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Hello, Readers!

If you are anything like me, you don’t have an unlimited supply of money to just buy whatever your heart desires. I’ve compiled some items for you that are easier on the budget and still look fantastic!

Here are some affordable and fashionable Fall looks that won’t break that bank:

Amazon.com

$25.98 on Prime

$18.88 on Prime 

 $40.80 plus free shipping

Venus.com

$69.99

$69.99 

Dillards 

And what would Fall and Winter be like if we didn’t have the proper boots?! Dillards has a great selection of all kinds of boots, from UGG’s to Sorel’s to everything in between. They also have fantastic sales multiple times a year so you are sure to get a great pair of boots for a great price. But you have to be quick on the highly sought after sale items, as they tend to go quickly. 

I know it’s hard to talk about Fall and Winter clothing when it’s 100 degrees in some places, but the reality is that this is the best time to buy these items. Most stores have big sales (specifically Nordstrom and their famous Anniversary Sale where they debut Fall merchandise at 40% off). If you missed out on that sale, don’t worry because those same items will go on sale again here soon. 

I hope you enjoyed my Fall Fashion Preview! Please feel free to comment and/or leave any feedback!

Stay well my friends!

xoxo Jess from Style by J Rose

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The time has come to move up in my Fashion Career! I’ve been at Nordstrom for about 2 and 1/2 years, and while it was a great learning experience, I felt it was time for bigger and better. I’ve recently taken a position at Dillard’s in Women’s Shoes! I’m sad to be leaving Nordstrom, mostly because of my co-workers, but if I don’t at least go for this job, I know I’ll regret it forever.

This was a hard decision to make because I love Nordstrom, but I felt the opportunity to move up was getting slimmer and slimmer due to some major management changes as of late. I am, however, leaving on very good terms in case something opens up again at Nordstrom that could be perfect for me. In the meantime, it’s time to spread my wings and see what I can accomplish!

I’m feeling excited, yet a bit fearful and sad as well. I think that’s supposed to mean I’m making the right decision! The things I’m most sad about are leaving the comfort and familiarity of my current position, and leaving the friends I’ve made. So I know those aren’t reasons to NOT take the new position! I can still see my friends, just not in the same capacity. But I hope we don’t drift apart as that can so easily happen when efforts aren’t made to remain close. This could even make us better friends since we do have to make more of an effort to get together.

But back to the actual job change! I’m excited for this new opportunity to grow in my field and prove myself to be as good as I see myself lol! The hiring manager has already seen potential in me and says he sees great things from me in the near future. So game face is on, and I’m ready to work hard and show them what I’m capable of!

Wish me luck!

xoxo Jess from Style by J Rose 🌹

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I wanted to write a short piece on some upcoming trends for Spring and Summer. The trends gracing the Runways this Winter for Spring and Summer were bold and to be honest, a little out there! I’ve included a lot of pictures, ranging from bold neon colors, to animal prints (Yes, still in!), to crop tops, Camo (yep!), bralettes, bodysuits (they’re everywhere!), and combinations of all the above, plus much more!

Now personally, I would rock every single item I’ve pictured here, but I realize I’m a rare gem out there who will go bold or go home. I’m known at work and in my personal life for just that!

This picture below with the wet-look neon pants – I would find a way to rock these babies! But, you don’t have to wear these crazy outfits (Crazy Stylish, in my opinion!) this Spring and Summer to still look stylish and on trend!

You can always go a little less bold, if you will. Pair either one of these TopShop crop jackets with just about anything. Stylish yet not too bold either. The jackets below can be found at NORDSTROM . I’ve tried them both on and they are both really cute!

I found these super cute Newsprint Leggings that will look great with a variety of tops! Black obviously, but I was thinking red, blue, orange, etc., with a denim or leather jacket over with black heels or open toed booties! These can be found on my site – Stylebyjrose .

Metallics are also very in this season. Although this dress can be worn in Winter or Fall, it’s being sold right now on my own site.

Animal prints and camo are still just as popular as they were when they first came out. The animal print trend has really taken off this season with snake prints, leopard prints, and more. This adorable tank is one example of the snake print trend, and below that, the camo Bodysuit is another example of pairing two trends together – camo and bodysuits. I, myself, have recently jumped on the bodysuit bandwagon and just acquired about 5 new ones, including the camo Bodysuit below. I also sell the 2 styles below and above on my own Poshmark site – Stylebyjrose .

