Girls in Paris

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Good morning from Paris!

Hello everyone! Guess who's back in Paris! Last time I was here, was in September of 2016. I was two weeks into a solo backpacking trip & post my third ever Disney half marathon. This time though, I'm on a trip with the girls!

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Three girls, one week, and the beautiful city of Paris. I can't even begin to describe how excited I was, to start 2018 off this way. I've packed a little more than usual, I have more time here, and now we have each others company. You best believe that this trip is going to be a whole lot different than my last visit. It might be a little wilder, it might be a little girly (or a lot), but it'll definitely be a lot more stylish! You know, a girls girl kind of trip!

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For our first full day, us three girls were quite productive! We woke up early, had some breakfast at a cafe near our hotel, by the Arc de Triomphe. Then it was off to the Musée d'Orsay! We made our way, floor by floor, up to the famous clock up top. It was fun to see what changed since my last visit. Then it was across the Seine to the Louvre. Museum-ed out, we decided to leave the inside for another day, and we were off to the top of the Eiffel Tower (my first time up)! Lastly, we ended our night with dinner at Carbon Paris.

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Suddenly, everything I loved about this city was coming back to me. Coupled with the fact that I had been reading up on some French history & learning some more French words, this first day was more than I could ask for. I just can't wait to see what the next few days with these ladies have in store for more! Thanks for reading! Love, Jen

Coat & Top from Express
Backpack from Michael Kors
Boots from Alexander Wang

Venice Neutrals

Hey loves! :) It sure feels so good to be back in California! The weather here is just the perfect temperature to me, and there are beautiful places to visit everywhere!

My family and I flew in yesterday afternoon and decided to spend our first morning in the Los Angeles area, exploring the outside of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, otherwise known as LACMA. Turns out it's closed on Wednesdays. Who knew?!

It was fine anyways, because the weather was so nice my parents and I quite enjoyed our walk through the park. The real prize was seeing the Urban Light installment by Chris Burden. It's a popular place to shoot in LA by a lot of bloggers I've followed over the years, and I'm happy to finally see it in person. I can't wait to visit it again at night when the lights are on!

DETAILS ON MY OUTFIT

Forever 21 top | American Eagle shorts | ShoeDazzle heels (similar here) | Michael Kors handbag
Express necklace | Express & H&M finger candy | Fiji nail polish by Essie

I also got to try out my new Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classical camera. (Wow that's a long name). I love how vintage it looks!

After that we headed to Venice Beach!

I can't believe how close this seagull let me get to it! I was an arms length away for this shot!

I hope you guys enjoyed joining me for the day at Venice Beach and LACMA! After these pictures were taken above, I ended up doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, so of course I held back on taking more pictures after that haha. (Thank my cousin Donald for nominating me). It was funny because I had to do the challenge twice, because my mom forgot to push record the first time (my dad enjoyed it tough). Anyways, I hope you all have had the chance to donate (link is above) and I'll talk to you all again soon! xoxo JEN

Combats + Shorts

Express crop top | Garage cardigan (similar here) | American Eagle shorts (similar here)
Steve Madden combat boots | Michael Kors bag | Ray Ban sunglasses

I've always been someone that would go out of my way to wear heels at any occasion I could, but lately, I've wanted to try to mix things up. Don't get me wrong, my heel collection isn't going anywhere! I just wanted to add more variety to my shoe collection, so I had something besides flats and sandals on my laid back days.

With all the traveling I've done recent to warmer climates, I've grown to love more laid back Summer looks. Also with Fall coming in a few months, what better transition piece, than some classic black combat boots? They add an edge to any outfit and are incredibly easy to walk in! They can easily go with any leggings or shorts for those warm Summer days. As the seasons transition, I'm excited to learn how else I can style these new kicks of mine! :) - JEN

Photos by Nicole Patterson

Pastels & Neon Heels

Hey loves! I apologize for the hiatus my since my last post, but I've been up my eyeballs in school work, and prepping for my trip to Hawaii at the end of the month. Today though, it was a beautiful sunny day in Seattle and I got to go out the girls!

The thing is, for some people, de-stressing involves spas or sweatpants. For me, I've had 5 exams so far this week, and I wanted nothing more than to put on a good set of high heels. These neon ones are Mease from Aldo Shoes. They fit like a glove, so when I first found them, I bought 3 pairs in 3 different colors. Two of them were half off!

And as always, I always stress a well balanced outfit. With such an eye-popping pair of heels, I styled the rest of my outfit with lots of light neutrals and a pastel blouse from Express. Oh and if you haven't noticed already, my hair is back to black! ;)

Forever 21 cardigan (old) | Express top | Hollister jeans
Michael Kors bag | Aldo Shoes heels in Mease

I've honestly missed blogging and making videos everyday. Finals are coming in a week though, and that means the end of the hardest semester in my program, is near! I can't wait to get it over with and free up some time for blogging again. Wish me luck! - J E N

Fall Lookbook

  Hey loves! After weeks of filming and editing, between school, work, and life, I've finally finished my fall lookbook for you guys! I know I usually do a voiceover with these videos but this time I just decided to let the music set the mood and the clothes so the talking. I hope you enjoy! xoxo JN

GET THE LOOKS HERE

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