I love all black. I mean it is a no-brainer for me really. It is classic, easy and fierce all at the same time. My friends joke with me a lot saying a have a "Johnny Cash" side because I wear all black all the time. I just cant help it though. I do not have to think about much when I am getting dressed and I can still look like a million bucks. It's an easy decision.
Once that late Spring and Summer heat falls upon us, it is rather WARM here in Louisiana. It is sticky and the humidity is difficult to overcome, so figuring out how to dress for the temperatures can be confusing. It is pretty common that during these months I opt for light weight dresses, rompers, or shorts to get me through because the heat can be unbearable. Now that we are really starting to experience those warmer months, I began looking for dresses that could help keep me cool while enjoying the summer heat. For classic, everyday options, I love checking out what Forever 21 has to offer because they are cute items that don't break the bank!
Happy first day of Spring! I cannot believe it is already here, but I will tell you, Mother Nature is making us aware of it in Louisiana. It is finally warm (no hot!) here and the sun is bearing down. And while the humidity is in full force, I am happy because my spring dresses and sandals are unpacked and ready to make their debut again! This spring, I foresee a lot of blush tones and floral prints in my future and I could not be more excited!
So, it is really no secret that I love simple and classic. Every now and then yes I step out of my comfort zone, but if you sit me down and ask me what my "go-to" look is, I would probably tell you jeans and a white blouse. Button down, tunics, even tee shirts. I love clean, crisp white and denim. It just works.
Is it really only Wednesday? Why this week has felt SO long I am not sure, but I am ready for the weekend already. There has been a lot going on in the Jacobs household as far as travel, work and other exciting things that it feels hard to keep up! I feel like I need to truly retreat from the day-to-day hustle and bustle to regain my thoughts. Anyone else ever get like this? The sad thing is, I don't even want a vacation, I just want to lock myself in my house and truly relax!
As temperatures begin to slowly warm up, I have been putting away the heavy sweaters and pulling some of my shorter items back out. It is always during this time of the year that I am trying to find those perfect transitional pieces that I could wear if another cold front decides to come through. But naturally here in Louisiana, I usually need to be able to endure the heat and humidity. It can be a challenge because one day will be sunny and 65 degrees, while the very next is storming, then the very next is 40 degrees. Happens all the time around March so I try to stay prepared.
Whether people believe it or not, when I get dressed in the morning, a lot of the time I want to stay in my sweatpants. Guilty as ever, but I get easily get overwhelmed planning outfits. Yep, it happens to me too. If it is not something I can wear workout clothes to then my brain is in constant motion and I second guess EVERYTHING I think looks good. I have always done it, but eventually I am able to conquer the indecisiveness. When I am deciding though, my first go-to (after the workout clothes) is a comfortable pair of denim. For whatever reason I feel confident and sexy in a good pair of jeans so I would choose to wear those over anything else. Again, not sure why or what brought this on, but it has lead to a love of these distressed boyfriend jeans by One Teaspoon.
When we were in Colorado last week it was COLD. Like frigid. I usually can somewhat handle the slopes but our first day on the mountain was brutal. Thankfully the sun came out the next few days and it warmed up (slightly)! On Sunday, my friend and I ventured over to a local ranch to visit the spa while the boys did some extra skiing. The scenery was BEAUTIFUL, but honestly, the spa was absolutely perfect (and what I needed!). We enjoyed a great lunch, relaxed and roamed the area before heading back to the resort!
You can probably tell by now that I love to travel. Thankfully, I married a man who has the same adventurous spirit and is willing to go with me. There is just something about the idea of exploration and discovering new places that makes me so excited. I love prepping for trips, planning our excursions and seeing what all the world has to offer. With that being said though, the actual day of traveling (plane, train or automobile) can be a lot. I still remember when we went to Paris a few years ago. It was Jon Luke's first time on a long flight like that and he had to get used to the hours. (He also had to quickly get used to the jet lag he experienced when we landed in Paris!) But to help make these flights better, there are a few things I pretty much have to have with me when I travel.
Well, today is the day. Three years with this man of mine! I cannot believe we are celebrating three years of marriage today, but I have to say these three years have been pretty great. Between raising our fur baby, traveling the world and just doing life together, it is always a lot of fun with him. I am so thankful to call him my husband and cannot wait to see what else is in store for us.
