Category Archives: Casual

January 22, 2014

shawlsmith london

It isn’t hard for photos to get lost in my Iphoto library. Currently tasked with moving 2013’s photos to an external hard drive to be exact that’s 14,805 photos just from last year! While that is a lot, you have to remember I do event photography and also snap way more photos than I ever need at shoots because it’s always better to have more than wishing for additions after the fact.  So recently when I was going through said humongous photo library I stumbled upon photos that Dustin took when the tree still had leaves and we were able to wear a lot less layers.


Shawlsmith London sent me a few of their scarves to test drive.  I selected this pretty light blue, an electric blue and a grey/white mix.  What I like most about their shawls is the length.  You can really play with the way you wear them, such as looped around your neck or just hanging on either side.

doubleLF copyH&M jacket, H2O jeans, Michael Kors shirt, Clothing Warehouse shades, Gola sneakers, Shawlsmith London scarf


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This afternoon was so pretty! Missing warm weather like crazy but at least ATL isn’t covered in snow like other cities at the moment.

This past weekend I went on another bike ride but this time it was girls only! I’ll be working on those photos and posting them soon, check back for the “Critical Asss” ride beginning of next week but to hold you over I’ll be posting some sort of inspiration post on Friday.

November 8, 2013

day to day

On the daily I try to keep my outfits comfy while still keeping them chic. I wore this outfit to work and to a brunch date with my boyfriend. At the showroom one of the designers said “Jess, you can pull off anything, I mean…if I wore houndstooth with polka dots and track shoes people would ask me if I forgot to take my meds!” Compliment? I thought so! Currently mixing patterns is trendy and while it’s not difficult to do with my wardrobe, since I have a TON of patterns, it’s got to be done strategically. You can’t take two random and wild patterns and put them together and head out the door, or you might actually get asked if you forgot your meds. I’m no fashion expert by any means and I’m still trying to nail down a particular personal style but I have noticed many do’s and don’ts through style websites and my own trial and error.
I posted about wanting new sneakers and included a wishlist from and low-and-behold these bad boys were marked down! Comfy, foreign and red, white & blue-SCORE!
I thought (and still think) these patterns complimented each other nicely, mostly since they are black and white and one is more bold then the other. I’ll continue to pair patterns with patterns but if I post photos looking like a fool, just know it’s one of my “error” moments and it should be worked out!This weekend I’m heading to Savannah/Tybee Island with my man. We are going for his half marathon run and turning it into a getaway and using Air B&B for the first time! It’s a house outside of Savannah, backed up to woods, complete with a hammock and even a tandem bike! Super excited to chill out for a few days with my love.

August 6, 2013


after a fun filled weekend spent in Melbourne Florida with my folks I’ve returned back to the grey skies of ATL and plunged right back into the “real world” of work and house chores. it was really great to get in beach and pool times since it hasn’t felt like summer here at all. two of the days we went offshore deep sea fishing and had a blast catching snapper, amber jack, bonita, shark, and other little guys we didn’t keep. it was Dustin’s first time going deep sea fishing but you wouldn’t have known it since he caught on so quickly and manhandled monster fish from the depths of the ocean! it was so fun watching him reel in fish and help my dad with the boat duties, needless to say, the meeting of the parents and traveling together for the first time went great!
as I mentioned previously, there are more photos from my Grant Park adventure with Betsy I’d like to share. on a recent visit to the Anthropologie on Howell Mill I scored a denim jumper for a mind-blowing $34! I’ve mostly styled it casually but thinking some leather wedges would also compliment this garment nicely.
Anthropologie hat and overalls, Free People necklace, vintage top from Rag-O-Rama Lil5, UO sunglasses
since these photos were taken my hair has already gone through some color change. the ombre has actually gotten lighter as the toner has subtly faded-I suppose this is from salt water, chlorine and SUN. I’m loving it even more! though I need a hair cut pretty badly I’m thinking I’ll hold off for a bit and see what the color does before snipping away any length.

speaking of deals, on our last day in FL we hit up the Orlando outlets where I got some really great pieces from Loft, Forever 21, 7 for all Mankind and Banana Republic. excited to style them up and share here on the blog!

hoping you have a good week!