12.11.2017

Ribbon Berry Wreath Tutorial | Jennifer L. Scott



I hope you enjoyed the floral wreath tutorial from last week. I'm back with another pretty wreath tutorial... This time we are mixing a simple combination of ribbon and berries. I am recycling one of my favorite Christmas ribbons from last year. Feel free to use whatever materials you have on hand. I have also linked a list of materials below.



You will need floral wire, wire cutter scissors, hot glue gun, plaid Christmas ribbon, green wreath, faux berry sprigs, metal wreath hanger.

To see all of the easy steps to make this wreath, be sure to watch my video.




I hope you enjoy today's video!

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The Madame Chic books make the perfect gift for any special lady in your life.

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“For women who yearn to channel Audrey Tautou…but don’t have a year to spend apprenticing with one in Paris” (The New York Times), Jennifer L. Scott’s Madame Chic books—Lessons from Madame Chic, At Home with Madame Chic, and Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic—now collected in one beautiful package.

As an American student living abroad, Jennifer L. Scott found a Parisian mentor in her host mother, Madame Chic, who instructed her in the fine art of living. Now, Jennifer shares her lessons in her Madame Chic series: Lessons from Madame Chic, At Home with Madame Chic, and Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic. Based on what she learned from Madame Chic, Jennifer explains how to cultivate old-fashioned sophistication while living an active, modern life, teaching us to take pleasure in everyday routines, to dress presentably, perform household tasks with cheer, and how to conduct oneself both in public and in private.

The Madame Chic series encourages and inspires you to live simply and passionately, no matter your age, background, or location. Like Madame Chic, everyone deserves a little Parisian je ne sais quoi.


...also Magnifique Brunette reviews the Madame Chic books on her blog.

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I love to share pictures that readers post from around the world...


なんたる奇遇。一人フランスフェアな読書タイムになりました♪ #reading #book #france #フランス白粉の秘密 #角川文庫 #エラリークイーン #名探偵 #推理 #小説 #読書 #TheFrenchPowderMystery #ElleryQueen #papa #mystery #KADOKAWA #novel だんだんなじんできました、♕新訳とこの表紙イラストに。若くてcool&smartな思考をするエラリーも素敵ですが、エラリー父にも渋い魅力があります。おじさま好きかもですw #フランス人は服を10着しか服を持たない #LessonsfromMADAMECHIC 暮らしを整える意識を静かに高めてみた。私は参考になりましたよ。 あと、これは「タイトルが本当かどうか」なんて問う自分になってしまうとおしゃれじゃないよな、という風に受け取ってみました☆

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Question of the Week
Mariana writes, "Hi Jennifer, for 2018 I plan to set myself the resolution "Embrace Domesticity." I am a working mom, and my house is usually dirty, though uncluttered. Can you do a video on your cleaning schedule? Do you clean in small increments, like 15 minutes/day or all day on the weekend? If you do a little every day, can you show us what that looks like: Monday: bathrooms, Tuesday: Kitchen, etc... Thanks! Mariana"

Hi Mariana, thank you for the video requests. I do plan to discuss my changing cleaning routine in the new year. Stay tuned!

I hope you enjoy today's wreath tutorial. If you are inspired to make any wreaths, share them with me on social media by using one of the following hashtags: #dailyconnoisseur #MADAMECHIC #jenniferlscott

See you on Thursday for a special holiday tea recipe and on Friday for a bonus video.


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12.08.2017

Accessory Gift Guide + 3 Chic Holiday Looks from Halsbrook.com

I've partnered with my favorite online luxury boutique, Halsbrook.com, again to bring you my curated picks from their accessory gift guide for Holiday 2017. In the past, I've collaged my favorite seasonal Halsbrook looks like 7 Ways to Style a Neutral Dress, 6 Gorgeous Fall Looks and 6 Chic Summer Looks. Today I'm sharing my favorite combinations from their gift guide, as well as three chic holiday party looks at the end of the post.



Classical elegance The rich, warm gold tones from these accessories would bring a classical and opulent look to any neutral dress.
Serpui Aurora Black and Gold Clutch, Julie Vos Sienna Pearl and Labradorite earrings, Kenneth Jay Lane Pearl and Gold multi-strand necklace.



