Who doesn’t need a little sparkle in their life? From graduations to anniversaries, there are certain moments in life that will stick with you forever. I’ve always been one who loves to associate fond memories with a token to carry with me for years to come. My family has always passed down jewelry and given us special gifts for major occasions. There is something magical about a piece of fine jewelry that can carry your memories and evoke emotions from the day you received it. I’m thrilled to announce that I’m partnering with Deutsch Houston, the city’s outpost for all things sparkle, to celebrate their 90 years in business.
Imagine this: seven-year-old Jillian with a pencil in one ear spying on the neighbors, siblings, and parents with a magnifying glass in one hand and a notebook in another. I didn’t want to be a detective, I wanted to be a reporter. I veered off the path multiple times, landing on ideas like sea lion trainer, teacher, performer, speech pathologist, and eventually a publicist. After all the many turns, writing was always polar force tugging relentlessly at the needle of my compass. I’ve known I wanted to be a writer for forever, but I didn’t truly learn how to make my art my job until my twenties.
You’re never fully dressed without a smile. I would sing that song at the top of my lungs when I was a kid, scuffing up my family’s floors with my tap shoes while reenacting the film “Annie.” I suppose not much has changed in the last two decades. Yes, I still sing to showtunes like no one’s listening. Most importantly, I still believe that our smile is our best accessory. Our smiles give us joy, confidence, and the willingness to be ourselves, which is why I’m so excited to introduce you to ARC.
We are a blink away from summer, so it’s time to stock up on swimsuits! Between you and me, I’m a total fan of fall and winter but I know that a summer swimsuit is always a staple to have on hand. Houston’s pool season is going to heat up, so choosing an affordable and trend-focused option for summer it a priority on my seasonal shopping list. While I chipped away at researching the perfect swimsuit for myself, I wanted to make a list of the best swimsuits for summer that I’ve come across. I’ve rounded up my favorite summer trends, including some size inclusive and sustainable options. At the bottom of this blog, I’ve gathered more than 30 of the best swimsuits for summer. Happy tanning!