Lifestyle

Workout Of Choice

Any type of physical activity makes me cringe – I hate anything that makes me sweat or look ugly. So obviously working out is not at the top of my to do list EVER! As I am quickly approaching 25 (internally screams) I have realized that I have to start taking care of myself. 5workingoutnightmareEating Wendy’s weekly and sitting on the couch is going to catch up to me one of this days. It was important for me to find a workout that I enjoy but also one that gets the job done. PILATES is my drug of choice – it tones, strengths and kind of stretches you out. Now there are different types of Pilates – my preference is reformer.

The reformer machine has become my new best friend – you get a fun and dynamic workout that does everything if not more. Personally I sweat easily and obviously if you are working out you going to sweat but during this class it is not the sweat that makes you uncomfortable.

Pilates has been my go-to for the last 4 months and I have yet to be disappointed. Obviously it also depends on the teacher but all and all I enjoy this workout. Obviously we all know that I am a city girl, so my favorite studio is CPBurn. They have amazing instructors and the studio is clean and simple! I book on Classpass and can always get a spot but the studio also seems to have amazing deals.

So for all my girls out there who cannot find the right workout class, try pilates and let me know what you think!

 

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Xx,

J

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Lifestyle

Watch Out Tinder…

Even though Mark Zuckerberg should be more worried about Facebook’s lawsuit – instead he is focused on finding all you singles love! Yup, Facebook has decieded to steal  add dating feautres to the app. Since FB knows so much about you (hometown, where you work, phone & credit card number) they feel they have the best chance of matching you with your soulmate.

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In my opinion MZ needs to slow his roll and do some more research because the same people that are using Tinder are not going to be using Facebook to swipe left #sorrynotsorry. Now maybe back in 2010 -2014 it was all the rage to stalk someone on FB, add them, message them AKA how I got my boyfriend of 5 years (wish I was kidding). FB has now become the place to see relatives, old friends and judge how cute that girls baby from your 9th grade english class is.

It is not and never will be the place to swipe on who your one night stand might be in the upcoming week! So everyone stay on Hinge, Tinder, Jswipe, Bumble and whatever other apps you have taking up your iCloud storage and ignore MR.MZ please!

But if you are some strange person who is interested in this, checkout this TechCrunch article that breaks down how this new dating feature will work. Happy swiping!!

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Xx,

J

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Fashion & Beauty

WEDDING SZN

As we all know per INSTAGRAM – wedding season is near! I am sure most of you have plenty of wedding invites on your kitchen table just piling up. Once you hit 24 it seems as if everyone is engaged and yet you are the one in need of a dress.

Many weddings means MANY DRESSES – once you wear one dress you cannot wear another and if you do YOU CANNOT BE PHOTOGRAPHED. Look, I dont make the rules – I just follow them. So because I know what it is like to endlessly search for the perfect dress, I am sharing with you all my favorite for wedding SZN’18!

My go-to website for vacation or events is Shopbop.com – they are pretty pricey but when they have a sale, MAN DO THEY HAVE A SALE!

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This off  the shoulder BLACK HALO dress will have all eyes on you!

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Let’s stay with the little black dress theme! This velour Yumi Kim dress is perfect if you are a plus one!

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C/Meo Collective textured yellow dress will make you stand out at any Spring/Summer wedding! Add a fun shoe with this look if you want to really POP!

Another great site is Revolve.com (everyone that has ever been on the Bachelorette post about them). Similar to Shopbop, they have amazing dresses and deals!

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Single and ready to mingle? This Endless Rose lilac dress is perfect to be fun and flirty all night long on the dance floor!

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Destination wedding? This Indah River Maxi is perfect for any beach – me comfy and colorful!

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This sleek BEC&BRIDGE Midi dress is chic and sexy! Peach looks great on every skin tone and the slit is JUST ENOUGH to make a statement.

 

Xx,

J

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Fashion & Beauty

SIDEWALK STYLES

There is nothing I love more than fashion- high fashion is amazing BUT street style is even better. Especially when it comes to celebrities, it is a chance to see them in day -to -day clothes (for the most part). To see their fashion style and not their stylist!

