What to Get for the Girl Boss in Your Life

November 16, 2018

Woo happy Friday!! This post is actually one day late because I had a Bio exam yesterday. Everyone pray that I got a good grade, I need it. 
I'm kicking off my holiday season tomorrow at Radio City Music Hall watching their Christmas Spectacular, so make sure you're following my insta stories to see what we get up to in the city. I'll try and throw in a little recap of the day trip in my next gift guide for you guys. 
Today's gift guide is all about the boss ladies in your life that are always killing it. You all know someone who seems to have everything together, always. If your don't, it's probably you so congrats we're all jealous of you. Help keep her even more organized while looking as chic as possible with some of these gift ideas that she's sure to love. 



The Coziest Gifts for the Homebody in Your Life

November 12, 2018

Happy (late) Tuesday! This is the second gift guide of the year and I hope you're enjoying them as much I as am making them! 
Today's list is another that I personally relate to a ton. From cozy clothes to candles so yummy you'll want to eat them, I've got covered with everything you could need to stay warm and cozy this winter when you never feel like leaving the house. I hope you find the perfect gift for anyone in your life who would rather spend the day cuddled up on the couch all day than out and about in a winter wonderland. 


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Gifts for the Beauty Guru in Your Life

November 11, 2018

Hellooo
In my last post, you got to see what I wanted, now I'm here to show you what all the beauty/makeup/skincare loving people in your life want. I would proclaim myself a bit of a beauty aficionado myself and every item on this list is totally something they'll love if they don't already!


TRAVEL BRUSH SET

This is perfect for any girl who loves to travel, or is tight on space for storing their collection. Bonus: It comes with a brush roll for easy packing.

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CLARISONIC MIA SMART 3-in-1

I got one of these about a month ago and it has totally changed my skincare. It does such a better job at cleaning than your hands could ever do, no matter how many times you wash. Don't believe me? Look at all the make up that's left on the brush after using it. This one connects to an app on your phone to learn more about your skin and lifestyle to get the most out of each clean

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JADE FACIAL ROLLER

Jade rollers are great for reducing inflammation and just overall relaxation. Stick it in the fridge, throw on some moisturizer or and oil and get rolling.

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FENTY BEAUTY LIP GLOSS

This super versatile gloss can be layered over lipsticks or worn on it's own. It's perfect for a gal on the go to throw in her bag wherever she goes

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TATCHA WATER CREAM

It seems like everyone and their mother is talking about Tatcha lately and for good reason. Make sure whoever you're buying for is moisturized and glowing all winter long with their water cream

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TOO FACED GINGERBREAD PALETTE

Too Faced is notorious for their amazing scented products and this one does not disappoint. The gingerbread scent will leave them remembering the holiday (and the awesome person who gifted it) every time they pick it up.

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CHLOE SIGNATURE GIFT SET

This is one of my favorite scents and the gift set is such a good value, not to mention the color of the packaging is super cute

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DR JART PEEL MASK

Great makeup needs great base. This mask can help make sure their skin is as smooth as can be so their natural beauty can shine through 

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DRUNK ELEPHANT SET

Another skin care line every has been gushing over is Drunk Elephant. This set can let the recipient of your awesome gift try out a little bit of all the favorites.

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DYSON SUPERSONIC HAIR DRYER

This is one I've unfortunately never had the chance to try but I've hear it dries hair in no time. Perfect for a busy girl who needs to make sure her tresses are always on point

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T3 CURLING WAND

Another styling favorite of bloggers everywhere. You can change out the top for curls and waves of all shapes and sizes. Bonus: It's on sale right now

SHOP HERE


GLAM GLOW MUD MASK 

While on the pricier side for a mud mask, Glam Glow leaves your skin feeling great and your pores feeling uber clean. Pick up the travel size if you can't splurge on the full size. A little goes a long way with this 

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JACLYN HILL PALETTE

This is probably one of Morphe's most popular collaborations. The palette is so versatile, who ever you give it to can create almost any look they want with it. It's also great for someone just getting into makeup or wants a smaller collection

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My 2018 Christmas Wishlist

November 9, 2018

Quick disclaimer: I'm well aware there's still Thanksgiving and it's still fall. I love fall, I wish fall wouldn't leave, BUT Christmas shopping posts need to go up before Black Friday. I am so sorry. You can come back later.



