A Spring Wardrobe Update and Giveaway with J.Jill

April 9, 2018


It’s no secret that I favor effortless everyday essentials in my home and in my wardrobe. Nor is it that I prefer a few stylish, practical and comfortable pieces – give me a good white button down any day! – over a wardrobe crammed to the gills with items rarely worn or too particular.

These preferences coupled with the rather demanding daily requirements of my career as photographer, recipe developer, stylist – mean I want items in my closet that are functional and layer seamlessly with one another. I like lots of choice from just a few items, and those pieces must also be chic and polished. I want pieces that look elegant and make me feel that way, even when Im elbow-deep in a bucket of flowers in a warehouse at 5am.

Naturally, I was thrilled to learn about J.Jill’s collection pieces. Each month just a few pieces are released and in turn those pieces compliment the rest of the line. I like to think of them as elevated pieces for my capsule wardrobe. April’s collection pieces could not be better timed as I look to reinvigorate my wardrobe. I will be adding a key piece or two that I know will carry me through this season of transition here in New England and through the entire spring.  As a company with its roots in New England, J.Jill seems to perfectly understand the need for versatility in a spring wardrobe with easy essentials, perfect for layering on and off as the temperatures spike and dip.  J.Jills style is versatile, a style for life and their pieces gracefully help me shift into the spring season.cottagefarm.krissyosheaphotography.2018-12On a particularly brisk morning recently, I made an early run to the flower market in search of blooms to fill the city cottage ahead of the weekend. And while I knew rows of stunning blooms would be there waiting, there is nothing like spring flower season,  I also knew it would be quite chilly. I popped on the Tab Sleeved Top  from  J.Jills recently released April collection and donned an extra layer in the Drawstring Jacket (love its many pockets!) and headed out in search of a few bundles of flowers.cottagefarm.krissyosheaphotography.2018cottagefarm.krissyosheaphotography.2018-9cottagefarm.krissyosheaphotography.2018-11cottagefarm.krissyosheaphotography.2018-2

Give Away is now closed. Congratulations to the winner of the give aways Sonya. J.Jill is generously providing a $300 gift card to one luck reader. To enter please leave a comment below telling us what essentials you love for Spring. (Open to legal US residents only) winner will be chosen at random in one week. In addition, a small donation has been made to the J.Jill Compassion Fund which that helps support community-based organizations who assist disadvantaged and homeless women on their path to self-sufficiency.


This post is in partnership with J.Jill. All thoughts and opinions are my own

19 thoughts on “A Spring Wardrobe Update and Giveaway with J.Jill

  1. Elizabeth Weisberger

    My lightweight jackets are my favorite spring essentials. After April 1 I don’t want to look at a winter coat again until at lead mid October!

  2. Sonya

    I great pair of cropped pants, a white shirt and old school canvas tennis shoes can get me through many, many days. Layering takes care of the rest.

  3. Susan

    Spring essentials for me include white jeans, pretty tops and tee shirts, and a lightweight jacket to throw on when it’s chilly!

  4. Lisa Babs

    My essential for a spring wardrobe is blazers or sweaters (or other similar inside jackets). Because I’m also from New England and layers are essential for spring here. Since you can get multiple seasons in one day. So wearing a jacket over a short sleeve shirt is my go to look for spring.

  5. Tracy

    Love the linen collection – the linen flared dress, but also the linen stretched crops. The long floral cardi is especially a ‘must have’ for any summer ware. Linen full-leg seamed crops are the ‘go to’ for day or evening. I love it all!

  6. Olivia

    Dark Blundstones, dark denim, and a fitted zip up sweater that can act as a light coat or a layer under a rain jacket. Those items take you from trekking through mud season to meeting friends for cocktails.

  7. Mackenzie Innis

    Having grown up in a small New England town I am all about the layers!! A lightweight turtleneck with a shift dress, shawl or jean jacket and some flats is my go to! J Jill makes the best sweaters meant for layering with jeans and slip on sneaks!

  8. Kelly D

    I love a cardigan and leggings for spring. Anything that I am mix and match or layer is great, because the weather changes back and forth so much this time of the year.

  9. Emily

    Some of my favorite spring essentials are cropped skinny boyfriend jeans, canvas flats, and a light, flowy top with a cardigan.

  10. Linnea

    I love my red canvas tennis shoes in springtime. I pair them with cuffed jeans and a T-shirt and casual dresses and they always make me feel spring-y!

  11. julia

    I am eyeing the linen flared dress and woodblock floral wrap. I think this would be perfect for a summer wedding we have been invited to. I am always looking for comfort and style and J.Jill always delivers!


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