How to Style Your Favorite Summer Sundress in the Fall

     Today’s the first official day of the fall equinox and I couldn’t be more excited.  I adore fall fashion and I’m so happy to be sharing my first fall outfit post of the year with y’all today!  Speaking of happy… this post features my new favorite Jadelynn Brooke dress!  You can purchase the dress, along with anything and everything else on the Jadelynn Brooke website, for yourself 15% off with my code FLHS, and while it was designed for the spring and summer, you’re about to find out how to wear it in the fall!  Enjoy!

     As much as I love fall fashion, I hate leaving my favorite summer sundresses behind.  This one, the Jadelynn Brooke Cami Dress in the print “Beachside Belle,” easily became my favorite this summer thanks to its adorable palm and polka dot print, adjustable straps, flattering shape, and pockets.  Yes, pockets!  As autumn approached, I was determined to find a way to bring it into the next season, and I think I found the perfect solution!  I thought the versatile color and cut of this oatmeal colored cardigan, which I purchased at Marshalls last winter, would look darling over the dress.  My favorite pair of tan suede booties also assisted in balancing out the bright summery print with more neutral fall tones.  As for jewelry, I matched a fun pair of tassel hoop earrings from E Squared to the coral details and lining of the dress and kept the rest of my accessories pretty simple.

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dress // cardigan (similar) // booties // earrings // necklace // beaded bracelets (here and here) // MantraBand // Giving Key bangle // cross bracelet (similar) // watch (similar) // rose gold ring // gold stacked rings

Thanks for reading!  Don’t forget to use my code “FLHS” for 15% off your Jadelynn Brooke purchase!

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The dress from Jadelynn Brooke as well as the earrings from E Squared and beaded bracelets from Sashka Co. featured in this post were sent to me in exchange for a feature in my blog.  However, all opinions are honest and my own.  I don’t feature products I don’t truly love!

3 Ways to Style a Jadelynn Brooke French Terry Cloth Tee

     I’m so beyond thrilled to be spending a third semester as a high school ambassador for Jadelynn Brooke!  If you read this post on my experience as an ambassador last school year, you already know I absolutely loved it.  I recently received my first rep box which contained a plain aqua blue v-neck tee made of French terry cloth.  Upon seeing this particular tee in the package I immediately saw its versatility and potential in dozens of outfits.  Today I’m so excited to share three ways to style this tee!  This post is a Jadelynn Brooke themed collaboration with my friend Olivia from Brightest of the Bunch!  Be sure to check out her YouTube video here, it’s her Jadelynn Brooke collection!  Enjoy!

An Athleisure Look

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     Perfect for a day of casual hangouts with friends, running errands, or actually running, this look is sporty and comfortable yet adorable.  Pair the French terry cloth tee with a cute pair of athletic shorts (Jadelynn Brooke shorts in particular are crazy comfortable, more so than Nike shorts, and come in several precious patterns) and tennis shoes to recreate this look yourself.  I added a few simple jewelry pieces to make this look a little nicer, but you might choose not to include jewelry if you’re actually using this look for physical activity.

tee // shorts // sneakers // hoop earrings // necklace // MantraBand // Giving Key bangle // cross bracelet (similar) // watch (similar) // ring

Simple and Trendy

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     I love styling a basic top with jeans and some trendy pieces, which is exactly what I did here!  The French terry cloth tee easily pairs with all the current trends, including metallic high tops and chokers.  I’ve been obsessing over chokers lately, especially neutral white and gold ones that layer well with my Kendra Scott Elisa pendant necklace.  I love this one form DesignsbyShelbs, check out her Etsy shop here!  This look can be recreated by wearing the tee with a pair of jeans (ripped jeans would look great with it too!), sneakers like Converse, New Balances, Vans, or BANGS (you name it), and a choker layered with a simple necklace.

tee // jeans // high tops // bralette // earrings // choker (similar, mine was customized but if you send Shelby a photo of the choker from this post she can recreate it for you!) // necklace // beaded bracelets (here and here) // MantraBand // Giving Key bangle // cross bracelet (similar) // watch (similar) // ring

