Sunday, 15 July 2018

Review: Saturday Skin Spotlight Brightening Mask

Sunday, 15 July 2018
Review: Saturday Skin Spotlight Brightening Mask | Jackie O My
Photos from Saturday Skin.

     Saturday Skin is a South Korean beauty brand that has amassed a cult following. Praised by Nylon, Elle, Allure, and even featured by Teen Vogue as a beauty game-changer in 2016, this line of vegan skincare products may just be a beauty guru's best kept skin secret.

Of course you may recognise them as one of the most gorgeous products in the skincare isle, thanks to their trademark millennial pink packaging.




For years I've been hearing the wonders of K-beauty and Korean skincare products, and I've longed to try them locally. Saturday Skin lays claim to a special "Cha-7 es complex", a formula derived from natural ingredients that promises to promote your skin's natural regeneration process. That's a pretty big promise. So is this one of those amazing Korean beauty secrets?

Their philosophy sure sounds amazing:
We live for Saturdays. Sleeping in, staying up. Daydreaming and adventure-seeking. All play, no work. We believe your skin should feel as good as you do when you wake up refreshed: happy, healthy and bright. Developed to reveal your clearest, dewiest complexion, Saturday Skin is a weekend in a bottle.
Um, yes please! Can any product live up to this promise? Let's find out.


First impressions


First, some real talk: I have never used a sheet mask before. Therefore, I had more than a little trouble unfolding the mask itself. It was slimy and cold, but I'm guessing this is how most sheet masks feel. I looked and felt ridiculous wearing it, and briefly wondered why I was doing this to myself. Perfectly dewy skin, I reminded myself, and left it on for the recommended ten minutes.


Review: Saturday Skin Spotlight Brightening Mask | Jackie O My


My skin was definitely softer when I removed it. It looked and felt moisturised and healthy. This is not a mask that needs to be washed off; rather, you smooth the serum left on your face into your skin. I initially assumed "brightening" was the same thing as lightening, and therefore thought the look of my freckles might diminish, but this wasn't the case. My results were good enough, though, that I decided I wanted to give this mask another try the following week.


Take two!


One thing I realised immediately is they pack a ton of essence into each mask packet. Following a great tip from the review section on Sephora by Jillie A, I kept the excess to use as a mask the following week. I was left with basically a Jelly mask, which was much easier to apply. I smoothed the essence onto my skin, this time leaving it on for fifteen minutes for good measure. I wiped it off with a face towel, avoiding washing as per the instructions.

The next morning, my skin literally felt like silk. It was crazy soft! and so glowy. I don't want to brag, but I'm totally going to use the word radiant. I was so happy with my results.


The verdict


So would I recommend this product?

That's a big fat yes! Although I didn't lose my freckles, my skin was softer, smoother, and even seemed healthier. I noticed a significant reduction of redness, and felt totally refreshed. Saturday Skin lived up to all its promises. I purchased my mask from Sephora for CAD $7.50, and my results totally blew me away. How crazy is that?

This mask is definitely worth snagging if you're looking to treat your skin with a cool drink of moisture. You won't be disappointed.

Have you tried Saturday Skin? What is your all-time favourite skin mask? Let me know below!
Review: Saturday Skin Spotlight Brightening Mask | Jackie O My
Wednesday, 11 July 2018

My Shopping Habit & How You Can Join Me On A No-Shop

Wednesday, 11 July 2018
My Shopping Addiction & How You Can Join Me On A No-Shop | Jackie O My

     Shopping has always been something of a hobby for me. When I was young, my mother would pick me up from school each day and take me to the mall. We'd get ice-cream and browse; handbags for her, Barbies for me. I still feel so comfortable at that mall. I've often referred to it as my "second home", a safe place in a world constantly changing.
Saturday, 7 July 2018

Brand Love: Shmelevsky hats

Saturday, 7 July 2018
Brand Love: Shmelevsky hats | Jackie O My

     When Vlad Shmelevsky, founder of Shmelevsky Hats, reached out to me to introduce me to his handmade Ukrainian hat brand, I was instantly floored by the beauty of the press photography, and the hats within. Vlad and his brother Stas launched the brand in 2017, and the duo have been creating timeless and elegant pieces ever since. Inspired by modern sculpture, Stas creates each hat himself, from sketch to finish:

I admire the laconic forms and lines in the works of British sculptor Anish Kapoor and American sculptor Richard Serra. In our collection, I tried to rethink the classical forms of hats without depriving them of utilitarianism. To emphasize the contours and silhouettes, I used the colours prominent in the works of Anish Kapoor; rich red, blue, pink, and grey.