Late Fall Classics The burgundy, chocolate and gold in these luxury accessories compliment each other beautifully and make for a wonderful transition from fall to winter. Janavi embroidered zebra shawl, Luana Italy Paley Mini Chocolate Cherry Satchel, Julie Vos Medici 6-stone pearl bracelet.



Winter luxury These icy hues bring a cozy, yet glamorous touch to winter wear. Amanda Bond Lucille Pacific Green Marble Modal scarf, Inverni blue cashmere pom pom beanie, Lulu Frost lustre white pearl earrings.



Bright and beautiful This showstopper scarf paired with classic accessories can brighten up any dark winter's day. St. Piece Geraldine Floral Print wool and cashmere scarf, Lulu Frost lustre grey pearl earrings, Kenneth Jay Lane basket weave cuff.


Halsbrook is having The Great Gift Event, where you can take 20% off their entire gift guide. This 20% off is offered for 5 days only, December 7th through December 11th. Happy holiday shopping!


And now for the three chic holiday looks...



Opulent Textures The combination of velvet and faux croc make this rich winter party look shine with subtlety. LK Bennett Che Midnight Blue Velvet embellished dress, W. Kleinberg black embossed crocodile clutch, Jennifer Behr Made Flower Stud earrings.


Winter Blush Holiday colors don't necessarily need to be dark. This pretty pink look is feminine and cozy at the same time. Sail to Sable pale pink wool cashmere sweater, Eliott Lauren Chino control stretch ankle pant, Bagatelle Celeste Champagne Crystal Beaded Necklace.



Chic and Tweed A classic and sophisticated pairing that is an elegant look for any holiday party. Paul Ka black knit dress with black and white tweed bodice, Paul Ka black and white tweed cardigan, Kenneth Jay Lane gold chain and pearl earrings.

Thank you to Halsbrook.com for sponsoring another post on The Daily Connoisseur. I really enjoy creating these gorgeous looks from their beautifully curated collection of clothing and accessories. I hope these pairings inspire you to when getting dressed this holiday season.

Today, I would love to know... which accessory combination is your favorite? Which holiday look do you love?

Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you on Monday!



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12.07.2017

DIY Floral Christmas Wreath



Join me today as I decorate a floral Christmas wreath. I love doing crafts this time of year and wreath making has always been a hobby I have enjoyed. I've been making wreaths since I was a little girl. My parents still display the ones I have made in their home so they definitely have lasting power! I hope you enjoy watching the tutorial in today's video.



I purchased everything from a local craft store, but for your convenience I have listed all of the supplies below to the best of my ability. If you don't plan to make a wreath this holiday season, a good idea would be to wait until the after Christmas sales to get your faux florals at a heavy discount. I reuse a lot of my crafts supplies every year, making this process very affordable for me.

You will need floral wire, wire cutting scissors, hot glue gun, poinsettia flowers, magnolia flowers, plaid Christmas ribbon, grapevine wreath, faux berry sprigs, pine cone sprigs, frosted pine cone (an alternative option).

News
Check out my interview with Author Bytes Cafe host Jordan Rich. A really fun interview discussing all things Madame Chic. Thank you to Author Bytes for hosting me!

The Madame Chic books make the perfect gift for any special lady in your life.




Take my new eCourse on the ten-item wardrobe. With over an hour of never-before-seen video instruction, notes and quizzes, you will feel prepared to create your own ten-item wardrobe. For those of you who already do the ten-item wardrobe, this course will keep you on track and provide further inspiration. The course is self-paced and includes a lively comment section with other ten-item wardrobe enthusiasts. Enjoy!



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Midori_Bujo's notes on Lessons from Madame Chic. Her French husband was surprised how well the Madame Chic books truly capture French living.

