WHEN ITS OK TO BE SQUARE

    A trend I’m all about these days is all things SQUARE- square toe boots, square neck lines, square patterns.

    It’s something I noticed when I began to think (and shoot) new pieces I’ve added to my wardrobe.

    Here are two outfits I’m especially excited to share:

    Look # 1 To me, this outfit is both on trend and classic. The boots are a throw back to styles of the 60s and Levis, well, CLASSIC.

    top/ boutique in Amsterdam (sorry, no CLUE of the name) necklace/ Young Frank purse/ Elizabeth and James jeans/ Levis boots/ & Other Stories

    The Levis are from their newer line, the ‘ribcage’. I have the worlds longest torso so for me, they are just higher than a typical high waist, but I do like how they make my bum look ;)

    Look # 2 includes some of my current favorites! This Mara Hoffman blazer from Rent the Runway has been my daily GO TO. So much so, that as of Monday, I’ve extended the rental period to hold onto her a little longer. It’s lined with a thick fabric and has shoulder pads (!!!) so it’s surprisingly warm.

    The belt is new. Picked it up at the Sezane shop in Paris. Didn’t know this but in-store they have a vintage section! It was too long so Dustin took out a portion of it which I’d like to turn into a bracelet.

    Speaking of vintage (which I admittedly don’t seek or buy as often as I’d like these days) the purse is also! Spotted her on The Real Real for $65 and hit “buy now” before I even knew what was happening! Back in junior high I would have sold plasma for a Kate Spade purse. Consider this me fulfilling 12 year old Jess’ dream!

    blazer/ Mara Hoffman (rented) top/ Anthropologie, belt/ vintage via Sezane, jeans/ Everlane straight, boots/ & Other Stories, purse/ Kate Spade via The Real Real, necklace/ Young Frank, lipstick and ring/ & Other Stories

    Lastly, the lipstick I picked up in the & Other Stories store in Paris. I nabbed this nude and another nudish plum color. Both are in this gorgeous gold magnetic case that feels so classy.

    I like that my style can’t be put in a box, or dare I say “square”!! I’m always evolving, wear what I like and what feels good in that moment.

    Live YOUR truth.

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