Jenny smelling tulips on Valentine's Day

Will. Also by the name Willie, Squilliam, or Hunny. My valentine.

My first true love and my best friend. He has been by my side for almost 4 years now and I can’t image life without him. We always have such a great time together and can make our own fun. Throw in our two pups and we are complete. From the ups, downs, days with the flu, and little fights over who did the dishes last, I wouldn’t change a thing. We have grown so much together over the last few years and I’m proud to call him my Valentine on a day-to-day basis. View Post

Off The Shoulder Make Me Chic Top-14

TOP: c/o Make Me Chic | JEANS: Charlotte Russe | SHOES: old | SUNNIES: Target | CHOKER: DIY | BAG: DIY

When the water is just cool enough, the sun is shining, and there is a nice breeze; all benefits of spring. Plus all the florals, pastels, and shorts make spring my favorite season. Summer is scorching hot, the ocean is too cold to swim in during the winter, and the fall color scheme is just not my thing. I’m a pastel girl at heart, in love with the springtime. Easter was always the holiday I felt was most fun growing up. I loved Easter so much that when I got older I adopted a bunny (for my Mom)! Hah. We had our very own Easter bunny.

While it is not spring just yet, who says we can’t start to dress for it?

That’s exactly what I’m doing with this off the shoulder eyelet top from Make Me Chic and my most worn booties (which were given to me from my aunt). Sometimes the best clothes are the ones you get as hand me downs. Seriously, these boots were already broken in and now super comfortable. All the hard work was already done! View Post

DIY Gathered Shona Joy Didier Top

When I saw this top on Pia Muehlenbeck I fell in love with the unique style of it. It’s sold out so buying it wasn’t an option, plus I can’t find it anywhere. I’m guessing it cost around $275 because I did find it in black with a bit of different fabric here, originally $279. It’s made by Shona Joy and the one Pia was wearing is called the Didier Top. It’s on sale now in case you want to buy it. But if you want to make your own, I’m here for you to make your very own DIY gathered tank top. And you can keep it under $10 for the cost of the fabric and elastic. View Post

Smile Direct Club Invisible Aligners Kit

I’m finally, finally sharing my second video about Smile Direct Club invisible aligners and I started my treatment plan! Since I decided to start my aligners (I chose to do the monthly $99 payment option in case you’re wondering) I have been so glad I did. I can feel my teeth moving and can’t wait to see what they look like in real life after the whole process. I also wanted to note that currently I am almost done with the first week of my third aligner. In the video I say I’m on my second aligner. Yeah, it took a while to finally get this posted.

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Boho Outfit Sitting On Dock

TOP: c/o Shein | BOTTOMS: Charlotte Russe | SHOES: American Eagle | PURSE: DIY
LIPS: Covergirl Outlast “Naturalast”

This year I am focusing on a simpler and more “me” wardrobe. I’ve cleaned out my closet about 4 times since the start of 2017. I really want to focus on collecting quality pieces over quantity. Also pieces that I know I will wear over and over again, not just once or twice. Clutter is not a friend of mine and I’m looking to kick him to the curb. I want a wardrobe that consists less of “I bought it because it was on sale” and more “I would buy this full price because I can’t pass it up”.

I’m so guilty of buying clothing because it’s on sale or really cheap. Then it turns out I wash it once (or wear it once) and it’s ruined. Now, I’m going to focus on building up my wardrobe with key pieces that I KNOW will get worn.

Making way for new clothes means I need to actually get new clothes. I’m really into the bohemian style and love comfy clothes. I’ve put together a list of items that would be perfect additions to my wardrobe (and pretty much any girls’ closet) for the new year. All of these items are from Shein, which is where my embroidered shirt in these photos is from. Every piece I’ve gotten from Shein has been great so far. Seriously, this shirt is great quality and a steal at just under $22. Shein is one of those companies that have a ton of clothes that are in style but for a fraction of the price. You also really need to pay attention to the sizing too though.

Below are all pieces that I think are versatile and fit my style. I can think of at least 3 different ways to wear/accessorize each of these pieces (and that’s important when buying new clothing items). View Post

DIY Thigh High Boots by Jenny Bess at Sweet Teal

Old chewed up boots (thanks Gunner) + faux suede fabric = DIY thigh high boots!

I’m starting a new series on this blog of mine to help all my fellow DIY-ers who want to save money when it comes to fashion and it’s starting right NOW! I spend probably the better half of my days scrolling through websites shopping online, because I’m addicted to shopping (I’m working on it, ok). I always come across clothes or shoes that I love but also think “I can make that…” and for a lot less than it would cost to buy. While I’ve done a few DIYs in the past that are revolved more around recreating something expensive for less, I want to start focusing some of my projects mainly on this. Starting with thigh high boots because of the season, that’s why.

Thigh highs really started to get popular last winter with Stuart Weitzman boots that cost hundreds, even thousands, of dollars. They are the perfect over-the-knee thigh high boot though, which they better be for that price tag. I could never justify spending that much on a pair of shoes I’d wear only a few times a year. So in this video I will show you how to recycle a pair of booties you already have or can thrift and turn them into thigh highs for super cheap!

I’ll even let you in on a little secret on how to get them to actually stay up at your thighs and not fall down like so many do that just tie. You can watch the video to see how I made these boots but I also included detailed instructions below!

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