Frugal Friday // Week 4 + Styling a Simple White Tee

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I don’t know about you but sometimes, especially in the summer, I just want to be COMFY and feel like I don’t have to tug on this and tug on that to look like I have it all together (I know you feel me). This outfit is so simple, so casual, and so comfy. The main piece? A simple white tee.

This tee is from the amazing Ellis and Company. Guys, this company is going to be super involved with my Frugal Friday series because they have the most amazing prices! I just can’t get enough of them.

A tee that is almost an exact replica is currently being sold at Nordstrom from $72.00, you can find it here. Its at Ellis and Company for $27 (holy amazing price difference!) and I’m in love with it. The quality is extremely durable and so soft. Plus, I have a coupon code for you! I swear giving you coupon codes it my absolute favorite thing. Use “Whit20” for 20% off your whole order at Ellis and Company! The this top will end up being $21 with the code, holy cow!

The beautiful necklace is from Larae Boutique, yes the same boutique that I got that beautiful gold and white clutch from in my Summer Date Night Look post. The necklace is only $5 with coupon code “whitj10” for 10% off anything in their shop! 

The head wrap is from my favorite head wrap company, Moxie and Threads use code “whitjmoxie” for 20% off, this is an ongoing coupon code, remember to find all of my ongoing coupon codes on my “Coupon Code” page.

Now for the price breakdown:

Headwrap: $7 from Moxie and Threads use code “whitjmoxie” for 20% off your whole purchase. (make sure to sign up for Ebates to get money back on your purchase at Etsy!)

Sunglasses: $6 at J Crew Sale semiannual at the Outlets at Traverse mountain, they were half off and then another %25. (make sure to sign up for Ebates to get money back on your purchase at J Crew online)

White Tee: $21 at Ellis and Company with code “Whit20” for 20% off your whole purchase. 

Necklace: $5 at Larae Boutique with code “whitj10” for 10% off anything in their shop!

Jeans: $25 from Target (use the Red Card for 5% off your purchase, also make sure to use Ebates to get cash back for your purchase at Target!)

Cutest Sandals Ever: $15 on GroopDealz, an amazing site that brings you incredible deals on a daily basis. I got these sandals for over half off from them!

Total: $79

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Hair Care with Essential Oils // Hair Extension Safe

FullSizeRender IMG_2841 First off, let me give you a little bit of my hair history. I got my dads hair (grrrr) my whole life it was thin and straggly. My pony tails were like ¼ inch thick, if I was lucky. Every hair dresser that I had always made a comment about how thin my hair was. So when I started using the doTERRA Salon Essentials line, you can image how surprised I was when my hair girl said my hair was feeling really healthy and then, about 6 months later even said my hair was feeling so THICK….THICK! What?! I had never heard that in my life. Salon Essentials had completely changed my hair.

Now, I don’t only attribute this change in my hair to their Salon Essential line, I also attribute it to religiously taking the vitamins in doTERRA’s Lifelong Vitality Pack every single day. We will talk more about the Lifelong Vitality Pack later (I need like a whole separate post for how amazing those vitamins are). This was my personal experience with the Salon Essentials line but I know personal experiences can only go so far…so this post is to help you see more of the science behind their products so you can understand WHY my hair improved so much. Their Salon Essentials Hair Care line has four steps to it; Protecting Shampoo, Smoothing Conditioner, Root to Tip Serum, and Healthy Hold Glaze. You can use them all together, which is what I do, or you can use them separately. No matter how you use them, these products promote healthy, soft, and shiny hair. Today I am just going to focus on the shampoo and conditioner. Screen Shot 2015-07-26 at 10.27.46 PM Side note: I wear clip in Laced Hair extensions (the best extensions ever) and I wash my extension with these products. They are hair extensions safe and keep my extensions in perfect condition. That’s what I love most about this hair care system, it is ALL NATURAL, 100% good for your hair. If you have hair extensions, this is so the way to go. I have yet to find a product that works as good as this one. IMG_0734 Protecting Shampoo: Infused with Wild Orange and Lime this shampoo provides ALL HAIR TYPES the gentle cleansers necessary to remove dirt, toxins, and other impurities from hair. The derivatives from sugar beet supports healthy growth and collagen production in your hair as well as provides protection against damage caused by color treatments. shampoo Benefits:

  • Antioxidant activity helps protect hair from damaging UV radiation and increase color retention in chemically treated hair.
  • Provides deep conditioning to restore moisture. Leaves hair soft, shiny, and silky.
  • Reduces combing force in both wet and dry hair to reduce styling damage to hair.
  • Promotes cleansing and detoxification of the hair, hair follicle, and scalp, by helping to remove residue left behind by styling products

What Makes This Product Unique?

