WHOA IT’S A WESTERN

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WHOA IT'S A WESTERN

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#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

[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

[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

[snapshotspace] Hello, Baby! OOTD

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Oh, hello again!

It’s going to be a little twist here on #helloblackbird in that we’re going to be featuring a BOY today!

Well, at the time this was taken, he wasn’t born yet, but we all were boy-oh-boy excited 🙂

So… if you didn’t gather in the last few sentences, I had the lovely privilege of attending a baby shower, and we all know how I can be a liiiiiiiitttle behind regarding the time frame between taking photos and posting them here!

<cough> He is born and thriving and handsome! </cough>

Nevertheless, here is a brief snapshot of my OOTD, with a cameo from a magical unicorn from that one movie. The one that was really funny. And cute.

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The statement necklace is from Windsor, and the classic navy shade has brought a lot of attention from passerby when I wear it! I love how it’s large and in charge, but at the same time doesn’t have to be bright neon or crazy huge to declare its presence. (Not that I don’t like those pieces. It just worked out this way for this outfit!)

The top is from Target, and I LOVE the cat print on this knit piece. It’s quirky and fun, and oh so comfortable! If you know me, you know that’s how I roll 🙂

Nevertheless, I need to make some space in my closet so I’m actually selling it on one of my favorite sites to browse, Threadflip.com! Stop by if you want to take a peek!

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Loving these navy shorts from Francesca’s! That store is pretty much my dream store. If I could create a boutique, I feel like I would just copy/paste that beautiful place with all the clever accessories and nicknacks over to my site, heh. Don’t you love the lace detailing on the pockets? I know that it’s pretty simple to add on yourself, so I could have just done it to a pair I owned, but nobody’s got time for that! That being going to the fabric store to pick out the specific lace, sewing, and figuring out how to use the rest of the lace.

Actually…

Hmmm………….

I digress.

And from here on out are a few photos I took from that special event! The ladies who made and put up this decor are quite talented, I must say (and I’m sure you’d agree!). Prepare yourself for some heartmelting content below.

Be advised.

You have been warned.

🙂

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GAH. SO CUTE.

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MUSTACHE straws?? Simple DIY with such massive changes in aesthetic!

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Plasticware cinched in to create a bow-tie effect. I love.

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The whole array 🙂

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My heart.

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No truer statement.

Well, that’s not true, but it’s pretty up there.

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Say it with me: D’awwwww!

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 One of the activities we had was decorating stick-on bow ties/neck ties so that when he reaches that length of life (one month, two months, three months, etc), it’s easy to snap a photo and know exactly how old he is!

Brilliant.

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The photobooth that was so meticulously set up by an amazing woman I am blessed to know.

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Manly munchies on the table!

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The program that “tied” (hehe, get it? :D) the whole thing together.

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

Love,

Jess