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After quite a while of lack in motivation I am back! My desire to write took a spill once quarantine started, but there were a lot of changes that happened in Q that were very positive, and that is what I want to share today; why I am thankful for quarantine.

As you know, I am a firm believer in what GOD wants is what is best. While I know a lot of people lost their jobs, the kiddos could not go to school, and we were not allowed to see our loved ones; for me I looked at the positive side of it.

Luckily, I kept my job, I do not have children so homeschool was not a thing here, and I found new loved ones that I was able to get closer to. I am taking a trip down memory lane in my photos to show you how we spent our quarantine.

After quite a while of lack in motivation I am back! My desire to write took a spill once quarantine started, but there were a lot of changes that happened in Q that were very positive, and that is what I want to share today; why I am thankful for quarantine.

As you know, I am a firm believer in what GOD wants is what is best. While I know a lot of people lost their jobs, the kiddos could not go to school, and we were not allowed to see our loved ones; for me I looked at the positive side of it.

Luckily, I kept my job, I do not have children so homeschool was not a thing here, and I found new loved ones that I was able to get closer to. I am taking a trip down memory lane in my photos to show you how we spent our quarantine.

In week one, just 2 days after #stayhome was announced, Luke came into our lives. Stella is 16 now and I am trying to prepare for what is inevitable in the near future. I have wanted a puppy but with my job, traveling and busy social life it just did not seem like the brightest idea; until those things did not exist anymore. ENTER LUKE aka Luke Perry, aka Lucas Scott est March `18, 2020. He has been a complete blessing in our home. Puppies are not easy but with Marissa and I being home the first month, it was a tag-team effort and I am grateful we were able to get him fairly trained quickly. He is a doll.


Being able to take Luke to the dog park, take him for long walks and talk to neighbors on the trail was a great outlet for us. We live on the water, and we were always encouraged to get outside, so we did. When our pools closed, we popped up our beach chairs right on the grassy bank outback and hung on the bay. We made new friends, distanced as recommended, figured out new ways to entertain ourselves with floating down the bay, karaoke, and hanging on the patio. I have become a professional guacamole extraordinaire and learned how much I love to muddle! I have perfected the watermelon, jalapeno margarita!! We even set up a drink around the world, Epcot style at the apartment which was a huge hit. Hannah put on a concert and I° well, really enjoyed Paris! 

DRINK AROUND THE WORLD




Hannah I met one time before March 2020. It's not that we never got along; we just never really hung out. Well, Q has brought her, Marissa and I closer than ever and I am SO thankful for that. We have found an appreciation for simplicity with our quaranteam; hanging outside with friends, drinks, karaoke, the dogs and nachos. LOL. I am not sure that us three, plus Savanna and my great friend Amanda would have all gotten so close if this never happened. Amanda is even looking to sell her house in NJ and move here with us, with Tully in tow. Her and Luke have become the best of friends! We have become a girl-posse, a family. 

 

My brother even enjoyed spending a week with us in June once things began to open up here in Florida. We took him on the S.S. Seaman, a blow-up kayak we have grown to love for a peaceful bay ride with music and each other. Hannah, Amand, myself and an unfamiliar male tow-away even hopped on a random guys boat on a Friday night right out back on the bay, risky, yes but YOLO; it's 2020 I mean° at this point it is what it is! Still friends with them today! We had a crazy 12 hour Saturday-fest which was concocted of White Claws, the over-crowded-non-social-distanced pool, two male suitors, one of which graced us with his veneers and hair plugs, pasta salad, shots of ° well, everything, the patio, and drinking games. It left us with hangovers and a very large UberEats bill the next day.

Disclosure: We are NOT friends with Mr. V and Great Dane at this point but we will #neverforget. 

It is those nights filled of makeup-less faces, sweatpants and belly laughs that really brought me back to life. I was in a slight depression in January. I bounced out of it, but I felt like I needed a reset. I needed to focus on what is important, what is not, and what I really needed in that time. God gave it to not just me, but all of us. We are so focused on likes, and comments, and relying on others to feel good about ourselves I feel like God said enough is enough, they need to regroup and spend time with their families, outside away from the superficial world. I am just looking at quarantine as a reset. It was an opportunity to internalize my wants, pay off my debt, make new forever friends and appreciate what I have. I have never been one to say OMG I can't wait to be married with children, but I can say that I am glad I was NOT during quarantine. I can say I am SO glad that I chose to live where I do during quarantine; these neighbors are amazing, we all help and look out for each other. I can say I am thankful for my job, and it is truly a blessing. I am happy about the choices I have made to lead me to where I am today. It's my journey and quarantine has given me the quiet time to really be able to say I love my life. 

