The 'It" Drink: How to Make an Espresso Martini

The 'It" Drink: How to Make an Espresso Martini

The Espresso Martini is having a VERY big moment right now which makes it the best cocktail, next to champagne of course, to ring in 2022! We have been seeing [and drinking] espresso martini's everywhere. If you are like us and not sure what New Year's Eve plans are quite yet, you can at least rest assured that you can stay up til' midnight and be sipping on a delicious espresso martini cocktail. Even the garnish of three coffee beans signifies the start of a great year with each meaning, health, wealth and happiness!

Ingredients:

- 2 oz. vodka

- 1/2 oz. of coffee liqueur like Kahlua

- 1 oz. espresso [freshly brewed or from cold brew concentrate]

- 1/2 oz. simple syrup

- Garnish: 3 Coffee Beans

 

Instructions:

1. Brew the espresso and let it cool completely.

2. Add ice to a cocktail shaker then add the cooled coffee, simple syrup, Kahlua and vodka.

3. Shake very hard so the foam is formed then strain it quickly into a martini glass.

4. Top with coffee beans, serve.

 

Extra Notes:

- Make sure to cool the coffee completely after brewing it or it'll melt the ice and you won't have a nice chilled cocktail.

- To cool your coffee quickly you can put it in the freezer for a few minutes.

- Make sure to shake the cocktail extra hard so you create that lovely foam on top.

- When pouring the cocktail into your glass do it swiftly to ensure the foam ends up on top!

 

Recipe From the Preppy Kitchen.

Cheers to you, a delicious drink and to the New Year!

 

xx,

Fig & Willow

December 24, 2021 — Fig & Willow
New Year's Eve Outfit Ideas

New Year's Eve Outfit Ideas

Can you believe 2021 is nearing its end and 2022 is right around the corner?! Seriously don't know where the time has gone but one thing we do know...a great outfit for ringing in the New Year in style! We know between the wrapping paper and running out to Target for a last minute gift, your New Year's Eve look is the last thing on your mind which is why we want to give you some fun Outfit Ideas for Ringing in 2022! Wether you are popping champagne at a fancy gala or downing White Claws on the couch, we have you covered!

Get Festive in Sequins

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Nothing says New Year's like full on sparkle like these sequined looks! We love this black sequin jumpsuit to ring in 2022.  It's the perfect one and done look.  If you want to keep your New Year's Eve look a little more casually opt for a sequin sleeved top or sequin joggers.

Laney Sequin Jumpsuit, Midnight Hour Sequin Top, Presley Sequin Pants

Feel Fancy in Satin

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Feel fancy while you countdown at midnight by wearing a satin mini, midi or maxi dress.  These satin New Year's Eve looks are great for dressing up or down and better yet, can be worn all 2022 long!

Happy Holidays Dress, Annabel Dress in Black, Percy Satin Slip Dress

Mingle in Something Short & Sweet

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Nothing says "ready to party" like a cute short and sweet glitzy tee shirt dress or a plunging neckline wrap dress.  These looks are perfect to be the life of the party no matter what the shindig you find yourself at come New Years Eve.

Maza Shimmer Tee Shirt Dress in Blush, The Aria Dress, Maza Shimmer Tee Shirt Dress in Grey  

Cheers in Something Comfy

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Pop some bubbly in something comfy and perfect for the occasion like these festive graphic shirts. Can you tell we are Champagne fans?! Which one is your favorite?

Champagne Diet Graphic ShirtElle Champagne Sweatshirt, Let's Get Fizzy Graphic Tee

These are a few of our favorite New Year's Eve Outfit Ideas but we have plenty more looks in the shop that are perfect for you to ring in the new year in style!

xx,

Fig & Willow

 

December 21, 2021 — Fig & Willow
Get Great Gift Ideas with our Holiday Gift Guides

Get Great Gift Ideas with our Holiday Gift Guides

Alright, it's getting down to the wire and that means it's all hands on deck (the halls) to get the perfect presents for everyone on your gift list. Take a look at our Gift Guides for Her no matter what they are into this Holiday season! We have gift ideas that will make you a full blown Santa when everyone on your list LOVES the gift you bought them.  Gifts for the Plant Lady to the Dog Lover to the New Mom and those amazing teachers on your list. Take a look at our Gift Guides now!

