You guys might remember Jess (aka Jessbobess) who has contributed some seriously cool art to TME. I featured her back in August, and long time readers may remember this epic post. But one thing you may not have realized is that Jess is funny – with a good eye and a keen wit. So this month, instead of my usual blathering on, I thought I’d let Jess do the talking. -S
Hey guys! Jess here, I’m not going to lie- I’ve been nervous about this post for The Mom Edit, following in the steps of Shana and her team of style experts is a bit daunting to say the least, but here goes nothing….
I’m a 31 year old aspiring artist and designer, certified elementary art teacher, crafter/DIYer, book nerd, sometimes barista, and lover of fashion since the day I was old enough to dress myself. My style icons include:
1) My tiny Texan grandma with a larger than life personality and walk-in closet filled with clothing items one can only expect from a fashion forward 60 year old Texas grandma: bold, colorful sequined, dresses, gaudy, faux gemstone jewelry and mounds of high heels…
my grandma, with my equally stylish brother and me (yes it’s a perm, and no I don’t want to talk about that phase of my life)
2) Clarrisa, from the 90’S Nickelodeon television show Clarissa Explains it All, who’s outfits, if I’m being completely honest, I would still wear if I could get away with it and still be viewed as a mentally stable, functioning member of society…
3) and like most every other girl who grew up in the 90’s, Cher from Clueless with her to-die-for computer operated outfit chooser and dream closet…
….which probably gives you a little insight into my sense of style/fashion failures, depending how you look at things.
But onwards and upwards…I’ve been messing around with leaves, pumpkins, and all things Fall, and was inspired by a Pumpkin Decor DIY Modge podge project from Uncommon Designs Online. All you need are some pumpkins, modge podge and leaves. She uses plastic pumpkins and leaf stickers but I collected leaves outdoors. It could be a fun Fall craft project for you and your littles to do together while the weather is still nice.
Dress: Missguided (currently %20 off) – I love this dress. It’s comfortable and lightweight, although the flared sleeves tend to get in the way a bit even if they add to the dress’ vintage/boho vibe.
Earrings: After scouring the internet for my earrings (which I bought at Forever 21 over 3 years ago) I failed to find my exact pair but I found a very similar pair from Joanna Laura Constantine on Shopbop:
Shoes: My d’orsay cut-out oxfords are from Qupid and are also budget friendly at $24.00. They are super comfortable, easy to slip on and off, and go great with a pair of jeans or with a day dress and tights. Also, while I was searching online for my Qupid oxfords, I found (and bought) these super cute, coral colored, cut out oxfords from Refresh. They are currently 40% off on Amazon.