1.23.2020

How to Mix Patterns & Textures for Chic Winter Dressing | Ten-Item Capsule Wardrobe

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I'm using my outfit as a case-study for how to mix pattern and texture in an elegant way.



I love to mix patterns in the same color family to create a subtle interest in an outfit. I also mix the various textures of suede, leather, and wool in today's outfit.

Featured in the video:
basket weave dot dress (similar)
cropped black twist tee
fleece-lined tights
riding boots (similar)
plaid coat (similar)
aviator sunglasses (linking similar here)
Louis Vuitton handbag (I am listing various satchels from Nordstrom here)
My phone case is Casetify

Also mentioned
Thursday Boot Captain boot
faux fur scarf



I start with a layering look that is a favorite of mine: cropped tee (or sweater) over a dress. This gives the impression of wearing an elegant skirt without the awkward cut-off at the waist. The riding boots add a nice height to the outfit.



Adding my favorite plaid coat brings a new pattern and texture dynamic to the outfit beautifully.



The final addition of accessories with sunglasses and printed handbag, round out the outfit.



I encourage you to take inspiration from historical periods and literature. I love the Victorian Era as well as Sherlock Holmes. Those two combinations are the inspiration for today's look.

I hope you enjoy today's video.

News

📍On Monday, I shared my outfits of the weekend in Catalina Island on YouTube.


📍The Madame Chic books are featured on Mix and Match Mama's bedside table.

📍 We are taking a break from The Chic Assignment in January and will resume in February.

📍Become a member of The Daily Connoisseur through the MEMBERSHIPS feature. I do one livestream as well 3 episodes of my new Vodcast (a video podcast) per month. (Link must be accessed on a computer.)

Thank you to the Elegant Connoisseurs who were featured in today's video.

📍Thank you for your wonderful support of my new book, CONNOISSEUR KIDS.

📍Check out my affordable eCourses: The Ten-Item Wardrobe, Chic Financial Principles for Debt-Free Living, and How to be Efficient at Home.


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The Madame Chic books in Vietnam...

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#bookreview "Madam Chic: Rất thần thái, rất Paris" _ Jennifer L Scott. Cuốn sách thứ 3 của tác giả Jennifer L Scott viết về những bài học về sự thanh lịch cô học được từ Madam Chic sau 1 năm ở Paris. Nói về cuốn sách đầu tiên "20 bí mật sành điệu của Madam Chic", cuốn sách khiến mình mê mẩn năm 2018 với vô số những bài học hữu ích và cách viết rất gần gũi, cuốn hút. Mình giới thiệu cho các bạn mình đọc và bạn nào cũng thích mê. Đến cuốn sách thứ 2 "At home with Madam Chic - Thanh lịch từ những khoảnh khắc đời thường" vẫn hay nhưng không bắng cuốn 1, và đến cuốn thứ 3 này thì mình cảm giác tác giả viết hơi lặp lại so với 2 cuốn trước. Tuy nhiên, đây vẫn là cuốn sách đáng đọc của các "quý cô" để trở nên thanh lịch và thần thái. Mình thích những bài học mà tác giả đem lại. Bình thường, các cuốn sách về phong cách khác tiếp cận chỉ về phương diện thời trang, lối sống tối giản, còn Jennifer L Scott đưa ra một vấn đền hoàn thiện và toàn diện hơn. "Thần thái bao hàm nhiều thứ hơn vẻ ngoài chỉn chu và cách hành xử đúng mực. Nó còn là cách ta trau dồi chiều sâu của tính cách, thứ đến từ việc giữ cho tâm trí sắc bén, hãnh diện trong mọi việc ta làm và giúp đỡ người khác. Cam kết phát triển bản thân một cách sâu sắc hơn, trải nghiệm mỗi ngày của chúng ta cũng sẽ ý nghĩa hơn." Và đặc biệt thanh lịch và thần thái không chỉ khi bạn xuất hiện trước ai đó mà ngay cả khi bạn ở một mình, khi đi ngủ, ngay cả khi bạn thấy mệt mỏi và chán nản trước những tình huống khó khăn. Đó là điều quan trọng bởi bạn trở nên tốt đẹp hơn vì chính bạn chứ không phải "biểu diễn cho ai đó xem". Thần thái cũng là sự bình tâm, sự lựa chọn những bình yên và không hạ thấp mình. Năm mới thần thái thì rất là tuyết vời. Cám ơn @bloombooks_camhungsong đã mang Madam Chic về Việt Nam. #booklover #books #bookstagramvn #bookstagram #madamchic #jenniferlscott #bookish #newyear #newbook

