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Bringing in Spring with Linen looks from J.Jill….

Hi everyone! I was super-excited for this opportunity because I personally love J.Jill and their linen looks for April! They have such great and wearable clothing! And they carry the most amazing petite sizes! They fit!!!!! I have a hard time finding clothing sometimes (especially pants) because I’m a shorty mcshort-short at 5’2. Or as my husband likes to refer to it as “fun-size”, but that’s a whole different post :). I always think it’s funny that people say, “You look so much taller on your blog!”. (Deadpan) Really… Really? So I love that I can actually find clothing that fits!

It was fun to shop and I get to play model to show you an outfit I absolutely LOVE. I love linen, It’s so comfortable, and I love natural materials. So here you go in my modeling debut!

blogger Jennifer Rizzo for J.Jill linen looks

I bought the Love linen Yarn died striped linen tunic. It called my name with how comfortable and easy it was. I love that it was longer too so I could put their Capri leggings underneath and the leggings fit perfectly! I will wear this through next fall! You just might see me at a book signing in October wearing it!

Jennifer Rizzo in J.Jill llinen looks

Here’s the whole outfit in all of it’s cuteness and comfort. It’s super easy to wear.

Jennifer Rizzo in J.Jill earrings

I did also get a sweet pair of earrings to complete the look. They have some cute accessories.

I also picked up this scarf while I was there too to wear with jeans and a white T-shirt. They had a great deal if I spent $150 I got $50 off. Hello scarf!

J.Jill floral scarf

Jennifer Rizzo in j.Jill linen looks

Here I am looking all artsy 馃檪

Here is what J.Jill has to say about all of their Love Linen collection

No one knows linen like J.Jill knows linen. Our customers Love Linen because of its refined ease, its quality and the way color comes through and lasts.

This spring, we are showcasing Linen in a Whole New Light. We have updated our linen collection with fresh details, blended knits and watercolor effect prints that offer new ways to experience our favorite fabric.

J.Jill has created linen blend fabrics to add versatility and lightness

路Adding rayon (a silky fiber) to linen increases the fabrics softness and also creates a beautiful luster and drape

路Adding cotton to linen ensures softness, a cool touch and minimizes shrinking.

Linen Features and benefits:

路Feels cool to the touch and is consider a summer fabric

路Highly absorbent yet has natural wicking, a perfect choice for hot & humid days

路Linen鈥檚 luster comes from its natural wax content

路Linen comes from the stalk of the Flax plant and the fabric of linen is 2-3x the strength of cotton

路Linen can be machine washed, dry cleaned or steamed

路For best results with machine washing, tumble dry on a low temperature and iron while slightly damp

路Our modern finishing techniques have lessened the tendency of linen to wrinkle

The History of Linen

路Linen is one of the oldest fabrics in use today

路Linen was first used in Egypt where it was prized for its purity and cleanliness

Here are a few looks from their April Style guide.

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AND, you can be entered for a chance to win $100 J.Jill gift card! Just leave a comment and tell us:

What is your favorite Spring look?

Now one last modeling look before I end my very short (ha ha) career. I give you:

Blogger Jennifer Rizzo doing "blue steel"

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  1. My favorite spring look is very similar to the outfit you modeled here – tight bottoms, flowy top, easy and comfortable fabrics. I follow the same pattern with tight shorts, and a lose tank on extra warm days! So thankful for the end of winter this year, and thanks for the chance to win!

  2. My fave look is ankle pants and a flowy tunic…so forgiving to the extra winter lbs.

  3. Jen, you look beautiful all dolled up! I’ll bet you get a lot of “you look cute” because of being short (I do too), but really pretty is how I would describe your look – love the hair, makeup & accessories.
    I like JJIll for the comfy clothing & the accessories – I love that eyelet front draped cardigan they have, and the woodblock print scarf. May have to jump over there and buy one, or both! Thanks for sharing the discount.

  4. Love that tunic top! You make a great model 馃檪 In the spring I love to wear cropped pants with a sleeveless top and a cardigan or long-sleeved lightweight top, to handle all the temperature changes that come with spring.

  5. You look fabulous Jen! I love JJill too. I am 5’2 inches also and their petite clothes fit me perfectly.

  6. Oops…sorry I forgot to say what my favorite spring look is! I love loose fitting tops with skinny capris and great sandals!

  7. My favorite Spring outfit is a long linen skirt with a bit of ruffle in white with a linen button up shirt in white or faded denim. I love J.Jill and have worn their clothes for years.

