Bye Bye!

ahh. Okay, so The Coastal Confidence will be shut down for a week or two, as it is going into the shop for some much needed TLC!

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So as my blog goes in for a touch up, I (sadly) won’t be able to post for a little while!

I don’t want to leave you guys high & dry, so make sure you look to my instagram account: thecoastalconfidence in order to stay up-to date, with all the exciting news to come!

Keep checking back for updates & I will miss you all!

xx. Aubrey 🙂

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New York Cheesecake…For 1.

so lets talk desserts!

Nothing is better than desserts, whether it’s a cookie, a piece of cake, or just old fashion s’mores!

So the other day I was craving a dessert & I found this recipe for single serving cheesecakes, so I gave it a whirl.

So here is what I needed:

  • Enough Graham Crackers to coat the bottom of mini cupcake tins (about 1 cup).
  • A cup of raspberries
  • A cup of sugar
  • A brick of cream cheese (which is about 8 oz).
  • 1 Tablespoon of Vanilla Extract.
  • 1 egg
  • 3 oz of melted butter.

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The first step was to mash the Graham Crackers and fill them into mini cupcake tins!

Rasberries

Graham Cracker

After that you beat the sugar, egg, cream cheese & vanilla extract together. Once that is completely smooth, I spooned it into the mini cupcake tins; right on top of the graham cracker bottom.

I popped these babies in the oven for 15 min then stuck them in the fridge for an hour!

And here they are!

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Finally, those little cheesecake poppers are perfect for summer. I just placed a raspberries on top & they were a wonderful easy dessert.

Yummy.

xx. Aubrey

Watch Hill Love.

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Watch Hill = dream spot!

Literally Watch Hill is one of my ultimate favorite places to go…EVER!

I love Watch Hill because it is filled with cute shops (that sell good clothes), ice cream that is awesome & is filled with beautiful beach dream houses!

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All I want to do with my life is move into that gray house, wear Ralph Lauren everyday & go to the beach all summer.

So besides all the wonderful amenities of Watch Hill, the beach is vibrant & never super crowded which is great!

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Besides a ton of sunscreen ( emphasis on a ton), I also wore a white long shirt from Anthropologie, for walking on the beach. I paired this shirt with black Lululemon running shorts while walking around the town & in the car. & a vineyard vine hat to protect myself from the sun.

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So after a fun day of lying on the beach & swimming in the ocean. I ate some lobster & called it a day. Yum, Yum, Yum.

Oh & that white beach house is owned by Taylor Swift! How cool is that (I totally want)!

xx. A

Morning Adventures.

so after a weekend of watching the TPA golf tournament; I decided to go and having an early T-time with my cousins & Matt.

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So I figured out that I am epically bad at golf, but really great at putting (so at least I can do something)! It took as a while to play 9 holes (about 2.5 hours) but it was a fun time filled with Dunkin Iced Coffee (so win win).

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So of course you have to dress the part for golf…

So here is what I wore: Shirt// J.Crew Factory. Pants// Vineyard Vines. Earnings// Kate Spade.

Overall it was a fun time with a little bit of exercise & a lot of fun on the golf karts! So will we play again…for sure!

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Stay Confident

Aubrey!

Long Locks.

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hot summers & long hair does not mix! After many weeks of having to pull these locks up & away from my face; I just decided to chop it off!

Ahhh. Okay if you’re a girl then you understand that cutting your hair isn’t always easy! But I went for it & am fully satisfied with my shorter hair!

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What I am wearing today: Dress// J.Crew. Purse// Rebecca Minkoff. Sunglasses// Ray-Ban.

so bring on the heat & the week of fun-filled activities! 

Stay Confident!

Aubrey xx.

Beauty & the Bathroom

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okay! So the bathroom is a room often neglected, ignored, & blah when it comes to decorating!

Cause who ever thinks to decorate their bathroom?

Well the bathroom is a place that should not be ignored & is often one of the most versatile places to decorate. You can add a lot of color or add some decor that fits your mood. Literally the bathroom is open to interpretation!

