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Hi friends! 2018 is moving too fast don't you agree?! I have been so busy these past few weeks. Last week I went to D.C. to visit family and take a mini vacation. This is my final week before I start my classes again so I am trying to pack as much as I can into this last weekend while trying to avoid my homework. Here's a few snaps of what I've been up to.
Like I said I went to D.C. last week and it wouldn't be a trip to our nation's capital without going to see a museum or two. I stopped by the Smithsonian Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art. Back in July I went to Omaha and visited my friend Jessica. She was so sweet and made an itinerary for my trip and suggested possibly the best ice cream I've had in my entire life called Coneflower Creamery. It was so good I went back the next day. Aside from trips I have been busy attending blogger events. I went to Shop Modern Society's opening which you might have seen on my Instagram story, I saw a pre-screening of Crazy Rich Asians thanks to a blogger friend, and I went to a Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen Menu Tasting Event where I got to try so many delicious things! I loved their onion rings, New Orleans pasta, and of course homemade chocolate fudge cake. They also have some great non-alcoholic drinks! Overall, I was amazed at how affordable and tasty their menu is. There are so many options plus they are super friendly with dietary restrictions.

Now onto outfit details. To be honest I only own a few graphic t-shirts and this Mariah one was one I had wanted found it on Urban Outfitters for a relatively good price and snatched it up immediately. Vintage MC shirts are expensive! I had been looking for a vintage Mariah shirt FOREVER. Don't get me wrong 2k Mariah is still great, but 90s Mariah is iconic.
What might be surprising to is that I actually am very hesitant about graphic tees mainly because in middle school (a very traumatic time) I am accumulated so many clothes and graphic tees over the years, and I still need to send them to ThredUp. Crazy how your whole middle school wardrobe is not supposed to last. I hope this trend can change in the future. Now I really think about whether graphic shirts in my closet are going to be durable or fleeting like in middle school. I only have few other shirts like a Molly Ringwald shirt I gave to my friend for a grad gift but she never wore it so now I have it haha.

I think for styling graphic tees you have to keep it simple. For me I chose some plain denim from Urban Outfitters and my new favorite loafers. Which I reviewed on this post, here.
What's your favorite graphic tee? I'll see you next week  folks! It feels sad to say goodbye to summer but we'll be drinking pumpkin spice chais so soon! 

Wearing: Shirt - Urban Outffiters, jeans - BDG, loafers - Gucci, watch - Marc by Marc Jacobs, sunglasses - Chloe

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My Favorite Graphic Tee

August 16, 2018

Hi friends! 2018 is moving too fast don't you agree?! I have been so busy these past few weeks. Last week I went to D.C. to visit family and take a mini vacation. This is my final week before I start my classes again so I am trying to pack as much as I can into this last weekend while trying to avoid my homework. Here's a few snaps of what I've been up to.
Like I said I went to D.C. last week and it wouldn't be a trip to our nation's capital without going to see a museum or two. I stopped by the Smithsonian Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art. Back in July I went to Omaha and visited my friend Jessica. She was so sweet and made an itinerary for my trip and suggested possibly the best ice cream I've had in my entire life called Coneflower Creamery. It was so good I went back the next day. Aside from trips I have been busy attending blogger events. I went to Shop Modern Society's opening which you might have seen on my Instagram story, I saw a pre-screening of Crazy Rich Asians thanks to a blogger friend, and I went to a Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen Menu Tasting Event where I got to try so many delicious things! I loved their onion rings, New Orleans pasta, and of course homemade chocolate fudge cake. They also have some great non-alcoholic drinks! Overall, I was amazed at how affordable and tasty their menu is. There are so many options plus they are super friendly with dietary restrictions.

Now onto outfit details. To be honest I only own a few graphic t-shirts and this Mariah one was one I had wanted found it on Urban Outfitters for a relatively good price and snatched it up immediately. Vintage MC shirts are expensive! I had been looking for a vintage Mariah shirt FOREVER. Don't get me wrong 2k Mariah is still great, but 90s Mariah is iconic.
What might be surprising to is that I actually am very hesitant about graphic tees mainly because in middle school (a very traumatic time) I am accumulated so many clothes and graphic tees over the years, and I still need to send them to ThredUp. Crazy how your whole middle school wardrobe is not supposed to last. I hope this trend can change in the future. Now I really think about whether graphic shirts in my closet are going to be durable or fleeting like in middle school. I only have few other shirts like a Molly Ringwald shirt I gave to my friend for a grad gift but she never wore it so now I have it haha.

