Friday, November 30, 2018

Day 39: Red ♥

I don't know why but I'm starting to be drawn to the color red more and more. I think because it's a warm color and is inviting. I haven't ever been confident wearing it just because it's an attention color and I'm a total introvert. Recently, over the past few years, I've become more confident in myself and have bought more red clothing and am loving it!

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This cute flannel is from Old Navy (Relaxed Plaid Twill Classic Shirt for Women - click here) in the color Red Buffalo Check. I had an old one but after a few washes, it shrunk so I had to get a new one. I got M Tall and it fits like a glove! I've also seen some cute ones at Kohl's (click here). My absolute favorite is the ahhhmazing flannel from American Eagle (click here) because it's literally the softest material in the entire universe!

My sunglasses are from Quay Australia and I actually bought them through Nordstrom because they offered free shipping! Quay offers $5 shipping, while Nordstrom is free! I actually have 3 pairs total from Quay - faded black, gold, and silver. My favorite would have to be the silver because I'm obsessed with reflective lenses. I can do a look with them in a later post!

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The pants I'm wearing are from Rue21 but it's no longer available. A wonderful alternative are the Old Navy Mid-Rise Black Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans for Women - You really won't regret this purchase. They are amazing!

Lastly, these amaaaazing Driving Loafers for Women were featured in my black friday post under Old Navy and they finally came in!!! I actually ended up getting the wrong size so I had to go swap them out today but I'm totally obsessed. I want one in every color now. They are super comfy and cute. I think they would be perfect with any outfit - flannel (like me) , white, black, pink, literally any color would match with them. Highly recommend them! Old Navy actually has a leopard print one that keeps selling out so I'm keeping my eyes peeled as soon as my size becomes available, I'm gettin it!

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Day 38: My Vest Obession

I am not nor have ever been a vest girl. I always thought they were kinda silly because when on earth are your arms going to be hot and your chest cold? It just doesn't make sense to me. Until.. I had to make a quick grocery run a couple weeks ago and grabbed my mom's vest just as an accessory and oh my gosh did I get super hot, super quick wearing it! I thought there was no way that could happen but I am telling you, I was sweating wearing that thing that I ripped it right off when I got home. Ever since then, I've been eyeing them and now want one in every color.

Click the picture to get your own cute puffy vest!

I got this beauty from Kohl's during Black Friday for only $14.99!! It is SO cute and puffy and warm! I have been wearing it non-stop and is my new go-to for when I need to do some errands outside the house. The pockets are big enough to fit my phone and it's long enough that it covers my back - FYI my pet peeve is wearing shirts/sweaters that don't cover my back, like how annoying. But this one has checked off everything on my list. Comfy? Check. Cute? Of course! Warm? Yasss!! The color I got was White Knight and I've been eyeing the Textured Gray and Lavender Rose Gold colors!

The gray sweater is also from Kohl's. It is super warm and my go-to sweater when I want to lounge around and do nothing. (Everyday) I actually bought this gray on in person at Kohl's and loved it so much that I ordered the white and heather blue online. They are currently on sale for $11.99 !! And you can click here to get your own!

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The pants I'm wearing are from Rue21 but it's no longer available. I think the best black pants are the Old Navy Mid-Rise Black Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans for Women because they literally hug you in every single curve, are stretchy, and are the perfect length. Omg. If you don't have these jeans in black and white, then I'm not sure what you're doing with your life. I think the white ones are my favorite pair of jeans in history to have ever been made. It's worth every penny - they are stretchy, super white, and best part is that they are not see-through. I will do a blog post later on them.

I've also had a mild obsession recently with loafers. I've had these leopard print ones forever and to be honest, I have no idea where I got them from. I have been eyeing other leopard print ones and plan on purchasing ones when they become available! If you would like some great alternatives that I've been eyeing, you can click here (Asos) or click here (Macys).

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Day 37: Turtleneck Sweaters

I'm LOVING this trend. I love being warm and the fact that being even more warm is in style now makes me over the moon. I also am in love with the color maroon but that's neither here nor there.