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Comment of the Week
Earlier this week, I published a blogpost explaining the frustrating ad situation on my blog. Google has placed "auto ads" on my website, which is why you sometimes see so many banner ads. I have since disabled auto-ads, but some of the ads are still popping up. It is a mystery to me!

Heather wrote, "I'm impressed with your integrity that you even care what the reader view looks like. When I click through to other blog posts, usually for a recipe I found on Pinterest, it is obvious that there are a LOT of bloggers who do not care that the reader view is downright unpleasant."

Thank you very much, Heather. Your experience as a reader does mean a lot to me and I appreciate your comment.

I would love to know how you like to mix color and texture in the wintertime. Share your tips and observations with us and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week.



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1.21.2020

Out-of-Control Ads (Problem Hopefully Fixed)

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Dear Readers,

I hope you are all doing well and are having a lovely week. We spent the weekend in Catalina celebrating my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. It was a beautiful weekend and I filmed an outfits of the weekend video, which is now on YouTube.

Something has been happening on my blog for awhile now that has bothered me and I'm sure you probably noticed it... Google Ads. And lots of them! I noticed this a few weeks ago, but to be very honest, I am so busy with the kids and work I didn't have the time to figure out how to fix it. I found myself very frustrated with the large banner ads on the blog because I never placed them there.

I put it on my to-do list to look into it (did I enable some strange ad feature without knowing it?) but I never got around to investigating it. (Anything technical or to do with websites really confounds me. It's actually amazing that I run a blog in the first place.) It wasn't until I received an email of complaint from a reader tonight that prompted me to look into it again.

My chief frustration was this: I completely disabled Google ads on my blog, but they were still popping up. After much research, I found out that Google implemented a new feature called "Auto Ads" that I was automatically enrolled in (I did not opt for this) where they place ads where they like. It is explained in this article here. I went to check, and sure enough, I was enrolled in Auto Ads, even though I never opted for this and did not know what it was. So I have since disabled that feature and things should go back to normal.

I apologize for the inconvenience and aggravation this may have caused.

I appreciate your understanding and, for my long-time readers, sticking with me through it all. As I am homeschooling with four children (including a baby), I find myself in the busiest time of my life. My work is also very meaningful to me, so I make time to fit it in as well and make it a priority. The joy with my work continues to be found in you, the reader, and I appreciate you very much.

Another change you might notice is that I now approve comments before they are published. I was receiving a lot of spam comments in the past and my monitoring of the comments has completely eliminated that problem. So if you write a comment, it will be sent to me for review, and I will publish it.

I have taken away the ability to comment anonymously as I found that the only people who did so, had negative things to say :)

Thank you, as always, for your support of my work. You make it all worthwhile.

With gratitude,

Jennifer

**Update** It's the next day and I am still seeing the large banner ads, even though I disabled Auto-ads and even demonetized the entire blog. I am still getting to the bottom of it. Thank you for your patience.

1.16.2020

How to Remain Dignified in the MESS

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If you have little children in your family, a messy house is inevitable. Yes, you can teach them over time how to be tidy and pick up after themselves. My book, Connoisseur Kids, has excellent tips on how children can not only become tidy, but love being tidy as well. However, when you have very little ones, such as babies or toddlers, a mess is often inevitable.



Our lives should not crumble just because our surroundings are sometimes messy, however. Life does go on... we just need coping strategies and a good perspective, which I share with you today.

Today's video shares 5 tips to remaining dignified in the MESS. I would love to hear your thoughts on the subject. What is your experience dealing with the perpetual mess of having a family? Let us know and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on the blog.

What I'm wearing in today's video:
Loft blouse
Pink gem earrings from Rachelyn Jewelry

The beautiful purple robe featured is by Fleur't (here is the gown that goes with it) code JENNIFER20 gives 20% off

News

📍The Madame Chic books are featured on Mix and Match Mama's bedside table.

