9.18.2019

Dress Code Insanity | 3 Articles on Dress

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The dress code conversation continues as we examine the next crop of articles discussing dress code madness. Articles from Canada, England, and the United States are featured today, showing that #dresscodewars is happening both near and far.



I don't know about you, but I have noticed so many dress code stories in the news of late: the lady who got kicked out of the Golden Corral for wearing a crop top, Tommy Lee getting kicked out of Emeril Lagasse's restaurant for wearing a hat, and the Houston Principal who instituted a dress code for the parents. Dress codes have been a part of the National conversation recently.

In today's video, I'm examining three more articles on dress:

Austin ISD revamps dress code to allow hoodies, halters and hats

Police and teachers have been criticised for locking school gates to schoolchildren who protested a new 'gender neutral' uniform policy this morning, leaving pupils to wander the streets of a Sussex town.

Is ‘modesty’ no longer the best policy? On dress codes, Canadian schools begin to change their approach

Two articles focus on the lax dress codes in schools and one focuses on the new gender neutral uniforms.

Why do you think dress codes have been featured news items lately? What is behind the dress code wars? What are your opinions on the articles discussed? Join the conversation and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on the blog.


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๐Ÿ“Connoisseur Kids is featured in Chicago Parent, in an article called 6 Back-to-School Books for Teens, Tweens, and Their Parents.

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Rebecca K. asks, "Jennifer, do you use a diaper bag or just your large purses? I have a 2 year old and 4 year old so I have been using a backpack style diaper bag to have both hands free, but it doesn’t feel particularly chic."

Hi Rebecca, I get this question a lot. Yes, I do just use a large handbag instead of a diaper bag. I tried a traditional diaper bag with my first two children, but really found them to be unnecessary. Everything I need can fit into one of my large tote bags or I just use a canvas bag. Many people requested a dedicated handbag video so I could do one of those soon. Thank you!

I hope you enjoyed today's video. I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on all three articles discussed down below. Your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on The Daily Connoisseur. I'll see you next time for The Chic Assignment check-in.


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9.16.2019

Capsule Fall Accessories: Jewelry, Boots, Scarves & More | Ten-Item Wardrobe

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As part of The Chic Assignment for September, we are curating our fall accessories. As the seasons change, we delight in changing out our clothing, and we should pay equal attention to our accessories. If you pull out your seasonal accessories and have them readily available in your closet, you will be more likely to reach for them, making dressing each morning that much more enjoyable and effortless.



Today, I am sharing jewelry, boots, scarves, wraps, nail polish, hair accessories, and handbags with you. These are the items that will round out my fall ten-item wardrobe.

Let's start with jewelry.


Sandro pearl drop earrings these earrings have a Renaissance vibe to them and are bright and sunny.

I enjoy my seasonal partnership with Ana Luisa Jewelry and they partnered with me for today's video. I chose my six favorite pieces from their fall collection to share the various jewelry trends that are prevalent this season. They use recycled gold in their jewelry, making it affordable and sustainable for the customer.
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Alba pearl drop These chunky statement earrings are chic and make a bold statement.


Plato necklace This lovely necklace reminds me of a Roman coin.


Celine pearl necklace This is a Swarovski crystal necklace that comes in a very classic length.


Hana marble pink earrings are more fashion-forward. The backs are gold and are quite unique.


Michelle bracelet Designed by Michelle Choi, this beautiful dangling cross bracelet is a classic.

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You cannot go wrong with a classic riding boot. They look great under long skirts and dresses, as well as with jeans or leggings tucked in. Here is another similar boot in black that would look so chic.


Blondo boots are comfortable, high-quality, and waterproof. These work great with jeans and dresses.


These Duchess boots are chic, comfortable, and very high-quality. They also come in black. I am eyeing the Captain boot from the same brand as I love the Victorian detail with the tie-up laces.





Next, let's look at scarves. I lovely a cozy plaid scarf in the fall season. This affordable one is from Amazon and can actually double as a throw blanket for a chair or sofa.


A chunky knit infinity scarf is another great option for fall.


A tan pashmina will carry you far. You could use this year round, of course, but you can style it with other clothing and accessories to carry it into fall.


