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!

Summer Breeze :: Petite in Emerald Dress and Brown Fedora

emerald green long dress

Happy Monday! Being petite can sometimes be a challenge when it comes to finding fashion that suits my frame and height. I end up not buying something I really love or dive in and purchase it to only bring it straight to a tailor before the tags are even torn off. When I do find the perfect dress for my size, I can’t help but buying it in different colors. This dress is a great example of a multi-color multi-purchase! I love this dress in black as well (in one of my top posts here), and I was thrilled to find this emerald green, which happens to be one of my favorite colors.

green long dress

Not only is this emerald dress comfortable to wear on a breezy summer day, but it happens to be the perfect length for me to wear with flats. I spent the day walking through a street festival and enjoying the sunshine by the water, so this was a great outfit to transition between being out with my family during the day and later going out that evening. I kept it casual styling it with a pair of beaded flats and studded belt.

rebecca minkoff quilted crossbody

vince camuto summer sandals

Summer has been a joy and equally a challenge on days when I think back to where I was just a year ago; pregnant and happy just having learned that I was about to have a daughter. I often think about how sick I felt, and while I remember feeling miserable on hot days, I do recall being excited to prepare to tell my son about having a sister and how we would react.

woman's brown fedora

green and brown outfitThe fact that I am now spending this summer dressing without a growing belly and not feeling sick brings up mixed feelings, so I do my best to live in the moment and basque in the joy of my son’s smiling face as he enjoys summer with me and not worrying about his mommy’s nausea, as he did this time last year.

mom and son festival outfit

Outfit :: Banana Republic Trapeze Dress | Vince Camuto Beaded Flat Sandals (now on sale!) | Asos Studded Belt | Brown Fedora (old, similar here and another great hat here) | Rebecca Minkoff quilted crossbody in other colors (and great similar style and color here) | Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses | J. Crew necklace (old, similar here and here) | Earrings (similar here!)

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xoxo, Jessica
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  1. July 24, 2015 / 8:18 am

    You are such a inspiration. I love following you on instagram and reading your blog. Love the look you have put together here, i actually find it quite calming :) well done xx

    • Jess
      July 24, 2015 / 2:21 pm

      Katrin, Thank you so much for those kind words! I appreciate your visit to the space! xoxo, Jessica

  2. July 23, 2015 / 5:55 pm

    gorgeous look! I love the way your styled the dress with the belt and you look great in the fedora!

    • Jess
      July 24, 2015 / 2:16 pm

      Tianna, Thank you! I love wearing hats for sure! xoxo, Jessica

    • Jess
      July 24, 2015 / 2:18 pm

      Laura, That’s my usual go to when it’s a bad hair day! :-) xoxo, Jessica