📍 We are taking a break from The Chic Assignment in January and will resume in February.

📍Become a member of The Daily Connoisseur through the MEMBERSHIPS feature. I do one livestream as well 3 episodes of my new Vodcast (a video podcast) per month. (Link must be accessed on a computer.)

📍Thank you for your wonderful support of my new book, CONNOISSEUR KIDS.

📍Check out my affordable eCourses: The Ten-Item Wardrobe, Chic Financial Principles for Debt-Free Living, and How to be Efficient at Home.

On Instagram
Lessons from Madame Chic on social media...
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יש עכשיו טרנד של ספרים שעוסקים במציאת הקול האופנתי האישי, לדעת מה הסטייל שהולם אותך וגם קצת על צרכנות נבונה... כמה שנים לפני כל אלו יצא הספר הזה שהכרתי בזכות @hadas.migemi בספר מתארת ג׳ניפר את השנה שבילתה בפריז במסגרת חילופי סטודנטים ואת החוויה שלה כזרה בפריז... עיקרי התובנות שלה היו: 1. יש דברים שהם לא שיק- אחד מהם הוא לנשנש בציבור... 2. לא חייבים הרבה בגדים כדי להיראות טוב. 3. תמיד להתלבש בבגדים הטובים שלכם ולא לשמור אותם לאירוע מיוחד. 4. לדחות מעלינו את החומרנות החדשה, לא חייבים לקנות הכל ואת הטרנדים הכי חדשים. 5. תמיד להיראות ייצוגיים. 6. שגרת טיפוח העור היא מאסט, וחובה להשתמש בתכשירים איכותיים. 7. בושם הוא חלק מהלוק. 8. טפחו גם את החלקים האחרים בחייכם, לימדו על אומנות, תרבות ודעו לשוחח על זה עם אנשים. 9. לימדו להנות מהדברים הקטנים בחיים. 10. איכות זו לא מילה גסה... 11. חיו את חייכם בתשוקה גדולה ובהמון התלהבות. . . . . . . #קריאה #ספרים #ספריםספריםספרים #bookstagram #book #books #picoftheday #reading #bookshelf #madamechic #lessonsfrommadamechic #jenniferlscott #jenniferscott #ayala_love_books #simonandschuster #relextime #weekendvibes#thedailyconnoisseur @dailyconnoisseur @simonandschuster

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Stephanie D. writes, "I need to remember, "you can be right, or you can be happy!""

Stephanie, that bit of advice from Monday's video resonated with a lot of people. We know we're right... but it's not worth the fight :) Ha! another one!

Thank you for watching. I would love to know your thoughts on today's topic.




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1.13.2020

My Thoughts on Harry & Meghan's Royal Exit + Reader Q&A

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I'm answering my reader emails in today's video and discussing the Harry and Meghan royal drama that is playing out in the press.



I receive multiple emails a day through my author contact form. Because I am so busy with family duties, I regret that I am often unable to reply. In today's video, I respond to some of the questions and comments I've received by email: a young wife grapples with an anger issue, a toddler won't let his mama wake up before the family, a cosmetic procedure gone wrong, and a regrettable tattoo are among some of the reader emails I'm sharing today.

I'm also discussing the royal drama of Harry and Meghan stepping down from the royal family. What do you make of this situation? I find it to be confusing and do not know which news sources to trust as I read conflicting accounts everywhere. Let us know your take on it and any of the other reader emails in the comments below.

What I'm wearing in today's video:
Mott & Bow cream cashmere v-neck code JLS10 for 10% off
Lilysilk white lace camisole code Daily12 for 12% off
Aurore 18K gold pearl earrings from SKYE Jennifer20 for 20% off


News

📍 I posted a new 3 Articles on Dress last week, but because of my travel schedule, was unable to make a blogpost to accompany it. In this episode, we discuss men's cardigans, split-second decisions on competency and wealth based on dress, and the demise of formal nights on cruise ships. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to never miss a video as some don't always appear on the blog.


📍The Madame Chic books are featured on Mix and Match Mama's bedside table.

📍 We are taking a break from The Chic Assignment in January and will resume in February.

