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Friday, January 30, 2015

Spring Florals

I love spring for the fact that it's filled with bright colors, and gorgeous patterns! I hope you all have a lovely weekend! One day left to enter to Rachael Pearce Giveaway! For all those AZ residents, this is a giveaway you won't want to miss ;)

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Make a Bold Statement With Color

Photography: Ily Grantham Photography
Outfit { Blouse: HM (old similar here, here, and here ) / Sweater: J.Crew / Jeans: Rock and Republic (way old similar here and on SALE) / Sunnies: Michael Kors / Necklaces: J.Crew + J.Crew (old similar here) / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff / Lips: Nars-New Lover }

Sorry about the no post yesterday. I've been feeling under the weather, and have been neglecting my computer.

With becoming more busy with my blog I have had the amazing opportunity to work with talented photographers. When I first met Ily I knew we would get along right away. Just like me she was a convert to the church, we are both similar in height, and she has latin heritage. By far she was one of the cutest people I have met here in Arizona. Make sure you check out her amazing work today, and view her gorgeous gallery of pictures!

For all my AZ resident, the Rachael Pearce giveaway is ending in 2 days! Make sure you enter the giveaway here! You can enter everyday by sharing the link on Facebook!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Feeling Edgy

Photography: Ily Grantham Photography
Outfit { Jacket: Flirt Catalog c/o / Top: Joie / Jeans: Hudson / Watch: Michael Kors / Necklace: Express (sold out) / Sunnies: Wildfox (ON SALE) / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff / Lips: MAC-Milan Mode }

The weather here in Arizona is perfect at 68 degrees. I love temperatures like this where you can layer on the light jackets. When I got this jacket in the mail from Flirt Catalog I was immediately obsessed! Total swoon!!!!!!!!! I consider my style to be more classic/preppy, but I love mixing in edgier pieces into my wardrobe. Be sure to check out Flirt Catalog today, and enjoy 20% OFF your purchase by using the code "JPETITE" at checkout. This code is valid until 1/31.

PS make sure you check out Ily from Ily Grantham Photography to view her beautiful work!

Petite Review: For the jacket I had to get the sleeves taken up, and torso taken in.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Spring is Coming...

Photography: Rachael Pearce Photography
Dress: Charlotte Russe / Jacket: Abercrombie Kids (adult version here) / Booties: Zara (old similar here) / Watch: Michael Kors / Bracelets: Charming Charlies (similar here) + Nordstrom / Sunnies: Hawkers CO c/o / Ring: Rocksbox c/o / Bag: Michael Kors / Lips: Nars-New Lover

Warmer weather calls for dresses, and light layers! 
Here's a little fact about myself. On one of my legs there is a dark patch that covers my knee cap that has been there ever since I could rememeber. It used to be darker, but has lightened as I have aged. My mom called it an angel kiss, probably to make me feel better about it. When I was a kid I refused to wear anything that would show my knee. I was so embarrassed, and thought I always looked like I was always kneeling in dirt. It's funny how things bothered you as child, and could careless about today. These days I long for warmer weather where I can slip on more skirts and shorts! 

Just FYI, this week is the last week you sign up for your FREE MONTH subscription of Rocksbox using the code "JESSICAXOXO" at checkout! Code valid until January 31st!

For those who are Arizona residents, make sure you check out the Rachael Pearce giveaway. You can ENTER EVERYDAY by sharing the giveaway link on Facebook!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Bright and Bold


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Stripes and Tartan

Top: HM (old similar here) / Jeans: Current Elliot / Glasses: Ray Ban / Scarf / Ring: Rocksbox c/o / Bracelet: Charming Charlie (old similar here) + Nordstrom / Watch: Michael Kors / Earrings: Nordstrom / Shoes: Aldo (ON SALE) / Bag: Michael Kors / Lips: MAC-Driven By Love

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Workout Wednesday with AyAyAy

Photography: Rachael Pearce Photography
Bra: AyAyAy c/o / Top: AyAyAy c/o / Leggings: AyAyAy c/o
Who does't love a good sweaty workout?! You know what I love even better.... looking fashionable while I get my sweat on ;) I was so thrilled when I got approached by AyAyAy to try out some of their new apparel. What I love about this line is the fun bold colors, and it incorporates lace up details that is reminiscent of ballet. 

Now I'll be the first to admit that I am a bit of a workout apparel snob. To me the difference between so-so workout gear, and OMG-AMAZING workout gear is the fabric content. There is nothing worse than wearing a pair of leggings during a workout, and the next thing you know you get stretched-out saggy butt (face with no good gesture emoji)! AyAyAy kills it in the fabric department! The leggings have the perfect amount of stretch, and will lock-n-load ya in the waist!

