Paisley in Peru | FASHION + TRAVEL

 

 

This is one of the comfiest outfits ever, which was perfect for our day of rehearsals in Peru. Paisley is such a popular print right now, so I included some similar options below, but this particular dress is on sale!!! $57 (originally $100). It always makes me reaaaally excited when I have good deals to share! 😁

Speaking of rehearsals, our student conference is coming up next week, so our band is meeting up tonight to kick this thing into high gear! Super looking forward to conference! 

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Dress: Style London | Shoes: Adidas (similar here and here) | Lips: NYX


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Much love xo

Jess

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3 Things Every Girl Needs: Rainy Day Guide

Happy Friday! I'm back home in the sunshine of Texas, but not for long...I hear storm's-a-comin! It rained 99% of our time in the Big Apple. How's a girl supposed to dress in dreary weather like this?! Plus, doing lots of walking in the city, I knew I needed comfort shoes...not always the chic-est, right? (#thestruggleisreal 😏) Read on for my rainy day outfit guide!

RAINY DAY OUTFIT GUIDE:

1. Trench Coat

I don't know that I've ever owned a trench coat (ok, maybe back in 2002), but yes, they're back and YES, they're fashionable! When I looked at the forecast for NYC days before our trip, I didn't have time to go out shopping, but knew I needed something for our long walking days. Found this jacket and had it Amazon Primed (can "primed" be used as a verb? Apologies to the grammarians.), arriving just in time for our trip! This is an Asian line, so check out their size chart suggestions if you're making a purchase. (I'm wearing a large.)


Linking sale jackets here! >>


2. Hat

Ditch the good hair goals and roll with a hat! It wouldn't be your best hair day (sorry to break the bad news!), so you'll be glad you did. I've been looking for the perfect opportunity to pull out my gingham hat (if you missed the memo, gingham is EVERYWHERE and EVERYTHING right now -- now ya know!). The bow tie in the back is just too cute.


Linking a few other cute hats for your rainy day blues! >>


3. Rain Shoes

Every girl needs a cute pair of rain boots, right?! This is another item I've never invested in and I think many girls are in the same boat! They're not a necessity, so they can easily be overlooked. I found these super cute rain shoes disguised as sneakers, so I plan to wear them on "normal" days too. Love how versatile they are! Size up if you're a half-size. (I'm an 8.0-8.5 and I'm wearing a 9.0)


Linking more rain boot options I love here >>


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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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Friday BOP!

Happy Friday! Grateful for a day off and a fresh mani...there's nothing like red nails. Amirightgirls?

Shopbop is having a HUGE Spring Sale! Kick off your weekend with some fresh fresh items. Get up to 25% off site-site with code BIGEVENT16 (sale ends TOMORROW)! I gathered up some black and white favorites...shop my picks below!

Spend $250+ Save 15%

Spend $500+ Save 20%

Spend $1000+ Save 25%

With Code: BIGEVENT16

Much love xo

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]

122715 x Walk the Moon

These platform sneakers turned out on repeat! Walk the moon. Link below.

Poncho: Forever 21 (similar); Shirt: Free People (similar); Slip: Free People (similar); Shoes: Steve Madden

[Post photos by Blaire Sanders]

Much love xo

Jess

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121415 x Colorblock in Carmel

This NIC + ZOE cardigan was 40% off at Nordstrom's Black Friday sale! Heavy knit that poses as the perfect jacket.

Much love xo

Jess

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[POST PHOTOS BY BLAIRE SANDERS]

120915 x Spring in Christmastown

It's sunny and 73° in Dallas today. Pulled out a frilly tshirt dress for the special occasion!

Bite Beauty lipstick wears forever and a day on me...srsly. This color is from a lip duo...2 colors for $14! Perfect stocking stuffer. Link below!

Much love xo

Jess

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[POST PHOTOS BY BLAIRE SANDERS]