Monthly Archives: November 2015

3 Fabulous (and Forgiving) Outfits to Rock This Thanksgiving! 

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Happy Thanksgiving folks! Gosh, I can’t believe I just typed that, this year has truly gone by fast. Anywho! Like many of you all, I’ve always adored the holidays. Who doesn’t love hanging with their loved-ones, all while feasting on amazing food?! 

Since I know most of my readers are foodies just like I am, I’ve decided to list 3 outfits that are not only chic but also forgiving enough so that you can truly enjoy your holiday! 

Check them out below.

#1. “The Sweatshirt & Joggers Combo!”
I love wearing graphic sweatshirts and printed joggers around this time of year. Not only is this outfit chic and warm, but it’s also very comfortable. Be sure to pair this look with a topknot bun, over-sized hoops, and heeled booties for a “I just a threw this outfit together, cool-girl” look! 

#2. “The Chic Cape & Leggings Combo!”

Whenever I think about “holiday style,” beautiful capes always come to mind. There is nothing more chic to wear around this time of year than a wrap cape and dark leggings. What I love about this ensemble is that it is versatile and can be glammed up or toned down. Pair this outfit with minimalistic jewelry and booties for a fab Thanksgiving look! 

#3. “The Over-Sized Sweater & Midi Skirt Combo!”

November definitely equals “sweater weather,” and like most fashionistas I LOVE a good over-sized sweater! This Thanksgiving opt for rocking your favorite go-to oversized sweater with a midi skirt, instead of leggings or jeans. Pair with flat lace-up booties for a “downtown chic” holiday ensemble! 

I hope my style tips gave you some much needed Thanksgiving Style Inpiration. 

Please be sure to let me know what outfit you will be rocking this holiday! 

Xo,
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5 Festive Cocktails To Try This Thanksgiving! 

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Ever since I can remember I’ve always LOVED the holidays. They combine my 3 fave Fs..Family, Food, and Fun! There is no better feeling than hanging with your love ones, all while sharing a few stories and good laughs.

If you’re a fan of my website then you know I love a festive cocktail! I’ve decided to list 5 Thanksgiving Inspired Cocktails I will definitely be trying this year. Check them out below.

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1. Apple Cider Mimosa

Apple Cider

Champagne

apple slices for garnish 

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2. Cranberry Margarita

1 1/2 cups cranberry juice cocktail

3/4 cup fresh lime juice

3/4 cup tequila

1/2 cup orange-flavored liqueur

ice cubes

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3. Honey Crisp Apple Sangria

 2 honeycrisp apples, chopped

1 orange, thinly sliced

1 (750 ml) bottle red wine

1 and 3/4 cups homemade apple cider

1/2 cup brandy

1/4 cup orange juice

juice from 1 lemon

club soda

cinnamon sticks for garnish

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4. Pumpkin Pie Shooters

3 tbsp pumpkin puree

¼ cup International Delight Pumpkin Pie Spice Creamer

½ tsp vanilla

marshmallow fluff

graham cracker crumbs

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5. Apple Pie Punch

1 apple, chopped or sliced

1 quart apple cider

2 cups pear nectar

24 ounces ginger ale

3/4 ounces of pearl vodka

I hope you all enjoyed the list! Be sure to let me know which cocktail was your favorite!

Be sure to click each title of the cocktails for further instructions.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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I’m Selfie Obsessed! 


*one of my “bomb ass selfies,” taken 9/18/15.

Being a 20-something year old in 2015, it’s no surprise that I’m one of those people that is obsessed with taking the “perfect” picture…or should I say selfie. I must say I’ve gotten selfie taking down to a science, and 99% of the time I take a bomb ass selfie! 

On yesterday I was out and about (as always), and of course I had to document this fun occasion by taking a picture for social media (snapchat more specifically). If you have a snapchat then you know it can be a selfie obsessed person’s bestfriend and worst enemy. The lighting is always good on there, however you can’t take multiple pictures and then choose the best one. So in other words if you don’t like your picture then you have to delete it and start all over again. Ahhh the agony of being a first-world millennial. *sighs* Well after I had taken a thousand pics and then deleted them, my friend Shannon turned to me and said “Dev, I hate to tell you, but you need help. It’s just not that serious. They’re all you.” I would be lying if I said I didn’t hear those words way too often these days. My answer is always the same though. I want to capture the best version of me.

Later on that night, once I got home, I was watching my snapchat story, and all I could say to myself was how I looked so “perfect.” And not in the good way. The pictures and videos didn’t capture how much fun we had that night it just showed how pretty we were. I then began to scroll through my phone and most of my pics and videos on my camera roll all looked the same. Not a one showcased a single flaw. I couldn’t help but to sadly ask myself, when did I become so obsessed with perfection?

I’ve always been one that prideed myself on how well I embraced my flaws. So why was I concealing that ideal on my social media accounts? Why was I  flaunting the idea of something that isn’t real or even attainable for that matter.

Sadly, most of us social media obsessed millienials are this way. We value the perfect picture of us doing something amazing over the actual memory. But I think it’s about time we snap out of the “social media perfection bubble.”

 Real beauty lies within imperfections, and it’s time for us to remember that. We need to stop taking pictures over and over again until will get the “perfect” one. Now I know weening ourselves out of the “social media perfection bubble” won’t be easy, but I have faith in us. Just think 20 years from now “selfie taking skills” will probably be such a thing of the past no one will even care.

I’ll keep you guys posted on how this works out for me.

Well until next time kids,
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*Originally written 11/1/15