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I am OBSESSED with this sweater, you have no idea. It's sooo comfy and cozy that I wear it lounging around when it's cold in the house. I wish I could get a million of these but unfortunately they don't have a million colors :( I got it originally from H&M (click here). Funny story.. I was browsing around H&M one day and found a similar light gray turtleneck sweater for $19.99 but they didn't have my size so I thought I'd go to the one by my house and find it there. I ended up going, thinking I found it, and went to check out when the price was totally different - $34.99. I was like oh yikes, I didn't see that. (If you know H&M, you KNOW they like to trick their customers with signs that say "$5" but then only like one shirt is $5 and the rest on the rack are like $30 so you gotta be careful) And that's what happened to me. The sales guy asked if I still wanted it or not, and I chose to get it and thought why not, I can always return it if I don't like it. Well I fell in love and now there's no possible way I can return it. Lol! Sorry not sorry! If you want the original one that I'm wearing, click here. If you want the alternative one, that I originally wanted, click here!

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The pants I'm wearing are the Mid-Rise Rockstar 24/7 Pop-Color Super Skinny Jeans from Old Navy. I would highly recommend sizing up. They squeezed every juice outta me with the size I regularly wear. Plus, I got the regular size thinking 'oh they won't be short' but sure enough, they were. Poo. Oh well. At least these boots can cover it up! It looks like as of right now, the color 'Marron Jive' is no longer available, however, Old Navy does have some great alternatives here, here, and here!

Lastly, these boots I get millions and millions of compliments on when I wear them. I bought them last year from Charlotte Russe but unfortunately are no longer available. But if you want some great alternatives, click here or some cute ones from Kohl's (click here).

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Day 36: My Thanksgiving Look🦃

I posted this look in my Black Friday Haul post but I wanted to do a separate post on the breakdown of the actual look and where you can get similar (if not identical) pieces. I think this look is super warm and comfy and I wore it all day while I was making our sides! Ever since I got glowing reviews on my mustard colored shirt and how it matched my skin tone, I thought why not buy a few more yellow toned pieces? I actually was able to get this on during Kohl's Black Friday sale and because it's Cyber Monday, you can get it discounted today!!

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The sweater I'm wearing is this Juniors' It's Our Time Cowl Neck Tunic Sweater in the color 'Butterscotch'. The only reviews online show that this sweater's sizing is off (too small) and I would agree and recommend to size up. I ended up getting an XL only because it was the only size left. I usually wear a Medium and would've normally sized up to a large. The only reason I was okay with getting an XL is because I know it will shrink in the wash and even if it doesn't, oversized sweaters are super cute now.

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The jeans I'm wearing are actually LC jeans from Kohl's as well. They are ripped on certain areas but also patched up, which makes it semi-appropriate for work. I previously worked at a place that was not picky with dress attire so they were okay with me wearing these jeans. I wasn't able to find them online any longer but these are super cute alternatives (click here). What I really like is that they have long/tall sizes so they don't cut off at a weird places for me.

The boots I'm wearing are originally from Rue21 and no longer available, but I found a cute alternative click here (Target) or click here (another one from Target) or click here (Charlotte Russe) or click here (another one from Charlotte Russe).

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Day 35: Black Friday Deals!

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Black Friday is a tradition for me. Something about going out and shopping at all hours of the night excites me! It's definitely a change from the norm; I mean, what other day can you shop at 12 midnight? No, I'm not one of those crazy people that gets a tent and parks in front of Best Buy for 72 hours (I'm crazy but not that crazy) but I do enjoy shopping and seeing what kinds of sales are going on. I've been seeing a lot of deals online and wanted to share them with all of you!

Kohl's: (Already discounted plus 15% and $15 Kohl's cash for every $50 you spend)

JcPenney: (40% to 60% off!)

Old Navy: (50% off!)

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Day 34: Kohl's Black Friday!