Dressed Up

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     Nothing screams versatility to me quite like the ability to style the piece with athletic shorts and a skirt.  The pretty color and cuffed sleeves of the French terry cloth tee make it just nice enough to pair with a cute skirt like the one above from J.Crew!  Finish off the look with a nice pair of sandals, wedges, or flats and some fun jewelry for a cute, slightly dressier look perfect for church or dinner out with your family.  I also think this tee would be super cute tucked into a denim skirt!

tee // skirt // sandals // earrings // necklace // beaded bracelets (here and here) // MantraBand // Giving Key bangle // cross bracelet (similar) // watch (similar) // ring

Thanks for reading!  Now that you see the incredible range of versatility that comes with the Jadelynn Brooke French terry cloth tee, you know it’s definitely worth the price.  You can even receive 15% off your total purchase from Jadelynn Brooke with my code “FLHS”.  The tee comes in five adorable colors, and I honestly wouldn’t blame you for buying one of each.  Purchase yours here!  Also, don’t forget to check out Olivia’s collaborative YouTube video here.

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The tee and shorts from Jadelynn Brooke as well as the choker from DesignsbyShelbs, earrings from E. Taylor Designs, and beaded bracelets from Sashka Co. featured in this post were sent to me in exchange for a feature in my blog.  However, all opinions are honest and my own.  I don’t feature products I don’t truly love!

Spring Stripes

     Dresses are easily one of my favorite clothing pieces for the spring and summertime.  They always make for an easy outfit plus, depending on the dress, you can easily change the look by swapping cardigans, shoes, and jewelry.  The dress I’m wearing in today’s post has become a recent favorite of mine.  I love the colorful vertical stripes and the mock-choker neckline with the little triangular cutout.  Plus, it has pockets (that’s right, POCKETS)!  This adorable dress is from Jadelynn Brooke, and you can purchase your own here 15% off with my code “FLHS”.  Today I dressed it up with some brown cork wedges, Kendra Scott earrings, and a few of my favorite Sashka Co. bracelets.  This week I will actually be hosting a giveaway on Instagram in which you can win three Sashka Co. bracelets of your choice, so be sure to follow me on Instagram here so you don’t miss it!

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dress (15% off with my code “FLHS”!) // wedges // earrings // light pink beaded bracelet // pink and gold beaded bracelet (part of a set) // blue and white beaded bracelet // watch (similar) // ring

Thanks for reading!

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The dress from Jadelynn Brooke as well as the beaded bracelets from Sashka Co. featured in this post were sent to me in exchange for a feature in my blog.  However, all opinions are honest and my own.  I don’t feature products I don’t truly love!

My Experience as a Jadelynn Brooke High School Ambassador 2016-2017

     As many of you know by now, I have been a Jadelynn Brooke high school ambassador for the last two semesters.  I have absolutely loved working for this brand more than I could have possibly imagined and today I’m so excited to share my experience as an ambassador and tips on applying with you all!  I know the Jadelynn Brooke High School Ambassador program has become significantly more popular over the last year or so, so I figured y’all would like to see this post and have some of your questions answered.  I asked you all on Instagram to send me any questions you had for me about the program, so if you missed that be sure to follow me on Instagram here so you don’t miss any other opportunities to participate in a Q&A!  Now, let’s get into the post!

 

Application & Acceptance

     I’ve been following the Jadelynn Brooke brand since they began in 2014 and worked with them briefly in the spring of 2015.  I loved the little experience I had with them, so when they announced on their Instagram that applications were opened for high school ambassador positions in July of last year I knew I had to apply!  Jadelynn Brooke opens applications in early July and early January, you should follow their Instagram here so you are notified when the applications are open!  All ambassadors from the fall semester that are interested in repping again in the spring must reapply in January.  The application was fairly simple and I completed the whole thing within half an hour.  In the application, you provide Jadelynn Brooke with a little information about yourself, including what state you’re in, what school you go to, what your social media handles are, how involved you are in your school and community, what your favorite Jadelynn Brooke designs are, and why you want to be an ambassador.  Definitely think about that question, why do you want to be an ambassador?  Is it because you want free clothes?  Is it because you love their company?  Is it because you want to share the brand with your friends and family?  Be honest about this question and know that they will choose the girls that they think embody the company the most accurately.  Within a few weeks of the application deadline I was contacted by email and told that I was accepted as a high school ambassador!  They sent all of the accepted ambassadors a little survey asking simple questions about sizing, tee shirt theme preferences, and Jadelynn Brooke products that we already own (so we don’t receive duplicate products, isn’t that thoughtful!).

