Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Lorna Jane Movement

Hey all of you glamorous ladies! Let me start by saying OMG LORNA JANE IS HAVING A SALE! there you go I said it.. and shopped it. I know my Euro savings budget had a momentary lapse however I am a much happier girl after my 'little' splurge. 

Today I want to show you my steals and also prove that Lorna Jane fitness wear can be fun and brought into your everyday wardrobe. I will link all of the items that I can but please remember that these are sale items and go sooo quickly so may not be able to link you to all of my purchases.

Black Headband /Yoga Mat/Adjustable Headband/Hair Ties/Sports Bra/Tights/Starlite Tank/Apricot Tank

The move nourish believe water bottle unfortunately has not been updated on the website however is full priced new stock and you can pick one of these up in your local LJ shop, I love this water bottle as it is one litre therefore I know I need to drink 3 bottles worth to get my daily dose of the good stuff! 

Look One 

This look is a work out look and I wore this outfit to a weights class. The tights and top move freely with your body and give you a comfortable work out. My shoes are Nike free runs and are old stock however all free runs are generally the same style with different prints and colors. 

Look Two 

I styled this tank casually with a pair of Mink Pink high wasted shorts and wore this to uni with a cute pair of flats. I have been SOO bogged down with uni work lately I have been spending my Saturdays at the library to try and get on top of it all and the last thing you want is to be uncomfortable while trying to study! I prefer to wear relax outfits so I'm not spending all my time adjusting my clothes haha.

I hope you all enjoyed this post, the sale is online and in your local store until stock runs out so get in quick! If you spend $250 or over you get a gift with purchase, my store was giving out yoga mats which I was SO happy with because I can use it at the gym and at home in many different work out routines.

Until next time

- Jacqueline xx 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Fitness Frenzy

Good afternoon bloggers! 

Today I wanted to share with you my work out regime and how I like to keep myself fit. If you read my previous post I mentioned there that I am some what of a health nut and enjoy keeping fit and nourishing my body. I also mentioned that I have previously been over weight, I am not at my goal weight however am in the process of working towards my goal for Europe later this year. I have been having some really great results lately so I was wanting to share with you all what is working for me and what I enjoy. 

My work out schedule generally varies week to week especially now that uni is back I am really time limited and my work load tends to change. I aim to get three to four work outs in a week therefore really need to make them count. Two days I do weights and isolate muscle groups so I do legs one day and upper body the next, I always ensure I do a 20 minute walk after each weights session which ensures your metabolism is going to work at a higher rate meaning you will be burning calories for a lot longer! If your goal is weight loss this is what you want. 

While I am trying to slim down this is the only weights I will do each week. My other sessions throughout the week are cardio based classes and strengthening. My  favorite class of all time is RPM! I managed to fit in this class twice this week and today did a double class of RPM and Pilates for some core strengthening. 

 A lot of people are afraid of RPM because it is an intense class, but I can't think of anything better for you! Spinning is a whole body work out if you have your bike set up correctly. YES your butt will hurt after the first few classes but girls, honestly you get used to it and well like they say nothing worth having comes easily. Once that music gets pumping, I focus and the rest of the world falls away I am in my zone and I wouldn't rather be anywhere else but working on my fitness and taking care of my body! 

 When focusing on your fitness and loosing weight your diet is your holy grail. I try and eat as organic and fresh as possible and cut out all sugars, wheat and dairy. I do take supplements to keep my body healthy and push for results. Let me know if you would like a separate post on supplements that I take that don't make you bulky like a body builder but instead are used for leaning down, toning and taking care of yourself. 

I hope everyone has a happy and healthy weekend and I will endeavor to post more photos of my results so that you can share my health and fitness journey with me. 

- Jacqueline xx 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Liebster Award

The gorgeous Karina from Mademoiselle on the metro has nominated me for a Liebster Award.

Here are the rules: 

1. 11 facts about yourself.
2. Answers to the 11 questions the person who nominated you has provided.
3. Provide new questions for bloggers you nominate the award to.
4. Choose 11 bloggers with 200 or less followers to nominate the award, and link their blogs.
5. Contact each blogger via whatever network you like and let them know you have nominated them.
6. Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog.

First, eleven facts about me: 

1. I have naturally blond hair, light blond! But prefer my hair darker. 

2. I am only 154cm (short i know) but have learned to embrace my height. 

3. I moved around Australia quite a bit growing up, however I am now based on the Gold Coast and have lived here for eight years now. I think it is one of the most naturally beautiful places to live.

4. This year I have returned to study with Griffith University and started a new Degree - I am taking a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Contemporary Marketing and Chinese Business. I hope to apply for a scholarship in the next year. It is no secret that I changed my mind multiple times when choosing my career path but am confident in what I have chosen and am truly passionate about it. 

5. I must admit I am a bit of a health nut, however I was over weight throughout my teenage years, my turning point was about two years ago when I decided to support a friend and join a 12 week challenge with her. This is how I began to learn about nutrition and exercise,  since then I have not looked back. I enjoy creating new clean recipes, doing further research on nutrition, and for me nothing feels better then a great work out to get the good endorphins pumping around my body. 