This wrap from MerSea is excellent for travel and perfect for the changing temperature. The unique wrap allows you to put your hands through a short "sleeve" like a sweater while not clinging to the underarm area. This particular wrap is reversible, making it even more versatile. Also featured in this look are my high-wasted cropped jeans, Edwardian-inspired white tee shirt, and leopard sandals.





As for hair accessories, I have been enjoying the effortless, chic look from headbands. This top-knot set of 12 headbands on Amazon is affordable and comes with many fall shades.

Velvet scrunchies and bow ties (I'm linking my favorites here and here) are another great way to embrace the fall season. The velvet texture adds a luxurious and regal touch to your hair. As you saw with my previous feature, The Duchess of Cambridge enjoys wearing velvet scrunchies as well.


Note this picture I found of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis where she is wearing the velvet bow and pearl necklace. Some looks are timeless!






Neutrals are very popular right now for nail polish. My favorite this season has got to be Honeymoon from Londontown. (Use code JenniferS for 15% off your first order). I also love wine colored shades this time of year. For a complete look at fall neutral nails, check out my Londontown post from last month.



I have always had a very minimal handbag collection. My favorite Louis Vuitton tote continues to perform beautifully and I love the chic Parisian style it lends to any outfit. eBay is a great place to get used verified Louis Vuitton handbags

My other handbags are no longer available (they were from London Sole) so I am linking similar ones here and here.

I hope you enjoy today's video.

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๐Ÿ“Connoisseur Kids is featured in Chicago Parent, in an article called 6 Back-to-School Books for Teens, Tweens, and Their Parents.

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Comment of the Week
On last week's batch cooking post, Mimi G. writes, "I batch cook all the time. Whenever I make a one-pot meal, like Coq au Vin or Boeuf Bourguignon, I always make enough for a family of 4, even though we are just two. We eat half of it that day, and I freeze the rest for when I don't have the time or inclination to cook. I make and have on hand a huge batch of chili, which I portion out and freeze. I also have on hand in the freezer my homemade hamburger patties and a batch of cooked meatballs, and also panko breaded chicken tenders. These items can quickly become various dishes. Also, since we love homemade bread, I will bake a couple baguettes, which I cut in half and freeze. When thawed, then heated in a 400 degree oven for a few minutes, it tastes just as it does when freshly baked."

Hi Mimi, batch cooking is an absolute must, not only for large families, but everyone. It is time-saving and economical. Thanks for sharing your batch cooking routine!


I hope you enjoyed this look at my fall accessories. I would love to know how you accessorize for fall. Let us know your favorites in the comment section below. Your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on the blog.


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9.13.2019

Limiting Screen Time for Our Children | WHY and HOW?

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Today, we are discussing a very important subject: screen time and our children. How much is too much? What can they do instead? and How can we as parents help?



I discuss the subject of screen time in Connoisseur Kids and even give a list of 50 activities children can do that don't involve screens. In today's video, I give many more ideas and also discuss my philosophy regarding screen time.

Here is an interesting article I found from WebMD on the subject of screen time.

The following is an excerpt from the article:

Can Too Much Screen Time Hinder Child Development?

Young children spend a lot of time fiddling with smartphones, tapping away at tablets and staring at TV screens.

Could this time be taking away from their early physical and mental development?

A new study argues that's precisely the case -- screen time can affect how well children perform on developmental tests.

"Kids who are being put in front of screens are showing delayed development," said lead researcher Sheri Madigan. She is research chair of child development with the University of Calgary's department of psychology, in Canada.

Watching TV, using a computer, playing video games, and goofing around with tablets or smartphones were among the types of screen time reported.

"We found that, on average, children are viewing screens somewhere between two and three hours per day," Madigan said. "This exceeds the recommended guidelines of no more than one hour of high-quality programming for kids between the ages of 2 and 5" set by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).



As you can see, even doctors agree that limiting screen time is necessary for raising well-rounded children.

I firmly believe that leading by example is the most important aspect here. We as parents need to not be attached to our own screens. There should be an atmosphere in the home that does not revolve around the television and constant entertainment.

An emphasis on enjoying books and a love of learning are also critically important. I do hope you watch today's video to hear my expanded thoughts on this important subject.

