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July 2016


The Current [5] Favorites [3rd] Edition

July 26, 2016

Now that July is beginning to come to a close [insane btw!!] we wanted to share with you some of the items we’ve been currently loving!

[ T E E ]

1. Bubba Keg

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I know everyone’s new obsession are the YETI tumblers etc. butttttt I have always been a proud supporter of the brand Bubba Keg.  It is just as nice and keeps my drink super cold with ice for like 18 hours which is insane!  My favorite part about it is that they’re a FRACTION of the price of YETI cups.  You can find them for amazing deals at Marshalls and TjMaxx.  Both the stainless water bottle and the mini keg were each only $12.99!!  Check out those stores before you buy online!

2. One-piece Swimsuit

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Kat and I recently ordered bathing suits from Boohoo during their sale, and I am in loveeeeee with my new one-piece.  It fits amazing, is sporty and comfortable, and was only $12! If you’re looking for a swimsuit one-piece or bikini this place has so many options and they’re all gorgeous and AFFORDABLE!

3. Ross

Ross has always been one of my go-to stores mainly for shoes, but lately I’ve just been running in there scope out the scene and see if they have anything good and boy did they!  I found so many amazing deals from Stefan Janoski’s for $34.99 to a white Dri-fit Nike hat for $10!  The men’s section in particular has been stocked full of amazing items (just in case you’re looking for your dad or significant other)  I def recommend you stopping in!

4. Delirium Tremens


 With summer being as stifling hot as it has been, there’s nothing like a nice cold refreshing beer to cool you off!  My tastes for beer has changed and recently my go-to is Delirium Tremens or DT as people call it.  It’s a very strong beer alcohol percentage wise, but it’s not heavy in my opinion.  The only negative is that since the alcohol content is high, the beer tends to be a bit pricier and you can’t buy it at every grocery store.  ABC Fine Wine and Liquor has it to purchase and the bar called Brass Tap has it on draft!  If you like beer like me, this is def worth a try!

5. Tie Dye

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I’m not really talking about the traditional tie dye rainbow colors that you see people wearing haha, but I love the faded, washed out tie dye tee’s and shoes like with pinks, white, blue, green, purple or any color.  I think it looks so cool when the shoe or shirt focuses on one color and fades it out turning it into tie dye pattern!

[ K A T ]

1. Graphic T’s

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Lately with these super hot Summer temps, I’ve been getting a little lackadaisical [definitely had to google the correct spelling of that word haha] with my wardrobe. It’s just so hot that I’m reverting to shorts and t’s most days. Luckily for me graphic t’s could not be cuter these days! Some of my favorites have been from Forever 21 and Windsor because they’re super affordable but still on trend.

2. Summer cocktails

Normally I’m a champs and wine drinker. Whether I’m out or home those are definitely my beverages of choice. But lately I’ve been experimenting with some fun cocktails at home and have been loving what I’ve been concocting! Moscow mules have been my absolute go-to this Summer. Just so refreshing and light. But the other day I tried this margarita recipe and I’m in love! It is definitely my new favorite and so simple to make.

3. Jord Wood Watch

I have been sporting this watch with eevverything this Summer. I just feel like it is so Summery! Tee and I paired it with casual and dressy looks here! It would definitely make an awesome gift for that watch lover in your life [or just for yourself!].

4. NJ Housewives

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Yes my name is Kathryn and I’m a housewives addict. In all its table flipping glory [season 1 what’s uppp!] NJ Housewives is back, Teresa’s out of prison, and seems like she’s ready to jump right back into the drama. If you’re a Bravo addict like me I’d love to hear your take on the season so far!

5. Aveeno 24 hour moisturizing lotion

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Being at the beach and pool this Summer I wanted to make sure my skin was staying moisturized so I tried an old favorite again and fell back in love. I have no idea why I ever stopped using this guy! I legitimately feel like this lotion moisturizes my skin for 24 hours. And it really has helped prolong any tan I have gotten! Definitely not going to let him go this time around.

