Wal Mart Designer

Walmart Designer

Well Walmart has joined the H&M and Target game and brought in a high end designer.
The Walmart line contains quite a few cute pieces!
I have featured two in the set above.
Norma Kamali Full Skirt $15.00 Walmart.com
Norma Kamali Organic V-Neck Tee $8.00 Walmart.com
Kate Spade Flats Janey $195.00 KateSpade.com
Lunch Bag $20.00 NeimanMarcus.com
Daisy Earrings $11.99 ModCloth.com
White Bangle Bracelets Topshop.com



My cousin Mindy, in Kansas City, wanted some Capri to work sets.
So Mindy here is the first one.

Dot Trench Delias $79.50 sale $34.99
Tie Front Cardigan Old Navy $26.50
Capri Pant Target $19.99
V-Neck Tee Old Navy $10.00
Espadrille Flats Old Navy $19.50
Hobo Bag Old Navy $12.99
14K Gold Hoops Target $24.99
Heart Charm Necklace Forever 21 $4.80

I am going out of town next week and will not be posting again until Thursday.
Have a great weekend!!

Spring Maternity Looks


My silly friend KMK (now KML but I can't stop calling her KMK)
is expecting baby #2.
She is joining a group of us in San Francisco next week.
Here are three sets for you, we are going to have so much fun!

Work/Airplane trip to San Francisco

Blue Blouse Oldnavy.com $18.00
Khaki Pants Oldnavy.com $34.50
Blue Flats Piperlime.com $85.00
Felix Rey Navy Bag for Target $44.99
Pearl Necklace Forever 21 $7/80
Elephant earrings Juicy Couture Nordstrom.com $42.00
Knotted Rush Ring Sodafine.com $140
A Juicy Couture Sweatsuit would also be perfect for the plane ride!!
And you know I love a deal get your Juicy Sweats ON SALE at Belly Dance Maternity.com.

KMK #2
A Night Out

Black Dress Motherhood.com $29.98
Bolero Sweater Motherhood.com $24.99
Hobo Bag Steve Madden Nordstrom.com $200.00
Nail Polish Mac.com $11.00
Tory Burch Sandals $195.00 SALE for $117.00
A splurge but you are making a baby you deserve nice shoes!
Pearl Earrings Blue Nile.com $60.00
Heart Charm Necklace Forever 21. $4.80


Shopping Day

Jeans $32.50 Oldnavy.com
White Pleated Tunic $29.50 Oldnavy.com
Trench Coat $74.99 Oldnavy.com
Peep Toe Flats $68.00 Shopruche.com
Hobo Bag Steve Madden $198.00 Nordstrom.com
Scarf Oldnavy.com
Vintage Sophie Earrings Dailybird.com
Pasotti Ombrelli.com

Happy Earth Day

Earth Day

So it is Earth Day and time to think about what we can do
to Celebrate our amazing planet.
I am not the "greenest" person out there,
but I have really been trying to change a little at a time
and let me tell you it feels awesome!
Here are some of the things we do as a family:

Use as many "green" cleaning products as possible.
My Favorite Favorite is Mrs. Meyers Geranium.
I purchase the all purpose cleaner. Our house smells so
fresh and clean after I use it, not chemically.
They have free shipping today :)!
If you want to clean "green" easier Walmart sells these
Green Works products. I bet your local grocer does too.

Speaking of Grocer, we don't use paper or plastic anymore.
I keep our reusable bags in the back of my van and they come with me
everywhere. These great sites sell tons of bags. But again
they are also available at grocery stores, drug stores, super centers, etc.

Our most recent change has been to the new compact florescent bulbs.
Which can be purchased anywhere. They use 75% less energy
(more money for clothes).

We pack a lunch for my kids everyday we don't
"brown bag" it though. They use fabric insulated lunch
bags. Little boxes like these for their sandwiches, and
Rubbermaid containers for snacks. We also use plastic or
stainless refillable water bottles
. Yes, these things cost a little more
but think about how much you'll save in baggies, and disposable bottles of water.

One thing I do that isn't for everyone is my clothes line.
I love it and use it as much as possible. It isn't always convenient
and is a little tougher to get used to then the others. But your clothes will
last longer, smell yummy and you gas bill will improve
(that new pair of shoes?).

