Sky High Stripes

The cut of these jeans combined with the vertical stripes do great things for me!  I think they would be so cute for Game Days, too.  I would style the white ones with camo or army green shirts with on-trend patches.  Or, if you happen to have black as one of your school colors like the hubs and me, the white ones can be styled in more ways that I can imagine.  I ‘ll be posting all season!  The others would look so cute with SMIJ Game Day tees in your school colors.  Just sayin… You can grab one – or one of each! – at Henry & Pearl in Milton, GA.  Throw on some fun wedges or current sneakers and you are all set.  Wait until you see our new “Game Day” hats, too.  This outfit is shaping up nicely!

Tees & Jeans, the SMIJ Way

Hi. I’m Jill and I love t-shirts.  Always have.  I can remember taking tees out of my Dad’s closet all through high school and then the lifelong quest of finding the perfect white tee, which still continues.  I love jeans-and-a-tee for most days, but I don’t want just any old sloppy tee.  I seek cute, flattering tees to go atop my rock star denim collection, of course.  Some I find and many I make.  I have a blast coming up with our SMIJ tee collection and nothing is more thrilling than seeing you all wearing them.

We just launched out 2017 Football Tee collection and we’re selling like crazy – some are already sold out.  I have more coming to re-stock one time PLUS one new style.   This week our high school colors launched and our college colors are arriving in a few weeks.  There is a new graphic coming that I think you are going to love.  I’m bursting to tell you, but I’m going to keep it a secret…

Stay tuned for all the fast-moving, fun, football details.  Thanks for being SMIJ with me!

Trip Itinerary – Boston, 3 Days with Family

If you’ve been following for awhile, you know I took a big road trip to Boston this past summer.  I realize I never shared my itinerary.  I did a lot of research to try to cover as much as possible with a 3 year old in tow.  I think we did pretty good and we all had an absolute blast.  If you want to plan a trip, too, maybe my homework will give you a head start.

Also, check out my Instagram feed from July – I put lots of details about these pictures and what I loved about my trip to Boston, MA.


  
  
  
  
  

Boston Itinerary – 3 Days with Kids, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles

Day #1:

  • All head to Cape Cod for the day.
    • Eat lunch in Dennisport at the Kream ‘n Kone
    • Explore all the way to Provincetown, the furthest point of Cape Cod.

Day #2:

  • Morning: Freedom Trail (Freedom Trail Foundation offers 90 minute walking tours led by 18th century costumed guides.)
  • Lunch in Quincy Market. (Tour ends at FT)
  • Afternoon: Free afternoon to explore…

Day #3:

I Never Use Just One Mascara

I love mascara. It’s the one make-up item I can’t live without and I’m pretty sure I’ve tried almost every one out there. I don’t really have a favorite. Now, you’re wondering “Then why am I reading this?” Ha! I often have people ask me what mascara I use so I thought I’d share. I really never use just one. Right now I’m using the two pictured below. I think that, for me, the wand is more the key than the brand. I usually use a Bobbi Brown, but, in a pinch, I grabbed these drug store brands recently and the combo of the anti clump first, “lots of lashes” second has been a great combo. I also like to layer. I do a first coat from the bottom up and then, after that dries a little, coat the top of the lashes, too. This really gives them some length and helps the mascara last all day. What mascara tips or brands can you share? I love to try new things!


What Does a Farmhouse a Smell Like?

 

Back Porch, Farmhouse, Southern Charm, Burlap and Barnwood, Pecan Pie, Sweet Tea, Front Porch, Vine Ripe Tomato – these are names of candle scents! Every last one of those puts me in a happy place.  And, they are gorgeous.  I really love candles and this time of year I light them all.  The last question my husband asks me each night is “how many candles did you light?”  He counts them as blows them out to make sure we got them all.  I just love the glow, the smell and the season.  Yesterday a sweet friend gave me my first Park Hills Candle in Farmhouse.  I mean…. where have I been???  This candle is beautiful and smells great.  I just love it.  This will not be my last Park Hills, for sure.  I have to try ALL the other scents that are so creatively named.  I’ve pulled together a shopping list for you below, too.  Click any picture to shop.  These are awesome gift ideas.  I know I loved receiving one as a gift.  This gift will keep on giving for 150 hours!

This Color!

I love this color for Fall and Kendra Scott nailed it with these Red Jasper pieces.  They go with a lot of my Fall favorites already in my closet, I’m finding, too.  They are a great brick, red jasper, deep red -whatever you want to call it.  These pieces really work great to turn a neutral outfit, like a denim dress, into a Fall outfit.  I threw them on with a t-shirt and jeans to add some Fall color to my look on days that are just too hot to wear other Fall faves.  Great new color that I’ve got on repeat!  If you are looking to invest in some new Kendra Scott this Fall, I can definitely recommend this choice.   Click the pictures below to shop.

 


Attention Ladies! Feminine Blouses are IN – Where to Find Them?

Aren’t these gorgeous?  I would put one on under a favorite – or new – blazer and wear that combo with jeans and boots or wedges.  I love tie-neck blouses and they are back in a big way.  So are ruffles and other feminine details.  I popped into J. Crew yesterday and they had lots to choose from.  I’ve created a list of my top choices from them below.  Come on blazer season!  There are many ways to make the blazer/blouse look pop this Fall.  Happy Hunting.

 

Zip into Fall with these Tanks

Just added to SMIJ by Jill website

OK, just saw the forecast for the weekend and it’s looking like tank weather still. Grab a SMIJ tank, put it on over jeans and enjoy the balmy Fall. Cold weather is sure to be coming soon… Until then we’ve got you. Click a picture to shop.

Can’t Miss at Madewell

I can’t tell you how many times I walked past Madewell in Lenox Mall and never thought about going in. I shop surgically. 🙂 I usually have little time and I know my favorite places so I usually hit my top shops – Anthropologie, Nordstrom, etc and there’s not a lot of browsing around. When Madewell opened a location closer to me, I got interested and popped in. Now, it’s become a go-to shop for casual dresses. For example, this great short sleeve denim pullover. Loved wearing this over the weekend. It’s a great transition-to-Fall dress because you can add layers of boots as the weather changes. It’s a great color and the fit is perfection. It’s got pleats in just the right places to make it flattering AND comfortable – a balance that I love.

So… With all that being said, I don’t think this exact dress is still available. But, never fear because I’ve also learned this: There is ALWAYS more than one great denim dress at Madewell!

As a matter of fact, I’ve linked to 20 below.  Scroll down and shop the list I’ve put together.  Fun!

 

It’s Friday! Do You Know What You’re Wearing for Game Day?

We’ve got lots of fun choices on line HERE or in store at Henry & Pearl. Grab a cute, feminine Game Day tee to show your support and look great doing it. Happy Game Day!