Crate and barrel mug Glass with handle Chemex glass jar Crate and barrel
I decided to do a blog on the chemex coffee maker because although it requires a few more steps than pushing a button the coffee tastes fresh and delicious. And let’s not forget that coffee machines tend to get mold and bacteria that we can’t reach or even see unless we brake it apart. I decided to buy the chemex coffee maker and get back to basics. I am so glad I did and would never go back to using coffee machines. The thought of not being able to clean the inside drove me crazy. I always wondered what kind of bacteria was lurking inside the little machine.
The chemex coffee maker is simple to use. Simply, grind your beans, place the filter in the decanter, spoon your coffee and add hot water! Done, enjoy and fresh and delicious cup of coffee. Good bye mold and bacteria and hello delicious coffee!
I keep mine on the counter because it looks so pretty and clean. I read some reviews that it is easy breakable, so I have been extra careful. Mine makes 4.5 cups although it’s supposed to make 6. I keep a frother next to it and sometimes I get fancy and make lattes. The mugs, I also got at Crate and Barrel and I love them. They are different and stylish and also sturdy.
Although, my chemex is fabulous and I highly recommend it here are some cons… 1) It won’t keep coffee hot for long periods of time 2) It takes a few more steps than coffee machines 3) It could brake. If the Chemex is for you then don’t hesitate and get one. 😉
This top was a surprise, the reviews online were negative, but decided to try it anyways. I loved it. It’s the perfect light cotton material it does not feel cheap like reviewers posted. It does run large, so order a size down. It’s lovely to wear with white skinny jeans or under a blazer. The fit is not supposed to be fitted, but a lose flowy top. Plus 50% on top of sale price! If you wear jcrew p2 or p0 then the p00 will fit you 🙂
Gathered top p00 Gingham top
I love everything about this skirt. The print, color size! It’s perfect for petites. I could have gone with the 4 and 6. Both fit on the waist just one is shorter than the other. It can be paired with so many tops and sweaters. This one is a classic piece! Enjoy
size 4 at H&M Textured skirt ivory
I love everything about this two tops. The green one it’s soft and short for us petites. The color looks lovely with high waisted shorts blue or white. It runs true to size and washes well (hamdwash) Does not wrinkle easy. My other summer to go piece is the pink pastel wide strap tank from Zara! This one is so soft and pretty. I have it in a few colors very summer I buy one! They wash easy and are fitted which I love! Wear with any shorts and you are summer ready 🙂 I bought the small because I like it fitted. Both under $20.00 😉
Green cropped top from H&m size S Green cropped top Pink pastel wide strap tank from Sara size S Pink pastel
This beautiful cami is so soft and pretty. It is perfect material for warm summer days! I got the pink one it’s a true soft pink. A lot more beautiful in person than in pictures. They also have other colors available it makes it hard to choose because they are all very pretty. As far as sizing I went with my size at BR petite 0. It fits perfectly for petite frames. I don’t even have to tuck it in because the length is perfect. It washes well. I hand washed and hang dried it. It maintained its shape. On sale right now! Yay…
Pink satin and black cami p0 BR also other colors (navy and white) BR Shorts by Express on older blog.
I saw this skirt and top and I knew they belonged together. The pairing makes such a cute outfit. And you could dress it down by adding flats or heels. A piece of jewelry could add style.
The skirt is very light and flowy. The material is very thin, so plan to wear a slip under it. It’s perfect for summer since the material is light! The color is very close to the one on the photo. The material although nice and flowy could become wrinkled easily, so spray with antiwrinkle and problem solved. It’s a midi length so it’s a longer look for me from my pencil skirts. It passes below my knees about three inches.
The top is my favorite. The material is thin, but not see through a nude bra is fine for me. It’s fitted, so true to size for a fitted look or sized up for a relaxed look. The collar is made of lace which makes it so unique and pretty. I hand wash and hand dry mine to make sure that the lace doesn’t loose shape or wrinkles. I haven’t had any problems with it. The color of the lace looks ivory on the photo, but it’s white.
Midi skirt size p0 Pink midi skirt petite sleeveless top pxxs White lace collar
I found this cute blazer and felt in love with it. The color, the material, the fit all of it is very nice! Even though it is cropped the regular size actually fits like a regular jacket, so if your petite size is sold out the regular size fits really well just slightly longer on the sleeve and bottom. I actually wished that I had bought the regular 0 instead of petite 0 because I would have liked the length longer rather than the cropped look. Bit, It’s still a beautil blazer that can be paired with jeans and skirts! The color is much prettier in person than the photo. Overall, a beautiful classic blazer!
Green blazer petite 0 Regular and petite
Red pants: I found this pants at loft on sale in a beautiful red color and I couldn’t pass them. They are soft and comfortable and stretchy! I got them in a p00 and although they were snug the girl who was helping me recommended that I don’t size up because they’ll stretch. She was right. I put them on when I got home to be sure they would stretch and after a few mints they felt perfectly fitted. If you like a looser look go up one size otherwise this baby will stretch a bit. The color is lovely it looks better in person and I can wear them all through Summer and Fall. The inseam is 26inches so for me they aren’t cropped, but perfect length! They have both the Marissa fit and Julie fit and I got marissa, but normally wear julie fit. I included both for you.
Red Jacket: I found this jacket at Banana Republic on sale plus 50%off. Yay. It’s linen, so perfect for cooler summer nights. The color is lovely. Not too bright. It’s a little lose, but the belt solves that. It’s really cute and once you figure out how to place the ruffles it looks great. I’d say though that if you want to wear it open the ruffles don’t drape. So, It’s a cute jacket, but needs to be belted to look great. The sleeves seem about an inch too long, but they could easily be rolled. Goes great with Jeans.
Red pants p00 Marissa fit also in Julie fit Red cayenne jacket petite xss Banana Republic
I just ordered this little babe and I can’t wait to see it in person. I can’t write a review on it yet, but it has very good reviews online. Regardless, I wanted to post it before they sell out since they are on sale and 30%off on top. They have lovely colors, so pick your favorite! I bough the pink sunset, but I wish I had gotten the toasted wheat, but I am sure I’ll love it anyway! 🙂
Kate Spade little babe Pink sunset
Disclaimer: photo from kate spade website
I have a little obsession with Coach! Their items are timeless and high quality, so when there is a sale I try to take full advantage of it.
I purchased the Swagger27 in grey birch. My color sold out, but the one I linked is just as beautiful. The bag is spacious and lovely. I saw the reviews on the zipper and the strap on their website, but I disagree with them. To me the straps feel fine and sturdy. I am always gentle with my bags, so maybe that makes a difference. So, if you are looking into tossing this bag around perhaps then maybe the straps would unlock otherwise It’s fine. The zipper could use a better design, but I don’t have any problems with it. I like it and never open it all the way, so the snap closure is always on. Again, I am gentle with my bags, so I don’t know if that makes a difference, because I don’t have problems with the zipper either. The look of the bag is the winner! The tags are heavier than the ones on my other coach bags. The metal piece on the front is so classy and beautiful and the lock closure adds something special to the overall look. The strap is removable and adjustable and the material is midweight and sturdy. Overall, love love this one and the best part is on Sale!
The card wallet is another little favorite! I needed something smaller than my regular wallet. This one does the trick! It holds a few cards. I usually carry two and some cash. It has a ring if you’d like to put keys or snap it onto your bag. I got the pink because I love pink, but It’s available in other colors.
Swagger27 in smooth leather silver stone Swagger27other colors in pebbled leather also available Blue and red The envelop card wallet in pink and other colors Envelope card case