The colour palette is amazing; my personal favourite hat is a tie between the White Mars and the Pink Jupiter; I'd be hard pressed to choose between them.

If you're looking to invest in a statement piece that will stand the test of time, I recommend a hat crafted by the Shmelevsky brothers. The hats start at $170 USD and can be commissioned through the brand's Instagram account.
Saturday, 16 June 2018

How To Create A Beautiful Instagram Feed

Saturday, 16 June 2018
How To Create A Beautiful Instagram Feed | Jackie O My

     Ah, Instagram! I've had a love-hate relationship with this platform for years. I've scrubbed my Instagram account and re-branded around a dozen times, struggling to create a cohesive theme that summarizes who I am to a world full of strangers. However, I'm happy to say I've made my peace with the app, and am finally proud of my account (although a few more followers wouldn't hurt, hint hint).
Monday, 11 June 2018

5 Things I Love: 6/11/18

Monday, 11 June 2018
5 Things I Love: 6/11/18 | Jackie O My
Photo via LACAUSA.

   Hey! How was your weekend? I know I say this every week, but mine was busy.

I only just barely got this post out on time but managed to pull through at the last second (like literally this morning). Of course, that didn't stop me from finding 5 pretty awesome things to share with you today. Check out these 5 cool links to keep the weekend vibes going.


5 Things I Love


1. No Sidebar wrote a great post titled Confessions Of A Reformed Shopaholic. Coming from someone who has also struggled with shopping impulses, this article was super thoughtful and on point.

2. I really loved Kate La Vie's post on Summer Style Rules. She's so chic!

3. Oh Happy Day had a Parisian Picnic On The Seine and it was too adorable. Looks delicious too!

4. HonestlyWTF's gorgeous post on Exploring Santa Fe has me wanting to head west.

5. I've can't get enough of the linen trend this season! A few faves are the Coyote Jumpsuit by LACAUSA and the Sunny Sun Set from Free People.


5 Things I Love: 6/11/18 | Jackie O My
Via Free People.

What are your fave things this week?
Saturday, 9 June 2018

Urban Decay Review 2: Naked Petite Heat Palette

Saturday, 9 June 2018
Urban Decay Review 2: Naked Petite Heat Palette | Jackie O My

     Ready to turn up the heat with Urban Decay's Naked Petite Heat? Well, simmer down because this palette left me cold.

Guys. I was so excited to find this palette at Shoppers Drug Mart's Beauty Boutique counter. It was priced at $23 CAD, which made me a little suspicious. This palette currently sells at Sephora for $36 CAD. Then I noticed the extra 30% off sign next to the palette. Strange, but I couldn't resist trying this product out. I ended up paying $16 CAD for my palette while shrugging off my reservations. What a great deal, I thought.

I'm sure you can tell from my tone it didn't end well. But let's talk about what that $16 got me.

The details


This palette contains six neutral matte shades "inspired" by the UD Naked Heat palette. That's 1.3 g of shadow, your standard UD Basics palette size. The shades included are Inhale, Vibrate, Hot Spell, Wild Thing, Heist, and Strike.

This is where a mini-gripe came in. The Petite Heat palette doesn't contain even one of the gorgeous metallics from the full-size Naked Heat palette (Lumbre, Scorched, and Ember). These three shadows are, in my opinion, the prettiest of the lot, but I shrugged that off. The colours included may not be shimmery, but they are beautiful. Can't have everything in a travel palette, right?

