Winner, Winner!

Dear friends,

Congratulations to Lindsey for winning my W by Worth¬†scarf giveaway!! ūüéČ ¬†Thank you to everyone who entered and please stay tuned for more fun giveaways to come.¬† I love sharing our beautiful clothes and doing my part to empower women through style.


Please forgive my brevity; I’m prepping for my first trunk show and things are a bit crazy as we transform our home into a fashion boutique. ¬†If you’re in San Diego, I would love for you to come and see the beautiful clothes! ¬†I have the fall collection September 4-9th and am booking one-on-one styling appointments. ¬†You can reach me at jfrench {at} wbyworth {dot} com.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!


Last Day to Enter Giveaway!

Hello, friends!

Thank you for all of the love this weekend. ¬†I truly appreciate it. ¬†I’m starting Monday with a grateful heart and a determined spirit. ¬†<3

W by Worth’s¬†design philosophy is to empower women through style – just one of the many reasons I love this company! ¬†I’ve made this my personal mission as well, which is why I am so excited to host my¬†fall fashion giveaway. ¬†Today is your last day to enter; the giveaway will close at 9:00 p.m. P.D.T. / 12:00 a.m. E.D.T. ¬†Here’s a picture Nathan just took of the gorgeous plaid scarf with our bronze faux leather biker¬†jacket:


Get ready to see this baby on constant repeat once we finally get some fall temperatures. ¬†The fit is amazing; I’ve tried on a few moto jackets before but never one that flattered a woman’s silhouette as well. ¬†It also comes in a stunning red matte (perfect for Badger¬†or Aztec fans!). Please don’t hesitate to email me if you’d like more info { jfrench (at) wbyworth (dot) com¬†}.

Thank you to everyone who has entered so far! ¬†I appreciate your support and it makes me so happy to give back to this incredible online community. ¬†{Although the more I look at this picture, the more I realize I add this scarf to my closet too. ¬†ūüėČ}


Fall Fashion Giveaway

Hello, friends!

It’s a rare rainy morning in San Diego, which fits perfectly with today’s post because I have fall on the brain! ¬†Fall has always been my favorite season: the crisp air, the changing leaves, and best of all, the clothes. ¬†I love¬†the colors, especially burgundy, and I can’t wait to pull out my favorite jackets, tights, and scarves. ¬†Although we love being back in San Diego,¬†I miss living in a cooler climate during fall, so scarves are my go-to way to add layers without too much warmth. Speaking of which…

W by Worth Plaid Scarf

I am super excited to give away this gorgeous W by Worth plaid scarf! ¬†It’s been an amazing three weeks in my new role with W, and I can’t wait to share these beautiful clothes with you.¬†‚̧ԳŹ ¬†I fell head over heels the moment I saw this plaid beauty: with shades of¬†ginger, walnut, tea rose, and ivory it’s easy to wear with so many outfits, and I love the touch of fringe on the edges. ¬†The scarf measures 27″ x 78″ and the wool/cotton blend is perfect for adding a touch of fall in all climates. ¬†It retails at $148 but can be yours for free – no purchase necessary! ¬†Click here to enter {and I promise you won’t get any spam from me.}

This year I’m more excited for fall than ever because I will be showing the new W by Worth Fall Collection from September 4 through 10th in our home! If you’re in San Diego, I would love for you to come: it’s a unique, intimate shopping experience and our clothing is not available in stores. ¬†How does it work? ¬†Email Me to book¬†your one-on-one appointment, and we’ll play a little adult dress up {with wine, naturally}. ¬†¬† Not in San Diego during my show? ¬†I would love to give you a virtual tour {and you can still have wine, this time from the comfort of your own home¬†ūüėČ}. ¬†Visit my website to book an online appointment. ¬†Your virtual tour will¬†include beautiful imagery that is not available online. ¬†Here’s a preview of our suede fringe skirt {which is dying to find its way into my closet.}


Thank you so very much for all of your support during the last few years, my dear friends!  I have loved interacting with you all either through comments, on Twitter, or through Instagram.  I hope you all enter my giveaway, and may the odds be ever in your favor.


Exciting News!!

