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So, my friend Matt (who’s one of the best human beings I’ve ever met–trust me) just started this fantastic online store of fun, cheeky, and generally wonderful prints. I’ve “Keep It Golden, California,” “Sorry for Partying,” and “You’re Amazing …” and I have to admit they’re fantastic.

But please, don’t take my word for it. Just check out a few and visit his site here.

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What I’m Listening To This Week

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Check out what I’m listening to this week!

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Song: Drip Drop

Artist: Empire Cast

Best Lyrics: I know you got that bomb shorty, can I get it?/Somethin’ on my mind, girl I know you ready?

Why Listen: Needing a new jam on your playlist with a sick beat and typical party rap lyrics? Don’t worry, I found one for you.

 

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Image via Fresh1027

Song: Time Machine

Artist: Ingrid Michaelson

Best Lyrics: I got your letters/I got your words/I stacked them high and lit them all and let them burn

Why Listen: This is one of those catchy songs that gets stuck in your head, but then you realize the song is actually really good, so you don’t mind putting it on replay forever. At least, this has been my experience with the song. Let me know if you love it too.

 

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Image via Karen Civil

Song: Slum Anthem

Artist: K Camp

Best Lyrics:  Rule number one: no mercy/rule number two: no tolerance/rule number three: don’t you dare claim me

Why Listen: I don’t know about you, but there’s just something about a really good beat that just has you nodding your head and getting cray for absolutely no other reason beside the sick beat. Also, the girl in the music video who keeps doing the whip is my new idol. Thanks to my roomie Rachel for sharing this song with me.

Netflix Review: Master of None

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Image via The Guardian

Image via The Guardian

Series: Master of None

Run: 1 season

I’ve Watched: 3 episodes

Summary: This show chronicles Aziz Ansari’s character Dev as he lives and works in NYC, dealing with issues from the dating scene to race to being a minority actor.

My Opinion: It’s hilarious and startlingly poignant all at once, providing an incredibly smart and thoughtful series that leaves you laughing and thinking about important issues.

Final Rating: Necessary Watching

Drunken Vulnerability

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I’m in college, so you know. Things tend to get cray from time to time. People turn up.

And I don’t have anything against having a good time, you know? But I’m starting to realize that far too often, people around me are using their frat parties and their pre-gaming as an excuse not to have a good time, but to get away from the world around them.

I get it. If you’re alive, you know what it means to feel stress, pressure, worry, sadness, anger. And sometimes, these emotions can press down on you and the only thing to do is either face them head on or shove them into a tiny box that you bury deep inside yourself.

But then, somehow, six or seven shots and a couple of beers in, all that mess that you’ve shoved down deep inside of you starts bubbling up to the surface. You’re blackout drunk and you can’t escape from the hurt that put you here in the first place.

I’ve consoled girls vomiting up into toilet bowls between their tears, asking me over and over again why that boy didn’t love them, why they felt lost and unwanted in their lives. And what could I do, but tell them that I was here for them, that God loved them, and that it was all going to be OK. But does that mean anything?

Because they forget it all the next day.

I want us to share our fears and dreams with each other: painfully sober. I don’t want us to rely on drunken vulnerability.

What I’m Listening To This Week

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Check out what I’m listening to this week:

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Song: Heart Hope

Artist: Oh Wonder

Best Line: Cause I need something more than everything/A higher self deep within

Why Listen: There’s something about this song that just puts you at peace. The lulling piano, the ethereal vocals, and the relaxed, hopeful lyrics rises together to create a slow, lovely song that will leave you with a soft smile, instead of leaving you depressed.

 

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Song: Checking For You

Artist: R. City

Best Line: I would be right with you right now if I could/You don’t have to ask cause you know that I would

Why Listen: Remember those chill R&B and rap jams in the 90’s that were laid back–not the “turn up” kind of music, but something chill that you can rock out to without going hard? This is your new chill jam, I promise.

 

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Song: I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself A Letter

Artist: Frank Sinatra

Best Line: I’m gonna sit right down and write myself a letter/And make believe it came from you

Why Listen: Really? You need a reason to listen to Frank Sinatra? Just do yourself a favor and put this one on your playlist.

Bored of Education

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I felt like I had to share this video:

Our education is in dire need of some reevaluation. Students get pushed through a system that teaches them to pass a test that means nothing after you get handed your diploma and sent off into the “real world” where you suddenly realize you don’t know what real learning is. You don’t know how to think. You don’t know how to study.

Where’s critical thinking? Where’s inspiration?

“All that I’ve learned from your system is the fact that it’s just a system.”

Fur-Real

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I live in LA. And if you’re not from here, just know that it’s basically 75 degrees all the time. So . . . all my dreams of waltzing in Downtown LA with a flowing, brightly colored (faux) fur coat is dashed by the sad reality that it will never be cold enough for me to rationalize having a bunch of fur coats in my closet.

Doesn’t mean a girl can’t do some online window-shopping. Here’s my latest obsession: fun fur coats.

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The Oreo Look

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While trying to reorganize my Fashion Forward Pinterest board that had accumulated over 3,000 pins, I decided to separate certain styles into more specific categories. I stumbled upon a very specific, very chic look that kept reappearing: an entire outfit created from only white and black items.

Now, I’m sure there’s a name for this, but I’ve coined it The Oreo Look and here are a couple of examples and styling tips as to how to get the perfect Oreo Look for your own fashionista endeavors

Black Pants + White Top

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This look is so classy. Every time I see it, it just looks fabulous. Whether you’re wearing black jeans, leggings, slacks, or any variation in between topped with a plain white v-neck or a crisp collared shirt, you absolutely can’t go wrong with this look.

 

Black and White Gingham

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The gingham adds a cheery, picnic feel while the black and white keeps it simple. Pair with crisp black heels and a cherry red lip.

 

Polka Dots or Stripes

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Always adorable and very easy to pair with a black or white addition: black skirt, white shoes, black bag, and so on and so forth.

 

Graphic Tee

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Nothing’s more classic than a graphic tee paired with some good old jeans. For The Oreo Look, make sure your tee is all black and white paired with black or white jeans. Or if you want to be a little adventurous, pair the tee with a patterned skirt: gingham, plaid, or any pattern that pleases you.

 

The Tuxedo Look

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I love this look always: either on the red carpet or for any fancy night out. A crisp tux looks classy on anybody and doesn’t need a lot of accessorizing to really make a statement.

 

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