Transitioning into Spring gives me #allthefeels. I’m excited for warm weather and I adore the new lighter fabrics and colors seen in stores, BUT… it’s not that simple. We can still be starting off with chilly mornings and evenings well into May. So what’s a girl to do?

 

I’m so glad you asked!

 

I’ve included all of the tips and tricks in my segment on Virginia This Morning I’ve also created a digital lookbook where you can shop the looks!

Have fun adding Spring colors and textures into your wardrobe but don’t get rid of those jackets just yet! It’s ok to clear out the puffer coats and heavy boots, but light jackets and sweaters are key to this season of transition.

 

 

 

When you shop the looks from FOR POSH SAKE use code: JAMMIE10 for 10% off and FREE shipping! 

 

 

Kara and I after she applied the 10 minute makeup look

I see a lot about the 5 minute makeup routine, I’m here for it, I am. But I also know that when it’s unrealistic to feel fully put together in 5 minutes. On days where I am home all day or just rocking the athleisure to Publix and back– I do the 5 minute look. But those extra 5 minutes to do the full face really boosts my confidence! Nothing crazy, just enough to feel like the hot mom roaming the aisles of my local grocery store.

In a world of information overload, you could easily get a lot of makeup application tips and tricks from youtube and instagram. Just like you could easily get a lot of style advice from the same avenues. It’s there, but it’s not always from a professional in the field.

Have you ever made an appointment at Sephora or any department store makeup counter, super excited about not having to put your face on yourself and hopefully learning #allthethings about application and elevating your makeup look? Yeah, me too. Only to be disappointed that they didn’t cover ANYTHING on my face, my lashes look non existent, and I’m pretty sure that my face was always a different shade than my neck. Anybody else? That’s because most of them aren’t experienced professionals. Their job is to sell you a product, not teach you about makeup for your particular lifestyle, skin type, etc…

After 37 years of not being able to do my makeup and putting false hope into retail counters, I signed up for a workshop with a pro. I believe in investing in professionals when I want real results, why would makeup be any different than my amazing hair stylist, my personal trainer, or my esthetician? That workshop changed my life, mama! No joke!

I now own all of the tools and products I NEED and that’s it. I don’t run to buy the next makeup trend (unless I run it by Kara first) or wonder if I’m applying my foundation correctly, I don’t waste money on false promises from a retail counter. It’s pretty incredible and empowering to know that I have the tools and knowledge to apply my own makeup and love it.

I still on Kara when photoshoots or tv segments happen because you KNOW I need that airbrush in my life if I want to look flawless all day and under all of those lights.

 

Enough about me and my journey with makeup, I want you to hear it from the pro herself. I chatted with Kara last week and asked her a few questions and she gave me all the tips and I am sharing them with YOU!

 

What is your favorite product EVER?

If I were stranded on an island I would take BETTER THAN SEX mascara with me. And coffee of course.

 

If 10 minutes is unrealistic for me. If I only have 5 minutes, what do I focus on?

Never leave your house without your: Eyebrows (they frame the face), Mascara (makes your eyes pop and might make you look more awake than you are), Lip Gloss (really pulls it all together and goes a long way and gives you color).

 

Number one tip for the busy mom?

Two in one products save the most time. A two in one foundation/concealer or bronzer/eyeshadow really helps you cut down on the time it takes to get ready.

 

What is the most overlooked step when it comes to makeup?

SKINCARE. Wash your face everyday and always moisturize. Never sleep in your makeup, your skin does the most healing at night and not washing off your makeup will age you! Invest in a really good eye cream.

 

Something fun about you that nobody knows?

Fun fact that nobody knows is that I LOVE sushi and I won’t share it! I could eat sushi everyday for every meal.

 

Tell us a little bit about your journey becoming a makeup artist.

I was in school to become a nurse and knew it wasn’t for me, so I dropped out and got a job at the MAC counter and told my parents I was becoming a makeup artist. I was determined to succeed. I worked for different companies up and down the East Coast for 12 years and 3 years ago opened my own business after moving to Richmond with my husband, Kyle and our dog, Lily. I opened the doors to my own studio space last week, I have an incredible team of artists that work for me, and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for the future!

 

If you are local to Richmond, you can book your very own makeup lesson with Kara. Not only is she one of the most kind hearted women I have ever met, she is incredibly talented at her craft. To make the experience even better– Kara was kind enough to give you a code! Use code JAMMIE15 for $15 off of your lesson!

