Monday, August 31, 2015

PIPER STREET FALL LINE

I have the best two jobs in the world. 

My first and most important job is that of being a wife to my hubby and mama to my three awesome boys and the second is co-owning Piper Street! I LOVE my jobs! Piper Street turns two this fall and it's been so fun to watch it grow! Our fall line launched just last week and it's fabulous!! My biz partner Sarah and I work our tails off (and love every second!!) to bring the best of the best each season and this fall it's pretty darn good, I'm not gonna lie.  Today I'm sharing a few of my absolute favorites and must-haves:


"Gigi"-$32.99


I posted this picture on Instagram a few days ago and proclaimed my love for this top...it is perfect! Love the fit, love the colors, love the length...just love it!


"Kendra", "Kennedy" and "Kasie" Longline Cardigans-$36.99

These are the BEST! They are perfect to throw on over a graphic tee and even better for traveling! Lightweight layers for fall are my go-to's! My two faves are the gray and green. 



And if you have the cardigans you need the cute tee to go with them, of course!!  Love this fun sparkly tee...just the right amount of bling!



(paired with Paige "Verdugo" Ankle denim (petite length)-now on sale at Anthro PLUS an additional 30% off!!, BP "Lena" Wedge Sandals and Baublebar Tanzanite Spike Tassel Necklace

This top comes in three colors but I just couldn't pass on the yellow...just so cheerful! It's a little on the dressier side which works great for date night or even for 6th grade Open House, which is where I wore it to last week. =)



I think I will always love a great mixed print top. This one is perfection!! 



This longer length peasant top is so on trend and a felt hat is a must this fall!! These will be on constant rotation in my closet this season!



I am dying over this dress...as soon as I saw it I fell in love! This one is definitely coming with me to NYFW!! And the shoes...can we say hello, fabulous? MUST haves!

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Those are just a few of my favorites...and honestly there are so many more to come! This fall is going to look FAB!

Have you shopped our new arrivals yet? What are YOUR faves? 

And did you see our HUGE summer clearance sale going on now? The entire clearance section has been marked down to $15.99 (except shoes)! SOOOO many great deals!!! 

Shop now and thank me later. =)

Have a great day!

xoxo,
Jenni

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Monday, August 3, 2015

MOM DIARIES - THREE WAYS TO MAKE YOUR OUTFIT POP









Top - Nordstrom Rack (similar)
Jeans - J Crew
Shoes - Vince Camuto (via Nordstrom Rack)--now on sale at HauteLook
Clutch - Clare V
Necklaces - Nordstrom (one and two)


If you've found yourself falling into that common mommy rut of wearing the same things over and over here's a few ideas on how to switch it up:

1. Brighter is Better
If you're used to always grabbing neutrals out of your closet step outside the box and go for something bright and bold! Neon is a personal favorite right now!

2. Pattern Play
Find some way to add a patterned piece into your outfit whether it be with a printed scarf, shoe or bag. It will add an extra dimension to your look and its just fun to look at!! =)

3. Add Extra Accessories
Look in the mirror before you leave your room in the morning and see what's missing.  If you're already wearing a longer pendant necklace maybe layer on one more at a shorter length. If you have one bracelet on your left arm, add a few more to the right. When layering multiple pieces of jewelry it's best to wear thinner, delicate pieces so it doesn't look to clunky in the end. Feel free to mix metals too! 

Mommy-hood doesn't have to look boring...have fun getting dressed in the morning!!!

xoxo,
Jenni

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Monday, July 27, 2015

PERFECTLY PASTEL











Pants - Forever 21
Shoes - via Nordstrom Rack (sold out there but still available HERE)
Bag - Tory Burch
Necklace - Old
Bracelets - Kendra Scott, J Crew (one and two) and Baublebar 


I'm always on the lookout for great alternatives to jeans.  Don't get me wrong, I love a great pair of denim but it's fun to have different bottom options to change it up now and again. These light and airy pants were a tad too long for my short legs so I had them altered and now I love them! Perfect with heels for a dressed up look in these warm summer months. 

Speaking of summer, how is it going to be August this coming weekend? Time is flying!!!  I'm not ready for these lazy summer days to end!! 

xoxo,
Jenni

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

MIXED PRINTS








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"Sam" Top - Piper Street // "Hayden" Jeans - Piper Street // 
"Rowan' Heels - Piper Street // Necklace - Piper Street // 
Bracelets - J Crew Factory (one, two and three) and Kendra Scott //
Ring - Baublebar (similar) // Watch - Kate Spade (similar) // Earrings - similar

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One of my favorite trends that's stuck around for a few years now (and I'll be honest, I hope it never goes away!!!) is mixing prints. Florals and stripes are my absolute favorite prints to mix so when this top came into my life I was like a kid in a candy store!  It's also a winner because it requires no extra layering to wear it...it's not see-through but still lightweight which is a summer must in this mid-west humidity! It's like winning the lottery when you find something like that, am I right?!

