Rodeo Black and White Lookbook






Nordstrom Trouve Faux Fur Jacket  |  Zara Dotted Swiss Blouse  |  Zara Faux Leather Pencil Skirt  |

Christian Louboutin Patent Slingbacks  |  Zara Sequin Clutch  |  Forever 21 Cable Knit Hat

t+j Designs Gold Rhinestone Bow Bangle  |  Bamboo Bracelet

I had a wonderful weekend in LA celebrating my birthday.  My days were filled with lots of food, some shopping and spending time with friends and family.  I wore this outfit while shopping in Beverly Hills; my feet were a bit tired at the end of the day, but I can’t seem to get myself to wear flats when wearing a nice outfit :).  We had lunch at Villa Blanca, if you an avid Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fan you’ll know this is Lisa Vanderpump’s restaurant.  The inside was beautiful and we did happen to sit closely to Lisa and her husband.  I had hoped for a Jiggy sighting but Jiggy was not available. 

Besides my birthday, I was celebrating another addition; I hadn’t posted anything public until now, but my husband and I are expecting a little one in May.  Soooo, I am a little over 4 months pregnant.  I saw these pics and there is no hiding my tummy.  It wasn’t until last week that I felt a bit heavier.  The months ahead will be interesting to see how I do outfit posts, how I feel, how I look, and my adventures with my first baby.  We are very excited (and a bit scared at the same time)!  

Can you believe this week is Thanksgiving?  The craziness of the holiday has begun!  Well, along with my big news is a fantastic T-day special we are running for t+j Designs.  We have such great customers, supporters, and readers and we are offering the biggest discount yet!  25% off your total order (including style steals and sale) with free shipping over $75!  Use promo code THANKS at checkout.   This promotion runs until November 30th, shop away and remember, once an item runs out, we won’t have it available again!  




  1. charlene-ann
    November 21, 2011 / 10:51 pm

    you look absolutely gorgeous as always πŸ™‚

  2. LC
    November 21, 2011 / 11:01 pm

    Congratulations!!!! I didn't even notice in your pics, I had to scroll up and double magnify to see the bump! No wonder you've been absolutely glowing!

  3. TaraMixandMatch
    November 21, 2011 / 11:49 pm

    Congratulations, what exciting news! Happy birthday again πŸ™‚ Oh, and I don't think your outfit could possibly get any more awesome…I love everything about it!

  4. Jillian
    November 21, 2011 / 11:52 pm

    I've been following your blog for a while but this is my first time commenting. I absolutely adore this outfit and had to say Congratulations on your newest addition. A new baby + Cartier = a happy wife (the hubby is definitely a keeper) :)

  5. CessOviedo
    November 22, 2011 / 12:19 am

    Omg! When I saw Chanel on the pictures and your fantastic outfit thought this post could not get any better … but baby? I'm so over the moon, so happy for you! That is going to be one stylish baby, congrats on this new chapter of your life!ps. about the clutch I wrote ??? cause the clutch is brandless, I got it at a local boutique, I'll keep my eyes open in case I see similar online ;)Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  6. Julie Khuu
    November 22, 2011 / 12:25 am

    Incredible look glamour girl! Love the sequins except it's been so dang gloomy in LA there's hardly any sun to help that baby shimmer!Fur to the rescue…all day, every day :DHappy Thanksgiving week babe!xo-JuliePeace. Love. LOL!

  7. Tabitha
    November 22, 2011 / 12:43 am

    WHAT??? Congrats!!! I'm so happy for you. Can't wait to hear about your trip tomorrow and celebrate the little one. πŸ™‚

  8. Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle
    November 22, 2011 / 12:53 am

    Looking absolutely fabulous doll and the clutch is just too beautiful.<3 Marina Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

  9. Josie
    November 22, 2011 / 1:08 am

    You look DARLING in all of these photos! I'm glad you had such a fun birthday celebration in LA. And that Zara clutch is seriously to DIE for.xo

  10. Schnelle
    November 22, 2011 / 1:12 am

    Stunning. This is such a classy outift, love it. Those shoes are beautiful and your clutch is so fun.

  11. alison*elle
    November 22, 2011 / 1:12 am

    Congratulations, Jen!! That is such exciting news πŸ˜€ Glad you had a lovely birthday celebration too.xo, alison*elle

  12. JustPatience
    November 22, 2011 / 1:26 am

    OMG Jen! I am so happy for you and your hubby. Congratulations! I didn't even notice until now. Happy belated birthday and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.I adore the outfit

  13. chillairandperfume
    November 22, 2011 / 1:42 am

    That coat and clutch are gorgeous!

