Love is in the Air

New dress – LOVE, belt – purse strap! Jessica Simpson bag, purse – Lulu’s Townsend, shoes – Aldo, necklace – Aldo, watch – Style & Co. , ring – Miami boutique 

You probably recognize this beautiful LOVE dress  I bought it about a month and a half ago when it was truly all the rage (on other fashion blogs), but I’ve been saving it for the perfect location. What amazed me, is that although it is gorgeous in person (I stopped one woman in her tracks …she literally had her mouth open in awe the whole time I was walking past her) it really photographed more beautifully than anything else I’ve ever taken photos with. The material shines and flows in the most goddess-like way.

Oh and did my belt confuse you? As to… how does it even work? Well it’s not really a belt πŸ™‚ I have this bulky Jessica Simpson bag which just doesn’t seem to work with a long strap, and so I took it off –and although I had a bit of trouble getting the clasps to hook onto the strap, it pretty much worked out perfectly!

One more thing: Lydie of Art Becomes You, did a feature on me, and she really put it together in such a pleasant way, with both photos and my Q&A. If you are interested in learning a bit about me, you can check it out here!

P.S I just added my url watermark to these photos, and want to know what you think! Sometimes people post my pictures and there is no return link, so I thought it would be good to put it on the photos themselves like I’ve seen a few others do. The only problem is… I think I picked a font that is a tad hard to read and for some reason (I thought all the photos were the same size?) it looks bigger on some and smaller on others. What do you think about putting watermarks on your photos? Do you do it?

 Now here it is, just as I promised:

You can even get the same dress I am wearing here πŸ™‚

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don’t forget the first four steps are mandatory! 

The giveaway ends the night of Monday, May 9! Best of luck to everyone πŸ™‚



  1. Josie
    May 3, 2012 / 4:19 am

    My gosh. This is stunning! The dress is so beautiful on you, the color and the fabric and the design! I can't believe that is a purse strap, lol. What a great idea though! It looks so cool and it really helps bring the outfit together!Where is this location at? And can anyone go there?? It's so beautiful!And thanks for this giveaway!!! omg! Very exciting!- Josie :: 8bitgrayscale

  2. Nieszka
    May 3, 2012 / 4:36 am

    You look like a million bucks!! That dress is gorgeous and the material is so silky looking πŸ™‚

  3. Diane
    May 3, 2012 / 4:38 am

    The dress is simply gorgeous and you're right, it does look amazing on the pictures!!!!! I love the color!

  4. Margarita
    May 3, 2012 / 4:43 am

    You look stunning! It's funny when I was collaborating with Love I chose the same dress, but I guess they send me the crinkle berry one by mistake, lol)Entered the giveaway – one cannot have too many dresses from Love

  5. Naama A
    May 3, 2012 / 5:21 am

    you look amazing!

  6. Suzie Q
    May 3, 2012 / 5:40 am

    Such a gorgeous dress! I fell in love with that same Love dress when I first saw it a while ago on another blog too. It's just jawdroppingly beautiful! You picked the perfect backdrop to wear that dress. Gorgeous location! Is that somewhere in the bay? xoxo,Suzie Q Style Cue by Suzie Q

  7. Ka Mila
    May 3, 2012 / 5:48 am


  8. Marisa
    May 3, 2012 / 5:50 am

    This is an absolutely breathtaking look Jessica! The dress, the photos, you…everything is perfect. And how creative of you to re-use a purse strap as a belt. It totally works!Marisa

  9. Jeline
    May 3, 2012 / 6:43 am

    You are sooo gorgeous! That dress looks so lovely. β™₯

  10. Captain Bubblegum
    May 3, 2012 / 6:43 am

    I love the dress! πŸ™‚ New fave blog <3

  11. Anonymous
    May 3, 2012 / 7:19 am

    Wonderful outfit!

  12. Anna
    May 3, 2012 / 7:22 am

    The dress is absolutely stunning! And you're gorgeous as always!

  13. caise
    May 3, 2012 / 7:27 am

    you look fabulous! <3

  14. Anonymous
    May 3, 2012 / 7:56 am

    You really look like a Goddess to me!

  15. Evey
    May 3, 2012 / 8:28 am

    Stunning dress! And great scenery!

  16. Well...
    May 3, 2012 / 1:44 pm

    Wow…no wonder you stopped someone in their tracks. Lol that's funny, but you truly are striking! This dress is really godesslike. Gorgeous Jess!Trendy Teal

  17. Susann
    May 3, 2012 / 1:45 pm

    You look truly beautiful – the dress is amazing!Fashion in Pepperland

  18. sbl
    May 3, 2012 / 2:00 pm

    you always look like a goddess. Missed seeing your photos~ i was contemplatng doing the same thing after some of my photos got stolen. I like how you did yours, its simple and doesn't take away from the entire look of the photo. xO!

