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Monday, December 31, 2012

House Of Jeffers: 2012 Year In Style

For me, 2012 was the start of many new things in my life, both personally and for House Of Jeffers. I did things I never expected, grabbed opportunities I had dreamed of having... and, evidently, wore a lot of neon and stripes. Hence, I've included some of my favorite outfits from 2012!

To think that I continued on the path of chronicling my life in photos, and outfits, for another year on my blog, is sorta crazy. When I'm no longer hip and cool, I can return to this place and see my style evolution... and know that I did it in my own special way, on my own terms. I always felt that I had my own way of doing things, and my blog has allowed me to go bold with my sense of style, and with things I'm passionate about.


But I couldn't do what I do without those who read and support my blog. To the amazing friends I've made, to all my lovely followers and snazzy brands who continue to show their support to me, I tip my bangs to you. For every comment, every Twitter follower, Instagram "like", and every single brand who has given me the opportunity to represent them in some way... You've made this girl from New Jersey feel loved.

You motivate me to be my best self on House Of Jeffers... Even if you think I'm a little nuts wearing galaxy print leggings

I hope you'll continue to follow me into 2013! Happy New Year!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Friday Fashion Fix: Sequin Pants

I hope ya'll had a present-filled, and dope, Christmas! I have to say I made out pretty well in the gift department this year... and I'll have some goodies to show off in the New Year.

But first, let's get to the point: My pants are sequined, and yes, they are the s$%^. Totally RSVP'ed to the pants party...

L.O.V.E. these gold sequin pants from Black Sheep Clothing. I knew I wanted to wear them for Christmas and figured I needed an equally loud top to make my relatives do double-takes. 

Outfit Details
Neon Pink Sweater - Forever 21 / Gold Sequined Pants - c/o Black Sheep Clothing / Gold and Green Rhinestone Statement Necklace - Forever 21/  Peek-A-Boo Sparkle Cuff - c/o Sorrelli / Black Quilted Clutch - Urban Expressions / Adrienne Pumps - / 

Plus, I am no longer a pointy-shoe virgin! Finally bought myself a pair of pointy shoes, after talking to the beautiful people who chat with me during #stylechat a la StyleCaster on Twitter.  This satin Adrienne pumps from ShoeMint are my first purchase. Delicious, aren't they?

Finally, the perfect bracelet from Sorrelli's MiMi collection makes this outfit complete. You know I love me a studded-anything... Right up my alley!

As this is my last new outfit post of the year, I figured I need to go out with a bang! Check back on Monday for my House Of Jeffers year-end recap! 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Hipster Holiday Gift Guide For Dudes

Holiday shopping for men is difficult enough. But shopping for male hipsters can be a little tricky. I know this firsthand not because my husband is a hipster, but because my bangs are.

Even though hipsters usually love music and artsy-fartsy culture, it can be hard to pin point a gift for them. Get them the wrong Andy Warhol reproduction print, and they'll be drinking Pabst alone in their room while listening to Bright Eyes for the next couple of weeks.

However, shopping for men for the holidays is a great way to buy them gifts they normally wouldn't consider themselves. This applies for clothes especially. It's like saying "Wear this" without really saying it. He hates v-necks, but you like em. Get him one that he can layer with a t-shirt. Everybody wins... sorta.

Check out my music and drinking-themed gifts sure the dude in your life who's too cool for school.

Hipster Holiday Gift Guide For Dudes

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

CLOSED: Giveaway: Win A Henri Bendel Hatbox Filled With Goodies!

With all the holiday shopping you've been doing for everyone on your shopping list, don't forget to treat yourself to a little something.... Or better yet, win something for yourself from one of my absolute favorite places on earth, Henri Bendel!

YOU could win a Henri Bendel mystery hatbox filled with indulgent goodies worth up to $500!

Because let's face it: good things come in brown and white striped boxes. Plus, the mystery prizes inside are sure to make your holidays merry and bright!

Thank you for all that entered!

The winner of the Henri Bendel Hatbox is...


Congratulations! Hope you enjoy all the Henri Bendel goodies you'll be receiving! 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Local Natives

Two interesting facts about myself that relate to this outfit.

1. My family's ancestry includes Native American roots, as my grandfather's mother was Native American. I've always loved this about my family being that I have yet to run into anyone else who is Native American. Hence, the tribal, Navajo print on my oversized sweater lets me celebrate my inter Pocahontas.

