Saturday, 30 July 2016

Joggers x Heels Combo




Joggers. jogging bottoms, tracksuit bottoms, whatever you call them, aren't usually an item you'd associate with heels. I didn't until I started seeing it on IG and I actually liked the look.
Me being that girl that loves comfort, I was pretty excited to switch up the kicks for some heels so here we are.
I found these joggers, they're pretty basic, the whole outfit is laid back and casual to be honest, it's the heels that amp it up.
I think this kind of outfit is great for lunch dates, you want to look cute and sassy but still chill.
I quite like it, on the hunt for some camo joggers now, I'm in my element!

What do you guys think about the joggers and heels combo? Yay or nay?

I'm wearing 

PRIMARK Top & Joggers
TOPSHOP Leather Jacket
TRUFFLE Heels

Take care,
Jesslyn

Saturday, 23 July 2016

The Bedside







IKEA Table Lamp | IKEA Glass Side Table | Wilko Basket (small/large)


My family and I moved house about 6 months ago and we've been slow on the decorating but my main job is me and my sister's bedroom.
We went to the trusty IKEA to pick up some bits, we actually went for shelves and decorative things but we started getting excited by lamps and bed frames, you know, the normal stuff you get excited by in IKEA.
We had a vision for our room but my sister spotted this lamp and we had to get it, we didn't know what we were going to do with it or where it was going to go but we were not leaving IKEA without it.
So from there, our theme kind of changed and we started looking for things to match the lamp etc. etc. as you do in IKEA. We were going to do the whole white, girly bedroom thing but we soon realised that it wasn't for us.
We needed a bedside table/drawers to put the lamp on but none seemed to really go until we spotted this ah-maaazinggg glass side table, instantly we were like yasssss, this is the one.
The only problem was that we wanted something with drawers but managed to settle for some kind of basket. The baskets they had in IKEA were too wide so we got the lamp and glass table and then I searched online and found bathroom storage in Wilko and they had exactly what we were looking for.

The baskets are great for storing bits and bobs like the TV remote, reading glasses etc. so I'm glad we found some, we have the large and small one (not shown) and they were pretty cheap, no more than a fiver!

I'm really liking where the look of this room is going, were on the hunt for a glass top desk and it's proving difficult to find the perfect one but we will eventually. There will be loads of DIY going on also so I'm pretty excited. I'll definitely keep you guys updated.

Hope you liked this post, feel free to leave any interior/decor suggestions!

Take care,
Jesslyn

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

#20onthe20th









I turned 20!
No longer part of the teenage crew *cries*, I was actually shocked at the fact that I was turning 20, it's a new chapter, time to fix up, finish my degree, move out and do all the things big people do.
I'm a big kid so it's going to be interesting and somewhat stressful. I'm looking forward to this new chapter, growing up doesn't mean being boring, I'm still young and have the next 5-10 years to really venture out, find myself and build a future.

I love when my birthday comes around each year because it gives me time to reflect on me and how I've progressed and changed in a year. A lot has since my last birthday, me and my family moved house, I finished the second year of my degree, lost friends, made new ones, grown more confident within myself and overall, just bettered my being.
I'm always one for growing and changing and learning new things and I'm so excited to see what my next year will bring for me.

I had a great birthday, celebrated with ones close to me (vlog will be on my new YouTube channel!), I always get stressed and anxious the week leading up to my birthday but we had so much fun and I'm glad we celebrated the way we did.
We went to Junkyard Golf LDN on Brick Lane, I'd definitely recommend it, we literally laughed the whole night. If you're not a club type person or you're tired of birthday dinners, have a go at golf haha

I love wearing white on my birthday, I did last year also, I think I wore a bralet too!
I don't wear white throughout the year because I'm clumsy so wearing it on my birthday is always special and even if do get dirty, at least I know I had fun!

Thanks for all the birthday wishes across all my social media platforms, I really appreciate it!
Bring on the 20's!

I'm wearing

PRIMARK Bralet
PRIMARK Skinny Jeans
NEW LOOK Heels (old)
TOPSHOP Choker (old)
LYDC Clutch (old)

Take care,
Jess

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Why Massage Rolling is Important






Hey guys!

As some of you may know, mainly those that follow me on Snapchat (jsln_rbt), that I workout intensely throughout the week. Legs, back, abs, the whole sha-bang, it's all fun and games until you get home from the gym and the DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) kicks in and you're left crippled or unable to lift your arms up.
Some people love this feeling as they feel that it's evidence that they had a good workout session and others just feel that it's an annoyance as it might mess up the rest of their day or possibly, their week if they're in too much pain.
I personally like the pain to an extent, especially on leg days, feeling the burn afterwards is quite satisfying and makes me want to eat good to help repair the muscle.

When I first started working out, basic stretching was all I was doing to aid flexibility and recovery but as I started lifting heavier and working out harder, I need to something more to help me out.
This is where massage rolling, or foam rolling, comes into play for me.

Massage rolling or the fancy term, self-myofascial release, is self massaging to release muscle tightness or trigger points.
It can be done before or after a workout, I usually do it afterwards but if I don't do it that day, I massage roll the next day before my workout so the muscles don't get too tight.
I purchased both a massage roller and a massage ball as they work in didn't different ways, there are other massage techniques and equipment also but I just preferred these two, at least to start off with.

When I started foam rolling regularly, I noticed a big improvement in my recovery and the way my muscles were performing. At first, I was only foam rolling around twice a week, I could feel the difference it was making to my body so I increased to whenever I worked out. Foam rollers are much softer to use on the muscles, especially the IT band and back muscles. However, for tougher muscles such as the quads and hamstrings, they can handle more of a grid roller (shown above).

I love the positive effect it is having on my body, I massage roll nearly twice a day, once before or after my workout and then again before bed, I feel great relief when I do, so why not!

I purchased my massage roller and spiky massage ball at my uni store because we have discounts on there but I'll link below some affordable ones on eBay. They're great pieces of fitness equipment to have at home, my gym provides them but when you're quads are failing you when you get home, it's always handy to have them by your bedside. . . literally!

I hope this post has highlighted the importance of massage rolling and hopefully has encouraged you guys to look into it, it's so beneficial for our bodies and I really recommend it*, I have seen a huge improvement in my mobility and recovery and doing it daily keeps me from complaining about DOMS!


Massage Roller (Grid)
Spiky Massage Ball

Thanks for reading,
Jesslyn


*Disclaimer* I don't have any fitness qualifications, all info given in this post is based on my experiences and what works for me. Please do thorough research before performing any exercises or stretches. Thanks!

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Get Your Summer On





Finally! The UK is seeing some sunshine, being a Summer baby, I always look forward to whipping out the Summer gear and flaunting some skin. You know, get some Vitamin D!
I like to keep it simple, jumpsuits, dresses, playsuits, things you can easily throw on and keep cool whilst doing so. 
The only tricky thing about wearing all in ones is using public toilets. . . 
Basic, stretchy midi dresses are a must-have in Summer, they're easily styled or not styled at all, just throw them on and go. I'm a trainers or Birkenstocks fan so pretty easy, not too much thought put into it.
I've only got a few weeks left of Summer before I start my placement year, my hustle and grind year before I complete the last year of my degree. I'm looking forward to it, I've been on a Summer break for about 4 months so I'm pretty much ready to get back into routine. 
However, I'll keep you guys updated on all that when the time comes, for now, I'm just going to enjoy the rest of my Summer!


I'm wearing

PRIMARK Midi Dress
ADIDAS Cap
ADIDAS Superstars

Take care,
Jesslyn


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