Summer’s almost here- YAY! Unfortunately for me, my summers of endless pool days and hanging out with friends are long gone, but on the bright side I have 2 weeks before the start of my internship to have some fun! I’m also SO pumped about all the trends coming around this summer- I just can’t have enough tassels or pom poms, y’all!
Today I want to introduce you all to a sweet new friend of mine, who I got to meet this past weekend- Jess Pereira from Dressed by Jess!!
I actually reached out to Jess around a month ago, because I fell head over heels for her content- both on her blog and her social media channels. For those of you who also blog out there, you know how exciting it is to make a new blog friend- you can literally talk for hours and hours about things your friends in real life don’t always understand/have the patience to hear! Needless to say, we hit it off and I’m super excited to have a new blogger friend in Dallas.
Anyway, back to Jess- she’s a photographer + fashion blogger, and if you check her website, you know- her content is incredible. She has more minimalistic yet classic style, and everything she wears just looks so effortless! I could honestly spend hours and hours looking at the pictures she’s taken, too. After a month since the first time we spoke, Jess & I were finally able to meet up last weekend when I got the rare chance to spend a weekend in Dallas. We had so much fun getting lunch at Savor Gastropub in Klyde Warren Park, and talking about everything from our favorite bloggers to our future career aspirations. Cheers to new friends! 🙂
Jessica & I decided to do a little interview, as we figured it would be the best way for our followers to get to know each other!
If I were to look in your purse right now, what would I find?
I can start out by telling you my purse needs to be cleaned out! Things pile up in there when life gets busy! I always carry my planner around because clients can call for my photography business at any time and I need to be able to schedule them in! You can also find my badge for my full time job (I have to pay to replace that so it’s better to keep it in one place). I have two different chapsticks, two lipsticks, sunglasses, two gift cards from my graduation I still need to use (perfect excuse to go shopping!), A Millennium Hotel room key from my stay in London, a subway card from NYC, Excedrin because I get headaches at the most random times, eye drops, a tangerine??, hand sanitizer, several receipts, two extra pairs of contacts because why not, and I threw in exactly two pencils and five pens.
Is this what everyone else has in their purse or is it just me??
What has been your most popular blog post to date?
My most popular blog post was my last post about my nail hacks! I shared my secrets about what I do to save money when it comes to nail care, and still keep fresh color on all year around!
What are 3 clothing pieces you can’t live without?
I most definitely cannot live without my Lululemon leggings. They are like an extra layer of skin! I can dress them up and I can dress them down. Number two would be my casual Vince shoes. I dedicated an entire post to these two pairs of shoes because I am so obsessed with them. And coming in at number three would be any kind of comfy and loose fitting solid t-shirt.
If you could live in a book, TV show, or movie, what would it be?
This is a tie between Gossip Girl and Friends. If you’ve seen these shows you know they both take place in NYC, which I would move to in a heartbeat! Other than that I love both of these shows for different reasons. I am in love with the entire wardrobe of Gossip Girl, and I would love to be part of a super tightknit group of people like the cast in Friends!
What would be your perfect day?
My perfect day would be in the company of the people I love most! Some of my favorite days included no glamour, but were spent laughing with close friends or having good conversations with family. Being in a dream destination with friends and family would be a cherry on top, but it’s all about who you’re with, not where you are!
How would you describe your style?
My style is very black and white (literally!). I don’t wear a whole lot of color, but I am definitely trying to branch out a little more. I have pretty simple taste, I like solids and minimal patterns, but I do like something exciting in my pieces every once in awhile, like edgy leather pants, a cute and classic bow, or fringe. So while my pieces can be eclectic, my color palette remains pretty steady (as of now!)
I hope you guys had as much fun reading this post as I had putting it together!
Don’t forget to check out Jess’s blog & all her social media- show her some love!!
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Happy Monday, friends!! The day has finally come, and I finally get to share this little project I’ve been working on with all of you! It’s been about a month in the works, but I’m so excited to introduce you guys to my sweet friend Morgan from The Vixen Blog. Stay tuned until the end for a super fun spring giveaway!
I’ve been reading Morgan’s blog since she the day it launched, and it’s been awesome watching it bloom. Her content’s always super fun to read, and her style is adorable. Be sure to check out her blog and all her socials, and let her know I sent you!
We put together a little Q&A for you guys a the end of this post, so scroll on down to read all about Morgan!
Tell us a little about yourself!
I grew up in a small town called Port Neches, TX but now I live in College Station where I go to Texas A&M University. I am a junior studying Business Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurial Leadership and I’m pursuing a Certificate in Retailing. I enjoy getting creative in the kitchen, working out, watching my favorite Netflix shows, hanging out with family and friends, and being a social butterfly! I love to meet new people and to travel and see new places. Going out to eat and shopping is my favorite pastime!
How did you start blogging?
Fashion has always been apart of my life… whether it just be shopping, online shopping, window shopping, or looking for inspiration on Pinterest, I have always loved the industry. I have always wanted to get into blogging because I just think it’s so neat how each blogger can personalize their blog and share their own style with the world. I used to have a fashion blog in high school but I couldn’t keep up with it when I went to college. After a few years in college, I became more settled in my routine so I decided to completely start fresh with a new name and everything. I just kind of sat down and thought about my style and what I wanted my blog to portray and the rest is history!
Where are your favorite places to shop?
I like to shop at so many different places but to name a few: Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Zara, Free People, Loft, Kate Spade, Target, Old Navy, & Madewell. My mother actually owns a boutique called Mollie’s Boutique so I love to shop boutiques because I know how much work goes into being unique!
Where do you get your style inspiration?
PINTEREST!!! Some styles icons I love are Blake Lively, Lauren Conrad, and Vanessa Hudgens. For fashion blogs, I have been following Hello Fashion Blog, Thrifts and Threads, Champagne and Chanel, Blank Itinerary, and Take Aim – Michelle Madsen for a long time. They all have very different styles but all inspire me in different ways!
Any style tips you live by?
I think it’s important to buy for quality not for quantity! I think every girl should have those staple pieces in her closet that are high-quality and comfortable. I think it is worth spending a few extra dollars if I am going to have it forever and it won’t go out of style. Also, if something makes you feel incredible and it is your style… I say go for it. You only live once! 🙂
Where are the top 3 places on your travel bucket list?
Rio de Janeiro, London, and Bora Bora!
What are your top 3 favorite TV shows?
Gilmore Girls, Grey’s Anatomy, and Friends! I relate to Rory and Lorelai on so many levels (especially the ridiculous amount of coffee consumption). Grey’s is just so easy to fall in love with. The episodes are so crazy… there is romance, comedy, surgeries to follow up on…. it’s just all around addicting! And Friends is just a classic! It’s always the show I go back to and always have on my TV whether I’m watching or not. It just doesn’t get old!
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Now time for the giveaway!!
Lo and behold, Styled by Summer’s first EVER giveaway!! Y’all, you don’t even understand how excited I am about this. Morgan & I teamed up to gift one lucky follower this adorable backpack, Kate Spade tumbler, and Kate Spade pen set in celebration of our collab! To enter:
1: Like this photo on Instagram
2. Follow me @styledbysummerblog & @thevixenblog on Instagram
3. Tag a friend in the comments of the Instagram picture
This giveaway will end one week from today, February 27, 2017 at 8am CST. Good luck!!
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope all of y’all enjoyed this collaboration project; I had so much fun putting it together with Morgan, so I’m definitely hoping to do more in the future! Be sure to leave me a comment letting me know what you thought. 🙂 Until next time!