Artistic Aspirations

I don’t know about you but I spent most of my weekend daydreaming about New York Fashion Week = how I wish I was there with my blogger friend Kali with In Spades blog, what colorful “Jenna-tastic” outfits I could come up with to wear, and how much fun I would have observing the fashion both on and off the runway . . . but alas, it was not in the cards this year — mostly due to how busy Homebird Upholstery has been keeping me ;)


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Which honestly makes me happier than any fashion designer’s show really ever could and I realize that might be shocking to most [it’s a little bit odd for me too] but I guess that’s what happens when you’re loving the path your life already has you on. That’s right! Jenna is fully at peace with herself and has finally learned how to just BE. Huzzah!


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And I believe that has been pretty apparent with how I’ve been dressing. I mean yes I’ve always dressed for me and no one else. However, I’ve noticed lately that my outfits have been evolving = either there’s more color, more funk, or a little touch of both.


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Hat: REVOLVE / Glasses: Dolce & Gabbana / Dachshund Necklace: Modcloth [YEARS AGO!] / Tee: J.Crew

Purse: Kate Spade New York / Jeans: Madewell / Booties: Sam Edelman


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I started my transition from theatre and television to being a full-time artist five years ago [thank you Tumblr for the reminder] see I was burnt out on acting and decided to start slowly taking clients with my upholstery hobby, which meant less audition dresses and on-air suits. I slowly realized I could start wearing whatever the hell I wanted to :)


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Today’s look is a complete culmination of that very thought — from the hat all the way down to the rolled-up jeans. I love a cute tee these days, especially when I’m working on recovering a furniture piece in the Homebird Upholstery studio. It makes me feel like I still got ready for the day and yet is versatile enough to work with the demands of the job. I also have a new found obsession with Madewell jeans; not only for their cuts but the quality of their denim too.


Photo by Henry S. Young

“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing.  Making your unknown known is the important thing.” — Georgia O’Keeffe


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So here’s some food for thought: what’s in your closet that’s holding you back from becoming the real you? Do you wear certain clothes because that’s what’s expected of you or are you ready to forget such standards and be the real you you’ve been dying to be? I just know I am much happier than I was five years ago and I want you to be that way too! Have a happy Monday, y’all! If you need me, you can always catch-up with me and what I’m up to either via Snapchat or Instastories [@jennapilant] MUAH!

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  1. Kali says:

    Love this honest reflection of owning your personal style! You would have definitely brought the color, funk and flamingo spirit-animalness to NYFW!

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