i’m wearing: h&m gingham shirt, free people skinny jeans, steve madden linderr boots, michael kors grayson satchel & watch, spike the punch bracelet, various bracelets and my dove cremation necklace.

my roots are SOOOOO bad. when my hair gets this grown out, the blonde is brassy and my roots are a nice mousy grey color. and by nice i mean a gawd awful grey color. eek! tomorrow i am attending the CAbi spring 2012 fashion show and i am SO excited…but it seems like my hair is always a hot mess when i have an event to attend! oh, and i still have no idea what i am going to wear!

p.s. as you guys know, my grandmother passed away recently and i was asked to give her eulogy. as stressful as it was, it was such an honor and a gift to be able to share my favorite memories of her. the dove necklace in this post is a cremation necklace that now carries some of my grandmother’s ashes in it. a few of my friends had never heard of such a thing so i thought i would let you guys know they are available. probably not for everyone, but it brings me comfort knowing that she is always with me.

24 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Neris
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 1:04 am

    OMG, i have never heard of such a necklace but i think it’s an amazing idea and i love yours! looking pretty as always Jenn :*

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

  2. Penny Pincher Fashion
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 3:44 am

    Love gingham and you look so cute with your hair up!! πŸ™‚ This is a perfect casual day outfit (especially for us moms). And that necklace is the coolest thing ever…what a special piece to have!

  3. Amber ~ Real Girl Glam
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 6:51 am

    Love this outfit! The bright color of the shirt is so pretty!

  4. Alysson
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 7:00 am

    I LOVE this shirt! so adorable

  5. Alyx
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 7:31 am

    I really love that shirt!
    And that necklace – such a good idea.
    Stopping by from the Pleated Poppy!

  6. Danielle
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 8:03 am

    yay you got the MK bag. I am so jealous.

  7. Alissa H.
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 8:05 am

    I love that gingham shirt!

  8. Windy Keefe
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    What a wonderful idea with the dove necklace.

    I know how you feel about the roots, but honestly it doesn’t look bad at all. I have the same hair color and I am ALWAYS looking at my roots, so I think we think it’s worse than it really is. You look super cute!

    • Windy Taylor
      Jan 18, 2012 @ 8:47 am

      Hold the phone – YOU’RE Windy-with-an-i too? I’ve only met one other Windy in my life! Mine’s short for Winifred.

  9. Danielle
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    Where do you get the cremation necklace? I have never heard of it. But my grandma has my grandpas ashes. Something I might think about.

  10. summer
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 8:27 am

    I love how you can make casual still look so stylish.
    And that necklace is amazing. I wish I had one from my dad….

    Have a blast at your fashion show! Jealousy!!!

    Miss you!
    xoxo

  11. megan, the frugalista diaries
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 8:43 am

    love this!

  12. Windy Taylor
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 8:49 am

    Visiting from WIWW at the Pleated Poppy to join the chorus of shirt-lovers. Great color, and looks great on you. Thanks for sharing your necklace, too.

  13. Katie
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 9:41 am

    LOVE this outfit! You are so cute!

  14. DeeAnna
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 9:46 am

    I love your gingham shirt! I have an obsession lately with gingham myself. What a sweet tribute to your grandmother.

  15. Fashion By Alicia
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 10:16 am

    Love your top! I have heard of those necklaces and think it is a great way to keep a loved one close.

  16. Styleclouds
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 11:18 am

    You look lovely! And I am absolutely fascinated by your necklace, I didn’t know such thing existed! It’s beautiful! xo, Christina

    http://www.styleclouds.de

  17. Laura Mason
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    Story about cremation necklaces… My dad passed away right after I turned 17 he died at the LA airport of a heart attack on our way back from a family vacation in Cabo on our way back to Idaho, there are legal things about what you have to do with a body, autopsy ect so my dad had to stay in LA. My uncle who lived near LA had to be the one to pick up his remains from the crematory. The night before the funeral he met my mom, brother and I in our hotel room and handed us the urn and handed us each a necklace, mine a cross, my mom a heart and my brother a teardrop, my uncle was so upset all he could do was cry and give us the necklaces and said something to the extent of “I got you these to remind you of him and that he is always with you.” I of course had never heard of these types of necklaces and though my uncle just got us a necklace to have in memory… it wasn’t for over a week later when my mom was talking about hers that I knew!!! I was a little shocked by it, upset that I didn’t know and I was ok about it but it suddenly made more sense. I liked the idea of it at the time, but could understand why some people would be a little put off by it. I don’t wear it anymore but like having it, and knowing I have a lil bit of him (even sounds creepy but you know what I mean) My mom was wearing hers 7 months later and was watching the 4th of July parade in our town and the heart fell off and the ashes fell on the sidewalk! She of course cried a lil, got down and patted the ground, said a prayer, and said “Tom always like downtown Sherman by the lake, so it is a happy place for him to be.”

  18. thereadysetgogirl
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 11:50 am

    I love your green gingham shirt! Super cute! I saw it at H&M and now, seeing it on you, makes me wish that I had bought it! So glad I found your blog! It’s great!

  19. Emily
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 5:41 pm

    Hi! I’m popping over from The Pleated Poppy for the first time. I just wanted to say that I love your boots, and I’m jealous of the beautiful weather in the background of your photos. Love your blog!
    Emily

  20. Keely
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

    So cute! I love that your blouse is green instead of the usual blue. And I am in love with your boots!

  21. Tara
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 4:57 pm

    Love the green on you!

  22. Tiffany @ Who is Tiffany
    Jan 20, 2012 @ 4:11 am

    You are so cute!
    I’m a newbie to the style linkups and just popping over from The Pleated Poppy. Love the green gingham! And the necklace is a really awesome idea.

  23. Christine
    Jan 20, 2012 @ 10:43 am

    that necklace is such a neat idea!
    Love that outfit! I actually wore one verrry similar just the other day πŸ™‚