• Wearing A Suit Can Be Fun!

    HaPpY Monday, fellow #stylecrazed pals! I know it’s been a couple weeks since I last blogged to you :/ my calendar in May was an absolute sprint and June [to be honest] hasn’t been much slower either . . . BUT I DID have a quick moment this morning so here I am ready to share with you another #ootd from my closet. At first glance, this head-to-toe ensemble seems completely business appropriate [which it totally is btw] HOWEVER, it’s so much more versatile than that. When my schedule throws me a day with both client meetings AND errands on the docket, this is the ultimate “multi-tasking” look. Why? Well, not only is it über chic for your client meetings, but with a simple slip-off of the jacket, you’re rocking a cute tank with skinny pants = PERFECT for a hot Summer day while running errands! Then when you’re about to head back into your next meeting [OR a freezing grocery store] slip that jacket back on and BOOM! You’re ready to WOW, y’all ;)

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    Glasses & Purse: Kate Spade New York / Earrings: Target / Suit & Top: c/o Cabi / Block Heels: Sam Edelman

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    “When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.” — Joe Namath

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    Oh, and did I fail to mention that all of these garments you see me wearing here are by Cabi?? Yep, I think it’s safe to say I’m a wee-bit obsessed with this fashion brand. I mean this is what . . . #stylecrazed post #5 regarding a Cabi-related outfit since being first introduced to them back January of this year?! CABI FOR THE WIN! Seriously though. The quality of their fabrics and the way each item of their items are constructed together is just second-to-none. It’s definitely a brand you will see here on LLM time after time and probably year after year. They just keep making me come back for more AND anything I add from them into my closest goes oh-so-well with all the other Cabi clothing pieces, which is turn =’s more and more new outfits, which then in turn creates one hell of a HaPpY fashion blogger! Trust me. Check out their site. So many good options! AND their Fall line is debuting soon [just a few weeks away] and I’ve seen it and you my friend will WANT IT!

    Photos by Henry S. Young

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  • Taste The Rainbow

    HaPpY First Day of May, LLMers! The sun is out and it’s another beautiful day to be alive in San Diego!! I woke up this morning both eager for the week ahead BUT tired from all this weekend’s fun. What did you do this weekend? Any of you make it to Bloom Bash? I wanted to check-out this annual art exhibition at the San Diego Museum of Art so badly, but in-between the Pauma Valley Country Club Annual Home Tour AND helping my BFF, Leslie, get ready for her housewarming party on Saturday, it just wasn’t in the cards for me this year :( two of my other besties made it out for the event, however, and it sounds like they had the most amazing time. I hope you got to check it out as well! However, if you’re like me and didn’t, fear not as there is still one way you can get your BLOOM on this spring and that’s at The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch.

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    For over sixty years now, Mother Nature has transformed these rolling hills of north San Diego County into one of the most spectacular and coordinated displays of natural color and beauty anywhere in the world with its nearly fifty acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers. This yearly burst of color has become an annual MUST SEE favorite for both locals and tourists alike – ESPECIALLY for a rainbow lover like myself! I mean just look at all of those gorgeous colors. They bloom each year from early March through Mother’s Day for approximately six to eight weeks and literally announce the arrival of spring here in southern California. Talk about knowing how to make an entrance, y’all?! I better take note ;) it’s also a photoshoot waiting to happen, so we did! HAHA.

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    Lace Umbrella: Amazon / Glasses: Dolce & Gabbana / Earrings: Vintage / Choker: J.Crew

    Gown: Alice + Olivia / Sandals: Katy Perry Collections

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    “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” — Maya Angelou

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    For me, visiting The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch is a lot like this Alice + Olivia gown I’m wearing = a NO-BRAINER! From it’s multi-colored detailing, delicately-stitched straps, and deep V’s located in both the front & back, this gown had me in “tiers” upon first sighting ;) and honestly, would have been my wedding dress for our elopement if it had only been in my closet back in 2015! Dang it. Yes, in my eyes, it’s that special of a dress – one of THEE most breathtaking gowns I have ever seen/worn and then I went and paired it with these Katy Perry “Stella” Sandals and, HOT DAMN, someone commit me from colorful giddiness overload!! Lol. I hope you enjoyed this very rainbow-tastic blog post AND have a wonderful first day of May! Who knows maybe you’ll even get a basket! Lol. Do people still do that?? Either way, don’t forget you still have until Sunday, May 14th [Mother’s Day] to see The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch for yourself! It’s a rainbow experience you will not soon forget!! Take your camera!!!

    Photos by Henry S. Young

    Location: The Flower Fields

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  • That’s Bananas!

    Anyone who knows me best knows these three simple “Jenna” truths = I love color, I love fashion, and I love art.

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    Earrings: Unknown / Glasses & Leather Backpack: Kate Spade New York / Necklace: Ash + Ames

    Turtle Tank: Gorman / Pants: Cabi / Shoes: Vans

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    And nothing makes me more happy then when these three worlds collide :D yep, this slight-turtleneck tank top I’m wearing today looks like it was produced by the great Andy Warhol himself in The Factory!