Photo from Urban Decay.

The verdict


I swatched the shadows and they're exactly what you'd expect from Urban Decay - buttery, smooth, pigmented, and high-quality. I really loved the shades against my skin. I applied a quick shadow trio to my eyes using Inhale on my brow bone, Hot Spell on my lid and Strike in the crease. It looked good.

But here is when I noticed the major problem. I don't know if there was something wrong with the palette I purchased or what, but it smelled nothing like the other Naked Basics palettes I've tried (which smell almost like nothing). It was just sort of...bad. The smell could best be described as tar-scented. I can't define what exactly was wrong, but I checked my sister's palette. She purchased hers at the same time, and sure enough the same unpleasant odor was present. I was so disappointed. This smell may not bother everyone, and honestly, the shades, quality and pigment are all gorgeous. But I am pretty sensitive to scents so I decided to return it.

Oh, Urban Decay, you're 0 for 2 with me! I hope the third time is the charm.

Has anyone else experienced this issue with their palette? Does anyone know of an awesome travel sized palette I can try? Let me know below!

Edit 15/07/18 : I have tested the palette at Sephora and there is no unpleasant smell to this palette. I suspect Beauty Boutique let their palettes expire, thus the low price. If anything, this is a lesson that if it seems to good to be true, it is. I recommend purchasing your palette directly from Urban Decay or a retailer like Sephora to ensure the product quality.
Urban Decay Review 2: Naked Petite Heat Palette | Jackie O My
Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Featured Artist: Ayumi Takahashi

Wednesday, 6 June 2018
Featured Artist: Ayumi Takahashi | Jackie O My
Art by Ayumi Takahashi.

     Who's ready for some creative inspo with another Featured Artist? This time I'm going to introduce you to Ayumi Takahashi: illustrator, painter, and textile designer extraordinaire.

Ayumi was born in China, raised in Japan and currently resides in New York and Tokyo. I totally feel her travels across beautiful and fashionable cities are reflected in her illustration style and the detail added to clothing in her work.

I first saw Ayumi's art featured on HonestlyWTF and I was instantly in love with it. Her playful use of bright colours and pattern just thrills me. Her art is almost minimal in a sense; there's nothing frivolous. Everything fits perfectly.
Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Writing Meaningful Content As A Fashion Blogger

Tuesday, 5 June 2018
How To Write Meaningful Content As A Fashion Blogger | Jackie O My

     If you've been following this blog, you may have read a post series I like to call Brand Love. In this series, I share brands and campaigns I consider outstanding. I like to think I've been pretty selective of the brands I've featured on my blog. However, life has been busy, and I have to admit to falling into the cycle of putting off long-format blog posts and whipping up a quick brand feature instead. For a while, I was posting multiple brand campaigns and Pinterest round-ups per week, and nothing else.

Let's be honest here: If I publish nothing but campaign photos, even if I offer my perspective, it's not worth it for you to visit my blog. I'm no longer providing a value to you, my readers.

I've decided to start holding myself accountable; it's time to bid low-effort posts goodbye. Here are some ways I've been trying to create a better blog, and my thoughts on writing meaningful content as a fashion blogger.

Keep in mind, though, that this post isn't meant to bash anyone. For example, The Cool Hour mainly posts campaign and brand photos, and I love that blog. These are just some ways I'm changing; you keep doing you!


Quality posts vs. quantity


Brand Love posts do require time; I need to contact brands for permission to use their photographs, choose the campaign I want to feature, resize the images, research the brand, and finally write and polish the actual post. However, it's not nearly as time and effort consuming as taking my own photos. But is it worth it to "save time" and write several posts rather than one well-planned and thoughtful post?

I really resonated with this quote from Sophie Davies of A Considered Life:

Blogging culture encourages writers to produce content daily with a rolling editorial schedule that can leave bloggers feeling overwhelmed and drained. There's so much noise online, why add to it?
It's far more important to create purposeful content that contributes to your mission and its message rather than sticking to a blog schedule because you feel obliged to publish a certain amount of posts per week or on set days. Creating mindful content means having a clear intention that provides value for its readers. 

