J.Jill Dress via Simply Grove

One thing I love about the changing seasons is changing my wardrobe. This interior lover also loves fashion. I love creating timeless looks with new pieces –pieces that can travel well and transition easily to each destination. J.Jill launched their new summer line and it’s full of pieces that can replace some of your oldies. It’s a great excuse to clean out your closet! Personally, I am on assignment to remove all of my cold weather garments to make rom for breezy, summer looks. When I can see my options in plain sight, it’s easier for me to visually create ensembles.

J.Jill Dress via Simply Grove

This simple black linen dress is a great option to travel with. It packs light and can be paired with so much, like this glass seed bead necklace. And speaking of necklaces, I am all about displaying my jewelry like art pieces. It’s another great solution for the changing of seasons. When you can see your summer accessories, you are more apt to wear them. Consider wall hooks for necklaces and vintage plates for rings.

J.Jill Dress via Simply Grove

Here are a few extra tips for cleaning out your closet for the summer months:

+If you haven’t worn it in 6-9 months, you probably won’t wear it ever! So get rid of it.

+Try on pieces that you are uncertain about. Snap a photo of yourself and let the picture tell you if it’s yay or nay.

+Do your homework. Find out what this season’s trends are. First, decide if those trends work for your lifestyle/body type. If they work and you already have them hanging in your closet, bravo!

I’m pretty sure that summer is my favorite season to dress for!

Shop J.Jill here. You can receive 30% off all full-priced styles, May 26-June 9, using code MSBLOG when ordering!

*Offer valid May 26, 2015, through June 30, 2015, on full-priced merchandise in a single purchase. Discount taken at the time of purchase in stores (outlets excluded), at JJILL.COM or via catalog. For retail store purchases, this coupon must be presented. Limit one coupon per person for one-time use only. UGG®, Frye®, Birkenstock®, Born®, Clarks®, Corso Como®, Gentle Souls®, New Balance®, Spanx®, Superga®, Tretorn® and Vidorreta® brand styles excluded. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer, except the J.Jill credit card discount. Discount not valid on previous purchases or gift card purchases and is exclusive of sales tax and shipping fees. No cash value.






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It’s an obvious observation to judge that I like interior design. I mean, it’s all I ever talk about here on Simply Grove. And if I had to choose to spend money on decor or clothing, I most likely would choose decor. BUT that’s not saying that I don’t love fashion because I really really do love fashion. I’m not an expert and I wish that I had a stylist who could dress me everyday. But I do love following fashion. Design and fashion really do work together and should go hand in hand. So saying that, I interrupt Simply Grove to bring you a rare fashion post.


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I am a bohemian minimalist when it comes to my clothing. I love black, white and gray. I love texture and patterns. I also love the juxtaposition of dressy meets casual. That’s usually my day to day approach to fashion. When I was approached to collaborate with J. Jill, I immediately was drawn to the tailored pieces that I could mix with my normal street look. The Ponte knit houndstooth crop top is an everyday go to piece that I can pair with my favorite black jean or boyfriends jean or I could pair it with a high waisted skirt. It’s casual yet fits like a glove.


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Fall is approaching quickly and pieces like this will be used over and over again! Shop the ponte knit shirt here.

This post was created in partnership with J.Jill and Martha Stewart Living. All ideas are my own.



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I don’t talk about my personal fashion style here on Simply Grove so you may not know that I actually really love and admire great fashion. My own style is a lot of black, white, denim, plaid and splashes of color here and there. Just like in the spaces that I design, I love mixing patterns and colors. When Sseko Designs contacted me about their wool clutch collection, I fell instantly in love. And then when I read their story, I fell more in love! Each clutch employs artisans to help end the cycle of poverty and also support women’s education efforts in Africa. Sseko Designs provides employment and scholarship opportunities to women pursuing their dreams to help overcome poverty. In exchange for a 9-month working program, Sseko uses fashion to provide women in Uganda with a full college education, and every product sold helps to achieve their social mission. Read more about out these amazing women HERE. And shop the clutches HERE.

If you love my Pendleton clutch (pictured above), you probably should get it:)

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In honor of St. Patricks day, I thought a collection of yummy green images would be the perfect Thursday post. Personally, I’m a huge fan of green and could put a little green in every room of my house, not to mention wear green everyday. So cheers to green and cheers to Mr. Saint Patty!

IMAGES VIA mycrazy-beautifullife, Markus Lupfer via ShopBopSneak Peak via Design Sponge, My Second Hand Life, ELLE Interior, Room & Board, Apartment Therapy and The Workshop Gallery.