Kelly Savage | Senior Shoot

Meet Kelly. She's a no frills, no fuss kinda senior. The girl who maybe-possibly-probably-would-have-definitely-never gotten around to senior photos if it weren't for Mom's gentle nudge. :) But she got it knocked out: hair, eyebrows, nails, and glamour shots -- all before noontime. Now that's impressive. In the end, I think she surprised even herself with how much fun she had on our shoot! :) Mission accomplished.

A note from Kelly: "I had such a fun time with Jessica...she made it very relaxing and fun to take pictures that can usually be a stressful experience. Plus, she had an amazing eye for beautiful backgrounds. Thank you SO much, Jessica!"

Much love xo

Jess

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Styling Tips for the Stripe-Struck

This post is action-packed with styling tips and I'm SO excited to share! P.S. Where did the weekend go??!

TRANSITIONING FROM WINTER TO SPRING

With the weather changing, it's hard to know how to shift your wardrobe! For us Dallas girls, Texas tends to be pretty temperamental before finally landing in a new season...and in the meantime, we have "nothing to wear." :) This dress is a great example of a versatile piece -- casual or dressy -- Winter or Spring. Paired with the suede, it nods to Winter, while transitioning to Spring...but can't you picture it thrown over a swimsuit on the beach, with flips in one hand and sno cone in the other? (Can you tell I'm vacation dreaming?! :)

TIP! For in between seasons: choose a Spring piece and build Winter accessories around it!*

Accessories I could've worn with this look: Velvet bag (here), chunky cuff (here or here or here), felt hat (here), light blue booties (here), fringe booties (here), rust booties (here)

STYLING MIDI DRESSES

Midi-dresses are everywhere and I've honestly been hesitant to jump on the bandwagon. If it's not paired with the right shoe, it can look a bit stumpy...but this Jessica Simpson bootie (here) combined with the diagonal patterned dress (here) compliment the midi length. Here's a few other booties that would've worked too!

TIP! For midi length clothing, add a chunky heel and/or an elongating pattern for extra height!*

The necklace I'm wearing is ROCKSBOX! They've offered my friends a month's subscription of designer jewelry for free! I didn't think I'd like the idea of jewelry "on loan," but here we are...I love it. Use my code and give it a try for yourself! JESSICASHEPPARDXOXO at rocksbox.com.

The Jessica Simpson booties I mentioned are on sale -- oh, and so is the dress...$34! Dress (here), Booties (here) (similar)

What are your favorite transitional pieces? Do you have any styling tips to add? I'd love to hear your thoughts. Leave me a comment below!

Much love xo

Jess

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030216 x Denim Rainbows

This Dallas weather has a way of understanding, don't you think? 72° says, "Something exciting is about to happen." It also says, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING INSIDE? Carry your desk and office chair into the parking lot, because seriously, SPRINGTIME FOR EVERYONE." March clearly has some strong opinions. 😁

Click above to shop my outfit! Handbag, sunglasses and shoes on sale (eeeeks). P.S. I mixed these two MAC lip colors: PINK NOUVEAU around the edges + SAINT GERMAIN in the center for an ombre look!

Much love xo

Jess

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Hope in Tokyo

Tokyo has taken me by surprise...I never dreamed I'd love it so!

Gateway Worship had our first ever Worship Roundtable in Japan, hosted by Hope Church! This is a time when local church worship leadership comes together and bounces ideas off each other, learns from one another, and worships and prays together.

After the weekend Roundtable, we had the honor of participating in Sunday morning church at Hope. Did I mention that Tim Sheppard can PREACH?!

"God has created a language that any of us can speak -- from the youngest, to the oldest -- regardless of your background, race, or gender -- YOU can praise the Lord."  - Tim Sheppard

Melon Fanta ^^ I'm obsessed!

Much love xo

Jess

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021816 x Pinstripe Pink

Stumbled upon Hello Kitty's playhouse...NBD. Seriously, heaven!

Click here to shop the post >> SALE ALERT!

Wrote in my journal at the beginning of the year, "2016: the year of the swan." Since then, I've been on the hunt for the perfect special swan piece. Found THE ONE in Taipei - my Happy Valentine's Day to me gift! :)

Good After Nine: I'm so obsessed with ALL of their jewelry pieces. Elegant, pretty and whimsical. Such a hard choice, but I'm thrilled I found them online...now I can start my wishlist. :)

Dress up or dress down with this comfy button-up. Love the pajama look to it! On sale 50% off ($26). I paired it with these flares...they're my absolute fave right now. The dark wash is perfect, the fit is perfect, and the high-waist + no button situation = 😍

Much love xo

Jess

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VLOG Made in Taiwan: Gateway Worship

We teamed up with Joshua Band this week at Kingdom Culture Conference! My favorite moment of the whole conference was when my dad and Pastor Ewen Chow led "We Bow Low" together in worship -- back and forth, between Mandarin and English. Hearing another tribe and tongue sing familiar Gateway Worship songs is breathtaking, but worshiping as one is even more stunning.

"...How good and how pleasant it is
for brethren to dwell together in unity!" Psalm 133:1

Press play for my VLOG made in Taiwan! >>

[Photo Diaries]

Taipei 101 ^^ *Hanging out* with Anna Byrd >>

Much love xo

Jess

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Disney Day: VLOG + Photo Diaries

Disney day trip during our Siesta Key getaway, because, why not? Nonstop smiling from EAR to EAR...

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Photo overhaul in 3, 2, 1...

^^Beaches and Cream is my favorite restaurant on Disney property and their grilled cheese happens to be my favorite grilled cheese in the whole wide world. If you're a grilled cheese lover like me, add it to your Disney eats. :)

Yes, matching bombers (obviously)...

Disney treats are ZERO calories...must be part of the Disney magic :)

Much love xo

Jess

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020316 x Sunny Side Up

Sunny side up life in Siesta Key. Enjoy our photo diaries!

Much love xo

Jess

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013116 x Siesta Key

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[Taking a little pause on life. Here's a look at our day!]

Much love xo

Jess

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