If you've followed my posts, you'll know how much I love shopping at Kohl's. I can't help it! Their stuff is cute, great quality, and affordable! Sue me!

I wanted to do an entire blog post about their black friday sale. It actually started on November 19th and goes all the way through the end of Black Friday. The great thing is that the prices have dramatically decreased and if you get a coupon, you can get 15% off! PLUS, for every $50 you spend, you get $15 Kohl's cash instead of the usual $10.

Click on any of the pictures below to be taken to the Kohl's website! If you're shopping online, remember to use the code 'JOY' at checkout to get an additional 15% off the sale price!!



Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Day 33: November Boxycharm

Just as I had mentioned last post, I will be doing a post on my Boxycharm subscription, just so you can see what you will end up getting if you choose to subscribe. The subscription is $21 per month with the option of upgrading to BoxyLuxe as an addition for $28 per month, for only 4 times a month (the Luxe is one per quarter). With the BoxyLuxe, you get more items and of course they are high end, with a total worth of over $250 per box. Once I get mine, I will certainly blog about it!

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Let's get into November's box! This month's theme was 'Goal Digger' with all the items having a black and gold theme to them. I have cracked open almost all of them so you can also see my review under each picture!

 Click the picture to get your own BoxyCharm!
Click the picture to get your own BoxyCharm!

First thing I saw were these beautiful Luxie Luminous Eye Set brushes. I've gotten several over the years with Boxycharm and these were dainty cute eye ones to add to my collection. They have gold sparkles on the handles and gold all throughout. I have used a few already and they are super soft and great for eye makeup. I think these are really great quality and having so many of them from over the years, I can say that I am really satisfied with them and do recommend them! The four piece set retails at $30 on its own, but I was able to get it for $21 in my whole boxycharm!

Click the picture to get your own BoxyCharm!

The next thing I got was the CoverFX glitter drops! They are a golden color with a lot of glitter in it. I think if you were to use this, it would be great to use on your cheekbones and then some powder highlighter over it to make it really pop. I've seen videos of people using it as their eyeshadow or in their lipstick or even in their foundation. These drops retail for $44 on their own.

The third item I got was this beautiful ACE Beaute Grandoise Palette with a pretty gold patterned cover all around. I think I'm more in love with this packaging than anything! The colors are all warm and super pigmented. I used just a splash of the Poppy color and it was too much because of how much pigmentation is in them, so I had to blend my life away to get that color smooth. I did a few swatches of the colors and I think it's just beautiful. If you're into warm colors, you'll love this! This palette is valued at $24.99 on its own.

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The fourth item was a Jonteblu Glittering Star Eyeliner. This eyeliner is black with sparkles in it and it's quite beautiful. I used it as a waterliner and it went on great. It's not super pigmented but it did what I needed it to do. This is valued at $5 on its own.

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The final item I got was Lashaholic Lashes - Instagram False. These lashes are the cutest! They are not too big nor too small. They would be perfect to wear to any event or dinner. I think I'll whip them out during New Years since I hardly ever wear lashes, why not wear them for a special occasion?! These lashes are valued at $14.99 on their own.

There you have it! Those are my boxycharm items for November. In total, it is valued around $115 but I only paid $21 with free shipping! Click here or any picture above to get your own! You won't regret it!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Day 32: Light Pink Sparkles

I've always heard the phrase, 'Leave a little sparkle wherever you go' but I always thought that was metaphorical.. Like, leave a little bit of 'you' or your sunshine in people's lives so that you'll be remembered. I guess it can be taken literal too. So go get your sparkle and throw it everyone so they will remember you! Lol! Only joking! If you do that, make sure you don't get it in their eyes.. Safety first people!

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Anyway, I recently snagged a cute Women's Apt. 9 High-Low Metallic Tunic sweater from Kohls and wanted to share it! I got this sweater on sale for about $23 using my Kohl's cash and coupons. It comes in several different colors. (Black Friday deals - You can get it even cheaper!! Right now, it's on sale for $19.99 and with the coupon code JOY (15% off), you can snag it for $16.99 !!)

