Last night was such a fun evening spent watching Jenny work her magic on the closet of my dear friend, Brooke. Cookie, as I like to call her, is ready for a wardrobe update--so naturally Jenny jumped at the chance to help her! Don't you just love when your friends from different areas of life synch up and become friends themselves? Oh man it's one of my favorite things ever. Drea and I happily tagged along to ooh and ahh and drink wine :)
I apologize for the crappy iPhone pics; they don't do justice to how cute Brooke looked!
Let's get to the creations, shall we?!
Here Jenny took a simple purple dress (that Cookie had yet to even wear! Tags still on and everything!) and fitted it with a neutral gray belt from her bag of tricks. This combines two of Jenny's main fashion rules/tips:
1. Gray is a neutral.
2. Belt it!
Then she added a fun sweater (also from her bag) and Brooke's great brown boots to finish off the look. Wine glass accessory is optional :)
I love this look. Brooke admitted to not usually being a fan of patterns, but this blouse was practically made for her. Jenny pointed out that most of her current pieces were solids and that if she's really looking to update and give a bit of flair to her look, she'd need to give patterns a shot. Sometimes half the battle is just giving a new piece a try--it almost always looks different on a body than hanging on a rack. Pairing it with a great fitted leather jacket (a piece that Drea and I drooled over all night) and great fitting jeggings (both of which Brooke already owned) brought the whole thing together!
I call this the Jennifer Aniston; effortlessly casual and cute. The only piece not from Brooke's closet is the belt, which is one of the many reasons I love Jenny as a stylist-- she truly works with what you already own! No sense in wasting money when you can mix and match and bring new eyes to a wardrobe you already have. Nice little photo bomb by the meatball, too :)
Hot! And yet also appropriate for Brooke's lawyer gig! Again the only piece not from her closet is the ADA wrap belt, which I myself own 2 of and can attest to how much they've improved my outfits. A simple green dress is instantly more fun when it has detailing like the soft ruffles you see along the neckline. If you're not a huge fan of patterns, this is a pretty good compromise (according to Jenny...and I completely agree!).
This was a really pretty, simple dress that just needed a little bit of big-girling to steer it away from a younger feel. Jenny added the awesome leather jacket and Cookie's sassy black boots and voila! No girlie girls here, just one hot mama.
Phew! All the fabulous fashion wore us out :)
Jenny and Brooke have plans for a shopping date both in Jenny's store and around town (another great thing about Jenny as a stylist--she would never only pull looks from her own shop)....I can't wait to see what they whip up together!
Love and Light,