Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Vending machine intelligence

Oops! I accidentally took an unexpected blogging break. Though, I must admit, it was very needed. I had been feeling pretty uninspired and overwhelmed with balancing school, life, the internet and everything else. Most of all, I was feeling completely lost within my wardrobe. It happens, I know. Well, the reason behind my break was that I moved! My boyfriend and I got a very adorable place. This is my first time living on my own. It's been absolutely wonderful. My mood has improved, my wardrobe has been rediscovered (if only because I had to go through it all) and while we are still getting settled, it's nice to finally get the internet up and running.

Anyways, now that I am done rambling, let's talk about Saturday. On Saturday, I hung out with some of the best local bloggers including, Mandi, Rachel, Megan, Abby and Jessica. We had planned to head to the Orchard, but it was ice cold and raining. So, we went and bought stuff to make an apple crisp. We headed back to Mandi's where she and Abby made us an apple crisp. Mandi had a cocktail of sorts ready for us, hummus with veggies, and other treats. We listened to music, talked blogs, and played the Game of Things. Which was A LOT of fun. Plus we got to spend some time with Mandi's beautiful baby girl. Not many kids melt my heart, but goddamn, that little Lucy is the most darling kid I've ever seen.

I love hanging out at people's houses, enjoying company and letting blog talk filter in. It's so calming and fun. Plus, we got to know each other a lot better. I can honestly say, these ladies are some of the most fun and nice gals I've ever met. Not to mention, they're all beautiful, intelligent, fun, and really good at what they do. There's nothin' better. Maybe next time we'll actually get to hit the thrift stores!

Also look at how wonderful Mandi's place is: here. It was so cozy!

Outfit Details:
Dress: ModCloth
Shoes: Fossil
Tights: AA
Jacket: Gift via ModCloth
Hat: Handmade

All photos by Rachel in Mandi's pretty backyard

22 comments on "Vending machine intelligence "
  1. Absolutely gorgeous dress! I am in love with red, but I'm just now realizing that I don't own that many clothing items in this color! This needs to be fixed asap :). You look beyond cute!



  2. These turned out great! I missed your posts for a minute there! <3 The meet up was some good ole girl time, for sure :)

    <3 Megan

  3. I agree with everything in this post! You girls are so much fun! I can't say how much I appreciate quality girl time. Thanks again for including me!

  4. You're always the best when it comes to mixing and matching really tough pieces with the most feminine pieces. Bravo, Jessica. Bravo.

    So excited for the fact that you guys moved into your own place! Do we get a tour? ;)

  5. Congrats on the new place! How exciting! I love your jacket so much and I am glad you are feeling refreshed!

  6. Hey, well done on the new place! I recently moved to a new house with my husband which is the first time I have lived with someone I am having a relationship with and it's fun! Your dress is so pretty, does it have the netting built in or is it a seperate one!?

  7. Glad you got all settle in to your new digs and got to meet with some bloggers and also are feeling more inspired! Good to see you back.

  8. Congrats on the new place- that's so exciting! Sounds like a fun time and Mandi's place looks so amazing. Love, love, love that jacket and the contrast with the dress!

  9. Aw! I'm super jealous of the blog meet up! That sounds like it was so much fun. :) And congrats on moving to a new place!

    PS: I am kind of obsessed with your jacket.. <3

  10. Hooray for your new place! That's so exciting! I hope you're getting settled in well. The blogger meetup sounds like so much fun too.

    Also I love your jacket so much. Every time you wear it I'm like, "that jacket is the coolest in all the land." It looks so cute with your red dress.

  11. Sounds like such a fun day with blogging ladies, I love all the ones I've met! This outfit is perfection, love the white jacket with the red dress.
    And congrats on your new place, so exciting!!

  12. Yay, so happy to have you back. I've missed sweet dresses under badass jackets in the short time you've been gone :) Hope you and your boyfriend are loving the new place! Maybe a home tour once you get all settled in? Hmm?

  13. Oh my gosh, it was so much fun! I don't even care that it was cold and rainy. Just glad I got to hang out with you all. :)

    1. Thanks again for letting us hang out at your place, Mandi!

  14. Thanks again for inviting me - I had so much fun with you guys! And congrats on the new place :)

  15. Jessica that jacket is absolutely killer! You pull it off flawlessly, I know of none other that could wear it quite like you. Sounds like such a fun day you had too-even if plans did get changed. I really need to make some apple crisp while the season lasts! And gosh, I find myself wanting to take more blogging breaks lately too. Perhaps it's because school is just super overwhelming-as you said.

  16. LOVE your dress and jacket! And that you paired them together. Sounds like you girls had a great time, Things is my favorite!


  17. Damn girl, this jacket...I cannot get over it every time I see it! LOOOOVE THOSE SPIIIKKEESSS <3
    Haha, I'm only mildly obsessed.
    Glad you're enjoying yourself, and I must admit, I'm pretty jealous about the blog talk you get to have with others. Mine is so limited -_-

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  18. FUN! And I'll admit I'm a little jealous when I hear of bloggers meeting up... :( I know there are other NZ bloggers, but I don't connect with them as much as the US blogs I follow! *sigh: ex-pat living*


  19. Ah - I hear you! I've been in the same mood lately too - just from the business of life in general. Best wishes settling in to your new space though! Gotta say - I love how you work the slouchy hat into your outfits. I have so many of them, but can never seem to make them work properly with a dress. The red dress is completely perfect on you!

  20. Looking lovely my dear friend. I especially love the detailing and collar of the dress.

  21. Aww, how sweet that you and your boyfriend moved in together! I want to see photos of your new place :) Love your red dress.

    Xo, Hannah


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