Back to School Giveaway For Mom {From J.Jill}

Disclosure: J.Jill provided me with the outfit and the gift card to giveaway. I wasn’t required to post about it, but had so much to say I decided it was the best way to do the giveaway. All opinions and photos are my own.

Way back in 2007 I had only one child and we had just moved to a new city and state. I was going through that time after you have your first kid and try to wear real clothes again and find that your entire body is different. I ventured off to the Pleasanton Mall in search of anything that fit and I was terribly disappointed. It seemed all of the clothes were meant for women who didn’t have suddenly wider hips and a little extra flesh. I’m not even talking about sizes – I was the same clothing size as I was pre-baby – the problem was how the clothes were cut. I was honestly offended at the low rise jeans and fitted tees I was finding. They were not meant for mamas. At least not this thirty-something mama.

As I was sulking through the mall, I noticed J.Jill and decided to give it a try. I was thrilled to discover the clothes were cut in a way that gave a modest but flattering fit and the styles were not at all matronly. I scooped up several cute shirts and made a note to go back. And thus began my love for J.Jill.

Fast forward to present day when I received an invitation to the Grand Opening of the new J.Jill in the Galleria – yay! I got a nice tour of the store, an outfit of my very own, and something for one of you… but more on that later.


J.Jill has redesigned their stores with simplicity in mind since they know we ladies are a busy bunch. They’ve opened up the floor plan and have a section for each clothing line within their own collection to make it easier for us to put a look together.


The first thing that makes it such a pleasure to shop at J.Jill is the fabrics are quality and lines are flattering, but the second thing is the accessories. You can shop your complete look and never leave the store. Here’s the ensemble I selected:

You can see how the scarf really brings the look together, but adding the necklace really elevates the entire ensemble.

Just by rearranging the pieces and changing shoes you can make this look more dramatic (as indicated by the dramatic look on my face):

j.jill mom fashion moto boots

Oh, you know what else? Every month J.Jill puts out different collections. So maybe this red shirt isn’t your thing? Go in right now to shop a different collection, which includes the blues and purples that are trending for fall.

I mentioned how J.Jill keeps women in mind – this doesn’t just include those who shop in the store. For this event J.Jill made a donation through their J.Jill Compassion fund to The Women’s Resource of Greater Houston, a non-profit organization that promotes financial literacy and provides classes and lessons on budgeting for women who are getting back on their feet.

So now you love J.Jill as much as I do, right? Cool! I have a gift card for you so you can do a little back to school shopping of your own. Or ONE of you can anyway.


Enter below to win a $100 gift card to put together your own look from J.Jill. You can shop in the store or online (though the store is more fun).

How do you enter? First visit J.Jill’s website and then comment below with which item(s) you’d want to get with your $100. Then log into Rafflecopter (this does not put you on any mailing list, only verifies your entry) and click that you’ve commented. Easy Peasy.

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  1. I would love to buy some nice slacks in a variety of colors

  2. Brenda Feaster says:

    It was a hard decision to make. I think I can use the $100 on the wearever boat neck dress and Paisley blossom scarf. Yes, I went over the 100 bucks but I love everything!!!! Please pick, me, pick me!

  3. Ok, well, I’ve looked at the clothes in J.Jill many times, but I’ve never bought clothes there, simply because I didn’t think they’d have nice plus size also it seemed a little pricey!! I don’t really have to look at their website to know that they have super nice clothes!! It just dawned on me the other day, that since i’m embarking on this journey of getting my body in a healthier place, I’m going to have to buy EVERYTHING except socks!! So you see, I can’t really pick one favorite thing!! 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity to get this great gift!!

    • I should have mentioned in the post that they have pretty much every size. Petites, Plus, Tall – they seem to have us all covered!

  4. I love the wearever smooth-fit print pencil skirt in black ikat floral, and the chelsa pullover in larkspur – cute look!

  5. Easy indigo shirt dress! Yup.

  6. I would love to have the Sloan sweater in blue bell and the peacock pearl charm bracelet. Thanks for the chance to win the gift card!

  7. I love the easy indigo shirt dress!! Very stylish but easy to wear to school!!

  8. Pamela Schneider says:

    I tried on the Gossamer breeze print top at J.Jill, what beautiful fabric, would love to have it to wear!!

  9. I would buy the Sloan V-neck pullover in the sea breeze color.

  10. Love the ponte knit tunic paired with a pair of black wearever pants!

  11. Nicole Scholz says:

    I love j Jill clothes, if I won the $100 I’d get a new basic skirt and shirt:)

  12. My pick is the indigo denim shirt dress! I love denim and this striking dress is a winner!

  13. I will buy the charcoal ponte knit pencil skirt and the red top you have on in the picture. Is that the wearever easy tee?

