The current situation is forcing all of us to do a lot more”lounging’ than usual and this will continue fore the foreseeable future. It is vitally important to still feel good about ourselves and maintain a sense of style. We are all still in the early stages of lockdown so try to keep a routine going and enjoy a little bit of pampering. If you have a friend or family member who are unwell at the moment add some extra comfort to their life.
So whether you are chilling out, working out or just opting out here are some style picks to inspire you !
For those Netflix/movie moments or lounging and snuggling kind of days. Pull these on for some ultimate comfort.
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With most gyms now offering virtual classes and training many of us will find our fitness routines have minimal interruption. In fact many of you have discovered these classes and enrolled as first timers. I am particularly excited that my favourite mind gym (THE DEN MEDITATION CENTRE) in LA now allows me to workout in LA whilst in London !!!
So now maybe is the time to invest and freshen up your workout gear to inspire you in your fitness goals. This active wear looks good enough to wear all day and look stylish.
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Okay girls I am definately not going to judge if you prefer to saty luxuriating in bed all day or not get dressed at all. But lets at least glam up your look so you do it in style !!
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JOJOS STYLELIST TIP :LOOKING GOOD AND FEELING GOOD HAS BEEN PROVEN TO HAVE A POSITIVE EFFECT ON MENTAL HEALTH. STAY STRONG, THIS TOO SHALL PASS AND WE WILL EMERGE MORE APPRECIATIVE THAN EVER XX
Many of you have been asking about my look on my header page so I thought I would share it with you.
This is one of the most timeless looks to put together its always in style and great for just hanging out so effortlessly comfortable.
The utility look can be curated to suit your own budget in fact my Linda Farrow sunglasses are the most expensive item of my whole look. Aviators look best with this whole utility look as do converse hi tops. Khaki jackets can be bought almost anywhere throughout the year and come in many different styles – remember to dress to suit YOUR body shape. I have hundreds of denims in my closet but my favourites I have to say are my River Island Mollies in fact in my experience high street jeans beat designer jeans hand down. So no need to splurge on the denim girls.
So this is a great look for you to try for yourself. Here are some of my style picks.
This is a fraught time for many of us especially when we have been told to self isolate. I understand this is difficult for some people but whether you have a family, live on your own or are self isolating with friends this must be turned into a positive experience. It is a forced position we are increasingly are finding ourselves in but its unlikely this will happen again when we have time to adopt new projects and who knows it may make us change the way we live in the future.
Here are some of my ideas but I would love to hear from you guys on inventive ways you are spending your time !!! Fill in the comments below and share.
Clear out closets actually try everything on (yes, you have time now !) and if you don,t love it bin or donate.
Laser hair removal at home. I have a Phillips Tria (£375) that I never have time to use as it takes SOOO long . But now I can dedicate a proper program to blitz the hair ! If you don’t have one they are currently on sale at triabeauty.co.uk for £249 a whopping £126 pound saving ! So depending on how long we are in lockdown at least you will be hair free by the summer. So buzz the fuzz !
Get your old wii fit out ! Having rediscovered mine this week it will now be a permanent fixture it really does boost your fitness and motivates you with targets as you train with instructors who interact. Great if you are missing the gym or feeling lonely. Also use the Wii to interact with the family with sporting olympics. Im loving the wii.
On the fitness front there are many Yoga beginners classes it is fabulous for fitness but great for mental health too which may be a stronger incentive for you at this time. 30 minutes every morning in just two weeks I promise you there will be a noticeable difference in strength flexibility and tone.
Dust down that healthy cookbook you bought in January and learn lots of new healthy recipes assuming at the time of this publication you can get produce delivered. Or alternatively use a home delivery cookery course such as Gousto. I love Melissa Hemsleys ayurvedic recipes check out her instagram.
Get out in the garden as the weather is now brightening up and so important to breathe fresh air. Order bulbs and plants on line, jet wash the patio and garden furniture, vacuum the astro turf oops sorry I mean, feed the lawn !
Learn an instrument I downloaded a brilliant App called ‘ Simply Piano’ its now been 3 months since I started and my piano playing has improved dramatically. Honestly in 2 weeks even as a total beginner you can be playing Chart tunes by the end of that period. Imagine if we end up self isolating for months you will be a concert pianist. I am totally addicted and I practise every day where possible . If you don’t have access to a piano download a keyboard (virtualpiano.net)
Catch up on a box set. I don’t get too much time for TV but I personally have pencilled in The Morning Show with Jennifer Aniston (she is popping over to watch it lol !). I can recommend The Goop Lab (6 episodes) mind blowing informative stuff. Both on Netflix.
