Cozy Stripes Lookbook

Zara Plaid Coat  |  Topshop Stripe Sweater  |  Bella Dahl Chambray Shirt (similar)  |  

Forever 21 Skinny Denim  |  Fergie Boots  |  Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC bag  |  Michael Kors Watch

t+j Designs jewelry:  Pink Teardrop Earrings  |  Gold Luxe Colored Crystal Bangle Set  |

Twisted Silver and Gold Bangle

A couple of my blogger friends and I were together and we discussed how personal or non personal our own blogs as well as others were.  It got me thinking, how much do I share or what do people who read my blog care to know?  I try hard to stay positive, share my styling looks, what I love, and honestly feel very lucky to have great positive readers/customers.  But I do have bad days.  I’m a type A person; I stress and have anxiety about things.  With the baby due in 9 weeks, I’ve been a bit stressed about how to keep up my blog, shooting photos of looks (it’s hard with a tummy and feeling unmotivated), manage my time for my jewelry business and what will I do once the baby is here?  At times I feel overwhelmed, but I try to take it one step at time (after some meltdowns).  Whether or not I’ll be able to do it all and be a stay at home mom we will have to see.  I hope my readers will continue to stay with me as I go through this journey of figuring everything out in the next three months. 

I think today’s just one of those days, but my goal is to continue sharing what I love up until the baby arrives.  Your positive comments, looking at the number of page views I receive, and seeing t+j Designs grow since we’ve launched in mid August is rewarding and amazing.  I can’t thank you enough.

For 2 days only we are offering these beautiful bangles as a set for over 50% off, $100 for all three (originally $204).




  1. Amanda {}
    February 27, 2012 / 7:44 am

    great stripes and pops of pink!!!<

  2. chocolatefashioncoffee
    February 27, 2012 / 8:26 am

    lovely outfit! love the pink pop of color!

  3. Girlie Blogger
    February 27, 2012 / 8:56 am

    In my opinion, I always enjoy a little personal touch on blogs. People shouldn't rear away from their blogs' essence, but giving them personality makes blogs that much more attractive.I cannot wait until your baby's arrival either. By the way, if you have any questions about being a stay at home mom (and part-time freelancer and blogger), you can always shoot me an email. I am certain you will make the best decision (for your child).Seattle Beauty and Fashion Blog – Girlie Blog Seattle

  4. Style Servings
    February 27, 2012 / 9:58 am

    Beautiful, love the pop of pink! I hope you feel better now, I can imagine that it must be really stressful. But know that you have loyal readers that will welcome you back even if you don't have time to post for a while!

  5. Heather
    February 27, 2012 / 12:31 pm

    I love your hat and boots – this is a perfect weekend look!

  6. CessOviedo
    February 27, 2012 / 12:39 pm

    Oh I totally love this look! The stripes and pink hat are adorbs. I've wondered about what is sharing to much but as long as it feels comfortable with what you share is all that matters!Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  7. modern Suburbanites
    February 27, 2012 / 2:39 pm

    love your hat! so so adorable!

  8. LC
    February 27, 2012 / 3:03 pm

    i think people forget that we`re people too! obviously, my blog is wayyy not put together and casual compared to your amazing posts and pictures! it takes so much time and effort and i really commend you on following through and going the extra mile every time! we`re all here for you, on the good days and the bad. this should be a safe and happy place! <3

  9. Minnie and Daisy
    February 27, 2012 / 3:35 pm

    Love the color of your handbag! xoxo Minnie&Daisy

  10. jane
    February 27, 2012 / 4:27 pm

    Love the rebecca minkoff mac mini. As a mommy of 2 (2 year old and 1 month old) and a small business owner who has another full time job, i'll tell you it's hard to find the balance between work and family. But it is totally worth it. From what I see, it seems you have a great support system, so lean on them and you'll succeed. I have an awesome husband who helps with everything. I also have awesome parents and in-laws who help whenever we need. Love reading your blog. Keep it coming as time permits and enjoy your new yummy baby in 9 weeks.

  11. JustPatience
    February 27, 2012 / 5:13 pm

    That mini mac is on my wish list. Love the pink hat also. You look

  12. Schnelle
    February 27, 2012 / 6:11 pm

    I love your blog so I hope you will find the time to keep it going! There will be lots of changes coming along with the baby and that is totally understandable. I can't wait for your baby's arrival! You are such an inspiration.

