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

News

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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Comment of the Week

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.)

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
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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