This week’s featured stylist has me dreaming of surroundings that my sunshine state of mind normally doesn’t venture to.
Jessica makes icy situations look real inviting. Snow covered fields, chilled out lakes… her photos are beautiful, and ones that make me (slightly) miss a wintery world. I’ve never been to Canada, but this here post has me eager to make a visit. Whether it’s exploring her new hometown of Calgary, or adventuring the wild earth just outside, she’s been getting to know the land, and sharing it with us via her FP Me profile. Not to mention, she has a style that reminds me of a Nordic bohemian dream. Get lost in her words and photos below!
Where do you currently live and how do you think your city shapes your lifestyle?
I recently just moved to Calgary, Alberta with my boyfriend. This city has so much to offer. You can experience an urban lifestyle with its fast pace or in an hour’s drive, be in a rural area surrounded by national parks and trails. I can already picture myself riding my bike downtown with my dog, Harper, and weekend getaways to the mountains with my boyfriend.
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What do you think is the best kept secret within your city?
I have only lived in Calgary for a month now and I have explored the city a little. Lately I keep returning to an area called Inglewood. It’s full of local boutiques and restaurants. I am a lover of succulents and cacti, so of course my favorite store is called Plants. It has so much character, and to top it off they do workshops. I cannot wait to participate in one with some friends.
If your best friend were doing an impersonation of you, how would they quote you?
Right now they would probably be singing Uptown Funk while mastering the dance moves. (I like to think I can dance haha.)
How do you think your personality reflects your personal style?
I wear what I feel most comfortable in. With Canada and its glorious winters (insert sarcasm), you can find me in a lot of layers and knits right now. Lately I have been daydreaming of flowy summer dresses. With a Mexico trip in the near future I can’t wait to wear the easy breezy crochet slip again.
If you could only wear 3 Free People items for the next year what would they be and why?
The Boyfriend’s Embrace Cardigan is the coziest cardigan I have ever owned. It’s perfect for those chilly summer nights or winter days curled up with a good book. The Penny Lane Chiffon Dress has been a staple in my closet for almost 2 years now. I originally bought it for the Sasquatch music festival and have found myself wearing it to weddings or just running errands around town. You can dress it up or down. Last would have to be the Hybrid Heel Boot. I myself have never been into to wearing anything with a heel on it but I recently purchased these boots and they are a game changer. They are comfortable to walk in and you can pair them with absolutely anything!
Can you tell us about one of the most valuable experiences thus far in your life?
Education. I have taken a variety of courses and what I have learned from it I will take with me for the rest of my life.
If you choose any celebrity to style, who would it be and what would you put them in?
Hmm… I would have to say Zooey Deschanel. I would style her in the Dalia Dreams set paired with the Dover Suede Clog.
What’s the most magical place you’ve ever traveled to? What made it so special?
Portland, Oregon. With its lush green landscapes, blooming flowers, and some of the best doughnut shops around, what’s not to love? We were there for a wedding in the countryside. One of my favourite memories is driving through the back roads with the windows down and just being mesmerized by the dreamy landscape. I grew up in the prairies, where the majority of your view is fields of wheat or canola, so there is something so magical to me about flowers on every corner. Portland is my happy place, rain or shine.
What’s one quote that you live your life by?
Be yourself. Anytime I feel uncertain or nervous I remind myself “just stay true to you“. I have found peace and success in it.
What does ‘free’ mean to you?
Loving yourself unconditionally is being free to me. Being able to trust yourself in where you’re at and chase your dreams. Love is so empowering.
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