18 Things I've Learned in 18 Years

September 28, 2016

quote 74 - 27th March:

Today is a very exciting day. It's my 18th birthday! I thought in honor of today being the first day I'm officially an adult I'd share 18 things I've learned during my 18 years on this earth

  1. Don't let others control your happiness
  2. Never take anything for granted
  3. Never put your time into the hands of the ungrateful
  4. Give people a second chance, but not a third
  5. Always dance to the music
  6. You can never be overdressed or over educated
  7. Know when to walk away
  8. Make time for you
  9. Your mom always knows who your true friends are
  10. It's okay to cry sometimes
  11. Be patient, good things will come
  12. Write things down
  13. Go to bed early
  14. A few true friends are infinitely better than lots of fake friends
  15. Don't procrastinate (like I'm doing right now)
  16. Try new things, you might be surprised
  17. Always speak the truth
  18. Believe in yourself

Remember to keep it cute, and classy
xoxo


Adore Me Activewear

September 27, 2016



I'm sure by now many of you have heard of Adore Me, but for those of you who don't know, they are New York City based lingerie company. You can chose to be a VIP where you get a set a month for $35.95 or chose to Pay as You Go.
With tomorrow being National Women's Health and Fitness Day I felt it was the perfect time to help announce that they are now launching an Active wear line! They gave me sneak peak of their new products for me to show you guys. The products will be available October 1st on www.adoreme.com and come in sizes ranging from XS to 4XL. You can also use the code GETACTIVE10 for a discount when you shop the new line!


























Which look is your favorite? This black and peach leggings have my name written all over them!

Remember to keep it cute, and classy
xoxo



Fall Recipe Ideas

September 25, 2016



Apple, pumpkin, cinnamon. These all seem to be the unofficial (or maybe official, go google it) tastes of fall.
I don't know about you, but I love going all in during the fall season. That includes giving the food I eat an autumn twist. I decided to round up some of the tastiest fall recipes I have seen on Pinterest. Make sure you're following me on Instagram and Twitter to see when I make them.




Healthy 3 Ingredient FLOURLESS Pumpkin Brownies- SO easy, simple and fudgy- NO butter, NO flour, NO sugar and NO oil needed at all! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com



pumpkincheesecake



creamy tomato tortellini soup2



One Pan Autumn Chicken Dinner | Cooking Classy



Maple-Glazed Chicken with Sweet Potatoes




The perfect holiday drink, this Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider is made with apple, cranberry and orange juices! Perfect for your Thanksgiving or Christmas party. #splendasweeties #sweetswaps

Check out this post for even more yummy fall recipe ideas.
What's your favorite food this time of year?

Remember to keep it cute, and classy
xoxo

PS
This awesome picture was taken by Ashley at http://www.ashleycreatesthings.com/



What's in my Backpack 2016

September 18, 2016


Since school is now in full swing, with many students having been back for a few weeks now, I wanted to share with you guys what I keep in my backpack for college. 
I use the Longchamp Le Pliage Large Tote bag as my backpack. 



Water bottle
Hydration is so important. I have a 25oz water bottle and try to get through at least two while I'm on campus 

Laptop
Although I love my handwritten notes its more convenient to have an electronic copy. Typing them up after class also acts as extra review. Comment down below if you would like a more detailed post about how I take notes!
I also like to get some work done inbetween my classes so having my laptop with me is a must.

Headphones and Chargers
It's important to keep your phone/laptop/tablet charged especially if you're using them for your classes or in the library.

Two pencil cases
I has a smaller pencil case that I keep black pens, mechanical pencils and anything else I use in class every day that I keep on my desk. The larger pencil case has all my colored pens, highlighters and anything I don't use as often or use when I'm rewriting my notes in the library that usually just comes with me when I know I'll have time in the library. 

Handsanitizer
No one wants to get sick during school and with all the people and germs you'll come in contact with this is a must have.

Hand lotion
If you're using a lot of handsanitizer it's going to dry out your hands. Add on cold weather up north and you'll be wanting a nice hand lotion while you're on campus.

Tissues
No matter how much you wash your hands or use hand sanitizer it is inevitable that you're going to get sick at least once. Don't be that person who keeps sniffing during class. Bring some tissues with you!

Minimergency Kit
This saves me so much space in my bag because I can be assured that I have something for nearly every emergency while keeps big my bag light at the same time. Everything is in one tiny, convinient bag

Umbrella
No one wants to get stuck walking to class in the rain on a day you didn't bring a rain coat. Enough said.

Wallet and Keys
This is especially imports for anyone who commutes to school. I'd reccomend always having your student ID and some cash with you if you live on campus. 

Gum
I always feel like I have something stuck in my teeth or have bad breath after eating so I like to chew a piece of gum after lunch or even after a coffee

What do you keep in your backpack/work bag?

Remember to keep it cute, and classy
xoxo

Fall Bucket List 2016

September 14, 2016

Fall is easily my favorite season and it's just around the corner! I love chilly weather and being able to curl up in a sweater with a good book and a warm drink.
Make sure you're following me on Instagram and emails from Cute and Classy to see
what I've accomplished at the end of the season.



