Category Archives: Work

October 7, 2014

Jess and the Test Shot


With Doug being a photographer, weekends around here are usually filled with weddings (at least Saturdays, sometimes Saturdays AND Sundays).

I’m Doug’s assistant (and not the fun Vanna White kind, which would require a sequin dress). I’m basically the brawn of the operation. doing anything that doesn’t involve a camera – hauling lights around, setting them up, breaking them down, holding umbrellas, moving the car, avoiding photobombing anything.

I also get to do test shots (as seen above), which he features every Monday on his blog.

The wedding season is coming to a close soon, and I’ll have to take up a hobby to occupy all of this new free time!

(The dress is from Loft and it has been a wardrobe staple this summer. I’m kicking myself for not getting two- it’s such a classic piece! Shoes are from Zara from early this spring, but here’s a similar pair from Matt Bernson.)

February 5, 2014

Working Girl

dress: JCrew / cardigan: JCrew / necklace: JCrew / heels: Steve Madden

This week, I need to be out of the house at the crack of dawn to be able to get to work on time for day-long training sessions for my new position. An 8:30 start time doesn’t sound so brutal, but when my commute is just under two hours and is reliant on the MBTA system, I find myself waking up on the half-hour to be sure that I don’t oversleep.

My outfits will consist of easy, classic staples. A black crepe dress and a cardigan could not be a faster combination to throw on as I’m sleepwalking through my morning.

The white tights are essential too- just kidding! Those are my naturally albino-white stems. I should add black tights, so the glow from my skin doesn’t distract anyone.

And no, this was not sponsored by JCrew- I just spend too much money there apparently!

January 15, 2014

Desk Daze

Bring these things items to work for a brighter day

Bring these things items to work for a brighter day

Winter can be a little… grey (not that I have anything against the color- take a look in my closet if you have any doubts!). When 3pm rolls around, you may be happy that you added a few punches of color to your work space.

1. You’ll be hard-pressed to forget your lunch on the counter in the morning when it’s packed in a bright green bento box.

2. Info won’t be lost on your desk when stuffed inside these geometric file folders.

3. I’m trying to cut back on my Starbucks runs (not hard when it’s so cold outside). A fun mug perks up tea time.

4. Corral paper clips, rubber bands, and other tidbits in this trio of trinket dishes.