Thursday, March 26, 2015

Why You Should Love Lilly For Target

#LillyForTarget has created quite the controversy. 

People are apparently seeing this as "soiling the brand."

You know what I see?

Lilly Pulitzer prints 20 minutes from my house.

Although I am not (and never will be) a die hard Lilly fan, I do own a few things (a dress here, an agenda there), and I love how this collaboration is making their bright prints more accessible to the masses. I am a firm believer in wearing clothing that makes you feel confident and beautiful, and if a shift dress does that for you, go for it. Why would anyone oppose such a (limited) union between Target and Lilly?

Plus, it's nice to see people excited about cute clothes. (:

You can preview the look book here.


Dat hammock tho!
Glass Hurricane Candle Holder in the print Noise Posey

The collection will be released April 19th, so mark your calendars. Happy shopping! (:

Stay classy,

Jessie

Monday, March 23, 2015

OOTD: Navy Floral Dress

This outfit is perfect for these breezy spring days. Paired with pumps, it's appropriate for work, and worn with flats, it's good for more casual wear.
Don't ask me what this pose is about, because I have no idea. 


I love love love love this purse. It's my birthday gift from my sister-in-law (and brother-in-law).

This little belt adds some detail. 

I'm digging this collar.

Dress: fa & affd Ross size M // Fitbit HERE 
Camisole: Cato's Fashions size S (Similar) // Shoes: Thrifted (Spotted by my sister-in-law) (Similar

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

22 Facts About Me (Birthday Post)

Photo: Jessica Diamond
This week I turn the big 22. Let the quarter life crisis continue...

Most of my readers and Facebook friends only know me by the content I post. I'm not one to over share my true feelings online, and when I post "embarrassing" things I do, it's only to make others laugh.

I've had my blog and Facebook for 7 years now. (Oh, 14 year old me.) I figured it was time that some of you got to know some (not so) interesting facts about me. Because what better time to post a completely narcissistic blog post than your Birthday? :)

I've categorized these facts into three categories; One, Two, and Three.

One

1. I'm super unpopular in my home town for these reasons: a.) I don't like sweet tea, b.) I despise camouflage, c.) I truly believe country music needs to die already.

2. I really really really really really really like chicken livers.

3. I occasionally get in these moods where I won't wash my hair more than twice a week. Even though I wash the rest of me up to twice a day. What is my life?

4. This country's obsession with french culture is beyond me. My heart belongs to the U.S. of A., and I take daily baths.

5. I recently told a Bed Bath & Beyond manager I was a "roll with it" Christian, meaning I don't belong to any denomination. It's for this reason I keep my hair short. (Excluding when I grow it out for Locks of Love.) I don't want anyone associating me with any denomination.

6. I have the third worst case of social anxiety I have seen, and the worst case of social anxiety I've seen in anyone my age. I'm working on it...

7. I don't want children. Ever.

Two

8. I want to throat punch people who criticize my fast driving. I've never been pulled over (excluding the time 6 years ago when I was driving my mom's car that had a taillight out), I try to obey all traffic laws, never received a ticket, and have never been involved in a wreck. Everyone who has ever publicly whined about my driving has had multiple tickets, been in a wreck, had to attend driving school, or all three.

9. I'm neither democrat nor republican. Though, I did vote for Mitt Romney in 2012. If you must know, I think all of you extreme conservatives and loud liberals are equally annoying, and you're both a part of the problem. (Hate never solved anything, so please descend off your high horse.)

10. I'm quick to cut people out of my life. If you hurt me, publicly humiliate me, insult my husband or father, you are dead to me. Forever. But, I'll still be nice to you. I'm good like that.

11. I am severely impatient with crazy people. All I have seen are crazy people who ruin other peoples' lives. Ain't nobody got time for that.

12. Sometimes, I think I shop online just so I can receive packages in the mail.

13. The regular sized Zaxby's cups are the bane of my existence.
 Who invented those useless sacks of craps anyway? They're smaller on the bottom so even if you have two, they rock back and forth in my car's cup holders and make a giant sticky mess. Just, no. Why?

