1.30.2020

The Case for Presentable Undergarments

6:37 AM 1 Comments


I would love to know... what is the state of your underwear drawer? Many times women focus on the outer garments in the quest to look presentable always. In today's video I make the case for presentable underwear too.



Why presentable? No one is going to see our undergarments, after all. Who cares what they look like?

Good undergarments are the foundation of a beautiful outfit. Wearing presentable underwear can be your delicious secret and really help elevate your confidence throughout the day.

Montelle Intimates and Fleur't both sent over their latest styles and the technology has come a long way! These undergarments are not only beautiful, but don't dig into the skin, don't pill, have no VPL (visible panty line) and give no wedgies (😆) Yes, that is their promise to you.

Of course, you can find presentable undergarments in many different places and at different price points, but we will use the ones I'm sharing today as a case study.

If you are interested in the undergarments I show today, use the code JENNIFER20 along with my links to receive 20% off at both Montelle Intimates and Fleur't.


This beautiful set is from Montelle Intimates in their Moonlight & Roses collection
Moonlight & Roses high-waisted panty is a work of art with the different coordinating laces. The design on this panty is not only beautiful, but functional as well.
Moonlight & Roses longline mystique bra is a gorgeous match. This bra does have a wire and offers a smooth (and non-protruding line) from cup, to lace, to strap.


Here we have the Wire-free tee shirt bra in almond spice. It's amazing that there is no wire on this bra as it has all of the engineering and support of a wire bra. With no lace, it's the perfect bra to wear underneath a smooth tee or blouse. The two matching panties for this bra are the Brief in almond spice and the Hipster in almond spice (pictured).


The Brazilian all-lace panty from Montelle Intimates gives the benefits of thong underwear (no pantylines) without the uncomfortable feeling. This culotte lace panty is beautiful and designed to be high-functioning as well.


Here we have the two different styles of the Fleur't iconic boy short. The high-waisted short is in white Chantilly (High-rise, tummy control, eco-friendly, buttery-soft, comfortable, no-piling- wash as much as you want - on gentle & hang dry, wedgie-free) and the standard iconic boy short is in Seashell (Low-rise, eco-friendly, buttery-soft, award-winning comfort, no-piling wash as much as you want - on gentle & hang dry, wedgie-free). I have worn this style for years and they are fabulous. The JENNIFER20 discount code works for Fleur't too.


Not pictured here is the High-waisted smoothing brief in black from Montelle Intimates. This could be the most functional and flattering of all of the underwear. I love how much coverage it gives while smoothing. The v-cuts on the legs give it a vintage vibe.

Also, I should mention that when it is "that time of the month" I use what is called a "period panty" such as this 3-pack on Amazon.

I hope you enjoyed this chat today and that it inspired you to go through your undergarments. If you already have presentable panties and bras, I encourage you to wear them on a daily basis. If not, it is a great idea to budget for them for future purchases.

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Comment of the Week
Audrey B. writes, "Love this. Thank you! I'm so tired always with babies back to back so I'm always in leggings and sweats. I dream about dressing presentable because appearance says SO MUCH about you. I used to be in management for hotels so I'm used to looking very presentable and I miss it! I know my husband would love to see me dress up more."


Hi Audrey, thanks for writing in. I know that it is hard to get motivated when you have small children. I know you will get back to dressing presentably and feeling great soon. Thank you!

I hope this video has given you inspiration to update your undergarments. If you are feeling brave, let us know the state of your underwear drawer :)



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1.27.2020

Handshake Snubs: Classy or Trashy?

5:25 AM 5 Comments


Handshake snubs from prominent figures always seem to make the news. Why does something as seemingly insignificant as a handshake mean so much to people?

Handshakes are (for the most part) a universal gesture of mutual respect. It is the greeting of dignitaries, politicians, businesspeople, sports figures, and people just like you and me. So when a handshake is snubbed, it's a major sign of disrespect.



There are generally three reasons why a handshake would be snubbed: genuine mistake, blatant disregard, and germaphobic worries.

Today, we are looking at recent handshake "snubs" that have made the news. Oh yes, we are looking at royalty, politicians, First Ladies, and sports figures. Some of these reported handshake snubs are not as they appear... In fact, out of the case studies we are looking at today, only one of them stands out to me as blatant disregard.

Of course, there are always exceptions, however, I believe that reciprocating a handshake, even if you do not like the other person or disagree with them, is the classy thing to do. It shows that you are able to transcend your differences for a brief moment in time. It does't mean you agree with them, or condone what they do, but it does allow you to "take the high road", if only for that brief moment.

Let us know what you think of the alleged handshake "snubs" featured in today's video.

