Tech Review: iPhone 7

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Hi dolls! First off, I wanted to say sorry for being absent last week! Something was wrong with my camera’s SD card, so my photos weren’t uploading to my computer, etc. But all is well and fixed now, and I wanted to bring you an iPhone 7 review today! I received my iPhone 7 last Tuesday, and the following day my friend mentioned doing a review, so here it is! (Pssst, thanks Drew for the idea 😉 )

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Alright, so let’s address a few basics – for those who have an iPhone 6, the 7 is extremely similar. However, coming from a 5s to a 7 felt like a HUGE leap in technology. I mean seriously, I am still marveling at the photo quality and the battery life of my phone, and it’s been a week. The size is the same as the 6, the camera has been upgraded, and the display is a little better. However, there is one big thing that people have been scrutinizing over, and that is the headphone jack.

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The loss of the headphone jack is not as detrimental as it sounds! Initially, I thought it was extremely counter intuitive too, like why would Apple remove something that seems to be a cell phone essential? Well, there are a few reasons, all of which I did not think about when the iPhone 7 specs were released.

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The loss of an iPhone jack means that the phone is more “water resistant”, however, I believe Apple is underwhelming us with that term to avoid any mishaps. I have watched a few videos regarding the iPhone 7’s “water resistance”, and it actually seems to be more along the lines of water proof. Of course, with next year being Apple’s anniversary, they are probably saving the waterproof title for the next big iPhone; however the iPhone 7 is “officially” rated for up to 30 minutes under a meter of water.  Apple also makes sure we are fully equipped to handle the loss of the headphone jack, since they include headphones that plug right into your charger port, as well as a small adapter for your car jack and other headphones.

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As mentioned before, the biggest different for me is the battery life of the 7. I just checked my battery as I am writing this, and my phone is still on 20%. It’s 11:00 at night, and I’ve been using it since 8:00 AM. That is astounding! With my 5s I was charging it 2-3 times per day, and always had to be super conservative with my battery usage. The 7 also comes with 32 gb as the smallest option, which is another upgrade from my 16 gb 5s! That (hopefully) means no more “Storage Full” notifications!

In short, the iPhone 7 isn’t the most dramatic change from a 6, but if you have anything older than that I highly recommend upgrading! I am a little infatuated with the look of it, mesmerized by the battery life, and adore the fact that the pictures I take on it are more crisp and clear!

You can take a closer look at the iPhone 7 here, or purchase it here. My case is from Groupon and can be purchased here!

This post was not sponsored by Apple or Groupon, all opinions are my own.

 

Plaid & Ponies

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Similar Buffalo Check Top // Denim // Bean Boots // Similar Necklace

I am SO happy that it’s finally Thursday. If you follow me on Snapchat (@aleconche), you know that this week has been a nightmare (ok not a nightmare but some super inconvenient crap has happened). My car was hit in a parking lot at school, so that combined with little things has just had me on edge. BUT the weekend is only a day a way, so that’s something to look forward to!

Last week I went down to the barns to kill some time and snap these pictures with my friend Mattie! I am not sure why, but being at the barns is always so relaxing to me. Whether it be horses or cows it’s just so soothing to spend some time with the animals, and this little blonde girl named Chile Pepper is no exception!

Back to Campus

M o n d a y ,  S e p t e m b e r  1 2 t h ,  2 0 1 6

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Similar Tank // Leggings // Similar Faux Leather Jacket // Converse // Phone Case (yes I still have an iPhone 5)

I have been back on campus now for 2 weeks, and finally feel as though I am back in the swing of things! That also means I will soon be at that point in the semester where I loose my steam, so can’t wait for that 😉 The yellow striped tank shown was a find from Clear the Rack last week – I couldn’t find it online but I definitely suggest scoping out your local Nordstrom Rack for it! This leather jacket is also one of my favorite pieces – my grandma got it for me from Nordstrom a few years ago but it’s seriously so high quality, the one linked is really similar!

Thanks for stopping by, and happy Monday loves!

 

Falling Straight Into Suede

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Similar Dress // Tory Burch Moore Sandal // Similar Bag // Sunglasses // Clasp Bracelet // Pebbled Bracelet // Lipstick in “St. Germain”

This dress was one of my favorite recent purchases from T.J. Maxx! If you follow me on Instagram, you know I snagged this little beauty on the clearance rack for TEN dollars. The one I linked is super similar and at a fair price point, but I strongly urge you guys to scope out you’re local T.J. Maxx or Marshalls for the exact one shown above. Faux suede isn’t the most forgiving material, and I have seen faux suede dresses popping up everywhere. The great thing about this one is the cut, it flows away from the body so the shape is extremely flattering. It’s also a great item that feels fall, while still being comfortable enough to wear when temps are still screaming summer!

