As you may or may not know, I'm a college student, and I'm on a tight budget. Normally, this doesn't phase me because I'm more of a window shopper. However, this summer there are several things that I really need to re-stock and several things that I really want. In attempting to be mindful of money, I've decided to make a list (and hopefully stick to it!) and shop out those items so I get what I really want (and need) at a good price!
Flats (beige, black, maybe animal print) - I have literally loved my current flats to death. They're getting pretty shabby, but I absolutely adore them.
Pants (I especially want white skinny jeans) - This year I started being more conscious about what I'm putting in my mouth, and running for an hour every day. As a result, all of my pants are too big on me. I suppose it's a good problem to have.
Skirts (everyday ones and a nice one) - Again, everything's too big.
A couple cute tops - I've worn through them all. All of them.
Dresses (the adorable summery, sun-dress kind) - I've been lusting after them for years and I've decided to indulge.
A cropped top - Tell me these aren't adorable.
Gold jewelery - I used to be a silver girl, but something happened and now I'm just enamored of everything gold so I want to pick up a couple pieces.
So, if you see any of these things on the cheap, or have any thoughts of where to pick something up, please, please share! I'm planning on going thrift store shopping and checking out Marshall's (they ALWAYS have cute stuff!) but suggestions are always appreciated!
This weekend I tried a super-simple version of the mini-pies that I've been meaning to try for literally years. It was a great success!
This was ridiculously easy! And cheap and fast and delicious. What could be better than that?
There were only four ingredients:
- Frozen pie crust
- Apple (diced)
From the pie crust cut out two circles per pie (I used a glass). Put a tablespoon or two of apple in the center of the circle. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon and sugar. Use a fork to press the edges of the second circle into the edges of the one with apple and cinnamon-y goodness. Sprinkle just a little sugar on top. Bake for somewhere between five and ten minutes, when they look done, they're done.
It's so easy and so yummy! You can put cinnamon and sugar on the extra pieces of dough and eat them as a sweet little treat!
I just can't wait for summer to get here! I'm currently in the midst of studying (like a madwoman) for finals, and I can't stop dreaming of hot, sunny weather and reading good books while sipping on lemonade and eating green grapes. Soon! Soon!
In the meantime, I'm listening to this, and lusting after the outfits below! Enjoy!
Have you discovered The World of Hermes yet? There are cute, inspirational videos, DIYs, how-tos and much more! It's a fun way to procrastinate!
The adorable DIY Paper Clutch Tutorial has been making the rounds on the web. I've seen several really cute takes on it from LoveMaegan, Oh The Lovely Things, and many more (I just thought those two had some good tips and tricks!)