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2016

Welcome to my front porch!

Welcome to my front porch! 150 150 Jenn Pennell
 Hello friends!
Today I’m showing off my newly decorated front porch.  I’ve always put all my time and effort into decorating the inside of my house and the porches have always been neglected.  I’ve had the rockers for years but just recently added the shutters on either side of the front door and the bench.  I got most of the accessories at Hobby Lobby and re-covered some {uuuuuugly} pillows with burlap.
What do you think?
 I LOVE how it turned out!

Wishes & White pants after Labor Day

Wishes & White pants after Labor Day 150 150 Jenn Pennell
Hello Love!
Well, we’re WAY past Labor Day but I’m not ready to put away my white jeans just yet.  It’s just now “cooling down” to the 80’s so the thought of putting them up hurts me a little bit.  
And my sandals.  Oh, man. I always hate when I have to put all my beloved sandals away for winter.  Especially these.  These little darlings always end up towards the back of my closet and don’t get near the attention they deserve. I mean, aren’t they the sweetest little puddin’ shoes you’ve ever seen?!
I know.

I’ve always had a thing for dandelions, or as I like to call them “wishes”, so when this adorable LuLaRoe Classic T popped up in one of LuLaRoe rep Lisa Roster’s album last week,

I HAD TO HAVE IT!
Pants // Rue 21 (similar here)
Shoes // Material Girl
Bracelets // Alex + Ani // Gleeful Peacock
Sunnies // Sperry

Lu La Roe Dress

Lu La Roe Dress 1066 1600 Jenn Pennell
 Hello Love!
Fall is officially here in the Tennessee Valley and I am L O V I N G it! We went from 96 degree temps last weekend to highs reaching only in the 70’s this weekend and I can’t get enough.  I’m totally not ready for the cold to come my way but all these fun fall outfits on Instagram have me itching to pull out all.the.vests.and.blanket.scarves.
I started a terrible (insert winking emoji here) addiction a couple months ago to LuLaRoe clothes.  I’ve done multiple posts of some of their fabulous pieces and this one is another show stopper.
 This beautiful purple plum Lu La Roe dress is the perfect dress to wear to work, a wedding, or a hot night on the town with your beau. AAAAAND it has pockets!
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Ballet Flats // Leopard Tieks
Purse // Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 (My vintage bag was bought on eBay)
Sunnies // RayBan (similar here)
Earrings // Kendra Scott

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Army green love

Army green love 150 150 Jenn Pennell
Hello Love!
Today was the first day where we’ve had just a smidgen of relief from the heat and humidity.
We suffered through this last week with highs of 95+ so today’s high of 87 is a welcomed friend we haven’t seen in a while.
My beautiful friend Kim, over at Daisy Faye Designs, sent me another B E A U T I F U L clutch to model for you.  This amazing fabric from the Rifle Fabric Co. collection makes this clutch a beautiful, classic piece.  I knew as soon as I opened the package that I would have to style it with my favorite army green vest from JCrew and my adorable JS ballet flats!

Outfit Deets:
Shirt // Walmart
Vest // JCrew
Jeans // GAP
Clutch // c/o Daisy Faye Designs
Necklace // c/o Landon Lacey

Sharpen your pencil skirt

Sharpen your pencil skirt 150 150 Jenn Pennell
Hello Love!
Today was the first day of the #btsfashionweek on Instagram challenge and today’s theme was “Sharpen your Pencil Skirt.” So fun, right?!
Last week I featured an amazing LuLaRoe shirt called the Randy T and this week I’m wearing the LuLaRoe Cassie pencil skirt.  My sweet friend Lisa over at LuLaRoe Lisa Rossiter VIP sent me this fabulous piece along with the randy and Amelia dress, which I will post soon!  This darling stretchy skirt is high waited and wonderfully form fitting. Pair it with a loose T (like the LuLaRoe Irma) or an all-around-perfect chambray button down.  
I absolutely LOVE the pattern and even though I have no idea what type of flower these are, they remind me of magnolias…which remind me of my sweet MawMaw. 🕊

Shirt // JCrew
Skirt // LuLaRoeLisaRossiter c/o
Necklace // Judson & Co.
Ballet Flats // Mustard Tieks
Bracelets // Alex + Ani & JCrew
Purse // Longaberger

Tashmopolitan Couture

Tashmopolitan Couture 150 150 Jenn Pennell
Hello Love!
So, I’m not really sure how I found Tashmopolitan Couture on Etsy, but oh, my, I’m so glad I did.
This dress.
Swoon!
 I wore it last year to my cousin Amy’s wedding and it was a shop stopper!  I received a ton of compliments on it!

