Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Button UP!!!

Don't you just love it when you buy a piece of clothing and it makes you instantly happy? I love that feeling! It doesn't happen to often for me when I'm shopping. Recently, on a whim I went to a different Bloomingdale's then I normally go to. Not only did this particular location have my favorite brand Peace Love World, but they also had Rails. I never heard of Rails, but I said, let me give it a try. I love a good button down!!! I feel like it is a classic piece that can be dressed up or down and also transition from day to night. I usually reach for plaid button downs that include pink, just my preference.

I cannot stop raving about the fit of my new Rails button down. In addition to the amazing fit, it is so soft! It literally feels like pajamas. Ya know how some button downs are stiff and just look stiff and heavy on? Not Rails. They have achieved that effortless cool laid back vibe perfectly.

Here is a picture on how I styled mine. Click here to check out Rails.

I have the Kendra style.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Reminder....

Every one in awhile, you get down and find yourself in a rut. Right now I'm in a serious rut. Everything just isn't going in my favor. I try and try, but I get no where. I saw this quote and it really helped me, not only in my weightless battle, but in my overall life. you need to step back and observe life. See what you have overcome and how much you have grown. Have to stay in the positive!!!




Monday, July 14, 2014

The 5 Minute look

Those days when you wakeup late or just have no energy at all are the ones that make getting ready that much more difficult! Recently, I have been so uninspired makeup wise that I don't want to get ready. As you know, I am the kind of person that has to always look presentable. These are my go to items when I don't want to put any effort into getting ready.

Some concealer where it is needed, blush for the glow, contour a smidge so that my face doesn't look as round, black eyeliner on the water line and tight line and then a few coats of mascara!

This look makes me feel like I have something on, but without much effort!

Better Than Sex Mascara Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Perversion Anastaia Contour Kit
Mac Cheeky Bronze Nars  Ita Brush Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Must have


Have you ever purchased a makeup product and almost instantly after using it, you ask yourself where has it been all your life? A deep love almost obsession starts immediately? I recently purchased Bobbi Brown's shimmer brick in beige. I'm not a fan of Bobbi's makeup, even though I should be since she is from Jersey. I know her shimmer bricks have a cult following, so I jumped on the train! I now understand the hype and must have status of these products. I love all the colors mixed together. It adds the right amount of highlight without any glitter! It's more or a shimmer and glow! Amazing! 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Motivation Monday

I love to start my day off with a quote that will set the tone for the whole day! These are my words to live by for today.





These are some of my Workout Essentials!! 



What are some of your workout must haves?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tuesday's Thoughts

Are you afraid of the unknown? Things are always easier in your comfort zone, but why not take the risk? You may be scared of the risk, fear of failing, and rejection. You will never know if you don't take that step. I recently stepped out of my comfort zone to pursue something I have been wanting to do for years. While it is exciting, I am also nervous! From here I can only go up and I'm excited for that! 

Stay tuned to what my project is. 

Xo Jess 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Be Prepared

I am always that girl who will run to the post office down the street or to the food store dressed. You won't ever find me with my glasses on, hair up and in sweats. Maybe a hoodie, a fashionable one though with jeans. If I go out looking a mess, I will inevitably run into multiple people I know. Therefore, I am always ready when I go out to see whom ever I come across.

This was my lunch outfit...a little over the top...maybe? But it is better to be prepared for anything that comes your way.

I love this tank with the added beading, but I of course needed to accessorize! 

Since I purchased this chevron necklace, it is so easy and adds a little something extra to outfits

 I love to stack these bracelets! The bigger the arm party, the better! 

Leather shorts (old) similar: Nordstrom Tank (I'm not sure) Necklace: Chevron necklace  Bracelets: Bourbon and Boweties  Ring: Bauble Bar  Wedges (old) similar: Kate Spade Ralph Lauren 


do you have any accessories that you love?

Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday Faves





These are a few items that make my Friday that much better!! Who doesn't love hot pink nails? TanWise is the best sunless tanner, it is fool proof! Do you remember Love's Baby Soft from when we were kids? I have been using the Sugar Kiss version and it smells great and brings back great childhood memories. Also, Sour Patch Kid gum...ummm need I say more? Addict! 



