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Jaclyn Smith Interview About Her Ready To Wear Collection At Sears (Plus $100 Gift Card Giveaway)

Last week, I had the chance to interview Jaclyn Smith about the launch of her latest Jaclyn Smith Interview About Her Ready To Wear Collection At Sears

The ‘Jaclyn Smith Ready to Wear’ collection, which has previously only been available in Kmart, is available now with top items in select Sears nationwide and the full assortment at Sears.com, making the clothing line even more accessible to women across the country. The woman has a true love for this art. It’s never been about slapping her name on a label and calling it a day.  Not even at the very beginning. You could tell during our interview that this actress turned designer loved every stitch, every detail, and every pattern that was included in her line. From Jaclyn:

I think I wouldn’t be here today if I hadn’t done the day-to-day work. It’s not about putting your name on it, it’s about being involved, and I’m lucky that I have a great team. All different ages from all over the world, all different points of view go into making it what we want and one point of view, yes I’m totally involved, but I love hearing what they think.

I was wearing a little vintage leather jacket the other day, that I had gotten years ago. It is inspiring for a new jacket for fall, which they’re going to do, so I gave it to them, they look at it, and basically, it’s patterned. I’m a working mother, working woman. I’m all over the place multi-tasking, so I want it to be comfortable. I want the fabrics to feel good. That’s important to me now.

Jaclyn Smith Interview About Her Ready To Wear Collection At Sears

Not only did I get a chance to chat with Jaclyn, but I also had a chance to support group for women who are looking to grow their online businesses and go after their dreams. It is such a passion of mine! Jaclyn offered up such sound advice while discussing her drive and reason for creating and curating:

You need to educate yourself. You need to have a team behind you. Not only with the financial aspect, but in the design aspect. Where are you going, the location of your business – there’s so many of those things that go into saying, “Can you afford this?” What is your initial investment?  What are you going to get back at the other end?  I always think in a business you need five years to really see if it’s going to take off. Yes, things take off and then they might fall and then they might go up, but you need to give yourself five years to really see where you are and what your strong points are.

 

I’m a believer that you need to be involved in the day-to-day. You need to think ahead. You need to think ahead if, oh okay it’s selling now, if it doesn’t where does that leave me. You sort of need to go to the negatives to see if you can survive the negatives. Because business is up and down and challenging as we know today.  Life never stays the same and we have to be challenged with the times that we’re in, economically and politically.

Such sound advice!

Jaclyn Smith Interview About Her Ready To Wear Collection At Sears

The day we scheduled the interview was a special one! Sears opened up one of their stores to Jaclyn Smith’s fanbase and allowed them to line up and around and THROUGH the entire first floor for a full meet and greet. It was so exciting to see everyone waiting for their favorite Charlie’s Angel to make it down for a signing.

Jaclyn Smith Interview About Her Ready To Wear Collection At Sears

I’ve been to quite a few of these and I will tell you that Jaclyn Smith did not rush through the line. She spoke to every single one of the people who wanted to meet her. She took every picture and signed every item that made it through the door. It was truly wonderful to see.

Jaclyn Smith Interview About Her Ready To Wear Collection At Sears

After the guests got their autographs, they were able to check out the Jaclyn Smith Ready to Wear Collection available at Sears. What did they find? A curated collection of classic, sophisticated clothing, with quality fabrics, and ease of fit.

Bright and bold prints and colors

Mix and Match designs

Classically Feminine pieces

Affordable prices

Accessible to all women

The theme was simple. Jaclyn Smith wanted to make sure her customers felt their very best while wearing pieces from her clothing line. And she’s had some experience doing so. This designer is one of the first celebrities to develop a fashion brand, launching her Kmart collaboration and clothing line more than 33 years ago.

Jaclyn Smith Interview About Her Ready To Wear Collection At Sears

Jaclyn Smith Interview About Her Ready To Wear Collection At Sears

So, let’s talk about what truly inspired Jaclyn Smith’s latest Ready to Wear Collection for Sears.

Well, this was inspired by the California lifestyle. I wanted to incorporate very easy, very comfortable pieces with lots of florals, animal prints, and block prints. I used easy jersey pieces that could go from day to night. I think the goal of my collection is interchangeable separates, dress up, dress down. People go from day to night and don’t always have time to go home. I’m in one of my dresses from the spring collection, which is pretty lady like. I have it on with a pair of heels, but if I wanted to run around in the summer, I’d put a little sandal on with it and feel fine. It  also comes in navy.