Things are not always easy, the world can be a very hateful place, but I know it is my job on this platform to bring joy, hope, peace to anyone who reads this. I hope you used this time to focus on where you are in your life, and evaluate your happiness. Life is too short and let's be honest, the world can shut down at any given moment, don't spend one more second living with regret or uncertainty; make choices, don't wait, walk away if you have to, tell someone you love them, take chances, the time is yours NOW!!! 

PS I AM HAVING TWIN NIECES AND COULD NOT BE HAPPIER!!!!

XO, Cheers!
Jenn


 

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Somehow I feel like all of my "peace" training for the last two years had prepared me for this quarantine. I used to be a person who lived completely and fully in the future, the what if girl constantly. I was always trying to plan my life and the lives of the people around me. But when a death would suddenly happen, or a break up would leave me inundated with emotions I had to learn to let go of control. I went to therapy and really focused on my faith. Overtime I started to learn to only focus on the day ahead not tomorrow or next month. I started to stop wondering "what if" and just let things be what they were. 

Somehow I feel like all of my "peace" training for the last two years had prepared me for this quarantine. I used to be a person who lived completely and fully in the future, the what if girl constantly. I was always trying to plan my life and the lives of the people around me. But when a death would suddenly happen, or a break up would leave me inundated with emotions I had to learn to let go of control. I went to therapy and really focused on my faith. Overtime I started to learn to only focus on the day ahead not tomorrow or next month. I started to stop wondering "what if" and just let things be what they were. 

I have always had a fear of abandonment but with therapy I learned I am ok. If someone leaves me, I am ok! I can take care of myself physically, emotionally and especially financially so what am I so worried about? I can tell you I have no idea the last time I asked "what if" to myself, even during this pandemic. 
 

I want to say something though, I am VERY blessed to be in the situation I am. My job is essential and I worked from home prior to all of this so I don't have to worry too much on that end. I also do not have children that need to be homeschooled which I know has been very trying for a lot of families. I did however, get a puppy which has kept me very busy but like having children it was my choice to take on the responsibility- in sickness, and in health! 

Ok so here is how I am staying sane! 

I live with my best friend, best choice ever! When choosing to live with someone from now on I would ask yourself "Can I be quarantined with this person?" My answer is YES. We get along great, take our alone time when we need it, agree on activites and both take responsibility at home with chores and the dogs! 

Having a puppy has kepy my mind off the negative because I don't have time to think about it. Haha. The puppy is teething, potty training and straight up attacking Stella. I am constantly multi-tasking with work and watching them or cleaning up his pooh, which is ALL. DAY. LONG. But I wouldn't take it back. We love walking him on the trail, talking to neighbors and watching the sunset.

I am getting outside a lot. I always liked walking or running on my trail but before all this happened, I was doing cycle 2x a week and hot yoga 2x a week and that was my go-to. Now I am getting out to walk or run 2-3 times a day.. Well trying to! I started playng tennis and do some rollerblading. Izzy and I kick a soccer ball sometimes and do outdoor HIIT workouts!


We are surrounding ourselves with our Florida family to keep the happy alive. Hannah is like our family, She is here every weekend. Izzy lives next door so we spend a lot of time with her. This has been our weekend saving grace. We spend time on the bay, having drinks, floating and soaking up the sun. We do this carefully and yes there are others on the trail but we keep our distance and stay in our own pod. I feel SUPER blessed to live on the water, and in Florida during this time.

We watch a lot of TV or movies but sometimes it's too much and we need brain stimulation so we play games like Monopoly, Clue or card games. We also like to sit on the patio with drinks and watch the boats and dolphins float by. We have kareoke nights and dance parties.

I haven't been too motivated on Instagram lately and I am not sure why. I guess because it's a constant reminder of what is going on. So I am trying to keep things light and honestly trying to keep my brain and my faith positive. I read the bible every night and keep a nightly prayer journal where I pray for the world and people I love. My 35th birthday is next Monday, April 13, and this is not exactly how I planned to spend it but I am happy to have made it to 35 with good health, financial stability and mental sanity haha! 

