Jessica Hubbard


DIY fall fashion

As the leaves begin to change and weather becomes colder, we are starting to wear more layers.

With more layers, we are spending more money in order to dress for the season. As college students, along with our GPAs, our bank accounts get smaller as the semester goes on.

I have discovered some secrets that can help out not only your budget, but your look for this fall season.

My closet consists of thrift store finds, do-it-yourself’s and clearance items only; I no longer believe in paying full price for anything.

Denim shirts

Photo by Jessica Hubbard
Photo by Jessica Hubbard

Everyone can notice that denim shirts are coming back in style, and I, like others, have a couple. This particular shirt I was able to find for only $10 in the clearance department.

Denim shirts are perfect because you could pair them with a bright tank top and black pants, like I did, or where them with colored pants and some jewelry.

They are also great to pair with a scarf to stay warm as the weather begins to turn cold.

T-shirt dress with leather jacket

Photo by Jessica Hubbard
Photo by Jessica Hubbard

This fitted navy blue dress was originally a man’s long sleeve t-shirt that I was able to find on clearance for only $9.

I bought a XXL t-shirt in order for it to fit me and length, and pulled the neck-line down over my arms so it hangs as a strapless dress.

I then tied the two sleeves behind my back in order to give the dress shape.

Pair this cheap find with a cute leather jacket and some boots, and you have a perfect casual fall outfit.

Colored shirt with jean jacket

Photo by Jessica Hubbard
Photo by Jessica Hubbard

This multi-colored tank-top was found at a local consignment shop for only $4. The best part about this find, is I am able to wear it year-round.

I grabbed my jean jacket, that I was able to find for only $20 at an outlet store, and paired the two with some black jeans that are already in my closet. Pair this shirt with a blazer and black slacks and you have perfect business attire.


Photo by Jessica Hubbard
Photo by Jessica Hubbard

This is one of my favorites in my collection.

I found this navy skirt with embellishments throughout at a small boutique in Florida. The skirt was only $6, and I have been able to wear it for every occasion.

Pair this easy-to-put-on piece with some heels for a dressy looks, or slip on some boots to give it a more casual feel. Either way you want to wear it, a casual skirt is a must-have in your closet.

Thirsty Thursday: peanut butter and jelly milkshake

Want an easy afternoon treat that you can make in less than five minutes? I have found the perfect pick-me-up drink that tastes good year round and uses ingredients that you probably already have in your fridge.

The peanut butter and jelly milkshake takes a favorite lunch item and brings it to a whole new level of deliciousness. So grab your blender, some peanut butter and jelly and experience a different type of milkshake.

3 tablespoons peanut butter

3 tablespoons grape jelly

1 cup milk

5 cubes ice

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

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  1. Stir peanut butter and jelly together in a bowl until smooth
  2. Blend milk, ice and vanilla extract in a blender for 30 seconds; add peanut butter and jelly mixture and continue blending until smooth.

Makes 2 servings

Beauty review: Garnier Fructis miracle dry oil

If you are like me, you are happy for fall to begin, but a little sad knowing that October means the end of beach trips, barbecues and late-night concerts.

Although there is no turning back now, I might have something that can bring back that sweet summertime smell to your daily life.

Triple Nutrition: Miracle Dry Oil by Garnier Fructis is a personal favorite body oil of mine that not only does its job, but also smells amazing.

The Miracle Dry Oil is designated for your hair, body and face made with three nutritive fruit oils: olive, avocado and shea. This multi-use dry oil delivers fast action nourishment to treat dry hair and skin without oiliness.

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One of the best features is that one bottle can last longer than most body oils. Thanks to the oil being a spray bottle, only one spray is required to do the job successfully. The best time to use the spray is after a shower when your hair and body is still damp. This will allow the oil to properly soak into your skin and hair to last throughout the day.

This product is available at any store that sells Garnier Fructis products including Wal-Mart and Walgreens and for a low price of $5.

The Miracle Dry Oil isn’t the only product Garnier Fructis makes that you go pick up. Their Radiance Renewer cleansing face-wash and Soothing Remover Cleansing Towelettes are two more products that are worth using. They both are easy to use and are excellent for your nightly face washes.

Not only does the company provide high-quality products. In 2011 they launched a new line of biodegradable products to promote upcycling.

With over 50 different products, including some for men, Garnier Fructis is a quality brand for all to use as a reasonably low price.