Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Moto Madness

My search for the perfect moto leather jacket has come to an end, and I couldn’t be more excited about it! I‘ve been looking for a leather jacket that looks expensive without having to pay a crazy amount of money on. The Express leather jacket fits amazingly and you can wear it casually or dress it up. I think a good, black leather jacket is an essential piece in any women’s wardrobe.

I took full advantage of the bipolar Texas weather and wore my leather jacket with a sweater and a skater skirt. The jacket gives my look a tough luxe edge.  Whenever I wear my leather jacket, I get to channel my inner wild child for the day.

Photos by: Cameron Badolato 

Sweater: Forever 21
Skirt: TJ Maxx (old) similar here  , here  , and here
Booties: Macy's ( no longer available) similar here , here , and here  
Sunglasses: Target

What is your go to piece to feel more edgy? How do you style your leather jacket? Let me know in the comment section! 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Brandy Slush Recipe

One of my new favorite drinks is Brandy Slush. My friend brought it over for my 21st birthday and I was immediately hooked. It’s light, refreshing, and crazy delicious. This drink is perfect for all occasions. From brunch with your friends, to a Fourth of July cookout, to Christmas Eve with your family. Brandy Slush is also incredibly easy to make! Who needs Sonic when you can make your own slush?! Here is what you will need to serve this tasty drink.
Ingredients- Serves around 8 to 10 people. Prepare one to two days before you want to serve the drink
  •  7 cups of water
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 tea bags of Lipton Premium Black Tea (any black tea will work)
  • One 12 oz Minute Maid Pulp Free Orange Juice Frozen Concentrate (make sure it’s without pulp)
  • 2 cups of Brandy (any brand of brandy will work)
  • 2 liter of Squirt (7 up works as well)
  • Fancy schmancy garnish is optional (I used strawberries and lemons)
Step 1: Pour 7 cups of water into a large cooking pot

Step 2: Pour 2 cups of sugar into the same pot 

Step 3: Put the pot on top of the stove and let the water and sugar boil together

Step 4: After it’s done boiling, set the pot off to the side and put the two tea bags into the pot. Let the tea bags sit and cool in the pot for 10 minutes

Step 5: Take the 2 tea bags out of the pot and pour in the Orange Juice Concentrate

Step 6: Add in the 2 cups of brandy and stir everything together

Step 7: Pour the mix into a large container (an ice cream pail works perfectly to store this in) and put in the freezer for at least 24-48 hours.

Step 8: After freezing for 24-48 hours, Take the container out of the freezer and scoop the slush into a drinking glass

Step 9: Add a little bit of Squirt (or 7 up) to the slush and you’re done! (If you want to, you can now add the garnish to your drink) 

Any leftovers you can leave in the container and store it for later! What do you think of this drink recipe? Are there any drink recipes you think I should try out? Let me know in the comment section!

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