So on behalf of bathrooms everywhere, I am here to show you a bathroom in my house that is beautified & full of decor!

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Okay so I am all about simplicity, but having zero decor is just boring! So it’s fun to play around & use bathroom themed items like soap, towels, sponges & perfume bottles to decorate!
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Below are my morning & night essentials. I always use these Simple brand makeup removing whips. I remove my makeup & lotion my face in the morning & before bed. Resulting in no break outs & no dry spots!

Bathroom Picture!

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Nothing is prettier than a squeaky clean bathroom, with a little personality!

& how relaxing does that tub look (dying).

Between Anthropologie, Pottery Barn & Crate & Barrel there are plenty of unique items to spruce up your bathroom!

Stay Confident,

Aubrey

 

Summertime “Diets”

okay so yay it’s summer! & that means picnics, pool parties & lots of snacks! 

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Yet summertime means pools, beaches, & “bikini diets” (blah). But honestly summertime has my favorite foods.

Think hotdogs, hamburgers, watermelon & s’mores (yummmm) …like seriously, no thanks to a summertime diet!

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So instead of eating like a bird (yikes), I try to choose one summertime food & try to eat healthy besides that one item…anyways summertime is also a active time!

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Between swimming, walking, summertime jobs, & yoga; summertime is a perfect time for moderation!

Summer is also a time for amazing vegetables & fruits, so instead of a hamburger & fries, I try to add some healthy snacks. & in the summer there are a multitude of snacking options!

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Currently snacking on peaches as we speak!

Happy snacking! 

Stay Confident,

Aubrey xx.

 

Beach Essentials!

hey hey…so summertime = beach time so I am laying out my beach essentials!

So here we go:

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Literally I have been laying on this beach towel all weekend with my beach essentials.

Nothing is more important than having a hat// mine is Vineyard Vines, Sunglasses// Ray-Ban, & a snack// Luna Bars are always my go to.

So sometimes just sitting in the sun/shade can get a little boring (Ik life is hard lol), so I always bring out some serious entertainment.

I always bring a Magazine// Glamour (is my fav) & my IPad to play music. IPad retro case// Kate Spade!

Finally & most importantly….Hydration!

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I always make sure to either bring a bottle of water or some ice tea. sooo yesterday I mixed some seltzer water with lemon & lime juice to make a little afternoon refresher, & drank up!

Anyways I am off back to the pool & enjoying the sun :)!

Stay Confident,

Aubrey!

Take Me Out To The Ballgame!

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I love baseball. Okay correction, I love going to baseball games (not so fond of watching every single game on TV).

so if your going to a baseball game you have to dress the part. Pick your team & get your teams colors on, asap. I love the Red Sox & I am sure I’ll be attending more games this year.

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What I wore: Hat// Boston Red Sox hat (obvi). Shirt// J.Crew. Shorts// J.Crew. Sunglasses// Ray-Bands!

Okay so college kids are on a superrr tight & tiny budget…so going to a baseball game is a fun way to see a city & eat good food.

I encourage everyone to go out & attend a game. Whether it’s The Padres or The Red Sox, nothing is more economically fun than a game.

So here are some pictures from the festivities & I hope everyone had a weekend packed with fun activities.

(ahhh) still can’t believe I am in summer, & I literally never want it to end!

Anyways here are the pics: (enjoy)!

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{Jack Rogers as usual}
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{Seated on the Pavilion}

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{Matt & I}

Stay Confident

xx. Aubrey

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Making the most of the rain days!

rainy days seem to never end over here. So with nowhere to go & nothing to do, I have been prepping for my blog revamp like crazy!

On top of that I have been watching bravo marathons & prepping healthy snacks for fun (mildly lame ik)!
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It has been cold & drowsy so I have been dressing for comfort & warmth.

Rain day attire: Shirt: Vineyard Vines long sleeve tee// Leggings: lululemon // Rain Boot: Nordstrom // Necklace: J.Crew!

Hopefully the weather will be warming up soon & summertime will begin again! Wishing everyone & warmer Saturday than I am experiencing!

Stay Confident!

Aubrey xx!