- Archives by: Jessica
It’s that time of year again. Time to make those resolutions! Personally, I’ve never been a fan of all of that. I’m more of an “improve yourself all year long” kind of girl… With the body positive/acceptance movement in full force I think we forget just how important taking care of our bodies actually is. Does that mean you need to be skinny? Of course not, but it does mean that you should take pride in your body and health no matter what size you are. Below are some great workout tips from one of my favorite personal trainers and my actual personal trainer, Eric Bartee, as well as a low carb recipe that is sure to be a hit at the dinner table! I have recently gone low carb and I thought this was going to be difficult, but I’ve come to find that I should have done it years ago! My latest obsession is Danielle Walker. For Christmas I bought myself her book, Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple. I wouldn’t say it’s as easy as “normal” cooking but it sure tastes just as good! This Paleo Chicken Tikka Masala is a staple in my recipe […]
Gone are the days of dressing up in your finest to go to the airport. Looking around you’ll see people in their trainers, sweats and practically wearing pajamas. I have never been that person. I blame my mother. She always dressed us up when we went places so, naturally, I’m still doing that. On the long hauls I do so often now I’m starting to think that the people wearing sweats have the right idea. Who cares if they just look like they just rolled out of bed! They are comfy!
One Look, Two Ways I love wearing clothes that are versatile. There is nothing better than getting the most out of your hard earned money when it comes the the clothes you buy. Fashion is about pushing boundaries and who says you can’t throw on a pair of trainers with a dress and rock it. Take a look at how I styled a traditional little black slip dress (another huge trend this A/W16) by giving it a trendy daytime look and then a classy evening look.
I spoke to Fern Britton on BBC Radio 2 this morning as part of ‘Faith and Beauty in the World Week’. Tune into the to catch up to hear us playing a few numbers! In support, we have recorded an exclusive version of ‘Beautiful’ and you can download it for free here: http://jessandthebandits.com/
One of the hottest trends this Autumn, which happens to be my personal favorite, is the Bomber Trend. This is the kind of jacket that can edge up a dressy look or it can even take the typical jeans and t-shirt to a new level. Bombers right now are coming in so many different styles that you can literally wear with anything. Everything from Longline, to satin, Bombers with Embroiders and Bombers with Lace. It is the go-to item this A/W16.
To get away from fashion for a minute, I have to include this on my list. Back home in the states there is a restaurant called Del Frisco’s Grille. They have these Philly Cheese Steak Egg Rolls that are to die for! If you don’t live in the USA and want a little taste of America, whip up this recipe from Guy Fieri on the Food Network. Not exactly the same as Del Frisco’s but it’ll do the trick!