  • Extracts of oat, and sugar beet helps provide hair color maintenance and protection.
  • It helps penetrates the cuticle to deeply condition, smooth the cuticle, and protect hair from damage caused by styling and chemical treatments
  • Citrus essential oils help cleanse and detoxify the hair, hair follicle, and scalp
  • Contains botanicals, essential oils, and other ingredients which not only work to help repair previous damage to hair but also help to reduce future damage caused by UV exposure, heat, and styling
  • Formulated according to dōTERRA’s “NONE OF THE BAD” philosophy of not using artificial colors, sodium, sulfate, or animal testing.

You can find more detailed information on this product here. Smoothing Conditioner: Contains natural proteins that help leave your hair feeling luminous and healthy. Essential oil blends seal and protect hair cuticles against water penetration for the hair shaft. Nanotechnology smoothes hair and provides an antistatic effect that keeps hair shafts aligned during styling for a smooth, finished look.conditioner Benefits:

  • Provides immediate conditioning, smoothing, and shine at the molecular level
  • Helps improve the visible signs of damaged hair
  • Provides deep conditioning and promotes hair surface maintenance in chemically treated hair, leaving hair soft, shiny, and silky
  • Reduces combing force in both wet and dry hair to reduce styling damage to hair
  • Reduces mechanical styling damage to hair and shortens styling time by reducing drying time
  • Promotes re-growth by inhibiting the effects of environmental and physiological stressors

What Makes This Product Unique?

  • Formulated according to dōTERRA’s “NONE OF THE BAD” philosophy of not using artificial colors, sodium, sulfate, or animal testing.
  • Contains botanicals, essential oils, and other ingredients which not only work to help repair previous damage to hair but also help to reduce potential damage caused by UV exposure, heat, and styling.
  • Contains Essential oils that help improve overall health of the scalp and hair, and improve nutrient delivery to the scalp and hair follicles

You can find more detailed information on this product here. I hope showing you the science behind these products has helped you see just how truly amazing they are.

If you are interested in buying some of these products please leave your email in the comments below and I will send you the information :). Also, refer to my Essential Oils page to request any samples of doTERRA Essential Oils that you would like. I would be happy to send you one. They have improved my quality of life drastically. FullSizeRender IMG_0758

Frugal Friday! Full Outfits and Accessories under $100 // Week 1

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Today I start “Frugal Friday” series and I am so excited about it! I have some great companies lined up to be a part of this series, I promise that you will not be disappointed. Every Friday I will be showing you how you can create a kill outfit for under $100, sometimes even under $50.

Beauty on a budget is really important to me, here’s why: My hubs and I just graduated from college this past April. Being college students, paying for our education, and working part time didn’t give me much wiggle room for new and/or expensive clothes. However, I have a passion for fashion that I (or my poor hubs) can’t ignore. So, I had to find a way to still appease my passion but stay within a budget. I started to search out deals everywhere I went (or shopped on line). If I didn’t have coupon for it or it wasn’t a certain percentage off then I wouldn’t buy it. I still found a way to stay on trend. Believe it or not it is possible and in this series I am going to show you how!

Here are the outfit deets:

Kimono: $23 Jane.com from vendor Three Brunettes Boutique

Flowey top: $12 Jane.com from vendor Stella B. Clothing

Pants: $22 from Target (with $5 off coupon from their weekly ad and my Red Debit card, saves you 5% every time you shop no matter what and the best part is that its not a credit card 🙂

Shoes: $20 from Target (shoe sale, buy one get one half off. They do this promotion often. But I just saw this exact pair there for under $19 right now!)

Clutch: $5 from Magnolia Mill (this company is seriously amazing she ALWAYS offers free shipping on everything and several times a WEEK she posts deals for $5 off your order or 20% off your order, etc. I got this clutch over half off on one of her sales, it’s originally $12 which is still an amazing price!)

Bar Necklace: $8 Three Chicks Couture (with 30% off coupon, the shop owner is amazing, she posts deals all of the time! If you see something you love in her shop chances are she will be posting a coupon code soon and you can snag it up then!)

