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Notion Fifty-Nine: The Golden Girl – Jess Keys

jess_instagram jess When I first discovered Jess on Instagram I instantly followed her account, ever so impressed by many of her posts on food, fashion and fun that seemed to effortlessly and stylishly roll with the seasons. She is the creator of the successful www.thegoldengirlblog.com. (Definitely worth bookmarking on your laptop!)

Jess is also Fashion Editor for www.theeverygirl.com another great blog which does home tours, offers business and fashion advice and much more.

Long story short, I ended up illustrating a photo of her in my signature “one eyebrow” style. It was such an honor and she was/is SO much fun to work with! For someone who has a very impressive resume under her belt she is extremely humble and down-to-earth.

I loved the finished product so much that I asked Jess if I could make prints of it (her outfit is simple yet fabulous!) You may purchase the print for sale here. As well, check out Jess’ very sweet blog post featuring my work here.   Happy Tuesday Everyone!

x

Joanna

Notion Fifty-Three

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A little over a week ago I attended (as a bridesmaid) my good friend Jessy’s bridal shower. I am pictured with another dear friend of mine whose blog you can read here.

The photos turned out amazing. I wore a Modcloth find that could pass as vintage if I didn’t mention it was brand new. The dress is covered in painted little birds and is a beautiful aqua colour. I love how it hits just below the knee as far too many dresses (even 50’s inspired ones) are too short for my liking. The material is a cotton and feels hand-made. Definitely a keeper!

My shoes are Breckelle’s and I purchased them off of Beyond the Rack. I am crazy for T-straps at the moment.

The courier in my area knows me by name now as I clearly am a serial online shopper. I am cutting back most recently though due to my husband and I purchasing a new house. We really want to channel our money to things such as furniture and necessities for the next little while. I ultimately LOVE decorating so I am really looking forward to making the new place our own.

I am posting a little later than normal but I was away all weekend at a cottage for a Bachelorette weekend! Keep an eye out as I may be posting some photos soon! We had an awesome time.

 

x

 

Joanna

Notion Fifty-Two

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I am crazy over men’s style button ups and have been for a good six years or so. They are comfortable and so versatile! This one in particular is high-low and I accented it with a gorgeous gold filigree statement necklace purchased on Ebay. I have received so many compliments on it and it can be used to accessorize both casual and dressy outfits.

I also am wearing my trusty combat boots by Steve Madden. You can never go wrong with them!

My purse is the Cross-body Jet Set by Michael Kors in Sapphire. Yes, even the name lures you in! I bought it in the United States as they only seemed to have the black colour of this style in Canada and I wanted something more fun for spring and summer. Not to mention I am just a huge sucker for royal blue hues.

In case you were wondering, my nails are painted in the Essie shade, “Ballet Slippers.” It is a little more pink in real life than what the picture is portraying. Being quite a popular colour I am sure you have all heard of it or seen it on a friend!

Happy Sunday!

x

Joanna

 

Notion Forty-Six: Shop the Shoot

A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of being photographed by the talented Ana of Propholio. I needed someone who could convey my vision for something whimsical, lighthearted, fashionable and fun. I think she captured it PERFECTLY!

If you would like to replicate some of the looks from my shoot, here is the breakdown. Enjoy!

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Dress: Forever21

Headband: Free People

Shoes: Borrowed from friend – ROMANIA, aren’t they spectacular?

Makeup: Cindy using Nars & Marc Jacobs products (Try the Marc Jacobs bronzer, it’s amazing!)

 

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Dress: Joe Fresh

Watch: Blair Glitz, Michael Kors

Belt: RW & Co.

Shoes: Borrowed, Unknown

Makeup: Cindy using Nars & Marc Jacobs products

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Skirt: Borrowed from friend, TALIZE! Originally from Korea. A similar one can be purchased at Anthropologie.

Shirt: H & M

Necklace: Shamelessly Sparkly, they carry the most gorgeous statement necklaces at reasonable prices! I shopped online at http://www.shamelesslysparkly.com

Shoes: Borrowed, Unknown

Makeup: Cindy using Nars & Marc Jacobs products