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Stay safe, stay healthy, stay peaceful friends!

XO, Cheers

Jenn

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I loved this book. I love her, I love her honesty and she inspired me to walk away from toxicity and to hold onto faith beacause God is always working behind the scenes. We may not feel it through the pain, but we need to go through it to get to where we are meant to be. Her book sold out on Amazon and was #1 on the iBooks list the first week of the release. I am so happy for her. She built an amazing clothing company that she threw herself into during times of pain and it has been so successful. Her mom has done an amazing job with it. I think the book will help a lot of people face their past, confront their ghosts and hopefully move on with their heads held high with a new horizon in sight.

I have had a girl-crush on Jessica Simpson since 1999 when she announced she was going to stay a virgin until marriage. Something was different about her than Britney and Christina and I took a liking to her. I drew her in my art class, tried to constantly dress like her and was completely inspired by her. When NewlyWeds premiered, to say I was addicted was an understatment. I never missed it. I bought all of her CDs and knew all the words to every song.  


My friend Gina and I went to see her at a concert at Washington Township high school, we had front-row seats and I was in AWE!!! Then in 2004 my friend Debbie and I saw her at Walmart (which she talks about in the book). At this time she was definitnely on the rise in season 2 of NewlyWeds and the release of "With You". We literally went from a flight from Cancun right to Walmart to see her haha. Sadly the line was SOO long to meet her, we got pictures of her though and had to leave. So I never met her ° so sad. When NewlyWeds ended, so did her and Nick which of course I was heartbroken. I followed her career and love-life avidly for years. Her country album, Do You Know released in 2009 was easily my favorite album of hers. 

LOL this was 2009 in Las Vegas!

I loved her show in 2010, The Price of Beauty. My friend Rosaana and I would watch religiously every week. If that wasn't on we would sit in her kitchen, drinking wine, doing our nails and would BINGE re-runs of NewlyWeds. Also this year, my cousin told me her boss was Jessica's hair dresser and she had hung out with her MANY times. So Christmas that year my cousin brought me a back-stage pass with Jessica's autograph° yup I was 26 years old and still in awe. 

At this point, she had started dating Eric and I became infatuated with following them on Twitter. She was the first and almost only account I followed for a while. Haha. I loved how private her life was, even when it wasn't. Rumors flew about her and Nick, Johnny, John and Tony but nothing was ever confirmed. Which is why when she announced she was releasing a tell-all I was like YES now we will all know the truth.

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I pre-ordered the book in November for a February 4th release. I came home from happy hour that evening and read for 4 hours, I finished it the next night. Yes 450 pages in two days, I was cross-eyed. My initial feedback was that the writing was a little rocky at first but it became smoother after a chapter or two. I like how she opened the book, talking about the worst day first, the "intervention". She was very open and honest about her actions, what she felt and her friend's responses. Ironically, my cousin's boss, Rita Hazan, was there doing her hair during the inter-friention, I of course did not know this until reading the book.

I felt like I already knew a lot about Jess (yes I call her Jess haha) since following her from the time she was 17 years old. But she admits a lot that was not exposed until now like her sexual abuse or the details of her cousins death. I always knew she was faithful growing up in a very religious home, but the fact that she has carried that strength throughout her 39 years was really evident in the memoir. After her cousin passed away (so tragically and shocking) Jessica began journaling on the regular, and I am obsessed with the idea. I blog which is great but a lot of the time I don't put that personal of information or a daily prayer on here, which I should!

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Nothing from the beginning of her stardom really shocked me. "Lose 15 lbs, show more skin, become sex object"° yes all seems about right to me. Even the reason for the divorce did not shock me. He seemed to become jealous of her rising fame and ended up disliking her almost to the point of hate. I actually went back and watched a few episodes of NewlyWeds and was like WOW it really is evident he did not like her. She said they became their roles even in their lives, which I would imagine was easy to do considering the first through 3rd year of marriage was all on TV for the world to see. But I will say this, she was herself in the beginning and America took a genuine love to her open and honest-ness and we all fell in love. Instead of Nick being a happy supportive husband he was jealous of her video budgets, and constant being on the road. At this point, 98 Degrees was no more.

