I posted about JessLC a couple of weeks ago, but I did not mention the brains behind the brand… or multiple brands. Jess Lively is also a business consultant helping businesses all over the country. Through her blog JessLively.com and her consulting site BusinessWithIntention.com, Jess inspires her readers to live with intention.
I have to admit, I had sort of an epiphany reading some of her posts, and even signed up for her weekly email. So insightful and makes me consider and then reconsider some of my own decisions. If you have a small business or are considering one – it’s a must read situation!
Here are Jess’ responses from our short Q&A:
Photos courtesy of Tate Tullier Photography
Pretty sure after this shoot, all my outfit posts are going to seem a little boring. 🙂
Dress from Forever 21; Chanel clutch; shoes from Target (obsessed!); spiked bracelet from ASOS; Zara knuckle ring; vintage gold earrings and bracelets; Ann Taylor cateye sunglasses; Michael Kors watch.
All photos courtesy of Tate Tullier Photography
Tibi Top; Isabel Lu sheer maxi skirt, Lucky Brand wedges; Rebecca Minkoff bag; Marc by Marc Jacobs aviators; Forever 21 collar necklace; Michael Kors watch; earrings (old); vintage gold bracelets; DIY shell bracelet.
The summer is winding down but the heat is still here. For some reason when I think of August, I think of the color peach. Peach is sort of like the preliminary hue of orange – the color that autumn seeps in and turns all the leaves. For the South, our orange leaves will come around October leaving me with a couple more months of bronze and peachy inspirations.
So thrilled to finally be able to share the photos from my fun Sunday shoot with Tate Tullier and his wife Sarah. I’ve been a long time fan of Tate’s photography work as he always has an innovative way of capturing each shot. (Take for example the reflection off the door window in the third image – awesome right?) It was a collaboration match made in heaven as he perfectly translated my vision into these photographs. The only thing not perfect about the shoot was the absolute heat we were in… but Sarah was a lifesaver both patting me down and fixing my hair and skirt for different shots. Together, they were a sort of dynamic duo of photography if you will.
Sometimes for me, professional photography can be rather nerve racking, but Tate and Sarah made the entire experience very fun and easy. If you’re looking for a photographer for any reason be sure to check out TTP! Following him on Facebook and Instagram (@tatephoto) is pretty cool too.
NEXT week will be our second outfit from the same day’s shoot…
1. The first stop was Lauderée where I picked up 6 macarons and ate them ALL in the same day. Went back to get more, and the line was all the way down the street. (tear)
2. 230 Fifth is an outdoor hangout at the top of a hotel. Think full drink menu with lots of bar food. Has the most spectacular view over the city at sunset.
3. Found pillow fabric at Mood, found chain and buttons at MJ Trim. Lots of projects coming up!
4. I literally got off the subway and ran into the C.Wonder store. Snapped a pic of some DIY-worthy rope bracelets. This store is awesome btw.
5. At the top of Bergdorf’s sits BG, a small restaurant that overlooks The Plaza Hotel. It’s somewhat hidden on the 7th floor, probably for good reason. The menu had lots of fun champagne drinks that we had to try out.
6. Beekman’s Beer Garden is on Pier 17 inside the South Street Seaport. It’s like a tiny plot of beach right beside the Brooklyn Bridge.
7. A blowout bar with the different hair styles labeled like cocktails. This was probably one of the most relaxing parts of my trip.
8. Ugh. The shoe floor at Saks. I don’t really need to say anything else.
9. And though I did leave Saks empty-handed, I returned home with these beauties. From an unmarked, vintage store in Soho. Worn once and at leastt 70% off the original price. My proudest purchase (of many) from the trip.
If you are even slightly familiar with this blog and/or my Pinterest boards, you’ve noticed my obsession with bar carts. I’ve been pining away over them for years. I had plenty of bottles to fill it up with, but no cart. It took searching and lots of patience, but I finally found my perfect, vintage bar cart.
I couldn’t believe it, but the people were practically giving it away… crazy!
It was a little dusty and needed some TLC, but it was mine. One gold paint job later, and it’s one of my favorite things in the house. I topped it with a tray and a set of vintage bar glasses. Fancy, right?
And yes, my curtains have pom poms on them. That’s a whole different obsession…