My last and FAVORITE thing we do as a family is our CSA
Community Supported Agriculture. We buy from a local farm
the produce is super fresh and organic. You have to be willing to
eat a wide variety and somethings you may not normally purchase.
I love it so much. Our produce lasts up to four weeks, I know it is pesticide
free and I am supporting a local farm. And guess what? They are everywhere,
even Wyoming has a few. So look into it! At the very least go to your Farmers
Market. The Local Harvest site has CSA's and Farmers Markets listed.

Okay so tell me what do you and your family do, what can I learn from you?

It is hot and I can't hide it

Lunch Date

Okay I am sorry that some places may still be cold,
but really, after melting into my couch yesterday.
I can't even think about anything covering my legs and arms.

So this is what you should be wearing on a nice hot day,
possibly on a lunch date with some girl friends.

Floral Kimono Dress Forever 21 $24.80
Gladiator Sandals Target $19.99
Gold Bangles Old Navy $9.50
Sunglasses Old Navy $9.50
Classic Straw Hat J Crew $49.50
Clutch Forever 21 $10.50

So on my requests list I have more interior, rainy day maternity, short sets that are age approprate, capri sets for work, grandma fashion. Do you have a special request?
Let me know by leaving a comment below. I'd be very happy to put something together for you!

Survey Winner and Daily Fashion

Okay first the contest THANKS SOOO MUCH to all of you that took the survey!!
It literally made my days reading all your comments. I wish I had a bag for all of you :)
I selected the winner using Random.org if you ever need to choose any number randomly I suggest using this cool site.
It is free. It can also roll dice, shuffle cards, pick lotto numbers...
So the winner is #8.Robin Taylor, how funny my Kappa mom !! Robin email me at jennifer(dot) rosson (at) gmail (dot) com your address and I will ship this bag to you ASAP.

Bracelet sets

Someone requested accessories in the survey so here you go.
Most of these are Bracelet sets. Remember if you buy the set you don't have to wear them all together and all at once. You can even mix and match one or two from different sets. Or select one from the set and wear it alone. Most of these sets are $40 but they include quite a few different bracelets, so do the math it is a great price :)

Precious Stone Bangle $40 topshop.com
Mixed Metal Bangle Set (38 pieces) $30 topshop.com
Gold Matte Bangles $40 Nordstrom.com
Charm Braclet $174.00
Bonbon Oiseau.com
Flower Painted Bangle set $40.00 topshop.com
Mixed Bright Bangle Set $40.00 topshop.com
Blue Leather and Sterling Silver Bracelet $195.00 Fragments.com
Leather Wood and Bead Bracelets $40.00 topshop.com
Navajo Bangle Set $40.00 topshop.com
Hot Pink Bangles $14.00 Kohls.com
Juicy Couture Bangle Set $88.00 Nordstrom.com
Gold Bangles $9.50 Oldnavy.com
Leather Braided Bracelets $12.50 Delias.com

Okay now I am off to eat pancakes. Madeline loves making us pancakes and since the kids have a month off of school. I think I will be eating a lot of pancakes!

Please ignore all the crazy font sizes, don't know what happened today.

Interior Projects and Family Room Before and After

Most of the people that have taken the survey have asked for more interior design posts. I do spend the majority of my days designing, shopping, hunting, and working on interior design projects.
I will try and give updates on that more frequently from now on, maybe once a week. If you don't live here and what some help with an interior project. I can do a virtual redesign very easily! I can help you pick paint colors, shop for accessories, you name it :) Email me for more info.
I design real rooms for real families on realistic budgets!

A virtual design will look something like this, but it will be your actual room. I can tell you more about this actual project later.

Here is a before and after of an actual family room I redesigned.
The first two photos are before:

We added a built in, new mantle, crown molding, painted walls, purchase a new rug, some photography, a new mirror, curtains and hardware and accessories for the room.

Somethings I 'd still like for this family room are a new black pedestal end table and a new lamp.

Bedtime Fashion

Bedtime Fashion

Don't Forget to take the survery and be entered to win the tote bag.

