Hey there! I’m Janell, but most people call me J or Jan. Welcome to my blog!

I’m a 30-something year old island girl, born and raised on the beautiful island of Antigua in the Caribbean. I lived in Texas for 10 years going to school and working, and though my time there was great, in 2014, it was time for this island girl to return home.

My day job is that of a Finance & Accounting professional. I have a very analytical brain and I love working with numbers, but slowly, my creative side started to take over and I needed an outlet for it. So, I started a blog. 

A self-proclaimed jewelry and handbag addict, I stumbled upon the world of fashion and personal style blogs in 2010. With this discovery coupled with my newfound creative energy, I started my first blog in 2011, Fashionable You by J. Unfortunately, I didn’t stick to it for very long as I was consumed with grad school at the time. But, it was a world that I had never forgotten and vowed to one day return to.

Fashionable You by J started in my late 20s, and life was different for me back then. A few months before turning 30, I started asking myself, “What is my purpose in life?” My lifestyle and interests had changed, and I wanted to live life doing the things that made me happy and not follow what society thought I should be doing. I wanted to live life being my best self, so in 2018, I turned Fashionable You from a personal style blog into a lifestyle blog and gave it a new name. From there, Cordially J was reborn.

This blog is an extension of me. I take you along as I journey through life with my style, life lessons, travels, food, and whatever pops up along the way. I blog mainly about fashion, but I understand that real life is not one big runway show. My style motto is “Keep it Classy.” In whatever we do in life, we should always do it with style and class. I describe my style as “Simple, Sophisticated, Classy.” I speak to the everyday woman that simply aims to get dressed and get out the door while looking somewhat pulled together. Because let’s be realistic, with all the demands of life, we struggle so often to make it through the day without looking like a mess.

I will also take you along as I journey through other aspects of life – both the good and the bad. I hope that you will come to get to know more of me, as I hope to get to know each one of you. Make sure to check out my Contact and various social media pages and reach out. Thanks for visiting. See you soon!


Keeping it Classy ~ Janell




  1. April 26, 2011 / 2:33 pm

    yes miss classy we are awaiting your posts 🙂

  2. April 26, 2011 / 11:12 pm

    Soon, very soon 🙂

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