We’re all dreaming of canceled vacations and missed trips to the beach, but here at BREE JACOBY, we’re making the best of these ~strange~ times. Join us as we take advantage of this unique opportunity for growth, improvement, and rejuvenation. Keep reading for our tips on how to become your best self this summer.

Number one on our online shopping list is Lotus Moon. Their products are perfect for combatting the harmful effects of strong sun rays, while also providing a little extra glow to show off during those daily walks. On their website, you can take their “Serum Quiz” and be paired with the ingredient combination perfectly suited to your skin.

With all this extra time, we’re focusing on stepping up our meditation game. Steve Nobel is our favorite go-to meditation guru. His YouTube channel is full of guided meditations, ranging from a quick routine to jumpstart your morning to longer breath-focused exercises. The benefits of meditation have been widely praised by various experts in every field, and Steve Nobel makes it easy to get started.

Looking for a supplement? Hum Nutrition has a supplement for everything you need, from health to a life occasion! Check out their website’s quiz to find out what you’re missing and in the most need of right now.

Don’t mind us, we’re just creating a home sanctuary over here. There’s something about being home 24/7 that’s made us get on top of small home projects and upgrades. Whether you’ve tidied up, reorganized, and are now adding a couple new products to your fresh space, or just looking to add a nice touch to your home now that you’re there all the time, we’ve got you.

We spent hours scouring the internet to find you the most comforting essentials for this time at home. Each product is in stock and being shipped out quickly. We made sure to support small businesses, focused on sustainability.

Here are our top 10 quarantine home essentials. Just click each product for a link.

  1. Nightly rituals start with lighting this candle. What you do afterwards is your business.

 

  1. Remove the old stories in your space. (We’re currently lighting this daily).
  1. Take a mental road trip. This candle will take you there, promise.

 

 

  1. For face misting. Highly recommend it all day long.

 

  1. Clear the energy is your space. We’re also lighting this daily.

 

  1. Clear, open, and activate your higher chakras. Curious? Put one by your desk and another by your bed.

 

  1. The best sweats you can guaranteed get right now. Live in this comfy sweatshirt for her.

 

  1. The best sweats you can guaranteed get right now. Lounge in these matching comfy sweat shorts for her.

 

  1. The best sweats you can guaranteed get right now. Live in this comfy sweatshirt for him.
  2. The best sweats you can guaranteed get right now. Lounge in these comfy sweatpants.

Trends come and go, but black-and-white is FOREVER. Our CEO, Bree Jacoby, is the queen of this eternal look. We asked Bree to break down her B&W looks. They range from casual to formal, edgy to preppy, and classic to avant-garde, so there’s something in there for all of you. Here are her tips to owning this style staple:

Balance is everything:

BJ: “I’m all about the distribution of the tones. Include one all-black piece, one-all white piece, and one mixed piece. This way, your looks won’t slip into the realm of monotone.”

Color pops:

BJ: “I know, we basically just swore off color, but it can’t hurt to add a little here and there. To keep it classy and easy, add color in subtle ways through the details of your accessories or the accents on your clothes and shoes.

Accessories are not an afterthought:

BJ: “Accessories can bring some excitement to an otherwise simple look. Try adding a belt, some jewelry, a hat, a scarf, or even a pair of sunglasses to break up your look and add some texture.”

Follow these three tips, and you’re sure to create a killer B&W look for any occasion. Accessorize, incorporate a color pop, and balance the black and white pieces in your look and you’ll be well on your way to an easy, timeless, and chic AF style.

 


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If you’re getting started with meditation and you have no clue if you are doing it right, WHO CARES? Be wrong. Be bad at meditation and right then, you’ll get good at it. It’s the Buddhist gift of it all. I promise.

When I started meditating, I spent 90% of the meditation wondering if I was doing it right. Did it need to absolutely silent?  Am I sitting right? Why’s it so uncomfortable? I read a ton of books, took classes, and literally tried to get an A in meditation. What actually worked though, was my willingness to be wrong and to continue to show up for it every day.