Try AyAyAy today and get 15% off your order by using the code "JPETITE" at checkout

Wednesdays are by far one of my favorite days to blog. I love writing about new active brands, workouts, nutrition, and health. Now you tell me, what would you like to see more of for "Wellness/Workout Wednesdays?" Also for all my barre-tenders, I'm thinking about doing a PB modification post for injuries? What you think? Also what type of injuries would you need modifications for? 

Let me just make a shout out to Rachael from Rachael Pearce Photography, and say how much I love these photos she shot of me! For those who are Arizona residents, make sure you check out the Rachael Pearce giveaway on J Petite. You can enter everyday by sharing the giveaway link on Facebook!

As always thanks for following and reading! XO

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Valentines Day Outfit

Sweater: J.Crew Factory (last year similar here) / Skirt: Ann Taylor (last seen here similar here + here + here) / Necklaces: J.Crew Factory + Natasha Couture (old similar here) / Tights: Nordstrom / Shoes: H&M / Bag: Gigi New York c/o / Watch: Michael Kors / Sunnies: Wildfox (ON SALE!) / Lips: NARS-New Lover
I can't wait for January to be done, and welcome in February! February is a big month for me because   two of my in laws will celebrate their anniversaries, Valentines Day, and Todd's birthday (I'm ready to welcome in his big 3-0!!) Since V-day and Todd's birthday are so close to one another, we usually do a combined celebration over an expensive dinner. This year Todd told me he didn't want anything for his birthday, which pains me since I love giving! One of my favorite gifts I got Todd was something I made. I took a deck of cards, mounted them on cute card stock, and explained 52 reasons why I loved him! I spent days at mama Nish's house crafting away!! Even though it took FOREVVVVVVVVVER to make, I was pretty proud how it turned out.

What are some hand crafted gifts you've made for Valentines day?

For those who are Arizona residents, make sure you check out the Rachael Pearce giveaway. You can enter everyday by sharing the giveaway link on Facebook!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Rachael Pearce Giveaway and a Free Month of Rocksbox {Closed}

Sweater: J.Crew / Skirt: Tildon (old similar here) / Hosiery: Nordstrom / Shoes: Michael Kors (sold out last seen here, and similar here ) / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff / Earrings: Rocksbox c/o / Sunnies: Kate Spade / Lips: MAC-Chatterbox 

l can't even tell you how much fun I've had with my Rocksbox subscription (talked about my first subscription here)! Every month I get new pieces of jewelry that makes each outfit I wear fresh and fun. Now you can enjoy Rockbox as much as I by trying it out for a free month by using the code "JESSICAXOXO" at checkout. The code is valid until the end of the month. I promise you won't regret it :)

Are you ready for this post to get even sweeter?! 
Today I am teaming up with the talented Rachael Pearce today for a Arizona photoshoot giveway! Contest ends January 31st, and winners will be announced February 1st!!!
P.S Current'y she's offering 15% off a session during the months of February and March just for entering the giveaway :)

For additional giveaway details and disclaimers visit here

First Prize: Full session (family, portrait engagements, or newborn)! Includes1-2 hour session, 30+ beautifully edited images in an online gallery, and full printing rights.

Second Prize: 50% off a session of your choice.

Third Prize: 25% off a session of your choice.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Random Acts of Kindness

Photography: Rachael Pearce Photography
Outfit: Blouse: J.Crew (last season similar here and here) / Top: J.Crew Factory / Skirt: Arden B (last seen here similar here) / Shoes: Louise et cie (sold out similar here) / Bag: Gigi New York c/o / Earrings: Charming Charlie (similar here) / Lips: MAC-Peach Blossom
After teaching PB last night I was too exhausted to cook. To compensate for the failed meal preparation,  Todd and I decided to meet up for a bite to eat at Macaroni Grill. During mid meal the waiter comes up to tell us that our check has already been picked up. Huh? We kept asking if it was a joke. I feel like stuff like this only happens in the movies. Who would pick up our check? Todd jokingly said "Do we look that homeless?" (Todd was dressed in scrubs, and I was a hot-sweaty mess in my PB workout attire. We looked homeless). The waiter explained that it was a couple that had already left that picked up our tab. As we left I could't stop thinking about how a complete stranger was so generous and sweet to us. This made me look at my own way of life, and ponder if I do the same in return (not pick up people's tabs, but show kindness to others)? While the New Year has already passed I still am going to make another resolution that each day I need to perform one kind act to someone whether that be opening the door, helping out a neighbor, or doing something extra sweet for Todd. Kindness not only makes you a better person, but it can inspire others to do the same in return. 

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