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Madame Chic in Poland...
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Comment of the Week

M. Williams writes, "About 15 years ago an older woman gave me the best comment ever when I complained about messes and fingerprints everywhere.
She replied ever so loving and gently, "Someday your home will be perfect everyday. And all your children will be gone and you will be alone."
I went on the have three more children after that and I haven't complained."


Such good advice, M. I remind myself of this constantly... it helps.

Thank you for joining us for today's video. What do you think of the handshake snubs? Have you ever experienced a handshake snub? Let us know and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on the blog.

See you soon!


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1.23.2020

How to Mix Patterns & Textures for Chic Winter Dressing | Ten-Item Capsule Wardrobe

5:17 AM 2 Comments


I'm using my outfit as a case-study for how to mix pattern and texture in an elegant way.



I love to mix patterns in the same color family to create a subtle interest in an outfit. I also mix the various textures of suede, leather, and wool in today's outfit.

Featured in the video:
basket weave dot dress (similar)
cropped black twist tee
fleece-lined tights
riding boots (similar)
plaid coat (similar)
aviator sunglasses (linking similar here)
Louis Vuitton handbag (I am listing various satchels from Nordstrom here)
My phone case is Casetify

Also mentioned
Thursday Boot Captain boot
faux fur scarf



I start with a layering look that is a favorite of mine: cropped tee (or sweater) over a dress. This gives the impression of wearing an elegant skirt without the awkward cut-off at the waist. The riding boots add a nice height to the outfit.



Adding my favorite plaid coat brings a new pattern and texture dynamic to the outfit beautifully.



The final addition of accessories with sunglasses and printed handbag, round out the outfit.



I encourage you to take inspiration from historical periods and literature. I love the Victorian Era as well as Sherlock Holmes. Those two combinations are the inspiration for today's look.

I hope you enjoy today's video.

News

📍On Monday, I shared my outfits of the weekend in Catalina Island on YouTube.


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

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Thank you to the Elegant Connoisseurs who were featured in today's video.

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The Madame Chic books in Vietnam...

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#bookreview "Madam Chic: Rất thần thái, rất Paris" _ Jennifer L Scott. Cuốn sách thứ 3 của tác giả Jennifer L Scott viết về những bài học về sự thanh lịch cô học được từ Madam Chic sau 1 năm ở Paris. Nói về cuốn sách đầu tiên "20 bí mật sành điệu của Madam Chic", cuốn sách khiến mình mê mẩn năm 2018 với vô số những bài học hữu ích và cách viết rất gần gũi, cuốn hút. Mình giới thiệu cho các bạn mình đọc và bạn nào cũng thích mê. Đến cuốn sách thứ 2 "At home with Madam Chic - Thanh lịch từ những khoảnh khắc đời thường" vẫn hay nhưng không bắng cuốn 1, và đến cuốn thứ 3 này thì mình cảm giác tác giả viết hơi lặp lại so với 2 cuốn trước. Tuy nhiên, đây vẫn là cuốn sách đáng đọc của các "quý cô" để trở nên thanh lịch và thần thái. Mình thích những bài học mà tác giả đem lại. Bình thường, các cuốn sách về phong cách khác tiếp cận chỉ về phương diện thời trang, lối sống tối giản, còn Jennifer L Scott đưa ra một vấn đền hoàn thiện và toàn diện hơn. "Thần thái bao hàm nhiều thứ hơn vẻ ngoài chỉn chu và cách hành xử đúng mực. Nó còn là cách ta trau dồi chiều sâu của tính cách, thứ đến từ việc giữ cho tâm trí sắc bén, hãnh diện trong mọi việc ta làm và giúp đỡ người khác. Cam kết phát triển bản thân một cách sâu sắc hơn, trải nghiệm mỗi ngày của chúng ta cũng sẽ ý nghĩa hơn." Và đặc biệt thanh lịch và thần thái không chỉ khi bạn xuất hiện trước ai đó mà ngay cả khi bạn ở một mình, khi đi ngủ, ngay cả khi bạn thấy mệt mỏi và chán nản trước những tình huống khó khăn. Đó là điều quan trọng bởi bạn trở nên tốt đẹp hơn vì chính bạn chứ không phải "biểu diễn cho ai đó xem". Thần thái cũng là sự bình tâm, sự lựa chọn những bình yên và không hạ thấp mình. Năm mới thần thái thì rất là tuyết vời. Cám ơn @bloombooks_camhungsong đã mang Madam Chic về Việt Nam. #booklover #books #bookstagramvn #bookstagram #madamchic #jenniferlscott #bookish #newyear #newbook

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Comment of the Week
Earlier this week, I published a blogpost explaining the frustrating ad situation on my blog. Google has placed "auto ads" on my website, which is why you sometimes see so many banner ads. I have since disabled auto-ads, but some of the ads are still popping up. It is a mystery to me!