Let us know your current favorites! We’d love to hear about what you’ve been loving so far this Summer!

Thanks for reading!



Back to BASICS [black & denim]

July 21, 2016

There are so many fun trends to try during Summer that sometimes you neglect the basic pieces in your closet. Off the shoulder, embroidery, pom-poms, and tassels are so much fun to wear that you might ignore those plain solid colors.

So for a fun night out look we put together two simple, classic ensembs that could even transition into some cooler {a girl can dream!} weather.

But not without a few details! Lace-up tops and polka dots take your basic black and white blouses up a notch.




Love that cutout back detail!


Blouse: Zara sale in store {similar here and here}

Denim: Joe’s from Nordstrom Rack {similar here}

Flats: Sam & Libby from Target {similar here but loving these}

Bag: Michael Kors from Marshalls {similar here and here}




Blouse: Target-only $8 on clearance so check your local store! {similar here}

Denim: Asos {exact pair & under $30!}

Heels: Steve Madden from Marshalls {similar here}

Bag: Louis Vuitton {loving this bag}

Sometimes it’s nice to pull together a classic look with some interesting details to make it fun!

Thanks for reading!



TASTE [ Arctic Zero ] REVIEW

July 20, 2016

Doesn’t this {almond} milkshake look delicious?! The recipe is below!

Now if you know me you know I have a huuuuge sweet tooth. I’m a dessert over dinner type of person, which is unfortunate because I know sugar is supposedly the devil.

I have tried in the past to find “healthy” treats to curb this neeeed for sweets and have mostly failed and gone back to the hard stuff (brownies, Sour Patch Kids, Publix cookies).

One healthy sweet treat I had previously tried was Arctic Zero and to be honest I did not love it. So when Arctic Zero reached out to us and offered to let us try some of their new flavors, I figured why not try again. It can’t hurt!


Now if you’re not familiar Arctic Zero is a fit frozen dessert. It is low calorie-some flavors are only 150 calories for an ENTIRE pint [ummm yes please!] Click here to learn more about their products. But bottom line these desserts are essentially guilt free and have no artificial sweeteners, flavors, or colors.

Tee and I sat down and sampled the flavors they sent and we were definitely pleasantly surprised!

Now here is the number 1 pro tip and something I did not do the first time I ever tried this product. You need to let it sit at room temp for 10-15 minutes or for us impatient people microwave for 30 seconds.

This makes the biiiigest difference! It makes it super creamy and more of an ice cream texture.


Tee’s favorite flavors: Brownie Blast {instant favorite} Snickerdoodle Dandy {has sugar cookie pieces in it!}

Least favorite: Banana Pudding {not feeling this banana flavor}


Kat’s favorite flavors: Poppin Pomegranate {tart & so refreshing!} Brownie Blast {perfect when you are craving chocolatey deliciousness}

Least favorite: Cake batter {I wanted to like it soooo much but the taste just wasn’t doing it for me}

When I tried the brownie blast flavor, I knew I could make a “healthy” milkshake with it and it turned out AMAZING! Definitely try it out and let me know what you think!

[Brownie Blast] milkshake


-1 pint Arctic Freeze brownie blast

– 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk {alter according to desired thickness}

-optional toppings:

-chocolate syrup

-whipped cream

-mini chocolate chips


1. In a blender, blend brownie blast and almond milk until smooth.

2. Pour into desired cup, then top with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and mini chocolate chips {or whatever desired toppings you wish}


This was so tasty!

I’ll definitely will be trying it out with other flavors and toppings.

We’re excited to experiment with some other flavors and recipes and luckily will feel pretty guilt-free doing so!

Let us know if you’ve tried Arctic Zero before and what other flavors we need to give a-go!


All opinions are our own.


Let’s get [ G L O W I N G ]

July 14, 2016

It’s Summertime which in my book means glowy skin!

I mean living in Florida glowy basically means sweaty, let’s be real. Summer temps are brutal here buuuut I feel half the fun of dealing with the heat is making the most of your sweaty glistening skin.

