1 | VOGUE March 2015

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Who runs the world? Kaylor. Ha! Kidding. Kinda…
This month’s VOGUE is a fun and inspiring read. Plus, nothing beats actually reading and flipping through a magazine.

2 | LOBS

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People are probably so sick of hearing about Lobs but I’m still so obsessed with them! I’ve always been a long hair girl but the look of a long lob is so chic. This felt like the perfect haircut to get after I turned 25 this year. It feels very adult but also super fun! Plus, if I decide I want long hair I’m not that far away from it at this length. (you can check out my lob HERE)


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I’ve always loved brick walls but thanks to my love for HGTV and pinning interior design on pinterest the love has turned into…LOVE LOVE. (Thats a thing…right??) I am constantly dreaming up plans for our current home and dream home. We currently live in a cookie cutter house but I love making areas of our home look like they have character.


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Smiley just might be my favorite “person” to follow on Instagram(@smileydog1972)! Smiley is a golden retriever that was born without eyes. His owner adopted him and trained him to be a certified therapy dog. (I CAN’T HANDLE IT!! TOO SWEET!) You can read more of his story on his owners website. Every time I see a post from Smiley on Instagram it brightens my day!

5 | Luxe in the Rough Earrings


In case you couldn’t already tell…I’m a huge fan of my friend’s jewelry line, Luxe in the Rough! When we did the photoshoot I got to model a few of her pieces and fell in love with her Gold, Onyx and Labradorite earrings from her “Celebrate!” line. I’m already a huge fan of black, grey, and gold when it comes to my wardrobe so these are the perfect accessory for me! I also love that the labradorite stone has more of a grey color to it but when the light hits it just right you can see the blue. :)

PS – The 20% off Luxe in the Rough code for my readers doesn’t end until March 31st! Code: JBDay20


I can’t think of a better way to end a blog break (hi/sorry/missed yall!!!) than with a GIVEAWAY! :)

My friend, Melissa Aulds (pictured below), just launched a new website for her STUNNING jewelry line, Luxe in the Rough. Luxe in the Rough Jewelry is an independent jewelry line designed and handcrafted by Melissa using gemstones, 14k Gold fill, feathers, artisan leather, czech glass and vintage finds. I’ve been crushing on her jewelry for a while now and I could not be more excited for her.

I had the honor of getting to photograph (and even model..WHAT?!) her Lookbook 2015 photos. I’m sharing a few of may favorites here today but you can check out the rest in the Lookbook HERE!! :)


So…back to the giveaway!! YAY!

*Giveaway closed. Congrats Jessica Dromgoole!*

How to enter:

1 | Check out her website: luxeintherough.com
2 | Like Luxe in the Rough on Facebook
3 | Leave a comment letting me know what your favorite look is! (Mine is the Everyday Luxe and Mayan Gold..I can’t just pick one!)


- Follow Luxe in the Rough on Instagram
- Pin your favorites from her website to your pin board
- Subscribe to Luxe in the Rough Emails (She’s not a spammer ;) You’ll get the latest and greatest news on new product lines and sales!)

Comment letting me know if you do any bonus entries. Every bonus you do you get an extra entry!

*Giveaway ends Thursday at Midnight (PST) and the winner will be announced on Friday (3/13/15)*

ALSO!! Melissa is giving my readers a 20% discount code because she loves us so much: JBDay20

(expires 3/31/2015)

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On my recent trip to LA I was able to visit the famous Paul Smith wall. I knew my soon to be momma friend was finding out the gender of her baby right before our trip so I was eager to find out if it was a boy or a girl. :)

And…well in case you couldn’t tell…IT’S A GIRL!!! I am so excited to meet miss Sophia Grace Zoucha! I loved taking these celebratory photos of Lauren! Enjoy!

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I love sharing photos of this little fam! My sister-in-law, Whitney, and her husband have the cutest little girl. I can’t believe how quickly Maggie Mae is growing! As I watch her grow I totally understand what people mean when they say it feels like just the other day they were born, because… well… IT DOES. She is getting so tall and so smart!

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