S&T Stress Busters

Take the next 30 days and challenge yourself to take on the following tips to takeover any stress in your life and learn to control it once and for all!
Steps to take when you are stressed:
  1. Take 5 slow deep breaths
  2. Take a walk or do some other physical activity.
  3. Think of 3 things you are grateful for.
    1. Gratitude is a great way to combat stress because it changes your focus from what you don’t have to what you already have or have accomplished in your life.
Ways to prevent stress from building up:
  1. Make sure to get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep.
    • “Sleep is the best meditation.” – Dalai Lama”
  2. Exercise 2-3 times per week or more if you’re up for it!
  3. Write down your goals so you can focus on what’s important to you and not be bothered by the small things.
  4. Prioritize what is most important on your to-do list and eliminate anything unnecessary.
  5. Create a power down routine.
    • Examples:  2 hours before bed don’t eat, 1 hour before bed turn off all screens, take a bath, enjoy herbal tea, read, etc.  Make your power down routine your own!

Being stressed can really take a toll on our lives both personally and professionally.  We hope you put a few of these techniques into practice so we can take control of the overwhelming stress and anxiety that can sometimes control our lives.  Being mindful of how stress affects you is sometimes the first step in making the changes you need to feel your best.

Join us in our monthly focuses so we can help each other be the best versions of ourselves.

XOXO

April Focus: Skincare Glo-Up Challenge!

This month we’re focusing on skincare. It’s so important to take care of your skin, and it can often be overlooked! We put together a list of morning, nightly and weekly tips, as well as some habits that you should implement into your lifestyle to improve your skincare regimen and get your skin naturally glowing!

Throughout the month of April, we’ll be posting a daily skincare tip or trick. Comment on the photo your favorite skincare hack and we’ll feature you AND your skincare tip on our Instagram story. Whether it be DIY projects, tips,  tricks or fun facts, we want to know it all! Check out our YouTube channel for the full video describing this months focus.

Have fun and get glowing!

XOXO,
Sophie and Trey

This easter candy cake is a cute and easy treat your family will love! The cake is a classic vanilla with a buttercream frosting as sweet as the candy on top!

Easter Candy Cake

This easter candy cake is a cute and easy treat your family will love! The cake is a classic vanilla with a buttercream frosting as sweet as the candy on top!

CAKE INGREDIENTS

  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) of softened butter
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cups of whole milk

Buttercream Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter
  • 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

HOW TO PREPARE CAKE 

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a medium sized bowl sift together flour and baking powder.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer; cream your butter, vanilla, and sugar on a medium speed.
  4. Add your eggs 2 at a time, beating until fully incorporated.
  5. Add your flour mixture into the stand mixer slowly. Alternating with your milk.
  6. Grease and fill your pans with batter.
  7. Bake the cake for 40 minutes.
  8. Cool cakes completely on cooling racks or in the fridge.
  9. Once cool, take the cake out of the pans, level them, and cut them in half.

HOW TO PREPARE BUTTERCREAM

  1. Cream butter and 1 cup of powder sugar on medium speed.
  2. Once fully incorporated add a second cup of powdered sugar.
  3. Add in milk, and another cup of powdered sugar.
  4. Make a second batch.

HOW TO DECORATE

  1. Split your first batch of butter cream into 3 bowls.
  2. Dye the first bowl pink, the second blue, and the third yellow.
  3. Fill and stack your cake alternating colors of filling.
  4. Dye your second batch of frosting green.
  5. crumb coat your cake, and then put it into the fridge.
  6. Frost the cake again, and then put it back into the fridge.
  7. While the cake is cooling make long 1 inch bands, to put around the cake, out of white fondant.
  8. Also with fondant, make 3 inch rectangles and cut points at the top.
  9. with extra buttercream glue the strips to the bottom and the top of the cake.
  10. Glue the pointed rectangles around the cake creating a fence.
  11. Using green buttercream and a piping tip pipe grass on the top of the cake.
  12. Finally add easter candy with frosting a toothpicks to make a back yard scene on the top of your cake.

I hope you loved this easy cake recipe, and that you have a happy Easter!

XOXO,

Sophie & Trey

Gingham – The New Plaid

Look out plaid, gingham is here to take your spot! As one of spring’s hottest prints, Gingham is one of our favorite trends so far. You can dress it up, dress it down, mix & match or wear head to toe gingham and any way you decide to rock it will look effortlessly chic!

Shop the latest trends at https://sophieandtrey.com! Orders over $25 get FREE shipping! Tag us on Instagram rocking your S&T style by #sophieandtrey to enter to win a $100 shopping spree!

XOXO,
Sophie and Trey

Slay the day in this chic combo! We paired the Cropped Racerback Tank Black ($8.99) with our favorite Gingham Ruffle Shorts ($24.99). Our Boxy Sunglasses ($9.99), Bow Straw Hat ($19.99) and Caged Wooden Heel ($29.99) make this look a go-to brunch fave!

Rock the Gingham Double Strap Keyhole Bikini Top ($18.99) and Gingham Print Bikini Bottoms ($14.99) and you’ll be turning heads at the beach, pool or anywhere you go for that matter!

Look simply sophisticated in the Gingham Bell Sleeve Top ($28.99). We kept it casual with the On The Edge High Waisted Shorts ($29.99) but you could easily dress up this versatile top with a pair of trousers or nice jeans! To accessorize: some sleek black sunglasses (all only $9.99).

We’re keepin it classy & cute in this adorable bikini! The Gingham Print Bow and Keyhole Top ($19.99) and Gingham Print Bow Bottoms ($14.99) have the cutest bow details. This look wouldn’t be complete without our Spring Straw Hat ($18.99) and some Aviators ($9.99)!

Perfect for a sunny day out, The Gingham Tie Dress ($39.99) is the dress of our dreams! Pair it with the Boxy Sunglasses ($9.99) for an effortlessly cool look.

SHOP MORE GINGHAM!

Shop your Easter style!

With Easter right around the corner, and spring (FINALLY) here, we thought it was the perfect time to give you some outfit inspo. Pastels, prints and all pretty things in between – it’s safe to say we have it ALL here at Sophie & Trey!

Share your S&T style by using out hashtag: #sophieandtrey and enter to win a $100 shopping spree! Don’t forget: Orders over $25 get FREE shipping!

XOXO,
Sophie and Trey

This dress has EVERTHING you’d want for the Easter occasion. High neck, bow tie detail, pastel floral print & shift style; what’s not to love?! We paired the Floral Print Shift Dress ($29.99) with our Criss Cross Strappy Heel ($29.99). Accessorize with some Sunglasses (all $9.99) and the Chic Crossbody Wallet ($24.99)!

For those of us that aren’t too into pastels, we opted for this deep green beauty! Shop the Long Sleeve Print Dress ($39.99) and pair it with our go to Single Strap Patent Heels ($24.99). To finish off the look and bring out the beautiful grey tones in this dress, we accessorized with our Glitz Gorgeous Rhinestone Necklace ($24.99) and Fold Over Cross Body Grey ($24.99)!

This Off The Shoulder Fit And Flare Dress ($34.99) is a MUST HAVE! We added some glitz & glam with the Beaded Bracelet Set ($12.99), some Hoop Earrings and the classic Single Strap Patent Heels ($24.99).

Rock the Light Wash Denim Shirt ($29.99) with our Classic Palazzo Pants ($28.99) for a comfy-meets-chic look. To keep it sophisticated: add the Crossbody Shoulder Bag ($24.99) and Classic Pointed Toe Pump ($28.99)!

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