The part that affected me the most was her relationship with John Mayer, or "relationSHIT". Again, we have all heard the rumors, especially about what a shitty person Mayer is° see Katy Perry, Jennifer Aniston and Taylor Swift. But I was more upset that she let it go on for so long and allowed the abuse. He never hit her, but verbally abused her time and time again and ruined special moments for her. But eventually I thought Ok Jess now it's your own damn fault. They broke up 9 times in about 2 years. Then she started dating Tony Romo, who seemed to be a little insecure telling her she could not kiss men in any movies she was cast in.. LOL ok. She realized she did not love him enough to give up her career and I feel like she probably would have ended it anyway but he broke up with her the day before her birthday because he went through her phone and saw an email from JM talking about the BBQ at her parents. She was there, she did see him but she did not tell Tony. She left Tony's and ran right to John's after he told her in front of her whole family how much he loved her and wanted to be with her, she too was in love with him. When she got there, he basically told her he was grateful she was back because he could not come up with any good musical content without the emotional ups and downs of their relationships° basically she was a muse and that was it. He did not love her. It was really sickening and sad to read. Then he did an interview calling her sexual napalm and saying how he wanted to snort her. He was infatuated and addicted to her, not in love. She felt dirty. I would too.

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I love the way she met Eric, just a casual night at her house for a basketball game. They start talking about pooping pigs (you just have to read it lol) and talked for hours. They slept together the first night° look at that ladies° see some guys are not children and can handle a mature sexual relationship! He moved in two months later and they both wanted to start a family and started trying right away. Jess had some medical issues early on and had an ovary removed, so she could only get pregnant every other month in a nutshell. Well with both her kids, she got pregnant on that "off month". The egg somehow jumped over to the other falopian tube, the one she had, to be spermed haha. She was happy and shocked both times. They seemed perfect, her life seemed perfect but no one knew how intoxicated she was° well until the Ellen interview, yikes. She was consistently taking sleeping pills since 15, and then was prescribed a stimlant (she never says which but I assume adderall) so she should drink for hours without getting tired or passing out. Until the Dr. said, the stimulant or the Ambien, I cannot give you both you are killing yourself slowly with the drugs and alcohol. This all took a head when she was going to have a tummy tuck for stretch marks and loose skin. In 2017 on Halloween she began drinking at 7:30am and does not recall who got her kids ready. She was trashed. She had an emotional conversation with her father and completely shut down. That was the day she stopped drinking. Well technically 11/1/17 was her last drink. 

I loved Open Book. I love her, I love her honesty and she inspired me to walk away from toxicity and to hold onto faith beacause God is always working behind the scenes. We may not feel it through the pain, but we need to go through it to get to where we are meant to be. Her book sold out on Amazon and was #1 on the iBooks list the first week of the release. I am so happy for her. She built an amazing clothing empire that she threw herself into during times of pain and it has been so successful... a billion dollars successful. I think Open Book will help a lot of people face their past, confront their ghosts and hopefully move on with their heads held high with a new horizon in sight.

XO, Cheers!
Jenn

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Valentine's Day (for me Galentine's) is upon us. I for one, do not celebrate but I know a lot of you lovelies out there do! You have 5 days, did you shop?! Well, luckily if you are an Amazon Primer, you still have a change to get some amazing gifts for your loves!

Valentine's Day (for me Galentine's) is upon us. I for one, do not celebrate but I know a lot of you lovelies out there do!

Below I am sharing two low-key celebration looks along with accessories for cupid's day!

I bought this shirt last year at Nordstrom Rack and it is of course gone but I am linking some cute red Amazon Prime tops that you can snag on the fly!

All my jewelry is from Erika Williner Desgins in Tampa Bay!

Shop below's look-a-like style here.



This Lauren Conrad top is about 5 years old and I am obsessed with it! But again linking some cute pink tops for a date night with yo man!!! This necklace is awesome because you can take the pendant off and wear it plain or put it on another necklace. So versatile.

Shop look-a-like styles here.

You have 5 days, did you shop?! Well, luckily if you are an Amazon Primer, you still have a change to get some amazing gifts for your loves!

Some of my fave items are as follows!

For your wifey/GF:

Bath Bomb Set for the ladies who need a minute
Kiss Wine Glasses for the wine lovahs
Pink Coffee Maker for the coffee lovahs
Bose Headphones for the runner in your life
The makeup/product organizer is AMAZING so is the brush/blowdryer!
Jessica Simpson Open Book Memoir-- just because I love her!

