Adult Sparkling Cider

Man, it was a crazy week! Needless to say, I’m excited to bring you my very first Fri-YAY Cocktail… because I definitely need it! TGIF, am I right?

Because of this chaotic week, I wasn’t exactly planning ahead for this premiere. For that reason, I made the most simplistic (but delicious) cocktail that is perfect for any fall occasion. It combines two of my favorite drinks: apple cider and… champagne!

It’s that simple. That’s literally all you need to make this tasty cocktail (and maybe a fresh apple for garnish or to add in for some “boozy fruit”).

I’m calling it the Adult Sparkling Cider!

Adult Sparking Cider Cocktail

To recap, here’s what you’ll need:

  • Your favorite champagne (I used a Brut; in the middle on the sweetness scale)
  • Apple cider
  • 1 fresh apple, for garnish (I used Gala, but any kind is fine)
Adult Sparking Cider Cocktail
Please disregard my ugly AC unit!

NOTE #1: I didn’t include exact measurements because it’s completely up to you! If you like your drinks a little boozier (or had a particularly rough day), feel free to add in a little more champagne 😉

NOTE #2: I realize this is a red wine glass, but that’s all I’ve got! (#postgradproblems) If you have an actual champagne flute, I would recommend serving in that.

Enjoy!

Adult Sparking Cider Cocktail

Invest in Vests

Though it’s officially been fall for more than a month, here in Cincinnati, Mother Nature is still deciding whether she wants it to be hot, warm or cold. So what do you wear if it’s too hot for a heavy jacket but too cold for nothing at all? A puffer vest!

It’s no doubt that vests are making a comeback in the fashion world. And it’s a trend that works for both men AND women!

Because most vests run on the pricier end, I waited for the perfect sale and bit the bullet. My philosophy: divide the purchase price by the number of times worn. Investing in more expensive clothes (rather than cheaper, low-quality ones) is more cost-effective in the long run. Trust me, it’s totally worth it!

Invest in Vests | Closet Full of Cocktails

Invest in Vests | Closet Full of Cocktails

Vest: J.Crew Factory (old – similar) || Shirt: Ralph Lauren || Necklace: Francesca’s (old – similar) || Jeans: American Eagle || Shoes: American Eagle (old – similar)

Would you rock this trend? Share your looks with me on Instagram at @ClosetFullOfCocktails!

3 Flannels, 3 Ways!

Hello everyone and welcome to Closet Full of Cocktails!

For my first-ever post, I wanted to share one of my favorite fall trends: flannels! Thanks to Old Navy‘s half-off deal last weekend, I scored three flannels for under $50. Now that’s a steal!

There are several different ways to rock your favorite flannel this season, so I’m featuring three of my favorites: Lots of Layers, Dress It Up and 90’s Throwback.

LOTS OF LAYERS

Perfect for the “cold in the morning, warm in the evening” Cincinnati weather, this layered look is my go-to for the fall. For this look, I threw on a sweater overtop, but a light jacket or vest looks great, too!

3 Flannels, 3 Ways | Closet Full of Cocktails

3 Flannels, 3 Ways | Closet Full of Cocktails

Sweater: GAP (old – similar or similar) || Flannel: Old Navy || Necklace: New York & Company (old – similar or similar) || Jeans: American Eagle || Shoes: Express (old – similar or similar)

DRESS IT UP

Flannels are meant for comfort, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress them up for work or a night out! Throw on a skirt and some heels and you’re ready to go!

3 Flannels, 3 Ways | Closet Full of Cocktails

3 Flannels, 3 Ways | Closet Full of Cocktails

Flannel: Old Navy || Necklace: Kohl’s (old – similar) || Skirt: J.Crew Factory (old – similar) || Shoes: Target (old – similar)

90’s THROWBACK

Paying homage to the 90’s grunge days (yes, I was born in the 90’s… but I remember that style!) but modernized a bit. Simple yet styled, this outfit is great for running errands or just hanging out with friends.

3 Flannels, 3 Ways | Closet Full of Cocktails

Tank: Anthropologie || Flannel: Old Navy || Jeans: American Eagle || Shoes: American Eagle (old – similar)

Of course, there are many other fabulous ways to show off this seasonal statement. What’s your favorite flannel look? Share your looks with me on Instagram at @ClosetFullOfCocktails!

PS – Shout out to my ever-so-patient boyfriend for taking these pictures, and chasing the sunset with me for the perfect shot! <3