Friday, April 24, 2015

PURFERVOR | Q&A

Hello everyone!

I'm coming to you today with a brand new clothing boutique that reached out to me, and I just fell in love with the clothes. I decided to do a interview style post to get to know them better and for you guys to get to know a new boutique! 



JLA: Tell us about the company history.
PURFERVOR: I've always had a passion for style and clothing. Since the age of 12, I subscribed to Harper's Bazaar and other fashion magazines and have always been connected to fashion in some way. I've particularly been inspired by emerging designers. There's something about their fresh perspective and unique approach. But, the real impetus for launching PURFERVOR (pronounced Pure Fervor) was born out of necessity. I worked in a creative industry in which we frequently met with major name brand clients. Our clients expected us to show up looking the part of cutting edge creatives which meant I was always looking for clothes that were on trend yet comfortable, stylish yet professional, tailored yet versatile. And, most importantly, affordable! So, I melded my fervor for style and fashion with my need to identify great, well made clothing at accessible prices and PURFERVOR was born.

JLA: What do you sell and what is your style?
PURFERVOR: Right now we're focused on women's apparel pieces. So, the basics like tops, pants, shorts, dresses, etc. Our style is sophisticated with a bit of whimsy because we don't think style should be so excruciatingly serious. We tend to select pieces from designers who love classic lines with a contemporary flair. For, instance, our favorite pant is this really well structured trouser by FRNCH. But, we like it in this beautiful shade of salmon because it's fresh and amps up the style. We tend to like contrasts.

JLA: Who is PURFERVOR's ideal customer?
PURFERVOR: The woman who seeks grown up style yet doesn't want to fuss with constant wardrobe changes. We know that women have very busy schedules and sometimes you're going from work to a meeting to dinner with your significant other and you need to look chic in each of those scenarios. You can't change clothes for each occasion and we understand that.

JLA: What is your 'go to' item in your closet?
PURFERVOR: A perfectly structured blazer like the white version by FRNCH. We're a little obsessed with them right now. Blazers make it really easy to add polish to just about any outfit. You can go out of the door in denim and a tank. But, when you put on the blazer, it takes the outfit way up.

JLA: What is your favorite Spring trend?
PURFERVOR: Oh, that would have to be floral prints and culottes. Both look challenging to wear. But, designers have done an incredible job making them look beautiful on and off of our bodies!

JLA: Why should my readers check out your site?
PURFERVOR: I think we're ideal for any woman who wants to get the most out of the pieces she buys. We want that, too! And, we're also conscious that it's not realistic to spend thousands on a single item. We think well made, quality, fashion forward clothing should be accessible and meet the needs of our demanding lives. That's really a filter we use when we're selecting designers and their pieces. Is this current but not trendy, is it well made, will it look great dressed up or down and not completely break the bank? If the answer is yes, it goes into our consideration set. We think these are things other women are looking for as well.

Thank you so much to PURFERVOR for giving me the chance to interview with them and get a sneak peek at their clothing. Here's some pictures to give you an idea what their style is about!







Be sure to check out their site and use the coupon code JLA10 to get 10% off your order!!  PURFERVOR




Also, if you haven't seen my newest YouTube video, check it out and let me know what you think! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GjJvPtd0eA

DISCLAIMER: I do not work companies that I truly think don't fit my style/liking. I have told companies no before because I would like to be honest with you guys about my thoughts and reviews! This is a sponsored post.

xox

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Spring Lookbook | OOTD: Plaid - [VIDEO & PHOTOS]

Hey everyone!

Onto my second post of the season, and yes, it's another OOTD. I created a video on YouTube showing all of the different aspects of this outfit. I hope you enjoy!




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GjJvPtd0eA










And this one you may have seen on my Instagram, which is www.instagram.com/jennaleeannllc !




I hope you guys enjoyed the video and outfit! Details are in the description box on YouTube! Let me know what you think in the comments, or on Twitter: @JennaLeeAnnLLC ! 

xox


Monday, April 13, 2015

OOTD: Moto Vest Street Style

Hello!

I'm so happy Spring is here ... it's finally starting to warm up! This means I can stop being a hermit and staying indoors all day because it's not freezing out. Anyway, I wanted to start off this season with a nice transition using my new moto vest from Forever 21. I love street style so much, and had to start off the season right.

P.s. It was super windy the day we shot this... literally we were blowing over. So there may be hair blowing around in the pictures!











Leather Vest - Forever 21
Tank Top- Forever 21
Jeans- 7 For All Mankind ( a few years old )
Booties- Vera Wang
Watch- Wish

I hope you enjoyed this outfit. Perfect street style for Spring! I'm currently working on a new YouTube video, so stay tuned! 

What is your go to Spring look? Let me know! Talk to you soon! 


xox





Check out my last post - March Ipsy Bag Review!
Check out my last YouTube video- Edgy Street Style

Monday, March 30, 2015

Ipsy Bag Review | March

Hey everyone!

