Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Workout Wednesday: Hustle for that Muscle


You probably have picked up by now that music is something that motivates me for a workout. Here is my recent workout playlist that is filled with all the top hits, and jams that will keep-you-a-sweating!

  1. It Ain't Me (with Selena Gomez) - Tiesto AFTR:HRS Remix
  2. Something Just Like This ( Don Diablo ) - The Chainsmokers
  3. Pretty Girl - Maggie Lindemann
  4. Seek Bromance (Avicii Vocal Edit) - Tim Berg
  5. Hello (Workout Mix) - Power Music Workout
  6. Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae) - Power Music Workout
  7. This is What You Came For (Power Workout Mix) - Workout Buddy
  8. Faded (2017 Dance Workout Edit Mix - 128 BPM) - Workout Remix Factory
  9. Kanye (2017 Dance Workout Mix - 130 BPM) - Workout Remix Factory
  10. Weekend Mode ( Daniel Rosty Remix) - Rene Rodrigezz
  11. Chained to the Rhythm (Workout Remix 135 BPM) - Workout Music Tv
  12. Rockabye (Workout Remix 135 BPM) - Workout Music TV
To listen to playlist on Spotify click here

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Fashion Elite with J Petite Linkup - Activewear

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Since I am a Pure Barre instructor activewear has become a large part of my weekly wardrobe. I work out 5-6x a week, and if you catch me on the street the majority of the time you'll see me in a look similar to above. With being an entrepreneur I am always on the go, and go straight from the gym or barre to running my work errands for the day. Since my days are jam packed with work I don't have much time to change so athleisure has become my saving grace. Thank heavens that wearing leggings in public has become a public norm ;) This week I wanted to round up my favorite workout looks from this year to give more inspiration for this weeks post. 
Since athleisure is one of my favorite things in the world, I can't wait to see the looks you have prepped for me this week :)
Featured Bloggers of the Week

I absolutely loved all of your guys bell sleeved posts last week, and I was honestly inspired. It was a tough call, but here are the featured bloggers of the week!

April from April was Here is looking stunning in this rose bell sleeved number. This gorgeous blogger features all the biggest spring trends in one outfit: white denim, florals, and bell sleeves. Gorgeous!!! You know I'll be buying that blouse ;)

The gorgeous Virginia from More to Mrs E makes her way back onto my featured list with this stunning number. Having bell sleeves on this dress gives an interesting twist to a classic LBD. 

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 my 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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Monday, May 22, 2017

Packing

Photography: Jamee Edwards
Top: Boohoo (similar here) / Shorts: BLANKNYC / Necklace: Baublebar c/o / Bag: Make Me Chic c/o (old similar here) / Watch: Michael Kors / Shoes: Marc Fischer / Lips: Pucker and Pout - Roseberry
The Edmunds are officially 3 weeks away from moving to Dallas! For the past week Todd and I have been digging away at our apartment, and have been trying to box away our life for the move. It feels so good to do some spring cleaning, and getting rid of so many clothes that I haven't worn in years. Whenever Todd see's me fill up bags of old clothes he tries to convince me to sell them vs donate them. Personally I would rather donate clothes vs putting in tons of effort into selling them online. This girl definitely doesn't have time for that. After narrowing down the wardrobe that will be coming with me to Texas I then moved onto taking down my favorite space in our place. My office. 

The office has become my number one space that I work in, and has become my little creative haven. I might have shed a tear after taking down my gallery wall that was filled with my favorite styled shoots. Four years of memories has filled our 1200 square foot apartment, and will be deeply missed. 
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Memorial Day Outfit

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wellness Wednesday - My Favorite Products for Healthy Skin


For todays "Wellness Wednesday" we are going to switch gears from talking about diet to talking about taking care of your skin. As I have aged I have gone through countless products to find things that are good for my skin, and that will be good for my adult acne. Here are some newbies and oldies that are currently in my makeup bag. Now lets talk about these products, and their benefits shall we??


Lipsense Lip Balm
Incase you haven't caught on now, but currently I started to sell Senegence products more commonly known as the company that sells Lipsense - the lipstick that lasts 4-18 hours. With wearing Lipsense your color will actually last longer the more you wear it because your lips go through an exfoliation period. On the days when I am feeling lazy I use my Lipsense lip balm instead because it doesn't contain wax, and wax build up is partly why Lipsense won't last as long. This balm is also amazing because it contains the Sene Complex which contains restorative and anti aging benefits. The moisture rich botanical helps hydrate the lips leaving you lips feeling unbelievably soft. You can purchase this product directly from me for $20.


Ole Henriksen African Tea Cleanser
Boy, oh boy, I freaking love this cleanser!!!! I have been using this cleanser for about 2 years now, and I am seriously obsessed! I became in love with Ole Henriksen after using their Vitman Plus lotion (so sad its now discontinued), and from there I discovered this cleanser. What I love about this cleanser is that it's A) gentle on my skin, B) non drying, C) offers anti aging benefits, and D) doesn't make me break out. This product also anti inflammatory properties which helps sooth zits during a break out. I seriously can't say a bad thing about this cleanser because its soon amazing!!! The ingredients that make this product my ride or die is that its infused with antioxidant rich African tea, and Ester C. 


