Sexy Loser Workout Clothes

Hello lovies! So, if you’ve been keeping up with my blog, you know that I launched my Hey Jarmaine shop last month with tons of amazing Sexy Loser workout clothes. I made everything with you guys in mind, and hope you love it just as much as I do!! The leggings and sports bras are made by American Apparel so everything is super comfy, and wears really well. It’s the perfect way to have a little fun with your workouts and let everyone know you’re totally a sexy loser! I did a photoshoot last week so you can see how cute some of the pieces are.

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Photography by Valorie Darling

Get my look!! Sexy Loser leggings (they also come in black and grey) / Sexy Loser sports bra (they also come in black and grey)

Top Winter Trends

Hello lovies!! I can’t believe how close we are to the holidays, and it’s finally getting cold in Los Angeles. Yey, it’s starting to actually feel like fall and I’m so ready for that transition to winter! I know a lot of you are already wearing down jackets and snow boots, while I’m over here in a denim jacket and sandals lol. Now that it’s cooling down, I’m excited to show you a few of my favorite winter trends.

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1. Fuzzy socks ($14.99) are a winter must because let’s be real, you’re spending more time at home in your fuzzy socks than anywhere else. How cute are these patterns? Plus there are so many different colors to choose from.

2. Trench coats are so perfect for winter as an extra layer. This coat in khaki ($39.99) goes with everything so you’ll never have to worry about your coat clashing with your outfit at the last minute.

3. With this thinner scarf ($14.99), if it gets super cold, you can layer two, or on slightly warmer days, go for this lighter scarf by itself. I’m really loving this brown!!

4. When it’s cold, all I want to do is stay inside and be cozy, so sweatpants are a winter must. These cozy grey ones ($14) are perfect.

5. Thermal long sleeve tops are, if nothing else, the perfect pajama tops for when it starts to get chilly at night. I’m really loving deep blue right now, so something like this blue thermal ($12) is going to be my go-t0.

6. Blue and brown are my favorite colors to wear right now, so this striped infinite scarf ($7.99) is perfect!

7. One of my favorites things to wear once it gets cold are warm, fuzzy boots ($29.99)! They seriously make my feet happy, and who can say no to basically walking around in slippers all day.

What are some of your favorite top winter trends this year? Can’t wait to read all about it in the comments!!

Jumpsuits for the Holidays

There are some clothing items that make me feel like I’m on top of the world, and a black jumpsuit is totally one of them. How can you not feel like a rockstar in one of these? The best part is, a  jumpsuit, especially a gorgeous black one, is the perfect holiday outfit for almost any party. Dress it down with some cute booties and a cozy sweater or dress is up with a pair of heels and a statement necklace. I’m so in love with my jumpsuit from Nasty Gal (it’s on sale for $31 right now!!) and I can’t wait to get as much wear out of it as possible for the holiday season.

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Photography by Valorie Darling

Steal my jumpsuit look!!

 

What do you plan to wear for all your holiday parties this year?

Cyber Monday Sales

Ok, so Black Friday was a total success and now I’m ready to just relax with my new things…and maybe shop just a little bit more from home for Cyber Monday. I can’t resist! There are just too many good deals to say no. Don’t go totally overboard, no bankruptcy over good deals allowed lol but if you find something you’re totally loving and it’s a great price, there’s no harm in treating yourself! Think of it as an early holiday present from you to you. Those are always the best gifts anyhow. Here are a few Cyber Monday sales I’m so ready to shop!

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Nike: An extra 25% off clearance items? I’m bound to find some fun new workout gear!

American Eagle: Get 40% off everything plus free shipping with code GOBBLEUP.

Aerie: Their pjs are the cutest so you can imagine my excitement when I found out they’re doing buy one get one free for all pj pants plus 40% off everything with code GOBBLEUP.

Charlotte Russe: They already always have amazing deals, but buy one get one free makes everything even better! They’re also going to have shoes and dresses starting at $5.

Madewell: Get the cutest basics and everything else you love from Madewell for 25% off with code GIFTON!

The Body Shop: If you’re a fan like me, get excited. From Dec 1 – Dec 2, get 50% off everything and free shipping when you spend over $30.

JCPenney: I don’t know what the deals will be yet, but I know they’re going to be good so be sure to check out their site Sunday/Monday for their biggest cyber sale yet!

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Mediterranean Chicken Kebobs

You know how much I love a good recipe that’s both yummy and super healthy! There’s nothing easier or better than fresh kebobs to get in your protein and veggie servings and I know you’ll love my Mediterranean chicken kebobs. Kebobs are great for any season – they’re light enough for summer on their own, but hearty enough for winter if you throw in some pita bread or brown rice. You can mix and match any meat, veggies, marinades, and other fun food to make the perfect kebob for you. I love chicken and it’s always fun to switch up the flavor with my homemade Mediterranean chicken kebob marinade, which is exactly what I did! These kebobs turn out perfectly when you leave the chicken in it’s Mediterranean marinade overnight so prep this for yourself when you know you’re about to have a busy day or week ahead. Hope you love this recipe as much as I do!!

