 40's and 50+, along with this note from Jenna. Check it out, you'll like it.

In my 20s, I wore rollneck sweaters with short shorts.
A lot has changed since then. Some 20+ years later, I still
love J.Crew, just…differently. Here are four women whose
style I admire—different is beautiful.

Okay, wait. I feel like I just got endorsed by Jenna Lyons to talk about my style, that there are retailers out there that really do care that I'm still their customer and women who still want to be inspired by other women their age. So for all you mom's, aunts, cousins, sisters, BFF's, and female role models to all the beautiful 20, 30, and 40 year-old fashion, lifestyle, mommy, home decor, organizing, (et al) bloggers out there, here's my first post:

It's going to be a warm, sunny weekend in southern CA and I have some shopping to do for next's week trip to Chicago. Allie and I are headed to the windy city for the International Home & Housewares Show. I'm freshening up what I call "my show wardrobe" for 3 days on the show floor, evening dinners and cocktail parties and the Housewares Charity Foundation Gala. With the weather being so nice here, I'm breaking out my white jeans and a couple of classic spring wardrobe pieces, putting on my red lipstick for the occasion and I just can't wait.

BTW, in honor of Jenna Lyons, everything in this post is from J. Crew.

p.s. : : I am not affiliated with J. Crew and was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.