Sooo coffee lovers, the BIG coffee announcement from Starbucks … Blonde Espresso … what do you think? Gonna give it a try?
‘Tis the season for all things shiny and bright!
These are two of my favorite things!
Yes, I typed and hummed a little tune at the same time 😉
First, this gorgeous red, black, and white striped FAUX fur coat which I am in love with!
RACHEL by Rachel Roy
Striped Faux Fur Coat
Now, my second favorite thing this weeks Wednesday Wants:
From Rachel Roy, this super cute bag charm! If you’re looking for something that won’t break the bank or just want something new to spice up your bag game…this is it!
Tassel Bag Clip
RACHEL Rachel Roy $34
What are some of your Wednesday Wants?
It’s that time of year again! Time for packing the shopping malls in search of the perfect gift for that perfect guy. Easier said than done of course. Well, I’m always here to help you with your shopping trip. Today, is a special feature for a great site called GroovyGuyGifts.com and yes, they’re really GREAT gifts!
Below is just ONE of their great gifts:
Perfect Strangers (Engraved Shot Glass & Multi-tool Knife Set)
This is the perfect gift for the guy who probably already has everything. With this personalized touch, he’ll be glad to show this off to everyone! The set features a shot glass and your choice of a knife or multi-tool that comes in a keepsake wooden box. All of which can be engraved.
I personally, opted to receive the shot glass and multi-tool not engraved, only because I was unsure of what to put on it. (Of course, totally regretting it now…just means I need to make a purchase for myself in the coming months.)
Speaking of other items, Groovy Guy Gifts has lots of cool items and great groomsmen gifts for those in wedding planning mode.
This wooden bottle opener can be engraved for everyone in your crew! Find it here: Snap A Cap
Full disclosure: I was given the opportunity to pick an item from the site, have it engraved and sent to me.
Coming for a Starbucks near you muuuhahaha (that’s my best scary laugh lol)
(photos via Starbucks.com)
I TRIED IT!!!
You knew this would happen! So, the very next day, I decided to go out and try it (I also bought a caramel frappucino just in case this was god awful…gotta think ahead) The flavor was more mocha than green caramel apple to me. The apple flavor was more of an after taste but it wasn’t bad…I mean, it could’ve been worse. If you want to try it…go now…you have today (October 30th) and tomorrow (October 31st) ONLY!
The colorful frozen treat is filled with apple and caramel flavors. Not sure if I’ll grab one because these aren’t flavors that I particularly love BUT and that’s a big but…I don’t want to have FOMO (fear of missing out).
The Zombie Frappucino is only available between October 26th- October 31st so if you’re going to try it, you better hurry in to your nearest store and grab one!!
You’ll know if I grab one…let me know if you do!
If you aren’t fast enough, you’ll miss it! And missed it I did.
All I wanted was this $550 varsity jacket in a XXL but of course it’s ALREADY sold out *super bummed face*. At least my credit card gets a break and my wallet gets a win! If you’re NOT a 2X, all other sizes are still available and I’m uber jealous…just kidding, get it girl!
Here’s a few more items featured in this collab:
There’s still more from this capsule collection and a few (very few) from the last collab on the site if you hurry. In the meantime, check it out and tell me what you think…are you buying or passing?
Whether you have small feet, wide feet, thicker calf muscles, or larger ankles…there is a boot out there for you!
So, it finally feels like fall…wait…scratch that…it’s STILL summer.
After going through a major heat wave in September…I’m talking about 90+ degrees in Michigan, we’re still in the 80’s and it’s October! This is making it feel like a very long summer.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for getting some vitamin D but I’m ready to add a few layers.
The one thing this weather won’t stop: me from wearing boots! That’s riiiight, it’s boot season whether the temperatures says it or not.
And since it’s that time of the year, I’ve been scouring the stores to find the perfect pairs to share with you guys!
Let’s go shopping, shall we?
Kinsey Heeled Boot ~ $79
Maia Flat Boots ~ $84
Sabine Heeled Boot ~ $84
If you get any of these boots, be sure to use my sign-up link here ~~~> www.justfab.com/invite/curvyrena
(prices go down TREMENDOUSLY if you’re a VIP and sign up for an account! I’m totally obsessed with JustFab!)