Hello, friends!

As you know, I left the full time practice of law in February to embark on my journey as entrepreneur. It has been an amazing six months, and I have learned so much both personally and professionally. Entrepreneurship is challenging but incredibly rewarding, and I love the flexibility that comes with being your own CEO!

IMG_3099Nathan and I worked together to re-vamp Nathan French Photography, and our business is thriving. In addition to our online print shop, we have expanded our portraiture business, including an amazing wedding at the Hotel Del Coronado. ¬†And NASA selected Nathan‚Äôs “Inverted World” as a grand prize winner in their “Signs of Spring” photo competition! I‚Äôve also loved my role as Executive Consultant with Rodan + Fields, the new skincare company from the Proactiv doctors. My customers are experiencing unbelievable results, and my business continues to grow every month.

I have loved working with Nathan, and I look forward to continuing our partnership. But now that our business is up and running, the timing was right for me to expand my own horizons. It will come as no surprise to you that I have loved fashion since childhood: my Barbie dolls had a bigger closet than I did, and I loved playing dress up every chance I could get. I’ve written this blog chronicling my personal style since 2011, and I’ve connected with an amazing network of fashionistas through Instagram. In May, I was honored to be included in a Wall Street Journal article about one of my favorite brands, J.Crew. The brand has been struggling, and I told the author that I felt a bit lost as to where to shop. Little did I know that my quest for retail therapy would lead me into an amazing new career.

IMG_3634I am delighted to share the news of my new position as the Director of Business Development at W by Worth! It is a New York based fashion company that thrives on empowering women to be their own CEOs of their own business, building careers in the world of fashion with the backing of a company devoted to supporting their success. My role will be to develop these teams of women and to create brand awareness in the greater San Diego and Orange County areas. I am looking forward to many new challenges and opportunities, starting with a visit to our New York City Showroom in the iconic Crown Building at 730 Fifth Avenue!

In addition to my role on the Sales Management Team, I will also fulfill a lifelong dream as a personal Stylist! It brings me more joy than I can say to help women allow their personality to shine through clothing. So many women shared their frustrations with J.Crew and other clothing lines that have sacrificed quality and classic style for mass productions of the latest trends. W by Worth fills that hole in the professional woman’s wardrobe, and I cannot wait to share these amazing clothes through one-on-one styling appointments. Stay tuned for more information on my upcoming show in September!

Screen Shot 2015-08-02 at 1.50.34 PMFounded in 1991, WORTH has created a luxurious brand of exclusively designed, modern, sophisticated clothing made with the utmost attention to fabrication and detailing. Couture quality and exceptional craftsmanship are the hallmark of our collections. I look forward to sharing more about this with you! Please take a minute to preview some of my favorite fall looks on our website.

You can view our entire Fall Look Book here, and I will be posting more photographs on my blog and Instagram soon!

Thank you so very much for your support this year. It means more to me than I can say, and Nathan and I are grateful to have each of you in our lives. I feel fortunate beyond measure to be able to follow my dreams, and the ability to empower other women to do the same has truly changed my life.


Makeup Monday: the Best Brushes

Hello, friends!

I’ve been talking a lot about my favorite makeup products, but I realize I’ve left out one of the most important categories – the tools! ¬†I’ve tried a lot of makeup brushes over the years, but there is one line that simply blows all the competition out of the water: the amazing brushes by Wayne Goss.

Wayne Goss Brush Review

Wayne¬†a makeup artist out of the U.K. who makes some of my favorite YouTube videos: tutorials, reviews, tips, and more. ¬†He’s not only a talented artist, but a genuinely awesome person. ¬†His videos are informative, helpful, hilarious, and, above all, honest. ¬†He’s shared some very personal details about his life, as well as candid conversations about cosmetic procedures and skincare.


I’ve been a fan for years, so when I heard Wayne was designing a line of brushes, I couldn’t wait to snap them up! ¬†¬†Here’s my collection {so far¬†ūüėČ}:

Wayne Goss brush review

Starting at the top and moving clockwise: Brush 16, The Holiday Brush, Brush 03, Brush 06, Brush 17, Brush 02, Brush 05, Brush 11, and Brush 04.

