The Collegiate Cook’s Recipe Book

While it might sound impossible, it is actually very simple to create gourmet dishes on a student budget. Whether you are adjusting to a new school year in an apartment or sticking to life as a dorm dweller, you can make delicious homemade meals in your very own home away from home.


Chive and Garlic Mashed Potatoes  

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What's In My Bag: The New York Mom

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As a notorious over-packer, I certainly didn't surprise myself when I managed to fill my large MZ Wallace Metro Tote to the brim with supplies for my baby and myself. For quick trips or when I need to conserve space, I pack a much smaller version of this bag, but here is what I bring along for a full day on the go!

I've discussed it in previous posts, but I'm obsessed with my Mz Wallace Metro Tote in Black Paint Print (unfortunately no longer available). It came with three separate bags inside and there are tons of pockets lining the walls of the bag so it's perfect for organizing. I love that it's big enough to fit everything I need but super lightweight.

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Style Crush: Annabelle of VivaLuxury

Having such a busy schedule it is hard to go and just search for the perfect outfit for your occasion, so I lately I have turned to style/lifestyle blogs to do the work for me. Right now, I am style-crushing on Annabelle of VivaLuxury. A big reason why I follow her is that she links to everything she is wearing, from the outfits to the jewelry to the shoes. There are so many style bloggers out there and everybody has their own preference but let me convince you that VivaLuxury is a must read!

via VivaLuxury


Imagine trendy, classy and edgy all in one. What I really like about Annabelle is that all her outfits are cohesive from the outfit to the jewelry to the makeup. Oh and not to mention that she recently got to collaborate with Diane Von Furstenburg to create a wrap dress (shown below)!

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Stylish Winter Coats To Keep You Warm This Season

As we all try to brave this arctic weather and stay safe, a sturdy and stylish winter coat is a complete necessity. Here are some coats to consider in the coldest of months.

P U F F E R  C O A T

A puffer coat is the right type of coat to be wearing in the cold. To make a down puffer coat stylish, always make sure it fits you well! Proportion is very important for these types of coats. A dark, long coat like this one from Happily Grey is not only fitted, has a bit of shine for a cool spin. Remember to invest in a good puffer coat! The price tag is there for a reason, and staying warm is of utmost importance.

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via Jet Set Justine

W O O L / P E A  C O A T

Because it’s so cold, I always prefer a looser, cape style coat so I can layer underneath. Try a bell-shaped or cocoon coat for a feminine and flattering alternative and take it up a notch with an animal print coat.

via To Vogue Or Bust

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Fall Flannel Style Inspiration

via With Love From Kat

Pumpkins, leaves falling and changing colors are what come to mind when I think of fall but a trend that always seems to pop up are flannels! One of my favorite things about fall is being able to wear flannels! They're super cozy and comfortable but also stylish. In addition, they are very versatile. Whether you're wearing them with a vest, leather jacket, pairing it with a t-shirt... there are so many ways to style them. 

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4 Jewelry Designers To Check Out Now

Accessories can turn up the volume on any outfit. You can go from simple to chic in a matter of seconds with the right necklace, layered arm candy, and stacks of rings. With that in mind, here are some jewelry designers that are creating great outfits with their statement jewelry designs. Get ready to accessorize!

Laura Lombardi  Jewelry

Gold Rectangle Necklace via Etsy

Laura has both an Etsy and Big Cartel shop. Structured and a bit industrial can describe her aesthetic. She focuses on geometric and fluid jewelry design. I am a big fan of delicate jewelry and these pieces provide that look but with very sturdy metals. Each piece is handmade in her Chicago studio using mostly repurposed and vintage materials. I would pair the rectangle necklace with an oversized sweater and riding boots.  The brass bar earring with hair up in a messy bun is a great combination as well.

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10 Pairs of Trendy Glasses

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Glasses always seemed so unattractive to me - partially because I never thought I'd be able to pull them off. That was until I had to get a pair of my own about two years ago. Flash forward to now and I'm about to get my second pair, which I'm super excited about! Don't get me wrong -- I love my Ray-Bans but after having had them for two years I'm dying for something different. Not to mention, I know multiple people who own the same exact pair. Whether you're looking for fake or real glasses, there are plenty to choose from. Square, cat eye, rimless, and round are just a few styles that are offered!

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