I am a sucker for pretty arm candy. From bracelet stacks, to dainty details, to a beautiful timepiece, I love it all. A few months back I came across a brand called Christian Paul and fell in love with their classic timepieces. I love a big watch face, so that paired with a simple and classic look had me from the very beginning. I have been so proud to wear my new timepiece around and love all the compliments I get!
The camouflage is back. I mean, it's not like I really ever stopped wearing it though, let's be real. I am crazy about camo right now, whether it be this jacket or my camo jeans. Typically, patterns are not really my thing. I will work in stripes or plaid everyone once and a while to break things up, but even then I am very particular. With that being said, I love how camo adds variety to my patterned options. It has definitely been a fun trend and I have loved working it in to my everyday wardrobe!
It is no secret that I am crushing on blush shades right now. Even Jon Luke pointed out the other night that my "feed has a blush vibe to it." Yep, he's catching on. Anyways, I am not sure what it is about this shade of pink, but I LOVE it. And it is funny because growing up I was not a fan of pink AT ALL. But now, twenty six years later, it is all I want to wear. It is funny how things change, isn't it?
If you follow me on social media, you saw where I was in Los Angeles recently. I hopped over to the west coast for the weekend so it was a quick trip, but oh so worth it. Our schedule was jam packed, and we saw so many parts of the city, one being Venice Beach. The beach was so lively and had so much going on. After riding bikes up and down the winding paths, we walked around just taking everything in. It was relaxed and perfect and I loved everything about it!
I have to say, Jon Luke is a very patient man. He puts up with a lot being married to me. I know people say he knew what he signed up for, but at the same time, he continues to put up with it DAILY, which I am thankful for. One of the things I'm sure he gets tired of is the constant need for pictures. Whether we have to stop somewhere and take one (usually multiple times before I find one I like), I make him wait to eat his food, or I make him participate in full on shoots with me...I can guarantee you it is not something he looks forward to. BUT, he does it, and does it (most of the time) with a smile. This means more to me than I am sure he knows, and is one of the many reasons why he will be my forever Valentine.
Back in November we went to Gatlinburg, TN with Jon Luke's family for the Thanksgiving holiday. I had been dying to visit Nashville so we headed there a few days before to spend some time in the Music City before we headed in to the Smokey Mountains. I have to say, I very quickly fell in love with Nashville and all it had to offer. It was picturesque on almost every corner, the food was amazing and I loved the artsy vibe the city exuded. Needless to say, I would quickly move there if I could and loved pretty much everything about it. With that being said, I wanted to do a little round up of things to do while visiting Nashville in case you are planning a trip of your own! There are SO many great options of sights to see and food to eat so you can't really go wrong!
One of the things I love about Louisiana is Mardi Gras season. I never truly understood the hype until we moved here, but it is definitely a good time. All season long, you can get beads almost anywhere you go. King Cakes are available at nearly every bakery/sandwich shop. Parades happen for days leading up to Fat Tuesday. And there are constant parties around town. Some of these parties include the various Mardi Gras Balls held each year, which turn out to be the events of the year. Finding that perfect gown, getting dolled up and dancing the night away with your friends. Does it get any better?
So it has been an abnormally warm winter here in Louisiana, which means all these sweaters I purchased at the beginning of fall have been worn very little. I will admit, there have been days when the temperature is not sweater weather, but I have proudly worn one just so I can take the tag off. Yes I know it is ridiculous, but seriously? It’s January! And I could have worn shorts today. Not okay. I love being able to take full advantage of each season fashion wise, which means sweaters and boots for me whether it is cold or not.
Happy Friday! I hope you all had a fabulous week and are looking forward to the weekend festivities. I know I am! So last week, I ventured over to Auburn for a quick second and was able to see some of my favorite people. While there I visited Side Track Coffee for the first time and literally fell in love. It is one of the most unique coffee shops I have ever been to guys. So when you walk in, you can see the wall of drink options and there are no numbers or prices. Once I got to the counter and ordered, they told me that I pick how much I want to pay! Wait, what?!? I have never experienced that and literally had no idea what to do. After a few minutes of panic (they probably thought I was hilarious), I selected an amount and sat down to do some work. A few minutes later, one of the most DELICIOUS cups of coffee was brought to my table and I was quite possibly the happiest girl ever.