“We were together. I forget the rest.”

You Radiate Beauty


I might be the only woman in the blogoshpere not swooning over Isabel Marant’s clothing; I appreciate her talent, it’s just not my style. However, I think she is one smart lady, and I needed to hear these words today. More women like this, please. Thanks, Isabel.



“I’ve always loved the most natural women; I’m not very into hiding yourself. For me, the most beautiful girl would be a girl that feels comfortable with what she is. I’m always asked about what I would recommend, or what a girl should do—but it doesn’t work like that. You have to find yourself and what fits you and what’s good for you, and most of all, feel self-confident. When you see people that are self-confident, they radiate something good.”




























(all images via my pinterest)


4 comments on “You Radiate Beauty

  1. nadya
    May 1, 2013

    Jessica, you continue to amaze and inspire. Also, love the Sally Mann and Joan Didion. ;-)

  2. jessica clare
    May 1, 2013

    Nadya!! Well that just made my day :) ok, my week. xx

  3. sara
    May 2, 2013

    love this post. such inspiring words.
    thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday. so stoked because now i’m here on yours and loving it.
    newest fan and follower – on pinterest too!! xx

  4. jessica clare
    May 2, 2013

    Sara, yay! I’m so happy and flattered you’re here! xx

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This entry was posted on May 1, 2013 by .

Jessica Clare

Preschool teacher, writer, trouble maker.

LIVES: Seattle. By way of Santa Fe, San Francisco, and NYC.
DAYDREAMS:Strong coffee. Gourmet magazine. Stinky cheese. Date night with new strappy heels. Green chile. Going back to India. Unabashed displays of love. Vegetable gardens. Clean sheets. Unruly stacks of books. Breaking Bad marathons. Writing like Joan Didion ,Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Joseph Stroud. Cookbooks. French 75s. Sequins with jeans. Leaving love notes.
BELIEVES: “A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation, and a foundation for inner security.” Albert Einstein “The important thing is not to think much but to love much and so do that which best stirs you to love.” St. Teresa of Avila “People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances without own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.” Joseph Campbell

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