  8. My favorite spring look is a fit-and-flare or tank dress in a beautiful shade of blue or green.

  9. Oh man! I love linen, but I always end up so wrinkly :/ I like eyelet lace the best for Spring.

  10. I just purchased the shirt tail tank and matching sweater on JJill.com. I love the look and style if JJill. I am plus size, so I appreciate that they include me in their sizing!

  11. My favorite spring look is something with peep toe shoes to show off our pretty painted toes that have been hiding all winter, and a 3/4 sleeve cotton shirt with a pair of leggings like you had or capris and a spring scarf. Oh and a bag in a bright spring color like pink or lavender.

  12. I love your look. I don’t understand why models have to be tall. I have always found things I loved in the petite section. Short people look so cute in their clothes, You would make a great model. You need to do this more often. I really enjoy your blog. I read it every morning.

  13. got the new catalog yesterday and love it all: especially those linen pants that are sooooo great for travel

  14. This post came at the perfect time! I’m in search of spring updates to my wardrobe and this post has inspired me. I’m off to J.Jill this weekend for some fresh updates. I love the look and feel of linen and, since I’m vegan and don’t wear wool, silk or leather, linen is one of my staples.

  15. I love layers at this time of year, including a scarf and a light weight jacket for the days that start out cool and warm up quickly throughout the day.

  16. okay, couldn’t stand it: thought about it and ended up ordering today. transitioning from levis to real women’s apparel and can’t resist the linen.

  17. My favorite look for spring is white jeans and my ralph lauren pink checkered shirt. if it’s still a little chilly I put my pink trench coat over it. I’ve got a lot of compliments on it.

  18. I LOVE JJill and the easy/classic look of their clothes. I am excited about this giveaway. If my entire wardrobe was linen I would be happen.
    So serious.

  19. My favorite look for spring include the cropped linen pants and the bright new florals. Since I am now working in a more professional setting, the colorful/floral scarves work great with my basic black and blue jackets and cardigans.

  20. Oh, my gosh, I am so excited. Isn’t that the chair you were going to reupholster? You didn’t do it! It is so, so beautiful. I’m so proud of you for realizing what this fabric is.
    I love your out fit with the long linen shirt and leggings. I’m on my way to J.Jill….

  21. You were born to model! I love J Jill and have my eye on a couple linen pieces. Thanks

  22. Live in Chino Everyday! Love the relaxed style and the detailing on these pieces. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

  23. Oh my goodness, you just look adorable. I love the things you picked out and you model them so well. I’ve found some fun things at JJill in the past and was just advised to look there for the best white leggings. Off to check it out!

  24. I love to wear a skirt, tank top and sandals (with a little cardigan if it’s cool)

  25. I am going right over to look at J Jill…my favorite look for spring is khaki pants, khaki shell and white jacket.

  26. My favorite spring look is anything layered, since it starts out cool and ends up much warmer. My gold and cream colored rain jacket is also a staple.
    Love the linen blends so they’ll keep their shape and won’t end up a crumpled mess!

  27. I just came home from J Jill with the pants version of your capris in 2 colors. Love them! They will be great with the long white t short I already have from there.

  28. Love your arty looks and I love JJill. We’re already into warm weather here in Florida. I like fabric that breathes in the heat so I stay cool, in colors like lilac, lavender and rose.

  29. We get lots of rain here and it’s still cold in the spring.. so my favorite spring look is pants and a shirt. But not like jeans, something more lightweight that dries out easier.. linen is perfect!

  30. love love love J.Jill…and I love what your wearing. I may just try leggings with a longer top like the one you picked

  31. I absolutely love J.Jill. I wear the wearever styles to work at least three days a week. I too am petite and we will stretch it to say 5’2″ haha. I would love to try the new spring linen line!

  32. I adore the boyfriend chinos with a striped linen top covering a cami with the red loafers j Jill has on their site
    Tres’ comfy casual chic!!!

  33. I’m so glad spring is finally here! My go to look is ankle pants, a tee, bright scarf, and the jjill white denim shirt jacket… Oh, and it’s best if the outfit works with my pink driving mocs!

  34. For spring, I love JJill’s linen! I have the shirt in several colors & it always makes me feel put together when I wear it.

  35. My favorite spring look is the boyfriend jeans and a flowing top. My next purchase will be the linen top featured in your blog! I love the entire J jill line!

  36. Jennifer, you have just made me a JJill fan! How adorable you look in the tunic and capris! You have inspired me with your casual chic look. Now, I’m off to JJill to find something for me.

