Making Memories on Opening Day

Making Memories on Opening Day

Happy Monday! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Weather here in the New York area was quite warm during the weekend (today is another story!) which was perfect for Opening Day of tee-ball for my little guy.

London tank top

For someone petite like myself, I could empathize with my son whose uniform was just way too big! If you have a child who’s on the smaller side and they join any sports team, prepare your sewing skills or get a good tailor in the ready.  I did neither and instead just cut his t-shirt several inches from the bottom. I admit I cut it poorly. (Note to self: never wait until the last minute to make big decisions about fashion!) I felt so bad. Lesson learned. Even the poor cap was too big, but my little champ embraced it and was awesome.

Kids baseball

And since we had time before the ceremony, we had some fun practicing catching and throwing! Family time is so precious to me now more than ever. And whether you are a parent or not, when you are with those you love always make time to enjoy the outdoors with them. Take a walk, sit on the porch, talk about nothing. Just being there and listening makes a world of difference to their memories…and yours. Go make some memories this season! Thank you for reading!

Baseball Mom

Outfit:: Rush blazer (similar here), Tank Top (old from street market in London), Kate Spade sunglasses here, J.Crew jeans here, Converse sneakers here

Photo credit: My Mother

xoxo, Jessica
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Saying Hello in Neon and Stripes

Saying Hello in Neon and Stripes

The weekend is almost here! I am so happy to finally get a chance to share how I wear my styling-in neon and stripes nonetheless. It took me awhile and I was waiting for just the right time to make it all come together the way I wanted. I think this outfit is the perfect representation of everything I’ve been feeling about creating This Season’s Gold and what it means to me.

When you’re pregnant, there is so much joy and you make immediate plans for the future of your unborn child. You live in a world of color! When you lose your child, you immediately want nothing to do with any thing pretty or painted or bright. You can barely handle the black and white of the world. Balancing the emotions from going through that experience makes you feel like you never want to care about getting dressed ever again.

I  had it all together at one time in my life. Then I lost it. In all that ugliness, I wanted nothing more than to get it back. (Would I ever get it back?) It meant facing my grief and realizing that looking fashionable or losing the baby weight didn’t have to be about vanity (my fear about what others would think despite how untrue that was), but instead be extremely therapeutic. I had to stop worrying what people would think if I smiled, wore lipstick or even stepped out of the house in high heels. I could still grieve for my daughter (I always will) and yet feel good about myself on behalf of what it means to move forward. If my daughter were here, I would teach her (as I do my son) that being strong in the face of tragedy doesn’t have to come at a cost to who you are. You are allowed to be strong and be sad.

If you ever find yourself in the depths of grief, just know that you can find yourself again. You may be altered, but you will be okay. A different kind of okay. You are allowed to laugh (and cry), celebrate (and grieve), wear brights (and gray), and always be in search for this season’s gold to lift you out of your darkness!

neon pink skirt

Outfit :: Tulle Striped Coat (in navy and white here), Club Monaco Sweater (old, similar here), J. Crew skirt (other colors here), Manolo Blahnik BB Pumps (other colors here)

Photo credit: My Mother

Thank you for reading!

xoxo, Jessica
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Anniversary Giveaway: GOLD MACBOOK Winner

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CONGRATULATIONS to Viviana R. from Arizona! Enjoy your new gold MacBook!

Happy Saturday! Here is how we are celebrating our 1 month Anniversary at This Season’s Gold…with this Amazing Giveaway!

Did you know the all new, GOLD MacBook was released this weekend? I have teamed up with some pretty incredible bloggers to bring you this INSANE giveaway!! This MacBook retails at $1299 and the winner will have this shipped straight to them from Apple FOR FREE!! This giveaway ENDED. will end at midnight on 4/17 and the winner will be announced the next morning. Make sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to get to the giveaway, and after you have entered come back and check out all of these amazing bloggers that have teamed up to bring you this amazing prize! Please note: *You must be 13+ years old to enter* Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know why you decided to enter! Thank you for reading!

xoxo, Jessica

New Gold Macbook Pro Giveaway

Celebrating an Anniversary with a Date Night

Celebrating an Anniversary with a Date Night

Happy Friday everyone! Today marks our 1 Month Anniversary at This Season’s Gold! I want to thank each and every one of you for following us as we continue to grow. Whether for one visit or twenty-three, we are happy that you have joined us.

