Sunday, September 21, 2014

My Lane

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

It has been a crazy busy last few weeks and thank goodness we can keep in touch via facebook and instagram! This day I had a meeting with my TV partner KOIN TV for Portland Fashion Week and luckily Lane Bryant saved the day - because I barely have time to shower let alone deal with the vortex that is my laundry. Did I mention my 6yo started Kindergarten and I had to adjust my entire schedule around his NEW one RIGHT before PFW? #LordbabyJesus

Well, the beautifully wrapped box that contained this outfit made me look quite polished to meet the execs - thankfully! Plus, got to take my new shoes around the block - obsessed. I have to point out these pants because you can NOT underestimate a good pair of slacks and in my world perfect equals fabric that won't look wrinkled, center creasing down the leg (looks so freaking polished IF the pant is a slim leg pant) and perfect length to still show off my shoes. These pants fit that bill, and they have the tighter tummy technology which I can't say I've ever paid any attention to - but in these slacks, I like. My bottom belly doesn't feel all squished and weird and for those with that problem, these pants are great! I was surprised they fit honestly as they are a 26 and with the month of stress eating I had NO clue what size I really was! LOL

Did I mention I hate my hair lately? I have held out for SOOOO long, trying to grow it, have made it light and dark - both to save me from chopping it off - and meanwhile - I just feel I have no MOJO. :| I just feel so ordinary blah. And, can't seem to style my hair to save my soul, I swear - I used to be so good at hair! WHAT HAPPENED??!! GAH. Don't be surprised if you see me with something dramatic soon, I feel it coming. o_O

Until then :) xo Jess









Pants size 26R and Top size 26/28 (I had to unbutton last one to make room for my big bum!) c/o Lane Bryant
Shoes size 11W Lane Bryant
Necklace Avenue

Friday, August 22, 2014

Animal Maxi

Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Nothing beats a good maxi dress on a hot day where the last thing you want to wear is shapewear and anything extra on your body! When Marisota, the sister site of Simply Be, asked me if I'd try out some of their items, of course, I'm always down so I can report to you my experience. So, I picked out this maxi from their site which is a Simply Be brand item. It does come with spaghetti straps, but I found them too far in the center and honestly pointless as I'm one who loves a strapless top. With my Cacique strapless bra (which I have in white/nude/black of course) I was supported all night long. 

Loved this dress as it is really light weight and the fabric isn't clingy at all - almost a tad crunchy, for a lack of a better word - which I really like because it didn't stick to me as I literally sweat ONE MILLION GALLONS of sweat this night. Seriously. Not even joking. The length was perfect for me, but would definitely be too long for anyone shorter - I'm 5'8". 

This dress is a definite and being super picky about my animal print, I rather love this one. Thank you Marisota!




Thursday, August 21, 2014

Business-Mom-Wife Mode

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014



While I work extremely hard to keep all balls floating seemlessly in the air, you know with site tours (at Pioneer Square this day) and crazy work weeks for Portland Fashion Week, errands and favors for my husband, groceries and car washes, karate on Tues and Thurs for little man (this was a Tuesday), swimming on Monday, team meetings on Wed nights -- well, a midst all of this, I can say that dressing up nice CAN make my day go smoother. I feel more confident, I walk a bit taller and I face my problems a bit stronger. Not that gold plated shoes and Chanel inspired jackets will make all my problems and stress disappear, but it sure does help to look in the mirror and feel good. 

First up - site tour at the location for fall Portland Fashion Week... 

My crew :) 




Then - pick up the kiddo for karate practice... hiyah!




And since I always forget pictures, I take them at the end and my little man has discovered the calculator. LOL  That's a day in my life :)

Skirt Torrid | Top c/o Lane Bryant Lane Collection | Shoes c/o Torrid | Jacket Lane Bryant

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Aveda Institute Portland Assembly

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

 Put in extra makeup routine time today for the Aveda assembly. Plus, if you ONLY knew how many products are in my hair, honestly from salt spray to flexible hold spray to firm hold to volumizing to dry shampoo - Lord - it was a DAY - so this is what I got :).
 Kudos to Calvin, my Jr Producer of PFW, for this capture - he's so great as knowing my angles - love you Calvin!
 Not sure what I'm doing with this hair, but I refuse to cut it! LOL 
 My favorite white denim ever are a white version of my favorite dark denim ever - the Sophia Skinny from Torrid - Size 26R. Shoes by Payless Shoes - Size 11W.
 Top c/o Yours Clothing - size 30/32 - and I really didn't need to go so big - but I love it flowy.
This woman right here, Kimberly Johnson - Owner of Dosha Salon Spa and Aveda Institute Portland, is one of the wisest most kick ass business women I know and I'm so grateful to work with her and soak in all the advise she will give me. Thank you for the opportunity to speak at the assembly today on behalf of Portland Fashion Week!

If you're in the Portland / Vancouver WA area and looking into going to a beauty school - there's no competition - they are the BEST and have a new campus in Vancouver WA. Check out www.avedapdx.com.