Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wellness Wednesday: Snack Healthy


Snacking. We all do it. We can't avoid it. We can control what we eat though. I don't eat full meals for breakfast or lunch, and just have little snacks to get me through my day. It's so easy to reach for the ice cream or chips when that snacking "itch" hits you like a ton of bricks. You reach for the Doritos, and the next thing you know half the bag is gone, and you have no memory of eating them. An hour sets in, and you're frustrated for devouring half a bag of chips by yourself. Don't worry I won't tell a soul ;)

Life is all about making good choices, and our diet is apart of that. Being strategic about your snacking is going to be key in avoiding the "binge." Be mindful of what you put on your plate, and fill your cabinets with wholesome food to avoid temptation. 

I've said this time and time again, but I love dessert. After dinner I just need that little sweet treat to make me feel satisfied. Here's one of my wholesome sweet snacks that is easy, delicious, and fast. 


Ingredients

  • Greek Yogurt
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Almond butter
  • Optional: Bare Banana Chips (they also have coconut ones too)

Directions

  • Mix everything together in a bowl, and enjoy :)
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Layers & Lipstick Linkup - Colored Nails & Booties

Photography: Jamee Edwards
Shirt: Target (comes in a darling orange too!) / Jacket: BLANKNYC / Jeans: Rag and Bone (favorite jeans of all time because they make my size 23!) / Hat: Target / Necklace: F21 (old similar here) / Bag: Target / Booties: Jeffrey Campbell / Lips: MAC-Party Line / Nails: Sally Hansen - Back to Black (if you haven't gotten this you need to! Super cheap, and the polish dries instantly)
The star for todays post is an item that I have been wearing constantly since the day I bought them. These Jeffrey Campbell booties were the best purchase I have made in a long time. When I first saw them I was immediately in love, but was hesitant to buy because of the low heel. I always love to wear heels, and am always hesitant to buy something with a low heel, afraid that I wouldn't wear it as much. Boy was a wrong. I love love love these booties, and wore them all summer. Normally I wouldn't wear booties in the summer because they would make my feet hot. Since these booties have the cut outs, it keeps my feet cool. 

With September approaching I recently dusted off last seasons booties, and placed them back in my closet for the fall season. Booties are so versatile because you can dress them up, dress them down, wear with jeans/shorts/dresses/skirts, ect. I love how I showed a casual version of the trend, and our beautiful cohost demonstrated how to make booties dressy. 

What's your favorite way to wear booties? Dresses? Skirts? Jeans? 

Meet Our Cohost
Pucker Up Style and I are so excited to have Clare from Clarabelle as this weeks cohost. Isn't she stunning? Dying over that leopard clutch!! She also did a post recently where she wore this beautiful OTS chambray dress. Umm... I need that in my closet ASAP! Make sure you check out her darling blog where she talks about fashion and motherhood.
Featured Blogger of the Week
We absolutely love how Julieann from The Intimate Brunette wore her chambray blouse with this darling skirt!
Thank you for joining us at the Layers and Lipstick Link Up! We love sharing everything that is beauty and style, and want you to see how you rock the latest hair, makeup, and fashion trends by linking up with us. We 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 midnight Arizona Mountain time to show their take on our beauty/fashion theme of the week. Each week we will pick our favorite bloggers who rocked our fashion/beauty trend the most, and feature them the following week.

We would love to see you linking up with us by sharing #layersandlipstick, and tagging @thejpetite @puckerupstyle on Instagram. We will feature our favorite Instagram accounts who feature our hashtag.

Next week our beauty theme will be "peachy eyes," and the fashion theme will be "leather jackets."

Would you like to cohost the Layers & Lipstick Link Up? Email us jessica.marie.edmunds@gmail.com and let’s organize a date!
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Monday, August 29, 2016

Graduate Hotel in Tempe

Photography: Jamee Edwards
Top: Lulus (old similar here, here, and here) / Skirt: Shein c/o (also available here) / Necklace: F21 (old similar here) / Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff / Lips: Buxom-Amber
Nothing like a bright colorful outfit to brighten your day.....am I right?!

The day before we left to Washington Todd and I were invited to stay a night at the new hotel called The Graduate in Tempe. Even though we were jam packed with things to do before we left this cactus state, we decided to make a trip to Tempe to see what the buzz was all about. Todd was out of school for a break between quarters so we were able to drive up to Tempe during brunch time. Right as we walked into the hotel we felt that immediate "cool kid" vibe. The first thing that popped into my head when walking into the lobby was "Bueller?......Bueller?......Bueller....?" Each Graduate hotel is located in a university town across the country, and is curated to celebrate retro school days. 

