Thursday, February 16, 2017

Valentine's Day Bridal Shoot

I can't even tell you how good it felt to shoot with Ashley again! Ashley has become one of my really good friends here in Arizona, and I met her through blogging. She was one of the first photographers I worked with to elevate my imagery, and I honestly think we were meant to be friends. We are so similar in personalities, and she has become my blonde twin. Even though I don't get to see Ashley as much as I want due to her photography schedule I am beyond proud of her, and how much she grown her photography business. 
 The concept of this shoot was actually inspired by this dress. When looking through the Bella Lily insta story I saw a video of this dress, and there is not enough heart eye emojis in the world that can describe how much I love this dress. I took a screen shot of this dress, and immediately sent it to Ashley. 
Jess: Hey when you have some time to do something fun I saw this dress on the BL insta, and I died! I need to model it before anyone else does!
Ash: Yes!!!!!! Flowers pronto!!
Jess: I'll message Brenda (BL owner), and see if she will let us take her for a spin 
Ash: Very Valentines Day
Jess: Yes!!!! 
I love that I have created a tribe of friends that are just as down to do something fun and creative as me.
Styling/photography: Ashley Rae Photography  
Gown: Bella Lily Bridal 
MUA/Hair: Makiaj Beauty 
Jewelry: Kendra Scott
Venue: El Churro
Table/Rentals: The Confetti Studio
Florals: Noir Floral
Cakes: Suzy Bz Goodies

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Sandals You Need This Spring

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Fashion Elite with J Petite Linkup - Free Week


Photography: Jamee Edwards
Top: J.Crew (old similar here, here, here) / Skirt: Shein c/o (only $15!) / Bag: Target (old similar here) / Shoes: Cents of Style c/o (old similar here, here, and here) / Lips: @kissable_lips_by_krista Carmel Apple c/o
I just want to thank you all for your sweet words on our move. My social media was flooded with the kindest congratulatory words about us embarking on a new adventure!

For this weeks new linkup I wanted to feature one of my new favorite outfits for Spring. I recently got this skirt in from Shein, and was immediately in love with the gingham pattern. Gingham and Spring go together like peanut butter and jelly in my opinion <3

I'm usually not a huge fan of midi skirts afraid that they will make me look shorter than I already am, but there is a trick to avoid that. If you are 5'2 like myself make sure your midi skirt is high waisted. The higher the waist the longer your body will appear to be.

I am so excited to see what you guys have in store for my second linkup!

Petite Review for Shein Gingham skirt: I LOVE LOVE LOVE this skirt you guys. I would have to say that the skirt runs small for the average person. I got the xs, and the waist almost fits me. Usually I have to get skirts taken in 2 inches + , but only had to take in this skirt 1/2 an inch. Unless your petite like me I would say go up a size. 

Blog Features of the Week
Apparently I am having a blush moment since both my features are wearing this gorgeous shade! How can you not love an OTS sweater dress? Sarah from Trendy and Tidy looks absolutely gorgeous in this outfit! / Everything about this outfit from Lydia the creator of Chic and Modish is #outfit goals. Seriously, I need that cardigan!
Thank you for joining me at the Fashion Elite with J Petite Linkup! I love sharing everything that is style whether it be the latest trends or something that is staple in the wardrobe. I absolutely love linkups as a way to connect and discover other amazing bloggers from all around the world. Each week bloggers may submit their posts on Tuesdays at 1 am Arizona Mountain time to show their take on our beauty/fashion theme of the week. Each week I will pick 2 of my favorite bloggers who rocked the trend from the previous week to be featured on my blog.

I would love to see you linking up with me by sharing #fashionelitewithjpetite, and tagging @thejpetite on Instagram. I will feature our favorite Instagram accounts who feature our hashtag.

Next weeks theme will be "Lace."

Would you like to cohost the Fashion Elite Linkup? Email me jessica.marie.edmunds@gmail.com and let’s organize a date




Monday, February 13, 2017

It's Official, We are Moving To.....

Sweater: J.Crew (ON SALE + take 50% off sale items!) / Jacket: Blank NYC / Jeans: Blank NYC / Beanie: J.Crew (old similar here) / Boots: Vince Camuto / Lips:@kissable_lips_by_krista 2 layers Kiss for a Cause 1 layer Purple Reign c/o
So it's official you guys! 

The Edmunds are moving to Dallas!!! We got the call two days ago, and we are packing up our little apartment to move this June! Todd got accepted to an Oral Surgery program, and we will be living in Texas for a year until we have to move again. 

I have total mixed feelings about moving now. I originally wanted to move out of AZ as fast as possible because I cannot handle the heat for the life of me, but now feel so sad to leave. It took me a while to develop meaningful friendships, and I finally feel like I built my tribe within the past year. The thought of leaving all my friends here kills me, and can't even think about saying goodbye now. Last night I attended a surprise party for my friend Nicole where we were surrounded by all of our friends. We had a candlelight dinner, and went around the table talking about ourselves. When it was finally my turn to talk about myself I made the announcement that I was moving. I wanted to cry right as I said "We are moving," but kept it together because it was a day of celebrating Nicole. 

I am so excited to be going on this adventure with my little family of two, and can't wait to document our adventure with you guys! If you have any tips on living in Dallas please let me know!
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Friday, February 10, 2017

Styled Shoot Modeling Tips and Tricks

Photography: Jamee Edwards
Sweater: Blanknyc / Jacket: Blanknyc / Jeans: Rag and Bone (old similar here + here) / Boots: Vince Camuto / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
This post is up a little late because I was so exhausted from being apart of a styled shoot yesterday. Right as I walked in my front door I passed out of my bed, and woke up at 4:20 am this morning to teach at PB Glendale. I responded to a model call last week where I was going to be the bridesmaid for the shoot, but became the bride at the last minute due to the original model dropping out. 

