Today's Everyday Fashion: Pom Poms for Work

 
Black bell sleeve top, yellow pants, pom pom purse
Black bell sleeve top, yellow pants, pom pom purse
Black bell sleeve top, yellow pants, pom pom purse
Inspiration: fashionably lo via a banana Republic Email

Inspiration: fashionably lo via a banana Republic Email

 

The pom pom/tassels trend is everywhere lately, which got me thinking... how could you get more use from those trendy pieces and wear them at work? My outfit idea is all about the purse. Since you don't generally carry a purse around at work, a clutch or crossbody is an easy way to spice up an outfit at lunch, during your commute or for after-hours socializing. Little touches like fringe earrings and a colorful bracelet tie the look together but are still totally doable in a business casual look. This is one way I'd wear this trend - how would you make it work for work?

Top: Wyatt/Bluefly, $37 (identical, similar, similar)
Pants: LOFT, $42
Shoes: Jessica Simpson c/o Macy's, $59 (samesimilarsimilar, similar)
Purse: street vendor in India (similar below)
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Shoes are 3 years ago. Top, earrings and purse are 1 year ago. Pants are recent.

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New Arrivals for Spring with JCPenney

 
Hot pink dress with bright blue tassel earrings
Hot pink dress with bright blue tassel earrings
Panama hat, black jumpsuit

Jumpsuit  /  Hat  /  Necklaces (sold out)

Panama hat, black jumpsuit

Jumpsuit  /  Hat  /  Necklaces (sold out)

 

When you're feeling all fancy because of your sweet new (affordable) threads - that's me in today's post with JCPenney. They have so many cute styles for spring!

Let's talk about this black jumpsuit first, because I can’t get over how wearing something that feels like pajamas can look this polished! I styled it to wear casually, but you could easily dress it up with heels for a special occasion, too. My hat and necklaces are also from JCPenney.

My second favorite look is the pink dress and bright blue earrings. This color combo is next level. And the fit on the dress is perfect. Last but not least, a yellow stripe dress paired with a rainbow purse and orange earrings, below. This dress is great quality and yellow pairs so well with any bright color. (I went with orange but any shade of pink, blue or green works too.)

JCPenney already has great prices, plus right now take an extra 30% off (select apparel, shoes, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, salon products, home, furniture, mattresses, blinds and shades) when you use a JCP credit card, or take 25% off with any other method of payment with code 8FORYOU. (Between March 23-26, 2017, restrictions may apply.)

Which outfit is your favorite?!

 
Yellow stripe dress and rainbow stripe purse

Dress  /  Purse  /  Earrings

Yellow stripe dress and rainbow stripe purse

Dress  /  Purse  /  Earrings

 
JCPenney new arrivals

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Top  /  Dress  /  Dress  /  Jacket

Today’s post is brought to you by JCPenney and ShopStyle. All images, editorial decisions, and opinions are solely my own.

Book Cover Reveal and Pre-Order!

 
 

Someone pinch me - is this real?! How did the past year go by so fast?! Because approximately 55 weeks ago a publisher got in touch and suggested I write a book on the topic of fashion and faith, a topic that both meant the world to me but also felt incredibly scary and off-limits. I hesitated at first and then jumped in with both feet, spending days on end at my computer in pajamas: writing, praying, researching, and interviewing women and listening to their stories. I laughed, I cried, I learned a ton, and I healed many old wounds on this important topic. Important because the longing to decorate ourselves and our surroundings and our deepest questions about beauty are a precious part of a woman's soul, and yet these topics often feel off-limits within the context of our faith, personal values, and/or global responsibility. I'm busting the doors open on these topics! I can't wait to share this book with you!

J's Everyday Fashion and Faith: Personal Style with Purpose (Waterfall Press) is available for pre-order on Amazon now! And the official launch date is October 3, 2017 (aka, when you'll be able to read it).

Fashion and faith book
J's Everyday Fashion and Faith

How can you support this project? Thanks so much for asking!! (wink wink) 

1.    Preorder a copy so that you can be one of the first to read it and leave an Amazon review! One of the easiest but most impactful ways you can help.

2.     Organize a book club with the book! We will be providing exclusive resources to anyone who organizes a group within the first few months – including free study guides and the opportunity for a group Skype session with me. Simply sign up for our new email list that is for book announcements only. If you sign up now, you will receive the study guide as soon as it becomes available. We don't plan to send more than a handful of book-specific emails over the next year, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

3.     Plan an event or book signing in your hometown! Or simply tell us what church or organization you think would be a good fit for an in-person book event and we will take it from there. Email us your ideas at j@jseverydayfashion.com.

4.    Join our Facebook group! Some book announcements will be posted there, but this community is really for anyone interested in going deeper on the topic of fashion and faith in a semi-private setting. I've posted a handful of things already so you can get a feel for what kind of content I will be sharing, and of course you are welcome to start your own discussions or pose questions as well.

I cannot wait to see the beautiful stories and dialogue that comes from this project! If you are interested in exploring the topic of fashion and faith, I hope you'll join me in one or more ways listed above.

[Tomorrow we will be back to outfit posts as usual!]

J's Everyday Fashion and Faith
 
J's Everyday Fashion and Faith
 

Head to Amazon to learn more and pre-order.

[Behind-the-scenes images courtesy of Jean Marie Biele and Wayne Denny.]