Good morning & Happy Friday the 13th friends. How has your week been? All I can is that it's May 13 and I'm still wearing a scarf. What gives with this weather here in DC?! Seriously Over. It.
Thank you so so much for sending in your questions. I truly love reading and answering them all.
I love your Chanel Boy Bag, do you know of any good inexpensive dupes that aren't knock-offs? There are definitely lots of Chanel knock-offs out there. Some good, some really bad. However, instead of going for knock-off I suggest looking for an "inspired-by" bag that basically has the same look without using a faux Chanel label. The Rebecca Minkoff Love crossbody bag is a great option and comes in a couple of sizes & multiple colors. The key to finding an inspired-by bag is to ensure it's not a copy/replica of the real thing. The RM bag follows the same boxy shape, using a chain strap, and in lieu of a double C closure has a metal lock closer. The style is inspired-by Chanel Boy Bag but it's not blatent knock-off and is a much more affordable option.
What is your normal coffee order? It depends on the day haha. I'm a huge fan of the pour over coffee method. So if I'm making coffee at home, it's always a pour over with no cream or sugar. Just straight, black. I love the taste of good quality coffee. That's my coffee routine most days of the week. However, on weekends I'll get go-to almond milk latte from La Colombe. They are my favorite coffee roaster and also what I use (most of the time) when I make a pour over. The AML is what I order at most coffee shops or when you see me 'gram a coffee. On hot summer days, I'll get a iced almond cappuccino (again from La Colombe as most places have no idea how to make this - I don't know why) & it's kind of amazing. That extra bit of frothy milk is so tasty on hot summer day.
Where is a good place to get basic quality t-shirts? I really like J. Crew, Gap, Madewell, and Everlane for basic t-shirts. Lately, Gap has been hit or miss for me with fit. So I've been sticking with the other three. If you want to splurge I love Rag and Bone t-shirts. They are pricey ($85) but they always go on sale for around $50 and personally worth every penny as they feel good, love how they fit/hang, & seem to be holding up in the wash. My recommendation is get a few of the basic inexpensive tees and one higher quality tee. When I bought my first R&B tee, it was a bit hard to stomach paying $50 but it was worth it. I saved it for night outs rather than daily wear. My preference for t-shirts are v-neck with a relaxed fit but all these brands sell a variety of good basic tees.
How do keep your distressed jeans from ripping into bigger holes? I use iron-on patches (similar to these) on all my distressed jeans to keep the holes from expanding. I also use this fray block on my jean hems that I've cut to keep the fray from expanding. Would you guys be interested in see a post about this?
What was the pink straw you had with your coffee on Snapchat? Did that come from the coffee shop? When getting coffee to-go (especially if it's straight black coffee) I'll use a silicon coffee straw to drink it. Yes, I bring my own straw (#byos #nerd). This specific coffee straw fits perfectly into cafe to-go cups as well as my personal to-go mug. It's so much better that using the plastic straws you get at the cafes as they aren't heat proof. I love that this has a slanted mouth & oval shape and is great for minimizing coffee stains on your teeth.
Cheers to the weekend!
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