Saturday, August 17, 2013

Casual Looks For the Summer

In the summer time, I'm all about the "be comfy cause it's hot" look. These are really easy looks and one thing I've learned is a statement necklace,well, really makes a statement! 

Sorry about the horrible mirror photos and the dirty mirror!
Hey remember this necklace HERE! I love it so much, Shirt: Urban Outfitters{$60, beginning of season} Pants: Ana JCPenneys; Shoes:Steve Madden via DSW{$50,last season}

Hey and remember this necklace HERE! Shirt:Zara{on sale for $6!!!} Pants: AG from Anthropologie{$100 on sale, last season; Sandals: Steve Madden{$30,DSW}

Easy looks right? 

xo jess

Friday, August 9, 2013

Black and White stripe Obsessed

I mean, come on, who doesn't love classic stripes? 

From interior design to fashion, you can't go wrong. 

These are some of my Pinterest obsessions

And I can't forget about my new Iphone Case 

I love interior design so much, sometimes it hurts.

These have been my recent projects in and around my place!

My Main wall in my living room and I really wish I had a before picture, but basically it was pretty simple.

I spent around $35 on the project.

The Window pane was free, I found it in our barn last year when we were moving, I just cleaned it up and tadah!

The G and M(my husband's family name and my family name initials) were free from my old job, they were throwing away old signs so I (and someone else) tore them off and I just spray painted them! Mirror Star is something I've had for many years, I got it on clearance at the end of christmas one year, I think it was orginally around $25 and I enedd up paying $5. Black Frame was another thing that I have had for years and had been sitting in my basement. I just took out the old pic and tore a picture out of one of my design books and framed it! Shadow Box and Sea Fan, these are what I spent my money on, the Shadow box is from Michaels orginally $24.99 but I got it on sale for 40% off, score. And the Sea Fan I got off Ebay for $8.

          And the only thing left is the American Flag, which is again something I already had, I only bought the red,white and blue spray paint. Taped off the stripes, made my own star templates and went down to business.

So glad how it turned out! 

AND Today I worked on this...

The Picture on the left is the chairs that go to the Pub table, but honestly they are big and bulky for my small kitchen and a few months back I fell off one and broke the back in half(that is a story into it's self) So I was ready for a change! Again I used what I had! I bought these other stools two years ago off Craig's List for $100(4) and have them sitting upstairs doing nothing, orginally black I spray painted them white :)
Very pleased how the turned 

Don't you love that cute little Basil plant? My dad grew it for me! I spray painted that pot too! :)

Xo Jess

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Summer of Fun

This summer has been one of the craziest I've had, who knew when you don't have a job so many other things fill up your time.

So I had a three week break from school in June, and those three weeks came and went fast! One of the things I did was I went to Chicago. Much time was spent shopping, and I'll soon show you what I bought but here are some "summer" pictures so far! 

What are your favorite things to do while on summer break?

Yummy noodles at a hole in the wall place

It was Blackhawks weekend! We got to the see the parade

McDonalds walk at 3am

Me and My mom went up on the train and then my sister came up the next day, I realize now that I did not take that many pictures! But we had such a great time! 

I have started a new diet where I will not be eating any preservatives, no whites(sugar,flour,rice) all natural foods, and today is day two! It's going pretty good. I have quite a few recipes that I will be trying and if they turn out good, I'll start to post some! This is a 14 day things and if I make it I will continue it! 

xo jess

Friday, July 12, 2013


So in the absence of myself, I have a bit of some news! 

There is going to be some changes to the blog and I'm happy to announce my sister will be joining me! A revamp of the blog will be coming soon. We will focus on fashion, design, and lifestyle! 

I am super excited about the help and what we will be bring you. So keep an eye out so the new blog soon. 
I also believe we will be renaming the blog. 
We will do separate posts and collaborate on some as well! 

So here's to a new chapter! 

xo jess

Monday, June 24, 2013


I have been uninspired, unmotivated, and uninterested in fashion lately. 

Perhaps it is because I am on school break, but summer sometimes get me down. Why does it have to be so dang hot. I'd just rather stay inside in the air. And most times in my jean shorts and a tee. Nothing interesting. So bare with me while I get out of this funk! 
Is it just me or do some feel the same way? I've tried to bring back the spark by broswing pinterest and other fashion blogs, but nothing, it better come back soon I've got a trip coming up that I have to pack for! 
At least I'll be shopping and getting some new clothes, so maybe that will inspire me!

Anyhow, some things that I never get uninterested in is SHOES! So I will show you some of my must-haves ---- Needs!

Now I'm partial to Steve Madden, so most of these are going to be from there! 

Marlenee Ankle Strap

New and I already need all of the colors! (Comes in 9 different colors and patterns)
 Marlenee {$99.95} Here

Nanncy Wedge

I've had my eye on these beauties so a few weeks, they are my next purchase! Comes in four different colors and patterns.
Nanncy{$69.95} here

Printed Fabric Slipper from Zara

Great print, and on sale! 

Printed Fabric Flats {on sale for $49.99} here

Sandals with Tassels from Zara

How fun are these! I love them! 

Sandals with tassels{on sale $59.99} here

What are some of your must have when it come to shoes this season? 

xo jess

Monday, June 17, 2013

Plain White Tee

Seems like everyone has their version of the "basic" Tee.

I've been looking for the "perfect" Tee for awhile now and I'm hoping that I found it! 

I actually found this on pinterest and fell in love! 

