Thursday, March 29, 2012

Vintage Family Fashion.

    One of my favorite things to do when I get to my Grandma and Grandpas house in Ohio is to pull out the old photo albums and look at all the pictures from when my grandma and grandpa were young and when my mom was a child and also pictures from her teenage years.
The vintage bikinis are more than adorable and the wild printed maxi dresses are so fun. I just wish my mom and Grandma would have saved more of their clothes. I'd be wearing most of them today if they had:) Enjoy my family pictures... They are all very special to me.

My mom and Grandma.  Nice swimsuit Mom:)

Grandma in her stylish shades

Prom dresses sure have changed...

Mom in her cute floral the bold pattern

Grandma soaking up some rays

Bridesmaids in bonnets:)

Here's a pic of my cute Aunt Linda and my Mom in front of
Grandmas house.

Retro bikinis

Love this suit my Grandma is wearing

Grandpa in the Navy

I have ALWAYS loved this dress my Grandma has
on in this is just beautiful and she looks stunning!

And here is my cute mamma in elementary school:)

Twins for a day.

Thought I would share this funny picture with you all. A couple weeks ago while at work Laurie arrived and just stood there looking at me with a huge smirk on her face and started to laugh. I didn't know what the problem was until I realized she was laughing at me because I basically had on her same outfit from head to toe. Same shoes, cuffed skinny jeans, and a top that however wasn't exactly the same was almost identical. Needless to say people looked at us funny all day long and thought we had planned it.

Monday, March 26, 2012

A Subtle Ombre Look.

    It was a stressful day...buying a house is stressful.  Fun, but stressful.  So I was so happy to have a cut and color appointment with Jordan my stylist from Salon Cheveux.  I wanted to do a little something different this time around so opted to try the ombre look that you are seeing on many of the celebs right now.  The girls at the salon suggested I not do the traditional ombre look (which is a little more drastic and two-toned- see Mylie Cyrus) and thought that a more subtle ombre look was the way for me to go...only grabbing sections of my hair and doing the same technique. This is me before after much teasing of the hair (so you don't get a line, and it radiates better) and after the final product!

Traditional Ombre on a shorter cut

Work in progress:)

Final product: Subtle Ombre:)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wraps, Hats, and One Great Poodle Clock.

    This warm weather is amazing! It's crazy that we can start wearing our Spring summer clothes just like that!
    Today I pulled out one of my favorite items that I wore last Summer all the time! It's called the Angelrox wrap. This thing is amazing friends, you can wear it countless ways as a dress along with a skirt or a vest. Some of you are probably thinking it must be tricky to twist and wrap into all of these options, but it's really pretty easy. I love the fact that it can be worn so many different ways and it always looks like a different outfit. It makes the perfect travel piece too.


I got hot and turned it into a sleeveless dress:)

Abby's new dress from Jb and me Grand Rapids (nick and mo), I think it was only about $66, not bad for this adorable dress.

    After work today I made my way down to FOUND to visit Abby. It's been a couple weeks since I had visited the store so I wanted to check out the new goodies she had in stock. These are a few of the things I found:

Woven Fedora $12 (FOUND)

An Audry hat- perfect for the beach while you soak up the rays:) or for a fun dramatic flare. $19 (FOUND)

A new handbag line called Jenna Kator... The cool thing about these bags is they are all designed in Michigan and they are a vegan leather.$82 (FOUND)
Love the messenger style..oh look it matches my boots:)

And then I found this poodle clock... I mean how adorable is this. Most of you know I'm dog obsessed so anything that has to do with them I love. It's just so vintage and cute. I hope to buy this for my new home...:)

Come to Jb and me, and I can show you all of the different ways to wear the wraps also stop by FOUND to check out all these cool things...just don't buy the clock, because I call it:)


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sunday Ulta Adventure.

    I once again decided to go to Ulta Sunday afternoon for a little shopping. The number one reason I went is because they were having a one day sale on the Smashbox Full Exposure's originally $19 and it was only $10 on Sunday. Luckily they still had some left by the time I made it into the store... whew. I also grabbed a few other things while I was there. YES to cucumber soothing/hypoallergenic facial towels for removing makeup at night, along with moisturizing the skin (I have used these before and really like how they make made my face feel). I also ended up purchasing Jergens natural glow foaming moisturizer (which gradually gives your skins a tan glow).

    My reviews: Smashbox Full Exposure mascara ($19) I really like it so far. It has a nice big brush that catches all of your lashes in just a few strokes, but the best thing about it is I've had no flaking, which seems to always happen with mascaras I use. I would rate it 4.5/5.

    YES to cucumber face towels ($6.99) these have a nice light cucumber scent to them which feels very fresh when your using them on your face. They seem to remove makeup quite well...even takes care of my dark black eyeliner without irritating my eyes while doing so. I'd give this product a 5/5!