  14. Fatima Aamir
    November 22, 2011 / 2:06 am

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! I love the faux fur jacket it looks so absolutely cozy! :)Followed on Twitter, Blogger, Bloglovin and liked on Facebook! I love the layout of your blog it's gorgeous.You have a great sense of style! <

    November 22, 2011 / 2:07 am

    Aw congrats on your addition – sooooo very exciting!

  16. 7eventh Letter
    November 22, 2011 / 2:16 am

    Happy Birthday and Congratulations on your new addition. If you hadn't mentioned it, I still wouldn't have known. You're so small. You look fabulous and looks like the birthday was celebrated nicely. How was Lisa's restaurant? I looked online at her prices last week and they weren't bad at all. 7eventh Letter

  17. I V Y
    November 22, 2011 / 2:17 am

    you're just so chic! beautiful skirt and leopard print!enter my ambra giveaway here! xo

  18. Monica and Whitney
    November 22, 2011 / 2:27 am

    That skirt is FABULOUS!Ask the Duplex

  19. Sarah
    November 22, 2011 / 2:34 am

    OMG – you look stunning as usual (those Louboutins…. sigh) and CONGRATS on the pregnancy!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ So happy for you!!-Sarah

  20. SassyUptownChic
    November 22, 2011 / 2:35 am

    Jen, I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Can you hear me shouting from New Orleans? LOL You are going to be a great mother! I am thrilled for you and your hubby. HAPPY BIRTHDAY and what a lovely trip! I've never been on Rodeo Drive and it is truly lovely. Loving the CHANEL! hahaha You look great! It wasn't until I read your post that I knew. I could not tell by the pics! ((HUG)) my friend. You're a doll and I truly admire you. Have a wonderful evening.

  21. Anna Jane
    November 22, 2011 / 2:37 am

    CONGRATS, Jen!! so so exciting πŸ™‚

  22. blondieesquire
    November 22, 2011 / 2:37 am

    Love your look, and congratulations!!! Three of my best girl friends are pregnant as well, and all live in Chicago… so there's either something in the water or love is in the air. πŸ™‚

  23. Jill
    November 22, 2011 / 2:59 am

    Oh my! HUGE CONGRATS! Feel well darling. You certainly look fabulous!! Love that amazing skirt and of course the clutch πŸ™‚

  24. ( elisse )
    November 22, 2011 / 3:32 am

    OMG! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you! So much to celebrate and be thankful for!

  25. Yakini
    November 22, 2011 / 3:54 am

    You look gorgeous! Love the outfit – and such a beautiful clutch!

  26. Rinny
    November 22, 2011 / 3:55 am

    I love the clutch and the skirt! And a big congrats to you and your hubby for the new addition to your family! You must both be so excited πŸ™‚

  27. Jay
    November 22, 2011 / 4:16 am

    beautiful photos!Xx, Jay

  28. Marionberry Style
    November 22, 2011 / 4:49 am

    Congratulations Jen!! That is awesome πŸ™‚ You are going to be such a stylish mommy…I can't wait to see how you dress the baby bump!And seriously…you can't even see a baby bump in these pics you're so darn tiny! XO – Marion

  29. nhu
    November 22, 2011 / 5:45 am

    Oh wow! Congrats!!you look great pregnant and still very tiny.

  30. Fashion Confessions of a Mommy
    November 22, 2011 / 7:10 am

    Hi, visiting from Monday Mingle. Great outfit. I loved the beret version. The clutch is amazing.Daphne.

  31. Amanda Nguyen
    November 22, 2011 / 7:55 am

    yaaaay looks like you had such a fabulous time in LA!!! you are soo glitzy & glammed up!! I LOVE IT!< Me!

  32. Style Savvy Chic
    November 22, 2011 / 8:19 am

    You look great! I love that skirt. Wow, that is the Christmas tree of dreams. It looks so magical. STYLE. SAVVY. CHIC

  33. Adele
    November 22, 2011 / 9:37 am

    Fabulous look, I love your faux fur jacket & of course I love the clutch as I have the same one!!! Hope you had a fabulous birthday xoxo

  34. Lisa
    November 22, 2011 / 10:43 am

    jen!! CONGRATS!! omgosh that is so exciting i'm so happy for you!! EEKS!you are gonna be one HOT MILF!!! still wearing your loubie's in your 4th month.. i'm VERY impressed bahaha :p