For the Kiddos:

A fabulous snack/candy basket
Heart Sunglasses
V Day Books

For yo' man:

Bar Cart
Globe Whiskey Decanter
Portable Speaker
UGG Slippers
Shaving Kit

For your Galentine:

FRIENDS Candle
Personalized Necklaces
Heart Socks
Wine Glasses

Links below will take you to everything pictured!

VDay Gift Guide PT 1
VDay Gift Guide PT 2

XO, Cheers!
Jenn

 

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Ah the first Friday & blog of the new DECADE. Can you believe it's 2020?? Wasn't it just 2000.. I'm confused. Well I can say in 20 years I have learned a LOT. If you haven't, you may wanna take a look at yourself. haha. 

I had a convo with my friend a few weeks back and she was saying how she was not sure if she wanted to have kids because of her anxiety and letting other people control her emotions too much. This was me a few years ago. When I say a few, like TWO. 
I was always emotional and let other people's actions control my emotions, it was not healthy. I had to stop and realize it was me, no one else who was making me feel the way I was; a rollercoaster of anger, depression, anxiety and rejection. 

 

Ah the first Friday & blog of the new DECADE. Can you believe it's 2020?? Wasn't it just 2000.. I'm confused. Well I can say in 20 years I have learned a LOT. If you haven't, you may wanna take a look at yourself in the mirror and say "I'm a lyin'...". haha. 

I had a convo with my friend a few weeks back and she was saying how she was not sure if she wanted to have kids because of her anxiety and letting other people control her emotions too much. This was me a few years ago. When I say a few, like TWO. 

I was always emotional, let other people's actions control my emotions, and took everything personal. It was not healthy. I had to stop and realize it was me, no one else who was making me feel the way I was; a rollercoaster of anger, depression, anxiety and rejection. 

I started therapy, went on some anxiety meds and since then have learned that if you let go and let God control things around you, it makes your life and body much less stressed. I learned I can't worry about anyone else's actions or opinions of me because that is not a reflection of who I am. I am who God says I am, period. And I deserve what God says I do.

For a while I was really sad about being single. Then Dan and I started dating and it was nice to have someone but I think through the year I just really learned to grow and love myself more than anything. In the beginning of December we called it quits for mutual reasons, but we are still BEST FRIENDS. While it seemed like a good idea on paper, our chemistry was more friends and we wanted to keep it that way. When it ended, I wasn't sad... I was SO happy because we got SO close as friends again and we had some amazing experiences!

When I left the relationship what I realized was I never lost myself, so coming out of it wasn't difficult. In the past I lost myself time and time again. I will NEVER do that ever again. I learned that not everything is meant to last forever and not everyone is supposed to be in your life forever. It is what it is. The people meant to be there, will always be there. The one's who are cruel with their words, and have evil in their hearts are the ones you need to shake your head, roll your eyes at and just walk away. 

STRESS creates wrinkles ladies, LET. THE. SHIT. GO!

Also,  I learned to embrace being single and give more time to God, to better my body, my mind and my experiences without having to answer to anyone else. And I am LOVING IT.

Embrace where you are in your life, because you may not be there again.

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Tips if you are going through a tough break up:

1. Find a show you can relate to that makes you lose yourself in it. Mine is always One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl or Grey's Anatomy.

2. Music. Make a playlist for however you are feeling and play it over and over again. I like angry girl music such as Miranda Lambert or Ariana Grande.

3. Get dressed up and go out with your girls, even if it's nothing fancy. Make yourself feel alive again.

4. Find a new hobby whether it be working out, writing, reading a new book or starting a blog!

5. Don't rush to find someone else. Take this time to heal and mend your soul with family and friends and things that bring you joy!

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Photos by Christina Jones Photo

XO, Cheers!
Jenn

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Set Goals, Sleep, Wake up, Crush Goals, Repeat.

Goals are important. Yes it's kind of like planning but not really. The difference is, most goals can be controlled by YOU where as plans for your life are mostly controlled by GOD. I mean out of my top goals I hit this year, falling in love with my life is defintely my fave! What kind of goals are you setting for the new decade?!

