A new era.

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Hello! Thanks for popping in. This is the first of, hopefully, many posts to come. Starting my personal style blog has long been a dream of mine. After previous failed attempts, I think I finally have the time, energy, ambition, and attention span that a project like this truly deserves.

Who is Poor Jessie Ann?

I am the proud, only child of a jolly farmer and a beautiful dreamer. I grew up in a teeny, tiny town way out in the boonies of Northern California. The country runs deep in my veins, but as I got older I craved anonymity. The hum of the fluorescent, San Francisco city lights seemed to be calling me. So three years ago, I made a leap of faith and moved to this concrete jungle we call The City.

Becoming a full-time fashion student with a part-time job posed many new challenges. To say there was pressure to look and dress a certain way is an understatement. Living in one of the most expensive cities in the United States, developing a nasty habit of compulsive shopping, and living paycheck to paycheck may sound like a recipe for disaster. I viewed these challenges as character builders.

From a young age, I used my choice of clothing as an outlet of self-expression. I wasn’t about to let my meager paychecks limit my quest for style. My credit might be less-than-stellar and my bank account might have just enough to cover rent, but I refused to relinquish good taste in times of my personal, economic depression.

So, what will you find here?

Inspiring Images and quotations

Tips and tricks to maintaining a stylish (and cheap) lifestyle

Orignal art and photography by yours truly

Happenings and hotspots in the city I call home

And (affordable) tidbits from my wardrobe

So, to wrap things up

Thanks for bearing with me on this lengthy introduction. I promise I’ll try keep my future posts short and sweet (kinda like me!). As I am new to this “blogging” thing, I am open to helpful hints and suggestions from any of you veteran bloggers out there. To close, I would like to leave you with a quote from the late great Alexander McQueen.

“It’s a new era in fashion – there are no rules. It’s all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together.”

Until next time, always live life on your terms, never be afraid to mix and match, and remember: there are no rules.

Thanks!

<3, PJA

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