Yes, there is so much noise in the blogging world, and we all want to be noticed. We tend to get a spike in traffic when we publish new content, but pushing for those views at a rate you can't keep up with is not advisable, in my opinion. Your content will likely be lower quality which can lead readers to feel duped, and your content to get lost in a sea of posts.

My advice? The best way to grow is to create a body of work you're proud of. Take a step back, focus on the posts you most want to work on, and write them properly. Focus on quality and your work should grow organically.


Being mindful of my impact


Consumerism is a huge part of the fashion blogging community. Whether a blogger identifies as a fashion Instagrammer, beauty guru, lifestyle blogger, or something else, we're often giving readers the impression that we recommend products or brands. Now more than ever, in fact, with the rise in affiliate programs, sponsorships, and brand ambassador titles, sometimes we're essentially telling people what to buy.

Here's where I'm a bit torn: I love talking about fashion and clothing, but the knowledge of wasted resources and unethical manufacturing processes weigh heavy on me. While I think fashion can be a wonderful thing, I don't want to contribute any more than necessary to thoughtless consumerism. It may seem counterproductive, maybe even hypocritical, to blog about clothing and brands while preaching anti-consumerism. I'm not here to tell you what you can or can't promote on your own channels. But for transparency's sake, I'm going to be mindful that everything I share on my blog is something I would purchase myself, and (fingers crossed!) hopefully I can avoid promoting brands with overly-questionable practices.


Using more of my own photos


There are times when I love taking my own photos, and times when I hate it. It can be a lot of effort, and it's so frustrating when they don't turn out. Even the weather can affect my blog editorial! It's so tempting to fall into the routine of using campaign photography every other post; your blog looks fantastic, and it's easy. Unfortunately, you one day find your blog looks just like every other fashion blog or magazine that has featured the same photos. There's nothing to pull your readers in, because these photos can be found elsewhere. You have to offer something from your perspective. Something new.

I definitely recommend using your own photography over stock photos, at least 50% of the time. It's more effort, but why run a blog if you're just pushing out low effort posts to avoid work? When you take your own photos, you've already provided value to your readers in the form of your images; that can really make the rest of your content stand out.


So am I going to stop posting about brands altogether?


No! I love featuring unique campaigns. In fact, I have some Brand Love posts scheduled in the upcoming month. However, I am definitely going to limit this post series to an occasional post. I'd like to create a mix of content for readers so it doesn't hurt to mix a bit of eye candy in with the more valuable content!

What are your thoughts on providing value as a fashion blogger?
How To Write Meaningful Content As A Fashion Blogger | Jackie O My

Friday, 1 June 2018

Weekend Wardrobe

Friday, 1 June 2018
Weekend Wardrobe | Jackie O My

     Yay, It's Friday! Hope you're as excited for the weekend as I am. Today's outfit post is a bit photo-heavy because I love this new tee shirt and also how my legs look in these shorts #sorrynotsorry. I'm wearing my typical weekend uniform: a slogan tee and denim.

I just ordered this tee from my all-time favourite tee shirt designer, Ban.do. I was a little worried when I received it because it felt different - they've evidently changed their manufacturer and it felt just a bit thinner than usual. I was relieved to find they are just as soft and perfect as ever, though, and am so thrilled with the peachy colour.

What does your weekend uniform look like?
Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Rue Stiic: Barcelona

Wednesday, 30 May 2018
Rue Stiic: Barcelona Campaign - Jackie O My

     Looking for the perfect wardrobe for your next jet-setting adventure? I've been eyeing this Australian-grown brand for the longest time, and I'm so excited to finally be sharing one of their Campaigns with you.

Founded by Jillian Beed in 2003, Rue Stiic has perfected their merge of Californian and Australian coastal style with Bali influence. Based in Byron Bay and handmade in Bali, this carefree bohemian brand "embraces a travel lusting lifestyle". Sounds perfect to me!
Monday, 28 May 2018

The Spring 2018 Dress Edit: 7 Dresses I Love

Monday, 28 May 2018
The Spring 2018 Dress Edit | Jackie O My
Photo from Faithfull The Brand.
     Summer is finally almost here, and although I'm more of a cool-weather girl, I'm definitely excited for all the amazing warm weather style trends I've spotted this season.

