TIGHTROPE

I’ve probably driven over the bay bridge …. 500 times? A few years ago, when they opened the ‘new’ bay bridge, it included a pedestrian walking path, and walking it has been on my bucket list since then. This weekend, I finally got to cross it off my bucket list! (I don’t think I’m too young for one of those – and I do love the feeling of crossing something off of a list soooooo….)

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It was a perfect day, which was good cause I was worried I was gonna freeze out there (and my friend, who offered me a weight vest [didnt’ know that was a thing] was afraid I was literally gonna get blown away).

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From where we parked and back, it’s about a 9 mile walk, but it really doesn’t feel like it. It was pretty crazy walking next to a freeway and even crazier once we got out over the open water of the bay.

And OHMIGAD, funniest story.

Soooo, my sister, who has always, sort of, done things her own way, ended up walking the bridge in flip flops. We’re about a third of the way out onto the bridge when we stop at one of maintenence overhangs to lean over and look at the birds nesting on the old parts of the bridge. My sister is hella short and boosted herself onto the bottom rail to see more. She had just stuck her leg through the gaps in the guard rail when a rush of air from a passing truck hit us and blew her shoe clean TF off. It was like it happened in slow motion! It just gently blew off and floated down onto the overhang about 5 feet below us. So funny. She was a boss tho, and didn’t even make me turn around and go back to the car; we walked the whole thing!

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#MODELMONDAZE W/ MIKE MARTIN

Having something dope to look at always helps make my Mon-daze easier. Mike Martin is an artist out of Oakland, CA and the creator of 6638. We shot these candid photos a few weeks ago as promo for some upcoming projects he’s working on.

Straight Outta Oakland, Pt II

Hello, hello!  Today I’m sharing Part II of the Straight Outta Oakland shoot inspired by the movie Straight Outta Compton. For this shoot, I wanted to expand on the concept from our first shoot, but in kind of a funkier way. Angela actually found this spot while hiking in the Oakland Hills (I never give up secret spots like this, sorry) and knew right away it was going to be the location for our next shoot. We had hella fun playing with those spray paints 😉

Shout out to my go to model Angela (@_persuasioon) Shes such a dream to work work with – i’m always amazed at what we come up with. Stay tuned for much much more!

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Leader of Cool Moons Light Up Lookbook

Just saying a quick hello today, and sharing some shots from a lookbook shoot I did a while back. Leader of Cool Moons is a west coast based lifestyle brand, specializing in handcrafted, recycled, unisex clothing. Theres really not anything else out there like this brand and I love that they’re working to make Fashion a more sustainable art form.

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This handsome boy is Blue. He was rescued a few years ago from a Bay Area dog fighting ring. Dogs that come from situations like that require a lot of patience, love and guidance. For a while, Blue struggled to adjust to normal life, but with the right amount of attention, socialization and a healthy regimen he’s looking healthier and happier then ever.

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XO,

J.

 

Labor Day Runaway

 

Sunset in Venice Beach

Summer is OFFICIALLY over. How saaaaad. To celebrate the last official weekend of summer, my Boo and I decided to take a quick trip down to SoCal and make the most of the three day weekend. My favorite thing to do in LA is take pics, hands down. We mobbed pretty hard so a lot of my pictures this trip were taken from the car. Cardinal photography sin, I know, I KNOW. What can ya do?

washed away trying to get the perfect shot at Santa Monica

One of the main reasons we went to LA was so we could shoot some promotional photos for a project Boo’s working on. I’ve been obsessed with boardwalks since my last LA trip, so naturally I made hime pose under one. Unfortunately the current came in a little faster than we expected..

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L.A. literally has something for everyone waaaaaaaiting at Roscoes...."it was worth the wait!"

Gotta hit up Roscoe’s on Pico! Every time!

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Great life advice, if you ask me.

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XO, Jess

Manic Monday

 

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Let me just start by saying, if you have curvy hips or thighs, I strongly suggest you find yourself a pencil skirt. When your big in the chest and in the hips it can be hard to find pieces that don’t make you look big in the waist as well. Pencil skirts highlight the curves of your butt and thighs and nip in your waist to create an hourglass silouette, and who doesn’t want that?

(Top: Marshalls | Skirt: Cotton On | Heels: Steve Madden | Bag: Santee Alley | Necklace & Rings: Forever21 | Watch: Target Style)