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Breaking it down: Life, fashion, and styling

Life…fashion…styling… Three things that are pretty darn essential. That is, if you’re at all interested in making the most of what you’ve got here on planet Earth…

Life:

There’s living, and then there’s living. And let me just tell ya…L & F Clothing Boutique is all for living. Cute clothes are THE SHIZ, but this charming online shop is more than that. Jessica Shelter, the talented woman who runs this business, believes in giving back. She does work for boutiques aside from her own. She helps promote a non profit boutique just out of the goodness of her heart. That made me want to buy EVEN MORE items from her boutique.

(Like my dress?? Get it here.)

While we took pictures, it was scorching hot. I was sweating, and I know that Jessica was, too. Not even batting an eye, she stood there and snapped pictures until she got the one that she wanted (and that had the best lighting AND the most flattering angle). I must say, I may have come off as quite the wimp. And the worst part…we were in the shade! The performance that I saw yesterday was an example of working in a harsh condition. You’re a better person than I am, Jessica. Bravo.

We meandered around until we came to the perfect alley way. Not only was it in the shade and had phenomenal lighting, but it provided darling scenery for a darling photo.

Fashion:

All (ok, MOST) of us strive to make good fashion choices. Jessica works not only on her OWN fashion, but the fashion of others. How…sweet…is…that. I barely notice if my right shoe matches my left one.

I mean it when I say that L & F Boutique has something for everybody. Even for ME! I’m not an easy person to shop for…I’m 5’10 and half of my height is from my legs! Don’t get me wrong, a lot of the times I like my legs, but even MORE often, I wish I was just a pocket sized being like a lot of my friends. On the very first page of Jessica’s boutique, I found this dress. With this sucker, I don’t have to pull it down every 5 seconds or tug at it awkwardly when I sit down. Believe me when I say…that’s not something I easily come by…

Styling:

I met Jessica in my denim jacket. I said, “oh, sorry, I’ll take this off!” She said, “no, keep it on, we could do something cute with this!” Right away, she was helping style me. She’s good at it, and that’s why she made it her job.

Styling an outfit isn’t a talent that everyone has. Some people have the special touch (hey Jessica!!) and some people don’t. That’s where a boutique like this one (or if you’re really lucky, Jessica, herself 😆) comes in handy.

Check out her boutique, and start feeling great TODAY! You won’t regret it.

-Jen

@jenny.biggs

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Wits & Wedges: Part 3

Holy macaroni (yes, I can spell “macaroni” without spell check 😎). Here we are. After two wonderful outfits/bling things/everything else that IS happiness. Behold, part three of three. Don’t look back, (wait, no, actually the jewelry is really cute so…) try not to cry. Dude. I’m trying. I’ve already had to watch my baby cousin (he’s a baby, ok?) graduate high school this month. Now this? Geeeeeez, I need a pint of ice cream (if you want to make a donation, hit me up 🤙 😆). Join me in taking a deep breath as we embark on our final adventure (ahhhh, what?!!).

Hm…there seems to be a theme going on here. CUTE JEWELRY, AYYYYY! But, seriously…it’s quite the fetching find. For our last outfit we said “what the heck” and brought out the fun stuff. No, not beer, cuz GAG. I’m talking bout pom poms and tassels. First of all, “Poms Poms and Tassels” sounds like it could be Kanye’s hot new single, second of all, sit your tushies down cuz I have a story. When I was in the third grade, I was gluing random stuff on other random stuff to make a baller creation. Get this, I totally did. And Lilly’s beaded and brightly colored (yo, take notes, Kanye) earrings, my tassel bedazzles, and my stellar momma’s tassel/pom pom necklace was the coolest case of déjà vu that’s happened to me since…like, in a long time.

My necklace (not that anyone cares, but it reminded me of cool Indian artifacts that you would find in a museum) was my favorite piece. EVEN OVER THE TASSEL BEDAZZLES, AND THAT’S SAYING SOMETHING. Thank you, Indian artifacts, for making me look cool.

Hot pink. Ummm, hot AND pink. And that’s Lilly’s shoes in a nutshell. I mean, come on, tell me I’m wrong. And does Mrs. Christina’s top look like something straight offa Pinterest or WHAT?! Ruffles for DAYZZZZ. The two dark haired beauties looked charming with their teensy lil mugs at their teensy lil table. It made for a teensy lil picture for my teensy lil blog. Bravo, ladies. Bravo.

You look hungry. Here’s a little food for thought:

Do you or a loved one suffer from the opinions of society? Well. Don’t….give….a flying….flip. Tassel bedazzles are here for you.

-Jen

@jenbiggs_

P.S.: Don’t come crying to me when you have writer’s block, Kanye.


Thank you, Noonday Collection for giving us the opportunity to stand out. Not only did you challenge me and my folks to step out of our comfort zones, but you showed us that it’s not uncomfortable at all. Beauty is all around us. It’s ok to stop and stare! Sometimes, a pair of spunky earrings is all you need to be your best self.

-Jen, Lilly, Christina, and Berry

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Wits & Wedges: Pt. 2

Ahhh, nothing like a good ole sundress. And it looks like everybody got the memo. And THAT is because women have super cool telepathic powers…and then there’s that whole “text message” thing, but whatever, that’s not what I’m here to talk about. We sat down, had light conversation, and forgot that there was a woman (hey Mrs. Wendy!) snapping pictures. Bro, talk about faking it til you make it. It wasn’t easy to pretend like she wasn’t there. Lucky for me, my fellas are champs. Jenny: 1, obviously posed looks: 0.

Our bling things didn’t let us down. No. They built us up. From boho to earthy, to simple to flat out BUSY, (GOOD busy…I mean duh, it’s the Noonday Collection sooooo…) we’ve gotcha covered. You know that feeling when you walk into a department store and are just OVERWHELMED with cute clothing? Yeah. That was us, but with super cute trinkets. Trinkets galore, y’all. If I had a penny for every time I said, “no, I don’t like this necklace” I would have, like…I would be broke. Anybody who read “Wits & Wedges: Pt. 1” (ok, for real, what are you even doing here if you haven’t read part 1?) knows just HOW MUCH jewelry was part of this showcase. OODLES!

First things first. The colors. The Hodges ladies put every other dress to shame in their lil black dresses. Noonday was happy to accommodate. Like mother, like daughter! I’m not sure if they planned this, (probably not, because TELEPATHY, REMEMBER?) but they looked like they were straight outta Hollywood.

Ay? Ay? Sweet Lilly and Mrs. Christina made our cold coffee hot again, if you know what I’m sayin’. The Noonday Collection rushed to their side to help them accessorize. And really, it didn’t take much to make them sparkle. GUYS, GUYS look how gosh darn cute.

And then there were two. The blonde beauty and me. We were the ones that brought the colors (TELEPATHY!). It was a tad more difficult to find bedazzles for us. But fortunately, Noonday likes a challenge. BAM!

“What is that Harry Potter-like thing hanging from your neck??” IT’S A NECKLACE, SILLY! It might be magical…it might not…aaaand that’s for you to find out. CLICK HERE TO LOOK JUST LIKE MEEEEE

Itty bitty cups for itty bitty people. We totally felt like we were at the coolest tea party EVER. Personally, I think we should have been invited to the Royal Wedding, but it’s whatever…

-Jen

@jenbiggs_


Credits:

Lilly: @lillyhodges

Mrs. Christina: @christinahodges

The Blonde Beauty: @berrymckelvain