📍Become a member of The Daily Connoisseur through the MEMBERSHIPS feature. I do one livestream as well 3 episodes of my new Vodcast (a video podcast) per month. The lowest tier is $1.99 a month. Upper tiers receive recognition in videos and even mail. (Link must be accessed on a computer.)

The Chic Connoisseurs are featured in today's video. Thank you, ladies, for your support!

📍Thank you for your wonderful support of my new book, CONNOISSEUR KIDS.

📍Check out my affordable eCourses: The Ten-Item Wardrobe, Chic Financial Principles for Debt-Free Living, and How to be Efficient at Home.

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I woke up to a verified blue check mark on my Instagram handle. How this got there is a mystery to me...
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There are some new people here so I thought I'd introduce myself. Hello, I'm Jennifer! I'm the author of THE MADAME CHIC SERIES and CONNOISSEUR KIDS. I used to use the hashtag #MADAMECHIC but it got hijacked by a lot of non-Madame Chic things so I am going back to the original #lessonsfrommadamechic (it's long, but precise). I woke up one day and had the blue verified check mark next to my handle on Instagram. I have no idea how this happened. A few months ago, my publishers @chroniclebooks asked me to apply for a verified check for Instagram to help promote CONNOISSEUR KIDS. I did apply and was swiftly rejected 😂 This did not surprise me as you all know that I have a D+ on Instagram. But many months went by and I guess they changed their minds! I've been thinking about this blue verified check and I think the only good thing about it is to confirm that it is, indeed, me and not an imposter. Although I don't think anyone is impersonating me online (there was one person doing so on Facebook in China, but that is another story). Otherwise, the check doesn't mean much. It certainly does not mean that I am skilled at Instagram 😆. So this is just a reminder to keep perspective and keep it real. What you see on social media is largely curated and what people want you to see. I don't lead a perfect life. But I do lead a life I love and if you're wondering where the phrase "daily connoisseur" comes from, it was inspired by an obscure Agatha Christie series called, THE MYSTERIOUS MR. QUIN, in which the main character, Mr. Satterthwaite is described as a connoisseur of daily life. I liked that, so I named my blog after it. Thank you for following me on Instagram, for watching my videos, and for reading my books. I appreciate you very much. I look forward to seeing you more in 2020. #dailyconnoisseur #lessonsfrommadamechic #connoisseurkids #jenniferlscott #authorsofinstagram

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On Instagram, Barb writes, "I stumbled upon your Madame Chic series when I was in my “Paris” phase a couple of years ago. Loved everything about your books and through your YouTube videos which are fabulous I learned about Flylady Kat and the whole world of routines and zones etc. Thanks so much for helping me change my way of thinking about my home life and life in general! 🤗💖I have just retired and am so excited about starting a new adventure in a new decade 😃 👍❤️ I have taken up piano lessons too! You never know how you can influence others with your positive attitude and your kind words. Wishing and your family all the best in 2020. Ps also love the Chic Assignments. 😀"


Thank you, Barb! Congratulations on your retirement. I am so excited for you!



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1.07.2020

England vlog | Kew Gardens, Cotswolds + Home Tour

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What a wonderful holiday this has been. I share some of it with you in today's video. We visit Kew Gardens, The Cotswolds, to see my friend, Alena, and end up at The Lion King!



Many of you asked for a tour of our flat and I share that as well in today's video. The flat has been beautifully decorated by my mother-in-law, Jane, who has exquisite taste in interior design (and all other things, really). I wish I had the "before" pictures for you. She had the whole space gutted and completely transformed it.

Today's blogpost will be shorter as I am still away from home and have limited time to write... I hope the vlog will speak for itself.

Thank you for joining me for today's video.

Alena's books are English Etiquette and Ladies Like Us .

News
📍 We are taking a break from The Chic Assignment in January and will resume in February.

📍Become a member of The Daily Connoisseur through the MEMBERSHIPS feature. I do one livestream as well 3 episodes of my new Vodcast (a video podcast) per month. The lowest tier is $1.99 a month. Upper tiers receive recognition in videos and even mail. (Link must be accessed on a computer.)

📍Thank you for your wonderful support of my new book, CONNOISSEUR KIDS.

📍Check out my affordable eCourses: The Ten-Item Wardrobe, Chic Financial Principles for Debt-Free Living, and How to be Efficient at Home.


