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Womens fitness outfits




I’ve made myself a new year’s resolution and so far, I have managed to stick to it! Hurrah!! I’m actually feeling pretty proud of myself, and for January 2016, I have decided that it’s about time that I started taking better care of myself, starting with exercise. I used to run and go to the gym two to three times per week, whereas over the last couple of years, I have done hardly any (unless you count as exercise, walking to the nearest supermarket and back!).

Because I work at home during the week, I don’t really get chance to get outside much. You’ll usually find me glued to a chair at my computer, researching and creating my lovely designs. The lack of exercise will not be good for me, in the long run.  I’d like to think I’ll be fit and healthy when I’m older and I see exercising as a future investment. If you always take regular exercise, by the time you are in your older age, you’ll stay fit, be flexible and maintain your independence. I have noticed that my muscles are already weaker than they were, say, two years ago. Just before Christmas, I took part in a step fitness class and after about only ten minutes, my leg muscles were aching. How terrible is that?! I just knew that my fitness levels weren’t good and I haven’t been back to the class, because yes, it’s just too strenuous for me!

I took the opportunity to register with my local gym and begin with lifting weights and using the gym equipment. This would enable me to exercise in my own pace and I could decide on which areas of my body to work on at different times. Whilst exercising, I’ll be managing my diet too. So far, I’ve cut down on sugar and portion sizes, as I often like a sweet treat as a snack and I know that my meals have become bigger over time.

It is important to wear the correct gym clothing; those which are flexible and comfortable to wear. I’d like to share with you some women’s fitness outfits which I have my eyes on. Each outfit has either pattern, detailing, or both.

Womens fitness outfits


How cool is this charcoal grey and yellow outfit by Fashercise.



I love the black and splash of vibrant colours in this outfit by H&M.


What more can I say! It’s pink and another gorgeous outfit by Fashercise.



This orange and black outfit by Urban Outfitters has lovely mesh detailing down the sides of the leggings.



Loving the textures and colour combination in this NIKE outfit.



Super cool outfit by MISSGUIDED.



I adore the pattern on this foldaway backpack by Paperchase. It’s just what you need to carry all of your gym attire.


If you’d rather keep fit at home, then check out this exercise workout for beginners. It provides an easy routine to get you started. I’ll keep you up to date with how my fitness levels progress and share any useful tips that I’ll have learned. I’m aiming to loose fourteen pounds (one stone, or about 6.5Kg) by Easter. If any of you have any good tips, please share them! I’d love to know if you’re wanting to feel healthy and loose weight too.


Emma Jayne x


Black and red fashion




Happy New Year everyone! Did you all have a good new year? I went to a party on New Year’s Eve. It was a house party and the host provided the guests with plenty of nibbles and refreshments. I don’t recall anybody having too much to drink. Most people were driving, so alcohol was definitely a no-no! It was nice just to have a catch up with everyone and discuss our New Year’s resolutions. I’ve made a few resolutions for 2016, and I’m going to try my damned hardest to stick to them! Hmmm… Well, we’ll see!!

I’ve not splashed out that much in the January sales, although I may yet buy a few fashion items. I love the colours, black and red for winter. This colour duo looks perfect, especially if you want to exude power and assertiveness. Black is quite a ‘gothic’ colour and wearing it with red, gives a feminine and erotic feel don’t you think? I love wearing colours with hints of black. Black adds depth and I personally think it gives an expensive feel to an outfit. Black is also a contrasting colour. Red, on the other hand, has many different meanings. It can be seen as being positive and romantic, and in China, it means good luck. On the other hand, red demands you to take notice and it can be a colour for danger, or revenge. Take a look at colour psychology if you want to know more about the meaning of different colours.

I want to share with you a selection of black and red fashion items which have a softer feel to them. A pattern breaks up the boldness of this dramatic colour duo. These are my finds for winter 2016. Can you see how the warm yellow and turquoise, floral and geometric patterns complement and soften black and red?

I do love fashion, and I like to keep up with the latest trends, and refresh my look. I tend to study fashion for inspiration, when I create designs. I hope you like them!

Black and red fashion



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Emma Jayne x