Beans N’ Leaves

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I wanted to do an official post about my box from Beans N’ Leaves. If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen my awkward unboxing on my story where I shared everything that came in my Beans N’ Leaves box (when I listened to it I was like, is that really my voice?), so weird! Anyways, Beans N’ Leaves is a new subscription box for coffee and tea lovers. It is like the best thing I have ever heard of and I was fortunate enough to try them out! I am working on liking tea more, it has to be sweet for me, so of course I chose a coffee box.

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When it arrived I was so excited. I was surprised to see the sizes of the bags of coffee beans, they were bigger than I expected so it will be nice to be able to make more than one cup of coffee with them. My box came with four different bags of coffee and let me tell you, they all smell so good! My favorite is the one from Dark Horse Coffee Roasters. The part of this package that made me want to open it right away, “Tastes like dark chocolate, tangerine, and brown sugar,” um YUM! I opened the bag and took a deep breath, I almost wanted to eat one of the beans right then and there it smelled so good. I think I may be in love.

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The second bag I got is from Lanna Coffee Co. The description of this roast is, “A bright roast with crisp floral notes, bourbon sweetness and a clean velvety finish {highest caffeine content}”. Yes hello, as soon as I read that last bit I knew I needed to try it, the more caffeine the better right? This one smells like heaven too, I almost feel like I get energy just from inhaling its wonderful aroma.

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Third and fourth are two different coffees from Copa-Vida: GO. and ENJOY. GO. is rich while ENJOY. is a medium roast. Both smell darker than the other two bags but still oh so good. I like the cute little bags they came in.

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Lastly my box also came with a few goodies. The first was an organic nutrition bar called Simple Squares in Cinna-Clove. It is gluten free, certified paleo, and I can pronounce every ingredient in it. Second was Just Panela sugar packets. This cane sugar is “hand cut, hand kettled, hand crafted. 100% unprocessed, unrefined and organic”. Third were these amazing coffee candies in the flavors: coffee, coffee with cream, and cinnamon coffee. Last is the cutest little coffee scooper ever! One scoop measures one tbsp. of coffee. Now I am official, I have a scooper and can stop using the plastic scoop that comes with my generic, boring, grocery store bought coffee.

This box is truly amazing. Coffee not only is everything, but it is a social aspect of our daily lives. This is a way to bring variety and spice things up in your own kitchen. I also think it is something impressive to have when guests are over. I always think my friends with their cool, different coffees are so cultured for having a different brand than the ones we see everyday at the grocery store. This is a conversation starter! A Beans N’ Leaves box would also make a great gift to give so if you need an idea for someone for Christmas this is a good one.

Check out the Beans N’ Leaves site here and their Instagram here! I also have to add that the founder and co-founder are truly amazing people (yes I may know them =]), but people who are passionate put real work, effort, and love into their work and that is what they are doing in this company. They have created a quality product that exceeds your standards. Thanks you two! xoxo

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Little Ruffles

This is my THIRD post about a ruffle top! Convinced I am obsessed yet? I absolutely love the little dainty ruffles down the front of this button up blouse from Target (unfortunately it is sold out because I bought it a little while ago). The little ruffles give it just enough fun detail without being too much. Target’s new brand, A New Day, in my opinion is doing really well. I can always find something I like and the price point is great. When I saw the pieces coming out I thought they would cost more but they are around the same price or even cheaper than some of the other Target brands.

I paired this top with my Topshop high waist black cigarette pants from Nordstrom (which I seem to be pairing with everything lately). One thing I love about this pants is that they make your waist look so tiny! This combo made a great work outfit. I finished it off with my red Steve Madden heels and a red lip for a pop of color.  The only thing I do not care for on this shirt is that the sides come up high almost like a slit. This makes it to where you have to wear higher waisted pants whether you tuck it in or not because then your stomach shows, which is not really appropriate for the office.

