Dear Jessie (feat. Earnest)

It’s so surreal knowing that this Spring semester will be my last semester of college. So many emotions run through my mind just thinking about it: excitement, anxiety, relief, anticipation, accomplishment. Looking back, there are so many things I wish I could change, from deciding on a major to deciding where to do my grocery shopping to save a couple of bucks (because $5 can really make a difference in a college student’s life, trust me). But don’t get me wrong I’ve had so many wonderful memories, ones I would not change for the world.

I teamed up with Earnest, a company that provides current students and graduates with financial information and resources to refinance their loans, to write a letter to my younger self. By younger, I mean the Jessie who was a Freshman that did not know what to expect the next four years of her undergraduate career. As a senior in college, I can definitely say that I know a lot more now than I did back in Freshman year. I’ve learned more about my self, who I want to be and where I want to go.

Here it goes:

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Favorite Looks from the 2017 Golden Globes

The Red Carpet was filled with so many beautiful looks and glamorous celebrities last night. Everyone looked so elegant and breathtaking but there were five looks that impressed me more than others. Lily Collins, Kristen Bell, Olivia Culpo, Emma Stone and Mandy Moore all owned chic, bold and sophisticated glamorous looks that embody the Golden Globes. These women looked absolutely beautiful last night and are just awesome women in general!

74th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 08 Jan 2017
Lily Collins in Zuhair Murad
74th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 08 Jan 2017
Kristen Bell in Jenny Packham
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Olivia Culpo in Zuhair Murad
74th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
Emma Stone in Valentino Haute
74th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
Mandy Moore in Naeem Khan (This was is my absolute favorite!)

What were your favorite Red Carpet looks? Let me know!

-jess.

Winter Playlist

Happy 2017, everyone! I hope the first week of the year was a great one and that you are dominating those resolutions (if you haven’t, it’s all good you still have 358 days). It’s been a great new season for some great new tunes. I’ve been ringing in the new year with these songs. Some are older and newer than others, but are all nonetheless still jamm-able. I’m making that a new word. So, I’ve listed the playlist to this post and hope you guys find at least one new tune to love. I should mention, Tame Impala has easily become one of my new favorite band and Currents, their 2015 album, has been speaking to my soul and giving me life. I thought you all should know, tee-hee. Hope you guys enjoy!  – jess.

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