Head on over to Piper Street to catch all our new arrivals from last night, including the "Sam" top...my favorite!!  

And if you want a chance to win a $50 gift card to Piper Street make sure to enter our Facebook contest TODAY!  Just tell us where your favorite vacay spot is and you could be or lucky winner!!! Contest ends tonight so run, don't walk!!

Click HERE to enter


xoxo,
Jenni

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Friday, July 17, 2015

PINK AND WHITE











Top - Nordstrom (sold out)-similar
Jeans - Paige Denim (petite length)
Sandals - Zappos
Bag - Tory Burch
Necklaces - Old, similar (short) and Ily Couture (long)
Bracelets - Baublebar
Rings - Baublebar (similar) and and ASOS
Earrings - Francesca's 
Watch - Marc by Marc Jacobs
Sunglasses - Target


My son asked me what my favorite color was the other day.  Guess what I said...pink of course!! I've always loved pink and especially pink paired with white. For a few years I went all rebellious and said my favorite color was red but deep down I'm pretty sure it was pink all along (wink-wink!!)  This Pleione top was a spur of the moment purchase and I'm loving it! I can't wait to pair it with my denim skirt for a whole new look! If you love Pleione tops as much as I do you should head over to the Nordstrom Anniversary sale and pick out your new favorite...there are a ton of options on sale for great prices right now (some even under $30!!) The print above is sadly now sold out but there's some super cute prints and solids now available....here are a few of my favorite Pleione options:





Cutout Short Sleeve Woven Top
On sale for $28.80

Happy Shopping to all my Nordstrom Anniversary shopping friends!!!

xoxo,
Jenni

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

SHORT HAIR "TWIST DO" TUTORIAL

I've had short hair for many years now and anyone with short hair will tell you, finding ways to style it can be a challenge! I not only have short hair, but it's super fine and thin too so I'm even more limited on what actually looks good. A few years back I was wishing so badly I could do a really cute braid with the front section of hair...I had tried multiple times to do it but it just wouldn't work.  I didn't have enough hair to make it stay in, to make it look good, to make it work at all! Then I found a picture on Pinterest of a girl with super long hair who had twisted the front of her hair to give it the braided look without actually braiding...the faux-braid! Genius! Now, it's my go-to for up-do's.  I recorded a quick 5 minute (just over 5 min) tutorial on how you can do this with your hair too! Just a warning...I've never recorded a tutorial before so bear with me. This was a learning experience. Hopefully I didn't block the camera too much and you can still see what you need to so you can try this "do" out on your own too!




Happy twisting!!!

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Jenni

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Monday, July 13, 2015

NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE PICKS!!!


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It's that time again...the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has begun!!! Early access for cardholders is happening now...then this Friday it opens up to everyone!  I've scoured the sale online and was able to stop in at my Nordstrom over the weekend to do a little shopping...it certainly didn't disappoint! I've put together my list of top sale picks above...there are so many more things I liked but these are my absolute favorites!!

I snapped a few pics while shopping the sale...




I fell in love with this TrouvĂ© Drape Collar Leather Jacket online and loved it even more in person! My store only had it in black but I had my eye on the brown so I ended up ordering it online.  I took this in an XS. It's the most soft and buttery leather and falls so well in the front...just perfection! This will be worn a ton this fall!


I'm dying for these rag & bone "Margot" booties! They fit my foot like a glove! I'm wearing them in an 8.5 which is my normal size so I'd say they run true to size.  I would think if you have wide feet though, you may need to size up. I love the shape of them at the ankles and how they are flush against my foot.  They are literally the perfect bootie!




I had my eye on both of these Rebecca Minkoff bags when I browsed online so I was excited to see both in person at my store. They only had a few of each left so they were moving fast! I ended falling in LOVE with the "Lexi" bucket bag option because come on, how cute is that?? It's a great neutral color (blush/taupe-ish color--great year-round!!) and the size was perfect. I love that you can wear it as a cross body bag or a shoulder purse.....and the chain detail and tassels are super cute!  Just all-around amazing design! I really did like the "Moto Hobo" bag too and think it is a fabulous option...but the bucket bag...ahhh!

So there's a peek into my sale finds...I have a few other things to review from my sale pick list but will save those for later. Have you done any sale damage yet? What are your absolute must-haves? I'd love to hear!

Happy Sale Shopping!

xoxo,
Jenni

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