I think for styling graphic tees you have to keep it simple. For me I chose some plain denim from Urban Outfitters and my new favorite loafers. Which I reviewed on this post, here.
What's your favorite graphic tee? I'll see you next week  folks! It feels sad to say goodbye to summer but we'll be drinking pumpkin spice chais so soon! 

Wearing: Shirt - Urban Outffiters, jeans - BDG, loafers - Gucci, watch - Marc by Marc Jacobs, sunglasses - Chloe

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Many KC-itians are familiar with Baldwin! Our hometown brand that has been changing the denim game. I had been looking for the perfect Baldwin piece to add to my collection and I think I found it. The Kendall. This long denim maxi skirt made specifically for Kendall Jenner from Anna Wintour. 
When I first saw this skirt I wasn't sure how to feel about it. Of course there is very little that KJ can't pull off. However, I have nightmares about wearing denim skirts from middle school and I think embarrassingly once or twice in high school. Nevertheless, the denim skirt is coming out of retirement for me and is ready to work! Literally I wear this skirt to work on casual Fridays. I am wearing a size 24 for reference. 

The Denim Skirt Comes Out of Retirement

August 9, 2018

Many KC-itians are familiar with Baldwin! Our hometown brand that has been changing the denim game. I had been looking for the perfect Baldwin piece to add to my collection and I think I found it. The Kendall. This long denim maxi skirt made specifically for Kendall Jenner from Anna Wintour. 
When I first saw this skirt I wasn't sure how to feel about it. Of course there is very little that KJ can't pull off. However, I have nightmares about wearing denim skirts from middle school and I think embarrassingly once or twice in high school. Nevertheless, the denim skirt is coming out of retirement for me and is ready to work! Literally I wear this skirt to work on casual Fridays. I am wearing a size 24 for reference. 
Back in my early days getting into makeup Almay was my go to brand. I mean it! I virtually owned everything from powder foundation, liquid foundation, to every type of black eyeliner they sold. 

Almay Class of '18 + YouTube

August 4, 2018

Back in my early days getting into makeup Almay was my go to brand. I mean it! I virtually owned everything from powder foundation, liquid foundation, to every type of black eyeliner they sold. 
Greetings beautiful people! Did you know that I only own two skirts? A simple, black H&M pencil skirt I used to wear for debate tournaments in high school that I can't let go, and now this berry dream with blackberries and raspberries! I actually spotted it a few seasons ago from J. Crew and wanted it so badly. However, it was $98 and 100% polyester so my instant thought was- NO WAY. I decided to wait until I could find it cheaper.
After stalking Poshmark for this skirt for what felt like eternity I finally found this gem brand new for $25! A much more reasonable price! I actually have a matching scarf from this collection (you might remember this post).
I love that this skirt can be worn with any t-shirt. I chose a grey-ish/white t-shirt but I would also wear it with navy, black, or white. I think it could also be paired with a plain silk or linen sleeveless blouse. I also would try the double print trend once I find this blouse in the matching print. Just wait for it!
I have been busy as a bee with blogger events and I just went on a road trip to Omaha. It has been such a blessing not to stress about school for a change.
Any time I can bring this purse out I'm a happy camper.
Post summer classes and I'm finding a new found joy for summer. 
Here are some of the things that are making me happy right now

•Crazy Rich Asians (Cannot.wait.for.the.movie) 
•Queen of the South's Third Season 
•Nespresso's Shakerato Capsules (life changing) 
•Yankee Candle's Lovely Lilac Candle 
•O.P.I Pink Ladies Rule the School 
•All Audrey Hepburn movies 
•Real Housewives of New York/OC + Shah's of Sunset returning 
•Queer Eye filming their third season in KC! 
•Having time to take walks again. I've walked 17.4 miles this week already. 
•Vogue's 73 Questions. I love the interview with Donatella, VB, and Aziz Ansari's the most. 
•Jams I'm loving: Becks album Colors, John Mayer's New Light, and the Knocks Ride or Die feat. Foster the People.