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Comment of the Week
Kristyn writes, "I have a friend in Northern Scotland and another in Northern Sweden, and both say the same thing about the cold and dark of winter: wear layers and light candles! It's currently in the low 30°s F here in Michigan, and we have a lot of overcast days this time of year, so I take their words of experience to heart."

Hi Kristyn, It's great to hear how people in other parts of the world dress to stay warm. Thanks for confirming what your Scottish and Swedish friends do!

Thank you for joining us for today's vlog. I hope you enjoyed touring England with us. I look forward to seeing you soon!


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1.01.2020

Capsule Wardrobe Winter Dressing | Observations on English Style

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Happy new year! I am so excited for 2020 and everything that is to come on The Daily Connoisseur. Thank you for your support of my books, blog, and YouTube channel. You make this community beautiful and vibrant and I am very thankful for you.

In today's video I'm sharing my cold-weather dressing experience with my ten-item capsule wardrobe as well as giving thought on English style observations.



Living in Southern California, with its warm climate year-round, presented a challenge to me as I packed my ten-item wardrobe for winter in England. The first ten days we were here were cold, muddy, and rainy. It has since become rather mild and chilly and has stopped raining.

I have found my capsule wardrobe to perform very well in this weather. The key to dressing my California wardrobe for England has been in layering and fleece tights. I find the pairing of fleece tights with boots and a dress warmer than jeans.

My faux fur infinity scarf (linking a similar one) has kept me very warm as well.

I love packing a capsule wardrobe when I travel. If you have been hesitant to try a capsule wardrobe, just try packing less than you normally would for a trip and see how it works for you. I love the creativity that is employed when dressing each day for both style and practicality.

Today's video also discusses my observations on English ladies' style. I have noticed a lot of parka coats here. They are practical as well as stylish. I am listing some parka options here from Michael Kors, Cole Haan, Eddie Bauer, Sam Edelman.

What I'm wearing in today's video: floral dress (similar), black cardigan (similar), Pearl Earrings by Ana Luisa Jewelry code Jennifer10 gives $10 off.


News
📍 We are taking a break from The Chic Assignment in January and will resume in February.

📍Become a member of The Daily Connoisseur through the MEMBERSHIPS feature. I do one livestream as well 3 episodes of my new Vodcast (a video podcast) per month. The lowest tier is $1.99 a month. Upper tiers receive recognition in videos and even mail. (Link must be accessed on a computer.)

📍Thank you for your wonderful support of my new book, CONNOISSEUR KIDS.

📍Check out my affordable eCourses: The Ten-Item Wardrobe, Chic Financial Principles for Debt-Free Living, and How to be Efficient at Home.


On Instagram


Comment of the Week
On Facebook, Emily M. writes, "Jennifer, I hope you have a chuckle from this - I'm 2 days from my due date with my 3rd baby, and I've been pretty moody just from the waiting and prodromal labor. Earlier today my husband said "You should sit on the couch with a cup of something warm, put on the diffuser and listen to something interesting. Does Jennifer Scott have a new video? I'll bet she's put out a new fashion video you could watch!" And he was right 😂"


Emily, this was so funny! I am praying for a safe delivery of baby. Happy new year to you and your family. Your husband is a wise man! :)

Thank you for joining me today. I would love to hear your tips on cold-weather dressing. Let us know and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on The Daily Connoisseur.



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12.30.2019

Outfits of the Week in England | Ten-Item Capsule Wardrobe

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Welcome to Christmas in England. I'm sharing one week of outfits from my ten-item capsule wardrobe. If you saw my packing video, you already know what I brought to England and now you can see how the outfits wear throughout a very busy week.



One of my favorite things about the ten-item wardrobe is that it simplifies my life while keeping me stylish. I'm able to dress up and dress down with my core items. Thank you for watching today's video.