I think you should go to bed looking cute, don't you?
Here are three affordable and stylish sets for bed.
The Slippers are a splurge but they are 50% off :)

Orange Hoodie Old Navy.com $19.50
Navy Fish Pants Old Navy.com $16.50
Sweet Dreams Set Bath and Body Works $16.50 ( My daughter got this for Christmas, it is great we all love it. It works!)
White Tank Old Navy $8.50
Printed Lounge Pants Old Navy.com $16.50
Stress Relief Candle Bath and Body Works $10.50
Stripped Capris Old Navy.com $15.00
Scoop Neck T Old Navy.com $10.00
Lavender Sleep mask Amazon.com $20.00
Kate Spade ZZZ slippers Nordstrom $43.90 ( were $88.00 and you wear them every night so cost per wear they are a good value)


Hey all, I need a little favor... Would you take this survey for me?
Click Here to take survey
It will help me to make this a more fun blog to read/look at. And if you take it you'll be entered in a drawing to win this tote bag.
The bag is made of vintage and new materials, it is reversible, and a great bag for a small shopping trip or library run!
I will close the survey on Sunday April 19th and announce the winner Monday April 20th ( check back to see if you won)

Spring in the Midwest

Spring Day 40 Degrees

My Friend, Jennifer, thinks yesterdays outfit is not realistic for 40 degree Wisconsin Spring Days.
So here is something for those of you in that sort of weather, that still want a "Spring" look

Jean Jacket Old Navy $29.50
White Long Sleeve Tee Gap $15.00
Khaki Pants Gap $49.50
Ballet Flats J.Jill $74.00
Hayden-Harnett Handbag Target.com $22.49 (50% off)
Scarf Old Navy $12.50
bonbonoiseau.com $174
Earrings Madebysurvivors.com $24.00
Tarina Tarantino Flower Clip $38.00

Contest Winner

Our style-photography contest has ended and we want to thank, Laura and Hannah, our two wonderful semi-finalists for submitting their beautiful designs. Your work is gorgeous!

A big thank you goes out to all of you who visited our blogs and submitted a vote. Now, the moment you’ve been waiting for . . .

Drum roll please . . . .

Hannah is the winner of our contest. She will receive professional styling from Jennifer Rosson, owner of Style Your Life and professional photographic images from Sylvia Borgo Photography. Our fashion shoot will take place soon and will be featured on the "Style Your Life" blog and "Sylvia Borgo Photography" blog, so keep your eyes peeled and come back to visit our blogs.

Sunny Day Set

Beach Date

Joes Boyfriend Jeans Anthropologie.com $178.00
White Embroidered Tunic Forever21.com $17.80
Orange Sandals Piperlime.com $98.00
Blue Drop Earrings Dailybird.com $15.00

Two Green Accessories:
Recycled Rice Bags madebysurvivors.com 3 for $22 (one for you and two gifts?)
Magazine Bead Bracelet madebysurvivors.com $10.00 (made from recycled magazines)

Children's Designer Contest announcement tomorrow. Thanks for all the votes for Laura and Hannah.
Voting closed at Midnight April 13th.

I Love You Man

I Love You Man

The Zooey Character in I Love You Man has a
great look. I love how the costume designers dress her!
She wears a lot of vintage style tourist tees, with cardigans.
So I was inspired to put together a look for her character.

Boyfriend Jeans American Eagle $49.50
Cardigan Old Navy $26.50
Vintage Style T Forever 21
More Vintage T-shirts vintagedge.com
Hoop Earrings Old Navy $5.50
Ballet Flats H&M
Lacoste Bag Macys $70

Another Day At Work

Work by jrosson featuring Old Navy sunglasses

Grey Pinstripe Pants Gap $59.50
Navy Empire waist Top Shopruche.com $24.99
Felix Rey Bag Target.com $39.99
Sunglasses Oldnavy.com $9.50
Necklace Forever 21 $10.80
Navy Patent Pump $24.99
Grace Perfume Philosophy $40.00

Summer Business Casual

Untitled by jrosson featuring J Crew jeans
Just throw on a white jacket and it is full on business attire.