I love that it's long and not too thick or too thin to wear. I could easily walk around in this outfit all day and be super comfy! It does have glitter to it but it's not itchy or noticeable at all.

My favorite part about this sweater is that the 'turtleneck' is actually removeable!! I thought it was for sure a turtleneck until I took it off the hanger and it's actually more like a scarf! I like the fact that I can trick people into thinking I'm wearing a turtleneck! Shh!!

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My leggings are from Victoria's Secret and they were called the Most-Loved Legging or something like that. Unfortunately, the exact type has been discontinued but they do make a similar one called Anytime Legging that has been around for a while. Some great alternatives are Aerie's Chill Leggings.

The boots I'm wearing are called Journee Collection Spokane Women's Knee-High Boots. The shade I got them in is brown. They are true to size so no need to go up or down a size. Kohl's also has them in black, taupe, dark gray, and chestnut. I did a whole blog post on them (click here) if you'd like to read all about it!

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Day 31: Slow Cook Mississippi Pot Roast

Since I've had some free time, I stumbled upon a recipe on Pinterest called the Mississippi Pot Roast. I didn't think anything of if since it didn't have much reviews, but as I kept scrolling through, this recipe kept popping up, so I thought to myself, why not. I went to King Soopers (Kroger) and got myself the ingredients and made it.

OH.MY.GOODNESS. This is probably the BEST pot roast i've ever had. Where have I been all my life without it? It was SO juicy and the taste was out of this world. I kept going back for more. I couldn't wait to make the mashed potatoes and broccoli that I tossed some into a bun of bread and ate it like that. It was SO good. I wouldn't lie to you. It was amazing. Please make it and please tell me how much you loved it. K? OK!

3 lb chuck roast
2 tbsp olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
1 packet ranch dressing mix
1 packet Au Jus mix
½ cup salted butter 1 stick
8 pepperoncini peppers

*I did everything in my instant pot and made it slow cook - you can do yours in a pan and transfer to a crockpot if you don't have one. 

1. Turn your instant pot to 'Saute' and wait for it to heat up. Once hot, add oil. (For crock pot - heat up a large non-stick pan on high. Once it is hot, add oil to the hot skillet.)

2. While you are waiting for that to warm up, take a paper towel and make sure you dry both sides of the pot roast. Season it with a little bit of pepper.

3. Once the skillet/instant pot is nice and hot, add the roast. Allow the roast to cook for about 2-3 minutes until it is golden brown. Using tongs, flip the meat over and sear the other side of the roast for another 2-3 minutes.

4. If cooking in instant pot, turn 'Saute' off, by pushing cancel and then push 'Slow Cook' for 8 hours.  (For crock pot - transfer meat to slow cooker.) **Once I find the perfect timing for the instant pot, i'll update this post with it! I heard around 70 minutes but I will test it and let you know!**

5. Top with a stick of butter. (Mine was cut into 1/4 so I used two to make it ½ cup)

6. Sprinkle packets of dry ranch dressing and Au Jus over the pot roast. Then place 8 pepperoncini peppers on and around the roast.

7. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.

8. After about 8 hours, take two forks and start shredding the meat. Discard any fatty pieces. Depending on your crock pot / instant pot, you may need to cook it more or less. Know your machine!

9. Serve over mashed potatoes with vegetables or make a sandwich. (Will make another post on how to steam broccoli in the instant pot!)

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Day 30: Maroon & Denim

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One of my favorite colors, other than pink, is maroon. I love how deep and rich in red it is. I think it’s suitable for any hair color and is just a great complimentary color for anyone.

