The Cutest Coffee Date Look ( & New Updates)

Hello loves!

The end of summer is near and Brunchinista has been going hard for the last six months now so I figured I’d update you guys on everything that’s been happening! I can honestly say when I first started this blog I didn’t ever even really realize how big it would become or what that even meant. This year has been a whirlwind with some serious changes and I thought what better time to fill you guys in!

I started blogging back in 2011 when blogging was like a myth and cute “hobby” to do and only some big names were kinda doing it and being recognized for it. When I moved to the PNW I felt like I really needed to refocus on what I was doing and what I really wanted out of the next five years. Fast-forward to now and I’ve gone through a crazy knee injury, I got into a car accident, was laid off from my job and all in the process of that, I never stopped blogging and never EVER gave up on my true passion to continue to write even when things got tough.

I know you see most bloggers on social media and think “OMG she’s doing so awesome,” but I’ve been in the midst of what seems like the longest transition for me in the last year and it wasn’t easy (despite how fabulous I made my brunches look and effortless my outfit seemed.) It was hard.  It was extremely overwhelming but I overcame all of that because my drive never stopped me from getting what I wanted and to this day it’s what ALWAYS keeps me going. I never lost sight of what I wanted for my future and I continued to blog because in spite of all the BAD things that have happened to me this year, I knew in my heart that if I continued to build my brand that eventually something would come of it.

I was lucky enough to land my dream job that I seriously am so beyond excited about and really was all a matter of timing. On my day off in the midst of transitioning from the old to the new, I took a moment to breathe and really appreciate what the last year has given me. I met up with my photographer Whitney Lily who is like a breath of fresh air. I feel like we’ve been friends for so long even though I’ve only known her for a month or so.

We talked about our goals, our future and how crazy this social media driven world we live in has become all about followers, numbers and not this true raw content that we aspire to create on the daily. We connect on that human level that really is hard to find. We linked up at Slightly Coffee Roasters which seriously has some AMAZING homemade cold brew.  I’m hoping that we can continue to grow together and you can see some exciting stuff that we’re planning to work on.

In the next few weeks my schedule is crazed by events. I’m heading to Washington for a concert followed by a tasting event in Portland, my birthday weekend, a trip to the coast and last but not least the thing I’ve been DREAMING of before I even moved here is, Feast Portland. You guys know how much I love any foodie event and this is literally the ultimate event to go to! So make sure to follow my adventures as I’ll be posting on IG stories all weekend. I’ll be hitting up the brunch village, the drink tank and a grand tasting event. Feast Portland will take place Sept. 14-17. Seriously cannot wait. For now, here’s literally the cutest coffee date outfit at my new fave spot in town.


{BCBGeneration dress, BCBG Max Azria gladiator sandals, Pura Vida bracelet, Jessica Elliot ring}

Photography by Whitney Lily

Where is your favorite place to go to recharge and feel anew?

Let me know in the comments below.

xxo

Jacqueline

25 Replies to “The Cutest Coffee Date Look ( & New Updates)”

  1. What a great insight into your life! I think many blogger who has been doing it for years are really passionate about it. No matter what happens in their life, the blog is their outlet and source of creativity. Good to know that you have landed your dream job and doing amazing girl!

    xo Sheree
    PoshClassyMom.com

  2. Catty locricchio says: Reply

    Ahhh Jacqueline! I love how transparent this post is. That’s the thing about social media, we only tend to show the better side of all the situations we are in. I’m happy to hear you’ve landed an amazing job! One door closes and another opens. 💓

  3. I like to recharge in my office actually! It’s very peaceful when no one is home, plus it gets more inspiring by the day! That dress is beautiful that you’re wearing by the way 🙂

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

  4. Thank you for sharing and being open! Coffee shop visits are my favorite! Also, loving your style!

  5. Wow. Your website has me speechless! This theme and how everything is set up is just stunning. I’m in love! Also, love this post – the pictures are such amazing quality!

  6. Thank you for sharing this post! It really has become about numbers for a lot of people, I see bloggers shifting from genuine content to what they think people want to see, all of the time. This was an inspiring post!

    http://www.forgeafrenzy.com

    1. aww thanks girl I’m so glad you enjoyed it! everything is changing so fast and unfortunately some people aren’t creating genuine content anymore

  7. Congrats on all that you have achieved thus far and on what you will continue to achieve! Everything happens for a reason and brings you to where you are supposed to be. This coffee shop looks so cute and I love this beautiful summery dress you wore. It is the perfect dress with the natural light of the cafe. I am excited for you as you head to the foodie fest and celebrate your birthday soon! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

  8. I always have fun reading your blog post, because you write really good. I wondered if you ever thought to write articles of magazine? If you did, I would ask you to email to dispurs.mag@gmail.com. Hehe 😉 Enough of promoting my journal haha, this coffee shop looks really charming and look like a great place for photoshoots. I feel like hard work is always get paid, not in material way but also feeling achieved! I hope you understood what I mean 😉

    http://www.queenhorsfall.com

    1. I’m so glad that you do! And that’s such a nice compliment coming from you! I love all your posts too! I do write for several magazines actually on my spare time 🙂 haha. I’ll let you know if I’m ever free to contribute. I totally get what you’re saying too!

