Monday, August 24, 2015

Blog Break

Hello, wonderful blog friends!

I've been blogging on Sincerely, Sara for almost four years and haven't taken much of a break. A day here, two days there, but not a real break. I did take a week off in May (with amazing bloggers to guest post), but it's been a busy summer, so I feel like I need a small break. 

I'm taking this week off (without guest posts) to recharge. I'll be back on August 31st. 

But don't worry, I won't be entirely missing from social media: 
You can follow me on Instagram and Twitter!

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Review: Teabox

**I received a box of Teabox for free. All opinions are my own.** 

Remember when I reviewed Tea Box Express? Well, I wanted to test out another tea subscription and just as I was thinking about it Teabox reached out to me. So, how are these two different and what is Teabox all about?

Tea Box Express is a cute subscription box that has both tea and goodies (like cookies, snacks, and small home accessories), whereas Teabox is a personalized tea subscription service that sends tea to you based on your preferences. It's a tea program that's for people who really, really love tea.  

If you are a classic tea lover who doesn't want all the bells and whistles, this is the box for you. Just tea all the time! My box came with three teas (Teabox Special Spring Darjeeling White, Runglee Rungliot Classic Spring Darjeeling Black, and Selim Hill Classic Spring Darjeeling Green) and a Teabox Ideal Teaspoon. All of the teas I received were light, flavorful, and delicious. 

Like a tea you get? You can buy all of them on their website! 


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What's your favorite tea?

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Inspired By: Best Selling Books

I've been adding books to my to-read list on Goodreads far too much this summer. Can't books stop coming out so that I can catch up on the ones that have already been released? All of the books in this post are on my reading list, except for Station Eleven because I've already devoured it. 

Never Always Sometimes
Never Always Sometimes

Written by Adi Alsaid, this novel is about best friends Dave and Julia who were determined to never be cliché high school kids, so much so that they wrote their own Never List of everything they vowed they’d never, ever do in high school. They discover that by skipping the clichés, they’ve actually been missing out on high school, so Julia suggests they do every Never on the list. 

The perfect high school attire: casual and cute! Put on a striped dress, a simple watch, and orange lace flats. Or leopard print sunglasses, a blue tee, distressed jeans, and blue printed sneakers. 

Add to your Goodreads

The Marriage of Opposites
The Marriage of Opposites

Written by Alice Hoffman, The Marriage of Opposites is a forbidden love story based on a true story about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro; the Father of Impressionism. Rachael dreams of life in Paris, but is married off to a widower. When her husband dies suddenly and his handsome, much younger nephew, Fréderick, arrives from France to settle the estate, Rachel begins a passionate love affair that sparks a scandal. 

Because Rachel dreams of traveling, throw on a top with license plates, green lace shorts, nude pointed flats, and a feather cuff. Or to look more like the ethereal cover, put on a white flowy dress, a beige beanie, a feather necklace, and nude wedges. 

Add to your Goodreads

Reawakened
Reawakened
Written by Colleen Houck, seventeen-year-old Lilliana Young enters the Metropolitan Museum of Art one morning during spring break, the last thing she expects to find is a live Egyptian prince with godlike powers, who has been reawakened after a thousand years of mummification. And she really can't imagine being chosen to aid him in an epic quest that will lead them across the globe.

How gorgeous is this cover?! Go for a dark and Egyptian-inspired look by wearing an off-the-shoulder printed dress, blue necklace, green druzy ring, and eye-print flats. Or put on black sunglasses, blue printed camisole, jeans, dainty rings, and nude shooties. 

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Station Eleven
Station Eleven
Written by Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven is set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse. Kirsten is an actress with the Traveling Symphony. Together, this small troupe moves between the settlements of an altered world, performing Shakespeare and music for scattered communities of survivors. But the group encounters a violent prophet who digs graves for anyone who dares to leave.

It's tough when the world has ended (no Internet, no running water, no AC), but that doesn't mean you can't be stylish. Wear tough but comfortable clothing: a chambray shirt, flare jeans, a world map watch, and ankle boots. Or a navy scalloped-edge top, distressed jean shorts, a pale kimono, printed sneakers, and a necklace with a Shakespeare quote. 

This is the Novel Tea Book Club pick for September and it's so good!

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What book are you excited to read next?


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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Bookworm Wishlist

Hey there, fellow bookworm friends! I love how books bring people together through the acts of sharing books, talking about books, taking pictures of books (and then sharing them on Instagram), and just generally loving books. Talking to other book nerds, even if they read different genres than me, is always a highlight of my day. I always discover new books to read and it's fascinating which book got someone into reading. Isn't it amazing how books have touched people's lives?
Bookworm Wishlist

My book nerd wishlist:
 Library Print -- What a beautiful print!
 Love For Books Earrings -- #truth
 Books Are Magic Sweater -- I couldn't resist, so I bought this. 
 Fountain Pen Paper Weight -- The coolest paper weights I've ever seen. 
 Fashionista Bookworm Phone Case -- How I wish I looked while I read haha!
 Hand Stamped Spoon -- Perfect for any bookworm.
 Bookworm Phone Case -- So pretty. 
 Poe Paper Doll -- These paper dolls are so awesome!
 I'd Rather Be At Hogwarts Mug -- NEED THIS!
 Book Nerd Soy Candles -- Who doesn't need more candles?

What's on your book nerd wishlist?
What book got you interested in reading?

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Outfit: Snap. Click. Selfie! (with QTee)


I'm not a professional photographer, but I love photography. I could browse Instagram for hours, especially the #newyork_instagram tag and the #bookstagram tag. QTee asked if I wanted to review a shirt and when I saw this cute camera tee I couldn't resist. 

The best thing about QTee is that everything is customizable: you can change the color of the fabric and you can change the colors on the design or wording. Since I'm not a fan of white shirts (messy eater here!), I picked a dark gray tee and changed the colors to go from light purple to blue to teal. Customizing is free, so you can change anything on the site to be however you want! Genius, right?QTee has a ton (literally) of graphic tees, shoes, sweatpants, hats, totes, and more, and it's ALL customizable. 

Cardigan: Target | Tee: ℅ QTee | Jeans: American Eagle | Flats: Aeropostale
Watch: ℅ Jord | Gold Bangle: Bauble Bar | Rebel Bangle: Ban.do

What's your favorite Instagram tag?
Would you try QTee?

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