Sucesses in 2019

Went to NYFW
Hit my personal financial goal
Hit 10k followers
Fell in love with my life 
Running 3 miles without stopping

Traveled to 4 new places:
Asheville, NC. Berlin, Germany. Prague, Czech Republic. Amsterdam, Holland!
Not too shabby of a year!!


Goals for 2020

Watch my beautiful sister get married
Exceed my personal financial goal 
Read 3 classic books, watch 5 classic movies 
Beat my mile time by 2 minutes 
Visit a new country/place (I try to do this every year, I think 2020 is going to be a few cities in Italy :) :) :) stay tuned)


 

Photos by Christina Jones Photo

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XO, Cheers!
Jenn

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I am a planner, always have been but in 2019 I kinda threw my hands up in the air & have gone with the flow & it's been the best year yet. Life wasn't meant for us to stress or cry over, it was meant to be lived everyday doing something that brings you joy. It doesn't have to be work, but take time everyday to do something you love doing. Don't do anything that doesn't bring you happiness, it's a waste of your precious time.

I am a planner, always have been but in 2019 I kinda threw my hands up in the air & have gone with the flow & it's been the best year yet. Life wasn't meant for us to stress or cry over, it was meant to be lived everyday doing something that brings you joy. It doesn't have to be work, but take time everyday to do something you love doing. Don't do anything that doesn't bring you happiness, it's a waste of your precious time.

Surround yourself with people who make you belly laugh. My girl friends, sister and Dan are those people for me. They make me laugh until I am red in the face and cramping in the belly.


Fall in love with a new hobby, for me it became working out and drinking tea.. is that a hobby?? Enjoy the chaos, appreciate the surprises & accept when things don't go our way. When I am acting a fool over something so silly I say "Jenn people are dying, this is nothing, please slow your roll." And I remember that work is work, I don't cure cancer, no one is dying on my table.


 I give everything the best effort & most attention I can, shit happens we are all human & made beautifully imperfect! Once you can accept that & roll with the punches life becomes a lot more fun promise!!

Photos by Christina Jones Photo

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Jenn

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They understand your unrealistic emotional rollercoasters. We all know the female breed has a whirlwind of emotions bundled up just waiting to burst out at any given moment and men just are not equipped to handle it. If we want to cry, we accept it; if we want to scream; let it out girl; if we want to complain about something that in the grand scheme of life, doesn't even amount to a grain of sand, we're here for ya! We are more accepting to breakdowns, devilish outbursts and shutdowns, it's what we are good at!


1. They understand your unrealistic emotional rollercoasters. We all know the female breed has a whirlwind of emotions bundled up just waiting to burst out at any given moment and men just are not equipped to handle it. If we want to cry, we accept it; if we want to scream; let it out girl; if we want to complain about something that in the grand scheme of life, doesn't even amount to a grain of sand, we're here for ya! We are more accepting to breakdowns, devilish outbursts and shutdowns, it's what we are good at!


  1. We are good listeners. We know most men just nod their heads and pretend to listen to what you are saying while tackling something around the house, but they didn't listen. They heard you, but listening is not their forte. Women listen, accept and give meaningful advice in return. I feel women have experienced more than men because when they go through a difficult time, they actually feel it, talk about it and release it. Most men hold things in and never really re-cover. I am NOT bashing men here, I am just stating my opinions on why having girlfriends is so important!


  2. Most women are self-less, at least the women I hang around. I know if I needed any of my girlfriends they would drop everything they are doing to be there for me in a second. Not saying Dan wouldn't do that, but it may take some begging. If i want to cry, if I need a drink, if it's something so silly my girls are on board with whatever I need. If I say "hey I need to get out of town!" They say "where to?". Last year, Marissa and I were both in bad places and out of nowhere we said "Let's go to Texas!" And two weeks later we off to Houston and Austin to leave our probs behind.


  3. You can be yourself. Sometimes with guys you have to hold back a little or pretend. With your girlfriends you can 100% be yourself. It's comfortable and stressfree. Women all have weird things they do they like to hide from men, but you would totally break that weird shit out in front of your GFs. For instance, I like to start watching Hallmark Christmas movies mid-October, Marissa is on board, Dan is not. I am pretty much myself in front of Dan because we were friends for so long, but I still can't say certain things to him I can my girls.


