Monday, May 2, 2016

HIGH-LOW TEE TWO WAYS

Happy May! This is the start of a crazy-busy month. I always say May is even crazier than December....all the end of the school-year activities, projects and get-togethers usually keep us busy enough but add-in a work trip to the west coast, new school orientations, selling our house, moving and my husband getting ready to change jobs full-time...one look at my calendar will have you running for the hills! Can I join you? (wink-wink) Just kidding. It will all be great! =)

You know what else is great? High-Low Tees! There's nothing better when it comes to basics than a great tee you can use multiple ways in your wardrobe!  The "Morgan" high-low tee from Piper Street has become a fast favorite and I find myself reaching for it constantly. I've dressed it both up and down and can't choose a fave!

Dressed Up:
TOP: Piper Street // JEANS: Anthropologie // JACKET: J Crew Factory // SANDALS: Steve Madden // PURSE: Rebecca Minkoff (similar) // NECKLACE: Baublebar // WATCH: Nanette Lepore // BRACELETS: Tiffany // EARRINGS: Old // SUNGLASSES: Nordstrom

Adding white jeans and sandals dresses this cute tee up to run errands all-around town, meet friends for brunch or volunteer at your kiddos school.

Dressed Down:
TOP: Piper Street // JEANS: Piper Street // JACKET: Piper Street // SHOES: Nordstrom // PURSE: Rebecca Minkoff (similar color) // SUNGLASSES: Nordstrom // NECKLACES: Baublebar and Roxbox // EARRINGS: Anthropologie (Old)

Pair a high-low tee with a Utility jacket, cropped jeans and Chucks for a park day, a trip to the zoo or to the soccer field on Saturday!

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Like I said, I love both looks and really can't choose a fave! Which is more YOU?? 

Here are a few more high-low tees I'm loving right now:





xoxo,
Jenni

Thursday, April 28, 2016

WISH LISTING: THURSDAY EDITION

Hi friends!

Wish listing is one of the quickest ways for something I have my eye on to land right in my closet!! Dangerous, but oh, so fun!!! =) 

Here's this week's wish list:



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Just FYI--The Piper Street denim jacket is the PERFECT wash, color and fit and this Givency Lipstick in "Rose Perfecto" is my new go-to Spring lip color! Now I just need that amazing dress to go with it!

Happy Friday Eve!!

xoxo,
Jenni

Monday, April 25, 2016

THINK PINK






TOP: Piper Street (similar here and here) // SKIRT: Piper Street // SHOES: Piper Street // NECKLACE: Baublebar // BAG: Tory Burch // BRACELET: Baublebar (similar) // 
EARRINGS: Anthropologie 

Pink, lace and leopard...recipe for the perfect Sunday look! Pink is a color I find myself wearing non-stop lately...I especially keep gravitating toward anything blush-tone. This pink sea-glass necklace is a show-stopper and I knew it would be a fun piece to style! I love the versatility...not only does it look fab with a skirt and heels, but I've also worn it with just a t-shirt and jeans and loved the result! And this cute skirt...well, its speaks for itself! 

Hope your week gets off to a great start!

xoxo,
Jenni

Friday, April 22, 2016

FRIDAY FIVE

TGIF! Bring on the weekend!!  

First up, five of my favorite things from the week!

One: Lace-Up Tee
TOP: Nordstrom // JEANS: Nordstrom // SANDALS: Hinge // PURSE: Rebecca Minkoff (similar) // SUNGLASSES: Coach (similar) // NECKLACE: Baublebar // EARRINGS: Gorjana

I love the lace-up trend we're seeing this season...such a cute detail! When I was in Nordstrom a few weeks ago to return a few things THIS TOP caught my eye...it comes in multiple colors but this  coral color was my fave! It runs true to size but has a little bit of an oversized fit, I went with an X-Small. Just a great, affordable top for spring!

Two: Flats+Platforms=Flatforms!

So a little back story...I've been battling an injured hip/back for a while now and was told to try to wear flats instead of any type of heels for a few weeks. Say what?! But I LOVE heels!!! The one thing I don't love about flats is the fact that you loose the height...and since I have shorter legs I can use all the height I can get! Enter flatforms...these are the perfect solution! I still get the height I'm looking for but my feet still remain flat, alleviating any pressure on my back that heels may cause. Genius! THESE FLATFORMS by Franco Sarto are a dream! So comfortable and they come in 7 different colors. The metallics were calling my name! Size down in these, I usually wear an 8.5 but went with an 8.  You can bet these will be on repeat all spring and summer long! 

