1.29.2013

500

Hi everyone! It's been a few weeks since I last posted because the weather has been unbearably cold in New York. But I am thrilled to see that I now have over 500 followers on Stylized Luxe, and I wanted to thank every one of my new blogger friends! Perhaps one day I'll set up a giveaway, but for now, here are 5 fun facts about me.


Dress: F21
Coat: Via Spiga
Clutch: Nine West
Shoes: Aldo

I have several nicknames at work. Since I'm the shortest person at Fendi, my coworkers call me Munchkin and Shorty. Other names include Speedy, Troublemaker, and my favorite  Little Rockstar.

In college, my two roommates and I spontaneously got tattoos on a Friday night. Don't worry, we didn't get ridiculous matching tattoos or anything, but rather ones we felt were meaningful and representative of ourselves. Mine reads, True happiness is to love and be loved. 

New York Fashion Week 2012 was the best time of my life. I was completely immersed in the world of fashion PR, where I prepared the venue, worked backstage and scrambled from one show to the next. You can relive my experience through pictures in my NYFW post.

My parents fill my world with art. I grew up watching my mom and dad, who are both textile designers in NY, create gorgeous hand-painted samples for brands such as Calvin Klein and Kenneth Cole. My constant exposure to colors, patterns and fabrics not only gave me a sense for aesthetics but also a passion to experiment with style. Every holiday season we design and make our own Christmas cards together!

I believe we should live happily, every day. When we're younger, we eagerly await our next birthday and dream of the day we become independent. Recent graduates anticipate their first jobs, while those in the workforce compete for promotions. We set goals, have expectations and strive for the best. However, it's easy to become discouraged when we don't achieve those goals in the projected time frame. It's easy to think, I'll be happy as soon as I land this job," or  ..as soon as I find the perfect partner." But what about today? There is something beautiful about each step in life —  from academics, to internships, to the responsibilities of adulthood. Try to adjust your perspective and enjoy those steps too. Find something positive about your day, every day, and you will live a much happier life.

Thank you all for continuing to visit and challenge me to express myself both stylistically and intellectually. I hope you enjoyed reading the random facts & thoughts I shared! Stay tuned for new style posts in the coming weeks :)

57 comments:

  1. you look amazing. It must have been really interesting to grow about around people in fashion world already. yeah I think everyone has a harder time concentrating on the present because they are too worried about the future.

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  2. First of all you look amazing and that b/w picture i love love. You have a fabulous job working with Fendi and get to experience NYFW are just amazing. I wish for that too for myself one day. I totally agree with live happily everyday. Life is too short to be sad or make life complicated. Lastly, how amazing to grow up with talented people such as your parents. That rockstar nickname def fits the bill !

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  3. congratulation with the followers! you have a really great job <3 adore your outfits too

    theswiftlet.blogspot.com

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  4. Wow. you look amazing! I totally love your boots, and the way you wear all of them at once is incredibly stunning..


    mind to visit and follow my blog? click here
    xoxo,Mich

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  5. Aww... Congrats Jess! I love this outfit. The black and white photo makes it even more dramatic!

    xo,

    Jess

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  6. Ohh, congrats on reaching 500 followers :)
    And I loved reading more about you in this post! I am so jealous you had the opportunity to work during NYFW!
    I've recently decided to make a switch in my career path to PR and I'd love to be where you are!!

    -Sarah
    The Weekend Diary

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  7. Cute picture! Congrats. :)

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  8. congratulations for 500! that is my aim for my blog!!! you want to follow each other on bloglovin? x

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  9. It is always wonderful to get to know fellow bloggers a bit more than just some pretty faces in great clothes, right? Thanks for sharing, Jessica :) I absolutely love this ensemble, very-very chic! I might have to steel this look from you when my new jacket arrives in a few days ;D Hope the weather gets better soon!

    Greeting from Dubai!
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

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  10. Cute post~! Love your picture! Would you like to follow each other?
    http://colorloud.blogspot.com/

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  11. Love this post, your philosophy on living everyday happily is so right, btw I'm petite too, only 5'1 ;) xoxo.

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  12. This is a gorgeous picture! Love the black and white - and yes! Let's follow each other :)

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  13. I always enjoy reading your thoughts because those thoughts show that you also think about what you're writing here and I appreciate that a lot when it comes to blogs I like. good fashion blogs aren't only about outfit photos in my eyes so thank you for that :)

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  14. I love this picture and your dress!

    http://callmejuly.blogspot.fr/

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  15. great style fantastic so chic and stylish :) love it - amazing blog Dear :) would you like to follow each other just let me know I wait for you on my blog xo xo xo

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  16. You look stunning as always...You make everything you put on look so elegant. Your blog is fantastic, your genuine kindness reflects so clearly in every post, and I loved learning more about you, Jess!
    I'm honored that you read my blog. It's always so cool to have readers with so much talent.
    keep up the amazing blogging dear!
    XO, Gina
    http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  17. Hi Jess! Thank you for coming by my blog! Your pictures are beautiful and I loved reading these facts about you! Myself and my three best friends got little tattoos one day, it wasn't completely random because we had been talking about it, but the timing was! Your writing is really inspiring, I'm glad I read that happily every day thought. Have a great week!

    perfectly priya

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  18. u look stunning hon....ty hun for ur lovely comment on our blog, followed u on gfc name Good taste of life !!!

