Adventures in Puerto Vallarta - Hej Doll | Simple modern living by Jessica Doll.
This post is in partnership with Visit Puerto Vallarta & Casa Velas. To kick off my summer I spent six days adventuring in the stunning Mexican coastal town of Puerto Vallarta. The idea that all of my adventures, photos, and feelings I incurred while visiting Puerto Vallarta would fit into a single blog post is near impossible, but today I'm going to try. I feel most of my recent travels have been transformative, fitting perfectly into this summer for me.
5 Things I Learned This Summer - Hej Doll | Simple modern living by Jessica Doll.
This summer was a whirlwind for me. It was a whirlwind not in the sense that my schedule was jam-packed but in a sense that internally I was struggling. I'm still struggling, but I'm trying my hardest to stay on top of it. Ever since I started taking better care of my whole self my mental health has become a priority. As a result I've become more in-tune to the things I need to do in order to keep myself from going back to the place I don't want to be. I've come to some realizations so today…
Five Steps to a Closet Makeover - Hej Doll | Simple modern living by Jessica Doll.
If you've been a fan of my blog for any amount of time you probably know by now that I am a huge fan of a minimal wardrobe and have shared many of my tips and tricks on how to create and maintain one. Today I've partnered up with my friend Shira Gill, who is a professional organizer, to share a recent closet makeover she did with me.
Packing for Puerto Vallarta - Hej Doll | Simple modern living by Jessica Doll.
This post is sponsored by Casa Velas & Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board. Above: Cuyana Summer Hat, Illesteva Leonard Mirrored Sunglasses, J.Crew Gladiator Sandals (Similar by Madewell), Shop Ban.do All Around Giant Monstera Towel, The Five Minute Journal, the sun and her flowers by Rupi Kaur, Filt Mesh Bag (similar here). Today I’m off on a […]
A Mendocino Mama Trip - Hej Doll | Simple modern living by Jessica Doll.
This post is image heavy. A few months back I took the boys with me for a little mama getaway to Mendocino. It was their Christmas gift from us and I was so excited to share with them a place I fell deep in love with during our last visit. All I could think about was how fun it would be for them to explore the wonders of the Northern California coastline. Being born and raised in California I've always been drawn to the northern coastline's ruggedness. When you take time and look closer…
A Breath of Fresh Air - Hej Doll | Simple modern living by Jessica Doll.
Hi. I'm here, just not here. I'm not gone forever and I promise I'll be back. I have some things I need to take care of with myself before I can devote my energy to this space.
Gray Protein Smoothie Recipe - Hej Doll | Simple modern living by Jessica Doll.
When it comes to a fast and easy lunch, protein smoothies have long been a go-to for me. Lately I've been trying to find ways to make them a little different, as having the same type of meal often can become mundane. Today I'm sharing the recipe for one of my latest favorites, a gray protein smoothie.
Spring Athleisure Style - Hej Doll | Simple modern living by Jessica Doll.
This post is sponsored by Lou & Grey. Wearing: Lou & Grey Brushed Twill Hoodie, Lou & Grey Wooly Ribbed Dolman Sweater, Lou & Grey Zen Bounce Sweatpants. It's March, the month of spring, and California has finally decided that it's time for winter weather. While I'm not ready to pull out any springtime dresses, I am ready to bundle up in some super soft athleisure. Ever since I started working out more I've been drawn to clothing that offers a little more softness and give when it comes to…
Inspired by Archer Hotel Napa - Hej Doll | Simple modern living by Jessica Doll.
This post is sponsored by Archer Hotel Napa. Last month we got to visit one of my favorite nearby destinations, Downtown Napa. During our stay we were hosted by Archer Hotel Napa. I had it on my wishlist for a long time so I was really excited to get to stay there, and from the photos I'm sure you can see why. The decor of the hotel was right up my alley and I've always loved to find home decor inspiration from hotels. Today I'm sharing a few more photos of our room and some tips to get the…
Zero Waste Reusable Favorites - Hej Doll | Simple modern living by Jessica Doll.
Shown above: Baggu reusable bag in grid print. Years ago I purchased my first reusable bag for groceries. Shortly thereafter plastic bags were banned in my area, and now they're banned in all of California. It really got me thinking about the type of waste I create, and for a long time now I've become more focused on my efforts to reduce the waste I create and bring home with my groceries. Today I'm sharing my favorite and the easiest way to create less waste, by using reusable bags for…
24 Hours in Downtown Napa - Hej Doll | Simple modern living by Jessica Doll.
This post is sponsored by Downtown Napa. Last year the North Bay area was ravaged by fires, including many parts of Napa Valley. As a place close to both my heart and home, I felt so deeply for so many of my fellow Californian's in trouble. Many of my friends and family personally donated their time and resources to helping rebuild the area. This year Downtown Napa reached out to me to come check the area out and there's no way I could say no. My last visit to Downtown Napa was one of my…
The Hanger Trick - Hej Doll | Simple modern living by Jessica Doll.
Have you ever heard of the hanger trick? It's the easiest way to clean out your closet and requires very little effort, though it does take a lot of (passive) time. If you're bad at making decisions the hanger trick can help you. I do it every year for fun, so today I'm sharing how to do it, and some questions you should ask yourself once it's done.
Travel Light : Cold to Warm Climate Packing - Hej Doll | Simple modern living by Jessica Doll.
Shown above: Rothy's The Point Shoes, Oversized beach hat, Lace-up Sandals, Cuyana Apres Coverup, Marysia Mott Maillot, Prada Sunglasses, Herbivore After Sun Spray, Lilly Pulitzer Buttercup Scalloped Shorts, Denim Boyfriend Shorts, Carve Designs Parka (c/o). Since we're in the middle of winter where I live, most of my travel dreaming right now is of a warm beach somewhere. October seems to be my month for warm trips including Grand Cayman, Turks & Caicos, Jamaica, and Hawaii. Going from…