My Experience at Harry Potter World

My Harry Potter World Experience

I did it! I went to Harry Potter World and only cried 5 times! I highly recommend any Pott-head to go. ❤️

I’ll be writing a few blogs about some of my favorite parts and my best advice on what to do once you’re there in the next few days, but in the meantime, here’s a video from my trip!

Leave me a comment below letting me know what all you’d like to know about HPW! 

Men’s Stitch Fix Haul & Review

Before I get into the Stitch Fix haul, I want to mention my Vlogmas videos that have gone out in the last few days, just in case you’re not subscribed to me (why nottttt?) I was EXTREMELY honest in these videos!

Thursday’s Vlogmas:

On Thursday, I give you the complete low-down on my Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis diagnosis and what I’m planning to do about it.

Friday’s Vlogmas:

On Friday (today!) I take you through a fun night of me meal prepping some stuff for Ben and I. I promise it’s funny, especially toward the middle, when I start to get a little loopy from talking to myself all night. 😂

Okay, on to the real post! Ben’s second Stitch Fix box came in and, again, he allowed me to take pictures of him!

Stitch Fix Piece 1: Hawker Rye – Essential Wash Stretch Straight Fit Chino (burgundy), $78

Men's Stitch Fix Haul & ReviewFirst, let me just say, I did not realize Ben had this shirt and I lovvvve it on him and want him to wear it all the time. ❤️ Okay, back to the pants!

Ben really liked these pants and had been looking for something like this, but the almost $80 price tag just wasn’t working for him. However, after doing a little research online, he decided they were worth it and kept them!

Stitch Fix Piece 2: Hawker Rye – Essential Heather Vee Tee (Medium), $28

Men's Stitch Fix Haul & Review
I didn’t really love this shirt on him and he gets really nice t-shirts like this that fit him better from Banana Republic, so he decided to send this back.

Stitch Fix Piece 3: Flag & Anthem – Dublin Sweater Fleece Vest (Medium), $69.50

Men's Stitch Fix Haul & Review
Ben had asked for a vest to go with the button-down he got last time (which he’s wearing in this pic) and this First of all, it was WAY too big in the stomach area and we really didn’t like the color. I’m not sure how the stylist thought this would look okay with the shirt, but hey … just didn’t work, so he sent it back.

Stitch Fix Piece 4: Free Nature – Backwoods Brushed Flannel Shirt (Medium), $44

Men's Stitch Fix Haul & ReviewI hated this piece, haha, plain and simple. Ben didn’t hate it, but wasn’t a fan. He returned it.

Stitch Fix Piece 5: Julian & Mark – Normandy Stretch Plaid Flannel Shirt (Medium), $49.50

Men's Stitch Fix Haul & ReviewAlso not a huge fan of this shirt, and neither was been so back to Stitch Fix it went! Returned.

Ben was a little less excited about this box than his last one. I think he’s going to be pausing it for this next month because he needs to save some money around the holidays. Either way, he likes having Stitch Fix, but he’s just hoping his next one fits his personality and style a little bit better!

Did you like any of the items above?

Updates: Guest Post + Gaining 20 lbs + Vlogmas

Happy Wednesday, my friends!

On Monday, I had a guest go up on the wonderful Jenna’s blog! Please make sure to go check it out – it’s my 5 tips for living the side hustle life. ❤️

Since my weekend recap post on Monday, I’ve put up two new Vlogmas videos that I think y’all might be interested in.

Tuesday’s Vlogmas:

I figured this might be interesting to some of you that started following me for my fitness/weight loss blog posts a few years ago. Let me tell you – I cried all last night while editing this video. It’s definitely been a struggle.

Wednesday’s Vlogmas:

Follow me around as I chat your ear off about my day. 🙂

How has your week been? Anyone else feel like this week is CRAWLING to the weekend?

Video Life Update!

Okay, okay, okay … let’s be real.

I’ve sucked at blogging and vlogging lately.


No excuses, just the truth. While my blog has been updated *the most*, if you’re looking for a true, full update … check out my vlog!

^^ The thumbnail, though. 😉

Hope you’ll check it out!

YouTube Update!

It’s FRIDAY OMG THANKFULLY! This week, while I’ve been lucky and haven’t had to commute much, has just been a doozy. Happy to be a step closer to the weekend.

Since I’ve been focusing on getting used to living in Chicago + a new job + a 3-hour commute, I’ve basically been focusing almost completely on my blog and forgetting about my YouTube channel. I know not all of you are YouTube fans, but if you are … here’s a little update from me! 🙂

Beautiful screenshot of me, huh?

Anyways, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! What are your weekend plans?

Life Update: I’m moving?!

Hiiiiii, remember me?

GOD I’ve missed blogging sosososososo much, but life … life just has been kicking my butt! I can’t wait to get back into the swing of things, but in the meantime if you’re interested in knowing what’s going on (if you don’t already follow me on Instagram, Snapchat –>justjessie23<– or Facebook …) I posted a chatty vlog about it!

Leave me some questions in the comments below! I’d love to know what you want to know – maybe I’ll vlog or write a Q&A of sorts. 🙂

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Linking up with Katie.

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Hi friends! Things have been a little crazy here this week, but I did have a few minutes to put together a vlog from yesterday. If you’d like to get a *small* update, make sure you check it out! 🙂 I’ll be back on Monday.


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New Hair & Wedding Dress HELP

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Tuesdays are always the hardest day of the week for me, for some reason. Usually I’m running on pure adrenaline on Mondays, but by Tuesday, I have to physically push myself out of bed. But I’m here!

Anyways, I got in a spur of the moment hair cut / color last night and … it took 3.5 hours. My hair just pulls yellow like nobody’s business! So a million years of toning later …

Before and After

It’s horrible lighting, but basically it’s a lot darker, with less warmth and more cool blonde. The bottoms are pretty much gray right now, but that’ll wash out and be an ashy blonde. I like it, but it always takes me a little bit to get used to change to my hair – I’m very particular about it!  But most of all, it needed to be cut SO badly – the split ends were out of this world!

Moving on from that, I wrote about my weekend yesterday, but as always, gotta plug the YouTube video. It’s short (what, me do a short video?!) and is just my day on Saturday for Homecoming if you’re interested in watching!

Okay, last but certainly not least … I NEED HELP. I have two dresses (albiet they’re basically the same damn dress …) that I need to choose between for a wedding next month. Normally, I would not care, but for the first time in about, oh, I don’t know … eleventy billion years, I’m actually going to have a date to a wedding (#shocker) so yo girl needs to look spiffy. Which do you prefer?

Dress - which to choose!

And last but CERTAINLY not least, it’s my BESTEST LOVE’S 30th birthday today! <3 Love you, Amy!

Amy's birthday

What is your least favorite day of the week? Favorite day?