Three

14. If I actually have the time and resources, I enjoy going out of way for people.

15. I am the girl who makes eye contact with you even though everyone stopped listening long ago, and your story is so boring, I could play it on my iPhone at night and it would put everyone in the house to sleep.

16. I am a big believer in class which is why I am constantly having to restrain myself from making snarky comments at all times.

17. Sometimes, I am so sarcastic, and my humor is so dry, people actually think I am just stupid. This saddens me.

18. The women in spotlight that inspire me the most (in no particular order) are Stacy LondonDolly Parton, and Amy Poehler. If I could become some sort of spawn of these people, I'm pretty sure I would be the perfect woman.

19. I often complain that Jupiter is my only friend, but truth be had, I have more friends than I ever had before. I'm eternally grateful for the girls that choose to tolerate my chaos and talk be down from irrational decisions. I'm also thankful for my male friends, Micah and Jupey. =^..^=

20. When I find a good thing, I want to share it with the world. So, if we become friends, you will hear all about my juicer, Yes Please, and Rend Collective.

21. I've never had a cigarette in my life, but have crazy nicotine cravings.

One last thing....


22. I don't like dogs.

Stay classy,

Jessie

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge Trip

Last week, Micah and I took a much needed vacation.

View from our balcony



One of our favorite parts of vacationing is the food. For dinner the first night, we had Joe's (not pictured), and for lunch the next day, we had Huck Finn's.


I know this sounds gross, but chicken livers are my life. For years, I saw them uncooked, in super markets, and was disgusted. But, Micah had ordered them some time ago, and I tried one, and I've been going strong ever since.


I swear to cats, chicken livers from Huck Finn's is my super food. I feel like I can fly.


This time, we tried some gator tail. It was alright.


I love how the drinks are served. 

We went to The Island, and walked around the shop area for a while.


It was a truly beautiful spring day. 

We stopped by Earthbound, one of my favorite stores. (We picked up a cute cat canvas wall art thing.)


We saw a nice little water show. 

Live band playing at The Island 



I'm 100% sure we visited the classiest Baskin Robbins ever. 

And they had my favorite flavor!

Yum!

I love this tunnel. Everyone honks as you drive through it. So magical. 


Some awesome things were scored at the outlet mall where we also saw this beautiful sunset. 

The nights were chilly, so they were mostly spent by these gas logs.


To see the vlog about this trip, click below.  


Stay classy,

Jessie

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

How to Get Rid of Winter Blues

I don't know about you, but every year without fail, the winter blues hit me hard.

Snow is rare here, so it seems like everyone is always ill-prepared for it. The roads become dangers from lack of salting, and we all basically have to sit cooped up in our houses. It really makes no sense considering I'm the biggest homebody I know. There's just something about not being able to leave the house that makes me frustrated.

It's not just the snow. Even the colder temperatures get me feeling down. I don't have the same motivation to get up in the morning for work, and I have to fight the urge to constantly lay around doing nothing. I've also been stuck feeling I just can't get warm enough regardless of the amount of layers I have on.

Nothing de-thaws or de-stresses me like a nice relaxing bath. If you know me, you know I love Village Naturals Bath Soak in Aches & Pains Relief. 
To see more Instagram photos click HERE

However, I didn't feel like braving Wal-Mart during between snowmageddons. I'm not a glutton for punishment. 

I've been a huge fan of Bath and Body Work's Stress Relief eucalyptus spearmint smoothing body scrub for years, and have been recently using the body cream in the same scent.

I was meeting a couple of people for lunch last week, and had a few minutes, so I swung into BBW where I saw the luxury bath and body wash in the eucalyptus spearmint scent. I asked a clerk the difference between the two. But before she could finish, I knew I was getting both. 



After lunch, I had to wait in line at the supermarket for a half hour because of shabby middle aged woman haggling with a cashier over the price of frozen broccoli florets. (Why???)

Cue relaxation. 



How do you fight the winter blues?

Stay classy,

Jessie