And lets not forget about footwear! Sandals are huge this year, and I don’t mean just flip flops. We can always accept flip flops as one of the sandals of choice for Summer. I mean real Sandals! – wedges and slides and mules of all shapes and colors!

Below is a couple of pairs from my own site on Poshmark, which I hope to take to the next level one day! Check out this assortment of sandals from my shop online on Poshmark – Stylebyjrose

I hope you’ve enjoyed my short piece on just a few of this Spring and Summers’ styles. I’m must say that I think I’m most excited about the sandals. They are so unique and so comfortable and on trend for the season! And not your ordinary piece that is seasonally popular!

xoxo Jess – Fashion & Style by J Rose

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I’ve always been fascinated and curious about the prospect of possibly getting my lips done.. I did a bunch of research and when I felt like I was fully versed on lip injections, I found a clinic with rave reviews nearby and made an appointment. Meanwhile, I have NEVER done anything like this before… No Botox, No breast implants, no nothin’! So I was a little nervous going into it as to what to expect.

On the morning of, I got up early for my 10am appointment. I had decided to go with Simply Injectables in Denver, because as I said above, their reviews were amazing! I arrived at the clinic early and checked in and the staff told me it would just be a few minutes. I forgot to mention that I didn’t tell a single soul that I was doing this! It was kind of an experiment to see how many people, if any, even noticed. While in the waiting room, I took a couple of ‘before’ pics. (See below)..

Once in the procedure room, I spoke with Katie, my Nurse and Technician, who was extremely helpful and put my nerves at ease. She was a great listener and offered advice as to what she thought would be best for me. I was impressed right away! I told her I wanted a “I think something is different about Jess, but I don’t know what it it.. but whatever it is, I’m liking it!” kind of look. She totally got me! She put a topical numbing cream on (which I was adverse to at first, just because I hate being numb). She told me I would really want it because it does hurt. Again, I thought, “Well, I have a pretty high pain tolerance.. I should be able to get through this without it..”. DEFINITELY do the numbing cream is all I have to say! It still hurts quite a bit with it, so I can only imagine without it. I mean, they are sticking a needle into a very sensitive area, so get all the help you can with pain in my opinion. We talked about the plan and where I wanted more filler, where I wanted less filler, etc. So, after answering questions and signing my life away, we got started! We were using Juvéderm Lip Filler, which she explained was the best and ‘middle-ground’ filler that will last up to a year. Here are my pictures from 1 hour after the procedure:

She did warn me that I would have some swelling and possible bruising, which I barely had any swelling and absolutely no bruising…thank goodness! We had discussed during the consultation that I didn’t want to go overboard and look like it was obvious that I had my lips done, but that I also wanted it to look like I had my lips done, but in a very subtle way. We used 3/4 of the syringe of Juvéderm, so I still have a 1/4 left for any touch ups I’d like to get. I already have an appointment for that, as it needs to be used within a month.

So I left the clinic and proceeded to become obsessed with my lips! Here are some pictures below of my results:

So all in all, I had a VERY positive experience with my very first cosmetic procedure. And like I said, I’ve already made a follow up appointment to use the rest of the syringe because 1. I’d like to get my money’s worth, and 2. I’m going to have her use the rest of it mostly on my upper lip. Also, a couple little tidbits of info – I did find out that Juvéderm is a water-based filler, which helps keep your lips hydrated (bonus!). And, if for some reason I absolutely hated it, there is another injection that can be used to dissolve the filler and get your lips back to normal. Knowing that definitely put my mind at ease more.

The funny part about all of this was, my own MOTHER, who I see all the time, did not even notice! And most of my friends at work DID notice. My next shift at work, my manager was walking up to me and started to talk to me and stopped in mid-sentence and said, “OMG, you got your lips done!” Lol 😂. I did wait 5 days and then finally told my mom. And now, she wants to get it done. Also, I’ve had numerous co-workers compliment me on how natural they look and now they also want to get their lips done! That was the ultimate compliment.

