Pineapple Vice

Jacket: Veda / Top: Old Navy / Jeans: H&M / Shoes: Circus by Sam Edelman / Bag: Summer & Rose  / Sunglasses: Diff via FabFitFun

Summer’s just around the corner, and I absolutely cannot wait! I’m heading to Palm Springs a week from today, and though I’m not poolside yet, I couldn’t help but wear this top that I bought for my trip. Its bright, fun and makes me even more excited for the rising temperatures and summer adventures yet to come! 

Happy Friday!

Xoxo,

Jess

Veggie Fix

One of the best parts of being a nanny is having full access to a kitchen. This is something I take for granted far too much, but over the last couple of weeks I have made the conscious effort to put down my phone (I have a slight Doordash obsession), and pick up a spatula. This broccoli & tofu dish is super simple, and super quick to whip up. You can customize however you’d like based on your preferences, but this is one of my favorite go to meals for either lunch or a quick dinner.

Ingredients:

  • 1 block of tofu, drained
  • 1 bag (or bunch) or broccoli florets
  • 1 lemon
  • Olive Oil
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Garlic Powder
  • Red Chili Flakes

Directions:

  1. Cut open tofu and drain. I prefer to wrap in a few paper towels and smoosh it inbetween to get as much of the excess water out as quickly as possible. Cut into cubes, about 1 inch.
  2. Combine cubed tofu and broccoli florets in bowl and drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Zest the whole lemon over the tofu & broccoli mixture, cut in half and squeeze juice all over.
  4. Pour in Nutritional Yeast (I tend to enjoy the flavor so I use a generous amount, but you can use as much or as little as your tastebuds prefer. Follow with garlic powder and red chili flakes to taste.
  5. Stir well and pour onto sheet pan. Bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes.
  6. Serve and Enjoy!

Make a Statement

Jacket: Veda / Top: Daydreamer / Jeans: Gap / Boots: Topshop / Sunglasses: Diff via FabFitFun
I love that this jacket dresses up a simple tank top and jeans, and makes it a standout, effortlessly cool outfit. When paired with magenta snakeprint boots, it adds a flair of rebelliousness without feeling like I’m trying too hard. Classic jackets are what I’ve been focused on adding to my closet this last year, but I’d be lying if I said this Veda one didn’t have me questioning whether I need a few good, flashy statement ones too.

Pastel Paradise


Dress: Slate & Willow / Coat: Althea / Boots: Gap / Purse: H&M

The mornings have been exceptionally cold and gloomy these past few days, so to combat that (and my need to match the sky apparently), I forced myself to turn away from all the greys and blacks in my wardrobe and embrace spring colors. I pulled out my favorite pastel pink coat, and threw on my favorite new booties. As another unexpected playful pop, I embraced my inner 90s child and added a string rainbow of hair clips across my head.

The Ultimate Hack

Jumpsuit: The Fifth Label / Camisole: Goldhawk Clothing / Jacket: Old Navy/ Shoes: Alberta / Purse: Luella

Most women I know would have the same complaint as I do when it comes to jumpsuits–stripping bare whenever the needs arises to relieve ones bladder. But, sometimes its simply worth it. This jumpsuit as lovely and chic as it is, was simply too lowcut to wear to work, so I brainstormed for a bit, and decided to see if I could layer a silk and lace camisole underneath it for a bit more coverage. Not only did it add an extra layer and element to an already fun outfit, it also made every trip to the restroom that much more comfortable!

Let’s Talk Rainbows


From simple to vibrant, this trend is one that brings a smile to my face every time. During the winter months I tend to stick to pretty neutral colors, but as soon as the temperatures start to rise, my color palette becomes much more vibrant. I also love a good, kitschy item, so this trend is everything I love rolled into one. Whether it’s a simple necklace like the one above, or an all out rainbow striped dress, there’s a way to incorporate this trend in regardless of your style.
Below are some of the other rainbow items I’m currently loving:

1. These jeweled slides would look perfect with a concert tee and cut offs. 

2. A colorful crocheted swimsuit perfect for frolicking in the sun.

3. The perfect date night dress.

4. This bag that would elevate even the most basic of outfits. 

5. And the perfect tee to go with it. 

High Voltage

Shirt: Ross / Dress: H&M / Shoes: Sam Edelman / Purse: Luella

Now, don’t get me wrong, not all concert tees are created equal, but whether you prefer vintage or just a good design that pays homage to a band that you love, when you find one that speaks to you it’s worth the splurge! They are the ultimate closet staple (possibly right after a good pair of denim), and a very personal one at that. They speak to the kind of music you like, or bands you love, and it’s such a great way to add interest to any outfit! I grew up listening to AC/DC with my dad, so when I saw this on a random trip to Ross I had to buy it. It reminds me of found memories and is a piece that makes me smile every time I spot it in my closet now.