J's Everyday Fashion Turns 6

J.Crew stripe ruffle sleeve top

J's Everyday Fashion turns 6 years old today! This birthday snuck up on me. I wish I had something grand planned, like last year's 7-day cruise giveaway. (Don't know that I can ever top that.) But for this year a thank you will have to suffice for now. A thank you because none of this would exist without you. I know you are out there somewhere floating in the interwebs. Most of the time I can't see you or hear you, but I love the interaction we occasionally have online, and I love meeting you in person when we bump into each other. With this thanks I can offer you a (giggle worthy) photo from my very first post on J's Everyday Fashion, below. Plus an outfit with a cute new ruffle sleeve shirt above (which is my usual offering - shopping tips and outfit ideas that I hope you can use and apply to your own closet). And also a promise of some exciting new things coming soon. 


And while 6 years is certainly a fun milestone to celebrate, it's not as glamorous as it may seem. I often describe success as "a million tiny steps that feel like you are going absolutely nowhere. Then one day you look behind you and you can't believe the mountain you just climbed." I do not spend much time, if at all, admiring the mountains. I will take a few moments today to stop and look around. But then it's right back to trudging along, one foot after another.

Thank you so much for 6 years!! And cheers to many more.

Top: J.Crew, $60
Jeans: Express, $37
Shoes: J.Crew Factory, $48 (similarsimilar)
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $220 (similarsimilar)
Approx. dates: Shoes are 1.5 years ago. Purse and jeans are 6 months ago. Top is new.

Cute tops on a budget

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Shopbop  /  Mango  /  Nordstrom  /  Bloomingdale's
Lord & Taylor  /  LOFT  /  H&M  /  ASOS