11.14.2019

All About Cashmere | How to Care For It + Style Tips

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Let's talk about cashmere today: how to wear it, how to pair it, and how to take care of it.



Cashmere is fine, soft wool, originally from the Kashmir goat. It is one of the most highly-sought sweater types and thankfully is now more readily available and affordable. Five great affordable, high-quality places to get cashmere today are Mott & Bow, Everlane, Lilysilk, Boden, and Leimere. Please note: with nearly everything I feature on the blog, I reach out to the companies to see if they can provide a discount code for you, which is why you see so many below. Yay for discount codes!


Cashmere pairs beautifully with silk. I love the contrasting textures of the cool silk and the warm, soft cashmere. There are two ways I like to wear silk and cashmere.

The first way is with a silk scarf. This scarf is by Mont Kiji, which is a wonderful artisanal silk scarf designed in Paris by a Daily Connoisseur reader, Junhee (code connoisseur for 20% off). My cashmere sweater here is by Everlane. Those funny light spots in the photo are from reflecting light...


The second way is by pairing it with a silk camisole. This is particularly helpful if you have a low v-neck. The peek of lace is very pretty and covers the right places. This silk camisole is by Lilysilk code Daily12 for 12% off. The cream v-neck is by Mott & Bow, code JLS10 for 10% off.

Cashmere sweaters can dress up a pair of jeans. Cashmere cardigans can be worn with everything from casual tee shirts to dresses.



Leimere is an excellent resource for cashmere lounge wear. I am featuring one of their pieces in my upcoming holiday gift guide. This Leimere set is so soft and comfortable and would make really presentable lounge wear or pajamas to wear in front of family during the upcoming holiday season.

Cashmere pairs beautifully with both diamonds and pearls (real or faux).


There is something classic about a cashmere sweater and so pairing it with traditionally classic jewelry pieces is always a safe, but sure bet. Whether your jewelry is real or faux, doesn't matter. It's just about finding the right pieces that stand out in a subtle way.

My SKYE Odette 18K gold pearl earrings (code Jennifer20 for 20% off) and Ana Luisa NY pearl necklace code Jennifer10 for $10 off pair nicely here with this chic black Lilysilk cashmere v-neck, code Daily12 for 12% off.

Let's talk about how to care for cashmere.


I have always used The Laundress Wool & Cashmere Shampoo when hand-washing my cashmere. It's simply the best!

Start by submerging your sweater in a cool tub of water with one or two capfuls of the cashmere shampoo. Agitate the sweater and let soak for up to 30 minutes.


After your sweater is finished soaking, run it under cold water and then press the water out (never wring your sweater).


Lay your cashmere sweater flat on a towel after you have pressed out most of the water. Then roll the sweater up in the towel as you would a sleeping bag. This gently presses the water out further. Finally hang your sweater flat on a drying rack or on another dry towel.


If you have pills or lint on your sweater, this sweater pill remover is the most amazing tool! I found it on Amazon and it's only around $10. My nail polish is Vendetta by Londontown JenniferS for 25% off first-time order

I hope you enjoy today's video.

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Beth L. writes, "I love this! Your books have completely changed my life for the better. The tips have added so much peace and pleasure to my every day WAHM life. I’m so glad you chose that top lol I was hoping you would because it is so beautiful on you!"

Dear Beth, thank you for your comment. I am so happy that the Madame Chic books have impacted your life in such a positive way. Just wonderful.

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you found this video useful. I would love to know how you like to pair your sweaters. How do you wash them? Do you have any tips for us? Let us know and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on The Daily Connoisseur.


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11.11.2019

5 More Ways to Keep it Classy in a Trashy Society (Part 2)

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In part 2 of how to keep it classy in a trashy society, we explore more coping mechanisms for big decisions and daily life.

My first post on the subject was popular and stirred up quite a discussion on YouTube and the blog.



Before we begin, I would like to address two things:

1. When I say "trashy", I am referring to the behavior, not the person.

2. The use of the word "classy" is also deliberate. There really is no other word to replace this, and I use the two in juxtaposition intentionally on these articles.

