Friday Feature: Public Lives, Secret Recipes

I was featured on the blog Public Lives, Secret Recipes. Here was my snack/recipe! See the original {here

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Step 1:
combine one packet of Crystal Light with 8 cups of water in a pitcher

Step 2:
stir until completely mixed together

Step 3:
pour lemonade in the popsicle tray until full (for more variety add in gummy bears or another small, sweet treat!) 

Step 4:
cover popsicle tray & add in popsicle sticks

Step 5:
freeze for 6-8 hours or until completely frozen

Step 6:

Caitlin's Feature on me:

Get To Know Shanna:
As a recent college graduate, I am confident to say most people are lucky if they manage to graduate with a job secured. Shanna Lakin of Celebritized in Chicago however was fortunate enough to create her current job during her senior year of college. Four years later, Shanna is now moving to full-time with her blog that she started as an assignment for a communications class senior year at Indiana University. From fashion to food to relationship advice and a whole lot of Kristin Cavallari mixed into all those categories, Celebritized in Chicago is your one stop shop ultimate blog.

Where: Deerfield, IL --> Chicago, IL
Indiana University

Favorite Food: Hibachi, definitely.

Favorite Restaurant: AthenianRoom in Chicago.

Chef or Takeout: Well, I like baking a lot but I LOVE going to tons of new restaurants so I typically end up only cooking about once a week.

If you could have dinner with one person who would it be and where would you go: People are going to laugh but everyone who reads my blog knows I’m obsessed with Kristin Cavallari. It’s hard to choose where I would go…I don’t know, maybe Sunda?

Personal style icon: Kristin Cavallari or Rachel Zoe. Kristin dresses so simple and basic and is so naturally pretty so I’ve always sort of been obsessed with her. I guess both of them are designers now and they both know how to dress basic but still make a stylish statement with their outfits.

Favorite Store: Shopbop…that’s definitely where I get all my clothes. 

Be sure to check out Caitlin's brand new website here


"girl hot" vs "guy hot"

blake lively pregnant gucci dress
{pic c/o here}

This is a concept I've been intrigued about since probably 7th grade...so I thought why not dedicate a blog post to it. Although it's pretty self explanatory, I will quickly explain. Girl hot, refers to outfits, hair, makeup, accessories, etc. that other girls think is attractive and cool. And guy hot, is when you are going purely for the pleasure of being aesthetically pleasing to the male gender. Let me break help break it down for you...

1. Girl hot: Short hair {It's trendy and easy} or wearing your hair in a top knot.

2. Guy hot: Long hair {Long hair is sexy and feminine}

3. Girl hot: Smokey eye make up, a cat eye, a full face of make up

4. Guy hot: Natural Make up. Just mascara and a hint of blush. Almost all men prefer their girls to look natural.

5. Girl hot: Dark nails, colorful nails, neon nails, different colored nails, or nails with designs.

6. Guy hot: A clean french manicure or light neutral color.

7. Girl hot: Lipstick

8: Guy hot: A neutral lip

9. Girl hot: Bushy full eye brows

10. Guy hot: A natural, light, and thinner arch

11. Girl hot: Trendy clothes along the lines of Leandra from the Man Repeller: Overalls, baggy plaid shirts, boyfriend jeans, trousers, blazers, trench coats, one piece bathing suits, and runway dresses that give your figure no shape whatsoever.

12. Guy hot: A clean look. Simple, yet classy and sexy. You chose one feature to show and flaunt it. If you're showing cleavage the dress can't be super short, or if the dress is extremely tight it should be long sleeve. Finding the perfect blend between sexy + classy = guy hot.


Trend Alert: Long sleeve crop top with skirt

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Sweater season

vince sweater, aqua skirt, splendid tee

The Vince sweaters are the best investment pieces I've ever bought. I have it in this color, and a grey and black color. Since they are a heavy wool material, I wear them as sweaters, and even coats all Fall and Winter long. Long sweaters with mini skirts are a big trend this fall, and the best part is (with the help of the thigh high boots) you are only exposing a very little amount of skin. It's hard to stay warm and look stylish simultaneously so be sure to try the Long sweater + Mini skirt + Thigh high combo. If you don't have thigh high boots you can wear thigh high socks with regular boots {here}. 

vince sweater, aqua skirt, splendid tee

vince sweater, aqua skirt, splendid tee

vince sweater, aqua skirt, splendid shirt

vince sweater, aqua skirt, splendid tee

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