Girl Crush of the Week: Jessie Short

Jessie Short and her adorbs pup Hank.
So I consider myself as someone with fairly good taste when it comes to interior design. While my home is no where professionally designed, I think its coming along nicely. I think that until, well, I come across photos of one's home that looks like it belongs in a MAGAZINE. Then, I feel like a wannabe with a Pinterest account :)

Enter Jessie Short and her blog The Long and Short of It. Jessie chronicles her favorites in everything from interior design to ensembles to weekends with friends. One of my favorite recent posts featured before and afters of Jessie's kitchen remodel. See what I mean about belonging in a magazine?!?! And get this - she's not even an interior designer full-time, its just a hobby. TALK ABOUT TALENT. Yes, Jessie is that awesome.

So its pretty ovbs that Jessie is major Girl Crush material. Get to know her even more here... 
I meannnnn.
Style Icons? Olivia Palermo, Elin Kling, Hanneli Mustaparta, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lauren Hutton

Design Philosophy? I have the same philosophy with my home and my wardrobe. Invest in the classics and then layer with fun statement pieces.

Favorite Book? East of Eden

Best Advice? I do not know if you would consider this advice but I saw this quote and I feel like the older I get I can really relate. Surround yourself with people who make you happy. Negativity seems to be contagious. 

Favorite Stores? My favorite online stores are Asos, J Crew, and Shopbop. 
For Raleigh locals, I am a huge fan of Monkees, Furbish, and Studio 123. 

Dream Place to Live? San Francisco

Product Obsession? YSL Touche Eclat and L'Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara

Biggest Indulgence? We always have fresh flowers in our house. 
Gorg peonies on Jessie's coffee table and don't even get me started on that tray!
Girl Crush? Gwyneth Paltrow and Lauren Santo Domingo

Favorite Song? I hate this question. Some of my favorites include- The Talking Heads, The Cure and The Judds. 

Prized Possession? My little family. My husband and 2 pups, Roy and Hank. 
Roy and Hank- how cute!
Current Hangout? Fox's Liquor Bar and Calavera Empanada and Tequila Bar, both in Raleigh NC.

Best Place on Earth? So far Ambergris Caye Belize 

Jessie and her hubby Doug.
Favorite Drink? Jalapeno and Cilantro Margarita

Pretty cool gal eh?! If you dig Jessie like we do, feel free to follow her via the following:


  1. AHHHH!! I love Jessie! She is a fellow North Carolinian and her house makes me feel like I still live in my college dorm room. Im so glad y'all featured her!

  2. definite girl crush status! Jessie is super fun and a great sounding board when i can't make decisions about my own house. and yes, mega ultra talented and has that amazing sense of style that can't be learned. great feature!

  3. This girl has some seriously good taste indeed!

  4. I love Jess! She has amazing taste and her style is divine! So glad to see her on here!

  5. I found her blog a while ago and also was in love! That kitchen is amazing. Fox's liquor bar in Raleigh is pretty cool...good choice!

  6. Loved reading this! That kitchen remodel is gorgeous. What a talented girl. Thanks for introducing us to her. x P


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