 

If you missed the tutorial or if you are not local to Richmond, that’s ok– we have something fun + digital coming your way!

 

Make sure to follow Kara on the ‘gram and check out her gorgeous website

Don’t miss the 10 minute makeup tutorial, watch it HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s that time of year where the term, sweater weather has lost its luster. We’re all dreaming of lighter layers and sunny skies, but… it’s still a little cool out.

The most common items I’m asked are: “what shirts do you recommend that are easy but disguise my tummy?” and “What jeans do you recommend?”.

I tried on 3 outfits that should answer both questions AND show you some options for styling your outfits during this moody weather season. One day it’s 60 degrees and the next it’s 40 and raining. I’ve got ‘chu mama!

 

 

 

If you haven’t watched my try on session in Stories, you can find it in my HIGHLIGHTS.

 

 

 

 

LIGHT LAYERS

The weather going into Spring can be so moody, be prepared. What starts out as a cool day and ends as a cool evening may have some sunny and warm(ish) temps mid day– be prepared. Layer your spring tops and sweaters with light jackets and cardigans. Opt for tops with sleeves so that you can forgo the layer, but made of materials that won’t make you too warm.

 

TEXTURE MIXING

Wearing white denim? Cool… it’s not too early! Try pairing them with leather or suede booties to keep it seasonally appropriate. Layer your leather moto jacket over a soft floral dress to create a fashion forward look that keeps you warm but allows you to wear that Spring dress. Pair your cozy oversized sweaters with fun and flirty skirts or dresses in lighter jersey or silky materials.

 

MUTED COLORS

Did you know that monochromatic outfits are a stylists tip for looking like your outfit is more expensive than it is? We already know that all black always looks pulled together, but have you ever thought of monochromatic looks in light grays or blush? Maybe even oatmeal. Even if you aren’t sold on wearing one color head to toe, wearing muted neutrals is a great way to transition into Spring. Lighten up dark denim with a blush sweater. Throw a brown suede jacket over your oatmeal sweater and create a Spring forward, two tone style. Try losing the dark nail colors of winter and opt for an off white (like Essie’s marshmallow) or super light pink (Essie’s ballet slippers is always a fave).

 

I hope these tips helped you decide how to dress as this weather tries to decide how it wants to act!

If you’re looking to elevate your style before Spring is here, I can help. Schedule a style coaching call with me– it’s FREE!

 

 

I’m excited to take you all Back To Basics this year when it comes to style! And you might be wondering… why are you talking about skincare?

STYLE: : a distinctive manner of expression

Style isn’t just about the clothes we put on our bodies, it’s how we feel, act, and present ourselves. In the words of Rachel Zoe: “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” Style is powerful, it can used as a tool to get what we want in life. Confidence, the corner office, the date, the client, the influence (over anything from our kids to our peers). It also goes deeper than that, teaching our littles that having them doesn’t mean our life is a hotmess, and that they aren’t a problem or a burden– they’re little blessing that deserve us to show up as our best selves. Self care is so much more than getting a massage or taking a bath. Style is self care, it’s showing up for your people, putting your best foot forward in life, it’s about respecting yourself.

But we can’t just put on a dress and call it a day. It’s about how we feel in that dress that matters. And as someone who has struggled with skin issues, I know a lot of how we feel when we put on clothes, starts with our skin (and hair + makeup but we WILL get there).

When I thought about doing this post and what would give you mama’s the best value, I immediately emailed my friend, Summer, who is the founder of Sugar + Hive. It’s not only one of the most gorgeous spaces I’ve ever entered, it houses one of the effective and kind skincare teams I’ve ever come across.

 

We’re headed into Spring so the exfoliate + glow facial is what really caught my eye. I LOVE a good dermaplaning session, but if you’re on my Stylish Mom’s List you already know that I’m all about shaving the face! In addition to the facial we decided on some pretty awesome #momhacks: I opted for the brow tint and the lash lift+ tint. Game changers, mama, serious game changers. I’m all about saving precious minutes in the morning but I’m also about looking half decent without makeup on which is a real deal confidence booster. I know what it’s like to have a face covered in acne, it sucked the confidence right out of me. I was 30 when I went through that stage in life (sweet, right?) and ever since clearing up my skin with the help of a derm and monthly facials… I refuse to stop treating my skin right.

 

I thought it would be fun to do a little Q&A with Summer!

 

 

 

What is your favorite S+H service and why?  

