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Stay Fashionable with a Whiter Smile

Hey there! I am changing things up a bit today and bringing you a post about an ultrasonic toothbrush. Yes, you read that right and I promise you are going to love this review!  I was excited when Smile Brilliant asked me to review this for them because I have, for several years now, been using the Sonicare ultrasonic toothbrush.  I am a really big fanatic about keeping my teeth clean so this was a great match for me. I can honestly review this for you because I have previous experience using a similar toothbrush. Even though the toothbrush was given to me to review I would not do this if I could not be honest. I will never steer you towards something I do…

Happy ONE Year to SBJL Blog

Happy One Year! Hey ladies! Happy Anniversary to Style by Jamie Lea blog! YAY! It was around this time last year that I seriously hunkered down and started my blog.  I had really started it the year before but did not keep up with it consistently.  Since last August I have been super consistent and posting on the blog twice a week!!!!  It is a very large accomplishment for me and I wanted to share my journey with you.  There is a story of what got me here and where I am going, so I hope you will follow along! I had the opportunity to visit 17 Berkshire here in Memphis and thought it was the perfect backdrop for my outfit. I chose this…

17 Berkshire Bakery in Memphis

Hey ladies! It is time for me to do a style tidbits post for you! Just to warn you, this is going to put your sweet tooth in overdrive!  If you have not heard, there is a new bakery in town called 17 Berkshire.  It is nestled in a sweet little space in Overton Square in Midtown.  I made plans with my friend and fellow blogger Erika of Beaut Optician to go and check it out for you guys.  It is the cutest little spot to have a great cup of tea or latte and eat an amazing macaron. Once you read this and see the cute photographs you will want to gather your best girlfriends and head on over there! Macaron vs Macaroon The…

Some Important Things to Know About Rayon

Hey there again!  I am so excited to finally be writing this post.  I have learned through many years of shopping  with friends and clients that most people don’t think about the fabrics they are purchasing. Believe me, I was not always this way.  It has taken many years of experience in women’s retail to open my eyes to having a preference on fabrics.  I have grown to know that it will make a big difference in the longevity and maintenance of our clothing. Money is valuable and therefore so is what we spend our money on, right!? Since my friends and clients have really appreciated the things I have taught them, I thought I would try to teach you! I want to say that…

What to Wear to Afternoon Tea!

Y’all! I just had such an amazing experience with some of my blogger boss babes that I just had to tell you about it! We went and had afternoon tea at Chez Philippe in The Peabody Hotel.  I was so nervous about what exactly to wear to something like this for I have never experienced it before! I did not know what to expect and even looked up etiquette for tea on the internet!  It seemed like such a serious thing I just didn’t know what I needed to do.  I read lots of different things but the gist is that is gives a girl a reason to put on a pretty dress and a fun ornament in her hair!  Did I mention you get to…

A Night Out with Brahmin

Hey friends! I am so excited to share an awesome experience with you and tell you about a fun new store that opened right here in Memphis.  Just in case you don’t know I should probably tell you that my career up until a year ago was in retail.  I managed a couple of different stores for 15 years and now I am a full time stylist/blogger.  My heart has always been in fashion and I have to say that Memphis is a pretty tough market for shopping that fashion.  But times do change and retail is on the rise in this city!  Finally! We are getting some amazing stores especially at The Shops of Saddle Creek in Germantown, TN.  A very recent addition to…

How to Determine a Quality Garment

Hey ladies! Happy May! This is my most favorite month out of the year!  April showers bring May flowers right!?  I am finally getting to my second post in my series of shopping posts. The first one was How to Become an Expert Shopper. This one is going to be about what determines a quality garment.  I guess you could say I have a personal interest in this subject.  It is important to me to find pieces that will last and will be low maintenance. Of course there are exceptions to the rule when you are purchasing a trendy item that you don’t pay much for and will not wear the next season. I know we all have these items.  But what I will say…