Gifts For the Dog Lover

Great Gift Guide Ideas for Her

Sleep All Day Dog PJ Set, No Ruff Days Dog Puzzle, Dog Lovers Pen Set, Dogs are a Girls Best Friend Koozie, Dog Lover Tee

Gifts for the Plant Lady

Great Gift Guide Ideas for Her

Plant Lady Corded Sweatshirt, Plant Lady Puzzle, Plant Lady Gift Mug, Plant Lady Candle

Gifts for Mom

Great Gift Guide Ideas for Her

Mama Color Block Tee, Mini Color Block Toddler Tee, Mom Juice Wine Glass, Mom Juice Slim Koozie, Mama Script Necklace

Gifts for the Homebody

Great Gift Guide Ideas for Her

Smiley Face Christmas Sweatshirt, Ombre Beanie, But First Donuts Puzzle, Retro Smiley Face Slippers

Gifts for the Teacher

Great Gift Guide Ideas for Her

Kramer Canvas Tote with Bonus Bag, Torrington Plaid Wrap, Teachers Pen Set, I Wine Because I Teach Wine Glass

Gifts for the New Mom

Great Gift Guide Ideas for Her

Skyline Backpack, Holiday Swaddle, Travel Salt Soak, Pop! Bubble Bath

Which gift guide do you adore?

xx,

Fig & Willow

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 14, 2021 — Fig & Willow
6 Holiday Party Looks You'll Love!

6 Holiday Party Looks You'll Love!

The holiday parties are starting to pile up and the worst part besides the inevitable hangover from a little bit too much egg nog...is figuring out what to wear! That is where we your very own little holiday elves have come up with 5 holiday party looks that we love! We know that not all holiday party attire is the same so we went from the casual all the way to the most spiffy formal affair.  Take a look at the holiday outfits and let us know which one you would wear!

Just a Hint of Sparkle

H6 Holiday Party Looks You'll Love`

If your festivities are on the casual side then a sparkly top is perfect paired with jeans. Such a cute look for an office gathering or even just some drinks with friends. 

Be Casual + Fun in Joggers

6 Holiday Party Looks You'll Love

Just because your celebrations may be casual doesn't mean you can have a little fun with a satin jogger! These are great because you can easily dress them up or down for any festivities.

Keep it Cute in a Pleated Skirt 

Holiday Party Looks You'll Love

A silky pleated skirt is festive and looks amazing dressed down with a comfy turtle neck sweater or pair with a bodysuit or lace top for a more fancy party feel. 

Be the Fancy Pants of the Party

6 Holiday Party Looks You'll Love

These might be our favorite piece of the Holiday Shop because, well, I mean, look at them! These fun sequin pants will have you getting compliments all night.

Wear a Festive + Flirty Dress

6 Holiday Party Looks You'll Love

Go all out with a festive color theme for your holiday party this year.  Choose either a gorgeous satin green or flirty red dress to pass the egg nog around in.

Be the Belle of the Ball

6 Holiday Party Looks You'll Love

Be the Belle of the Ball in a gorgeous winter floral dress that will have heads turning.  The colors on this dress are an unexpected holiday look that we just gete all heart eyed over!

Hope these Holiday Party looks give you some inspiration for your upcoming gatherings!

xx,

Fig & Willow

 

 

 

 

 

December 06, 2021 — Fig & Willow
7 Winter Fashion Trends We Love

7 Winter Fashion Trends We Love

So, the turkey and stuffing has been devoured and you are eating leftover pumpkin pie for breakfast which means the Holiday Season is officially here! We love this time of year, especially for the fashion.  We have so many incredible pieces coming to the shop and we picked out 7 of our favorite Winter Fashion trends to have you being the [jingle] Belle of the Ball! 

Winter Trend #1: Plaid Pants

7 Winter Fashion Trends We Love

Plaid shouldn't just be allowed for flannels.  Sport the pattern of the season as pants and watch the compliments roll in! These high wait, wide leg ones are so flattering and perfect for wearing all season long.

Winter Trend #2: Winter Florals

7 Winter Fashion Trends We Love

Who says florals have to be just for Spring?! Brighten up any holiday gathering in a winter floral piece that is comfy and cute.  This winter floral top has a trendy mock neck too [yes, another Fall trend you need]!

Winter Trend #3: Sequins

7 Winter Fashion Trends We Love

Sequins feel like a holiday season staple and that's why they will always be a favorite trend this time of year.  This year we are seeing them appear in fun sleeves like this top or in show stopping pants. 

