weekend wear

Happy Monday!  I hope you guys had a great weekend!  Our weekend went by in a flash–I only “dressed up” once–aka wore something other than work out clothes. So here is your only outfit pic for the weekend–I will try to do better next weekend! :)

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Outfit Details: Shirt: JCrew (no longer available but I love this) // Denim: Gap // Bag: Kate Spade

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Details: Bracelets: David Yurman and Michael Michaud // Bag: Kate Spade // Keychain on Bag: Kate Spade

I am a huge fan of Michael Michaud jewelry which I recently discovered at a local shop in DT Lawrence.  The jewelry is so simple and elegant.  The pieces are all inspired by nature and the color and detail on each piece is so unique.  I recently acquired a pair of Basil Earrings and this False Indigo leaf Bracelet.  I have my eye on several other pieces and will hopefully snatch some more up with some bday money!

We spent the weekend lazing around the house and solidifying our plans for our new master closet at California Closets–I promise to do a post on California Closets and the design process in an upcoming post!  It was a pretty great experience putting the design together and I am hoping my hubby will allow it to proceed forward–they are a bit pricey but I think it will be worth it!

I hope you all have a great week!

J

birthday wish list

Hello my friends!

As the end of September is starting to roll around, I am beginning to get excited for all thing Fall–Including my birthday on October 6!

Here is a little sneak peak at what is on my wish list for my bday this year!

JCrew Corduroy Blazer in Dutch Sky
corduroy-blazer-dutch-skyThis corduroy blazer instantly caught my eye when it popped up in the JC new arrivals.  If it appears for my bday, I fully plan on wearing it to KU sporting events as well as all my weekend activities–ie movie going and eating out.

iPhone 7
appleI think the camera on this phone is the main reason I want to upgrade my current iPhone 6.  You can definitely find a ton of reviews of this online, so I won’t bore you with a summary.  I am excited about a more versatile phone camera and also love the rose gold color.

Vineyard Vines Vest
vv-vestThis Vineyard Vines vest is so gorgeous.  The gold hardware and shoulder detail really make this a bit more unique than the JCrew excursion vest (that I also love).  I own way too many vests, but one more doesn’t seem like it will hurt. 😉

Vineyard Vines Shep
vv-shepShep shirt + work out shorts=my weekend outfit.  I love the pop of pink in the shoulders, zipper, and sleeves.  The thicker material should be nice this fall too.  I love layering my shep shirts in the winter months for a warm and cozy weekend outfit.

Vineyard Vines Gingham Shirt Dress
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I don’t know if gingham is totally acceptable as a fall print, but I am going to attempt to pull it off.  This shirt dress instantly caught my eye and seems like the perfect addition to my endlessly expanding shirt dress wardrobe.

Madewell Billie Boots
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I lived in my black booties last year (fall, winter, and spring).  I think this boot will be the perfect addition to my wardrobe–they will look great with pants, dresses, and skirts, and should also transition nicely into each season.

Kate Spade Leopard Loafers
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I think loafers should be on everyone’s list this fall–this particular pair checks a couple of boxes–cute loafer and leopard print.  Leopard print shoes are so versatile–they can be worn with a multitude of patterns and colors.  Even though they are a bold print, they really are a neutral wardrobe piece.

Kate Spade Color blocked Purse
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I am obsessed with KS crossbody bags and I really think this one is perfect for fall–I love having a pop of color in my wardrobe from my Kate Spade bags and this one really is perfect for just that.

Tieks–in Navy
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I have a pair of red Tieks and wore them to almost every single KU bball game last season–I think a navy pair is in order this year.

Dior Sunnies
sunglassesThese Dior sunnies have been on my list for about a year now.  I still love them and still want them.  Who wants to be the one to splurge and get them for me??  I’ll keep reminding my hubby of my need for more sunglasses–I’m not sure if he will buy that I need another pair as I am a bit of a sunglasses hoarder, but it doesn’t hurt to ask, right?

As I write this post, I feel my list getting longer and longer.  It’s so fun to jot down some of your wishlist items–a girl can dream, right?  Every year my bday wish is always for good health for my friends and family–there really is no greater blessing in life!

I hope you all are having a great week!

J

 

 

starbucks sugar free chai latte

Hi Friends! Sorry I have been MIA lately but I am taking boards in Dallas, TX on Monday so life has been hectic to say the least. I do want to share a quick post with y’all on how I order a sugar free chai latte at Starbucks. This has been my go-to study drink lately and has helped get me through some evening study sessions.

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As much as I love a PSL, a chai latte is my absolute favorite fall drink! I do not however, enjoy all the sugar and calories in it. Starbucks makes their Chai latte’s using a concentrated syrup so they do not have a way to make it sugar free. Which is so crazy to me. There are ten million different ways to order at Starbucks, secret menus, purple and pink drinks and they can’t make a sugar free chai latte?!

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A regular (grande) chai latte at Starbucks has:

210 calories

45g carbohydrates

43g of sugar

That just does not fit into my diet my friends! I had to find a way to order my favorite drink without blowing my diet and I am so happy to say that I have discovered the secret and I am happy to share with y’all how I order a sugar free chai latte from Starbucks so you too can enjoy one.

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Here is how I order:

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2 bags of chai tea brewed with almond milk instead of water

3 pumps of sugar free vanilla syrup

DELICIOUS!

My Sugar free chai latte version has:

130 calories

11g carbohydrates

7g sugar

What a huge difference! If you love chai latte’s as much as I do you need to try my sugar free version to save big time on calories, carbs and sugar.

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Have a fabulous weekend! xoxo -brittany

 

 

swoozie’s fall catalog favorites

I hope you guys are having a great week!

The Swoozie’s Fall catalog is getting ready to launch (tomorrow!!) and I had a few favorites from their new catalog that I just had to share with you all on here!  They are currently offering an amazing 20% off right now with the code CELEBRATEFALL20.

Here are my fave things–my wish list just keeps growing!

For Halloween:

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Witch Skirt Table Runner

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Halloween Witch Dangle Leg Towel

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Boo Balloon Garland Kit

I thought this garland would be so cute accenting a fireplace or doorway.  I also am obsessed with all the dangling legs–the runner and towel.  I like decorating for Halloween very minimally but it’s good to not totally overlook the holiday.  I usually put pops of Halloween decor mixed in with Fall decor and then take the small amount of Halloween down and leave out my pumpkins, warm colored throw pillows, etc.

Thanksgiving

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Give Thanks Stemless Wine Glass

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Turkey Plate Holder

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Turkey Paper Placemat

The Thanksgiving decor at Swoozie’s this season is so cute!  I thought the turkey plate holder would be cute on a buffet serving appetizers or simply holding plates.  I also am obsessed with paper placemats–they are so easy when you are hosting guests.  They make cleanup a breeze and they are so adorable.

Fall Favorites

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Black Wool Floppy Hat–Can Be Monogrammed

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Townsend Tote

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Kate Spade Lunch Tote

The floppy hat trend is going to get me this season.  Every year I say that I am going to get a Fall time floppy hat and I haven’t made the plunge yet.  This one has a great price point and can also be monogrammed–double bonus.  Also how adorable is this lunch tote and herringbone tote?

As I type this post, my shopping cart at Swoozie’s is filling up.  Do you all make Fall wishlists as often as I do?  What are some things that you want this Fall?

I hope you guys are having a great week!

J