If you have followed SMIJ for even 5 minutes, you know I L O V E C A M O! I don’t know why, but I jumped on this trend early and have been fully committed to it ever since. The trend seems to just be gaining steam after a few years and that makes me very happy. Pretty much every year we introduce a new camo SMIJ tee, too. I am very excited about this year’s “Tailgate Y’all” which will be available for the first time this Friday at Henry & Pearl. Camo is showing up in workout gear, bathing suits, tees, coats, shoes, bags and the list goes on. My personal favorite camo pieces are jackets, jeans or tees. If you are just getting on board the camo trend, you may wonder how to wear it. Here are a few of my ideas.
- Keep is casual and use camo as a neutral. Instead of jeans or khakis, throw on a pair of camo skinnies and top them with a graphic tee and wear booties or sneakers.
- Camo dresses are a personal fave. I love to toss a little gold or chunky necklace over a camo tee dress. I keep it simple with a neutral wedge or a retro sneaker.
- Don’t wear two camo pieces at once. I probably don’t need to say this, but… just in case you were wondering. Unless you are actually going hunting, one camo piece per outfit is perfect.
OK, time to have some fun! Below are 46+ camo pieces currently available. There will be something you love. I’ve included some high-end designers’ takes on camo, too. Click on any link to get more details or shop the pieces. Have fun and join me in my camo obsession.
Football season is so close I can smell it. To kick-off the season, we are hosting a SMIJ Tailgate Trunk Show at Henry & Pearl. See it on Facebook HERE. We’ll do the event from 11-2, I think. That night Cambridge and Milton play each other at Cambridge and all the College games start that weekend. We’ll have NEW tees in college colors PLUS a new graphic for 2017 that I am sooooo excited about. I am grabbing one for myself as soon as my Dad gets them printed! We are going to have it in short and long sleeve and several colors that can work for any team. I want one in every color, but I think I’ll grab a camo one. Or maybe one of each… Hee Hee! The first time those will be available will be at this event. For now, grab any one of these tees pictured here at Henry & Pearl before they sell out. I won’t be getting anymore short sleeve high school tees in this year. I hope you stop by the event to say “hi” and enjoy a little tailgating with SMIJ.
I had the most fun yesterday. I friend called and asked if I wanted to go jeans shopping with her yesterday. It took me about 10 seconds to rearrange my day and re-prioritize to make that happen! We had a blast! She scored big time and I got to really dig in on this year’s styles to share with you. This will take more than one post, for sure. There are the cutest jeans this year. I overheard other shoppers saying the same thing. This year really has too many must-haves. Hopefully, these fun denim trends are around for awhile so I can add to my collection over time. For today, I thought it would be fun to share the three that I think are great starters for the Fall.
- A cropped released hem bootcut is a great one and every brand is doing their version. Here is a favorite from Frame and I’ve linked up a bunch of jeans below in a chart where you’ll see more.
- You can’t go wrong with another pair with some varying denim washes. I am not even kidding when I tell you that this is exactly what I wore to my first day of high school. Things really do come back around. Here is the pair pictured in this post and the ones my friend got.
- OK, this is one I’ve never had before, but tried on and LOVED. A side stripe is totally on-trend and super cute. They come in many colors and brands and styles, but one thing is for sure, the side stripe is in. This is one of my favorites in that trend.
See below for the collection I’ve linked up to show you just some of the favorites I have for the season. This list was compiled with denim and trend experts at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and a 3 hour fitting room session so I feel pretty confident we are on point here. It’s going to be a fun season for those of us who love jeans!
Anyone headed to the U.S. Open in a few weeks? This trip remains on my Bucket List, but that doesn’t mean I can’t start outfit planning for it. Since it’s still pretty hot in NYC in early September, this irresistible outfit would be great for the freezing cold plane ride there. New York-bound in a cute “New York” sweatshirt in a great summer navy is the perfect travel outfit. Not only is the outfit cute and chic, but it is super comfy. The sweatshirt is cozy, but not too heavy and the jeans are stretchy and soft without losing their fit. Toss on some wedges that you can slip out of in-flight and you’ll look New York Chic to start your trip. Shop the pieces below.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.