  35. Kate L.
    November 22, 2011 / 11:32 am

    Beautiful photos!!! You look gorgeous and I love your faux fur jacket:)Fashion

  36. Ekaete
    November 22, 2011 / 1:18 pm

    HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!aww, that's awesome news. You're gonna be the most stylish mummy in town.Gorgeous outfit by the way, love the mixture of textures…Ekaete

  37. Jessica
    November 22, 2011 / 2:06 pm

    Happy birthday, and congrats!! You must be so excited. :)xx Jessica

  38. Erica
    November 22, 2011 / 2:43 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is such wonderful news & a new reason to be thankful this year :)

  39. Samantha
    November 22, 2011 / 3:51 pm

    Jen!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! That is wonderful and so exciting for you and the hubby!!! What great news!!! You look absolutely smashing in your Rodeo Drive birthday outfit – the leather, the fur, the dots! :)xo~sam

  40. jas
    November 22, 2011 / 4:23 pm

    need that clutch!

  41. Lindsay
    November 22, 2011 / 4:34 pm

    Congratulations! You're going to be one styling mama! πŸ™‚

  42. jo
    November 22, 2011 / 5:32 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday and Congrats on becoming a mom soon! I'm sure you're gonna be a cool mom! I really like your clutch! I almost bought a similar one the other day.

  43. Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos
    November 22, 2011 / 7:14 pm

    CONGRATS!!!! I'm so happy for you guys πŸ™‚ You will definitely be one of the most stylish moms. Hope you had an amazing b'day and many more to come πŸ™‚

  44. Tiffany
    November 22, 2011 / 8:32 pm

    yay!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  45. Grace - Stripes and Sequins
    November 22, 2011 / 8:34 pm

    LOVELY shots. Makes me want to use my Zara clutch this weekend… it's so fun!!

  46. just tututiny
    November 22, 2011 / 10:17 pm

    OMG – Congrats Jen! You are going to be one heck of a stylish Mom! I would never have guessed if you didn't tell us. You look HOT in that leather skirt and I am drooling over that sequin clutch – gorgeous. I hope you had a wonderful birthday celebration (looks like you did) and get lots of sleep in before the little bundle of joy comes πŸ˜‰

  47. Tinu
    November 23, 2011 / 1:52 am

    Happy belated birthday and congratulations!!!!

  48. Anonymous
    November 23, 2011 / 2:24 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! you got great style too!

  49. lepinkbow
    November 23, 2011 / 4:44 am

    wow!! you look stunning!! in love with your outfit! (

  50. pearls and green tea
    November 23, 2011 / 9:50 am

    Congrats!!! We just had our second baby a month ago! You're going to be such a chic mommy! Let me know if you have any questions n the future about mom stuff in Chicago. Are you planning to stay at home w your son/daughter?

  51. Miu
    November 23, 2011 / 12:14 pm

    Congratulations, this is such good news! I'm really excited :DI'm sure you are going to be a beautiful mom!

  52. simplyvonne
    November 23, 2011 / 2:39 pm

    I know I am so late, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY! and yay for announcing your pregnancy! I am so happy for you, that a great way to share your news with everyone, on your birthday week!Hope you are feeling great and cant wait to hear if it's a boy or girl!!!

  53. sharon lei
    November 24, 2011 / 5:00 am

    Jen love.. Happy Belated Birthday. and Ohmygosh!! CONGRATULATIONS on your little bundle of joy. I'm so thrilled for you. πŸ™‚ You are going to be the best and stylish mommy evar. hehehe. YAYEE!!!xx Love & Aloha

  54. ss fashion world
    November 26, 2011 / 9:54 pm

    this clutch is just perfect ! I must to get it ! Buy when I was in Zara it was alreadz sold out-.- β“ˆβ“ˆ β’»β’Άβ“ˆβ’½β’Ύβ“„β“ƒ β“Œβ“„β“‡β“β’Ή

  55. The_Leather_Skirt_Blog
    November 28, 2011 / 11:28 pm

    I would never wear flats with such a great outfit either. Looking great sometimes just has to come with a little discomfort. Hee HeeBTW… thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you will be back soon? You have a great blog & great style so I am following now.

  56. The Blonde @ Stylish3
    November 29, 2011 / 5:05 pm

    I love the gold clutch and all the black/white. You look fantastic!

  57. Trinnah
    December 1, 2011 / 2:40 pm

    First of all, I love your style, so I have been visiting your blog for a while but just not commenting. My husband is from Chicago, so I'm always showing him the chinatown background pics from your shots as we reminisce about the avocado shake at Joy Yee's. Lol. And now I find out that you're 4 months . . so am I! πŸ™‚ Well, take care! πŸ™‚

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