Check it out! 🙂

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Jord Wood Watches

I love wearing watches, not only for the obvious reason to tell time, but because they make a statement. Watches can be a vital part of a look, the part that stands out. I prefer the ones that stand out a bit, whether they be rose gold, have some bling around the face, or two toned, they are usually eye catching and I tend to get a lot of compliments. This is a great conversation starter with really anyone, it is something simple to bond over. The three watches I have are pretty and shiny, but common you could say. I still love them, but I see them around often.

I just recently got a new addition and my wishes for a unique watch have been granted! Check it out, it’s a WOOD watch from Jord! I didn’t even know you could make a watch out of wood, how cool! It looks so nice and classy, and just the fact that it is wood, when other people see it they have to ask about it. Mine is called the Frankie. I love a watch with a large face which is why I chose this style, but they have tons of other styles and color tones as well for men and women. I found these at the right time because I am in desperate need of Christmas present ideas. Jord even has custom engraving on their site! Personalized gifts can be the best, especially for family.

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I have a great deal to share with you all, click my link here to get a coupon for 25% off a Jord wood watch! If you want to check it out here are a few more links to get you there faster: my watch is here, the women’s shop is here, and the men’s shop is here. Check them out and enjoy!

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Purify Sauna Lounge

This past Thursday I got the opportunity to try out the Purify Sauna Lounge in Anaheim, a friend of mine invited me. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, I just knew it was a sauna. When I got there to be honest I was nervous. That seems so silly but I had only ever been in a sauna once and I wasn’t too sure about it, I am not always that great in the heat. As soon as I walked into Purify though I felt better just for the fact of how friendly the staff was. They helped me get signed in, offered me water, took my picture, and showed me how everything worked. It turns out my friend that invited me owns the place! She and her family are such good people so from that moment I knew it was going to be a great place.

The rundown, you get your own personal room with an individual sized sauna. It is almost set up like a tanning salon (there is one room that can accommodate two people if you prefer to go in with a friend, I think that could be fun). In your personal room you have the sauna which has glass walls and doors. There is also a TV so you can watch to pass the time. Before you go in you get your pick of either a peppermint or eucalyptus cold wet towel. You get two, one for while you’re in there, and one for afterwards. I definitely recommend keeping the second for after. You also want to make sure you bring a water in with you, I drank almost a whole 33 oz bottle. You undress, wrap in a towel, and relax in the sauna for 40 minutes! The saunas are on all day so there is a timer for you to know when to get out. The temperatures for these babies are set to 150 degrees. That sounds mostly crazy to sit in 150 degrees for 40 minutes, but believe me, if I can do it, almost anyone can. I told you, I am terrible in the heat but this I handled. Probably because it is mostly a dry heat, there is no steam involved. After about the first 10-15 minutes you will just start dumping out sweat. My friend told me you will sweat in places you didn’t even know you could, well she was right!

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Now I didn’t realize the benefits of a sauna. Purify has all infrared saunas so the lights have a lot to do with it. The colors all have different benefits from relaxing to energizing. Using these saunas help you boost your metabolism, burn calories and loose weight, helps with muscle and joint pain, removes toxins, helps the appearance of cellulite, reduces stress and fatigue, improves your skin, and helps your immune system! I slept SO WELL that night. By the time I got home I was so relaxed it was really amazing. Someone at work the next day even commented on my skin. I was surprised with the results after just one session so you can assume I cannot wait to go back! The lounge offers various memberships that I am really interested in and I even have my boyfriend wanting to give it a try. If you live local you should really check it out!

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Little Black Dress

I love dresses but I don’t wear them all that often, especially not to work. I have long legs so it can be hard to find one that is an appropriate length for the office. I think it was back around the time of the Nordstrom sale that I saw a TON of bloggers all wearing the same dress. I checked it out and found it was by Leith, a ruched body-con. I looked at it A LOT before I finally bought it. It comes in a handful of colors but all of the ones I wanted were sold out in my size, so I settled with black (if you know me you know I don’t usually go for black). In this case though I am so happy I did! I can totally see why all of those bloggers I saw were obsessed with this dress because now I am. It is just perfect, there is no better description. The length is perfect for work, despite that fact that it is a body-con it isn’t your usual super tight dress so check the box again for work appropriate. The ruching in the front lets you not worry about any body issues like sucking it in all day or muffin tops, and the little V in the front adds just a little bit of sexy to it. I have paired it with flats/mules, heels, and over the knee boots like I did below. I have also topped it off with a blazer, and I have tried a knit sweater, again below. It is just perfect like I said and I cant wait to get it in another color. I also saw they have the same dress but with long sleeves, that is obviously on my wish list now.