 

 

Oh gosh.  This is hard.  I would have to say the Hydrafacial is my  top treatment and my go-to.  It is the only treatment that does what it does…it is several treatments built in to one.  It is instant gratification and super customizable.  It deep cleanses the skin, it exfoliates, it has a gly-sal peel which is AMAZING, it extracts (this is everyone’s favorite part), and the fun part is the boosters.  I always go for the growth factor booster.  It contains human growth factors that make the skin super bright and hydrated.  The growth factors act like an army marching in to your skin and reorganizing the way it functions.

 

You do not want your services to be known as luxury but part of a skin routine, correct?  How often does someone need a facial?

That is correct.  Our skin is our largest organ and we should nurture it and love it and treat it well.  We really only get one chance.  I do not consider that luxury.  We go to the gym.  We spend money on eating healthy, we spend money on nice clothes and shoes.  We spend an insane amount of money on foundation and covering up.  I think the figure was $984,000,000!  I think we need to recreate the spa and wellness culture to cultivate better skin care habits.  Get a facial once a month at least.  Skilled estheticians will change your skin.  A professional facial is not the same as what you would get at home with a DIY kit.  We fill the niche somewhere between home care and the dermatologist.

 

What is your #1 skincare tip?

 

WASH YOUR FACE every single day.  I am so shocked at the number of people that do not wash their faces. Use a professional brand that is concentrated in higher active ingredients and that contains vitamins and antioxidants that are good for your skin.  Makeup ages you as well as the environment.  It is SO important to wash your face every single day.  I wash my face every morning and every night.

 

What is your must have, can’t live without product?  

Oh gosh! This is hard. The Main Squeeze Hydrating Serum by Sorella Apothecary!  I LOVE this stuff.  It is full of amazing ingredients such as Snow Mushroom Extract, B3, Aloe Vera, Hyaluronic Acid…and lots of other goodness.  It keeps my skin balanced.

 

 

Hey Sugar, Today is the LAST DAY to enter our giveaway! Have you entered? The winner receives a 30 Minute spa facial from Sugar + Hive and a mini virtual style session with ME!

P.S. Don’t forget to check out my experience with S+H on Instagram, I saved it in my highlights! If you pop in for some lash + brow #momhacks make sure to tag me on instagram- I would love to see!

This is me post facial. The only time I have ever taken a picture and posted it… sans makeup! The Sugar + Hive post facial glow is legit.

 

 

 

 

P.P.S. If you’re interested in my day to day skincare routine, I just might be sharing that in Insta Stories this week! Stay tuned, mama 😘

 

SHOP THE LOOKS

 

There are a lot of options and an overwhelming amount of people telling us what me “must have” when it comes to style. But here’s the thing, style is PERSONAL. It’s a fashion bloggers job to tell you about the must have shirt on sale this weekend that everyone needs and if you don’t have it, you’re not cool! Pinterest and Instagram are great tools for style but they can also be overload when trying to hone in on YOUR personal style. Because of this I wanted to share 3 tips for ditching the trends and finding your personal style!

 

Define Your Style Type

Are you CLASSIC, BOHO, FEMININE, EDGY, or SPORTY? Or maybe you’re more than one of these? It’s common to have a primary and secondary style type. Keep in mind that the style type you love to wear are not always the ones the are just aesthetically pleasing. For example– I love Free People and all things BOHO, it all looks so pretty and carefree and comfortable. But, that’s just not me in real life. When I put those clothes on I don’t feel cute, I feel frumpy. Always ask yourself, what makes me FEEL my best?

 

DETERMINE YOUR BODY SHAPE

In the segment I teach you how to measure your body so that you can determine if you are BIGGER ON THE BOTTOM, BIGGER ON THE TOP, BIGGER IN THE MIDDLE, NO CURVES, or PROPORTIONAL. I also teach you how to dress for each shape in my FREE Momiform™ Style Guide.

 

DRESS FOR YOUR LIFESTYLE

Maybe you love how Reece Witherspoon dresses, but your life doesn’t exactly call for heels and pretty pastel dresses on the daily? Make sure you take into account how you spend your time and how you need to show up for life! Are you a SAHM with a closet full of corporate attire but really in need of sneakers and simple looks like jeans and tees? Or are you a corporate mama with a closet full of casual weekend wear? Sometimes our closets don’t reflect our actual lives, but that’s ok… I’m here to help you change that!

 

What it comes down to is building a closet full of basics. Think, Jeans, Tees, Leggings, Layers. Then add the shoes you actually need for your lifestyle. Add pops of color and personality with accessories like jewelry, bags, scarves, and even your shoes! Fashion is fun but remember that finding your personal style is a journey! 

