Well, I’m putting away my winter wardrobe this weekend and pulling out all things spring. That probably means it will snow next week. Ha! But I’m determined to move on with the colors and fabrics of spring, even if I have to layer them on to stay warm. And that’s exactly what I did the day I styled this pretty blue and green casual spring outfit with my nifty modern barn jacket.
Today’s outfit features items from J.Jill, and they’re currently offering 30% off your purchase with code MARCH21. I picked these pieces up during my birthday month when they offer J.Jill cardholders an extra 20% off on the day of your choice. (By the way, J.Jill cardholders always get an extra 5% off, so if you have a J.Jill card you’ll get another 5% off besides the 30% off they’re offering right now. Or if you open a card today you’ll get an extra 15% off your order on top of the 30%.)
J.Jill is known for their relaxed, earthy style and their casual but sophisticated selection. I’m sharing a video soon on how to put together a capsule wardrobe for retirement, and you better believe J.Jill clothing is going to be included. But whether you’re retired from work or not, you’ll appreciate J.Jill’s nod to comfort and class.
I do find that some of J.Jill’s styles run a little large, usually the tops and dresses for me. But in jeans and pants I generally wear my true size. These high-rise cuffed jeans indeed run true to size and they felt comfortable from the moment I put them on. They’re also available in a light eucalyptus green. The cuff is sewn in, by the way. But I’m fine with that.
Here I wore my cuffed jeans with my Corinna Pointed Toe Ballet Flats from Target. I thought these nude colored Pointed Toe Ballet Flats were such a sweet find. They’re comfortable, even a little roomy, and they’re a great value at the Target price. But now that I have them and especially as the weather warms, I’ll probably be wearing more of my nude Born® Inlet Sandals (not included in 30% off discount). These J.Jill exclusive Born® Inlet Sandals are soooo soft and comfortable. And I think they create such a pretty leg look. You can see me wearing them in this week’s video.
Sometimes I struggle to find classic cut t-shirts at J.Jill. But during the spring and summer they always have their Pima scoop-neck tees in a variety of pretty colors of the season. The one I’m wearing is in hydrangea blue, but it also comes in mink pink and caraway green, as well as some neutrals. I did size down to a small in this Pima scoop-neck tee and it’s still plenty roomy. These shirts do stretch a little with wear, too, but they are amazingly soft and lightweight.
Alright. Let’s talk about the star of the show. I absolutely love this light mineral green modern barn jacket. Blousy, boxy jackets like these are really trending right now. No, this is not a jacket that is going to show off your hourglass shape or even make you look skinny and svelte. But as I’ve mentioned before, fashion is about more than looking slim.
I think there are a few keys to wearing a modern barn jacket like this so that you look pulled together rather than thrown together. Hm?
- Keep your clothing underneath the modern barn jacket at least fairly slim and body-grazing. You don’t want to wear boxy over blousy. Know what I mean?
- Add other elements to your outfit that make it look more polished, such as pretty jewelry and a tasteful tee.
- Finally, add a few feminine touches, too. These will balance out the rugged, masculine nature of the modern barn jacket.
The modern barn jacket also comes in light tobacco (brown) and they have a similar patch pocket jacket in blue denim. I’m wearing a small jacket and you can see it’s still oversized, as it’s supposed to be. J.Jill also carries these pieces in petite and women’s sizes.
Finally, I did add those finishing touches I suggested above. I’m wearing these Wings of Spring Dragonfly earrings (I can’t get them to show up in the shopping widget below) and a bracelet set that is no longer available. But this set is similar. If you’d prefer a necklace, I’d suggest this Serene Greens Stacked Pendant. Instead, I draped the Pathwork-Print Square Scarf around my neck. I like the way the filmy texture and springtime print soften this look. By the way, I also purchased this green Seamed Knit Max Dress and look forward to wearing it with the scarf and the Born® Inlet Sandals.
My soft taupe tote bag is no longer available but here’s a nice faux leather option. And I’ll have others in the shopping widget below.
I love the way this springtime look came together with the modern barn jacket. It’s a comfortable, on trend jacket that I’ll wear frequently because it’s a beautiful color, a lightweight fabric and so easy to wear. This is the kind of outfit I enjoy wearing to lunch with my friends or to browse through an Ohio small town with James.
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Choosing our words carefully, speaking them graciously and timing them appropriately are skills we must hone. Few if any of us naturally and consistently say the right thing at the right time. And in today’s world abuzz with so many voices via social media platforms, it’s sometimes tempting to join the chorus before we’ve really thought through the consequences of our words.
But I’m praying about how to maintain a sense of decorum and wisdom among the noise of this world. I want to speak up and I want my words to have weight. But I also don’t want to say things I’ll later regret and wish to take back. Because, after all, we can’t really take back words, can we? Will you join me in asking God to direct our hearts and our words today? Let’s make sure that we edify other and glorify Him in everything we say and do.
Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout
is a beautiful woman without discretion. ~ Proverbs 11:22