A few of my Favorite Things

Happy Thursday! Today I’ll be talking about some of my favorite things at the moment.

Lately, things have been really busy. I just finished up with my finals on Tuesday (I’m not a sophomore anymore, YAY), and I have been extremely stressed. A few posts back I talked about some things that help me destress lately, so you should definitely check that out if you need a little help in that department. A few of those things are included in my post today, along with a few other favorite that I just have to tell you about. My favorites range from music to clothing to makeup. Grab a cup & read on!


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Things I’ve been wearing

Real Soft Tee from Aerie, $19.95

Photo: Aerie

Photo: Aerie

Okay, I have two of these, and it’s officially my favorite t-shirt of all time (I’m going back to buy more, soon). These tees are super soft, don’t shrink when they’re washed, and fit a little loose which is flattering. Usually when I try on t-shirts, they are too fitting, which is something I don’t like, so the loose fit is a major plus in my book.

p.s. these are buy one, get one 50% off right now!


White leather Ked’s, $50

Photo: Ked’s

I have had my simple, white Ked’s for a long time, but recently I have been loving wearing them. They’re comfortable and go with everything. I wear them with jeans, shorts, leggings, dresses, nothing (just kidding, but really if I didn’t have any clothes on and I had to choose a pair of shoes, these would be them). Do yourself a favor and go buy a pair of Ked’s, and you’ll never have a shoe dilemma again. I will definitely be buying another pair soon, maybe with a subtle pattern to mix it up!


Beauty products I’ve been loving

it Cosmetics CC Cream, $38

Photo: it Cosmetics

YOU. NEED. THIS. It takes a lot to impress me when it comes to makeup products, and this product checks off on pretty much every requirement I have. It Cosmetics is a brand developed by dermatologists and plastic surgeons, so you know the ingredients in this stuff is good (it’s makeup, but also skincare, SPF 50+, AND paraben free). This CC cream applies beautifully to the skin, and is light to medium coverage, if you choose to build it up. When I’m having trouble with my skin, I will use this, and then typically go over my problem areas with a concealer. I use it every day, and it’s worth every penny.


Things I’ve been listening to


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I have been listening to Spotify for a few years, and I love it. I just recently upgraded to premium and it was such a great decision. I love having full access to tons of music, and being able to create playlists. I also really like the ‘browse’ feature so I can listen to playlists other people have created!

My favorite song at the moment is Peter Pan by Kelsea Ballerini.

p.s. Spotify Premium is only $4.99 a month for students!


Wellness Wonderland podcast

Photo: Katie Dalebout
Photo: Katie Dalebout

I am pretty new to Podcasts, but one of the classes I took for my major talked about podcasts, so I decided to look into them. I happened to stumble upon Wellness Wonderland with Katie Dalebout. Love her. Love her show. She has organic conversations with successful people. The show is super inspiring, and interesting to listen to. I often listen to this while I’m working out instead of music; my workouts seem to fly by!


Sam Tsui & Kirsten Collins Cover of Piece by Piece

I loved this song when I heard it done by Kelly Clarkson, then I loved it even more when I heard this cover on Kurt Hugo Schneider’s YouTube channel!

I hope you enjoyed reading about the things I’ve been enjoying lately. Stay inspired!

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    • coffeewithchelsea
      May 13, 2016 / 5:07 pm

      It is!!! Best purchase I’ve made in a while 🙂 Thanks for reading!

    • coffeewithchelsea
      May 17, 2016 / 4:54 pm

      IT Cosmetic’s is seriously the greatest! Thanks for reading 🙂

  1. May 17, 2016 / 4:58 pm

    I’ve heard so much about IT Cosmetics! I’ve been meaning to try them out. Also, I COMPLETELY agree with your take of shirts. I love loose fitting shirts. Tighter shirts just make me feel uncomfortable!

    • coffeewithchelsea
      May 17, 2016 / 5:06 pm

      You definitely need to try the brand. It will change your life! Thanks for reading, Rachel 🙂

  2. May 17, 2016 / 5:52 pm

    OK, so I am a mom of two but I still like to think I’m hip LOL! I love the shirt and shoes. Thanks for sharing 😀

    • coffeewithchelsea
      May 17, 2016 / 5:56 pm

      Anybody can rock a cute, comfy tee and Keds! ? Thanks for reading, Tori!

  3. May 17, 2016 / 6:44 pm

    Love this list! Thanks for the recs!

    • coffeewithchelsea
      May 17, 2016 / 7:15 pm

      Thanks for reading, Tawni!

  4. May 17, 2016 / 6:52 pm

    I have a couple of t-shirts like that too and they are definitely the best!! I like my T’s to be a little loose especially because I’ll likely be wearing them with skinny jeans and a tight shirt just makes me feel like a burrito.

    • coffeewithchelsea
      May 17, 2016 / 7:16 pm

      HAH! That is hilariously true. NO ONE wants to feel like a burrito in their clothing.

  5. May 17, 2016 / 7:04 pm

    Going to have to get me one of those tees! Looks so comfy. And definitely going to check out those podcasts!

    • coffeewithchelsea
      May 17, 2016 / 7:17 pm

      They’re the best 🙂 The podcast is so wonderful! Let me know what you think!

  6. May 17, 2016 / 9:37 pm

    I love keds. They’re a classic, you can never go wrong!

    • coffeewithchelsea
      May 17, 2016 / 9:46 pm

      I totally agree! Thanks for reading, Kate 🙂

    • coffeewithchelsea
      May 17, 2016 / 9:47 pm

      I totally agree! Thanks for reading Kate!

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