Before Wayne Goss started making his amazing brushes, I thought I could only use synthetics. My eyes are extremely sensitive, and nearly every other natural hair brush I tried irritated my eyes or felt like they scratched or dragged my lids. ¬†Wayne’s brushes are the softest brushes on the planet. ¬†I’m talking kitten fur, pussy willow, golden retriever puppy soft. ¬†I may or may not brush them on my face even without product from time to time. ūüėČ And I love that they are handcrafted and cruelty free.

The brushes are available both individually and in sets: the original Collection, the Face Set, and the Eye Set. ¬†Honestly, I wish I would have just purchased the collections instead of buying individually; if you want to invest in quality brushes, you cannot go wrong with any one of these sets! ¬†The next ones on my wish list are brushes 12, 13, 14, 19, and 20. ¬†Beautylish includes¬†detailed descriptions of how to use each of Wayne’s¬†brushes, and he also made videos to walk you through each brush of the original Collection and the two sets. ¬†Here’s the Face Set video, although fair warning: you’re going to want to buy them all immediately {and this anglophile just loves Wayne’s accent!}.

I have hooded/deep set eyes, and¬†I find that¬†Brush 04 is absolute perfection for adding definition in and above my crease. ¬†The shape allows for precise application exactly where you want the color, and the softness makes blending an absolute dream. ¬†It also picks up and holds the perfect amount of color with no fall out. ¬†I’ve used this brush almost every single day since purchasing in January 2014 and it has not lost any of its shape or softness despite {nearly} weekly washings. ¬†Brush 05 is also great for adding precise color into the crease, and it’s gentle enough to smudge eyeliner and shadow right into the lash line. ¬†Here are brushes 03, 04, and 05 for size comparison {courtesy of Beautylish}:

Wayne Brushes 03 04 05 review

Brush 03 is perfect for that finishing touch; it’s larger size makes blending¬†quick and easy, and it’s softness means you won’t undue any of your eye contour while still erasing any harsh lines. If I could only choose two eye brushes from the line, brushes 03 and 04¬†would be it (although that would be a tragedy, because they are each unique and amazing). ¬†I love brush 06 for precise application of¬†color onto my upper eyelid, but it’s slight curve allows you to blend and pull the shadow outwards {so it’s perfect for Charlotte Tilbury’s signature feline looks}. ¬†Brush 17 is also one of my daily brushes for applying base color all over the lid.

Brush 16 is my favorite brush for applying and blending under eye concealer: in fact, it’s the only brush I’ve ever tried that blends concealer without streaks and doesn’t irritate my sensitive eyes. I also love using it to whisk away excess powder after setting concealer for a seamless finish that will last all day. ¬†I use the Holiday Brush to apply powder on my t-zone, and it’s slightly pointed tip allows for precise application while never disturbing your foundation. ¬†And I love Brush 02 for highlighting, contouring, and applying bronzer. ¬†It is an absolute dream with Charlotte Tilbury’s Bronze + Glow {Nordstrom¬†or Beautylish} as well as the¬†Urban Decay Naked Flushed palettes¬†{Nordstrom or Sephora}.

Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and Glow Clinique BB Cream Wayne Goss Brush 02 11 By Terry Terrybly Mascara Benefit Gimme Brow Bobbi Brown Blush

Brush 11 is the best brush I have ever used¬†for applying blush! ¬†The rounded tip picks up the perfect amount of product, and the soft bristles allow you to blend without disturbing foundation one bit. ¬†My go-to blush is Hourglass’s Ethereal Glow {Nordstrom or Sephora}, and this brush fits so perfectly into the compact I swear¬†they were meant to be used together. ¬†Brush 11 is also great for bronzing and powder, although I prefer the Holiday Brush to set my makeup. Brush 11¬†is irreplaceable in my collection and I use it every day.

Please don’t be intimidated by the prices: these brushes are worth the investment. ¬†They are easy to clean, hold their shape, and the softness is unparalleled. ¬†Although I do have some other brushes in my collection {mostly because I’m admittedly lazy and can’t bear the thought of washing more than once a week, at best}, I always reach for my Wayne Goss brushes first, and they are the only ones I travel with.

