Sunday, January 21, 2018

Camel Womens Coat

Hi All & Happy Sunday! 
A little while back I shared a post on Best Women's Winter Coats , and I mentioned this Camel Coat , the perfect classic coat to add to your collection. Today I wanted to share with you a few snaps of me wearing this coat & my overall thoughts on the coat (which is currently on sale!). 

This coat is over 50% wool which makes it very warm without being itchy- if you've ever worn a 100% wool coat you know how scratchy they can be! This one is the perfect ratio & is quite soft. The interior of the coat is lined with a sort of silk-like material which makes it easy to wear over thick sweaters as they don't get stuck to the coat- it glides right on over them. Also, this coat has an oversized faux fur hood which is perfect for pulling up to protect yourself from the wind or snow.

What I love most about this coat are all the little details. The clasps on the front with the gold closures make the jacket feel so much more luxe, it helps to make the coat more dressy and instantly add's some glam to any outfit. I also love the stitching and structure of this coat, when I put it on I feel so much more put together and I think the cut of the jacket is very flattering which is a win.

I've paired this coat with dark denim & boots, a dress and tights, or even leggings and a sweater, and all of those outfits look much better with this coat on top! The coat is currently on sale at one of my favorite retailers  . It is normally $270 dollars BUT you can get it on sale right now for $179.90 which is a little over 30% off - This is why I wanted to share this coat Today! The coat also comes in Moss shade which is more of a dark brown/green shade. The camel color is definitely my favorite! 

Hope you've enjoyed!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Thursday Thoughts

Things I did this week //

* Tried a new recipe! I tested out making cauliflower mashed potatoes and they turned out pretty good! I'll type the recipe up in the next week or so and share it with you! The nice thing about these 'potatoes' is that they absorb any seasoning you put on them and don't at all taste like cauliflower! A great alternative to the carb filled mashed potatoes we all love. 

* Made it 15 days working out! Which I know isn't that long but I'm pretty sure it takes two weeks to make something a habit so I think I've made it through the tough part! 

* Started rewatching The Secret Life Of An American Teenager. I saw it on Netflix and remember how much I loved watching it back in 2008 so I decided to watch it again- 10 years later & it's quite comical to think how invested I was in this show! 

Things I'm doing this weekend // 

* Kyle & I are hopefully going on a fun adventure that was supposed to happen last weekend but we got a winter storm- shocker! The weather here in Vermont has been crazy! I'll share more about this over on my Instagram- it involves a castle! 

* I mentioned before that I started working on report cards little by little, I'm going to wrap all of that up this weekend now that my assessment window is coming to a close (thank goodness!!).

* Saturday Mani! I'm not sure if I've said or not but I always get my Manicures with my Mom & Grandma, it's our little bi-weekly tradition. We love our nail salon & I think they love us because they gave us the cutest little gift bags for Christmas! I enjoy getting to spend this time with them & always look forward to it. I really need to get my nails cut down though- they're way too long! It's hard to type! 

What are your weekend plans? Let me know!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

How To Be Happy: 5 Easy Steps

Hi All & Happy Tuesday!
Today I wanted to share with you 5 easy steps to live a happier life! These are all steps you can take Today that will have a positive impact on your mental state. 

Step 1 // Focus On People Who Bring You Happiness
Only focus on people who make you feel good, if a person makes you feel like crap there's probably no reason to keep putting your focus on them. Is there a person on your Facebook feed whose posts drive you insane? Delete them. Is there a girl you follow on Instagram who bothers you? Why are you following her? It is completely up to you who you put your energy into. I think it's a hard thing to do- to not focus on people who make us unhappy or frustrate us. We seem to get into the habit of giving these people all of our attention. If you are constantly engaging with these people whether in real life or on the internet you will continue to be unhappy. Do not put your energy or thought into these people- move on! You will feel a whole lot better if you delete the girl who was mean to you in college off social media- soon enough you will completely forget about her instead of getting annoyed everytime you see one of her posts. By ridding yourself of these people you make room for all the people who can bring you true happiness. 

Step 2 // Have "Me" Time
This world we live in is so fast moving and everything is go go go at all hours. It's important you take time every day for yourself. Maybe this time is coffee in the morning, or maybe it's reading a magazine, or maybe it's baking a treat. I'd encourage your "Me Time" to not include your phone. Let this be a time where you can be with yourself- not the 500 friends on your Facebook list. This is a great time to determine what activities bring you happiness. I personally love to have a cup of tea at night while looking through new recipes. This is a time that calms me and makes me happy. It's important to be able to provide yourself with happiness. 

Step 3 // Give Out Compliments & Kind Words
How do you feel when someone says "Thank You" when you hold the door for them? How do you feel when they say nothing? Think about how you can be kinder towards others in your everyday routine. Are you in line at the coffee shop & the woman next to you has the cutest pair of shoes on? Let her know! Do you think your coworker did a great job on a project?  Tell them! The more positivity and kind words you can put out into the world the more you will get back. Positivity attracts positivity and therefore happiness. It feels really good to be kind to others- even if they're not kind to you. It is so simple to add more kindness to your day, make a conscious effort to be kinder to the people in your life. 

Step 4 // Declutter Your Mind
Do you feel happy when you've got a million to do lists and things running through your mind? Nope! It will leave you feeling overwhelmed and stressed. Declutter your mind by getting all of that info out and onto paper! I carry around a little notebook in my bag and whenever I think of something I need to do, or get, or tell someone, I write it down. This helps so that my mind isn't filled with so much junk. It has made such a difference in my life- every day I can look at the page in my notebook and have all the random things in one place without me having to remember them!

Step 5 // Choose Positivity & Start Your Day Happy 
Every single day when you wake up choose to be positive and happy. It is your decision how you are going to start your day & my advice is to start it on a good note. I always start my day by listening to the radio while getting ready- this puts me in a good mindset for the day. Even when I wake up feeling sick, tired, or just don't want to go to work I try my best to remain positive. There are things in life that really are so minuscule and we let them get to us but don't let them steal your positivity. Did someone cut you in line for coffee this morning? Bummer- Oh well! You will still get your coffee- that's the positive part- focus on it! We can choose to focus on the negative or focus on the positive, the more you choose positivity the happier you will be!

Do you have any tips to be happy? I'd love to hear!