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This weekend was rough…matter of fact, I am in desperate need of a weekend, to recover from my weekend. Aside from the rain and cold weather of Saturday, I suspect I may have been been food poisoned yesterday. 24 very long hours later, I am finally feeling better, but no thanks to any medicine. I owe it all to Rocksbox!
I checked the mail today and low and behold my first Rocksbox in all it’s glory was sitting right there..begging to be opened. I was contacted last week about being a Rocksbox It Girl and being the accessory lover that I am – I knew I had to get in on this action. If you haven’t heard of Rocksbox, let me give you a 5 second synopsis. Fantastic statement jewelry (Kendra Scott, House of Harlow, Gorjana – need I say more), new pieces every month, only 19 dollars! Yes, I am not kidding. And unlike some of other subscription services out there, Rocksbox allows you to create a wishlist in which the stylists will send something off your wishlist for you to try out. 
This month I received the Perry Street Flora Crystal Necklace (wish granted), which is perfect and gorgeous and will match every outfit in my closet. I also received these simple, but fun Slate Crystal Spike Earrings, which will also match everything in my closet and this House of Harlow 1960 Surburst Bangle which has a leather detail that I am obsessing over. I am going to have so much fun with each of these pieces and I can’t wait to feature them in future posts. 
Now something I haven’t mentioned (which may be my favorite part), is if you receive an item that you simply cannot part with  (I am going to have serious trouble with this), you can buy it! AND not only do you receive an Insider’s Price discount, but you also receive $10 in Shine Reward money to apply to a purchase each month! And as if that wasn’t great enough, I have the mother load of all treats for you guys…remember when I mentioned that I was a Rocksbox It Girl??! Well because of that, I get to share some treats with all my loyal readers! Use the code jessicalynnaxoxo and get one month free! Holy schnikey – you could be wearing this fabulous necklace by next week and at no cost to you!! Also you can also cancel anytime by visting their website or emailing (Seriously, you don’t even have to pick up the phone and call), so what do you have to lose?! Pop on over toRocksbox, take the style quiz and get some seriously fabulous bling by next week. You won’t regret it!

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Happy Momma’s Day


Another holiday is almost here and with it comes the celebration of those lovely ladies we all like to call ‘Mom’! I just love my momma…she’s sweet, she’s funny and she’s the best momma in the whole wide world (yea…I may be a little biased :)) Nevertheless, when it comes to gift giving – she can be pretty tough to shop for. She was always one of those parents that would rather you spend your money on yourself than to buy her gifts, which inevitably never worked in her favor, but left my brother and I clueless while shopping. 
That said, she does not like flowers. Plants – yes. Flowers – NO. One year my brother and I bought my mom flowers for Mother’s Day (granted they were slightly dying, but we were young, it was the thought that counted and Wal-Mart was really sold out of any other decent arrangements). Nevertheless, she made us return them. So there’s a fun fact for the day – you can, in fact get your money back on flowers lol!
So taking the number one gift for Mother’s Day immediately off the table, where does that leave me.??..two weeks out and still a little puzzled as to what to buy the greatest woman on planet Earth?!
So I figured if I am puzzled, there are probably some others who are hung up on what to get Mom this year as well. That sparked an “ah-ha!” moment (I love having those moments – don’t you?). So check out my momma’s day gift guide by clicking on the images and receive a few hints at what to buy Mom this year….there may not be a “World’s Greatest Mom’ coffee mug on the list, but at least all the items are still under $100 bucks! You can’t beat that!