Outfit Details:
Navajo Print Oversized Sweater - Gypsy Warrior / Oxblood Leggings - Zara (similar style here / Leather Wedge Ankle Booties - Forever 21 / Studded Satchel - Primark / Hand Me Down Stack Ring - Henri Bendel / Gold Chain Bracelet - Charming Charlie

And 2. I purchased this sweater in a hidden gem called Gypsy Warrior in Ridgewood, New Jersey. The gypsy theme ties into my family again, as supposedly, we had gypsies in my family, too.

I've read about the store, and stalked their online shop for months. Finally, I took a ride up to their store and felt like my punk rock inner was right at home. You must check them out online at, where I purchased this sweater. If you like studs, leather and have a tendency to wear black, than I encourage you to check them out!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Holiday Party Outfit Prerequisites

Taking pictures indoors is definitely NOT my preference. But, it was between taking photos on a rainy New Jersey day, or a simple wall in my house. Not the most creative, but what the photos might lack, hopefully, the outfit makes up for.

Outfit Details:
Pink Pleated Blouse - Forever 21 / Cobalt Blue Jeans - Marshalls / Luscious 23 Glitter Bow Pumps - / Chrystie Cross Bib Necklace - / Lanyard and Rhinestone Rope Bracelet - Henri Bendel

I'm absolutely on this mixing loud colors kick for winter, and which led me to wear this outfit to a casual holiday party. It's not your standard "Christmas party" festive, but I thought it was dressy yet casual enough to be appropriate. Plus, I darkened my hair, so my clothes have been looking slightly different on me.

Just because it's the holidays, that doesn't mean all you have to wear is gold, black and red. Let's reserve those colors for Christmas decorations, shall we?

My holiday outfits, I say play up colors other than the one's you find on Santa's sleigh:

For holiday parties, go with loud and non-traditional winter color choices since it lets your outfit stand out against the typical party-goers rocking traditional December hues. 

Plus, you can add wear your most flamboyant accessories with em. Glitter pumps and bib necklaces = a holiday party outfit prerequisite! 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Event Recap: My Bendel Girl Experience

jen from house of jeffers hosts a night of VIP shopping at Henri Bendel

When the Henri Bendel team asked me to host a night of VIP Shopping at their Short Hills, NJ location on Wednesday, I was completely floored! For me, Henri Bendel has been a beacon of luxe, chic and absolutely indulgent when it comes to jewelry and things in the name of celebrating being a girl. To be asked to host an event at their store was absolutely an honor and a shopping dream!

Henri Bendel Short Hills


Among the champagne and chocolate, I had the chance to meet fellow Henri Bendel fans and help them find the perfect gift for a friend... and better yet, themselves! I loved seeing what items people picked out, and talking to them about what they love about the store. And since I'm a true Bendel Girl at heart, you KNOW I got my shop on, too!


  Henri Bendel Bracelets

Henri Bendel Short Hills NJ

On any visit to the Henri Bendel store in Short Hills, it's always decked out in gems and baubles of every kind. But for the holidays, they've created a shoppers paradise of adorable holiday-themed gifts, awe-inspiring jewelry and lavish accessories for everyday, travel and even, pets! I love that Henri Bendel has such a variety of gifts to match style personalities of all sorts.



Henri Bendel VIP Shopping Party

Personally, my hipster heart goes into overdrive for their jewelry.


Outfit Details:
Striped Dress - / Black Tights - Target
BCBGeneration Secret B Shoes / All Jewelry - Henri Bendel

I want to send a huge thank you to the fabulous staff and team of Henri Bendel for giving me the true Bendel Girl treatment!

Check out pictures from this uber chic event, and see my top 5 Henri Bendel holiday must-haves!

Buy the In The Spotlight Bracelet here!
Buy the Choose Me Mug here!
Also, I'm wearing the Henri Bendel Rivet Wrap Bracelet, Deco Strap Bracelet, Buckle Up Baby Bracelet and the Hand Me Down Stack Ring. 
Buy the Henri Bendel Hatbox Ornament here!
Buy the King Tut Deco Noir Bracelet here!
 Buy the No. 7 Quilt Blocked Camera bag here!!