(photo from Jessi's blog. Hope she doesn't mind...)
Jessi has always been cool. She was two years older than me in high school and a bff of yaya’s older sister Kristen. She was a cheerleader, totally cute, really smart and mind-blowingly creative. She made me feel cool by just knowing my name and acknowledging me in the hall of my small high school. And as if she weren’t a cool enough teen, she’s an even cooler adult: a graphic designer, living in Brooklyn with a cool husband named Creighton. Serious cool. So needless to say, when I heard she was tapped by the TEDActive conference to speak, I wasn’t surprised. I wasn’t even surprised at what she’d speak about.
Her blog Lucky So and So is a tribute to color – every color of the rainbow. Plus the rainbow. And no one loves thrift store shopping more than she does (rarely does an outfit cost more than $50). Exhibit A: her “Week’s Worth of Undies” project. Her mission: Take a trip with no other clothing (other than what’s literally on her back) besides a week’s worth of, yep, undies. All the clothes she would wear that week would be purchased in thrift stores, worn once and either given away or donated to a thrift store. Leaving her again with...only the undies.
Could you do this? I know I couldn’t. The second I learned I’d be traveling to Paris this summer, I started stressing about packing…
Have a great Monday!