Monday, March 30, 2015


{ What I Wore: scarf ℅ The Poshmina (Currently 40% off with code "SPRING40") // earrings via Rocksbox* // J.Crew dress (currently at J.Crew Factory for less!) + straw tote // Nisolo sandals** // Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses (mine are the green + gold) }

*I was provided a complimentary subscription to Rocksbox, but am truly hooked - in fact, these earrings have come home to live with my permanently! Sign up using my code & get your first month free! "HEREANDNOWLIFEXOXO" 

**Get 10% off your next Nisolo order using this unique referral link: 
(I also get $10 for each person that uses the link)

I wore this outfit to go wine tasting in Napa for a friend's bachelorette party 2 weekends ago. Can we talk about the California countryside!? I grew up in the "country", but this part of the world is nothing like my wild 5 acres back in Arkansas. I would like to retire in California wine country & I would like to take that retirement early! #pleaseandthankyou

This outfit was the perfect combination of things that I have had in my closet for years (dress, scarf, bag) + some new favorites (sandals, earrings). I also really appreciated the scarf/shawl as the day turned into a beautifully crisp evening (it has subtle slots so that you can easily drape it in different ways!). 
Looking to upgrade your Spring wardrobe? Shop using these special blog reader deals below: 

All Posh'mina scarves are 40% off using code SPRING40

Sign up for Rocksbox & the first month is free using code HEREANDNOWLIFEXOXO

Get 10% off your next Nisolo order using this unique referral link: 

Friday, March 27, 2015

work pants

{ What I Wore to weekend: J.Crew baseball tee (shop similar styles below) // J.Crew Factory chinos // Nisolo sandals* // Michael Kors cross body bag // Anthropologie sunglasses // souvenir scarf from Venice (extremely similar option) }

*Get 10% off your next Nisolo order using this unique referral link: 
(I also get $10 for each person that uses the link)

1 item that was missing from my work wardrobe was a pair of khaki chinos. I am so happy to have found this super soft pair from J.Crew Factory. And even more excited that they function equally as well for work as they do for the weekend.

Speaking of the weekend, I hope you have a wonderful one planned. Whether it involves relaxing, adventuring, or just catching up! I will be celebrating my adorable nieces turning 3 in their Pirate themed birthday. My sister is just too much fun!

P.S. Expect to see these Nisolo sandals a TON this Spring/Summer. My friend from high school is one of the company's co-founders, & I couldn't be more proud for the amazing work they are doing for artisans in Peru + the beautiful products that they create (see also: my leather tote bag). Interested in purchasing from Nisolo? Use my unique referral link to get 10% off your order! 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Spring Break

{ What I Wore to teach: Gap cardigan (old, similar from Old Navy) // Old Navy linen tee - obsessed with these tees! // Ann Taylor pencil skirt (old) // Kendra Scott tassel necklace // bracelet via RocksBox* // Shoe Dazzle sandals (old, shop more affordable styles below) }

*I was provided a complimentary subscription to Rocksbox, but am truly hooked! Sign up using my code & get your first month free! "HEREANDNOWXOXO" 
(UPDATE: sorry if you tried to use the code & it was incorrect! All fixed now!)

Spring - this glorious time is here! Time to break out the toes!
Surprisingly, these under $20 shoes from a few years back are still holding strong. 
Shop my favorite under $30 sandals below: (right now, buy 1, get 1 50% off!)

Monday, March 23, 2015

go to

Do you have a piece in your closet that you grab over & over again for a certain occasion? 

This dress is my wedding season dress. I love the long sleeves, it is pretty much impossible to wrinkle, & the colors/pattern are so fun! It was the perfect dress for the rehearsal dinner during our recent wedding festivities in San Francisco. The heels are very easy to walk in & the cross body bag is the perfect size for the essentials.

See how I've worn this dress 3 other times on the blog.

{What I Wore: H&M dress (several years old, loving this similar style + shop all of my current favorites at the bottom of the post // Michael Kors cross body bag // Shoe Mint lace up heels }
With longer sleeves, hemlines can go higher. Shop my favorite mini dresses with statement sleeves below:

Friday, March 20, 2015

Dinner Lab

I had one very "Nashville" night a couple of weeks ago - arrived at a converted warehouse, enjoyed yummy drinks, tasted amazing food that I had never even thought of before, made friends with strangers, loved every minute of it. I was thrilled to have been invited to try out Dinner Lab & am obsessed with their concept. 

Dinner Lab invites chefs to your town, hosts adventurous dinners in amazing locations, and without any frills or fuss of your traditional stuffy "fine dining".