The sweater I am wearing, I honestly could not tell you where I got it from. I want to say possibly Walmart, but don’t quote me on that. It’s actually a few years old and I hardly wear it. My favorite kinds of sweaters are the ones that go all the way down your back and this one just comes to below my belly button. I’m totally not dissing it in any way because it’s super warm, but I just like to be a little more cozy in my sweaters. Here are some other cute maroon sweaters at Kohls (click here) and at JCPenney (click here)

The skirt is from Ross. I totally love it because it’s long but not too long and it’s also ripped which is just super trendy right now. The fit is pretty comfortable and between me and you – since I lost weight, it fits even nicer lol! Here is some cute ones from Forever 21 (click here) and Love Culture (click here).

My boots were from Rue21 and are no longer available, but click here to find some alternative ones from Charlotte Russe and click here for some from Target!

**If you want to see any of the items in the pictures that I post, I have linked them below at the bottom so you can click on the picture and the link to the item will pop up! You can also click on 'Shop My Blog' at the top and see it all there too!**

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Day 29: Mustard Yellow 💛

They call me mellow yellow! Believe it or not, this is one of the first 'Mustard' sweaters that I've ever owned in my life. I am not a big fan of yellow and that's mostly because my skin has a yellow undertone so I try not to wear it. I recently saw this balloon sleeved one at Old Navy and HAD to have it! When it finally arrived, I pulled it on and oh man - I LOVED it!! The blonde locks totally embraced the yellow color and made it POP!

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The top is called Plush-Knit Balloon-Sleeve Top for Women in the color Tabacco Leaf (click here) and it's originally $24.99 but I know with Black Friday coming up and Old Navy's sales, it will definitely be lowered! The sweater is nice and soft and very warm! It is fairly thin so I wouldn't wear it for winter days just yet. It would look cute with a puffer vest over it - I'm planning on buying this one (click here) fairly soon!

The pants are an olive green color and they are actually from Ross so I don't have a direct link, but I do have a great alternative (click here) Target or click here (Target).

The makeup I have on is from my Naked palette, which I did a post here. The lipstick is the Kat Von D lipstick that I have also blogged about here.

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Day 28: Ofra Cosmetics

If you haven't heard of Ofra Cosmetics, I can assure you that you've been missing out. This cosmetics line came to me from my Boxycharm and I seriously don't know how I've been living life without it.

I was able to get their liquid lipstick and omg- it is probably one of the best ones that I have. They smell like chocolate and last a long time on your lips! The color I was able to get was called 'Pasadena' and I swear it's just the perfect shade for fall. The texture is creamy and soft. It doesn't dry out my lips at all. My suggestion when wearing them is to put on some chapstick, wait about 10 minutes or so (put on other makeup) and then put the liquid lipstick on. (I suggest this same method for all liquid lipsticks so they don't dry your lips out). I received it probably about 2 years ago and I still have some left- although, I am running out. So, I decided to purchase another one and guess what! Ofra is having a sale today only! Their liquid lipsticks are $11 (normally $17) AND any purchase over $10 is free shipping! I was able to get Pasadena for just $11 shipped! (NO tax!)

Top: Pasadena ; Bottom: Verona

Click here to shop straight from Ofra's website or click here if you prefer to shop from Ulta with points. (Note: Ulta is not having a sale on their website for these liquid lipsticks)

Left: Verona ; Right: Pasadena

Left: Verona ; Right: Pasadena

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Day 27: Cheetahlicious

Ever since the Cheetah Girls came out, I felt this unconscious decision to buy cheetah printed clothes. Lol, I'm just kidding. My mom got me this fabulous black coat with cheetah print on the hood and a couple inches at the end by my hands. It was AMAZING and I constantly got complimented by strangers. I have no clue where she got it from. (She swears Walmart but I'm not sure they were that stylish back in 2002)

For this look, I went a little dark but with a pop of fall. Like I mentioned in my fall post, when it comes to fall wardrobe, you want to make sure you pick colors that are associated with nature at the time. Since leaves are changing color and falling, brown is a great color choice for fall.

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The scarf I am wearing is originally from Gordmnas but because they don't have a website, I'm not able to link it. (wah!) But I have found some great alternatives - click here (Gap) and click here (Amazon) and click here (Walmart- SUPER cute!).