I know that the keyword for these looks would be ‘Street Style’ but I like ‘Sidewalk Style’ better. A celebrity with a coffee in hand and a signature outfit is my guilty pleasure. Here are a few of my favorite looks from last week! Screen Shot 2018-04-29 at 9.59.25 PM.png

If you know me, then you know that my girl crush on DAKOTA JOHNSON is real AF! I love everything about her effortless style. This all black combo of leggings, tank and sneakers is so relatable that it hurts!
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What is more comfortable than converse and a leopard print jacket? NOTHING!!! ZENDAYA has the perfect idea for airport cozy – you always need a good sneaker and a coat to keep you warm on your Antartica flight.

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Who is your favorite sidewalk style celeb looks?

Until next week,

J

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Struggles

HERE I AM

Oh helllllloooooo…

Yes, I know it has been almost a year since the last time I posted. I said I was going to be posting less because of my podcast. Well, less turned into NOT AT ALL – and then my podcast went from every week to every month to every three months to “Do you still have a podcast?’.

Anyone who has been apart of this journey since my Tumblr days (LOYAL AF) know that I take breaks from time to time. Half of it is because I am lazy and forget to post the other (MORE IMPORTANT) half is because I HATE posting/putting out content that is not 100%. When I know that I cannot get a blog post or an episode of my podcast EVERYTHING I have I would just rather step away and come up with new and fresh ideas!

SO HERE I AM – back and better than last time (I cannot say ever because we all know that would be a lie) I am going to be 25 this upcoming August and I need to GET MY LIFE TOGETHER. That means getting back to things that make me happy and are important to me.

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My first step is coming back to the place where I first began speaking my mind and opening up. JNOLAISM has been a safe space for me to talk about what I WANT/WHEN I WANT! Nothing is going to change from the last time I was posting! Pop culture, fashion, beauty, and giving my unsolicited advice are all still HIGHLY important to me.

Sit back, relax and welcome back to JNOLAISM!

Xx,

J

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Guilty Pleasure

SHOCKED.

NOT! So, it has been reported that Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell have finally stopped pretending to be in love. The two put out a statement with PEOPLE  saying that they have decided to go their separate ways. We all saw this coming, I mean no one is seriously surprised by this… are they?

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Ben’s season was actually the first season I have ever watched of The Bachelor so I took it very seriously (SHAMEFUL). Anway, I was a Jojo fan and was so hurt – just like Jojo – when he sent her home IN THE WORST WAY POSSIBLE! As soon as he picked Lauren I knew they were never going to last – not because I hated her (because I do) but because when they were together it was SO FAKE.

I even watched that- less than entertaining –  FreeForm show, I mean it hurt me to watch. It was so incredibly boring that they had to bring in other former contestants from the show – it didn’t help much. The show made it even more clear these two were just not to be but hey I’d stay in a relationship for a check *Kanye shrug*.

All I am looking forward to is Lauren’s tell – all book about how much she hates Jojo and feel Ben never got over her. Also, would LOVE it if she caught him stalking Jojo and Jordans Instagram. I am sure Lauren is upset but once Chris Harrison calls her with a book deal those tears will dry up!

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Look out for next week’s podcast because I will be talking about but for now, listen to this weeks on iTunes!

xx,

J

 

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Struggles

Hey Mercury… BYE GIRL

Y’all it is about MF time – I mean I am not sure I could take anymore! Between my stomach virus two weeks ago and my hangover this past weekend, Mercury really had me F’ed up!!!! I am so happy that is officially May and can start off fresh this month.

WHICH MEANS #FIRSTDAYINMAY aka Met Gala Monday PEOPLE! Can you tell how pumped I am??? We all know how I love a red carpet, so this is probably the best day of my life. Being that mercury is OUT of retrograde this means I should be able to enjoy tonights red carpet without any interruptions, correct? Probably not but here is to hoping!

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Two years ago I was one of those super fans freaks who stood outside waiting to see people walk the red carpet outside the MET. Even though I got some AMAZE shots and saw a ton of celebs – I WILL NEVER DO IT AGAIN. Thankfully, ENews will be covering the MET Gala red carpet for the first time LIVE! See, I told y’all this month was going to be 10x better!!!

So, get ready for a great month since last TOTALLY sucked! And to start off May right go take a listen to my new podcast episode on iTunes! Don’t worry I have a guest this week and we talk all about Vanderpump Rules!

Xx,

J

 

 

 

 

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