Meet my friend Jessica Brooks. She's a marketer/mom/master's student and antique-enthusiast.
We met because her husband and my boyfriend play music together.
I saw on Instagram that she started renting a space at a local antique mall selling really cool pieces, so I asked her to be part of the TFB Art Pop Up.
She also always looks elegant and has a beautiful home, so I asked her if she could share some of her style wisdom with you all.
I went to her rancher home in Southside Richmond to spend a Saturday afternoon with her and her daughter, Georgia.
Of course, I was most interested in her beauty and skincare routine. She told me that she mostly learns about new products to try from Gweneth Paltrow's site, Goop. Here are her favorite products:
May Lindstrom The Youth Dew | $180 | Goop
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze | $25 | Sephora
Euphoria Full Effect | $28.50 | Euphoria.net
Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Tinted Moisturizer with SPF | Nordstrom | $48
PCA Skin Total Strength Serum | Dermstore | $92- works to minimize fine lines and pores. I mix this with my sunscreen first thing every morning. Then I apply the Bobbi Brown tinted moisturizer mixed with the youth dew.
Tanology Drops Light Sunless Tanning Treatment | Target | $19.99
Supergoop Everyday Sunscreen | $19 | Sephora
She wants to try this serum from Vitner's Daughter next. I heard from my friend McKenzie that it's sold ad Need Supply in Carytown and that they'll even give you a sample.
I also loved her cool, summer outfit. She bought the top from a little boutique in Asheville North Carolina.
"I've got pieces I love everywhere from Roan to the Goodwill. But also H&M, Anthropologie, Zara, Gap… I bought a really cute jacket from Goodwill while thrifting recently, and also found a vintage Express jumpsuit at a Goodwill not too long ago I really like. But if I find myself somewhere like Roan or Saks, I make sure I’m buying something timeless and can be dressed up or down so that it’s an investment piece."
I found Jess's pants on the Target site, and here are some similar tops:
She also told me some of her favorite accounts to follow on Instagram:
Decor & Style Inspo:
@Molly_britt - Newport Beach-based, California style
@themakerista - mom of three with an amazing design sense, lots of thrifted finds, based in Kansas City
@ashlyngoldberg - Durham based mother of two, lots of vintage, natural organic and traditional elements
@lizlidgett - art curator and gallery owner in Des Moines, Iowa
@vervehomefurnishings - local, amazing finds
@angelachruschiakiblehm - gorgeous pop art
@whatlolalikes - AZ based mom who turned me on to May Lindstrom
@bat_gio - Italian fashion editor (formerly of vogue)
@erinfoster - hilarious, co-creator of Barely Famous
Landscapes and beautiful places
@swiss - take me back
@vermontphotography - hope to visit
@villacamilla - just lovely
And... @glennclose on Instagram - cracks me up.
...and her own account isn't too shabby. I especially love the photos from her sweet, private wedding and gorgeous honeymoon all across Europe.