Fun shopping note: All proceeds from the accessories used on this segment will be donated to Miracles In Motion! Happy shopping!

 

FREE VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

If you are interested in finding your personal style and want to know even more, you’re in luck! I’m hosting a FREE virtual workshop on February 19th! Three Steps to Finding Your Signature Mom Style. Sign up HERE and I’ll keep you in the loop!

 

 

 

 

Showing you 3 outfits and 3 ways to style each of them on Virginia This Morning

 

My number one tip for Holiday Style is to add TEXTURE! Think- faux fur, leather, sequin, glitter, velvet, and statement sparkles! Have fun with your look and remember the holidays are an excuse to play dress up and be a little extra!

 

You don’t have to run out and buy new outfits for all of your events this season. There are so many events, from the office party, to holiday themed date nights, girls night out, weddings, and New Years Eve celebrations. Choose one item to be the canvas and switch up your accessories to give it a whole new look!

 

The perfect example is the amazing velvet dress

For GNO try pairing it with fun statement shoes and statement earrings and layering it with a faux fur jacket

For a Wedding go for classic shoes and a statement necklace

For proper Office Party attire try a fun headband with a sparkly shoe and delicate jewels

 

How are you dressing up this Holiday Season? Tag me on instagram @jammiebaker_ , I’d love to see your looks! And to shop the looks from today’s segment, CLICK HERE.

 

xo,

 

Jammie

I had the chance to be a guest on Studio 512 in Austin, TX yesterday with MY SISTER. How cool is that? And best of all? Max was in the segment. AS. A. TURKEY. It was his first birthday and he had his tv debut. The kid was made for it. You might say I’m a little untraditional in the birthday celebration situation. Not sorry.

We’re less than a week out from Turkey Day… SAY WHAT?! And ok, I get it, it’s kind of funny that Thanksgiving Outfits are a thing. We stay home or visit someone else’s home, we eat, we lounge, and we bask in our glorious turkey comas. But hear me out… we don’t have to be frumpy and sloppy. BUT, we don’t have to be uncomfortable either. There’s a few ways to style some seriously cozy yet cute outfits.

Whether you’re headed out on a road trip to see the fam or hosting a dinner in your formal living room, or attending a friendsgiving- I’ve got some outfit choices for you, mama! And don’t worry, non of them are fussy or constricting, just cute, cozy, easy peasy style.

 

I’ve made these looks and a few other suggestions easy to shop HERE just in case you’re still scrambling for that perfect couch potato outfit! Cheers to all the food and looking cute in those pictures you know will be posted on the ‘gram!

 

If you wanna chat style, hop on a FREE 15 min chat with me and ask me #allthethings about mom life + style. And in the meantime, download my guide so that you can start elevating that MOMIFORM ™ 

Happy Turkey Turkey Day, MAMA

 

xo

Jammie

Getting away with wearing yoga pants and never actually doing yoga is a thing now. A very acceptable… thing. But just because something is acceptable, doesn’t make it right, or cute. I LOL’d when I watched this active wear video. A boutique I follow shared it on instagram when they launched their active wear line and it prompted this blog post idea.

Last week I shared some daily athleisure outfit ideas to show you that there are ways to style leggings beyond pairing them with gym tanks and workout sneakers and frumpy sweatshirts. The goal for athleisure is to look stylish and put together but still be comfortable. The goal is not to look like you were headed to spin class, because, mama… you know you had no intention to hit the gym after your Target run.

Mom life lends itself to a lot of leggings– there is a lot of time spent playing on the floor, sitting in the car while acting as le chauffeur to tiny humans. Not to mention that carpool lines, grocery store checkouts, and playdates don’t require us to dress up.

So what does one do? I’m so glad you asked! I’ve got a few tips, some real life examples, and some shopping recommendations just for you!

 

Tip One- If you wouldn’t pair it with jeans, try again. I know and you know that those gym sneakers and that sweatshirt don’t pair with your cute skinny ankle jeans to equal an acceptable outfit. If you look like you’re actually headed to the gym, swap it out. Which leads us to… 

Tip Two- Make simple swaps to create cute athleisure looks. Swap out the gym shoes for a slide on sneaker or maybe a shell toe, and opt for a cute basic tee instead of activewear tanks and sweatshirts. Layer your basics to add personal style. Leggings + White Tee + Sneakers + Denim Jacket = no awkward convos with Susan in the grocery line about workouts you aren’t actually on your way to. 

