Merry Christmas at Flower Vault

Merry Christmas y’all! I hope you’re having an amazing day with family and friends!

I recently took some holiday photos at the Flower Vault in San Antonio. Their locations close December 31st so don’t miss out!

Summer Poolside Style: White Party

Summer White Parties are an annual tradition. It’s one of those occasions that makes you get creative with your wardrobe.


Since at a white party everyone wears white (kinda self explanatory), it’s the best time to get creative with your accessories without being too over the top.

If you’re as pasty white as your outfit (like I am), or if you just want to keep the sun’s harmful rays at bay, having a stylish hat is a summer wardrobe essential.

I love the straw hats from Goorin Bros. They roll up easily into my bag, but still hold their shape.

Its important to have a fun statement piece when you’re wearing the same hue head to toe, to keep your look unique and to add a pop of color.

I’m loving the Aztec Necklace from Grace and Charm, a local jewelry company here in the Hill Country. This delicate light weight necklace won’t weigh you down and is perfect for a breezy summer look.

I’m in LOVE with Amazonite right now, it’s the perfect stone for summer! The stone’s blue & green ocean colors are perfect for poolside style and definitely make this look!

Use Coupon Code: JULY40 to get 40% off your purchase at Grace and Charm!

This adorable ‘Totes Y’all’ tote from Draper James completes my summer poolside look. It’s red interior stripes just scream 4th of July BBQ!

However you spend your summer, I hope that yours stays sunny and bright!

Southern Summer Nights Look

A hot Texas Hill Country summer night calls for a bold look.

Wandering around this Boerne property, I loved seeing the old mustang grape vines that once thrived here, and seeing the rebirth of new growth and possibilities.

I love shopping local here in the Texas Hill Country. There are so many incredible places to discover and take inspiration from.

My Summer look features the ‘Aztec Necklace‘ sent to me by Grace and Charm . Grace and Charm is a local jewelry company in Austin that features beautiful handcrafted jewelry made with natural stones. I love that, while this is a statement necklace, it is not heavy on my neck, making this an easily wearable piece that has been in heavy rotation in my weekly outfits.

This mustard yellow dress reminds me of well mustard… which is a huge part of German and Czech dishes here in the Hill Country. I picked up this striking piece at Lenette’s Shop and Sip Boutique just down the road from Boerne in Helotes. It is SO nice to see local boutiques here that carry plus sizes!

Hat: Goorin Bros

Necklace: Grace and Charm

Dress: Lenette’s Shop and Sip Boutique

However you go bold this summer, do it with style.

Love,

-Jess

Summer Solstice Style

It’s June 21 aka the Summer Solstice!

That means it’s the longest day of the year!

To celebrate this ancient tradition, I went with a simple breezy look that had a very earthy feel.

Dress: Koh Koh Fashion

Necklace: Shop Grace and Charm

Sunglasses: Tom Ford

This gorgeous necklace sent to me from Grace and Charm, is the perfect accessory for the Summer Solstice. It is a gold fill chain and natural amazonite stones. It reminds me of those beautiful rough cut pillars at Stonehenge.

The Summer Solstice is also World Giraffe Day! The longest necked mammals celebration is on the longest day of the year!

Head over to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation to make a donation and learn about these incredible animals!

Game Night Fun With Boerne-Opoly

Game night is a serious business. You need the right board games to facilitate the right flow of conversation, competition, and yet still let everyone be at ease.

Enter Boerne-Opoly! Late For The Sky Games gifted me with board game that immortalized our very own little Hill Country haven.

Boerne-Opoly features local favorites like the Dienger Trading Co., Boerne Berges Fest, and more! Each card, property, and photo is something that is uniquely Boerne.

When your gathering supplies for your next game night don’t just have local beer and bites, pick up our local game as well!

Boerne-Opoly is available from Late For The Sky Games at Walmart. Be sure to pick one up or enter my Instagram Giveaway for a chance to win one Boerne-Opoly game for your next game night!

Crawfish Boil -Bootjack Bar

I recently attended the amazing Annual Crawfish Boil at Bootjack Bar in Bergheim Texas, just outside Boerne.