What's on your fall bucket list?
Remember to keep it cute, and classy
xoxo

How I Edit my Instagram Pictures

September 11, 2016

This post contains refferal links that Cute and Classy may receive compensation from. All opinions are my own

As a blogger, I find myself on Instagram a lot. Some days when I have extra time on my hands I can spend hours on there! I love looking at peoples' profiles that have beautiful cohesive themes. Lately I have been working on creating a theme for my feed and I think I have finally found one that I like. 
I thought I'd share with you guys what apps I use and what I do when I edit my Instagram pictures.

FACETUNE 

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the first thing I do when take a picture is edit any slight imperfections in Facetune. These are usually anything from a bra strap I want hidden to fly away hairs and teeth whitening. This is a totally optional step and wont effect your theme at all.

VSCO 
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Here's where the fun comes in. I open the picture in VSCO and bypass the filters and go right to the editing mode. I up the exposure +2, contrast +4, saturation +2 and highlights +4. This leaves my pictures crisp and bright. 

PLANOLY
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You can download this app here http://www.planoly.com/referral/zion0vp7h1
After I am done editing my pictures I upload them to Planoly. This app is great because it puts the picture you're about to post next to all your existing posts so you can make sure that your new picture fits well with your existing theme. This is especially helpful when you have several pictures you're going to upload and you want to see how they'll all look together to see what order to post them. You can also see your account statistics and schedule and caption your pictures from this app.

UNUM
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Unum is a very similar app to Planoly. You can see your new pictures with the rest of your feed, access your statistics, edit and schedule from the app. You can even set daily reminders to post if you don't want to schedule your posts from the app. The even better part? It's 100% free!

How do you edit your pictures?

Remember to keep it cute, and classy.
xoxo

Liebster Award Nominaton

September 7, 2016

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I want to start by saying a huge thank you to Jesse from https://jessexmegan.com
for nominating me for a Liebster award! I'm going to answer the questions she has for me and nominate a few of my favorite bloggers to do so as well.
  1. Who is your all time favorite musical artist?
    1. I love love love Shawn Mendes (I even got to meet him!!) Sam Hunt is a close second though 
  2. Where do you see your blog in a year’s time?
    1. I'd love to be working with brands and expanding my reach to be able to interact with more readers. I really want to grow my social media presence as well, mostly on Instagram. 
  3. Which season is your favorite?
    1. Fall! As much as I love warm summer weather fall is by far my favorite. If anyone knows of anywhere that has end-of-summer/early-fall weather all year round let me know!
  4. What is the one thing you hope to achieve in life?
    1. Happiness. I know that sounds cliché or too simple but if you're happy with all aspects of your life I think you've accomplished the greatest thing possible.
  5. What is your opinion on Hamilton the American Musical?
    1. I'm not big into musicals so I haven't seen it. (Unless High School Musical counts)
  6. What topic do you like blogging about the most?
    1. Although I haven't done too much blogging about college since I just started, I really like it. I love reading other people's posts about college too.
  7. What is your favorite flavor of sweet?
    1. Anything chocolate! 
  8. Where do you find inspiration?
    1. I look for inspiration on Pinterest, other blogs, Instagram and just everyday life. 
  9. What is your dream job?
    1. I think that would require knowing what career path a want to follow but like my senior quote said "I don't know where I'm going from here but I promise it won't be boring"
  10. What is the best thing to happen to you this year so far?
    1. I've discovered who my true friends are and know that they will stick with me and support me no matter what happens. 
  11. What are you binge watching right now?
    1. I just finished season 13 of NCIS so I think I'm going to finish up Baby Daddy before I start any new shows. Let me know if you have any good suggestions!
Now I nominate:
Catherine and Julianna from http://preppybythesea.blogspot.com/

Here are your directions

1. Thank and mention the blogger that has nominated you in your blog post.

2. Answer the questions the blogger tagged you to answer.
3. Nominate at least 5 other bloggers, but do not exceed 11.
4. List your questions and be sure to tell your nominated bloggers that you have nominated them.

And your questions
  1. What is your go-to coffee order?
  2. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
  3. What your favorite kind of music?
  4. What was your first job?
  5. What color is on your nails right now?
  6. What motivates you?
  7. What is your ideal Friday night?
  8. Who inspires you?
  9. What is your favorite meal to cook/eat?
  10. Where are your favorite places to shop?
Remember to keep it cute, and classy.
xoxo



Welcome!

September 3, 2016

You are capable of amazing things | Inspirational quotes:

Welcome to the new and improved Cute and Classy!

I've been working very hard to make this blog look great and make my vision for Cute and Classy come to life the past few weeks. I want to get more serious about blogging and I think that a slight re branding is just what I needed in order to do that. I mostly want to focus on lifestyle, school, fashion and beauty posts. I will have set posting days (still tbd depending on what fits in my schedule best) and I am working on stepping up my photography game. 

I'm sure that I'll still be making tweaks along the way but for now I'm very happy with how the blog looks. If anyone has any helpful tips I'd love to hear them. You can leave them in the comment section or shoot me an email at thecuteandclassy@gmail.com. I hope that all the time and effort I have put into this blog will pay off. I think there are big things in store for Cute and Classy. 😃 

Make sure you're following me on Instagram @cuteandclassyblog and Twitter @_cuteandclassy to see behind the scenes stuff and keep in touch with me on days I'm not posting. 
Leave a comment below telling me what you think of the new look!

Remember to keep it cute, and classy 

xoxo

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