[stylespace] beach birthday

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 Hello, there!

Did I successfully reel you in to this post?

Hehe.

Moving on!

So it was my birthday back in the summertime, and I thought I would share a few pics from that lovely day with my family!

We went to the beach (I love the beach!) and walked around…

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Yay! Love the simple contrast of white + anything else…

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AND COTTON CANDY!

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Oh, the good times of that day. And you get a little peek of the outfit!

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There we go! I wore a white tee + mint skirt + accented pattern/color block sandal.

SO comfy.

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Isn’t the “more to sea” so punny?

Totally up my alley.

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Scouted out random pretty areas as well.

You know, to burn off the sugar from all that cotton caaaaaandy 😀

I hope you have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!

Love,

Jess

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[stylespace] My Poppy Paradise

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Hello again, lovely people!

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Today I’m showcasing a few favorites that just joined #teamjess, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

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It was a fairly hot day (for me, at least) and I felt like going out to a yummy lunch of fish tacos (AKA Rubio’s).

Which means…

1.) I needed to wear something light enough so I wouldn’t melt into a puddle.

2.) I needed to wear something heavy enough so I wouldn’t freeze inside air conditioned buildings (something I am VERY thankful for!)

And this is what popped out at me!

(get it? because like… poppy print… popped out…? hehe)

I feel like I should go into the corny/punny making business sometime. Any suggestions? 😛

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I paired this plain white tee with a golden “bar” necklace from Nordstrom – it wasn’t even on sale, but it was such a steal at $10!

It makes my heart a little happier when I see something completely affordable that looks like it is worth a lot more.

Do you get what I mean?

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The bright orange-red poppy print spoke to me while I was shopping in Paris, and they said,

“We’re yours! And on sale! And fit (well, a little big, but nothing adding belt loops can’t fix!)!”

And they won. Woot!

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And to top off the whole look, I wore these AMAZING ZARA CUTOUT HEELS.

GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

MRARRRRRR.

I’ve been wanting these heels for months now, ever since I saw them in store (in blue, but that’s less of a universal color, you know?).

And I admit, I would dream up outfits to wear them with, but didn’t ever purchase these beauties.

And then someone amazing did! 😀

And here they are on my feet 🙂

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This H&M purse I revealed in a recent haul so simple yet classic!

I love the shape.

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And another shot of the shoes because I adore.

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Like them sunnies from Betsy Johnson? So good for sun protection, and on a steep discount from TJMaxx!

And if you have a few extra moments to join me for a dance party, I just uploaded a Taylor Swift “Shake It Off” inspired tutorial!

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Adios, and until next time!

Love,

Jess

[stylespace] One Day My Prints Will Come…

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And they came!

Hehe oh, hello there!

So over the summer, I introduced  a few items to my wardrobe – and one of the stars of the new additions are these printed pants from Zara!

I showed them in a haul uploaded this past week – click here (or here or here or here) if you want to take a look at the rest of the new items!

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It’s shopping vicariously… through me! 🙂

 And without further ado, here are the pants!

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These are super simple to style, and I love the elaborate print combined with muted colors that make it a breeze to coordinate.

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On top I have my favorite statement necklace EVER. Seriously. Ever.

MRAHHH I love.

Paired it with a plain white tee from H&M and a thrifted mustard yellow cardigan!

On nails: Essie’s “show me the ring” – the champagne/frosty finish is a lovely complement to the ensemble, don’t you think?

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The pants came with the belt, which (obviously) matches quite well. I love how casual the outfit can be by simply switching the pants for jeans, or dressed up by switching the pants for a pencil skirt!

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BEAUTIFUL.

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And here I present to you the wilted hydrangea that I could have placed the necklace on for your viewing pleasure ;).

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Exhibit A: I thought the dotted pattern would make a cool backdrop, but didn’t consider that I was too short to make it all the way up there, heh.

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Look at that print!

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Oh, hello again!

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The day was lovely 🙂

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Did You Know? Sitting on bricks is quite… comfortable…

And makes for a thankful heart when there are comfy chairs to sink into later!

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Again with these gorgeous booties from Nordstrom Rack! Seriously living on my feet!

 I hope you enjoyed this style snippet, and have a lovely day!

Love,

Jess

P.S. If you are curious as to see how these pieces look in action, and a few entertaining bloopers, click here (or here or here or here) for this edition in video format!

[stylespace] whimsical wednesday and hearts hearts hearts

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Long time no post, dear reader!

It has been several weeks since I got back from Chile, and so now I’m getting back into the swing of things. Thanks for joining me!

And to start off, I thought I would begin with a nostalgic memory of my (what I think of as) gorgeous bleached hair…

Which honestly would not have been a memory if I had remembered to post these images a few months ago, but I digress!

‘Tis life, and let’s just cut to the chase.

(hehe get it? “Cut” because… I chopped off my hair in this post? No? Okay, let’s continue.)

How are you today? 🙂

Below is a snapshot…

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 Aren’t the curls glorious? It makes me want my hair to grow out faster, so I can create more hair tutorials and tweak around.

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Gah. I can’t get over it.

And I miss it.

Anywhoo, I paired this Madewell granny sweater with a Pandora necklace gifted to me by my mom for Christmas! I really like the simplicity of the stones (which look either clear or a blush pink, depending on the light) and the design – classic is always a nice way to go!

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 And to continue the silver theme, I threw on a silver heart ring that’s chunky enough to add interest, and happens to match the heart I drew on my ring finger.

Which happens to match the heart of the Pandora necklace.

Ooh la la!

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And to add onto the cozy feels of the outfit, I threw on the comfiest polka dotted jeans in the world, provided a la Target!

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Love, love, love.

Oh, and if you want to spend a few extra minutes with me,  I filmed a haul showing a few Sephora products  and clothing items I picked up in the last few months (two pieces I purchased from Santiago, Chile)! You can just click the image below and it’ll open the page right up – maybe I’ll see you there!

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Happy Wednesday! 🙂

Love,

Jess

[stylespace] april flowers bring daisies

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 Hello hello there!

 And a happy Thursday to you!

Today, I’ll be featuring a new pair of shoes (that I wore once and have now gifted to my awesome sister who can pull them off a lot better than I can)  – silver oxfords!

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So the story goes…

I spotted these shoes on threadflip and kept going back and forth on whether to buy these shoes. Here’s a snapshot of my thought process… that went on…

For days!

So awesome!

But… practical?

Classic shape!

But… what about the color?

And then one day, I caved and purchased them because they were on sale/resold and I had store credit!

Aren’t they amazing? heh.

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I had a lot of fun coming up with this little get-up!

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This daisy skirt has become a wardrobe favorite!

The cashier even told me it was cute and that she was going to buy it as I checked out.

And the love for daisies blossoms! ; )

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The kitty sweater calms the bold black/white print, and I love these round sunglasses!

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Aren’t the accessories darling?

The gold studs with rhinestone accents are so bedazzled *_*

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   You like? haha.

I know I do! : )

Have a lovely day!

Love,

Jess

[inspirespace] Pretty Pastels // Springtime Fashion

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Hello, lovely people!
Don’t you love spring? Loving the ways we can incorporate the idea of “floral” without having to resort to floral prints!
Have a lovely Friday!
Love,
Jess

[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