 

I did a lot of capri jeans and then a mid-length short that you can roll up if you want for a tan. My blouses do really well – my slinky tees –  because I think my customer feels they can dress up a whole new outfit with just a blouse or a tee. They feel good on the body. I have my utility blouse with a zipper that has been brought back by popular demand. So it’s very diverse, and what we want is for my customer to build a wardrobe to realize it’s not a fortune. You make it your own, whether you need to take up a hem, let out, or nip in. No matter what I buy, I do those little things usually, to make it my own.

It truly really is all about making these pieces fit with your own personal style. I love that she really encourages that.
Jaclyn Smith Interview About Her Ready To Wear Collection At Sears

Jaclyn Smith recently did a layette with her daughter. How wonderful, right? I have to admit that this section of her line was the most precious! The designs were just darling!! I asked Jaclyn what inspired her to add the new focus to her brand.

Well, because my daughter had a little girl, Bee, and it was the inspiration behind the layette. She basically designed it.  It was beautiful colors, soft fabrics, 100% cotton.  Cotton blends. The touch, the feel of the fabric was very important to her. She used a lot of dusty colors, muted colors –  not the candy pink and sky blue. Very subtle celadon and … it’s very sophisticated.

Moms with little babies – get to Sears! Everything is so darling!! I cannot emphasize this enough. They also make great gift ideas. The bundles are perfectly packed. You almost don’t even need to wrap them. Jaclyn Smith Interview About Her Ready To Wear Collection At Sears

By the way, here is the exact dress that Jaclyn Smith was wearing during our interview and as you can see – it comes in pink and in navy blue! You can choose either option. I adored the way it looked on her and I am absolutely going to purchase it for my mother as a surprise for Mother’s Day! 
Jaclyn Smith Interview About Her Ready To Wear Collection At Sears

But for me… I had something else in mind. Right away, a patterned blaze caught my eye and I snagged it right up! I also bought a coral shirt and navy pants. Triple score!!!

Here’s my complete look. Want to create an outfit of your own? Now you can because I am giving away a Sears $100 gift card. How fun! Simply use the form below to enter. Contest will stay live for one week. US residents only.

Sears $100 Gift Card

You can also visit my Instagram account for a bonus entry! Leave a comment and like this picture as an extra entry. It is absolutely not mandatory to do. This contest is in no way affiliated with Instagram.

Jaclyn Smith Interview About Her Ready To Wear Collection At Sears

It was such a pleasure to meet Jaclyn Smith. I can’t wait to continue to follow along as she continues with her fashion adventures. To check out a few more pictures of the day, see below. Be sure to watch the full video interview to hear these quotes coming straight from Jaclyn Smith! She is truly an angel!

*this is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

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Vera
Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.

322 Comments

  1. I love it! Especially the florals! I like how the fabric is soft and I can find pieces with 100% cotton. There are so many versatile pieces. I’d love to get some new items to add to my wardrobe! Love Sears! Thanks for the chance!

  2. The new collection looks simply amazing. I see quite a few items for gifts to others and few things that I would love to add to my wardrobe.

  3. I love the line. The patterns and colors are pretty and the clothing styles are on trend.

  4. I love all the colors and designs. These are perfect outfits to wear to my job. I absolutely love the floral pattern clothing.

  5. Always have liked her style and the collection created under her name – but for an extra tall person – most items just don’t fit correctly on me.

  6. I love it! They are very well tailored, and it definitely seems like a collection I would feel amazing wearing.

  7. I didn’t realize how nice the Jaclyn Smith collection is. I’d not though of shopping @ Sears for clothing. We buy other things there though . Now I will look for this line of clothing when I am there.

  8. I have seen the collection at Sears and have even purchased a few pieces. I appreciate the style and quality at such reasonable prices.

  9. I like the bright colors of the new collection and the fact that it would be easy to mix and match the different pieces.

  10. I absolutely love this collection. The colors go together wonderfully and would something I would wear. I love Sears.

  11. I love this collection. I love the spring colors and the flower designs. I love the quality of clothing from Sears.

  12. I like how bright the fabrics are. I especially like the dress Jaclyn was wearing.

  13. i love this collection. i’ve always loved jaclyn smith, what a classy lady!

