Monday, April 21, 2014

Raggamuffin.







 Jacket: Ecote | Tee: Zara | Jeans: Similar here | Plaid: Rails | Shoes: Converse.

I recently made the move to Downtown LA to be closer to where we manufacture my line, Mint. The best thing so far about living down here has been that I can skate and walk everywhere!! There are days I don't even get in my car! I was putting in about 2+ hours a day behind the wheel before so I am absolutely loving it. Last week my friend Nicole came to visit and document our trip to my new favorite spot, Om Nom (more on Om Nom later...) Bed head, ripped jeans, Chucks... my new "uniform" haha. That's the thing about skating around so much, I'm gonna have to amp up my sneaker game! This army jacket has been with me for 3 years, and I swear no matter how worn it gets I can't bring myself to get a new one!! I plan to do a lot more posts on my new hood and all the yummy spots down here, I'm excited to have you on the ride with me. 

Later skaters.
xx
Jess

 

Photos: Nicole Hart.



Sunday, April 20, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Forage.




My first ever food post on the blog!! Ok, so as I mentioned I recently moved and I just got a new camera to document all my exploring. You may have to bear with me as I am just getting used to using this thing! Today I had lunch in Silverlake at this fantastic place called Forage, with my pattern maker Natalia. She recommended it and it was a fabulous suggestion. I have to admit it's a little intimidating at first- everyone in Silverlake is so effortlessly cool and I'm still getting the nerve to bust out this camera in public. After fumbling to turn it on and forgetting to take my lens cap off (duh) I managed to sneak a few pics.

I got the Roasted Salmon Bowl; Roasted Salmon, Brown Rice, Picked Scarlet Turnips and Garlic Kale. And these scrambled egg strip things and some amazing soy type sauce. So good. (I will get better with my describing words as I get used to this new food blogging thing. But for now good is what I've got) I almost opted out of the Turnips, because I wasn't sure if I even liked Turnips but they were the best part!! There are a lot of things to choose from cafeteria style or you can get made to order. Either way, it's all fresh, healthy and delish. 

We skimped on dessert but that Southern Lemon Pie looks pretty damn good doesn't it! Next time.

xx
Jess

 

Pics: BY ME!!


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Get Over It.








Overalls: Volcom | Long Sleeve: Mint. | Bag: Aimee Kestenberg | Sandals: Reef.

I have to admit, I know this overall trend has been kickin' for a few seasons now but I don't think I've actually owned a pair since my Osh Kosh days. Saying that, I couldn't pass up these adorable railroad stripes! The tricky thing is the shirt to go under... hm... I decided to go with simple white. This long sleeve tee is from my line and has a fun pop of neon stitching, complimenting the kinda of washed out vintage vibe of the overalls. Also adding some fun color are these new sandals from Reef. Interesting choice? Seeing as these babies would normally be paired with a beachy maxi or classic shorts and tank combo I thought I would give them a chance with something unexpected. Hey, what can I say? I like to mix it up.  

xx
Jess 

 

Photos: Nicole Hart.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Without Walls.




The day has finally come! Mint is so proud and excited to be a part of Without Walls, a new venture from Urban Outfitters! Without Walls is currently carrying our popular Paradise TeeShark Tank and uber-comfy Harem Pants

Get on over there and check it out!! 

Xx
Jess 

 

Photos via WithoutWalls.com


Friday, April 11, 2014

Wild N' Crazy Kids.





Shorts: Sanctuary | Sweater: BB Dakota | Sneakers: Nike | Bag: Lancaster Paris.

Shorts weather is upon us. This print reminds me of the Nickelodeon days, you know?! Nick na' nick nick na' nick nick nick... Love the subtle pops of color and they have the perfect amount of drape without being too flouncy. I paired them with this open back sweater. You know I'm a fan of open back stuff (Open back tanks from my line here and here) I just love how the front is so conservative and then BAM when you walk away. Something about open backs is always more sexy to me then low cut fronts. I think it's the element of surprise and maybe how most guys can't figure out sticky bras and what your wearing, or not wearing under there. Mysterious! Well, later Bra'

xx
Jess 

 

Photos: Nicole Hart.
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Coachella Inspo: Part 2.




 Pants: Mint| Head band: Similar here | Top: Similar here 

It's getting closer and closer! My second pic for the perfect Coachella ensemble involves our way too comfy Tie Dye Harems. Note: these are ideal for sitting on shoulders to see over crowds!! A cropped lace top and some flowers in your hair, will be sure to get you in the groove! Peace and love baby.

Xx
Jess


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