Life // Highlights of Summer 2013

September 4, 2013


At the beginning of the year, I told myself that I was going to be better about sharing snapshots of real life here on the site, so today’s post (originally thwarted by technical problems on Monday) will be looking back at some of my favorite moments of the past season.

Keep reading for some snaps that are really just a sampling of the highlights (see the full rundown of the best moments on our FB page here), and be sure to follow along with things as they happen over on Instagram & Twitter!

Ps. – If you’re already a friend on any of my social media channels, you may want to brace yourself for lots of style-focused snaps in the upcoming several days as New York Fashion Week officially begins tomorrow!  I’d love to have you follow along, and can’t wait to share little bits of the best and brightest!

Highlights of the past few months included deepening new connections, cherished visits with faraway friends, trips to Florida/Austin/Jersey Shore/California, tasty treats, lots of work-related blessings and a handful of personal breakthroughs that I think will be sticking with me for many years to come…


brooklyn bridge

The man behind the camera snapping a shot of the Brooklyn Bridge…  Man, I love this guy.  We celebrated 6 years of marriage on July 14th!


jersey shore

A very memorable first trip to the Jersey Shore with Amie, Hil & Anna!  (Look!  A CRAB!)


sunset skyline

Sometimes I overflow my feed with shots of the NYC skyline… (Sorry, I’m not sorry.)



I always say: If you invite me over, I will bring you presents. :)


uncle g

A visit from our nephews meant ukelele-time on the kitchen floor with Uncle G!



Dinner at one of our favorite spots with some of our favorite people in KC…


surfing with ugg

Surfing lessons with Christine, Lindsey, Danny & UGG Australia

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Bus rides and thrift tours with Merl & Kendi at Texas Style Council Conference!


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Vintage shopping with one of my favorites (she’s a true master)…


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Got plenty of quality time with this lady (was experiencing withdrawals since she moved to the West Coast a few months ago)…


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Katrina and I have known each other since we were little, and it’s such a kick to spend time with her kiddos now!


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So blessed to spend an entire morning bonding over breakfast with Beth


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The little Casa on the Cliffs looked like she was peeking over the edge, and I just couldn’t resist a photo…


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Nor could I stop myself from snapping a shot of this view from the balcony… Already looking forward to heading back in the Fall!


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Evening walk to dinner with both sets of parents…  Triple date!  (Mine on the left, His on the right)


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Kayaking around Balboa Island with Sara B and Sam the Sealion!


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This girl is my soul-sister… We celebrated our 10-year Friendiversary (to the date!) and it couldn’t have been more perfect. :)


dog park date night

My dude and my doggie looking pretty cute on a bench at the park we go to nearly every single night…


girls night

Seriously-needed Girl’s Night with Grace & Chris at Caroline’s new place… Not complete without pizza, vino and lots gabbing!


me time

Feeling SO very grateful for a summer full of friends, fun projects & finding time to spend reflecting and getting ready for the upcoming season, and as always, am so happy to have you along for the ride!

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  • Reply Rachelle September 4, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Love these pics, seems like you had a great summer.


  • Reply FripperyVintage September 4, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Fun pics! Love the sea lion.

  • Reply Saralyn September 5, 2013 at 12:38 am

    I had not seen the Evan picture previously. Thanks for including it.

  • Reply Adrienne September 5, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Love seeing some snap shots from your life! It’s definitely refreshing when blogs do that!

    xo Adrienne

  • Reply Dani Rose September 5, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Love all the pics! It looks like you have some awesome adventures! Thanks for sharing!

    Sincerely, Dani Rose

  • Reply Sarah S September 6, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Love these pictures, Jessie! It looks like you had such an amazing summer, and I love seeing these ‘real-life’ snapshots. xo

  • Reply Sarah Lee September 9, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    I can’t stop smiling after reading this :) You’re just so frigging adorable! I love these sweet little snips from your summer. Congrats on 6 years of marriage- here’s to many more!

    :) Sarah

    • Reply Jessie Artigue September 12, 2013 at 5:56 pm

      Thank you, Dear! And what a kind note… Loved checking out your site today, and so glad you stopped by! xo

  • Reply file-g October 9, 2013 at 4:21 am

    Great summer )))

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