Romper: Saks Private Label 5/48 Hat: Saks Bag: Marc Jacobs Sandals: Elizabeth and James Sunnies: Prada
First and foremost, disclaimer if you plan on visiting Disneyland in the coming weeks. SAVE YOUR MONEY! Almost everything is closed for refurbishment right now. Critter Country is closed. Peter Pan, The Matterhorn and a slew of other park favorites are CLOSED! Which wouldn’t be an issue except with half the park closed that means attendees now have limited options for entertainment thus everyone is now waiting in line for Pirates. Seriously, you know the traffic situation is out of control when that line is longer than 15 minutes. Yesterday, it was a 40 minute wait. However, if you must get your Disney fix, California Adventure is a great option. Not nearly as crowded and the Little Mermaid is still only a 5 minute wait.
Ok, now moving on. So it’s officially almost Spring! Although let’s be honest it’s felt that way in good ol’ So Cal for at least a month now and I couldn’t be more thrilled. There are so many great trends this season, and floral prints and jumpsuits are among my favorite. So imagine my delight when I came across this uber cute floral jumpsuit! I had contemplated investing in an all denim romper but alas it was too long and I took that as a sign it was perhaps wiser to invest in the more feminine choice. And that after all is what Spring is all about! Floral patterns, soft color palettes, and flowy fabrics! Of course you can add a little edge by infusing darker shades like I did here with my black large brimmed hat, but alas it was a perfect, fashionable choice to protect my face on a bright sunny zippity dooo da day. And it works perfect for those rogue cloudy blustery days too. I like to think this piece will be versatile even as I transition out of Summer and into Fall, as it can be paired then with some black wedged ankle booties and a crimson shade of lipstick. As I’ve said before, you know you’ve invested in a good piece when the styling options are not only endless, but seasonless as well.
The Cherry Blossoms in bloom at Disneyland were breathtaking. I couldn’t see the critters of Critter Country but these pretty pink blooms were a nice and refreshing substitution.
It is extremely rare, double emphasis on extremely that I represent my High School colors. I was never a cheer leader, nor did I really want to be. I only went to a handful of football games and have less than fond memories sitting on the bleachers…in the rain. I never really understood the hype. I was genuinely the kind of student who enjoyed going to school to GASP, LEARN!
Nonetheless, now that I’ve moved on from my home town of La Mirada, I had to make a stop on my way home from LA the other day. I pulled over to the In N Out located just off the 5 Freeway, and didn’t realize how home sick I was until I walked in and the tiny little restraunt was filled with my alma mater colors. The color scheme that once made me gag at the sight of, almost brought tears to my eyes. La Mirada folk are truly one of a kind. We may have a reputation for being a bit, off. But we mean well and looking back now I would not have chosen to grow up in any other city.
Personally I think these colors actually go really well together. I’d choose royal blue paired with yellow any day! Plus yellow looks dramatically better on leather pants than a tight mini skirt or a hand made scrunchy any day.
First investment for the Fall weather, LEATHER PANTS! And I opted away from the more traditional “black leather.” Yellow is more bright, and full of life. Yellow, is more me, “just Jess.”
My boyfriend said I need to get rid of the hat. But number 1 it covers my roots, and number 2 since as long as I can remember I’ve had a signature hat. This is my signature hat for this phase of my life.
The good news is the black and white trend is here for a while, the great news is there are new ways to work it in to your summer wardrobe! Even my boyfriend has jumped on the band wagon by incorporating the infamous band t-shirt into the trend!
While I have been OBSESSED with black and white beatlejuice pants for spring, imagine how excited I was when I discovered this black and white striped shorts just in time for summer! Paired with my lightning bolt Wildfox cropped top, I had the perfect outfit for hanging out in the park!
Other perfect ways to rock the black and white trend this summer? Black maxi with a white wide brimmed hat complimented by big chunky black and white jewelry. And my mission for a big brimmed hat begins, right…about…now. South Coast Plaza here I come!