Three: Piper Street "Emrie" Dress, Three Ways
Left: DRESS: Piper Street  // SANDALS: Piper Street // BAG: Rebecca Minkoff (similar--slightly lighter yellow) // NECKLACE: Baublebar // EARRINGS: Kendra Scott // SUNGLASSES: Nordstrom
Center: DRESS: Piper Street // CARDIGAN: Piper Street // SANDALS: Hinge // PURSE: Tory Burch // NECKLACE: Piper Street 
Right: DRESS: Piper Street // PLAID SHIRT: Piper Street // SHOES: Converse // NECKLACE: Baublebar (similar) // SUNGLASSES: Nordstrom

A midi-dress that isn't clingy and feels like pj's while looking totally put together? Sign me up! The "EMRIE DRESS" is perfection! Check out the BLOG POST I put together over at PIPER STREET showing how to style this cute dress three ways. I always say you should know how to style something three ways to make it a worth-while purchase!!

Four: Carina Gardner "Audrey" Tunic
TUNIC: Carina Gardner Designs // JEANS: Piper Street // SHOES: BP // BAG: Piper Street // NECKLACE: Piper Street // SUNGLASSES: Coach (similar)

A long, long time ago I went to college at BYU. My freshmen year in the dorms I met a girl named Carina and we became fast friends and later, roommates! Here we are almost 20 years later still in touch and I couldn't be more proud of her...she is a creativity queen! She owns and runs her site, www.carinagardner.com where she designs and sells fabric, sewing patterns, quilting patterns, scrapbooking paper and supplies, etc...she is such a talent and honestly one of the kindest, most down to earth people you'll ever meet! She recently released her first set of clothing patterns and even some finished clothing items and I was lucky enough to get my hands on her finished "Audrey" tunic. This top is AWESOME! I absolutely love the simplicity, yet totally chic look. If you sew, quilt or scrapbook you should definitely be following her...catch her on Instagram at @carinagardner ! She's offering our Piper Street customers 20% off all "Audrey" collection patterns and finished tunics with code PIPER20 so head over to grab your own HERE!

Five: Red Vines Twistettes

I LOVE red vines so when I saw these new RED VINES TWISTETTES at Target the other night I got all weak in the knees! Why are things in a miniature version so eye catching and cute?!? These are the perfect movie night snack and taste every bit as good as the original red vines. Be warned, one handful will never be enough!!

Hope you have a great weekend!

xoxo,
Jenni

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

WISH LISTING

Just a few things I have my eye on to go with this gorgeous white dress I picked up last year (it's back in stock and now comes in coral too)!

Happy Wednesday, friends!

DRESS-Nordstrom / SANDALS-Nordstrom (on sale now!!) / NECKLACE-Kendra Scott / BAG-Rebecca Minkoff / PHONE CASE-Kate Spade / RING-Baublebar / EARRINGS-Nordstrom / SUNGLASSES-Nordstrom / LIPSTICK- Sephora

xoxo,
Jenni

Monday, April 18, 2016

CAN'T STOP WEARING IT...



DRESS: Piper Street / DENIM JACKET: J Crew Factory / SHOES: Anthropologie-Old (similar) / BELT: Piper Street (similar) / SUNGLASSES: Nordstrom / NECKLACE: Kate Spade

If there's one thing I can't stop grabbing from my closet right now it's my jean jackets! I've been wearing them non-stop...with dresses, white jeans, cargo skinnies...you name it, I somehow find a way to pair it with a denim jacket. They're what I like to call the perfect outfit finisher...they just have a way of making your outfit look complete!  

Here's a few of my favorite denim jacket options at the moment...we'll also be getting a lighter wash denim jacket in at Piper Street soon too that I'm super excited about!


