Chic of the Week

Happy Friday guys!!

I know the picture is something a little different, but let me just tell you how hard it is to find time to take a picture during the week & someone who is willing to take it. I seriously need a personal photographer. I never really understood the importance of having one as a blogger, but I am slowly starting to get it. Self timers just aren’t as great. I’m going home soon so I’ll try to plan a lot of looks so I can build up my content for the following months so I don’t have to bother my roommates or not-so-Instagram boyfriend.

For outfit details, there isn’t much. I actually did a post last summer with this exact t-shirt dress from Forever21. But I’m just here to say that they are still in, & still the most comfy thing ever. It is slowly starting to become spring where I live, so I’ve been working on transition outfits & bringing back all the old sundresses & tank tops I missed oh so much.

Also, don’t forget to check out my first YouTube video that I posted on Monday! It’s all about my Spring Break 🙂

California Travel Diary

Hi all!

I just got back from my spring break yesterday! I went to California for the first half with some friends & then spent the weekend in Flagstaff with Jacob.

Here is a little video documenting my trip! We went to Huntington Beach & I had never been to that part of California, but I loved it! This is also my first official YouTube video so I have no more excuses… right?

I apologize for any glitches or if you think it’s low quality… I’m new to this & learning along the way!

You can also find the video on my YouTube channel: Jaslyn Ravenscraft.

What are your spring break plans? Let me know in the comments!

with love,

jazz

Road Trip Playlist

It’s road trip season!

I just took a trip for my Spring Break & it made me so happy! I actually love car rides & find them really relaxing. I always need a good playlist though to get me through. I do a lot of long travels when I go & see Jacob, so I’ve made a road trip playlist that I update often with songs I’m loving. I thought I would share my current one with you guys!

On this link you can only play a demo of the songs, but I hope it inspires your own playlist! I love Spotify because it has almost all artists on it & you can easily browse & customize what you listen to. You can also listen off-line, which is a huge plus, especially when you’re traveling!

What are some of your favorite songs right now? I am always looking for new music, so DM me or leave a comment!

with love,

jazz

*not sponsored

Chic of the Week

Hey guys!

This week was actually kinda cold so I was thrown off! I am trying to slowly transition my wardrobe from winter to spring.

I paired my brown corduroy skirt from Buffalo Exchange with a black turtleneck. I don’t know if I’ve ever talked about how much I love turtlenecks, but I do. And it’s funny because I hated them as a kid! But now I think they are so warm & cozy & flattering. And low-key, it’s perfect in the winter for when your makeup doesn’t match the rest of you because you’re not tan! I also got this beret as a birthday gift & it went so cute with this look! I feel so french when I wear it. The shoes are from Forever21, but boots would also look good. And the mug was just an added touch, but isn’t it so cute?! I am obsessed with Harry Potter. (Fun Fact!)

I am currently in California for my Spring Break! It’s kinda cold so I’m sad because I don’t know how much beach time I’ll have, but it’s still something new 🙂

Don’t forget to check out my post from Monday – a Spring Break packing guide!

Spring Break Packing List

Spring break is almost here! And if you’re anything like me, you’ve been waiting for it since school started haha. I’ve made a brief packing list of things I bring for a beach vacation because I’ll be spending my break in California!

  • beach hat
  • ball cap
  • cover-up for swimsuit
  • sandals
  • flip flops
  • tennis shoes
  • beach bag
  • sunscreen
  • tanning oil
  • towel *It might be easier to just borrow a towel at the hotel or wherever you’re staying, but if you have enough room to pack one why not!
  • sunglasses
  • snacks
  • magazine/book
  • headphones

I hope this helps you guys figure out what to bring! What is your favorite way to spend time on the beach? Let me know in the comments!

with love,

jazz

Chic of the Week

It’s the weekend!

I am so super excited for this week’s Chic of the Week because I’m IN LOVE with these pictures!! I had a photoshoot a couple weeks ago & I have been looking for the perfect time to post these photos & it looks like that time is now. I have also been feeling sick again this week & it’s been super cold so I haven’t been dressing cute.