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  19. I agree with fact no.5 LOL btw, you look pretty <3

    Caroline
    Please feel free to join my giveaway : $80 MsDressy Gift Voucher
    http://missoline.com/

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  20. I love this b/w picture! It's nice to know these details about you and congrats on your 500 followers! Great job! :)

    Xo,
    Amor GLAMOROZA

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  21. Wow, you look great!

    xx Marije

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  22. totally great style u got girl! really nice!
    wld love for you to visit my blog..and follow maybe?
    www.fashionistaera.blogspot.com

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  23. superb boots and that skirt sets them off so perfectly...You work at Fendi? *WOW* and so many nicknames too :)

    *MlleWanderlust *

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  24. Lovely post and I like your blog <3 ...maybe we can follow each other from GFC and Bloglovin and Facebook? :D Let me know
    New post is up on my blog
    oxoxoxo
    Marie

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  25. oh Jess, I love your blog, and its amazing you have all this beautiful followers!
    continue working girl you are awesome!!
    xoxo

    www.ohmycaramel.blogspot.mx

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  26. Congrats on coming so far with so many followers. I love the skirt in this outfit!
    It was great to read some more about you - my nickname at work is Trouble too!

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  27. love it!
    would you lke to follow each other? just let me know and I'll follow you right back on GFC :)

    xx
    http://the-caramel-dream.blogspot.com/

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  28. Oh,really inspired me with this post,love!
    xx
    B.
    http://www.beeswonderland.com

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  29. So cute! I love the nicknames hahaha :) Congrats on the followers btw!

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  30. Beautiful outfit :) I love your shoes! Amazing!

    I'm following you already ! would you like to follow me back? www.gabusiek.blogspot.com

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  31. I do like MUNCHKIN :) Hopes FENDI enviro is fun enough.

    I have just created a facebook page. Hope you can show some support & make my day! :)
    FACEBOOK

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  32. I love this pretty picture of you! Love the nicknames!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  33. Such a chic look with the tall boots! Congrats on your ever growing followers. I believe too that we should live happily, every day. :)

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  34. followed back Dear i'm so happy but plz chcek my GFC I can not see you on it :) xo xo xo

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  35. Great!!!

    Kiss of CoutureTrend

    http://couturetrend.blogspot.it/

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  36. NEW GIVEAWAY HERE:
    http://bordeauxbravoure.blogspot.nl/2013/02/give-away-statement-necklace-from.html

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  37. i thouroughly enjoyed this post!! your blog is so good!! following you now love! xx

    http://supposeishouldblog.blogspot.ca/

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  38. I love that last paragraph! That skirt is gorgeous xx

    www.rougefox.com

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  39. This picture is wonderful, I love your boots!

    HTTP://THEREDCOATODYSSEY.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  40. Ah..congratulations in your achievement! Wishing you the best and yes, do enjoy the little things in life =)

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  41. amazing post dear !! :D
    what about following each other?
    xx
    veronica

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  42. That's a really pretty outfit! I really like your blog! I'm glad that I found it! It would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too (I'm from England) as I post my outfits, personal style, likes and much more :) :)

    www.raindropsofsapphire.com

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  43. I enjoyed this post! Congrats on 500 followers and keep up the good work :) Btw,that picture is amazing!
    xx

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  44. hello jessica! First up thank you for dropping by our blog and leaving such sweet comment! I love what you wrote about living life happily everyday. Your style is amazing and I will definitely be coming back!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  45. lovely post, enjoyed reading it!

    and thanks for stopping by, happy to follow you back!
    when you get a chance pop up on my facebook page and like if you like :)
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Possible-Fantasy/269022619865057

    xx
    www.apossiblefantasy.blogspot.com

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  46. it's so wonderful that your parents have surrounded your world with art with their careers! and yes, there are so many simple beautiful thing to appreciate every day <3 :) wise words!

    Metallic Paws

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  47. You have a lovely blog Jessica and I love that your parents are textile designers, my parents are not creative in the slightest!

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  48. so cute!
    http://theartist-mona.blogspot.com.es/2013/02/mira-duma-lovely-look.html

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  49. enjoying reading 5 facts about you :D

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  50. hey, oh wow we like your blog, would you like follow eachother? we starts and follow you on gfc! please do the same, hugs the twins from wmw-style.de

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  51. Congratulations on the great number of followers! I think that the best part of blogging is the people that you get to 'meet' and withwhom you exchange thoughts and ideas! The black and white picture is so beautiful and thanks for sharing some new things about you! Caterina

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  52. I adore your blog! love your fashion, followed xxx

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  53. Thank you for the encouraging comments and thoughtful feedback. You ladies are the best and keep me going! xo Jess

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  54. I am your 551 follower! Such an amazing picture and great outfit! You definitely earn your job at Fendi! You are my rockstar! :)

    Kisses from Germany
    ♥ Sunny ♥ von STYLESPHERE

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