The Mentor and I


Good morning TSJ! Hope this week has been going smoothly… round of applause for Texas finally getting its act back together and rebounding into some warmer weather.

Last week my mentor Samantha (of Style of Sam) and I had the opportunity to attend not one, but TWO fashion events together. For those of you who don’t know, Sam became my mentor starting February of this year through an independent study program at my high school. It was with her guidance that TSJ was launched so quickly and smoothly and she has continuously proven to be an inspiration and role model not only as a blogger but a woman as well. I can’t speak enough good words about her.

But enough with the mushy stuff… for now.

We started off our afternoon with the Palmer//Harding trunk show in downtown Dallas. Y’all… it was incredible. Levi Palmer, one of the incredible talents behind the brand, was there and we talk (rave) about his collection and the inspiration behind it a bit. All I’m going to say is, if you haven’t checked out this rising brand yet you’re wasting your time. Seriously, their new fall 2015 collection boasts the perfect amount of femininity, a sensational contradiction of minimalism vs. drama, and an array of flattering prints and shapes for everybody. Plus, Levi was so kind-hearted in letting us try on anything in the collection we’d like and the way he talked about his inspiration and the line oozed passion like no other. It’s always so refreshing to meet people who truly love their art.

After gaining 5 pounds of totally not regretted sushi (I know you saw my Instagram pic and it’s okay to be jealous), our last stop was the premiere of the fashion documentary Dior and I. Directed by the brilliant visionary, Frédéric Tcheng, Dior and I followed the process of Raf Simons’ introduction into the House of Christian Dior as he takes on his first haute couture collection. Simply put, the movie was inspiring on so many new levels. The way that Tcheng captures the raw emotion and love of Simons’, his team of seamstresses, and the House itself with such grace and compassion… I cannot put into words how much I loved it (which is probably not a great thing considering I am a writer). Recommended to any and all members of human society, it will be the most worthy 90 minutes you have spent ever.

I apologize for such a long post, but I very rarely partake in events so worthy of blogging about, and quite frankly social settings in general, so I just had to be selfish and take the chance to brag a bit, because God knows when the next time I’ll actually do something besides lay in bed is.


Nordstrom BP Dress (similar here and here) | Guess Nude Pumps (similar here) | Elliot Lucca Wallet (similar here) | Daniel Wellington Watch | Alex & Ani Bracelet | Kendra Scott ‘Elisa’ Necklace | Forever 21 Tassel Necklaces (similar here)

xo, TSJ

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