Check it out below! (PS- I haven’t worn this necklace since my sister’s wedding in June and I do not know why because it is AMAZING! She got it for me from Baublebar for my Maid of Honor gift. Be prepared to see it more often!)

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Shop the look here: Leith Ruched Body-Con Tank Dress from Nordstrom | Necklace (sold out =/) | Sweater (similar linked here from Target) | Steve Madden ELEKTRIC Over the Knee Boots (similar, mine are from two years ago)

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Plaid Ruffles!

Topshop High Waist Cigarette TrousersAre you seeing the reoccurring theme yet with these ruffles? Basically I am obsessed and I really hope they do not got out of style soon because I am far too invested at this point. I saw this cute plaid and ruffle top when I was walking around BP at Nordstrom and I was instantly in love. Sometimes I reflect on the styles I am drawn to today and think of how I would have never thought twice about it back in high school or the beginning of college. This is one of those moments. The ruffles on this top are so prominent and I love them. Back then I would have laughed and agreed with my boyfriend when he called me a linebacker… like I said on Instagram, boys know nothing. *Insert Bride Wars quote “What do they teach boys in school?!”

Anyways, this top is different and I love it. The colors are very in with the holiday spirit so I am happy that we are past Halloween and I can finally wear it. Plus it has actually, for the most part, been cool enough to wear it. I saw it at Nordstrom, thought about it nonstop for like three days and bought it before I regretted it. It was my “congratulations you have been at your new job a year” gift. It was a splurge and I bought it full price. Of course NOW it is on sale for 40% off, but you know what? I wanted it to much I’m not even that mad about it.


I love that it can be worn casually or dressed up. This past Saturday I paired it with my high waist Topshop Jamies and my over the knee tan boots from Target (dv for Target last year) and I loved it. This may sound weird but you know when you are rocking an outfit that most people would say they couldn’t pull off, it just makes you feel cooler? That was me and I relished in it.


On the dressed up end for work, I paired it with my, again, high waist Topshop cigarette trousers, my red bow heels from Steve Madden (older), and a red lip. I thought it was fun to bring out the red in the top. The perfect pairing yet again! I am just so obsessed. I will link all pieces below but if you like it go check it out because I do not know how long the sale lasts. Embrace the ruffle movement with me! 😉

Shop the looks here:

BP. Plaid Ruffle Blouse | Topshop Jamie High Waist Ankle Grazer Skinny Jeans |  Topshop High Waist Cigarette Trousers | the red heels I am wearing are no longer available so I linked the always reliable and cute Steve Madden Carrson | As I said the boots were from last year so I have linked two other options from Target here & here! | Lime Crime Matte Velvetines in Rustic (looks more red on than in picture online)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple Ruffles

It has FINALLY been cool enough to wear long sleeves! I have been waiting for this for so long, ESPECIALLY since I have like four new long sleeves that haven’t been worn yet. I love the details on this purple one I got by Lush at Nordstrom (on sale!). Actually the color is called “peppercorn”. I am such a sucker for ruffles right now and this one has double the ruffles, shoulders and the bottom of the sleeves. The elastic around the wrists is so cute and dainty. I paired it with my high waist cigarette trousers by Topshop at Nordstrom and my black Landen heels by Steve Madden. I am indecisive though on what looks best: untucked, easy tucked, or fully tucked? Check it out below and let me know what you think! All of the pieces are linked below too!

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Untucked…

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LOL me trying to take a cute walking pic!

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…easy tucked…

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…fully tucked?
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Look linked here: Top (also comes in black and lavender blue) | Pants | Heels