It's the most wonderful time of the year!! If you guys read my last post you would know I am in full holiday mode.(I know it's still fall and I'm not over here praying for snow don't worry) Last year I did another What I Want for Christmas post and my uncle actually got me a few things off of it. Yes I know that's kind of the point of these, but usually I tell my mom what I want and then add in a few different things I don't mention in these kinds of posts so is was funny seeing a few of them as gifts last year.

 I have 4, yes 4, gift guides going up next week so that you can make your list and check it twice before saving on all the awesome Black Friday sales this year. I'll be sharing all the sales I can find on my Instagram and saving them in a highlight so make sure you're following my Instagram to check those out.



Glossier balmdotcom $30 (set), $12 (single) // L.L. Bean Pullover $79 // Beauty Blender x Too Faced Set $40 // Morphe Blending Brush $14 // Belkin Charging Pad $50 // Morphe 35O Palette $24 // HP Sprocket Photo Printer $120 // Lancôme Lash Primer $13

What's holiday activities are you looking forward to the most this year? Let me know in a comment below and what the #1 thing on your list is this year.

Getting Ready for the Holidays with Custom Holiday Cards with Basic Invites

November 3, 2018

This post is sponsored by Basic Invites. All opinions are my own


Now that Halloween is over I am in full holiday season mode #sorrynotsorry. 
My friends and I are having our first (hopefully) annual Friendsgiving this year. Every great party needs a great invitation so I was so excited when Basic Invites reached out to me about featuring some of their holiday products.




Full transparency guys, I had actually never heard of the company before so I was a little hesitant to agree, but after checking out their site and falling in love with all the beautiful, and affordable, designs they had I knew I just needed to share them with you guys. 

I had the opportunity to pick out some product to talk about and guys they came out so great! They have every type of invitation or business car you could think of, from their cool christmas cards to their custom business holiday cards, like seriously have you ever heard of someone offering holiday business cards!? Basic Invites has sooo many different color options too, you'll find the perfect colors for every occasion.  
For our Friendsgiving invite I wanted to go for that cute rustic look because I think that it's such a cute theme for Thanksgiving (side note: I also made an invite before they approached me that was friends themed which is equally as cute and I'll be emailing to people who wont appreciate a mailed invite as much. Let me know in a comment below if you'd like to see how I did it!) I found the perfect invite over on their site, buttt I wasn't crazy about the default color. Since pretty much everything about the items are customizable,  I was able to chose from their 180 different color selections to find just the perfect one.  To compliment my not perfect invite, I was able to choose from their 40 different envelope colors so that your basic white envelope didn't kill the wonderfully rustic vibe.
There were so many great options to choose from, over 500 to be exact, it was hard to pick just one, like their foil cards that you can get in silver, gold and even rose gold or their insanely cool watercolor holiday cards
I also (finally) got some business cards and they came out so amazing! I was struggling to pick from 2 designs but Basic Invites will send you custom samples, so you can try a few before your order the rest of your stationary. I had never hear of or seen clear business cards before but they have officially changed my life and I think I need to order 100 more. If you want to stand out from other basic cards, I highly recommend you go check them out. Stock up for the holiday season before it's too late.

If you want to see what me invites and cards look like, go check out my Instagram stories "On the Blog" Tab right now!
To see more from Basic Invite you can find them @basicinvites on:

I want to say another huge thank you to Basic Invites for working with me and I hope you guys can go check them out just in time for all their holiday card needs. My products got here in about a week so don't wait until last minute!



4 Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

October 27, 2018

My friends and I decided just this week that we were all going to go home to celebrate Halloween together. I wasn't planning on doing anything if I stayed at school (there's not much going on here on weekends) so that meant I had absolutely no costume planned, versus my best friend who has 4, yes 4 costumes for the holiday.


Que the overwhelming Pinterest search, endless trips to Walmart, Target and discount stores and hours spent stifling through the racks for just the item you were looking for. I think we've all been there with this one, I know I was last year. 
To help you all avoid doing that ever again, I've picked out a few of my favorites that you can throw together with items that you either already own or super basic pieces that you're guaranteed to find without searching a bunch of stores and where to get said pieces. While a lot of them are pretty centered around the makeup I made sure it was all simple stuff that had tons of good YouTube tutorials to help you out. I'll even link some of my favorites. Always remember you can amp up or down any part of these costumes to your liking and skill levels.