The black shirt is from JcPenney (click here) and I liked it so much and the sale that I bought two - one in black and one in white. You can also pair it with a long sleeve black shirt (click here). It just happened to be warm when I was taking pictures so I chose to wear a short sleeve one!

The jeans I am wearing are actually jeggings from Old Navy (click here). I totally LOVE them! The only concern I had was the factory smell lingered for a while but after a couple washes it was out.

My boots were from Rue21 and are no longer available, but click here to find some alternative ones from Charlotte Russe and click here for some from Target!

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Click the picture to shop the jeggings!

There you have it folks! You are cheetahlicious and can be a cheetah sister too! I wanted to also mention that the posts I make are entirely suggestions and in no way, shape, or form do you have to match what I wear. If you want to rock a hot pink cheetah scarf then do it! I just paired what my preference was and thought it looked cute for fall! Are you totally into cheetah?

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Day 26: What I Order at Starbucks!

A week or two ago, I asked my followers in Instagram what they like to order at Starbucks and I would like to thank those of you that participated!! You gave me some GREAT suggestions! I also wanted to make a blog post about the drinks that I order at Starbucks just in case you were wanting to try something new too! I’m sure many of you have tried these but why not share them anyway. Also, the red cup officially came back on November 1st!

AcaiStrawberry Refresher. If you haven’t tried this, you are missing out! It’s basically water and strawberries mixed together with some magical ingredient that makes it super yummy. This drink is basically like drinking water but with a kick! I’ve heard of people asking for lemonade instead of water – which I have also tried – but I don’t like it because it’s too much sugar for me. But if that’s for you, then go for it!

Frappuccino. I know everyone and their mom has probably had one at some point in their lives but it’s honestly the best – don’t fight me on this. The one I specifically get is the caramel one. They recently had a Ultra Caramel Frappuccino and it was wayyy too sweet for me. I think if you truly have a sweet tooth, it’s the way to go but for me, it was too much sugar so I stick to the regular caramel frap!

HotChocolate. Lately, because it’s been getting cold, I’ve been ordering their hot chocolate. In my opinion, it’s the perfect amount of chocolate and warm enough to make me smile every time I drink it. I usually don’t order this other than when I’m really cold and craving chocolate. (hello mother nature!)

CaféMisto. (with a pump of hazelnut and a pump of chocolate) I’ve heard this being referred to as the Nutella drink but honestly, being a Nutella addict, it’s not. I do like this drink because I am a more-milk-than-coffee lover and that’s exactly how this is made. I do have a low tolerance to coffee though so I will only get this when I’m truly wanting caffeine. I’ve also heard of other recipes adding some caramel drizzle.. so I might try that and get back to you.

There you have it. I wish I could say there’s more I order but I haven’t really ventured out to the Starbucks menu (because my caffeine tolerance is horrible) but once I do start exploring, I will be sure to try more. In case you were curious, these were the responses I received!


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Day 25: Rustic Pink Fall Outfit

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If I haven’t mentioned it enough, I love fall. No, I LOVE fall. It’s such a great time of the year (other than summer, of course) because it’s just the perfect weather and sometimes it will rain and that is nice too. I feel bad for the people that don’t get to experience a true fall like we do in Colorado. The leaves change color, the pumpkins come out, there are corn mazes, Halloween is celebrated to the max. I wish I could tell you this lasts 3 months, like how the season should, but it truly doesn’t. As soon as November hits, we are going to get snow mid-way through and then it will be cold and it’s basically winter, although I was reading that it will be a mild winter this year. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see!

I had casual Fridays at my job and I got to wear jeans (THANK GOD!) so I wanted to do a fall outfit with jeans and how you can piece it together. I will try to do some more since jeans are an absolute staple for me.