I loved that the room was filled with interesting locals, most of them around our age, all enjoying such a unique social dining experience.

Looking for something like this? Dinner Lab is now in 30 cities around the US - check out if it is in your town here.
{ What I Wore to Dinner Lab: J.Crew Factory peplum top (shop similar striped styles below) // ASOS pleated maxi skirt (from last year - shop a similar style here) // necklace, earrings, ring ℅ RocksBox* // Clare V. leopard clutch // Old Navy booties }

*I was provided a complimentary subscription to Rocksbox, but am truly hooked! Sign up using my code and get your first month free! "HEREANDNOWXOXO"
(UPDATE: sorry if you tried to use the code & it was incorrect! All fixed now!)

Our Nashville Dinner Lab experience featured Chef Brian Jupiter from Frontier Chicago. It was so fun to know that we were trying prototype recipes, giving input to the chef directly.
Follow Dinner Lab online: Instagram // Twitter // Facebook 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Ice Coffee Wrinkles

I am so excited to share with you some new products from Murad! I have been working with Murad for the past year (see some of my posts here), & it truly is a company that I 100% support & adore!

AND - these are some of my favorite products yet.

I might not have lip wrinkles yet, but with my daily ice coffee habit (via a straw), I'm sure that this will be something that I face in the not so near future. The Rapid Collagen Infusion for Lips goes on when I get up & when I go to bed & the Soothing Skin and Lip Care has been my constant companion during the past month (screw you Winter).

As I am on the end of my 20s, closer to 30 than 21, protecting against future wrinkles has become one of my top priorities. With Murad I have a One-Two-Punch. Removing any traces of wrinkles/aging skin with the Rapid Collagen Infusion & then preventing any future signs of age with the SPF. I have had a love-hate relationship with sun screen my entire life - I love the benefits, but I hate how greasy it makes my skin feel, not to mention the break outs!

Understand that when I first got the Invisiblur Perfecting Shield (Broad Spectrum SPF 30) I was skeptical. More SPF that makes me break out (yay <-- insert sarcasm font here).

But I wanted to try. So try I did, & I will be the first person to admit it - I. WAS. WRONG!

This is my favorite Murad product to date. This is much much more than a SPF. This is a make-up primer, that leaves my skin looking matte all day (my work day runs 5 am - 5 pm). It is a perfecting base for anything else that you put on your skin. And it just feels amazing!

The bottle says it all: Treats. Blurs. Protects.
{ What I Wore: J.Crew star print top + Winnie knit pants // ShoeMint heels // Kendra Scott cuff // Michael Kors watch }

What new skin products have you been discovering lately?

Monday, March 16, 2015

Bloggers Who Budget: Spring Trends for Less

This month the Bloggers Who Budget are back showing our favorite Spring Trends for under $75! Check out how you can link up below!

My favorite spring trend? Dramatic maxi dresses. I love that I can wear this PB&J Boutique dress right now with leather accents, & also am excited to peel off the layers exposing this fun back detail when the weather heats up. 

Looking to add some fun maxi dresses to your closet? PB&J Boutique loves Here&Now readers so much that they are offering 20% off your entire purchase using code "JESSICA20"!

*I was provided a complimentary subscription to Rocksbox, but am truly hooked! Sign up using my code and get your first month free! "HEREANDNOWXOXO"
(UPDATE: sorry if you tried to use the code & it was incorrect! All fixed now!)

Bloggers Who Budget Link-Up Details: The Bloggers Who Budget ladies would like you to join in on the fun every 3rd Monday of the month, starting 8 AM EST! The BWB link-up is all about sharing how you shop on a budget. Each month will have a theme, which will be announced ahead of time. We want YOU to join in the fun of styling something around our monthly themes & can’t wait to see it!

Want to join the BWB link-up? The third Monday of each month at 8 AM EST, you can head to any one of our blogs to link-up your post. We kindly ask that you please follow all of our blogs (via Bloglovin’TwitterFacebookPinterest or Instagram!). Also, please provide a link to this in your post or add the button below to your blog. If you tweet, please use the hashtag #BloggersWhoBudget.
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

is it hump day yet?

{ What I Wore to teach: J.Crew schoolboy blazer // J.Crew Factory houndstooth skirt + tissue tee turtleneck // Kendra scott cuff // MK watch // BCBG colorblock heels via TJ Maxx }

All Photos | Kate Davis Photography
Running from school (up since 5 am) to meetings means a quick ballet flats --> heels change + LOTS. OF. COFFEE.

How do you survive from sun up to sun down? Both stylistically & energy-level-wise!?