Every morning, I spent 10 minutes tripping out that I couldn’t meditate. About 6 months into it, I decided WHO CARES?! I WILL lay down on my back and call it meditation. I WILL meditate while the trash is being collected even though it’s insanely loud. I WILL put crystals on my forehead when I meditate. Once I “broke the rules,” meditation became my own.

Maybe you’ve been wondering what you can do while in quarantine to help others. Maybe you’ve been really considering (better put, procrastinating) reorganizing your closet for a couple of years.

And the truth is if you don’t do it now while home 24/7, you’ll probably NEVER, EVER GET TO IT.

I sometimes need moral support as I start to dive into a task I’ve been putting off, so I’m starting with a closet edit. Here’s what’ll happen in the edit:

BREE JACOBY is going to tell me what to get rid of and what to keep.

(Score, I can’t make those sorts of decisions right now).

BREE JACOBY is going to give me tips on how to wear what I already have.

(Yes, I will be shopping inside my own closet exclusively for a bit here).

BREE JACOBY is also going to come up with a style vision for me.

(Wow, me?!?)

What I’m most excited about though is that I’ll end the call with a few bags of clothes to donate. Above finishing something I’ve been meaning to do FOREVER, this is one way that I can give back with what I have right now. It’s one thing that I can do while I’m doing nothing.

Plus, clean closet, clean mind, right?!

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It may seem weird, but we legitimately couldn’t be happier that you’re thinking about reorganizing your closet. There’s something about cleaning the deep recesses of your personal space that gives you a sense of WILD LIBERATION. You, however, came here for our recs because we reorganize closets ALL THE TIME.

So, let’s get to it. Here are the top 5 things you need to create a streamlined. Clean out your closet. Streamlined.

High-quality hangers. There are only two real choices here– velvet or wooden. Get velvet if your closet is full. Get wooden hangers if you want that minimalist look.

Shoe containers. These are stackable, with air vents, and little doors built in so you have easy access to your shoes. Yes, little doors!

Scotch guard. While you’re reorganizing, you also might as well commit to taking good care of your nice stuff. We promise it’ll take only 10 minutes a year. Spray this on your suede shoes when you start reorganizing and they’ll be dry the next day and protected for the next year. It’s true-we really like scotch guard.

Magic erasers. Yea, you need that same miracle sponge you use on your bathroom sink in your closet. It’s the fashionistas secret to keeping your white leather sneakers looking clean. Moisten, wipe, done.

Sandalwood incense. The denouement of your closet organization is adding a scent to keep it fresh. We love sandalwood incense, it smells great even unlit. It’s a simple, clean smell for your new simple, clean space.


Confession: I spend a ton of money every month working with an intuitive business coach named Cory. Double confession: it’s 1000% worth it. She was referred to me by a friend and coaches almost exclusively over the phone or FaceTime.

“I get a clearer read on you over the phone,” she said.

“Like, a regular phone call?” I asked, shocked that this was the best option.

“Yea.” Long pause. 

I trusted Cory’s confidence in her process although full disclosure, I HAD MAJOR DOUBTS about our first phone appointment. We hopped on our first call, and there was some unexplainable magic to it. I was comfortable, she was comfortable. The distance that the phone call created somehow made me able to connect more deeply. I was more open to talk, to cry, and to dive in. We got through more in one phone call than I had in several in-person appointments with other coaches. It left me wondering, are virtual appointments actually better? 

Is anyone else feeling happier or more productive working from home? Are we able to dive deeper from the comfort of our own home? Are we somehow more connected with this distance? 

It’s in this spirit of deep connection that we’re launching virtual appointments. We’re excited to do a deep dive into your closet through virtual closet edits, virtual closet organization, and virtual styling appointments. We’ll take the lead and guide you through every step of the process. And we’ll probably really GO THERE, with this beautiful heightened ability to connect we all seem to be sharing right now.  

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We think its so important that you feel like you have a closet thats functional only filled with with things you love! You know the saying, less is more? We believe it to be true! When you have a closet of clothes that aren’t in color order or an overwhelming amount of clothes that are all similar, it leaves you feeling unsatisfied. Then, you think this to yourself, “I have nothing to wear!” To avoid the dreaded feeling, what we suggest is to buy things that make sense together (outfits) and to do a closet edit once a year.