Deer/Doe

This costume is super easy because it's mostly makeup centered because the outfit is all very basic pieces, which is the key to a last minute costume
Bonus tip: If you don't have time to get antlers do two half "space buns" to make your hair looks like your antlers

Vampire

Dark makeup, red lipstick and an all black outfit =the easiest vampire costume ever. Fake blood and fangs optional

Alien

You can do so much with this. I think this look is adorable but if you don't think you have the skills to tackle it (or pull off purple lips) Try doing your everyday look and just add lots of sparkle or a pop of color. The outfit has so many option too from purple and green to an all holographic outfit and alien shirt or even the aliens from Toy Story if you're doing this with friends.

Boxer

My friends and I actually did this costume last year. You can show as much skin as you feel comfortable for this too. The gloves are optional but I think the braids, the silk robe and the converse are what really make this costume recognizable. Skip the $60 VS robe and get one like this one instead to save some money 

Let me know what you're being for Halloween this year down below. If you use any of these ideas, make sure to tag me in your pictures on Instagram (@cuteandclassyblog) so I can see them!


The Best Places to Get Designer Brands on a College Girl Budget

October 13, 2018

This is an exciting one today! I've been told I have champagne taste on, well, a water budget. This means that I always have my eyes peeled for a great deal. There are a few places that have become my go-to's to look for good deals year round, not just on the typical sale days. A few of these places are already pretty well knows, but I thought I could at least share some of the brands/outfits I've found at them. 

Nordstrom Rack 

This is my first go to if I have a specific type of fashion item in mind. They have such an amazing selection of high end brands. I especially love their shoe selection. I got a pair of Steve Madden shoes for $30 when they're originally priced at $60, and right after the style got super popular. Win-win! I went after the Nordstrom Sale back in July and stocked up on Madewell t-shirts for $15 each. They're a great staple piece and perfect for layering. I got 2 white, one black and one grey. When I was just there this past weekend they had so may fall jackets out, I could've gotten a dozen! I was eyeing this Ralph Lauren jacket that is usually in the $200 range at Macy's for 50% off the original price, but it was still a little too much for my budget. Maybe on Black Friday ;)

TJ Maxx/Marshalls 

These two are a lot like Nordstrom Rack, but I find it a little harder to find more well known brands. That being said I probably frequent these two the most. They always have a pretty good selection of handbags and luggage, if that's what you're in the market for. Just this spring I got a Calpac suitcase for my spring break trip for $60 with was half the original price! I also was able to score some really good deals on denim last spring before they started cycling in the summer clothes. I got my favorite pair of Lucky Brand high waisted jeans for $70 originally priced at $129 and my first pair of Paige denim jeans for $80 when they're usually, wait for it, $179. That's almost $100 off!! When I tell you guys that I could live in my Paige jeans because they're so comfortable, I'm not joking. 

Plato's Closet

If you're unfamiliar with the store, Plato's closet buys and sells gently used clothes. I like it because you can go in with some of your stuff, get cash upfront for the items they take, and then you can use that to shop their great selection of popular brands for sooo much less than retail price. Over the summer I picked up a pair of $45 J. Crew shorts for $12! This is also another really good place to pick up denim and you can even find some good shoes there too. I got a pair of Nine West flats for $8, originally $70. One woman's trash is another's treasure. 

Poshmark 

This is the best place to go if you have a specific item in mind and you don't want to spend the time to sort through racks to find it. You can shop thousands of brand from the app, and you're even able to negotiate the price with the seller. For big ticket items, Poshmark will assess and guarantee the authenticity of the item. I know tons of people who have score LV this way. I personally have never bought anything but I do list and sell my own clothes on there so make sure you follow my closet to know when I'm putting up new items. You can sign up and get $5 by using my code LEAHCLASEN to sign up

How I've Styled My Style Steals

The J.Crew Shorts


Steve Madden shoes, Lucky Brand jeans and Madewell t-shirt




Paige Jeans 



If you want to see more of how I style my "style steals" or any new deals I can find, make sure you're following my Instagram @cuteandclassyblog and turn my post notifications on. I'm always keeping it updated with OOTD post and any great sales I can find.