Saturday, 12 May 2018

A Day In The Tulip Fields

Saturday, 12 May 2018
A Day In The Tulip Fields | Jackie O My

     Happy Saturday! I hope everyone's having an amazing weekend so far. This week I visited the annual tulip festival in my little British Colombian town. It was beautiful and so colourful! It was also a little windy - my hair wouldn't cooperate!

At first, I was unsure whether I should publish these photos or not. They would have turned out better if I had dressed up, but lately I've been embracing my tomboy side when getting dressed. On this day, I was comfortable in my Keds and jeans. I'm also wearing my current favourite sweater, a Brunette The Label one I picked up in a local shop. So comfy!

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Snag These 4 Super Cute (& Free!) Motivational Wallpapers

Wednesday, 9 May 2018
Snag These 4 Super Cute (& Free!) Motivational Wallpapers - Jackie O My

     Last week I introduced my first ever freebie for Jackie O My. I had so much fun I decided to get creative again and offer some more free goods! This time, I wanted to make desktop wallpapers, and I love the way they turned out.

Monday, 7 May 2018

The Spring 2018 Swim Edit: 7 Fun Swimsuits This Season

Monday, 7 May 2018
The Spring 2018 Swim Edit: 7 Fun Swimsuits This Season | Jackie O My
Photo from Aerie.

     It's been forever since I've done a shopping editorial. Sadly, my past swimsuit edits were deleted during my site redesign. Naturally, I couldn't resist writing a new one when I saw all these colourful swimsuits!

I absolutely adore one-piece swimsuits. They're such an awesome throwback to the 80's and 90's. They remind me of being young and Summer camp. The bold colours on these suits perfectly capture my mood lately. I've been in a bit of a rut for the past few months, both emotionally and style-wise; now I'm ready for good vibes, and these tropical vibes feel like a breath of fresh air!

The only things lacking in swimwear catalogues this season are the slogan one-pieces we saw an abundance of last year. We need more sassy suits! If you know of any awesome ones, let me know in the comments!
Saturday, 5 May 2018

Wellness Diary: 05/05/18

Saturday, 5 May 2018
Wellness Diary: 05/04/18 | Jackie O My

     It's official: I'm one month into my fitness journey. I hope you are closer to reaching your wellness goals than I am because I have not done as swimmingly as I had hoped to.

If I've learned one thing this month, it's that major lifestyle and diet changes are not easy. It's not a simple matter of deciding not to be unhealthy and saying no to your cravings at each meal time; it's avoiding that unhealthy habit dozens of times each day until you finally, begrudgingly, give in and order a cheeseburger. Afterwards, I'm left with a slight shame and a half-hearted promise to eat broccoli the next day.

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

How To DIY Your Brand Design With This Free Template

Wednesday, 2 May 2018
How To DIY Your Brand Design With This Free Template - Jackie O My
Brand Inspiration mock-up I created. Photo sources: 1234. Logo: Naomi.

     Since starting a design board on Pinterest, I've been noticing a lot of beautifully made brand boards. I found myself thinking 'hey, why don't I have one?'. These boards are typically created by professional designers, but today I'll show you how you can DIY your own brand design kit. You can use it as inspiration for your branding now, or use it as a starting point to help a professional to refine your style later. Let's get to work!
Monday, 30 April 2018

5 Photography Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Outfit Post

Monday, 30 April 2018
5 Photography Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Outfit Post - Jackie O My

     My favourite kind of posts to write are outfit posts. I've been photographing my own outfit posts (no photographer boyfriend here!) for about a year now, and while my photos are still by no means perfect, my skills have drastically improved through trial and error. Today I'd like to share the biggest lessons I've learned in my time fashion blogging. All of these tips are beginner-friendly, no technical skill required. Here are 5 photography mistakes I used to make that will ruin your outfit post.

