Tuesday, September 2, 2014


 Hope you all had a fun and labor-free Labor Day! ;) We slept in, had a little family time and ended the night with redbox and chips and salsa (our favorite snack!) It was pretty perfect. I feel like we got two Sundays in a row! It was a very needed weekend after a hectic week. This past week my parents packed up the house they've lived in for the past twelve years and moved across the country to Alabama where my Dad has been commuting for work. I spent most of the week hauling out boxes of my old things and furniture I'd been storing there and soaking up the last of our time together before the big move (So, sorry about the silence here lately). It was pretty hard (and tearful) saying goodbye to my Mom, I'll miss her so much!! We've always been super close and this is the first time we won't be in the same state! It'll definitely be an adjustment but hopefully we'll get to visit a lot! We've already planned a trip out there for Thanksgiving! I have to admit I'm a little jealous they'll be living in all that green and humidity - which I actually love - again. We lived in Georgia for a few years when I was a little girl and I remember it fondly. Now if it was just a bit closer to the ocean I'd consider it the perfect place to live ;) Hope you all had a less stressful week than me, and hey, tomorrow is hump day already!
P.S. This dress is one of my Vegas finds! It was on the sale rack at Topshop so of course I HAD to have it! Plus our waitress asked if it was Free People so... woot!!

Outfit Details:
Dress - Topshop (almost exact, similar)
Hat - H&M (similar, loving these)
Bag - Target
Booties - Report via Ross (similar) Pin It

Monday, September 1, 2014

Labor Day Sales + $450 Giveaway

Hello and Happy Labor Day!
Fall is just around the corner!! I apologize for being MIA on the blog last week, I'll explain all that and have a brand new outfit post up tomorrow! Just thought I'd drop by and share some of my favorite Labor Day sales and also give you the chance to win $450 to the store of your choice!! What could be better for jump starting that Fall wardrobe we're all dreaming of? I know I could use a little Fall shopping spree! Enter below & have a wonderful Labor Day! I'll see you all tomorrow!

Fave Labor Day Sales
Anthropologie - EXTRA 20% OFF sale items
Asos - up to 75% OFF sale + EXTRA 15% OFF with code SUMMERDONTGO
Baublebar - 50% OFF select styles
J. Crew - 30% OFF $125 or more + free shipping on all Labor Day orders
Joe's Jeans - 30% OFF with code LABORDAY
LOFT - 50% OFF select full-price items + 50% OFF all sale
Nasty Gal - 30-60% OFF!!
Old Navy - up to 50% OFF Entire store
Sephora - up to 75% OFF Summer favorites
Sole Society - select styles up to 70% OFF

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Black & Yellow, black & yellow

Well hey, I'm back! How was your weekend?! I had such a blast in Vegas with some of my favorite girls! I think we should definitely make this girl's trip thing happen more often! A lot of shopping, trips to starbucks (#whitegirls), and lounging by the pool happened. And about 30 minutes of clubbing...haha. Wish that last one would have lasted longer, but we all brought the wrong shoes - ouch! We also went to a buffet at the Bellagio yesterday before making the drive home. SO much food (and dessert!). It was definitely worth the price since it ended up being our one meal of the day! I couldn't bare the thought of eating the whole rest of the day. I think it might be time for a cleanse now.. lol. And you guys, I have the best Hubby ever! I missed him so much!! He came to pick me up when we got back and helped carry my bags to the car - which he cleaned for me and fixed the brakes on while I was gone. He also did the laundry! How did I get so lucky? It felt so good to have his arms wrapped around me again and squeeze him tight :) Anyway, sorry for the mushiness, can't wait to share all the cute things I bought! This outfit is something I wore last week. I wanted to try something new and wear all black! It actually didn't feel too plain at all with the chambray, a little lipstick and some midi rings (my latest obsession). Thanks for stopping by, have a great Monday!
Outfit Details:
High-waisted Skinnies - Kohls ON SALE
Tee - Ramones (similar)
Favorite Chambray - Forever 21
Bag - Target (similar, splurge)
Rings - H&M
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Friday, August 22, 2014

Punk Rock Kid

So I have to tell you guys, Ethan's honest reaction to this jacket was laughter. Here I am thinking he'd be proud to see his punk/grunge influence rubbing off on me a little and all he had to say was "If you have to buy a jacket that says 'punk', you're not punk". So there you go, thanks babe. Not that I ever claimed to be the least bit punk in the first place, haha. But I am loving this distressed denim jacket! Can you guys believe it's already Friday?! The weeks seem to rush by lately (probably because I'm clinging so tight to the last of my Summer days). Can't complain when it feels like the weekend gets here fast though! I'm leaving on a last little Summer trip with some girlfriends after work and I couldn't be more excited! We're headed to Vegas and it'll be my third time there this Summer. I think I'm starting to actually like the place. After all it's close and inexpensive when you can only spare a weekend at a time! Pretty excited for some pool time! Have an awesome weekend and I'll see you all on Monday!