Ole Henriksen Mattifying Creme
A couple months ago my all time favorite Ole Henriksen moisturizer Vitamin plus got discontinued. When I went to Sephora to replace my VP I had no idea what product could compare. After seeking the advice of one of the Sephoras specialist they told me that this mattifying creme would give me similar benefits. This creme is almost identical to the old one I used to use, and I love it!!!! The biggest reason why I love this moisturizer is that its hydrating, but not greasy. I can wear this under my makeup, and it absorbs so much into my skin that it won't make my foundation move. The health benefits for the skin include reducing pore appearance, improves skin quality, contains vitamins - A C D E, calms the skin, balances the skin, reduces oil, and hydrates the skin. 


Origins Clear Improvement Mask
I have used this mask for a couple years now, and it has become part of my weekly routine. I will get blackheads around my nose, and this mask works like a charm to remove the blackheads out of my pores. This product will give you the most bang for your buck. During times when I am in a middle of the break out I will use this mask, and it will clear my skin without leaving it dry. 


Origins GinZing
Now this is a sample that I got from my Sephora play box, and I am in love!!! This product is killer for brightening the eyes, and getting rid of dark circles. Ever since using this product I feel like the skin under my eyes have become more bright in one month!!! Now thats ah-mazing! The product lightens and brightens with it's key ingredients of coffee beans, Panax ginseng, and Magnolia Extract. 


Senegence Color Correcting Tinted Moisturizer 
With being a Senegence distributor I get to try out lots of products since I can get a discount on them. My fellow sene friends raved about the CCT, and so naturally I tried it to see what the hype was all about. OH-EM-GEE YOU NEED!!! No joke. I freaking love this product, and anyone who tries it has loved it. This product is absolutely amazing because it's the perfect foundation replacement for summer. There is nothing I hate more than my foundation melting off me during the summer because of the heat. The CTT is super light weight, and won't move by the time your day ends. This product is not only long lasting, but is good for your skin! It contains a mechanical shield which is the equivalent of SPF, contains the anti aging Sene Complex, reduces free radicals which cause surface level blemishes, decreases sun/age spots, and counteracts redness. The CTT offers sheer to medium coverage depending on how you apply it. I get medium coverage from it by using a damp beauty blender. Another crazy thing about this product is that it's color correcting meaning it will adapt to three shades darker or lighter. That alone is amazing because you won't have to worry about buying another color when your skin starts to get tan with summer since the color will adapt! This product you can purchase from me for $45, and it's amazing!

Vitamin Nectar Face Mask
Now this was another sample that I received form my Sephora play box, and intend to buy more once I use up my sample all up. After a month of using this product I feel like my skin has become more bright, and even! Since this product contains 50% of crushed citrus it can improve skin radiance up to 30% after just one use. Yep....this is for sure going to be a bathroom staple.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Fashion Elite with J Petite Linkup - Bell Sleeves

Photography: Jamee Edwards
Top: WHBM (ON SALE! Similar here that comes in pink and white) / Skirt: J.Crew (old similar here and here) / Clutch: WHBM c/o / Shoes: WHBM c/o / Lips: Pucker & Pout - Apple Cider

Bell sleeves, bell sleeves, oh how I love you so! 

This outfit matches my current Spring style to the "T" with the feminine pink details. Yesterday I was doing a shoot with Jamee where we shot a lot more ruffles and bell sleeves. She turns to me, and says "Wow you really do love the bell sleeves." I do, yes I DO!! I was explaining to her that whenever a new trend comes out that it takes me a while to fall in love with the trend. When I first saw bell sleeves I actually hated them, and thought that they would make me look like a wizard.  Not hating on the wizards because this girl definitely loves herself some Harry Potter. 

Another reason why I was hesitant to get into bell sleeves was because I was afraid that the volume of the sleeves would compete with the volume of my hair, and that combination together would be too much for my petite body. Ohhhhh how I was wrong.....

Since I was seeing bell sleeves everywhere I decided to give them a go, and purchase this top from the WHBM petite line. When the package arrived on my door step I immediately became obsessed, and loved the feminine charm of the bell sleeves. If you haven't given this trend a go yet I highly recommend you do!

Meet My Cohost
Meet my darling cohost for the week Cassie from Simply Classy Cassie. I've been following this darling blogger for a while, and was thrilled when she decided to join my team for Lipsense. This girl is now a lip boss, and blog boss! This woman seriously does it all, and at while doing it all she always looks fabulous. Make sure you check out this darling blogger today because you will get hooked to her blog :) 

Featured Bloggers of the Week

Jenna from Visions of Vogue made this weeks feature for her floral outfit. I love a skirt with volume, and I am absolutely in love with hers!!! This outfit screams spring goals!