1. Not taking enough photos:


You can follow every photography tip and trick out there and still come out with nothing but unusable photos. There are some things you simply can't plan for, from gusts of wind to blinking. The best practice is to take more than you'll need and choose the very best ones. I usually take around eighty and choose eight. I use the continuous shooting mode on my camera to capture multiple shots of the same pose to ensure I'll have one that's just right. Of course, how many pictures you take is up to you - just keep snapping until you feel like you have a few great shots.
Friday, 27 April 2018

Review: The Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

Friday, 27 April 2018
Review: The Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette | Jackie O My

     I've heard so much buzz about the Urban Decay Naked palettes; many beauty bloggers consider them to be the holy grail of eye shadows, praising their buttery texture and long-lasting quality. Since I've been on the hunt for the perfect everyday palette, I decided to dip my toes into the high-end makeup pool once again and try out the Urban Decay Naked Basics. Read on to find out what I thought!
Monday, 23 April 2018

5 Things I love: 04/23/18

Monday, 23 April 2018
5 Things I love: 04/23/18
Photos from Urban Outfitters and DesignLoveFest.

     How has everyone's week been? New posts have been nowhere to be found on Jackie O My for a few weeks now; I've taken a break from writing to work on the behind-the-scenes part of blogging, including redesigning the site layout (which will be revealed later this week!) I've also been enjoying some beautiful weather here in British Columbia for a change, and it's put me in a sunny mood. I think it's reflected in this week's 5 Things I Love post, no? Anyway, here's some reading to start your week off right.

5 Things I Love:


1. Looking for a bit of home decor inspiration? Connie Cao of Connie & Luna has been sharing her lovely new home, and I love her sense of style. Check out her new bedroom here and her plant-filled reading corner here.

2. I've never even heard of Pupusas before, but after seeing DesignLoveFest's colourful photography, I might just try her recipe (which sounds delicious, by the way).

*Edit: Unfortunately, the delicious pupusa recipe has been taken down, but Bri has us covered with an equally-delicious Chicken Salad, which is my favourite healthy-ish food.

3. Author Megan Nesmith wrote a totally relateable article for Man Repeller about dressing better to pull yourself out of a rut. This is one of my major goals in life lately, since I too have fallen into the sweatpants-and-old-jumper trap. I can whole-heartedly agree with Megan's assessment; I feel like a new person already after spending only 5 extra minutes to look decent every morning.

4. Niki of My Scandinavian Home shared this stunning bohemian home, and I can't get over it. The Topanga Canyon, California home belongs to Malia Grace Biachi-Mau, a jewellery maker with a keen sense of style.

5. I am all about the button-up dress trend right now. Here's one from Urban Outfitters!

What are your favourite things this week?
Monday, 16 April 2018

Interview With An Artist: Ginnie Hsu

Monday, 16 April 2018
Artist Ginnie Hsu With Her Dog Luna
Illustrator Ginnie Hsu with her dog-muse, Luna.

     Last month, I featured amazingly talented illustrator Ginnie Hsu. Today we're lucky to have Ginnie back on the blog answering some questions for Jackie O My! In her interview, Ginnie talks art, inspiration, and Harry Potter. Read on below!
Friday, 13 April 2018

Brand Love: Tio Y Tia

Friday, 13 April 2018
Brand Love: Tio Y Tia

     Tio Y Tia is a hat line inspired by the American southwest, handmade by the oldest hatmaker in America. Nicole Najafi, Johanna Peet, and Lucy Laught are the women behind the brand. The hats are designed in New York and made of wool from ethically raised sheep in Texas. Each hat is thoughtfully produced and crafted with so much care.

There are currently two styles available from Tio Y Tia, the Dolores and the Gambler. Both are absolutely beautiful.

