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 “FLSHS16”.  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 “FLSHS16”!) // 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 imagined and today I’m so excited to share my experience, highlights, 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 ambassador positions in July I knew I had to apply!  This past year Jadelynn Brooke opened applications in late July and mid January, but I’m not sure if those times are consistent from year to year so you should follow their Instagram here so you are notified when the applications are open!  Most of the ambassadors that are accepted for the fall semester are invited to continue in the ambassador program in the spring semester, however this is not guaranteed.  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 and how many followers you have, 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 couple weeks of the application deadline I was contacted by email and told that I was 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, and stickers, 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 every two weeks 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 fifteenth day between posts, buy 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 really required.  They also give each rep a code that provides you, your friends and family, and your followers with a 15% discount (mine is “FLSHS16”, continue to use it while it still works this semester!).

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 every 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 included 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 often your code is used.  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 reps 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 doesn’t 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 tried to model my sister and I’s relationship after.  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 rep 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 rep 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 if you got accepted, no additional questions or calls aside from the sizing and basic interest survey.

What did you include in your application that you thought made them select you?  How do you stand out?: Honestly, I have no idea.  I was so shocked when I received the acceptance email.  I think it was the combination of my activeness in school and my blog that made me stand out, but again I’m really not sure.

Is it hard to become a rep?: Yes and no.  While the application itself isn’t difficult, hundreds of 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 over ten thousand followers, run highly successful blogs and/or YouTube channels, hold pageant titles and/or school leadership positions, play multiple sports, etc.  So many of these girls are so impressive and if you don’t get accepted you should keep in mind that you had some great competition and there’s 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?: I’m not really one hundred percent sure, but I think you might.  At the very least you should have your account on public during the application period so they can view your profile.  Your end of the ambassador deal would be your posting, 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 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!  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 her’s 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 “FLSHS16”, 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 “FLSHS16”) // shorts (also 15% off with my code “FLSHS16”!) // 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 “FLSHS16” so we can twin!

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tee (15% off with my code “FLSHS16”) // 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!

3 Ways to Style Jadelynn Brooke Tees Collab

As I’m sure you’ve already gathered from my Instagram and various blog posts in the past six months or so, I am a high school ambassador for one of my favorite tee shirt brands, Jadelynn Brooke.  I absolutely love working for them, all of their products are adorable and the company is owned by a super sweet sister trio.  One of the things I have loved the most about being a Jadelynn Brooke high school ambassador is all of the friends from around the country I have made through the ambassador program.  Today I’m collaborating with four of them, Brooke of Live the Prep Life and the Preppy Life Texas girls (Avery, Mackenzie, and Gabrielle) to share three ways to style your Jadelynn Brooke tees!  Once you read my blog post, hop over to one of the other girls’ blogs to read their post and see their favorite way to style Jadelynn Brooke tees.  If you enjoy reading my blog I know you will love their blogs as well!  Read Brooke’s post here and Mackenzie, Avery, and Gabrielle’s post here.

My favorite way to style a Jadelynn Brooke tee is with jeans and sneakers such as my Converses or New Balances.  In this particular ensemble, I wore my white Converse.  Then I like to dress up the look a little with some fun jewelry such as my monogram necklace, Kendra Scott earrings, Sashka Co. bracelets, and Kate Spade watch.  The Jadelynn Brooke tee I chose to style says “Baseball is Love, Baseball is Life” and the sleeve reads “The Only Season that Matters,” how cute!  This tee, like most Jadelynn Brooke tees, features adorable little details like replacing the dots on the i’s with baseballs and the “o” in love with a heart.  I think this tee would be perfect for cheering on your favorite college team or even watching your little brother’s baseball game.  You can purchase this tee, or any of Jadelynn Brooke’s other adorable products, 15% off with my code “FLSHS16”!

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tee (15% off with my code “FLSHS16”) // jeans // converse // blue beaded bracelet // white and gold beaded bracelet // monogram necklace // earrings // watch (similar) // ring

Thanks for reading!  Don’t forget to check out Brooke and Avery, Gabrielle, and Mackenzie’s posts as well!

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The shirt 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!

A Soft Tee and A Scarf

When purchasing a new tee, I look at a few factors; size, softness, and design.  I personally like my tees a little big; I find hip hugging tees to be incredibly uncomfortable and unflattering.  I also like my tees to be pretty soft for the obvious reason; they’re more comfortable.  Of course I also look at what’s on the tee, whether it’s a quote, logo, image, etc., because I obviously wouldn’t want to wear tee with a design I don’t like.  Jadelynn Brooke is my favorite place to get tees because not only are the designs absolutely adorable, but they run a little big plus they’re the softest tees ever.  The outfit I’m sharing with you all today includes one of my favorite Jadelynn Brooke tees (the back says “Be as sweet as tea & as strong as coffee,” how cute is that?), my bean boots, and a fluffy white scarf.  You can purchase your own adorable, soft, and slightly oversized Jadelynn Brooke tee here 15% off with my discount code “FLSHS16”!  Enjoy!

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tee (15% off with my code “FLSHS16”) // scarf (similar) // leggings // bean boots // necklace // hoop earrings

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!