It’s officially fall sweater weather and we couldn’t be loving it more around our house! Paired with a secret coffee drinks from Starbucks (submitted by YOU all, see below!), we’ve been everywhere from pumpkin patches to ice cream drive thru’s, marveling at the gorgeous leaves and roasting all the pumpkin seeds we can find.
And while we absolutely love living in Portland where the seasons are crazy good, it’s been so hard to find affordable, stylish clothes for the busy Mom that doesn’t want to look, well, like a Mom. My most recent favorite budget-friendly and CUTE sweater finds here in the Pacific Northwest: the new dip women’s clothing line from Fred Meyer’s, which I stumbled upon one day while grocery shopping with my kids! The creator behind this new line actually launched Club Monaco and Joe Fresh, and I noticed that nearly 80% of all items they offer are under $19! These price points on this clothing line make it easy on my bank account (only $6 for leggings?! I’ll take three pairs)! Here are three of the sweaters I picked up (and I’ve been stalking to buy more in additional colors but they keep selling out!):
To go along with your cozy favorite Fall sweater, here are some of the yummiest secret Starbucks Fall coffee drinks submitted by Instagram Mamas that you can order today (that aren’t on the actual menu!!) You’ll want to pin this one for later, trust me!
Holly Jolly Latte // Eggnog Chai Latte, no water, 1 pump peppermint for a Tall size (2 pumps Grande, 3 pumps Venti), top with nutmeg sprinkles with optional whip
Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato // Order the Caramel macchiato, substitute pumpkin spice syrup instead of vanilla, top with pumpkin spice topping
S’mores Hot Chocolate // Order the chocolate frappuccino (or hot chocolate), 1 pump of cinnamon, 1 pump toffee nut syrup, blend and top with cream, chocolate sauce, biscuit bits and marshmallows
Medicine Ball // A personal Fall favorite for when you’re feeling sick! Half steamed lemonade half hot water, Jade Citrus Mint teabag, Peach teabag, packet of honey, with optional pump of peppermint. (Not a coffee but SO GOOD when you’re sick so I had to share!)
The Pink Starbucks Drink // Strawberry Acai Refresher, made with coconut (instead of water), add scoop of blackberries or strawberries
Peppermint Bark Frappucino // Start with the Peppermint Mocha Frap, made with 1/2 mocha sauce and 1/2 white chocolate sauce (Hot Chocolate Version: sub the frap for the peppermint hot chocolate and add the same sauces)
Spiced Apple Pie // So good for cold days! 1/2 passion tango hot tea, 1/2 steamed apple juice, add cinnamon dolce syrup, topped with whip cream, graham crackers and cinnamon dolce sprinkles
Christmas in a Cup // (My fave for Christmas Eve!!) Order a Cinnamon Dolce Latte, add white mocha syrup (1.5 pumps for tall, 2 for Grande, 2.5 for Venti), add peppermint syrup (half the amount of your white mocha pump), top with whipped cream OR if you are a major chocolate lover, ask for chocolate whipped cream- sooooo yummy!
Cinnamon Bun Hot Chocolate // Order a hot chocolate, add one pump of each of the following: mocha syrup, white mocha syrup, cinnamon dolce syrup, vanilla syrup (add one pump caramel for a Venti!), milk= breve, add whip cream with sprinkles