June 12, 2016

Outfit: Green Flutter Sleeve Palm Tree Print Dress and Black Wedges

Wolf and Whistle Palm Print Chiffon Dress Black Wedges Bright Red Hair

This Wolf & Whistle abstract palm tree print dress has become a new favorite because of the perfect fit and fantastic flutter sleeves. I picked it up at Modcloth on sale a little while back and had worn it previously on a very cold trip to Terrapin Brewery where it was covered by a wool coat the entire time. For its blog debut, I styled it on a hot day with some black wedges, my Cameoko gold hexagon necklace, and a pair of black wayfarer sunglasses. I wore this for my sister's grad school graduation and it was quite toasty outside walking around taking graduation pictures (and these) so please overlook any splotchy hot weather skin going on.

Flutter Sleeve V-Neck Digital Palm Print Dress
Green Leaf Print Dress and Cameoko Hexagon Necklace
Floaty Sleeve Green Blue Leaf Print Dress Black Wayfarers
Gold Leaf Resin Hexagon Cameoko Necklace
V-Neck Bolster Your Boldness Palm Print Dress Black Satchel Bag
Modcloth Bolster Your Boldness Green Palm Tree Dress Black Wayfarer Sunglasses Peeptoe Wedges
dress: wolf & whistle - modcloth | wedges: y not? - shoe carnival | necklace: c/o cameoko | sunglasses: boohoo | purse: madden girl - ross

Black Boohoo Wayfarer Sunglasses Digital Palm Print Dress

How has your weekend been? I hope safe! The news of yet another mass shooting put a damper on this weekend. Plus we're currently packing our apartment to move to another place next week, which isn't so bad in the big scheme of things. I'm hoping next month will be a much better one, but we're trying to make the best of this busy time. I'm watching the Tony Awards right now (which is my favorite award show of the year) and relaxing amongst boxes and a sleepy puppy. Soon we'll eat a late dinner, I'll fold more laundry, and read some more of Dragonfly in Amber so I can stay ahead of the Outlander episodes. I live a life of excitement.

Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead! Stay in touch on Instagram, Twitter or Snapchat (via jahmierose).

June 6, 2016

Outfit: White Sleeveless Shirt Dress, Gold Belt, & Snakeskin Flats

White Shirt Dress from Tobi Snakeskin Peeptoe Shoes Black Satchel Bag Stretchy Gold Belt

Happy Monday everyone! This summery white cotton dress is the last piece online retailer Tobi sent me to style. It's a fantastic staple to have in my closet and I've already worn it a couple different ways. I do wish it was a little less easy to wrinkle but I guess that's what you get with cotton. The size I ordered (M) was just slightly too big for me too, so I had to watch my side bra area wasn't hanging out, (but it was remedied with a different bra on another wear.) Other than that, the dress has pockets and is lined to prevent any white cotton transparency issues! They even have it in black if you prefer that, but I think I have plenty of black dresses already.

For this dress' first day out, I styled it with a stretchy gold belt that looks like gold coins. I thrifted the belt last year because I thought it was so neat and didn't wear it until yesterday! Do you ever do that? Sometimes you just have to buy things when you're thrifting even if you're not 100% sure how to style them! Anyway, I added a pair of neutral snakeskin peeptoe flats from Ross and my bag is just the one I've been using most lately since we took these pictures on the way to dinner.

What do you think? Do you have a little white dress and does it get as much wear as your little black dress?

Button Down Cotton Dress and Gold Coin Belt
Shiny Gold Coin Stretchy Waist Belt
White Sleeveless Fit and Flare Dress Shiny Gold Belt Bright Red Hair
Bright Red Hair with Bangs
White Sleeveless Shirt Dress with Thrifted Gold Coin Belt
Snakeskin Peeptoes, White Cotton Shirt Dress, Golden Coin Belt
kate boss flare dress: c/o tobi | bag: madden girl - ross | flats: chinese laundry - ross | belt: thrifted

Did you have a good weekend? Matt and I did plenty of lounging around since we'll be moving apartments this month and needed some down time before then. I went thrifting with my mom and sister too and picked up some fantastic dresses. Jeanie spotted a dress with double helix print and we found out it was from a line of Orphan Black dresses Hot Topic had a little while back. It was my size so you'll be seeing it on the blog soon! (You may have seen a sneak peek if you follow me on Snapchat via JahmieRose.) I also found a handmade blue lace 50s style dress that's super pretty. It's almost bordering on too fancy to wear to work but I probably will anyway. 

I hope you have a wonderful week ahead of you!

June 2, 2016

Outfit: Hot Pink Laser Cut Crop Top, White Skinny Jeans, and Floral Wedges

Hot pink crop top with square laser cut sleeves white skinny jeans outfit

I don't think you can go wrong with a good crop top and high waisted jeans combination when it's warm outside, although it may have been a bit toasty for jeans when I wore this. I picked up these bright white skinny jeans from Boohoo recently. They're labeled as mid rise, but they're most definitely high rise on my body and on the picture online. If you're going to pick up a pair, I might recommend sizing down because they're extra stretchy which means they're extra comfy but might fall down a little without a belt.

