“Fall in love with my brand crush – VALLEY EYEWEAR”

Every single pair from Valley Eyewear that I’ve tried, one has never failed me that’s why today, I’m sharing a few faves from my #brandcrush.  If you haven’t tried one of these on, prepare to fall in love!  Head over to Feature for more details on these beauties.  Now, let’s get shady!
Brand crush - VALLEY EYEWEAR

 

“Playful prints for that girl on the go!”

Need to be somewhere quick, but have no clue on what to wear?  This is my dilemma all the time whenever I am running late.  Always in a panic, I find myself throwing on this “time saver but looks put together” item: The mini dress.  What’s not to love?  It’s September and we hit just a little bit under 100 degrees today.  When I’m in a rush and it’s hot, I prefer throwing on one pieces like rompers, jumpsuits, or a mini dress (my obsession lately).  I’m not such a huge fan of the skin-tight silhouettes so I usually opt for loose-fitting, swing dress type items.   I love the effortlessness and it’s just something easy for those warmer days.  All you have to do is throw it on and go about your day.  I’m 5’1 (shorty!) and I can get away with tunic tops worn as a dress.  For all you fun sized shorties out there, this is also a great alternative to a mini dress.  Just throw on some shorts underneath if you feel they are too short.

Dressed up or down, there’s really no wrong way to wear this striped number.  I’m a sneaker girl, so I had to go with my olive Isabel Marant Bobby sneakers with this look.  This outfit was made for the chick on the go, so I just grabbed my favorite leopard print clutch and hat and I was out the door!  Tip: ladies, don’t be afraid to mix patterns and prints together as long as the colors match!

I love this dress so much that I might do a dressed up version of this for the upcoming fall season.  Thoughts?

I hope you guys had a great Labor day weekend!  Bye for now because this girl’s gotta run but first, let me throw on a mini dress real quick! <3

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Photos by Gladys Jem

Here’s what I’m wearing // and other options

Cooperative Matilda tunic (on sale now!) // Petit Bateau striped mini dress 
Isabel Marant Bobby sneakers // Superga X The Man Repeller sneakers
Biltmore and Madewell Panama hat // Bow band panama hat
Essex LA leopard clutch // Clare V leopard clutch

“My most precious JEM.”

 

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“Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.” – Matt Hardy

Photo by Gladys Jem

 

Most of you know that my beautiful and talented sister, Gladys Jem is the person responsible for all my lovely blog photos.  She is actually a wedding photographer based in San Francisco.  Without her behind the lens, my blog would be lifeless and this awesome  sister team would not exist!  Today, I would like to give a shoutout to this wonderful human and praise her exquisite work.

This past weekend, I watched my sissy photograph my best friend’s wedding.  I’ve never seen her in action and in full-on work mode until that day.  It’s no surprise that she snaps amazing photos because she savors the peachy moments – every hundredth of a second of it.  She will never settle for less than perfect, but will strive to craft images that will last a lifetime.  Shots that make her (and you will too) squeal with excitement because it’s so dang good.  Fun fact: she sometimes squeals when she gets the “money shot”. Haha!

I just wanted to share this #proudsissymoment because seeing her photograph the bride and groom and making sure their expectations were met is pretty darn awesome.  This woman is passionate in what she does and is really good at it!  Please take a moment to check out some of the weddings she’s done and this one that was featured on Style Me Pretty recently. The city hall elopements are my personal favorite. 🙂

Thank you sissy for my fabulous #ootd shots, for teaching me how to “smize” (smiling with your eyes), and for telling me to not “make that face”.  You know, the face that I always make when I am not “feeling it/myself” during our photo sessions.  Let’s be honest: sometimes there are moments when I am not photogenic at all.  Haha!  Thank goodness for your posing and directing tips!  You are my precious JEM. <3

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