September 19, 2014

..Getting Wiser

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Let me first say that I am often the one in my group of ladies to throw complaints about getting older out into the world like confetti. Yes, the hangovers Suck with a capital S, yes, the lines in your forehead are laying their groundwork like little carpenters mapping out your old saggy future, and yes, we have no idea what tweens are talking about anymore and that freaks us the eff out. You graduated WHEN? Yeah.

BUT..

There are some straight up AWESOME things about being in your late twenties and beyond that go under appreciated at times and today I am here to bring them the acknowledgement they deserve. Not to say everyone is on the same page here, but I know that you can probably relate to at least some of these points, so celebrate.

1. We have figured out what the hell to to with our hair, people, and that was NO easy feat. It took years of bad haircuts, colors, and product searching. YEARS. Go us!

2. We can do our makeup with our damned eyes closed and still emerge looking semi-fabulous because we've practiced the shit out of that routine, whatever it may be.

3. We have a true personal style. No more dipping our toes in suspect trends just to test the waters. We know what we can get away with and what makes us look stupid. Crop tops? Yes, if paired with the right skirt. High waisted cut off jeans that expose your lower buttock? No way. Platform sneakers? Hard pass.

4. We have more swagger now than we ever did in our early twenties which makes us TOTALLY SEXY. This is partly because of numbers 1, 2, and 3, but mostly because we are finally comfortable in our skin and don't care about strangers opinions.

5. We know who our true friends are and surround ourselves with them. We live more fulfilled, quality lives because we know who to invest time in and who it's okay to let go of.

6. We have more disposable income because we've likely been promoted a time or two by now. You want to buy a $42 bottle of hair spray (looking at you, Oribe)? GO FOR IT. Take THAT 23 year old self.

7. Sometimes, our friends HAVE BABIES. THEY LITERALLY MAKE NEW HUMANS. That effing rocks in ways I can hardly understand.

8. We know how to make delicious things without a damn recipe. We may have learned out of necessity when we were thrust into adulthood, but have have since taken that bull by the horns and could probably compete in at least the first round of Chopped and come out with something edible.

Basically, if I had to sum it up, we are just wiser, funnier, happier, and better because we have stocked up on lifes trials, tribulations, and lessons. So cheers to us, late twenties-early thirties ladies. We are effing awesome and don't you forget it. 

September 17, 2014

..Black & White

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The deets: J.Crew dress (similar) and jacket (similar); Ivanka Trump heels (similar, love these); Steve Madden bag (love this one); Elizabeth and James sunnies; necklace c/o The Pink Armoire; Lancome "Wannabe" lipstick.

Sometimes when you are having one of those days that nothing is working, you just have to go for the simplest answer. Black dress, white jacket, leopard (neutral) heels, out the door. Sidenote - I actually got these same shoes like three years ago and wore them into the ground, like literally they are falling to pieces and I may have sharpied part of the spots back onto them after the calf hair fell out from all my abuse. I was super sad that I wouldn't have them this fall season and they are obviously no longer available in stores sooo I did a little internet stalking and found a brand new pair on Poshmark! Oh happy day. What can I say people, I am also the girl that has the same exact back in black and brown. I LIKE WHAT I LIKE.

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September 14, 2014

..Buffalo Chicken Dip & Food Should Taste Good

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You know what no one in the history of get-togethers ever said? "Don't bring buffalo chicken dip." You know why? Because it's an amazingly delicious crowd pleaser that everyone loves. You know what goes great with Buffalo chicken dip? Literally EVERY kind of Food Should Taste Good snack. Shown here is the sweet potato & multigrain varieties which obviously were a hit as there are almost none left. We actually don't have a crock pot which I believe is how this deliciousness is normally made, so we (I say "we" but honestly I can't take full credit for this one, it was the boyfriend who made it, I just taste tested ;) crafted a recipe that was easy enough for men to do on football Sunday sans a slow cooker. Recipe below!

Ingredients
2 (10 ounce) cans chunk chicken, drained
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup Ranch dressing
1 cup hot sauce (any kind)
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
dash of cayenne pepper
2 bags of Food Should Taste Good multigrain or sweet potato chips

Directions
Heat chicken and hot sauce in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in cream cheese and ranch dressing. Stir until well combined. Mix in half of the shredded cheese until melted then transfer to a baking pan. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top then bake on 350 until hot and bubbly. Serve with Food Should Taste Good chips.


 *This post was sponsored by Food Should Taste Good. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Currently Coveting going! Check out two other delicious ways to enjoy FSTG snacks here.
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September 11, 2014

..Affordable Ear Jackets

..Affordable Ear Jackets

The deets: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6


I recently got into the whole ear jacket trend. I purchased numbers 1 and 6 during an awesome Baublebar 30% off sale a few weeks ago and have since gotten so many compliments on them whenever I have them on. There are some amazing real gold ones on the market (like these), but my fear of this being one of those super trendy things has me feeling it's wiser to invest in the more affordable versions. I definitely think I need a pearly pair next. How awesome are they? You need some in your life, believe me.  

September 8, 2014

..Baseball Tee

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The deets: J.Crew tee; Lucky Brand shorts (DIY - made from the BFs old jeans); Ray-Ban sunnies; Converse sneakers; Rebecca Minkoff bag; Michael Kors watch, Essie "Fifth Avenue" polish.

Although I am not a true Nats fan (the Yankees will always come first due to my rowdy Jersey upbringing), I attend enough of their baseball games as a transplant to make them my number two team (at least they aren't in the same league). I'm not big on jerseys or fan gear but red nail polish with a linen baseball tee and comfy sneaks I can get down with. Add stadium hot dogs, a cute boyfriend, and beer to that list and you've got a perfect Saturday. 

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