Life Weekly Recaps with Jen

Weekly Recaps with Jen Ep. 1

June 9, 2019

Can we say that summer is finally upon us now that the weather is a consistent 70+ degrees? My mood has increasingly gotten better with all the sunshine in my life – like I said in on my Instagram post: I am emotionally dependent on the weather ahah. It’s been a couple of weeks since my last blog post and I wanted to thank you all again for taking the time to read a piece that has been heavy on my heart for so long. The positive feedback has made me more open to sharing the less happy things of my life online. But today, we are directing the trajectory towards the happiness route and starting a new series on the blog: WEEKLY RECAPS!

Since taking a step back and not publishing as many blog posts, I have focused a lot on other areas of my life. But it doesn’t mean that I don’t want to continue talking with you all about random life’s moments. A weekly recap would be the best to quickly provide you guys a snapshot of what happens in my weeks. Here goes the first weekly recap:

Let’s start out by saying that this week I really tapped into my independent living skills. I know it may sound dramatic…but it’s true! I can’t remember the last time I was living alone for more than a day or two. Alex left NYC to go visit his family in CA for a week and a half and I was left in the dust…ahahahha. It was a week of fending for myself (I am not the chef in our relationship), learning to entertain myself and really honing in on things I needed to get done (like going to the gym).

I set up goals for the week such as returning to the gym at a consistent rate…so far I have been 5 times this week! And today, I am begin active by (attempting) to play some badminton with some of my favorite people. Working out has been a blend of majority cardio, ab workouts and learning the right techniques to weights. I’ve been so proud of my accomplishment thus far and hoping the trend continues in this upcoming week.

Oh! And I’ve been on a drinking challenge! Not the alcohol kind…I meant water! The week prior, I was struggling with crazy breakouts, spots and overall a bad skin period for me. I kept covering them up with makeup and entering into my period week also didn’t help. After reading so many things about drinking more water, I decided to give it a go. On a normal day to day basis, I definitely don’t drink enough water (my mom will be the first in line to tell everyone that). For this entire week, starting on Monday, I told myself I had to drink 5 bottles of water a day using my Swell Bottle. Boy, Monday was so hard to get that much water down and the bathroom might as well have been my second residence. It did get easier throughout the week and I naturally started to grab the bottle. I did find that I started snacking less which is the best result. And remember how I used to complain that I never sweater when I work out? Well, that has changed, all that water has made me sweat more when I workout!

This week was full of studying, working out and of course the typical workdays. I felt very productive and INDEPENDENT. But I am ready to have Alex back in my life. Even though we don’t talk all the time when we are together, just having someone to come home to and talk about life makes all the difference in the world. OH and I scored $5 slip on sandals at the Topshop closing sale, which was my big deal of the week. Anyways, I am on my way out to play said badminton and grab dinner with our good friends Olivia and Wentao. Fingers crossed I win!!

Hope you enjoyed reading this weekly recap and are looking forward to more of my weekly recaps! Hopefully I can make these weekly recaps a consistent place for us to connect every week!

Items I’ve Been Eyeing this Week:


Top Sellers This Week:


Instagram Posts Roundup of this Week:

A million and one thanks for reading – until my next lil’ thought then!

xx jen

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  • Reply Jennifer June 11, 2019 at 7:50 am

    Drinking water is so good for your skin. I’m also trying to work out more.

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 11, 2019 at 7:48 pm

      yessss i am coming to find that out this week aahahh
      xx jen

  • Reply Allie Mackin June 11, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Yes I too have been cutting back on blogging a bit and IG too for that matter. I mean you have to live life too. I love all the looks here and yes I am glad too it has finally warmed up.

    Allie of

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 11, 2019 at 7:48 pm

      yess cutting back can be relieving and beneficial! thanks so much for reading!
      xx jen

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge June 12, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Love that you are enjoying summer and slowing down. I adore all these looks!

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 12, 2019 at 1:35 pm

      yess the summer time makes me want to enjoy life a little more ahha – thanks for reading!
      xx jen

  • Reply kirsty June 12, 2019 at 9:32 am

    I’m all about the hydration! Stunning photos too!

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 12, 2019 at 1:35 pm

      thank you so much kirsty!
      xx jen

  • Reply Ellese June 12, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Enjoy your week to yourself and do everything you always wanted to do and more! Xo, Ellese


    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 12, 2019 at 1:35 pm

      ahhh thank you so much ellese!
      xx jen

  • Reply Radi June 13, 2019 at 2:41 am

    Feels so good to be independent for a few days and really dive into the things you’ve always wanted to do 🙂

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 20, 2019 at 2:57 pm

      I agree!! thanks for reading radi!
      xx jen

  • Reply Ashley June 13, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Doesn’t it feel so good to have a super productive day? I’m obsessed with it- it’s like OKAY, LET’S GET SHIT DONE. 🙂

    Have a great weekend ahead, sister!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 20, 2019 at 2:58 pm

      ahhah YES I GET THIS!! thanks so much for reading and hope you’re having an amazing day!
      xx jen

  • Reply Kathrin June 14, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    It sounds like you had a busy week. It’s great that drinking more water is making a difference. I’ve also started trying to drink more some time ago and I think I finally manage to get 2 L in on a daily basis.

    I hope you have a great weekend.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 20, 2019 at 2:58 pm

      yess that was a busy week indeed! and girl wow you go on the whole water thing – i wish i can reach that point ahaha
      xx jen

  • Reply Andreea Birsan June 15, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Hehe happy to hear you feel independent and had a good time while Alex was away. xx


    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 20, 2019 at 2:59 pm

      haha yes! I had a better time than I thought I would have! hope you’re having an amazing week!
      xx jen

  • Reply Mona Bednarska June 16, 2019 at 8:25 am

    I think that sometimes everyone needs some time alone, we can do so many things that we couldn’t do earlier.
    So well, have a nice… weather 😉
    Mona Bednarska

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 20, 2019 at 2:59 pm

      yes i agree!! thanks for reading!
      xx jen

  • Reply jade bevan June 16, 2019 at 8:53 am

    wow sounds like you had a busy week! drinking more water is always a great idea! thanks for sharing! nice post !

    Jadieegosh   Instagram

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 20, 2019 at 2:59 pm

      thanks so much for reading!
      xx jen

  • Reply mercy June 17, 2019 at 1:39 am

    I miss NYC, I wish I’ve visited Tribeca, I passed by it I just didn’t stop. Hope you have a fun week ahead!

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm

      ahh girl you have to come back! I only started exploring Tribeca more after finding out that my job was in the midst of it! the entire city is filled with gem stones ahah
      xx jen

  • Reply Jessica June 17, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    These are really cute looks dear, especially the last one. Classic casual black tank and denim combo.
    Jessica |

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 20, 2019 at 3:01 pm

      thank you!
      xx jen

  • Reply Mai June 18, 2019 at 6:24 am

    I’m also on a health kick and trying to work out 5-6 days a week! I’m so glad the weather is getting warmer!


    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 20, 2019 at 3:01 pm

      omg girl that is amazing!! go you!! I am trying to still go as often ahah
      xx jen

  • Reply Jae June 18, 2019 at 10:35 am

    Remembering to drink water is surprisingly so challenging! I hope your challenge is going well! Love your Summer looks!

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 20, 2019 at 3:01 pm

      thanks so much Jae!! hope your week has been amazing!
      xx jen

  • Reply Laura June 20, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Love all these cute outfits x


    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen June 20, 2019 at 3:02 pm

      thanks so much laura!
      xx jen

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