Wednesday, February 25, 2015
|Tank: Koral Active (another great one here) / Bra: Lululemon / Leggings: Beyond Yoga (ON SALE) / Shoes: Brooks Running|
Hey y'all summer is around the corner, which means swim suit season is quickly approaching. You know what they say summer bodies are made in the winter!
Who does't want to feel comfortable strutting their derriere by the pool this season?! I know I do!
One of my favorite workouts to firm my "Backside Betty" is to do pop squats. It not only works by lifting that booty, but taps into slenderizing the inner thighs as well.
Grab a weight between 15-30 pound (I will usually do a 25 pounder), and step your legs out wide with the toes turned out. Starting from a standing position, bend the knees so your butt is in line with the knees. You then squeeze the butt to bring you back up to starting. Do this 20x, break for two minutes, ands repeat another 20x. If you are feeling extra ambitious do another 20x set :)
Avoid leaning forward to not put pressure in the lower back, and keep the knees constantly pressed back to keep maximal work in the inner thigh.
Even though this workout is so simple, it's soooo effective! Hit the gym today, and work on "dropping it like it's hot" with a pop squat :)
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
|Photography: Rachael Pearce Photography|
Dress: Michael Kors (old similar here + here ) / Jacket: Abercrombie and Fitch / Bag: Gigi New York c/o / Watch: Michael Kors / Hat: BP / Sandals: Kenneth Cole (ON SALE) / Lips: MAC-Bombshell
Even though I am no longer in school I get to live my old spring break days vicariously through Todd. This week Todd and our friends all have finals, and let me tell you I can't wait for them to be over with (good luck boys). Todd has worked so hard this quarter, and he is on track for maintaining his 4.0 this year. Before I realized that Todd was getting out of school this week, I booked my flight to go home to Utah this Friday . While Todd gets to live up spring break by laying out at the pool, I'll be getting my chill on in the mountains of Salt Lake.
What are you doing for spring break?
Monday, February 23, 2015
|Photography: Bcaptured Photography|
Top: Romwe (ON SALE FPR $14!!!) c/o / Skirt: J.Crew (old similar here + here) / Bag: Gigi New York c/o / Shoes: Steven by Steve Madden / Earrings: The Shopping Bag c/o / Bracelets: J.Crew (old similar here) + ? / Lips: MAC-Desire
With Todd being super busy in dental school date nights seem to be few and far between. Whenever I have that rare moment to hit the town with the hubs I try to go all out with the wardrobe. There's nothing I love more than to fill classy, and feminine for a night with my love. This lace blouse is the perfect piece for any night out. I add a little more glam to my outfit by pairing it with some bling accessories. I love these pave stud earrings that are classic and timeless! I always love having my hair down for Todd since he primarily sees it in a greasy workout bun. I keep my hair simple but different by pulling all my hair to one side, revealing more of the lace detail.
Enjoy 25% off your Shopping Bag order by using the code JPETITE at checkout ;)
How do you get date night ready?
Thursday, February 19, 2015
|Photography: Rachael Pearce Photography (Remember for all those who entered the contest get a discount on a session for the months of February and March!)|
Top: J.Crew (old very similar here) / Jeans: Hudson / Bracelet + Necklace: Rocksbox c/o get first month free using code "JESSICAXOXO" at checkout) / Bag: Gigi New York c/o / Shoes: Just Fab / Lips: NARS-New Lover
It's official! The sweaters are packed, and the spring time attire is occupying my closet! With growing up in Utah I never imagined that I would be wearing sandals in the middle of February.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
|Photography: Ashley Rae Photography|
Top: Joie / Jeans: Current Elliott (my absolute favorite pair now) / Watch: Michael Kors / Bracelet: Gorjana / Bow Bracelet: Rocksbox c/o / Shoes: Dolce Vita / Glasses: Ray-Ban / Bag: Gigi New York c/o / Lips: Nars-Dragon Girl
I hope you all had a wonderful Valentines day weekend! Saturday went a little something like this. I woke up early to go on a shoot followed by a trip to Phoenix to teach. When I finally got home to be with Mr. Edmunds he surprised me with one of my favorite things! Light pink roses! Later on we went to dinner in Scottsdale followed by dessert at Baskin Robbins. This year we decided not to get one another gifts to save money for our trip to Boston next month. It's crazy to think that this is our 5th Vday together.
How did you celebrate Valentines day?
As a Valentines gift from me to you enjoy a FREE MONTH of Rocksbox using the code "JESSICAXOXO" at checkout. Offer ends March 17th!
Monday, February 16, 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015
|Photographer: Rachael Pearce Photography |
Top: Express / Skirt: Sheinside c/o (ON SALE) / Necklace: Natasha (recent from DSW similar here) / Rings: F21 and F21 / Shoes: Steve Madden (ON SALE) / Lips: MAC-Chatterbox / Nails: OPI-Melted in the Sun / Banner and Heart Ballon: Studio Mucci c/o
I hope that you all have a happy Valentines Day with the one you love. I know I will be snuggling up with Mr. Edmunds..... ;)
Petite Review of Sheinside Skirt: I had to get the skirt taken in at the waist, and some of the pleats were taken out to match the waist. The skirt was originally a midi skirt on me, but I shortened it to be more flattering to body type.