Since I went on vacation last week I didn't get a chance to celebrate JMC's 6th birthday. I don't think I'm going to do a 6 year anniversary post, but I wanted to convey my thanks and gratitude to my readers, friends, family, and followers. I never would've dreamed that JMC would still be my place of escape 5 years later. I also never dreamed of making so many friends from this journey + being able to partner with so many incredible brands. I have a lot of reflecting to do about where I see JMC headed in the next year (no big changes most likely edits), but I just want to say thank you for being here. I am so damn grateful.
I hope everyone is staying cool and drinking large iced caramel macchiatos while enjoying their summer days. It feels like it was May and then I blinked and August was here. How time flies!

Wearing: Shirt - H&M, skirt - J. Crew (old, but similar), shoes - Harajuku Lovers (old but similar, here), lipstick - Mary Jo K, purse - vintage (similar)

Photos by the incredible LFTM Photography, seriously give Audley a follow here!
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Berry Happy

July 30, 2018

Greetings beautiful people! Did you know that I only own two skirts? A simple, black H&M pencil skirt I used to wear for debate tournaments in high school that I can't let go, and now this berry dream with blackberries and raspberries! I actually spotted it a few seasons ago from J. Crew and wanted it so badly. However, it was $98 and 100% polyester so my instant thought was- NO WAY. I decided to wait until I could find it cheaper.
After stalking Poshmark for this skirt for what felt like eternity I finally found this gem brand new for $25! A much more reasonable price! I actually have a matching scarf from this collection (you might remember this post).
I love that this skirt can be worn with any t-shirt. I chose a grey-ish/white t-shirt but I would also wear it with navy, black, or white. I think it could also be paired with a plain silk or linen sleeveless blouse. I also would try the double print trend once I find this blouse in the matching print. Just wait for it!
I have been busy as a bee with blogger events and I just went on a road trip to Omaha. It has been such a blessing not to stress about school for a change.
Any time I can bring this purse out I'm a happy camper.
Post summer classes and I'm finding a new found joy for summer. 
Here are some of the things that are making me happy right now

•Crazy Rich Asians (Cannot.wait.for.the.movie) 
•Queen of the South's Third Season 
•Nespresso's Shakerato Capsules (life changing) 
•Yankee Candle's Lovely Lilac Candle 
•O.P.I Pink Ladies Rule the School 
•All Audrey Hepburn movies 
•Real Housewives of New York/OC + Shah's of Sunset returning 
•Queer Eye filming their third season in KC! 
•Having time to take walks again. I've walked 17.4 miles this week already. 
•Vogue's 73 Questions. I love the interview with Donatella, VB, and Aziz Ansari's the most. 
•Jams I'm loving: Becks album Colors, John Mayer's New Light, and the Knocks Ride or Die feat. Foster the People.

Since I went on vacation last week I didn't get a chance to celebrate JMC's 6th birthday. I don't think I'm going to do a 6 year anniversary post, but I wanted to convey my thanks and gratitude to my readers, friends, family, and followers. I never would've dreamed that JMC would still be my place of escape 5 years later. I also never dreamed of making so many friends from this journey + being able to partner with so many incredible brands. I have a lot of reflecting to do about where I see JMC headed in the next year (no big changes most likely edits), but I just want to say thank you for being here. I am so damn grateful.
I hope everyone is staying cool and drinking large iced caramel macchiatos while enjoying their summer days. It feels like it was May and then I blinked and August was here. How time flies!

Wearing: Shirt - H&M, skirt - J. Crew (old, but similar), shoes - Harajuku Lovers (old but similar, here), lipstick - Mary Jo K, purse - vintage (similar)

Photos by the incredible LFTM Photography, seriously give Audley a follow here!
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Since I started my internship I realized that wearing heels at the office is the easiest way to make me exhausted. So I thought long and hard what my options could be. A) Buy a temporary pair of shoes off eBay to wear through the summer (not actually tackling the problem of finding a comfortable pair of shoes for the office that work for me IRL) or B) Buying something comfortable, versatile, and higher-end that would be considered expensive overall, but the style will endure.

Brixton Loafer Review

July 27, 2018

Since I started my internship I realized that wearing heels at the office is the easiest way to make me exhausted. So I thought long and hard what my options could be. A) Buy a temporary pair of shoes off eBay to wear through the summer (not actually tackling the problem of finding a comfortable pair of shoes for the office that work for me IRL) or B) Buying something comfortable, versatile, and higher-end that would be considered expensive overall, but the style will endure.
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