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Real Talk with Real Moms || Education

It’s interesting that when I first sat down to write this post, the first thoughts conjured up by the word ‘education’ were pamphlets I’ve received from Mommy & Me classes and the discussion of different educational theories I have seen take place on Facebook.  I thought of desks and pencils and even SAT scores.  But then when I thought about Parker, and how her mind is absorbing things at two years old, I thought about how when Aaron gives her kisses she points to the stubbly part of his face and says, …

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Cool Hunting :: Frayed Jeans

The last five days have been a whirlwind since we hopped a plane with one-way tickets to Austin.  We are semi-living out of suitcases until the moving truck arrives with our furniture and I am getting dressed from my 37 piece summer capsule wardrobe that I strategically put together to keep from having to unpack boxes any time soon.  The current piece on repeat?  These frayed jeans that feel so perfectly vintage and pulled together at the same time. The consensus?  The frayed edge (also known as a raw edge) jean is 2016’s answer to …

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A Superfood Summer Picnic

Just over a week ago, we spent our last Friday night in LA at Barnsdall Park, picnic-ing with friends and watching the sun set behind the Capitol Records building with the Griffith Observatory and Hollywood sign looking on from a distance.  A pretty perfect way to spend your last Friday night in LA, if you ask me.  There is nothing more quintessentially summer than enjoying a meal outdoors with friends. In lieu of the traditional turkey sandwich and potato salad fare, though, we created this summer superfood menu, complete …

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Hi My Name is Jen and I’m a Blogger

I never, ever, ever imagined in 2011 when I was perusing Go Daddy and registering the domain “TheEffortlessChic.com” that some day when someone asked what I did for a living (for a living!) that my response would be, “I’m a blogger.”  For one, when I first moved out to LA to begin my career in fashion in 2006, like a lot of people, I wasn’t at all familiar with blogs.  Secondly, coming from the world of celebrity styling where I started, blogging didn’t seem legitimate. What I mean is that it …

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