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.
Ok this title is a little deceiving. I got a Kylie Lip Kit back during Christmas and here I am finally giving my review two seasons later. I'm sure many of you have heard about Kylie Lip Kits by now. Kylie Jenner has really garnered a serious following of customers with these products. So much that Kylie Cosmetics has an estimated net worth of $368 million and Kylie was just on the cover of Forbes.

I Got a Kylie Lip Kit

July 20, 2018

Ok this title is a little deceiving. I got a Kylie Lip Kit back during Christmas and here I am finally giving my review two seasons later. I'm sure many of you have heard about Kylie Lip Kits by now. Kylie Jenner has really garnered a serious following of customers with these products. So much that Kylie Cosmetics has an estimated net worth of $368 million and Kylie was just on the cover of Forbes.
Wow June was one crazy month. With starting a new internship, taking 6 graduate hours (The most I have ever taken at once), trying to get eight hours of sleep, and surviving Mars' retrograde has not been easy.
Although I was somewhat active on the blog (posting a few times in June) I missed being here mentally. Writing about style and beauty with a little bit of my life thrown in is such a therapeutic way to get your thoughts out. I am ecstatic to say that I have been shooting new content that I'm really excited about and can't wait to share. Honestly I am so grateful to be back blogging regularly.
So here's things 6 things I learned during  June:

1. Focus on what you can do instead of what you can't. Somedays all the deadlines from school were so heavy. Instead of being proactive I would just focus on my current week and take the next week as it came. This was totally out of my comfort zone as I aspire to be proactive. However devoting all my attention to the task at hand ended up being better than trying to be ahead all the time. Sometimes you just have to do the best with what you have.
2. Take time for yourself. Although most weekends and days after work I spent in my room doing homework there were days where I didn't touch my homework at all, and I think those days were what kept me sane honestly. Getting to go to the Whole Foods Pre-Opening Party with my best friend Victoria, spending time with my loved ones, making time to go to Marshalls, and paint my nails kept me going. #Priorities.
3. Make time for meditation. I found my head spinning at the end of the night with deadlines from work, school, and life. Sometimes even making time for 5-7 minutes of guided meditation felt like a big deal and every time I was grateful I made time for it. I use Meditation Studio on my iPhone and on my Amazon Echo
4. You are stronger than you think. I look back and wonder how I managed to get it all done and how much I doubted myself. What's funny is that I've been through so much worse so I don't know how or why I underestimate myself. Never forget, females are strong as hell.
5. Sometimes you have to give up things that you love to get things done. During these past 8 weeks I basically gave up reading, watching television for the most part, seeing my friends, and online shopping (all four past times I enjoy). At first knowing I was going to have to put all these things on the back burner was a real bummer, but as time went by I didn't have that much time to think about the things I was missing out on. I just had to go on. However having so much to look forward too when I was done was a nice motivator.
6. Stop and smell the orchids. For real. My boyfriend and I celebrated our fourth anniversary and went to the beautiful Kauffman Gardens in KC. Although I had a lot to stress about I stayed present in the moment and enjoyed every minute with him. There is a lovely indoor garden with beautiful orchids.I wandered around smelling them for a good ten minutes. It really made all the difference.
I recently picked up this Maeve blouse from Anthropologie via Poshmark. It was super long because it is originally a tunic, and was quite big on me. My mom managed to trim it (thanks mom). The original style is called the Paseo Tunic Button Down Top Tie Waist. Its supposed to be tied in the front rather than the back. However, I prefer the bow in the back a lot. It really adds something to the classic sleeveless white button down. I do want to try it the original way it was created. However I feel like the shape is kinda weird in the front. I may be reading into it, what do you think? Nonetheless its definitely a fun take on a classic and I have been needing a blouse like this forever. I can wear it with loafers or with birkenstocks.
I'm still obsessed with this scarf I got back in the spring. You may remember it from this post.
I am also making some serious progress at completing my goal of owning this whole J. Crew berry print collection. Just need the heels and silk blouse!
The easiest way to tie a bandana scarf is to fold it in half into a triangle. Then fold it half an inch on both sides until you get a small rectangle. Then you can tie it around your neck. I love this page from J.Crew on how to style a scarf in 7 ways.

Right now I'm getting out of the school/work groove and getting into the work/relax groove which I'll take any day. PS what do you guys think of this lip color? Its a Kylie Lip Kit and its the real deal! Review coming soon.
June has taken so much out of me but I tried to make lemonade with lemons and am grateful for what this past month has taught me. Two passed classes later and I'm honestly just so grateful that July is here. It feels like a gift to be able to live fully in the present again. Time to revitalize and recharge during this month. I think we all need to take more time to stop and smell the orchids. 