I recently did a Chic of the Week with this skirt from Buffalo Exchange, but it can be worn with many different things because it’s such a versatile color. I paired it with a white tee & a denim jacket. The t-shirt is from Forever21, per usual. I actually don’t know where I got the booties because I think they were a gift from a couple years ago. But I’ll link a similar pair here. I really like them because they are perfect for dressing up when it’s cooler outside because idk about you guys, but I have a hard time finding cute, comfy winter shoes! I usually live in my slip-ons. The denim jacket is such a staple in my closet, especially this time of year when it’s hot & cold at the same time! I like this one.

These photos were taken by my friend Victor Ren. He is from Vegas & takes super cool pictures! I was actually really nervous about this shoot because I feel awkward in front of the camera sometimes, but he didn’t pressure me to do anything & was super helpful! So if you’re local in Phoenix, hit him uppp. Make sure to check out his Instagram & give him some love. 🙂

Vegan Diet at my Local Grocery

As some of you may know, I went vegan a couple of months ago! So far it’s been really good. I want to do a whole post about it, but I want to wait & keep at it for longer because although I have seen some improvements, I really want to make sure I know what I’m doing & talking about!

This post is basically going to be my shopping list since I’ve gone vegan. I wanted to show you guys that it’s possible to have a certain “high-maintenance” diet without spending a ton of money. One of the main reasons I went vegan was to try & save money! But I think sometimes people think that when you eat vegan, you can only shop at places like Sprouts or Whole Foods or all those other specialty grocery stores. I love those stores, but they are sooo expensive! And that is totally not the point of eating vegan! So I’m going to give you guys a break down of what I buy at Safeway & some of my favorite vegan brands that can be found there.

PRODUCE – Vegetables & fruit are the basis of my diet. I literally eat a salad for at least one meal a day, if not two. I don’t eat organic, so that saves me money, but I try to stick to the veggies that I eat on a regular basis in my salads or with hummus. (I would eat hummus for breakfast, lunch & dinner if I could.) My go-to’s are: peppers, cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, & apples. I also get frozen broccoli. I’m allergic to a lot of fruit unfortunately, so I rely on vegetables for my fresh food. I might get seasonal fruit if it’s not too expensive though!

DAIRY – So I don’t actually eat any dairy because that was another main reason I went vegan. I love cheese, but it’s so expensive & just really not healthy, at least for me. I also hate milk, so almond milk is not a problem for me. I usually get unsweetened vanilla. I can’t drink coffee without creamer though & I was so worried I was going to have to give that up or spend a ton on an alternative, but luckily my favorite brand is already dairy free! Coffeemate is my go-to & I think they are all dairy free, but I can’t be sure of that! I just know my favorite flavors are. (Hazelnut & vanilla in case you were wondering…)

CANNED GOODS – Canned goods are so cheap, but they can have a lot of added sugar & salt, which brings down the health factor. I always buy beans for my protein, & I recently discovered that pinto beans are the best. I will usually get tomato sauce because spaghetti is another quick easy meal I love that doesn’t necessarily need meat to be good. I’ll get non-creamy dressing to avoid dairy, & then mustard for the hummus wraps I live off of. I’m also totally digging beets these days – I am Dwight Schrute.

GRAINS – I just recently discovered that my favorite bread has milk & eggs :/ so I switched to Thomas’s Everything bagels, which are just as good if not better! I also get tortillas to make wraps & stuff.

SNACKS – The most important meal of the day if you ask me haha. I always get popcorn, & nuts are also a healthy choice.

FAVORITE VEGAN BRANDS –  Okay, so ever since going vegan I love finding new brands that are dairy free & meatless. Gardein makes the best meatless meat haha. I recently tried their “chicken sliders” for the Super Bowl & they were so good. I’m always skeptical of stuff that isn’t “real” meat, but these aren’t even that bad. But they are expensive. I also already mentioned Coffeemate, but their creamer is the best. I also already talked about my fave bagels, but Thomas’s Everything bagels are basically everything to me.