Recognize that beautiful face?
That’s my cousin Angela Lanter from Hello Gorgeous!
Lilly Pulitzer Blue Dress

Lilly Pulitzer Blue Dress

Lilly Pulitzer Blue Dress 1066 1600 Jenn Pennell
Lilly Pulitzer Blue Dress
Lilly Pulitzer Blue Dress
I found this perfect Lilly Pulitzer Blue Dress a few weeks ago on eBay (for only $20) and I LOVE IT!
Lilly Pulitzer Blue Dress

I wore it a few weeks ago, which happened to be the same day my new mustard Tieks came in and they looked SO adorable together that I had to wear it for a post.

Mustard Yellow Tieks
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Mustard Yellow Tieks

  I’ve always been a lover of shirt dresses and I’m so glad I found this one.

Lilly Pulitzer Blue Dress
Outfit // Lilly Pulitzer
Ballet Flats // Mustard Tieks
Turquoise bracelet // JayBeadss
Gold Bracelet // Etsy

Collyn Raye

Collyn Raye 150 150 Jenn Pennell
 I hope you’re all having a FABULOUS week!
Even with fall lingering around the corner and my boots calling to be worn, I can’t even think about sweaters and scarves, especially with a heat index of over 105 through the weekend!  I want to live in my summer dresses F O R E V E R!
My sweet friend Shannon over at Collyn Raye sent me this AMAZING dress and oooohhhh maaaan!  Her Etsy shop is so amazing with her Derby Skirts and men’s bow ties! 
Ladies, this dress is amazing.  I absolutely LOVE this pattern she picked for me AND IT HAS POCKETS! There’s nothing better than a dress that fits like a glove and has pockets!  Nothing!

 Thanks so much Shannon for gifting this beautiful dress!
Necklace // KayandStar
Ballet Flats // Metallic Gold Tieks

LuLaRoe: Helping women love their bodies, one dress at a time.

LuLaRoe: Helping women love their bodies, one dress at a time. 150 150 Jenn Pennell
 Hello Love!
It seems like it’s been F O R E V E R since I’ve done a fashion post! My summer break is almost over and honestly I haven’t even been putting on my makeup lately.  I’ve been such a homeboy, soaking up every.single.second of laziness that I can.  
My sweet friend Ashley recently become a LuLaRoe consultant and when she posted this dress in her Facebook live video the other night, I had to have it.  
Now, I know I’m on the thinner side, but there’s just something about a skin tight dress that makes me want to break out in hives.  I prefer an A-line dress with a flare skirt, but this pattern was so amazing and with LuLaRoe, you never know if your consultant will get in again her next shipment.  I could have let it pass by and then been SICK over it, like I do with so many other pieces of goodness that I don’t buy.  I am soooooo bad at that.
But seriously, isn’t this print AMAZING!  I cannot get over all the different prints this company has to offer. From pineapples to fireworks, hot peppers to cassette tapes, it’s just amazing. Fun pieces to wear alone or wearing the different prints together. The options are endless and if you don’t believe me, just check out their Instagram page.
I die.
 Anyways, this is just one piece of many that I will have in my LuLaRoe collection.  I’ve GOT to have a couple Amelias and Randy tees! 
If you’re interested in purchasing LuLaRoe and becoming a part of Ashley’s online group, you can follow her on her IG page and Facebook page.

Fiesta Dinnerware: a southern table staple!

Fiesta Dinnerware: a southern table staple! 150 150 Jenn Pennell
Hello Love! 
When Jason and I got engaged I decided to register for beautiful cream “French Countryside” Mikasa plates for our home (seen here in this post). Now, while I don’t regret that decision because they can be used 24/7 and work for every holiday & season, I wish that I would have went ahead and registered for Fiesta dishware as well.  I’ve been in love with them ever since my Mawmaw bought a spread of colors many years ago.  I used to LOVE drinking coffee out of the coffee cups with her, never knowing what color she would choose for me.  
I finally bit the bullet and started a collection of my own. From turquoise (my fav), to pink and yellow, they are SO incredibly fun to collect.  I’ve got one more place setting to buy to have my 10, and then I can start buying the other odd pieces like a pitcher and larger bowls & plates. Which color should I get?!  It’s such a tough decision! Ivory? Claret?
Fiesta ware can be bought in a lot of major stores like Bed, Bath, & BeyondMacy’s (50% off right now!), and Kohl’s
Dishes // Fiesta (find them herehere, and here)
Cake Stands // Hobby Lobby
Pyrex bowls // Target
Mason jars // Walmart & Target
Brown napkins // Target
Floral dish towels // Cynthia Rowley (TJ Maxx)
Mason jar towel // Found at an antique store

This post is not sponsored by HLC dinnerware.  All opinions are my own because I love Fiesta Dinnerware so much!