Thursday, 5 January 2017

Lookin' Real Swaggy







First OOTD of 2017 and if I must say so myself, I'm lookin' real swaggy.
I've got a new look going on, I love switching up my style every now and then, I feel I can pull off many looks so I don't mind stepping out of the box and throwing on new things. 

I got this amazing green jacket over the Christmas period, I'm not one for bright colours but it was a bargain and I couldn't resist. I got it in a size 14 because I wanted it to be oversized and be able to wear loads underneath in this cold weather and then in Spring wear it open with a cute bralet or something and it would still look nice oversized.

I got these Dr Martens as a Christmas gift from my sister, I've been wearing them every chance I get, basically everyday. They're so comfy once you break them in, which wasn't too bad anyway. I love them, I'd been wanting them for years but I couldn't bring myself to buy them even though I really wanted them. They are the Serena boots, the fur lined ones, uhh-maazingg.

As you can see my hair is shorter (next post!) and these clear lense glasses and hoops have been my uniform. I'm going to build a lovely collection.
Now my hair is shorter, I feel like as soon as I throw on the hoops my look is complete, not too much hustle and bustle. Love that. 


I'm wearing

PRIMARK Jacket & Joggers (alternative
EBAY Clear Lense Glasses
PRIMARK Messenger Bag
DR MARTENS Serena Boots

Hope you guys like my first OOTD of 2017 and are looking forward to more.

Take care,
Jesslyn

Monday, 2 January 2017

2017, I'm Coming For Ya



Happy New Year everyone! 

I cannot believe 2017 is here, I'm so excited for this year, I'm probably one of those people that say they're excited but are screaming 'CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS YEAR TO BE OVER!' by September.

However, 2017 has so much in store for me!

It's going to be a very different year for me, I'll no longer be a student, this is officially my last year in education (unless I choose to study an additional subject or get my masters etc.). I will be graduating and I'm super excited, my social media platforms are going to be flooded with graduation pictures #sorrynotsorry. 
These past couple of years have been extremely challenging and I'm at the last hurdle with completing my final major project (my first collection) and I'm trying to make it the most positive experience it can be. Also, follow my design page (@jesslynrobertofficial) to get updates on my collection and Snapchat (jsln_rbt) too as I'm on there frequently.

I haven't really set any new year goals or resolutions, I'm just going with flow. 
I know what I want for myself this year and I'm working on it or have been working on it.
For some, it helps to have their goals written down in list form, I've found over time that doesn't work for me. I'd rather have a goal in mind and work on it, however writing down long term goals is beneficial.

It's going to be a fun year, I want it to be. I'll be 21 so I'm definitely looking forward to that.
I'll 100% be a driver, I cannot wait to be on the road, the struggle has been real these past couple of months but everything in good time.
I definitely want to travel this year, as soon as I'm free from the claws of my degree, my ass is going on a plane to somewhere haawwwwtt. My skin needs some 30 degree sun!

It's all about execution this year, I've been building a foundation and this year I really want to step up and pursue the things I've been talking about and planning. I'm pushing myself to work hard and stay motivated. The year won't be how I want it to be if I don't work on the things I want so I'm definitely keeping that in mind each day. No slacking 'round here!


2017, please be good to me.

Jesslyn

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Simple Brows & Eyes ft MUA



Mascara | Eyeliner | Brow Tinted Mascara

I've cut back on make up drastically these past few months and I've been loving it. Back to the beginning of 2015, I was wearing make up every day that I attended uni, to go shopping etc. the only time I didn't was gym.
Nowadays, I've got so comfortable going make up less, whether it be going to uni or going for my driving lesson, throwing on a beanie or a pair of clear lense glasses (I'll have a post on them soon!) does the trick.
I've talked about my relationship with make up before so I won't go into major detail about it.
Taking a step back with make up allows me to enjoy it more when I actually want to wear it for special occasions or when I want to feel extra glam.

Due to not wearing as much, I've been focusing mainly on grooming the brows and wearing mascara/eyelashes. I tried individual lashes but my eyes were very irritated with having to sleep with them and wear them 24/7, I did like them so maybe I'll have to find another glue or something that will not trouble my precious eyes.

I've been needing a new mascara for the longest time, I'd been using my BarryM one until its last breath and it was time for a refresh so I picked up one by MUA. I hate buying mascaras, to me, it's like having to buy a new deodorant, a chore. Spending over a fiver on mascara never appeals to me because of false advertisement, I'd rather go for a cheap one and know that it will get the job done. I usually go for volumising mascaras not lengthening ones.