BOOK: Lessons From Madame Chic by Jennifer L. Scott | my French husband was surprised at how well the author truly captured the French way of living life with passion, poise, and confidence. It inspired me to take notes and pay more attention to how I dress at home. Rather than be in "comfort clothes" ( jeans/yoga pants and t-shirts) since I work full time at home, I'm wearing nice, flowy tops, with my jeans and (to my daughters joy) incorportated skirts and casual dresses into my wardrobe. I realized, putting thought into what I wear, even if I don't see many people, makes me feel more confident and well, beautiful and my husband and daughters thanked this book for flipping that switch in me. I highly recommend reading this book. #bookrecommendation #jenniferlscott #madamechic #FrenchLiving #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournal #bulletjournaljunkies #bujoinspire #bujoidea #Leuchtturm1917

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Comment of the Week
I received such great advice regarding onion chopping from Monday's freezer meals video. Many people suggested refrigerating the onions, some suggested dunking them in water, others suggest special onion goggles. The most voted up comment came from Janna G, who wrote: To not cry when cutting onions, put the onion in the freezer for half an hour, works great.

Thank you, Janna! I will try this technique out and report back!

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial. Let me know if you like to make wreaths and what your method is. Your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on the blog. Be sure to check back on the blog tomorrow for a special holiday styling guide from Halsbrook. See you then!



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12.04.2017

Freezer Cook with Me | December 2017

Join me as I assemble freezer meals for my family today. I purchased beef stew meat and ground turkey at the grocery store and was able to assemble 8 freezer meals with what I made in this short cooking session.



You will notice that many of these recipes include the same, or similar ingredients. This is intentional. When doing a large cooking session like this, I choose recipes based on similar ingredients for efficiency purposes.

I hope you enjoy today's video.




Beef Stroganoff
makes 3 freezer meals

2 1/2 lbs beef stew meat
1 cup chopped onion
1 1/2 Tbs minced garlic
1 packed onion soup mix
2 cans golden mushroom soup
2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup water
1 cup sour cream
2 cups chopped mushrooms

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Ladle the mixture into gallon freezer bags. Label and freeze. To cook in the slow cooker, take out one freezer bag the night before and let it thaw in the refrigerator. Cook on low 8 hours or high 3 to 4 hours. To cook in the Instant Pot, you don't even need to thaw it, simply put the frozen food in the pot and pressure cook it on high for 20 minutes. I have tried both ways and this meal is delicious! Serve over egg noodles or rice and garnish with parsley.

*Please note: if you do not want to use beef, substitute mushrooms for the meat.




Beef Tips with Gravy
makes 2 freezer meals

2 1/2 lbs beef stew meat
1 cup beef broth
1 can cream of mushroom soup (or suitable substitute)
1 medium chopped onion
1 1/2 Tbs chopped garlic
1/4 cup brown gravy mix

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Divide between gallon freezer bags. This should make about two meals. Freeze. To cook, thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Cook in the slow cooker on low for 8 hours or high for 3 to 4 hours. You can thicken the sauce with 1 Tbs cornstarch and 1 Tbs water mixed together, then mixed in the beef dish about 1/2 hour before the cooking is finished if using the slow cooker. If you are using the Instant Pot, you can cook from frozen 20 minutes on pressure cook. This dish is great served with rice, steamed green beans, dinner rolls and a fresh salad. My husband loves this meal!


For the next two meals, I have cooked 2 1/2 - 3lbs ground turkey with chopped onion, garlic and garlic salt.




Turkey Bolognese (sauce only)


Makes two freezer meals.
Divide the following ingredients between two freezer bags:

1 1/2 lb ground turkey
2 large jars marinara sauce
2 Tbs minced garlic
Chopped mushrooms
chopped greens (spinach, chard or kale)

Please note: use as many vegetables as you like. If you are using less meat, use more mushrooms or other vegetables to bulk up the meal. Freeze for up to three months. When ready to cook, thaw overnight in the fridge. Cook in slow cooker on low for 8 hours or high for three to four hours. For the Instant Pot, cook direct from frozen for 20 minutes on pressure cook. (I cooked this in the Instant Pot last week and it was delicious!) Serve over noodles.





Kid's Favorite Cowboy Casserole

makes 1 large casserole

1 lb ground turkey mixture
1 1/2 cups corn
1 cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, divided
garlic salt to taste
1 chopped onion.
1 package tater tots, frozen

Mix the turkey, corn, mushroom soup, sour cream, milk, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, garlic salt and onion together in a bowl. Pour into an aluminum baking pan. Layer tater tots on top. Cover with aluminum foil and label your dish. Freeze for up to three months. Cook from frozen in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for around 1 1/2 hours. Times may vary depending on your oven. Right before taking the casserole out, sprinkle shredded cheese on top to melt. Children love this dish! It's a crowd pleaser.