    Jergens Natural Glow Foaming Moisturizer for medium-tan skin ($8.99) I've only applied this product three times and I can already see results. I had I tiny bit of streaking on my hands where you could tell I washed the product off my had after applying... But it was so light that only I could tell since I was looking up close. I did also apply this to my face and it made my skin feel really soft after doing so. I would give this product a 4/5 and would recommend for someone who wants a little color but doesn't have the time to sit in the sun all really does work!


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Spring Pastels.

    What another beautiful day in Holland! I enjoyed a day off, which consisted of shopping at Ulta and Menards (I just bought a house!), sat on a lounge chair in my backyard to soak up some rays, thru the frisbee about a hundred times to my pups to make them happy, oh yeah and went to chow hound to make them even happier. All in all a good day.
    Sunday's are always a low key relaxing day for me so I try to dress for comfort as well. On top I'm wearing a baggy tee in a cream sickle orange (love this color) from billabong, on bottom a pair of AG legging jeans, and I'm carrying my new favorite striped clutch which also has that fun orange color in it that I'm loving! Hope you all had a wonderful Sunday as well!!!


Saturday, March 17, 2012

Orange loafers

These little dolce vita loafers were my first purchase at the new GR store. I fell in love with the bright orange color and the big bow! I wore them today with a pair of skinny jeans rolled to ankle length, a baggy white t-shirt and some fun gold jewelry. They were my pop of color for the day;)

P.S. they are still available to purchase if you fall in love with them too!

- Laura

Friday, March 16, 2012

Opening Day Outfits.

    Well today was a big day for Jb and me, we opened our new Grand Rapids store! All of our employees were dressed so cute I decided to take some pictures so you could see their outfits.

Well here it is!

Maribeth ( "Me" of Jb and Me ) Wearing a Free People
long cardigan with a pair of skinny tan jeans from Joe's Jeans.

Jamie ( "Jb" of Jb and Me )  wearing a colorful tank (available at the new
store, but can't remember what brand it is) Madeline wedges, and a teal pair of skinny jeans from
Joe's jeans.

This is Samantha, she is one of our new employees
at the Grand Rapids store:)  Loving that bright colored
Free People top she is wearing today!  It's the color of 
the season ya know:)

Look at these two cuties.  Valerie is on the left, you might
recognize her from modeling for us on our old website.  She helped
us out for the day at the store.  She is wearing a new silk top from Language (available at 
both locations), a multi colored Madeline wedge, and a pair of True Religion Lizzy crops.
Hannah (New GR employee) is wearing such a fun pair of colored pants today....this is a great
example of what to pair with colored denim.

Here is Sue in her cute AG crop jeans, fun colored tee, and a polka dot scarf.  I caught
her in the middle of giving a belt demonstration...You'll be able to find Sue at the GR store almost every day.  She is great at putting outfits together:)

Meet Bre:)  I love Bre's dress, it is from a line called 
Ark&Co.  (A fav. of mine, cute and great prices)
She added a skinny SB belt to add some color and match her necklace.  
You can find Bre at the new GR store as well:)

Here I am. I've posted this dress before, but it is one of my favorites 
so I wanted to wear it today.  I paired it with my new SixtySeven boots and added a camel sueded belt
to match the boots.

This is Stacy.  She is the new manager at the GR store.  I love the simplicity of her outfit, and the cute
strappy sandal she has on from Coconuts.  You will be able to find Stacy everyday at the new store:)

To read more about our opening visit

(I suggest you all follow this blog, my friend Abby is one funny girl)



Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Give and Take: Tees on a Mission.

    I purchased this tee a year or two ago from Jb and me, and it has been a favorite of mine for a few reasons.

Reason #1 The Give and take t-shirt line donates a portion of sales to partner organizations whose work demonstrates a commitment to service and advocacy. 
Reason #2 it is the softest t-shirt material ever.
Reason #3 I have always loved cute graphic tees and jeans. It's my comfort outfit. Check out their website, they have t-shirts for men and women and they are all really cute.

I've also included some pictures of my lovely pups for your enjoyment. Can you tell they love this warm weather too? It means frisbee time in the back yard:)

Check out this link to their website: Give and take tees


Jeans+tank+tee+leopard flats

My Nicole Better Leopard flats

It's Cool to Care

Tried something new with my hair today... wavy curls. 

Charlie the Mom:)

Macgregor the baby:)

Cricket the baby:)

I love these hounds as if they were my real children:)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Pairing boots with your Spring Looks.

Some of you are probably getting ready to start hauling your Spring clothes out, and start putting the Fall away. This annual closet change up also includes changing up your shoe selection as well. Before you tuck away your boots however, take a look at them and see if they look like they could be worn this Spring. I have a pair of short cowboy boots in a tannish yellow leather that I like throwing on with my cut off shorts and a tee and I recently just purchased these Sixty seven boots for Spring as well to wear with sundresses. They are a tall boot, but have little slits in the leather which will make them breathable this Spring.

Dark suede boots will most likely have to Wintery of a look to wear this Spring, so make sure you look at the color and material of the boot to decide whether they will work with your pastel dresses and colorful tops.