Winter Trend #4: Puff Sleeves

7 Winter Fashion Trends We Love

Another trend we saw this past year has made its way into Winter pieces like this gorgeous puff sleeve sweet heart neckline dress.  Would be amazing for family holiday pictures!

Winter Trend #5: Mock Neck

7 Winter Fashion Trends We Love

We love the mock neck trend for sweaters and tops which is why we are loving it on a babydoll winter floral dress.  This dress would looks great worn with booties and over the knee boots too!

Winter Trend #6: Satin Skirt

7 Winter Fashion Trends We Love

We are falling hard for satin pieces this Winter. This skirt is gorgeous paired with a black lace top or cropped sweater.  We have also seen satin done perfectly in this cute tank and pants set.

Winter Trend #7: Wrap Sweater

7 Winter Fashion Trends We Love

We are obsessed with the wrap sweater look and we blame this gorgeous white version for the obsession.  So cute and cozy that it can be dressed down up or down so easily I mean, this sequin pant combo is our favorite!

Hope you loved seeing our favorite Winter fashion trends! Let us know if you have any you are loving too!

xx,

Fig & Willow

 

November 26, 2021 — Fig & Willow
How to Layer Your Fall Pieces Like a Pro

How to Layer Your Fall Pieces Like a Pro

Tis' the season to get really good at layering your favorite Fall pieces.  The holidays are here and that means you are going to be out and about shopping for gifts, attending Friendsgiving and hanging with the extended family.  Thankfully we have some great outfit inspiration looks on how to layer your Fall pieces like a pro.  This time of year layering is your best friend because it's chilly in the mornings and quite possibly a hot Summer day a few hours later.  Plus! Layering often makes you look a tad bit more chic since it adds a little more dimension to your outfit.  Let us know which layered look is your favorite!

Coatigan + Graphic Tee

5 Great Layering Pieces for Fall

The coatigan is just as genius as the shacket since it is light enough for Fall days but can be layered with other pieces come Winter.  We love this windowpane coatigan for its classic Fall look.

Wrap Sweater + Bodysuit

5 Great Layering Pieces for Fall

A nice wrap sweater adds instant glam to a simple outfit. Wrap it up when running around town but also style with the ties tied back in the back for a cardigan look when sitting around the Friendsgiving table. 

Cropped Denim + Midi Skirt

5 Great Layering Pieces for Fall

The cropped denim jacket is a capsule wardrobe staple since it is so versatile.  Looks great layered over pretty much everything! We love it paired with a midi skirt but looks great over sweaters and dresses too!

Fringe Jacket + Dress

5 Great Layering Pieces for Fall

Fringe is everywhere this year and that's why we love this look.  A simple way to wear the trend is with this cute camel fringe jacket which pairs great with your whole Fall wardrobe.  Wear it over your cute Fall plaid dresses and sweaters. 

Graphic Denim Jacket + Leopard Skirt

5 Great Layering Pieces for Fall

Standout from everyone else by wearing a graphic denim jacket.  It will be such a fun surprise when you show up wearing a graphic version of this classic piece.  Keep the cool girl theme and pair it with an always chic leopard skirt.  It would also look great over a plain sweatshirt lounge look too!

You can check out these and other great layering pieces in the shop now!

xx,

Fig & Willow

November 12, 2021 — Fig & Willow
8 Chic Sweater Trends to Wear this Fall

8 Chic Sweater Trends to Wear this Fall

Sweater weather is in full force [ok, for us down here in Florida, it just really got started] and we are so excited for the chic sweater trends we are seeing! Wether you are a lover of the classics or like to step out of the box with your style, the sweater trends this Fall will have you covered.  We are seeing a lot of cool details with fringe and pompom additions to sweaters and of course you can't go anywhere without seeing the sweater vest this Fall.  We pulled together some of our favorite chic sweater trends to wear this season!

Fringe Sweater

5 Chic Sweater Trends for this Fall

Fringe is in! Fringe sweaters may be our favorite trend this Fall season for how fun they are to wear. I mean how can you not have a good day when you are wearing a party on your sleeves?!

Colorful Sweater

5 Chic Sweater Trends to Wear this Fall

Fall colors have met their match with this bubblegum sweater dream. Browns and Tans don't have to be all you sport this Fall season. Instead throw on a great colorful piece that instantly uplifts any mood you are in. Trust us, a brightly colored sweater is a piece you will want to have on standby. 