5 More Ways to Keep it Classy in a Trashy Society (Part 2)

👑 Don’t subscribe to groupthink Be an individual and think and act for yourself. Peer pressure is hard, no matter what stage of life you are in. Don’t subscribe to group think. In today's video I give you three examples of how not to blindly follow the herd if it doesn't feel right for you. The key here is to align yourself with people who have your same values and life goals.

👑 Don’t choose celebrities as your role models. Of course, this doesn’t apply to every celebrity, but if you think about Hollywood, celebrities are often desperate to remain relevant. Because of this, they will do and post outlandish things to remain in the headlines. This never translates well in real life. Instead of looking to certain celebrities for role models, find real life role models who inspire you with the elegant way they live.

👑 Live your real life way more than you do your virtual one. I recently published a video called, 10 Ways to Keep it Classy on Social Media. If you struggle in this area, I highly recommend you watch that video. With social media so addictive and prevalent, people are completely attached to their phones and their virtual reality personas. Instead of constantly chasing the likes and follows, ditch social media on a regular basis. Detach from it. Refrain from posting so much. Keep it classy by living your real life more than your virtual one.

👑 Embrace community. For the most part here I am talking about family life. We’ve all become disconnected with each other. When dinnertime arrives are you all sitting down together at the table enjoying a relaxed dinner and lively conversation? (no phones, no TV on in the background?) Or is everyone in their own room eating their dinner in front of their computers? Classy people connect with others and have a joie de vivre about them. They embrace the present and enjoy the finer things in life, which, by the way, are mainly experiences. So yes, a Tuesday evening dinner with your family could be an experience categorized as a finer thing in life.

👑 Embrace formalities. Be a refreshing contrast to our overly casual society and stand out for your formalities. Formal manners, dressing, and behavior aren't old and stuffy mannerisms. Embracing formalities will help you stand out from the crowd and give you an elegant boost to your life.

In today's video, I'm wearing the cashmere v-neck from Mott & Bow code JLS10 for 10% off, a silk camisole from Lilysilk code Daily12 for 12% off, and Aurore pearl earrings from SKYE code Jennifer20 for 20% off.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts on today's video.

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I am very grateful for all of your encouraging comments from my recent style critique video.

Jeanette C. writes, "We live in a world of “mean girl attitudes “ and in this case “style snobs.” I believe you are also setting an example for your kids when looking presentable and classic."


Dear Jeanette, I wholeheartedly agree. Thanks for commenting on the video.

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11.09.2019

The Biggest Style Critique I Get from My Viewers

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I've been sharing my ten-item wardrobe on YouTube for over 8 years now. For the most part, I receive kind comments, even if my style differs from that of the viewer. My intention with sharing my outfits on YouTube is to showcase how a ten-item capsule wardrobe works in real life and also to inspire people to look presentable always.



Every now and then I get a specific critique on the way that I dress. It's pretty much the only critique I get, which sparks my interest. What is behind this critique? And will it change the way I dress going forward? Watch today's video to find out.

My earrings are SKYE Odette 18K gold pearl earrings Jennifer20 for 20% off.

My dress is by Everlane .


News
📍I am featured in L.A. Parent Magazine in an article on Thanksgiving etiquette.

📍Join us for The Chic Assignment for November.

📍Visit The Daily Connoisseur merch store for holiday gifts, perfect for fans of The Daily Connoisseur blog. The limited edition Nutcracker mugs are absolutely delightful.

