The perfect jeans for spring

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Sweater // Jeans (on sale) // Booties // Bag // Bralette

If you are looking for the perfect jeans for spring, these are it! They fit TTS, and have that loose, mom-jean look while still being tailored to the body. They are also a perfect ankle length for anyone over 5’1″. I had to get my hem taken in slightly to give them the look that I wanted. I love that you can wear these jeans with boots or flats, and still have some ankle exposed. I am always drawn towards distressed denim in the spring and summer since I tend to be more casual as the weather warms up. And the best news, these jeans just went on sale! I am shocked they haven’t sold out although they do look much cuter on than in the stock photos, so don’t let that deter you.

What are your go-to jeans?

Everyday Jewelry

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Necklace c/o // Watch // Sweater // Jeans // Boots

If you are a mom like me, you probably don’t wear a ton of expensive jewelry. You’ve got small children pulling at you all day long, and toddlers going through your jewelry box to play dress up. Most of my “expensive” jewelry, I’ve tucked away for safe keeping. I can get away wearing this necklace and this necklace daily mainly because they are almost choker length but somedays I miss wearing something with a little more pizazz.

Even though having kids makes it difficult to wear jewelry, I do still like to pull out a fun piece of jewelry every now and again. I recently discovered Tiny Lumber, and I am so excited that I did. It looks expensive bit it ISN’T! Tiny Lumber makes jewelry entirely out of WOOD. Everything is handmade in the US, and you can even have custom pieces made. Everything is so reasonably priced, and looks much more expensive than it is. The designs are also durable so I am not worried about wearing them around the kids. They have statement pieces like this one, and then other designs like this and this that you could wear everyday.

Tiny Lumber would make a great gift for a girlfriend, teacher, sister, mom, grandma – the list goes on. I hope you will check out their website, and unique pieces!

In Collaboration with Tiny Lumber

Photos by Melissa Zimmer Photography

Lizzie in Lace

Stripe Sweater for Everyday

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Sweater here and here // Denim // Boots // Necklace

Can we talk about this stripe sweater for a minute, and these booties? This sweater is the softest, most perfect combination of neutral stripes that you will literally want to wear everyday. I got an extra small but probably could have also worn an XXS. And these booties…how perfect are they? I own four pairs of boots by this brand. They are such good quality and comfortable enough for everyday. I sized up half a size because my usual size was a little snug in the toe area.

Other Stripe Sweaters I am Loving

Are you wearing stripes this season?



Shopping My Closet

Make the Most of Black Friday Sales

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Black Friday shopping can be super stressful. To say that stores are crowded is putting it lightly. I used to love going to the mall, and waiting in ridiculous lines, and then leaving very satisfied that I got all my shopping done. In my old age though, I prefer to spend it in front of the computer screen.

However you choose to shop on Black Friday, here are some tips to make the most of it:

  1. Make a list of what you “intend” to buy otherwise you can go a little crazy. I am the return queen, and always buy more then I need with the intention of returning some items when I decide what I really want to keep. If you are not good at returning, make a list do that you don’t purchase more than you actually need. Which brings me to my second point…
  2. Make a budget. I like to allocate certain amounts of money for different people, and then I just search for items within my budget.
  3. Browse ahead of time. I like to put things that I want into my online “shopping cart” and then I keep them there until they go on sale.
  4. Don’t buy something just because it is on sale – see my first two points of making a list and a budget. You will over spend and you will buy things you don’t really need if you do this. I guarantee you! If you do see something that you love, snap a picture of it and send it to your hubby/mom/mother in law. They are probably out shopping for you as well. 😉
  5. Read product reviews. You may want to shell out the extra money if a product works better or lasts longer than it’s less expensive counterpart.

Black Friday Sales Not to Miss and my picks:

Gap: 50% off EVERYTHING with code “BLKFRIDAY”

Old Navy: 50% off everything, no code needed!

Nordstrom: Nordstrom Black Friday Deals are HERE! Plus, take an extra 20% OFF select sale items online and in-store now! FREE Shipping. FREE Returns.

Stitch Fix: Waived styling fee for JGS readers, or send a gift card!

Express: 50% off EVERYTHING + free shipping

LOFT: Black Fri-Yay: 50% Off Everything with code: FRIYAY. Offer valid 11/24 at 12am – 11/25 at 11:59pm

Madewell: 25% off your purchase with code “DONTSTRESS”

JCrew: 40% off your purchase with code “THANKU”

Splendid: Shop 30% off everything, including sale. Get gifting, Use Code TGIF

Rebecca Minkoff: 25% off orders over $100 with code “BLACK25”

Happy Shopping! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!



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Lusting After

I have a serious online shopping addiction. Like I need professional help, I could be on True Life kind of addiction. I love sites like Revolve Clothing and Shopbop because they have free shipping and free returnsOver the years I’ve learned to combat this addiction by adding items to my shopping cart without actually buying them. After a few months of staring at those items in my shopping cart, I can usually decide that I don’t need them anymore. Usually.

If I could live in my workout clothes I would. That is just about all I wear most weekends (and breaks from school). I rarely put on a pair of jeans anymore. There is just something motivating about wearing new workout clothes. It makes it much easier to hit the gym or try out a new class when you have a fun new outfit on. Here are some items currently in my shopping cart.

Lululemon Run: Top Speed Bra – Zella Ruched Tank – Zella Everyday Racerback Tank – Zella ‘Good Sport’ Stripe Half Zip Top – Lululemon Run: Layer Me Long Sleeve – Lululemon Run: For Your Life Crop – Asics Running ShoeLululemon Wunder Under Crop

And for after your workout…

Madewell Sweatshirt DressJoie Marciel Dress

As you can see, I’m already dreaming about Spring!

Happy Shopping! And Happy Birthday to my wonderful mother-in-law. Love you!