Bows & Sequins: The Clothing Line

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It feels incredibly surreal to finally be sharing this post with you! After giving a few hints on social media over the last few weeks, I can finally share the news: I have a clothing line! (Say what?! I know, it feels so crazy to hear those words come out of my mouth. Or in this case, read those words on the screen.) Bows & Sequins will be premiering on Evine Live this coming Friday and Saturday, October 16th & 17th. (And yes, I’ll be on TV. More on that below!) The Fall 2015 collection is comprised of jackets, dresses, tops, skirts, and pants. Leopard print, plaids, gold tweed, well-placed bows, a few pops of pink, feminine ruffles, stripes, faux fur… Pretty much everything that you and I love here on the blog!

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bow-tie blouse / pleated skirt

This fall collection is inspired by my annual autumn must-haves for the season. You won’t find anything too trendy with this collection… Timeless pieces that you’ll reach for year after year. They’re ageless, too! There’s a wide range of ages and lifestyles that read Bows & Sequins… Young professionals, moms, college-aged girls, grandmas, aunts, high schoolers, and each stage between. It was important to me that we didn’t alienate anyone from the collection. When designing the pieces, we kept all body types in mind, too. You’ll find each piece available in XS-3X.

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moto jacket / sequin top / pleated skirt

I’ve been saying this for years, but picking out my outfit and getting dressed in the morning is my absolute favorite part of the day. What you’re wearing says so much about you, your personality, and how you’re feeling. Your outfit really does set the tone for the entire day! And not always in a good way… We’ve all been standing in front of our closets with “nothing to wear” and not liking what we walk out the door in. And subsequently, just feeling a little bit “blah” the entire day. Am I right?

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pink coat / floral dress

The whole point of this blog is to make getting dressed fun and easy. I share outfit ideas for work, weekend, date night, going out, traveling, and some of my go-to tricks for when I’m not feeling inspired to put together a cute outfit. My goal has always been to inspire you with new outfit ideas that are probably already in your closet. Style isn’t about buying a new outfit for every occasion… It’s about remixing what you’ve already got and adding in versatile key pieces to maximize your wardrobe. When I post about a new dress I’ve gotten, I try to always share ideas for other ways to wear it. When I’m out shopping, clothing and accessories don’t come home with me unless I can think of multiple different ways to wear each piece. No one wants a closet full of one-hit-wonders!

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denim jacket / striped shirt

No matter if you’re single, a girlfriend, a mom, a wife, a CEO, or a student, chances are you’re juggling a few too many things each and every day. Between your never-ending to-do lists, long commutes, volunteer obligations, extracurriculars, trying to stay active, taking care of pets and kids, and maintaining some sliver of a social life, you’re stretched pretty thin and don’t have the time to worry about what you’re wearing. The outfit you put on in the morning needs to be able to take you from a client meeting, lunch with your boss, an after-school event, drinks with the girls, date night, and beyond. Versatile doesn’t have to be boring, though. Of course, you can never go wrong with a black dress to take you from morning to night, but why not have a little bit more fun and feel excited about your outfit?

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leopard coat / black blouse / gold skirt

Here’s what you’ll find in the Bows & Sequins collection: Fun, feminine details that add some personality to polished silhouettes and versatile separates that can be worn over and over, no matter the occasion.

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ruffle jacket / striped shirt

This project has been going on behind the scenes since last winter… February, to be exact. After keeping such a big secret for close to eight months, it begins to not even feel real, you know? But the inventory is here and the Bows & Sequins logo is sewn into the label and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you!

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bow-tie blouse / pleated skirt

When it comes to my wardrobe, I try to invest in quality pieces that will last me from season to season. But when I re-wear some of my favorite pieces on the blog that I’ve had for years, it’s challenging to find a “similar product” for you to recreate the look with. There are so many pieces in my closet that I’ve kept through a cross-country move, three moves in New York City, and another cross-country move back to the midwest. If a piece of clothing makes it through a move, that’s when you know it’s a keeper. I wear and re-wear these items on my blog and frantically search for similar options to provide for you, since the originals haven’t been sold for a few years.