Now my skin type is definitely oily so I have to be really careful when achieving a glowy makeup look. I don’t want to go too overboard or I can just look like an oily, sweaty mess.

Not the look most of us ladies go for, am i right?

If you’re on the drier or normal skin side you don’t have to be as careful when applying your glow!

I’m going to share with you my favorite products this Summer to achieve that glowing skin look.

Think that JLO glow.




Now even though I’m an oily skin gal, I still need to moisturize. My favorite for the Summer has been the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel. They make a normal version and one for extra dry skin. It absorbs super fast and is the first thing I apply before any makeup.

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The number one must for glowy skin is definitely hydrated skin!


This is the trick that will set you up for a ‘glow from within‘ look. Mixing your foundation with a couple of drops of a liquid highlighter or illuminator will make your entire face glow.

I have been looooving the L’Oreal Pro Glow Foundation. It is lightweight and so perfect for the hotter temps.


I mix that in with a pump of my Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer for that extra glow.

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July 12, 2016

We loveee Zara. They always offer trendy pieces that are still affordable, so when their sale comes around it’s an added bonus.

Tee and I each chose our top sale picks online right now.

But one thing about this sale is you have to move fast! Zara’s sale items normally sell out quickly because of how discounted the items are!

TEE’S picks

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KAT’S picks

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All pieces linked are under $30!!

If the pieces are no longer available online, definitely try their in store availability locator!

Let us know your favorite picks from the sale!



T I M E [ to ] W A T C H

July 7, 2016

When we were introduced to JORD watches, it was pretty much love at first sight. All of their watches are handmade of wood, which is not only unique but so chic.

When JORD reached out to us about collaborating we were so excited to try one of their watches out. The best part is that JORD has offered a giveaway for Fashion without the Fortune readers!

G I V E A W A Y  details

One winner will be chosen at random by JORD’s computer system and will win a $75 e-voucher to their site. The coolest part of this giveaway is that everyone that doesn’t win will be given a $20 e-gift card just for entering!

Click here to enter the giveaway! The winning e-voucher will expire 1 month after the giveaway end date which is July 24th.

Good luck!!

We incorporated some of our absolute fave fashion ensembles styled around our JORD watch!  Not only do we love how timeless and light the watch is because it is made of wood, but it’s perfect because you can style it with any outfit you want!


Kat paired it with a simple Summer dress, hat and threw on some added bangles and rings!



This outfit is perfect for a nice casual day out for lunch!  We love that this watch is so versatile so you can wear any outfit or accessory with it!



We wanted to show you that this watch can be styled many different ways so I chose to style it with a perfect Summer outfit!



I kept it very simple with white shorts and flowy top.  Since I was heading out to dinner I wore my suede pink/beige Steve Madden heels from Marshalls.


I wanted the watch to be the focal point of my outfit so I chose to wear no other accessories!


I knew the pink in my blouse and heels would compliment the wood watch nicely!


As all of our blogger friends know, I am obsessed with watches especially ones of quality like Michael Kors.  After collaborating with JORD and receiving the watch, I seriously couldn’t be happier.

Kat and I have gotten so many compliments, and because of how lightweight it is we don’t even know we’re wearing it!  It is one of the classiest and stylish pieces of jewelry I own!


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SUMMER trends featuring {OFF the SHOULDER}

July 5, 2016

One Summer trend that I cannot get enough of is off the shoulder pieces. They are so flattering and fun!

I am obsessed with this off the shoulder dress from SheIn! The material is so soft and I love the tassel detailing at the waist and neckline!

Tassel details this Summer is another trend obsession, am I right?!




I love that the waist is adjustable as is the neckline. You can tie the neckline or leave it open like I did!


Dress: c/o SheIn [under $25!!]

Sandals: Charlotte Russe [similar here and here]

Earrings: Francesca’s

Watch: JORD



This gorgeous off the shoulder blouse is perfect on Tee.

She styled it with some white shorts and her favorite mustard loafers!

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