    5. Women are loyal beings and won't cheat on you! They are fa life. Mostly. I feel like the friends you have in your 30s will most likely be your friends forever. You should have boiled all the bad eggs by this point. Yes some people grow apart but once you get to 34 the friends you have are legit. You are more selective when choosing them, and the ones who made it this far from childhood passed the loyalty test years ago. It's much easier to forgive your babes than a man sometimes.

    Photos: Christina Jones Photo

    XO, Cheers
    Jenn & my Girl Gang

 

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Well, I already wrote, copied, pasted photos and links for this blog and I completely LOST IT!!! UGH. I am so mad at myself because I know how tempermental this Mac is and I do not save my work as much as I should. Ok, sorry, real life vent sesh for a moment.

HAPPY OCTOBER

Well, I already wrote, copied, pasted photos and links for this blog and I completely LOST IT!!! UGH. I am so mad at myself because I know how tempermental this Mac is and I do not save my work as much as I should. Ok, sorry, real life vent sesh for a moment.

I wanted to get a blog done for you "real quick" so you can see some of my top picks for fall. I have about 90% of what I am going to share with you the others are wish list items. This year I am a big fan of work out clothes ESPECIALLY the Zella leggings from Nordstrom but I am doing a mostly Amazon//affordable blog post for you here. I am also really loving the bike short trend. I like to wear them with oversized shirts or sweaters. OK enough of me, here they are :) enjoy. I hope you find something you like!

If the text is white, click on photos of items to take you to site. If text is teal & black, click on the teal to take you to the link!

WORK OUT VIBES

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CHILLY NIGHTS

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BOTTOMS UP

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BOOTS

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SKINCARE
BEAUTYCOUNTER

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CLEANSING BALM BELOW IS AMAZING!

  

 

 

 

 

 

BUY FAVE MAKEUP PRODUCTS HERE!!

 

 

HOME DECOR

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Happy Fall Y'all!
XO, Cheers!
Jenn

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So... about a year ago I joined the new relationship 15 lb club! You know, the "we're having fun let's eat and drink all we want" . Well, two months ago I looked at myself in the mirror and was like "omg what happened?!?!" Of course Dan is always like "you look great" lol but this wasn't for him or anyone else it was for me. I felt like crap!


So... about a year ago I joined the new relationship 15 lb club! You know, the "we're having fun let's eat and drink all we want" . Well, two months ago I looked at myself in the mirror and was like "omg what happened?!?!" Of course Dan is always like "you look great" lol but this wasn't for him or anyone else it was for me. I felt like crap!






So I started a 30 day plan with AtmosEffect (gym on wheels) and my friend -slash- trainer Kerven! I told him, "I need carbs, I like wine & sweets HELP!" Kerven helped to get me on a weekly workout routine six days a week & also helped me diet without having to cut things the things I love!! [my sister swears by macros eating & it really does work people]!! Macros eating is a healthier way to eat for your body. I have anxiety so cutting carbs was not good for me, it made me gain weight. So for instance here was my macros diet plan:

130g protein
90g carbs
50g fat

My daily meals would look like this:

Workout
Protein Shake

-Breakfast-
2 eggs with cheese


-Snack-
Celery with almond butter

-Lunch-
¼ cup jasmine rice
4oz grilled chicken

3oz green veggie

OR

Salad with chicken, cucumbers, tomatoes, feta, balsamic vinaigrette

-Snack-
Chobani less sugar Strawberry greek yogurt

-Dinner-

Salmon or Chicken
Sweet potatoes
Veggies

-Snack-
¼ cup Halo Top
OR
5oz glass of Cabernet

I do drink a lot of coffee and teas as well without any creamer. In my shakes for a meal replacement I will add banana, almond butter, clean protein obvi, and some frozen berries. I also like making chia pudding, which is 3 TSP of chia seeds, 1 cup almond milk; chill it overnight then add berries in the morning.



The last time I had a trainer I dropped weight FAST I was also 28. Being 34 it took longer but at 4 weeks I dropped 4 inches in my waist, at 5 weeks I dropped 2 more. My legs are stronger and more cut, my butt is lifted & I am a size 4 again!! I still have a lot of work to do - especially with these arms [sore subject]— but I now have a new mindset and healthier lifestyle!! We all fall short sometimes and have to reset and reboot. Don't get down on yourself, just start somewhere!

 

XO, Cheers!
Jenn

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