5.06.2021

Ten-Item Capsule Wardrobe Talk-Through Spring 2021

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Welcome to the Ten-Item Wardrobe talk-through for spring 2021.  In today's video I'm sharing my thoughts on the core items and extras that comprise my ten-item wardrobe for spring.


I am so pleased to announce that the Ten-Item Wardrobe eCourse is back online with all new content: new videos, updated text, and new topics are discussed. If you have previously purchased the course, you can access all of the new content for free. If you are interested in curating your own ten-item wardrobe, this course will be invaluable to you as a comprehensive resource on how to do it successfully. 

SKYE Charlotte belted shirt dress  Jennifer20 for 20% off



Rungolee "Porto" dress DailyC for free silk face mask with purchase








SKYE Risette dress Jennifer20 for 20% off 


Lilysilk blouse Daily15 for 15% off 
Mott & Bow "Henry" jean JLS10 for 10% off 


Rungolee Louise blouse DailyC for free silk face mask w/ purchase






EXTRAS

Let's look at the extras. The extras are composed of special occasion-wear, tee shirts, and accessories, etc.

SKYE Isabella dress  Jennifer20 for 20% off 


Mer-Sea & Co. Catalina slub tee


SKYE Ismay earring Jennifer20 for 20% off 


                                              Jackie Mack Designs "key to my heart" necklace 


SKYE Laure pearl bracelet Jennifer20 for 20% off 


SKYE Cosette pearl earrings Jennifer20 for 20% off 


                                       The Spanish Sandal Co. tan nubuck sandals JEN10 for 10% off 


Oliver Cabell white leather sneaker JSCOTT10 for $10 off 




                                                                   Lulu's tan sandals

News

📍*NEW* The Ten-Item Wardrobe eCourse is newly updated and back online with all new video, text, and new lessons. If you have previously purchased the ten-item wardrobe eCourse, you can access all of the new changes for free.

📍Join us for The Chic Assignment for May

📍Check out my Mother's Day gift guide on the blog

📍If you are looking for more content, consider becoming a member of The Daily Connoisseur through the MEMBERSHIPS feature. I publish one vodcast every Friday and do one livestream or zoom call once a month. It only costs $1.99 a month. There are also upper tiers available for people who are interested in supporting the channel on a higher level and receiving monthly mentions in the videos. 

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Comment of the Week
Emma writes, "Do you ever grow weary of your morning routine and change things up? I am struggling right now between learning to be content with my lifestyle and yet responding to a need for new routine."

Hi Emma, I do change my routine up, depending on the situation. When my youngest son is older, I won't be so concerned with not making noise in the morning so I might empty the dishwasher before they get up, for example. Also, one day if I'm able to work more in the afternoon, I might add exercise into my morning. I say switch it up if you're in a rut with it. Thanks for commenting!

I hope you enjoyed the ten-item wardrobe talk-through. Let us know how your wardrobe is coming along and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on the blog. 

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5.03.2021

My Morning Routine

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Mega Motivation continues this month as I share my morning routine with you. This is an on-going collaboration with the lovely Dawn from The Minimal Mom and many other talented YouTubers. We are all sharing our morning routines so click on this playlist link to see all of the other videos. I hope they leave you inspired to fine-tune your own morning routine.


As a work-at-home mother of small children, I find that I have to fit my work in the early morning hours. It would be nice to do an exercise routine, get some cleaning, and leisure time in, but I take each opportunity to work, which is what you will see in today's video. 

I would love to know what your morning routine consists of. Do you have a leisurely and restorative morning? Or do you need to fit work into the early morning hours? How do you need to alter your routine to better fit your life? Let us know.

⚜️ Featured in the video
SKYE Theodora Earrings Jennifer20 for 20% off
Jackie Mack Designs necklace TDC15OFF for 15% off
Nail polish by Londontown JenniferS for 25% off
Pinrose Secret Genius perfume JSCOTT free shipping


News

📍*NEW* The Ten-Item Wardrobe eCourse is newly updated and back online with all new video, text, and new lessons. If you have previously purchased the ten-item wardrobe eCourse, you can access all of the new changes for free.