1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10

Are you a denim jacket junkie?? Fess up, how many do you own?? Your secret is safe with me. =)

xoxo,
Jenni


Friday, April 15, 2016

FRIDAY FIVE

It's Friday! We made it through the week, yay!!!  I'm looking forward to a fun weekend with my family and a little sleeping in.  I live for my Sunday morning sleep-in each week!! Today I'm sharing my Friday Five...five things I'm excited about, loving, think you should definitely know about...#5 could get you a FREE PURSE!!  Enjoy!

One.
SUNGLASSES: BP-Nordstrom / DRESS: Piper Street / DENIM JACKET: J Crew Factory 

I have the HARDEST time finding sunglasses that fit my face. They're usually too big, too long, too loose...something always seems a little off. I've especially struggled to find Aviators that work for me even though I love the style. I love the look of Ray Bans but they just didn't look great on me so when this $12 version came out at Nordstrom I was so excited to give them a try. Low and behold, I fell in love! They fit me better than the name brand and at a serious fraction of the cost! I picked them up in three colors...they're that good! Go ahead and treat yo-self!!!

Two.
My current latest favorite neutral lip duo:

A few weeks ago my friend messaged me saying she needed help choosing some new make-up and had no idea where to go. She asked if I had any ideas...and I knew right where to send her...Sephora!  Sephora is honestly one of my favorite stores. If you didn't already know, you can walk in and basically get a mini-make-over for free! When you walk in just find their greeter and ask to be paired with one of their make-up artists to help you choose what it is you're looking for. And when I say artists I really mean it...these peeps have skills! They'll basically take a look at your skin, maybe even use their skin match technology (if you're looking for foundation), ask you what you've been using and what you want to try and then they'll help you choose colors of whatever it is you're looking for. My favorite part is that they'll apply everything for you, teaching you step-by-step how to do it so you can do it yourself at home later! My favorite thing to do is go in with friends and try things out together! On Black Friday two of my girlfriends and I stopped in to get a little make-up refresh and had so much fun trying on lipsticks to find our favorite bright shades for the holidays. The make-up artist helping us was the best!! So if you're looking for new products or a new make-up routine stop in at your local store...just be prepared to spend a little $$$ because you'll want everything you try!!


Three.
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day...always has been! My regular morning breakfast routine is usually just cereal and oj (currently hooked on Special K Fruit and Yogurt)...I save the really yummy breakfast foods for dinnertime. I make breakfast for dinner at least once a week because it's one thing I know my kids will eat and love!! A few weekends ago was our church's General Conference which is broadcast on TV so we got to stay home on Sunday and watch in our pi's...yay! We always make some sort of breakfast treat on conference weekend and this time my husband requested Cinnabon-like Cinammon Rolls. So where did I look to find a recipe for that? Where I find everything...Pinterest of course! I found THIS recipe and they turned out sooo yummy! Highly recommend! And truth be told I actually preferred them the next day after warming them back up...they were delicious!

Four.

Earlier this week I shared nine of my favorite neutral sandals for spring and today I'm showing you why #9 made the list...how cute are these?!!!  These sandals have a wedge heel but have a hint of a flatform feel which makes these a great option for say, someone who was told by the chiropractor this week to try to wear flats more often to save their back (BOO...anyone else's body breaking down in their mid-thirties?) I digress...these sandals are a dream and I love the height they give too! They may look chunky but don't feel that way at all...they're very comfortable! So there you have it...#9 may have been last on the list but just may be my fave!

Five.
TOP: Piper Street / JEANS: Piper Street / BAG: Piper Street / BRACELET: Kendra Scott (similar style) / WATCH: Nanette Lepore (from March Pop Sugar Must Have Box)

We're offering Free Shipping on ALL orders over at Piper Street Today Only!!  Use code TAXDAY at checkout! My faves at the moment are the "Sydney" Top and "Rylee" Jeans...seriously the cutest jeans ever!!  And we just released our Spring Bag Collection this morning...check out which one I fell in love with above!!  Anyone else NOT surprised it's pink? I know, I know, I'm so predictable!

AND....hop on over to Instagram (@piperstreetshop) AND Facebook (HERE) to enter our contests to win a bag of your choice!! Two contests, two chances to win! Just tell us what color purse you currently carry and you'll be entered (must enter both contests separately to be entered twice)! Don't forget to tag your friends...good things are meant to be shared!!

Happy Friday!!!

xoxo,
Jenni