This post is longer than I thought it would be, but I eat a lot, okay! I really want to do a grocery hall or a what I eat in a day, but I think those would be better as videos. I figure if I talk enough about making a YouTube channel & making videos, I’ll get the bravery to do it. Speak it into existence.

I hope you guys liked this post because it was so much fun to write! Grocery shopping is one of my favorite chores, as you guys can probably tell! If you eat vegan or even vegetarian, what are some of your favorite brands? Let me know in the comments or DM me on social media!

P.S. Oreos are vegan, so if you weren’t already convinced…

with love,

jazz

Chic of the Week

Helloooo guys!

This week’s Chic of the Week was actually taken in preparation for a Valentine’s outfit post I was going to do, but then I didn’t get to shoot the other looks, so I decided to give you guys outfit deets anyway!

The blouse is from Forever21 & they basically catfished me into getting it because I saw it on their Instagram story or something & was like “wait I need that” so yeah. But it was worth it because it is super cute & colorful & I’ve worn it only a couple of times, but I’ve gotten compliments so that has to mean something right?? The pants are LC Lauren Conrad & I have no feet in this picture so I can’t give you shoe details, but I’m almost 100% positive I was wearing my black mules from Forever21. This is a casual look that could be paired with sneakers or sandals.

This week seemed to go by super quick, but it could be because I’m going up north this weekend to see Jacob & it snowed a bunch so I’m super excited for that! It was cloudy & rainy in Phoenix all week so I got to pretend I lived in Seattle haha!

P.S. I am looking on Amazon for a good suitcase that’s not too expensive & I want white because it looks good, but I feel like it’s just going to get super dirty… so if you have a white, hardcover suitcase, let me know how it works for you…

P.P.S. Jacob took this picture, so can we all just clap for him because I’m going to turn him into an Instagram boyfriend one of these days…

Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Guess what is this week?? Valentine’s Day!! I love this holiday because I love love & I think it is worth celebrating. I remember one time when I was little, my brothers & I woke up super early on Valentine’s Day to make cookies because we were so excited. We would always have a scavenger hunt & eat a giant heart-shaped cookie after a special dinner. My parents made sure that we always did something special for holidays & I’m so grateful!

I don’t go on scavenger hunts anymore, (fun fact: I hate scavenger hunts because I don’t like looking for things lol) but I still celebrate Valentine’s Day! I’m lucky to have a boo to spoil, but even if you don’t have an SO, galentines day is totally a thing! I don’t know the dude equivalent, but it probably includes fortnite & Domino’s.

If you’re looking for things to do, here’s a quick list of some of my favorite kind of dates:

  • try a new restaurant
  • go someplace new
  • have a picnic
  • make a fort & have an in-home movie night
  • redo your very first date

These are only a couple of ideas!! Get creative, but don’t be afraid to just stay at home & cook dinner together because being together is the most important thing!

with (extra) love,

jazz

Chic of the Week

Happy Friday!

Today’s Chic of the Week is my attempts at reluctantly transitioning my wardrobe from winter to spring :/ Don’t get me wrong because I love spring, but not quite yet!! It’s only February!

I would look ridiculous if I wore a sweater because it is literally 80 degrees, so I wore a denim jacket over top a simple crop top & paired it with my white high waisted jeans. I chose to wear sandals, but booties would also look good! I also did some simple braids, which is crazyyyy because I normally don’t even touch it, except maybe to spray some dry shampoo because who has time to wash their hair during the week?? Might just have to do a post on this 🙂 Oh, & my choker is from the LC Lauren Conrad collection!

This weekend Jake is coming down for a Valentine’s party & then my roommates & I are going to see the newest 50 Shades of Grey…….

Check back Monday for some Valentine’s Day outfit inspo!