Monday, April 24, 2017

Invest

Photography: Monique Serra
Dress: Vida Moulin c/o / Hat: F21 (similar here) / Boots: Vince Camuto (50% off!!) / Lips: Pucker and Pout - Apple Cider
While I consider myself to be a fun loving, carefree, and charistmatic girl, I still have a deep side to me. One of my biggest weaknesses and strengths when it comes to my personality is that I invest so much of myself into others. Recently there has been a situation in my life where I was dumped by another for reasons that I wasn't given 100% clarity for. For days I would cry to Todd asking him why this seems to be a pattern this year, and that this scares me for building relationships in Dallas. 

It wasn't until I hit my adulthood that I've learned that some people are willing to just drop a relationship vs take the time to work through the issues or problems formed. Why is that? Are we so busy in our lives that it's easier to just drop things entirely vs take the time to work through situations? Are we so set on looking at the situation from one point of view, and not even consider that there's two sides to a coin? 

For days and days I would analyze where I went wrong which made me sink into a place where I was constantly blaming myself again. Allowing myself to sink vs swim is a place that is hard for me to climb out of, and just gets worse with time. Luckily I have been blessed with new and old friends that have been here for me. I cannot even explain how lucky and blessed I feel to be surrounded by a support system that makes me feel loved and supported. 

Rant over. In other news the winner of the Shein gift card is .....

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Instagram Roundup

Clutch: WHBM c/o / Shoes: WHBM c/o
Lips: Pucker and Pout - Fire N Ice / Top: Bebe (old similar here
Top: Lululemon (old similar here) / Lips: Pucker and Pout - 1 layer of Kathys Kisses, 1 layer Carmel Apple, 1 layer of Kathys Kisses
Dress: WHBM c/o / Bag: WHBM c/o / Bracelet: WHBM c/o / Shoes: WHBM c/o
Top: WHBM / Shoes: WHBM c/o / Lips: Pucker and Pout
Dress: Vida Moulin c/o / Choker: Sugarfix c/o / Hat: F21 (old similar here)
Top: WHBM / Lips: Pucker and Pout - 1 layer Party Pink, 1 layer Razzberry, 1 layer Party Pink
Dress: Vida Moulin c/o / Necklace: Brielle Designs c/o / Lips: Pucker and Pout - Apple Cider
Top: Rachel Parcell (comes in pink too!!!! I need the pink ;) ) / Shoes: Marc Fisher / Lips: Pucker and Pout - Blu Red
Dress: Amanda Uprichard c/o / Necklace: Brielle Designs c/o / Lips: Pucker and Pout - Aussie Rose
Dress: Amanda Uprichard c/o / Lips: Pucker and Pout
Dress: Shein c/o / Jacket: Paige / Choker: Baublebar c/o / Lips: Pucker and Pout - Blu Red
Highlighter: Dior / Glitter Shadow: Stilla - Karma Kitten / Concealer: Tarte (YOU NEED!) / Lips: Pucker and Pout - Apple Cider 
Shirt: Poppy and Dot / Hat: ??? / Lips: Pucker and Pout - Apple Cider
 BTS for a bridal shoot I did. HMU: Makeup by Natalie


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Pink Flamingo

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Green Smoothie Bowls


 Fruit, fruit, fruit, oh how I love you so! Fruit is honestly my go to whenever it comes to breakfast or needing a snack throughout the day. I love making smoothie bowls at home because it's so much cheaper than going out to buy one that can cost you anywhere from $6-$9. Ouch! 

This bowl is not only beautiful to look at but is also fast, easy, delicious, and nutritious! 

  • Goji Berries 
    • Excellent source of vitamins and minerals: Vitamin C, Vitamin A, fiber, Iron, and Zinc.
    • Complex Carbohydrate. 
    • Contains amino acids.
    • Immune system booster.
  • Spinach
    • Contains alpha-lipoic acid which lowers glucose levels (good for diabetics).
    • Excellent source of vitamins and minerals: Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6 (folate), Calcium, Zinc, Magnesium, Potassium, Iron, and Manganese.  
    • Rich in beta carotene (good for eye sight).
  • Chia Seeds
    • High in omega-3 fatty acid
    • Fiber
    • Helps reduce hunder
    • Complete protein
    • Helps regulate bowl movements
  • Kiwi
    • Excellent source of vitamins and minerals: Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Potassium, and fiber
    • low calorie
    • creates an alkaline balance

Recipe



Ingredients


  • Handful of washed spinach
  • Frozen banana
  • 7 oz low fat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup low fat milk
  • Tbs flaxseed
  • Kiwi sliced
  • Goji brries
  • Chia seeds
  • Muesli (optional)

Directions

  1. In a blender combine spinach, half kiwi, flaxseed, banana, yogurt, and milk. Blend until smooth
  2. Place in a bowl, and top with chia seeds, goji berries, muesli, and sliced kiwis
  3. Eat up, and enjoy #nomnom






Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Fashion Elite with J Petite Linkup - Midi Skirts

Photography: Jamee Edwards
Skirt: Rachel Parcell / Top: Joie (old similar here, and LOVE this style here) / Jacket: Paige / Shoes: Cents of Style c/o (old identical here) / Bag: Gigi New York c/o / Lips: Pucker and Pout - Bombshell
The midi - not quite knee length, not quite floor length, but absolutely adorable. You've heard me talk about my skepticism about midi skirts in previous posts (I was resistant because I am petite), and know how much I was against them. It wasn't until I took a leap of faith to purchase my first midi skirt, which is when I fell absolutely in love. What I absolutely adore about midi skirts is that they are elegant, modist, and lady like. Skirts like this are perfect for me to go to church in without worrying about them riding up when I sit down. 
I got this Rachel Parcell midi skirt back in November, and it has seriously become a staple in my wardrobe. With this being such a classic piece you can wear it between seasons! Thats what I call #winning

  Meet My Cohost
How adorable is Chelsea from Inspiration Indulgence? Chelsea and I connected a few months back on Instagram when we started to dm each other about styled shoots. From there we chatted about balancing blogging life with normal life, and everything in between. This girl is an absolute doll, and I hope to meet her one day. Make sure you check out her blog because she's absolutely amazing!!!
Featured Bloggers of the Week
You might recognize Laura from Walking in Memphis in High Heels because we've done a few linkups together. How darling does she look? That mauve dress is just calling my name, and love the sandals she paired with it. Perfect pink look for Easter :) Make sure you check out her darling blog, and she has the cutest daughter ever!

  Jana from Jana Style makes this weeks feature because whats more Easter than florals?! Am I right?! Her adorable dress even comes in black!!

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 "White Denim."

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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