#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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[stylespace] The Tribal Cardigan Makes a Comeback!

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Hello there!

It’s a lovely Tuesday and I wanted to share a new way to work with the tribal cardigan I featured here!

It was such a beautiful day, perfect to break out my summer uniform of a white tee and jeans. 🙂

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If you didn’t know, I’ve been absolutely adoring this statement necklace!

It’s “The One” if there ever was one for statement pieces, and so many people (friends and strangers alike)  on the street have told me they love it as well!

Kinda cool, kinda throws you off when you walk down the street not expecting to be stopped haha.

Mostly cool though. 🙂

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Love love love the brown boots as well!

They’re so versatile, and I’ve been wearing them around aaaaall weekend.

I also showed them in this haul, if you want to stop by 🙂

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Hehe a few unexpected photos were taken at this moment in time.

Me: “Hey! Are you taking pictures?”

Other: “he…he..he… :)”

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

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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

[stylespace] can a leopard change his spots?

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Why hello there, again!

Today, I threw together the first outfit I could think of.

And typically, that means that my mind did not function and I pulled whatever clothes were lying closest to me.

Thankfully, they worked for me, not against me.

This Love Culture top is so ideal for me – I adore baseball tees because they are effortless and pulled together (in a sporty sort of way). And not only that, but the leopard print on the body of the item just pounces out to grab my attention.

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Deep jewel tones like burgundy have been thriving in my closet lately (hmm, sounds a bit like a mouse invasion or something), and so of course they would be at hand (literally)!

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Yeap. It’s strange. I agree that leather jackets (mine’s fake) do add a certain rocker-chic touch to an outfit, and to some extent I would deem it a wardrobe essential. You know, just to edge things up a bit. But I’ve had this jacket for several years, and it only seems to come out as a last resort. Maybe that’ll change this year.

Probably not.

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Just chillin’ : ) These boots are the coolest! The gold studs accent the black so nicely, and the straps that hug the ankle are adjustable (meaning they move up and down and sometimes get caught under the “heel”).

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And here I attempt to exude “Zoolander”…

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But end up thinking, “WHAT in the world? Who do you think you are, Jess?”

Hah. I love a good laugh. ^^

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But seriously.

Who do I think I am? ; )

Have a lovely day!

Love,

Jess

[stylespace] a winter wonderland

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 So… these shoes are taking me to new heights.

Quite literally so.

Would you like to take a look?

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Oh my.

My dear sister bought me these lovely beauties for my birthday a few months ago, not knowing just how high these would be. And when I opened the box on that fateful day, I tried walking in them and thought I would die.

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Not just from teetering and crashing like the walls of Jericho, but from how adorable the buckle detailing is on the strap!

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And so I determined to gather my courage and demonstrate my appreciation by wearing them! For the past month, I have enjoyed conjuring up new looks to work with these heels. Perfect to wear around the holidays, especially!

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Pairing the perfect hunter green top with distressed jeans made this look oh-so-very-comfortable, and the heels totally kicked it up a notch (no pun intended)!

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Nothing like some festive pillows in the background to spice up the photo ; )

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Love.

And seriously, no pain no gain, right?

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 The peephole in the back I found endearing, particularly with the buttons and the softest underlying tank that’s attached. No need to purchase or rummage around for a tank? That’s an A+ in my book.

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I whipped up this connected ring-bracelet contraption a year ago and found it perfectly contrasted with the deeper hues of the shirt. All about juxtaposition and finding the complementary&contrasting natures of different items to make it work!

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Decided to pair like elements this time around, with these gorgeous golden beads cascading down my ear. I’ve been favoring studs for the past few months, but seeing beautifully made creations like this challenge me to lengthen my earrings broaden my horizons!

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I hope you had a lovely Christmas, not only giving thanks for the various gifts given and the family’s love received – but ultimately for the One who is the greatest Gift and showed love as no one has and can ever show.

Love,

Jess

[hackspace] revamping wardrobes!

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Howdy, folks! I feel a little cowgirl-ish today, if you know what I mean. 🙂

So, I decided to be a good girl and rummage through my closet, looking for neglected clothing that need new homes! It’s crazy how the interwebs work, as two items have already sold since I posted them yesterday – and so I thought I’d show what’s available here so y’all can take a crack at it. I love all the items listed, but you know when the time has come for them to go – even if they’re pretty much brand new -.-” If you have any questions, feel free to drop them down below, and I’ll skedaddle to answer them as quickly as possible! Simply click the first photo of the item to visit the page! 🙂

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1.) Striped Bodycon Skirt

Price: $5.99 Auction/$7.99 Buy it now

I love how the vertical stripes slim the figure, but alas – this skirt and I have parted ways. And black/white combos are so in this spring!

Tragic, I know.

But hopeful, for you!

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2.) Asymmetrical Tribal/Geometric Design Top with Rhinestone detailing

Price: $7.99 Auction/$8.99 Buy it now

Note: one of those stringy thingamajigs that’s supposed to help hang the shirt snapped off, but the other one is fine. But honestly, I don’t understand the point of putting them on shirts that can clearly hang on all by themselves. Maybe they can charge a little extra or something? The mysteries.

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3.) Ruffle Halter Sheer Plaid Pattern Summer Top
Price: $7.99 Auction/$9.99 Buy it now
I also really enjoy the structured collar and form of this top. But… you know. Sometimes, you buy something, love it, and for some reason… never really wear it. The time has come for someone else to enjoy it.

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4.) Forever 21 Navy Blue/Cream Tribal Shorts

Price: $11.99 Auction/$13.99 Buy it now

I really like the way these shorts fit – they’re so soft, and the pattern makes it so fun! I would pair this with a sheer blouse and maybe some cork wedges – so cute! 🙂 How would you style them?

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5.) Theme V-Neck Top with Tulle Flowers and Delicate Beadwork [never worn]

Price: $7.99 Auction/$9.99 Buy it now

This is such a lovely piece! I love how it screams spring without being all in-your-face about it. So versatile. Yes. Yes. Yes.

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6.) Tribal Bodycon Dress

Price: $5.99 Auction/$6.99 Buy it now

This dress isn’t really my style, but it sneakily ended up in my closet! Please, help! 🙂

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7.) Forever 21/Heritage 1981 Scalloped Neckline/Black Eyelet Summer Dress

Price: $8.99 Auction/$11.99 Buy it now

This was actually a friend’s, and she never wore it. So she gave it to me to share with the world! I looooove the detailing here, but… I don’t fit in it haha.It’s perfect for the beach~ throw on a light cardigan and you’re good to go!

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8.) Scott McClintock Vintage (like, legitimately vintage) Cocktail Dress with Brooch

Price: $21.99 Auction/$24.99 Buy it now

This is hands down my favorite sell! It’s SO beautiful, it literally took my breath away when I saw it. And I bought it, even though… again, I can’t fit in it. There’s this boning that made me realize someone who’s a size small is the “diamond in the rough” who can wear such a beautiful piece (did anyone catch the reference?)

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Love. Love love love.

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9.) Wet Seal Messenger Bag

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10.) J.Crew Chino “Broken-in” Shorts

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[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