📍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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Iva Tiço is the lovely translator for my Albanian books. She shared Lessons from Madame Chic on her Instagram this week. Thank you, Iva!
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Ndërkohë që përktheja “Madame Shik”, herë në mënyrë të natyrshme e herë duke ia imponuar vetes, nisa të vija edhe unë në jetë disa nga këshillat e madamës Shik. Për shembull, në libër është një kapitull shumë interesant për rrëmujën... Kur nisa të përktheja librin, isha si Xheniferi, studentja amerikane, por që pak nga pak po shndërrohem në një madamë Shik. Që kur përktheva atë kapitull, nuk kam ngrënë më në tabaka përpara televizorit. Kam nxjerrë pjatat që ruaja për festa dhe çdo ditë e kam një festë të vogël, me lule të freskëta në tryezë. Përveç këtyre, kam zhdukur nga sirtarët çdo komplet pizhamesh e rrobë shtëpie jo të denjë, bashkë me shumë rrangullina, sende që kisha vite që nuk i përdorja; gjëra që merrnin pluhur, bënin rrëmujë dhe nuk më linin t’i gëzohesha një shtëpie të pastër, ku gjithçka duhet të jetë në vendin e vet. Kam mësuar të bëj tualetin ujë e sapun dhe çdo herë që gjendem përpara dollapit duke menduar “ç’të vesh sot?”, dora më kap gjithmonë një fustan të mirë, nga ata që kisha vite që i mbaja në varëse dhe i ruaja për ndonjë rast. Madama Shik më mësoi se nuk kam pse pres, rast i mirë është çdo ditë Foto 📸 @henrikoci.com_ #keshillangamadamechic #madamechic #botimetliving #jetobukurjetomeliving #dailyconnoisseur #jenniferlscott

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Nancy F. gives us an update on The Chic Assignment in her household: "I have never heard of Caspar David Frederich. However his works are so touching and hauntingly beautiful. I personally fell in love with the one called the morning. Also I have not been able to stop staring at the one called the Abbey in the Oakwood. Now the Bach piece that you featured is one that I have listen to many times over and have decided to re-fall in love with it. One thing that I will definitely be making homemade from scratch is my homemade hot cocoa peppermint meringue cookies that my fiancé and future mother-in-law love. I have definitely changed up my seasonal skin care. The main thing I have changed is I have went to a thicker facial moisturizer that is by ponds. I’m using more luxurious thick creams to combat my dry skin"

Thank you for sharing your findings, Nancy! I look forward to the check-in so we can discuss the assignments more.

Thank you for joining me today. Are you ever criticized for the way you dress? What are the chief complaints you deal with and how do you handle them? Let us know and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on The Daily Connoisseur.



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11.07.2019

The Duchess of Cambridge's Royal Tour Outfits + An Inappropriate Sweatshirt & Wearing Dresses Daily | 3 Articles on Dress

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For this installment of 3 Articles on Dress, we are looking-back on the Duchess' Pakistan Tour outfits, discuss a controversial sweatshirt worn by a fifth grade teacher, and learn how wearing dresses for one week influenced a busy mom.



I really enjoy this series on dress and today's articles are varied and interesting.



In today's video I'm wearing a silk scarf by Mont Kiji (designed by a Daily Connoisseur reader!) code connoisseur gives 20% off, Everlane cashmere sweater, and pearl earrings by Ana Luisa (code Jennifer10 for $10 off). connoisseur gives 20% off.

👑 Town and Country shares The Best Photos from Kate Middleton and Prince William's Royal Tour of Pakistan The royals are undertaking a five-day tour of the south Asian country, by CHLOE FOUSSIANES



The first article shares all of the Duchess of Cambridge's looks form her Pakistan Royal Tour. My favorite was the emerald green evening dress by Jenny Packham. Which look was your favorite?



😬 Our second article: Teacher under fire for wearing sweater with controversial message on Columbus Day by Justin Chan

A Michigan teacher came under fire for wearing a sweatshirt with a controversial message on Columbus Day, WXYZ reports.

Emma Howland-Bolton, a fifth-grade teacher at Clippert Multicultural Magnet Honors Academy in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, walked into school on Monday wearing a sweatshirt that read, "Columbus was a murderer."

"I wanted to wear this shirt to spark discussion," she told the station.

A school administrator took notice of the message and asked her to take the sweatshirt off.

"I was informed that my shirt was my opinion and I countered with it is a fact," the teacher explained.


What do you think about this story? I would love to know your thoughts!


👗 Daily Connoisseur Emmie sent me this article from Romper: I Wore Dresses Every Day For A Week & The Reactions Surprised Me by Gemma Hartley

Gemma was accustomed to wearing leggings and jeans every day and then decided to try something radical: wearing dresses for an entire week. Her results will surprise you! (Or maybe they won't :) )

I would love to know what you think.

