Concrete Catwalk // Electric Blue Elastic

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Laid-back in bright blue for double date-night in LA with these two.

Obviously these shots are from a few weeks back in California, but I just loved the look and figured you wouldn’t mind if I shared. ;)

Headed back to Arizona for week of work projects and family time today… Come hang out with me on Friday night for Happy Hour and I’d love to see you at the Business of Blogging seminar that I’m speaking at on Saturday afternoon!

XOXO – Jessie Pepper

Ps. – Elastic waistband, for the win!

P.Ps. – I bought this same pair of drapey drawstring pants in FOUR COLORS.  The girl at the store thought I was kidding, and then I told her that I NEVER joke about a good stretchy piece of clothing.  (That made it even worse, so then I told her that they were for my mom. Ha.  NOT A CHANCE, MARTHA!)

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Top to Bottom // Bauble Bar earrings & necklace (similar), Old Navy tank (similar) & cardigan, J. Crew drapey drawstring trousers, Zara booties (similar), Kayu seashell clutch* // * notes a gifted item

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Color Crush // Easter Inspired

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Anyone else still feeling a little buzzy from digging into their “bunny baskets” too late last night?

We had such a great day celebrating Easter that even though I hardly got any sleep, I’m excited for a bright new start to the week STARTING with this cheerful little Color Crush I’ve got for you today.

Hope you’re Monday is filled with sunshine, and I’ll see you back here with a new outfit post very soon!

Ps. – Got my gardening on this weekend, and the dirt still under my nails is reminding me that I’m excited to try this sassy new spring color this week!

What’s on your nails today?

Concrete Catwalk // Flowers & Festivals

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Music Festival Season has been in full swing these past few weeks, and while I haven’t made it to many concerts this year (except for a brief pit-stop in PHX), I’ve still been looking for ways to indulge my inner “flower child” in the midst of a big-city-setting.

…I’m talking more than just sticking a flower in my hair, and calling it a day.

Step One: Get your fanny to the nearest garden shop and splurge on a few new potted pretties to brighten up your space.  (BONUS if it happens to be the same place where Nancy Sinatra used to shop for her own blooms… Reason 947 why #ilovehoboken!)

Step Two: Create an outfit with JUST the right amount of laid-back-weekend mixed with a few little pops of city-girl-glam, for good measure.  (MORE added points if you can make it a mash-up of denim, sequins, leather sandals & shorts all in the same look!)

Keep reading for more fun flower-shop photos, along with three extra ways to take this shimmery tank from glitter girl to to free spirit in a jif.

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Trendwatch // Sweet & Sour Satchels

sweet-and-sour Shop the Trend:
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 My love for all things sweet and sour continues… These citrus-inspired handbags (some more literal than others) are begging to brighten up any Spring wardrobe with their sunny disposition and warm exterior.

(I’m trying to take a cue from those latter two tidbits as I start my Monday morning off right!)

Which one is your favorite?  I’m stuck on a four-way tie between the top row!!!  Lemon wedge clutch, for the win!

Event // Business of Blogging in AZ

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Hey Arizona Blogging-Buddies!

Popping in to tell you that I’m coming to town at the end of this month for a special Phoenix Fashion Week event that you just might be interested in… ;)

I’ll be teaching a three hour intensive on Business Strategy for Online Influencersand we’ll be covering tons of juicy information during the three hour session:

+ Creating a vibrant community and connecting with your audience
+ Consistently serving up original, value-based content
+ Setting up a well-designed site and finding the systems that work for you
+ Identifying and presenting your blog’s value & reach in a pitch kit

As an added bonus, I’m going to be reviewing the blog or website of each ticket holder before class, and I will choose a case study to have a personalized evaluation (complete with actionable feedback!) so that I can share the best and most useful guidance throughout the session.

Looking forward to connecting with readers and new friends at the event, so be sure to let me know if you’ll be able to make it, and grab your tickets here before they’re gone!

Ps. – If you aren’t in AZ and would like to learn more about my blogging + business strategy sessions, head over here and sign up to become an insider for more information!