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Jessica Stefan: Bookworms in Dresses

Jessica Stefan, from the blog Bookworms in Dresses, is one down-to-earth soul who we absolutely adore with her life-filled posts that not only feature her cozy and modest style, but her many adventures as well. From delicious recipes written sometimes by her boyfriend, Alex, to the epic to-do lists she features (ones that make ours look like they need some serious editing!), her blog is a great resource for everything and anything. She’s a blogger from Pittsburgh who many of us can absolutely relate to with the many interests she has and shares, including home decor, books, and delicious eats. When not delving into her adorable and busy life (she’s a freelance designer, student, barista, bookworm, and traveler – talk about some serious skills!), she photographs her on-the-go and intricate outfits. Get to know Jessica and her personal style by reading on! Not to mention, she kind of reminds us of Jess from New Girl. We know; you’re wishing she was your best friend, too!


Cliché: What are you​r​ beauty/fashion routines?
Jessica Stefan: I try for a more natural look on a daily basis. I like using a BB creme, blush, and mascara. If I’m heading out to lunch with friends, sometimes I’ll throw on some eyeliner! My favorite product right now is Etude House Collagen Moistfull BB creme. It’s a Korean product that my best friend swears by. It matches my skin tone really well and blends easily.

Name the top three products you couldn’t live without this season.
Benefit’s new eyeliner has saved me; I’m in love! I supported a Kickstarter a while ago called Nerdwax, which is chapstick for your glasses to keep them up on your nose, and I just got it in the mail today and it’s wonderful! As someone who wears glasses when I don’t feel like putting in contacts, it’s been really helpful! I’m also in love with Essie’s fall 2014 nail polishes! I love the colors and the names.


Any staple items that you think are ​fall ​must-haves? If so, why?
Boots! Being from up north, I live in my boots. I have a few pairs: some thrifted old army boots and some new lace up ones as well. You also won’t catch me without a big chunky sweater on this fall.
What’s your number one tip to feeling good in what you’re wearing?
Look confident. If you look confident, hold your head up and strut your stuff, and then you’ll feel confident as well. Don’t worry about what others think; style is something we all have and everyone’s is different.

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