Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do

One thing I did not realize til this outfit post was the difference in response between pedestrians, bicyclists and people in their cars, driving by. Can you guess?Photobucket









New shoes – Steve Madden, dress – Forever 21, bag – Aldo, hat – ? (it’s 10 years old!), ring – boutique in Miami, necklace – JCPenney, cuff – Mom

This is from my experience 🙂 Pedestrians often find it too awkward (I’m assuming) to make commentary on whatever you might be doing, since their pace is slow. People driving in their cars would be wasting their time if they were to say “hey, you look cool” because you’d never hear it, or at the most, they could honk or holler. But BICYCLISTS, who knew? They are going by at just the right speed to throw out a (albeit short) sentence and maybe even smile! Ha! And somehow I picked one of the busiest bike routes to take photos on! Haha x 10!

This outfit was basically created around my shoes. I got the new Steve Madden Dynemite sandals in the mail yesterday and was way too excited to put them on! They fit perfectly, and are amazingly high, but it’s somehow not hard to walk in at all! I would like to argue with those that say they are the most comfortable high heels they own. After 2 hours of walking in them I was not very happy! But perhaps those people have too many uncomfortable heels. 🙂

Oh and can you tell this is my first post using my new lens, a 50 mm 1.8d Versus the 35 mm 1.8d.

For my title: you have to just get out there and do something about what you want or else it’s never going to happen. When I saw the phrase, “Dreams don’t work unless you do”, it was just… wow. So true! And I want to say thank you to everyone supporting me and my blog and for all the opportunities that have been opened up to me! I am rather backlogged on returning comments and the portraits I mentioned last week are still in the works. I am continuing to try to fit in everything I can, and also want everyone to know that this is so far the best start to my year that I have had in a very, long, time. 🙂



  1. ★ JASMINE ★
    February 10, 2012 / 1:25 am

    you look gorgeous!xoxo

  2. Diane
    February 10, 2012 / 1:30 am

    Simple and beautiful! I love the dress! xo

  3. Josie
    February 10, 2012 / 1:36 am

    oh my gosh Jess!!! I tell you over and over, sheesh! But you look GORGEOUS in these photos! That hat is very nice on you, you look great in hats!! And the color is very nice on you. Mute colors are beautiful on you!!! Also I agree with your post title, it's very true. Anyone can dream, but if you want it to come true you need to work for it!! Also, you're rank 1 on the vocation for your parents!!! Been voting on my cell phone, computer, and school computers lol :):)

  4. Nieszka
    February 10, 2012 / 2:55 am

    You look soo cute with your hat here! beautiful smile. love those colors on you. I gotta say, that camera is awesome! how do you get the photos so clear!? And YES you rank #1 on the vacation contest! eek 😀

    • Jess
      February 10, 2012 / 12:06 pm

      Thanks to my sisters great eye!! She basically said it is like a constant eye test, constantly focusing til you think it is clear. And thank you so much haha, did you notice my hat is 10 years old? I bought it when I was 15! And YES!!!! I know!!! my friend has a video game live stream and somehow he got like 1000 of his viewers to vote!! it still all comes down to the judges call in 27 days, so we'll see what happens. But for now, we don't have to hustle as much to get votes, we're really thankful 🙂

  5. TheGirlAtFirstAvenue
    February 10, 2012 / 3:30 am

    For me its all the same.. whether its a car or a pedestrian, they all just stare haha!You look beautiful as always! Love the dress!Enter boticca.com giveaway, win $100♥ http://www.thegirlatfirstavenue.com

  6. Cathy
    February 10, 2012 / 3:38 am

    You look stunning in that dress! (:xoxoonceuponasprinkle.blogspot.com

  7. Laura
    February 10, 2012 / 8:45 am


  8. Laura
    February 10, 2012 / 9:01 am

    very nice pictures!xoxo,fashonhypnotised girl

  9. Anonymous
    February 10, 2012 / 9:31 am

    you look beautiful! following your blog+!if you want i'm doing a giveaway!Elisa's blogwww.theivenothingtowearcloset.com

  10. Elin Kling
    February 10, 2012 / 10:39 am

    LOVE your look! <3

  11. Fanny
    February 10, 2012 / 10:41 am

    pretty outfit ^^ I like your heels 😀

  12. Vintagehadhead
    February 10, 2012 / 10:49 am

    Hello Dear <3Now i havw to thank you for your lovely comment.Once again you look faboulous,love it <3<3<3Your`s KIngha <3

  13. ❤AdamAlexMommy❤
    February 10, 2012 / 10:56 am

    jessica, you are stunning! what a beautiful woman you are. :)thanks for visiting my blog! omy, we have so much in comment. you said your sis' name is jasmine… well, i have a sister name jess, lol! very nice to meet you. 🙂 enjoyed your blog, and i am your new follower! hoping to stay connected, and have a great wknd!xoxojasminehttp://adamalexmommy.com

  14. Nari-Elle
    February 10, 2012 / 12:29 pm

    You look great :)What do you think about following each other on bloglovin?xo,themagicstyle-by-nari.blogspot.com/

    • Nari-Elle
      February 10, 2012 / 2:30 pm

      Following back 🙂

  15. april
    February 10, 2012 / 2:51 pm

    i love your shoes..you look so beautiful..im your new follower..i love that qoute "dreams dont work unless you do" on your chictopia title..made me open your beautiful blog 🙂

    February 10, 2012 / 2:56 pm

    beautiful !you know how to make some simple wardrobes become fabulous outfit.Sincerely,BERTHA NATASHA

  17. Daria
    February 10, 2012 / 3:13 pm

    amazing look, so simple and yet so elegantxxxDaria, the Fashionsurfer

  18. stylemailbox
    February 10, 2012 / 3:29 pm

    i love this quote. perfectly said. amazing!come visit-www.stylemailbox.blogspot.com

  19. Andrea Garland
    February 10, 2012 / 3:56 pm

    I laughed with your conclusion about people on the street while you're taking photos, always they have that look of 'what are you doing?' haha.Love your shoes, sorry to read that after 2 hours it's not easy to walk with them, it happens to me to when I put high heels that's why I prefer platforms with heels, they help a lot.

