Saturday, January 1st

Day 1

Electric Sequins

Hi! First day of the month and it’s a brand New Year. I can’t imagine a better place than Austin Texas to kick off 2011. The Bahamas is chillier than here. I’m Jess, and I’m wearing this dress to raise $48k to build a school in Ethiopia, one of the places where I grew up. Here’s a lil bit moreΒ about me >

I know that 48k is quite a lofty goal, but the good news is, I have sponsors to help! So every $1 you guys donate becomes $5. I am super determined to make this happen. These kids are currently going to school in a classroom made of sticks.Β Seriously >

See you tomorrow, I’m about to head to brunch somewhere Tex Mexy.

2010 is so yesterday. xx.wasabipear

Today’s Outfit: Hand sequined vintage gold V, Ethiopian cross pendant, and staple Mary Janes.



I really like your LDB.
Great start.
Hope you make your target.

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noa tagged this .

great dress. who is your sponsor?

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aha! a face to the name. ingenious dress, great charity, donation coming your way.

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emmerelda tagged this Oooooooooooooooooh… Sparkly…

Hey there, I like your hair! Very nice dress/suit. Hope you reach your goal!

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Closet Pique

Fab! It is Jess. I really like the dress! Can’t wait for the rest of this month! Good luck raising money!

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Sparkle and shine! You have captured my attention with this winning design. This is SO my style. That shirt is enviable. Can’t wait to see this month unfold. Nice!

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hartefactos tagged this (L)

(L) :0) !

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Farmer Beth

So nice to see who you are! And the dress is super chic.

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Rachael tagged this Golden

Good luck Jessica! I can’t think of a better way to launch the U.P. New Year than with a little glitz πŸ˜‰

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Lotsa Lafin tagged this Star

Are you single? I’m donating $100 for that pretty face and an excellent cause! πŸ™‚

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Handle Will tagged this White Wedding

You’re totally cuter than I expected, hope you had fun with the electric sequins last night.

You girls do a great job!

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That’s better – but please not too much ‘posing’ – just a nice smile every now and then – great.

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Happy new year UP! And happy new pilot! Familiar UP name and style πŸ˜‰ Sure I’m gonna love you!

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scary. tagged this gold..

..always believe in your soul, you’ve got the power to know you’re indestructible, always believe in.. cos you are …. gold! (gold) … etc., πŸ˜‰

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Awesome awesome dress! I like how it’s a bit structured and more fitted than previous LBDs.

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zippers! happy new year. love that you are in austin ATM. hope you show off some shots of the city while you’re here!

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Terri tagged this amazing!

awesome, awesome, I want this dress!

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Office Ninja

Yay! I can’t wait to see what you do-I’m glad you all listened about the professional thing. Hope you take some pics in your daily environment. Awesome design!

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wasabipear tagged this Hi @Noa

First of all, I’ve got to tell you that we all adore you at U.P! Your comments are just as delightful as yourself. We died when we you sent us your LBD Friday pic, totally epic. I have private sponsors through the foundation which I am so pumped about. I think it’s going to be a great month!

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wasabipear tagged this @stina

You’re from the ATX? Where at?? I’m headed to Zilker to soak up my last couple hours of sun!

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Late but not too late I hope. Welcome in the model position and thinks for your further work at UP. Always excited to hear news from the blog. And now to your dress, awesome, I think, this might be the dress for me, if it just were a bit longer! Also love that you’re gonna show us some business style. And your high goals. I’ll help as much as I can.

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I spotted Jess in this dress in downtown ATX. Perfect New Years outfit! Truly fabulous-I die!

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I can tell I’m going to love this LBD and all the great ways of accessorizing it. Great cause as well. Good luck!! πŸ™‚

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