Summer 17 Recap

Dear Summer 2017,

Thank you for treating me well. You brought decent weather, super fun nights, and some cute fashion options. As summer gracefully comes to an end (I know we’re not there just yet) I’d like to recap because, well, this summer started out not that great and has the potential to end on a super high note!

5 great things about summer 2017:

  1. Lazy days by the pool and tan lines
  2. Mr. Orange – my new craft beer jam. You can find it at HopCat (shameless work plug 😉 )
  3. Target featuring one of my photos!
  4. Hoop earrings
  5. Bodysuits

This summer I found myself branching out style wise. I tried bodysuits and hoop earnings, two things I thought i’d never put on but fell in love. Fashion wise, bodysuits have been all the rage this summer. You couldn’t go wrong with a cute little bodysuit paired with some good boyfriend jeans, or denim shorts. They are stylish, comfortable (for the most part), sexy, and so simple.

Love a good bodysuit to accentuate lady-like curves and show off your best assets. Ladies, you’ve got to love yourself. Love your body and embrace what you’ve got. It’s OK to show it off a little, tastefully, of course. This bodysuit comes from Pitya, jeans too. It fits just right and gives off the right amount of sexy without going overboard. I’m all about sass with a little bit of class.

Enjoy the remainder of summer, friends! If you haven’t slipped into a bodysuit yet, let this be inspo.

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A Browndog Brunch

Brunching is like a lifestyle. The food, the drinks, the atmosphere, the people. If you don’t brunch hard, what are you even doing? That being said, I’d like to share an option for a new brunch destination for my Michiganders/Detroiters called Browndog.

Browndog currently has two locations: Browndog Farmington and Northville. Both offer fabulous brunch options, however the Farmington location only offers brunch on select dates. Meanwhile, the Northville location serves up some great dishes and drinks every Sunday!

Make it a Sunday Funday at Browndog to enjoy creative dishes, a Bloody Mary bar, and bottomless mimosas. So this is all standard for a good brunch, but what sets Browndog apart is that it’s a dessert bar too. Try desserts infused with beer and alcohol, and awesomely unique craft cocktails like you’ve never tasted before.

This post may sound a little sales-y, but all opinions are my own! I honestly love this place and recommend it to anyone who enjoys good food, good drinks, and a fun atmosphere. Plus, support local business – duh!

On your way out, grab a pint of ice cream made only for 21+ patrons so you can enjoy the great taste of Browndog at home.

About Browndog:

Opened in 2015, Browndog is a micro-creamery specializing in small batch ice cream.

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Twist and Shout with SheIn

Twist and shout! Don’t you just love a dress you feel like you can move and sway in? There’s something about a good dress that makes you feel your girlyest.

This slight high low dress from SheIn.com makes me feel like a pretty little dancing doll. I stumbled across SheIn when I saw another blogger post about the website. Always looking for new places to shop, I knew I HAD to place an order when I saw the incredible prices. My first purchase was this dress and white flowy cold shoulder blouse. My second purchase was a bubble gum pink one piece bathing suit. Although the items are low, low priced – we’re talking the most expensive piece on the site is about $29 low, I was a little weary of the quality. But I was pleasantly surprised to know everything fits perfectly and is of high quality!


The only downside to SheIn is the time it takes for items to arrive, considering it took about 3-4 weeks to get both packages. I fully recommend the website, but suggest ordering a month in advance if you know you’re going to need some key pieces for a trip or event. Also, items fit true to size!

Now dance away to SheIn.com and see what you can find.

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Zola Wedding Gift Giving Tips

I’m at that point in life (and I’m sure many of you are too) where everyone is getting married and having babies. Meanwhile I’m just over here like…oh hello new career, pour me a drink! So at this stage when you don’t have a ring on your own finger but many of your friends and family are getting wifed up, what’s a girl to get as a wedding gift? No fear, Zola can help!

Zola is reinventing the wedding planning and registry experience with a free suite of wedding planning tools including wedding websites, a checklist, guest list and registry.

I’m always on the fence about what to get, how much to spend, or if I should just  throw some cash in a card and write a sappy note. These wedding gift tips from Zola can hopefully answer some of your questions, as they have answered mine.

Popular questions:

  1. Stick to the registry or get something else?
  2. What to give if you’re in the wedding party?
  3. How much cash is appropriate?

Happy wedding gift shopping! And if you’re planning a wedding, be sure to check out Zola as an awesome wedding registry option!

**Thanks for reading; you’re F.A.Bulous.

Dad Hats are all the Rage

Dad hats. A fashion trend and a marketing tool for brands and independent retailers are topping the heads of everyone! Made popular decades ago by dads who wore baseball caps to support their favorite sports team, paired with ill-fitting jeans and a belt (you know exactly what I’m talking about!) these hats are popping up everywhere with catchy slogans, graphics, and branding.

My explication for the dad hat comes from a conversation with a friend. “That’s a nice Detroit vs Everybody hat,” he said. ” Oh, my dad hat? Thanks,” I said! His reply? “What’s a dad hat?” He proceeded to Google search “Dad Hats” and realized in fact, dad hats are a thing!

I own a few dad hats, but this Detroit vs Everybody dad hat has to be my favorite. Though tan, it actually compliments a lot, it’s adjustable and comfortable and totally in style. Whether you’re having a bad hair day, or just want to channel your inner dad, throw on a dad hat and hit the road!

My look is simplistic, allowing the Detroit vs Everybody hat to be the main focus. I added a chocker and red Chucks for a mild pop.

Have fun in your dad hats, kids!

Shop D v E dad hat here

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Easy Peasy Shrimp Dish

I have been on a shrimp kick for the past few weeks and wanted to share a quick and tasty recipe I recently tried!

Sometimes life happens, and you forget you need to eat. Does that ever happen to anyone else, or is that just me? Anyway, this recipe I am sharing was easy to make and was perfect with the few ingredients I had left before grocery day – making it quick to whip up on days you may forget to eat.

Honey Garlic Shrimp Dish

Ingredients:

  • Shrimp
  • Honey
  • Garlic (I don’t actually like garlic cloves, so I used garlic powder)
  • Broccoli
  • Parsley
  • Rice

Directions:

**If you’ve read any of my other food posts, you know I’m not one who really measures. Put as much of an ingredient as you want to make it to your liking!** 

To start, add honey, garlic, parsley, and butter to bowl. Stir until mixed to your liking. Add shrimp to bowl, toss to coat in mixture.

Grill coated shrimp to your liking while cooking rice to perfection. I only cook with wheat rice, but white rice will work as well.

Once shrimp and rice are cooked, mix together with broccoli, and top with the remainder of the honey, garlic, parsley, butter mixture.

Plate and enjoy!

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Wedding Guest Style Guide w/The Black Tux

We’re in the thick of wedding season! Seems like every weekend there’s a wedding. Invites coming in the mail left and right, meaning we’ve got to plan out outfits; because you’ve got to look good when you witness your friends and family say, “I do!”

The Black Tux, an online tuxedo rental boutique (with reasonable prices, may I add) offers the perfect style guide for all types of weddings. From beach weddings to black tie, see below for the perfect guide to wedding guest style inspiration.

Ladies and gents, guest and wedding party – make the most of your wedding looks. Shop The Black Tux for rentals and more style tips and enjoy the rest of wedding season!

**Thanks for reading; you’re F.A.Bulous.