Heather wrote, "I'm impressed with your integrity that you even care what the reader view looks like. When I click through to other blog posts, usually for a recipe I found on Pinterest, it is obvious that there are a LOT of bloggers who do not care that the reader view is downright unpleasant."

Thank you very much, Heather. Your experience as a reader does mean a lot to me and I appreciate your comment.

I would love to know how you like to mix color and texture in the wintertime. Share your tips and observations with us and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week.



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1.21.2020

Out-of-Control Ads (Problem Hopefully Fixed)

8:06 PM 6 Comments



Dear Readers,

I hope you are all doing well and are having a lovely week. We spent the weekend in Catalina celebrating my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. It was a beautiful weekend and I filmed an outfits of the weekend video, which is now on YouTube.

Something has been happening on my blog for awhile now that has bothered me and I'm sure you probably noticed it... Google Ads. And lots of them! I noticed this a few weeks ago, but to be very honest, I am so busy with the kids and work I didn't have the time to figure out how to fix it. I found myself very frustrated with the large banner ads on the blog because I never placed them there.

I put it on my to-do list to look into it (did I enable some strange ad feature without knowing it?) but I never got around to investigating it. (Anything technical or to do with websites really confounds me. It's actually amazing that I run a blog in the first place.) It wasn't until I received an email of complaint from a reader tonight that prompted me to look into it again.

My chief frustration was this: I completely disabled Google ads on my blog, but they were still popping up. After much research, I found out that Google implemented a new feature called "Auto Ads" that I was automatically enrolled in (I did not opt for this) where they place ads where they like. It is explained in this article here. I went to check, and sure enough, I was enrolled in Auto Ads, even though I never opted for this and did not know what it was. So I have since disabled that feature and things should go back to normal.

I apologize for the inconvenience and aggravation this may have caused.

I appreciate your understanding and, for my long-time readers, sticking with me through it all. As I am homeschooling with four children (including a baby), I find myself in the busiest time of my life. My work is also very meaningful to me, so I make time to fit it in as well and make it a priority. The joy with my work continues to be found in you, the reader, and I appreciate you very much.

Another change you might notice is that I now approve comments before they are published. I was receiving a lot of spam comments in the past and my monitoring of the comments has completely eliminated that problem. So if you write a comment, it will be sent to me for review, and I will publish it.

I have taken away the ability to comment anonymously as I found that the only people who did so, had negative things to say :)

Thank you, as always, for your support of my work. You make it all worthwhile.

With gratitude,

Jennifer

**Update** It's the next day and I am still seeing the large banner ads, even though I disabled Auto-ads and even demonetized the entire blog. I am still getting to the bottom of it. Thank you for your patience.

1.16.2020

How to Remain Dignified in the MESS

6:59 AM 3 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

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

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

📍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.)

📍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 on social media...
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יש עכשיו טרנד של ספרים שעוסקים במציאת הקול האופנתי האישי, לדעת מה הסטייל שהולם אותך וגם קצת על צרכנות נבונה... כמה שנים לפני כל אלו יצא הספר הזה שהכרתי בזכות @hadas.migemi בספר מתארת ג׳ניפר את השנה שבילתה בפריז במסגרת חילופי סטודנטים ואת החוויה שלה כזרה בפריז... עיקרי התובנות שלה היו: 1. יש דברים שהם לא שיק- אחד מהם הוא לנשנש בציבור... 2. לא חייבים הרבה בגדים כדי להיראות טוב. 3. תמיד להתלבש בבגדים הטובים שלכם ולא לשמור אותם לאירוע מיוחד. 4. לדחות מעלינו את החומרנות החדשה, לא חייבים לקנות הכל ואת הטרנדים הכי חדשים. 5. תמיד להיראות ייצוגיים. 6. שגרת טיפוח העור היא מאסט, וחובה להשתמש בתכשירים איכותיים. 7. בושם הוא חלק מהלוק. 8. טפחו גם את החלקים האחרים בחייכם, לימדו על אומנות, תרבות ודעו לשוחח על זה עם אנשים. 9. לימדו להנות מהדברים הקטנים בחיים. 10. איכות זו לא מילה גסה... 11. חיו את חייכם בתשוקה גדולה ובהמון התלהבות. . . . . . . #קריאה #ספרים #ספריםספריםספרים #bookstagram #book #books #picoftheday #reading #bookshelf #madamechic #lessonsfrommadamechic #jenniferlscott #jenniferscott #ayala_love_books #simonandschuster #relextime #weekendvibes#thedailyconnoisseur @dailyconnoisseur @simonandschuster

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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

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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

📍 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.


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The Chic Connoisseurs are featured in today's video. Thank you, ladies, for your support!

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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 😂 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 😆. 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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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! 🤗💖I have just retired and am so excited about starting a new adventure in a new decade 😃 👍❤️ 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. 😀"


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

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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 .

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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

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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.


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

📍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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📍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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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 😂"


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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