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Jen & Elsa's Essentials

Hellloooo I’m back! I know you missed me but mama llama had a bit of a blog takeover, rightfully so, I’m still trying to figure out my daily schedule with online classes, so I appreciate Jen taking over for a bit!! But now that I’m back, I’m super excited to be talking about essentials because I have added MANY new ones into my daily routine!!

First, let’s talk about food, my personal favorite!

- New essential: OATMEAL

And wow has this one been a game changer! I used to not enjoy oatmeal AT ALL, like at all, ask my family or my old roomie Caitlin!! Buuttt with a little encouragement from my roomie Pooks and some actual recipes I followed, I have become a lover of oatmeal! And when I say lover, I mean daily, I eat this meal every. single. day.

- Sweet Cream Vanilla Cold Brew with White Mocha

I… speechless. I can’t even explain the taste of this heavenly, magical drink! I will give props to my sweet friend Hannah for this one! But it’s my new Starbucks order and it has changed my life. Period.

Now, on to clothing!!

- My Chelsea White Doc Martens

Incredible, that’s all I have to say. I received them as a birthday gift this year and I couldn’t be more grateful because they have channngggeeddd the game of some of my outfits!! I think a good pair of Doc Martens is needed in everyone’s closet, whether it be for fall/winter looks or to pair with a cute dress in the summer!

- Sweatshirts

I have 24+ of them. I feel like I don’t really need to explain this one, they are just absolutely essential to my every-day wardrobe, no matter what season it is!

- My Free People Joggers !!

I am in love with these pants!! I got them last summer in free people, on sale with an extra 25% off! To say the least, it was a good day! These pants are perfect because I can dress them up or down and they can be worn in whatever temperature you want them to be worn! They’re high- waisted and scrunched at the waist, they are the most perfect pants!

Every-Day Items!

- My iPad

Best. Technological. Purchase. Ever!! I use my iPad for everything! However, it has been the best purchase related to school I’ve ever made (with some help from jen and jason ;)) It’s very stress-free and I don’t have to carry a bunch of notebooks with me everywhere (I like separating my classes by notebooks!) It’s so incredibly nice to have everything right where I need it and be able to take notes on it too!! I love love love it, it is most definitely essential in my life right now!

- My Bean Necklace

Nothing new here, BUT I realized how essential this necklace is to me after breaking it and not being able to wear it for about 3-4 weeks!! I wear it everyday, never take it off and I seriously felt like something was missing from me when I didn’t have it on! Its super duper special to me and I always feel like special jewelry is the best jewelry!

- My new lululemon purse

Yeah, it is my, technical, first-ever “purse” and I love it! Its a small little square and its perfect for the types of activities I’m doing when I leave the apartment like grocery shopping, coffee run or heading to the bookstore! Its not too big where I feel obnoxious carrying it around, it is literally the perfect sized purse that fits all of my essentials for when I leave, like my wallet, keys and sunglasses!!

Honestly, these items/pieces of food is what I’m living off of these days! So happy I can be back, sharing with you guys what my every day life is now consisting of!! Happy almost Halloween!



Hello friends! So I started making a list of my essentials and then realized this would be the longest blog post EVER, so I tried really hard and narrowed it down to a few MUST HAVES :)

So let's start with the obvious - FASHION!

Faux leather leggings! I have been styling these a lot lately and it just gives a little edge to ANY look. The Spanx brand is very popular, however, I found a pair at Nordstrom that I actually like better and for less.

The tank top I wear on repeat! I almost have every single color! And at $8, well you clearly cannot go wrong!

Next up - SHOES! As many of you know these sandals were my go-to all summer and I will be dressing up these boots all fall/winter :)

And for sure my Nuuly subscription! Enough said on that :) Click here for $10 off.

And lastly, I cannot live without my Five-Minute Journal and my Bitchin' Sauce that I literally put on EVERYTHING!

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