Hi loves!! I thought I’d start off with a little life update first because I’ve been so incredibly busy these past two weeks – with travelling back home and getting ready to head back to school! However, today I wanted to update you guys on how my summer has been WITHOUT coffee!

If you haven’t read my first post on how I stopped drinking coffee in the first place, take some time to read that first!! I talk about my coffee journey, how dependent I was on having coffee every single day and eventually the switch I made to stop drinking coffee.

Although I haven’t had coffee in two months, it doesn’t mean that I haven’t had any caffeine- that would be a lot more difficult. That would be considered a true detox!! If anyone has ever made the switch to no caffeine at all, please let me know how it went! I’ve been drinking green tea every single day in the morning after breakfast (don’t drink tea on an empty stomach, you will feel very very sick) and it gives me enough of a kick to start my day. I’ll occasionally have some tea in the afternoon as well if I feel like I need a little pick me up.

I’ve been drinking green tea every single day in the morning after breakfast (don’t drink tea on an empty stomach, you will feel very very sick) and it gives me enough of a kick to start my day. I’ll occasionally have some tea in the afternoon as well if I feel like I need a little pick me up.

I have to be honest though, it doesn’t matter if it’s coffee or tea – I still occasionally get a little headache if I don’t have tea at all in the morning. It’s situational so I can’t say for sure that I get a headache everytime I don’t have tea but it has happened for sure. Let me tell you guys though, for everyone that has suffered from the AWFUL no coffee headache, this headache is ten times milder and definitely tolerable.

With school starting soon, I’ve been asking myself whether I’ll eventually give in and have a cup of coffee. The honest answer is…probably yes BUT in very small doses. I can’t be having multiple cups a day, then all this hard work would have been for nothing!! I’ll stick strictly to tea until midterms hit and my body can no longer stay away from coffee.

A final thought on this whole thing is that having either coffee or tea especially in the morning is perhaps more routine than a need per say. I can’t say whether this is true or wrong but to be sometimes, it’s pure habit to have a cup of something when I first wake up.

Thanks for reading everyone!!! When school gets rolling again, I’ll update you all on whether I caved or not (fingers crossed I don’t).

XOXO,

SINDY SPENCER

ps. I walked into a Starbucks the other day and the smell of coffee made me so nostalgic – I swear just smelling coffee made me more alert and awake

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Guys I’m finally writing a post about these striped culottes from Zara that I’ve been obsessed with! I went to Zara after my last final exam in May to shop because I was SO HAPPY and I went in with my $$$ dollas $$$ for the sole purpose of spending all of it…. I know bad … but also I deserved it.

I don’t know about you guys but the line up at the Zara I usually go to is always so long!!! You have to be insanely dedicated to stand there and wait to try your pieces on.

I usually don’t mind the wait except I usually have too many things and my arms end up feeling extra sore and when I get home I feel like I’ve had a serious workout. Who ever said shopping isn’t considered exercise?

That day I was actually in a rush but none the less your girl wanted to SHOP! So I did something I usually never do at Zara… I bought something without trying it on. This might sound bizarre to some of you but I find that my body type doesn’t fit everything right at Zara and I seriously can’t eye a piece and buy it- trust me I’ve tried things on that look like they’d fit me fine but sometimes they look so awful on me!

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I saw these pants from the corner of my eye as I was about to walk to check out. I had been looking for a pair of culottes for a while but usually, my big bum doesn’t look right in most culottes that are too tight around the derriere area. I noticed that these were perfect because it looked super roomy and it had a tie around belt around the waist so I knew that I could control how tight it was on me.

I opted for a size bigger just in case and my god am I happy that I bought them because these have really been a summer staple for me!! These bottoms are insanely versatile depending on how you style it! Switch things up and you can wear these to work, brunch or a casual day out!

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Zara has these in a few different colours but I went for the blue and white stripes because obviously, I don’t have enough blue and white stripes and I need MORE…. the heart wants what it wants, what can I say?!

These culottes are super lightweight and has an incredibly breathable material that’s perfect for the summer! There’s a lining inside that provides a super cooling effect… I’m not sure if that’s its job but at least that’s what it did for me.  Also you guys… it has pockets! Which is really a godsend and they’re also massive pockets which I love!

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The belt is probably my favourite part other than the waist! You can tie it looser or tighter depending on how much you eat that day… 😉 Some days I feel incredibly bloated and you bet that I’m tieing that belt super loose that day.

It’s very flattering because of the high waist and it looks great with either a tight top, body suit or a cropped top!!! I just love the wide legs because I don’t feel constrained in my pants- something that irritates me way too much during the summer.

This top I also grabbed from the forever21 sale rack for four dollars! Such a steal and it’s so cute too!! It’s great because it’s cropped at just the right place and matches SO well with these bottoms!

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Have you guys been into culottes recently??!!

 

-SHOP THE LOOK-

Zara Culottes  |   F21 Red Twist Front Tee  |  F21 Long Sleeve Cropped Tee

 

XOXO,

SINDY SPENCER

 

 

 

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