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!


1 | American Apparel’s French Lilac


First of all I’m obsessed with the color Lilac in general. Second of all… LILAC NAIL POLISH. This was actually my first polish to purchase from American Apparel and I love it! I will definitely be buying more in the future. :)

2 | Joanna’s Signature Candle


If you aren’t watching Fixer Upper on HGTV then you need to change that. I’ve been following Chip & Joanna Gaines since I saw the Fixer Upper preview a little over a year ago! I love their style and love for making old homes new again. Don’t be surprised if I move to Waco in the next year just to work with them. ;)

Anyways, THIS CANDLE. I love this scent. It’s very clean and smells just a great as Joanna’s designs you see on the show!

3 | Hey Cupcake!


In June my husband and I got to go to Austin with his family for a little vacation. I was finally able to taste the famous, Hey Cupcake! I got the little sample pack because I’m indecisive and maybe I have a sweet tooth. ;) My favorites were the Michael Jackson and Red Velvet!

4 | Jean Vest


My jean vest quickly became part of my summer uniform! I love how it can be dressy and casual all at the same time.

5 | Voluminous Miss Manga


I definitely fell for the commercial and I have no regrets. This mascara is LEGIT. It makes my eyelashes so much longer! I highly suggest it if you have short eyelashes like me or just want to make your already long eyelashes longer because that’s fun!


I am so excited to share this apartment tour of my best friend and her roomie’s STUNNING apartment! Ashley and Taylor dreamed up the perfect apartment and brought it to life on a budget!

I had always admired Ashley and Taylor’s style even before they collaborated to create such a beautiful space. With the inspiration of Kate Spade to Anthropolgie every detail in their apartment is uniquely beautiful.


Meet Ashley (RIGHT) and Taylor (LEFT). These two lovely ladies are just as cool, creative, and beautiful as their apartment. Be sure to follow them on on Pinterest to see more decorating ideas that inspire them!

Follow Ashley on Pinterest.
Follow Taylor on Pinterest.

Now let’s begin the tour. :)


Let’s start in the living room. The couch, pillows, and mirror are the first thing you see when you walk in. All of the gold is perfection and the fuzzy pillows and shape of the couch just add to their cozy/glam look. My favorite thing about the mirror is that Ashley said she grew up with it in her family’s home. The lamps were goodwill finds that they spray painted gold. Pillows were a mix of Garden Ridge, TJ Maxx, and Marshalls.

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As soon as you take in the beauty of the living room you really can’t help but notice and admire the stunning dining area! All the metallics and tufted chairs welcome you right in to sit down for a meal. The mirror is from Garden Ridge, the chairs are from World Market, and the gold polka dot vase is a DIY Taylor made.

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This bar cart is a part of their dining room but it deserves it’s own special shout out! They found this bar cart at Goodwill for $20. Let me repeat that … TWENTY DOLLARS. Such a steal. It was brass when they got it and they added a fresh coat of gold spray paint to tie it into the rest of their space. All accessories on the cart are TJ Maxx and Marshalls.


A styled apartment is never complete without fresh donuts. Great job, girls!!


I love that their media center is simple and fun! Full of decorating/styling books with a fun banner above the TV from etsy! (Here’s a link to something similar.)

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Welcome to Taylor’s bedroom! I just love how cozy it is as soon as you walk in. Her color palette is warm and inviting plus she has one of those beds you just want to jump on/nap in for hours!

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Ashley’s bedroom is the perfect amount of eclectic while still being clean and cozy. I love all the white and silver pillows and her DIY black and white striped curtains.


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Ashley’s bathroom is everything you could want in a stylish and functional bathroom. From her beautiful perfume bottle displays to her awesome acrylic nail polish rack and cosmetic organizer you just can’t help but be inspired.


I recently got to travel to Nashville and while I was there I was able to meet up with Jillian Edwards to take some photos. About a month ago I did a photo shoot with her twin brother, Cole, and his wife, Caitlin. (Shoutout to Caitlin for the introducing Jillian and I so we could meet up and take photos!!) I knew I wanted to do a photo shoot while I was in the Nashville area to capture the beauty Tennessee has to offer and Jillian was the perfect model!

Jillian is an incredibly talented singer/songwriter based out of Nashville. From the moment I met her I could tell she is just as sweet as her music! I got to listen to her newest album (Daydream) while editing her photos which made the editing process all the more fun. :)

Be sure to check out Jillian’s music and follow her on twitter, instagram, and facebook!

PS – I want to thank Amy Nicole Photography (an amazing Nashville photographer) for suggesting this beautiful Franklin location! It was absolutely perfect!