  19. Franci
    May 3, 2012 / 2:40 pm

    I love your blog and your style, congratulations!I am Brazilian and I have a blog: (note: it has a translator)

  20. Ángela
    May 3, 2012 / 2:54 pm

    Amazing dress!! And I think it's a great idea… I love your purse :OA very big hug Jess πŸ™‚

  21. Nari-Elle
    May 3, 2012 / 3:12 pm

    You look so pretty…Love your dress!

  22. Audrey
    May 3, 2012 / 3:48 pm

    Lovely dress ! You are so cute ;)

  23. Anonymous
    May 3, 2012 / 4:07 pm

    Gorgeous love the dress. Beautiful color on you!!

  24. Visa
    May 3, 2012 / 4:23 pm

    love the dress on you. & i am not a fan of watermarks, but i get the need for it. esp. with sites like weheartit and tumblr where people don't credit/link sources back to its origin source. but whats worse is when people on tumblr put their own url/blog in the source link when photos aren't theirs. but even with watermarks, i think people also just crop it out, like this photo: i noticed that you didn't put your watermark on there. photos like these are always circulating on tumblr/weheartit without sources. & can also be cropped from the full photos which included the watermarks.xsorry for the long comment.

    • Visa
      May 4, 2012 / 1:43 pm

      thank you for taking the time to comment on my page. came back and i noticed that due to the excitement of leaving a comment the first time that i totally forgot to hype your beautiful look on lookbook. & the font size looks the same to me in the photos (except maybe in the third photo, but i would have never noticed had you not pointed it out) and it isn't hard to read (at least for me). but i hope watermarking works for you and that when people take your photos they still link it back to your blog πŸ™‚

  25. Jenna
    May 3, 2012 / 4:53 pm

    That dress looks so soft and comfortable, and it looks great on your skin tone. And I really like how you made the bag strap into a belt!

  26. Henry Chen
    May 3, 2012 / 4:58 pm

    Wow .. this dress is amazing~ and you're right .. it photographed beautifully .. but let's give some credit to the model also~ I don't think it would've been as stunning if I were wearing it!! LoL .. bag strap for a belt?? Ingenious!! It goes so well with the dress too~ You have a wonderful fashion sense!I think you should watermark your photo's, so people who see them will know where they're from~

  27. Giovanna
    May 3, 2012 / 5:03 pm

    Cute look! I love the romantic feel of the dress!

  28. WearAbouts
    May 3, 2012 / 6:01 pm

    that dress is gorgeous! The fact that you repurposed the purse strap as a belt is TOO COOL. and perfect with the shoes πŸ™‚ you are literally so beautiful. and your right…the dress photographs perfectly! About the "watermarking" i think it's okay ifyour URL is different sizes. I didn't even notice! I think it's a good idea…you get credit for your images that way! Rorywww.WearAboutsBlog.comVanessa Mooney Giveaway on Wear Abouts!

  29. WearAbouts
    May 3, 2012 / 6:02 pm

    p.s. check out my blog….I featured you!!! <33Rorywww.WearAboutsBlog.comVanessa Mooney Giveaway on Wear Abouts!

  30. lovelywife_pettitmom
    May 3, 2012 / 6:36 pm

    Speechless, the dress color so pretty

  31. Helena Resende
    May 3, 2012 / 7:29 pm

    That dress is perfect πŸ™‚

  32. Marica
    May 3, 2012 / 7:50 pm

    Sei molto chic, questo colore ti dona molto!You seem like a Barbie with brown hair:)KissesMarica

  33. Tere Ávila
    May 3, 2012 / 9:21 pm

    wowwwwww!! how beautiful you are honey, this dress is stunning and you more!nice to meet your blog!xx

  34. Alvaro Pinilla
    May 3, 2012 / 10:29 pm

    Hi! Blogger πŸ™‚ I'm Spanish and I just found your blog! It is fantastic and your photos too! I follow you now. I hope you http://WWW.PINILLAA.BLOGSPOT.COM

  35. Geraldyne
    May 3, 2012 / 10:51 pm

    I LOVE that dress! I bought mine about a month ago :)Your "belt" is a such great idea! I'm gonna do the same heheI really like the watermarks on your photos!

  36. eneeen
    May 4, 2012 / 12:21 am

    Love love love!! πŸ˜€

  37. Sandy a la Mode
    May 4, 2012 / 3:24 am

    you look SOO amazing jess!! i keep seeing LOVE dresses everywhere and i would love to own one!!!

