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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Bright Things Ahead

Yesterday I posted this quote on my Bright Stripes Instagram:

"I can't think of many things more attractive 
than a beautiful person whose 
beauty isn't what actually attracts you.

When I first read this quote, it wasn't a man or a love interest that popped into my head, it was this beautiful friend of mine. 

This is Jacy and she has quickly become one of my most favorite people, my closest friend,       
 the "pb to my j". 

We met in a way that proves that we were truly destined to be friends. She has a blog called, 'My Name is Jacy' you can check it out here. And you can see some of my favorite posts of hers: here, here and here (pretty impossible to pick 3). She has built her empire on helping women overcome the hardships and struggles involved with being in difficult marriages and relationships, stemming from her own previous marriage which ended abruptly due to an addiction. I, myself, am coming out of a very difficult marriage that was filled with that very same heart breaking addiction. I stumbled upon Jacy's blog late one night, left a comment on one of her posts and the next day we were making plans to have breakfast. And now, here we are. Funny how life works, isn't it?

We are so excited to announce that we are going to be joining forces and starting something that is very important (and exciting) to us! We can't spill all of the beans yet but it involves helping others and ourselves find our inner strengths along with some self rejuvenation to help us truly understand just how beautiful we all are. 

As I mentioned before, we still haven't sorted out all of the details but we will keep you posted frequently until our launch date in June.

(Photography by my amazingly talented friend, Shannon Worley. Check out her photography website here. We love her. Lots. And look forward to working with her on this movement.)

Stay tuned…

Jacy's Outfit Details:
Dress: here
Shoes: Jeffrey Cambell (old) similar here
Necklace: Anthro (old) similar here

Shay's Outfit Details: 
Dress: here
Shoes: here
Necklace: J. Crew (old) 
Rings: Charming Charlies and Francesca's Boutique (both in store)


  1. Shay, you look so beautiful in these pictures, and I love your personality shining through these pictures. Your friend looks like a perfect match for you, can't wait for the big reveal!

    1. Thank you so much, Steph! That means a lot coming from you. :)

    2. What a sweet comment :) THANK YOU :) Shay is a total babe…. inside and out!

  2. Shay, I love these pictures of you and Jacy and I LOVE that you guys are working together on something new! I am excited to see the results and hear all about this. You are brave, friend! :)

    1. Awe, I just love you! Thank you so much. We are really excited about it! It's going to be hard to wait until June. :)