If you have another places where you can always find a good deal, leave a comment below! Always spread the love :)

Coffee Date no. 11 | Hello Fall

September 23, 2018

Hello everyone! I'm currently writing this on a train ride back to school looking out the window at the Hudson river at all the trees that are going to turn a beautiful shade of scarlet red in just a few weeks.
It's been a few weeks of settling into my new routine at school but I finally think I've gotten into a groove.

This Friday is my 20th birthday! Eeek I can't believe I wont be a teenager anymore. I'm really starting to realize how quickly time actually flies by, especially when you're always so busy. It's important to take the time to slow down and appreciate the moment you're in. After all, you're only young once.

I cannot wait for fall to be in full swing. I'm a little sad that I won't be back home for the season this year, because nothing can really beat being upstate during the fall, between the trees, the seemingly endless number of apple orchards and the fresh cider and doughnuts everywhere. I'm hoping I can find a few hidden gems down in Long Island, so if you have any recommendations leave a comment below or DM me on Instagram @cuteandclassyblog!



Now onto the things I've been loving lately:

Fall Fashion
Can you tell that this post has a bit of a theme to it? I walked into Forever 21 last week and they had all their fall styles at the front of the store. It took a lot not to buy half the display. They had super cute slouchy sweaters and textured skirts that I think would be the perfectly paired with some tights and booties for a great IG pic with the foliage

My Planner
My Happy Planner has seriously been my life saver these past few weeks. It lets me keep track of everything I need to remember and it's totally customizable which lets me change my set up from week to week or even day to day. Plus it helps fuel my love for stickers.

Home Goods
I honestly don't think there's a time that this place couldn't make it on the list. I was there the other day and they had all their Halloween décor out. It got me so excited for the holiday and everything that comes with it. Haunted houses anyone? They also have such a great selection of decorative pumpkins, too bad they were all a little too big for my room.

Coffee Date no. 10 | Vacation Recap + Some Announcements

August 11, 2018

I cannot believe that it's already August! This summer has gone by way too fast :( I only have one more week left of work and two weeks until I leave for school.

Last week I went on vacation with my family and my best friend. We had so much fun on the Cape and Nantucket. I got super sunburnt at the start of the trip, so it was a little rough doing pretty much anything. I am still peeling on my back and legs. Wear your sunscreen ladies!!
I tried MaryLou's coffee for the first time while I was there and oh my gosh guys I am so so sad that there isn't one in New York. If you ever get the chance, try their blueberry cinnamon crumble iced coffee. 10/10 recommend. 
W got ice cream almost every night, as you do on vacation. My favorite place has to be Cape Cod Creamery, with Sundae School coming in a close second. I really needed to get back into running more after this trip.
We did lots of shopping, but I mostly just got keepsake items. I am really trying to clear out a lot of my clothes before I buy new ones. If you want to help a girl out, go check out my Poshmark, my user name is @LeahClasen.
This brings us to announcement #1. If you want to know more about that trip, you can watch my very first YouTube video!! I'm super excited to share my first vlog with you guys. It's definitely something that I will need to keep working on, but I hope you enjoy my (rough) first try. You can also follow along on my Instagram stories, @cuteandclassyblog

Now onto announcement #2. For a while I have been wanting to change up the newsletter to make it better for my readers. When I saw the newsletters that Dani Austin, Kate from Lonestar Southern and Lucy from Daily Dose of Prep were sending out, it really inspired me to create something new.
Starting August 18th I will be sending out a bimonthly (for now) newsletter that has exclusive, email only content. The working title is C & C Mail but I'm open to some more clever suggestions. 
You can sign up with this link, or one of the various forms on the blog :)
For now, I will be keeping the same RSS updates until the get a make over or I can incorporate them into C&C Mail. 

I can't wait to share my journey at my new school and everything that is in store! Thanks for reading :)

Monthly Favorites: July 2018

July 28, 2018

I cannot believe that July is basically over; it feels like just yesterday was the 4th of July! Since starting my little blog journal (stay tuned for more on that) it's been so much easier to keep track of my monthly favorites so you can look forward to more monthly posts like this. I love trying out new things, from podcasts to beauty products, and I love sharing my thoughts on the with you guys, so posts like there are perfect for that! Here's to my random ramblings of things I've been doing, using, enjoying over the past month.


