1.16.2020

How to Remain Dignified in the MESS

6:59 AM 1 Comments


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

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

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

馃搷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.)

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

馃搷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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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

6:31 AM 4 Comments


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

馃搷 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.


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

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

馃搷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!

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

馃搷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 馃槀 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 馃槅. 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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Comment of the Week
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! 馃馃挅I have just retired and am so excited about starting a new adventure in a new decade 馃槂 馃憤❤️ 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. 馃榾"


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

3:47 AM 3 Comments


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

馃搷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.)

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馃搷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

11:53 PM 6 Comments



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

馃搷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.)

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

馃搷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
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 馃槀"


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

1:13 AM 1 Comments


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


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

馃搷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
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

5:00 AM 4 Comments


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.

I would like to thank the Elegant Connoisseurs, the top tier of the Memberships feature on my YouTube channel. Some of the ladies are artists, some business women, some are content creators, some are working professionals, and some are homemakers, all fascinating and lovely women. I appreciate your patronage!

All the King’s Morsels
American Blossom Linens
Awesome Possum Powers
Azalia Spa Goods
Inspired by Nikki
Not-So Desperate Housewives
Secret Owl Society
Something to Cherish
Christina Bolla
Caroline Haydu
Jet Rowley-Herron
Jenny Candelaria
Katherine Rae
Linda Eklof
Maria Conder


News
馃搷Join The Connoisseur Club by becoming a member of The Daily Connoisseur through the MEMBERSHIPS feature. I will be doing 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.)

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

馃搷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
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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12.19.2019

What's in the Day as a Homemaker? | A Homemaker's Solitude

5:00 AM 5 Comments


What's in a day as a homemaker? How does a homemaker deal with the isolation that comes with the territory? These are the concepts I'm exploring in today's video.



What’s in the day as a homemaker?

The outside world looks in at a homemaker and wonders what on earth they do all day long. They envision endless hours of daytime television, folding laundry, and occasionally thawing a chicken from the freezer.

Well you know this, my fellow homemaker, they’ve got it completely wrong.

The Life of a Homemaker is deep and complex. There really is no other work like it in the world. Shakespeare’s Juliet asks, “What’s in a name?”

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”



Let us as homemaker’s ask “What’s in a day?”

The day could hold any number of quotidian tasks: making beds, ironing, cleaning, cooking, correspondence, teaching, parenting. Each of these things in and of themselves seems pretty straight forward. What’s the big deal? Some of the smaller tasks like making beds and cooking don’t seem so important. Aren’t there better things to do?

Well no, frankly, not really. I suppose it doesn’t matter who does these things, as long as they get done. So yes, as homemakers, we aren’t the only ones to do these tasks, our family does them too. But whatever tasks that are attributed to you, no matter how mundane, please know their importance. They may seem small. They may seem insignificant. But when placed together with the collective work you do all day long, they are deeply significant.

Some homemakers struggle with the isolation of being at home. If you’re an introverted homemaker like I am, you actually enjoy it. If you struggle with this, think of your isolation through a different lens.

Let’s look at how Henry David Thoreau made isolation work for him. He moved to Walden Pond to learn to live deliberately. To live a purposeful life. Notice he did not want to be around others during this time.

Oh, my fellow homemakers, make your solitude in this endeavor work for you. Can we live deliberately, like Thoreau, through making the beds, cooking the meals, ironing the clothes?

We can enrich our minds through this process as well. Through listening to books, taking the much-needed rest, and filling our minds with beautiful things.

So the next time someone asks you, “What’s in the day as a homemaker?” You will look at them with a twinkle in your eye. You could say, “Living deliberately, carving out my purpose, and making our life at home a magical escape from the outside world.” Or you could just smile and say, “You’d be surprised.”