I hope you enjoy today's video.



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📍I am featured in L.A. Parent Magazine in an article on Thanksgiving etiquette.

📍Join us for The Chic Assignment for November.

📍Visit The Daily Connoisseur merch store for holiday gifts, perfect for fans of The Daily Connoisseur blog. The limited edition Nutcracker mugs are absolutely delightful.

📍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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Lessons from Madame Chic in Albania...
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Një udhërrëfyes i mirëfilltë për të përmirësuar cilësinë e jetesës. 💥 Kur Jennifer Scott-i, një studente e huaj, mbërriti në pragun e apartamentit të madh në Zonën e Gjashtëmbëdhjetë, u prit nga ajo që do të bëhej mentorja dhe frymëzuesja për jetën e saj në vazhdim, edhe pasi u kthye në vendin e saj. Madame Chic e mori në patronazh vajzën kaliforniane, duke i treguar sekretet se si francezët i kthenin në art më vete edhe gjërat më të vogla. 💥 Në çdo kapitull të librit “Leksione nga Madame Chic” zbulohet nga një sekret, të cilin Jennifer-i e mësoi duke këqyrur madamën në Paris, por që edhe ju mund ta përfshini në jetën tuaj, pavarësisht se ku jetoni apo të ardhurave që keni. Duke përqafuar filozofinë parisiane të sasisë dhe cilësisë, do të mësoni të zotëroni artin e të ngrënit (pa e privuar veten), të veshurit (gardërobën me dhjetë veshje), paraqitjen (makijazhi ujë e sapun) dhe të jetuarin allafrancez. 💥 Që nga mbrëmjet argëtuese gjithë formalitet e deri te jetesa aktive, libri “Leksione nga Madame Chic” është një manual për këdo që dëshiron të ndërthurë mënyrën e jetesës me stilin tipik të të veshurit francez. 💥 Përktheu: Iva Tiço @ivatico Nr. i faqeve: 280 Çmimi: 1200 lekë 💥 #libratqedua #LeksionengaMadameChic #LessonsfromMadameChic #JenniferLynnScott

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Brooke J. writes, "I had a Chic win this morning. I received a compliment and I simply smiled and said “thank you”. I didn’t expand on what I was wearing, or downplay it. It felt good. I love that coat!"

Hi Brooke, I am so happy for your Chic win! I love it!


I would love to know what you think about all three articles discussed in today's video. Let us know and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on The Daily Connoisseur.


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11.04.2019

A Highly Unusual Day in the Life

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Welcome to a highly unusual day in my life. I'm driving into fire territory today in Los Angeles to film a podcast, visit a dear friend for lunch, and then return to my family and a very special package in the mail.



Getting up before the rest of my family is really necessary in order to have a successful day. When I sleep later, I always feel as though I am playing catch-up. Today was a good day as I was able to get up, spend quiet time alone, get dressed and even get some work done.



I start the day in my robe and drink a tall glass of water with lemon, which has detoxing properties. I later change into my Loft blouse and Mott & Bow jeans use code JLS10 for 10% off.
For makeup, I use the Osmosis CC cream, A'DEL cream blush in coral reef, and The Organic Skin Co. eyeshadow in shades highlights and bamboo. Makeup brushes used are by Osmosis.




The podcast recording took a lot of preparation as I acted as both host and guest. I'll be sure to share the link to it when it comes out. I discussed Connoisseur Kids and the importance of raising tidy children. After filming the podcast, I visited my dear friend, Juliana (creator of Escape Room in a Box), for lunch and a good belly laugh. Don't you love seeing old friends? Do you giggle uncontrollably like we do? Or is it just us? :)

I returned home to a beautiful package from the elevated minimalist brand, SKYE, who sell ethically made and sustainable clothing. I'm looking forward to trying one of their dresses for spring.



I am wearing the SKYE Coraline trench coat



And here is a look at their Odette 18K gold pearl earrings



and Aurore 18K gold pearl earrings. The pearl hair tie is a gift they include with orders.