  20. Violetta
    February 10, 2012 / 4:15 pm

    amazing outfit!sooooo Gorgeous!!!

  21. Jenna
    February 10, 2012 / 5:05 pm

    I love that dress so much and would have instantly bought it from Forever21 as well if I saw it!

  22. k come karolina
    February 10, 2012 / 8:39 pm

    love your shoes!xoxo from romeK.kcomekarolina.com

  23. DailyGlamour
    February 10, 2012 / 10:31 pm


  24. The trendy frog
    February 10, 2012 / 10:54 pm

    you are very nice with the hat¡¡¡ i love your dress and shoes¡¡¡kisseshttp://thetrendyfrog.blogspot.com/

  25. FashionFreak/Mihaela
    February 11, 2012 / 11:02 am

    you look great. haii. new post on my blog – paradise♥mfashionfreak

  26. Laura
    February 11, 2012 / 11:16 am


  27. Soraya
    February 11, 2012 / 1:11 pm

    haha that the grace of cyclists!The sandals are beautiful, no wonder you were wanting them!And the dress is velvet? It's beautiful!

  28. CurlyFashion
    February 11, 2012 / 1:15 pm

    you look so chic and girly, awww *.*

  29. - marii
    February 11, 2012 / 1:51 pm

    ahah funny! and it makes sense 🙂 love your dress, super cute!

  30. Joanne
    February 11, 2012 / 2:20 pm

    Love it! So simple but classy and casual. :))Now following you! :)http://urhappybunnie.blogspot.com/

  31. Nadine Jasmine
    February 11, 2012 / 3:19 pm

    you're soo pretty and love the shoes btw.xx jasminewww.awonderkind.blogspot.com

  32. MarieAntoinette
    February 11, 2012 / 3:41 pm

    You're absolutely gorgeous girl. I love the dress, and bag, and everything. ♥♥♥

  33. Pop Champagne
    February 11, 2012 / 3:44 pm

    love the color of the dress and the shoes on you! it's such a pretty outfit!

  34. Hazel☺
    February 11, 2012 / 3:58 pm

    love your new shoes!!! they're indeed high!! too bad they felt uncomfortable after a few hours of wearing 🙁http://dressmeupbuttercup.tumblr.com

  35. Ashley K
    February 11, 2012 / 4:52 pm

    Great outfit interesting that bicyclists are the ones who are chatty one would have never thought. Very cool never the less keep up the good work!-AshBeauty-Flawed.blogspot.com

  36. TheParisienne
    February 11, 2012 / 5:13 pm

    Lovely!Have anice week end!(www.the-parisienne.com)…and maybe we can follow each others!?

  37. Thesmallnoble
    February 11, 2012 / 6:00 pm

    Thanks for your comment! Your outfit is beautiful. I love it! You have a great sense of fashion. I'm following you now :)http://thesmallnoble.blogspot.com/

  38. GingerGirl
    February 11, 2012 / 7:03 pm

    Absolutely love this outfit! I love the burgundy color of the dress and the brown hat! 🙂 Check out my latest outfit at my blog and let me know your opinion… In this occasion I've followed one of the trends of this season… sparkles! I hope you'll like it! ;)http://gingercollage.blogspot.com

  39. Squared
    February 11, 2012 / 8:42 pm

    you'e so pretty! love the sandals, and this is a cool post. liked reading about the bikers! hahaLet's follow each other!

  40. Connie
    February 12, 2012 / 12:22 am

    Hey Jess, it's a simple dress but yet you make it looks so great as always! 😉

  41. LOLA C.
    February 12, 2012 / 12:40 am

    Jess preciosa!! Tienes un blog increíblemente bonito. Tus looks son espectaculares y tú eres dolorosamente bella. Un beso desde Andalucía.http://tecuentomistrucos.blogspot.com/

  42. Patricia
    February 12, 2012 / 8:01 am

    Lovely dress and brilliant shoes, I would KILL for your LEGS *sigh*Love,Patriciawww.leathershock.blogspot.com

  43. Klaudia
    February 12, 2012 / 12:26 pm

    I love this dress.!:)) Lovely look .;D

  44. angie and wes
    February 12, 2012 / 11:21 pm

    You look beautiful!!! now followingwww.angieandwes.blogspot.com

  45. simplysuzu
    February 13, 2012 / 9:20 am

    Damn … those shoes look so beautiful though. I don't think I can walk properly in high heels as I wear flip flops on a daily basis. But those shoes are just so gorgeous that it'd be too sad not to wear them again.

  46. Marianne M.
    February 17, 2012 / 6:28 pm

    Hey Jess, your hair and make up looks fab as always, what kind of eye make up do you apply? maybe u should do a make up tutorial or maybe its the shape of your eyes that makes me swoon.don't know. but love it.the purple dress looks stunning on your skin tone and combined with the brown hat it warms up your face.great outfit girl.

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