  13. Josie
    February 27, 2012 / 6:26 pm

    Jen, all any of us can ask is that we do the best we can! If it helps, you look stunning and I literally could never tell you were pregnant. I love your sweater, and that beanie is so fun — what a great pop of color! One of my all-time favorite looks of yours, for sure.xo Josie

  14. DiamondsandTulle
    February 27, 2012 / 6:39 pm

    I love the personal stuff in everyone's blogs and it's nice to read people's good times, and even tough times. We're all human right? And I CANNOT believe you are due in 9 weeks! You can't even tell in these pics! I think it's also important to take a step back and take a break when you need it! Hopefully you will still keep us updated but as your due date approaches and the baby arrives, we'll understand if you need offline time!xx Vivian @

  15. Bonnie
    February 27, 2012 / 7:33 pm

    Your pink hat adds something so lovely to this outfit. It's a great burst of color. @GlamKitten88

  16. Lindsay
    February 27, 2012 / 7:47 pm

    The baby is due in 9 weeks?! Don't feel unmotivated, I could barely even tell! I'm so happy for you! 🙂

  17. The Jones
    February 27, 2012 / 9:26 pm

    Love the fuschia accents, love it!<3

  18. Tabitha
    February 27, 2012 / 9:40 pm

    9 weeks?! I can't believe how soon that is for you. You know my take on things – we're all human and there's a difference between being "mean" and being "honest". I like honesty…mean would just make me run in the other direction.

  19. Carte Blanche Couture
    February 28, 2012 / 3:22 am

    Cute and cozy!

  20. Kristin
    February 28, 2012 / 3:46 am

    Love the color palette and your bracelets are totally fab!

  21. Natasha xoxo
    February 28, 2012 / 4:06 am

    Love the hot pink additions! Are you a big fan of your RM Mini Mac? I'm contemplating purchasing one!xo, tashatwenty-something blogfollow me

  22. Samantha
    February 28, 2012 / 2:27 pm

    Oh Jen!! You look so fab in this striped ensemble! Just keep thinking positive thoughts! We all have bad days too, but you seem to be doing great with the blog, the business, and still looking healthy with the baby! Can't believe your baby is only 9 weeks away!xo, sam

  23. simplyvonne
    February 28, 2012 / 5:44 pm

    Pregnancy was such an emotional rollercoaster for me! you have your good days and you have your bad, but when it's bad, it's badddd! hehe I remember I would cry if my husband didn't do the dishes or if he didn't paint the nursery! Just take it one step at a time, your readers would support you no matter what. I think I blogged less once K was born because the first couple weeks was pretty stressful being a new parent. I worried a lot and I had horrible dreams but everything will be ok 🙂

  24. Kim (A Very Sweet Blog)
    February 28, 2012 / 6:23 pm

    Jen, I will always be here for you girl. We all have good and bad days. Sometimes in blogging you have to step back, cut back or take it slower. I'm realizing all bloggers are A Type personalities. HAHAHA You will definitely be busy with the baby. Do what is best for you, the little one and your hubby! I envision your blog to be more personal after the baby arrives. Whatever changes you make I'll always be a reader. ((HUG))

  25. Mai
    February 28, 2012 / 6:30 pm

    What? Your baby due 9 weeks away? Omg, you looks amazing, Jen! Lovely outfit as always!

  26. Meisha.Style
    February 29, 2012 / 6:23 am

    love the stripe and the fuschia together!

  27. Styleclouds
    February 29, 2012 / 7:31 am

    I love this look – especially with the touches of pink (the beanie is lovely)!! And I like this post, it's very honest. :-)Have a wonderful Wednesday! xo, Christina

  28. Capital Barbie
    February 29, 2012 / 4:21 pm

    I LOVE that sweater and the bangle set!

  29. Walk This Way
    March 1, 2012 / 6:31 am

    I'm so glad you commented to me so I could find my way here to your lovely blog. I know how it feels to have anxiety and stressing around..I've had that way too often lately. But I'm sure whatever you will decide to do with your blog and life, it's going to be okay. I think the pieces falls in right places when the time is right. Have a wonderful day girl:) <3xo,Jenny

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