Jessica is a content creator, educator, theatre director, entreprenuer, and motivational speaker sharing all facets of a happy and fulfilled life through her eyes after the loss of her daughter while raising her son. This Season’s Gold is a space that celebrates making each day count through stories of personal strength, passion and inspiration in all facets of life - from style to beauty, motherhood and travel - sharing a part of her world to leave you with a bit of inspiration for yours. All are welcome!

On the Road with Stripes and Leopard

Stripes and red lips

Happy Sunday! Being able to share my love for fashion and actually be in the clothes on the blog has been a long road I’ve had to travel.  From losing baby weight after a loss (this takes on a whole new meaning!) to fitting in those skinny jeans (why do we do it to ourselves, ladies?), it was not easy. But here I am. And this look is quite symbolic for my current state of mind.

This Season's Gold // stripe top and leopard print

There are so many theories out there as to why stripes and leopard print is pleasing to the eye, and I’ve chalked it up to the basic rule that nature dictates what we wear. You’ve got the leopard and the zebra. One predator. One prey. In chase. And that’s exactly where I am now. Some days I’m very much the predator, taking advantage of all that I have going for me in life. On other days, the world is very much on my hide, chasing me down with moments that are forever different in the way I perceive them. But here I am.

This Season's Gold // Black and white stripes with leopard print

And in fashion, there’s nothing you can’t handle with a fierce pair of red suede pumps! So however you want to put it together, get yourself some stripes, some leopard print and something red (even if only the lips!) and go take on the world!

This Season's Gold // Leopard print clutch and red pumps

Outfit :: Ann Taylor Stripe Top (love this one!), J. Crew Vintage Jeans (mine are extra torn, but on sale!), Clare V. Leopard Clutch, Banana Republic Suede Pumps (similar!)

This Season's Gold // Stripes and red shoes

Photo Credit: My Mother

Thank you for reading!

xoxo, Jessica
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  1. May 4, 2015 / 6:15 pm

    Great Look!

  2. April 28, 2015 / 4:42 pm

    Love that your lipstick matches your shoes so well! Great pattern mix!
    : signe : the daily savant :

    • Jessica
      April 28, 2015 / 6:13 pm

      Thank you for the visit and comment Signe! xoxo, Jessica

    • Jessica
      April 28, 2015 / 3:55 pm

      Mindy, Thanks for the visit and comment. It’s fun to add color to an otherwise neutral outfit. xoxo, Jessica

  3. April 28, 2015 / 6:04 am

    Hey Jessica- I love this casual but stylish look. I have been lusting after that Clare V leopard clutch for so long but have yet to get it. Definitely on my want list though.

    • Jessica
      April 28, 2015 / 3:56 pm

      Hi Stephie, It’s a MUST HAVE bag, right? I couldn’t wait to get it and it took almost a year after ordering it that I received it. Shipment went elsewhere. Glad to have it. You should keep an eye out for the sales other than just the CV site. Hope you get it and see it on your site soon! xoxo, Jessica