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Trends come and go, but something that never goes out of style is caps. Yes, caps!

I have been a loyal fan of caps because they are such life savers. When I'm having a bad hair day, I can throw on my favorite cap and I'll be ready to go. I don't need to worry about washing and drying my hair, especially when I'm in a rush. Not to mention, caps are the perfect summer accessory. 

Caps come in many shapes and designs. You can totally play around with them to find one that works for you, but my favorite is an all-black baseball cap. I think the best way to wear a baseball cap is with something casual and comfortable.

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How do you wear caps?

WHAT'S ON ME
Top: Hollister
Shorts: Abercrombie (styled here)
Shoes: Nike Vapormax (guide here)
Bag: Camera bag (styled here)


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Destinations
Napa Valley Wine Train | Gott's Roadside | Oxbow Public Market | Raymond Vineyards | Downtown Napa

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THIS AIN'T YOUR AVERAGE MILITARY JACKET | AESTE BLANC


Different from most, this military coat is embellished with random paint splatters, patched letters, and dual toned sequins. Not to mention, it's already a statement piece so you don't have to try too hard to style it. Simply throw on a t-shirt and a pair of shorts, and you're ready to go. 

It's also a great transition piece into autumn. During cooler months, you can easily achieve a military chic look by layering a chunky sweater underneath with a skirt and boots. But since we are still beating the heat, a light top and a pair of denim shorts are perfect. Keeping accessories minimal, I decided to throw on a black cap to block the sun and a small crossbody. I didn't want to take attention away from my coat so I wore my crossbody underneath. Doing so also makes my outfit more stylish in my opinion.

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WHAT'S ON ME
Jacket: Zara
Shorts: Abercrombie (styled here)
Cap: similar here and here
Shoes: Nike (styled here and here)



BBQ EATERY TO ADD TO YOUR SUMMER LIST | AESTE BLANC

Isn't summer euphemistic for barbeque season? Beside my dad's, my all-time favorite American barbeque is located a plane ride away. For a change, my family decided to hit up Famous Dave's this past week.

Famous Dave's is an barbeque restaurant chain that specializes in serving a variety of meats. Cuts range from ribs, chopped pork, beef brisket, hot sausage links to much more. They also serve other American dishes such as salads, sliders, burgers, and drinks. Upon entry, I found the restaurant clean and well-kept. Since we went in on a Tuesday, we were seated immediately.

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We ordered the St. Louis-Style Spareribs and a combo of Southside Rib Tips & BBQ Chicken. Both came with two sides in which we went with garlic red-skin mashed potatoes, potato salad, cajun fries, and steamed broccoli. Out of the four sides, I favor the potato salad since it wasn't heavy and helped cut the grease. Steamed broccoli comes in second but it was nothing special– just honest steamed broccoli. Oh, and both orders also came with a corn bread muffin.

Food was served in a timely manner and portions were quite generous. For a trio of girls who fill up fast in one sitting anyway, we left almost half of both orders to-go. The St. Louis-Style Spareribs were amazing and nicely sauced. I could taste smoky texture with each bite but the flavor wasn't overpowering. On the other hand, the Southside Rib Tips were slightly dry... maybe because it was mostly lean meat. Regardless, I had to dip it in a generous amount of sauce and drink a lot of water. The BBQ Chicken was much more tender than what I had imagined. My favorite part is the wings since you can rip it off and suck on the bone. 

Try: St. Louis-Style Spareribs, Create-your-own-Combo


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Try your meats with different sauces! Already on the table were six different types of sauces: Rich & Sassy, Georgia Mustard, Devil's Spit, Texas Pit, Wilbur Revenge, and Sweet & Zesty.

If you aren't afraid of the heat, go for Devil's Spit. Don't say I didn't warn you though... it will set your tongue, maybe as well as your mouth, on fire. When I was trying out all the sauces, I accidentally dunked my rib in too much sauce and almost died. From what I remember, Rich & Sassy sauce was flavorful and Georgia Mustard had a mild kick to it.

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What are your favorite summer eats?

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