  14. It seems very nice. I don’t have a Sears near me, but next time I’m near one I will check her line out!

  15. I love this collection! It looks very chic yet very professional. I love the bright colors!

  16. I think the collection is smart and stylish and priced for everyone’s budget!!!

  17. I really like their line,patterns and colors is a proof Warner weather is here

  18. I think the collection is very nice. It’s difficult to find affordable and stylish fashions these days. Thanks, Sears.

  19. I love the collection. Very pretty & definately clothing that I would wear.

  20. I think it’s a perfect mix and match set! I love your style and this motivated me to change my wardrobe

  21. love all the jaclyn smiths collections and glad there available at searsand kmart

  22. The collection is very feminine. I’d like to see gold-colored and multi-colored earrings though and not just silvertone.

  23. i love the designs and prettycolors and not tomention its something i can afford

  24. I’ve always liked the designs Jaclyn Smith has for the clothes and these wonderful. Thank you for the giveaway!

  25. I think the collection looks amazing, very classic stylish clothes that are affordable.

  26. Might not be my particular style but I do really like the use of patterns and the variety of mix and match options and I always love a good pair of hoop earrings.

  27. Love the collection may have to try it out for myself, thanks for the chance to win!

  28. I love the vibrant colors and designs. A definite plus in the fashion selection at Sears!

  29. I really love the collection its colorful and sayes Summer to me I also really like the Sensitive Ear earrings what a great idea .

  30. I like the collection! I’ve found that Sears has a lot of attractive business clothing, which is what I’m on the search for at the time being.

  31. I sure miss having a Sears around here! I have found many beautiful items over the years!

  32. The collection is beautiful. Time to update my Spring wardrobe from Sears!

  33. It’s a cute collection! I know my mom would love it! We used to shop at SEARS but they closed the nearest store

  34. I love the colors and patterns! Love that Sears is making an effort with their clothes again! 🙂

  35. I really like the floral dresses! I love anything pink or floral. I should pop in to Sears since I have one only 5 minutes from my house.

  36. I have to be a downer and say I don’t really like the collection.
    Not that there’s anything wrong with it, I’m just an earth tone, no prints kinda girl. My mother says I dress like an old woman. I don’t own a single piece of red clothing. 😀

  37. I think the collection looks trendy but professional. Definitely something I’d check out!

  38. I love this new collection! It looks like it fits all the shape and sizes of women today.

  39. I love this collection! It’s stylish, casual and fun all at the same time. Love, love, love the earrings because they are simple.

  40. I love it! There are so many pieces that can be interchangeable to create multiple looks!

  41. Oh I can’t wait to see the whole collection! That blazer caught my eye also!

  42. I love the collection its bright its beautiful and its perfect for spring and summer! I love bright colors !

  43. I like the rest of the outfit, but I’ve never been crazy about Capris. But the entirety of the outfit is nice and very put together looking.

  44. The clothes are cute, but not really my style. I LOVE the earrings (I love my jewelry). Very nice.

  45. I love the look of this collection and the colors are amazing can’t wait to check it out at Sears.

  46. I love the collection. The flowers on the two dresses and skirt make then great for Spring.

  47. I love their spring styles and colors..that reminds me I need so spring clothes.

  48. I think the collection is very classy and well put together. Definitely a pieces I would wear!

  49. I love her clothes and would love to win. If I win, I would definitely buy her clothes for the summer. This would be such a blessing!!!!

  50. I think this collection is much more stylish than what I’ve seen at Sears in the past. I haven’t shopped at Sears in awhile, but I’m going to look for this collection there soon.

  51. I like how colorful the collection is. My favorite pieces were the Layette she made for her Daughter. Very cute.

  52. I love the collection! It is so colorful and It would look great on me! I am a big fan of Sears and Kmart!

  53. The collection is super cute and really professional looking. Great items to wear to work!

  54. Love all the pieces that are pictured, including your ensemble. I would really like to have the navy blue capri pants and the blue dotted sleeveless blouse.

  55. Interchangeable separates, knits to dress up and dress down, to be comfortable are descriptions of this collection and fit my lifestyle and choices perfectly. I had no idea she was the first celebrity to have her own line and that its been 33 years since she first began doing so. It looks like a winning collection.

