spring green

Happy March!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend – I was studying hard for my two finals that I have on Saturday (eek!), but was able to take a few study breaks in between by grabbing some Molly Moon’s ice cream (helloooo Meyer Lemon!), catching up on Riverdale (obsessed, much?), and re-watching La La Land.

In last week’s post, I mentioned that I did a photoshoot with Alyssa – so here it is! I haven’t done a good ol’ fashion post in awhile, mostly because I haven’t been able to find photographer with a solid DSLR camera. Needless to say, I’m so happy to have found someone in my sorority who also blogs! I’m incredibly grateful for the short time I’ll get to spend with Alyssa before she graduates.

Back to the post: Seattle weather wasn’t really cooperating when we did the shoot, but we made it work. There was a light drizzle (and if you look closely on my outfit, you can definitely see the droplets!), but I think the photos still turned out gorgeous.

For today’s look, I have a casual business casual – that’s the best name I could come up for it, honestly. I love the classic colors: white, a deep navy, and a bright emerald green (St. Patrick’s Day, anyone?). This outfit wouldn’t work for business casual events, but honestly, casual business casual is my daily uniform, so I wanted to share what that looks like for me. You’re put together but still comfortable for sure.

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Green top | Banana Republic (old) | similar | similar
Navy puffer vest | American Eagle (old) | similar
White denim | Banana Republic (old) | similar
Booties | BP | similar
Tote bag | Longchamp

Thanks to Alyssa for the beautiful photos!

Enjoy your week, everyone!

Jen

winter wishlist | 2017

Hello!

Whew – I made it through my first week back at school and let me tell y’all, I am already loaded with assignments and projects. College is crazy! And even though Christmas and the gift-giving season was last month and I’m focusing on school now, it doesn’t mean there are things I’m eyeing in stores!

My family celebrates Christmas (we put decorations up, and the tree), but over the years, we’ve stopped gift-giving. I think we’ve just kind of celebrated family time instead of buying and receiving gifts. I do a lot of my shopping throughout the year so I might actually make these seasonal wish lists a recurring post on the blog; it’s just a fun lil wish list!

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J.Crew: Tippi Tie-neck Sweater // Bow-shoulder top // Jackie tie-neck cardigan sweater in stripes // Excursion quilted down vest // Saint James Amos nautical turtleneck sweater // Lena leather pumps with patent cap toe // Gemma cap-toe flats

Nordstrom: Sam Edelman ‘Felicia’ flats // Steve Madden ‘Carrson’ sandal // Steve Madden ‘Stecy’ sandal // S’well White Marble Water Bottle // Longchamp ‘Large Le Pliage’ tote

Paper Source: Rose Notes Lines Notepad // Blush Marble Filefolders // Blush Marble Spiral Notebook

Anything on my wish list that caught your eye?

Jen

a day in the pearl

Long time no see, friends!

How was everyone’s Christmas?! I’m so embarrassed to not have posted since the first of December – I’ve been busy finishing up my final exams, which, after getting my final grades, turned out a lot better than I thought. Fall quarter was rough and the most difficult quarter by far, but I came out on the other side and now I feel like I can conquer any quarter.

After my final exams, I came home to no internet (it sucked). So what was I to do? Visit a tea place I had been meaning to try for forever: Tea Bar! This is a Portland-native tea place and it was just as delicious as I had hoped (plus, their Instagram is adorable).

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I ordered their Lavender Milk Tea (y’all know I LOVE anything with lavender in it!), with a rose croissant. Heavenly, just heavenly!!

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I went with my good friend Maggie and we ended up taking some fun photos near the area because the weather was beautiful and the location was pristine – highly recommend for photoshoots!

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(Isn’t she so cute?! Also one of the most hilarious girls I’ll ever meet.)

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It’s always a struggle for me to put together cute outfits during the break because all of my cute clothes are at school, but I managed to throw this one together, which I thought was pretty decent and tea-worthy, no?

Look out for more frequent blog posts coming this week; even though I’m hard at work submitting internship and study abroad applications, I’m also making time to read lots of good books and churn out a few blog posts!

Talk to you all soon,

Jen

a new look for fall

Happy Friday!

I hope everyone had a great week! Today I wanted to share a little something that can improve your personal brand – getting new glasses!

One of my favorite brands of eyewear is Warby Parker. I remember first getting introduced to their brand when I was watching Tyler Oakley’s Youtube videos and he was trying on 5 pairs to decide. Warby Parker’s glasses are stylish and I love what they do for their customers. What’s unique about WP is there home try-onYou can try on glasses at home for 5 days to see if you like them and you can ship back and forth for free! How cool is that?

I remember being super self-conscious wearing my glasses out in public when I was younger. Honestly though? Wearing eyeglasses is the new black. I picked out some of my favorite frames from Warby Parker’s fall collection!

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Their collection this year focuses on Details Matter, which I love! I appreciate companies and brands that care about the little things that formulate into something that is high-quality and long-lasting. Look here for more of their styles for fall!

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If you’re in the Seattle area, a new Warby Parker store actually opened recently that you can go visit! It’s located right in the heart of University Village; it’s small, adorable, and the customer service is on point.

What are some styles you like?
*All photos are owned by Warby Parker*

the perks of being a wafflelover

Hello!

Did you read my post title as The Perks of Being a Wallflower? I hope not – because today I’m chatting ’bout of one of my latest obsessions: waffles – they’re aesthetically pleasing and delicious. I almost always go for sweet because apparently I’ll never understand the concept of savory waffles. Like, no?? Waffles are supposed to be sweet!! 😉

Another perk about waffles? I have yet to meet someone who HATES waffles, so it’s a pretty good meal to catch up over with old friends. That’s exactly what I did with my friends back home!

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When I can go all out with waffles, you know I’m going to do so!! I got a waffle that had strawberries, bananas, a rather large scoop of chocolate ice cream, some nuts and wheat, and dark chocolate drizzled over it. It was heavenly.

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And since this area was a lot less hilly/bumpy, of course I brought out the wedges! I’m wearing a boho top from American Eagle (similar here and here), black leggings, my BP watch, BP sunglasses, Chinese Laundry 4-inch wedges (similar here), and my Lonchamp tote.

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I won’t be seeing my friends from home again until Christmas break, so it was a bittersweet goodbye. We had tons of fun being basic and taking pictures in front of this beautiful turquoise wall – I’ll miss them dearly!!