Bath & Body Works 2013 V.I.P. Tote Deal

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This goody bag is valued at $119 but you can get it for $20 with any $40 purchase while supplies last with code VIPSPRING13

B&BW are also having their buy 3 get 3 free sale again too which is in it’s final hours……I’ll wait right here……

 

Now on to the designer piece that I am drooling over today……

Gucci  Bordeaux Melange Crewneck Cardigan

This cardigan is super versatile in my opinion. It is a metallic blend so will dress up even a casual outfit with just the right amount of sparkle in a neutral color. As it is $750!!!! I started looking elsewhere and here are some budget friendly alternatives that I found –

1. Liz Claiborne Button-Down Cardigan – $20

2. Black and gold chunky cardigan – $27

3. Button Down Fog Foil Knit Cardigan – $28.80

 

Now on to OOTD:

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I am loving my Ugg boots lately as I’m sure you can tell!

Tee – Target (Similar here)

Cardigan – Small shop in the UK that I don’t remember the name of (Similar here on sale and almost identical)

Jeans – Gap (Similar here)

Boots – Uggs (short version here)

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Jessica xo

Fit For A Fashionista

Healthy Chic is having a sale on all Clary Sage organic yoga and workout clothes. Here are a few of my faves.

Clary Sage Organic Recycled Slick Camisole Bralet

Clary Sage Organic Ribbon Pant

Clary Sage Organic Scallop Seamed Legging

Now on to what we love the most – FASHION

This dress is a Marc by Marc Jacobs Brushed Rose Bird Printed Silk Dress and is currently on SALE for $301. As that is way over my budget I started looking for some alternatives. My focus lately has been to find the ‘designer inspired’ pieces for items that I am coveting. So you are going to start seeing a lot more of the splurge v steal type posts from me here on FashionWorthyWannabe.

You can find some similar dresses to this fabulous one here, here and here. And the best part is that they are all less than $50!

My OOTD:

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Sweater – TJ Maxx (Similar here on sale + free sheeping)

Necklace – Charlotte Russe

Bracelet – Chanel

Watch – Rolex

Jeans – J.Crew (Similar here on sale)

Boots – Uggs (here’s the short version with free shipping)

Jessica xo

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10 Healthy Foods You’re Not Eating Yet

Eating Well just published an article revealing the top 10 health food items that most people aren’t including in their diets. As I’ve recently been talking about cleaning up my family’s diet and the quest to eat cleaner and healthier I thought I’d share what I discovered in this article.

1. Chia – Delivers as much protein as some nuts as well as heart healthy alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) the plant-based omega-3 fat. These seeds can be ground up in a food processor and added to smoothies, pancakes and oatmeal etc.
2. Coconut Flour – As well as being a healthy way to add flavor to baked goods coconut flour also has 5 grams of fiber per 2 tablespoons with only 2 grams of total and saturated fat and it’s gluten free. Adding coconut flour to baked goods also lowers the glycemic index which could be beneficial to people with diabetes.
3. Vegetable Smoothies – For a quick liquid form of veggies if you don’t manage to include enough with your meals.
4. Skyr – Iceland’s yogurt of choice. Delivers as much protein as greek yogurt and has the same texture but with less calories as it’s made with skim milk.
5. Seaweed – Full of potassium and iron. Also a natural source of iodine which your thyroid gland needs to stay regulated and is usually only found in iodized salt.
6. Hemp – Hemp plants are illegal to grow in the US but the seeds are similar in taste to sunflower seeds. They can be eaten raw, toasted or ground up and added to yogurt, smoothies etc. Each tablespoon contains 4 grams of fiber and 16% of your daily value for phosphorus and magnesium.
7. Kefir – Is like a yogurt smoothie. Kefir is a fermented dairy beverage that contains probiotics. Also contains 29% of your required daily value of calcium.
8. Rooibos Tea – This is a red colored herbal tea that has heart protecting ability. Research published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology showed that people at risk of developing heart disease (those with high cholesterol, blood pressure and/or body mass index) significantly lowered their triglycerides and “bad” LDL cholesterol and raised their “good” HDL cholesterol by drinking 6 cups of the tea daily over six weeks.
9. Almond Milk – If you find yourself wandering into the alternative “milk” category, go for almond milk. It’s naturally high in calcium and if you buy one fortified with vitamin D, it’s comparable to cow’s milk. Per cup, almond milks deliver fewer calories than cow’s milk (60 to 80) and, depending on the brand, potentially slightly less protein (2 to 9 grams versus 8 to 9 in cow’s milk). One cup of almond milk also has 2.5 to 4.5 g fat, 0 to 0.5 g saturated fat, 5 to 11 g carbohydrate, 0 to 4 g fiber, 20 to 30 percent of your daily recommendation for calcium and up to 25 percent of your daily needs for vitamin D.
10. Amaranth – Quinoa is having its day in the sun, but amaranth, another whole grain, deserves a mention—it’s a boon for vegetarians because it’s high in both iron and zinc, nutrients that can be tough to get into a vegetarian diet, as well as protein. It’s also rich in calcium and magnesium—and is gluten-free. Grown as an ornamental for its pretty blooms as well as for its grains, amaranth grains have been cultivated in Central America for an estimated 5,000 to 8,000 years. When cooked, amaranth has a thick, porridge-like texture—great in soups, stews, breakfast porridge or puddings.

Have you guys tried any of these foods? How do you incorporate them in to your diets?

Now on to OOTD –

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Top – Walmart (Similar here on sale)
Pants – Dorothy Perkins in the UK (Similar here)
Boots – Walmart (Similar here on sale)
Necklace – Charlotte Russe

Thanks for stopping by!

