jade_melissa Starting the weekend early. Happy Friday, friends 20h

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jade_melissa Enjoying the last of the clear weather in my head to toe #Nordstrom look. I don't usually follow new trends, but the versatility of these styles are on fleek. #FallFashionOnPoint #Ad 2d

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jade_melissa Fall, I'm ready for you... #everydaymadewell #contest 3d

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jade_melissa Taking advantage of our new art museum membership & meeting up with @cory_burnsed for a coffee date in their sculpture garden. I was a member YEARS ago when I was a student at PNCA. I'd spend hours there with a sketchbook imagining my own work on display. It feels quite surreal walking hand in hand admiring that same art with my husband all these years later. My art isn't up there (yet), but I'll never stop striving & dreaming... #FromThePeople #Everlane #PortlandCafeVibes 3d

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jade_melissa Wrapped up in my Topshop Double Breasted Cotton Trench from #Nordstrom's new fall trends, admiring artwork and hiding out from the rain. Having such versatility in my look on these rainy days makes a huge difference, especially here in Portland #FallFashionOnPoint #Ad 4d

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jade_melissa Rainy days call for steaming cups of tea and plenty of pastries with our new favorite jam from @LauraAnnsJams, all thanks to @hatchery in this months #HatcheryBox #ad 5d

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jade_melissa A different view... 6d

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jade_melissa I'm a sensitive person. Always have been... & I always will be, I suppose. It's something I both love & find frustrating about myself. I had a difficult time hiding this fact as a child, oftentimes bursting into tears when I didn't do perfectly on an assignment, when I heard about tragic news on the television or when my parents fought. I felt as though I wasn't doing enough. By the time I reached high school, I could hide these immense feelings better. But hiding your thoughts & feelings leads you down a dangerous, unhealthy road. Every day I'm learning. I'm trying to get comfortable with knowing I can't be everything for everyone. I'm figuring out my place in this world & trying to not let worry, fear & sorrow control me. It's no way to live. Sometimes all you can do is stop, take a deep breath, a sip of coffee & get lost in another world for awhile... 7d
  •   meghandavidson That book is so good!!! 7d
  •   jade_melissa @meghandavidson I'm loving it... 6d
  •   gwenniep I hear you! Growing up my family had no idea what to do with the highly sensitive, emotional child that I was so ridiculed what they didn't understand (me). It's been such a relief to discover that there are others out there like me, other HSP's (highly sensitive persons- it's a thing apparently) & that it's absolutely ok to be so. But there's a lot of ground to make up, emerging from behind the safe barriers of protection. I'm still finding my place too; in recent years I've begun to learn to stand up for myself & speak my truth as I also realised, at last, that I can't be everything to everyone. That path leads to utter annihilation of the soul. Take heart! You're making progress on your journey. Gradually I hope you will find, as you "practice" being truly you, that moments of peace, courage & joy emerge alongside the worry, fear & sorrow. There is hope! Meantime tho, coffee & good books are a wonderful comfort 6d
  •   madame.paul Psalm 40:11+12 O Jehovah, do not withhold your mercy from me. May your loyal love and your truth constantly safeguard me. The calamities surrounding me are too many to count...And I have lost heart. 6d
  •   ynvicky @vanessaawemakeupartistry I just want to live in a place where I can go do this on my days off from work lol 5d
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jade_melissa I always need some relaxed versatility in my wardrobe. Whether that is a simple, comfortable sweater or a casual black blouse that pairs well with just about anything. #Nordstrom's new Fall trends have my back this year in making sure I have all I need #FallFashionOnPoint #ad 1w

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jade_melissa Warm up sketch of the beautiful @eggcanvas in honor of her birthday today. She has an eye for style & delicious food. A girl after my own heart! Go wish her a happy birthday & be sure to follow her here on @instagram & on her incredible blog of the same name... #jadeillustrates 1w

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jade_melissa I don't know what's better than being downtown in my versatile Topshop '70s Twill Longline Jacket I got from #Nordstrom. Their new trends are perfect for jetting between the meetings I have all day. It's going to be one busy and exciting fall, that's for sure #FallFashionOnPoint #Ad 1w

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jade_melissa For me, a Vie #Magnifique film is one with many layers, beautifully captured. #spon @Magnum 2w

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jade_melissa Because it's the weekend & ordering mini pastries means you can have twice as much . More on snapchat: jademsheldon 2w

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jade_melissa Today, I hope you get the chance to have a quiet moment to yourself. Happy almost weekend, friends... #portlandcafevibes 2w

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jade_melissa While others are out hiking, biking and mountain climbing, I prefer a more mellow approach to summer with a little picnic and some light reading. I am partnering with @ZeviaLife, #NonGMO soda, who is giving away a couple of $500 Visa gift-cards to the lucky few who follow them and who tag 3 friends who are #ClearlyDifferent on any of their posts. Remember to use the hashtag! 2w

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jade_melissa Morning cup about to be poured... #portlandcafevibes 3w

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jade_melissa Fridays are made for long conversations about upcoming trips over coffee... #bnycoffeenclothes #portlandcafevibes 3w

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jade_melissa Rise & shine... 3w

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jade_melissa Pretending it's fall by drinking piping hot coffee, sharing buttery croissants & carrying cabernet colored accessories... See more on snapchat: jademsheldon 3w

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jade_melissa Still dreaming about last night's truly stunning sunset. Thank you for sharing it with me @cory_burnsed. 4w

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