We’re mixing things up this Wednesday and sharing picks from Bloomingdales family and friends sale that started online yesterday. This is the perfect time to treat yourself to some pieces that you’ve been eye and just didn’t want to pay full priced for. I scooped up this top that looks perfect for layering and a pair of jeans that seems to always get rave reviews. Use code FRIENDS for 20% off your purchase + free shipping through Sunday, October 5th.
When I look back at the past I love remembering how certain relationships in my life started. Where I was, how I felt and where those relationships are now. One of my most vivid memories of first saying “Hello” was move-in day at The University of Georgia. I knew my roommate from high school, but the entire hallway of girls were all new. It can be completely overwhelming and intimidating in the beginning when you’re surrounded by a sea of new faces. Luckily for me, our next door neighbor popped over to borrow our hammer (pink, of course) and the rest is history. Now, that friendly neighbor whom I met day one of college is one of my Maid of Honor’s and my best friend. We went through all the good, bad and ugly of college and it all started with a simple hello.
Lindt has recently released a new, savory line of chocolates that are sure to make even the hardest hello’s easier. As a serious sweets lover, all the flavors sound amazing to me! Crunchy nougat and cookies and cream came home with me the other day and they’re the perfect bite sized dessert or 3 pm pick me up. Now it’s your turn to share your favorite hello story! Stop by here for a quick and easy entry in the Lindt Connections Sweepstakes for a chance to win to sweet prizes.
Be sure to check in weekly to see favorite celebrities sharing their Hello stories.
Thanks to Lindt HELLO for sponsoring today’s post
Starting the day with a fresh veggie juice always sets the tone of the day for me. I love that it’s energizing and packs tons of vitamins and nutrients in one glass. There are tons of different varations that I love, but this one is on current rotation. It’s easy and the fruit perfectly balances out the veggies.
Perfect Morning Juice
via prolific juicing
4-6 medium sized carrots
4 stalks of celery
1 lemon, unpeeled
1 gala apple
ginger, to taste (optional)
Send all ingredients through a juicer and enjoy!
I’ve been paitently waiting for the chance to pull out this sweater from Blue Avenue for what seems like ages. As soon as fall hits I could spend most days in drapey sweaters, like the one above, booties and a great hat. It’s also a cozy travel outfit since planes often are freezing. Another way I’ll be mixing this look up is pairing it with all black. I love letting a statement piece be the focus and this one is perfect for chilly weather.
Blue Avenue is offering all T&T readers 15% off your purchase with code TEALE .
More smalls and larges are on order and will be back in stock next week, so check back!
Happy Friday from Charleston friends!
I can’t believe we’re already finishing up B’s fellowship interviews. It feels like we were just looking at residency programs and now we’re almost two months out from finding out where we’ll be moving next June. AH! I’ve been mentally decorating (the house we don’t have. In the city we don’t know…) our future house and can’t stop. I’m so anxious! A weekend in the low country is the perfect way to kick start fall. What do y’all have planned the next few days? Fill me in!
links I’m loving this week…
+ My skin has been driving me crazy this week. I finally picked this up to try and it worked wonders. Bye bye breakouts!
+ Next recipe up to try (skinnytaste, naturally)
+ This article on Chicago’s ‘Southern Soul’ makes me fall in love with the windy city all over again.
+ Using honey for at home beauty treatments? I’m in. I love the idea of a bath soak… so soothing!
+ In case you need a gorgeous home to swoon over, here you go.
I’m a total music junkie and love finding new tunes to work/drive/jam to. Most of my all time favorites are motown (Van Morrison tops the list), but I’m a big fan of alternative and typically have a few different playlists that I listen to while working. Thank goodness for Spotifiy and Songza for always having fresh tunes. Here are a few favorites that have been on constant repeat as of late:
1. Mother & Father by Brood
2. Ghost by Ella Henderson
3. Exploring by Stepdad
4. Summer by Katie Herzig
5. Do You by Spoon
6. New Earth by Zerbin
7. Life in Color by One Republic
8. Falling by Haim
9. Paris by Magic Man
10. Jubel by Klingande
Share with me what tunes y’all are loving.
I’m always looking to add new ones to my list!
Be sure to enter the Suja Juice giveaway here if you haven’t already!
If you’re in need of an easy hostess/housewarming gift, tailgating or party snack, these delicious cheese straws are the answer. Growing up I can remember my brother and I sharing cheese-its with my dad while watching football. These however, are so much better. Each bite tastes so fresh and cheesy!
Southern Cheese Straws
2 sticks of butter, softened
16 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 tsp salt
3 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. (or more, depending on taste) of cayenne pepper
Cream butter and cheese. Add the dry ingredients and form into small balls. Flatten with the bottom of a glass or with the palm of your hand. Press with a fork and place each one on a sprayed pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes, depending on how crisp you like them.
Paired with a bottle of red wine or a collection of seasonal brews and you have a perfect anytime gift!
Last week I attended a private event with the Suja team in Atlanta. The super sweet and down-to-earth co-founder, Annie, was there and answered all of our questions while we tasted each of the new Suja Essentials juices. I have yet to complete a juice cleanse ( I’m hesitant to give up food…), but what I love most about the Essentials line is that’s it’s not meant to be a meal replacer. Instead of reaching for a sugary soda or bag of chips, any of these would be a perfect healthy alternative as a beverage or snack.
I’ve tested quite a few juices and these are by far some of my favorites. They’re not packed with unnecessary added sugars and are cold-pressed to kill bacteria while still maintaing the nutrition and taste. Not to mention all ingredients are organic and non-gmo.
The best part? Today Suja is kind enough to send a box of their new Essentials juices and smoothies to one of you! My personal favorite is the Green Delight, but there isn’t one that I haven’t liked. Visit here to get a printable coupon for $1.50 off the new Essentials collection.
This giveaway will end on September 28th.
I’ve been busy planning one of my best friend’s bachelorette party the past few weeks and it’s finally here! We’ve booked a gorgeous house in the mountains and planned a full day of wine tasting on Saturday. I’m looking forward to a weekend with the girls and celebrating our bride to be!
favorite links this week…
+ I picked up this hat recently and have been wearing it non-stop. I have the navy, but am this close to adding the black to my collection as well.
+ Once the weather turns cooler I crave oatmeal in the mornings. I love these ideas to spice things up.
+ The chicest rain boots I’ve seen in a while.
+ Adding this to my ever-growing DIY list. A great way to keep things organized when you walk in the house.
+ A great article on wearing workout clothes outside the gym. Who has time for running errands in stilettos? Comfort is key in my book.