Fashion:

Friendship bracelets

So I'm not sure that this counts as "Fashion" but I wear them all the time so I'm throwing it in here, mainly because I wear the same thing every day as part of my camp uniform so I don't really have anything else for this category. If you read my last Coffee Date, you know the story behind these.

Yellow:

This one is really just a color but it fit best here too.  It's just so happy and summery. I've had yellow nails for the past few weeks, lots of yellow outfits and making tons of bracelets with yellow in them. 

Beauty:

Serums

 I have been trying to up my skincare game lately, and since I really didn't want to my derm recommended face washes, I decided to venture into the world of serums. Right now I am using this one from Urban Outfitters that is packed with vitamin C to restore and renew your skin.

Fresh Face

With my job at camp, I really don't wear much, if any make up during the summer. I love the look and feel of keeping it natural. My skin feels great, I don't have to worry about sweat or the pool ruining my makeup and it saves so much time. Most days I'll just throw on some of my favorite mascara.

Fitness:

Running

I've bee getting up at 5:30 every day to run before work. It wakes me up more than coffee does, and it doesn't hurt that it's much better for your body. Right now I'm focusing on extending my running time more than distance and pace. My goal is to build up enough endurance for a 5k, then we'll see where it goes from there. 

Whitney Simmons Workouts

To go along with my running, I've been adding in strength workouts every other day. I love Whitney's workouts because she has a range of difficulty levels and provides you with modifications. She also has a bunch of workouts that are either equipment free or can be modified for things that are easier to use at home.



Dorm Room Shopping: Where to Start + What's In My Dormify Cart

July 22, 2018

At the end of August I will be moving into a dorm for the first time. It's pretty overwhelming yet exciting getting ready for move in day. For years I have been saying that I can't wait until I had my own space to decorate, so this just puts me one step closer. 
I have read so many blog posts, gone through hundreds of checklists and watched dozens of videos on the "Essentials" things you need to bring with you. From talking to friends and just my everyday life as a college student, I've realized that a lot of the stuff from all of those really isn't as important as they seem. I wanted to share with you guys a list of the MOST important things I'm buying for my dorm, complied from lists, posts, videos, friends and my own experience.
 At the end of the post Ill share my Dormify cart with you guys, which is basically all the extra fluff you really don't need but will totally make your room cuter and make you feel more at home. If you want 20% off your Dormify order you can click this link right here. Go ahead, I'll wait. Now that's out of the way, let's jump right in. 

Dorm Room Essentials

Comforter/ Duvet- For the love of all things holy please do not buy one in white. It will get dirty so, so quickly. If you still want the look of a sleek neutral color scheme with maybe a popular color, a shade of grey is a safe bet.

  

Mattress Pad AND Mattress Topper- This will make your dorm bed so much comfier I promise you. My best friend even has two mattress pads and I think her dorm bed might be comfier than my bed at home


2 Sets of Sheets- Get at least 2 sets so you aren't constantly doing laundry and you can still lay in bed while you're washing the first set. 

Organization- This one is a pretty umbrella term but get what fits your needs. Have a lot of shoes? Get a hanging shoe rack. Want to lots of snacks on hand? Plastic bins are perfect for that? Have so much stationary your roommate might think you're crazy? First off, you're not, second get some desk organizers. The possibilities are endless. 

Closed Lid Garbage Can- You'll obviously need a garbage in your room and if your room doesn't provide one for you, you'll need to bring one. I recommend one that has a closable lid to keep any funky smells from filling up your tiny, shared space.

A Lamp- Some schools provide a desk lamp, some provide a floor lamp, all of them have horrible (or non-existent) overhead lighting. Check what your school provides and pick up which ever one won't be there on move in day.

Mirror- Floor length, wall, or cosmetic is up to you and your level of vanity (don't worry, I'm not judging) but having at least one is a must. 

For the most part this is a really all you need to get through your time in the dorms. You don't want to bring too much and then not use half of it and you definitely want thinks that are more functional than decorative. If you have any more dorm room must haves, leave them in a comment below!

