February 2015 archive

Style It: Jewels

Styling my jewelry is one of my favorite things to do.  I get a lot of questions from customers on how to style statement pieces so I pulled a couple of my favorite recent looks to show how I personally style some of our items.  And this week all jewelry, clutches and sale items are 30% off.  Shop here and use code 30JEWELS.

crystalnecklaceIt has been freezing in Chicago so I paired a graphic tee from my line with a faux fur coat, some comfy boyfriend denim and this crystal medallion necklace that is only $17 right now.  Any plain tee or graphic tee can be styled up with a crystal necklace.  Or if you more of an office girl, pair the necklace with your button down shirt.

crystalnecklace1The rings above can be found here for 30% off.

crystalnecklace2This stunner is my favorite to pair with anything black. Black tee, tank, black dress but also looks great with white.  To me this is the ultimate statement necklace and whenever I wear it people ask me about it.

crystalnecklace3 crystalnecklace4This necklace is part of our modern metals collection and I love the edgy look with the tassels.  Once again black looks terrific with the necklace and with the weather we are having a turtleneck is an essential.  The sequin pencil skirt is new and pairs well with the silver necklace.  (It is a great date night option!)

crystalnecklace7I’m a polka dot kind of girl and any polka dot button down is cute with denim, leather pants, skirts and topped off with a colorful necklace.  This necklace was an item featured in US Weekly and I love the colors paired with black and white.  If you love this  plaid coat, I got it from here; it is sold out but I love this new one they have for $60

crystalnecklace8Nothing beats layers in this cold weather and this fairisle pattern sweater was a recent purchase from H&M.  The luxe pearl cluster necklace is my favorite as well as a customer bestseller.  It looks great with any sweater, pattern or solid and definitely upgrades the look from traditional pearls.

These are just some looks I’ve been sporting lately but overall I’m a big believer that you should wear what you love.  A statement necklace can finish off your look easily and don’t be afraid to wear it during the day.

*Shop any of the jewelry above here and don’t forget to use the code 30JEWELS. Sale ends Sunday night!

Style it: Bubblegum Pink Bow Coat

I am a pink girl and a girly girl.  This coat fulfills it all.  Both my sister and I love bows and we looked at our wardrobe and what we loved to design our small collection of outerwear.  This bubblegum pink bow coat is one of our favorites and also comes in a pretty cobalt blue.


pinkbowcoat1 pinkbowcoat2I paired it simply with a pair of denim (the ones I have on are my favorite steal) and underneath was a lightweight sweater.  As you can it’s a bit cold here in Chicago.  I did take these photos when it was low 30’s; this week we hit a windchill in the negatives.  Man, I need a vacation somewhere warm.  I would also pair this coat with a pair of faux leather leggings and a button up for a modern take on a girly coat.

My sister and I are working on our next launch of skirts and a collection of ear embellishments that are so pretty.  It has been a busy month since being back from China and making sure our items got here on time before Chinese New Year.  Launching new items and hearing what people think is the best part of designing.  This week we are doing a special Friends and Family promotion.  All jewelry, clutches, watches and sale items are 30% off with code 30JEWELS.   If you’ve been eyeing anything in particular this is the chance to get it with a discount.

If you ever have styling questions please feel free to shoot me an email at jennifer@tandjdesigns.com.  I would love to hear from you.  Thanks for reading, happy shopping and hope you are staying warm!


Small Business Love: Home Decor

I love finding new businesses to shop at and especially if they are women owned!  I just feel like a connection to other women entrepreneurs and love to support them in any way I can.  I’m obsessed with decorating my walls with unique prints so I’m always on the hunt for pretty prints and paintings.

One of my latest finds is Parima Creative Studio whose paintings are so bright and beautiful.  You can buy her original paintings or prints of them which cost a fraction of the price but are just as beautiful!


I love all things girly so when I stumbled upon The Elephant In The Room I instantly fell in love with all her prints.

I’m also a fan of cute sayings and I know I’m not the only one that misses Gossip Girl!  I spotted one of The Trendy Sparrow‘s mugs on instagram and instantly clicked over to her profile and died over everything!  One thing that I love about as much as prints?  Mugs!  I love cute mugs to drink my coffee in, it just instantly brightens up my morning.

I’ve been in love with Charm & Gumption for awhile now.  I have a few of her mugs and notepads and I adore them! I saw that she had new prints and mugs that I had to put on my wishlist!

What are some of your favorite small businesses to shop at?

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