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I think that most of the issues that plagues us in today's society are related to anger and resentment to the "other". One way to fix that is by treating each other with dignity and respect and that's where manners and etiquette come in. Manners and etiquette empower kids and reduce anxiety because it teaches kids what to do and say in every situation. I was using the Carreรฑo manual but is a bit outdated (written in 1865) and then my favorite YouTuber @dailyconnoisseur came out with her own book. I got it 2 days ago and I got to say is a great and fun to read manners book. Teaches the kids how to be the best person they can be: how's to talk, maintain eye contact, table manners, tidiness and more. Get it on Amazon here Connoisseur Kids: Etiquette, Manners, and Living Well for Parents and Their Little Ones (Etiquette for Children, Manner Books for Kids, Parenting Books, Books on Elegance) https://www.amazon.com/dp/1452173478/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_CoLEDbAT4K0TE #ettiquette #mannersmatter #connossieur #connoisseurkids #healthykids

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Comment of the Week
Katy T. writes, "Hi Jennifer! You really have hit the nail on the head. I wish everyone knew how important manners and etiquette are! Please keep spreading this message. My husband and I value this message as well and are teaching our children to be respectful, confident compassionate citizens. I can’t wait to read the book! Thank you! ❤️"


Thank you, Katy! I am enjoying the discussions that the book are bringing to light. Thank you for watching!

I would love to know your thoughts on children and screen time. What are the rules in your house? How do you handle this subject? Let us know and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on the blog.



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9.12.2019

5 Ways Manners Can Help Our Children | Connoisseur Kids

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Thank you for your incredible support of Connoisseur Kids. I am overwhelmed (in a good way!) with all of your lovely comments, messages, emails, and social media posts. I am so grateful for your support.

Today, I'm sharing 5 ways manners can help our children in life and why we should persevere in teaching our children good habits.



This is the abridged list I discuss in the video. Be sure to watch the whole video for expanded thoughts on the following points:

๐Ÿ‘‘ Good manners can set your child at ease in social situations.
๐Ÿ‘‘ Manners make life easier for our children to navigate independently.
๐Ÿ‘‘ Their good behavior will make them shine like gems in this often dark world.
๐Ÿ‘‘ Your children will inspire their siblings and peers with their confidence.
๐Ÿ‘‘ Our children are the future leaders of this world. Investing in the next generation is a very worthy pursuit.


I hope you enjoy today's video.

In today's video, I'm wearing Rachelyn Jewelry's earrings and necklace and my summertime romper.

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๐Ÿ“Thank you for your wonderful support of CONNOISSEUR KIDS. If you enjoy the book, please consider leaving a review for it online. I greatly appreciate your support.

๐Ÿ“I will be talking about the ten-item wardrobe at a free online event called Get Organized HQ and my session goes live today at 11am Eastern. In a nutshell, Get Organized HQ is like an online conference where dozens of women have gotten together to share their knowledge and their stories to help you get your home and life on track. I hope you join me there!

๐Ÿ“I have an article in Mind Body Green on the importance of laughter for children.

๐Ÿ“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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So many of my dear YouTube friends have reviewed Connoisseur Kids on their channels. Check out Rachel from Sweet and Simple Home, Nikki from Inspired by Nikki, Teri from TeriGigi, and Kim from Free to Family.

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Comment of the Week
Regarding The Chic Assignment, Megan writes, "Thank you for this month's enjoyable introduction to this beautiful cello piece- and for sending me down the path of inquiry about the young cellist and the female 18th century composer! I really enjoy your organized approach to cultivating grace and awareness in the fine arts. Many of us do not make to time to approach cultivating a rich world for ourselves and our families due to the drum beat of ordinary family life. You remind me to stop and take myself and my life seriously without feeling grim!"

Thank you for joining me today. I would love to know... what are your reasons for teaching your children good habits and behaviors? Have you noticed a lack of manners in today's youth? Or the opposite? Let us know and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on The Daily Connoisseur.


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9.10.2019

My New Book: CONNOISSEUR KIDS

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Dear Daily Connoisseurs,

I'm so pleased to announce that my new book, Connoisseur Kids: Etiquette, Manners, and Living Well for Parents and Their Little Ones comes out today from Chronicle Books. This book has been a passion project of mine over the past few years. I wanted a book that parents and children could bond over that approaches the subjects of etiquette, manners and healthy living habits in a fun and engaging way.


