TEN tops on the floor, and a bedside chair wearing enough skirts to clothe a troupe of Rockettes.
Lipstick tubes marching like tiny-shiny soldiers (Reporting for duty!) and an arsenal of jewelry strewn across the bathroom counter.
Rushing around to get ready and focusing SO much on pulling myself together that the important things (like coffee and kisses) are left cold in the kitchen while I zip out the door.
If you can keep a secret, I’ll come clean and admit: Even Style Experts run into their own hang-ups from time to time, and this dreadful scene DOES play out in my closet on eventual occasion... Please tell me I'm not the only one with denim draped over the back of the door?
Expressing ourselves by clothing our bodies can have such an incredible impact on our day-to-day confidence, and yet - it’s also a great big purply-plaid point of contention for nearly every woman I know.
(Tough to do well, but miraculous when it’s mastered.)
I started my business as a personal stylist four years ago, and am still a little amazed when I see that even the most elegant women struggle with the same thing from time to time. We all have doubts and downfalls and desires to be the best versions of ourselves, and there is a LOT of pressure from the world to do life with a perfectly polished set of fingernails the entire time.
The good news is: we are fluid creatures. The ability to edit and change and grow and flourish are all at our fingertips, and watching a woman transform her slumped shoulders into a sassy swish across the bedroom floor will show you that anything is possible in a matter of minutes.
There are certainly days when I miss the profoundly special moments of being a personal stylist, but I also love the chance to watch the magic happen from the sidelines as Hilary walks her girls through the steps to discover their own creative cocktail of clothing.
Y’all, I feel so lucky to get a lot of face time (the real-life kind!) with this chica, and can’t even tell you what a jolt of goodness you can expect from her at every single turn.
That same proud-sister feeling that I get when YOU go out and do great things is swelling to the ceiling as she presents something that enhances the lives of so many women, and I sincerely hope that you'll watch with me so that we can see the daily expression of ourselves become more effortless and enlightened together!
With a Bit of Borrowed Grace & Gumption,
XOXO - Jessie Pepper
Ps. - Toss on some sunnies and a sweater, and get a little pre-Fall sunshine today for me, will you??
SLEEP SAVVY // is something that I would never claim to be, but I'mtrying so hard to get better! Do you have any tips for getting a great night's sleep that I can try on my quest? Always love your helpful suggestions, Sweeties!