Requirements As an Ambassador

     Yes, Jadelynn Brooke does guarantee at least three boxes of free Jadelynn Brooke goodies including lots of adorable tees, tanks, stickers, and more, but these aren’t just for you to have.  Jadelynn Brooke includes a note in each rep box and in the first one that you receive each semester they ask that you post something featuring their products on your Instagram at least once a week with their hashtag #JLBhighschoolambassador, create a Pinterest board filled with their products, and follow them on all of their social media handles (In case you’re wondering why I don’t have a Pinterest board that I share with you all it’s because I don’t have a Pinterest.  I discussed this early on with one of the sisters and they were super understanding and said that was fine!).  No, they don’t kick you out of the program on the eighth day between posts, but you need to be considerate of the fact that these sweet ladies are sending you hundreds of dollars worth of product for free, and the posts are all that they’re asking of you.  You are encouraged to comment and like their Instagram posts frequently, but that isn’t necessarily required.  They also give each rep a code that provides you, your friends and family, and your followers with a 15% discount (mine is “FLHS”!).

The Contents and Frequency of Rep Boxes

     Like I said before, this past year Jadelynn Brooke promised the ambassadors three to four rep boxes at the beginning of both the fall and spring semesters.  These promises were not only fulfilled, but my expectations for these boxes were always exceeded!  I can’t exactly separate each box in my mind, but I unboxed each one on my Instagram stories throughout the year (again, follow me on Instagram here so you don’t miss anything!) and while most of them included at least two tees and lots of stickers, some boxes even included some of Jadelynn Brooke’s more expensive products such as shorts, sweatshirts, sleep shirts, leggings, and dresses!  Sometimes the amount/value of the products inside the boxes differs from ambassador to ambassador based on how much you post for Jadelynn Brooke on Instagram and how much you engage with the brand on their social media platforms (especially Instagram).  For example, in our last rep box during the fall semester, I received a sweatshirt while some of the less active ambassadors received a long sleeve tee shirt.  Another example would be that in our last rep box of the spring semester some less active ambassadors received one logo tee while I received two tees and a dress.  I know of these differences because I’m in a few Jadelynn Brooke ambassador group chats and we’ve all compared our boxes several times.  This absolutely does not mean that Jadelynn Brooke likes these ambassadors any less, it just means that they’re less active and some aren’t really holding up their end of the deal.

My Favorite Parts of Being an Ambassador

     The reason I wanted to rep for the Jadelynn Brooke sisters has always been because of how much I respect them.  I not only respect them for the successful family business that they have built from the ground up, but for the bond that the sisters share and publicize. Jade, Lexi Lynn, and Brooke are as close as can be and always seem so supportive of each other.  Their relationship is one that I’ve modeled my sister and I’s relationship after for years now.  The brand’s tees have constant themes of girl power, God loving, and patriotism; three things I love to represent by wearing their products.

     Aside from the brand itself, I have grown close to girls all over the country through the Jadelynn Brooke Ambassador program.  I have been a part of multiple ambassador group chats and FaceTimes since joining the program in August and I am so thankful for these unique relationships I have formed!  I now have ambassador friends in Texas, North Carolina, New York, and Florida as a result of this program, isn’t that cool?

Questions from Followers

What’s the application process like?: As mentioned above, the application is a simple survey that can be completed on a phone and doesn’t take long at all to fill out.  The only follow up is an email telling you if you get accepted or not.  There are no additional questions or calls aside from a sizing and basic interest and sizing survey so they know what to send you!

What did you include in your application that you think made them select you?  How do you stand out?: After talking to Jadelynn Brooke they told me that follower counts, bright pictures, previous posts with Jadelynn Brooke, direct messages between you and the brand, apparent passion for Jadelynn Brooke, involvement in school, and more all play a significant role in their selection process.