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Here’s what you need:

1 lb. Chicken breast (I like mine organic, pasture raised)
1 cup Greek Yogurt
1 lemon
1/4 cup Feta Cheese (low fat)
2 tsp. minced Garlic
1 tsp. Mediterranean Rosemary
1 small Red Onion
12 small Cherry Tomatoes
1 Green bell pepper
Bamboo skewers

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Making the skewers:

Cut chicken breast into bite sized cubes.

Combine the first 6 ingredients in a bowl.

Marinate the chicken in this sauce in the fridge for at least 3-4 hours (overnight is best)*

Skewer vegetables and chicken on bamboo skewers, alternating between chicken and veggies on each one.

Grill to perfection, about 7 minutes each side.

*Sometimes I throw the marinade in a large Ziploc baggie, then throw the chicken into the bag, zip tight, and mix it up so everything gets evenly coated. I’ll leave it in the bag to marinate in the fridge. Another plus side – less dishes to wash!!

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SO YUMMY & HEALTHY! ENJOY!

A Healthy Thanksgiving Dessert

There’s something about fall and Thanksgiving that gets me so excited. Maybe it’s because no matter how hot it is in LA, everything looks and feels like fall by the time it’s Thanksgiving. The color scheme is always perfect. There’s Christmas trees at the Grove. And Starbucks is serving Pumpkin Spiced Lattes all day every day. Either way, I love Thanksgiving, and all the yummy food that comes along with it. I can never get enough of pumpkin pie so when I discovered this healthier (drinkable) version with help from The Skinny Fat Girl Diary, I was too excited to give it a try! I know you’ll love this healthy Thanksgiving dessert as much as I do.

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The recipe is simple… mix the following ingredients in a blender:

1 can pumpkin puree
1 12oz container cottage cheese
a dash of milk
1 vanilla flavored fat-free pudding… (I used greek vanilla yogurt and it was a great alternative!)
Add a dash of cinnamon and two packets of Truvia (a natural 0 calorie sweetener) and ta-da!  You’re done!

Recipe and photos provided by The Skinny-Fat Girl Diary

6 Travel Tips for Flying

I am not a fan of planes, ok let’s be real, sometimes I hate planes. I just always feel really, really claustrophobic and end up smooshed between people I don’t want to be near. But flying can be a lot more fun when you know how to prep. I don’t fly all the time, but I fly enough to have learned a few lessons over the years. I hope you enjoy my 6 travel tips for flying!

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1. Always bring your own food. Those peanuts and other weird, overpriced things will get you sick. It’s not that time consuming! Just grab a sandwich on the way (but don’t be that person who brings a tuna sandwich on a plane. Just don’t.). I always forget to bring food and end up feeling starved on the plane. So, learn from my mistakes, don’t get on the plane without a sandwich.

2. Pretend you’re sick. No one wants to sit next to a sick person. Be like, blowing your nose and stuff, and your seatmate might just go find somewhere else to sit. Everybody wins, well at least you do. I mean, it didn’t work for me, but hoping for better luck when you give it a go. There’s a better chance of this working when your flight isn’t full.

3. Bring tic tacs with you. I can’t even tell you how many people on a plane have bad breath. That whole big-man-passed-out-next-to-you-open-mouth-breathing-down-your-neck-unconscious? If you happen to be sitting next to one of them, offer them a tic tac and hopefully your problem will be solved.

4. Remember to bring your own pillow. Plane pillows are small and super thin and I just can’t sleep when I can feel the wall through my pillow. Neck pillows are always easy to bring along, or you could go for one of those fun animal pillows! At the end of the day, you’ll feel better getting off the plane if you’ve had a good nap.

5. HYDRATE!!! I’m always talking about the best ways to stay healthy, and I can’t say it enough that drinking water is the easiest, most healthy habit you can have!! Airplanes’ pressurized cabins dry you out and the altitude can mess with your skin and circulation – water is the answer. (But expect to be waiting in line to pee throughout your entire flight.)

6. Always bring entertainment – your iPod/iPhone, headphones (one time I had all my music ready and then I forgot headphones – horrible 5 hours), cheesy celebrity gossip magazines so you can see who’s hot and who’s not, or a good book (I’m currently reading The Fault in Our Stars – guys I’m crying my eyes out and laughing at the same time, how does a book do that to me?!).

I hope these travel tips for flying help you out this holiday season!! And of course, I want to know your favorite tips for flying too! Remember to tell me in the comments.