📍Join us for The Chic Assignment for May

📍Check out my Mother's Day gift guide on the blog

📍If you are looking for more content, consider becoming a member of The Daily Connoisseur through the MEMBERSHIPS feature. I publish one vodcast every Friday and do one livestream or zoom call once a month. It only costs $1.99 a month. There are also upper tiers available for people who are interested in supporting the channel on a higher level and receiving monthly mentions in the videos. 


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Comment of the Week

Olivia B. writes, "I'm so ready to follow this month assignment ❤️ now that I'm more happy because I'm reading poetry, writing, drawing and painting again... Feeling alive for the first time in a long time! Hope to be a better mother and wife by enjoying my free time!"

Hi Olivia, I'm so happy you are going to follow along with the May Chic Assignment. It's simply wonderful that you are enjoying the arts again too.


Thank you for joining me for today's video. I would love to know how you fine-tune your morning routine. See you on Thursday for the ten-item capsule wardrobe talk-through.


Love,

Jennifer 


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5.01.2021

The Chic Assignment | May 2021

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Welcome to The Chic Assignment for May, 2021


⚜️Chic Assignment no. 1 Dvořák's Humoresque No. 7 in G-flat Major, Op. 101

We will be enjoying this vibrant performance by Yo Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman


Antonín Leopold Dvořák (1841 - 1904) was one of the first Czech composers to receive worldwide recognition. We will be learning more about Dvořák in the mid-month check-in. 

⚜️Chic Assignment no. 2 Enjoy the poetry of William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

William Wordsworth, attribution Jan Arkesteijn, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons


William Wordsworth was an English Romantic poet who lived from 1770 - 1850. You can check out much of his poetry free online or read a collected volume of his works.  

Today we are reading, I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud. We will learn more about Wordsworth in the mid-month check-in. 



I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
by William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.


⚜️Chic Assignment no. 3 Fine-tune your morning routine

I am sharing my morning routine next week and in my video will encourage you to tailor your morning routine to your most pressing needs. I hope you will enjoy that video and take a look at your morning routine in a new light. 

⚜️Chic Assignment no. 4 Focus on good posture

If you think you're having déjà vu, you're not wrong. We have included posture practice a few times before in Chic Assignment history and there is a great reason why... we must constantly be aware of the state of our posture. It's a wonderful practice to polish our posture on a regular basis. For more, check out my book, Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic

As always, the fifth assignment is to read interesting books. This month I'll be interviewing etiquette author, Myka Meier, founder of Beaumont Etiquette. If you would like to check out her lovey book, Modern Etiquette Made Easy, I highly recommend it. 





I look forward to reading about your experience with The Chic Assignment this month. Tag me on social media with #TheChicAssignment 

Thank you to The Chic Society for bringing us The Chic Assignment. The Chic Society is the private membership group on YouTube. Membership is only $1.99 a month. I release a "vodcast" (a video podcast) every Friday and we go live (either on YouTube or Zoom) once a month. There are also two upper tiers who receive recognition in The Chic Assignment check-in.



⚜️ What I'm wearing
Necklace Jackie Mack Designs JENSCOTT15 for 15% off


Thank you for joining The Chic Assignment for May. I'll see you on Monday!

Love,

Jennifer

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4.29.2021

Ten-Item Capsule Wardrobe Spring 2021

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Welcome to The Ten-Item Capsule Wardrobe for Spring. 


This year's video was filmed in my sister's beautiful garden. Let's have a look at the core items. This year I have 11 core items. If you are new to the ten-item wardrobe, I recommend you read my book, Lessons from Madame Chic. The aim is to have ten core items, but the "ten" can be held loosely. Some years you might have eleven... some years you might have nine. 


I will discuss each of the items in detail in the upcoming ten-item wardrobe talk-through, but for now, let's look at the core items and new extras. 

SKYE Charlotte belted shirt dress  Jennifer20 for 20% off



Rungolee "Porto" dress DailyC for free silk face mask with purchase








SKYE Risette dress Jennifer20 for 20% off 


Lilysilk blouse Daily15 for 15% off 
Mott & Bow "Henry" jean JLS10 for 10% off 


Rungolee Louise blouse DailyC for free silk face mask w/ purchase






EXTRAS

Let's look at the extras. The extras are composed of special occasion-wear, tee shirts, and accessories, etc.

