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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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What to Listen To Now || June

Today is the day.  The day we board our one way flight to Austin with visions of tex mex and our family dancing in our heads.  No words seem quite fitting– although, there are more thoughts here.  It’s hard to know exactly how to book end this perfect decade of palm trees and hollywood, but an ‘Ode to California’ playlist from the man, Matt Mugford, seemed pretty fitting.  He was one of my very first friends here in LA and his wife Beth is one of my besties.  I’m so wishing I could pick up their Highland …

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Cool Hunting || The Summer Sack Dress

There’s a lot to love about summer, but then there’s also the heat and humidity.  I’m writing this from a cool 80 degrees in Los Angeles, while mentally preparing for my first Texas summer in a decade.  (When we got married in Austin six years ago, one of our born and bred California friends remarked that humidity, “kind of feels like drowning on dry land”.)  These dresses aren’t exactly sack dresses per se, but they are most definitely the “don’t touch me ” sort of dresses which means …

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