Bracelets: $4 from Target (off of their sale rack by the accessories, they put things there after them being on the shelf for like a month so if you see something you love for full price, wait a few weeks and you will find it on the sale rack for 50% -or more- off).

Sunglasses: $5 from Forever 21

Total Price= $99

Please let me know if Frugal Friday is helpful! What are some of your tips for being fashionable on a budget? I would love to hear! Thanks for reading :).

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Tribal Prints For The Win + Leggings Giveaway

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This tribal print top from Olivia Wares was so easy to style, I fell in love with it from the second I saw it. It has just the right amount of tribal print and just the right about of detail. Not to mention it is so comfy, long, and flattering. It’s length makes it the perfect leggings tunic; and because I basically live in leggings and midi dresses, you can imagine my excitement! Remember to take advantage of 40% off at Olivia Wares with code “whitneyj” at checkout, its good until this Sunday, July 12th. 

I am also doing a leggings giveaway on my Instagram, one lucky winner will win a pair of Olivia Wares leggings. You can see how I styled these leggings in my previous post! Here’s how to enter:

1. Follow @_whit_j (that’s me!) on Instagram and @sage.oliviawares

2. Tag one friend per comment in the comments on my picture, more friends for additional entries.

3. Repost the picture with hashtag #whitjoliviawaresgiveaway for an extra 5 entries {not mandatory for entering the giveaway}.

Enter, enter, enter :).  The giveaway will go from Tuesday July 7- Friday July 10, winner announced Saturday. Good luck!!

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You Better Believe I Wear Olivia Wares

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I recently found this company through Instagram called Olivia Wares they have beautiful, unique, fashion finds in their boutique and I truly enjoy browsing their shop… I do if often.

In this perfectly cool and fun summery outfit I am featuring their floral leggings. Guys, these leggings are as soft as butter and (as you can see) I am a girl with curves and these have plenty of stretch to perfectly cover my curves. I didn’t feel like I was bursting out of them AT ALL (which is not that easy to find when it comes to leggings and my bod).

Ready for the best parts? I am giving away one pair of leggings from Olivia Wares this week so stay tuned for the details on that. ALSO, I’m all about beauty on a budget so I have a killer 40% off coupon code for you to use on anything in their shop! Enter in code “whitneyj” but act quick because this is only good through this Sunday 7/12. UPDATE: Code is working now :). Happy Shopping! I hope you love Olivia Wares as much as I do :).

Shoes, sunglasses, chambray wrap- Target, Grey boyfriend tee- Kohl’s

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Red+White+Blue

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4th of July is one of my very favorite holidays; BBQ’s, sunshine, fireworks, water fights summer nights and my fave… fun fashion! You can ask my hubs, every year I am on the hunt for the perfect 4th of July outfit. One that keeps me cool, is cute, lets me play hard, and has plenty of red, white, and blue. This year was the year that I finally found an outfit that has it all!

My dress is from PS I adore you, I love this dress, so comfy and so breezy for these hot summer days. My ADORABLE- beyond-words head wrap is from Moxie and Threads, make sure to enter in code “whitjmoxie” for 20% off your purchase! I am honestly 100% obsessed with her headwraps, can you tell?? Red lips are a must for me with any holiday that involves red as a main color….so of course I have bold red lips to go with this outfit. I used my the same bold lip method for these red lips as I do in this video :).

What are you wearing for the 4th of July? I can’t wait to see all of the fun outfits! Thanks for reading!

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Summer is HOT// My Tips On Staying Cool

