Sunshine, clear skies, and a refreshing spring breeze. These are just three things that put a smile on my face and bring me "instant happiness." There are a million more (like giggling babies, mint-chocolate chip ice cream, and the sound of a champagne bottle being uncorked,) but, I have to say: the warm weather is really, really hard to top--especially after such a long, brutal winter.
With the change of season and the shift in weather, I find that I've now got a renewed excitement for fashion. Bye-bye shearling boots and dark cashmere sweaters! I'm sure I'll be happy to see you guys again in the fall, but I'm ready to have a love affair with some lighter, brighter fabrics. And, right now, I'm very much crushing on linen.
Linen shirts, linen dresses, linen pants, linen shorts, linen blazers... Linen anythings. Ironed crisp or well-worn with wrinkles, I love me a linen outfit. (I'm even thinking about getting the husband a linen suit... Thoughts?)
This white button-down shirt from J.Jill is my current fave. Putting it on gives me, well, instant happiness. It's so versatile and easily dressed up or down. More times than not, though, I keep it simple with a pair of cuffed boyfriend denim shorts, neutral loafers, simple accessories (colorful sunnies are a must!), and a fabulous bag. It's maybe the easiest outfit ever--effortlessly chic, casual, comfortable, and totally attainable too. Here's how you can get the look...
Keeping your New Year's resolutions
The New Year is off to a fresh start, and many of us are committed to doing something or many things with more intention this year. But it's tough to stay on track. In fact, “Quitters Day”, which falls on January 14th this year, is the day when most people give up. How can you ...read more
Kids in the Kitchen: Mini Banana Waffle Pies With Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce
School has started back for many (us included!), and today's Kid's in the Kitchen recipe makes for a perfect breakfast or after-school snack. We made ours for an after-school snack the other day and my second grader loved it. We call this recipe Mini Banana Waffle Pies With ...read more
The Best Overnight French Toast Recipe
We've hit the winter lull--that lengthy stretch of season with no plans, no parties, nothing to do, and nowhere to go. I have to admit that at first, I welcomed the quiet obligation-free weekends of January. After the nonstop hustle-bustle pace of November and December, my family ...read more
J.Jill Open Weave Infinity Scarf, $39/ J.Jill Linen Shirt, $69/ Gap Modern Tank, $12/ Poverty Flats by rian Colorblock Faux Leather Shopper, $58/ Old Navy Boyfriend Cuffed Denim Shorts, $25/ J. Crew Metallic Suede Slip-in Espadrilles, $128
Now through May 20, J.Jill is celebrating what brings women Instant Happiness, from white-sand beaches to swaddled newborns to snuggling puppy dogs. Share what makes you joyful using #InstantHappiness on your social sites, and tagging @JJillStyle. You will be given the chance to win a new spring wardrobe worth $4000 for yourself and a friend.
Now if that doesn't bring you #InstantHappiness, I don't know what will...
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