Tuesday, July 22, 2014

FROM BEACH TO STREET



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Is it just me or is everyone and their turtles (?) going on or just getting back from some kind of vacation? Pretty positive it's not fair. Meanwhile, I'm stuck behind a glowing screen all day. ;)

But in all seriousness, I have some serious wanderlust right now so I decided to put together a wish list of dresses and hats that you can wear from the beach to the street! This way, you eliminate the need to make the trek back to your hotel room or rental home to change into something more appropriate = optimal fun time! Whoohoo! 

Check out my picks above. They're definitely drool worthy! Plus it doesn't hurt that Shopbop's sale section right now is pretty killer. You can find such great quality designer pieces for a steal there. (I'm trying to justify getting this LBD. I mean, it is on sale so....haha kidding.)

Are you going on any fun trips this summer? 

Monday, July 21, 2014

DO A LITTLE TWIRL


top: H&M (similar HERE, loving THIS floral option) || skirt: H&M (similar HEREHERE, loving THIS lavender option) || shoes: Rachel Roy (similar HEREHERE) || earrings: Betsey Johnson (similar HERE, HERE, HERE)

I wore this outfit to a blogger spa night hosted by the super-babe Jade of Kissable Complexions and it's been my go-to ever since. It's incredibly comfy, but doesn't really look like it! I love outfits that have a comfort level, especially if I'm going to be out and about for hours upon hours. There's nothing worse than wanting to strip down to your birthday suit. (Or maybe there's nothing better? I'll let you be the judge. Wink.) 

Anyways, this blogger event was one of the most fun events I've attended. I came away with a fabulous grab bag, which included this candle and this amazing creation, amongst loads of other goodies. And let me tell you, I just started using the Beauty Blender over the weekend and I'm completely hooked. I used to think my Sephora brush worked wonders, but this magical little sponge creates a COMPLETELY natural looking second skin. You just wet it, apply your makeup to it, and blend it into your skin! It's seriously amazing and if you do not get of these, you are ridiculous and I can't even look at you.

Just kidding. Hi, come back. 

But really, do yourself a favor and get one. Plus they're so affordable and last forever!

Ok sweet thangs, have a great week and as always, thanks for reading. xx


Friday, July 18, 2014

BLUSHING ROSES


 cardigan: Pink Blush c/o || top: from Taiwan (similar) || pants: H&M (similar, love these white bf jeans) || hat: Forever21 || purse: Marc by Marc Jacobs || shoes: Rachel Roy


Happy Friday dears!

I'm wearing three of my new, favorite items in this outfit: this hat, this cardigan, and these shoes. They are seriously amazing and the cardigan is incredibly flattering! If you know me personally, you'll know that I'm not typically a fan of wearing cardigans, but these longer options have pretty much stolen by heart. I actually received compliments from lots of men on it! (That's super weird for me because guys usually aren't crazy about what I wear. #Idressforwomen)

Anyway, I have had a crazy, busy week and I'm so glad it's the weekend! Time for some good, old r & r.

*Don't forget the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is officially open, so shop this amazing sale now before all the best things are gone!!! See my picks HERE.



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

FLAMINGO IS MY LINGO



shirt: The Classic Brand c/o || jacket: Karen Kane c/o || skirt: ASOS || shoes: Old Navy || bag: Tory Burch (loving THIS) || sunglasses: Betsey Johnson (similar) || earrings: Baublebar (similar)

Flamingos seem to be having their 15 minutes of fame this summer. They are popping up everywhere but I'm most certainly not complaining! I think they're a fun way to spice up your outfits. I paired my tee from The Classic Brand with a pale, pink skirt and light-weight blazer from Karen Kane to create a dressier look.

In the scroll bar below, you'll find more flamingo print items that I picked out. Also, this men's flamingo sweatshirt? Obsessed. Girls can pull it off too, right? #GenderEquality

On another note, I'm off to see Wicked with my sweet husband tonight and I'm so pumped! I've never seen it before and I've been listening to the soundtrack like crazy, hoping I'll be able to sing along the whole time. So far I've only got one word of one song down from "Popular." (See the 1:05 mark of THIS video to find out which word I've memorized. It's pretty mind blowing.)

Try not to get that song stuck in your head the rest of the day. I dare you. ;)

K, love you guys and bye.


Monday, July 14, 2014

FARMER'S MARKET ATTIRE


top: Karen Kane c/o || shorts: GAP (loving these) || purse: Kate Spade || sandals: Target || sunglasses: Tom Ford

One of my absolute favorite summer activities is going to farmer's markets on the weekends with my little family. You're guaranteed a good atmosphere, delicious food, and an all around good time. (Tip: If you're ever at the Provo, Utah farmer's market, the mint limeade and Fiore Pizza Truck are where it's at.) 

When I saw this top from Karen Kane, I was instantly drawn to the light and airy look - perfect for those 90 degree days! Can't wait to wear it as a cover-up at the beach or by the pool!

Hope you guys have a fun-filled day. :)

P.S. Today is the last day to enter THIS amazing giveaway so get on it if you haven't already!!



Friday, July 11, 2014

NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE MUST-HAVES




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OH MY GOODNESS.

I CAN'T BREATHE BECAUSE I AM IN THE PROCESS OF DYING OVER EVERYTHING ABOVE.

Especially THIS. Hello beautiful.

But of course, this is all in a dream world. I always tell myself, "one day Jess, one day." So until then, I'll stick to my grind and work extra extra hard.

Love you guys! Happy Friday!

P.S. If you have any Nordstrom Anniversary favs, I'd love to know! xx

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

HOT LIKE PINK


dress: ASOS || clutch: J. Crew Factory - also in brown here (loving this) || shoes: ZARA (loving these) || sunglasses: Tom Ford

Bam. Need sunglasses to look at these pictures? Summer means it's time to bring out the bright colors and that's exactly what I'm doing today!

I don't think I've ever owned an item of clothing that was hot pink before this dress, but I must say that I'm absolutely loving it! It's kind of loud and I almost get embarrassed wearing it in public, but then I remember how pretty the lace overlay is and get over the embarrassment phase real fast. It's seriously a gorgeous dress but if you're wanting something a little less bright, I'd opt for the white/blue version! ASOS was sold out of that color when I originally purchased mine, and now it's a toss up of which one I like better! Both are simply stunning.

Have a beautiful Wednesday! xx