Come dive in to an #oceanstateofmind
A fashion, travel and lifestyle website, JESSANNKIRBY.COM is a place to celebrate creativity, share a love for the ocean and coastal living, and encourage women in all aspects of their lives. Our goal is to create inspiring content that is beautiful, relatable and attainable. New content is published daily in fashion, travel, lifestyle, career and more.
“You have to find what you love and do that”
Meet The Founder
Born and raised in the coastal New England town of Newport, RI, Jessica Ann Kirby grew up a beach loving tomboy. After studying journalism and women’s studies in college, she worked in HR consulting for 5 years living in Los Angeles and New York City. Jess and her partner Craig decided to leave their 9-5 jobs and move back to Newport in late 2013 and JESSANNKIRBY.COM (formerly proseccoandplaid.com) was born. Combining Jess’s love for fashion, travel and the great outdoors with Craig’s thirst for adventure and stunning photography they created a destination for readers around the world to be inspired. Jess and Craig live in Newport with their two rescue pets Nora and Hunter.
Photography, Video + Travel Editor
After a career in carpentry and plaster moulding, Craig discovered his passion for photography and film making working with Jess in the early stages of the blog. Craig has worked with a variety of brands to create lifestyle and fashion content including recent projects for Veuve Clicquot, Jack Rogers, Jennie Kay Beauty, and Timberland. In his spare time, Craig loves action sports and waking up to shoot the sunrise.
A freelance writer, editor and crafter, Caylin Harris has worked on staff at magazines like Health, Good Housekeeping and Parents in New York City and has contributed to numerous lifestyle websites and magazines. Her background is in creating relatable content that aims to give readers great results every time, whether it’s entertaining, decorating or DIY. While she loves New York City, in 2014 she decided to pack her bags and move home to New England where she now lives with her husband and lots of cats.