Clear out the filing cabinet. Sort your paperwork. Shred anything with your ID on. Keep a separate receipts book for insurance and tax etc. Change all your passwords, which should be done on a regular basis and log them in a format only you can understand. I love an orderly office so this is done regularly in my home but it is often overlooked. Yes I am talking to you ……yes you !
Write some beautiful e mails or send e cards to friends and family you are missing. Keep the communication going . They may not be enjoying themselves as much as you as they may not have READ THIS ARTICLE. So do your bit and forward it onto everyone you know.
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: I AM THRILLED THE DEN MEDITATION CENTRE IN LA THAT I REGULARLY ATTEND IS NOW LIVE STREAMING THEIR WHOLE SCHEDULE SO I HAVE ENROLLED TO AS MANY CLASSES I CAN. WHAT A TREAT I CAN NOW DO THIS IN LONDON. I HOPE THESE POSITIVE CHANGESCONTINUE. JOIN IN DENMEDITATION.COM I AM TOTALLY OBSESSED. ITS THE THING I MISS THE MOST ABOUT LA AND NOW I CAN HAVE IT IN THE COMFORT OF MY OWN HOME HERE.
If you are self isolating to escape the Coronavirus epidemic no need to go out discover some stylish presents for Mum right here. Just click and get them delivered !
I really hope you love my handpicked selection of goodies and treats. Sometimes its nice to send your Mother something other than flowers. So treat her to something special this year in the safety of your own home. Don,t go out if you don’t need to .
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JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: DONT GO OUT THERE IS A VIRUS ABOUT ! I WILL BE POSTING ARTICLES MORE OFTEN FOR THOSE WHO ARE SELF ISOLATING SO WE ALL STAY CONNECTED AND SAFE. TUNE IN IF YOU ARE FEELING LONELY AND WANT TO ESCAPE TO A WORLD OF STYLE.
Blue rarely seems to have a “now” time in the fashion calendar, but brace yourself girls as it has finally arrived. All different shades of blue are surfacing in the S/S 2020 collections .
How To Have Your Blue Moment
It is important to choose the right blue for your skin tone. If you need any help with this refer to my earlier tutorial on establishing the right colour palette for your skin tone. This is especially important to look healthier younger and fresher while putting together a more stylish overall look thats right for you.
A quick guideline is for cool toned skin choose Navy if you are on the Summer/Winter spectrum. Summers also look really special in baby blue.
While warmer skin tones (Spring/Autumn spectrum) suit Petrol coloured blues, more muted blues. Springs look fantastic in bright turquoise.
There has probably not been a time when you have felt less social but we can dream so lets be positive about winning the war on coronavirus.
The most stylish events of the Summer brought to you well in advance . so book your tickets, style your outfits and get ready to rub shoulders with the beautiful people. Time to test out your new style power. and yes, I do them all !! Assuming the coronavirus has not taken the Country hostage by then, the important thing is to stay safe. Many of these events maybe subject to cancellation it is difficult to predict. I am sure tickets are available at short notice depending at what stage the virus is at. but there is always next year! The Social Season never changes too much.
CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW 19-23 MAY
CARTIER QUEENS CUP 19 MAY-14 JUNE
GLYNDEBOURNE 21 MAY-30 AUGUST
INVESTEC DERBY FESTIVAL 5TH-6TH JUNE
CHESTERTONS POLO IN THE PARK 5TH-7TH JUNE
ROYAL ASCOT 16TH-20TH JUNE
BOODLES TENNIS TOURNAMENT 23RD-27TH JUNE
SERPENTINE SUMMER PARTY 23RD JUNE
WIMBLEDON 29TH JUNE-12TH JULY
V & A SUMMER PARTY TBA
HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA 1ST-5TH JULY
QATAR GOODWOOD FESTIVAL 28TH JULY-1ST AUGUST
COWES WEEK 8TH-16TH AUGUST
So have some fun this Summer and if not this one then maybe the next !
JOJOS STYLIST TIP : In the coming weeks we will look at the right outfits for the right occasion as it is quite a minefield. Many people come to the polo dressed for a day at the racesbut it is quite a different dress code. so stylistas we will guide you through season dressing.
MANTRAS AND IDEAS TO LIFT YOUR SPIRITS AND STRENGTHEN YOUR SOUL TO BRIGHTEN YOUR WEEK AND MAKE EVERYDAY LIKE A WEEKEND.
