Wednesday, November 22, 2017

My Tips and Tricks for Holiday Shopping!

Hey cupcakes! Black Friday is around the corner, which means it is time to start holiday shopping for your family and friends. :) In preparation, I thought I would share with you all my tips and tricks for acing your holiday shopping!

1. Start early! - Don't be that person who has to go out the week before Christmas to finish up your shopping. Not only will everything already be picked over, but you will have to deal with a whole crowd of people. The earlier you start, the better!

2. Decide if Black Friday is worth it - Black Friday is definitely for the intense holiday shopper, so if you don't want to go out shopping you might find it easier to just shop on Cyber Monday (or even Black Friday online sales).

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3. Set a budget before you go - It makes gift shopping way easier if you have a budget set before you hit the store! Plus, it allows you to actively know how much the holidays are going to set you back before you even spend the money... Just make sure to say in the budget!

4. Brainstorm - Again, before you even hit a store, brainstorm what you want to get everyone!!! I like to do this in the Notes app of my phone, and it makes you think about what the person likes before you have to aimlessly walk around the store. I find that this allows me to get more thoughtful gifts, so I would totally recommend.

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5. Make your cards - Cards are so expensive, and while there are alternatives like Paperless Post (see my post on this company here!), I LOVE to make cards for people myself. I have always been crafty and making my own cards allows me to add inside jokes, and more personalization to each card.

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6. Stick to trusted websites - If you have never used a certain website, it might be best to not buy a holiday gift on it. Use the sites you have used before and know get your gift to you on time! :)

What are your holiday shopping tips and tricks? Comment below and don't forget to follow The Chic Cupcake to never miss a post!


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Monday, November 20, 2017

Storytime: Disappearing Spider Attack?!

Hey cupcakes! Today I am coming at you all with another hilarious storytime post (read my last storytime post here)! It seems like I always have interesting stories to share with you all, so let me know if you want me to continue writing posts like this! Let's get started...

Alright, so this story takes place after a long day of class and work (lol - basically all of my stories start like this). I made it back to my dorm and decided to call my mom since I hadn't talked to her for awhile. I was talking to her on the phone while putting away my backpack and when I turned around, I saw a HUGE spider on the wall above my bed.

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Now I'm usually not scared of spiders, but there was something about this one.... Its body was very large, which grossed me out because it would crunch when I killed it.

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I was like, "Mom, I will call you back. There's an urgent spider situation." I got a paper towel from my cupboard, went to kill it, AND IT FREAKING WENT BEHIND THE MOLDING OF MY CEILING.

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I was horrified (because this spider was honestly the largest I've ever seen). I RAN to get the vacuum on my floor....

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And started to try to suck the spider from the molding. However, I couldn't tell if I got it or not (because I couldn't see the top of my ceiling). Basically, that huge spider could still be my roommate.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

How To Style: Anniversary Date Night

Hey cupcakes! Today is my boyfriend and I's four year anniversary! :D <3 He is visiting me at college for a few days, so I thought it would be fun to make a lookbook inspired by an anniversary date night. Enjoy!

Outfit 1 - To remind your partner how awesome (and hot) you are, rock a gorgeous bodycon dress! To go with the rocker vibe of this dress, I paired it with a leather jacket and some heels.

Outfit 2 - I originally had this cute baby pink skirt that I wanted to pair with a sweater, but then I found this sweater dress and fell in love! It is so cute and the subtle pink still fits the anniversary/love theme. Pair it with some ankle boots and some dainty jewelry - perfect!

Outfit 3 - For a traditional date night look, rock a Little Black Dress! Any cardigan or kimono would look great, and I love these flats to complete the look. :)

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

My Current Favorite Accessories to Stay Warm

Hey cupcakes! "Weather" we like it or not, the cold is here to stay (lol - did you like what I did there?). It has been freezing here, so I have had to bust out all of my hats, gloves, scarves, etc. in order to not freeze as I walk to class. I wanted to share my favorite accessories with you all, so let's get started!

1. Dinosaur Hat - Rue21

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I bought this hat last year after Christmas (it was on sale for $1!), and I love it. You can't get it anymore obviously, but I would recommend buying a really cute hat like this to stay warm.

2. Blanket Scarf - Charlotte Russe

Striped Woven Blanket Scarf

Blanket scarves are all the rage right now, and I have been loving mine! They are so huge and cozy, which allows you to ties them so many different ways. I think it is an essential for the winter! 

3. Text Gloves - Amazon 

iGotTech Texting Gloves for Smartphones and Touchscreens, Black With Gray Details

If you are a college student, I think it is a must to have gloves that allow you to text and use your smartphone. Whether you have to check your email as you walk to class or message in GroupMe about an upcoming group project, these gloves are awesome! Plus, they keep your hands super warm!

4. Cute Minnie Hat - Hot Topic

Cute hats are a must in the cold weather, and Hot Topic always has such cute ones! From Harry Potter to Disney to basically any fandom, they have a lot of cute (and cheap) designs! 

5. Flip Gloves - Target

Because you can never have enough gloves in the cold weather, I also suggest getting a pair of finger-less flip gloves! These are super cute mittens and are perfect if you will need to use your hands outside. :)

What are your favorite accessories to stay warm? Comment below and don't forget to follow The Chic Cupcake to never miss a post! :D 

Chilly Jenna

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