We’ve been living in MS for a little over a year now and have been having so much fun exploring the Jackson area. One of the first spots I discovered (and fell in love with) was the Fondren District. This charming area of Jackson, MS is hip and totally stuck in the 1960s in the BEST way ever! The more that I learn about the area, the more I like it. Parts of The Help were filmed in the area and when they were filming, they refurbished the whole area! So, since I consider myself a local now, I thought I’d share some of my favorite spots in Fondren in case you guys ever find yourself in my neck of the woods. Let’s go exploring Jackson’s Fondren District together.
Plus, I teamed up the Greats to show you the BEST comfy outfit for discovering a new town! Greats was started in Brooklyn, NY! The Greats team is passionate about their city and want to bring the style and spirit of Brooklyn to the world. How fitting that I also share a little piece of my world with you all!
Fall is happening, y’all! This cool front has been such a tease, though. I know these 70 degree temps aren’t going to last long but I am so ready for the weather to get cool and stay cool. Just because I’m ready, doesn’t mean my wardrobe is. I tend to stock up on the classic (possibly more expensive) items that last me several seasons and wait until right before fall to grab the trendier, seasonal items. I don’t like to spend too much on those items because I typically only wear them one or two years at most. For items like this, Shein.com is a GREAT option!
I don’t consider myself very much of a cook. I can follow directions pretty well, but I’m the girl googling how to ‘mince’ something. Keith is pretty handy in the kitchen and so a lot of the dinner prep falls onto him. Lately, I’ve been trying to cook more. If not for the basic purpose of learning HOW, also because I get burnt out on certain types of food (like eggs… right now I’m anti eggs). I’ve pinned TONS of recipes but the biggest issue for me is that I don’t want to buy 40 different ingredients for one meal. Especially if you have to buy a larger quantity of that ingredient than you need for the recipe and its perishable… that’s just money wasted. And I HATE to spend money on food (necessities should be free.. right? #dreams)! And then, in walks my HERO, Hello Fresh. A meal delivery service that sends you the most delicious meals with just the right amount of each ingredient. I’m saved.
Is it seriously September? I feel like the trees in our backyard JUST got new leaves and now I’m watching some of them fall to the ground! While I’m sad to see summer go, I welcome Fall with open arms. I see cooler temps, the smell of fire, and lots of oversized sweaters in my near future. One thing I don’t see is hanging up all of the white clothes in my closet. If you read my blog at all, you probably know that I think fashion ‘rules’ are DUMB! I think personal style is about wearing what you love WHENEVER you want. In the south, I think abandoning our white as early as September is tragic. It’s still 90 degrees outside. You can’t expect me to bundle up in all black on September 5th. So I wanted to share some tips for wearing white pieces all through Fall along with this fantastic fall transitional look today!
Fall is really starting to heat up (although I wish it would cool down). It’s one of my favorites times of the year. In the south, it’s the start of fair and festival season. Local fairs, state fairs, music festivals, and more. I happen to LOVE visiting local fairs and festivals with friends. Just this weekend, we went to the Red Brick Roads Music Festival in our little town. It was a blast and we got to hear some really great bands! But what do you wear to a festival like this when the weather still isn’t cool enough to rock traditional fall garb, but you’re not the kind of gal to bear it all? I’ve got some tips to help you out!