{ Video } The Most Thoughtful Birthday Present!!

My blog photog, she’s so rad. Her name is Audrey. She is super cool, creative, genuine, goodhearted, fun, fabulous, and I am SO beyond happy to know her!  We’ve been collaborating for way more than a minute and it’s been such a blast. Before her, I didn’t even know that I ever wanted to do … Continue Reading

{ Dare To Wear } Statement Necklace + Stripes

The other day it was freezing, the next day is supposed to be in the 70s and sunny. That’s the joy of March, my birthday month! One day it’s warm and sunny and the next, a snow storm. As a kid I’d get so upset when it’d snow on my birthday. It meant I had … Continue Reading

{ Dare To Wear } Three Ways To Wear Booties

Don’t you just love booties? I do! They are a go-to shoe for me, for now and all year long. They’re more closed than a pump, keeping my feet warm and ready for cooler temps. They’re also crazy versatile and pair just as well with dresses as they do with jeans.

{ Three Ways To Wear } Anorak Jacket

Fall came. It’s here and this one jacket has been serving me well as the weather + my style transitions. Can we talk about the location of these pics for a sec? It may be my most favorite yet. The lovely Renee Patrone of Events by Renee was so gracious to let us shoot in … Continue Reading

{ Dare To Wear } Happy-Hour Chic

And now, time for another edition of Dare To Wear, the blog series that keeps the fashions in rotation so that outfit remixes can be made. The more you play with your clothes the more ideas you’ll come up with (I type from experience). This long-and-lovely tank top with a slitted skirt may not be … Continue Reading

{ Dare To Wear } Kimono + Double Denim

Like my kimono? It’s from one of my favorite people. My dear friend Kristen sent it to me all the way from Hawaii. Though she and I don’t like close to each other anymore (she’s based in LA but lived a few months in Hawaii earlier this year), but we still manage to swap clothes … Continue Reading

Jessie’s Fashion-Blogging Advice To Philadelphia University

When the Philadelphia Inquirer fashion columnist asks you to speak to her Fashion Journalism class you say when. And that’s what happened. The lovely Elizabeth Wellington asked me to come talk to her students at Philadelphia University about fashion blogging. It was such an honor to share my story, lessons learned, and explain how starting this blog … Continue Reading

{Celeb Style Steal} Selena’s Striped Budget Buys

Che, che, check this out! Selena Gomez is just like us and wears Forever 21. The striped mesh top she recently posed in for an Instagram picture is for the budget retailer and is currently for sale for $15.80 – can’t be mad at that. You have to admit, she makes this $16 shirt look … Continue Reading

{Trendy vs Spendy} Heart Blouse on a Budget

This ultra-feminine print is all over Burberry and it’s making our hearts pitter patter for their $795 blouse made popular by Victoria Beckham, Claire Danes, Lily Collins (check her out rocking it in Glamour mag over the summer), and Harry Styles. Alas, a blouse for almost $800 kinda goes against our skinny-budget mantra, so we’ve scouted … Continue Reading

Trendy vs Spendy: Marc Jacobs Dog Loafer Look-a-likes Under $20!

Don’t act like you don’t want these freakin’ adorable flats. Not only are they super cute, but the spendy, Marc by Marc Jacobs Dog Loafers are over $200 more than their trendy counterpart. Did we mention that loafers, or smoking slippers (both names work), are fab for fall. Roll up your skinny jeans & show … Continue Reading