valentine’s gift guide 2016

Valentine's Day Gift Guide 2016


can you guys believe that it is almost valentine’s day?! what in the what what!
well it’s not too late to snag something up for your bff, mom, sister …. yourself. there is nothing wrong with a little retail therapy…mmmkay!
most of these items are relatively cheap and are things that every woman loves. practicality people with the exception of flowers and chocolates. but you can never go wrong with chocolates.

socks – please tell me i am not the only one that is obsessed with cute, comfy socks? i have the worst circulation in my toesies so these are a must during the winter!
coffee mugs – they have to be cute though. that kitty one is just calling my name!
small satchels – for you men that have no idea what a ‘satchel’ is…a purse. but again, stay small, it’s only valentine’s day, not christmas, don’t get crazy.
small jewelry – studs, simple watches, small pendants, etc.
and of course
flowers & chocolates – this should be obvious. or at least to my husband it should be. i constantly have fresh flowers in the house so fresh beautiful pink, white and red blooms make my day!

valentine’s day should be easy, not extravagant. that’s what birthdays and christmas are for.

what are your plans with your special someone? a fancy din din? a romantic date night?

the hubs and i are are doing something different than usual, we are staying in…**gasp**! hehe
we decided a night in with our daughter, some pizza, a movie and a glass of wine is all we needed.

keeping it mega simple in 2016!!
here is what i posted last year as my gift guide in case you need a couple more ideas!
{valentine’s gift guide 2015}

happy early valentine’s day 


what i wore to work: november

i am going to try my best to keep this series going, just as long as i remember…hehe
so here is november’s post for

what i wore to work

follow me on instagram to see more outfits that i may post throughout the month!

i work in a professional office as an accounting specialist, so sometimes i meet with the head honchos and have to look my best. i work behind a locked door but i do interact with the public, very seldom but it occasionally happens and when it does i have to look professional.
so for me, distressed denim, leggings and relaxed shirts are not appropriate for my work place.  whomp whomp!
but that’s okay! if you can’t tell by my love for polka dots and the color pink, i’m much more of a, high-waisted skirt with some cute bow pumps, gal anyway!


peplum top // h&m //similar // {here}
ankle pixie pants // old navy // ON SALE // {here}
pointed pumps // bcbgeneration // {here}
sutton satchel purse // michael kors // dusty rose is sold out everywhere, similar // {here}
statement necklace // kate spade // similar // {here}


long sleeve layering tee // target // {here}
straight leg pants // the limited // {here}
wedge pumps // jessica simpson // {here}
selma satchel purse // michael kors // {here}
leopard scarf // similar {here}


crew neck tee // ann taylor // {here}
ankle dress pants // old navy // similar // {here}
neutral bow purse // kate spade // {here}
rayne tassel necklace // kendra scott // {here}


relaxed tee // old navy // SALE // {here}
striped skirt // the loft // similar style // {here}
black pumps // steve madden // {here}
sutton satchel purse // michael kors // {here}


long sleeve striped tee // target // {here}
vest // northface // {here}
skinny jeans // paige denim // {here}
booties // sam edelman // similar // {here}
layered necklace // forever 21 // similar // {here}

what’s your work style?
see you next month!

fall must haves

fall must haves

1} kendra scott rayne necklace – if you know me then you know that i am obsessed with kendra scott so obviously one of her necklaces are part of my fall must haves. i love this deep red!

2} blanket scarf – i know i know, everyone and their mom has this but {here} & {here} are some different plaid patterns that creates the fall casual look just as well.

3} mac lipstick in taupe – i’ve actually linked and raved about this before. it’s one of those beauty items that transitions easy from summer to fall.

4} nars lip pencil in cruella – i actually just did a review on this bad boy {here}. this might be my most important fall staple…a big, bold, red lip! ugh so pretty!

5} black booties – i dare you to walk into a store, go to the shoe section and tell me if you don’t find a pair of black booties…yeah, that’s not going to happen. fall is here and booties are out! get you some!

6} kendra scott addie earrings – please refer to #1 regarding my ks obsession. but these are new and i’m in love! rose gold is my fave and these will be sure to dress up any of my work outfits!

7} a chambray button down – i’m pretty sure all stores have jumped on the band wagon of all things chambray so finding this won’t be hard. you can literally do so many things with a chambray button down. keep it open with a tee underneath and you have a super casual look. close it up and tuck it in under a midi skirt and you have a sophisticated office look. possibilities are endless!

8} kate spade neutral handbag – i’m such a sucker for neutral tone everything. just because it’s incredibly easy to match it with any outfit especially if you are like me and don’t like to switch out your purses to match your outfits.

