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March 2016

Banana leafs + mustard totes

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Hello Love!
Well, Spring Break is officially over and I am sad.
Luckily, there’s only about 9 weeks of school left and I cannot wait for summer break! 
Thinking of laying by the pool, going to the beach, and being at home with my family will hopefully keep me motivated for the next few months. 
This week I’ve teamed up with Urban Expressions to feature some of their fantastic bags.
First up, the Weekend tote.
It comes in 5 gorgeous colors and I couldn’t pass up this mustard and gray one.
It has a detachable pouch inside to keep all your goodies in place and it’s reversible!
What do I love most?
IT HOLDS ALL MY CRAP!
My laptop, purse, and camera all fit in here so nicely!

Thanks so much Urban Expressions for sponsoring this post!

Shirt // Target
Pants // KanCan (TJMaxx)
Sandals // Tory Burch
Necklace // Grace Anne Designs
Sunnies // JCrew (similar here)
Bracelets // Alex + Ani

Up next, The Hudson!

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Tieks Shoe Review

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 Hello Love!
Today I’m talking about my FAVORITE shoes: Tieks!
Are 6 pairs to Tieks too many pairs of Tieks? No? Good. I didn’t think so. HAHA! Here’s my Tieks shoe review.

It all started about a year ago when my dear friend and co-worker, Jamie, asked me if I had ever heard of these fabulous shoes. I had seen them on Instagram and instantly fell in love with those beautiful blue bottoms.  They instantly catch your eye and add that perfect pop of color in a surprising place!

  The obsession continued and I am now on my 6th pair! From classic black matte, leopard, clover green,  fuchsia, and metallic gold to now my newest color, mustard yellow, I just can’t get enough! The leopard are my all time favorite shoes ever.  If I was forced to get rid of all shoes but one pair, I would keep them over all the other! 

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They’re simply my favorite.
Their customer service & return policy is amazing, their packaging is amazing and their website is amazing. They also love to repost there customers pictures so be sure to tag them in photos.  I’m on there a few times!
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Next on my to-buy list? The Tiek blue!
Want to see more Tieks outfit ideas? Click on all of these to see all my fun outfits:
Which color are your favorite?

Yes, it’s me…

Yes, it’s me… 150 150 Jenn Pennell

Let’s take a second and talk about one of my new favorite outfits for a minute.
This adorable JCrew skirt got lost in the back of my closet over the winter and finally saw the light of day today. I paired it up with this Gap striped oxford I found at Goodwill a few weeks ago and my go-to ballet flats from Tieks. 
Shirt // GAP
Skirt // JCrew Factory
Ballet flats // Metallic Gold Tieks
I.  LOVE.  IT.

Thanks Steph for this precious necklace!
Here’s a few more of her necklaces she’s got in the shop.  I mean, I’m pretty much dying over that white tusk one with the pink beads.  She had it modeled with a teal dress, SWOON!  It’s definitely on my must-have list!
How to Host A Shower in A restaurant

How to host a shower at a restaurant

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How to host a shower in a restaurant 

When my dear friend Kim, who live in Knoxville, got pregnant with her little critter, we knew her shower had to be at her favorite restaurant in downtown Chattanooga, Tony’s Pasta.  I didn’t know how complicated it would be to throw it at a restaurant, but I knew it wasn’t anything my friend Jennifer and I couldn’t handle. We kept decorations to a minimum since we knew the food would be on us, but with a few coupons from Hobby Lobby and some DIY crafts, it was pretty perfect.

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I found a fabulous cake on Pinterest and my go-to cake designer made it absolutely perfect! It was too pretty to eat!
My aqua mason jars were the inspiration for our color scheme because I have a ton of them and come on, they’re incredible.   We knew colored chargers would add a perfect pop of color to the dark tables and originally we going to go with burlap ones for $4 each.  After a little more roaming around Hobby Lobby, we found these beautiful aqua ones for $2 each! Such a great deal!
Here’s some great pieces that you can use to get this look!

For flowers, I went with my personal favorite, hydrangeas. 
They looked perfect in the blue jars.
 We had a great time celebrating Kim & sweet baby Cora!
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Neutrals + Scout Bags

Neutrals + Scout Bags 150 150 Jenn Pennell

Shirt // JCrew     Sweater // JCrew     Necklace // Marleylilly     Ballet Flats // Leopard Tieks     Tote // Scout

Hello Love!
It feels like it’s been a while…has it been a while?  Sometimes life just gets a little ahead of us and we faaaalllll behiiiiinndd with things and I hate that, don’t you?
I think the weather has a lot to do with it.  The constant roller coaster of warm and cold just screws with us.  We’ve had days close to 70 and then two days later it doesn’t even reach 40.
Ugh.
WHERE ARE YOU SUMMER?
We had a few gorgeous days this past weekend and I took full advantage of it. Taking pictures is so much easier when it’s warm.
Ok, enough griping…let’s get to the clothes.
Neutrals are always a staple and I tend to be drawn towards them when I’m buying new pieces.  They’re so versatile and can match almost anything in your wardrobe. 
Let’s talk about this bag for a second, shall we?
Scout bags were first brought to my attention when I visited AmericasMart a few years ago for my store.  They were always so amazing and I really don’t know why I never carried them.  They can all be monogrammed and the design selections are fantastic! When it came to picking a fabric, I went with a more neutral color palate so it would match most of my work attire.  This bag is the Club Upper and it fits my laptop (in it’s case) and my big camera, along with a lot of other goodies. 
I’ve been carrying it to work everyday and I love it!
A big thanks to my friends over at Scout for gifting this bag for my post!