So what does a Mom do when there’s a special anniversary? Go out on a date, of course. It’s probably one of the few times you get to jump (yes, jump for joy!) out of your usual garb and go buy that outfit you’ve been eyeing online. Yes. No one has to know that you ventured to try it on whilst your child was losing their mind on the fitting room line, or even that you just want to buy it to have something new and nice to look at.  Come to think of it, when was the last time you bought something nice for yourself anyway?

With a baby sitter in the wings, a secured date that isn’t allowed to back out (thanks honey!), and a place to go, all you have to do is go and get fancy. In a effort to help you with this endeavor, I put together some fun ideas.

olive and pink outfit

I love the idea of wearing heels on a date with my husband because it makes me feel extra special, pretty and elegant, which are all good things. I have to keep in mind that going on a date means no verbal tug at my ear with “mommy” a thousand times over (fyi: I love my son beyond words) and so I shouldn’t dress like I’m expecting to hear it either. So while those date nights can sometimes be few and far between, I do try to avoid my usual casual Mom style. Try it. Make going out all the more reason to feel special with a nice outfit, some great makeup (trust me, go the extra mile for extra fabulosity), and even an extra spritz of perfume (at the crown of your head is best and lasts longer).

Olive vest

And lastly on the topic of all things fancy and celebratory, so many new opportunities are coming our way that we want to share with you because we couldn’t do this without you! As promised a giveaway for our 1 Month Anniversary will happen and will be announced this Sunday. It definitely will be an exciting one for sure!

So the only thing left to do is go book a  date night (and a reason to shop) with your love and have fun!  Thank you for reading!

xoxo, Jessica
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Ready to Go in Red!

Ready to Go in Red!

Happy Tuesday! Hope you had a great holiday weekend! If you are on Spring Break somewhere warm and sandy, especially with the little ones, cheers to you!

Red is a fun, daring color to wear. It’s always in season, and no one looks bad wearing it.  Whether it’s a red lip (you have to try at least once, don’t fear!), red shoes (no, you won’t look like Dorothy), or just a red bag for that pop of color, wearing red shows a side of you that says “Here I am”!

I have so many red wardrobe pieces in my closet, that I wasn’t sure how to explore a color story that didn’t have at least 100 golden moments to share. Red can be vibrant and attention getting, so when you are trying to be causal play around with some other basic colors in your closet. This will help you wear red as subtly as you’d like. So here’s to everything red, especially to a glass of wine (unfortunately, not pictured here!).

Red and Black StripesStriped Zip Back Top: Michael Kors, Pants: Gap, Heels: Banana Republic, Clutch: Franceca’s, Necklace: J.Crew (All wardrobe or similar pieces here – and on sale!)

yellow and red wedges

 Striped Tee: J.Crew, Ankle Zip Pants: Loft, Red Peep-toe Wedges: Michael Kors, Watch: Fossil, Leopard Clutch (25% off!): Clare V., Nameplate Necklace: Pottery Barn Kids (All wardrobe or similar pieces here – and on sale!)

red suede pumpsSilk Top: Loft, Pants: J. Crew, Red Suede Heels: Banana Republic, Clutch/Crossbody: Fossil (All wardrobe or similar pieces here – and on sale!)

red blazer

Collarless Red Blazer: The Limited, Tank Top (old) Jeans: Artisan NY , Mules: Asos, Black Pearl Bracelet(old) Watch: Longines (All wardrobe or similar pieces here – and on sale!)

love jessica

I bought this sequined phone booth tank top at a street market in London a few years ago. What I love most is that the tag says “Love Jessica”. And so with that, I thank you for reading and send you off to go and grab something red from your closet and enjoy it with love.

xoxo, Jessica
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