SKYE Isabella dress  Jennifer20 for 20% off 


Mer-Sea & Co. Catalina slub tee


SKYE Ismay earring Jennifer20 for 20% off 


                                              Jackie Mack Designs "key to my heart" necklace 


SKYE Laure pearl bracelet Jennifer20 for 20% off 


SKYE Cosette pearl earrings Jennifer20 for 20% off 


                                       The Spanish Sandal Co. tan nubuck sandals JEN10 for 10% off 






                                                                   Lulu's tan sandals


News

📍Check out my Mother's Day gift guide on the blog

📍If you are looking for more content, consider becoming a member of The Daily Connoisseur through the MEMBERSHIPS feature. I publish one vodcast every Friday and do one livestream or zoom call once a month. It only costs $1.99 a month. There are also upper tiers available for people who are interested in supporting the channel on a higher level and receiving monthly mentions in the videos. 

📍Join us for The Chic Assignment for April. 

📍Please note: I am currently in the process of having my blog not only redesigned, but moved to Wordpress. Please be patient during the process as the blog might be temporarily disabled over the course of this month. You can always stay au courant with me over on YouTube to never miss a video. I'm excited to work on the blog and make it a better experience for you, dear reader! 

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Comment of the Week

Purl Two Together writes, "I love this video because I am disabled by a chronic illness and am inspired by my late nana who got dressed and did her face and hair even when she was dying of cancer. She always wanted to look her best. For me, even if I can't get dressed or do more than rest all day, putting on scent is the way I make myself feel better. But I love to pull on a dress, do a touch of makeup, pop earrings in and then I feel sooooooo much better but am still as comfortable as I'd be in my nightgown."

I love your comment and enjoyed reading about how your Nana inspired you. Thank you for sharing your tips with us!


I hope you enjoyed my ten-item capsule wardrobe lookbook for spring. I'll be going over the garments with you in greater detail in next week's talk-through.


Special thanks to Britain Films and Dava Marketing for this video.


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4.28.2021

Mother's Day Gift Guide for 2021

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Mother's Day is just around the corner and I have created a gift guide here on The Daily Connoisseur that will give you wide variety of gift ideas for the special mothers in your life. 




The Relax Ultima All mothers deal with neck tension at some point in their month (if not every day). I am updating the Mother's Day gift guide to include this amazing contraption. It gives deep restorative massage through gentle electric impulses and heat. I have one and I've used it every night since it arrived. This would make such a good gift for mom. 



The Bend Soap Co. make very giftable bath products that come in soothing and natural scents. Use code DC10 for 10% off. 




The Planting Tree  Mother's Day Gift Kit

I have two roses from The Planting Tree and can vouch that they supply the most healthy and full plants. My two roses arrived carefully packaged and are now currently thriving. They have a wonderful kit that would be perfect for any mother who loves to garden. 

The Exo Beauty at-home laser hair removal device

Now this may sound like an odd gift, but it might be an unexpected hit too. Many people long to try these at-home laser hair removal devices but are torn about whether to invest in them. I have started using the EXO and will report back to you on how it works. 


Jackie Mack Designs jewelry. Jackie Mack designs the most delicate jewelry that would be perfect for everyday wear. TDC15OFF for 15% off 

SKYE Ismay earring Jennifer20 for 20% off SKYE's jewelry is whimsical and unique and make excellent gifts. 


Allen's Scottish Shortbread  would make a delightful and affordable gift for the teatime lover in your life. The packaging is so charming too, which is an added bonus. 


Pinrose Perfume  make beautifully scented perfumes that would make delightful gifts. Code JSCOTT gives free shipping. 




American Blossom Linens sell organic, American made bed linens of the highest quality. This is a true luxury gift that would delight any gift recipient. Jennifer20 for 20% off 




Vahdam Teas make excellent teas of varying varieties. They also have several impressive gift kits. 


I will keep adding to this guide as I find more gift ideas, so feel free to check back again and also share your great ideas in the comments. 


With love,


Jennifer 


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