Kanye…The Creative Genius

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Remember when Kanye shocked the world when he said “For me to say I’m not a creative genius I’d be lying to you and myself”? (insert obligatory eye roll here) He is such a doof. Anyways, it’s just still absolutely hilarious to me, all I can do is laugh about it. And…I’m so glad I’m the only one who finds pure joy in the most ridiculous quote ever. My good friends at Arsenic and Lace found so much joy they made an amazing tee with the quote on it. Could I pass that up? Heavens no.

This tee is just a small example of the totally creative and unique tees that they have in their shop. They “aren’t into rules” and thats exactly what I love most about them. From Gilmore Girls (I mean really, I can’t get enough) to Kanye, this shop has it all. If you are looking for a tee that doesn’t have the typical sayings on it (does “I woke up like this” ring a bell?), then look no further, Arsenic and Lace is your place (I totally didn’t mean to rhyme, but I’m not changing it). The icing on the cake is that the fit on this tee is totally on point, baggy enough but still flattering and comfy as ever. I am absolutely in love with it.

Annnnd of course I have a coupon code for you! Enter in “whitj10” for ten percent off your whole order for the next TWO WEEKS. 

Tee: Arsenic and Lace // Leggings: Victorias Secret // Flannel Shirt: H&M // Shoes: Target

P.S this outfit got me SO excited for Fall. Is anyone else out there a fall nut like I am? Fall fashion is my absolute fave, I wished it lasted all year.

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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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Summer Date Night Style

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I wear so many dresses in the summertime, it gets a bit ridiculous :). So when I received this gorgeous dress from The Mint Julep that was a bit too short for me to style as a dress, I jumped at the opportunity at putting together a perfect summer date night look (that isn’t a dress for once… haha).

This dress is so versatile, it can be styled as a dress….duh or as a tunic. After this look came together so nicely I totally fell in love with this dress styled as a tunic. The Mint Julep has SO MANY stinking cute styles, I could shop on their site for hours and hours.

Now about the MOST BEAUTIFUL clutch ever, its from Larae Boutique, a fashion forward boutique located in Hawaii. They have the best deals that I have seen to date and some of the most beautiful, unique styles. This clutch is only $10 and would pair so perfectly with almost anything. It’s even prettier in person. Check out Larae, I know that you will love them and their prices as much as I do!

Shoes: Target // Leggings: Victorias Secret (make sure to use Ebates to get cash back at Victorias Secret and Target!)

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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

My Favorite Modesty Hacks // How to Make Pretty Much Any Top Modest

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This midi dress is from Aro and Company (enter in “WHITJ10” for 10% off your whole purchase) and it’s what dreams are made of, the material is soft, not constricting and the length is amazing. I absolutely fell in love with it from the second that I saw it! The back if it is one of the best parts; its so unique, it dips low and has a strap across the shoulder blades (pictured below). However, because of my stand on modesty I had to do a little modesty hack in order to wear this dress. Which is what brings me to one of my favorite topics; modesty hacks.

If your shirt is sleeveless, dips too low in the front or the back, or is sheer; half tees are your answer! These tees are amazing, they will cover just the right amount for you to be modest and the best part is that it won’t add bulk to your outfit as it only covers half of your torso.

Another option for sleeveless shirts are to wear a cardigan over it, you can see one of my favorite tank- cardigan layered looks here. Or my favorite option; layer it with a kimono! You can see how I layered one of my favorite sleeveless tops with a kimono here.

I will be doing another segment soon about my favorite modestly hacks for skirts and dresses that are too short. There are so many options out there and I can’t wait to share them with you!

Midi Dress: Aro and Company (enter in “WHITJ10” for 10% off your whole purchase) // Kimono: Coral Reef Swim // Hat and Shoes: Target // Half Tee: Half Tee

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Lace, Denim, and Flower Crowns + Mini Photography Session GIVEAWAY!

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I am SO excited about this post because I have teamed up with the amazing Ashley Eliza Photography to give one lucky winner a free mini session that include 20 edited prints. I had the privilege of shooting with Ashley about a week ago and it was like spending an hour with my best friend. She is so personable, she makes you feel comfortable and she KNOWS WHAT LOOKS GOOD! I think thats my favorite part. Whoever wins this mini session is SO dang lucky. She took all of the pics that I have included in this post today :).

I’ll get to how you enter to win in a second, but first I want to tell you about this fun summer outfit! I dare say that this might be one of my very favorites so far. It was so fun to put together. This outfit would definitely not be what it is without this beautiful lace vest from Aro and Company. I LOVE this companies selection. It is perfectly on point from clothes to accessories to footwear. Enter in “WHITJ10” for 10% off your order, this will even work on top of mark downs!

Dress and flower crown- H&M // Vest- Aro and Company // Sandals- Target 

Now for the giveaway, here’s how to enter:

  1. Follow @_whit_j and @ashleyelizaphotography on Instagram and Ashley Eliza Photography on Facebook.
  2. Tag one friend per comment, more friends for additional entries on our picture on Instagram.
  3. Repost the picture with hashtag #whitjashleyelizagiveaway for an extra 5 entries.
  4. There is also a chance to enter on here! You get an additional 5 entries by doing these two things: 1. Follow my blog 2. In the comments on my blog, tell me what you would use the photo shoot for if you won the giveaway.
  5. For an additional 10 entries reblog this blog post.

The giveaway will go from today, Wednesday, July 15 – Saturday, July 18, winner announced Sunday! Good luck!!

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It’s Our Lucky Day!

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This dress is the “Our Lucky Day” dress from Perle Market. It’s so comfy and beautiful but the best part is that it can easily be dressed up or dressed down. Here is have it dressed up but put on some flip flops or canvas shoes and boom! You have it perfectly dressed down. It could also be easily used as a swimsuit cover up. The list goes on and on for the uses of this dress.

Remember to enter in code “whitjxoxo” for 10% off any order at Perle Market and don’t forget to enter my $5o giveaway to their shop, today is the last day to enter!

Hat- H&M // Shoes- Kohl’s // Necklace- Target // Clutch- Magnolia Mill 

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Love Is Like A Pineapple

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Sweet and undefinable…. That is the saying on this shirt from Perl Market. How cute is that?? Pineapple and graphic tees with catchy sayings on them are all the rage this year, this tank combined the two for a match made in heaven! As you know, I love Perle market, they have so many trendy things for fabulous prices, PLUS if you enter in code “whitjxoxo” you get 10% off anything in their shop and that code never expires :).

They also just got in a whole bunch of new arrivals that I am swooning over! Be sure to check out the giveaway on my Instagram with Perle Market for a $50 gift card to their shop! Happy shopping!

Hat, shoes, sunglasses- Target // Shorts- Charlotte Russe ($10) // Cardigan- Cotton On

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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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