• Looking back at 2015

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    2016 is a day away, and we can't help but look back at this past year.  2015 was a great year for DearMissJ, and we wanted to say thank you to loyal customers like you who have made this possible! Here's a look back at some of our favorite blog posts of 2015...

    See the City: Los Angeles

    Transitioning Your Wardrobe from Summer to Fall

    Why My Mom is My Hero

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  • How to Throw the Perfect Holiday Party

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    With the holiday season in full swing, there's nothing we love more than thanking our guests with a fun and festive holiday party.  This past weekend, we held a holiday pop up shop in San Francisco. Guests got the chance to shop DearMissJ as well as mingle with other fellow DearMissJ fans.  

    Tip #1: Interact with your guests.  At parties where not everyone knows each other, make it a point to plan out possible conversation starters between guests who have similar interests.  They will make a new friend that night, and you can feel good that everyone is having a great time!

    Tip #2: Keep the bites and bubbly fully stocked throughout the night!  No one wants to be hungry or thirsty at a holiday party.  Make sure you have more than enough to go around once and twice again!  If you have extra, that's just more to enjoy the next day!

    Tip #3: It's all in the details.  Guests will remember their favorite song playing in the background or the cute plate sitting on the table that reminds them of the morning birds from home.  Experiment with the details when you're decorating, and you'll be surprised what guests will appreciate and remember!

    Good luck party planning!  Don't forget the holidays are a time to spend time with the ones you love, so don't get stressed out over your next holiday party!
    It's the perfect time to grab gifts for all the gals on your gift list!

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  • Holiday Gift Guide Part 2: Friends, Sisters, and Co-Workers

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    Welcome to part 2 of our holiday gift guide!  We know that holiday shopping can be stressful when you are looking for the perfect gift for the perfect lady in your life.  Friends, sisters, and co-workers can seem impossible to shop for when they have everything they need, but we managed to create a short list of pieces they are sure to appreciate.  Treat them to the gift perfect balance of sophistication and bling this holiday season with these picks:

    Our Jamie pearl necklace is simple enough that it goes with every outfit from the weekend to the office to cocktail hour.  

    These Katie tassel earrings are fun and festive for the holiday season.  They move as you move for an effortless look you can rock at any holiday party!

    Rings are fun for any age.  They can be stacked easily or worn alone as a delicate accessory.  These rings are sure to please anyone on your list!

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  • Holiday Gift Guide Part 1: Mom

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    To say we are excited about the holidays is an understatement.  The parties, the gifts, the lights: there's nothing else like it.  Of course, the best part about the holidays is the giving we get to do.  We love giving to the people we love most.  Finding the perfect gift can be difficult, though.  We want to show you our favorite gifts for the leading ladies in your life this year with the first of a series of gift guides!  Part one: Mom, the most important lady in your life!

    Keep it simple and elegant for Mom this year.  She is a woman of sophistication and grace, so she doesn't need anything too fussy.  Here's what we picked:






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  • Weekend Travel Tips for the Holidays

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    Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and for many of us, this means traveling back home for the holiday!  For others, this means taking a well-deserved vacation.  Since the Thanksgiving holiday usually only allows for a weekend getaway, we decided to name our "go-to" travel necessities we always have ready to pack.

    One: Layering basics.
    Most of the time you can get an idea of what the weather will be like in the city you are traveling to, but often times, weather can be unpredictable!  This is why we love stocking up on basic pieces in neutral colors that are easy to layer to keep you looking fresh and feeling comfortable for the whole weekend.  We love turtlenecks this season!

    Two: A versatile watch and bracelets
    A timeless watch will last you for years, even decades, if you treat it right.  Watches add sophistication to any outfit while also providing a very functional purpose at the same time -- it doesn't get any better than that!  Layer your wrist with your watch and fun bracelets that will complement the watch without drowning it out in excessive accessories.

    Three: A chic carryall tote.

    There are many versions of the classic carryall tote, but we like a simple design with minimal hardware.  This way, you can take it out from morning until night and never have to worry about changing bags to match your outfit.  It also works as the perfect carry-on on the plane!

    Bon voyage!

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