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Kentucky Gypsy

Jessica Wagner

Jewelry For The Free Spirited

Hey guys! Just dropping in the share some snaps from our latest editorial shoot with Kentucky Gypsy

I’m super excited to tell you a little bit about her color-filled jewelry and accessories line. (Available to shop on Etsy.) 

Without further ado, here are my favorite pieces from her gorgeous collection (plus, check out this dainty Sydney Choker necklace, as seen in this post here.) 

Handcrafted for the free-spirit
— Kentucky Gypsy

I'm wearing the Monroe Bolo in sky blue and bronze Monroe Earrings

Don’t you just love it all already? From charming bolos and chokers, to whimsical earrings and necklaces, these pieces will elevate your look from bland to wildly visionary. You can follow Miss Gypsy herself on her blog here, and keep up with her latest designs over on instagram. 

I love the care and imagination put into every piece. From fine chains, to exquisite statement pieces with lost of character. I mean - these gold guns!! Talk about a conversation piece! (Not to mention all the possible “gun show” jokes to be made…. did ya get your tickets?!)

We took a late afternoon a couple weeks ago to explore up at the lake and found ourselves on a dreamy, rolling prairie. It felt like we had been transported to some open-range ranch in Montana, and the photos turned out super cool! (If you don’t mind seeing me in my "everyday" glasses!)

I recently found out my left eye has been rejecting to my contacts. (Ugh.) It’s basically attacking them and I have been deemed to wear my glasses for the next month. Exclusively. So, wanting to clear things up as fast a possible I have been rockin’ my spectacles non-stop. I don’t really mind my glasses, I just hate not being able the wear my favorite oversize shades! Maybe it’s time for this old gal to consider Lasik? Anyone else have an experience like this?

Anyways, the last couple weeks have been a whirlwind of special projects and collaborations coming together, and I can’t wait to share more with you! In the meantime, stay stylish my fellow free-spirits and gypsy babes!!

Outfit Details:
Dress: Forever 21 Embroidered Maxi Hat: Lack of Color The Valley Glasses: Gant Rugger Necklace: Kentucky Gypsy Earrings: Kentucky Gypsy

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A special thank you to Kentucky Gypsy for collaborating on this post!

Delft Blue Dress: Taking Inspiration From Delftware

Jessica Wagner

The Summer Maxi Dress

Laaaaaaaaadies! This one is for you.

Upcoming travels or celebratory festivities? Have a summer wedding to attend? This could be your “go to” dress. Fresh, ethereal and perfect for all warm-weather occasions.

You’re welcome. ;)

It seems that blue and white never really go out of style. I love a beautiful dress that hits all the high notes. I don’t know if I’ve ever told you but blue is definitely one of my favorite colors to wear. I like it in absolutely all its shades and forms.

This delicate blue ivory print feels inspired by Delftware ceramics.

Have you ever heard of Delftware

According to Vogue, Valentino himself used Delft Blue in a design for his own Fall 1968 collection that propelled him into the national spotlight as a celebrity fashion designer. How’s that for some fashion history?

17th century Dutch craftsmen (obsessed with the Ming Dynasty porcelain that was then being imported from China) saw a market for less expensive versions, and Delftware pottery was born.

Blue and white-painted china can be found everywhere, pouring out of small vintage storefronts. It’s hard to imagine antique shops without this lovely form of ceramics.

Found the Tinman passing through on his way to Emerald City.

I find Delftware incredibly charming (my favorite teacup is a Delft Blue!) So when I stopped in Top Knot Boutique (@shoptkb) a couple weeks ago to scope their goods in person, I was immediately enchanted with this blue porcelain maxi.

Let’s tick the boxes shall we?

  • Vintage-inspired update of the quintessential prairie dress
  • Super soft breezy blend with a dainty floral motif
  • Ruffled fluttery details and the off-the-shoulder neckline  
  • Distinctly modern femininity in a classic silhouette

In person, the pattern is even reminiscent of the Cuban Spanish / Moroccan or talavera tiles from my favorite travel spot down in Mexico, but I still feel so very Dutch wearing it.

Have you ever bought clothing inspired by your travels?

I love how long column/maxi dresses can be styled on the more casual side. You can pair them with sandals and throw your hair up in a bun. It’s the epitome of that effortless summer style. I’m looking forward to styling this one for a date night or my next garden party.


>>TOP KNOT BOUTIQUE $50 GIFTCARD WINNER!<<

Congratulations to @anoward!
A big thank you to Top Knot Boutique (@shoptkband all who participated!

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Outfit Details:
Dress: Top Knot Boutique Off shoulder Ruffle Maxi Shoes: Gingham, old (similar here) Pearl, (similar here) Hat: Nordstrom Straw Boater (old, similar here)  Bag: Cult Gaia Ark Watch: Old (love this one here) Lips: MAC So Select

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Waltzing In Blue

Jessica Wagner

Full Maxi Skirt


Everyone should have a flowy floor length maxi skirt- if for no other reason than to flit around in it like a dancing water pixie.

Maxi skirts are a classic wardrobe piece that can be relaxed or curve hugging. While floor length skirts might conjure images of spinning circles at a grand ball, this item need not be reserved for formal occasions.

A full maxi skirt can add a touch of frolicsome whimsy to any outfit, and when styled just so - screams forever summer. Just add a golden tan, a cute crop top and oversize sunglasses.

When I spotted this drapey nautical blue and white striped dream I immediately fell in love with its French Riviera romantic charm. A great summer/ vacation piece for any wardrobe. Imagine fashionable afternoon spent collecting seashells, picnicking by the shore.

I was originally trying to create a  ‘Gwyneth Paltrow circa The Talented Mr. Ripley’ feel to this look, but ended up somewhere between elegant and vintage Sailor Jerry seaside leaping enchantress. I couldn’t stop swishing its full parachute of fabric from side to side. Crisp and airy, this look is perfect for an exotic destination with cocktails and dancing at sunset. It’s really THE look for a seaside soiree.

Maxi skirts come in all colors, fabrics and prints. Find one that suits you and your occasion. This style can be streamlined or flouncy and bohemian. No matter what your height, you can wear this look; it just takes choosing the right material for you and matching it with the proper top. I prefer them breezy with a high-banded waist for a flattering silhouette. If you like to skip around, the more flowy layers the better. 

The stripes in this maxi keep it informal, as sometimes floor length can feel stuffy. Long skirts are a great holiday beach look, and are super cute with a button-down knotted at the hips. You can dress it up with heels and a lace top, or dress it down with sandals and a simple solid tee.

Toss on your favorite maxi and feel yourself transform water-siren as you find your way down to the blue to sway, whirl, frolic, leap, dart, and flit where the sun meets the sea.

Outfit Details:
Skirt: Mix Nouveau New York (also love this one) Top: Vanilla Star Sunglasses: Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Hat: BP Lips: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Beso Nails: Francesca's Colletions Always a Bridesmaid