News
Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic is now available from China Citic Press


On Instagram
Madame Chic from Tatarstan...

❓Какие Вы читаете книги? Любите вообще читать? 📚Конечно хотелось бы изучить классику и быть образованной дамочкой 👑, но нет. Спасибо, что вообще хоть что-то начала читать😂. ❣️Я люблю читать книги которые можно применить в жизнь ( про денежный учёт, полезные привычки,домоведение, красоту и тд). 💜💜💜Кто на фото найдёт цветочек с питью лепестками, получит от меня ПОДАРОК😘💜💜💜 #казань #мояказань #сирень #книги #ледиблог #леди #женскийблог #мамаблог #счастливаяжена #мысливслух #татарстан #французкаяжена #цветы

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Comment of the Week
Cindie M. writes:
Oh, Thank You, Jennifer for the great printables! Another great video! At the risk of sounding melodramatic, you have literally changed my life since I started following you on youtube and your blog. I just finished reading all 3 of your books....should be required reading for every woman who wants to elevate every part of her life. You have renewed my love of classical music...you have challenged me to practice poise, even in the mundane parts of my day...you have inspired me to look presentable always, even when I do not feel like it...you have encouraged me to embrace art and culture in new ways (I took a painting class with my grown daughters & LOVED it! My husband & I are going to the ballet to see the Nutcracker next week! I have started buying myself fresh flowers every 2 weeks & arranging them myself!) Won't bore you with more, but you get the picture. Thanks for all you do, my dear!

Cindie, I absolutely loved your testimonial. Everything you wrote is why I continue to do what I do. Thank you for being such a great supporter of my work! Have fun at the Nutcracker!

I hope today's video inspires you to do freezer cooking for your family. It's an integral part of meal planning for us and I am always grateful to have a homemade meal on hand for the days when I do not feel like cooking from scratch.

Please let me know what your favorite meals are to freeze. Also, please let me know if you have any cooking requests for future videos. See you on Thursday!


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11.30.2017

The Very Merry Christmas Tag


Today I have a Christmas-themed video for you. I was tagged by Jennifer from The Family Fudge. She created this tag with Becky from A Place to Nest and the questions are quite fun. You will learn what I really think of Black Friday, whether or not I like egg nog and what my favorite ornaments are... and one of them has a funny story behind it!

I hope you enjoy today's video.

The book I mention in the video is Victoria's The Heart of Christmas. This is a beautiful book showing Victorian decorating and customs during Christmastime.



To continue the videos, I tag Jen from How Jen Does It, Melissa55, Terigigi, Kathryn Morgan, Nikki from Inspired by Nikki, Hilary from My So-Called Home and Angi from A Return to Simplicity.

In addition to the ladies I have tagged above, I would love to tag you too. Let me know your answers in the comment section, or do your own blog or video on the subject. I look forward to seeing your responses!

The Very Merry Christmas 2017 Questions:
1. What are your feelings on "black Friday" shopping? Are you brave and head out with the crowds, do you shop online or do you avoid it all together?

2. What is your favorite gift you've ever given to someone else

3. Christmas cards, yay or nay? If you do send cards what style do you go with? I.e. traditional (no photo), photo, funny or classy?

4. If you were a Christmas elf, what would your specialty be? Reindeer wrangler, chief decorator, toy maker, gift wrapper, baker or management?

5. Egg nog...do you pour a tall glass or do you throw it in the trash?

6. What is your Christmas decorating style? Classic red and green, shabby chic, country/farmhouse, colorful/jewel toned, etc? AND does your style change from year to year?

7. Favorite childhood Christmas memory?

8. If you could borrow Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve, where in the world would you go?

9. Favorite ornament (show, if possible)

News
The Madame Chic books make the perfect gift for any special lady in your life.

“For women who yearn to channel Audrey Tautou…but don’t have a year to spend apprenticing with one in Paris” (The New York Times), Jennifer L. Scott’s Madame Chic books—Lessons from Madame Chic, At Home with Madame Chic, and Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic—now collected in one beautiful package.

