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iPhone Photos by: Kaela Rodehorst Photography

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Outfit: Cable Knit Cashmere Sweater in Ice Cap c/o Calypso St. Barth (wearing sz S) <–SALE Alert! Get 25% this sweater with code: ENJOY25 | J Brand Mid Rise Photo Ready Jeans <– SALE Alert! 33% OFF! | Blanket Plaid Scarf (similar) | Sandy Criss Cross Flats c/o Dee Keller | Yosi Samra Leopard Foldable Flats c/o Elle Boutique  (504) 522.4929 | Dessert Jar c/o Jars by Dani | Kate Spade Thermal Mug

Jewelry: Naomi Ring c/o Kendra Scott | Statement Necklaces c/o Loren Hope | Radiant Ring c/o Lola James

Good Morning readers, today I’m sharing some of my “cashmere moments” with you. I remember the first time I learned of cashmere. I was shopping with my mom and grandmother during the thanksgiving holidays and shockingly my ten-year-old self didn’t really enjoy shopping trips with mom.  I recall pouting about having to go to store after store looking for clothes to fit my mom’s petite 4’11 frame until I came across this ridiculously soft pastel sweater.  I immediately skipped over to my mom’s dressing room and proceeded to tell her about the the amazingly soft sweater I needed her to buy me.  Once she saw the sweater that I had pranced into her dressing room with, she didn’t hesitate for second before saying, “Absolutely not! 10-year-olds don’t need cashmere.  Cashmere is for women” I shot her a confused and angry look before saying, “Mom! What are you talking about! This is a baby blue sweater! It’s not cashmere! I don’t even know cashmere is!”  Needless to say, I didn’t win the battle considering I was ten and she was the one with the money.

It wasn’t until many years later that I understood why I didn’t deserve that sweater.  Cashmere is a luxury and just like any other luxuries in life, it is meant to be enjoyed and appreciated. My ten-year-old self would have that “baby blue sweater” on the floor of my messy room in no time and then thrown under the bed when my mom yelled for me to clean my room.  Now, as a somewhat mature 24-year-old I know how to properly care for my cable knit cashmere sweater in “ice cap blue” and it’s a prized piece of clothing that I like to pull out for special yet simple moments like the first cool front of the season or coffee and donuts on a cozy Sunday morning with my boyfriend. It’s the sweet and simple luxuries that I enjoy the most during fall and the holidays like going for a walk around my downtown Covington when the leaves first start to fall and decorating the house with pumpkins and eventually wreathes and Christmas trees. What are some of your special cashmere moments? I’d love if shared them with me via Instagram by using hashtag #cashmeremoment. If you don’t own any cashmere, now is the time to invest at Calypso St. Barth. They have the most beautiful and luxurious cashmere pieces right now and select styles are 25% OFF with code: ENJOY25

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Photos by: Kaela Rodehorst Photography

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HandbagsChrissie Bedford Nylon Tote in Midnight & Marlena Bedford Nylon Backpack in Black c/o MZ Wallace

OutfitDistressed Denim | Plaid Shirt (wearing sz Medium for looser fit) Chinese Laundry Zip It Bootie (wearing sz 37.5 and I normally wear 6.5) c/o Haus 131 | Navy Leather Parker Belfast Jacket (wearing sz S)

Hair Style by Courtney Johnson at Rigsby Frederick Salon in Baton Rouge, LA

Good Morning readers, tomorrow is the big day at Emma’s Shoes in Metairie. I can’t wait to see all of you at my Halloween event featuring a handbag trunk show with MZ Wallace! In case you haven’t noticed, the Marlena Backpack is my favorite bag from MZ Wallace Fall collection right now. I feel so cool and sporty-chic when I’m rocking a backpack instead of a structured tote. Don’t get me wrong, I love all of my handbags, but when I want to go for an edgier feel I like to wear my Marlena especially when traveling. I defintely think that backpacks add that instant cool factor to your look. They make you look fun and adventurous like you might need your hands free at any given moment to do something spontaneous. However, if there is anyone who needs free hands more than adventurous people, it’s moms! I watch my “fairy” God child from time to time and I don’t know how moms carry anything for themselves at all! You’ve got the carseat, the stroller, the diaper bag, the pacifier that she keeps throwing on the ground and oh yea, the baby! What mom has extra hands for a handbag? Moms, adventurous travelers and girls who just want to add the cool factor to your look, make sure to come check out the Marlena for yourself at Emma’s Shoes in Metairie tomorrow. I’ll be there from 2-4, but they’ll have the bags on display all day! They’ll even have MZ Wallace’s newest backpack available from their holiday collection called the metro backpack.  On top of that, you will receive a delicous dessert Jar by Dani with purchase. Trust me, you do not want to miss out on these mouthwatering treats!

Visit my last post for more details on all 3 bags–> Join Me For An MZ Wallace Halloween Event!

P.S. If the Chrissie bag in this post is too large for your everyday needs, but you love the style… you’re in luck because they make a smaller version called the Andie!