Faux Suede Ankle Boot ~ $69
Stretch Ankle Boot ~ $69
Over-the-Knee Boot ~ $89
Studded Ankle Boot ~ $69
Faux Suede Ruched Boot ~ $75
Over-the-Knee Heel Boot ~ $89
All of the boots featured ARE available in wide calf.
So if you’re looking for a wide calf boot, simply click any link and you’re good to go! Remember prices may down during certain sales so be sure to watch the stores (and their websites) for falling prices on boots.
Are there any other fall finds that you’ve spied recently?
Tunes for your Tuesday anyone?
Here’s the new single from Lizzo
I legit feel this song on a spiritual level lol y’all have NO idea! I’ve been caught singing it randomly while in the grocery store!
If you need MORE Lizzo (because yes you do damnit) check out her other drops on iTunes…especially Coconut Oil, which is STILL in heavy rotation for me.
“Why men great til they gotta be great?!” Giiiiiiiiiirl
Just a quick update…
Some posts and photos are unavailable
thanks to Photobucket (a photo hosting site) changing their site without notification back in July. This also happened to be the month I was sick with the worst ear infection I’ve ever had, so I’m just now seeing the issue.
It’ll be a task but I’ll have to find the posts among the hundreds with the missing photos and updating those posts. So far, it looks like its mostly posts from two-three years ago (no recent links) and those photos are on my OLD laptop so therein lies the headache.
This is when money and a personal assistant would come in handy!
Well, I’m off to get started on this monumental climb. I’ll keep you updated and will try my best to throw a new post up if I can.
Craaaaving these Sophia Webster sandals/heels/booties!
The “Delphine” is $650 and worth it!
They come in black as well but I’d definitely rock the gold with EVERYTHING in my closet!
*puts on Christmas list*
See and/or buy them ~~> H E R E
Speaking of Sophia Webster…
I can never visit the site without wandering around and wanting practically all the things!
Add this super cute butterfly backpack to my wishlist too…
“Kiko” is $695 and comes in black AND pink
(Photos via SophiaWebster.com)
Rumors circulated around the interwebs for weeks…
A colorful drink that no one thought existed until the week of April 17th. That’s when actual pictures of the mythical Unicorn Frappuccino drink surfaced (well, that’s when I saw actual pics.)
Starbucks then gave us a countdown til the release of the beast for consumption on April 19th! We wouldn’t know what it tasted like until you actually took a sip. Claims of color changing and flavor changing liquids are things for the science fair Gods but here we are as adults in 2017 getting hype for unicorns!
Now, of course, nothing in the coffee world that’s pink, blue or purple is acceptable but I didn’t want to be that person living with regret because I didn’t try this Unicorn Frappuccino. So, bright eyed and bushy-top knotted, I made my way to my favorite Starbucks to try it.
After chatting with my ever-so-peppy barista (seriously, Steve is the best) he handed me my very own sparkly unicorn!
— Rena 💗☕️ (@CurvesAndCoffee) April 19, 2017
Not an actual unicorn but this Unicorn Frappuccino will do! It is indeed color changing and flavor changing!
At first sip, it reminded me of those orange creamsicles that you could get off the ice cream truck back in the day (that is, if you’re old enough to remember.) The actual color of the drink started off pink with a blue drizzle strip in the middle and as the drink melted or got stirred it would change into a purple color! Whip cream was topped off with sour sugar that change the flavor of the drink if mixed in.
If you recall mixing your primary paints in kindergarten, you learned that mixing certain colors together gave you a whole new color!
The flavor wasn’t my favorite… Mostly because, I like a regular coffee frapp (clearly) and I don’t like the creamy fruit flavors of anything…or creamy slushes. It wasn’t the worst thing I’ve ever tasted ( I did read a few tweets on release day that people said it was disgusting and to each their own.)
As a limited time offering, it was worth it try the Unicorn Frappuccino from Starbucks but it probably wouldn’t be on my daily must-have list. Back to our regularly scheduled coffee.