Cropped Cardigan Sweater

5 Chic Sweater Trends to Wear this Fall

A cropped cardigan is so versatile and will be a sweater you reach for again and again this Fall.  The cropped length looks so good with your high rise jeans or high waisted maxi skirts.  You can wear it on or off the shoulder for two totally different looks as well. 

Color Block Sweater

5 Chic Sweater Trends to Wear this Fall

Colorblock sweaters are here and we love the varsity look it gives to a simple tee and jeans look.  We are loving the color pairings we are seeing this year too and can't wait to wear this trend all season long. 

Sweater Vests

5 Chic Sweater Trends to Wear this Fall

You of course are seeing sweater vests EVERYWHERE this Fall season and we are here for it.  You can wear them so many ways and find them in so many styles to match your own.  We like the look of wearing solo with a bralette, but come the colder months we will pair with a white button down or chic turtleneck underneath.  Do yourself a favor and get one immediately if not sooner. 

Cable Knit Sweater

5 Chic Sweater Trends to Wear this Fall

The classic cable knit sweater is that...a classic! It goes with everything and you feel instantly chic or like you are ready for a nice glass of wine by a toasty fire when you throw one on.  We love it in neutral shades like cream, brown and black but we have seen some colorful ones this season that are super fun to rock as well!

Duster Cardigan Sweater

5 Chic Sweater Trends to Wear this Fall

The Duster Cardigan is always on trend because it is such a great layering piece to have from Fall to Winter.  Wear it solo in the warmer Fall months and then underneath a long coat come winter for a very pulled together [and chic] look.

Turtleneck Sweater

5 Chic Sweater Trends to Wear this Fall

Another classic is back and it's always a winner.  Having a turtleneck sweater on hand is part of a staple Fall wardrobe.  It looks great under blazers, coats, even the new sweater vest you just got! If you keep the color classic you can really find many ways too style it!

Well, Happy kick off to the Holiday Season! Hope you enjoy this sweater weather before it gets chilly!!

xx,

Fig & Willow

November 03, 2021 — Fig & Willow
All the Fall Things: 6 Fall Outfit Ideas for Any Fall Outing

All the Fall Things: 6 Fall Outfit Ideas for Any Fall Outing

The best part of Fall is getting to get out and do all the Fall things! We are talking pumpkin patches, apple picking, sipping on your 3rd Pumpkin Spice Latte of the Day, football games and even the occasional bonfire! With all the fun events, finding the right outfits can be downright daunting but that's where we have you covered.  We have pulled together our favorite looks for any event you could find your self attending this Fall. So, enjoy these Fall outfit ideas and make sure you tag us in your photos with #loveFW so we can see all the Fall things you are getting into this season!

Pumpkin Patch

6 Casual Fall Outfit Ideas

Hello Pumpkin Sweatshirt + Monroe Jeans + Kaiden Bootie

Family Photos

6 Casual Fall Outfit Ideas

Jory Plaid Midi Dress + Vale Bootie

Mountain Getaway 

6 Casual Fall Outfit Ideas

Hello Pumpkin Graphic Tee + Bonfires Plaid Flannel Top + Aline Distressed Denim + Lily Boot

Game Day

6 Casual Fall Outfit Ideas

Game Day Graphic Tee + Aline Distressed Denim + Harper Bootie

Friendsgiving

6 Casual Fall Outfit Ideas

Billie Sweater + Maren Floral Skirt + Kaiden Bootie

Apple Picking

6 Causal Fall Outfit Ideas 

Merrill Cardigan + Pocket Tee + Aline Distressed Denim + Lily Boot

Hope you enjoyed these fun Fall outfit ideas for all your Fall outings! Want some more outfit ideas? Head on over to our Instagram!

xx,

Fig & Willow 

 

October 26, 2021 — Fig & Willow
10 Cute + Easy No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

10 Cute + Easy No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

Can you believe October is here?! Really don't know where the time went but we are so excited to ring in "spooky" season with some cute and easy no carve pumpkin ideas!  Carving pumpkins can be fun to do with friends or family but is very time intensive and those guys go bad way too soon.  That's why we love these no carve pumpkin ideas that you can display all month long without worry that they won't make it until the big night! Question is - do you like spooky or cute?? 

