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Monday, January 25, 2016

Five Winter 2016 Must Haves

Winter isn't over just yet...Here are some must have items to add to your wardrobe. I personally have two of the below pieces and provided pictures. :)
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I've been wanting a cape coat for a long time. I saw this and knew I had to make this coat mine! Boohoo is one of my favorite places to shop online. They are located in the UK, and have affordable, trendy and well made clothing that they ship all around the world. They even offer free shipping if you spend $50.00. Regularly they'll have a discount code featured on their website, usually between 20-30% off regular and sale priced merchandise. This cape coat retails for $72.00 and is on sale for $54.00. Currently, their 30% off code does not include sale items, but check back in a few days and they'll have a new discount available. I ended up getting 30% off last month and that brought my total down to less than $40....Quite the deal!

I love suede...The look...The feel...Everything. And over the knee boots will always be a staple for your wardrobe. 
These Tommy Hilifger boots are super cute! The inside has a nice, red fabric lining and the outside has stud embellishments on one side and a a zipper that goes about halfway up on the other. The best part about these boots is that they are very comfortable and have a 1.5 inch stacked block heel. So you get some added height and comfort!

Originally, $48.00, this purse is on sale for $33.60 (30% off). If you love video games, this is a cute accessory to be walking around with. It's definitely unique and a statement piece. 

4. AEO Fringe Open Cardigan

Everything I buy from American Eagle, I end up loving so much that I want to wear it every day. I was looking at their website and saw this adorable cardigan on clearance. Normally, $69.95, this can be yours for only $25.99. They are almost sold out of the heather grey...but it also comes in a pretty cream color. 

Guess is having a big sale right now and I found these jeans that are normally, $128.00. You can get them for only $39.00! I love sparkly I am really considering buying these.

What has been your go to clothing item to wear this winter?

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Netflix and Chilly Outside

Hi everyone! It's hard to believe we are already halfway through January! Sorry there wasn't a blog post last week, I was under the weather. 

Since, it's currently under 15 degrees, I'm snuggled under a blanket scrolling through Netflix. I know a lot of people are always looking for something new to watch, especially during the colder months when we are trying to stay that inspired me to make a blog post with some recommendations! 

When I watch TV, it's usually because I want to relax. So below you will find comedies and dramas. I don't watch too many action based or "scary" shows. Every now and then I will watch Law and Order SVU though... :P

Netflix Recommendations: 


Grace and Frankie -

This show is a Netflix original and stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. How could this show not be a hit? I admit to binge watching the first season in a day and a half. The series starts off with two women in their seventies finding out that both of their husbands are leaving them- for each other.  It also stars Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, and Brooklyn Decker. The second season is being released in May. I highly recommend giving this show a shot. 

The Carrie Diaries -

This one is for my fashion and Sex in the City friends. If you haven't already seen this show, you definitely should. The Carrie Diaries is a prequel to the TV series, Sex and the City and also is a book series. The plot is a young Carrie Bradshaw in the 1980's navigating high school as well as making her dreams of New York a reality. I'm currently watching this show over. 

Fuller House -

For those of you who haven't heard, Netflix has come up with a spin off/reboot of Full House. It'll premiere on Netflix at the end of February. Most of the cast will be returning. I'm pretty excited for this! 

Oldest of the Tanner girls, D.J. is now a mother of three and a widow. It becomes too much for her to handle, so she requests the help of her best friend Kimmy Gibbler and sister Stephanie. 

Jane The Virgin -

I initially wasn't sure I would like this show. I thought it was a little cheesy, but I soon got addicted. The series has been nominated for many awards and has a really great cast. Season one is currently available on Netflix while season two is airing on The CW.  Taking place in Miami, the show follows the life of a young Latina, Jane who is a waitress at a hotel. She's saving herself for marriage, but during a doctor appointment is mistakenly artificially inseminated. You can only imagine the chaos that ensues. 

Young and Hungry -

Young and Hungry is set in San Francisco. The main character Gabi is a food blogger who is hired to work as the personal chef to a wealthy, young entrepreneur. This show is a great fast pace comedic sitcom. Emily Osment and Kym Whitley are among the cast. 

What is your favorite show currently? And any Netflix recommendations for me? Leave a comment below.  

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Monday, January 4, 2016

Hosting a "Create Your Own" Ugly Sweater Holiday Party

Happy 2016! I'm still getting used to saying that. 

Two weeks ago, I hosted an ugly sweater holiday party. Instead of the traditional theme where everyone arrives wearing an ugly sweater, I made the evening about creating one.

This post is a guide for you to host your own party next year :)

First, have each person bring a sweater to decorate. One can be picked up at a thrift store for under five dollars. 

I got a bunch of supplies together. 

Suggested Supplies:

  • Felt
  • Pom Poms
  • Tacky Glue
  • Scissors
  • Felt Letters
  • Ribbon
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Fabric Paint
  • Fabric Markers
  • Glitter
  • Stockings
  • Tinsel
  • Mardi Gras Beads
  • Bows
  • Googly Eyes
  • Garland
  • Bells

Also, I bought some small Christmas decorations such as the top hat that I used on my Stevie Nicks sweater (which you will see further down).

I suggest putting foil or cardboard inside the sweater while you decorate. 

There were ornaments to paint which could be glued to the sweater.

As for food, I ordered pizza and made festive vegan cookies and had a hot chocolate bar.

I bought a leg lamp cookie cutter and decorated with frosting and sprinkles. :)

My hot chocolate was made with Silky Cow Farms Hot Chocolate mix. Most of their flavors are non dairy. I used almond milk and got out my Crock-Pot to ensure it stayed warm throughout the evening. I bought chocolate chips, pumpkin flavored marshmallows, melting caramels and peppermint sticks, in case the guests wanted to add more flavor. 

The party was a lot of fun and I look forward to hosting another one next year! If you have any questions, leave a comment below or email me at TheZenFashionista@Gmail.Com

Have you ever made an ugly sweater before?

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