Tuesday, September 12, 2017

TRENDING: COOL FRAMES MAKE COOL GIRLS









 Believe it or not...we weren't always this fabulous.

LOL. I can't with that first line! It's amazing how an appearance can have you thinking all kinds of things about a person. I seriously wish I could look this fabulous every day, but I have a humbling job and if I sat down in my client's homes looking like this...they would tell me NOTHING. My typical day consists of juggling mommy responsibilities in between seeing client's as a family advocate. If I woke up one morning and put this outfit on, it would be drenched in oatmeal and juice by 9 am...I guarantee it! My gorgeous friend Billencia right next to me is a nurse and she's amazing for working long hours overnight tending to people's every need. I find it hilarious looking at these photos and thinking that we look like full-time stylists. Hey, maybe one day! In the meantime, you can catch me walking out of my apartment with my shirt on backwards. I just have to remind myself that I'd be lost without my beautiful chaos :)

Guys, this photo shoot was so much fun! My bestie came into town from Nola and I had to get her to join me in some pictures. She's seriously drop dead gorgeous! I love how effortless and comfortable both of these outfits are. Something I have yet to get used to is being uncomfortable in my clothes. If I'm going to wear something, I have to be able to live in it. Most of the time, I don't change into pajamas until I'm just about to go to bed...yep, that's part of that "beautiful chaos." Those blue pants that Billencia is wearing are "double take" worthy! You know you have a zillion tops to wear with them. The possibilities are endless! What I love most about my outfit are the frames and the pajama top. As cute as these glasses are, they are prescription! I can't stress enough that if you're blind like me, you need to get on EYEBUYDIRECT.COM and order some glasses. They are soooooo worth it. They're low cost and the quality is amazing every single time. Below are the outfit details so you can get to shop-shop-shopping! I would love to hear from you what your favorite detail is about these outfits :)





 H&M Pants


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

TRENDING// STRAW BAGS + FRINGE JEANS



Part of me keeps wondering how this straw bag trend came about? Like how did I blink and everyone fashion savvy started rocking the straw bags? And how did people genuinely like it?!?! I'm starting to feel like I haven't really dipped my feet into the fashion pool, but that's okay because in a world where straw bags are the equivalent to aviators, well I haven't seen anything yet! To make things a little more dramatic, why not pair that straw bag with some fringe jeans, you sexy stylish farmer!

[This is where I go into my usual rant, so either enjoy the pictures or keep on reading!] 

I'm going to keep it pretty honest with you like I usually do, but I've been spending the last few months thinking about how to define my style. It's been fun wearing things that I would normally stay away from. After obsessing over other peoples style, I've come to the realization that there are NO RULES in fashion. My favorite looks are the ones that are so mismatched that they trick you into liking them. I still consider myself a novice in this area and man have I been struggling! And when I say struggling...I mean being human. I keep comparing my style to others trying to determine if I'm doing something right or if I'm doing it wrong. Where I used to play it safe out of lack of inspiration, I find myself playing it safe out of fear from being rejected by other fashion spectators. I realize this is a problem and I'm working to fix it, because lord I don't need to question every article of clothing that goes on my body. I feel like I'm lost in a sea of clothing and I'm eternally doomed to never know what to wear. Bare with me as I try to find my groove back! I'm working this week on de-cluttering my closet and MIND. I am literally stressing myself out for no reason. I want you to know that you're not alone...we all drive ourselves crazy. NEITHER of us is perfect and that's okay. 

If you're feeling the pressure you're giving yourself, then please take this week with me and let's start that positive self-love journey all over again. If you don't mind sharing, please leave me a comment on what you do to de-stress!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

4 DRAMATIC SPRING TRENDS UNDER 40

Hello lovely! 

Today, I am bringing you affordable, chic, and trendy pieces for this season. Everything on my list of must haves is under $40! After going over the top designer runway shows, I have found the trends I know you will be obsessed with as soon as you see on someone else. But you don't have to wait till someone else is rocking these threads, because you were here first! I want you to know that these sites are style blogger approved and I found them through my favorite bloggers on Instagram. These are the sites they personally shop and I'm bringing them to you. You don't have to go broke to look fab!


RUNWAY: MICHAEL KORS SPRING 2017 FASHION SHOW
SHOP: SHEIN
STYLE INFLUENCER: @WHATCOURTWORE

This look is seriously making me ask myself, "Why wouldn't you want everyone to see you coming from a mile away?!" I know that to some this top may be a little much, but honey you have to remember...If you're gonna live with meaning, GO ALL OUT! I mean we can only play it safe for so long.
RUNWAY: AG JEANS SPRING COLLECTION
SHOP: ASOS (ON SALE $23)
STYLE INFLUENCER: @MISSMARYPOWERS

Yassss!! More ways to tell em' that you don't give a QUACK! You can opt for a dramatic raw hem jean like the left one or you can choose an easy to wear option. I am obsessed with this denim trend because I live in jeans. That's literally all I wear, so the more ways to funk them up, the better! Speaking of jeans, Mary (top left) is the JEAN QUEEN on Instagram, always wearing the chicest styles but on a budget. Check her out!

RUNWAY: FENDI SPRING 2017 FASHION SHOW
SHOP: H&M
STYLE INFLUENCER: @LAURENEVASHERIFF



I have to be honest with you...I'm not much for pink, which makes this soft rosy color a perfect option for me. I can add a little femininity into my typical black/white mix without feeling like I have dived into Lisa Vanderpump's closet. Although, I would be more than willing to trade shoe collections with her!



