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.


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.


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)


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)


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