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

Sales sales sales!

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Memorial Day sale weekend has started, and there are some incredible sales going on (someone, please take my computer away immediately). Check out all my favorites below!

  • Amazon is having a big sale on all fashion related products. They are offering 20% off everything - this is pretty huge. They carry so many brands, so I would take the time now to stock up on your favorite pieces, like these sandals (which I own 3 colors of). Promo code FUN20SUN.
  • The Nordstrom half yearly sale just launched, and there are a million things that I have my eye on (but I'm trying to stay away!!!). These espadrilles are under $50 and come in a couple great colors, and speaking of shoes, there is a huge selection of Tory Burch on sale, including my favorite Miller sandals!
  • My favorite brand ever, Joie, is offering an extra 20% off their entire sale section! These shoes are just to DIE for... I think I need them immediately. Their sale section is seriously huge - so many great pieces to grab right now. Promo code MD2015.
  • Rag & Bone is having a big sale, with some of my favorite boots and jeans marked down. Dying to pick up a pair of the Newbury boots in tan...
  • J.Crew is giving 25% off all purchases, or 30% off if you're a card member. I just picked up this classic tank (can never have too many of those), and am LOVING these tassel earrings! Promo code SUMMERLOVE.
  • Theory marked down their sale section by 40%. This top is everything.
  • Equipment is giving an extra 20% off all sale items. Their Adalyn blouse is one of my favorites, and you can grab it now for under $100! Use code MD2015.
  • Shopbop has added tons of mark downs to their sale section. I am just obsessed with this silk maxi, and you can't go wrong with a pair of espadrille wedges!
  • Jack Rogers just launched their memorial day sale. Tons of great mark downs, including these adorable sandals.
  • Intermix always has some great sales, plus they carry some of my favorite brands. They are offering 30% off a selection of spring pieces. This may be the cutest bikini I've seen yet this spring! Discount is reflected during checkout.
  • Current Elliott is offering an extra 20% off all sale items. I can never get enough of the destroyed jeans! Promo code MD2015.
  • Revolve Clothing just added a ton of items to their sale section. There are so many amazing pieces, but I am just in love with this gorgeous little white dress. Also, I know it's not winter anymore, but this poncho is perfection.
  • Splendid is offering an extra 25% off their entire site. Now is the time to pick up the comfy basics that Splendid is known for. Use promo code PACKSPEND25.
  • Rebecca Minkoff is having a big memorial day sale. Their MAC bag is such a iconic piece - it's been around forever and comes in almost every color possible. 
  • Saks off Fifth's whole site is up to 70% off. This is one of my favorite discount sites - I've grabbed so many great pieces from here, including these gorg Vince booties.
  • Cami NYC is offering 40% off their dresses, which they just launched recently. They make some of my favorite tanks, so I'm sure their dresses are just as amazing. Promo code MEMORIAL40.
  • Neiman Marcus is offering 25% off all women's swim wear and shoes! Marysia anyone!?
  • Bloomingdales is offering an extra 25% off sale and clearance items. Promo code EXTRA25.

Shopbop Sale

The Shopbop sale that I wait for literally every Spring is finally here! They are offering 25% off site wide, meaning some of my favorite Spring items are on sale, plus all of their sale items are even MORE on sale! I've been browsing all day long, and picked some of my top favorites for you guys. Below is a round up of the top 25 things I would love to add to my closet this Spring.

Use code SPRING25 during checkout to receive the discount. Happy shopping!