A Place So Nice I Had to Stop By Twice

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Outfit Details: Dress– ASOS Shoes– I honestly don’t remember Purse– Etsy Earrings– Tarina Tarantino Sunnies– Ebay 

I scream you scream we all scream for Ice Cream! So lesson learned after I went with my best friend for our birthdays back in May. A camera with a lens that focuses on detail is a must when going to the Museum of Ice Cream. The lighting in this place is challenging to capture all the magic with just an IPhone even with the help of A Color Story.

I know tickets are ridiculously hard to get if you’re not waiting by at least three devices connected to WiFi, but if the opportunity presents itself it’s totally worth the stress of trying to get tickets. The museum that seems like it stemmed from the imagination of Willy Wonka himself is not big, but it’s just enough brightly colored, sweet goodness to provide at least an hour of magical memories. From the sprinkle pool (of which you can find pictures on my Instagram Just_Jess_Fashion) to giant gummy bears, it is pure imagination around every corner.

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So what does one wear when going to that somewhere over the rainbow? Honestly, anything! Last time I wore a perfect pastel tulle skirt that I will re-work into a mermaid bound for a Disney trip in the near future. But again, the lighting with just an Iphone did not work as well as I had hoped so I felt like I kind of just blended in to my surroundings with all the sherbert fabulousness of my pastel skirt. This time, I figured I would be inspired by a blank canvas and stick with a white dress. Not just any white dress of course. I mean hello! The Museum of freaking Ice Cream has a minimum fabulousness requirement and this dress from Asos with bow detail in the front was exactly enough fabulousness to get me through the door. I was beyond thrilled with how the perfectly saturated colors on the walls matched my ensemble. And of course, how could I resist bringing my new favorite heart shaped sunglasses to experience the fun?

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Some friendly tips if you plan on experiencing the magic for yourself:

  • Take your time! The museum doesn’t have very many rules but one is that once you leave a room you can’t go back. Someone was saying it looked like I had the museum all to myself this round, and the trick was just waiting long enough for a crowd to pass. Trust me, you’ll want to savor every sweet moment!
  • If you have a camera with any type of professional lens. Bring it! A cell phone just doesn’t do the brightness of the colors justice.
  • The samples for the most part are…ok. Ya, I was a little disappointed about this too but I did love the ice cream pancakes at the end!
  • The sprinkle pool is limited by time, so do your research and practice your selfies a head of time. The first time I went it was 3 minutes…now it seems to be about 4 or 5. It goes by fast so make every second count!

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A Label for The Adventurous Fashionista

Hooded Vest: Voyage Clothing Shorts: 7 For All Mankind Sandals: Elizabeth and James Sunnies: Raybans Tank: James Pearse

Hooded Vest: Voyage Clothing  “Honolulu Hoodie” Shorts: 7 For All Mankind Sandals: Elizabeth and James Sunnies: Raybans                        Tank: James Pearse

Don’t get me wrong. I love a minimalistic collection/ piece just as much as Kanye West loves, well Kanye, however sometimes a girl can’t help but look for something with a little more pizaz. Enter in Voyage Clothing. An LA based company imagined and brought to life by designer Brittany Belz, whose mission is to take her “customers on a Voyage by creating an eclectic, worldly inspired collection that portrays the cultures, colors and styles of different cities and places she has either traveled to or admired.” Such a philosophy is admirable and appreciated in my book.

One of the easier parts of being a fashion blogger is finding that super cute outfits from Top Shop or Zara and photographing it in your back yard, or some equally photogenic local destination. That was typically the inspiration that is drawn out from cute skater skirts and the ever so classic and timeless jeans and t-shirt combo. A simple backdrop for a simple outfit. However, one of the truly remarkable characteristics of Voyage Clothing pieces is they truly inspire an adventure worthy of the piece. Truthfully dear readers, I had envisioned this adorable “Honolulu Hoodie” many a times. I contemplated a shoot either at the beach, or a harbor, or even Palm Springs! But alas, I knew an ordinary blogging adventure was not sufficient for such a fabulous piece. An adventurous piece required an equally epic story to accompany the first time wearing it.  And wouldn’t you know adventure and appreciation of travel around the world is just what the designer had in mind.

Based out of LA, (designed and manufactured) Belz gets the So Cal fashionista. Yes, one can have a million simple tops but if one wants to stand out, one must learn to be different. And different can be achieved with so many different pieces, and levels of adventure with this label. Whether it be a wild accent such as my favorite Hawaiian printed hoodie, or something more traditional with a subtle statement accent such as the Cortu Denim contrast tee, there is something to inspire even the most basic days and help one stand out in a crowd of stylish angels. Try on one of their paces and attempt to resist the urge to immerse yourself in scenery of palm trees and or ruggedness I dare you. Currently their pieces can be purchased on their website, Voyageclothing.com. And fun fact, their Fall 2015 collection just recently launched and trust me, it is sure to bring out the Veruka Salt in you and make you say “I want that.”