What drew me to this brand, aside from the love and care put into their craft, was the amazing photography; set against the backdrop of the Mojave desert, these hats stand out. It's definitely worth a forray into classic western fashion.
Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Moroccan Getaway: Riad Jardin Secret

Wednesday, 11 April 2018
Moroccan Getaway: Riad Jardin Secret

     The Riad Jardin Secret (Secret Garden) is a six-room hideaway located in Marrakesh, Morocco. It boasts lush, plant-filled terraces, a luxurious pink rooftop, and even an artist residency. Two Parisians, formerly successful in the fashion industry, reinvented the hotel after discovering it on a trip to Marrakesh medina:
Friday, 6 April 2018

Faithful The Brand: Love Stories

Friday, 6 April 2018
Faithful The Brand: Love Stories

     Last Summer, I discovered and featured Faithful The Brand's Shades Of Summer campaign; today I'm sharing Love Stories, my all-time favourite lookbook by the Aussie bohemian brand.

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Wellness Diary: 01/04/18

Sunday, 1 April 2018
Wellness Diary: 01/04/18
Pictured: Definitely nothing I've ever eaten.

     I recently read an article on Man Repeller in which Amelia Diamond described finally learning to grocery shop at the age of 29. At 26, I consider Amelia #healthgoals, as I'm still putting off "getting healthy". I may give off the impression of an active, healthy person on social media, but the truth is, I rarely exercise, and eat more takeaway than nutritious meals. In fact, my diet is more than likely 50% french fry. Now my body (and mood) has been paying the toll.

I need to get serious about my body's wellness.

Friday, 30 March 2018

5 Things I Love: 30/03/18

Friday, 30 March 2018
5 Things I Love: 30/03/18
Photo from A Pair & A Spare.

     Hey, how has everyone's week been?


The sun has been coming out more and more here, so I've been in high-spirits. I've been doing my annual Spring closet clear out and packing my Winter clothes away into boxes. I've also been shopping for wardrobe staple pieces, but I'm a bit clueless when it comes to basics. My closet is basically a print explosion.

I'm so looking forward to doing outfit posts here on my blog again, but in the meantime, I've rounded up 5 more things I love this week. Check them out!


5 Things I Love:


1. I adore the flowy sleeves and collar bow on the Marianne Dress from Sugarhigh Lovestoned. I'm a sucker for a white dress, so I prefer it in cream, but it also comes in Olive and Rust.

2. A Pair & A Spare has an awesome tutorial for a DIY Macrame Chandelier to perk up your room for Spring.

3. I just watched the new Paddington 2 film, and if you haven't seen it yet, you need to! It's beyond adorable (I may have teared up just a bit).

4. K Is For Kani took some gorgeous photographs on her trip to New Zealand South Island. Definitely worth checking out!

5. I've just opened a design shop on Etsy, and I've been having a lot of fun creating products to fill it up.


What are your favourite things this week?
Tuesday, 27 March 2018

For Love & Lemons Spring 2018 Ready-To-Wear

Tuesday, 27 March 2018
For Love & Lemons Spring 2018 Ready-To-Wear

     Think about Spring style for a moment. Chances are your first thoughts were of floral prints, white lace and breezy linens. For Love & Lemons' new campaign has them all in spades.

The brand's Spring Ready To Wear lookbook is one of my all-time favourites of theirs. I adore the combination of luxury and simplicity, and the clothes are a style dream come true, a mix of romantic whites and just a dash of colourful prints. They added a touch of tropical flair to their signature feminine, vintage aesthetic, and it works.

My favourite piece is the Hermosa Eyelet Swing Dress, but unfortunately for us, it's already out of stock; the Victorian Tulle Mini Dress comes in a close second. This lookbook is just filled with beautiful frocks, but these two are so wearable and versatile, I could live in them all through Summer.
Tuesday, 20 March 2018

How To Make Your Bedroom A Bohemian Sanctuary

Tuesday, 20 March 2018
How To Make Your Bedroom A Bohemian Sanctuary
Photo sources: 12.