So sad to be back from California, it was such an amazing week! If you want to see all of my pictures, I just decided to post them on my Instagram. Also, I'm going to be having a big giveaway on Instagram with some other lovely bloggers starting April 1st, so check it out!

I just signed up for Ipsy, and decided to do a review of the bag and products that I received this month.

Skyn Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels-


Sorry for the chipped nail and bed selfie, but these will make you just want to relax and not worry about a thing. They are so soothing and feel soooo good on the skin. You put them on under your eyes for about 10 minutes, and it feels so good and leaves your skin feeling firm and soft!

NYX Lip Butter-


This stuff goes on well, but isn't very true to its color. The lipstick itself looks extremely purple in person, but on my lips it looks more pink. It stays on well and is pretty moisturizing! 

CoolWay Oil Treatment for Hair-


I've used this stuff everyday and am loving it. Hello March Favorite! Every since that whole crazy dying my hair blonde thing, my hair has become SO dead it's awful. This stuff is really helping to bring back the moisture in my hairs life.

Laneige BB Cream-

Not a huge fan to be honest. I mean, the coverage is pretty good. But once it's on, it doesn't settle into the skin at all and feels a little cakey. Maybe it's just me and my skin, but it doesn't feel great. Anyone else feel this way or do you like it?

Mary Kay Eye Crayon-


To be honest, I haven't tried this product yet but I wanted to include everything that came in the bag. I did a quick swipe on the hand and it seemed to be pretty pigmented! Let me know if any of you have tried it! 

Also, the blue floral bag in the background of some of the pictures is the bag everything came in, it's so cute!! And a great size too!

Anyway, I hope you liked this post, or found it helpful if you were thinking about joining Ipsy. It's a great service, and I can't wait for April's bag!

xox


Thursday, March 12, 2015

March 2015 Update ♡ Southern Cali & Snapchat!

Hello everybody!

I wanted to write a quick post to let you know what I've been up to and what to expect from me! This semester has been a little hectic for me trying to get ready to graduate (any seniors out there feel my stress!?). Also, I suck at posting in Winter because to be honest, I wear a Northface and skinny jeans every day. I hate hate hate the cold!

I leave tomorrow for a week vacation to Southern California! I'll be in LA for the weekend and then San Diego for the rest of the week! Make sure to follow my Instagram page www.instagram.com/jennaleeannllc and add me on Snapchat - jennaleeannllc for pictures of Cali and OOTDs and what not! I will be doing some shoots there for the blog so stay tuned for that!

I hope you all have a fabulous Spring Break and I will talk to you all soon. :)

xox






Saturday, February 21, 2015

Miss Forever Chic | Beauty Tips - Guest Post

Hello everyone I hope you're all enjoying your day. 

My name is Sinead, I'm a young beauty blogger from the east coast of Ireland. You can find my blog Miss Forever Chic here http://foreverchicbeauty.blogspot.ie/ .  I started my blog in late 2013 as a result of my love for all things beauty and fashion. Today I'm going to be sharing 8 of my top beauty tips with all of you.

Tip number 1: Remover your makeup at the end of the day, with a cleanser. For years I removed my makeup with makeup remover wipes and I always considered it perfectly adequate. Recently I started to use Neutrogena's facial wash to remove my makeup instead and my skin has improved drastically.

Tip number 2: SPF 365 days a year. Yes some of you may have heard of this some of you may not. Wearing sunscreen is fairly common during the summer months but it's actually important to wear it every day. Even when it's cloudy out UV rays are still out in force so protect your skin with some good old SPF in your moisturizer, in your foundation, wherever it comes make sure you wear some everyday.

Tip number 3: If you want to fake awake use a nude or white eyeliner instead of black. This can also help to make your eyes appear bigger as well as brighter.

Tip number 4: Before using heat tools on your hair spray heat protectant throughout, try to let it absorb into your hair for five to ten minutes before you start styling your hair.

Tip number 5: Over doing it with dry shampoo can do some serious damage to your scalp. Restore the moister in your scalp by massaging a few drops of argan oil and leaving it to absorb for about an hour an a half before washing your hair.

Tip number 6: Again with regards to hair, this is especially great if your broke, invest in a pair of hairdressing scissors and learn to give your own hair basic trims. Only visiting the hairdressers when you need a major cut will save you a ton of money. Check out this basic hair trimming video by lilcammo93 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um1hqXh7-cc .

Tip number 7: Once again with hair avoid brushing your hair when wet. This helps to minimize breakages and it's usually easier to brush through when dry.

Tip number 8: Coconut oil is an amazing eye makeup remover! Recently coconut oil has started to gain some recognition in the beauty world. Despite its many, many, MANY uses I still love to use it for removing waterproof mascara at the end of the day, night or you know the next morning because I'm lazy and at 4am I usually don't have the coordination to remove eye makeup without getting the remover in my eye.


I hope these tips help some of you out and I hope you all enjoyed reading my post. I'd like to thank Jenna for having me as a guest blogger. Come on over to my blog and check out Jenna's post all about her top beauty tips.