When we finally got into our room I immediately passed out. I begged Todd multiple times for just "10 more minutes" of sleep every time he would try to get me up to start our day. Why was I so tired? If you can remember I came back to AZ from a month and a half long vacation in UT just a week prior to our mini staycation. The week after I got back from Utah was filled with shooting, blogging, and getting everything ready to leave for another vacation. Yep, I was tired. 

After hanging out in our room for a bit we decided to explore our hotel, and eat at their restaurant Tapacubo for some Mexican eats. We only hung out at the hotel for a couple hours then decided to leave early to go see Django at home. He was going to be left for 4 days while we were in Washington, and felt bad if he had to be left 1 more day. 


Sunday, August 28, 2016

What I Wore to Church

Dress: Shein c/o / Hat: Target / Bag: Make Me Chic c/o / Necklace: Alixandra Collections c/o (get 10% off using code Jpetite10) Shoes: Seychelles / Bracelet: Similar here / Sunnies: Nordstrom / Lips: MAC-Cream Cup
We are finally back from Washington my friends! I can't wait to show you more pics from our trip to Anacortes and Seattle. Have you been before? The scenery was absolutely gorgeous, and the trip was very much needed. Todd and I got back on late Thursday evening, and I am going to be leaving again to Vegas --> Utah this week. With all the traveling I've been doing I feel like I'm living the life of a gypsy, jumping from place to place. 

Sorry this post is going to be short, but I just wanted to share with you what I wore to church today. See you tomorrow!
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Fall Pinks

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Seattle Adventures - Explore Pike's Market

Jacket: Flirt Catalog c/o (similar here and here) / Sweater: Lole / Hat: F21 (last season similar here and here) / Sunnies: Nordstrom / Shoes: Target / Bag: Michael Kors / Pants: Anthro last season (similar herehere, and here)

Greetings from Seattle! Todd and I flew into this beautiful state on Sunday to explore the North West with Todd's aunt and uncle Dave & Liz. One of my favorite places to go so far was Pike's Market. I absolutely loved the hustle and bustle of the market, and the fast paced life of the city. Follow me on Snapchat or Instagram to see more of our adventures. Sorry this post is going to be short because we are going kayaking!!
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Layers & Lipstick Linkup: Mauve Lips & Chambray

Photography: Jamee Edwards
Top: Shein c/o / Lashes: Layers n Lashes / Pants: Anthro last season (similar here, here, and here) / Necklace: Kendra Scott c/o / Hat: Target / Bag: Make Me Chic c/o / Booties: Jeffrey Campbell / Lips: ABH-Rio

I've said this time after time before, but chambray is the ultimate wardrobe must. I have fallen victim to the chambray love affair.

Nothing to wear? 
Chambray. 
Can't find something to wear with any pair of pants? 
Chambray. 
Trouble finding a piece that will work with every season?
Chambray

In past posts I've featured some of my favorite chambray button down blouses, but I am madly in love with this top. The bell shape of this blouse is so fun, and gives this outfit a unique flare. What is your favorite way to wear chambray?

Big thanks to Hearts of Gold for being our cohost for the week. 

Featured Bloggers of the Week
Lee from Legallee Blonde looking gorgeous in the OTS trend / Rosie from Life is Just Rosie showing us how she does boho braids / @sincerelyy.a sharing our #layersandlipstick hashtag
Thank you for joining us at the Layers and Lipstick Link Up! We love sharing everything that is beauty and style, and want you to see how you rock the latest hair, makeup, and fashion trends by linking up with us. We 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 midnight Arizona Mountain time to show their take on our beauty/fashion theme of the week. Each week we will pick our favorite bloggers who rocked our fashion/beauty trend the most, and feature them the following week.

We would love to see you linking up with us by sharing #layersandlipstick, and tagging @thejpetite @puckerupstyle on Instagram. We will feature our favorite Instagram accounts who feature our hashtag.

Next week our beauty theme will be "colored nails," and the fashion theme will be "booties."

Would you like to cohost the Layers & Lipstick Link Up? Email us jessica.marie.edmunds@gmail.com and let’s organize a date!
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