9} any color moto jacket – i have 4 moto jackets…a grey, white, black and a mint one. i am currently on the hunt for a luggage color one! these jackets aren’t heavy duty but they are perfect for the light winds and chills that fall brings.

10} neutral booties – as much as the black ones are a must have, i think some neutral ones are just as important. matter fact just buy them all!

happy fall, y’all!
now go do some shopping!


instagram roundup: what i wore to work


sorry for the not posting a ‘weekend adventure’ recap…i’m so busy yall. 😦 but i had some time tonight to get this post up! So here we go! 

i have seen some of my favorite fashion bloggers do this and i thought it was a great way to incorporate some other platforms of social media on my blog. so here goes!

what i wore and an instagram roundup combined! {watch out!}

this is my second time to do a week of ‘what i wore to work’ on instagram. it’s usually just a quick shot of my outfit from an aerial view with tags of where i bought the piece.

if you don’t follow me yet… follow me! @jess_vasquez08


khaki dress pants // the limited // {here}
long sleeve shirt // target // {here}
flats // aldo //similar {here}
bow bangle // kate spade // similar {here} or {here}
renegrade bracelet // accessory concierge // {here} or similar {here}


pencil skirt // banana republic // similar {here}
tee shirt // j-crew // {here}
cardigan // old navy // {here}
pumps // bcbgeneration // {here}


blouse // the limited // similar {here}
black dress pants // the limited // {here}
pumps // bcbgeneration // {here}
statement necklace // francesca’s // similar {here}



blouse // the express // {here}
pants  // nordstrom rack // {here}
necklace // kendra scott // {here}
emmy drop earrings // kendra scott // {here}
shoes // i have no idea…they are so old // similar {here}


jeans // paige denim // {here}
tee-shirt // target // {here}
blazer // target // {here}
pumps // old // similar {here}

and there you have it! a week of what i wore to work.
see you later in august!


all dressed in white

good morning and happy hump day!
i’ve been meaning to get to this post since my bachelorette 2 weeks ago but i have just been insanely busy.
seriously, every time i open up my laptop it’s to research something for the wedding. eek! it’s getting so close!

well i wanted to do a small post on this fabulous dress i bought from the blue door boutique! this boutique is awesome for everything! from casual wear to cocktail dresses!
i had been searching for a brunch type dress that was bride-to-be like, i saw this one blue door’s instagram and i immediately ordered it! it is just so darlin’!


IMG_6537white dress IMG_6562 IMG_6575 do you know how hard it is to shoot in front of all of your friends?!
this was the majority of my shots because they kept going, “oooooowwweeeee”. just a bunch of goofs!

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maxi dress // {here}
floppy sun hat // {here}

i am obsessed with this dress and everything else i have bought from this boutique.
i also bought my bridesmaid dress for my friend’s wedding in september and! just wait, it’s so pretty!
if you need cute dresses for an upcoming wedding or for any kind of event, this is your place!
okay, i’m off my soapbox.

hugs hugs hugs!



a suit for spring

happy tuesday!
so with my recent move to the main building at my job, i had to up my professional wardrobe.
everything i usually buy is work friendly but because i will be around the public during all hours i needed to up the anti a bit.
so i took a little trip to express and the limited and went a bit crazy.

i saw this cropped pant suit online and loved it and kept thinking how great it would be for spring!
if you’re looking for professional and fashionable attire, i would definitely suggest express, the limited, banana republic and ann taylor. those are my main “go-to” places.

thank you to my mini for wanting to shoot these for me!





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cropped pant suit // jacket {here} cropped pants {here}
v-neck shirt // {here}
shoes // similar {here}
necklace // similar {here}
renegade bracelet // {here}
michael kors watch // {here}

our weekend adventures

hi again, guess where i’m at…36,000 feet in the air. but this time in first class…ooooo fancyyyyy. lol so my nerves a little bit more at ease.

i can’t even begin to tell y’all how much fun i had while i was in texas! i had a lot of appointments but i got to see so many people. i wish i could have seen more but i just didn’t have time.

i will admit that i didn’t take near as many pictures of my “adventures” that i would have liked to but that’s okay i can just tell y’all.
so this one starts off on wednesday because that’s when my trip started! there’s a little bonus at the end of this so read it all!


IMG_7882 a mimosa before my flight was necessary.

