Wavy Alabaster

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strut

strut

She's totally committed
To major independence
But she's a lady through and through
She gives them quite a battle
All that they can handle
She'll bruise some
She'll hurt some too
But oh they love to watch her strut
 ~ "Her Strut" Bob Seeger & the Silver Bullet Band

A weekend on the horizon promising renewed energy and this ringer tee sporting Bob Seeger & the Silver Bullet Band's "Against the Wind" album cover art just makes me want to strut! I scored this tee at one of my favorite local loves, Pavement, and have worn it all week! No shame in my game. It's like discovering a new jam or uncovering an old one, you just want to play it on repeat. From maxi skirts to overalls to destroyed denim, band tees are my kind of neutral. It is a base from which "killer outfit guaranteed" is achieved. 

Today, my vintage leather midi skirt came out to play. Scored from Eons, a sick vintage boutique in Shadyside, this skirt is a bit heavy for summer, but makes a great transitional piece for the fall. My comfy, beat-up Vagabond pull-on boots were the shoe of choice. The chunky heel pairs well with the weight of the skirt while the height helps balance the look. A skirt or dress that cuts at mid-calf can shorten you; therefore, rock those heels!

Playing peek-a-boo with lightweight socks is my way of easing into sock season, and these floral ones are just too fun to pass up! A bowler hat is thrown on to bring the look even further into fall. FUN FACT: you will almost always see a hat in my car or on my person no matter where I am. They are such statements and can transform any look. With a mind-of-its-own mane like mine, a hat can be a savior. Finally, a burst of bright color on my pout keeps the full look season appropriate. 

Have a rockin' weekend!!

Cheers, Jessa

photos by my dear, Tara Wotus + Aidan assisting

// tee Trunk LTD via Pavement, skirt Eons, socks Free People, boots Vagabond via Urban Outfitters, earrings Pavement, sunnies Urban Outfitters - shop similar style here, hat American Eagle Outfitters, lipstick Smashbox //

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an imperfect masterpiece

an imperfect masterpiece

color works

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