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WHOAH! So excited for this blog post! I've been juicing for years, my aunt actually got me my first juicer for college graduation in 2014! I've done numerous juice cleanses from different companies over the year; Buda, Nekter, Suja, etc. This time I'm doing the 3-day Buda Cleanse. I'll be VLOGing the process and posting a YouTube video with my experience (coming soon). You probably have some many questions, I'm going to try and answer some below! I'm not a health expert, but this is what works for me personally, everyone is different!
Why I Cleanse?
What are the benefits?
Mastering the art of subtly making a statement. GOSH this took me years to figure out, and I still don't always have it down. BUT I've learned a thing a two over the years. Planning outfits fast was ALWAYS a challenge for me (I'm a BIG planner). Being a 20 something single woman in a big city I'm always in a rush throwing together an outfit for a night out with the girls, happy hour after work, a last minute date. Until recently, I NEVER knew what to wear. I always wanted to look "perfect", and for some reason that meant a dress and heels. But you know what I realized, that's an AGGRESSIVE look. My mom would always say, "don't make it look like you're trying to hard." Angrily I would say back, "I'm not, I just like dresses best they are easier." For some reason I had this idea in my head that jeans were drab or too casual. As I started to attend events, gatherings, dinners more and more I realized WOW my mom was right the art of looking fabulous and effortless is WAY cooler. You know what i'm talking about... the girl that walks into the party in a chill outfit but still chic and looks effortlessly flawless (makes you wonder how she did that). So I started investing in shirts that are fairly basic (so I can wear them often) and statement earrings. NOW i'm hooked, I like jeans way more than dresses. You can wear the same jeans over and over and no-one is going to say a WORD. Like what? SIGN ME UP! And you can wear shirts basically back to back and switch up your earrings and shoes and you're good to GO!
Let's talk about this outfit above. These Free People skinny jeans (Size 26, Color Night Shade) I got last week. They're classic with the dark wash, but have that trendy flare to them with the ripped up bottoms. Because they are high- waisted they are perfect for crop top (can't be showing too much tummy, we're still going to tasteful hehe but on trend). This Free People crop top is under $60 and pretty versatile being that it's white with hints of blue and red. I would pair this with light or dark skinny jeans, or a high- waisted jean skirt. NOW, these earrings we have to discuss. The pop of red is what really pulls this outfit together and catches your eye, but it's not over the top.
MY PERSONAL "RULES"-
1.) Crop tops = high waisted bottoms (not too much tummy showing and sucks you in)
2.) Fun bottomed jeans = keep those shoes simple and strappy, let your foot breathe (showing skin creates length)
3.) Big bold earrings = keep your outfit colors neutral/ simple.
Something about a freshly brewed warm cup of coffee just completely sets me in the right mood. I have quickly become one of those people that cannot function without my coffee in the morning (wow I sound so basic, but I'm okay with it). One of my all time favorite things is waking up, throwing on sweats or workout clothes, hair in bun, hat and sunglasses on and getting outside into the fresh air to go to Starbucks. I think it's also the idea that I'm starting off my day surrounded by others doing the same thing. It's that sense of community I enjoy. Yes, it's more expensive than regular coffee at home but for me personally, it's worth it.
With all that being said, I need my coffee to be SOMEWHAT "healthy". I use quotes because some people say "that's not healthy" but compared to a Whipped cream, sugary frapp something or other... YES MINE IS! Here are my top 3 go-to healthier Starbucks orders.
1.) Blonde Cappuccino, 2 shots espresso, almond milk, regular foam, steamed
2.) Venti Caffe Misto, 2 pumps of sugar free vanilla, almond milk steamed, but extra foam
3.) Pike Place Roast, splash almond milk, 1 shot espresso, 1 packet stevia