Great Places to Shop

Dormify-You can shop pre planned rooms in a few clicks. Decorating your dorm doesn't get much easier than that!
Target- I love Target for more décor centric things like pillows, throw blankets and wall hangings
Bed Bath and Beyond- Perfect for all the basics like bedding, organization and small appliances (hello coffee maker)
Ikea- I don't have one near me but I imagine it's very similar to Bed Bath and Beyond
Walmart- Cute for cheap décor and cheap mattress toppers/pads, especially if your school doesn't allow the foam ones like mine.

What's In My Dormify Cart


Wall Art // Dry Erase Boards // Throw Blanket // Duvet Cover // "I Believe in Naps" Pillow // Trunk // Bed Skirt // Pink Pillow

If you want to get the 20% you must you my link above, not the product links!

If you guys post any pictures of your dorm room this year, make sure you tag me in your pictures! My Instagram is @cuteandclassyblog 

Coffee Date no. 9 | New Beginnings & Old School Nostagia

July 15, 2018

Happy July!! If you're new here, hi hello welcome. My Coffee Date posts are a basically a semi-regular life update for my readers. I also highly recommend following my Instagram (@cuteandclassyblog) and maybe even signing up for my newsletter, you know just to keep updated and such. 

Work has been keeping me super busy lately, which has made it difficult for me to keep up with posts and Instagram. I'm working on a schedule that will work with everything else going on, so it might be a week or two before things get back on their regular track again. Thanks for your patience! 


Last week was the 4th of July, and I got to spend the day on my friends boat, and I got to spend the next day as a lobster nursing a pretty nasty sunburn. Besides that it was a great day, relaxing and floating on the lake.

Ever since camp started I've been making tons of those woven friendship bracelets. I usually always make one for myself each summer and wear it until it falls off, but ever since I became a Pura Vida rep (use LEAHCLASEN20 for 20% off) I've had the urge to make enough to fill my entire arm and then some. I even bought one of those embroidery thread organizers so I can color coordinate all them. Someone please stop me. 
I remember when I was a camper at myself, my counselors would always be making these bracelets and I thought it was so interesting. I was so excited when I finally learned how to make them myself that I begged my mom to buy me the string you use to make them. She bought me one of those value packs that had a range of colors in it and I took them with me every day to camp. I never wanted to let anyone else use my favorite colors because I didn't want to run out of them. I was always the same way with stickers too. I never wanted to use my favorite ones because I wanted to save them, for what I have no idea. 

I got a new planner last week and I am way too excited to use it. This year I settled on the Happy Planner in the classic size with the vertical spread. At first I was a little skeptical of not only a weekly spread when I had gotten so used to daily ones, but also a vertical layout. I was really drawn to this planner by all the stickers that this company makes to go with it. Now yes, you can use the stickers in other planners, and I did that last year, but they are specially sized for the boxes in this planner. I also love elaborate and colorful spreads in my planner to remain motivated. Since I'm artistically challenged, the box stickers for this planner are perfect. The Happy Planner is also super customizable, with add-ons and removable pages, which I think will be perfect for combining school and blogging into the same planner finally. Once I get into the swing of using it, I'll have a full planning post up for you guys as part of my back to school posts. 

Speaking of back to school, I have (finally) settled on a home for the next two year, where I'll be majoring in Chemistry on a Pre-Med track. I can't wait to show you guys my dorm room and my new routines at my new school. Next week I have an entire dorm room post going up. I hope I can share a little inspiration for any incoming freshman or even returning college gals that want a new look for their dorm this year.

Leave a comment with any school related posts you guys want to see in the upcoming months. Don't worry, I still have lots of summer content planned!

I hope you enjoyed this little life update/ramble!!

4th of July Vibes | Red, White and Blue OOTD

July 1, 2018

First things first, this isn't your typical 4th of July outfit post where everything either has an American flag, stars or stripes on it (No shade to those posts, they're all still super cute). I wanted to put together something that was still festive but not totally in your face about the holiday.

This is a pretty casual look, that can totally be worn with some cute distressed shorts or even the chino shorts in my last post, it just happened to be a little chilly the day I shot these. You could up the festive-ness of it with some cute tassel earrings like these ones, or a more patriotic shirt like this one.