RUNWAY: KENZO SPRING 2017 FASHION SHOW
SHOP: FREE PEOPLE
STYLE INFLUENCER: @BOYMOMINJEANS

Bring out your metals! I think most of us are accustomed to tucking our metallic clothing into the deepest holes within our closet until we are ready to take them out into the night life. I'm here to tell you that it's okay to let them see the light this season! An easy to wear tip for this trend is using this material as an accent underneath a light jacket like the photo on the left. I love the subtle yet obvious way that Jennifer (top right) wore this Free People top. 

The trends this season are full of drama everywhere! Off-the-shoulder, dramatic sleeves, cool silhouettes, frayed hems. Don't be afraid to go for it because we only have this moment in time. Yes, while ten years from now, you might actually look at your pictures and curse these jeans, right now it might make you happy to wear them on repeat and you are meant to be happy. YOU ARE MEANT TO BE HAPPY. BE HAPPY. 

Thanks for stopping by :) You make me happy! 
-Jenessy



Tuesday, March 21, 2017

SIMPLE SPRING STREET STYLE


TOP: OLD NAVY; JEANS: EXPRESS; SHOES: SHOEDAZZLE; PURSE: MARC JACOBS (SIMILAR HERE--UNDER 20); GLASSES: EYEBUYDIRECT



Happy Spring! Who needs to layer when we can just take it all off!? This look is everything I stand for right now. Light, light, light. If you've been keeping up with my feed on Instagram, you know that I am the queen of monotonous black and white. I've been thinking a lot about how I want to add some color to my wardrobe, but God knows that will be an uphill battle! Who knew making fashion decisions could make you feel like you're choosing between life and death?!?! A bit dramatic don't you think?!

I'm in the middle of this style transition and this is the very first look to ease into the color stage. Yes, I'm treating my "monotonism" like a hairstylist treats hair color, but like I always say, "Life is short. Do what you want!" (There used to be a saying for this guys...remember YOLO? It still stands even if it's awkward to throw into conversation now. You're welcome. Now you'll be fighting the urge to shout YOLO at your friends. Muahahahaa.)

My favorite thing about this look has got to be these shoes that I found on sale at Shoedazzle! If you're like me and make it a priority to save money when shopping, then you NEED to check them out now! I bought these for under $20 and they look pretty expensive walking down the street. I am a killer for expensive looking stuff but spending almost nothing...It's kind of an addiction really.

I have listed these outfit details for your shopping convenience under the first pic. Before you get to it, please don't forget that the most important changes happen on the inside first! Now, get to it babe!

Comment below the style changes you are undergoing this Spring...I'm super curious! 

Friday, January 6, 2017

BOHO IN THE WINTER + HIPPIE RAMBLES

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MIKAYLA HART

And so we begin again.

It's a new chapter for us all. May our travels this year be covered in sunlight and hope. For me, this year is all about letting all the armor fall and basking in the wind. It's about me letting myself be guided through the rivers until I get to the ocean. If the ocean is my destination, then why resist and make the journey more painful than it should be? I've already decided that the ocean is ultimately where I will be, so I'm going to let myself arrive there in peace.

This look is inspired by this idea of letting sunshine into my travels. No matter the weather, you can choose light and love. This top was a Christmas present from my brother-in-law and I do have to say that he has great taste. He deserves a kudos for this one! This has become my favorite top in my closet. It's just soooooo easy to wear...and if  you know me, I seek comfort in my fashion endeavors!

I'm trying to keep this post short and sweet. If you haven't noticed in my previous posts, I have writing ADD. I know I have it, because I diagnosed myself a week ago! The symptoms have been there for a while, but I finally put two and two together. See, I'm rambling again... :)

Anyway, I wish you all the best for this year! Cheers to another chapter to build on!

XJenessy RaleyX






OUTFIT DETAILS

     
                 White and Black Embroidered Tunic - Earthbound Trading Co.       
                                  Tobin Cut Out Booties












Thursday, November 3, 2016

VOODOO FEST: WHERE THE FREAKS COME OUT TO PLAY



 Can I get your attention please?! Let me just start off by saying...I'm coming clean. I don't mean to offend anyone but I am one of these so called "FREAKS." This whole past month I was plotting what I was going to wear to Voodoo Fest, and as usual, I put stuff together a day before the trip. I try to be more responsible by packing earlier...and it never works. I'm used to it and it's all good. No hard feelings toward myself here!

Before I went on this little enlightening journey in Nola, I had no idea what to expect. I could have never imagined the sensory overload that I experienced down there. I could not have asked for anything better. It was pure magic and I can honestly say that my life has changed because of it. I was trying to describe this feeling to my husband earlier, but I couldn't come across the right words. Maybe I will try explaining it to you...This week has been about me trying to gather myself after this event and picking back up where I left off before going to Nola.

You're about to find out some stuff about me right here...I think I was a hippie in a past life.

If you have been following me on Instagram and have noticed that I haven't all the way been there with my posts this week, it's because something has changed inside my little caged up heart. It has taken me four days to come out of whatever weird haze my mind has been on this past weekend. I have an underlying suspicion that being around a huge crowd of people has given me this weird air of wanting to love thy neighbor harder than I normally do. Maybe it's just the fall giving season that's hitting me right in the feels. I'm not sure why I'm writing about it, but I feel compelled to explain where my head space is at the moment--in the clouds. I know, I know...I'm running a style blog here. I promise better content is about to hit this place, but it is weirding me out that my sense of urgency has left the building. I'm praying that it comes back to me real soon. I have a feeling this next month will be all about experimental style. Attending Voodoo had to be one of the coolest fashion experiences I could have ever asked for. Take these photos as an interesting new beginning on La Bohemianna.

Please send me an email or leave me a comment if you have any questions :)) I'm always open to them! If you want to know more about Voodoo Fest don't hesitate to ask!



XCheers to LifeX 
Jenessy