Monday, January 14, 2019

Spring Break Shopping List

College Spring Break, Affordable Shopping List, Spring Break Fashion
Striped Top // Sandals // Earrings (Under $10!) // Skirt

This year my BF and I are heading down to South Padre Island, Texas for spring break and we are over the moon excited! We leave for our trip in just a little over a month so of course I've been preparing the best way I know! There are for sure a few things that I need to pick up before we leave (like a new pair of sunglasses) but also just a few fun things (like this fun jumpsuit!) that would be fun to wear around town!

I rounded up a little shopping list full of affordable spring break appropriate finds. I did a looot of shopping on Amazon Prime and was happily surprised with all of the great things I found for even better prices.

These sunglasses are #1 on my shopping list right now- they're just about $10 and so fun to wear on the beach! You can also purchase them in a pack of two for $15. Perfect for throwing in your beach bag!

I also needed to include this round straw bag- I received this as a gift for Christmas from my BF and I am counting down the days until I can use this on South Padre Island! I used my straw bag from last summer so much I knew I needed to add another to my collection this year.

My favorite Amazon find was this pair of earrings! They look just like a $40 pair I saw on Instagram but are seriously under $10! And they have prime shipping!

A few other favorites are this jumpsuit from Old Navy and this pair of jeans! Both could be dressed up or down for walking around town or going out for dinner and drinks!

What are some things on your shopping list for spring break?



Friday, January 11, 2019

Coffee Date

Coffee Date, Coffee, Affordable Favorites, Drugstore Beauty

Happy Friday, friends! I hope you've had a great week and are looking forward to a great weekend!

This week was a little crazy to say the least. It was my first full week back to school and working all three of my jobs, so between working, going to class, and trying to stay caught up with my readings and assignments I felt like I was drowning a little! Now that its the weekend I'm looking forward to a little more down time and relaxation before doing it all over again on Monday!

Tonight I have N-O-T-H-I-N-G to do and I am so excited about it. I'm gonna catch up on homework before I brew myself a cup of tea, read some more of my book, and hang out with my BF. Tomorrow My BF and I are taking my dad to a basketball game on our campus (my dad is an alum there!) and then out to lunch as part of our Christmas gift to him, and on Sunday I am going to my brother's house to celebrate my niece's first birthday before heading to more sorority meetings later in the evening. A busy, but for sure fun, weekend!

I recently incorporated this face cream into my skincare routine and I swear it changed my skin! I actually received it in my stocking for Christmas (thanks, Santa!) and I've already seen a big change in that short amount of time. I use it morning and night and I can tell my skin tone and texture is so much more even, and it moisturizes without being greasy! You can get it at the drugstore, its under $20, and you need it. I'm also working on sharing an updated skincare routine here on the blog soon- so be on the lookout for that!

I've also been loving my Yeti tumbler! One of my goals for the new year has been to drink more water- so I aimed to drink two full cups of my 36oz Yeti everyday and I've actually been drinking it more! I've found myself filling it up 3-4 times a day! Holding myself accountable to this goal as well as having a fun cup to drink out of totally changed the game for me in terms of water intake.

I saw this sweater on Instagram and convinced myself I need it! It would look cute paired with leggings and some white sneakers for a comfy look, or with a pair of cute jeans.

What are your plans for the weekend?!



Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Five Podcast Favorites

These past few months I have really gotten into podcasts. I love listening to them while I get ready in the mornings, or when I am working on the computer. I've listened to hundreds since the summer and I have found a few tried-and-true favorites that I always go back to each week! My personal favorites are interviews/ business-ey tips from founders of brands or small businesses, but I also have been loving podcasts about self-care/ beauty and skincare tips. I compiled a list of my top five favorite podcasts as well as my favorite episode from each! Let me know what your favorite podcasts are in the comments :)

Top Five Favorite Podcasts

This has been a fast favorite of mine- I tune in every week! I have watched Danielle and Brooke on Youtube since I was in high school, so listening to their podcast was a no-brainer. They talk about school, productivity, self-care, and more. I find it very relatable as I'm still in college and trying to figure out career plans and starting this little "side hustle" of mine. I would for sure recommend if you are in school and looking for a motivation boost!

-Fav Episode: Self Care 101: Routines + Favorite Products: I have really been into self care recently so this was a really fun episode to listen to! They gave some great product recommendations as well as routines that help to de-stress. It's important to incorporate self-care while working/going to school, so these tips were great!

Top Five Favorite Podcasts

I just started listening to The Morning Toast about a month ago, but I already love it! The hosts are funny and entertaining to listen to and I love the fast five stories they share. I never stay super up-to-date with pop culture news, or news in general for that matter, so this is kind of a fun way to stay in the loop- ha! Either way, this is easily one of my favorites to get ready to in the morning. (PS- my BF has been around while I'm getting ready and listening a few times and its kind of fun to discuss the news stories they talk about together!)