I do have one stipulation for this post, please be forgiving with my super unflattering smile in the first picture! My mom works at Rosenberg Orthodontics, so we often have conversations about our teeth or our smiles. I always say that I have a “cute” smile and then an “unfortunate/unflattering” smile, but the picture just exemplified the dress so well I just had to keep it in the post!


Happy 7th Birthday Aubs!!!

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As August winds down I just wanted to do a little post for Aubrey’s birthday! She turned 7 on the 22nd; we basically alternated between going for walks and laying in bed while I took pictures of her throughout the day! Is she not the cutest little wolf fluff ever?

In other news, I am about to be three days into my senior year at UConn. It’s crazy, but for the first time I love every single one of my classes! If you’re at all curious as to what classes an animal science major actually takes, my list is as follows: Livestock Management, Dairy Cattle Management, Intro to Wildlife, Environmental Law, and Floral Art. It’s literally the greatest lineup I’ve ever had, especially since I don’t have to take a single chemistry class (no offense to anyone who likes chem, I am just awful at it and it tends to destroy my GPA)!

If you’re back to school, I hope your semester is going great so far! Thanks for stopping by loves!

 

Black Low Back

M o n d a y ,  A u g u s t  2 9 t h ,  2 0 1 6
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Low Back Swing Dress (on major sale, only $12!) // Tory Burch Moore Sandal // Similar Crossbody // More Affordable Crossbody // Lipstick in “Venezia” // Sunglasses

I’ve owned this dress for a year and finally tore the tags off on Friday! The material is a dream and the low back adds such a sexy element to an otherwise easy breezy dress.

In other news.. I am back at UConn today. Four months of summer went by wayyyy too fast. This summer was also my last one off, ever. It’s so weird to think that I’ll (hopefully) have a full time job by this time next year! But the start of the semester means that colder weather is on it’s way – I am beyond excited to break out my sweaters!

 

Neutral State of Mind

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High Neck Tank (under $9!) // White Distressed Denim // Sunglasses // Clutch // Espadrilles // Bracelet (40% off!) // Lipstick in “Candy Yum Yum”

With cooler weather approaching, I have been wearing pants any day that it’s bearable! However, white jeans, neutrals, and pops of color still scream summer. I also feel that these items are oh so important for any wardrobe. While they make it extremely simple to put together a quick outfit, I think there is also a certain beauty to neutral pieces, especially when paired together!

Thanks for stopping by dolls!

A Striped Dress with a Slight Twist

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Striped Swing Dress // Miller Sandals // Lipstick in “Candy Yum Yum” // Knot Earrings // Black Stone Bracelet

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I love a good basic dress, but when it has a subtle twist I am totally sold. This swing dress from Nordstrom Rack is simple with it’s grey and white stripes, but I love the vertical striping on the sides! It’s extremely slimming, while adding a unique touch to an otherwise basic dress.

What are your plans for the weekend? I have to watch my grandparents dog’s again tomorrow, but am heading to Misquamicut Beach with my friends on Sunday and cannot wait! It’ll be our last summer outing together before the semester starts, so I am really looking forward to it.

One of My Favorite Purchases from the NSale

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Stripe T Shirt Dress // Lace Up Sandals (on sale!) // Similar Crossbody // Sunglasses

As I’ve mentioned 100 times, this girl does not handle summer well, and I am quite literally counting the days until the leaves start falling. But until then, I have been surviving in dresses! I purchased this T Shirt Dress during the N Sale, and fell in love with it. It’s well made, and the material is the perfect weight to wear through the end of summer and right into early fall.

Although summer is coming to an end, it’s the ideal time to stock up on items that you have been wanting to grab all summer! Tons of items are now on sale to make way for fall styles, so now is the time to snag items to wear for the next month, then store away for next summer. I wish I had waited to buy my Steve Madden Werkit Sandals, because they are currently 20% off!

Sunflower Fields Forever

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Embroidered Dress // Similar Sunglasses // Sandals // White Bangle

It’s Monday & it’s going to be 90 degrees, again. I am running out of steam loves and desperately need some fall for my soul. In the meantime, I am still trying to make the most out of summer despite the heat! The other day my friend, Svitlana, and I went to a sunflower maze at Lyman Orchards. It was hot of course, but we enjoyed wandering through a gorgeous sea of sunflowers!

Have a great day dolls, and thanks for swinging by, xo