This wasn’t your typical bar event, this was an amazing fun filled community event hat brought together people from the Greater Boerne area as well as other parts of the Hill Country and San Antonio.

There was of course AMAZING spicy crawfish but there were also some fun extras to make sure everyone had a great experience. There was giant beer pong from Rent Giant Games, and helicopter rides from Veracity Aviation . It was such an incredible time. I got a birds eye view of the beautiful Texas Hill Country from the helicopter, and had a complete blast. I cannot wait to attend next year’s event!

Fiesta Fashion

I thought that this week I would share some of my Fiesta outfits with you all. This is a little outside of my normal posts but I thought that it would be fun and festive and well I just really want d to share my cute outfits!

1) My Piñata look:

Top: The Pearl Antler ‘Casa Rio Tunic’

Skirt: Old Navy

Flower Crown: Vintage Nature Crown

This look was PERFECT for the DoSEUM’s ReDO Piñata Party! Colorful, comfy, and just a little bit sassy.

@sanantoniostephanie , @drinkinginsa, @jessicalynnstrom J^2!

2)Battle Of The Flowers

This look is colorful and fun, perfect for one of the biggest parades in the country! This top by Belk’s Crown and Ivy Collection has pops of color and hot pink fringe down the front that help give the look a little extra Fiesta flair! Also how cute is my pig purse?! I picked him up at the Fiesta Store for only $8!

Top: Belk -Crown and Ivy Collection

Jeans: Levi

Shoes: Clark’s Mules

Bag: Pig Purse- Fiesta Store

Flower Crown: Vintage Nature Crown

3) Business Casual Fiesta Fun

This look will easily let you show your Fiesta spirit while still being appropriate to hit that work meeting and easily transition to after work Fiesta events like hanging out at NIOSA, Taste of the Northside, or Alamo Heights Night.

This top from Belk, is so light and breaths! It will definitely keep you cool during these humid Texas evenings!

I win this adorable fiesta purse from the lovely @Cynthiaedee and her Goodwill SA instagram Giveaway. You can find amazing fashion opinions for an incredibly affordable price at you local Goodwill!

Top: Belk- Kim Rogers Collection

Jeans: Levi

Earrings: South Texas Glam

Shoes: Clark’s Mules

Bag: Goodwill San Antonio

4)Friday Night Fun

Top: Belk- Crown and Ivy CollectionStriped Dot Print Top

Jeans- Levi

Shoes: Payless

Bag: Pig Purse – Fiesta Store

Earrings: South Texas Glam

5)Cool Casual Comedy Outfit

Top: Belk Crown and Ivy Collection Peasant Top

Jeans: Levi

Shoes: Clark’s

Bag: Goodwill San Antonio The Pom Poms on this adorable bag from Goodwill San Antonio totally bring in the Fiesta Fun!

I wore this outfit to the Jazz, TX comedy show with Todd Glass. Perfect for a fun casual evening that’s just a little bit extra.

Shop My Look:

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I hope this inspires you to Up your own Fiesta game for these last few days and to inspire your own amazing outfits for next year!

As Always Love You Guys!

-Jessica

Event Photo Recap: Boerne Bier Fest 2018

Boerne Bier Fest opened to chilly temperatures but excited visitors. The event was one of the most well run events that’s taken place on the square. Check in was speedy, almost zero wait times for bathrooms and beer, and everyone could move around without being encumbered by other guests. It’s a fantastic celebration of German brew culture, and showcased Boerne’s personality …and of course had great beer!

Bier Fest visitors braved the chilly Spring weather to taste some of the available brews.

Had to start with two of my favorite local Boerne breweries Cibolo Creek Brewing Company and Boerne Brewery. These two are my go to beers in the Boerne area.

ALAMO Beer had my favorite new IPA.

Lorelei Brewing Company is my pick for the most beautiful artwork. I’m a sucker for mermaids! Rough Diamond Brewery was one of my absolute favorite finds of the event. They’re open now and will be having all kinds of new and exciting events at their tasting room! Tusculum Brewing Co. provided heaters and hot coco to Bier Fest attendees and showcased what will go into their new Brewhaus once it’s open.