Is it hard to become a rep?: Yes and no.  While the application itself isn’t difficult, Jadelynn Brooke recently told me that several thousand girls apply each time and the numbers are only growing.  You’d be surprised by how well rounded many of their ambassadors are.  I’ve seen quite a few who have well over ten thousand followers, run highly successful blogs and/or YouTube channels, hold pageant titles and/or school leadership positions, play multiple sports, etc.  However, not all of Jadelynn Brooke’s ambassadors have all of those features, they choose girls that they believe have a passion for their brand and will fulfill their end of the brand/rep relationship.  So many of these girls are so impressive, so if you don’t get accepted you should keep in mind that you had some great competition and there’s absolutely nothing to be ashamed of!

How do you find out when applications are available?: Jadelynn Brooke always announces their application openings on their Instagram account, so make sure you’re following them (their account is linked here) if you’re interested in applying.  Maybe even turn on their post notifications in July and January to guarantee you don’t miss it.

Do you have to have a public Instagram account to be a rep?: No, you don’t have to have a public Instagram account to be a rep!  However, Jadelynn Brooke informed me that having a public account during the application period does greatly increase your chances of being selected.  Your end of the ambassador deal is your posts, so they should be able to view your account to see more of you and decide if they could really see you representing their brand.

Thanks for reading!  If you have any unanswered questions about the Jadelynn Brooke Ambassador program please leave a comment below and I’ll be happy to answer!

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Vacay in Jadelynn Brooke Collab

     On my recent trip to the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas (read my “Atlantis Travel Diary” post and watch a video I made about the trip here), my go to cover up to walk to the beach or waterpark was a Jadelynn Brooke tee or tank with athletic shorts.  Today I’m sharing my favorite of these outfit combos in a collaboration with Avery of Pearls and Paddleboards (linked here)!  Avery is a fellow Jadelynn Brooke ambassador and a new friend of mine.  I love her blog and if you enjoy reading mine you should check hers out here!  She will be styling the same Jadelynn Brooke tank another way in her post, so be sure to read it here once you read mine!

     I adore the color of this tank; the orange is bright and fun but also not obnoxiously neon, plus the tank is super soft.  It says “VACAY VACAY VACAY 2017” in white, pink, and mint with white polka dots, and I love the palm tree that extends from the white word!  I like to wear my shirts big, so you can hardly see my shorts in these pictures, but I’m wearing my favorite mint Jadelynn Brooke FIT shorts that match the mint font on the shirt perfectly!  You can score this tank and these shorts or any other Jadelynn Brooke products 15% off using my code “FLHS”, shop here!  I’m also wearing a few simple, casual bracelets, my Kendra Scott necklace, and my old pink chacos.  Enjoy!

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tank (15% off with my code “FLHS”) // shorts (also 15% off with my code “FLHS”!) // chacos (similar) // necklace // ring // lokai bracelet // string bracelet // Giving Key bangle

Thanks for reading!  Don’t forget to check out Avery’s post here!

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The shirt from Jadelynn Brooke featured in this post was sent to me in exchange for a feature in my blog.  However, all opinions are honest and my own.  I don’t feature products I don’t truly love!

Jadelynn Brooke Easter Tee

     As you probably already know, I am a high school ambassador for a super cool, girl empowering brand called Jadelynn Brooke (check out their website here).  The business is run by three super sweet sisters and they are such a pleasure to work with!  Recently, they sent me this adorable green, Easter themed tee.  The front has a simple v-neck and has the brand name on the pocket area.  The back has the cutest little gold foil and pink patterned bunnies along with a gold foil phrase, “Sun’s out, Buns out.”  I was obsessed with this tee the second I pulled it out of the box.  Today I’ve styled it with white jeans, gold Lilly Pulitzer McKim sandals, and some pink and gold jewelry.  I can’t wait to wear this precious tee closer to Easter, buy yours here 15% off with my code “FLHS” so we can twin!

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tee (15% off with my code “FLHS”) // white jeans // sandals // watch (similar) // earrings (similar) // necklace // spade bangle (similar) // pink crystal bangle // pearl bangle // ring

Thanks for reading!

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The shirt from Jadelynn Brooke featured in this post was sent to me in exchange for a feature in my blog.  However, all opinions are honest and my own.  I don’t feature products I don’t truly love!