Thursday, August 20, 2015

BASIC FALL BETCH CHECKLIST

YOGA PANTS: Lululemon | RAINBOOTS: Hunter | BLANKET SCARF: Etsy | Excursion Vests: J.Crew | CANDLES: Bath & Body Works

To all my fellow basic fall betches--

I believe it is time to OFFICIALLY begin our countdown to our favorite season! I mean how can you not be excited for the crisp fall air, the changing of the leaves, and the release of ALL things pumpkin spice. And I know you are oh so thrilled for all the photo ops to come! Starbucks selfie with a bold red lip, the quintessential leaves pic with your boots and leggings on, and you can't forget the pumpkin patch photo with you and bae holding matching pumpkins.. am I right? CLASSIC.

If you haven't already heard, the release date of the PSL has been delayed to Sept 8th this year. WHAT, BUT WHY??? Starbucks is switching the recipe of their famous drink to include REAL pumpkin and no fake caramel coloring. How did this come about you ask? The well-known blogger Food Babe created a blog post sharing what is really in our beloved PSL's and it wasn't pretty. She flagged that Starbucks was using ingredients that have carcinogens, which can increase the risk of developing lung cancer and leukemia. As for the pumpkin flavoring sauce -->it had zero actual pumpkin in it, 50 grams of sugar, and monsanto milk (milk that comes from cows that are fed genetically modified feed). Good news is Starbucks has officially announced the release of their new and improved drink. Are you worried it won't taste the same? A lot of people are... Guess we will have to wait till next month to find out!

Dreaming of pumpkins now? I can't confirm or deny that as soon as Trader Joe's stocks their shelves with all things pumpkin flavored I am the first one at the door. Okay, I guess I just confirmed that, oops. Anyways, if you are looking for the perfect snack you HAVE to try the pumpkin cream cheese spread on top of their cinnamon graham crackers. It is life changing. Reminds me of having cheesecake, but with WAY less calories. My other fave item they only have during the fall is the pumpkin bread mix. My sister turned me onto it, so every time I buy it I think of her and my niece which makes me smile. :) Make sure to add chocolate chips to the mix and butter on top when it comes out of the oven. YUM.

Now fall isn't just about the food. It also gives us all an excuse to lounge around the house in oversized sweaters, light candles that smell like you can literally eat the air, and decorate your entire house with gold leaves and pumpkins (sorry boyfriends and husbands). Add in a good movie and some crafts and you might just have created the perfect day. Oh wait, champagne would make it even better.

Dreaming of the season change. zzzz

2 comments:

  1. LOVE this post! The title is too funny and SO true!

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  2. Right??!

    Can it be fall already? I'm ready for it to be socially acceptable to wear yoga pants all day and drink excessive amounts of PSLs. :)

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