JEWELRY WITH A MISSION (Giveaway Included)

Noonday Collection

I’ve got something awesome to share… a company with jewelry that is changing lives one bracelet or earring at a time!  Noonday partners with talented artisan entrepreneurs to make a difference in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. By developing artisan businesses through fair trade, they empower them to grow sustainably and to create dignified jobs for people who need them.

Noonday works to break the chain of poverty which inspires me to support this incredible mission and vision though my influence as a stylist.

I recently purchased a few pieces from Noonday representative, Laura Choy, and could not be more excited to rally around such a profound and fashionable company. The recent collection for spring/summer is so beautiful, I had a hard time choosing just a few.

Noonday Necklace

NECKLACE / EARRINGS

Noonday Flat Lay

CHOKER NECKLACE / CURVED EARRINGS / STRAIGHT EARRINGS / DAUNTLESS NECKLACE

Noonday Jewelry

EARRINGS / BRACELET

Lucky for all of my readers though, one of you will get a free necklace! Just go to my Instagram page @stylistjenyoung, Like the photo, and comment #ForeverStyledLovesNoonday to be entered to win! Consider it a Mother’s Day Gift to yourself, or just a fabulous addition to your personal collection. Contest ends Thursday at midnight and the winner will be announced Friday morning.

Noonday Giveaway

 

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Laura Choy Noonday

MORE ABOUT LAURA CHOY

My business with Noonday started shortly after my husband and I brought our third child into our home via adoption.  Through travel and exposure to poverty,  I was drawn not only to the beautiful hand made accessories but to the power that they held.  Power to provide a meal, or an education, or to lift a head that has been downcast after years of abuse, domestic violence, or trafficking.  The dignity of good work and a fair wage is truly empowering!

 

Visit Laura’s site to shop: www.LauraChoy.NoondayCollection.com

To receive items before Mother’s Day you must order before May 1st!

 

 

Stylishly Yours,

Jen Young

Looking Lovely At Lunch

Ladies Who Lunch

 

Ladies who lunch, this one is for you!! Are you on the board of a charity, or a part of your local country club? If so, you have probably been to a luncheon. And you have probably been stumped at what to wear.

Being inspired by the upcoming Butterfly Brunch, where I am creating a Runway Styling Experience to benefit the Lake Travis Education Foundation, I wanted to give a little insight on the matter!

Here are a few tips on how to lunch in style from yours truly:

 

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DRESS {like photographed dress} / PURSE / JACKET / NECKLACE / BRACELET / RING

  1. KNOW YOUR CROWD. There are many types of luncheons, and nothing worse than showing up to one under dressed. If you are going as a guest, always ask your friend what the attire will be like. Know if you are heading to a spring dress kind of place or somewhere you should be dressed more business professional.
  1. PLAY IT SAFE WITH COLOR. I like to tell clients it is best to play it safe with color in a situation like luncheons. Don’t go too bright, neon is something to stay away from. But also, try to step away from the black section of your wardrobe. Wearing pastels is the perfect way to stand out while fitting in.
  1. THINK OF WORK AND PLAY. Most ladies going to lunch are working it into a busy schedule. You have to be dressed to go back to your 9 to 5, or head to your next meeting. While carrying a clutch to something like this is a great idea, some times it just isn’t practical. If need be, bring your bag, just make sure it’s one that fits with what you are wearing, and not that old clunky one we all can’t seem to let go of.

 

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DRESS {like photographed dress} / PURSE / JACKET / NECKLACE / BRACELET / RING

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PURSE / EARRINGS / SUNNIES / BRACELET

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SHOES / DRESS {like photographed dress} / PURSE

Stylishly Yours,

Jen Young

We Wear Chesley Mae

Chesley Mae

 

When you find something you like… You can’t let it go! And when it comes to Chesley Mae, I can’t stop collecting it either. This jewelry line is perfect for everyday wear and looks fabulous when you dress it up too!

Based on a South Texas ranching past and love for natural beauty, designer Chesley Clark launched her line of gems in 2014. Each piece is made of hand selected stones and is uniquely crafted for fun and practical wear. Chesley incorporates stones, mixed metals, bead-work, and vintage chains to create her one-of-a-kind looks.

Paired with a plain and simple top and loose legged pants or an army green vest over a tie-dye tee, Chesley Mae pieces are great for wearing as a weekend wear accessory. For a girl who feels that even dressed down should be a little dressed up, necklaces like these are the perfect choice!

 

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TOP / PANTS

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VEST / SHIRT {like style} / SNAKE BRACELET / LEATHER WRAP / WHITE BRACELET

Chesley Mae doesn’t just go with your relaxed look. Wear them with your casual Friday work outfits, like the one below. This gingham off the shoulder and dark denim allows the purple necklace to pop. And who can get over the details of this stone necklace??

 

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SHIRT / JEANS / BELT / SHOES

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SHIRT / POLISH

And last but NEVER least, is wearing Chesley into the night. Every girl needs an LBD (little black dress) and every girl should add a pretty Chesley Mae as well. The layered look is easily accomplished with these beaded strands that stand out in a crowd. I added a simple Chanel given to me by my grandmother, and headed out for a night on the town!

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DRESS / SHOES / PURSE

From day to night, Chesley Mae is a lovely addition to your “stylish-yet less is more” wardrobe!

To shop these pieces and more, visit: www.chesleymae.com. Join Chesley’s Insider’s Group on Facebook as well.

Stylishly Yours,

Jen Young

Workout In Style

Outdoor Voices

 

Hello fellow fashionistas, and maybe gym slackers like myself… Here is the deal, when life gets busy we must find ways to survive. Somethings gotta give, and the easiest one for me to set aside is working out. I mean, cutting shopping is not an option after all!

But something I’ve learned the hard way is that forgoing gym time really only hurts me in the end. As a hardworking mom of two with an entrepreneur’s spirit, skimping out on health is the furthest from smart I can be.

So what does a girl do when she is down in the dumps and unmotivated? She finds a new brand that makes working out feel like a new pair of pumps!

Welcome to the floor… Outdoor Voices.

Workout Outside

This sweet little shop is a new addition to Austin’s style scene, and a gem I can’t get enough of. With a neutral color scheme, comfortable pieces, and the perfect pocket placement, Outdoor Voices has hit the mark for workout clothes/athleisure wear.

If you aren’t sure what to purchase, or are new to the workout scene, Outdoor Voices has a great starter package to help with your shopping decisions. Get a bundled outfit and a free tote to go with! Like OV says, their clothes are “Essentials for Recreation. Nothing more, nothing less.”

I also love that this is a brand I can feel comfortable wearing outside of the gym. With just an added jacket, being ready for errands and meetings after the gym isn’t near as stressful. And most of all, I love how it makes me want to work out again!

Workout Options

Workout Store

Putting on a pair of OV pants with one of their comfy tops is the perfect motivator to get my booty out the door. When busy gets you down and frustrations are at an all-time high, remember just what a healthy life can do to for you.

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Find more from Outdoor Voices on their site: www.outdoorvoices.com or head over to their beautiful store for an in-person look!

 

Stylishly Yours,

Jen Young