I was long overdue for an adventure with @jessica_s_pappu, but going on @jarvisthegemini’s first hike made up for the fact that we were supposed to be in Colorado this weekend. 😍

I was long overdue for...

The real winner of quarantine... @jarvisthegemini. He’s been getting all the love and affection from us, I think he’s over it. 
It’s great having a dog right now. He keeps me company while @sammen89 has to work from home, instead of my extroverted self getting lonely. How are you guys doing?

The real winner of quarantine......

#TBT. Any other extroverts going stir-crazy?

#TBT. Any other extroverts going...

Back from when I was allowed to go outside. This was last month actually. I was hiking a lot as I prepare to (hopefully) make it up a 14er in CO with my outdoorsy other-Jessica @jessica_s_pappu. I was doing well for about 75% of this hike but that last stretch back took a lot out of me. 
Fun fact, for being from Texas I actually DON’T hate the cold. Cold + wind is a different story though.

Back from when I was...

I work in one of the industries heavily affected by the virus. For the first time in at least a year I had a job I loved going to, a company I believed in, and an industry that I’ve always wanted to work in. I loved my team and I felt like I belonged. Now, I’m furloughed, stuck at home until who knows when. I know it’s only temporary but it still sucks. This pause has forced me to do something I hate doing, to slow down. I hope you and yours are staying healthy and taking this time to focus on the important things: each other. Stay strong.

I work in one of...

Slowly working my way back to that “influencer” life. 🥴

Fun fact, I always HATED being called that. It often gets used synonymously with people that are shallow or are just self-centered, only caring about how things looked. I’ve been there. I’ve been where I planned on what to do based on “how it looks.” I’ve been depressed when my posts didn’t do as well as I thought they should. I spent money on outfits that I’d wear once, or plan outfits to wear in public based on what I’d be posting. I took it personal when I saw my follower count decrease. Eventually I’d had enough of my mental health tied to social media. I cleaned up 15000 “ghost” followers, people that followed me for giveaways or other reasons and didn’t ever actually care about my content, leaving people that I thought actually cared (and still lost about 1k). I’m definitely still learning the balance, and I often just lean towards not posting anything, instead of posting to have a post for the day or keep my content on your feeds. If you notice long gaps between my posts, that’s what’s going on. Quality//Quantity ☺️

Slowly working my way back...

Apparently between me, KP, and Dončić, only one of us will be showing up to the Mavs//Hawks game 😂 (swipe right) #MFFL

Apparently between me, KP, and...

Don’t let the shoes fool you, I’m still 5’1(ish)”

Don’t let the shoes fool...

The person who wrote this clearly hasn’t experienced the magic of a nap 😂

The person who wrote this...

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Sleeves A-flutter – What I Wore

The last of my St. Louis 3 part mini-series! The hotel we stayed at was right next to Busch Stadium, which was a unique experience. Of course, I had to work this landmark into one of my shoots.

My last night in St. Louis I had to attend a banquet. Since I was on the road for a week and had several fancy dinners to go to (yay anniversary dinners!), I packed this adorable flutter sleeved little black dress and it fit the bill perfectly. BONUS: IT’S ONLY $30 RIGHT NOW.

When I saw this dress in the J.Crew factory promos, I had to have it. I ordered it online in Black, but was so nervous about the fit, I drove the the local J.Crew Factory store, and tried it on in white, the only color available in the size I ordered…. It looked like a hospital gown, a fancy hospital gown.

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I wanted it to work. I had it taken slightly in at the waist, changing the shape from a shift to a-line to fit my super tiny frame. You can see below it worked! I love the swiss dot texture on the dress, it gives it some texture (it’s really hard to see in most pictures). The flutter-y sleeves add a chic, feminine touch. I wore snake-print peep toes, my embellished envelope clutch and simple pearl studs. I chose to wear my hair up in a voluminous ponytail so it didn’t compete with the sleeves. To channel a classic vibe, I wore Maybelline ColorSensational Creamy Matte lipstick in Divine Wine. A matte red-wine lipstick that isn’t drying at all, it can be found on my list of favorites.

Dress: J.Crew Factory (here) | Shoes: Banana Republic (similar) | Clutch: Express (similar) | Earrings: Target (similar)

 

 

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4 Comments
  • Tori
    August 25, 2015

    Looks fantastic! I always mean to adapt my clothes to my body shape but then forget – it can make all the difference!

    • Jessica Mammen
      September 1, 2015

      Thanks for stopping by! I feel the same way. I honestly don’t get anything fitted until I visit my mom, she’s a great seamstress. 😛

  • Sophie
    August 26, 2015

    Looks lovely on you!
    xx Sophie

    • Jessica Mammen
      September 1, 2015

      Thanks! 🙂

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