White Jeans J.Crew $98.00
Ruffled Tank $22.80
Gold Sandals Piperlime.com $59.00
White Purse $17.49
Gold Cuff Bracelet Dailybird.com $12.00
Fringe Hoop Earring Banana Republic $39.00

Children's Designer Contest

Our Photo shoot/Styling Contest Finalists are below.
Please vote by leaving a comment for Hannah or Laura. One vote per person, per blog.
You can vote once at Sylvia Borgo Photography Blog as well.
Good Luck Ladies!! VOTING ENDS MONDAY, APRIL 13th.

My name is Laura Marsden, I’ve been an industrial designer for 15 years. Once my three children were born, I began creating clothing for them to satisfy my need to express myself creatively- so many people asked me if I would do items for their children too, Lily and Rose (my two daughters middle names- after 2 wonderful great grandmothers- one of whom convinced me to give my now husband a chance and date him!) was born. I currently do business word of mouth, on etsy, and will be moving a selection of items to the Coop in Hingham Square, MA the first of May!
I love this particular dress, I created my own pattern, and tried to reflect the shapes and delicacy of ruffly shell edges. It buttons with clear crystal buttons, has a tucked bodice that flows into a full skirt. The underskirt is attached and has angled insertions for extra fullness.

This lovely set is designed by Hannah. The set is a three layered skirt with appliqued t-shirt.

My store address is www.thefab5bowtique.etsy.com. I am a SAHM to five Fabulous girls and just love to sew and create. I love to use the popular fabrics and love to make clothing that is super cute, yet comfortable and affordable. Thanks so much for taking the time to look at my designs!!!

Sheath Dress

Kmart again

Another Dress from Kmart...
What is going on there?

Dress Kmart $29.99
Gladiator Sandals Piperlime.com $90.00
Hayden Harnett Bag Target.com $44.99
Hoop Earrings Juicy Couture Nordstrom.com $78.00
Gold Bangles Old Navy.com $9.50
Nail Polish Eyes Lips Face.com $1.00

Flying Home

We are leaving for a cold Spring Break today
Not looking forward to the weather.

Straight Leg Jeans American Eagle $49.50
Boyfriend Cardigan Old Navy $29.50
Snake Ballet Flats Target.com $34.99
Sterling Earrings J.Jill $29.00
Sterling and Leather Wrap Bracelet $195
Blue Scarf $12.50
Black Flight Bag Hayden Harnett for Target $25.00
Eclipse Amazon.com $19.99
oh and that dry mountain air
must have lip stuff...
The lip Slip sarahapp.com $24.00

airplane by jrosson featuring Old Navy scarves

Little Black Dress Three Ways

Black Dress #3

No one is more surprised then I am, that I found this dress at KMART?
But it is true and it is cute!
I have done three outfits with this darling black dress...

Necklace J.Crew.com $150.00
Ballet Flat Target.com $19.99
Gold Bangles Old Navy.com $9.50
Clutch Bodenusa.com $128.00
Jacyln Smith Dress Kmart.com $34.99

Black Dress #2

Wedge Sandals Payless.com $24.99
Juicy Couture Earrings Nordstrom.com $42.00
Juicy Coututre Gold Bangles Nordstrom.com $88.00
Headband Wetseal.com $5.00
Clutch shoprouche.com $27.99

Black Dress #1

Orange Patent Sandles Pimperlime.com $98.00
Foldover Clutch Target.com $29.99
Necklace Forever 21.com $8.80
Ring Trina Tarantino $55.00

Pool Day

Vegas Pool

We are headed to Las Vegas today,
hope to spend tomorrow
in my suit by the pool at my hotel.
I am going with my kids so it will be a very family friendly few days!
People ask what we do with our kids in Vegas:
Ride the gondolas at The Venetian
Shopping at Caesars Palace
M&M world
And of course swimming.
My kids love Vegas.

Swimming Suit Athleta.com (lots of great suits)
Swim Cover Gap.com $39.50
Beach Towels Target.com $11.99
Floppy Sun Hat Target.com
Sun Block Drugstore.com
Flip Flops Havaianasus.com $18.00 (my personal favorite brand)
Sunglasses Old Navy $9.50

Vegas Pool by jrosson featuring Old Navy sunglasses