OOTD 11/15/13

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Top: LOFT (Similar here – Free Shipping)

Pants: Old Navy (Similar here – On Sale)

Boots: Fashion Worthy (Similar here – 70% Off!)

Jessica x

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

Spring 2013 V.I.P. Tote - Bath & Body Works   - Bath & Body Works

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