Day 1:
LL Bean basketweave dot dress
faux fur scarf (similar)
cardigan (similar)
olive sweater coat (similar)
fleece tights
riding boots (similar)
My phone case



Day 2:
Everlane cashmere v-neck
Lilysilk camisole code Daily12 for 12% off
Mott & Bow jeans code JLS10 for 10% off
riding boots



Day 3:
Floral dress (similar)
navy cardigan (similar)
fleece tights
riding boots (similar)




Day 4:
LL Bean dot dress
Mott & Bow Cashmere sweater JLS10 for 10% off
fleece tights
rain boots (similar)
Heavy wool coat (similar)



Day 5:
J.Jill charcoal wrap dress https://bit.ly/2LE1Eq1
faux fur scarf
fleece tights
black boots (similar)



Day 6:
Mott & Bow cashmere JLS10 for 10% off
Mott & Bow jeans JLS10 for 10% off
rain boots (similar)
black wool coat (similar)




Day 7 (Christmas Eve)
Floral dress (similar)
cardigan (similar)
faux fur scarf (similar)
fleece tights
black boots (similar)
Pearl Earrings Ana Luisa Jewelry Jennifer10 gives $10 off



Day 8 (Christmas Day)
Plaid dress by Velvet
fleece tights
black boots (similar)
Pearl Earrings Ana Luisa Jewelry code Jennifer10 gives $10 off


News
📍Become a member of The Daily Connoisseur through the MEMBERSHIPS feature. I do one livestream as well 3 episodes of my new Vodcast (a video podcast) per month. The lowest tier is $1.99 a month. Upper tiers receive recognition in videos and even mail. (Link must be accessed on a computer.)

📍Thank you for your wonderful support of my new book, CONNOISSEUR KIDS.

📍Check out my affordable eCourses: The Ten-Item Wardrobe, Chic Financial Principles for Debt-Free Living, and How to be Efficient at Home.

On Instagram
At Home with Madame Chic on Instagram...



Comment of the Week
Kym M. writes, "As eclectic Charlotte Mason homeschoolers we have been doing a sort of chic assignment for years. We have a poet, artist, and composer of the month. We study a Shakespeare play each quarter and we read a lot of classics."

Kym, I love this! We do something similar. And parents do not have to homeschool to do this with their children... they can enjoy this type of enrichment any time with their family... that's the wonderful thing.

Thank you for joining me for this outfits of the week edition. I hope you have a happy new year celebration! Let me know how your Christmas was in the comments below.

With love,

Jennifer


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12.23.2019

The Chic Assignment Season Finale from England

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Welcome to the season finale for The Chic Assignment. What an enjoyable ride it has been as we have immersed ourselves in beautiful arts and culture and bettered our everyday lives through meaningful habits. I would like to thank you for joining us this year.



The Chic Assignment will take a break in January, but we plan to resume in February. If you have any requests for future assignments, please leave them in the comments below.

Our family has safely arrived in England and today's check-in is very special, as you will see glimpses of the English countryside and festive visuals from this time of year.

Tchaikovsky, Dickens, the present moment, and stress management. These were the themes for December.

Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite Op. 71a is always a welcome treat to listen to this time of year. I've even been known to play it in the month of July to feel Christmas nostalgia. Does anyone else do this too? We will explore Tchaikovsky's biography in a future Chic Assignment. This episode focuses largely on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, which is read beautifully by Ben.

Looking at the portraits of the Tudors at Hampton Court Palace, made me further ponder how short life can be. It's important to remain present with our family so that we don't miss the specialness of the season.

I was able to practice "not stressing the small stuff", which was Chic Assignment number 4, on the plane ride over. It's not easy taking a long-haul flight with four kids (including a baby and toddler!) So not stressing the small stuff was a must for me. I have to say that in order to get through the flight I had to also remain very present and accepting of the circumstances. Lots of prayer was happening too :)

Thank you for joining me for a wonderful year of Chic Assignments. What an enjoyable treat it has been to do this with you each month. As mentioned, I will take January off for the Chic Assignment, and it will resume in February, 2020.

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Comment of the Week
On Instagram, jayasjohnson writes, "So refreshing to see an Instagram picture where the person is not angled to the side and is smiling normally and happily. You look gorgeous! Merry Christmas !"

Jaya, your comment made me laugh. Thank you! I can't stand the fake poses either :) Merry Christmas.


I hope you enjoyed today's Chic Assignment season finale. I would love to know how the assignment this month impacted you. I am wishing you a very Merry Christmas and I will see you soon.

With love,

Jennifer


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