the classic black leather pump {will always be chic and is a closet staple}

Pointy or round toe, I don’t care. Matte black and patent leather pumps are, just so, timeless. I am over geometric and “trendy ” “it” shoes. Probably because they take over my closet, hence my current hatred towards my entire shoe collection. You will hate them too next season (if  you don’t already). My suggestion is to only go top of the line for these, a.k.a (the classic) Manolo Blanik, Jimmy Choo, Giuseppe Zanotti and Prada. They’ll never be bougie, they’ll always be cool. I’m with Garance Doré on this one.


A Newly Coveted Purse & The Nostalgic Rodarte Prom {classic prada bag & opening ceremony t-shirts}

I am in love with this classic Prada bag. The Saffiano Lux Top-Handle Open Tote is the perfect carry all. IT looks great while carrying the necessities. It doesn’t say “It Bag,” even though it kind of is. A friend just scored this beauty and I’m jealous. Prada offers a range of similar styles in different colors. They start at $1,500. I can’t afford it, but if you can, indulge. On a lighter, yet still expensive note, these Rodarte Prom tees are bomb. Hard for me to believe that my Senior prom was less than a year ago. The shirts are sort of nostalgic, but also hard to pass up. They’re both $150 and available on Opening Ceremony.

Happy (Over) One Year Word by Jessie {commemorating the accomplishments, the best posts & the fantastic graphics}

Cheers to over a year of providing “fab facts for fab people!” I, the self proclaimed “blogger and fashion fiend,” felt it necessary to celebrate. Word by Jessie has had a pretty great year. The blog started in September 2010 and continues to grow. Miss. Word was featured in Seventeen Magazine as a blogger & model in their July Issue and will be featured again in their special “Prom” issue. Two2 prom dresses under $100 were styled and then modeled by Miss. Word by Jessie has made guest appearances on Fashables and Wink’s blog. She’s one of Brandy Melville’s “Things We Love.” In addition, Word by Jessie herself spent a month interning in the beautiful city of Paris while interning at APC. She then interned some more at Diane von Furstenberg & Cynthia Steffe. Stopping here, but it’s been pretty great. Keep reading, Love y’all!






The Necessary Needs For Fall & Winter {celine, miu miu, prada, alexander wang, marni & tibi: and can’t afford any of it}

After conversing with a few of my blogger friends today at the Seventeen Prom photo shoot, I got really excited about a few specific things for the upcoming season. I wish I could afford them all, or even one of them. But I don’t mind informing y’all.

From the top left down: Celine luggage shopper, Miu Miu glitter & suede ankle boots, Marni glitter clutch, Prada minimal baroque sunglasses & Tibi pink beanie.

Anyone wanna get on my good list?

No Prada for Barneys?

Apparently Barneys has dropped all Prada merchandise, except menswear and shoes, for the Spring! A source within Barneys says that this is due to a problem with leasing. Prada wanted to lease their space, but Barneys doesn’t do that. The Prada handbags section will be succeeded by Valextra, a Barneys exclusive handbag line. Here is the official statement from a Barneys spokesperson. “Prada has been and continues to be an important vendor for Barneys New York. We will continue to carry footwear for both Men and Women as well as Mens Ready to Wear. Prada’s exit in the categories of Women’s leather goods and Women’s Ready to Wear was planned prior to Mark Lee’s arrival as CEO of Barneys and stemmed from the unwillingness of Barneys to consider leased departments. Barneys stands by the no vendor leased space still today enabling us to retain our point of view in our stores.”

No Models for Prada?

Prada will be releasing a limited collection of 500 pairs of the crazy baroque cartoon-like sunglasses from their Spring 2011 collection. These glasses will be sold in stores. Prada is turning to illustrators for advertisement of these goods instead of models! The release read “To underscore the uniqueness and creativity which lie behind the production of these accessories Prada has opted to given an account of eyewear through the work of three illustrators…Ivo Bisignano, Marcela Gutierrez and Andrea Tarella,” Therefore it makes sense that Prada is selling their sunglasses as works of art, “Curves, friezes and bas-relief effects are the main design features of the Minimal-Baroque. The colour combinations: white/blue, white/black and white/honey with the choice of acetate, seamlessly coordinate the lines of the frame front and arms sculpted into rococo curls, whose decoration is the distinctive feature” said the release. The collection will be released in February at select Prada boutiques, department stores and Ilori. Yayuh.