April 22, 2014

Dots & Stripes

Top-Forever 21(Similar), Skirt-JcPenny(Similar), Shoes-Zara(Similar)





If there is one area of clothing that I struggle with the most it is definitely my work wardrobe. Although I spend most of my day there, I am completely guilty of going for comfort instead of couture during my working hours. I am refocusing my energy on sprucing up my work looks with a few new pieces that express my personal style and allow me to be comfortable. I have also made a vow to find a few pair of comfortable heels to wear through the day as well.  

Since I am completely striped obsessed I fell in love with this pencil skirt at JCPenny, and immediately made it mine. It is perfect for work and it is the epitome of my personal style!  I was however, extremely disappointed that I they did not make the matching blazer in plus sizes, only petite and missy. I would have LOVED the entire suit!!!  I mixed my stripes with dots by paring the skirt with one of my favorite blouses. I can be honest though I didn’t last very long in the shoes, my trusty pointy toe flats came out a few hours after I strutted in the door of my office.

So what about you my fabulous readers? How do you feel about work wear? What is your go to strategy?

J

April 18, 2014

Faux Leather Jogger Giveaway!!!



  
I was so happy to participate in Pop Up Plus's Spring Challenge and thanks to my lovely readers I won the challenge!!! I promised there would be a giveaway if I won and now its giveaway time! I have two sets of faux leather joggers to giveaway to two of my amazing readers. One set is three pairs of joggers (black, red and blue) and the other set is two pairs of joggers (red and blue). The size range for the joggers is 1x-3x. The giveaway is limited to residence of the United States.  

Here is how you enter the giveaway:
1. Follow The Jenesaisquoi on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
2. Follow Pop Up Plus on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
3. Leave a comment here on my blog post with your email address.  

The giveaway goes until next Thursday and I will announce the winners on Friday! I look forward to all of your entering to win!!!

April 14, 2014

Jump Jump...

Jacket-H&M, Jumpsuit-My Habit, Shoes-Target, Sunnies-BCBG
Purse-Philip Lim for Target, Bracelet-Banana Republic




Jumpsuits are a heavy staple in my wardrobe. With such a hectic schedule I like the ease and simplicity of just having one item to revolve a look around. Jumpsuits have always held a certain image of sophistication to me, blame it or on the 70’s or my Mother. I remember her wearing one when I was little from this cool new store (Banana Republic) that had just opened in Birmingham,  It was military styled and I vowed it would be mine when I got older. That wasn’t meant to be but I have peppered my wardrobe with several jumpsuits that I deemed classics.  

I picked this jumpsuit up from My Habit (they have some amazing plus size items by the way). I loved the fit and comfort of this jumpsuit. It can go from casual, to dressy to a great layering piece. For this post I shared two ways to wear the jumpsuit, one with a leopard jacket for those cooler spring days and one by itself with a cute handbag.

How do you guys feel about jumpsuits? Are they a yay or a nay for you?

Thanks for reading!
J

April 09, 2014

30 Plus Style "The TuTu Skirt"


Blazer-Macys, Tank & Necklace-Forever 21, Skirt-DIY, Shoes-Khol's, Bag-Tano, Bracelets-Ashley Stewart



It is time for part two of the 30 Plus Style Challenge and for this edition we are all presenting our take on the tutu skirt. I believe that absolutely every wardrobe should have some element of whimsy in it. The tutu skirt is most definitely a way to add whimsy to every wardrobe. They can be dressed up, dressed down, styled preppy or punked out.

I wanted to go with a more classic feel adding girly touches like sparkly jewelry, pair of neon pink pumps and a blazer. For the longest I wanted to take pictures under Birmingham’s beloved light bridges and I thought this look was the perfect opportunity to do so. It added that additional touch of whimsy that made me so excited!!!

On a side note there is a slight story behind this skirt. I ordered one and it was horrific so I quickly ordered another but I was sad to find out it wouldn’t be here until after the challenge. I so didn’t know what to do, but my friend and fellow blogger Pepper Martin came to my rescue!!! She made this tutu skirt and I totally loved it! I swear I am more and more thankful for the wonderful women that I surround myself!!! Thanks Pepper!

So how do you feel about the tutu skirt? Yay or nay? Check out my other fellow 30 Plus Style Bloggers to see their take on this challenge:  Joi from In My Joi,  Delilah from Pumps and Studz, Georgette fromGrown and Curvy Woman, Pepper from Pretty Plus Pep and Nefferth from Mode_Plus.

April 08, 2014

A Moment...


Top-Old, Pants-Lane Bryant, Shoes-Shoedazzle-Old








By the looks of my last few posts, I have to admit pants are having a huge moment in my wardrobe.  I normally am a skirt and dress girl but seemingly I have crossed over into some new territory where I am constantly in a pair of pants. The shape and high waist on these pants were what most attracted me to these along with the six dollar price tag. When I first purchased my pants I was very shocked by how versatile they are to style and create different looks. I paired them with a crop blouse and a great pair of snakeskin heeled sandals.

I get a lot of questions on wearing crop tops, and one trick that helped me be comfortable with the trend was to wear a high-waisted bottom that provided extra cover like these pants. Another trick that helped was to wear longer crop tops like this blouse to minimize the crop look. Personally I think it’s all about what you’re comfortable with wearing. Ease yourself into situation and be nice to yourself most of all!

Anyone else having a moment with something in their closet?

J
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