Tuesday, February 9, 2016

VALENTINE'S DAY BRAIDED HAIRSTYLE




HEY HI! My very first YOUTUBE tutorial is finally up! (I know, it's taken me ages.) In this video, I'm showing you guys how to do one of my favorite hairstyles that is super easy, but still makes a statement. It has a carefree, romantic feel to it which makes it the perfect hairstyle for Valentine's Day! Plus, it works for basically all hair lengths.

Please check it out and let me know what you think! If you have any special requests, don't be shy! Don't forget to subscribe to my channel HERE so you can stay up to date with future videos. Love you guys!! xoxo

P.S. THAT'S MY HUSBAND SINGING IN THE BACKGROUND. ON A SCALE FROM ONE TO BEYONCÉ, HOW FAMOUS SHOULD HE BE RIGHT NOW. HOLY SMOKES, I LOVE HIM.

Monday, February 8, 2016

ROMANTIC VALENTINE'S DAY OUTFIT


 dress: c/o BOOHOO || lace layering tank: URBAN OUTFITTERS || shoes: VINCE (more sizes HERE)

JUST GIVE ME ALL THE NECK-TIE DRESSES/TOPS! My obsession is real you guys. I should probably stop with them, but I just don't want to. From the deep v, to the neck-tie, to the kimono sleeves, this midi dress from BOOHOO has such a romantic feel to it. If you guys are looking for a last-minute dress for Valentine's Day, make sure to check out BOOHOO'S dresses!

Also, I am releasing my first YOUTUBE hair tutorial tomorrow featuring the style you see here in these photos, so make sure you check back tomorrow for that! There may even be a special performance by someone super special to me. ;)

XOXO


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Monday, February 1, 2016

BE MY BLUSHING VALENTINE

Casual Valentine's day outfit ideas
Casual Valentine's day outfit ideas

blazer: ASOS || top: ASOS || pants: FREE PEOPLE (on sale!) || boots: VINCE || choker: c/o WEEKEND FLAIR

Happiest Monday to thee! I'm just over here pinking it up in my new blush blazer! This is my take on a casual Valentine's day look. I love adding little details to my outfits, like the hint of gold with my simple choker, the scalloped edging of my color, and the darker shade of rose on my cuff areas.

Also, these Vince boots are my newest addiction. They're actually really comfortable, easy to slip on and off, and on top of it all, I got them for about 50% off! I'm going to let you in on one of my biggest secrets to scoring more expensive/designer pieces for less. Many retailers, like Nordstrom, will price match. So what I do when I get obsessive over a specific, pricier piece is I scour the interwebs for the item on sale. Sometimes, I'm lucky enough to find it. But often times I won't want to make the purchase from that random website, or they won't have my size in stock. So I just pop over to Nordstrom or another retailer that price matches and I send them a chat. (I'm all up in that Nordstrom chat. I'm almost certain they know who I am by now. I'm like hey, hello, how are you? It's me Jess.) All I have to do from that point is ask them to price match the item. I send them the link to the other retailer and boom, bam. It's all done and major money has been saved.

So in this case, if you love these Vince boots that I'm wearing, all you need to do is show Nordstrom this link and this link and they'll match the price of the other website!

Hope you guys can take advantage of my little shopping tip! Love you guys! xoxo



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Friday, January 29, 2016

WHAT TO WEAR FOR VALENTINE'S DAY




Ok, ok. Some of you guys might think that Valentine's Day isn't a real holiday, but WHO CARES?! I'll take any excuse for gift giving/receiving, dressing up, and celebrating love.

Whether you're going out on a fancy-shancy date night with your lover and then Netflix and chilling in your underwear (heh heh), or hosting a Galentine's party, I've got the perfect thing for you to wear for this love-filled day.

Even though I'm a huge advocate for love, I am not an advocate for bright red and pink clothing. I just can't do it. So, muted shades of blush and cream do the trick for me! If you're opting for something a little lacier and racier, Eberjey has some of the prettiest lingerie at an affordable price. I want them all! And of course, we can't forget to keep those lips moisturized (you know, make-out seshes and what not). This Sugar tinted lip treatment is the best because it softens and moisturizes while adding a the prettiest tint of color.

Check back next week for more Valentine's day posts! xoxo

Friday, January 22, 2016

ANYWHERE WITH MINTED



 bird print: c/o MINTED || french elegance print: c/o MINTED || anywhere with you print: c/o MINTED || Q&A book: ANTHROPOLOGIE || james dean tee: FOREVER 21 || lipstick: NARS IN HONOLULU HONEY

Hello my little cherubs! I've teamed up with MINTED to show you how I styled some of their gorgeous artwork in my humble abode. I decided to give my entryway a nice little refresh and I couldn't be happier with the results! But I'll be completely honest, it took me weeks to decide on the pieces I was going to go with. Choosing artwork can be hard, and with so many amazing choices to choose from, it can be a tad overwhelming at first. I had about 30 pieces of artwork that I'd narrowed it down to, but kept changing my mind every six seconds. One thing I knew for sure was that I wanted all the pieces to be neutrals, or black and white. Because we're renting right now, I wanted to make sure that the artwork would match no matter where we were living, and no matter what colors surrounded me.

Another challenge I encountered was not wanting to put holes in the walls. (Rental fees, ya feel?) So I got creative and used an old bench my mother-in-law gave me years ago to display these pieces in our entryway! Jake and I love to travel together and I love how all three pieces flow into one another to tell that story.

Artwork completely transforms spaces, even teeny-tiny ones like mine. If you're in the market for a space refresh, check out more of my top picks from Minted's art collection! It won't disappoint!

Have a spectacular weekend! See you guys next week. xoxo



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Thank you to Minted for this collaboration!