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20 Things To Buy From Kate Spade Saturday Right Now

I recently visited the Kate Spade Saturday shop in Houston and fell in love with their product. I’ve pretty familiar with the brand but since I’ve only seen it online, I was always a bit curious about the feel and fit of the pieces. After checking everything out and having to stop myself from trying on every article of clothing in the store, I’ve been curating quite a wish list. So imagine my dismay when I find out that the brand will actually be discontinued later this year! These pieces are probably going to go pretty fast (most of the New Balance collaboration pieces are already gone), so get these while you can…

D R E S S E S  &  T O P S

kate spade saturday dresses

3/4 Sleeve Boatneck Dress in Crosswalk Stripe | Trapeze Dress in Freestyle | Combo Tulip Dress

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6 Ways To Elevate Your Winter Wardrobe

Every winter, I always seem to wear the same thing. I mean, you’re going to have to layer up and wear thicker knits, so how creative can you really get? I was really surprised to find that trying different heel heights and silhouettes really elevated my style—just making some simple tweaks here and there made my look a bit more tailored and less bulky. Here are a few pieces that I’m currently loving…

Chic Winter Stylevia Figtny

A chic turtleneck

If you’re a little iffy about scarves or extra layers, a turtleneck is a really easy way to amp up your winter style a bit. I love wearing my oversized turtleneck with my skinny jeans and ankle boots. The silhouette of the sweater is balanced out by the tailored look on the bottom, and I love how I don’t have to add a scarf or wrap. It also looks great with second-day hair pulled up into a messy bun.

Long sleeved dressvia Urban Outfitters

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Make This: Pom Pom Beanie

Since I go to school in one of the coldest cities in the United States, I always see a lot of different and creative ways to stay warm! Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of pom pom beanies around campus and I loved the look, but all the cutest ones topped $20 or higher. I just couldn’t justify spending that much money on a hat, so I decided to try my hand at making my own! How hard could a beanie really be?

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Update: I’ve worn my hat around campus and received a lot of compliments! Everyone was shocked to hear it was handmade (the best DIYs are like that!).

Supplies You’ll Need:

  • Two skeins of Lion’s Brand Unique Harvest Yarn (available here, but significantly cheaper at your local craft store)
  • Size 9 knitting needles (or appropriate gauge for your yarn)
  • Scrap cardboard for your pom pom, or a pom pom maker
  • Tapestry needle

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Giveaway: “The Loft” Movie Prize Pack

TheLoft_1-Sht_Payoff_Frame-3Hi Lovelies! We have another fun giveaway for you! I recently was checking out some music videos on YouTube and the trailer for The Loft totally caught my eye. What about it caught my eye you ask?

Well for one, the movie (in theaters Jan 30), a sexy thriller is about the story of five guys who conspire to secretly share a penthouse loft in the city–a place where they can indulge in their deepest fantasies. But the fantasy becomes a nightmare when they discover the dead body of an unknown woman in the loft, and they realize one of the group must be involved. Paranoia seizes them as everyone begins to suspect one another. Friendships are tested, loyalties are questioned and marriages crumble as the group is consumed by fear, suspicion and murder in this relentless thriller.​

But what really caught my eye is for one this guy –

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And also this guy…

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6 Spot Treatments That Actually Work

Since I’ve been drinking more water and experimenting with different cleansers, I’ve experienced clearer skin but I still get a blemish here and there. As annoying as it is, I’ve tried a few spot treatments that actually work to reduce swelling and redness. Here are a few of my favorites…

Spot Treatments That Actually Work

For cystic acne, there isn’t too much you can do topically. If I’m starting to feel a swollen cyst, I pop an Advil and run an ice cube under some warm water and wrap it in a linen cloth. I press the ice pack to the affected area on-and-off until the ice melts. This has definitely helped me in the past with those painful cysts! 

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Allison’s Favorite Post-Workout Essentials

I’ve been revisiting one of my favorite workouts (read about my 30 Day Shred experience here!), so I’ve kept all of my post-workout essentials close-by while I’m sweating it out. Luckily I’m able to work out before and after work without feeling totally and completely gross! I must say that it’s a lot easier to keep up with this workout plan when it’s a cinch to freshen up afterward. Here’s what I use to keep from feeling gross post-workout…

Post Workout Essentials

I wear natural deodorant, so honestly it doesn’t take much to get me smelling like a wild animal. I have to use a wipe before reapplying deodorant or it’s like I didn’t reapply at all! I’m currently obsessed with Box Naturals Rosewater wipes—they’re completely natural and individually packaged, so they’re perfect for workouts, travel or to use during my period.

Hair ties are an obvious must for any workout, but I like the ones that stay put without pulling or damaging my hair. So far, I’ve had the best luck with Scunci’s No-Slip Grip hair elastics. It keeps my hair up and out of my face without pulling and giving me a headache.

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7 Delicious Smoothie Recipes To Try

7 Delicious Smoothie Recipes To Tryvia Rabbit Food For My Bunny Teeth

For my 21st birthday, my parents gave me a blender. This may not be the typical gift for a 21st birthday, but I was so in love with my new kitchen appliance. (That’s when you know you’re growing up.) This is also when my love for smoothies began. I usually don’t eat very big breakfast. This is primarily due to a lack of time and creativity in the morning. Smoothies have completely transformed my morning breakfast ritual. You can make them the night before and store it in the fridge for the morning, or you can fill Ziplock bags with your favorite ingredients and blend it in the morning. It’s the perfect way to get your much needed fruits and veggies. I especially love adding protein to keep me full and satisfied during a long work day.

There are so many combinations of ingredients to make a yummy smoothie. Here are a few smoothie recipes to try for breakfast or a mid-day snack:

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