Prints are big this spring. Big prints are big this spring. Florals, yes, but also butterflies and leaves, stripes, geometric patterns and retro prints are everywhere.
How to Wear Prints this Year
Florals are often soft and feminine, and that’s a safe and classic way to wear them. Or, try mixing your prints for a bold new look. For example, try mixing stripes and polka dots, or dots and florals if the colors are right. Or mix your prints to be really trendy, but be careful. Choose prints with a common color. One should be the dominant piece (probably the bigger design), paired with an accent piece that has a smaller design and usually fewer colors.
What’s in Store at JJWells
We have a variety of printed pants, jackets and tops from our favorite designers. Karen Kane, Lilla P and Elliott Lauren, to name a few. Come check out our current selection!
On April 10, 2017 / General / Comments Off on Listen to Your Mother, April 29th, 7pm – Go See It!
Listen to Your Mother is returning to Boulder. If you missed it last year, you should definitely try to catch it this year. Never the same one year to the next, Listen to Your Mother, features readings from local mothers, celebrating and remembering real mothers and motherhood.
JJWells is so proud to be a sponsor of Listen to Your Mother again this year. We had so much fun last year, and we can’t wait to hear more stories from real Boulder mothers and daughters. We’re so excited about it that we’ve decided we should have a drawing to take a JJWells friend to join us. There’s 2 ways to enter:
On March 14, 2017 / General / Comments Off on Local Support: The Case for Shopping in Boulder
It seems like I’m at McGuckin Hardware about every day, but it’s probably more like 3 times per week. McGuckin Hardware has just about everything you could think of. Plus, I know Louise, who brilliantly handles their marketing. And Dee, the second generation of this three-generation pillar of Boulder’s community. She shops with us, bless her. Here’s the best part. When I shop at McGuckin’s the taxes I pay stay in Boulder, the salaries I contribute to support people living in or near Boulder and the profits stay in town as well.
I like to support local businesses over national chains. If you’re trying to shop consciously, even big box stores are better than shopping online, though. Consider a national chain – they may not be based in Boulder, so profits leave the community. But they still pay state and local taxes, they still employ some local people in the store. If you’re shopping online, your dollar completely bypasses local support altogether – no profit, no taxes, no employment in your local community.
I know, I know. Online shopping can be convenient, IF you get the right thing the first time, if the product is what you expected and if your shipment doesn’t experience a delay. Comparison shopping online is easier and the selection represents … the universe of possibilities. If you buy something regularly online, an exotic brand of coconut oil, or if you see something that you’d like to try, consider asking a local retailer if they can get it in for you.
Shopping Local at JJWells
At JJWells, we’re placing orders every day. If you see something that you’d like to order online, consider giving us a chance to order it in for you. If you’ve seen a designer that you love, we’d like to see if it fits in at JJWells. We’re here to serve you, and it’s what we love to do – in person, connecting locally, with a smile. If you’re reading this, you are one of the people who makes our day – let us make yours as well!
On March 13, 2017 / General / Comments Off on Designer Spotlight: Elliott Lauren
We’ve received the first of our Spring 2017 shipment of Elliott Lauren, a favorite designer at JJWells for a years. His designs include separates – jeans and trousers, skirts, t-shirts, blouses, and sweaters. You’ll find his pieces are easy to wear – great fitting, high-quality fabrics and construction. You can always expect Elliott Lauren fashions to be modern without being trendy, comfortable yet polished.
In his own words:
“I founded the Elliott Lauren label with a singular premise…to answer the needs of the modern customer who was seeking a trend driven look, but embodied a mindset that valued quality and fit. That central idea has never gone unheeded…Elliott Lauren is a mindset, not a trend.”
Why We Love Elliott Lauren
At JJWells, we love selling Elliott Lauren pants and trousers because of the consistently great fit for most clients. Tops are designed to coordinate with their pants and skirts, but pair well with many other designers as well. This line suits Boulder’s business-casual culture to a ‘T’, offering our clients well-made, comfortable pieces that look great wherever your day takes you.
This season, Elliott Lauren features neutrals and denims as well as vibrant shades popped with white jeans or a crisp collared blouse.
On February 7, 2017 / General / Comments Off on Pantone’s Take On Grey
Besides being a very flexible neutral, it’s more interesting than black, and arguably more sophisticated. Plus, from platinum to slate to gunmetal, there’s a lot of variety. Mix a variety of greys and they stand on their own, not as a neutral, but as the star color.
On February 2, 2017 / General / Comments Off on Dairy Arts Center – Silver Soiree
Can you believe it’s the Dairy Center’s 25th Anniversary? JJWells is proud and honored to be a sponsor of this community gem in 2017. We’ll be celebrating with them on February 9th at the Silver Soiree.
On November 25, 2016 / Events, General / Comments Off on Small Business Saturday at JJWells
November 26th is Small Business Saturday
Conceived in 2010 by American Express®, Small Business Saturday is the local answer to the Big Box’s Black Friday and online shopping’s Cyber Monday. Just think, you can relax and stay home the day after Thanksgiving – Black Friday, stay in your jammies if you want, and watch some football…or not.
Why Shop Local?
So what’s the big deal? Why should I shop local on Saturday rather than big box on Friday or online on Monday? Because local brick-and-mortar businesses are good for your community – they collect and pay taxes in your hometown, which means money for parks and roads and all the stuff we need in our towns. And because small business owners live in your town, they spend profits locally. Profits from Big Box stores leave your town and go wherever the store’s home office is. Small businesses also provide jobs to your friends and neighbors, and maybe also to you, and often support other businesses in town, as well. In fact, small businesses account for about half of all private sector jobs. Small businesses also bring diversity to the community by offering products you won’t find at the Super Jumbo Mart.
Here’s a nice picture of how it all comes together:
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So What Does American Express Have to Do with All of This?
American Express set out to help address one of the biggest concerns of their small business customers – finding and keeping new customers. So to help their small business customers, American Express is offering their cardholders a special deal – that’s you if you have one of their cards in your wallet. If you hold an American Express card, register your card to participate on the Amex Small business site (you have to do this to get the deal, so don’t miss that step). Next, locate participating businesses (they have a handy map here) !!DISCLAIMER – WE *ARE* A REGISTERED BUSINESS, BUT THEIR MAP SEEMS TO BE … BROKEN….WE’RE WORKING TO GET IT RESOLVED!! and shop listed businesses on Small Business Saturday (did I mention it’s November 26th?). When you do, they’ll give you 2X rewards at qualifying businesses through 12/31/16.
Save the Date and plan to visit JJWells first on Small Business Saturday, November 26th. Stay tuned – JJWells will be offering Small Business specials regardless of what cards you carry!
Join us September 15-17 for our EILEEN FISHER Shop Local event. We’ll have an expanded selection on hand of Eileen’s Fall 2016 Collection. Enjoy 10% off all fall Eileen Fisher during the event. Plus, we’ll be doing a drawing for a $250 JJWells gift card.