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    So much so, I don’t think I need to spend anytime typing as to WHY this Velvet Underground-esque banana print top needed to be added to my wardrobe.

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    “My fascination with letting images repeat and repeat – or in film’s case ‘run on’ – manifests my belief that we spend much of our lives seeing without observing.” — Andy Warhol

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    Because sometimes art does mimic its way into my life and onto by body ;) and speaking of art and life, if you’re looking for something fun to do tonight, my BFF Vanessa Balli just did a fun fashion collaboration with The San Diego Museum of Art for their annual Bloom Bash that’s happening tonight!! Read more details about the event on her blog by clicking here. Have a HaPpY weekend, y’all!

    Photos by Henry S. Young

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  • Husband’s Shirt

    Okay, so don’t that title fool you = this is NOT my husband’s shirt . . . HOWEVER, it fits just like one :) see a few years back [when we were still living in the Carlsbad Village] I acquired this Marc Jacobs shirt as a FINAL SALE item [my apologies as I don’t remember what merchant] from the looks of it online, it seemed to be more fitted, but once it arrived to our house, I quickly discovered it was boxy AF :( which was not so great for a string bean like myself AND I couldn’t return it. Grrr. I did still love it though with it’s classic white and blue stripe mixed with this “I didn’t even know I could ever love a floral” print – not to mention, the cute but oh-so random pocket on its bottom left. It was simply unique enough that I soon became determined to make this shirt work.

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    I honestly tried everything, y’all = wearing it “as is” untucked with jeans [silly] open with another shirt underneath [just awful] paired with overalls [looked like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man on top] BUT it wasn’t until I figured out the subtle art of tying a front knot that this shirt transformed from a FINAL SALE FAIL to a STAPLE PIECE in my closet that I wear AT LEAST once every two weeks. I do this by leaving the last button at the bottom of the shirt unbuttoned. I then gently fold the back shirt tail under and continue that lite fold around the front. I finish by tying the front two parts of the shirt in a loose but attractive knot. Yep, easy as that AND it creates the illusion that I totally meant to wear this button-up shirt like this from the get-go! HAHA.

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    Glasses: Prada / Button-Up Shirt: Marc Jacobs / Culottes: J.Crew

    Purse: Kate Spade New York / Slide Sandals: Dolce Vita

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    “I don’t know, but I always loved that image of a girl putting toenail polish on a guy – her boyfriend, or something like that. Or a guy waking up in the morning and reaching over and putting on his girlfriend’s shirt. Like Keith Richards putting on one of Anita Pallenberg’s blouses, or Courtney Love putting nail polish on Kurt Cobain.” — Marc Jacobs

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    Pretty cute and chic, right?! Now, every time I wear this shirt I think about those scenes in Someone Like You, where Ellen Barkin‘s wearing the shirt Ashley Judd‘s character purchased for Greg Kinnear [God, I love that movie!] I mean even though I couldn’t stand Ellen’s character, because well, we ALL wanted Ashley to end up with Greg, I still thought she looked effortlessly FAB in it! Lol. What do you think about my front knot solution? Clever? Blah? I’d love to read your thoughts below! Stayed tuned for another #stylecrazed post this Friday – it’s going to be BANANAS, y’all! And I’m not referring to the Chiquita kind ;) haha! Now go have a wonderful day!

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  • No Bad Days

    A few weeks back, someone on my Instastories asked me if I ever have a bad day . . . which totally took me by surprise because of course I do – just like everyone else ;) but this off-the-cuff question did make me stop and ponder for a bit = do I have bad days??

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    Glasses: Dolce & Gabbana / Sweatshirt: ban.do / Purse: Kate Spade New York

    Cropped Pants: J.Crew / Heels: Sam Edelman

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    And the really honest answer is I have bad moments, NOT bad days. SAY WHAT?? Yep, but listen, I am NOT saying that my life’s perfect or that I’m perfect or that every day is rainbows, sunshine and unicorns. HOWEVER [for the most part] it’s mentality over reality. I have learned to roll with the punches/to gracefully fall down, get up, and dust myself off/to smile big no matter what life throws my way.

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    But it wasn’t always this easy, y’all. No siree. I had to work to get where my brain is today. You have to teach yourself that you have control over how you react to your daily obstacles. And if YOU can’t figure it out on your own, hire some help! That’s what I did [both a therapist AND an assistant] and look at me now. I can happily say there really are no bad days, just bad moments.

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    “On bad days, I like to wear something colorful so I strike attention. That’s how I appear confident to others – AND how I get confident!” — Elizabeth Jagger

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    And that’s why I LOVE my sweatshirt from ban.do! I mean why not wear your new mantra as a badge of happy ;) right?! It’s so soft, cute, and perfectly fits into my already-delightfully colorful wardrobe. Plus, I love the idea that it might have a positive impact on someone’s day. Have a HaPpY Friday, y’all!

    Photos by Henry S. Young

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