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The book is beautifully illustrated by Clare Owen and is full of creative and engaging anecdotes for your children. You will also find activities, games, recipes, poems and so much more.

My hope is that you and your children take your time and truly savor the lessons in this book. Thank you so much for supporting my work. It means so much to me.

Here is the description from the publisher:

From Jennifer Scott—author of the New York Times bestselling Madame Chic series and founder of the Daily Connoisseur blog—comes this playful take on manners and being a good global citizen. Parents and younger children work together to read about a wide range of topics: communication, table manners, tidiness, thinking of others, grooming, and health. Activities, learning games, fill-in-the-blanks, letter-writing exercises, recipes (for food and for slime!), and some fun songs and rhymes help kids learn concepts and practice good behaviors. Featuring charming illustrations and go-to advice from a trusted source, this is a timely guide for raising well-mannered, neat, and gracious children for parents, grandparents, and children of reading age.

I am giving away 5 signed copies of Connoisseur Kids. The giveaway is open worldwide. Enter via the rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway will run for one week. Winners will be contacted via email and will also be displayed on the rafflecopter widget. Best of luck!

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I sincerely hope you enjoy Connoisseur Kids. If you do, please consider sharing the book on social media using the hashtag #ConnoisseurKids and also writing a review online. Thank you for your support!

With love,

Jennifer



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9.08.2019

Batch Cooking Fresh for the Week | Being Chic is Being Prepared

7:13 AM 4 Comments


I normally share batch cooking freezer meals with you on the channel so today will be a different change of pace. I'm batch cooking fresh for the entire week. When I cook for the freezer, I tend to make heartier fare: casseroles, chilis, heavy sauces and pot pies. These freeze well and feed a crowd with ease.



Today, you will see how I like to cook lighter choices when I make items fresh for the week. Today's video is a collaboration with my friend Kim from Free to Family. Kim is the Queen of batch cooking! She does batch cooking videos every Sunday and when she asked me to collaborate on one, I said an enthusiastic "yes".

In today's batch cooking session, I'm making seared ahi tuna, white dover sole with lemon and butter, roast chicken with onions and rosemary, grilled chicken sausages, acorn squash with maple syrup, basmati rice, and lentils with kale.



I take a nice, thick ahi tuna filet and marinate it for 30 minutes in sesame oil, soy sauce (a few tablespoons), chopped garlic, and green onions. I seared it for 1 1/2 minutes on each side and then slice.



My favorite way to cook fish is in a foil packet. The fish is always moist and never overcooks. I place one pound of dover sole filets in foil sprayed with cooking spray. On top, I put salt and pepper, one tablespoon of butter, sliced lemon, sliced basil, and green onion. Use whatever herbs you have on hand. I baked this at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.



I love making roast chicken. We kept this in the fridge and had it sliced cold all week. It was delicious. I have many different ways I make a roast chicken, but here's what I did today: I rub the chicken with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. I fill the cavity of the chicken with a full apple. I place sliced garlic under the skin and top with onions and rosemary. I baked this for an hour and a half at 350 F in the roasting pan on the rack. For the last 20 minutes, I raised the temperature to 400 degrees. Just make sure the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.



The acorn squash is sliced in half, de-seeded, and placed in a Bain Marie, or water bath. I fill the cavity with butter and maple syrup and cook this alongside the chicken in the oven. As for the lentils, I sautรฉ chopped onions in the Instant Pot on the sautรฉ feature with some oil. Then, after rinsing and draining the lentils, I place two cups in the instant pot and cover with 8 to 10 cups of water along with a heaping tablespoon of boullion and chopped kale from the garden. I cook on high pressure for 15 minute for soft lentils (for al dente lentils, cook for 8 minutes). Meanwhile, I also cook rice in the rice cooker, and grill sausages on the La Creuset grill pan.

The genius of batch cooking is that you get all of the work out of the way, and get the kitchen messy one time, yet enjoy the meals all week. We really enjoyed the meals this week. We ate the fish first and everything tasted great. I would love to know... do you batch cook?

I hope you enjoy today's video.