     A bedroom is a place of refuge from the outside world; as such, I believe it should reflect the personality of the individual. A bohemian at heart, I like to opt for a comfortable space with a lived-in vibe. The bohemian room is artistic, eclectic, and free-spirited. Comfort is of the utmost importance; this a place to really let your hair down.
Monday, 19 March 2018

Love & Lemons: Spring 2018 Swim

Monday, 19 March 2018
Love & Lemons: Spring 2018 Swim

     Who else has been longing for a bit of warm weather? Well, it doesn't get any sunnier than For Love & Lemons' new Spring 2018 Swim lookbook. I love how colourful this campaign is! I especially adore the stunning location; the cheerful boats and bright blue ocean make me wish it were summer.
Friday, 9 March 2018

5 Things I Love: 09/03/18

Friday, 9 March 2018
5 Things I Love: 09/03/18
Photo from SF Girl By Bay.

     Happy Friday! How has everyone's week been? My week was spent sick in bed with a cold, affording me lots of time to tinker with my blog design. But the sun is coming out and I'm feeling better, so I've rounded up 5 sunshiny things that match my mood this week. Check them out below!

5 Things I Love:


1. SF Girl By Bay found this Hanging Bamboo Chair at a flea market in France. While a bit out of my price range, it will make a beautiful addition to a lucky someone's home.
Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Featured Artist: Ginnie Hsu

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Friday, 2 March 2018

Brand Love: Hazel & Folk

Friday, 2 March 2018
Brand Love: Hazel & Folk

     Hope everyone is looking forward to a fun weekend! I'm back with another Brand Love post, and this time I'm featuring bohemian Aussie brand Hazel & Folk.
Wednesday, 28 February 2018

10 Photos That Will Inspire Your Next Colour Palette

Wednesday, 28 February 2018
10 Photos That Will Inspire Your Next Colour Palette - Jackie O My
Photo sources: 1234.

     Let's talk about design for a moment. I am so obsessed with colour palettes. Whether I'm redecorating my room, working on my site design, or even curating my wardrobe, it all comes down to colour for me.

There's a lot of talk in the blogging world of branding yourself. Jackie O My has always been more of a creative outlet than a business to me, but I understand the desire for recognition from readers. To get that recognition, though, a memorable aesthetic is essential.
Friday, 16 February 2018

5 Things I love: 16/02/18

Friday, 16 February 2018
5 Things I love: 16/02/18
Sources: 12.

     Happy Friday! Hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's day involving lots of chocolate. I've been busy planning new content for the blog this week, but I've still found time to round up more awesome links for you! Check out 5 new things I love below.
Monday, 12 February 2018

February Mood: Blush & The Sea

Monday, 12 February 2018
February Mood: Blush & The Sea
Photos from Pinterest.

     This February, I've felt the focus of my blog totally shifting. While before I was strictly interested in writing about fashion and blogging, I've been really inspired by simple living blogs lately. After a season of buying more and more stuff, it's such a breath of fresh air to step back and say "Okay, so what do I not need?".

Friday, 2 February 2018

5 Things I Love: 02/02/2018

Friday, 2 February 2018
5 Things I Love: 02/02/2018
Photo from A Pair & A Spare.

     Hello out there! Can you believe it's February already? It's time for another 5 Things I Love roundup and a little life update.

You may have noticed the hiatus I took from blogging this month; I've been busy working on my new year's goals and making healthy life changes, with varying degrees of success. Last week I celebrated my 26th birthday, and it was nice to take a day to myself to rest. However, I'm ready to get back to work and share 5 things I love this week with you!
Tuesday, 30 January 2018

How To Keep Your New Year's Resolutions Going Strong

Tuesday, 30 January 2018
How To Keep Your New Year's Resolutions Going Strong

     Can you believe January is almost over? Where does the time go? You may have noticed I took a few weeks off from blogging at the start of the year, but I'm happy to be back today to share a few tips I jotted down recently.
Wednesday, 17 January 2018

How I Stay On Top Of Social Media

Wednesday, 17 January 2018
How I Stay On Top Of Social Media

     Show of hands: who's able to effortlessly manage all their social media accounts?

If you're like me, your arm remained firmly glued to your side. However, I've recently been trying to be more consistent with my posts on social media.