Our most recent installment of the JCJ Instagram Day in the Life Takeover features Lynne aka LT from Denver, CO. Lynne and I met through my younger sister, as they are very close friends in Colorado. Ever since I met Lynne, we have had a rare connection on sharing that undying spark of needing to follow our creative dreams and ideas no matter what – I love to pick her brain for fresh, new perspectives on JCJ ideas. She is a JCJ Admin on our FB page, as well as an all around kick-ass babe bestie. I think we first fell in friendship love over music, most specifically our dear Paul Simon. Recently, we shared the honor of standing next to each other at my sister’s wedding. She was my 1st in command for the best group of bridesmaids for my sister- I feel so lucky and blessed to have been able to get to know her so much more and share such an incredible year of helping my sister plan and execute her wedding. Lynne always shows up with a smile, a plan, and she is just an all around babe who is one of the strongest women I am so grateful to have in my life. Thank you so much, Lynne for your awesome Day in the Life! Read below for a closer look into the sweet heart of LT with our mini interview:
When is your birthday, and what is your sign?
July 18 – Cancer!
How old are you?
29 – which is still DEFINITELY not 30.
(note from JC- hold on to this 29 with all you got! there is no turning back once 30 hits - trust me.)
Where do you live? What is one of your favorite things about where you live?
What is your favorite color and why?
I’m more of a combo girl – I love color combinations. Some of my favorites (at the moment) are: seafoam and coral, black and white, and blue and orange! (Go Broncos!)
How would you describe your style?
My style is simple with a flair. I love to rock my jeans, t-shirts and Chucks, but throw on a statement ring, sparkly earrings or throw on a funky scarf. I love my basics but funk it up with accessories.
What inspires you?
Gosh, what doesn’t inspire me. I can find inspiration in catching a mom laughing with her toddler in the back seat on the way to work, listening to a song I’ve heard a thousand times but catching a line differently…
Often times, I find my inspiration comes in the form of moments of clarity amongst the chaos.
Snowboarding or Skiing?
I’m a boarder babe for suuuuure.
Who do you look up to and why?
I find that this question gets harder the older I get! I would have to say that I look up to my parents – as standard as that is! As a child, I always loved and looked up to my parents because they were loving, playful and supportive. As I grow older, I look up to them in different way. I admire they was they raised my brother and I, how they support both of us, the way they interact with their community, and the way they support each other.
What would you pick as your spirit animal?
Okay, so, as much as I am petrified by sharks… I think they are my spirit animal. When sharks stop swimming, they sink. I’m very much the same way. I can go a million miles an hour, but as soon as I’m in one place with nothing to do…. I sink straight to the bottom, as in, I fall asleep!
What is one thing you can’t live without?
I’m going to take this as a literal ‘thing’, because there are too many people and *cough* songs *cough* I can’t live without.
I don’t think I could live without my stuffed bunny, Stumper. I’ve had him since I was about 2, and he’s just my bunny. Plain and simple. Yes, I still sleep with him every night. Yes, I just broadcast that fairly publicly. #noshamegame
Who is your favorite musician or band?
Hands down, no contest – Paul Simon. Jen and I have bonded over this many a time.
Diamonds on the souls of her shoes.
What is your favorite song?
Oh my goodness! At this moment, I’m going to go with Bridge Over Troubled Water. It can vary a bit, but this has been on top for a while now.
If you could broadcast 1 message across the world, what would it be?
Be kind, show grace, and be patient. Again, the older I get, the more I learn that everyone has fought more battles and gone through more than we are every led to believe. Showing everyone kindness and tenderness can work wonders.
Mind you – it can also get your shit stolen too. But starting out nice is better!
A little known fact about you?
I can clap with one hand. Ask me when you see me ;)
How do you know me? What is our connection?
Jen Pen is Caroline’s (Bambi’s!!) sister! I’ve been lucky to get to know and LOVE her more over the last few years and MOST recently, got to stand by her at Caroline and Nico’s wedding. Still, hands down, one of the best days ever.
What is your favorite JCJ design and why? (doesn’t have to be one you own!)
I think it might be my XO ring. It was my first JCJ piece, and it’s just darling. I wear it nearly every day. I also really love the Beyoncé song ‘XO’, so I sing that often when I look at my ring too.
I love you like XO!
What would you like to see JCJ design in the future that you don’t already see with our brand?
Ah! Toughie! I would sayyyyyy…. Chunky pendants! I love an awesome pendant I can switch on and off chains depending on length, layering etc. It would be so fun to rock a big, bold JCJ pendant. Just sayin’ J Love you Jen!!!!
(note from JC- LOVE this idea!!!)