July 14, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: Shoot Day

Last week I shot another episode of my makeover show and this is what I wore! Claudia is mom to an 18-month-old and does real estate from home. Her budget was $50, and in this episode we focused on cleaning out her closet + making new outfits with what she already had. (You'll be able to watch the whole thing in late August, but for now go here to watch other episodes of my show!) This outfit proved to be colorful and funky, and yet comfy for a long day. If someone went through your closet what things would you want help with?   

Shirt: Limited, $32 sold out
Skirt: c/o LOFT, $30
Shoes: Steve Madden Riddgge c/o MJR Sales, $40 (similar)
Earrings: My Stella & Dot website, $49
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Ring: My Stella & Dot website, $49
Left bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $49 and $32
Right bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $59 and $39

1. Piperlime skirt, $29.99
2. Charlotte Russe skirt, $22.99
3. Forever 21 skirt, $19.80
4. LOFT skirt, $49.50
5. Nordstrom skirt, $39.90
With my producer Will Rodriguez, owner of IzonOrlando and a producer for TLC
I tackled Claudia's closet!
Claudia and I chatting


  1. awesome! i love your outfit and i can't wait to see the new episode! 

  2. Love the outfit J! Wow $50budget, can't wait to see it!

  3. So cool! Thanks for a behind the scenes look.Great outfit! If someone went through my closet, I would like them to honestly tell me what I have that is wrong for my body shape/type. Sometimes I buy clothes that I think are super cute but may not always be the most flattering for my shape. Looking forward to the show!
    Enjoy your weekend!

    xo Monica

  4. I'm looking forward to the new episode. I would like to have someone help me pare down the clothes in my closets (yes-plural). I know I have way too many, but I find it very hard to give away pieces. I'm always worried that as soon as I give it away, I'll need it and will have to buy a replacement.

  5. I would need help with accessories. I have quite a few, but I never seem to do well getting statement pieces, or spending wisely on them. 

  6. I love your outfit! I'm going to check out your show right now :)


  7. I am SO pumped about this upcoming episode and am wishing I was in Claudia's already-in-her-closet-but-worn-with-something-totally-different-shoes! this is EXACTLY what I would hire you to do Jen, so I'm pumped to be able to see you in action (before I try to hire you over skype to do the same thing for me!)

  8. Hailey @ Cute Like MeJuly 14, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    This will be a great episode and appeal to even more of your fans :) We all love the opportunity to make old things new again and seeing what can be done with the clothing we already own. Can't wait!!!

  9. Love seeing how you wear your Stella and dot pieces! Those earrings are my favorites

  10. That top is amazing, and I can't believe I've never seen an episode of your show! Running over to check it out now. :)

  11. Hi! I love your blog and can't wait to see your new episode.  I struggle with pairing shoes with outfits more than anything else.  I'll put together a cute outfit, but can never figure out what shoes to wear.

  12. I would definitely love help with the same thing..........making outfits from things I already have. I am so horrible at putting things together!

  13. Cool!

    Smile On:)...Classy Pam


  14. You're SO skilled at styling animal prints, (which I love!!);  but all of those "Other Types Of Prints"----(e.g., bold, graphic prints, i.e., as in today's post, Above....simpler geometric prints....ikat prints....tribal prints....floral prints....watercolor prints....abstract prints....etc. ....etc. ....etc.)............ that you style, J., are one of the areas (of many!!) where............ your *talent* shines.    Really,  R.E.A.L.L.Y.  shines!!

    In today's print-styling, you "picked out" the orange-red in your bold, graphic-print top;  paired it with your plain/unfussy orange-red pencil skirt............ then kept your shoes a *soft* neutral............ and your earrings a complementary (jade green) color............ so your outfit is very visually/pleasingly "unified";  but not conspicuously/boringly "exactly matchy-matchy" either!!   

    What a cheery, up-beat, and *optimistic* outfit to wear............ i.e., out on a (client's) Styling Shoot, too!!    When you've chosen those (*l.u.c.k.y.*!!) clients for your Makeover Shows, it's great how you've chosen (so far)............ a busy young professional woman............ a busy young Mom, with two daughters (6 and 2 1/2), who works outside of the home............ then (as Above) a busy young Mom, with an 18-month-old, who works from home.    I have friends, who are women of color, from many different cultures/backgrounds............ (as I've happily noticed, all along, that many of your Commenters~~here and on Facebook~~are, too, J.!!)............ so that maybe would be another genuinely rewarding avenue to pursue for some of your future Makeover Shows (?), because, as you know, truly good style really knows no............ even *global* boundaries!!

    ****By the way, while you were on the floor, tackling lovely Claudia's closet (Above), I bet that you FIRST handed her the teal top~~(on the hanger, in your left hand)~~to try-on with her *blue* pencil skirt;  then I bet you (just went ahead and) let Claudia try on your own bold, graphic-print LIMITED top----(with the *blue* shoulder-details)----since you & she are similar in height/size/shape;  and also because  y.o.u.r.  bold, graphic-print top probably would've looked just *wonderful* with  C.l.a.u.d.i.a.'s.  blue pencil skirt, too ........................ didn't you, J.??!!    (Haha!!)****

  15. jseverydayfashionJuly 15, 2012 at 1:19 AM

    Thanks Kathy! The beauty and the frustrating thing with shoes is that so many pairs can go with any given outfit. There is never a "right" answer in my opinion, it truly depends on the occasion!

  16. looks like fun - seems like she probably already had great things to work with!
    ♥ ThankFifi

  17. Yay! I can't wait to see the new episode!

  18. Do you happen to know where her top is from? or where I can find something similar (color doesn't matter). I've been looking for one like that for so long! Help! 

  19. jseverydayfashionJuly 15, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    Claudia's green top is Old Navy I believe. It's not new though, I think she's had it for awhile!

  20. You look so chic. I cant wait to see this episode. :)


  21. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit - it works great with your coloring - its bright, but professional, she shoes are fantastic. I NEED this!! 

  22. These bright colors are great on you!

  23. Love it!  I just bought an orange skirt from Banana Republic and I will shoot photos this weekend.

  24. Pretty outfit and can't wait to see it!

  25. I had so much fun with you J! Thanks again for an awesome day of style inspiration!! I love the new pieces I got, they were finally smart buys and I am wearing them and styling them just like you taught me ;) 

    Have a great trip to Africa!! Cant wait to hear everything about this amazing experience!!

  26. jseverydayfashionJuly 20, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    I had fun too Claudia! Thank you so much and I hope to see you at a Lady Bloggers meet-up soon! :-)

  27. really excited about this episode to see "smart" buys. I noticed you said you bet you could help someone with us $50..was waiting to see you meet this challenge. 

  28. Yay, I'm so glad I'm not the only one wearing a man's watch! I love it. This is the Michael Kors I purchased last weekend: