I’m back, and this is different

IMG_0482IMG_0481IMG_0484Booties: (here, clearance!, similar), Jeggings: (similar), Top: (similar), Jacket: Rock and Republic (similar), Glasses: Oscar De La Renta (similar) , Bag: Lauren Ralph Lauren (similar)

While taking this break from blogging, I’ve dabbled in a few other hobbies, and I’ve realized this: blogging is fun, and I miss it. I haven’t been able to find another creative outlet quite like style blogging; I’ve missed my internet friends, and I’ve missed the support and encouragement in dressing a bit off-kilter. You guys get me, and it’s a part of my life that I can share with you. In the time I’ve taken to reevaluate, I’ve settled on creating an atmosphere here that fosters creativity in outward expression, as well as sharing some thought-provoking, perhaps inspirational words throughout the journey. I hope you’ll enjoy me being completely honest, being completely me. In a world full of over-done, overly tan, over-planned, and just fake, I’m here to be your imperfect, super pale, honest and real style blogger who probably didn’t plan this. You’re welcome.

I’ve been thinking on this quote, by Marcel Proust, for a few weeks now, and it strikes me as quite the biblical reality. As I told my husband…. it is why we are here, on this earth. I hope that you will give it some thought, as well.

“We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full.”

xo, Jess

10 Thoughts on “I’m back, and this is different

  1. Cute outfit, love the embellishments on the jacket!

  2. LOVE that quote, and I 100% agree. That is why we are here, for sure. Suffering is a part of life and something we can all look forward to ending for eternity at some point!! That wasn’t supposed to sound morbid, but I think it kind of did.. oh well. Also, you are gorgeous and I love your chic outfit! Black leather jackets are a must in any wardrobe.


  3. Cute outfit!! And welcome back to blogging!! I look forward to reading some posts :)


  4. Tartan and leopard is one of my all time FAVE combinations! So chic and just a bit badass- great mix!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

  5. Thank you for commenting my blog and introducing me to yours – Glad you are back looking forward to more post ! And I read the post before this God wants u to be happy so if posting these post make u happy he will be too


  6. Haha, I’m super pale too. :) I think the best bloggers are the ones who can be honest instead of putting on a fake front. I love my blogging friends too, but I have to remember to take care of myself offline and make time to be creative and have fun without needing an audience. It’s all about balance.

  7. Love the mix of leopard and plaid.

    xoxo, KP
    Eleventh & Sixteenth

  8. Love the leather jacket, you look so pretty!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  9. Beautiful! You have a really nice blog here! I like your posts! :)

    My Fashion Jar

  10. great outfit combo! plaid and leopard are always good together and to add studs is awesome!!




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