Follow your Passions: Bridging the Gap with Karen Brooks

I was excited that my sweet friend and now mentor, Catherine Grace O’Connell, asked me to join the Bridging the Gap campaign a few months ago. Her vision to unite Millennial & Midlife generations to end divisions of all kinds is truly inspiring and I am privileged to be a part of a cause that promotes unity and “Reciprocal Mentorship”. Today’s launch of Bridging the Gap brings together 200 Influencers who have committed to take part in a campaign to promote awareness and bring about social change. All woman, despite disparate demographics, have so much to offer one another. #WeAreStrongerTogether.

I’m so honored to introduce to you my partner for the Bridging the Gap Campaign, author of Wear with Passion, Karen Brooks. (@wearwithpassion)

From our first conversation over the phone, Karen and I instantly connected and discovered that despite our age differences, how much in common we have. Karen and I share a love for fashion, interpersonal and deep connections and the desire to add value in the lives of others and make a difference in this world. We also both love the beach!

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Valentine’s Dinner Date

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Outfit Details:
Vince Camuto Dress, JCrew Sandals, Kate Spade Wristlet (similar and here), BHLDN Earrings, Bracelets (similar)


As much as a cliché Valentine’s is, my Husband and I almost always celebrate it (and I actually love dressing up and going to a fancy dinner!) We also count this day as our “dating” anniversary, so it’s a special day for us. If you saw my IG post, you saw me mention that we have been together for 15 years! Since our freshman year of college <3


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The Love Wall // Weekend Wear

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Outfit Details:
Free people Top (worn as a dress), Anthropologie Skirt (similar), Madewell Sandals, Ray-ban Sunglasses, Dogeared Necklace (in silver)

Last Saturday, Riley and I met up with some friends to shoot at the famous Love Wall in Los Angeles. It was the day before Valentine’s day, so it was fun to see other couples lined up to take photos in front of the wall in their cute V-day looks.
I was so surprised that Riley didn’t immediately take off her little hair bow and sunglasses, which she usually does! But how cute is she, with her little romper! The top that I’m wearing is from Free People and I’m wearing a denim skirt underneath to wear it as a dress. It’ll also look great in skinnies.

Hope you enjoy these photos! xx

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A day at the Aquarium + a Rainy Sunday


Outfit Details:
J.Crew Sweater (on sale!), Mother JeansOna Camera Bag, Sam Edelman Booties

On Saturday, we spent the day at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach.  If you live in southern CA (and have a young child), I would highly recommend buying a membership!  Riley really enjoys seeing the fish and birds and playing in the little water splash area outside.  One of my favorite exhibits is the Lorikeet Forest, where you can purchase nectar to feed the birds while you walk through.

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Outfit Details:
J.Crew Trench CoatZara Turtleneck SweaterZara LeggingsHunter Boots, Bubble Umbrella

Last month, I purchased some rain gear in anticipation of El Niño, but have been quite disappointed in the lack the storms’ appearance – we desperately need rain in California!  I was so happy to get some use out of my rain gear on Sunday morning.  These were taken before the husband and I left to have a (rare) day date, since my MIL was over to watch Riley.  We had yummy tofu soup and finally watched Star Wars.

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Hello, World! (take 2)


Outfit Details:
Anthropologie Blanket Cardigan (similar), LL Bean Turtleneck (similar), Zara Leggings, Hunter Boots, Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Hello! I’m Jonilyn. A lover of fashion and photography .  I am a full-time working mother and live in sunny Southern California with my husband, baby girl and pup.  I created My Curated Closet as a creative outlet to my 9-5 in Corporate Healthcare and everyday responsibilities being of a Mother and Wife.

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