6. I was single for most of my life, until about a year and a half ago when I met my prince charming. He is my best friend and I am so thankful for meeting him - I really do believe that once you stop looking for 'the one' he comes along! 

7. I enjoy using positive affirmations morning and night to keep my inner self humble. I find this also helps to keep me happy and constantly striving to reach my goals. 

8. I enjoy planning things out in full and making lists. 

9. I am currently planning a trip through Europe with my man, this will be my first adult overseas holiday!

10. Even though I am in my twenties i don't really like going out and drinking, I am more of a home body and would rather spend my money on other things (drinking in Australia is expensive). Don't get me wrong I will still enjoy a social drink but it is only occasionally. 

11. Oh, and I am a shopping addict! If i didn't have someone to keep me and my bank account grounded I would spend my entire weekly pay check on pretty things. 

Here are the answer to Karina's questions:

1. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
 Okayyyy, out comes the list of places!! The ENTIRETY of Europe (I don't want to miss a thing!), Whistler, California, NYC, San Fran, Mexico, Hawaii, Africa, Japan, Vietnam, and China - this will do for now. haha
2. What is your favorite time of day? 
 Probably when I first wake up as this usually consists of a work out or watching the morning news with my coffee and breakfast!
3. What is your favorite holiday? 
 I would have to say a relaxing one, preferably where there is a pool and i get to wear a beautiful big floppy hat and cute bathers. But also central enough to some history and sights to explore.
4. What do you want to be when you grow up? 
 Wow, this is a tough one! I obviously want to do something with my degree but the main reason I chose to do a Business degree is so that I wasn't limited to what I can do in the big wide world of wonder! When I graduate I plan to work in marketing and the rest is a mystery.
5. How do you like to spend your weekend?
How i LIKE to spend my weekends and how I actually spend them are complete different things! I like the mystery of surprise, good food, some exercise, a sleep in and to get out of the house.  
6. Coffee or tea? 
Coffee in the morning, herbal teas throughout the day and night. 
7. Why did you start blogging? 
 I became infatuated with Alex from HRH Collection's blog and then thought you know what I love writing and photographs so why not collaborate one of my own.
8. What is your favorite way to personalize an outfit? 
 I like to accessorize and generally add one statement piece to every outfit.
9. Which spring/summer trend are you most looking forward to?
 Well here Summer has just finished so I will fill you in on the trends I love for Autumn, Winter! Leather, Peplums and cute jeans.
10. Which is your favorite room in your house? 
My bedroom, this is where I feel most at peace. I am actually blogging from my bedroom right now!
11. How would you spend the perfect day off?

The perfect day off would consist of some sunshine, an Acai bowl for brekky (AHHHmazing!) and reading a good book or watching a good film with my lover. 

My eleven questions for bloggers I have nominated: 
1. Where have you traveled? 
2. What is your favorite flower? 
3. What is your favorite pass time? 
4. Your favorite perfume is? 
5. Are you a student? If so what are you studying? 
6. Do you have a passion for anything in particular? And if so what? 
7. What is on your bucket list? 
8. Why did you start blogging? 
9. What is your dream holiday destination? 
10. Winter or Summer? 
11. What is your favorite food? 

 And the bloggers I've nominated: 

1. Kat from Glamour Creations
2. Adele from Adele Maree
3. Rachel from Rachel Michelle
5. Renee from Miss Renaaye
6. Jasmine from Curlicue

I know I am supposed to nominate eleven but I really just wanted to share my favorite blogs with you and unfortunately there isn't eleven of them that i follow!! Also I am sorry If i have forgotten anyone! I am actually home sick with a spider bite today.. ugh still haven't come to terms with one of those disgusting things crawling on me!! 

- Jacqueline xx

Saturday, March 2, 2013

No.5 Culture Chanel

If you are in Paris between May and June fifth this year be sure to stop by Palais De Tokyo for an unveiling of a Chanel exhibition dedicated to the timelessness of Chanel No.5, titled No.5 Culture Chanel clearly having a focus on the fragrance itself but also the specific linked moments in history to this stunning fragrance. I am really quite saddened I won't find myself in Paris until the exhibition is closed as Coco Chanel has a significant influence on my life and the person I am today. She really was a fearless woman and I can only hope to aspire to be half the woman she was one day. For those that don't know too much about her life I really suggest that you invest in 'The Secret of Chanel No.5' for a bit of light reading you can find it here it is a really interesting read and gives you an intimate insight to her life and also the famous scent. I myself don't particularly like Chanel No.5 for a scent on my skin, I really don't think my skins accentuates the tones in the perfume very well however I will reveal that my signature scent is a Chanel scent and is Coco Mademoiselle and has been my very favorite perfume for the past two years.

What is your favorite Chanel scent? 

- Jacqueline xx