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ruffle jacket / striped shirt

So when the opportunity came about with Evine Live, I dug through my closet and identified the pieces that I absolutely cannot live without in the fall. A classic over-sized plaid shirt that’s not too boxy. A wear-with-anything faux fur vest that’s slimming and doesn’t add bulk. A bright pink coat to add a pop of color on a dreary day. A classic navy coat that you can wear anywhere. A leopard jacket that makes you feel like a million bucks. A gold party skirt that’s perfect for the holiday season. A flattering, floral fit-and-flare dress. A denim jacket that you can wear all year round. A pleated skirt that you’ll want to wear over and over again. A machine-washable blouse tied with a bow at the neck. A sequin top to add a little bit of glitz under a blazer. The list goes on and on… From there, I started pin-pointing what I would change about each piece, details I would add to make each piece extra special, etc. And then came the fun part — fabric samples. I’ve hand-selected each fabric, every shade, every button, thread colors, pocket-placement, hardware color, you name it. It’s been one of the most fun and definitely one of the most challenging projects I’ve ever taken on!

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navy coat / striped shirt / plaid skirt

The collection is available for purchase online now via Evine Live’s website. (Use code Bows&Sequins15 for 15% off your order! You can use and re-use the code as many times as you would like before Sunday. And feel free to share with anyone, the more the merrier!) I’ll be going on-air this Friday night at 8pm EST / 7pm CST and Saturday morning at 11am EST / 10am CST to launch the collection! So if you’re around, tune in! 🙂

I can’t wait to hear what you think! xo

One last little note: The sizing is generous. If you’re in-between sizes, I would definitely recommend sizing down! Shoot me an email or leave a comment below if you have any other specific sizing questions.

PS: Get excited because this isn’t a one-time thing… We’ve been hard at work perfecting next spring’s collection (it’s almost three times the size as this fall!), as well as next fall, too!

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black pleated skirt

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floral dress

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faux fur vest / plaid shirt

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pink coat / floral dress

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bow-neck blouse / pleated skirt

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ruffle jacket

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denim jacket / striped shirt / plaid skirt

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sequin top / pleated skirt

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floral dress

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moto jacket / bow blouse / pleated skirt

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black blouse / gold skirt

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faux fur vest / plaid shirt

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navy coat / striped shirt

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moto jacket

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floral dress

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bow-neck blouse

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denim jacket with removable shearling collar

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ruffled jacket / floral dress

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95 Comments

  1. 10.14.15

    TOTALLY FAN-GIRLING! So proud of you and can’t wait to (1) see the success of Bows & Sequins explode and (2) WATCH YOU ON TV!

    (#firstcomment)

  2. 10.14.15
    Emma Bradford commented:

    Your stuff is so great! I have been looking for a faux fur vest and the one you designed is PERFECT! Best of luck!

  3. 10.14.15
    Bella B commented:

    WOW! How exciting! Congratulations in this amazing line. All the pieces look so great. 🙂

    xoxoBella | http://xoxobella.com

  4. 10.14.15
    Kristin commented:

    Ahhh! Jess, I am so excited and happy for you!! I’ve been following your blog for a little over a year now. The collection looks AMAZING, and I am totally obsessed with the floral dress + pink coat combo. And the ruffled khaki jacket. Aaaaand really, just everything in your collection. hahaha. Congratulations!!

  5. 10.14.15
    Rena commented:

    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing the wonderful news and I like what you show here 🙂
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com/a>

  6. 10.14.15
    Ella commented:

    AHHHHH I’M SO EXCITED FOR YOU!! This is HUGE, Jess! Cannot wait to see all the amazing success I know is waiting for you. xoxo

  7. 10.14.15

    So many things I love love love!! Good for you!!!

