Art-As-Style-Inspiration, And The Happiest-Ever Footwear From Jessbobess




I’d love for you to meet my dear friend, Jess (aka @jessbobess).  If you’ve ever swooned over our fashion illustrations on TME (like this illustrated capsule wardrobe, or THIS), then you’re familiar with Jess’ art.  She works out of a soft leather notebook (pictured), which is filled with illustrations, watercolors, pen and ink, quotes, lists (OMG the LISTS), spilled wine/coffee/whatever and is just one big mishmash of inspiration and spirit.

I can pour over the thing for hours.  Such an amazing peek into a beautiful soul.  (And go check out her blog – This Wild Precious Life.  It’s a little bit of everything – art, style, humor, real life…I love it.)


Are you as obsessed with her Birkenstocks as I am? They’re the Birkenstock Yara Thong.  She wears them everywhere with her quirky turquoise pedicure.  Love.


Want to see a few of Jess’ latest doodles?   Lately she’s been craving cool, patterned flats and quirky, colorful sneaks.



Just the thing to ease us into Fall, no?






1.  BC Society Flat, $64

2. J.Crew Collection Calf Hair T-Strap Flats, $258

3. Sigerson Morrison Beaded Espadrilles, $120 (on sale!!)

4. Nike Internationalist Sneakers, $85

5. New Balance 620s, $48 (on sale!)

6. Nike Internationalist, $64 (on sale!)


Raines’ first day of school – in his new school – was today.  It was gut wrenching watching him walk into class alone, head down, hands in his pockets.  True to form, I came home and sobbed.  Mamas, when does the whole crying-on-the-first-day-of-school stop?  So far, I’ve done it every damn year.  (And mind you, it’s ME, not Raines.)  But he was totally fine when I picked him up this afternoon, and is making friends.  “Mom, I feel too shy to say, ‘will you be my friend’ to someone….but I feel really lucky when someone says that to me.”

Oh, my heart.