Zip on Over to Henry & Pearl

I’m loving all the red, white and blue in this summer’s fashion.  To join the fun I made some “30004” tees in that color scheme and they are NOW at Henry & Pearl in Milton, GA.  There is Blue with Red “30004” as pictured and also Red with Blue “30004”.  Grab one to celebrate Memorial Day, July 4th and even Milton Football in a few months.  Happy Red, White & Blue Summer!

  
  

Believe {Plus…Make Your Own Taco Seasoning & Guide to 184 NEW Emojis}

One of the reasons I love fashion and following the trends and style makers is that it is always pretty and happy and easy.  It’s never tragic or ugly (well, sometimes…) or sad.  After all that goes on in the world that we must face, pray about, worry over and concern ourselves with it is sometimes just nice to flip through a fashion magazine and lose yourself in that world.  I don’t usually try to say much with my SMIJ tees, but I made this one last year around the holidays and this year it held even more meaning for me.  It’s inspiring me and that’s always good.

Also, loving this long sunshine cardi from Chic Wish.  I think this one is sold out, but never fear… There are many, many more great options…

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Chunky Knit Hooded from Chic Wish, too:  ON SALE $67  There are several ways to wear long cardis and this is one I like.  A long cardi over a shorter outfit.  I’ve done long cardis over shorter shift dresses often and love the layered look and lengthening and slimming effect.

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Currently Resisting this Cardi from Chic Wish, too:  ON SALE $49 (I am loving pinks for Winter right now…)  I would wear this over black leggings and a black sleeveless tunic, maybe even turtleneck, with OTK black boots (Stuart Weitzman 5050 remains my fave for casual wear).  I would let this cardigan be the “show”.  Maybe throw on a Kendra Scott necklace, actually, in black, too. (And, of course, earrings.) OK, my resistance is wearing down…

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A great yellow drapey choice for $59.  This one I would do over cut-off shorts or wide leg jeans.

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Love this Open Weave Cardi for only $33 (marked down from $80+) This one I would do over skinny jeans and studded booties.

Speaking of cozy….

This weather makes me want to cook. It’s not always the best grilling weather so I tend to make fun things that warm us up and can be made indoors. If your family loves taco night as much as mine does you may like this do-it-yourself taco seasoning as much as we do. I used to buy the packets until I made my own one time. So. Much. Better. It’s great because it’s much less salty and you can tweak it to your own heat or taste preference. Also, you can make a bunch and store it for future use.

The highlight of my week?  I was motivated to do the most recent iOS update when I realized there were new emojis to be enjoyed…

I am so thrilled with all the new emojis in the latest iOS update. It’s the little things in life… like 184 new ways to communicate! I found this great list of all the new ones. Some I had to look up and I also wanted to make sure I was aware of all my new options. In the future we may communicate completely in pictures. Is that kind of going backwards? Oh well… I love it!

  

Hot in the City

   
We had so much fun on our hot day in the city! It must have been 8,000 degrees this day so we headed toward some air conditioned – and frozen – activities. 

We started our day at BurgerFi in Alpharetta (5 Atlanta locations) and…YUM! The people who worked there were so nice, bringing us delicious custard samples and cracking jokes. The burgers are all-natural, grass-fed and just taste like they were made by people who care. Highly recommend – great atmosphere, great food!

  
After some aquarium fun, we headed over to SkyView Atlanta.   I’ve been dying to ride this and the time had arrived! This was a great way to see the city – so much fun. 
    
    
    
    

Grab your own SMIJ tee at www.smijbyjill.com

 

Day 1 – 12 Tees of Christmas – Buy One, Get a Surprise One

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It’s Day #1 of the 12 Tees of Christmas fun.  We’re starting off BOLD!  When you order any tee on our site, we’ll send you another surprise tee in the same size.  Take a look through the site, www.smijbyjill.com, and choose your favorite – you may just find a new favorite with this promotion.  Follow our new Instagram feed devoted to SMIJ Tees, too: http://instagram.com/smijtees.

Below is our featured tee.  This super comfy pullover is also flattering with contrasting sleeves and a side slit in our Football graphic to take you through an exciting Bowl Season.  See it on the website, www.smijbyjill.com.

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12 Tees of Christmas

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Tomorrow starts the 12 Tees of Christmas.  We’ll be having some fun incentives as we sell out of our Fall and Winter tees and sweatshirts and get ready for our St. Patty’s Day Tees & Tanks to arrive.  Watch each day of the 12 Days for unique deals and featured tees!  Also, follow our new Instagram Feed devoted solely to SOUL Tees, http://instagram.com/smijtees.

Pink Flamingos for the Dog Days

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It’s the dog days of summer so I’m keeping cool in super lightweight options – 100% linen skirt and SMIJ by Jill flamingo tank. (Pink Flamingo Tees and Tanks at www.smijbyjill.com).