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April 26, 2017

Sun Ready with The Paper Store

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off the shoulder dress spring champagne thursday jess levy boston based style fashion blogger

Earlier this year, I got to hang out with some blogger pals and the fashion merchandising ladies at The Paper Store. Despite the impending snow storm, we chatted about spring trends while nibbling macarons.

One of the trends we focused on is the off the shoulder neckline. This style was popular last year, and I am so excited that it’s still in full-force. Shoulders are sexy in a subtle way. A woman’s decolletage is delicate and feminine, and this style neckline shows it off so well.

While I like to wear this style so that it shows off my shoulders, it can easily be worn in a more conservative manner. Simply slide the arm band from around the upper arm to the top of your shoulder. Tah-dah, instant sleeves.

When packing for a quick weekend trip to St. Petersburg, Florida (not Russia!) for a wedding, this was one of the first pieces I grabbed. It was great with sandals for Sunday brunch, but with heels and a swipe of lipstick, it would be a date-night worthy piece. If your work environment skews more casual, just add ballet flats and a denim jacket for an easy outfit. I love a piece that you can reach for no matter the occasion, and this off the shoulder dress will definitely be in heavy rotation.

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Outfit details

Dress: The Paper Store. They have a other dresses that would be great for spring. Two of my favorites are this flutter sleeve dress and this chambray dress.

Shoes: Steve Madden. These are available in a million colors and are so easy to walk in.

March 9, 2017

Happy Sunday

That feeling when you forget to hit “publish” on a post! Ack. Insert embarrassed monkey face emoji here. So… what was supposed to be a Friday post is now a Sunday post! hope you all had an enjoyable weekend (but you have the whole day still ahead of you!). I’ll be spent Saturday getting brunch with a friend then hitting up a shopping event to benefit an animal shelter. Sunday I’m flying to California with my gal pal Gabby. We’ll be spending most of our time in Palm Springs, but a little time in LA too. Perfect timing to be heading to the desert because Boston is supposed to be getting snow and NO THANK YOU PLEASE.

Anywhooo I have some links of fun stuff to look at, so clickety click away and I’ll see ya back here before you know it.

Starting with the important piece – how to contact your elected officials.

Super in love with this dress. It’s pattern mixing, in lace form.

I have admired these shoes on people for years, and finally pulled the trigger on ordering my own pair. Amazon had them cheaper for my size than any of the other sites, so maybe yours will be too!

Holy crap, I need to make this popcorn right now.

Target’s home goods section is just SO good right now. I need to find a place in my house for this chair and I think I’ll be adding this lamp to the nightside tables.

Eyeballing this dress – it’s a great shape and I think would be something I would reach for time and time again. Price point is perfect too!

This card is so touching. Great message.

Work is getting kind of crazy/stressful and I think I may decorate my desk with these awesome balloons bc they make me smile and why not?

These oxfords with white dresses? Classic summer combo.

This shirt because hell yeah.

October 1, 2016

Happy October


Even though things have been fairly silent over here in blog-land, my life has been super busy. Was it just me, or was September a month full of commitments? I’m not complaining; I’m restless when I don’t have enough to do. However, its nice that today is a quiet day to catch up on writing and laundry-doing and cleaning and tv watching and cider drinking.

Also, is it a coincidence that it’s David Ortiz’ last home game series and raining/gloomy in Boston? I don’t think so. 

Since I’m sure you didn’t come here for the sports chatter, here are a few links that I’ve been sitting on for a while.

Happy October!

This had me in cry-laugh tears (and then clicking on all the other art history reaction links).

I love this striped top.

I bought these shoes during Nordstrom’s big sale, and I l-o-v-e them. These are pretty cool too.

I’m sure you’ve already seen this, but I’m linking to Jessica Williams’ reaction to cat-calling because it’s perfection.

Also filed under Articles about an Amazing Women That You Have Probably Seen: Chrissy Teigen shares her stretch marks and proves that celebrities are just like us! Lolz…but also, i love her.

John Oliver, you’re pretty cool too.

Even though I do not even remotely like pumpkin-spice (I’m a Chai kind of girl), this article made me snort in laughter. I especially appreciated the nod toward Bath & Body Works pumpkin products: Where drinking a latte and lighting a candle is basic, you’re about to blow the roof of this fucker by turning your body into Cinderella’s sparkling pumpkin carriage. (Thanks to Melissa for this amazing link.)

And for my chai ladies (and gents), this recipe looks killer.

Feeling this color hat for the fall.

Oh, and also these flats.

Okay, now off to Netflix and chill (with my two dogs and this mug of cider). Byeeeeee!

August 30, 2016

One Trip Around the Sun


Well the sun is surely sinking down
But the moon is slowly rising
And this old world must still be spinning ’round
And I still love you

I cannot believe it’s been a full year without you.

 Still seeking your hand to hold.

July 8, 2016

What The World Needs Now





Find the corruption and injustice. Call it out. Keep calling it out.

Put love and tolerance in the world, and look to leaders who do the same. Vote for these leaders.

Be these leaders.