My Bone Broth Hack (+ a promotion!)

Bone Broth

There is nothing better than comfort foods, am I right?! I'm sure bone broth is not news to you guys, but it has quickly become one of my absolute favorite comfort foods. Plus, the health benefits seem to be endless. Now you guys have heard about collagen at this point I'm assuming. Well, bone broth is probably the #1 source of collagen (and the best way to get it into your diet). Just a cup of this stuff daily, and you're on your way to better immunity, hair, skin, nails, gut, and overall health! Sounds pretty good right? Read on for some of my favorite things about bone broth.

Bone Broth
  1. It is one of the best sources of gelatin/collagen, so it's got major benefits for your hair, skin, and nails - especially your skin. It helps to banish wrinkles, improve the elasticity, and decrease cellulite. I've noticed a huge difference in my skin since I started using it - my face is clearer, brighter, smoother, and healthier.
  2. Bone broth helps to heal leaky gut in a major way. The reason for this is because it builds probiotics and protects the lining of your gut. This also helps to fight food sensitivities. Even if you don't have gut problems, it is still great for overall gut health.
  3. Like I said above, it's a major source of gelatin, which means it's pretty darn good for your joints also. Gelatin acts like a cushion for your joints, so for all of you with sore knees, wrists, and elbows, start drinking this and I bet you see a difference.
  4. Because it has such a large benefit on your gut, it also benefits your overall health and immunity, as well as your inflammatory response. Inflammation is such a huge problem in our world right now (it's what causes almost all disease), and bone broth can help lower the inflammation levels in your body.
  5. I stole this last one from my favorite doctor, but had to include. Bone broth also helps the detoxification process, because it is a source of potassium, glycine, sulfur, and glutamine - all of which aid in cellular and liver detoxification. 
bone broth

Is bone broth worth the hype? I think it is. I've noticed a big difference since I started drinking it, in my skin as well as my gut, but you do need to drink it regularly. Issue is, it's really not easy to make it in my tiny NYC kitchen (nor do I feel like it's safe to be simmering something on my stove for days at a time). I know I could make it in a slow cooker - which I will try some day when I actually purchase a slow cooker - but I'm all about quick and easy. 

This is where Kettle & Fire steps in. Kettle & Fire is my favorite source for bone broth. It comes in disposable cartons that you can heat the broth in, portioned out so that you can enjoy one full carton at a time. They make it so darn easy to consume bone broth on a regular basis - which you should be doing if you want to see the benefits - without all the hassle of having to make it yourself. Plus, it tastes delicious, and I always add extra ingredients to mine for the additional health benefits. In these photos, I'm drinking mine with some crushed garlic and turmeric. Yum!

I want you guys to reap the benefits also, so today, I'm giving you 20% off Kettle & Fire! Just use code CASUALCLASSIC20 at checkout. Let me know how you like it! xo

Sale Roundup

The Casual Classic

It's sale time!!! Woo hoo! Grab a cup of coffee, get comfortable, and let's shop! This is the week when I get ALL my Christmas shopping done. The sales seem to start earlier and earlier every year it seems, but some amazing ones popped up today that I was glad I waited for. I may have grabbed a thing or two for myself, but I'm really trying to focus on shopping for others this time around. 

  • Vince: Take an extra 25% off all sale items. This is probably my favorite sale - their stuff is just the best. I highly recommend this sweater (I own both colors), and am dying to own this coat. Also, these are just to die for. Use code FALL25.
  • Shopbop: They're having their buy more save more event, where the more you spend the more you save (hence the name). Promo code GOBIG16.
  • Tuckernuck: the more you spend, the more you save. They have the best selection of holiday wear. I'm loving this dress and this festive jacket. Up to 30% of your purchase. Discount code on site. 
  • Reformation: 30% off everything. Yes everything. This is a rare sale, and I would snag everything you want from them now. I am OBSESSED with both this dress and this dress for the holidays! 
  • Theory: Up to 40% off a huge selection of items. Not as impressive a sale as I wished for this site honestly... No discount code needed.
  • Kit & Ace: My FAVORITE! They have a bunch of great mark downs on their site, including this cozy jacket (I just ordered it!!). No discount code needed.
  • Tory Burch: 30% off a $250+ purchase. I always love the Tory shoes, and these are the perfect every day boots! Use code THANKS.
  • White & Warren: My favorite cashmere company is having a 25% off site wide sale. If you don't own this wrap, you should. No code needed, discount applied at checkout.
  • Bandier: they are having their first ever warehouse sale, and a ton of items are marked down to 70% off! You can never have too many pair of leggings, right!? No discount code needed.
  • AYR: Take an extra 30% off all sale styles. This sweater is a must have. Use promo code LATEBLOOMER.
  • Anine Bing: Big sample sale on this site. Gorgeous silk dresses, leather booties, and chunky sweaters. Prices as marked.
  • Joie: 25% off site wide. I've been eyeing these over the knee boots for a while in the tan color (they're on sale!!!). These velvet booties are perfection also.
  • Rag & Bone: 25% off site wide. I always love stocking up on my favorite booties during these sales. Normally, they're so pricey, but you can get them at a pretty good price, especially if they're already marked down! This poncho is everything. Discount code is BLACKFRIDAY25.
  • Equipment: 25% off site wide. Stock up on a classic silk blouse in every color now! Use promo code THANKS.
  • Zimmermann: Big markdowns on tons of summer items, which I know you guys probably aren't shopping for right now, but they make the BEST swimwear, and I've had my eye on this dress since the summer. Prices as marked, no code needed.
  • Christy Dawn: 30% off site wide. I've had my eye on this gorgeous floral number for weeks now. Use code BLACKFRIDAY2016.
  • Miansai: My favorite place for cuff bracelets and hook accessories (I own this necklace). Take 20% off entire site. No code needed, discount reflected at checkout.
  • Intermix: 40% off designer favorites here (the extra 40% is automatically taken at checkout). I just grabbed this dress for $77!!! Also take $150 off for every $700 you spend. I always find great deals at the Intermix sales! Use code THANKS for the $150 off - no code needed for the 40% off.
  • Stuart Weitzman: 40% markdown on a ton of items. If you're in the market for the most perfect pump, I've found them here. No promo code, prices as marked.
  • All Saints: They are offering 30% off their entire site, including this incredible jacket. If I was in the market to splurge, this would be it. Use promo code CYBER for discount.
  • J.Crew: For the first time ever, they are offering 40% off the entire site. Stock up on stocking stuffers, gifts for your man, family, and pretty much everyone on your list here. Use code HOLIDAY.
  • Rebecca Taylor: Take 25% off the entire site, plus free shipping. Use code CELEBRATE.
  • Loren Hope: 20% discount off the entire site. Stock up on a gorgeous holiday necklace to pair with that LBD that you own. Use promo code THANKFULLY.