I bought the white and gray options {$25.46, here}
But I had also weight in these options:

This one is from Anthropologie {$48,here}

Then there is this beautiful from Free People {$58,here}

Can't wait to style these!! 

xo jess

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Less than 3 weeks!

So everybody knows google reader will be gone in three week. . (sad face). It has made my life so much easier when it comes to reading my favorite blogs I follow. However I found this article on IFB's site today, How to Move Your Google Reader Feed to Bloglovin' and it kind of made my day!It may take a second to load them all in but they are there! And I feel good again :)
Make sure switch over and follow me on bloglovin if you haven't done so thus far!

Things That I think To Say

Summer vacay is here, I'll be back soon :)

xo jess

Sunday, June 9, 2013

June's Ebay Necklaces

Here are my favs and finds on ebay for June :)

$14.99 with Free Shipping here
I recently bought this one, just waiting for it to come. I love that it is so versatile and will upgrade any outfit!

I love this one because it's so simple but look great with a collared shirt! 
$12.99 with free shipping here

     Loving the Yellow!      

Just ended for only $4.25 with free shipping!

Have a great weekend~

xo jess

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Revamping a Jean Jacket

So I recently bought a jean jacket from Target (the one I had been searching for, for under $30) and was super happy with it, but was needing(wanting) a jean vest, so remember this here, well I cut off the sleeves and made a vest! I love how it turned out and have so many things to pair with it!

Dress from Anthropologie{Old, $89}; Anthro Jean jacket cut sleeves off{ebay, $15} Madden girl Tribal booties{last year, TJ Maxx$40}
Thank goodness I have put some color on since this picture was taken! 

Congrats to Khloe from Fashion Glow and Rica from Akirah's Touch are you the winners of my Starbucks and target giveaway! Check your email ladies :)

xo jess

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Keep Google Reader

Like most of you I was super disappointed to see Google Reader going away and now it is only a month away. Today I happen upon a petition that they will be sending to goggle.

Sign here and maybe we can to them to reverse their decision! 

Happy weekend everyone! 

xo jess

Thursday, May 30, 2013

End of May

Hope everyone had a safe and eventful Memorial Day Weekend. 

Thank you to the people who serve to provide us that great freedom! 

And as many of you know most stores put on a memorial day (weekend) sale! I took advantage of JCrew's 30% off sale!! 

I can't believe that May is almost over?! Where has this year gone! Summer officially starts in two weeks! But these next two weeks are going to be brutal, so bare with me! I'll be back soon enough :) 

I will also announce the winners of my contest this weekend, so those who entered watch for an email! 

Shirt from Anthropologie{last year, $88}, Pants{Target,$16} Shoes{Steve Madden,$50 on sale}, Necklace from Anthropologie{$24 on sale}

xo jess

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Mother's Day Mint

J Crew silk blouse {here}; J Crew toothpick Mint pants{$130, similar here}
necklace off ebay, Shoes from Target{$30}

Simple Mother's Day attire a few weeks back.

I got the necklace off of ebay for  around $5ish I think. I love it! And it works great with these pants~

I am also LOVING these heels. I found them on another bloggers page and had to have them! Out of the 10 Target around me only one still had them in stock, so I drove in faith to see if they had my size and they did! I was so happy :)

Hope everyone has a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend! ! 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Outside Elements

I love incorporating the outside in my decor!

And I get most of my inspiration for nature, I love greens, browns, whites, blues! 

One easy and fun way to incorporate nature is branches! They are free and you can just go outside to get them! 

Put them in a vase, or on the mantel or do what I did and make them wall art!

I just spray painted them & held them together with a rubber band! Easy as that!
Gives the room texture and depth! 

xo jess

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Memphis in may

Wet and cold is not what I usually think of when planning my trip for Memphis in May Music Festival, but the last minute rainboots and coats were a life saver!

In between the breaks in the rain we ventured out to Beale St. and ate uh gator? Popcorn gator to be exact. What are great time we had, oh and saw some great bands too! 

I've been loving the trend of embelleshed jackets and have been long for one like this and this. But forgot I bought this from H&M at the end of last summer. Worked out great for this trip :)

This is what I wore when it was not cold and raining. 

Kimono Top from H&M{$30}T-Shirt Target, Zara washed out Jeans{old} Lucky Brand Necklace and Steve Madden boots{OLD!}

Don't forget about my contest Down Below!!

xo jess

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Happy Anniversary! Contest! Closed!

I can't believe it's been an whole year since I started my blog!

Little did I know where or what I wanted for it to become, but this has been an incredible journey! 

So THIS calls for a little CONTEST! WHO WANTS A  > > > > > $15 Target Gift CARD? 
                                                                                                             $5 Starbucks CARD?

Alright, all you have to do is LEAVE A COMMENT with your email address(So I can contact you!)
And if you'd be so kind, spread the word! This contest will end on next Thursday at midnight! I will be choosing two winners, one for the target card and one for the starbucks! I will draw at random!

I'd also like to give a big shout out to all of you! Without the support and kind words this would not be what it is today :) Thank you all! 

xo jess

Monday, May 13, 2013

Casual Monday

Easy Manic Monday Outfit

Shirt H&M{old, $12}; Free People Cargo pants{$100, I like this one!} Steve Madden Gladiator Sandals{$70,here}

I will be hitting my ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY on the 16th, so I will be putting up a contest in honor of that!

Have a great week! 
xo jess