Valentine’s Day Sip: Strawberry Italian Soda


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strawberry italian soda



strawberry italian soda



strawberry italian soda



strawberry italian soda



strawberry italian soda



strawberry italian soda


Valentine’s Day is officially less than a month away! Regardless of your relationship status, Valentine’s Day can be celebrated as a day of love and friendship. Even in the times I didn’t have a significant other, I always enjoyed the day with my girlfriends baking, exchanging glittery gifts and of course snacking on endless amounts of candy.

The first recipe I am sharing for Valentine’s Day this year is Strawberry Italian Soda. This drink is such a yummy one. If you have never enjoyed Italian soda before, think of a milk shake with the twist of fizz! Even my fiancé who doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth loved this drink.

I think it’s a great treat to enjoy with your friends, family or sweetheart.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Cream (half and half)
  • strawberries
  • white sugar
  • club soda
  • ice

You’ll first need to create your homemade strawberry syrup (yum!)

To do this just boil halved strawberries with sugar and water. My portions were 1 1/2 cup of strawberries, 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar. Let it all come to a boil in a covered pot and then let stand for 10 minutes to thicken. Pour into a strainer over a bottle or bowl to let mixture thicken into a syrup texture.

To make soda:

Put ice into glasses. Pour in 1 cup of club soda, 2 tbs cream, 3 tbs strawberry syrup.

Stick a fun straw in the cups and you’re good to g

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Plaid Short Suit


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Who loves a good short suit? This girl right here!

Want to know a secret about this short suit? It’s actually not a set, I purchased the blazer and shorts separately. And did I mention they were both on sale? Yea…this was a good one.

I couldn’t believe when I took both pieces out of my closet, placed them together and saw that they matched perfectly. I love short suits. They are all about structured femininity.

I couldn’t find these exact piece anywhere, but I’ve listed below a few sort suits/sets I’m loving!


Also, can’t find these shoes online anymore, but I’ve linked up other laced up suede heels :)


 linked with: trend spin, let it shine

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Denim Diaries: Good Fitting Jeans


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I’m so excited about this post! It doesn’t matter what shape or size you are, when it comes to finding a pair of jeans that fit just right, every girl can use some help!

I’ve looked high and low for jeans that I believe are universally flattering. Although that may be hard to believe, considering every girl’s shape is different, there are a few factors that are important in denim that can truly make a perfect pair.


  1. Wash.
    • I’m sure we all would love to have jeans in every wash imaginable, but the truth is not all washes do our curves justice.
    • If you’re looking to splurge on a pair, I always suggest doing so on a dark wash/indigo pair. The Indigo shade in denim is a deep, deep blue that slims and is all around a chic hue.
  2. Stitching.
    • Always look a the stitching of the pant legs. Look for curves and not straight lines. Straight lined stitching can actually give you too much slimming appearance, which may hide the natural curve of your hips and legs.
  3. Pockets.
    • This is perhaps the most important aspect in a pair of jeans! I highly recommend never purchasing a pair of jeans if the pockets sit low on your bottom. Whether you have some junk in the trunk, or your booty is on the smaller size, low sitting pockets will give you that dreaded “pancake” look.
  4. Specific Denim Advice.
    • High-waisted: Go for wider set pockets, this accentuates your waist-to-bottom ratio, highlighting your curves.
    • Tight, Tight: Go for smaller, not as wide set packets. This balances out your figure. And I always recommend darker washes when going for a tighter fit.

Now, here are my top picks for jeans!


You can also shop my accessories:


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Leather and Burgundy


Black and Ox Blood



Black and Ox Blood



Black and Ox Blood



Black and Ox Blood



Black and Ox Blood



Black and Ox Blood



Black and Ox Blood



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So, I just returned from a fun trip to Boston, Mass. While I love the city and all the neighboring towns, one thing I didn’t love was the seven layers I had to wear in order to not freeze.

My fiancé and I woke up one day and it was 1 degree….ONE DEGREE.

Needless to say, this warm-blooded southern girl was out of her element. But I did have a wonderful time with great people celebrating a beautiful wedding!

About this outfit, I love when I can wear winter trends (leather) that are adaptable to my lifestyle (warm weather). These leather runner shorts are so fun and versatile.

And I’ve been wearing this satchel non-stop! It was a  Christmas gift and currently sold out, but I’ve linked up some other pretty little burgundy satchels below.


And my comfortable and affordable heels are making another appearance. Shop them in different colors below!


And lastly, the earring I’m wearing has been on repeat because it’s that awesome!


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We are all cool kids.


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I wish that I could be like the cool kids…

We kept singing that song as my fiancé and I were taking these pictures. While we love that song, it’s kind of sad. As these shirts proclaim, we’re all cool kids.

I’m excited to be collaborating again with Le Motto in spreading kindness through cool t-shirts. And I couldn’t think of a better way to kick off the new year on this little blog of mine than talking about loving one another because of our differences. Life’s pretty wonderful because of the people we come across and meet. Almost every experience in life includes our paths crossing with other humans.


We all play a part. We all matter. We are all cool kids.


Besides the awesome message on these cool tees, they’re also so comfortable. My fiancé and I are t-shirt material snobs…if there’s such a thing. Just because your sporting a tee, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice quality in material and feel. These shirts are soft and comfortable. We loved shooting in them and having a fun time supporting Le Motto.

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Eazy Breezy Dressing

 


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I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year spend with family and friends :) I relaxed a lot, partied a lot and I’m so ready to make the most of this next year we have been blessed with!

About this Liberty Sage dress, is it not the most unique dress you’ve seen? I remember seeing it online thinking how cool it looked, but once I received it in person and got a closer look, the details were beautiful. Soft and asymmetrical layering with watercolor-like print, I fell in love.

What’s so great about this dress is the versatility. It’s wearable from a date night, to a workday.

And these heels, I just shared with my Instagram peeps the deal I got on these beauties…I may have paid less than $20 for them at Nordstrom Rack’s Clear the Rack sale. Needless to say, I’m one happy camper!

This look is simple, feminine and easy. I would recommend simple shoes with a dress this flowing, and minimalistic makeup and hair o keep the vibe effortless.

Here are almost identical heels, all for $22.97!! The quality is great and they’re comfortable too.


P.S. I’ll be leaving town within the next few days, I’ll be sharing my trip over on my Instagram, be sure to follow!

linked with style sessions and confident twosday

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Krista



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