  9. Congrats! It sounds like you have some fun opportunities lined up! Feast Portland sounds amazing! And love this dress – so girlie and romantic! Perfect for a date 🙂
    XO
    http://www.lehoarder.com/

  10. I love recharging at the ocean. I go there every morning and walk, swim and do few prayers! You look truly beautiful and have inspired me to have a Tea date. Thanks for sharing such a lovely post, beauty!

    Happy Monday! xx. Gina

  11. I love your pretty feminine dress it’s totally you.
    You have done so well in a short time.
    I’m so proud to hear that you landed your dream job and that things are going well for you.
    I have also suffered from an knee injury so I know how debilitating that can be.
    My favorite places to Recharge would definitely be somewhere outdoors.
    Xo
    Natalia k

  12. Such a cute coffee shop babe and honestly since I started reading your blog I like more and more. Love the great food places you go and your writing skills. I’m sure greater things are coming for you and keep the great work beautiful!! I like to go to the beach or hike a mountain to recharge my self 🙂

    xoxo
    Marcy

  13. Congrats on everything you have achieved on your blog so far lovely- I always enjoy reading your posts and seeing your Instagram shots 🙂 It looks like you have so many awesome things planned for the next few months and that food festival sounds great.

    This little coffee spot looks adorable and I absolutely love your dress. Looking gorgeous as always

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

  14. What a fabulous, honest post! It shows your determination to make you life the best it can be. And I agree, blogging can be tough and can be draining but it’s also amazing that your words can reach so many people. Enjoy your (many) events and have a fabulous time in the process. J. x. P.S. that is the cutest dress!!

  15. I cannot agree more. But I’m trying to stay focus on my goals and moving forward no matter what. All those upcoming events sound so great, to be honest, I couldn’t wait to see the pictures from them, haha. And you look so lovely in this dress, very romantic look.

    Cheers, Eliza | http://www.fashion-confession.com

  16. Such a great post and very inspiring story. I am in the beginning of my blogging career now and I feel the same, blogging is tough and it takes so much time. But we shouldn’t give up and we have to fight for our dreams. Thank you for you story, it really gives me life.
    The dress is so cute and flirty, perfect for a coffee date 🙂

    http://lanaluu.com

  17. Hey Darling,
    Hows you?
    I understand you 100% cause for example I left my Job to a full time blogger and I never stopped dreaming to do what I really want:)
    Your Dress is Beautiful and sooo Romantic:)
    Loved the Vibe of the Photos:)
    Wish you Happy Week
    Love Open Kloset By Karina

  18. You’ve achieved a lot so far and kudos to you for all your hard work. It sounds like you have many more opportunities coming up and I’m excited to hear all about them. BTW you look so adorable in this dress.

    xx,Maryam
    http://www.glamandposh.com

  19. Im so happy that you are having fun and enjoying doing what you do! It makes me so happy when people genuinely care about what they are putting out there and not only care about how many people are following them. I really like your dress too! 🙂

    http://aloveaffairblog.com

  20. Dear Jacqueline,

    I can’t wait for September 14th to watch all your stories and read posts from the event. I’m grateful for being a blogger. too:)
    I absolutely adore your coffee date look. This dress is literally the cutest and I like these golden shoes.

    xoxo

  21. Loving this post! I so get where you are coming from.. here at the luxe were also constantly evolving and never expected starting. Out to turn into what it is today! I do feel if you have passion and drive you can create something amazing and form a career out of it .. it’s amazing what you can do with that extra push!

    Keep up the hard work! All the best to you!

  22. These are such right words! It’s hard to find people who are willing to participate in your life outside of social media space and it’s so important to embrace these connections. For me, regular dates with my friends at coffee shops is a great way to talk about what is happening in my life – both struggles and successes – and just connect on a human level!

    It’s so great that you were able to overcome all the difficulties and continue on blogging — it shows your personality and how dedicated you are to what you do. Keep doing a great job as we, your readers and followers, really believe in you!

    http://stylesprinter.com/

  23. Such a cute coffee date outfit babe! Not just the dress that is cute, I love all the little details that matter. Your ring and the bracelace are both super cute. And that pair of gold sandals matched if your dress so perfectly! Great outfit babe.

    xx, Jessie
    http://4evajessie.com/building-personal-brand-part-2/

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