Sunday, September 24, 2017

How To: Make a Starbucks Iced Caramel Macchiato at Home

This 90 degree weather at the end of September does not have me craving a pumpkin spice latte or any other warm fall/winter drink for that matter. It has me still sipping on my iced coffees and to be honest my feelings aren't hurt about it. I have a strong love for iced coffee but here's my dilemma.

It's not the calories or the sugar or any of those other things that I should probably be concerned with, it's the price tag. If I would have skipped my Venti Iced Caramel Macchiato Starbucks run before class 3 of the 4 days I had class this week I would have saved a total of $14.85. Now, that doesn't sound like a ton of money in a weeks time but what if I continue with this luxury 3 days a week for 6 weeks. In that amount of time I would have spent $90 on my tasty drink of choice. (kind of sick to my stomach after finding that out.)

So, I've figured out a way to still drink my tasty drink on occasion at the wonderful price tag of $2 instead of $4.95. And that's by making it at home with this recipe!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Transition Cardigans

What screams Fall transition piece to you? For me it's a cardigan. 

When Fall is in the air, I don't go anywhere without a cardigan with me even though 5 times out of 10 I don't wear it because I'm hot natured. However, I have learned the hard way to just bring one when many times my mom said "Did you get a jacket?" and I would say "No, I don't need one." Well truth is no I didn't need a jacket, but once we were at the football game or the dinner on a patio or anywhere else outside, the sun would go down, and wind would start to blow and that's when I would have given just about anything for a light cardigan to appear on my cold arms. Nothing kills a teenage ego quite like walking up to your mom and asking for the blanket she brought to the game because she knew you would get cold.

I'm about to be really honest with you and I feel like you're going to get it if you're anything like me or you're going to be like 'what the heck is she talking about?' 

The main reason I loathe wearing jackets is because they're almost always ugly. Like why would I spend an hour creating a cute game day outfit or dinner outfit to then put a jacket over it when the sun goes down? Who knows if I'm going to be in a picture or want to take a cute snapchat with friends. The last thing I need is an ugly & bulky jacket ruining my photo. Right?

Monday, September 4, 2017

Dresses that Flow into Fall

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Today I have pieced together some dresses that are easy to transition in from Summer to Fall without feeling dull.

You might be surprised to know that Fall is my very least favorite season. That may be because where I'm from in Texas there never really was the season Fall. It was just hot or cold.  Or the weather would trick you and be cool in the morning and scalding hot by the time school let out at 3:00pm. Another reason I don't love it is because I don't love the brown, orange, tan color scheme that usually comes along with Fall. I have brighter taste as you've probably noticed and when Fall comes around all of the bright Summer colors get put away, which makes it hard for me to come up with something to wear. That comes back as soon as winter hits and I can wear a bright colored sweater, scarf, etc. 

Okay, sorry I'll quit being a Debbie Downer because you, like most other people LOVE Fall. So to that, HAPPY (almost) FALL friends and a very Happy Labor Day! 

 1. If you don't have a dress like this or similar, my question to you is why not? They are so comfortable and SO versatile. You could literally style this simple striped t-shirt dress a different way for a week straight or longer. Throw on a distressed denim jacket like the one here (obsessed) with some over the knee boots and a choker (if you're into that) for a night out. Put on converse and a cross body bag for a day of shopping with the girls or throw on a flannel shirt and some brown riding boots for transition into fall for a day at the pumpkin patch. Are you convinced yet? You NEED a basic t-shirt dress like this one, this one OR this one. 

2. This dress is so gorgeous. The creases in the fabric would make wearing it so effortless looking and flattering on any body type. It has so much movement and doesn't cling to you. I'm also loving the 3/4 cold shoulder sleeve. 

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