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Jessie Engelhardt & Jamie Samples

Persons of Interest, Storytellers  /   /  By Audrey Kim

Jessie (left): Designer/Children’s Ministries Director/Blogger at

Jamie (right): Designer/Event Coordinator/Blogger at

*What they're wearing:

Jessie: Black leather jacketMINKPINK dressblack tightsSteve Madden boots

Jamie: Black leather leggingsAlexander Wang shoesvintage necklacegray v-neck teeshaggy vest


Jessie: La Selva Beach, CA

Jamie: Santa Cruz, CA

Describe your style:

Jessie: Downtown chic with a dash of rock. Comfortable but not boring!

Jamie: My style is simple and laid back with a bit of a quirky twist. I love to mix patterns and textures in my wardrobe, just like I do in my home.


How do you translate your look from the workplace to the weekend?

Jessie:  I try to hit the middle mark of things that work for meeting with clients, but also for picking up kids from school and taking them to karate. It all comes down to the shoes.

Jamie: I’m lucky that my life is pretty much an eternal weekend. I work from home, so the only difference is that I get out of my bathrobe earlier to go on weekend adventures with my husband and baby boy.

What’s in your makeup bag?

Jessie: Clinique Redness Solution foundation, Smashbox Brow Tech, NARS matte lip pencil in Dolce Vita.

Jamie: Smashbox Brow Tech, NARS blush in Orgasm, MAC eye shadow, MAC Fluidline eyeliner, MAC mascara, Giorgio Armani High Precision Retouch concealer, and MAC brushes.

Latest obsession:

Jessie: Faux leather leggings. Straight up. They literally go with everything but have loads of personality.

Jamie: Freshly Picked baby moccasins for my son.

Your saved eBay search words:

Jessie: Leather, vintage, bootie, J.Crew.

Jamie: Printed baby leggings, YSL Muse bag, vintage floral kimono.

Who are your style icons?

Jessie: Depending on the day, I could be inspired by Kate Moss to Jane Birkin, to Sienna Miller. I look at those girls and notice what I like, but I dress how it feels right to me.

Jamie: Brigitte Bardot—she was always the perfect amount of undone.

Next on your must-buy list:

Jessie: I just bought a leather cross-body bag from Madewell. It’s perfect. Next up for me is a cozy sweater in a flattering boyfriend style that isn’t too hot yet still chunky. Let me know when you find it. I haven’t yet.

Jamie: A pair of J.Crew Everly suede pumps in black

What’s at the top of your wish list?

Jessie: A better pair of faux leather leggings, which may not exactly be the Bentley of the fashion world. I also would love to own many, many things by Rag & Bone.

Jamie: Givenchy Nightingale bag

What’s one piece you plan to keep forever?

Jessie: My faux fur coat, as well as my whiskey-colored leather bags.

Jamie: An antique gold signet ring engraved with my husband and son’s initials.

What can’t you see yourself wearing, ever?

Jessie: Chanel-style tweed suits. I know they are classic, but just so not me.

Jamie: Leg warmers.

Favorite eBay find:

Jessie: Vintage leather Coach bags. Did I mention I like leather??

Jamie: J.Crew Etta pump in neon persimmon

You collect…

Jessie: I’m not really a collector. I work hard to keep my closet paired down.

Jamie: Furry vests, furry coats, leopard print shoes

Dream getaway:

Jessie: Italy with my husband, sister, and brother-in-law.

Jamie: London, baby! With a stopover in the south of France for some croissants and boutique shopping.

Song most played on your iPod:

Jessie: Ocean waves background noise! Second would be “Boom Boom Pow” by the Black Eyed Peas because my kids ask to listen to it pretty much every day.

Jamie: “Fix You” by Coldplay.

Favorite city to shop in:

Jessie: San Francisco.

Jamie: San Francisco.

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