Hi there! I'm Jessica Hansen, the girl behind the blog.
I'm a: Journalism major. Magazine hoarder. Do-it-herself decorator. Historical fiction reader. Novel writer. Vintage typewriter collector. Hardcore thrifter. Coffee drinker. Antique store regular. Spray paint extraordinaire. History buff. And Rhett Butler's #1 Fan.
I've been known to swoon over tufted, vintage, velvet furniture. I'm head-over-heels for the color turquoise. And I'm
Some lovely experiences:
I rounded up a list of 13 Dorm Decor Essentials for Real Simple online, picking out all the necessities for a lovely dorm room.
For the sake of confused guys everywhere, I demystified Men's Pants: Pleated vs. Flat-Front for Internships.com's Eye of the Intern career development blog.
I launched the Iowa State University branch of Her Campus---writing about game day fashion, diving inside Iowa State girls' beach bags, and doting upon spring's pretty floral clothes.
As a writer for Iowa State's fashion magazine Trend, I toured The Refined Graduate's apartment and wrote about his tasteful small-space decorating in a lifestyle article.
I spent my Summer 2011 working as an editorial intern at Meredith Corporation, specifically for the Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Home Design publications. (You can see my work in the Winter '11 and Spring '12 issues of Do It Yourself, the Fall/Winter '11 and Spring '12 issues of Storage, and the Fall/Winter '11 edition of Cottage Style.)
Branching off of Lovely Undergrad, I've created Girl Next Dorm magazine. (It debuts soon!)
My old apartment bedroom was featured in the September 2012 i-pad edition of Seventeen magazine!
I was interviewed and featured on RetailMeNot's The Insider Blog (alongside HGTV's Sabrina Soto!) for a story on dorm decor.
Wanna know more about me, ask a question, pass on a comment, or just chat? Send an email to email@example.com. I love reading and responding to reader emails!