IMG_7883  look at these noms. seattle-tacoma airport has ridulously good food! salmon egg scramble…omg. IMG_7885 first thing i ate when i got into town…fried pickles! not that seattle doesn’t have them, these are just crazy delicious. IMG_7890 that night i went out to celebrate a dear friend’s birthday {happy belated, hannah!} say hi to my best friend, preslee!


thursday morning i had breakfast with an old friend at mimas {aka, the best taco place ever} i scarfed my tacos so fast that i totally forgot to take a picture lol

texasIMG_7899 after i left mimas i got to meet up with my big sissy and nephew! look at those cheeks!!! i can’t wait to see him in his little suit for my wedding!

IMG_7900 the ring club texas3 the soon to be mrs. dance. eeeeeep so excited for her wedding! texas1 ms. ruby…you are the unicorn to my sunshine, i love you so so much! IMG_7910 the big pitt at the salt lick results in this…IMG_7909 the service might have been horrible but oh my mama jamma! we just couldn’t stop eating. we had what we like to call the food abs. that’s where your tummy is so full it’s rock hard. yeah, get you one of those!


friday morning we had an appointment with the inviting pear to discuss and design our invitations…can you say elegant?! oh my goodness, i love them!

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i finally got to go pick up my dress! she is such a beauty! gahhhh….I CAN’T WAIT!

IMG_7947guys…we had a hard time finding a seat to watch 50 shades of grey… IMG_7948 i got to get my favorite! pickle and cheese!!!! yumm! did y’all know that in seattle, no movie theatre sell pickles. i’m being serious.

texas4 later that night i got to go out for a little while with some friends! i miss this so much!
texas5 soo…there was a parrot at the bar i was at…how cool! can you tell i’m crazy excited lol


early saturday morning i had my wedding trial for hair & makeup…they knew exactly what i wanted and made me so excited to be all dolled up for my wedding! i’ll tell y’all who i am booking in my next wedding countdown post!

IMG_5516 saturday evening was one of my best friend’s engagement party! i will be sharing more {a lot more} sometime this week! i can’t wait for her wedding! this is basically how i really am, never serious.

IMG_7980here’s a better picture of what i wore! i love this dress you can find it {here}
IMG_7976 prom picture!


texas6 love this girl! sunday morning we got up and helped prepare for a crawfish boil!

IMG_7995 did y’all see i chose i winner for my giveaway?! technically, miss avery did. you can see who won {here} and what i gave away {here}

IMG_7998 first time! oh my goodness so delicious!!!! i sucked the head and everything! get your mind out of the gutters, people!

IMG_7999ahhhh geez, sorry for the scary no-makeup face!
IMG_8006 yes, those are craw fish on my fingers.

IMG_8010 props to the mega chef! thanks brad!!! sorry we cut all your veggies wrong…whoopsie!

IMG_8013 leaving texas is always bitter sweet. i hate leaving my friends & family but i missed my two goons at home so much. flying first class though, made it just a little bit sweeter…why have i not been doing this?!

this trip was by far the best trip down i’ve had. i got so much wedding stuff done and just had some good plain fun! thank you everyone who always makes me feel special and loved! i love all of you 10 times more!
i’ll see you in july, tejas!

oh, did you think i was done?
papa bear & baby bear’s weekend adventures


FullSizeRenderjaz had crazy hair day on friday and cale had a haircut on thursday night so the ladies did jaz’s hair for the next day…
IMG_2156 hahahaha! cale likes to really edit his photos, sorry about that haha.

IMG_3481 apparently cale had a great day at work… these were brought to him…wth! they look delicious!


IMG_2186.JPG it was visiting week at jaz’s dance school. she is such a string bean!

IMG_7747 look who went shopping…tisk tisk. and he says i’m bad!!!

IMG_2199 one thing you should know about my fiancé, is that he loves to do home projects. he made this vacuum thermoforming {did i say that right, honey?} thing… jaz helped! he’s pretty handy.

IMG_9582we have been having a lot of solicitors lately so we got a “no soliciting sign”… it’s so tiny though! haha i should probably read measurements before i buy stuff.
IMG_4223 hahahahah see!

easter sunday

IMG_8017 i think jaz tore into her easter basket {that was hidden in her bathtub} before cale could get a picture. every year we hide her basket…i mean the easter bunny hides her basket and she has to find it!

IMG_2217 i am so so proud of this picture! my honey made this mickey mouse pancake! he can’t boil water but he can make this?! i’m going to have to put him in the kitchen more often! he also made a very, very inappropriate one of the male anatomy…i’ll just delete that one from my phone…

IMG_0852 this was my, “see you soon momma, love you” text before i boarded.

so there you have it! our very long, weekend adventures!
i can’t wait to share more on the engagement party! so stay tuned!

i hope everyone had a great easter weekend!