News

๐Ÿ“I have an article in Mind Body Green on the importance of laughter for children.

๐Ÿ“I am a featured speaker at the Get Organized HQ Summit with I Heart Planners. Registration is free!

๐Ÿ“PRE-ORDER my new book, CONNOISSEUR KIDS, which comes out September 10th from Chronicle Books.

๐Ÿ“If you haven't taken my eCourses yet, now is a wonderful time to get started. 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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Connoisseur Kids ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿผ Arlo and I were lucky enough to be sent an advance copy of my friend Jennifer L. Scott’s new book “Connoisseur Kids”. I’m so HAPPY there is a book out there for parents and kids discussing manners, etiquette and living well in a positive and uplifting way. I hadn’t even opened the package and had a good flick myself before Arlo had taken it from me and settled in to read it. So thankful for and so proud of you @dailyconnoisseur ๐ŸŽ‰ If you’d like to pre-order a copy for your own munchkins (release date 10th September), head over to Amazon. The link is in my bio until Friday. ๐Ÿ“š . . . #gifted #connoisseurkids #jenniferlscott #madamechic #etiquette #childrensetiquette #goodmanners #kindness #childrensbooks #newbook #chroniclebooks #bookstagram #kidsbooks #livingwell #lethembelittle #raisethemupinthewaytheyshouldgo #childhoodunplugged #mummyblogger #authorsofinstagram @chroniclebooks #goodmanners #booksforkids #bookstagrammer

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Thank you for joining me today. I will see you on Tuesday for the launch of Connoisseur Kids!



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9.05.2019

Athleisure is Dying? Loungewear as Self-optimization & Tommy Lee #dresscodewars | 3 Articles on Dress

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Welcome to another episode of 3 Articles on Dress. Today we are discussing the athleisure trend (is it dying?), looking good in loungewear, and another dress code violation... but this time from a famous rocker.



Here are the three articles discussed in today's video.

Loungewear as ‘Aesthetic’ Is a Symptom of Constant Self‑Optimization

Athleisure is losing stamina in the fashion world

Emeril Lagasse laughs off Tommy Lee's complaint that he was kicked out of his restaurant

I would love to know your thoughts on all of the articles discussed today. Do you think athleisure is losing steam? Do women struggle with self-optimization in their loungewear? What are your thoughts on all of the recent dress code violations? Let us know and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week.



News
๐Ÿ“This week on YouTube only, I started a new series where I discover different clothing brands under the same aesthetic. The first episode focused on feminine fashion with Morning Lavender, Gal Meets Glam, and Lulu's.



๐Ÿ“I was a guest on Mackenzie Koppa's Cultivating the Lovely podcast discussing my new book, Connoisseur Kids.

๐Ÿ“I have an article in Mind Body Green on the importance of laughter for children.

๐Ÿ“I am a featured speaker at the Get Organized HQ Summit with I Heart Planners. Registration is free!

๐Ÿ“PRE-ORDER my new book, CONNOISSEUR KIDS, which comes out September 10th from Chronicle Books.

๐Ÿ“If you haven't taken my eCourses yet, now is a wonderful time to get started. 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
Comrie P. writes,"Jennifer, I am a high school English teacher (American Literature), and I so appreciate that you offered the unconventional insight about "The Road Less Taken." I used to assign students to bring a poem to class to share with their fellow students, and I cannot count how many times I have seen this Frost poem as a student selection. When asked why, the students almost always quip the standard American individualism answer (even if not using those exact words). I believe this can be true because a good poem (like rich classical orchestration) speaks to us a various depths and with different strains of melody and harmony. The interpretation you share seems much more accurate to the body of Frost's work, and this analysis is a good reminder to challenge the majority way of thinking...something I think Daily Connoisseurs all appreciate. Thank you!"


Hi Comrie, thank you for sharing your perspective as an English teacher. It's amazing how truly looking at the poem brings to light the alternative interpretation. You're right, challenging the majority way of thinking is always eye-opening. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

I hope you enjoy the three articles on dress today. Thank you to Home Chef for sponsoring today's video. Use code JenniferS80 for $80 off ($20 off your first 4 boxes).

I look forward to reading your takes on all of the articles discussed.



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