Speaking of washing, I’m off to do just that. ¬†I hope you enjoyed this post, and I’d love to hear about your experiences with Wayne’s delightful brushes! ¬†As always, thank you so very much for stopping by.


Why Rodan + Fields

Hello, friends!

I’ve had a few people ask me recently why I decided to partner with Rodan + Fields, so I thought I’d do a quick post about what sets this company apart from others in the direct sales space.

1.    4th Largest Among Top U.S. Premium Skincare Brands

Based on 2013 market share statistics published by Euromonitor International, Rodan + Fields is the 4th largest {and fastest growing} premium skincare brand in the U.S., following Clinique, Est√©e Lauder, and Lanc√īme. ¬†While there are other direct sales companies offering skincare products, they simply can’t compete with Rodan + Fields in terms of market share and growth.

Rodan + Fields’s prices are similar¬†to their premium competitors, although we offer 10% {plus} discounts off¬†the listed retail prices. ¬†And the success and growth of this company, formed in 2002, is remarkable considering its top three competitors have been around since 1968, 1946, and 1935, respectively.

2.     We Only Sell Skincare 

Rodan + Fields is a skincare company formed by two practicing dermatologists. ¬†In the words of Dr. Katie Rodan: “Before Rodan + Fields was a company, it was two doctors. ¬†First and foremost, we are physicians committed to healing our patients‚Äô skin. ¬†We stand behind our products, but most importantly, we stand behind you.‚ÄĚ

Aside from Vitamin D supplements, which go hand in hand with our Skin Cancer Foundation recommended body and face sunscreens, we do not offer any other products.   And, as discussed below, we believe your skincare should be as unique as your skin.  This again sets us apart from other direct sales companies who may offer one skincare line in addition to a host of other products.

3.     Guaranteed + Clinically Proven Results

Rodan +¬†Fields’s¬†product philosophy is simple: “To see real changes in your skin, you must use real ingredients.” ¬†Our core products come in four {customizable} regimens to address everyday skin issues. ¬†This regimen-based approach to treating common skin concerns blends¬†over-the-counter and active cosmetic ingredients in the right combination with optimized, elegant formulations to deliver clinically proven results, without a visit to the dermatologist‚Äôs office.

Each regimen undergoes third party clinical tests to ensure safety and efficacy. ¬†And the doctors are so confident in their products¬†that each one—including the business kits sold to new consultant—comes with a 60 day money back guarantee. ¬†Here are my personal results after only 60 days. ¬†My skin has only gotten better, and the extra income I’ve earned working minimal hours has been invaluable¬†during my transition from full-time attorney to entrepreneur.

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I hope this was helpful! ¬†If you are curious about either the products or how to share a part of this thriving business, please contact me. ¬†All seriousness aside, I have been having so much fun! ¬†And that, my friends, is priceless. ¬†ūüėČ

As always, thanks for stopping by!


P.S. – Please note that this post is not meant to knock other direct sales or network marketing companies in any way. ¬†I have friends selling supplements, body wraps, nail polish, makeup, essential oils, cleaning products,¬†etc. ¬†And they’ve done some amazing things: one of my friends just received a free cruise to Jamaica for hitting her sales goal! ¬†{Jealous!!} ¬†I happily support any woman {or man} who has the courage to break from the corporate world and go their own way. ¬†As Madeleine Albright so eloquently stated: “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”

Holy Grail Foundation #3

Hello, friends!

My third holy grail foundation is actually the first one I found back in December 2013: the stunning¬†By Terry Terrybly Densiliss foundation {available at Barney’s, Space NK,¬†, and Beautylish}. ¬†My other two holy grail foundation can be found here and here. ¬†Here’s what Beautylish has to say about this lovely foundation:

Terrybly Densiliss Wrinkle Control Serum Foundation review shade 2 cream ivory

Terrybly Densiliss is a foundation serum enriched in skincare benefits with wrinkle control and firming properties that blends in like a second-skin. Wrinkles, whether deep or newly appearing, are targeted so that even the most lined skins are exceptionally smoothed. Its exclusive Densiliss technology, combined with the Mimetic Factor, a patented plant active ingredient, simulates fibroblasts and collagen synthesis by mimetism, acting at the heart of cellular mechanisms, imparting an immediate and long-lasting rejuvenating effect. The complexion is luminous, wrapped in an optimal and ultra-natural biomimetic coverage. The contours are reshaped and appear lifted, wrinkles look perfectly smoothed, the skin’s texture is refined and firmer with a newfound radiance and resplendently younger-looking.

