Jenna Lyons: Style & Life Inspiration
I'm honestly surprised it took me this long to create a post about Jenna Lyons. Most who know me well, are aware of my obsession with the amazing Jenna Lyons. She is basically my woman crush EVERYDAY. For those unfamiliar with this amazing woman; She is the creative director of J. Crew but she is so much more than that. She is an inspiring woman who happens to be extremely stylish. In a video shot for J.Crew in which Lyons shows off her collection of "shiny ponies"(beautiful shoes), Lyons says, "These I like because as far as I'm concerned leopard is a neutral". PERFECTION! She is funny, colorful and gives off a nerdy cool girl vibe. Lyons worked her way up in the company and transformed the company into what it is now. In an interview with Marie Claire, Lyons explains her view on overnight success,
"There's this Idea that everybody has to have everything right away. But you have to let the slow burn happen. I wasn't the superstar. I had to work for it. Really long hours"
At times we are all a bit hard on ourselves because we constantly compare ourselves to those who seemingly have the "perfect" lives and had everything handed to them, and we wonder why we aren't as lucky as they are. We seem to forget that not everyone took the easy route, some like Lyons started from the bottom and worked their way up. So rather than complaining about why my life isn't perfection, I will keep working harder to create my own version of perfection. I will also attempt to look as good as Jenna while working my ass off. Below are some of m favorite looks of hers(although all her looks are perfection). Hope you enjoy!