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24 Mar

New Season

DC, Blagden Alley
*blows dust off* *taps microphone* Is anyone out there?  Wow.  It's been so long since I've logged in and drafted a post.  I wasn't even sure if I remembered my password (obviously, I did).  So, what have I been doing?  What am I up to?    Well, I've officially launched my photography business!  I know I mentioned in a couple of posts that this was a goal of mine and I can now check it off the list!  It's really been exciting and fulfilling.  I really love it and find myself thinking and planning and brainstorming all the time.  I've gained several clients these first 2-3 months and the shoots have been fun (and mostly cold).  And the feedback from my clients has really encouraged...
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25 Oct

Beautiful As You Are

  When is the last time you left home without makeup?  For me, it's often routine to put on a little corrector and concealer, powder, eyeliner, mascara, and maybe eyeshow, blush, and lipstick, before heading out for the day.  It's the rare occasion that I just wash my face, moisturize, and go.  Well, recently, not only did I do just that, but I headed straight to Movode photography studio to sit for some complimentary portraits.  Makeup free.  Yes, you read that right.  I had some portraits done wearing absolutely no makeup.  I mean, who does that?  Well, thanks to Movode, many women are.  Movode believes that beauty is the ability to be comfortable with who you are, so they created the #BeautifulAsYouAre...
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10 Oct

District of Clothing

District of Clothing, Steadfast Supply DC
I recently attended the preview of Steadfast Supply at Navy Yard in Washington, DC.  Steadfast Supply is a retail and communal workspace that connects local brands with the DC community.  One of those local brands that I love, and I must admit that I'm biased because it's owned by my friend Dionna, is District of Clothing.  But I'll be honest and say that regardless of that fact, it's an awesome brand.    Dionna created District of Clothing to send positive messaging, display local pride, and promote a can-do mentality.  If you consider yourself a "doer," this brand is for you.  You'll find t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and kids apparel with messages such as "Dreamer Doer" and "DC Dope" and "Don't Boo. Vote."  District...
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16 Sep

Big Score for a Big TV Sweepstakes with Aaron’s

NFL, New Orleans Saints
    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Aaron's Inc.. The opinions and text are all mine.   Can you believe that football is back?! It really seems like this was the longest off-season ever. Actually, last season seemed pretty long to me as well, because my team was extra average and I was just ready for the season to be over. But with the start of a new season, our hopes are renewed in our teams and we all think that our team is going to the Big Game. Am I right? Ok, even if you don't really believe it about your team, you'll say it just to trash talk fans of your division rivals.   If I'm not at...
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16 Aug

My Day in DC with Enterprise CarShare

Banana Republic Shirt dress
*This post is sponsored by Enterprise CarShare.  All opinions are my own.*   The Sunday before my birthday, I had the opportunity to test out Enterprise CarShare.  Enterprise CarShare is a car-sharing service that allows you to rent a car by the hour, day, or overnight.  Here is Washington, D.C. they have cars parked all over the city and many locations within walking distance to my home.  I simply open the Enterprise CarShare app on my phone and it's already set to my market in Washington, D.C.  I have my location default as my current location.  I select a date and time to start and end use of the vehicle and then select the type of vehicle I want.  The app then searches...
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1 Aug

The Offline Society Turns 1

Offline Society, Washington DC
If you live in the DC area, you're single, and you're interested in meeting new people, then you should check out The Offline Society.  The Offline Society "curate(s) gatherings for the romantically unattached who appreciate the value of chemistry and conversation."  They recently invited me (and a friend) to attend their Offline Birthday Fete at Wonderbox in Washington, DC.  As promised, it was a night of good music, good food (the mac and cheese balls were delicious!), cocktails, and fun.  And the location was perfect - an event space in an alley at the border of Northwest and Northeast DC.  But my favorite part was meeting new people and taking fun photos in the photobooth.    If you're interested in learning more, check out their...
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25 Jul

Introducing Simplicity & Style Studio

Mango pants, Forever 21 top
Photos: Jennifer Jean-Pierre   If you check out the menu bar above, you'll notice that a new page has been added, Simplicity & Style Studio.  One thing that I'm very passionate about is personal style.  I make very conscious decisions about what I purchase and what I wear.  You might be surprised to see that I don't piles of piles of clothes in my closets.  I've become a minimalist as I've gotten older.  I just don't like a lot of stuff in my closets nor in my home in general.  When it comes to personal style, it's all about knowing what you like and what looks good on you.  You don't need lots of clothes to achieve your perfect image.  What you...
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11 Jul

5 Tips For Giving Back To Your Community

Summer Whites
      One thing that is important to me is giving back to the community.  I've been blessed in so many ways and I know that it's my civic duty to help those in need.  People sometimes think that giving back means giving a lot of time or money, but it really doesn't.  It's really all about how much you want to give and trust me, every little bit helps.  Also, sometimes you might just now know exactly how you can give back, so I've got a list of tips to help you out.   Here's one thing that most people can do - go through your closet and pull out any everyday items that you have not worn in the last year.  If...
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27 Jun

Walking, Black Card Revoked, And Oh Yeah…OJ Did It

White skirt, black bodysuit
  *This post contains affiliate links.  Please click on Disclosure above for the full policy.* Bodysuit: Express White skirt: TJ Maxx (similar) Shoes: similar Photos: Jennifer Jean-Pierre   Here's a look at this past week: Sunday Went to church.  Walked to the grocery store.  Watched Orange Is The New Black (snooze).  Continued discussion with friends about OJ: Made In America.  He did it.   Monday Walked to downtown Banana Republic after work and snagged this $98 dress that I've had my eye on for only $14!  Check out their sale before it ends (extra 50% off sale items).  Here's my Banana Republic shopping tip: shop online, find pieces you like, reserve them in-store if available.  Oftentimes the same pieces online are marked down even more in-store.  Such as this dress.  If I had ordered...
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20 Jun

Currently (June)

Chicwish, asymmetric hem, dress
Dress: Chicwish (similar, similar, similar) Shoes: Target Clutch: (similar, similar) Photos: Jennifer Jean-Pierre     *This post contains affiliate links.  Click on Disclosure above to read the full policy.*   Ah!  It's been too long since I've been able to get a regular "this is what I'm up to" post up on the blog.  However, if you follow me on Instagram (BlitzAndGlam), then you can keep up with what's happening with me. Events:  A little over a week ago, my best friend, Alexia, came up for the Formation World Tour.  This is our 4th Beyonce concert together, so it's kind of become tradition that we see Beyonce each tour.  It's like, "Oh, Beyonce is about to have another tour?  Here's my money, Bey."  A few weeks before the concert...
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