Friday, September 6, 2013

grad school peplum + giveaway

{ What I wore: J.Crew jeans // J.Crew Factory peplum // necklace c/o Stella & Dot stylist // ShoeMint loafers } 
Last week I made a spur of the moment decision to leave work & head down to home sweet Arkansas for the long Labor Day weekend... as I was driving, pugs in tow, I realized that I really liked what I was wearing & just had to document it. 

These pictures were taken at the corner of a truck stop somewhere along I-40 West... I had to hurry before too many truckers started giving the girl with her tripod set up major side-eye looks... worth it!

This outfit makes me happy because once again it really is just jeans + a tee, but the special touches of a fun peplum & metallic loafers with a colorful statement necklace on top take this from grad school blah, to grad school chic!

And now one of you lucky duckies are going to win this gorgeous necklace to kick your outfits up a notch! My lovely Stella & Dot stylist Veronica is hooking you up with a Friday treat! Enter to win a necklace of your very own with the Rafflecopter widget & I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

30 comments:

  1. Love the outfit! Relaxed but put together. You are so brave to take photos as a truck stop in front of all those people :P!

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  2. I really really really love this outfit! The peplum is too cute and I really love it with the necklace. :)

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  3. Seriously at a truck stop! You are awesome girlie!!

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  4. Love this outfit! The top and shoes are perfect!!!

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  5. Just curious, where are you from in Arkansas? I know you live in Nashville so I wasn't sure if it was somewhere close to that area or if you just moved a ways away. lol I'm from AR so it's just interesting seeing someone else from here. lol

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  6. I grew up in Hot Springs, AR went to college in Conway and then moved to Nashville in 2009 for grad school :) I love meeting fellow Arkansans too - such a great place to be from!
    xx

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  7. Definitely worth it! That outfit is fab! Love the necklace...fingers crossed I win!

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  8. Ah, I've heard of those places a lot but never been. I'm from Blytheville. (Perhaps not the best place to be from, as it's dubbed Mini Memphis. haha) Glad to know not all AR is like that!

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  9. I love the cute peplum Jessica. You took these photos yourself?! I need to know your secrets ASAP.

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  10. Haha, I think I only took 10 pictures... Got in, got out! And I'm totally surprised that my face doesn't look bright red in these photos - it certainly felt like it was!
    xx

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  11. Ah, very cool. I always see signs for Blytheville while on the road but haven't ever been. Hot Springs is lovely - lakes, mountains, and horse racing! I don't know if I will ever move back, but I love visiting family there :)
    xx

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  12. Thanks lady! I'm trying to get braver with my tripod set up locations!!
    xx

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  13. This is such a cute outfit! I love the stripes with the peplum.
    xo
    Kate
    http://www.stilettoedtosteeltoed.com

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  14. I love the necklace- I hope I win! What camera/lens do you use for your pictures? And do you use a remote? Super curious! :)

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  15. Super cute casual look.

    http://halielandry.blogspot.com/

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  16. Love the outfit and that necklace is SO pretty! Have a great weekend.

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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  17. Ok your "grad school" outfits are waaay too cute. This is practical but still so chic! I love those shoes especially (I think I say that everytime you wear them). Omg, give me that necklace please!!!

    perfectly priya

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  18. Yeah I know people go to Hot Springs a lot. I've never been but I hear really good things. :) My father is actually always trying to convince me to move to Nashville. lol His best friend lives there and he's always raving about it.

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  19. Thank you dear! Yes I do take all my own photos. It is a labor of love & you can read more about it here: http://www.myhereandnowlife.com/2013/03/remote-control.html
    xx

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  20. Thank you dear! I just updated my About Me section to include my photography tools, & you can read more about my tripod photography here :)
    xx

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  21. This outfit is so cute! Most peplum isn't long enough on me so I tread lightly... I'm also loving this giveaway! I want the Stella and Dot arrow bangle so badly!


    Kaitlin
    www.teaandsequins.com

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  22. Orrrr upon reading more closely, a necklace would be awesome, too! Haha

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  23. Yea, this particular peplum treads a bit on the line of "crop top" on me... luckily I wear a lab coat so no one really notices :)


    Also, your comment is awesome! I would love one of each from the Stella&Dot collection, but this necklace truly is stunning!
    xx

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  24. Thanks lady! I'm glad they are much more of a hit than I expected! New bi-monthly series maybe?
    xx

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  25. I wish I could still enter!! I love it!! Do you have a mailing list?

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  26. Hey Jess, was a winner chosen for this one? :)

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  27. Yes ma'am, thanks for entering :)
    If it's not on the widget I'll update it soon to reflect the winner! xx

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