What are some of your Friday Faves?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

all about white










If you follow me on Instagram, then you saw I teased you with the first picture of my outfit. I have been living in white jeans lately! I love the style of these Gap jeans because they are a perfect blend of boyfriend and skinny! I also broke out my vest that I was salivating for! I personally think accessories make the whole outfit, no matter what the occasion. I love to stack my Bourbon & Boweties bracelets for an army party that is so right now! And I mean who doesn't love a little chevron added to the outfit?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Military style

I am a sucker for anything Military style related. Camo, Military green and Olive....check! They are all in my closet! I recently purchased a new military vest and I'm already thinking of all the fabulous ways I can wear it and transition it from season to season.

Do you have a favorite item or style?


I love to layer with a Denim shirt like this!

I wore my vest mostly like this during the winter.

I love the shorts and the graphic tee underneath


I love everything about this

Mixing a graphic tee and the military jacket is so chic

 Lots of layers, but a perfect winter look

Lots of layers, but it works and looks effortless casual

I have a chevron necklace just like this! This will most likely be my fall uniform.

All images via Pintrest



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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Romping Around

I always love a good romper! I much rather wear a romper in the heat of the summer instead of a maxi. I just wish they had snaps between your legs like the ones for babies do, so that when nature calls it is easier.

I am a little fussy when it comes to rompers. *shocker!!* I have a long torso, so sometimes the actual romper won't be long enough. Sounds silly, but its true. Also, what is the deal with long sleeve rompers? Don't get me wrong, I love shorts and a long sleeve T, but I don't want my onsie to be long sleeved. I can't pull them off, but they look cute on other people.

I love to layer on the necklaces or bracelets, throw on wedges and rock a good romper for a night out on the town. They are also good if you are just running out. Simple and easy!

These are some pieces that I love!!! You can dress them up or down, and are all easy!





Lulu's  



What are some rompers that you are loving or are you not a fan of the adult onsie? 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Oh what to wear


These are some recent outfits. I'm sure if you follow me on Instagam then you have seen these. I Please let me know if there is anything you want to know where it is from.

I have been trying to step up my outfits lately both clothing and accessory wise. Let me know what you think!!








And a close up of my accessories 


Oh Bauble

Back when they first launched, I was  Bauble Bar fan. However, then I had a bad experience and swore them off for awhile!!! Even let my vault points expire, I know I know, awful! I still got the emails though and I would quickly delete them. Last week, I decided to give them a second shot.

I loved the way the packaging was. It was not like this in the beginning. This is better! However, I want the black jewelry bags that say BaubleBar back! They are great to store your jewels in when traveling.


How cute is this? I love the YAY! sticker


These are the three pieces I got! 



I am very happy with what I got and you will see in my outfit posts that I have been wearing these often. 

Friday, June 6, 2014

The Short of It

When it comes to shorts I have a bit of an obsession. I am very particular about my denim shorts however. They need to have just the right amount of distressing. I had this fabulous pair of Joe's shorts when I was a fatty, and now they completely fall down even when they are buttoned. I cannot get rid of them, but getting them taken in just won't be the same. I am constantly on the hunt for a pair of shorts that I love just as much as those Joe's. I think I may have found a runner up this year.

I am that girl that wear shorts at the most ridiculous time of the year. For New Year's Eve with the girls, I rocked sequin shorts. For my birthday at the end of March, I rocked leather shorts. That's just me.

I like my denim shorts to be a little bit roomier in the leg, but not total boyfriend style. I also like them ripped!!! I also like them to be a DECENT length, (not Bermuda's) otherwise, your butt is totally on display! no bueno!!

These are some current styles that I love.













Let me know if you have found any other awesome shorts!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sigma Review

As promised this is the review for the Sigma brushes I recently purchased. I have had them a little over a month, so I think thats enough time.

I only bought 4 brushes, 3 eye blending ones and the cult fave Kabuki face one. The face one was a gift, so that I cannot review.

In my brush collection, I have options, which I love. However, I find myself using my Sigma's over my Mac ones. The Sigma brushes are much softer, have more bristles and I find I have less fallout when I use them vs. the Mac ones. I should do one eye with Sigma's and the other with Mac's.

My collection
  


Also, have you ever had a Mac brush, where the bristles just break? It starts to look ratty and you have a hard time achieving what look you want because the shape of the brush is now a little different.

You can see here how the bristles just look worn.


This has absolutely happened to me, and that is one of the reasons I tried Sigma. I feel like they are stronger than Mac, yet feel softer on the skin.











 Similar Mac and Sigma Brush


If you are on the fence, I say bite the bullet and purchase!