Saturday, November 23, 2013

Christmas Wishlist

Since the holidays are around the corner, I figured it was about time I put together my Christmas wishlist. My family always asks me what I want for Christmas (I've been told that I am impossible to shop for), so for the past few years I have given them a list in hopes of making their Christmas shopping a little bit easier. 

What's on your Christmas wishlist? 

Christmas Wishlist

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Skinny Girl's Guide to Starbucks

I have a serious problem when it comes to Starbucks. Let's face it- while being healthy is important, so are caramel macchiatos. While some of our favorite Starbucks drinks have about as many calories as dinner, there are plenty of ways to shave off a few of those calories and make your Starbucks order, well, skinny.

Here are a few of my favorite Starbucks drinks that won't sabotage your physique:

1. Tall Skinny Iced Caramel Macchiato
 This is my all-time favorite Starbucks drink. By ordering a "skinny" macchiato, you are essentially just asking for non-fat milk & sugar-free syrup. 
100 calories, 10 calories from fat
(versus tall caramel macchiato- 170 calories, 45 calories from fat) 

2. Tall Javachip Frappuccino Light
 This is my go-to drink when I have a sweet tooth. In my opinion the light version is better (I think the regular javachip frapp can be a little too rich).
150 calories, 25 calories from fat
(versus tall javachip frappucchino- 240 calories, 50 calories from fat)
*note: neither of these include whipped cream

3. Venti Iced Passion Tea, Unsweetened
 This is what I order when I want something refreshing. I order it unsweetened and add splenda myself. 
0 Calories
(versus venti iced passion tea, sweetened- 120 calories, 0 calories from fat)

xo, A

Friday, August 9, 2013

Jcrew Fall Wishlist

I know that summer isn't quite over yet but I'm already drooling over J.Crew's new fall arrivals.  I'm such a sucker for fall colors (and of course J.Crew) so I put together a few things I'm hoping to get my hands on for the fall season. 

(Note: I know J.Crew's items can be a little pricey but I genuinely believe that their quality is well worth the investment.)

Here are my picks: 

Jcrew Fall Wishlist

Thursday, August 1, 2013

City Girl Essentials

My go-to must-have city girl essentials:

1. Rebecca Minkoff ‘Cupid’ Satchel (color- port)- Love that this bag has a crossbody strap as well as top handles. It’s roomy enough for an Ipad but not overwhelmingly large. Flawless.
2. Burberry Brit ‘Copford’ Quilted Jacket- This is my all time favorite fall jacket. Versatile and Timeless.
3. Longchamp ‘Le Pliage’ Tote (large)- This bag goes with EVERYTHING (not to mention it's lightweight and can hold pretty much anything you’ll need).
4. Starbucks- Because every city girl loves her Macchiatos.
5. Ray Ban ‘Clubmaster’ Sunglasses- Everyone has the classic wayfarers but I prefer this style.
5. Tory Burch ‘Reva’ Flats- I think I own these in every single color. Seriously though, best flats ever.
6. J Crew ‘Pixie’ Pant- Comfiest and cutest “I feel like leggings but I’m actually pants” pants.
7. Burberry Brit Perfume- If you’ve smelled it then you know why this is on my “essentials” list…
8. J Crew ‘Downtown Field Jacket’ (color- olive)- Comfy, Cute, AND looks great with the sleeves cuffed. Winner.

xo, A

Friday, July 26, 2013

That Boston Betch Here

You’ve stumbled upon a blog filled with the ramblings of Boston girl with a passion for all things fashion and beauty related. Hold on tight, you’re in for a wicked crazy ride. 
xo, A