10 Cute No Carve Pumpkin Ideas for Halloween

1. How cute are these little faces?! These DIY Happy Pumpkins from The Crafted Life are so fun and will take you less than 10 minutes to make! 

10 Cute No Carve Pumpkin Ideas for Halloween

2. Love this gorgeous porch with DIY Rainbow Pumpkins created by  The House that Lars Built. These would be great if you have a large porch but you can also use smaller pumpkins for smaller spaces too!

10 Cute and Easy No Carve Pumpkin Ideas for Halloween

3. These sweet DIY Tiny Terrazzo from Ctrl + Curate are so sweet and would make a super cute centerpiece. You can also try the same pumpkin painting idea on larger pumpkins too for the front porch.

10 Cute and Easy No Carve Pumpkin Ideas for Halloween

4. Lose the “jack” and just make a Pumpkin Lantern using a drill and a bit of matte finish paint for this super chic design that will look great on your porch or as as a center piece indoors.

10 Cute and Easy No Carve Pumpkin Ideas for Halloween

5. Sometimes all you need for a cute no carve pumpkin idea is a sharpie and some artistic inspo! Love the super fun and Modern Designs on these baby pumpkins.

10 Cute and Easy No Carve Pumpkin Ideas for Halloween

6. Why not add some Fall Floral to your pumpkin with a Floral Slash? For a pumpkin dotted with blooms, snip stems about one to two inches from buds. Drill small holes in the rind, then stick stems in holes. Done and Done!

10 Cute and Easy No Carve Pumpkin Ideas for Halloween

7. Time to spook them with your punny ways this October! These Pun Painted Pumpkins are perfect for a good laugh and for a cute decorating idea. 

10 Cute and Easy No Carve Pumpkin Ideas for Halloween

8. Love the dipped dye look but don't want to do all the work? Use balloons! These DIY Balloon Dipped Pumpkins are all the cuteness with half the effort. 

10 Cute and Easy No Carve Pumpkin Ideas for Halloween

9. Be bold with gold. Get this trendy Gold Pumpkin negative space effect with a can of gold spray paint and circle stickers.  I mean we can always get down with a craft that takes 3 things to complete.  High Five!  

10 Cute and Easy No Carve Pumpkin Ideas for Halloween

10. These pretty [and of course a little spooky' Painted Pumpkins are a modern take on the classic carved pumpkins, but SO much easier! 

Would love to know if you try any of these cute design ideas!! Happy October!

xx,

Fig & Willow

 

October 01, 2021 — Fig & Willow
How to Accessorize your Fall Outfits!

How to Accessorize your Fall Outfits!

Fall is officially here and we are so excited to pull out all our sweaters, jackets and of course accessories!! Truly, the accessories may be the best part of the new Fall season being here.  Since, Fall accessories are where it's at, we pulled together a few of our favorites that you will have on repeat all season long!

Black Velvet Booties

How to accessorize your Fall outfits

We are LOVING the new wave of black booties this season like the Vale Boot that is the perfect height for short and sweet fall dresses. They look just as cool with your high rise wide leg jeans too.  You need to invest in a pair asap! 

Felt Hat

How to accessorize for your Fall Outfits

If you have been a fan around here for some time you know that we LOVE our felt hats.  They are the quick and easiest way to add instant style to your Fall outfit [and cover that 2 day old unwashed hair].  We are loving the new contrasting trim felt hats like this one for Fall but think any color adds an instant cool factor.  Seriously Fall Hats will be our favorite accessory.

Flannel Shacket

Fall Accessories you'll love

The Fall Shacket is back again this year and we are so glad it is becoming a regular Fall accessory for every outfit.  It adds a little Fall flair to a bodysuit and distressed denim or can make a plain summer dress transition to a cool girl Fall outfit so easily.  The best part is they are so comfortable and basically like wearing a flannel blanket around all day and you know we can get on board for that.

Cognac Colored Bag

fall accessories you'll love

The number one Fall accessory is always a cognac leather colored bag.  They are an amazing contrast to the darker colored looks that you start wearing in Fall and Winter. The brown leather also pairs great with your favorite brown and tan booties too! We love this vegan leather take on the cognac accessory and it will be a staple piece you use again and again each year. 

So many other cute Fall accessories can be found HERE! Let us know which one is your favorite!

xx,

Fig & Willow

September 30, 2021 — Fig & Willow