  37. Comfy, tunic top (white with blue print), elastic waist ankle pants (dark blue) and flip flops for sure

  38. My favorite spring pieces are linen tunics with wearever slim pants and sandals.

  39. Live the linen over Capri leggings! Wouldn’t have thought to put those together. Now just needs a pair of your ballerina flats to go with!

  40. I’m definitely capris with a tank or t-shirt with a light weight cardigan. I’ve never tried the legging, but your look is great.

  41. Visited and my favorite spring look is a long flowing skirt, tank top and loose knit cardigan preferably all in pastel colors.

  42. I wear JJill a lot. I am just 5 ft and can find clothes that fit. I wear linen in warm weather and love it. So comfortable and cool. I love your top and thinking of getting it. I also wear the Wearever for work and church events. To relax the Pure JJill is a must. Yes I ‘m a JJill kind of girl.

  43. Thanks for the opportunity to win a gift card at the store i buy 95% of my clothes!! Love love j. Jill and i livee in linen pretty much april-oct!!! Cant wait to get to the store to use coupon code!

  44. Try the new Pure Jill tie-dyed border skirt! So cute and even works well in petite!

  45. My fav jjill- boyfriend chino with embroidered cutwork blouse. And I love the layered linen skirt! 馃檪

  46. I recently bought white leggings at J. Jill. They are the most comfortable piece of clothing I own! They pair well with a simple jean dress that I also purchased there. I’m new to the brand and love the comfort and style of the clothes. If I won the $100 sweepstakes I would buy the jean leggings.

  47. I’m a long time jjill fan and wear lots of their styles..my fave is linen for summer….it’s cool, casual, cool, easy, cool, and did I mention cool? I love the big shirts and linen capris…what a great giveaway!

  48. I love JJill fashions!My favorite spring look is the refined cotton stretch pants with the lace front linen shirt. I have been buying JJill linen pieces for years and the still look like new!! Happy Spring!!!!

  49. My favorite spring look is a nautical theme, like navy and corals/reds with dark blue jeans or capris.

  50. I love tops and dresses that flow a bit. They make me feel feminine and keep me cool in the warmer months. And I really like your tunic and leggings – might have to get a matching outfit!!! Thanks for the chance.

  51. My favorite look is denims, trail shoes and performance wear. I like hiking in the spring.

  52. I love flowy skirts, bermuda shorts, blouses in pastel colors and coordinating sandals! I am all for comfort.

  53. My favorite spring look is white capris or ankle pants with a flowing pastel shirt and strappy sandals. Thank you!

    I tend to avoid linen because I think of it as a wrinkly nightmare, although I agree the breathability and durability are great. Might be time to take another look. Sounds like there are blends that improve some of the problems with it.

    sharonjo at gwtc dot net

  54. My favorite Spring look is a pair of breezy white pants or capris, a bright colored top, and sandals.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  55. My favorite look for spring look is a nice pair of sandals paired with sunglasses and a pastel colored sun dress.

  56. My favorite go to spring piece is my J Lo flowy, orangy, t-shirt with black capris, but the tie-dye-stripe tank at J. Jill looks awesome!
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  57. My favorite Spring look is a maxi skirt with a light blouse with a cute pair of flats!

  58. I’ve always enjoyed wearing a breezy dress during the warm summer. After seeing some of the looks from J.Jill, I think I have to buy the tunic you’re wearing–it looks great!

  59. My favorite spring look are white capris with a chiffon tank top and wedge sandals.

  60. My favorite spring look is a flowing skirt with a casual tee or tank and some jewelry or a scarf.

  61. 鈥淲hat is your favorite spring look?鈥 sadly, it鈥檚 my yoga pants , tshirts and clogs (because I spend all my time in my garden鈥)

  62. My favorite spring look is a dark denim skirt or shorts paired with a light, colorful top (I really dig teal). It’s so easy to dress up or down depending on your jewelry and shoe choices!

  63. My favorite casual look is jeans and tees although I love to see pretty pastels paired with white or neutral skirts or slacks.

  64. My favorite Spring look are cotton gauze skirts with stretchy waistbands that can be worn with a variety of tops and jean jackets or sweaters and accessorized.

  65. I love wearing cotton shorts and graphic tees

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  66. I really love Maxi Dresses. I like that they are comfortable and they are something to wear almost everywhere.

  67. My favorite spring look right now is a maxi skirt, flip flops and a chunky necklace.

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