As an American student living abroad, Jennifer L. Scott found a Parisian mentor in her host mother, Madame Chic, who instructed her in the fine art of living. Now, Jennifer shares her lessons in her Madame Chic series: Lessons from Madame Chic, At Home with Madame Chic, and Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic. Based on what she learned from Madame Chic, Jennifer explains how to cultivate old-fashioned sophistication while living an active, modern life, teaching us to take pleasure in everyday routines, to dress presentably, perform household tasks with cheer, and how to conduct oneself both in public and in private.

The Madame Chic series encourages and inspires you to live simply and passionately, no matter your age, background, or location. Like Madame Chic, everyone deserves a little Parisian je ne sais quoi.


Take my new eCourse on the ten-item wardrobe. With over an hour of never-before-seen video instruction, notes and quizzes, you will feel prepared to create your own ten-item wardrobe. For those of you who already do the ten-item wardrobe, this course will keep you on track and provide further inspiration. The course is self-paced and includes a lively comment section with other ten-item wardrobe enthusiasts. Enjoy!



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Lipstick, nail polish, a great pair of shoes and of course... Madame Chic!


... and Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic along with some weekend essentials.


Comment of the Week
Serenity writes:
Hi Jennifer,

I read Neil Postman's Amusing Ourselves to Death! It's such a brilliant book, far ahead of its time! I wonder what he would have said about the current challenges we face viz. easy distractibility due to smart phones, 24*7 TV channels, internet connectivity, celebrity culture etc. it's not easy to be a social critic & I know you receive a lot of flak from some of your readers for the topics you discuss on the blog viz. dressing appropriately in public, cell phone etiquette, adulting etc. But please keep up the good work! We find your social commentary very wise & inspiring! Love!!

Hi Serenity, thank you so much! Postman's book is a very important commentary on our society that still rings true today! Thanks for your encouragement.

Thanks for joining me today for another video. I would love to hear some of your answers from the Christmas tag. Let me know in the comment section and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on The Daily Connoisseur!

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11.27.2017

How I Style Leggings & Tunics + Zoe Lariat Necklace Giveaway

In today's video, I'm sharing how I like to wear leggings to make them look presentable.

It's a mathematical equation for me:

tunic (or dress) + leggings + scarf or statement jewelry + quality shoes = presentable outfit!




Regarding what I'm wearing in the video, the leggings are from Amazon. The tunics are from zulily. The ballet flats and driving shoes are London Sole (French Sole in the UK). The ankle boots are from Aerosoles (purchased a few years ago). The rain boots were purchased from a boutique in Los Angeles many years ago and their label has worn off so I do not know which brand it is... but I believe they were a brand called Dirty Laundry. I often get questions about what camera I use, it's a Canon.

Leggings can be a great choice to wear during the day to maintain an active lifestyle. Styling them with a long top, tunic or dress dresses them up. This is another great option if you are coming out of a work out and want to run errands. Simply throw a tunic over your workout top, slip on some flats or boots and you are suddenly very stylish and ready to go!

I hope you enjoy today's video.

Giveaway

Thank you to my friend, Lucy Wheeler, for offering to give away the Zoe Lariat necklace I'm wearing in today's video. The giveaway is open worldwide (not just US). To enter you must be subscribed to my YouTube channel, The Daily Connoisseur.

In addition to how I wear it in the video, here are the different ways you can wear the necklace.


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The giveaway will run for two weeks. The winner will be contacted by email directly, as well as announced on this blog, on Monday, December 11th. Best of luck!

News

Take my new eCourse on the ten-item wardrobe. With over an hour of never-before-seen video instruction, notes and quizzes, you will feel prepared to create your own ten-item wardrobe. For those of you who already do the ten-item wardrobe, this course will keep you on track and provide further inspiration. The course is self-paced and includes a lively comment section with other ten-item wardrobe enthusiasts. Enjoy!



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Intentional Simplicity shares her favorite things... The Madame Chic books!

