My Life, Styled :: Patriotic Prints

Happy (almost) Fourth of July!  If you were following along last year, you might remember me waxing poetic about my great love for this most patriotic of holidays.  It’s such a stress-free, no fuss holiday… and any celebration that requires meals on the grill, adult beverages and the great outdoors is fine by me! We are in […]

My Life, Styled :: Traveling Abroad

So far, I’d have to say this summer has been pretty dreamy. I hired Blair, the first member to join our editorial team at The Effortless Chic, back in April and it was one of the best things I’ve ever done! Meanwhile, my husband Aaron has been enjoying a much-needed hiatus from his crazy production […]

My Life, Styled :: To The Beach and Beyond

When it comes to the perfect summer day, it’s hard to beat the calm and relaxation of a day at the beach…am I right?  Now that summer is in full swing, I’m constantly looking for a reason to bury my toes in the sandy shore, and this little afternoon at Zuma Beach was just what […]

My Life, Styled :: Jeans and a Tee

Despite all of the peplums and pencil skirts, a-line dresses and silky tops in the world, sometimes nothing is better than your favorite jeans and a great t-shirt.  I’ve been traveling for jobs a ton lately, and when it comes to packing, I love to choose things that don’t have to be dry cleaned and […]

My Life, Styled :: Sixties Swing

Have you all noticed the sixties influence in fashion this season? Everywhere you look there are oversized buttons, mod shifts, and cute peter pan collars, and there was no greater indication of the trend than this year’s Oscar red carpet scene. Anne Hathaway’s studded Miu Miu number and Naomi Watts’ Paco Rabonne-esque metallic stunner were […]

My Life Styled :: Beach Babe

If the words “pool party” causes you even the least amount of anxiety, you’re in good company. We spend nine months out of the year choosing the most flattering cuts and silhouettes for our bodies and then, come May, we’re asked to bare all! Maybe it’s a result of their proximity to the beach, or […]

My Life, Styled :: Femme Florals

Is it just me, or is springtime filled with tons of girls-only engagements?  From bridal showers to baby showers to sunday brunches, there seems to be no end to girly gatherings. Last Friday I decided to host one of my own… if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em, right?  There have been lots of exciting […]

My Life, Styled :: Staycation

Is anybody else psyched that it’s March? Jen here, and the warm weather and longer days always remind me that it’s time to take a vacation… but with Aaron traveling so much this year, I actually found myself daydreaming about a couple days at home together more than any other exotic locales. A couple weekends […]

My Life, Styled :: Fit Fashion

I set out for my first run on a breezy day last April wearing a pair of old sneakers I dug out of the depths of my closet and armed with an arsenal of Nicky Minaj and Flo Rida to keep me company. For someone who had once been in really great shape, it was […]

My Life, Styled :: Valentine’s Day Date

Happy Valentine’s week! My husband, Aaron, travels a lot for work, so we somehow always find ourselves in separate states for Valentine’s Day.  It may not be the most romantic way to spend the holiday, but we try to make up for it when he comes home on the weekend. Whether your significant other is […]

My Life, Styled :: Working It From Home

When I first started assisting stylists, I began to wonder why I even had an apartment. It seemed between all of the pick-ups and drop-offs and showroom appointments that I was living out of my car! Fast forward to present day and not a whole lot has changed. While there are still plenty of appointments, […]

My Life, Styled :: Crazy for Coats

True story: There was frost on my car this morning when I was headed to the gym! That may not sound like a big deal to some of you, but it’s a pretty rare occurrence here in Southern California. It took everything in me not to run inside and jump back under the covers. While […]

My Life, Styled :: Style Resolutions

Happy New Year!  I hope your 2013 is off to a fabulous start! I always look forward to this time of year when we get a fresh start. I am a pretty goal-oriented person year round, so this whole new year’s resolution thing just justifies my small obsession with asking people about their five year […]

My Life, Styled :: Christmas with the In-Laws

How is it possible that there is just one week remaining before Christmas Day? It’s been quite a busy month — I styled an advertising campaign and editorial in Puerto Rico, a mondo shoot for Warner Brothers, and a project for JCPenney just in the first two weeks! Needless to say, I’m very much looking […]

My Life, Styled :: Searching for Inspiration

As a stylist, it’s important that each of my projects has my unique, creative fingerprint on it. The same way Annie Leibowitz’s photography or Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture has a certain quality that is identifiable to each of them, I (Jen) always strive for my work to exude my own unique aesthetic. I’m currently knee […]

My Life, Styled :: Very Vintage

The first time I (Jen) walked into Decades on Melrose, I was literally speechless. I was picking up a vintage Birkin that a client was purchasing from Cameron, the owner of Decades and the largest collector of Hermes in the world.  When I walked in, I was greeted by glass cases of vintage jewelry sandwiched between stacks of […]

My Life, Styled :: Halloween

Jen here, and I love the month of October! I’m fully on board with the changing weather, pumpkin-flavored everything, and of course Halloween!  Long before I was a stylist, there was nothing I loved more than putting together a creative costume. Come October 1st I would start counting down the days and scoping out the […]