Tip Three- Separate your gym clothes from your athleisure. They are not one in the same. This will make it easier when you go to get dressed for real life vs gym life. 

 

A few real life outfit ideas

 

You can shop my favorite athleisure picks HERE

 

Have you gotten your hands on the MOMIFORM GUIDE?

 

 

Getting dressed can be overwhelming, can I get an AMEN? That’s why I love the idea of a capsule wardrobe. Not a strict capsule with a hard stop on the amount of items allowed, but one that works for your lifestyle. The main point is to curate a cohesive closet full of clothes you love to wear.

 

Once you’ve done that Closet Edit and you head out to shop, just remember the one rule I actually do love to follow:

Make sure that you are able to create at least 3 outfits with each item in your closet (outside of special occasion pieces). This helps to keep shopping intentional and your closet cohesive.

 

For more tips and tricks on how to build a capsule wardrobe and examples of how to create outfits, make sure to check out the segment on VA This Morning featuring items from FOR POSH SAKE and one of my fave models and bloggers, AS ALWAYS ANNA.

 

Shop all of the items from today’s segment HERE

 

 

Are you in the Richmond area and want to learn more about how to create your signature style with me in person? And… drink wine? I’m hosting a workshop on November 16th at James River Winery and I’d love for you to join me. Get more info HERE!

 

Maybe you want to get started on your style today? Get INSTANT ACCESS to my MOMIFORM Guide

10/20/2018

Old Navy Try On

 

At this season in life, I wear more casual and comfortable because… BABY. I’m also in the process of saying BYE Felicia to that baby weight so… I’m trying to find clothes that aren’t too expensive yet still cute and make me feel good. In between phases are no excuse to be frumpy. If anything, dressing up and showing up helps to keep us motivated to reach our #mombod goals.

A few weeks ago I popped into Old Navy and left frustrated with a fitting room full of clothes that didn’t even come close to working. I mentioned it on Insta Stories and so many of you replied with how much you actually love you some Old Navy. So I chose to brave the fitting room again, scared that I would leave emptied handed and frustrated for a second time– I was actually pleasantly surprised at how much I found.

See my STORIES for the try-on videos and cute Baby Max. I started this try-on a few days ago but ended up at the Pediatric ER with Baby Max before I was able to finish 😭 He fell and busted his lip… blood everywhere, this first time mama was freaked the heck out. BUT… he’s good (bank account after an ER visit… not so much) and I was able to get back into the fitting room today. Max was safely strapped into the stroller this time. Note to self: no roaming on concrete floors 🤦‍♀️ #momfail

The try-on was surprisingly successful but I do have to be honest and let you know a few shopping guidelines and some PRO TIPS from a stylist perspective:

There are times to splurge and times to save. Old Navy is not the place to buy your dark denim that serves as a workhorse in your wardrobe. You know I LOVE my Good American Jeans (#momjeans for life) and they are worth the splurge. Buy the best quality that you can afford. If buying Old Navy is the best you can afford- totally cool. BUT… maybe you could skip a few trips to to Starbucks in lieu of quality denim that makes you feel like the #boss you are? Denim that you can wear 3 times a week for a year or 2 might actually come out cheaper than a *cheap pair of jeans that you have to keep buying. I’m also a stickler for stitching and stretch, but maybe that’s just me…

Save on trends, always. Unless you’ve just got it like that! Then by all means, splurge away. But then again, that person isn’t reading a post about Old Navy SO…

Be particular with your activewear. Yes, lulu is EX-PEN-SIVE. But have you tried it? Maybe Spanx leggings are more your jam? My go-to are these AH-mazing Zella ones (for half the price of lulu). I just wasn’t a fan of the Old Navy activewear. It didn’t feel GOOD and that’s important to me. It didn’t compress in the right places or feel all soft and yummy like my faves. But mostly… cost per wear, it’s a real thing. Think about that before buying too cheap.

With all of that being said, I have some pretty good picks that I think you will enjoy. If you love these try-on sessions, let me know and I will do more for you guys! And if you have any questions about how to style the items, please ask away!

All of the FINDS are HERE and you can also see the LOOKBOOK for how to style the items. Make sure to check the comments, I’ve added some styling tips for you, mama!

If you’re loving the finds but still have questions about how to make the items work for you or how to dress for Fall in general, hop on over to my CALENDAR and schedule a call, I’d love to chat!

 

xo,

 

Jammie