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Kerri-Mae Ashley writes, "Where have you been all my life?! Lol I got so emotional towards the end of the video for a number of reasons - conviction, hope, joy and excitement! I recently became a SHAM (1 year ago). It was a goal that we patiently waited for ten years and I said I would not be a yoga pants and t-shirt mom and what am I today? A yoga pants and t-shirt mom. I used to get dressed everyday and now only to go out to go out the house. I hurt myself hiking and couldn’t work out so I gained weight over the past few months. I felt like I didn’t deserve to get dressed everyday like I used to because I didn’t feel and look the same in my clothes. The self pity and shame is over. Thank you so much for this beautiful video - it has inspired a changed back to my true self. You are such a blessing...xoxo"

Kerri-Mae, your comment is so empowering. I am so happy you have chosen to change back to your true self and I'm thrilled that the videos have impacted you in such a positive way. Thank you for writing to us.

Thank you for joining me today... I would love to know... what's in your day as a homemaker? How do you deal with the isolation that can come with the territory? Let us know and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on The Daily Connoisseur.


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12.16.2019

Ten-Item Wardrobe Winter Updates + Packing For England

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I'm sharing ten-item winter wardrobe updates in today's video as well as packing for an upcoming trip to England. I'm trying to pack minimally while still preparing for the extreme change in weather.



As we move into another change in season it's time to retire clothing from the prior season and make plans for what's new. For winter, I am retiring the Everlane Japanese picnic dress and the Target Wild Fable dress. These dresses performed really well this past season. I am retiring them due to their fall colors. I will pack them away and look forward to bringing them back next fall.

I have retired two core items and am bringing one back in. I have decided to bring back the LL Bean dot dress as it is very versatile, a dark winter color, and easy to layer for the colder months. Even though this is not the most exciting change, I do feel happy and comfortable with this returning piece. As you do the ten-item wardrobe, you will become content with less.

Now let's talk about packing for England. For a 3 week trip I have decided to bring only five core items: one pair of dark denim jeans (JLS10 for 10% off) and four dresses (LL Bean dress, midnight floral dress (linking similar), Velvet plaid dress, and J.Jill charcoal wrap dress).

These are the extras I am bringing... remember extras compliment your core items:
Two cashmere sweaters (Mott & Bow red cashmere code JLS10 gives 10% off and Everlane camel v-neck cashmere), 3 pairs of pajamas, including the Leimere cashmere pajama , Mersea travel wrap (for the plane), and fleece tights. I am also bringing a faux fur infinity scarf (linking similar here). I would have loved to bring my SKYE Coraline trench (Jennifer20 for 20% off ) because it goes with all of my outfits, but it is too lightweight for the heavy winter weather in England. I will look forward to wearing that trench when I get back to California.

The dress I'm wearing in today's video is by Draper James and the earrings are by Ana Luisa (code Jennifer10 for $10 off).

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馃搷Join us for The Chic Assignment for December.

馃搷Become a member of The Daily Connoisseur through the MEMBERSHIPS feature. I will be doing 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.) We had our first livestream last Friday and it was so enjoyable. Also, listed in today's video you will see some fan recognition from the Chic Connoisseurs. Thank you, ladies!

馃搷Check out my ultimate holiday gift guide for 2019.

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

馃搷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 Natural Home with Jennifer feature will be moving to my blog. When I find good natural products to recommend to you, you will be able to find them here. Today, I wanted to share this excellent line called, SQUEAK, which can be found on Amazon. SQUEAK is an affordable cleaning line that has the most excellent natural scents derived from essential oils. They are very transparent with their clean ingredients and I love how accessible they are to everyone. Check out their all perp line for excellent all-purpose cleaning.

Comment of the Week
Carolyn M. writes, "The most common comment that I receive if I dress nicely on a regular day is an inquiry as to whether I have returned to working outside of the home. When I mention that I am still an at home mother, I mostly get a look of confusion, like why would a woman dress up if she is a homemaker?"

Hello Carolyn, I loved your comment. Every time you answer that question you plant a seed in someone's mind about the importance of dressing well daily, regardless of what you are doing. You are bringing dignity to your home life! Thank you.

I hope you enjoyed today's ten-item wardrobe video. Share your ten-item wardrobe updates with us and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on the blog. See you soon!



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