a personal style blog by Lauren Pfieffer

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Talk Coffee to Me.

Textured Sweater (just like mine): Thrifted.
Corduroy Jumper (similar + similar in a different color!): Thrifted.
Single Pearl Necklace (very similar to mine!): Thrifted.
Brimmed hat (similar): c/o OASAP.
Lace Up Booties (similar): H&M.

On a totally unrelated fashion note; let's talk coffee (perhaps my other love aside from fashion!). I think it's interesting how my coffee tastes have changed over the years based on where I've been in life/what I've been doing. I started off like most do in high school with blended frappucchino beverages from Starbucks that have just as much (if not more) sugar as they do caffeine. Near the end of high school I started getting into espresso specialty drinks, but my OCD got so bad they actually gave me really bad panic attacks and I cut back drastically. My freshman year here at Kent though I had a meal plan and began purchasing espresso drinks again at the campus coffee shop, Jazzman's, where I now work. I had gotten better hold of my OCD and soon began drinking between 2-3 drinks a day and started my love for coffee! 

I continued this pattern my freshman and sophomore years, cafe mochas being my favorite, until I went to Italy my junior year. While there, the option for specialty drinks was completely cut out. There were no Starbucks in Italy, and really the only two options at any cafe were espresso shots or cappuccinos. I remember I first hated cappuccinos but would drink them because there was nothing else...but by the end of my semester abroad I couldn't go a day without one, and still a year later I'm dreaming about the perfect Italian cappuccinos! Being in Italy made me really appreciate coffee without all the fluff, and I realized I didn't need all the sugar and 'extras' to enjoy coffee. I also started getting really into tea while I was over there since my coffee choices were sparse, and then when I got back I began to have a cup of mint tea every night as a nice way to wind down.

Once I got back from Italy, I drank a lot less specialty drinks and stuck to more classic ones like cappuccinos and flat whites. I started my job at the coffee shop this semester and my intake of specialty drinks went back up because I had so much at my finger tips! It was pumpkin spice lattes and vanilla lattes for days...It was surprising though, but mid semester I got so sick of drinking all those heavy drinks and actually developed an aversion to them. Since then, I have been LOVING just plain drip coffee with a little bit of cream. I get it wherever I go and rarely do I order a specialty latte anymore. It's saved me a lot of money and lets be honest...calories! Four to five years ago you could have never convinced me that I would be drinking nearly black, drip coffee...I hated anything that didn't have AT LEAST equal amounts of sugar to the caffeine. I also am an avid tea drinker now and love to try different ones. I don't know how I just thought it tasted like dirty water before! Tea has become part of my every day evening routine to have a cup before bed.

 It's been interesting and fun to see how my tastes have changed and matured, and I have no doubt they will continue to as I go through life! 

With much love, Lauren.


Kezzie said...

I'm glad you like tea now. I remember you drinking that big pot of mint tea in London! It is nice having fresh mint leaves,you should get a plant so you cam make it fresh.
It is interesting to hear how your tastes changed. I still dislike coffee, even though I had a year in Indonesia having to politely drink it when it was brought to me.

Unknown said...

Love your entire outfit! You look super cute with it! :D

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Anonymous said...

If you don't mind sharing a beauty secret, how are your brows always so perfect? I imagine you pay a ton at a top salon, but I wonder. I have lost patience with mine haha. Thanks, you are really a doll.

SomeoneLikeYou said...


I actually pluck them myself! Never been to a salon :) I do it usually every day, honestly, because it relaxes me to just sit there and decompress for a bit. So, by constantly keeping up with them that's really how I get them the way I do! Once you get your brow shape figured out, it's super easy to maintain :)

Unknown said...

Very cozy looking.

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