You think I'm sick of doing bride modeling yet?! Not a chance!!!! Modeling for wedding shoots is still my favorite thing to do! For those of you who have never worked on styled shoots here is a few insights to what a typical day goes like.

  • Behind every styled shoot there is the BTS action that goes into a project. Before you even shoot you need to get your hair and makeup done (HMU). HMU typically takes between 2-3 hours, and sometimes longer depending on the look (my halloween makeup typically takes longer). Make sure you arrive on time to HMU since the shoot is on a schedule due to lightening. Since you will be sitting in a makeup chair for hours wear comfy clothes such as leggings, and a comfy shirt. I typically like to wear zip ups or wear a sports bra while I'm getting HMU done so that when I need to change I don't mess up anything with taking my top off. 
  • Bring underwear, beige bra, strapless bra, and typically your own shoes for a wedding shoot. I have two pairs of heels that I have gotten from companies that I bring with me on shoots. Since I am small chested I don't ever wear a bra with modeling wedding dresses. 
  • Typically when you borrow a sample dress from a wedding boutique it will be larger than your normal size. I always bring clamps with me for any type of shoot to tighten the clothes. I bought some clamps at home depot that cost me less than a dollar each. (If you go onto my insta story you'll see me clamped up from yesterdays shoot). 
  • Bring some snacks. Since it's going to be a long day you need to keep your energy up. I will typically bring carrots, bars, or chopped up fruit with me on a shoot so that I am able to munch throughout the day. I go for things that are lighter so that I can keep munching without feeling bloated for pictures. 
  • If the HMU artist isn't going to be on location during the shoot bring a small makeup bag. If your outside you might need to touch up as you shoot so it's good to bring some powder, foundation with a beauty blender, lipstick or gloss, tease brush, hairspray, and extra bobby pins. 
  • If your photographer is wanting to shoot you with a co model make sure you are 100% comfortable shooting with someone of the opposite sex. If you aren't comfortable with strangers being close to you then it will translate in the images. I am very much a free spirit, and am immediately comfortable with people. Determine what your limits are with shooting with a co model, and make sure you vocalize that with the photographer and model before the shoot starts. 
  • If you are shooting with a co model remember "THIS ISN'T REAL LIFE." Look at modeling as an acting job, and it is your job as the model to portray the character. So many people have mistaken my co models as my husband in shoots just because of how close I will get to someone. Whenever I shoot I can mentally get myself into the character because I can separate work from my real life.
  • The most important thing is to have fun! I love love love working on set, and having a blast with the crew.
Hope you enjoyed this little insight into part of my life. Here's a sneak peek from yesterdays shoot :)
  
Photography: Jamee Edwards


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Soft Pink Hues

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Workout Wednesday: Party on a Bike Playlist



If you are anything like me I absolutely love doing the new spin classes where it's like a day club.  You got the crazy lights, motivational instructor, and the beats that just won't stop. Here is a few of my favorite songs that make for a killer spin class.

  1. Hey Ricky - Nervo
  2. Alarm (Marshmallow Remix) - Anne-Marie
  3. Ride - Icona Pop
  4. It's a Party - Joel Fletcher
  5. Redefined (Ft Melanie Fontana & Novaspace) - TyDi
  6. I Won't Let You Walk Away (Lost Kings Remix) - Mako
  7. Faded (Tungevaag & Raaban Remix) - Alan Walker
  8. Problem - Natalie Kills
  9. All Night Long - Timbaland
  10. Turn Up the Love - Far East Movement
  11. Mirrors (Adrian Lux Remix) - Natalie Kills
  12. Something Better - Audien
  13. By Your Side - Jonas Blue
Here's a link to listen to it on Spotify :)

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Fashion Elite Linkup - Pink and Red

Photography: Jamee Edwards
Dress: Shein c/o / Bag: Target (old similar here and here) / Shoes: Sam Edelman (old similar here, here, and here) / Lips: @kissable_lips_by_krista - heartbreaker c/o
Good morning lovelies! So something new is going to be happening now on Tuesdays. Right now I am starting my own linkup which is similar to past weeks, but it's just going to be fashion as of now. I hope you like the new changes, and continue to linkup with me every week!!!

In the spirit of Valentines Day this weeks theme is going to be red and pink! Can I just say I am so glad that there is a month where it's theme color is my favorite, pink! I was so excited when I got this dress from Shein because it will be perfect for the actual day. I still am not quite sure what's on the agenda for V Day, but let's face it, no girl wants to be surprised with a romantic restaurant under dressed. 

 I originally wanted to pair it with some nude heels, but decided to go all out with my pink obsession for a monochromatic look.

I can't wait to see what posts you guys have to linkup with, and know that it will give me some major inspiration for this month!

Thank you for joining me at the Fashion Elite Linkup! I love sharing everything that is style whether it be the latest trends or something that is staple in the wardrobe. I absolutely love linkups as a way to connect and discover other amazing bloggers from all around the world. Each week bloggers may submit their posts on Tuesdays at 1 am Arizona Mountain time to show their take on our beauty/fashion theme of the week. Each week I will pick 2 of my favorite bloggers who rocked the trend from the previous week to be featured on my blog.

I would love to see you linking up with me by sharing #fashionelitewithjpetite, and tagging @thejpetite on Instagram. I will feature our favorite Instagram accounts who feature our hashtag.

Next weeks theme will be "Free Week."

Would you like to cohost the Fashion Elite Linkup? Email me jessica.marie.edmunds@gmail.com and let’s organize a date

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