Outfit Details:
Shirt // Jeans // Bag // Shoes // Sunglasses // Bracelets (Use LEAHCLASEN20 for 20% off)

I am currently writing this post while sipping on some lemon ginger tea with honey, surrounded by tissues and sounding like a frog. Who ever said kids are bad at sharing is a liar. They love to share their germs, even when you don't ask!
I swear by using a humidifier when I'm sick and I recently tried using a saline nasal rinse (it's uncomfortable buy you can actually breath after guys!!) but what are some of your best cold remedies? I'm trying to get better asap because let me tell you,  while being sick in the summer sucks, being sick while you work at on outdoor summer camp makes it so much worse.

 You can catch me dragging my tea and tissues outside with me this week because there's no way I'm staying cooped up inside! I'll be spending my Independence day on my friend's boat, which is pretty much the most all-American way you can spend the 4th of July. Here's to hoping I feel better by then.
Share your plans for the 4th in the comments below!



June Fashion Purchases + Unltimate discount code Round Up

June 23, 2018

This post contains affiliate links

You guys have no idea how excited I am to write this post because it combines two things I love, shopping and saving money. The first part is the (few) things I've bought this month that I've been wearing lots ever since, and the second part is an ultimate round up list of every discount code, affiliate link or sign up bonus that I have for you guys to use.
This is like a double special post for you guys, two outfits and lots of discounts

First up is this super cute sundress that I got from a local boutique. It's a super lightweight linen that buttons all the way down and is super cute for days at the track.





Outfit Details:
Dress // Shoes: Option 1 / Option 2
I couldn't find the exact dress online, but I found a very similar one (on sale!!) for you guys.



The next item are a pair of Nantucket red J. Crew shorts that I got for $12. Yup you read that right, only $12 from Plato's Closet! One woman's trash is another woman's treasure. These shorts are so comfy and can be styled so many different ways, plus they're not denim so they're great for work or dinner with friends.





Outfit Details:




Now onto the part you have all been waiting for, every single money saving code or link I have for you guys in one nice post. All of you reading and following me on my social media has made most of these possible so I want to say a huge thank you for that! If you guys use these, I get a little something in return, which makes new updates and content possible for Cute and Classy, and might even open more opportunities for this list to expand.

I'll start with the newest additions first:

Pura Vida: Code LEAHCLASEN20 for 20% off- for a limited time get free stickers with every order!

Dormify: use my link right here to get 20% off your order

On to some apps:

Poshmark: Use LEAHCLASEN for $5 credit when you sign up, plus get 20% off your order when you bundle items from my closet

Uber: Use LEAHC703UI for a free ride

Ibotta (soo easy to earn on this app ya'll): Use DOIROLN for $5 when you redeem your first rebate

SeatGeek: Use this link right here to get $20 off your first ticket order

Websites:

The Hub: So this one you'll have to shoot me an email for, but it's a great site that you can connect with other creatives from photographers and models to makeup artists and stylists depending on how big your project is.
I will update this list as more opportunities roll through. I want to say another huge thank you to everyone who has made this post possible. 



My Summer Reading List

June 16, 2018

Happy June everyone!The nice weather has finally made its way out of hiding. 
I've bee working really hard on some exciting new things for the blog, which is why I've been a little MIA recently. I promise once they're all launched you'll be glad I spent the time on them! The most noticeable thing and probably the biggest it the new blog theme! I figured it was about time to give the site a little face lift and make it easier for you guys to find content you'll love. A huge thank you goes out to Eve from FearneCreativeDesign , not only for the design but also all her help getting it set up!

Reading is one of my favorite things to do over summer break because it keeps the brain sharp while I'm not in school and it's a much healthier pass time than watching Netflix for a month and a half waiting for camp to start.



I don't know about you guys, but I can't just lay out for hours on vacation or near the pool without something to do. Anything with a screen is out of the question since I just look silly squinting into a black, glare-filled abyss, so I love bringing a book along with me. Plus it makes for some cute Instagram stories with all my other beach/pool essentials.

I love seeing what other people are reading to get some ideas for my own reading list, so I thought I'd share my summer reading list with you guys to hopefully spark some interest in a few of these books.







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