-Fav Episode: every morning! I don't have a specific favorite episode since there are new episodes almost every weekday morning- but I love that I always have something new to listen to!

Top Five Favorite Podcasts

I've been really into trying new beauty products, specifically skincare, this year so I love listening to the newest trends/ product releases as well as interviews with the creators behind some of my favorite brands. I've learned a lot of fun tips and tricks by listening to this podcast!

-Fav Episode: GlamGlow Skincare Co-Founder Shannon Dellimore: This was my favorite interview to listen to- I just love the story behind GlamGlow! It's fascinating to me that the co-founders weren't even trying to start a business and the next thing you know Neiman Marcus is calling them asking to carry their products! Weather you're into beauty/ skincare or not this episode if for sure worth the listen.

Top Five Favorite Podcasts

This is another recent favorite but I'm so glad I found it! Since I've been working on trying to start a product-based business I love the helpful tips and interesting stories behind some of my favorite smaller brands and businesses.

-Fav Episode: Taylor Elliot, Taylor Elliot Designs on Working with a Fulfilment House and Sales Reps: I've been a longtime follower and fan of Taylor Elliot Designs so I was so excited when they did an interview with her! I loved her stories she told and her advice about working with fulfilment houses for her products!

Top Five Favorite Podcast

This was one of the first podcasts I started listening to and it's still one of my favorites! I like that there are a lot of interviews with bigger brands (Outdoor Voices, Sugarfina, and Poshmark to name a few!) and stories about how they got started. Stories like that are what continue to inspire me to work towards my dreams every day!

-Fav Episode: Jen Gotch: Founder and Chief Creative Officer: Interviews with Jen Gotch are some of my favorites to listen to! I've been a fan of for a long time so learning more about the background of the company is so interesting for me. I love how it originally started as a vintage headwear company and has since evolved into the lifestyle brand it is today!

Top Five Favorite Podcasts

A little fun fact about me... I'm obsessed with The Bachelor and all of the shows that come with it. I watch it and get way too invested in it any time its on. During the seasons this is my favorite podcast to listen to because it is now co-hosted by one of the alums from the show, Derek Peth. The commentary from both hosts is hilarious and its interesting to hear a behind-the-scenes point of view from Derek. I'm already loving this season, ha!

I have a handful of other podcasts that I love tuning into but these have been on rotation so far! What are your favorite podcasts?


Monday, January 7, 2019

What's In My Bag: Sunday Meetings

Work Bag, Meeting Bag, Purse, Tote Bag

I shared this photo on my Instagram feed over the weekend as a part of a new mini "what's in my bag" series I started and I thought it would be fun to turn it into a longer blog post!

Sundays are usually some of my busiest days since that is when my sorority meetings take place. I'm on the executive board as my chapter's treasurer, so I usually have multiple meetings throughout today and there's usually a lot of stuff I need to take with me. This past weekend my meetings went from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. so I was packed and ready to go!

This has been my favorite tote (similar linked here) since I got it in the fall. It's cute and fits a lot, which is exactly what I need. Plus since its from Old Navy, the price was a perk too! I also have been obsessed with tying little scarves or bandanas onto all my bags lately, this one is from Madewell. I love the bright pop it adds to an otherwise neutral bag!

My #1 thing I always have to have with me is my Passion Planner. I've been using this planner for a year now and I'm still obsessed. This has my whole schedule, to-do lists, important information, and basically just anything I need to know all written down in it. I also like to keep this on my table during meetings so I can write down any important dates or add more things to my to-do lists.

I use these pens and these highlighters to organize my planner! I also always have these highlighters on hand in case I need to do any highlighting in books or homework assignments.

I've been trying to get in the habit of carrying more books with me when I have longer days so I can opt to read over scrolling through social media. Since I just started school a few days ago I don't have many reading assignments yet so I brought my current "fun" book I'm reading- Crushing it by Gary Vee. So far I love it!

Of course, I always carry my wallet with me. I got this one a few years ago as a gift from Barrington Gifts and I love it! I would love to add the matching tote to my collection one day... :)

I got airpods from my BF for my birthday back in August and they haven't left my side yet. I listen to music when I work on assignments, and I also love listening to podcasts so these are perfect to pop in when I need to get some work done between meetings!

Since I was going to my sorority meetings I brought all of the important documents I'd know I would need for the day. I made a little binder to keep everything together and so it's easily transportable. So far so good on my organization system!

I can never leave the house without my favorite lip balm...especially in the winter, ha!

And of course I can never leave the house without a snack, especially on long days like this!

What do you carry in your bag for meetings?



Friday, January 4, 2019

Coffee Date

Winter Favorites, Affordable Fashion and Beauty Finds
Happy Friday! Coffee dates are BACK on the blog and I'm so excited!

This week has been a little crazy but of course fun! I went back to school yesterday after a couple weeks off for winter break, my sister and I went to see Rachel Hollis' movie on Wednesday night and loved it, and of course spent Monday and Tuesday ringing in the new year!