    Her Heartland Soul
    http://herheartlandsoul.com

  8. 10.14.15
    Caitlin commented:

    I am 5’4″ 140 and smaller on top. What size fur vest should I get?! Help! Love the line:)

    • 10.16.15
      Jessica commented:

      You’re about the same as me! I would do an XS if you want it more snug.. A S if you want more room for thicker sweaters! I’m wearing a Small and it’s definitely roomy.

  9. 10.14.15
    Eleni commented:

    Congratulations, everything looks fantastic!

  10. 10.14.15

    Wahooo! Killed it, Jess! The line is amazing (I’ve been stalking it via your sidebar link the past few days….) and couldn’t be more perfect for this time of year. Your hard work 100% shines through, and I can’t wait to get my hands on some of these goodies! xoxo

  11. 10.14.15
    Preeti commented:

    so happy for you jess! congrats! what an extraordinary accomplishment!

    xoxo, Preeti
    http://www.ninesto5.com

  12. 10.14.15
    MacKenzie commented:

    Congratulations Jess on your absolutely beautiful clothing line!! I’m headed over to shop it right now!

    Xo, MacKenzie

  13. 10.14.15
    Kimberly commented:

    Congrats Jess – everything looks amazing! I’m seriously eyeing that leopard coat…such a gorgeous statement piece!!

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

  14. 10.14.15
    anna commented:

    Congratulations! How exciting, and everything looks amazing!
    xx, anna
    http://www.lifewiththechampions.com

  15. 10.14.15
    Monica commented:

    Love your collection!! I got the gold tweed skirt in a small and a medium, and I can’t wait to get them and see what fits better. It’s going to be an awesome skirt for holiday parties!! Keep up the good work! 🙂

  16. 10.14.15
    Alyssa commented:

    Congrats on the collection! So excited for you and the future collections, too. I’ve read your blog for a few years and can’t wait to see what’s next!

    Alyssa
    Feathers and Stripes

  17. 10.14.15
    Sam commented:

    SO excited for you!! Love everything in the collection. It’s such a reflection of you and your style and I can’t wait to see what else you come up with! Cheers!

    xx
    Sam

  18. 10.14.15

    How exciting! The leopard coat is my favorite!

    xo, Laura
    http://brightandbeautifulblog.com

  19. 10.14.15
    Emily commented:

    HOW EXCITING!

    I love your blog and this line is so fun! I have to have the hot pink coat and faux fur vest! Both are so perfect!

    Congrats, Jess!

    emily
    http://www.deltachic.com

  20. 10.14.15
    Elizabeth commented:

    Wow, congrats! Looks like a great line, and I love that it’s actually affordable!

  21. 10.14.15
    Ashley commented:

    LOVE all these looks on you! Those sunglasses are on point! 🙂

  22. 10.14.15
    Breanne Sergent commented:

    I love everything! Congratulations! This is such an exciting step in your career, so happy for you! Midwest proud 🙂

  23. 10.14.15
    Missy D. commented:

    Totally awesome! Congratulations! Placed an order for me and my daughter!

  24. 10.14.15
    Janae Stanfield commented:

    Your collection is beautiful. Seriously, I’m scrolling through the pictures and just love every piece. I also love the price. Finding timeless and quality pieces can be a bit expensive, but I love that even as a college student I can afford this. You rock it girl (and I’m obsessed with the pink coat)!

  25. 10.14.15
    Stylelista commented:

    Congrats girl! Everything is amazing! I may have to snag a few pieces! xoxo

  26. 10.14.15
    Bev commented:

    LOVE! Congratulations, Jess & welcome to Minnesota. 🙂 Have fun on the show!

  27. 10.14.15
    Courtney commented:

    This is so exciting! Congratulations! I can’t wait to check out your pieces, everything looks so cute!

    http://thecourtneydiaries.com

  28. 10.14.15
    Aubrey commented:

    Congrats! That is such an exciting experience & I’ll have to shop your new line.

    xx. The Coastal Confidence
    http://the-coastalconfidence.com/

  29. 10.14.15
    Meghan commented:

    Just ordered the pink coat! So excited to get it. Great job on the line and thank you for doing something so affordable!!