Get some bags out for your donation pile and go ham. Here is how:

Bree Jacoby’s Rec’s

1.  Keep the colors in your closet together. Sometimes we get asked if it matters long sleeves with short sleeves long dresses with short dresses? My opinion on that is it looks a lot cleaner keeping colors together vs style of the items. Keep sections in your closet organized by type ex: Jeans, Tops, Jackets all together. Then, organize it by color within those sections. Voila! You are off to a great start.

2. If you haven’t worn an item in over a year or two, ask yourself why. Is it the style? Is it the fit? Can it be tailored? If your answer is, I do not know how to wear it,  Pinterest is a great option for ideas on how to pair that specific item with something. You can get some ideas from our page. If it doesn’t fit because it’s too big, then maybe it needs to be tailored with our friends of Hemster .

3. When you can’t tailor the item and it’s outdated, not in style and it just is down right not flattering, I say take a hard PASS on it! We call that a donate item!

4. Wishlist items should be last on your list. When you now have edited what doesn’t work for you, its super clear to see what you need (insert: sigh of relief!) Make a wishlist for yourself of the things you now need. We have a whole way of edited, so email us should you need anything!

5. Now its time to give back. You have a closet of things you love that look great on you right? The places we recommend donating are: 1. Goodwill 2. Dress For Success 3. Clothes The Deal (for men)

6. Keep your closet consistently edited! When you put new clothes in, it’s a good time to evaluate the things you now have. What is worth keeping and what is worth donating? #constantdebate!

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What does a nude stiletto and a navy suit have in common? They are classic, timeless and always come in handy! I find classic pieces to be essential and always my go-to’s for everyday wear. These are the pieces I can constantly count on to never let me down and always make sure I look put together.

I like to add my own personality to my style and find my own distinct and comfortable way of dressing. When I am styling our clients and members or even teaching my styling team, I always make sure they understand the importance of basic, classic and timeless pieces. Asking yourself, does my “blank” go with my “blank.” Classics just never let down and always make every occasion work. Creating your own personal style needs to be unique to you and make you feel confident. We all know the feeling in us when we love that outfit we are wearing. Confidence is an energy. People can feel that when you walk in a room. Confidence all starts with what you wear and how you feel about yourself.

One thing we get asked a lot is, what are the top 5 things every wardrobe needs for both men and women. When we are working with clients, most of the time they are people starting over and looking to rebuild their wardrobes. Regardless of where you’re at with your wardrobe there are clothes I suggest you own in your closet if you don’t already. Here is the breakdown for men and for women.

Men’s Wardrobe

Tailoring fitting clothes – most important!

1. Custom Tailored Navy Suit

2. Custom White Button Up

3. Custom Navy Sportcoat

4. Dark Fitted Jeans

5. White cool, causal sneakers

Women’s Wardrobe

1. Black Leather Jacket

2. Black Fitted Jeans

3. Nude Stiletto

4. Cocktail Dress (any color but black is a must!)

5. White or Black Classic Blouse

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Digitizing your wardrobe is all the rage when we meet with our members at #BREEJACOBY. We have built our own wardrobing technology that we are excited to launch to our members this year as a perk of joining. When people join our membership in 2020, they get a digitized wardrobe of everything they buy from us and we take images of what they own so they have a working wardrobe made just for them.

We realized that people usually wear 20-30% of their wardrobe and they need most help with how to wear the clothes they own. Does this sound like you? Well, when you do not have a stylist on our team working with you, it is so easy to continue buying things without editing out what you already own. Hence, why we always recommend a #BREEJACOBYClosetEdit before you continue to buy without editing out pieces. Imagine a closet full of things you love without repeating past purchases.

Our philosophy on buying new clothes is not to buy anything until you have edited your wardrobe out of things that you do not wear, that are not in style and whatever does not make you feel amazing.

Simplify your wardrobe by only buying things you LOVE. If it doesn’t make you feel your best, get rid of it. Donate the items and you’ll feel even better. If they are designer brand, you can also sell the items.

Once your closet is edited, you will make wiser purchasing decisions and then we can digitize what you own. Whoever said the Clueless closet was just meant for Cher?

Digital Wardrobing

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