Monday, November 30, 2015


Can you believe it's Monday and that the long weekend is behind us? Since my husband and I have been non-stop running around this year for the wedding, we decided to host Thanksgiving at our house. My family flew in and we had a relaxing holiday at our condo, filled with Nintendo games and tons (and tons) of food. With how amazing this year has been, it was only appropriate that we celebrate with a little Veuve Clicquot. Although our condo isn't huge, we recently purchased a new dining room table with an extension, which worked perfectly for hosting. My favorite part of dinner was using these drink stirrers that my mom gave me, which were passed down in the family. I know it's a little early to celebrate Christmas, but with the recent snow we had, I found it fitting!

How was your Thanksgiving?

x Jill

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Brides, get ready for your heart to skip a beat - it's the first ever Sarah Seven Chicago White Weekend Sample Sale! From Friday, November 27th, through Sunday, November 29th, you can get previous floor samples and discontinued gowns for 50 to 65% OFF. That's a good enough excuse for me to get a reception dress! 

To grab the dress of your dreams at a dream-worthy price, make an appointment by emailing*.

*Please email about appointment, do not book online.


Monday, November 23, 2015


Few things I learned last night - I'm still in awe of JLO's bum, Bieber's music is so much better when you never hear him speak, and I'm going to miss One Direction more than I think I can handle.

So it's a good thing we have some fashion to discuss to take my mind off of that tragedy. Although I did switch back and forth from the Kardashians for a bit, I turned in for last night's American Music Awards, mostly to watch JLO dance and critic the looks. So let's move forward!


Selena Gomez: With a brand new album came a brand new Selena, and I'm loving all of the fashion she's been serving lately. Although she suffers from serious babyface (which is a good thing!), she always dresses mature, without being too sexy. Plus anything that's red and shines is usually okay with me 98% of the time.

Kendall Jenner: We will get to Kylie in a second, but let's focus on the taller sister for now. I love Kendall's little black number, paired with black heels and top-knot. I remember on an episode of KUWTK, Kris told Kendall that "bangs were her thing"... well, she lied, but even behind the tragic bangs, Kendall looks gorgeous.

Ashley Benson: Although this outfit is a little too serious for the occasion, Ashley looks stunning. The emerald color works perfectly with her hair and skin tone, and the ensemble is tailored to perfection.


Kylie Jenner: I know Tyga took her Ferrari in the breakup, but did he take half of her dress too? While I can admit to not always hating what Kylie wears, I just can't get behind this leather mess. Also, what's going on with her shoe straps?

Justin Bieber: Forever 21 swallowed a pop-star and threw up Bieber. I'd also bet my favorite pair of shoes he only knows the words to Smells Like Teen Spirit. Nonetheless, Sorry is my jam. #sorrynotsorry

Gwen Stefani: This is what happens when you start dating a country star who makes his own turtle soup. I could see this working way better if the sleeves weren't so wide, or maybe didn't exist at all. I also think her eye makeup is a bit too harsh.

Who were your favorites?

x Jill

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


It's crazy, but it's real... 2016 is upon us. In less than two months, we'll be celebrating the new year and tossing out last year's calendars and planners. 

You're probably thinking, it's 2016 - why the heck are you still using a paper planner?! There is no better satisfaction that physically crossing off something on your to-do list! Calendars are also a part of your office decor, just like that cute stapler or adorable picture frame. Don't get that boring black one - opt for a pretty design or artwork that screams out your name.

Do you have your 2016 calendar or planner yet?


Tuesday, November 17, 2015


What are two things that every girl can bond over (excluding champagne and shopping of course!)? Disney Princesses and Britney Spears. Our generation grew up loving Disney Princesses as children, to loving Britney Spears as we matured, but still always having enough room in our hearts for both. 

So graphic illustrator Isaiah K. Stephens meshed the two together for Cosmopolitan magazine, highlighting all of our favorite Disney women with all of our favorite pop star's iconic moments. And the result is just as glorious as it sounds.

