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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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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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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La Belle Vie $25 GIVEAWAY!

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I’ve teamed up with one of my favorite shops, La Belle Vie, to give you a $25 gift card to their shop! As you know, I love their clothes. They are unique, flattering, fun, and fantastic quality. One lucky winner will get $25 shop credit to their shop, here’s how to enter:

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

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

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

4. There is also a chance to enter on here, you get 5 entries by doing these two things: 1. Follow my blog 2. In the comments, tell me what your favorite item from their shop is.

5. OPTIONAL! For an additional 10 entries, reblog this post 🙂.

The giveaway will go from today, Thursday, June 25- Sunday, June 28, winner announced on Monday! So ENTER ENTER ENTER!!!

Remember you can get 25% off anything in their shop by entering in “whitjoxo” until July 15th! 

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Perfect Summer Maxi

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I recently found the perfect summer maxi from 3brunettes boutique, this boutique has an online option but they mostly sell their clothes using Jane.com. This maxi is so breezy and flattering, there is a tie that goes around your upper abdomen. Its in the perfect place to create a great, slim looking waist for you. I also love the sleeves, is that weird? haha I love how they don’t hug your arms, they give you some room to move. Happy Tuesday!! Thanks for reading 🙂 

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La Belle Vie Boutique

I recently became a brand rep for this adorable boutique called La Belle Vie. I feel so lucky that I get to represent their brand because truly love it! Each piece is fashionable, unique, fun, comfortable, and not to mention their owners are amazing. From the second I started communicating with them I knew that I wanted to work with them. I am featuring their extremely comfy and flattering Lauren Dress in black and their adorable  Kate Bow Bracelet that I seriously can’t get enough of, I want to wear it every day! Really guys, the Lauren dress is extremely flattering especially around the mid section. I felt nothing but confidence while wearing this dress and there is no greater feeling…am I right?? The best part about this is that La Belle Vie is amazing and offering 25% off to my followers through June 5th on all regular priced items (that includes the Lauren dress, the Kate Bow Bracelet, and many more) by entering in code “whitjxoxo” so get shopping, I promise you will not be disappointed!

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IMG_0671IMG_0669IMG_0672IMG_0664 2IMG_2168    IMG_0662IMG_2173First Outfit: The Lauren Dress– La Belle Vie, Hat- Target, Shoes- Target, Jewelry- Kate Bow Bracelet– La Belle Vie, Teach&Love bar bracelet and Bee square necklace with charm- Three Chicks Couture -remember to use code “BRANDROCK” to receive 30% off through May 🙂

Second Outfit: The Lauren Dress– La Belle Vie, Hat- Target, Shoes- Target, Jewelry- Teach&Love bar bracelet and Bee square necklace with charm- Three Chicks Couture– -remember to use code “BRANDROCK” to receive 30% off through May 🙂