  30. 10.14.15
    Liz commented:

    Congratulations, Jess!! Everything looks amazing, and I’m totally loving that navy coat! So happy for you and this huge accomplishment!!

  31. 10.14.15
    Aileen commented:

    This is AMAZING! I’m so obsessed with the pink coat and the fur vest. Your attention to detail and hard work has made this such a great (& timeless) fall line.

    I know you’re gonna blow our minds with the collections that will follow.

    • 10.14.15
      Aileen commented:

      P.s. The new layout is .

  32. 10.14.15
    Alexa commented:

    Congratulations! This is AMAZING!! Totally loving your Ruffle Coat! Can’t wait to see more!

    xoxo

    http://thedarlingstandard.blogspot.com/

  33. 10.14.15
    Julia commented:

    AMAZING! It’s all perfect and so you!!! Couldn’t be prouder of you, girlfriend! xx, J

  34. 10.14.15
    Meghan commented:

    Can only imagine how much work went into this and it turned out SO WELL!!! Killing it and so proud of you!

  35. 10.14.15
    Lan commented:

    Congrats! Just ordered the ivory floral dress for wedding events coming up! BEAUTIFUL 🙂

  36. 10.14.15

    Very pretty collection!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

  37. 10.14.15
    Kate commented:

    Congrats on your clothing line! I’m glad you included more timeless pieces. I also agree that what you’re wearing sets the tone for the day!
    -Kate
    http://katekoutures.blogspot.com/

  38. 10.14.15
    Meagan commented:

    How exciting! Congrats!
    -Meg
    http://www.smalltownsisters.blogspot.com

  39. 10.14.15
    terri commented:

    Your collection is gorgeous, congrats!!!!!
    I’m a size 10 would I go with a size medium? I’m interested in the leopard coat and the faux fur vest.

  40. 10.14.15
    Marissa commented:

    Congratulations, Jess! This is such an amazing accomplishment – I am so happy for you and the line looks fantastic. You seem so happy back in Chi-town, too 🙂 xoxo

  41. 10.14.15
    Jen Grano commented:

    Congratulations, this is so exciting andthe line looks great! I’ll try to catch you live on Evine, buy if not, I’ll definitely order something. I’ll also be recommending the line to friends and clients alike – what an exciting time for you. Best Wishes!

  42. 10.14.15
    Melinda commented:

    Congratulations!! This is awesome. I was thinking this morning as I was selecting my outfit/jewelry – THIS is what I like about going to work! I’m one of your grandmother followers. Can’t wait to make a purchase from the collection!

  43. 10.14.15
    Andrea Darst commented:

    Congratulations! How exciting! Gorgeous collection…I want every piece!

  44. 10.14.15
    Megan S. commented:

    This looks like a lovely clothing line and at such affordable price points! The leopard jacket and pop of pink jacket really stood out to me – such quality material. Congratulations!!

  45. 10.14.15
    Devan O'Dowd commented:

    Congrats! So, when is the men’s line coming out?!

  46. 10.14.15
    Heidi commented:

    Yay!!! Congratulations! I love the whole line and really appreciate the versatility of each piece. That ruffle jacket is a must have!

    Wishes & Reality

  47. 10.14.15
    Bets commented:

    Congratulations! Collection is gorgeous!! Kudos too for including larger sizes. Everyone should have access to beautiful things and feeling their personal best.

  48. 10.14.15
    Vera Sawicki commented:

    What a beautiful collection. I love the bow tie blouse! You look amazing!!

    Blonde in Cashmere

  49. 10.14.15

    Every piece is adorable- and I love how you styled them! Congrats on your big news and I hope it is a big success for you! xoxo
    Boston Chic Party

  50. 10.15.15
    Jamie Stone commented:

    Big congrats! I love it 🙂

  51. 10.15.15
    Sue Thompson commented:

    Jessica! I’m your Aunt Anne’s best friend from college…I met you in Chicago and NY with my twin girls Emmie & Maddie who are now juniors in high school. I was just in DC with Anne and our son Jack who is now 14! I LOVE where you are at this point of your life and keep your chin up! You are rocking it!! Sue Thompson

  52. 10.15.15

    Congratulations! These pieces all look fantastic for fall. Great job!

    http://www.velvetcrate.com

  53. 10.15.15

    This is so amazing!! Congratulations to you and this big project! Can’t wait to see more.