How to Lose Fat with Healthy Foods

Let’s be real, as girls we’re always trying to fix something about out bodies, and for a lot of us our trouble areas are our stomach, our behinds, our thighs, our cottage cheese something, like everything. Ok, but really, us women have to feel better about ourselves! So I did some research and used my own experience to put together a little guide for how to lose fat with healthy foods. Yeah we all have fat, but that doesn’t mean you are fat. Hope these tips help you get towards a healthier you!

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1. You have to add veggies to your plate! All of these gorgeous veggies give you energy and keep your body going. I used to really hate vegetables but over the years, I’ve learned to like them and play with recipes. You can also make it more delicious, like I do with my Asian honey glaze. People think when you eat healthy, your food doesn’t taste great, but it does. To make the glaze, mix honey, soy sauce, Dijon mustard, and just a little brown sugar to equalize the taste. Then brush the marinade onto chopped and washed veggies and grill them. I love eggplant and bell peppers. You’ll also love this breakfast recipe with veggies (avocado is my favorite!)

2. Drink tons of water throughout the day. Now, I’m terrible at this. I mean, the taste of water is not my favorite flavor, but drink a glass of water before you eat a meal to help fill up your tummy. You’ll eat less every time and by that I mean, you won’t gorge like you normally do. A lot of times, you may think you’re hungry, but you’re actually dehydrated. So whenever you get that urge to snack, have a glass of water first!

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3. Quinoa is super easy to make and is the most filling and yummy, and inexpensive grain around. You can add essentially any vegetable, meat or seasoning for a delicious protein filled base. I love to flavor mine with roasted peppers. Once it’s done I add some cayenne pepper and lemon juice for extra flavor. Add some roasted garlic and roasted pepper if you want to get extra veggies and even more flavor…then brush your teeth girl! lol

4. Chicken breast or fish is always perfect. They are both packed with protein and taste delicious when grilled. Add lemon slices and seasoning for something simple. I really love to add dill. Remember not to over portion though. You’re body requires just about a fist sized amount of protein during a meal. If you’re still feeling hungry, drink water and try to fill up on more veggies! Get ready to fall in love with my chicken stir fry.

What foods do you eat to loose fat? I can’t wait to read about them in the comments!

Sexy Loser – Opened Online Hey Jarmaine Shop!

So, I’ve been working on this really cool project for you all and I’m so excited to finally share it with you!! I came out with my very own line of Sexy Loser workout gear, water bottles, bath towels and even shot glasses, because if you work hard, you should be able to play hard too if you know what I mean lol. You can get everything in my shop and even more stuff is coming out soon. I know you’re all ready for “Protect your Cookie” gear – soon!!! I’m loving my new Sexy Loser American Apparel sports bra and I picked out a few of my other favorite Sexy Loser pieces for you below!

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Sexy Loser tote bag / Sexy Loser American Apparel sports bra / Sexy Loser water bottle / Sexy Loser American Apparel work out pants / Sexy Loser tank top / Sexy Loser t-shirt / Sexy Loser tank top

Which pieces are you loving most? I can’t wait to read all about it in the comments lovies!

Best Nail Polish for Fall

I really love nail polish, it’s just one of those fun things I can do to really add something extra to my look. And I love changing colors as the seasons change. There are a few colors that just look better in fall, if you know what I mean. I’m talking about those deep hues like burgundys, navys, and browns, which I really love. There’s no better time than now to wear these colors. I thought I’d put together a little guide to some of my favorites.

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1 and 2.  I’m a big fan of brown for fall. I mean, that’s the color the leaves turn out here in Los Angeles anyhow, so it’s basically the color of fall lol. But really, browns are just a perfect color for fall and two of my favorites are that yummy chocolate brown (Essie’s Partner in Crime) and the beige, neutral brown (Mac’s Quiet Time). Both go with everything!

3. There’s just something about a grey polish that is perfect for fall. I’m really loving this grey (OPI’s French Quarter for your Thoughts) right now. It’s doesn’t quite pop the way white or black does, and works as a subtle polish for almost any fall occasion.

4 and 8. Navy blues are so gorgeous for the holidays, which means they are gorgeous for fall. Deep colors are always fun. Black can be a little over done during fall so it’s fun to switch it up with a dark color for a subtle change.  I love OPI’s dark blue (Unfor-greta-bly Blue) for it’s deep aqua color and equally love Essie’s Style Cartel for it’s blacker tones.

5 and 6. Burgundy is such a good color for fall. If I lived anywhere other than Los Angeles, it would be the color of the gorgeous leaves outside my imaginary window. But instead, it’s just the color of my nails. OPI’s Visions of Love is a super deep, almost black burgundy, while Mac’s Vintage Vamp has a deeper red tone.

7. Black can feel a little cliche for fall, but it’s always fun to add something dark to your nails. The color goes with everything and OPI’s Black Onyx is a super rich black and the perfect one to go for.

I have to know what nail polish colors your loving for fall. Remember to tell me in the comments lovies!