#PassportToParis OOTD & Travel Edition

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Hello everyone, and happy Friday!

So today, I decided to take the #fbf route because this OOTD was supposed to get posted a little while ago.

A little while ago meaning…. several months ago.

Time sure seems to fly, and so did I… to Paris this past year!

So let’s get started, shall we? 🙂

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A little ways away from Notre Dame (and an awesome stand that offers nutella crepes, SO good!).

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And this spot?

It just seemed like a really, really nice place to read.

I wish I could have plopped myself down where that person was sitting and relax for a sunny afternoon by the water, leaning against that lone lamppost.

With a hot cup of tea.

Ahh yes, it’s definitely fall today.

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We went walking this-a-way and that-a-way and found numerous lovely places for photoshoots! Too bad my luggage had been lost, which led to…

dressing myself with my mom’s clothes,

dressing myself with my sister’s clothes,

doing makeup using my mom’s small arsenal,

and… shopping!

IMG_2648  The lightweight maxi dress with the jungle green print was something I picked up the first day in Paris, and I wore that piece like crazy!

Paired it with the Love Culture hat I thankfully did not put in my luggage and the H&M purse that stayed with me the entire time as well 🙂

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Such enchanting views, I loved seeing all the beautiful things in that city!IMG_2662

Lots of amusing events happened here as well, but that can be saved for another time.

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A light and refreshing outfit that allowed me to carry all my essentials for a day of exploring in the city of love!
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I hope you had a fun time with me and enjoyed this post –

I’m thankful I was able to visit another part of the globe and see the wonderful creation – the sights and the views and the places to go – for myself!

Have a lovely day!

Love,

Jess

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[snapshotspace] ModCloth X HelloBlackbird!

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 The sun is shining, the clouds are carefree, and it’s another day of life we’ve been given!

I’m excited to announce that I have the opportunity to work with ModCloth’s “Uniquely You” campaign today! Seeing the featured “Bouquet of the Season” dress (specifically the “Bright Over Here” style) immediately conjured images of traveling to far off places and stories as such.

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Oh, what marvelous sights to see –

from slumbering sand dunes

to lush valleys

to cerulean waves dancing to the current!

Oh, what lovely landmarks to visit –

whether one traverses to places only in the imagination

or one returns to the trusty home, the keeper of fond memories!

Oh, reader, oh the places you’ll go –

In this dress, of course!

BB Dakota Bright Over Here Dress

BB Dakota Bright Over Here Dress // ModCloth.com

Some clothing items simply have memories attached to them that others don’t, and it makes it harder to part with sometimes. Until the spring cleaning bug attacks… and then even that nostalgia can’t save them. Heh. But if I were to own this dress, it would never retire! Here’s how I would style this beauty, and it’s crazy wonderful how all of the pieces complement this spring theme of, “Oh, the places you’ll go!”

Make Big Waves Sunhat

Make Big Waves // Modcloth.com

How gorgeous is this hat? The black ribbon and trim make this a smart straw sun hat. Doesn’t it somehow exude an aura of an updated bonnet? I can imagine standing on a boat’s prow, wind whistling around my ears with this hat while the dress sways to the breeze. Or even trudging through a desert with it to ward off the scorching heat. Or even keeping some of the rain patter off the dress and protecting your face while exploring Rome!

In Dew Time Earrings in Morning

In Dew Time Flowers In Morning // Modcloth.com

How better to complement the dress and bring a fresh array of colors? I adore studs because they’re so versatile, easy to pack, and add a splash of delightful in every outfit! These scream adventure in a sweet way, and the soft corals/pinks bring out the striking blues of the dress. What a way to work as a team!

In the Zone Necklace

In The Zone Necklace // Modcloth.com

Isn’t this just the neatest? Not only can you have the time from where you started your travels, but you can also easily glance for the time at your present location! Of course, it might not make you happy as you see the time difference (and thus the jetlag that you’re presumably feeling), but what a nifty metal accessory to add interest to the dress?

Whirl Traveler Necklace

Whirl Traveler Necklace // Modcloth.com

And obviously, a stylin’ jetsetter likes to layer so she doesn’t have too many items in her luggage! I love how it works so well with the clock necklace and displays (literally!) the world of possibilities!

Celestial Chateau Makeup Bag

Celestial Chateau Makeup Bag // Modcloth.com

If the sky is the limit, you can’t say no to the perfect accessory for your dress! The rich blue hue matches the blue color scheme, and the detailing matches our accessories! If you need to take only a few things, might as well turn this makeup bag into a clutch and run out the door! Make some new memories with this conversation piece, with your arms relaxing and allowing the dress to shine as you chat. Where are you going to be this time? : )

Inherent Initiative Bag

Inherent Initiative Bag // Modcloth.com

This describes you, doesn’t it? I adore the detailing on this satchel. The natural brown contrast the pure white flap, but evokes the outdoors when juxtaposed with the lovely blue flower print of the star item! Throw in all the travel essentials and truly, oh the places you’ll go!

Ambrosia to the Occasion Heel

Ambrosia to the Occasion Heel // Modcloth.com

Have you heard the saying, “If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy!”? Well, it’s also true that “if your feet ain’t happy, ain’t no day happy!” and we all know it! That’s why these coral shoes are such winners – the coral and blue meld together beautifully, and the strap hits just below the ankle, elongating the legs and making your feet want to dance. You’ll be doing a jig across the continents in this daring duo!

Bedside Dream Journal

Bedside Dream Journal // Modcloth.com

And when all is said and done,

When the adventures have been had,

the strangers met,

the experiences made,

the food eaten,

and the places explored,

you will come back home –

thankful,

the better for the journey,

and honestly, tired.

Record those dreams and memories in a journal that will spur other lovely dreams that a good night’s rest and a fresh new morning will bring.

And hanging there,

freshly laundered and waiting,

will be your “Bright over Here!” dress –

waiting to accompany you once more.

And one day, should you ever want another travel companion, ModCloth offers an immense selection of lovely dresses for your perusing!

Thanks for reading, and have a lovely day!

Love,

Jess

song of the week: “not a bad thing” cover by Gabe Bondoc

[fashionspace] How to Layer: Winter to Spring

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Hello everyone! Today I will be deconstructing a layered outfit that transitions pieces from winter to spring! I enjoyed tinkering with iMovie, and I hope you find this useful! 🙂 Feel free to let me know your thoughts on the layering and how you do it too!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4hD5CDRgLs

Tootle-loo!

-Jessica