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. 
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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

Calling All Friends (& Family)

You know that time of the year? The time when the weather starts getting cooler, making you want to just buy all the warm, cozy clothes, boots, and coats available at the moment? Well that time is here. And what is also here right now, are all the friends & family sales! Below are my top picks from all the sales. There are so many beautiful things, it's hard to choose! A full list of all the sales and discount codes is also below. Happy shopping!

  1. Saks Fifth Ave: 25% off a large selection of clothing/shoes/accessories & 20% off jewelry. No code, prices as marked.
  2. Rag & Bone: 25% off site wide. Code: OCTOBER25.
  3. Helmut Lang: 25% off site wide. Code: FAMILY.
  4. Theory: 25% off site wide. Code: FRIENDS. By the way, this bag is EVERYTHING. If you purchase one thing this fall, buy this.
  5. Vince: 25% off site wide. Code: INVITEONLY.
  6. Rebecca Taylor: 25% off site wide. Code: 25FRIEND.
  7. Otte NY: 20% off site wide. Code: LOVEFALL.
  8. GiGi New York: 25-30% off site wide. Code: WEAREFAMILY.
  9. Splendid: 25% off site wide. Code: FAM25.
  10. J.Crew: 30% off most things. Code: YESPLEASE.
  11. Club Monaco: This isn't a friends & fam sale, but it's still REALLY good! 40% off all sale! Code: EXTRA40.
  12. Alice + Olivia: 25% off site wide. Code: OCTVIP.
  13. Tibi: Just a reminder, the Tibi sample sale ends tonight! Incredible prices on so many favorites!

Shopbop Sale!

A Shopbop sale always requires it's own post, because they are just that good. As of yesterday, Shopbop is offering an extra 25% off all of their sale items, meaning you can snag some really great deals just in time for the holidays! I've picked some of my favorite sale pieces below - some of which I ended up grabbing, like this dress and these pumps! The dress couldn't be more perfect for the holidays. I can't wait to wear it to my work party!

Use code BONUS25 at checkout to receive the discount!