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Here’s an outfit I wore during one of our nights out in Savannah, love a good cotton maxi!
hat and trench-H&M, purse-Marc by Marc, maxi-Anthro by way of Rag-O-Rama, boots-Nine West
Before even trying on this jacket at H&M I knew it was going to be mine.  The contrasting sleeves and hip approach to a trench, it was a “DUH I’m SO buying this” moment!  It’s also much warmer than I thought and there’s still room in it for layering, best $50 I’ve spent this Fall/Winter!


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!

Youthful & Free

Sunday, Jezebel Magazine in partnership with the BB&T Atlanta Open hosted a party in conjunction with their most recent issue that highlights Atlanta’s Top 100 restaurants. I attended with the hopes of capturing some “Best Dressed” pics and since that was easy peasy as there were lots of well-dressed Atlantans in attendance, I was then able to partake in the tasty food and play in the photobooth! here’s what I wore:
Dress c/o Free People, Necklace c/o Free People, Cynthia Rowley purse, vintage cuff, rings By Phillip
some people have an accent nail, i have a PARTY nail!
Dustin and I thought the front of this dress looks like an owl, can you see it? I think it makes it so much cooler, not that it needed cool points cause it’s just straight AWESOME.
once we got there Dustin asked “Jess, have you seen your Street Style section in print yet??!” and I exclaimed “NOOO!!!” and we both ran over and flipped to page 58 and then proceeded to OooH and Ahhhh :P then we took the above photos and got filmed doing so by the Modern Luxury videographer, silly awesome moment that I’ll never forget!

the title of this post was actually something Dustin said to me after the party, he said that I looked pretty in my new dress and said that I looked “youthful and free” which made my heart flutter and I thought it was the perfect compliment to me and the dress!



this time of year is all about bbq’s, denim, Budweiser American flag cans, citronella candles, backyards and lighting things on fire, amiright?! hope everyone had a grand 4th of July and lit many’a fireworks and sipped many’a gold beers while yelling “America!” like my friends and I did :P we certainly didn’t let thunderstorms stop us from shooting balloons with BB Guns or grilling every form of linked meat under the moon! if I’m not mistaken I have celebrated our nations birthday a total of 4 times with the first round being a Backyard BBQ Bash with my V+VJJZ ladies at Jess Jones’ home in Kirkwood. here’s what I wore:
top via a clothing swap, UO skirt, Sam Edelman boots, vintage backpack, Free People sunnies, headband via Artlantis Art Festival

Happy Friday!


though I’ve tried several times to rock odd shaped slacks such as harem pants, carrot top (aka paperbag trousers) etc. I’ve had no luck with my body shape looking even REMOTELY flattering with the structure of the waist. so, I had given up until I spotted these maroon Urban Outfitters slacks at a clothing swap and since they were free I thought, eh ..why not give’em a try? took a lil courage and the right top but I think this outfit is somewhat flattering, trendy and it was extremely comfortable for a Friday afternoon at work and afterwards having dinner with a friend.
LOFT top, UO pants, Frye sandals, vintage bag, Clothing Warehouse sunnies 
playing around with layers, discovered this fun film reel in Photoshop!
thanks to my roomieboo who snapped these sharp pics! she’ll make an appearance on the blog soon, should  share some of her killer art!
hope everyone enjoyed the first official weekend of Summer! mine included biking around Piedmont park, tossing the frisbee and eating fresh chips and salsa, all with SPF 45-just needed to get in a lil pool time and it would have been complete!!
xoxo, Flashy