Jessica xo

Blogging Help……

So, I’ve seen some of you guys’ blogs, I even follow a lot of them by email and I’m always super impressed by how professional you all are!! My blog is a hobby at this point but I can see how addicting it is and why you would want it to be more than that. So this led me to the question of how did you guys learn how to make your blogs so awesome?! Who to you go to for blogging advice, help and inspiration. I’d love you all to share any tips you have that could be helpful to me and all of our other readers. Keep up the good work!!

Now on to OOTD –

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Tee – American Eagle (Similar here)
Cardigan – Target (Similar here)
Pants – American Eagle (Similar here)
Flats – Walmart (Similar here)

Thanks for stopping by!

Jessica xo

13 Ways To Eat Healthier On A Budget

I received a pretty informative article in my email today about how to eat healthier on a budget. This year I did a complete overhaul on the food we bring in to our home. I cleaned out my cupboards, pantry, fridge and freezer and got rid of about 40% of what we had. We have eliminated all processed foods, foods with dyes in them, all foods that contain GMO’s, anything enriched, and all items that have more than 6 ingredients in them, or ingredients that I can’t pronounce. I did notice that once I started buying primarily organic items that my weekly grocery bill increased almost $100 per week. I don’t mind this when it comes to health.
These choices have decreased my youngest daughters ADHD symptoms and relieved my oldest daughters tummy troubles. I recently watched a video from Robyn O’Brien who changed her children’s diets due to a food allergy and whilst researching this discovered that if you were to move to the US from any other country in the world that your risk of developing cancer in your lifetime increases 4 TIMES the day you move here due to the average American’s diet and the ingredients that are allowed to be put in our food. In Europe artificial dyes have been banned and Kraft macaroni and cheese has no artificial colors in these countries but in the US they continue to add it to the powder used to mix in the macaroni. It is very unsettling. So paying more for foods not riddled with pesticides and unnatural chemicals makes complete sense to me. If there are ways to save money but still eat healthy then I’m all for that too. That’s where this article comes in handy. Enjoy!

Now on to OOTD –

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Tee – Target (Similar here on sale)
Cardigan – LOFT (Similar here)
Ponte Pants – Macys (Similar here)
Boots – Calvin Klein (Similar here on sale)

Thanks for stopping by!

Jessica xo

New at GAP

Have you guys checked out the Gap web site recently? They’ve introduced a bunch of new denim in lighter colors and prints. They are also having a sale until Wednesday 4/10. It’s an online only sale where you can save 25% on all kids and baby items including sale items. Just use code KBDEAL at checkout. Here are some fab items they have for you too.

 

Now on to OOTD:

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Top – LOFT (Similar here with FREE shipping)
Pants – Target (Same here)
Boots – Target (Similar here on sale)

Thanks for stopping by!

Jessica xo

Final Hours To Get 3 FREE Products From Bath & Body Works

Just wanted to pass on the news of the Bath & Body Works sale that is ending tonight. They are in the final hours of their BUY 3 GET 3 FREE on their signature items. Plus get shipping for only $1 on all orders of $25+ with code FINAL25

Now on to OOTD:

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Tee – LOFT (Similar here)

Necklace – Wet Seal

Skinny Cords – American Eagle (Similar here on sale for 63% off plus free shipping)

Boots – Sears (Similar here on sale plus free returns if you’re not happy with your purchase)

Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page to follow by email.

Jessica xo

Travel Time

It’s that time of year where it’s starting to warm up and people are thinking about their Summer travel plans. I’ve come across some great apps and sites in my recent searches for travel info so thought I would share them with you guys.

HotelTonight.com is for last minute hotel deals at seriously reduced prices. If your travel plans are somewhat flexible or you like spontaneous trips away then this site woud definitely be worth checking out.

The AirportParking app on iTunes can save you a decent amount of money on parking. It may not be as close but usually offers shuttle service if it’s not within walking distance to the airport.

If you’re driving anywhere this Summer then the GasBuddy app on iTunes is going to be well worth it to you. It shows you the nearest gas station as well as the location with the cheapest gas in your vicinity.

The Oanda Currency Converter app will be very useful if travelling abroad. I use this when I take trips back home so that I don’t pay more for something there than I would here. This keeps up to date on the exchange rate so will give you a very accurate results.

OutToEatWithKids.com will show you the nearest chain restaurants that have great deals or free meals for kids.

At SkyScanner.com you can search by your budget. If you have $350 to spend on a trip then you can input your budget and it will show you ALL destinations within that price range. Perfect if you’re just not quite sure where you want to go.

Do you know of any other travel apps or sites that might be helpful to other readers?

Now on to OOTD:

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Top – LOFT (Similar here Take an extra 15% off the price with code SPRING)

Skinny Jeans – Forever 21 (Similar here with FREE 1-day shipping)

Boots – Jane Norman in the UK (Similar here Use code STYLE20 for 20% off)

Thanks for stopping by!

Jessica xo

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Makeup Monday

Makeup look of the day:-

Create the look with these products –

I came across this site and saw this beautiful idea for a bridal shower. Having 2 daughters and being a girly girl myself I immediately thought of ways it could be tweaked so to be used for other events also. You can see the full post here. The site also has tons of ideas for other themed parties such as kids parties, baby showers and holiday parties.

Eat, PINK, & Be Married Bridal Shower

For those of you looking to live with less chemicals in your life there’s an excellent article on The Honest Company’s site. You can read it here. In it they answer the question What is Behentrimonium Chloride?

Now on to OOTD:

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Recreate the look –

Thanks for stopping by!

Jessica xo