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Showing Skin

Is it just me, or did this Winter wreak havoc on your skin?! Now that it’s warming up and I can finally start wearing some shorts and sandals again, my skin is desperately in need of some ultra moisturizing. Now that said, I have tried just about every lotion under the sun. And I have never found one that I buy more than once…
Until now! One of the perks of being a blogger is that sometimes companies will send me free stuff in the hopes that I will blog about it. Unless it is something that I love, I usually don’t take the time to write a post – but I just can’t resist the urge to tell y’all about this lotion! When I checked the mail a few weeks ago, I saw a box with Jergens BB Protect Body Cream (with SPF), the Jergens BB Body Cream (without sunscreen) and the Jergens BB Hand Cream.  To be honest, I was never a loyal Jergens user. Sure, I have used their products in the past, but like I said – I’ve never purchased the same lotion more than once.
But this lotion is different! The first thing that attracted me to these lotions were the scent. I cannot use fruity scented lotions, as it actually makes my stomach hurt to smell the sweetness on my skin lol. I always gravitate toward lotions with clean, soapy scents or no scent at all. The scent of these lotions is just perfect…it reminds me of a simple, clean and elegant perfume. Something I would love to spritz on before work, as not to overpower the allergies of those in my office. On top of that, it actually moisturizes my skin!! With other lotions, I have found myself reapplying 2…3….4 times a day just to get rid of the dry skin on my legs and feet. But with this lotion, I apply right out of the shower, on slightly damp skin, and my pores just drink it up! Matter of fact, I applied this lotion this morning and as I type, my skin feels so hydrated and soft. 
Now add to that the fact that this lotion blurs the imperfections on my body (sun spots, pores, redness, etc.) and I believe we have found the holy grail of lotions, ladies! Oh – and let’s not forget the SPF! Nobody wants premature aging and wrinkles from the sun – yuck! This lotion is worth a try if you are in the market for a new one, and with the cost, it’s also worth a try even if you arent in the market! Kudos Jergens, you delivered a winner with this line!
**I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

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Dreamin’ of Denim

I am not someone who enjoys shopping for denim…being small, shopping for jeans is always a pain. Plus, it’s not part of the accepted wardrobe of work; so I can get by with only having a couple pairs and I pretty much always wear those out before shopping for new ones. Now maybe it was the fashion blog talking, or maybe it was the move back to Chicago, but before Joe and I packed up in Cleveland, I decided to go on a denim splurge and I bought 4 new pairs of jeans. 
I had heard a lot of good things about J Brand jeans, but I never really gave them a try because that required me to head to a dressing room to try things on – and if you know me at all, then you know that is something I will avoid at all cost. That said, I finally decided to stop being lazy, and boy am I glad! These jeans are so comfortable and very flattering – hence the need for 4 pairs. With this look, I dressed up the denim by adding a pair of heels, and this fun mint green blazer. 
I should be all set on denim for a while…or at least that’s the hope. Now that I know my size in J Brand, I might now be able to resist when I see them in stores. What’s your favorite brand of jeans? And please tell me I not the only one who strongly dislikes the denim disaster that is jean shopping?
Outfit Details
Jeans; J Brand
Sweater; J Crew – a super fun (and on sale) version here
Blazer; Dylan & Rose – Similar here and here
Shoe; Target (old) – Similar here
Clutch; Kate Spade – Similar here
Watch; MIchael Kors
Bracelet; David Yurman
Earrings; Robert Rose – Similar here
Necklace; Sophia & Kate – Really great, similar necklace here

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Live Colorfully

Dear Kate Spade,
Thank you for encouraging the world to live colorfully – although from this outfit, I may have taken your quote a little too literally.
Sincerely – Me 🙂
I love color…it is something I never shy away from. Matter of fact, sometimes I have to dial it down a few notches, as too much color can sometimes come across very…um, well – like a circus clown! I just don’t like the thought of opening my closet doors only to see neutrals. Don’t get me wrong, I love neutrals, but I crave brightness in my life. Bright, well lit apartments, sunshine and colorful clothes! Probably the reason I am so obsessed with Kate Spade and Lilly Pulitzer (OMG- the Lilly Pulitzer collection for Target comes out Sunday…I’m dying!)
Anyway, the weather is progressively warming up and I decided to brave the winds and the chill of the morning air in this absolutely gorgeous peach skirt. It’s been a favorite in my closet for a couple of years now and although it doesn’t get worn nearly as often as it should, I love to look at it..hanging in all its’ glory. A skirt this beautiful belongs with a top equally as beautiful…not a basic…not a neutral..but a piece that holds its’ own. And what better fit than this rich pink Tahari blouse with peach accents! Hello colorfully awesome Heaven!!
Maybe it’s too much for some, but for me this outfit makes me happy. And that’s what is really important in life, right?!
What is your favorite color to wear?
Outfit Details
Skirt; Forever 21 (old) – Similar here
Top; T Tahari
Belt; Forever 21
Shoes; Kenneth Cole
Tote; Target
Coat; Old Navy
Watch; Michael Kors
Earrings; Sophia & Kate – Similar here
Necklace; Kate Spade – Similar here

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