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In this outfit, I pieced together a marble sweater that I got from Kohl's. It's called the SO Perfectly Soft Sweater and I believe I got it during Black Friday last year. It doesn't look like Kohl's has the exact sweater on sale anymore online, but this one is a great alternative (click here) - same color too. 

Next, I have some Lauren Conrad (LC) jeans that I purchased from Kohls a while ago. Because I am 5’7”, these jeans are a little short on me. So I decided to roll them up to pair them with this outfit. They are actually really stretchy so throughout my weight gain and loss, they have fit on me with no issues. I would still stick to your regular size.

The cardigan I am wearing is from Gordmans. If you have not shopped there, you totally need to! They have the BEST clothes! I actually had a marble cardigan last year that was my absolute FAVORITE but I lost it and just wanna cry a literal Nile River. (literally the best I ever owned) But this one is also nice. It actually was getting hot outside when i took these pictures and I eventually had to take off the cardigan because it was making me extremely hot. Click here for a great alternative in a similar color from Kohl's.

Lastly, the booties are from Rue 21. They actually no longer have them. Rue 21 has seasonal items and once they are gone, they are gone – they usually don’t bring them back, so I can’t link it, but they do have some other cute alternative ones (click here). Charlotte Russe also has some super cute ones - click here.

The makeup I have on is from my Naked palette, which I did a post here. The lipstick is the Kat Von D lipstick that I have also blogged about here.

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**If you want to see any of the items in the pictures that I post, you can click here or on 'Shop My Blog' at the top and see it all there!**❤

Monday, November 5, 2018

Day 24: Homemade Bosnian Food - Kljukusa

*Updated Recipe from Jan 21, 2017*

My Bosnian roots are pretty much coming out in this post. My mom has been making Bosnian food every since she could pretty much walk. Over the years, I've had cravings for certain Bosnian foods and wanted to make them, myself. Like any other Bosnian mother, no exact measurements are used when cooking. (You think I'm joking but I'm 100% serious, they just know.) Well this is one recipe that I would like to share because I made it tonight and I thought, why not. It's called Kljukusa and the best way I can describe it, is baked dough with chicken. I don't know how to exactly describe it, but oh man, it ends up being delicious.

Here is what you will need: (Ingredients are not in 100% exact measurements so it might take time to perfect) Makes enough for about 4-5 people.

3 cups of flour (approximately)
3 eggs
3 big pinches of salt (or about 2 tablespoons)
1 pinch of baking powder
About 1 water bottle of water
1 tray of chicken winglets or breasts, whatever you prefer.
Seasoning for the chicken/ salt & pepper. 
Heavy whipping cream

1. Sift your flour. You don't want chunks of it. I used my KitchenAid mixer for these next steps and poured my flour into my KitchenAid bowl. 

2. Add in 3 eggs, salt, and baking powder. I let the mixer start going slowly. 

3. Slowly start adding in your water. A little bit at a time. For my Bosnians out there, I used a whole small bottle of Kiseljak, when I have it. To my Americans out there - Kiseljak is sparkling water. :)

4. While that is mixing, I season the chicken. I use some smoked paprika, Bosnian vegeta, salt and pepper, but it's really up to you on how you want to season it and what type of chicken you want to use. (chicken breast/chicken winglets)

5. Sear your chicken on the stove with some oil for a couple minutes on each side. This step is optional - if you want a crispy coat on your chicken. (I do, so I sear it beforehand)

6. The pan I usually use is a round 2-3 inch deep pan. I coat the bottom in oil. 

7. Pour your mixture into the oiled pan and make sure it's spread evenly and there are no bubbles. 

8. Take your seasoned chicken and place it wherever you'd like in the pan with the mixture. Push it down a tad so it's not floating at the top. 

9. Pop it in the oven at 450 degrees for 30-35 minutes. 

10. About 5 minutes before it's suppose to come out, pour some heavy whipping cream all over it. Use as much or as little as you'd like. Make sure to get the outsides so they don't end up hard. 

11. Put it back in the oven for the rest of the 5 minutes. 

Once it's done, enjoy! :)