✨Favourite Things part 2 of 5✨ The Madame Chic collection by Jennifer L. Scott. These beautiful books are such a delight to read and full of inspiration and practical tips. My life is truly richer for having read these books 🌷 . #afewofmyfavouritethings #favouritethings #favouritethingsparty #party #ladiesnight #girlsnight #madamechic #lessonsfrommadamechic #athomewithmadamechic #polishyourpoisewithmadamechic #jenniferlscott #goodreads #bookworm #booklove #booklover #happyreading #bookrecommendations #instabook #selfimprovement #inspiration #loveyourlife #loveyourself #enjoyeveryday #simplejoys #simplepleasures #intentionalsimplicity #livingwell #womenlivingwell #chicliving #kimberleysreads @dailyconnoisseur

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Comment of the Week
Regarding last week's Teatime with Jennifer episode on the Dry Clean Dress, Karolina writes, "Hi Jennifer! My name is Karolina, I’m 22 years old and I’m from Poland. I like so much your sense of humor and I really enjoyed your video! It shows exactly what modern fashion looks like. Actually, it reminded me of a short tale written by Hans Christian Andersen- The Emperor's New Clothes. A vain emperor cared about nothing except fancy and expensive clothes. He wasn’t satisfied with what he already had, so he paid two weavers to make him the most luxurious suit of clothes that they say is invisible to those who are stupid or incompetent. So obviously nobody dared to question the existence of the Emperor’s new clothes. And what happened? An innocent child in the crowd blurted out that the emperor was wearing nothing at all. His vanity led him to public ridicule. And that’s the point! This Moschino dress, what was the designer’s purpose in creating such an extraordinary piece of clothing? People are afraid to criticize high fashion brands and even desire their costly clothes. Just because they’re famous? Your idea with dry clean dress was brilliant! In this video you acted like the child from Andersen’s story :) You just showed the truth :) Thank you so much for this video! Greetings from Poland! Pozdrowienia z Polski! :)"

Hi Karolina, I enjoyed your comment very much. I enjoyed your correlation between the dry clean dress and The Emperor's New Clothes. Thank you and I hope to visit Poland one day!

Today, I would love to know... how do you like to wear leggings?

I hope you have a wonderful week. See you on Thursday for the Very Merry Christmas Tag.


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11.24.2017

Planning for Christmas 2017 + Free Printables



I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration! We had an awesome day with family, lots of food and even more gratitude. I hope your Thanksgiving was equally as joyful.

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it's time to plan for the holiday season. In my planning post from last year, I show you how I organize our activities and to-dos in list form. This year I did the same thing and created my own custom Daily Connoisseur printables which I am offering to you for free. Simply download the PDF files and they are yours. I hope they help to keep you organized this season.

I have created a Christmas list...


...as well as a Holiday list.


Click here to download the Christmas list. Click here to download the Holiday list. I hope you enjoy today's video as we plan together for the Christmas season.


News
My book, CONNOISSEUR KIDS, will be released in the fall of 2019 from Chronicle Books. Read all about it here.

Take my new eCourse on the ten-item wardrobe. With over an hour of never-before-seen video instruction, notes and quizzes, you will feel prepared to create your own ten-item wardrobe. For those of you who already do the ten-item wardrobe, this course will keep you on track and provide further inspiration. The course is self-paced and includes a lively comment section with other ten-item wardrobe enthusiasts. Enjoy!



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Comment of the Week
Monday's Teatime with Jennifer on the High Fashion Dry Clean Dress caused quite a laugh! Thank you to everyone who watched and enjoyed the video. I did want to send everyone off for Thanksgiving with a bit of lightness :)

Caroline H. writes, "This was a lot of fun to watch! I can't imagine that I would ever buy such a dress- but beauty is in the eye of the beholder! I watched a few fashion shows online and the one thing I just don't understand- why do the models not smile? I saw some exquisite designs but the models wearing these gorgeous clothes looked miserable! If I had the opportunity to wear Oscar de la Renta or any other great designer, better believe I'd be smiling about it. What is the saying? You're not fully dressed without a smile? When you asked who wore the plastic dry cleaning bag better- the answer is you! Just goes to show, even if you are wearing a plastic bag- it will look better if you smile!"

I agree, Caroline. I wish the models would smile too! I don't know how the Moschino model kept a straight face. As you can see from my video, I was not very successful at it!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone. I hope you get great use out of the printables. See you on Monday for a video on how I wear leggings and tunics. If you liked my necklace in today's video, be sure to come back for Monday's post because we are giving one away. It's the Zoe Lariat necklace by Stella & Dot, sent to me by my friend Lucy Wheeler. Stay tuned!


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