Spring Cravings

Hi girls! Are you all pumped that it’s finally the weekend? I actually can’t believe how quickly this week flew by for me, no complaints here though. I’ve only got 6 more weeks of classes left til it’s officially my summer and with this amazing weather (it’s supposed to be 80 degrees by Monday!), I almost feel like it already is summer. Oh well, it’ll come around soon enough. For now, I’m embracing spring and all the things it has me craving, from fashion to food to beauty.

This is going on my birthday wishlist for sure!

I mentioned in my last post how much I love designer bags, specifically Coach purses. I haven’t browsed their website in quite a while, so when I checked back in, I immediately fell in love with quite a few of their new spring offerings. But I really love this tote, it’s just so spring-y and makes me happy. Too bad it’s almost $300…I’ll just wait til it goes on eBay for much less money like I did with all my other purses.

I realize this looks kinda gross, but it's so good!

I’ve been making more of an effort lately to get out of food ruts. I’m not sure why, maybe because I’ve had to go more than a week without peanut flour, aka my obsession and major source of protein, or maybe because the warm weather has me wanting different flavors, but either way, it’s been a good adventure. I threw together this wrap on a whim the other night and I was pleasantly surprised at how amazing it turned out. I mashed some pinto beans with a little nooch (it’s definitely growing on me), spread a brown rice tortilla with a dollop of avocado hummus (my current fave) and threw some spinach in there with the beans. Ummmm yeah, so it sounds really weird, but it’s actually delicious, trust me. And simple too, which I love.

Repeat picture, but I haven't worn the shorts yet so I don't have a pic of them on me.

Anyone else into the colored shorts trend? Yes, it seems a little weird, but I really love it! In fact, one of my purchases of spring break was a pair of bright pink twill shorts from Abercrombie & Fitch. Pink is my favorite color, and I just thought these were a fun shade. I could have bought the light pink pair, but I was feeling bold. Go big or go home, right? Luckily, I have plenty of things to pair with these new shorts and I’m excited to wear them. Β Hopefully, these will not be my last bold-colored pair of shorts; I’m really wanting a pair of orange twill ones from Hollister or maybe their turquoise dyed denim ones.

Self-tanner with sunscreen built in? Sign me up!

Here’s a secret–I use self-tanning lotion. I’m a fairly pale girl naturally but I like to boost my color in a safe way during the spring and summer. I will admit that I do lay out during the summer to get a real tan, and I know it isn’t the safest, but I do apply sunscreen. My go-to tanning product is Jergen’s Natural Glow because it’s easy to apply and isn’t streaky. Now they have tanning lotion with sunscreen built in, which I think is really smart. You can get a faux tan while also keeping your skin safe. Win win!

Lemonade sweetened with stevia--what a concept!

When I was younger, I used to really love lemonade. When I became more health-conscious, I switched over to Crystal Light lemonade packets, which were decent and came in a lot of varieties, but let’s face it, they aren’t the healthiest because of their artificial sweeteners. While on one of my rare trips to the dining hall store near me to buy some gum, I happened to spot this zero calorie lemonade. I assumed it probably had aspartame in it and was going to pass on it when I noticed that it’s actually sweetened with stevia. A healthy no-calorie lemonade? Yes please! I bought it and tried it out–it has kind of a weird lime-y aftertaste, but it’s actually pretty decent. I’m still on the hunt for single cans of Zevia though–I haven’t had a diet soda or soda of any kind in a couple of years because they aren’t the best for you, but I’d be down for trying a stevia-sweetened soda. My Whole Foods has 6 packs of Zevia, but I don’t want to drop $4 or 5 on it in case I don’t love it.

Friday's outfit: navy cardi (AE), floral square scarf (AE), light grey tank (A&F), denim shorts (A&F Kids).

I really love square scarves! I only have two right now, but I think they’re more versatile and easier to wear than traditional long scarves. American Eagle is my favorite place to buy scarves, and it’s actually where I bought both of mine. Right now, they don’t have any square scarves, but they have quite a few really cute loop scarves, which I might end up buying. I love wearing necklaces, but scarves are a good way to mix it up.

What are you ‘craving’ right now? Have you eaten anything weird but good lately?

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17 thoughts on “Spring Cravings

  1. I love the colored shorts thing. I almost bought a pair yesterday but I ended up hitting up a major sale at Gilly Hicks. Gotta love helping the economy!
    I’m really craving a veggie wrap right now.
    Those 6 weeks are going to go by super fast! I’ve got 10 but I can handle it. Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Time is seriously flying by, isn’t it?! I can’t believe it.
    I love the colored shorts! I definitely want to get a few pairs for this spring/summer. They’re so fun.
    And I’m glad you’re trying to get out of food ruts. I’m doing the same thing. It’s always such a nice surprise when a new recipe turns out delicious. (:

  3. I’ve been loving colored shorts too! And girl I’m with ya on trying to get out of food ruts, my eats have been oober dull haha I feel like it’s time to discover some new noms for spring! πŸ™‚

  4. Okay, to the person who said a sale was helping the economy… I find that hilarious! My dad said the same thing when he made big purchases, I guess that was his way of justifying it, but he’d say that he was helping boost the economy by dropping money on expensive things, lol. I say it sometimes too :).

    I don’t know if you know this, but there are sites dedicated to deals and couponing at Whole Foods, and you might find some coupons or something there to make your natural lemonade purchases a bit more budget friendly? Hey, more money to spend on clothes and purses is how I look at it :). I can send them if you want.

    Haven’t succumbed to the colored shorts trend yet except for running shorts. I’m such a traditionalist with what I wear and have tons of khaki shorts, army green, navy blue. But I think the pink would match a lot of things. I do have a bright green skirt I wear sometimes though!

    What is nooch? (Can’t you tell I’m not really a healthy living person, haha?)

    • Ooh yes thanks for the couponing tips! Send away πŸ˜€

      Most of my shorts are the regular colors like navy and khaki too but I like a few brighter colors in there to mix things up.

      Nooch is nutritional yeast, it’s pretty popular with vegans because it provides B-12 and other vitamins and it has a lot of protein. It tastes kinda nutty to me but it’s good for sprinkling on things like salads and popcorn. It’s pretty cheap too if you order it off Amazon.

  5. I love shorts,but I don’t have a single pair of them at home… Blame me! I really need to get some for summer this year.

    Your wrap doesn’t look gross,by the way,and the flavor combination sounds delicious!
    I eat “weird” food combinations every day,but hey – at least they’re tasty,and that is what matters,right?! πŸ˜›

    By the way,nooch is so awesome,isn’t it?! I love it so much recently and put it on everything I eat,haha…
    And you know what’s funny? I am such a peanut flour addict,but I also used it less often lately. Somehow,we seem to be mentally connected πŸ˜›

    • You do need to buy some shorts this summer! They’re one of my favorite things to wear this time of year.

      I know, nooch is so good! At first I thought it was weird but lately I’ve been obsessed with it too.

  6. I love colored shorts too! They just add some nice pizzazz to your outfit and of course look great πŸ™‚
    And seriously, time is flying by at a scary speed! What the heckkkk is going on haha
    Oh and your wrap combo does not sound weird… it’s something I am quite sure I would enjoy πŸ˜€

  7. I have such an obsession with coach bags, they are amazing! Due to my college budget, it’s been awhile since my last purchase, but that’s probably a good thing haha!

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