    Xx Taylor http://lightscameracatwalk.com

  54. 10.15.15
    Melissa Klusek commented:

    I want everything!! This is incredible! Best of luck with everything!!

  55. 10.15.15
    Kelsey commented:

    SO exciting! Congratulations!!! All of the pieces are gorgeous – I can’t wait to start shopping!!

  56. 10.15.15
    Caro commented:

    I just wanted to say thank you SO MUCH for including plus sizes!! As soon as I saw Hallie’s post, I was excited but also bummed because I just assumed the clothes wouldn’t come in my size. Now I’m thrilled to go on a shopping spree!!

    There are so few places that make cute, affordable clothing for bigger sizes so thank you so much for giving us plus-sized ladies another option 🙂

  57. 10.15.15
    Marlise commented:

    Congratulations! The collection looks great! I’ve wanted a pink winter coat for a few winter seasons now. I’m excited to add your pink coat to my wardrobe!

  58. 10.15.15
    Jes commented:

    So many fantastic pieces! Congrats from a fellow Jes to another 🙂

  59. 10.15.15
    Sarah Lagen commented:

    This is amazing!!! Congrats on this project, everything looks beautiful and I’d love to have one of each in my closet!! Great job and I can’t wait to see your next season! 🙂

    xo, Sarah
    http://www.thekissingboothblog.com

  60. 10.15.15
    Maggie commented:

    I love everything your new line is fantastic! I don’t know which item I want to purchase first!

  61. 10.16.15
    Ashley commented:

    Congratulations! LOVE the coats! Also, these are so affordable! This is huge; congrats again!

  62. 10.16.15
    Taylor commented:

    Hi jessica!!

    Long time reader of yours who is so excited for your new line and already has a cart full of items to buy!!! That faux fur vest is one of my favorite pieces! I had a quick question about sizing. I am very petitie, at 5 feet tall and I’m nervous it will look overwhelming on my frame. What are your thoughts?! I heard it ran big so I want to make sure that it will still look good on me!

    Thanks!!

    • 10.16.15
      Jessica commented:

      Hi Taylor,
      I’m worried that the XS might be too big for you, especially since it’s longer. Sorry girl! Please know that I’m working to include smaller sizes in the spring collection!
      xo

  63. 10.17.15
    Sara commented:

    Congratulations! Love the line, esp. the fur vest and leopard coat. It is amazing how much you have accomplished. Very impressive!

  64. 10.17.15
    Shannon commented:

    I love the moto jacket paired with the maroon skirt!

    https://midwestmeanderings.wordpress.com/

  65. 10.20.15
    Emily commented:

    Jess – I cannot even begin to thank you enough for creating a line of clothing that is geared towards all sizes!!! I am beyond excited to receive my Bows & Sequins items!! As a plus size fashion blogger, it can be extremely difficult to find brands that have fashionable items that are made to fit a curvy woman!! More than that, I am excited to see a blogger create a collection that is inclusive and geared towards all sizes! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! And best of luck moving forward – I can’t wait to see what’s next. – Emily

  66. 10.21.15

    Omg! This is the coolest thing ever! I’m so excited for this collection and everything is ah-mazing! I definitely need that gold skirt in my life and I love the ruffle coats! As a fellow alum, you do University of Illinois proud lady! ILL- And happy homecoming weekend! 🙂 Maybe I’ll see you down there!

    ~Hillary
    http://www.styleinasmalltown.com

  67. 6.14.16
    TAMMY commented:

    Wow, Congrats on your new clothing line. I can see you going big someday with all of your fashion choices. I just hope I see more summer clothing than winter.