    • Yep, that is the Wearever Tee. I went back and added the links to each piece so I hope that helps. 🙂 The back of that tee is so great – I love the pleat detail.

      • Thanks for the info. Glad to know about the tee. It might just be in my fall wardrobe. I bought the pencil skirt tonight so now I need the gift certificate to add to the outfit.

  14. I would get the Chealsea pullover sweater and scarf!

  15. I have been a jjill fan for years. Did not even have to look at the website because I know I am in love with the new jean jacket and I need one. 🙂

  16. Marcia McNeel says:

    I like the ponte skirt. It’s stylish and just the right length. I’m also wanting to put together a Wearever business suit look for work. Love JJill!

  17. Carol Schuermann says:

    I would buy the checked shirt and some new ankle jeans.

  18. I would buy some ponte leggings with the $100 gift card. They are wonderful.

  19. Recently purchased the silk cardi in larkspur. I’d get the same cardi in black, plus one of their fantastic scarves.

  20. The ponte-A line skirt in black and the open-front pointelle cardigan in black.

  21. I woul buy the paisley draped jacket. Awesome giveaway!

  22. Paisley draped jacket

  23. Gloria Stancil says:

    I love J Jill clothes. It would not be hard for me to pick out something. I would love to show off my new J Jill clothes.

  24. Wendy Duggan says:

    I love JJill!!! I’ve gotten so many compliments on the few things I have!! Would love the gift card!!!

  25. I would buy some black pure jill pants and/or paisley jacket. Love everything J. Jill:)

  26. Donna Ahlberg says:

    ANY clothes from my favorite store. I can never go wrong with ANYTHING from this venue. LOVE it!

  27. Love the Pure Jill Ballet-sleeve Tunic in gray! (Petite, of course.)

  28. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    I am loving the ponte knit dress with pockets!

  29. I love the banded suede d’Orsay skimmers! Soo cute!!

  30. Debra Simning-Chapman says:

    I have not ever shopped at a store, but I looked online and I found so many things but I really love the green soft suede driving mocs.

  31. Sign me up! I love J.Jill.

  32. deanna hanson says:

    I love there jewelry and there skirts so cute

  33. Lorna Westfall says:

    I would get the red top you are wearing. I looks very flattering. I am also a big JJill fan!

  34. I would buy more of the tank tops that I love so much to layer under my jean jackets. With the leftover money, I would add a pair of jeans. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  35. their jeans! love them.

  36. The j.jill ponte is the best – so wanting the houndstooth printed skirt right now! nice write up about one of my favorite stores – couldn’t agree more.

  37. Oooh! I’d love to get the boat neck elbow sleeve dress! Love that floral.

  38. Sally Wells says:

    Ponte knit pants for me. I live in them.

  39. Got my new catalog the other day and I want ALL THE PURPLE. 🙂

  40. I love their scarves!

  41. Emily Smith says:

    I really like the Vidorreta Krista espadrilles

  42. I’m a j Jill junkie. I would get the ponte pants and a cute little tee.

  43. Nicole Millheim says:

    I love the Extra 20% off
    ponte knit zip-pocket leggings

  44. A new pair of jeans!!

  45. i need a nice coat

  46. Arena Thompson says:

    I love the pure jill textured high-low tunic and perfect tank

  47. Katy Stark says:

    I would get this super cute printed A-line shirtdress:)

  48. I would get ballet flats or boots.

  49. J.Jill is my all time favorite clothing! I would buy anything wearever!

  50. I would buy jeans!

  51. I love JJill! I would buy the Chelsea pullover sweater in larkspur and the gorgeous autumn floral scarf!

  52. I love J.Jill. I really love the Indigo Shirtdress!

  53. love the

    boat-neck t-shirt dress

  54. I would buy the chelsea pullover, could really use a sweater

  55. Meredith Delay says:

    I would get one of the new Cara blouses and some new jeans!

  56. I would love the ponte knit dress with pockets over ankle leggins. Oh, and the $169 stacked-heel boots would be a big splurge! thanks for the opportunity!


  57. I like the marled boat-neck pullover sweater.

  58. Love J.Jill! The chelsea pullover in purple would be a great buy.

  59. I love the Pima cotton shirts, the wear ever collection, the new ponte, the … What don’t I love?? And as a librarian, the clothes wear so well, look amazing, and are comfoy and professional, that keep me going all day long! Thanks for the giveAway!

  60. Just received an email that I’ve won! Thank you so much. Didn’t see anything in my fb inbox, but I’ll keep looking.