Wearing: Blouse - Anthropologie (sold out, but similar), jeans - Urban Outfitters, scarf - J. Crew (sold out, but similar), lips - Kylie Cosmetics in Mary Jo K, watch - Marc by Marc Jacobs (exact)

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

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Stop and Smell the Orchids

July 13, 2018

Wow June was one crazy month. With starting a new internship, taking 6 graduate hours (The most I have ever taken at once), trying to get eight hours of sleep, and surviving Mars' retrograde has not been easy.
Although I was somewhat active on the blog (posting a few times in June) I missed being here mentally. Writing about style and beauty with a little bit of my life thrown in is such a therapeutic way to get your thoughts out. I am ecstatic to say that I have been shooting new content that I'm really excited about and can't wait to share. Honestly I am so grateful to be back blogging regularly.
So here's things 6 things I learned during  June:

1. Focus on what you can do instead of what you can't. Somedays all the deadlines from school were so heavy. Instead of being proactive I would just focus on my current week and take the next week as it came. This was totally out of my comfort zone as I aspire to be proactive. However devoting all my attention to the task at hand ended up being better than trying to be ahead all the time. Sometimes you just have to do the best with what you have.
2. Take time for yourself. Although most weekends and days after work I spent in my room doing homework there were days where I didn't touch my homework at all, and I think those days were what kept me sane honestly. Getting to go to the Whole Foods Pre-Opening Party with my best friend Victoria, spending time with my loved ones, making time to go to Marshalls, and paint my nails kept me going. #Priorities.
3. Make time for meditation. I found my head spinning at the end of the night with deadlines from work, school, and life. Sometimes even making time for 5-7 minutes of guided meditation felt like a big deal and every time I was grateful I made time for it. I use Meditation Studio on my iPhone and on my Amazon Echo
4. You are stronger than you think. I look back and wonder how I managed to get it all done and how much I doubted myself. What's funny is that I've been through so much worse so I don't know how or why I underestimate myself. Never forget, females are strong as hell.
5. Sometimes you have to give up things that you love to get things done. During these past 8 weeks I basically gave up reading, watching television for the most part, seeing my friends, and online shopping (all four past times I enjoy). At first knowing I was going to have to put all these things on the back burner was a real bummer, but as time went by I didn't have that much time to think about the things I was missing out on. I just had to go on. However having so much to look forward too when I was done was a nice motivator.
6. Stop and smell the orchids. For real. My boyfriend and I celebrated our fourth anniversary and went to the beautiful Kauffman Gardens in KC. Although I had a lot to stress about I stayed present in the moment and enjoyed every minute with him. There is a lovely indoor garden with beautiful orchids.I wandered around smelling them for a good ten minutes. It really made all the difference.
I recently picked up this Maeve blouse from Anthropologie via Poshmark. It was super long because it is originally a tunic, and was quite big on me. My mom managed to trim it (thanks mom). The original style is called the Paseo Tunic Button Down Top Tie Waist. Its supposed to be tied in the front rather than the back. However, I prefer the bow in the back a lot. It really adds something to the classic sleeveless white button down. I do want to try it the original way it was created. However I feel like the shape is kinda weird in the front. I may be reading into it, what do you think? Nonetheless its definitely a fun take on a classic and I have been needing a blouse like this forever. I can wear it with loafers or with birkenstocks.
I'm still obsessed with this scarf I got back in the spring. You may remember it from this post.
I am also making some serious progress at completing my goal of owning this whole J. Crew berry print collection. Just need the heels and silk blouse!
The easiest way to tie a bandana scarf is to fold it in half into a triangle. Then fold it half an inch on both sides until you get a small rectangle. Then you can tie it around your neck. I love this page from J.Crew on how to style a scarf in 7 ways.

Right now I'm getting out of the school/work groove and getting into the work/relax groove which I'll take any day. PS what do you guys think of this lip color? Its a Kylie Lip Kit and its the real deal! Review coming soon.
June has taken so much out of me but I tried to make lemonade with lemons and am grateful for what this past month has taught me. Two passed classes later and I'm honestly just so grateful that July is here. It feels like a gift to be able to live fully in the present again. Time to revitalize and recharge during this month. I think we all need to take more time to stop and smell the orchids. 

Wearing: Blouse - Anthropologie (sold out, but similar), jeans - Urban Outfitters, scarf - J. Crew (sold out, but similar), lips - Kylie Cosmetics in Mary Jo K, watch - Marc by Marc Jacobs (exact)

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

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