For NYE we went to a hibachi restaurant then celebrated with champagne and mimosas at midnight- the perfect way to start off 2019 if you ask me! New Year's day was spent shopping at the mall and Shake Shack for lunch :)

I wish I could say I have a little bit of a break again this weekend but it's back to full days of Sunday meetings for a while- this week's meetings start at 10 a.m.... I'm gonna be "cue-ing the coffee" all day, ha! I'm not complaining though, after a few week's off I've missed the hustle and bustle a bit.

I've been living in these leggings for the past few weeks (well, really, past two years, but who's counting) and I remembered why I love them so much! They're so comfy and not see-through at all. I've been dressing them up with chunky sweaters and some little black booties and it's a perfect outfit to wear from class to work!

I've also been loving my new bag from Anthropologie! This was one of my favorite Christmas gifts from my parents this year- I love the tortoise handles so much! My BF also got me a ton of little scarves from Madewell to tie on it so I've been having fun mixing and matching scarves to go with it. (This one is my fav though!)

I couldn't end off this blog post without mentioning my new favorite hair tool- this Revlon blow dryer! This was also a Christmas gift and I honestly can't believe I've lived without it for so long! I makes it so quick and easy to blow dry and style my hair in one step and it gives it great volume! I might have to post a blog all about my new hair care routine soon :)

That's all for now! I hope you all have a great weekend!



Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Hello 2019!

affordable winter outfit

Hello, and welcome back to my blog!

As always, I never fully intend to take such long breaks- but hey sometimes they're needed to get you back on track right?! That and life gets busy between full time college classes, three jobs, an exec position in my sorority, and just wanting to rest/ have a social life!

Although all of those things are big parts in my life right now, there is always just something that leads me back to blogging and instagramming. I tried to start completely over from scratch about a month ago and thought I needed a complete online makeover, but then once I sat down and realized how much fun working on Cue the Coffee was I thought it was silly to abandon it all together! With the brand new year upon us I thought this was the perfect time to get the fresh start I needed! I'm not sure I can promise a consistent posting schedule right away, but I can promise that you can click back on this website as well as follow along on my Instagram to stay up to date with me! I'm looking forward to the new year and I have a lot of things I can't wait to share! For now, I think it will be fun to share some of the big things I'm anticipating in 2019 here on the blog....

-I'm happy to announce that I am on the executive board for my sorority once again, but this time as treasurer!

-My BF and I just bought our plane tickets for our spring break trip to TEXAS! We will be spending a week in February in South Padre Island, Texas with my brother and his fam and I seriously cannot wait!

-Serious internship searching is starting now. Fingers crossed for a summer internship!

-Some fun yearly summer trips will for sure be happening this year... Tulip Festival and a Michigan up north trip are currently being planned!

-And of course really putting work into this little blog of mine!

What are you looking forward to in 2019?! I'd love to know in the comments!



Monday, August 6, 2018

The Perfect Unique Watch for Back To School + A GIVEAWAY!

JORD Wood Watches

JORD Wood Watches

JORD Wood Watches

JORD Wood Watches

JORD Wood Watches

JORD Wood Watches

JORD Wood Watches

JORD Wood Watches

Hello friends! I am so excited to share a new style post today because I am hosting my very first GIVEAWAY on my blog! All info will be at the end of this post as well as on my Instagram page!

Anyway, with back-to-school season quickly approaching I thought this would be the perfect time to share the perfect unique watch for back to school- JORD watches! They're amazing quality, lightweight because they are made of wood, super comfortable, and seriously beautiful. I get so many compliments every time I wear mine out- I've even caught my dad and BF trying to steal it, ha! Personally I can't wait to wear mine during recruitment this year so I can keep track of time since cell phones are off limits. It will also be perfect to wear to classes this upcoming fall since none of my classrooms have clocks anymore!

The JORD watch I picked out for myself is the Fieldcrest Zebrawood & Maple style and I'm seriously obsessed. I really don't think I've taken it off since I received it in the mail! I styled my JORD watch with a classic denim skirt and white tee and kept accessories simple since I wanted all the attention to focus on my unique watch. This look was perfect for brunch downtown and walking around the local farmer's market but I can't wait to repeat this look for Sunday meetings and coffee dates in the coming weeks!

They have all kinds of men’s watches and women’s watches!

JORD Wood Watches

Now onto the giveaway! You'll be able to win $100 towards a beautiful, unique, wood watch from JORD just like mine! All you have to do to be entered in the giveaway is use this entry form, fill out your name and email, click submit, and that's it! To increase your chances of winning make sure to follow JORD Watches on Instagram! This contest will be open until 8/26/2018 at 11:59pm CST.

A huge thank you to JORD Watches for working with me on this post and giveaway!
All opinions are my own.



Luxury Wooden Watch