Use code Jennifer20 for 20% off at SKYE.

Overall it was a very exciting day, but (you know me) I do love the mundane! So when bedtime came, I was ready to rest and was looking forward to the next day, which was quite ordinary.

I hope you enjoy today's video.

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📍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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Жить ШИКАРНО? Это просто 😊 Сегодня расскажу о книге, которую прочла одним махом и уже приступила к следующим книгам этого автора 😍 #библиотека_gelpolishmaniac ᅠ ▪Дженнифер Л Скотт ▪ УРОКИ МАДАМ ШИК▪ История американки, которой в студенчестве посчастливилось пол года прожить в парижской семье, изучить не только французский язык и культурное наследие Франции, но и перенять шарм и волшебство быта хозяйки дома Мадам Шик. Книга написана легко, живо, с долей самоиронии, она про каждую из нас, и про то, как быть лучшей версией себя. Проживать со страстью каждый день, каждую минуту, каждое из событий. Извлекать удовольствие из любого занятия, стараться сделать каждый свой день исключительным. Мне нравится слог этого прекрасного автора, оторваться очень тяжело и, конечно, я рекомендую и Вам ознакомиться с книгами о Мадам Шик 😊 Никогда не помешает взглянуть на себя с позиции женственности и грации, и неважно, француженка Вы или нет. Все советы очень доступные, главное недорогие. Можно жить красиво и достойно при любом бюджете, важен правильный подход ко всему. У меня изменилось отношение ко многим повседневным вещам, на которые я не обращала внимание раньше. Не скажу, что Вы найдете там для себя что-то принципиально новое, но мотивирующий пинок получите однозначно 💪 P.S.: у автора есть страничка в инстаграм @dailyconnoisseur и увлекательный блог на you tube 😉

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Niculina McClanahan
Niculina writes, "Jennifer, you are so wise and gentle, my goodness you bring tears to my eyes! Making home life the main priority and enjoying the mundane aspect of it is indeed the path to success. For everyone in the family, not only for the home maker. For children, who grow up in a household where there is serenity, food security and order rather than living like in a roller coaster, through highs and lows all the time. For the adults, whether they work outside the home or at home, who have the peace of mind that at least their home is in order when the outside world is chaotic."

Dear Niculina, Thank you for your kind comment. I completely agree. Everything starts at home. An ordered home life is important for everyone. Thank you for watching!

I hope you enjoyed this day in the life. Thank you and I'll see you soon!

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11.02.2019

The Secret to a Homemaker's Success

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Hello my Daily Connoisseurs, in today’s video I’m going to share the secret to a Homemaker’s Success. Can you guess what it is?



Welcome back to The Daily Connoisseur. My name is Jennifer and I am a wife, mother of four, a writer, and yes, a homemaker. I enjoy exploring the world of homemaking on this channel because the life of a homemaker is complex and oftentimes hidden.

Today I’m going to share the secret to a Homemaker’s success.

Delighting in the mundane tasks of your day.



Yes, delighting in the mundane. What does mundane mean? There are two definitions:

1. lacking interest or excitement; dull.

2. of this earthly world rather than a heavenly or spiritual one.

Basically, it’s the everyday tasks that we associate with drudgery. We would rather be doing more glamorous or exciting things than our mundane tasks: washing the dishes, folding laundry, wiping countertops, ironing clothes, making beds. It can all be so mundane.

“The world is so full of a great many things” as Robert Louis Stevenson said. Everyone else seems to be leading such an exciting life. Why am I stuck here doing these mundane tasks over and over again?



Well, the things you do most in life, are the most important. Did you ever think about it like that? Think about how many hours of our lives we devote to these tasks. They take up a significant portion of our life. We might as well change our attitude about them.

The secret to successful homemaking is delighting in the mundane. Focus on the task you’re doing and simply delight in it. Change your mind about it. Change your perspective. Imagine your delight if you were on your way to lunch with a good friend, you would be looking forward to it. You would dress nicely and have a cheerful attitude. You wouldn’t be dreading it at all.