Event Details: MZ Wallace Handbag Trunk Show on Thursday, October 30th at Emma’s Shoes | 110 Rosa Ave., Metairie, LA | Phone: (504) 407- 0668 | Receive #JarsbyDani with purchase!

Thank you to MZ Wallace for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

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Photos by: Kaela Rodehorst Photography

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Outfit: Grey Flippy Skirt (wearing sz XS) | Blush Cotton Shaker Crop Sweater c/o 525 America (wearing sz S) | Camel Coat (wearing sz Petite 2) | Aubriana Bootie (similar) | Madison Crossbody c/o Gigi New York

Jewelry: BCBG Statement Stone Necklace (similar) | Naomi Ring c/o Kendra ScottLoren Hope Bracelets c/o Mint Boutique | Rings c/o Gorjana

Good Morning readers, whether you’re petite or tall, I know this grey skirt will fit nicely into your fall wardrobe.  This simple flippy skirt is one of my favorite pieces in my closet right now because it so comfortable and versatile plus it’s still warm enough to show off your bare legs.  As you can see, Krystal and I both styled this skirt two different ways and we’re both completely different heights, which goes to show that the flippy skirt trend works for almost all shapes and sizes. Krystal is 5″9 and pencil thin and I am 5 ft with a little more curve and hip action. Will you be rocking a floppy skirt this fall?

Head on over to A Pinch of Lovely to see Krystal’s outfit details.

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P.S. In case you haven’t visited Gigi New York’s site recently, head on over there as well to see my very own handbag that I designed with them!–> The Jenn Bucket Bag!

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Photos by: Kaela Rodehorst Photography

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Outfit: Cropped Cable Sweater White Oversized Shirt | Tonya Suede Peep-toe Booties <– SALE Alert! Get 50% OFF all 3 items with code: FASHION50 (ends at midnight) | Deconstructed Denim | Camel Coat | The Jenn Bucket Bag in stone (designed by yours truly via Gigi New York)

Jewelry: Loren Hope Bracelets c/o Mint Boutique | Rings c/o Gorjana

Good Morning readers, I am so excited to finally announce that I have been working with Gigi New York over the past few months to design my very own handbag!  May I now present to you (drumroll please)…the Jenn Bucket Bag! My inspiration to go forward with this style was my own wardrobe’s lack of a good quality leather bucket bag. I have actually been on a hunt for the perfect bucket bag over the past couple of years, but none of the styles I came across ever met my standards. I’m so glad that with the help of GiGi New York, I have finally designed the bucket bag of my dreams that I get to share with all of you!

The Jenn Bucket Bag comes in Navy, Black, Stone (pictured above) and Kelly Green.  It will be available exclusively online at giginewyork.com and also at Gigi New York trunk shows hosted by Haute Off The Rack! Scheduled Upcoming Trunk Shows: Candy Apple Boutique in Metairie, LA on November 21, Kiki Boutique in Baton Rouge, LA on November 14th...more to come!

Q. Do you consider this satchel a great everyday handbag?  Is this style practical for the everyday woman?

A. Yes, I think the Jenn bucket bag is a great everyday bag because of its chic and functional design. It can be worn on your shoulder as well as a cross body bag and there is a cell phone pocket inside for your convenience as well as a secondary zippered pocket for your keys or keep-safe items. It will of course also fit your wallet, a few beauty essentials and even your mini ipad if you must. Even women in the business world need a secondary bag without the laptop and the papers and files they have to lug around all day. Everyone needs a bag that fits just their main necessities that they can just grab and go!

Q. Does the shape and colors make this a staple handbag?

A. I absolutely believe that a bucket style bag should be a staple in every woman’s closet especially in a classic color like navy or stone. It’s my go-to bag when I just need get out of the house in a hurry. I like to refer to it as my grab-and-go bag because I can just dump all of makeup and jewelry in it and finish in the car when my boyfriend yells from the couch, “are you ready yet?” for the seventh time in 10 minutes.

Q. What do you believe the demographics for this style will be and why?

A. Since the bag can be worn as a cross body bag, I feel like it will appeal to women of all ages. I’ve seen both my teenage sister and my 80-year-old grandmother carrying a bucket bag before. It’s just such an easy bag and it gives you that effortlessly stylish look we all crave. You know… that whole “I woke up like this” look.

My inspiration to go forward with this style was my own wardrobe’s lack of a good quality leather bucket bag. I have actually been on a hunt for the perfect bucket bag over the past couple of years, but none of the styles I came across ever met my standards. I’m so glad that with the help of GiGi New York, I have finally designed the bucket bag of my dreams.

Q. How does the bag function?  Ex: Work? Day? Evening?

A. The Jenn bucket bag is more of a daytime bag than anything else. However, I would still take it out at night too for dinner or to grab drinks. It’s great for travel, a day in the city or just running errands around town. Like I mentioned previously, it will fit your phone, your keys, a few beauty essentials and your wallet! This bag keeps you from bringing along all of that excess stuff that you really don’t need while you’re out and about.

Q. What is your favorite feature of this bag?

A. My favorite feature of this bag is the python embossed leather body and the tassel details on the drawstring. I also love that it has a double strap so that it can be worn multiple ways.