Jenmarie has been happily married for five years and is a bubbly fashion enthusiast and stylist. You've stumbled upon her blog of fashion, beauty and lifestyle where she shares her outfits, beauty tips, favorite things and inspirational pick-me-ups. Have a look around and send her a note if you wish.
Bruce Makowsky is one of my favorite handbag designers. His line, B. Makowsky, offers fine leather, beautiful hardware and chic, stylish de...
I don't know how I carried anything around before I got my hands on this Simply Vera Wang bag from Kohl's back in January. T...
Features & Collabs
Links à la Mode (5/15/2014)
Collaboration with Sundried
Guest on AE's Blog (3/2014)
Links à la Mode (2/27/2014)
Links à la Mode (1/16/2014)
Collaboration with Altin Place
Links à la Mode (1/2/2014)
Links à la Mode (12/2013)
Collaboration w/Modern Design Inc.
Links à la Mode (9/2013)
Collaboration with Grasswalkers
Thursday, August 28, 2014
On the 30th of this month Jason and I will be celebrating six years of marriage! Though it's been a long time since we said "I do.", the memories of that day are also so vivid that it doesn't seem quite that long ago. Jason and I enjoy each other's company immensely and never run out of anything to talk about. We definitely have different personalities but we appreciate the way God made us individually and love who we are as a couple! We balance each other out and we can get through anything as a team. Plus, having a decent amount of the same taste in things like movies and food are a plus! Marriage never seems to be discussed positively these days, which is such a shame because it truly is a wonderful thing to be celebrated!
Monday, August 25, 2014
I don't know how I carried anything around before I got my hands on this Simply Vera Wang bag from Kohl's back in January. There are two dividers inside the bag with each divider being a zipper pocket allowing more room for all my goodies. One divider holds my wallet and the other my keys (which have not been photographed for privacy reasons). Clearly this bag makes it easy to keep things separated and organized, which is why I haven't switched purses in a while! Plus, it has the regular side zip pocket and two other pockets on the opposite side which fit my phone and iPod Touch perfectly. Now let's get on to all those goodies I mentioned...
Contents inside my make-up bag:
Total Refresh Cooling body cloths
Revlon Bold Lacquer mascara
L'OREAL The Super Slim 12hr Infallible Liquid eyeliner
Mary Kay lipstick in Cherie Rose
Maybelline Crystal Baby Lips in Pink Quartz
Body Drench Candy Licious Chapstick in Cotton Candy
Pur Lisse Sunscreen
3 Shout Wipes
Rimmel Stay Matte powder in Creamy Natural
Harvey Prince Perfume in Hello
NYX HD concealer in Porcelain
So there's everything in my bag! Do you carry similar items? Which of your bags do you use the most often?
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Teresa of Harvester Products is always coming up with wonderful new crocheted creations for men, women, and children. Her newest hat design, the Aarynjay, is so comfortable and has a beautiful textured look. It is also customizable with your choice of two colors. I took forever to choose a color combination for myself and after several days I decided that a baby pink and camo print would be perfect! I think these colors will transition well into Fall and will compliment many outfits. You can see some different variations of the Aarynjay hat here. It is available to order for $30 on Etsy or you can purchase the pattern for $3.95 on Ravelry and make it yourself! It would make a great Christmas gift!
Be sure to follow Harvester Products on Bloglovin' or Facebook for more fashionable options as well as tons of disney character hats!
Which two colors would you choose for your Aarynjay hat?
Disclosure: This post was a collaboration with Harvester Products. All opinions are 100% my own.
Monday, August 18, 2014
I strongly believe that staying positive is important and that it greatly benefits our mind and heart. For me, being positive makes each day much more pleasant because I'm in such a better mood and it plays a big part in my happiness. Positivity has a significant impact on how we think and feel which will also affect the way you approach different situations and how you treat people. The things we listen to, read, and even the people we are around will influence us to some degree and if those things are constantly negative we're setting ourselves up to become negative. We are whatever we fill and surround ourselves with!
One of the ways I like to stay positive is to find the good in a bad situation. There is always something! Recently our car was in the shop longer than expected which brought upon some stress with figuring out work schedules with only one car. Instead of getting really frustrated I reminded myself that had we not purchased the second car a few months ago we'd be in a much worse situation. I turned the stressed into thankfulness!
If I'm having a not-so-great-day I like to think about or do something that makes me happy instead of dwelling over it. I'm not saying it's not ok to be sad or upset, but we shouldn't waste our entire day feeling that way. Have your cry or appropriate rant and then take charge of the rest of the day! Some of the things I like to do to distract myself from bad feelings are watching videos on YouTube, cleaning and organizing, or talking to someone that I love. What are some of the things that make YOU happy?
Of course, I'm saving the best for last...
The absolute best way to stay positive through anything is to trust in God and ask Him for patience and strength. He is in control of all things and is always there to guide you through whatever it is you are facing. Even if you aren't going through a rough point in your life He can help you become a more positive and happy person. Talk to Him. Tell Him how you feel and ask Him to fill you with His love and to help change your heart. He loves you more than you know!
I hope this inspired you and that it will make your day and week so much more wonderful! Always remember, there is something good in every day!
Thursday, August 14, 2014
My last nail polish post was back in February which honestly seems forever ago! Obviously, I had to fix that problem. This gorgeous silver nail polish by Style Essentials that I received in my August Beauty Box 5 box (which, by the way, applied beautifully!) left me inspired to do a fun Summer manicure that is easy and perfect for all occasions!
After painting your nails the color of your choice wait until the next day to do the french tip that way you can be 100% sure they are dry. Use a piece of tape as a guideline to do your tip accent. I would not recommend doing it this way on every fingernail just because it would be extremely hard to make sure the width of the tip is the same on each finger. Carefully paint the tips and don't remove the tape until it dries completely! I realize they aren't the most perfect french tips ever. However, this was my first time trying it this way and I think it looks pretty good as long as you don't look too closely! Practice makes perfect, right?
How do you attempt a french tip? Let me know if you try it this way and send me a photo on Twitter of how they turned out!
If you're interested in receiving five deluxe beauty product samples every month you can get half off your first box (that's only $6!). Be sure to sign up here and enter the code "HALFOFF". There is not yet an end date to this promotion, so act fast!
Disclosure: The Style Essentials nail polish was sent to me by Beauty Box 5. All opinions are 100% my own.
Monday, August 11, 2014
It's a wonderful thing when great brands like White House | Black Market work alongside organizations that make a difference! WHBM is partnering with Dress for Success, an international non-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Most boutiques are now accepting your gently worn business attire (the marketing says "pants" but they will accept skirts, tops, blazers, etc.) through mid-September. You can find the closest WHBM to you using this link. If you don't have any clothing to donate, you may also make an online or in-store donation from $1-$100.
I knew I had to have something I could donate so I went through some things in my closet. I ended up finding an old pair of black dress pants I hadn't worn in forever that were in perfect shape but were always too long for me. It feels great knowing that someone else is going to give them a better home!