They also offered chicken bingo which brought quite a few laughs to the event.

I happened to win the first round of chicken bingo. Lucky number 13!

The Beer Hoisting Contest proved to be a very entertaining affair. Men and women competed against each other and the clock to see who should be victorious!

Special shout out to Freetail Beer because they’re always so awesome!

Boerne Bier Fest proceeds go to the Hill Country Council for the Arts, which chooses different arts organizations to benefit from the funds raised every year.

Attending Bier Fest was a great way to get out and support our local arts community and have a fun day discovering new favorite local beers!

The festival will definitely secure a place as the best beer festival in Boerne.

New Business Alert! Hamilton & Co at the Dominion!

The Dominion has just had it’s ‘style’ game raised. Hamilton & Co. Fine Barber Shops/ Fine Salons from Boerne just opened their second location at the Dominion!

fullsizeoutput_1d8b.jpegStylists Dylan & McKenzie, Ben Schooley (owner), & Allie (manager)

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When you’re done with your hair you can shop for your Rodeo Season accessories!

fullsizeoutput_1d29  Local jewelry designer Debbi Mathews poses with some of her designs in the boutique section of Hamilton & Co.

The Fabulous style team (Shirley & Allie) waiting for you to book your next blowout!

The Hamilton & Co Dominion team is friendly, and the location provides the kind of incredibly lux yet relaxed experience that you can only find in the Hill Country.

*If it is your first visit and you follow my blog  you’ll get $10 off your Haircut, Blowdry, & Style (Normally $55).*

Blogger Gift Giving Guide 2017

We all know there are multiple types of blogger genres, fashion, beauty, lifestyle, food, family, etc. But there are a few items that no matter what the blog focus is, there are  universally useful items to any genre of blogger.

If you have been racking your brain trying to figure out what to buy the blogger in your life with only a short time left to shop, or are looking to pick up something for yourself, here are the 7 things that I think any blogger would like to find under their tree or in their stocking this year:

 

 

 

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Having an external hard drive is an absolute must for just about everyone these days but especially if you are a blogger. I think it is a prefect surprise to find in ones stocking.

 

 

TCP2018-ProductPhotos-10_600x6002. Content Planner

For the blogger who is a planner nerd or that needs a written calendar to get things done this is a great gift. This planner helps lay out what content you want to put out and really helps if your are trying to get on a posting schedule.


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3. iPhone Photo Lens

This is a great tool for the iPhone Instagramer or Blogger. Having the ability to up your game before you make the leap to a DSLR, or for when you want to leave the big girl camera at home, really helps to diversify your photos.

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4. Blue Light Blocking Glasses

I was introduced to theses by beauty blogger MegO on her blog  gift guide. I’ve been using THIS pair for several days now and I have noticed an IMMEDIATE improvement in my workday. I haven’t had a headache in over a week! I know that may sound strange to some but for a frequent migraine sufferer this is HUGE!!! I highly recommend them to anyone who spends a lot of time in front of a computer or phone screen!

 


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5. LED Light

I recently discovered the usefulness of these lights and have been hooked on them for taking photos ever since. It is a great product if you want to be able to take better quality photos in areas with limited lighting with your iPhone.

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6. Karma Go Wifi Hotspot 

I featured this product in my 2016 Gift Guide and it is back again this year! I use this regularly and it is one of those items that is always in my bag no matter what. The great part about this hot spot is that you can do a monthly subscription or just a one time purchase of data so you’re not tied down if you don’t want to be.

Click HERE  to get $10 off your purchase of a Karma Go!

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7. Creative Market Gift Card

This is a gift that any type of blogger or Instagramer will appreciate. There is such a wide variety of items to choose from of this site that range from website templates, animations for your Instagram story, Snapchat filters,  themes, fonts, banding mockups, and other add ons that will all bring amazing enhancement possibilities for the various means of messaging your blogger has.

 

 

 

 

 

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