Before By Terry Densiliss, I had nearly given up on finding a foundation that actually matched my skin tone. ¬†And I literally¬†tried¬†them all:¬†Mac, Chanel, Tom Ford, Armani, Make Up Forever, Bourjois, Est√©e Lauder, Bobbi Brown, etc. My skin is approximately N10 – meaning I have very fair skin with neutral undertones {neither pink nor yellow}. ¬†Most foundations are¬†too dark, too pink, or too yellow. ¬†If I found a formula I liked, I mixed primer, moisturizer, and even white foundation to try to create the perfect color. Or I would find a color that was close {like Bobbi Brown’s Skin foundation in Alabaster} only to be disappointed by the formula {only lasts about 5 hours on my skin}. ¬†So when I discovered the Beauty Professor’s blog, and read her spot on color descriptions¬†and glowing review of the formula, I couldn’t wait to try it.

I was surprised to find that the lightest shade of this foundation likely wouldn’t work for me based on Rachel’s swatches and descriptions. ¬†In most foundation lines, especially those that do not have parallel numbering systems based on skin tone {like Yves Saint Laurent}, the lightest shade had always been the closest match for my skin. ¬†But I could tell from Rachel’s pictures that shade 1¬†would be too pink. ¬†I chose shade 2 {cream ivory} and it was the first foundation that truly matched my skin tone! ¬†Cream ivory is fair without being pink or yellow, and the creamy formula melts into my skin to create a flawless, natural looking base.

Terrybly Densiliss Wrinkle Control Serum Foundation review shade 2 cream ivory

Photo by Nathan French Photography

This foundation provides¬†medium to full coverage but never looks cakey,¬†and it truly feels weightless on the skin. ¬†My face looks better and better throughout the day, and it gives me a lit from within glow. ¬†It’s also a great foundation for long work days, because the lasting power is impressive {especially when used with the By Terry Densiliss primer}. ¬†When I want a bit more luminosity, I’ll mix a dab of Charlotte Tilbury’s Wonder Glow {like I did today}. The Densiliss foundation is¬†on the more expensive end, but a little bit goes a long way, and the stunning coverage is worth every penny. ¬†It’s also the first foundation I¬†finished in years {I’m on my second bottle and have one in the wings just in case!}. ¬†So although the price seems steep, it’s far less than total price of the countless foundations I purchased that didn’t work.

Here’s the rest of the makeup I’m wearing in the photo above.

Terrybly Densiliss Wrinkle Control Serum Foundation review shade 2 cream ivory 2

By Terry Terrybly Densiliss foundation in shade 2 cream ivory
Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow {Nordstrom or Beautylish}
By Terry Terrybly Densiliss concealer in shade 1 fresh fair {Barney’s, Space NK,¬†, or Beautylish}
Charlotte Tilbury’s Brow Lift in Grace K {Nordstrom or Beautylish}
Bobbi Brown Blush in Pink Coral {Nordstrom or Sephora}
Wayne Goss Brush 11 (you need this!!) {Beautylish}
M·A·C’s Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly {Nordstrom}
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Eye Palette in Sea Pearls {similar}
Wayne Goss Brush 06 {Beautylish}
By Terry Terrybly Growth Booster mascara in Black Parti-Pris {Beautylish or}
Chanel Beauté de Cils Nourishing Mascara Base
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat liner in Pink Venus {Nordstrom or Beautylish}
Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. lipstick in Coachella Coral {Nordstrom or Beautylish}
Carmindy & Co. Carmindizing Duo Highlighter {HSN}

I’d love to hear about some of your holy grail foundations! ¬†And please let me know if you’ve tried any of my favorites.

Hope you have a wonderful day!