  38. sharon lei
    May 4, 2012 / 4:29 am

    Hey Jessica! Just stumbled across your blog. Before even reading your "about me" section, I knew you were referring to "half/mixed" in your blog name. I love it!! I'm from Hawaii (and still live here). It's such a beautiful place to live and as local's we sometimes take it for granted, but we are truly blessed. :)I love your style. Simple, classic, and chic… with a bit of trend. And girl, you are gorgeous!! Seriously. Lookin' forward to seeing more posts from ya.. New follower here. Yippee!Hope your day is going great so far. Kisses from Maui!xx Love & Aloha

  39. BelatedBloomer
    May 4, 2012 / 6:08 am

    First off, the dress is JAW-DROPPINGLY GORGEOUS. Secondly, so are you! :)

  40. angeladaptar
    May 4, 2012 / 7:39 am

    very nice dress and it really really looks good on you! a genius job on the belt! :))

  41. angeladaptar
    May 4, 2012 / 7:44 am

    and hey! i love your interview in the style diary. you are so witty, fun and inspiring! :))

  42. Stephanie Liu
    May 4, 2012 / 7:52 am

    This dress IS beautiful! I've been dying to get my hands on one. The color you picked looks wonderful on you! Where is this location? It looks like Napa but I could be way off πŸ™‚ xo StephanieHONEY & SILK

  43. lizchewy
    May 4, 2012 / 10:17 am

    You look gorgeous!!

  44. stin
    May 4, 2012 / 1:16 pm

    you look stunning dear <333 super love that dress and i myself think it's no matter to put your url in your photos πŸ™‚

  45. The Golden Girls
    May 4, 2012 / 2:17 pm

    omg shut the front door! i saw this look on lookbook and totally fell in love with it and hyped it, then stumbled across your blog from your comment on another! toooo funny! seriously in love with this look, you look like a goddess! Hugs from California! xx,The Golden Girls

  46. Meri Wild
    May 4, 2012 / 2:43 pm

    Thank you sweet for your lovely comment!! <3 I really LOVE your style and your beautiful pictures on lookbook! You look so amazing in this dress, just like princess, yess!! :)xoxoMeri Wild

  47. Nadya Joy Soetanto
    May 4, 2012 / 3:20 pm

    such a lovelyyy dressfollowing πŸ™‚ mind to follow back? :)

  48. KT
    May 4, 2012 / 4:59 pm

    Hey luv, your dress is so romantic and pretty, and you look like a princess.Were the photos taken on top of V bar in Santana Row? The backdrop is beautiful, best suited for a beautiful model :)I actually had this same dilemma when I started my blog…to WM or not to WM…I started out doing it and read a lot of reviews on others' opinions on watermark. I think it all boils down to your personal preference. I decided not to use it because it became a pain in the ass (lol) and if someone really want to steal photos, they have ways of removing it…

  49. GingerGirl
    May 4, 2012 / 5:28 pm

    Soooo cute and lovely! Beautiful dress! πŸ™‚ … and congrats for the post about you and your blog on "Art becomes you"! πŸ˜‰ Check out my latest updates if you want! ;)β™₯ β˜… β™₯ GINGER COLLAGE β™₯ β˜… β™₯

  50. Mery Arbi
    May 4, 2012 / 10:48 pm

    These pictures are amazing dear! and your dress is breathtaking!

  51. Anonymous
    May 4, 2012 / 11:16 pm

    The perfect dress for spring and summer, the color is fantastic. I also like your choice of accessories. Lovely blog, visit my blog and let me know if you want to follow on GFC and bloglovin and I will follow back.

  52. Diva In Me
    May 5, 2012 / 4:21 am

    You look gorgeous! That's the reason why you has so many hypes in Lookbook =) Definitely worth hyping and I'm going to do it now =)

  53. Quiet a Dreamer
    May 5, 2012 / 1:34 pm

    You look so beautiful and great dress too!xoxoMischelle

  54. Gisell29
    May 6, 2012 / 8:14 pm

    I am so glad I found your blog! you are stunning and i love your style and I will so follow must of the things you wear!! I WISH i had that dress πŸ™‚

  55. Julia Sh.
    May 6, 2012 / 11:33 pm

    Awesome giveaway! I have to say that you look in this dress like a princess from the fairytale! I am in love with this gorgeous dress.

  56. Samreen
    May 7, 2012 / 5:01 am

    you looked gorgeous in this dress.peach colour is perfect for summer.thanks for this

  57. Connie
    May 7, 2012 / 11:58 pm

    WOW Jess, you absolutely look like a princess here frm those fairy tale stories! LOL =p& LOL at the bag's strap!I think it's a great idea to put watermark on all your pics as you don't want ppl to just take them without giving you credits! =) Maybe I should put it on my pics too …not that anyone would take it HAHA =p

  58. Wytane
    May 8, 2012 / 2:01 pm

    The dress is lovely. Semi-maxi dress is so in the trend this summer! How I wish I can win this πŸ™‚ Thanks for the generous giveaway!! x

  59. Crista
    March 19, 2013 / 3:34 pm

    Gorgeous outfit! I wish you had direct links to everything. I am going to try to track everything down and put together a Polyvore set for this. I'll let you know if I succeed.

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