Miss Nancy from Nancys Fashion Style made her way onto this weeks features because her bold colors and bold prints. Gorgeous!


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 my hashtag.

Next weeks theme will be "Activewear"

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



Monday, May 15, 2017

What to Wear to a Bridal Shower

Photography: Jamee Edwards
Dress: Amanda Uprichard c/o / Clutch: Gigi New York c/o / Wedges: Marc Fisher / Necklace: Brielle Designs c/o / Lips: Pucker and Pout - Aussie Rose

If there is one thing I know for certain it it this. 

Wedding season is here!!

Weddings are such a magical time in a woman's life where she gets to plan the wedding of her dreams, marry her prince charming, and indulge in the premarital planning bliss. Before any bride walks down the isle to say "I do," she is first showered by her friends and family to celebrate her as the future Mrs. While it's crucial for guests to dress up to code for the actual wedding the same rules apply to dressing for the bridal shower.

Here are some things to consider when picking out your attire for a bridal shower.

Try to Avoid White

Even though it may be in the middle of spring, and you are just dying to wear white to a bridal shower luncheon avoid doing so. This is the one time that the future Mrs will have her very own shower so let her be the one to wear white. There's nothing worst than a guest of the shower mistaking you for the bride that day.

Consider What Time of Day the Shower Is Scheduled For

Showers are held at all times of the day from morning, afternoon, and into the evening - and the different time slots will have different dress codes. When showers are held in the morning/afternoon opt for a feminine dress. Showers that are held in the evening (depending on location) have a little bit more variability in apparel ranging from dresses to going out attire. Whatever time the shower is held out a good rule of thumb is to keep the attire classy and not trashy. 

Where is the Shower Located

The location of the shower is crucial in deciding what you will wear. If the shower is a garden party outside try going for floral dresses with wedges or flats. When the shower is at the home of a conservative relative opt for apparel that is modest. If everyone will be going out for the evening then more flexibility is given in what you can wear. 

When I saw this dress I immediately knew it would be perfect for my friends shower a few weeks ago. Her shower was held on a farm, and was absolutely stunning. I was so devastated that I actually missed the shower because I ended up getting sick in bed!


Friday, May 12, 2017

Leadership

Photography: Jamee Edwards
Top: Target (comes in blue too!) / Jeans: Rag and Bone / Bag: Gigi New York c/o / Boots: Vince Camuto (on SALE) / Lips: Pucker and Pout - Apple Cider

You guys my life is finally getting back on track!!Thanks for hanging in with me over the past couple weeks with my posts going up later than they should, and posting 4x vs 5x a week. Be prepared next week to see J Petite back on regular schedule! Hallelujah!!!

Today I wanted to talk about leadership, and how it can make you learn a lot about yourself. Recently I became a Senegence distributor (aka Lipsense) to bring in some extra money for our move to Texas, and in just under 2 months I have already built up a team of 10 ah-mazing ladies who are already kicking some major #seneass! With having my team grow so big and fast I have become their leader, and that's where all my time has gone to.  

Back when I was in college I was absolutely obsessed with Organic Chemistry, and was a SI leader for 4 years. What I loved about being an instructor was the ability to teach, and watching my students succeed. Since I had such a passion for the subject I taught with passion, and in turn my students became passionate about the topic as well. Nothing gave me more satisfaction than my student texting me about them solving a big chemistry problem by themselves or getting higher scores on their tests. When we moved to Arizona 4 years ago I was so far from a major university that I couldn't pursue my tutoring anymore. I was sad that my teaching had to take the backseat, but supplemented it with continuing to teach Pure Barre. 

Fast forward 4 years later now I am a leader for my Senegence team. I have absolutely loved building a team because it gives me the same satisfaction like I had with teaching chemistry. I have gained a personal relationship with each one of my teammates, and get all excited when they text me about a question or to gain advice. As a leader I do online trainings of how to build their business using the power of social media, give daily tips to better their businesses, offer solutions to problems, and help in anyway I can to elevate the growth of their gloss empire. There is a certain satisfaction you gain when you help others succeed. When one of my girls had her first party I was literally stalking her insta story to see all the sneak peeks because I love seeing the growth of each one of my girls. 

Since being back in a leadership role a little older and wiser I have learned so much about myself within two months. I've always been about community over competition, and even more so since being with Senegence. So many amazing women are apart of this company, and are so willing to help one another. That sense of community is what excites me everyday, and makes me want to be that person who can give that sense of belonging to others. Another thing I have learned is to not judge a book by its cover, and that everyone has the same potential to do amazing things. I went to a training not that long ago, and I met some amazing women that are dominating the Senegence game that I wouldn't think would do well. Seeing examples of successful women has made me take a step back, and realize that anyone can be a leader and succeed with the right amount of determination and willingness to go all the way! 


 

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