Science + Style = Coffee and 3 Cute Outfits to Start Your Day Off Right

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There is no doubt that coffee is a major part in most of our everyday lives. On average, coffee drinkers have 3.1 cups a day, and have countless different preferences for their cups o' joe. (I'll be honest: I basically enjoy drinking milk and caramel syrup with a hint of that bitter coffee flavor.)

Whether you rely on this liquid gold to get you through the day or you just enjoy the earthy smell and barista calling out orders in the background, coffee affects us every day, so let's get into the science!

How Coffee Works

Caffeine, a bitter, crystalline alkaloid, holds the title of the major active compound in coffee. Its structure is similar to adenosine, which is a molecule that builds up throughout the day to make you feel sleepy. The caffeine in your coffee binds to adenosine receptors in the brain and blocks the adenosine from binding so you don't get that sleepy feeling. 

Basically, adenosine is the angel on your shoulder saying "let's go to sleep so tomorrow we'll wake up with glowing skin and increased alertness during our 6 am workout!" On the other hand, caffeine is the evil twin saying "SLEEP IS FOR THE WEAK! You've been writing this essay for the past 15 hours but you feel fine! You definitely have enough energy to look up videos of sea bunniesand the heights of your favorite celebrities." 

The temporary effects of coffee include improved memory, sharper vision from dilated pupils, increased digestion due to increased acid levels in the stomach, and of course, a good mood from the release of dopamine in the brain.

Nitro coffee even sounds cool. | Photo Credit: Highwire Coffee

"Nitro coffee" is becoming a big trend for those of you coffee experimenters. Some brewers infuse nitrogen into coffee to create a richer and creamier flavor from the sharp tasting bubbles. It's truly a new experience for both taste and texture, and it may even allow you to in take more coffee in a cup because it allows higher coffee-to-water ratios. Plus, it has a pretty ombré effect that will inspire hair colorists everywhere.

So now that you are more informed about one of the world's favorite drinks, let's get into the outfits to wear while sipping your favorite brew!

Iced Americano

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This outfit is for the no-fuss girl grabbing an iced coffee before running errands on the weekend. It features a loose, striped button-up paired with some ripped white jeans for a laid-back yet put-together look. 

Accessorize with a statement necklace to dress up the look slightly, and sling a leather bucket bag over your shoulder to carry what you need for the day. Finally, slip on comfy canvas shoes, and tie your hair back in a messy bun to keep your hair out of your face while you are running around town!

Double Shot of Espresso

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This outfit is more formal, perfect for times when you need an extra boost of espresso and confidence. Don a white shift dress and a black blazer for a classic look and color combo. Spice it up with some suede maroon heels and a matching structured satchel for the perfect addition of color and personality. You are now ready to make a killer first impression.

Caramel Latte

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The third outfit blends boho vibes with a modern feel and is perfect for catching up with an old friend over coffee once you're back in school. 

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Top 5 Model Handbags Fashion Trends Fall 2014

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For any brand which has been launched their new product in the four major Fashion Week, handbags will be the best way for them to establish business relationship with their customers. Since no matter any materials, nylon, leather or canvas, after more than 20 years luxury brand marketing stratedy, handbags has been become the luxury steeping stone for every woman. Every year, every luxury brand are scrambling to launch their new handbag and look forward to at least one of which become the “IT Bag”. Here, we take a list of top 5 model handbags fashion tend for Fall/winter 2014 Below. Take a view and you also can shop latest new lv bags 2014 for cheap at our site

1. Long Clutch Bag

Long Clutch Bag

Fashionable and stylish Clutch bag has been become very popular in any show or activitly and same as this season. But there is just a little different for the size, long clutch bag seems more popular this year. There are many of carry way, no matter for any way to carry your clutch bag, they also bring you a charming look in the red carpet.

2. Soft Clutch Bag

Soft Clutch Bag

Soft materials also make people like to touch, made in soft and comfortable materials, from Carven to Viktor Rolf, soft material makes the bag easy grasping, folding and squeezing pressure to highlighting the unusual texture.

3. Fashion-forward Shopping Bag

Fashion-forward Shopping Bag

Trust every women at least have one fashionable shopping bag in their clutch. And 2014 Fall/Winter Shopping bag has been made improvements by designers to make them unique.

4. Oversized Tote Bag

 Oversized Tote Bag

For those tall girls, a oversized tote bag always a perfect choice for travel. In 2014 Fall/Winter handbag fashion trend, Designers show offs some unusual bags bring some of new design.

5. Fashion Digital Package

 Fashion Digital Package

Digital accessories are 2014 winter very popular and hot products, especial for those young people.

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The Best Bags of Milan Fashion Week Spring 2014

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MaxMara Spring 2014 Handbag

Usually, I can count on Italy to give me at least one collection of Fashion handbags per season that hits me right in the heart. The Italians know their leather, and their Fashion Week is stocked with brands as well known for their Fashion bags as they are for anything. This time around, though, Milan Fashion Week Spring 2014 felt at times more like it was revisiting its greatest hits than charting new territory. I saw some new versions of existing bags that I loved, but I never got that new thing that flooded my brain with serotonin.

That’s not to say that there weren’t some accessories highlights – in fact, they were abundant. The new versions of the Fendi 2Jours were excellent, and the Prada face-painted bags are sure to become collectors’ items. Beyond that, there were lovely exotics in light colors galore, from Ferragamo to Versace. Even if the season wasn’t fully satisfying, there was plenty to love. Check out our picks for the best of the season below.

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