Cactus Love

Loving the cactus prints everywhere right now. 

Since my grandparents decided to spend the last 20 years of their lives in Las Vegas, I have been in love with the dessert. It harsh and gorgeous and tough and unique and blooms and challenges. I’m dying for a road trip to see some cactuses. It will involve a rented RV and the plans are in the works, by the way. In the meantime, I’ll wear my cactuses. Shop SMIJ Cactus Caftans at Henry & Pearl in Milton, GA right now. Here are a couple more cactus faves I’m currently loving. 

Free People Cactus Sweater HERE.

Found this cute $40 dress HERE, too.

Madewell Embroidered Cacti HERE.

Caftan Love in in the Air

I began SMIJ by Jill when I dreamed up my perfect Beach Cover-Ups, but… they didn’t exist. A couple of years later, I have been having a blast designing Resort wear that I love to wear – and, thankfully, so do many others. We now do Resort Cover-Ups and this year will be adding two Shorts styles, the cutest pants ever and a beach bag you’ll just die over. Here are some pictures of the newest Resort Caftans that can now be found at Henry & Pearl in Milton, GA. They ship, too! (Call them at 770-777-9171 for shipping) 

SMIJ Prints Coming Soon

These are exciting times at SMIJ! Resort Cover-Ups are in production and you’re just going to die over the colors and prints. I can’t wait to share! Then, SMIJ Beach Shorts go into production and I’m designing the CUTEST summer pants, too.  Then, lots going on at Rustic a Chic SMIJ in the meantime. We’ve added 4+ stores where you can shop SMIJ. We only work with one store per city and zip and we are ending up in my favorite stores in each zip. No idea how that’s happening. Must be the power of visualization. Anyway, can’t wait to share all the fun, including a line of frameable prints as pictured. Thx always for shopping SMIJ!

Check, Check, Check – Chambray Perfection

I love everything about this Chambray dress from J. Crew. Off-the-shoulder, chambray, tie-Waist, fun length. Check, check, check, check! This dress could be a summer go-to for travel days, evenings out, concerts. It would look cute with wedge sandals or flip-flop styles, too. I have this currently on Sale Alert, but I may not be able to wait… Shop the other similar styles I also found below. I love them all! πŸ’™See it here.See it hereSee it hereSee it hereSee it hereSee it hereSee it here

See them all here

Summer Concert Look #3 – Frayed & Flowy

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We’ve been talking Spring/Summer outdoor concert looks and no #ootd plans are complete without one that includes cut-offs. This outfit is for the hottest summer concert and it takes me right back to my roots. Perfect for waving those arms in the air. 

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Spring Concert Look #2 – Let the Dress Take Center Stage

Dress HERE

You know we’ve been getting excited for some great music as our outdoor concert schedule continues to fill up. And, of course, that means lots of Spring & Summer outfit possibilities. Here’s another option I’m loving! I choose to let this great dress take center stage and pair it with barely-there sandals and cute earrings with a pop of orange. Loving this! Strappy Shoes – here

Earrings HERE

See the entire look HERE

High-Neck Summer

Just a few weeks til some beach days. This time of year has snuck up on me! It is time to get serious about some outfit planning. With the beach in view, that means bathing suits, too. As I’ve starting to pay attention to this year’s styles, a surprising thing has happened.

I find myself liking these higher neck, one-piece suits. They are so pretty and there are lots of options. One of these will definitely make the packing list as I close in on my travel day. Stay tuned for more options! 

{Click HERE to see more info on the ones pictured.}

Spring Concert Looks – Planning Stages

One of my favorite things about summer is outdoor concerts under the Georgia stars.

Backless Romper | Gladiator Sandal | Tassel Earrings 

We are booking our calendar for the next few months and that immediately gets me outfit planning. First things first, after all. Concerts are a great chance to wear some fun looks that I might not otherwise try.  I’m dreaming up some possible OOTDs and sharing them here. Feel free to take any of my ideas for your own events.

Get this entire look here
Happy Spring Concert Season!

Thanks for visiting SMIJ

Hello, I’m Jill. Thanks for stopping by! Here’s what I have fun doing.

This all started with the dream of the percect Beach Cover-Up. Now I design Resort Cover-Ups that are flattering and fun and can be worn while carrying a kid, dragging beach toys or heading to a patio for lunch. Now, we have several styles plus beach shorts and soon summer pants you’ll want to eat everyday for every thing. I also design SMIJ t-shirts that celebrate our cities, our symbols and our teams.

I also make hand lettered wood signs about travel, adventure, country music, hymns and other fun things that pop into my head.

I love the beach, the outdoors, family life, God, America and the list goes on! Everything I make or design celebrates the lifestyle I love. Take a look around the site, follow me on Instagram (@smijbyjill and @rusticchicsmij), stop into the stores that carry SMIJ (Locations HERE) and join the Suburban Mom in Jeans fun.

This Was a Good DayΒ 

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