Meet DressJess XO. Our very first "Darling Of The Month." Every month we will feature a "Darling" who embodies our company's slogan: finding joy in the tiny moments. Jessica is a close friend who has one of the most positive outlooks on life and has made her incredible mindset into a career. She inspires you to look your best to feel your best and never give up on your dreams.
Q: Give us your best "15 second elevator pitch" on who you are!
A: This twenty something feel-good fashion & lifestyle blogger, on camera host and life enthusiast believes that “When you look good, you feel good!” I live every day with one goal in mind, to help inspire women to live a happy, confident lifestyle… hence the creation of DressJessXO. In life, we all have ups and downs, successes and failures, good days and bad days, but we can choose to turn our Funk into Fabulous. Subscribe and discover fun, affordable, and easy tips and tricks using fashion, fitness, and a healthy lifestyle as tools to get you out of your next ‘funk’ and feel fabulous again. Nothing makes me feel better than inspiring a positive change in people’s lives. I want every girl reading my blog to feel heard and empowered. Whether I am sharing my life stories or interviewing another powerful women I hope it encourages you to move and groove, because when you look good, you feel good! This is feel-good fashion, honey!
Q: Sometimes it’s hard to stay motivated in this industry, what inspires you daily?
A: My dad. I lost my father 2 years ago but feel blessed to have spent 22 years with him. My dad was the most remarkable man I have and will ever meet. He taught me that a positive attitude makes all the difference. Be passionate to find the solution, not the problem. Whenever I am in a “funk” I watch this short clip of my dad and immediately I feel empowered. He was proof that no matter what obstacle you’re battling, we all have the opportunity to feel fabulous and overcome it.
Q: What are your tips for current lifestyle bloggers?
A: Ask yourself what makes you tick? What is your “why”? Living authentically is about allowing yourself to be driven by your heart, not your head. Your blog should be a part of you and your everyday! It is important to recognize what makes you different and share your genuine voice. Don’t try to be anyone but YOU!
Q: Who are some of your favorite Instagram accounts to follow?
A: I have many Instagram accounts that inspire me every day. I think it is very important to have people you look up to and learn from. I’ve been fortunate enough to meet all of my favorite Instagram idols. The coolest thing about them is that their personality in person is the exact same as their presence on Instagram. The 6 people who I follow religiously are:
1. Catt Sadler - @IamCattSadler
2. Lauryn Evarts - @theskinnyconfidential
3. Jordan Younger - @TheBalancedBlonde
4. Sazan Barzani – @SazanBarzani
5. Chrissy Teigen - @Chrissy Teigen
6. Lorna Jane Clarkson - @LornaJaneActive
Q: If you could drop everything and go anywhere, where would it be and why?
A: My first thought was my lake condo where I have spent every summer I can remember. My dad used to call it “our little piece of heaven”. But then I realized it wasn’t so much where I was, but who I was with. So to answer your question, it doesn’t matter where I am in the world and as long as I am with by my friends and family I am a happy girl. Kind of a cheesy answer but true! Not saying Ko Samui, Thailand wouldn’t be nice!