IMG_0720-1 This Summer has been the hottest Summer in Utah for a very long time. Now, I am a huge fan of Summer time (who in the right mind isn’t??) but when it’s this hot this early into Summer, it definitely make things interesting. I am going to share with you how I stay cool without sacrificing style or modesty. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and we believe in being modest, especially after we have been endowed in the Temple (even though that is what I believe, it totally doesn’t mean I don’t love you all the same if you don’t feel the same way… I promise!). Thus, I have always had a hard time when Summer came because its so HOT and when it’s so hot the only way to cool down is to wear less…right? WRONG! Here are my tips on how: Skirts, dresses, and sandals, oh my! 1. Dresses- I LIVE in skirts and dresses in the summer time. Lately I have been obsessed with Baseball tee dresses. There are so many amazing midi dresses out there that are so comfy and so BREEZY. Yes breezy, I feel way cooler in a midi dress than I even do in capris. Sometimes I have the problem with dresses not being quite long enough, when I run into this problem I always size up. More baggy and less fitted is definitely in right now so its a win win 🙂 Here are links to some of my favorite summer breezy dresses: Moxie and Threads (remember to enter in “whitjmoxie” for 20% off your purchase) Mindy Mae’s Market, and Sonnet JamesIMG_0637 IMG_0824 IMG_0634 2. Sandals… let yo feet breathe!! Lets also talk about how amazing sandals look with skirts and dresses. Here are some of my very favorite sandals right now: PS I Adore You, Target (they have a promo going on right now, save 20% on shoes and accessories), and Piper and Scoot 3. Skirts with graphic tees, lets be honest here… graphic tees are all the rage and I am SO HAPPY ABOUT IT! Just like dresses, skirts give you that easy breezy feeling in this summer heat. It is the perfect way to stay nice and cool. Graphic tees are so cute and are completely effortless, you honestly can’t go wrong with a graphic tee. Add a graphic tee to any skirt and I promise that you will be rocking it. Here are some of my favorite summer skirts: Modest Pop, and Laurel Sherbert (you know getting two for one is like my favorite thing…look at these skirts and you will totally know why I love them. Enter in code “SUMMER15” for 20% off your purchase). Now for some of my favorite graphic tees: Arsenic and Lace, and Sweet T’s Design. IMG_0591IMG_0812 4. McDonalds Diet coke….nuff said- keep yourself hydrated! I know this isn’t fashion related but I think my veins bleed diet coke so I had to add it in here :). I would LOVE to hear how you stay cool in the Summer, comment below and let me know! Thanks for reading! FullSizeRender

Pink, Tulle, and Floral // Getting the Most Out of Your Purchases

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My outfit today involves three of my favorite things; pink, tulle, and floral. These three are such a great combination together, you really just can’t go wrong. You might recognize this shirt from one of my previous posts a few back called Laid Back Summer  Lovin! In that post I styled this shirt very casually. But this time around I styled it fancy. Which brings me to the topic of how to make the very most out of your purchases.

I am not, nor will I ever be, the type of blogger who buys prada and wears Louis Vuitton, there is absolutely nothing wrong with those designers but I am just not a designer type. When I buy, I buy for style (of course) but I also buy for versatility. My hubs and I have a budget we set each month and I stay within that budget, even as I blog. In order to do this I look for pieces to buy that I know I can wear at least two different ways, like this shirt. If I can’t wear it two different ways then I rarely buy it…unless I am in LOVE with it and in that case…well you know what that case is :).

This shirt is from White Plum right now you can get 40% off your order of $40 or more by entering in code “AMERICAN BEAUTY”

What are your tricks for style on a budget? I would love to hear from you! I am always looking for new ideas. Thanks for reading!

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Shirt: White Plum, Skirt: Ruby Bloom Boutique, Sunglasses and Shoes: Target, Clutch: Magnolia Mill,

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Stripes on Stripes

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Stripes on stripes and I am totally okay with it. This outfit it ultimate comfort and cute/summery to top it off, could it get any better? Na.

Here are the outfit deets, my amazing head wrap from Moxie and Threads, I posted about them before and I still can’t get enough. Those head wraps are unlike anything else! Remember to enter in code “whitjmoxie” to get 20% off your purchase! She also just started selling the most amazing baseball sleeve dresses, of course I got one and will be featuring it on here sometimes soon so stay tuned :).

Now for this comfy, flowey tee. Its from Perle Market and oh so comfy! It’s also on sale right now for $15.57. But you can get it for even cheaper than that when you enter in code “whitjxoxo” to get 10% off your purchase from them 

Pants are from Mindy Mae’s Market and shoes and necklace are from Target.

Make sure to enter my $25 gift card giveaway and my HUGE brow package giveaway going on right now!

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The Beautiful Amelia Dress

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Some more LuLaRoe lovin coming your way! This dress is so comfy, so flattering, the perfect length and hugs you in the most perfect places…. Just like all of the other LuLaRoe dresses that I have bought :).

Now more about this clutch, it’s from the amazing Magnolia Mill shop and it comes in four different colors. It is the perfect size and also has a strap that can be hidden or you can pull it out if you want to wear it on your shoulder… the best part? It’s only 12.00+ free shipping. Such a steal!

Also, everything on my face is from Seventy7 Cosmetics, make sure to check out my tutorials section for how I used their makeup in several different ways. I am also doing an Instagram giveaway for their lipgloss so head on over to my Insta to enter 🙂

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