I haven't worn eye liner in about 2 years and I thought it as time to pick one up. My IG feed has been flooded lately with some amazing eye liner work and it's inspired me to get back on it. I love the way my eyes look with it, especially with eyelashes on, when drawn correctly (which is hardly ever!) my eyes look way bigger, which is great on days I've decided to do a How To Get Away With Murder marathon at 3am.

Lastly, I picked up a brow mascara by MUA. It's so handy to have, when you don't want to do the full works on the brows and just need some darkening or more fullness, it's great to able to whip this out.
When I first used it, I was a bit heavy handed not realising how effective it was until I looked at my face fully in the mirror. I've got the hang of it now and definitely recommend it.


So those are my three staple products I've been using more or less daily, they're handy products to have especially if you want to throw something to go shopping or you want to look alive.
They're fairly cheap too!

Mascara Eyeliner Brow Tinted Mascara

Thanks for reading,
Jesslyn

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Kicking Off Party Season with Boohoo*

*This post contains gifted items by Boohoo, all views/opinions/experiences expressed within the post are all my own












I'm excited to introduce a new face onto FashionSquash today and it belongs to my beloved sister, Alexandria. If you are subscribed to our channel, you'd know her fairly well but if not, this is the bestie, get to know!
We've teamed up with Boohoo today to share our ultimate party season outfits. Halloween is done and dusted and all we can think about is how Christmas is around the corner.
After Halloween comes Thanksgiving (for the US) and Christmas parties and it's only right to have a few dresses (or jumpsuits because . . . Winter!) stocked up, especially LBD's  as you can never go wrong.

Me and my sister have been loving the off shoulder trend lately, it's so sassy and adds that extra glamour to a simple LBD. The frills on my dress added the vavavoom and the split on my sister's added that spice! All eyes on us during this party season, me and my sis love to slay together, the endless "yassss's" when shooting outfits is hilarious but why not!

You have to subscribe to our Youtube channel, Alexandria & Jesslyn, the laughs you're gonna get from our videos is so worth checking them out.
Also make sure you check out Boohoo and stock up on your party season outfits, be ready for the Christmas cheer!

Hope you guys have enjoyed seeing my sister's beautiful face here on FashionSquash, I'll try and get her on here more often!



WE'RE WEARING

ALL BOOHOO


Take care,
Jesslyn

Friday, 7 October 2016

Jesslyn Robert | Faux Fur Gilet






There is this new found confidence when you wear something that you've designed, knowing you can sport something that you've worked on is such a good feeling.

As promised, I'm featuring some Jesslyn Robert pieces on FashionSquash. I never get round to shooting what I've designed and I think it's time that I did share that side of my life on here and make it a habit or a routine of shooting my garms.
I've made many a jacket and Winter is around the corner and I enjoy constructing jackets and coats so I'm looking forward to sharing them with you all.

I've kicked it off with something simple, a faux fur gilet. It was super quick to make and I'm surprised I hadn't made one sooner. I bought the fur a while ago, with not having a clue on what I'd use it for, I just loved the colour and the feel of it. Towards the end of the Summer, I said I'd use this fur because the fabric collection was becoming unbearable so with that, I produced a lovely gilet.

People have asked me if I could make them one and to be honest, I'd love to however I won't be mass producing. I'm a perfectionist so I really want all aspects on my brand to be up and ready to take on customers. If you really (really) want me to make you a fur gilet or anything else I post, just drop me an email at jesslyn_robert@hotmail.co.uk.



I'm wearing

SELECT Dress
JESSLYN ROBERT Faux Fur Gilet
LILYLULU Heels

Thanks for reading and I hope you're looking forward to it. Take care, Jess.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Short Hair Club


A change was needed so a change happened. You guys know I was longing to switch up my hair and not just a little switch. I wanted a statement hairstyle, something that would make everyone say 'wow Jess, I didn't even realise that was you!' 
I accomplished that with this hairstyle, my long curly hair given up for this amazing pixie cut. I'm a huge fan of wigs and weaves so doing a switch up like this didn't hurt me or my hair. I'm never scared to try a new hair do because I know that after 2 weeks, I could be rocking something completely fresh.

I've had some amazing compliments on my hair and it's warmed me up inside. I'm back to uni and it's my last year so creating a look is my challenge this year. By the time I've put my collection out there, I want my style to have been and be a statement. I'm quite a lazy dresser, same with my hair so I definitely want to make more of an effort.
Trust me, you guys are going to see all the looks I'm coming with. my wardrobe has had a revamp.

What do you guys think of my new do? I'm loving it (short is so much easier to manage).

Take care,
Jesslyn
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