Dainty Jea

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White Off The Shoulder Floral Print Dress

Jul 6, 2015

The last time I mentioned "here" that it's a must I stock up on summer dresses, I was kidding. However, this time I made sure I went for an off the shoulder dress.  I've been wanting to try this trend and I'm so glad I did! This dress has an easy breezy feel to it without having to try so hard, plus I have the option to easily dress it up or down. Heck, if I wanted, I could even wear this dress to a wedding! but of course, with some fancy heels.

White Off The Shoulder Floral Print Dress | Similar heels | ASOS Metal Arms Retro Sunglasses | c/o Kendra Scott Elton Gold Bracelet in Iridescent Drusy | c/o Kendra Scott Brennan Ring Set in Gold | Ring | Druzy Jewels Stretch Bracelet | Similar clutch | Necklace

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Independence Day - Holiday

Jul 3, 2015


When fourth of July comes around, for me it's officially summer! The warm temperatures, the quality time with family and friends...and of course, making memories. I'm so happy we get to celebrate the holiday in our new home. For as much as we wanted to prep our patio, unfortunately, things are taking a little longer than expected, but it's all good. At least we have our BBQ grill ready to go! With that being said, cheers to a fun-filled weekend! I hope you have an enjoyable 4th of July and God Bless America!

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J's Favorite: Summer Dress

Jul 2, 2015

J's Favorite: Summer Dress

After my trip to Charleston this last weekend, all I want to stock up on are summer dresses. Wearing fitted clothes for summer is not an option. The heat and humidity was unbearable and not to mention, the running around didn't help. With that being said, I foresee more flowy dresses in my closet, as well as easy does it looks. The best looks are those kept simple.  

J's Favorite: Summer Dress

J's Favorite: Summer Dress

Five Must-Haves at a Blog Conference

Jun 24, 2015

The time has come! Tomorrow, I finally set foot in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina! I can check that off my bucket list. I cannot wait to attend my first blog conference this year (it's been a minute!) with amazing, talented, and beautiful inspiring bloggers! For new bloggers, these conferences can be a bit overwhelming. You try to get the most out of it, while at the same time trying to do some networking, meeting new faces, and taking in all the knowledge you get from attending one of these but...it's all worth it...Trust me. 

First thing...Before I get to the whole chi-bang of must-haves to a blog conference, make sure the conference you are planning on attending has the all necessary tools to achieve your expectations. The goal is to find a real community that not only provides tools and resources for blogging success but real people who are willing to get to know each other both online and off.

If it's your first time, it's OK to be nervous, it's normal! Just make sure you go with an open mindset and ready to learn! Take all the knowledge you can get because trust me, it will be helpful at the end.  Plus, remember that you are not the only one attending a conference for the first time.  Chances are that bloggers are more afraid of you than you are of them (Ha!). However, there are a few items that will make your life a lot easier during your stay.  With that being said, make sure you bring these five must-haves for a successful blog conference. 

BUSINESS CARDS 
Don't be that person.  Please don't be that blogger who is a total delight but when it comes to exchanging information, you don't have a business card to share. You. need. a. business card. period.  How do I know this you ask?  Um, I am guilty as charge for not bringing business cards to events and believe when I say this; DON'T BE THAT PERSON! People you meet will probably want to get together or follow you so, my suggestion is to add your picture (preferably the same as your blog) on your business card; that way, they remember who you are! Oh, the crazy Puerto Rican girl that talks with her hands? Oh, I remember her! ;) 

MEDIA KIT
When I first started, I had no clue what a media kit was or what was its purpose. It's pretty much the guide to your blog.  It lets brands/sponsors know what you are all about and what you have to offer. It's a one page document that contains your "stats" such as unique visitors, demographics, popular posts, etc.  This should always be kept up-to-date. Don't know how to create one? Etsy is the way to go!

CAMERA
This one is obvious! How would you caption the event or memorable moments without a camera...not too mention...outfit photos! If you are a fashion blogger, no need to worry. There will be plenty of bloggers who willingly will take your outfit photos in exchange of you returning the favor. Plus, you get to have fun while doing so.  Another thing you can bring (totally optional) is a smart tablet.  For some reason, bloggers love tablets.

FLATS 
I can't stress this enough..your feet will be hurting. Just throw some Tieks or flat sandals in your purse.  If they don't fit, make them fit.  You will thank me later.  

EXTERNAL CHARGER
Talking from experience, this is a must! Your readers are going to want to know every little detail of the eventful day and especially, what you're wearing! With that being said, keep that phone or smart tablet of yours fully charged! Plus, you are going to want to check out websites and fact check other bloggers attending the event (Ha!).

Last but not least, make sure you set some goals for yourself. Try to meet as many people as possible, hand your business cards out, ask questions! (there is never a dumb question) and last but not least, be yourself! Have fun, stay in touch, and enjoy yourself!

Home decor: Bedroom Accents

Jun 23, 2015

Accents


It's our second night with the new puppy and it's been tough trying to catch some z's. While staring up at the ceiling, I notice a bare wall over our head (not to mention this cutie, Zeus). Really Jealeyni? this wall needs some shazam and style to it! I know. I know...but where do I even begin?! I can see my wedding photo hanging there and the idea of incorporating cute quotes with antique frames to add some character is enticing. While I'm at it, a side table for my belongings would be great!

What to Wear on the Fourth of July

Jun 22, 2015

Fourth of July

romper | sunglasses | nailpolish | denim dress | sandals 

Every year when fourth of July approaches, I find myself not wanting to be too literal when wearing red, white, and blue.  Let me rephrase that, wearing less of all three colors, while still proudly showing my patriotic pride! Lately, I've been wanting to wear white and soft blues. I am in love with the online store SheInside. Thanks to Shanna Said So, I couldn't help but check out the site and of course, I purchased all my South West Blog Society conference outfits from there. The site has great quality products at an affordable price (and when I mean affordable, less than $30 dollar dresses!) Speaking of conference, I fly to Charleston on Thursday! Follow me on Snapchat: DaintyJea for my travel adventures and #SBSCON.  Can't wait! 

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Father's Day Gift Ideas

Jun 15, 2015

 Father's Day Gift Guide
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But for real though, isn't hard to get gift ideas for Father's Day? I know my old man would be satisfy with anything "Home Depot" or "Lowes" related. As long it involves with carpentry, he's all about it. However, it's always good to change it up, since he's all about rock-in-roll, why not get him items that fit the category? In his younger years, he was all about the converse sneaks and white tee...with that being said...Here are a couple items I know he would enjoy.


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