The Blackout

If you know my dad, you know he wears all black -- at least 95% of the time.  Becoming more like him is a daily process...and I guess some days it even sneaks into my wardrobe choices. :) So, here is my "Tim Sheppard" inspired look: the blackout.

Blouse: Free People; Skirt: H&M (similar); Shoes: Nine West; Keychain: H&M (similar); Purse: Louis Vuitton; Jewelry: Rocksbox (get one month of free designer jewelry with my code JESSICASHEPPARDXOXO)

I found this fancy almost-midi-not-quite-maxi skirt at an H&M in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. I paired it with a dressy cape blouse for a glammed up street look, throwing on the snake-embossed sneakers (Never would've dreamed velcro shoes would be on my feet, but here we are. Who am I??? :) -- AKA the most comfortable shoes in the world (on sale for $39.99!) -- to keep things interesting. 

For a more classic look, these  Nine West pumps (also $39.99!) would fit the bill nicely. Here's a few other shoe and accessory match-ups for a similar look!

Happy Monday!

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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012016 x Taipei Heat Wave

Sharing my favorite bright lipstick and my favorite fedora...must be a special Wednesday! :)

This hat found me in Taipei. It's too bad I don't have a direct shopping link for it, but I'm headed back next month...I'll let you know if I find another! ;) First overseas trip of 2016...can hardly wait!

Rocksbox dropped these Kendra Scott earrings off at my doorstep! Feminine and mod...the perfect combo.

If you don't know about Rocksbox, it's a designer jewelry subscription -- swap out for 3 new pieces as often as you like -- perfectly suited to your taste and style. Seriously worth a try. I promise. Try a free month on me! What? SRSLY. Click below.

Leopard swing jacket: ASOS; Shoes: Sam Edelman

Much love xo

Jess

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[Post photos by Blaire Sanders]

10516 x Black and Blue

My favorite over-the-knee boots of the season are ON SALE...Happy Tuesday! Details below.

Lord & Taylor has these over-the-knee suede boots (in black and grey) on sale, plus enter EXTRA as a promo code and get an extra 25 off!

My love for Rocksbox is still going strong! This Perry Street chunky collar necklace was a wish granted on my "wishlist" and is a perfect statement for this outfit.

Much love xo

Jess

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[Post photos by Blaire Sanders]

122015 x Icy White

Gateway Church Candlelight Christmas 2015:  What an unbelievable honor...I always find myself overwhelmingly grateful to be part of the team at such a wonderful church.

Sharing my OOTD from the special occasion! My dress is 70% off...details below. :)

Our colors of choice were white, silver, light-medium grays, and wintery blues...keeping it cool-toned and icy.

Both my necklace and bracelet came in my Rocksbox! Unlimited designer jewelry for $19/month. Try Rocksbox for ONE MONTH FOR FREE! Enter signup code: JESSICASHEPPARDXOXO

Dress: ASOS; Pants: Nordstrom Rack; Shoes: COACH; Accessories: Rocksbox; Lips: Tarte Moody; Nails: OPI

Much love xo

Jess

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[POST PHOTOS BY BLAIRE SANDERS]