Links I Love

Hey there! I’m currently in California for a girls getaway, so instead of scrambling to get a post up, I thought I’d share some great posts from other bloggers that I’ve read over the last few weeks. Check ’em out!

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1. Trend Tribe has some easy ways to keep up on current events with minimal effort.

2. New York Cliche has a hilarious, yet thoughtful, view on the growing Tinder craze.

3. Generation Y has some great tips for what to expect in your first post-college job.

4. The Work Her has excellent advice for dealing with work anxiety.

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Fabulous Fall Coats

As reluctant as I am to admit it, fall is upon us here in New England. Gone are the days of tank tops and shorts, except maybe for that late fall heat wave Massachusetts always seems to get. The good news is, cooler weather opens up all kinds of new fashion options. It’s time to break out the fall wardrobe, a staple of which is the coat!

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As I see it, there are 6 types of outerwear for the fall. While you don’t have to have one of each, I would definitely recommend getting at least a few different styles so you’re ready for any occasion.

1. Raincoat. While this depends on where you live, a raincoat is a must for those drizzly days, especially if you’re wearing white! I love the trench style raincoat as it looks more professional for the workplace.

2. Leather. Or in my case, faux leather. This style adds a little edge to your outfit, so it’s great for weekends or a night out on the town. I have one in this color, but black or gray would work as well since they’re all neutrals.

3. Denim. They may have gone out of style for a while but they are definitely back! It’s a great casual look for the weekends, with a dress, colored jeans or printed palazzo pants.

4.Trench. A shorter trench in a funky color or style is great when working in the city. You can look stylish while maintaining warmth as you walk from the train to the office and even out for drinks after work.

5. Puffy Vest. I personally have never been a vest girl, but I have seen it look great on so many other people that I had to include it. Pair it with a long sleeve tee or a light sweater for extra warmth.

6. Peacoat. You may not need this one until closer to winter, but this classic look is a wardrobe staple. It’s great for the office, a night out, fancy events or just running errands on the weekend. There are different weights as well – I have a pretty purple lightweight peacoat for fall and a heavier one (with a hood!) for when the snow starts falling.

I must admit, I have 5 out of these 6 styles in my closet. (I just can’t pull off the vest look, sadly.) The good thing is, I am ready for fall! Are you? What’s your favorite fall coat style?

Simple Drinks to Sip On

In college, I always seemed to just mix whatever alcohol I had with sprite or gingerale. The good? It was simple! The bad? It usually tasted pretty awful and wayyy too sweet.

Now that I’m more mature (or so they say), I’ve tried to step up my mixed drink game. I like to explore new mixtures that are still simple and can be made with inexpensive ingredients or something I already have.

Here are my favorite recipes lately, which I’ve shared over the last few months:

1. Grown Up Jungle Juice – an easy drink to make for a large party. Just three ingredients, which you can multiply on how much or little you think you’ll need.

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2. Berrylicious Sangria – I love getting sangria at restaurants but I’ve always been hesitant to make my own. This berry-based concoction is nice and easy, but still delicious.

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3. Moscato Spritzer – I love wine, but sometimes it’s a little too boring. This recipe is great because it can be used with an inexpensive bottle of wine and just two or three other ingredients.

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These are just a few of the millions of fun and easy recipes floating out on the internet. I suggest that if you have a certain alcohol you want to use, search it via Google or Pinterest and see what other people have made with it!

What’s your favorite drink recipe? I can always use another to try 🙂

App Access on Facebook

Internet, mobile phones and apps are pretty great – they allow us instant access to information and people in a way that was unimaginable just thirty years ago. But with this comes some negatives, one of which is a greater threat to data security. Downloading and using apps allows the companies that develop these apps to have access to information on your social media profiles, like Facebook.

The other day, I was looking to change a setting on my Facebook app and stumbled across a list of apps that had access to my profile. I had no idea that over 70 apps, most of which I had used only once or hadn’t been used in years. Some only had limited access such as my name but others were able to view (and likely store) a slew of other information I personally would prefer they didn’t have access to.

I’ve slowly been working my way through removing these apps from my accounts, and thus removing their access to my information. In case you’re like me and have no idea what to do, here are the steps. It’s pretty simple!

1. On the app, click “More” on the bottom right and then click “Settings”

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2. On the next screen, select “Apps”.

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3. The first option on this next screen, “Logged in with Facebook”, shows all of the apps that are connected with your account. Click on that to see the full list.

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4. Choose an app to remove, scroll all the way to the bottom and choose “Remove App”.

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5. Be sure to check off the box to delete all of your activity and then click “Remove”.

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It’s as simple as that! It just takes a while since you need to remove them one at a time. I’ve started with apps I had no idea even had access and will work my way out from there.

Good luck!

Statement Necklaces

Hey there! Sorry for no post on Friday – had some technical issues but it looks like everything is good now!

An easy way to add a little interest to an otherwise simple outfit is with a statement necklace. They look great with anything from a t-shirt and jeans to your favorite LBD.

The best past is that statement necklaces are really popular now, so you can get great varieties at affordable prices. Check out some of my favorites:

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1. H&M (top left) – $19.95
2. Bauble Bar (middle left) – $46
3. Charming Charlie (bottom left) – $28
4. Trend Tribe (top right) – $25
5. Express (bottom right) – $29.90

The stores above all have a good selection of statement necklaces. I would also suggest checking out Target, Kohl’s and Francesca’s – I’ve had good luck at all three!

I like to choose statement necklaces that have a variety of colors in them, or are composed of all neutrals, so they’ll match almost anything. They’re a great way to change up your outfit, which I love because I tend to get bored with my officewear.

What’s your favorite store for statement necklaces?