One of the newest piece from Voyage Clothing's Fall 2015 collection. And also perhaps my next investment. I've been dying to find the perfect piece to wear to the LA County fair and this has such an occasion written all over it.

One of the newest piece from Voyage Clothing’s Fall 2015 collection. And also perhaps my next investment. I’ve been dying to find the perfect piece to wear to the LA County fair and this has such an occasion written all over it.

Voyage Clothing "Cortu Denim" Contrast Tee styled with a Rails Camo blouse and All Saints boots.

           Voyage Clothing “Cortu Denim” Contrast Tee styled with a Rails Camo blouse and All Saints boots.

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Boho Chic In Blue

Romper: Romeo and Juliet Belt: Nordstroms Shoes: Elizabeth and James Hat: Saks Sunglasses: Prada Necklace: House of Harlow Bracelet and Ring:  CC Skye

Romper: Romeo and Juliet Belt: Nordstroms Shoes: Elizabeth and James Hat: Saks Sunglasses: Prada             Necklace: House of Harlow Bracelet and Ring: CC Skye

First and foremost I would like to thank mother nature for finally giving us fashion bloggers some decent weather to work with. I can’t stress enough how nice it was venturing out to do today’s shoot without worrying about my makeup melting off my face 5 minutes it.

Alas, I can finally embrace one of my favorite trends of any season in So Cal. And while truly it’s practically summer all year round in good ol’ Southern California, some trends are just worn more comfortably at certain temperatures than others. I have been dying to debut this romper for weeks! While I hate referring to Boho as a trend, I prefer to think of it as a state of mind. Much like how the fabrics typically and freely flow through even the softest breeze, that is how I usually feel in light weight fabrics accentuated with large brimmed hats and the boldest accessories.

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Last year it seemed as though every relevant fashion blogger had a piece of CC Skye. While everyone seemed to opt for the pieces with the little link embellished on the accessory of choice i.e. a bracelet or even a ring, I chose this super cute and super blinded out moon shaped ring. One of my favorite quotes in life is why try to fit in and be like everyone else when you were born to stand out. This girl knows she was born to stand out.

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Not So Cold In Clover Canyon

Top: Free People Pants: Clover Canyon Shoes: Christian Louboutin Necklace: House of Harlow

Top: Free People
Pants: Clover Canyon
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

So if you follow any other So. Cal fashion bloggers I’m sure you’ve noticed a trend (and not that exactly of a accessory kind.) While the rest of the U.S has been burdened with snow, we’ve been burdened with digging out our Spring apparel out pre-maturely. Seriously! Goodbye heavy coats and sweaters and helloo sunshine!

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Being the So. Cal gal I am always make sure I have some tanks and spring apparel at the ready and first and foremost in my dresser drawers. So today when I read the temperature was mid 80’s I practically ran and grabbed my favorite Free People tube top. I’ve been waiting for just the right opportunity to wear my Clover Canyon drawstring pants.

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I’ve been in love with Clover Canyon ever since I saw Khloe Kardashian wearing one of their signature print dresses last spring. But alas, after trying on several styles and fits of various dresses and pants, I finally committed to these awesome pants which I can’t wait to pair with different accessories later this spring! I’m thinking headbands, hats, bulky jewelry! The possibilities for accessories on just this one piece alone are endless! When one piece alone inspires a multitude of options that ladies and gents is what I call a fabulous investment! Not to mention all the fabulous colors and prints that work with pretty much any season!

This blog shoot was by far one of my favorite. See, my boyfriend shows acts of love on a daily basis, but today I discovered he truly loves me and accepts the fact that I am a girl who loves her shoe. Had it not been for him, I would have walked to this location barefoot for fear of ruining my beloved Louboutins. He thought quick and carried me on his back instead. Not to brag or anything but my boyfriend is pretty much the best.

This blog shoot was by far one of my favorites. See, my boyfriend shows acts of love on a daily basis, but today I discovered he truly loves me and accepts the fact that I am a girl who loves her shoes. Had it not been for him, I would have walked to this location barefoot for fear of ruining my beloved Louboutins. He thought quick and carried me on his back instead. Not to brag or anything but my boyfriend is pretty much the best.

Dear sunshine, won’t you stay awhile? I have too many fabulous spring pieces and they’re getting tired of just hanging around in my closet.

This outfit inspired my love for Clover Canyon.

This outfit inspired my love for Clover Canyon.