Now that I know what to expect, I have no reservations at all about Lip Fillers for the future. I certainly won’t let myself get crazy with them, but I will continue to do this about once a year I imagine.

EDIT: I went back today and had the rest of my filler injected into my lips. She used most of the filler on my mid upper and lower lips to get a “poutier” look. I added a couple of pics to show this, and will add more when I’m not swollen!

Thanks so much for reading, my friends!😘

Jess from Fashion & Style by J Rose

DISCLAIMER: I am NOT a cosmetic procedure expert, nor am I recommending that you do it or that you don’t do it. What you decide to do with YOUR body is your decision. PLEASE do your due diligence in research and check with your doctor about any questions or concerns.

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Not sure what’s going on with me this year, but for some reason, I can’t seem to get into the Christmas Spirit! I have the house decorated, the lights are up, I work at Nordstrom with Christmas music playing all day (maybe that’s the problem, lol), and I LOVE Christmas! But this year seems different. There’s no snow on the ground and we haven’t had snow for a awhile. But that shouldn’t bother me too much considering I’m from Florida and am used to 80 degree Christmas Day’s… No, there’s something else… If I could put my finger on it, maybe I could fix it. Or maybe I just need to get through it and accept my feelings and stay in the moment. But ‘the moment’ kind of stinks right now! So I do not accept that!
I won’t go on and on about the potential reasons for my Holiday Blues. I just hope it passes since Christmas is right around the corner and I’d really like to enjoy it. I have one more shopping day left before Christmas, and we all know I LOVE to shop, but that sounds terrible right now! I close tonight at Nordstrom and then have an early morning interview tomorrow (at a bigger Nordstrom in a different Department), so I won’t get much sleep tonight and need to find a way to be sharp at the interview. It’s a job I’ve been wanting for a while now. And from there, I need to finish my shopping on very little sleep. And then I work every day up until Christmas. Maybe I’m just overwhelmed and stressed!?
Usually I get the blues the day AFTER Christmas. This is the first time I’ve felt down before Christmas. I understand feeling down after Christmas, so it’s easier to accept that. You look forward to something all year, and then just like that… It’s over! And you start to think, “Now what? What do I look forward to now?” We are such a society of ‘right now’ and getting what we want, when we want it. Very few of us have the ability to just stay present and enjoy the ups and downs of each day. I know I have a problem with staying in the moment. I’ve tried to train my brain to do it, but so often I fall back into looking into the past or looking into the future and putting my expectations on an event. When those expectations aren’t met, I’m disappointed and sad. Ah, expectations! I learned a long time ago that having expectations was just setting myself up for disappointment. So why do I still do it? I’ve always done it, and I don’t think I’m alone in that, but to re-train your brain after so many years takes a lot of work, and I myself, have yet to find a quick cure. There isn’t a quick cure, because like I said, it takes WORK! And honestly, I’m not sure I know how to retrain my brain…(as I Google this exact subject to see if they have the answers lol)
I love this quote below. Just shows how most of us DON’T live in the moment.. This quote pretty much sums up having expectations as a whole: “Yeah, I have a boyfriend. I just haven’t met him yet. But he’s amazing and he always sends me flowers and candy and he lavishes me with jewelry and anything I want. Plus he’s a model, so he’s very handsome! He’s just perfect! But so am I, so it only makes sense that these 2 perfect human beings are together!”…..Said no one, EVER!
I think that this year I just need to accept that I’m a little overwhelmed and stressed (which doesn’t mean these feelings will last forever), and I believe it’s making me sad. Maybe when I get through tomorrow and the interview and shopping, things will start to look a little more ‘Christmasy’…. afterall, I’ll only have 4 working days until Christmas is here! And MAYBE, I can even make it a point to really try and work hard to stay focused on being present and staying in the moment! It will be a Christmas Miracle!
In spite of how I feel right now, I know all feelings (good and bad) will pass. So I’m confident that my ‘Christmas Blues’ will also pass, and maybe I’ll even learn something by going through this. In any event, I hope you all are in a better Christmas Spirit right now than I am, and I wish you all a very blessed holiday and Christmas! If anyone can relate though, I’d love to hear from you! 

Thanks for reading, my friends!

xoxo Jess from Fashion & Style by J Rose


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