Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Isn't She LOVELY....

I don't know about you, but I'm LOVING lace at the moment! I scored the cutest pair of lace shorts on Santee Alley in downtown LA for a steal!!! I'm so pumped- such cute shorts for so cheap-I've gotten so many compliments on them :)
 It proves that price does not matter-it's how you wear the clothes and what you pair each piece with.  Other than lace, I'm also in the market for the perfect pair of cut-off's and a floppy hat. All of these items are available at stores like J.crew to online on Etsy- with prices suitable for every budget. Happy Spring and Happy Shopping to ALL!


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Let's Get W-I-L-D!

No matter what the season, I seem to always love animal prints! Whether it's incorporated in decor or in my wardrobe- I can't get enough :) By the way, Happy Pi Day or Stl day, lol-(314)! Hehe

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Hello World-Old Friend, Buddy, Pal....I'm still here-ALIVE and kickin :)
So many changes since I last posted. Really, really, really gonna work on being more consistent with my blog. The good news is-with all the change has come a NEW me...a more POSITIVE, AWARE, HEALTHY JILL is here in 2012 and is here to stay! So-Ready or not-here I come...I am control of my destiny! I will make a difference, I will live in the moment, and I will BE HAPPY! Finally, realizing what life is all about and it's such a freeing feeling!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

MIDWEST Meets WEST COAST....Look out, I'm Officially an LA Girl!!!


Hello all! It's been WAY too long since I last posted!!! So much has changed. Obviously, from the title of my post-you can see I have relocated. Literally, sold almost all my possessions, packed up my midget mobile, and drove a whooping 27 tiring hours to get here.
Moving from sweet old St. Louie to Santa Monica, CA-things have seriously changed. Change is good. I needed to prove to myself that I could make it in a "Big City," and get out of the bubble I was living in.

My thoughts on LA-after ONE month:

-The beach-SUN, SUN, SUN
-Perfect Weather-especially living near the beach- it never gets too hot-and the fact that I can walk to the   beach whenever I want is AMAZING
-Lack of Humidity=Less frizzy hair=Me in a better mood :)
-So much to do-So much to EXPLORE (Next weekend Santa Barbara-with some fabulous friends)
-The possibility of seeing celebrities....haha, so dorky-But I LOVE it

-TRAFFIC, people say you get used to it, BUT it makes me one very unhappy/anxious gal
-The overwhelming amount of people almost everywhere you go-NOT a place for the Claustrophobic!!!
-Homeless people are everywhere-no offense but it's gross
-The fact that EVERYTHING here costs money-and it's EXPENSIVE-Not good news for my already light pocketbook :(

So, time will tell- we will see how my views of this LA LA Land change as time goes by...CAN'T believe it's already been a month!!! It literally feels like 2 weeks. The thing I'm missing most is Cardinal Baseball (for those of you not into baseball-The Cardinals have a chance at going to the World Series) and being able to just stop by friends and family members houses whenever....

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Chinoiserie...a funny word-that is hard to spell...WHAT the HECK is Chinoiserie anyway??? That is what I thought when I first discovered this particular style of design. Well, the word Chinoiserie is actually a french term-whichs means "Chinese-Esque." The style is described as fanciful, asymmetrical, and whimsical. I personally think of anything with bamboo, rattan, elephants, monkeys, foo dogs, asian toile prints, etc. to be considered Chinoiserie. There is an awesome blog- that is solely dedicated to appreciating and adoring this style-it is called Chinoiserie Chic (www.chinoiseriechic.blogspot.com)! 
So, if you like what you see here- check out that blog, too!
Happy Hump Day!!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

BLACK and WHITE with PoPs of Color!!!

Here is a SPLASH of COLOR to brighten your day on this gloomy Monday...Enjoy!!!