HOW TO GET BIG CURLS

*I got my curling iron HERE*
In the last few years, I have completely gone from straightening my hair to always having it curled. As sad as it is, I am just not a person that can walk out of the house after I showered. It takes a full team to get this girl ready;) Here is all about how I do my "big" curls!

xoxo,
Soph

CYBER MONDAY DEALS

Hey guys! One of my favorite days of the year is here....Cyber Monday! Here is a quick roundup of some of the best sales of the year that will make your shopping a little easier (& faster!).


NEIMAN MARCUS | $750 gift card with qualifying purchase with code GC4YOU
J. CREW | 40% off with code MONDAY
BANANA REPUBLIC | 50% off EVERYTHING!!
SAKS | Earn up to $750 gift card with code CYBER16
GAP | 50% off EVERYTHING including tons of new arrivals with code CYBMON
NORDSTROM | Extra 20% off sale items
MADEWELL | 25% off your entire purchase!
ANTHROPOLOGIE | 20% off full price items with code STACKS
URBAN OUTFITTERS | $15 off orders of $75, $50 off orders of $150!
ASOS | 30% off EVERYTHING with code THANKFUL30
SHOPBOP | Up to 25% off your order with code GOBIG16
REVOLVE | Select holiday looks on sale!
AMAZON | Cyber Monday deals up to 77% off on select items 
ANN TAYLOR | 50% off everything & free shipping with code CYBER50
BAUBLEBAR | 35% off 2+ items with code SAVE35, 25% off everything with code SAVE25
BERGDORF GOODMAN | 40% off men's and women's designer
BLOOMINGDALES | Take 25% off a selection of regular and sale-price items, free returns and free shipping
EXPRESS | 50% off everything & free shipping on all orders
GAP | 50% off everything with code CYBMON 
J.CREW FACTORY | 60% off everything, extra 40% off sale with code HAPPYSALE
KATE SPADE | 30% off with code WIRED
LOFT | 50% off everything with code CYBERMONDAY
MACY'S | Extra 20% off and free shipping with $25 purchase, use code CYBER
OLD NAVY | 50% off everything, discount applied at checkout
SHOW ME YOUR MUMU | 50% off with code MUMUSALE50  
SOLE SOCIETY | 30% off the entire site
T3 MICRO | (the best and cutest curling iron!) 25% off with code T3CYBER16
TORY BURCH | 30% off everything with code THANKS
West Elm | 50% certain Cyber Monday deals 
LULU's  | Take an extra 40% off all sale items with code 40CYBER


Happy shopping!


CHRISTMAS CARD PHOTOS

(yes, I am getting a card made for us this christmas.... hah! Jk, but I really did think about it;)

If you know my family personally, you know every one of us has a big personality that we are not afraid to hide. Every year I "make" my family take Christmas photos and excuse my language, but if you want a shit show you should have witnessed this. In the last two Christmas' with my parents divorce, the family picture taking process has got much more complicated. We have the situation of dealing with that on top of my sister Shelby screaming (she doesn't really realize the difference between speaking and yelling) and Stella doing whatever Stella wants to do, and me being my bossy little self trying to make sure everything looks p-e-r-f-e-c-t. I do really feel bad for the families around if they wanted a peaceful tree picking out experience. If you're around the Zangs, peaceful is the last thing you would get. Whether these pictures end up getting used on a card or not, these are memories captured that will last a lifetime. #deep
(this picture was obviously very forced and Ben did NOT want to take it but seriously I'm obsessed... love him:')







THANKSGIVING OUTFIT INSPIRATION

Shirt // Skirt // Boots // Purse (super expensive) // Sunglasses // Nail Polish

Shirt // Jacket // Skirt // Boots (expensive) // Purse // Sunglasses // Nailpolish

Hey guys! I can't believe Thanksgiving is tomorrow!! Just want to let all of you know how thankful I am for you, you guys are amazing! Every year I always have no idea what to wear for Thanksgiving. This year I am going between a few different outfits and might be trying to recreate one of these. I tried to find the closest dupe to what they were wearing so I hope you like this type of post!

Eat, eat, eat tomorrow!

xoxo,
Soph

THE EASIEST ICE CREAM CAKE

 My dad's birthday was the other day and one of our family friends had some people over for dinner in celebration. They gave the dinner and my *sisters* (we all know it was just me...) and I were in charge of bringing the cake. My family and I always resort to the typical Dairy Queen cake, which don't get me wrong is my favorite, but I wanted to do something a little different. So, here I am now, blogging about possibly the easiest cake you could make. I'll admit though, the end product isn't the prettiest but I'll get to how you can fix that later on.
 


Ingredients:
-Brownie mix (and all the ingredients that go with that)
-Chocolate ice-cream
-Cool Whip
-Caramel sauce
-Hot Fudge (if you don't care about how it looks)
 
1. Make the brownie mix and cook accordingly. I would recommend cooking it in a pop-out pan because it makes it so much easier.  Once it is cooked, cool in the freezer for an hour.
 
 2. Once the brownie mix has chilled, spread the tub of chocolate icecream on top of the brownie. Put in freezer again for an hour.

3. Spread cool whip on top of ice cream. Freeze over night for best results but if you don't have the time freeze for a couple of hours! Drizzle some caramel sauce and hot fudge and you're done! Be careful with the hot fudge though. I am not sure if I just didn't melt it all the way or what but my hot fudge was a disaster!! so that is why I added in if you don't care about how it looks than you can use it:)

SO where did I go wrong??  I didn't really budget my timing right and didn't have time for all the differen't layers to freeze and it was a melted mess by the time it was ready to eat!! Nonetheless, it was still a huge hit and SO good.

xo,
Soph

HOW TO STYLE YOUR SHELVES DIY




This weeks video is all about how I styled my shelves for under $20 dollars!! I take you with me through buying everything, DIYing, and styling!

xoxo,
Soph

THANKSGIVING OUTFIT IDEA


I'm having some technical difficulties and my usual Wednesday video will now be uploaded on Friday! Today I have an outfit that would be great for Thanksgiving. Our weather here in Wisconsin changes daily, so if it's cold it would be super easy to add a cute coat! A great coat would be THIS or something simple like THIS. Hope you all are having a great week!
 


xoxo,
Soph

HOW TO STYLE SHELVES

When I went to college, I completely tore apart my room. I took a lot of things off my shelves so everytime I came home they would be a mess. If you know me, you know that I can not deal with messy spaces. Last weekend I decided I wanted to restyle my shelves inexpensively... aka EVERYTHING ON THE SHELVES FOR LESS THAN $20 DOLLARS! I know, I can't believe it either;) I will have a video on Wednesday which goes over how I DIYed everything so stay tuned for that! Now onto what it looked like before DIY's...  
and after...
That small black bowl is from Target and can be found HERE for super inexpensive! It's perfect for little things like rings or bracelets. 
okay, everyone who sees these hands make fun of me for it hahah but I like it!! I think it looks like something I've seen at a high-end home store... at least I will keep imagining that;)

xoxo,
Soph