Cinderella as "Baby One More Time"

Ariel as "Oops I Did it Again"

Tiana in THAT outfit we all remember!

You can check out the rest of them here.

Who was your favorite Disney Princess?

x Jill

Monday, November 16, 2015


It's that time of the year to start planning for the inevitable Secret Santas. Whether you'll be participating in a work one, friend's one, or your family's, we all play the game at some point. And as if shopping for people you know isn't hard enough, shopping when the receiver is unknown can seem like the worst type of holiday challenge. That's why we've rounded up 10 gifts - all under $20 - that make the perfect Secret Santa gift. The best part is, they're all gifts people would actually want.

Brass Hashtag ($19.00) - West Elm

Dashing Sants Bath Bomb ($5.25) - LUSH

Color-Drip Candle Set ($4.00) - Urban Outfitters

Nutcracker Appetizer Plates ($19.95) - Crate and Barrel

Mission Grove Face Mask ($16.00) - Anthropologie

PRIME Playing Cards ($12.00) - Art of Play

The 52 lists Project ($16.95) - Moorea Seal

Prisma Picture Frame ($14.95) - CB2

50 Ways to Lose Your Glasses ($15.00) - Warby Parker

Old School Gamer Bottle Opener ($11.95) - Zazzle

Jess & Jill

Thursday, November 12, 2015


We're starting the new month with a brand new giveaway, and it's only proper we kick things off with a brand new playlist.

Whether you'll be traveling for Thanksgiving with earbuds in, or you'll be dancing along to music as you cook your own turkey, get into the spirit with these tunes!

You can listen to our November tunes here.

What songs are you listening to this month?

Jess & Jill

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Last week, I stopped by the new Moto Shop (108 North State) in Chicago before its grand opening and got to play around with all the fun new gadgets Motorola has to offer. From the photo b,ooth that showed off the Moto X Pure Edition's awesome camera, to the drinks, food, and their insane Moto 360 watches (Christmas gift, anyone?), my husband and I had a ton of fun! Motorola is all about self-expression, and I love how easy it is to design a phone that reflects your personal style. Rather than having to stick to a phone case, you can customize your phone any way you'd like. All Chicagoans should check out the shop in Block 37, and pop by to get in on the action. Even some famous Chicagoans got in on the action - hello, G&B!

But, that's not even the best part - we're sharing the fun with one lucky winner!

We've teamed up with Motorola to give away a brand new Moto X Pure Edition, so you can get a first hand look at how awesome this phone is. And entry is insanely simple!

1. Follow @jessandjill, @jessografia, and @jillbadlotto on Instagram (we will check for confirmation!)

2. And simply enter below!

Contest ends November 19th and we will contact the winner via Instagram.

Good luck!

Jess & Jill

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


River Oaks District just opened in Houston and this brand spanking new shopping plaza is ah-mazing. In addition to Diptyque, Vince, Stella McCartney, Intermix, and many more - H&M's COS (Collection of Style) is making its Texas debut this season!

COS chooses style over fashion, offers high-end design and quality for a fraction of the cost, and showcases wearable contemporary pieces. When I heard of COS, I admit, I had no clue what it was, but now I'm so excited to see it have a home in Houston! I love the simplicity, the color scheme, the prices - just about everything! (There goes my paycheck.) Check out a few of my favorite pieces that I'm currently drooling over.

Metallic Coated Top ($115.00)

Cut-Out Dress ($135.00)

Mottled Print Jumper ($135.00)

Leather and Metal Cuff ($45.00)

A-Line Leather Top ($390.00)

Contrast Silk Blazer ($175.00)

Raw-Edge Printed Dress ($115.00)

Raw-Edge Leather Shopper ($225.00)

Drape Detail A-Line Top ($125.00)

Oversize Roll-Neck Jumper ($125.00)

Have you heard of COS?

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