And while at the lunch, you would enjoy every moment. We should capture some of that energy when we face our daily tasks. Now, of course, we are not going to be doing jumping jacks of joy when we clean the kitchen for the third time each day, but over time, if we can accept the present circumstances and enjoy that mundane task, we can truly start to change our lives.

I hope today's video gave you food for thought. How can you delight in the mundane aspects of the day? A wonderful resource to help you with this is my second book, At Home with Madame Chic.

Featured in today's video: the cloths I'm using are e-cloth, my dress is J.Jill, my velvet hair tie, my nail polish (code JenniferS for 25% off first-time orders), my earrings and bracelet are Ana Luisa NY (code Jennifer10 for $10 off)

The music featured is My Garden and Secret Love. Copyright free music from Epidemic Sound.

Thank you for joining me today and have a wonderful weekend.


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11.01.2019

The Chic Assignment November 2019

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Welcome to The Chic Assignment for November, 2019. This month we are exploring German artists, Johann Sebastian Bach and Caspar David Friedrich. We are also looking at seasonal skincare and food, so let's jump in.



🎵 Chic Assignment no. 1: Listen to Bach Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major The Prelude is the most famous and recognizable portion of this brilliant piece, which will mesmerize and delight you all throughout the month.

Mischa Maisky plays Bach Cello Suite No.1 in G (full)
1. Prelude - 0:00
2. Allermande - 2:45
3. Courante - 7:09
4. Sarabande - 9:47
5. Menuet I / II - 13:41
6. Gigue - 17:38



Yo-Yo Ma playing just the prelude




🖼 Chic Assignment no. 2: Artist in residence: Caspar David Friedrich (5 September 1774 – 7 May 1840) was a 19th-century German Romantic landscape painter, generally considered the most important German artist of his generation. We are going to study his works this month. Visit this website to see a list of his complete works.

We will mainly focus on studying Wanderer above the Sea of Fog (image from Wikipedia)



You can buy a canvas reproduction of Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog here.

🛀 Chic Assignment no. 3: Adjust our seasonal skincare. If you are happy with your routine, then carry on and truly enjoy your nightly skincare ritual. If you need to make seasonal adjustments, do so and delight in them. I'm going through a skincare change myself and will be sharing that on the channel this month.

🥧 Chic Assignment no. 4: Cook (or bake) and enjoy a seasonal dish from scratch. With Thanksgiving approaching in America, this will be a very easy assignment for many. Let's delight in the autumnal recipes available to us and take part in a delightful meal. Whether you bake a pumpkin pie, or make your favorite savory stuffing, make a seasonal dish from scratch and savor not only the eating of the dish, but the preparation also.

I hope you enjoy today's video. I would love to hear your Chic Assignment updates below.

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Day 24: Do not interrupt your child when he is talking. • • I love my little guy’s chats. The only thing I can’t get behind is the long winded play-by-plays of Minecraft 😆, but I try to humor him and redirect his attention. First Chapter of Connoisseur Kids already has us engaged! We are doing the eye contact assignment and it fit perfectly with today’s mom challenge. Whenever he and I are feeling a little “off” we have a read-aloud and a “night chat” before he goes to bed. Just giving him my full attention with eye contact, until he drifts to sleep, does wonders for him. I know he sometimes feels a little ignored after being the only child for over 5 years and my getting so busy with the baby. It’s good medicine for both of us. #30daymomchallenge #cultivatingmotherhood #connoisseurkids #gentleparenting #eyecontact #dailyconnoisseur #habittraining #intentionalmotherhood #motherculture

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Comment of the Week
Penny writes, "Thank you for this month’s chic assignment and challenge to make sure our sleepwear is in order. Much needed and I found something that feels cozy enough for evenings at home without stifling me while I sleep. Thank you for the enjoyable video. Assignment completed for fall/winter. I might need a refresher for the spring/summer!"


Dear Penny, I'm so glad you enjoyed last month's Chic Assignment on presentable sleepwear. We will definitely revisit the subject again. I could talk about pajamas forever! :)

Thank you for joining me today. I look forward to hearing your Chic Assignment observations as the month goes on. We will explore the topics further in the mid-month check-in.


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