Anyway, when Tobi sent me this hot pink crop top I knew it would pair perfectly with my new white jeans. Hot pink and white is just a winning color combination! Very Legally Blonde - except I have red hair. I don't own nearly enough pink clothing so I was super pumped to get this top with its fantastic laser cutout sleeves. It's a perfect cropped length on me and a sturdy material with a zip down the back. Bonus: It's on clearance right now and first time Tobi purchasers get 50% off their first order.

I accessorized my pink and white outfit with a vintage beaded necklace passed down to me in the epic amount of costume jewelry from Great Grandma. I've hardly worn this one before now, but I thought the light pink and purple colors looked great with the hot pink shirt. Finally, I added some nice and tall floral print wedge sandals that I've had for many years. 

square laser cut sleeved shirt from tobi vintage pink purple beaded necklace
Bright Pink Boxy Crop Top with Square Cutout Sleeves White Skinnies
Tobi Fair and Square Top back view
High Waisted White Skinny Jeans Floral Print Heels Pink Boxy Crop Top
White Denim with Floral Print Wedge Sandals
Bright Pink Cropped Tobi Shirt White Skinny Boohoo Denim Floral Peeptoe Wedges
fair and square top - c/o tobi | white jeans - boohoo | wedges - ross | necklace - vintage

So what do you think? I know I don't always show my jeans outfits on the blog but sometimes they're fun - like this one! It's nice to style jeans in new and non-boring ways once in a while and I definitely think white denim is a great way to switch up the normal jeans and a t-shirt routine. They can look girly like this outfit or cool and edgy. I can't wait to do a remix with these later this year!

I hope you're having an extra nice week so far! Happy Thursday!

May 31, 2016

6 Reasons Why Bloggers Should Use Snapchat

Snapchat is the coolest social network around (as of right now, of course!) Currently, the app lacks measurable analytics or ways for small companies to advertise, but it's where eyeballs are, which means it can be a powerful branding tool. In fact, it had 50 million monthly users in April 2016, beating Twitter app users! If you're marketing your blog, you need to be where people are paying attention. So why aren't you on Snapchat yet?

6 Reasons Bloggers Should Use Snapchat to Market Their Blogs

Companies are just recently figuring out how to use Snapchat to promote their brands, but bloggers (particularly vloggers and beauty bloggers) have already begun to use the app to their advantage. Here are six reasons why bloggers should be on Snapchat (along with some beautiful saved snaps of my own to entertain you):

1. It lets your followers get to know you better -
Snapchat can give your viewers a behind-the-scenes look at your life. Generally people share snippets of things they wouldn't necessarily blog about or post on a more curated social network like Instagram.

2. It's less polished than other social networks - 
You may be wondering why that's a good thing. Well, in a world of curated social profiles - think about your Instagram and Facebook pages - people like to see a glimpse of "real" raw life. We're all pummeled with perfect, Photoshopped images and highly edited content so it's refreshing to see content that isn't any of those things.

3. It's another way to promote your blog -
Are you collaborating with a new brand? Share a preview on your Snapchat story! Do you have some thoughts about a lipstick you just bought? Snap a mini review of it and let your Snapchat followers know when they can see a detailed review on your blog. Just like you promote your blog on other social networks, Snapchat gives you another platform to push your blog content.

4. It can help you reach new fans -
Snapchat is where young people live online. If you're a blogger, chances are you want to grow your following and younger people (millennials and gen z) are the largest demographic in the world today. Reach those people by creating content on the platforms where they're spending the most time! Just last year, more than 50% of Snapchat users worldwide were young millennials and 41% of American teens used Snapchat, so it makes sense to have a presence there.

5. Lets you easily add video to your brand - 
Live vlogging or making videos for YouTube can be intimidating, but people in the U.S. are spending more than 5 hours per day watching video content. Easily enter the video arena with short, easy Snapchat videos. There's no pressure if the lighting is less than great or worrying if you'll want the world seeing the video a year later because they're impermanent. Making Snapchat videos may even get you used to talking to a camera and help you ease into creating video content on other platforms.

6. It's quick and easy (and fun!)-
Snapchat doesn't require much thought. The interface is simple and the posts aren't fancy. You just snap and post it to your story (or send it to certain friends.) Nothing is edited or scheduled. That's about as simple as it gets in the land of the internet. Plus, it's just plain fun! The filters are hilarious and the ability to draw on snaps never fails to entertain me. You can be so creative with it!

If you haven't given Snapchat a try yet, I encourage you to do so! If you're just using it for personal communication, you may want to make your Snapchat story public and let your blog followers know where to find you. You never know what platform you'll have the most success on!

For plenty of goofy Snapchat filter selfies, dog videos, and general behind the scenes life, feel free to follow me on Snapchat via jahmierose!

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