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!

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