Monday, February 5, 2018

A Letter From the Editor...Jana

Hello Beautiful Friends! It's already February...What?!?! We are already beginning chapter two of twelve in the new year - can you believe it! My goal was to do a post in the first week of January sharing some reflection on last year, some goals going forward, and a bit of a re-introduction for all the new blog readers before I dove right into 2018, but "Life" doesn't always go as planned...I know you all understand. Life has been a little chaotic to say the least, I've personally had some unexpected career changes, we've had some family health scares ( everything is good now) and my sister is getting married in April, I am the Maid of Honor, so things are getting real with planning! I seriously can-not wait to see my sister on her special day! She's going to be a beautiful bride:) 

Today's post is going to be a little different. I wanted to connect with all of you about what to expect here on JANA STYLE in 2018. I've been working on some things and I honestly just want to reconnect with all of you about who I am and why I love to share fashion and style here on the blog! 

Who is Jana Style and Why?

Writer, Stylist, and On-Air Fashion Expert...

I've loved fashion since as far back as I can remember. Fashion has always been such a big part of me and I'm so lucky to have my blog and business to share it with the world! My career in fashion started with several years in fashion retail management. I attended fashion school in Chicago and later returned to Kansas City and obtained my Fashion Merchandising Degree from JCCC with a Business Entrepreneurship Certification. 

JANA STYLE blog was created to continue to build my fashion portfolio and to share my involvement in the Kansas City fashion community. I've served 4 years on the Fashion Group International Board as the Communications Chair and also a Co-Regional Director. I've also worked with Kansas City Fashion Week as the Fashion Editor for 3 seasons of runway shows. Through my blog I've been able to fulfill my dreams of working with major fashion brands such as Macy's, Maurices, Who What Wear, Nike, JCPenney, and Lee Jeans just to name a few!

In the last few years I've loved writing for several magazines on the subject of fashion and style and I've also regularly appeared on morning news segments sharing upcoming fashion trends and styles. I've been lucky to do both personal and commercial styling that continues to keep me on my toes by learning new things in this business which I LOVE! 

Summit Fair's Official Blogger...

I have been Summit Fair Shopping Center's official blogger and stylist for the last four years and I'm so excited to announce that our partnership will continue through 2018! I love shopping the stores at Summit Fair and have such a passion for searching out the best in seasonal fashion and trends from the stores each week! You can catch up on all the latest trends by clicking on "Summit Fair" above on the Menu Bar and stay tuned for more shopping finds, style guides, and outfit inspiration from all my favorite stores! 

Wife, Sister, and Fur Baby Mama...

This year, one of my major goals is to be a little more personal through my blog and social media. It's not always easy for me to share a ton about myself on a personal level because I tend to be a little bit of a private person, but I really want to be more transparent and share a few more of the 'everyday' moments. 

What to Expect on the Blog this Year

Fashion +  Style Inspiration -- This is what makes me tick. I love styling looks, creating new stylish outfits, and genuinely sharing my love for all things fashion! My outfits and styled looks are the back-bone of my blog and I love sharing them with all of you. 

Shopping Guides -- I love creating wish lists, beauty must have features, and trend guides! It's a fun way for me to organize products and outfit pieces into shop-able blog posts! Let me know what you'd like to see more of in this category! I've got a fun project incorporating some of my writing skills and trend guides in the works...will share more soon! :) 

Travel -- This year is going to be a BIG travel year for me and my husband. We've got some amazing trips planned and I am so excited to document it through my blog and Instagram! One thing that helps me stay creative is to travel and experience the world. Traveling with my husband Nick is one of my all time favorite things to do. I hope we always make time for traveling to new places together. 

TV Fashion Segments -- This year expect to see more fashion video content and news segments. Appearing on the local news stations as a fashion expert is one of the most exciting and challenging 2-3 minutes ever! I really enjoying sharing my insight on trends and fashion with the TV viewers and hope to add more video content to the blog this year! 

THANK YOU! for following along on social and reading JANA STYLE! I appreciate everyone who Likes comments, shares, and follows sooooo much! I am so excited to continue creating amazing content for JANA STYLE blog in 2018!


Skirt {JCPenny} Top {Macy's} Denim Jacket {similar Here and Here} Shoes {DSW} Purse {HM} Sunglasses {c/o Diff Eyewear}

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  1. Those pumps are adorable! Cheers to a great 2018 babe!

    xo, Rachel |

    1. Hello Rachel! I'm so glad you like them, they are sooo pretty in person! Cheers to you and all your goals in 2018 as well! xo Jana

  2. Such a great post, Jana! Looking forward to seeing more shopping guides, especially when there are sales! #SCsister

    1. Hi Ladies! Yes, SALES are the best for shopping guides. I will for sure be sharing more of those! Have a great week! xo Jana

  3. 2018 sounds like it's going to be an amazing year! I love personal style posts like this! Can't wait to see all of the travels this year has in store!

    1. Hi Laura! I think it is going to be a fantastic year, very busy...but very good! I hope you are having a great 2018 too! xo Jana

  4. Your outfit has me dreaming of spring! I love the color of your skirt!!

    xo Kayla

    1. Hello Kayla! Thank you so much! Ulta Violet is making an appearance in my wardrobe already :) Glad you like it! xo Jana

  5. That purple midi skirt and your pom pom pumps are stunning Jana. Great VDay look. I recently shared a similar fancy VDay look with a purple tulle skirt and gold pumps. Love your outfit so much.

    Welcome by tomorrow and every Thursday and join my style linkup. Thanks, Ada. =)

    1. Hi Ada! I'll have to check out your look too! Thanks so much! xo Jana

  6. I loved reading this post and I love your outfit so much! You've styled it to absolute perfection!

    xx Taylor

    1. Hi Taylor! Thank you so much, sometimes it's hard for me to be a little more open about the "real" stuff going on, but I'm working on it ;) Glad you enjoyed the post! xo Jana


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