Wavy Alabaster


Welcome to my open journal. Read, sip and stay awhile. Cheers.

One Brilliant

One Brilliant

I am amazed how three women, all with a distinct view on style, walk into the same boutique and each discover pieces true to them. One Brilliant, a quaint boutique on Brilliant Avenue in Aspinwall, opened their doors to myself, Anna Maleeva of Hello Gorgeous, and Tori Mistick (and Lucy!) of Wear Wag Repeat to do exactly this.

Afterwards, each of us were to hold styling events to help others find pieces to match their style perspective. Anna and Tori hosted their events in March with great success. Now it's my turn. This Thursday, April 12th from 5pm-7pm join me for shopping (20% off your purchase!), drinks, and great conversation around stories of our style at the beautifully curated One Brilliant boutique.  

Upon hitting the racks at One Brilliant, the above pieces were the first ones I pulled and the first ones I tried on. Like I said, I narrowed in on my point of view in this boutique rather quickly. 

The majority of my outfit is Volt Design, a Canadian fashion label evolved from graphic design. It is wearable art. I paired three items from the Dala Collection: the straight dress, hooded vest, scarf. The print reminds me of professional racing; it feels fast and fresh. Bonus, the vest is reversible, and the dress can be worn on both sides. The fabric feels like a second skin which speaks to my love for comfort. I layered these black, lightweight Niche Clothing Co. pants to ground the outfit and extend the silhouette. 

All of these pieces can be found at One Brilliant, so come hang on with me at One Brilliant (12 Brilliant Ave, Aspinwall, PA 15215) this Thursday, April 12th, from 5pm to 7pm and let's embrace our different takes on style!

Cheers, Jessa

All photos taken by the delightful Victoria of Victoria Miller Photography.

A huge shout out to Suzanne Mauro for organizing this partnership and Erica Miller, owner of One Brilliant, for creating an inviting experience. 

A Girl and Her First Opera: Pittsburgh Opera Presents Donizetti's The Elixir of Love

A Youthful Mentor I Didn't See Coming

A Youthful Mentor I Didn't See Coming