Outfit Details:
Denim Jacket - c/o Aeropostale
Sequin Top - c/o LuLu's (similar)
Jeans - American Eagle/old (similar)
Flannel - ? (similar)
Bag - Target (similar, splurge)

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014


The lovely Sandy took these photos for me last night after we met up for dinner at one of my favorite little cafes. We had quite the adventure scouting out this location for our photos! Love that we found this random field of sunflowers, it makes me happy to see them still there now that Summer is nearly over. I've followed Sandy's blog forever so it was so fun to finally meet her! I'm so glad she recently moved to Utah or it might have never happened! She has the cutest little prego belly too - a couple more weeks and she'll have another little one! Sandy pointed out how well the little yellow flowers on my dress matched the location, and I have to agree! Wish they were little sunflowers :) The mountains looked beautiful from here too! I really live in such a pretty place even though I'm always complaining about the cold winters and the fact that there's no beach in sight ;)
Happy Hump Day! One step closer to the weekend and my last little end-of-Summer road trip!

Outfit Details:
Dress - H&M
Sandals - Report via DSW
Chain Necklace - c/o Loopsway
Yellow Stone Necklace - Craft Lake City

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Bear & Roo

Happy Monday friends! Another fun weekend is gone! I wore this to dinner Friday night to catch up with my long lost friend Gentri who's back in town for a few days! It was soo good to see her again and talk and laugh like old times! I'm hoping to catch her one more time before she leaves! Then we spent all day Saturday riding coasters and getting dizzy at Lagoon. I love theme parks so I look forward to going every year! After the park closed, Jody let me come over and see her cute house even though it was super late! We're pretty much best friends and this was the first time I'd ever been over, haha! I guess that's what happens when you live over an hour away from each other and always meet in the middle. It was fun to finally meet her cute dog and she seriously has the cutest decorations!

But, can we please talk about these amazing shoes I'm wearing?! Quinn is a super talented artist who customizes and sells sneakers designed however you want! When she asked if she could make some for me I immediately started thinking of what I could have her draw on them. It was seriously a hard decision but I finally thought up something. A bear and a kangaroo! Sounds random but here's the story behind it: I once called Ethan "Ethy-bear" back when we were dating. It started out as a cheesy joke but then he told me his mom actually called him that as a baby and I thought it was soo cute! It's been my nickname for him ever since. He never really had one specific nickname for me until one day at my parents house we were talking about all our many childhood nicknames and my mom reminded me of "Jessi-roo". Of course that fit too perfectly with Ethy-bear so Ethan dubbed that my new nickname and we've been calling each other that ever since! So, there you go! Ethy-bear and Jessi-roo. We're super cheesy like that and I love it ;)

If you want your own custom sneakers, click HERE to see more of Quinn's incredible work and contact her!

Outfit Details:
Tee - Ross
Button Down - Hurley via Ross
Jeans - Celebrity Pink via Macy's

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Lately // Photoshoots

PC: Jenuary Dudack
PC: Maria Ison // HMUA: Ashley Albiston

PC: Silver Screen Snapshots // MUA: Carissa Hyde // Hair: Kelley Wood
PC: Stevie Smile
PC: Foreverfoto Utah
PC: Hien Rom // HMUA: Me
PC: Brad Sorenson
PC: Silver Screen Snapshots
PC: Steven Vogl
Hello again! Sorry for the unintentional abandonment here this week! I'm kind of a procrastinator and am usually taking the photos for my next post the day before and since I've been running around like crazy this week outfit photos just didn't happen. But since I didn't want Tuesday's post to be the only one of the week (cringe), I decided to share some of my favorite shots from recent shoots I've done! I like to model here and there when I get the chance. I mean, I'm no professional, I'll never be 6 ft tall or a size 0 and I don't see it going far, but it's just kind of a fun hobby for me. I joined a group of photographers, models and hair/makeup artists who do fun themed shoots pretty often and I've been really enjoying it! Just a bunch of creative people building their portfolios, practicing their work and mostly having fun! The first shoot I did with them was in the Spring so the theme was a tea party with a lot of white and florals, which turned out so pretty. The next one was a fairy theme so I got to have a bit more dramatic makeup and I loved the gold leafing she used! The last couple photos are from a shoot at that same lake I was swooning over in last Friday's post. I got to jump in the water in my dress so obviously I had a good time ;)
Well, Happy Friday!! Hope you all have an amazing weekend. Thanks for reading! :)

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