LAUGH OUT LOUD
LAUGHTER LIFTS THE MOOD, BOOSTS SERATONIN. RELEASES ENDORPHINS, MINIMISES THE IMPACTS OF STRESS ,IS GREAT FOR YOUR HEALTH. BUT WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU BELLY LAUGHED ? PROPER FULL ON LAUGHED UNTIL TEARS CAME DOWN YOUR FACE? FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO FOLLOWED THE LAUGHTER YOGA BLOG HOPEFULLY THIS HAS BECOME A REGULAR FEATURE IN YOUR LIFE.
LAUGHTER IS GENERALLY LACKING IN OUR DAILY LIVES WITH SO MUCH STRESS CONSTANTLY , BREXIT AND NOW THE CORONAVIRUS. SO IT IS TIME TO BRING THE LAUGHTER BACK.
OKAY, SO WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH ?
LETS START BY MAKING A LIST
WATCH A COMEDY FILM
MEET UP WITH FRIENDS WHO MAKE YOU LAUGH ( YOU KNOW HOW SOME PEOPLE ARE FUNNIER THAN OTHERS)
VISIT A COMEDY CLUB
TICKETS FOR YOUR FAVOURITE COMEDIAN
SPEND TIME WITH CHILDREN WHOSE LAUGHTER IS SPONTANEOUS
OR JUST DO CHILDISH THINGS WITH YOUR PARTNER
A KARAOAKE NIGHT ALWAYS ELICITS LOTS OF LAUGHTER ESPECIALLY IF YOU SING LIKE ME
SO THIS WEEK I WANT TO HEAR YOU ALL LAUGHING AS THEY SAY LAUGH …..AND THE WHOLE WORLD LAUGHS WITH YOU ! NOW THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING.
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: WHERE THERE IS LAUGHTER THERE IS LIGHT. LIGHTEN UP YOUR LIFE A LITTLE THIS WEEK.
A HEALTHY DOSE OF ‘FEELGOOD’ STUFF TO GET YOU THROUGH THE WEEK. INSPIRATIONAL WORDS OR TASKS TO IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL WELLBEING. YOUR JOURNEY CONTINUES EVERY WEDNESDAY.
RESTORE OLD FRIENDSHIPS
WE ALL HAVE PEOPLE THAT FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER WE LOSE CONTACT WITH. WE BECOME BUSY WITH LIFE AND WHEN FRIENDSHIPS ARE NOT NURTURED THEY TEND TO GET SIDELINED UNTIL THEY FADE FROM VIEW. AS TIMES PASSES IT BECOMES INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT TO PICK UP THE PHONE AND GET BACK IN TOUCH. YOUR FRIEND WILL BE FEELING JUST AS AWKWARD THINKING THAT YOUR LIFE MAY HAVE MOVED ON WITHOUT HER/HIM.
SO, TODAY THINK ABOUT GREAT PAST FRIENDS THAT YOU HAVE LOST TOUCH WITH ALONG THE WAY AND PICK UP THE PHONE AND TELL THEM HOW MUCH YOU HAVE MISSED THEM AND START TO PICK UP THE THREADS AND KNIT YOUR RELATIONSHIP BACK TOGETHER.
GOOD FRIENDS ARE HARD TO FIND BUT EASY TO LOSE TOUCH WITH. I AM SURE YOUR FRIEND WILL BE DELIGHTED TO HEAR FROM YOU…….EVEN IF IT WAS A FORCED SEPARATION AND BAD WORDS WERE EXCHANGED.
THE ONLY ADDENDUM I WILL ADD TO THIS IS IF THE FRIENDSHIP WAS TOXIC OR DRAINED YOU. THESE FRIENDSHIPS ARE BETTER LEFT IN THE PAST. IF IT WAS YOU THAT CAUSED THE TOXICITY ASSURE YOUR FRIEND THAT YOU RECOGNISE THAT YOU WERE THE PROBLEM, APOLOGISE AND SEE IF YOU CAN RECONCILE.
GOOD LUCK TEAM ! LET ME KNOW HOW YOU GET ON.
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: IF YOU GET THE IMPRESSION THAT YOUR FRIEND DOES NOT WANT TO RESTORE THE FRIENDSHIP LEAVE IT THERE DONT FORCE IT. DO NOT BE A STALKER. YOU WILL GUAGE THIS ON ONE PHONE CALL . IF YOU ARE UNSURE THEN TEXT FIRST IF YOU FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE. OR ALTERNATIVELY SEND A LITTLE ‘MISSING YOU’ CARD TH THEIR ADDRESS.