August 6, 2014

Shakin' Up My Summer


I'm excited to be partnering with Starbucks today to share how I've been "shaking up" my summer and give you the low-down on their delicious Teavana® Shaken Iced Teas.

You know those expectations of "this will be the best summer ever" that we always have as soon as the temperatures start turning up?? Of course, those feelings are only encouraged by songs like this and this. And then it seems like fall is here before we know it and it was just another ho-hum couple of months. . .

This year, I can honestly say this has been one of the best summers I remember since I graduated from college. Working in a school hasn't afforded me an entire summer off like most people assume, but that hasn't stopped me from really embracing some fun moments. Maybe it's just getting older (I am closing in on thirty, people) and appreciating little moments more than I used to. Or maybe it's just learning everyday lessons about being grateful. 


So, let's chat about my "summer shake-up," shall we? We're all creatures of habit, but change doesn't scare me....too much. I love when things feel new and fresh and exciting. This summer I've. . .

Taken in an awesome concert 
Spent a weekend in Atlanta with the sweetest blog friends 
Went to an incredible fireworks show with one of my best friends 
Gotten too much sun on my back patio (ouch!)
Done some really cool blogger collaborations (here and here)
Indulged in some pretty delicious meals (salad, pizza, French toast, oh my!)
And, of course, some ridiculously good treats (ice cream, donuts, macarons, Starbucks, yes!)

Even the simplest things can be fun and "shake" things up a bit. What are you doing to shake up your summer, friends?






Outfit: Shorts, JCP (last summer) | Tee, gifted KOHL'S | Cardigan, gifted KOHL'S | Bag, gifted ASOS
Sandals, JACK ROGERS | Necklace and earrings, gifted KENDRA SCOTT from JEWELER'S WIFE
Sunglasses, gifted D&G from SUNGLASSES SHOP | Polish on my toes, ESSIE BIKINI SO TEENY
Teavana® Shaken Iced Blackberry Mojito Tea Lemonade

Starbucks Teavana® Shaken Iced Teas are the perfect treat on a hot summer day and the perfect change from your usual iced coffee. With three yummy flavors to choose from (Teavana® Shaken Iced Blackberry Mojito Tea Lemonade, Teavana® Shaken Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade, and Teavana® Shaken Iced Black Tea Lemonade™) there's something for everyone. The teas are shaken ten times by hand to mix and unlock the unique flavors! My dad and I had such a fun time taking these photos and having to explain that I was using them on my blog - mid-day pick-me-up, for sure!

Get more ideas and inspiration for "shaking up" your summer over on my pinterest board!


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Starbucks through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write this post, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support my blog!
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4 comments

110142693793485377328 said...

I'll have to give one of these tea's a try while I'm still in the states - I adore their usual ice teas. I LOVE this t paired with these shorts - it's beyond fun.

Life is not about the destination.... said...

How are you liking your jacks? I have a pair, and maybe it's because I haven't worn them enough, but they still hurt my feet after a while. I want to love them because I want my college's spirit ones. What do you think about them?

Julie Leah said...

@Life is not about the destination -

I absolutely LOVE them - I'm already considering another pair! You have to wear them consistently when you first get them to really break them in. I've been wearing mine pretty much every day for a couple weeks and they're already really broken in. I think if you can get them broken in and comfortable you'll love them!!

Jessica @ Here&Now said...

All of my faves in one place!
xx
Here&Now

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