Jill is an Interior Designer with a passion for fashion, photography and beautiful, functional spaces.
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Senior - Part I
Before I let a ridiculous amount of time pass by and it seems absurd to post my senior photos, I decided to piece together different posts with each outfit. Below is where we started the shoot, at my apartment. I wanted to capture different parts of Long Beach that I love, starting with where I call home. I've slowly crafted my apartment to reflect my design style and I'm very proud of it.
In a separate blog post I'll give you more details about my apartment, but in this post you'll see glimpses of the space in these photos. I've lived in this apartment since the summer of 2015. The tall ceilings, plaster walls and original wood floors are just touching the surface of what I love about it. Plus the light in the space is amazing at all times of day.
Occasionally you'll hear the "tamale lady' yelling tamaleesssss at the top of her lungs, or the "opera lady" casually belting out opera as she walks the neighborhood. And this is why I say I can never go back to the suburbs.
So this is me. In my space. Sharing a piece of my little haven with you all. Enjoy!
I wanted to match my apartment while still keeping the outfit pretty neutral. My top is from H&M and my jeans are the same Levi's as the last post (told you a wear them a ton). My pink velvet block heels are from Matisse and my pink half moon earrings are from Madewell. Just a quick tip, If I'm buttoning up a top all the way, I balance it out by bringing in a feminine touch on bottom with heels. A lot of my outfits can come across as little boy or prairie vibes, so I try to break it up and add a heel.
Thanks Jessie for the rad photos! check out her and her husbands website here. Definitely recommend them if you're in need of any type of photos.
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I'm learning that as you speak things into existence, those around you that hear your dreams and ideas want you to actually follow through with them and pursue them. Not just talk about them. So here I am, coming at you with 9 month old photos Emma took for me this last March. So, this is me, attempting to actually put into fruition the things my heart desires. One of them being, continuing my blog and not giving a damn about what people think. The illusion that people care about what we do keeps us from moving forward on so many pursuits, but to be honest, no one actually cares as much as you think they do. So stop being self conscious and do that DAMN thing. You got this boo. Okay that motivational speech was mainly for my timid self, but I hope it helped someone that is scared to pursue something because of what others might think.
Now enjoy some photos of me in a treschic tee and a beret because I wish I lived in Paris and dress like I do 5-7 days a week. I actually got a comment this week that my outfit looked like it belonged in New York and I have to admit that compliment was just a good as someone saying that it looked like I should live in Paris, because we all know I love New York and it's street fashion.
So onto this outfit I put together this last spring. I've been on a Madewell jeans kick this last year, but I found these Levi's from Ariztia and I've been obsessed since. I gravitate towards these Levi's everyday and would wear them all the time if it was socially acceptable. They are so versatile, comfy, easy to dress up or down and I love the wash. I've gotten so many compliments on them and a few friends have bought them too. My graphic tee is from H&M and the letters are felt, which I thought was a fun little detail. I wanted to continue the yellow theme, so I paired it with my yellow heels from Zara. We all know I love to top an outfit off with a hat or a beret, so I'm wearing one of my favorites from Brixton. The colors are muted, so it's not too overwhelming and yellow and red pair well together. My cute woven bag is a thrift find from my aunt Jenni while she was exploring Palm Beach, Florida. My Aunt's keep sending me these amazing vintage bags and I'm all here for it. They know me so well. My earrings are from Madewell, glasses are from Warby Parker and my snake belt is from Matisse.
The backbay in Newport was sprawling with flowers and after taking these photos I changed into workout clothes and we went on a walk and enjoyed spring in full bloom.