  56. I really like this collection. I love how cute the clothes are and I can’t wait to see more of this collection.

  57. My eyes are feasting on so many nice things!! I adore the dresses and tops, and I didn’t know Jaclyn Smith has accessories, too. I need to shop Sears!

  58. Nice looking pieces. I would like to have the printed blazer — cute!

  59. The collection sounds great I can definitely see some items that I would like to try.

  60. It’s an interesting collection. I can see pieces that would fit me well, especially through Spring.

  61. It’s nice, but I REALLY want to see good quality, flattering plus size clothing. Plus size is either so expensive it’s unaffordable or so cheap it belongs in a trash pile. I’d like clothes that have a tailored look, not tents. Something I can go to work in and still feel fashionable. Why is this so hard? And, can we see the Plus size clothes on actual plus size models? Not size 12 girls?

  62. I think the collection is beautiful. I loved everybit of it. These outfits are so nice for work date nights on the go anywhere I would be honered to wear some of them.

  63. Such a classy lady! I have always loved her line. Love the bold colors and bell sleeves <3

  64. Lovely collection. Very stylish. I did not know Sears had her clothing line.

  65. I think the collection looks really nice. I like the dress she had on. I don’t wear dresses very often but I think I’d wear that.

  66. I love the colors and prints. There are some great work outfits in the collection.

  67. Nice collection! I love the light orange top with the black and white designs. I have been shopping for new tops. I was at Sears last week and didn’t see the Jaclyn Smith collection, but I shop there regularly so I will look for it!

  68. I love it. The colors and prints are really pretty. I think Jaclyn Smith has great taste, her clothing is beautiful.

  69. I really like the blazers and I wear a lot of them and these were quite pretty.

  70. The collection is definitely my style. Classic and sophisticated. The baby layettes are darling and would make the best baby shower present. Thanks so much for this great blog post and giveaway!

  71. I love this collection. I love the styles and colors. I also like that the clothes are affordable.

  72. wow awesome collection I own a few collections from Kmart she had there. Love her collections

  73. I think it’s great, especially because the pieces are interchangeable and look comfortable.

  74. I think everything is gorgeous and oh so stylish..I would love to add these pieces to my wardrobe

  75. I cannot wait for this collection iv always liked her clothes but the entire collection just collaborates so well its like having a personal shopper

  76. I think Jaclyn Smith’s collection is very stylish and unique. My mom always buys her clothes when she shops at Sears.

  77. Everything is so pretty. I would definitely enjoy shopping for some of these. Thank you

  78. I need to check out the collection in person! I didn’t realize she had a clothing line there now.

  79. I really like that it doesn’t have the teen look, all very stylish and fitted for all women to feel good in

  80. Some really pretty things that I could see myself wearing.
    Thanks for the contest.

  81. I think the pieces are fun and feminine! I love them and think they’d be a great addition to my summer wardrobe.

  82. I love the collection. It makes me very excited about the upcoming spring season and how clothes seem to come to life after a drab dark winter.

  83. Unlike many recent collections of styles, these look like something I would really like to wear.

  84. I love the new collection! It is so pretty and chic.. but also looks comfortable and practical!

  85. Very pretty collection, I really like it! Thanks for the opportunity! 🙂

  86. My mother is absolutely in love with the designs! She has taken a particular liking to the sophistication and honestly? – I agree with her.

  87. These are some great fashion choices from Jaclyn Smith. I never realized she had jewelry like those earrings before. Pretty!!!!

  88. I am excited for the collection because they closed all the Kmarts in my area.

  89. I have always liked her clothes and the style they represent. I bought them at Kmart and see no reason to stop.

  90. I love all the really vibrant colors in the collection. I’ve always loved JACLYN SMITH all the way back when she was selling her stuff at Kmart.

  91. I love the Jaclyn Smith collection. The clothes are really pretty. Thanks for having this contest!

  92. I’m already a big fan of Jaclyn Smith collections. But you have a great sense of style yourself and i loved everything you picked out and showed on here. Also, thanks for the chance to win as well.

  93. I actually like the Jaclyn Smith collection. There are many pieces from her collection that I wear and add a bit of my spin on the outfits and clothing.

  94. I think the collection has a bright and cheery look about it which is appropriate, especially with the warm colors available for this Sping.

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