Fan Art Fridays: Tris Prior from the ‘Divergent’ Series

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Allegiant, the last film of the Divergent series, is out in theaters today.

As with all book series that become films, this is another bittersweet end to a great trilogy. I cannot wait to see what’s next for Shailene Woodley, who plays the main character Tris Prior.

I got a Fandango gift card at the end of last year that I cannot wait to use when I go see the film next week. The only reason I’m waiting until next week is because I want to get a good seat in the theater once the rush dies down!

I picked this piece of fan art of Tris Prior by Kim Beurre Lait on Deviant Art for this week’s Fan Art Fridays because I’m so amazed at how much it really looks like Tris. If looks could paralyze, this piece of fan art would have done it.

View the original fan art here, and enjoy an Allegiant trailer below.

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Cheryl Cole in London

Cheryl Cole in London with Liam Payne

So now we’re in this phase of transitioning from winter to spring, which means the weather doesn’t really know what to do with itself. That also means our wardrobes have to keep up.

Cheryl Cole found an interesting solution while on a date with Liam Payne to Salmontini restaurant in London. She wore a black jumpsuit with a fur coat and chunky gold heels, mixing a warm cover-up with some spring wear.

I really love the way she draped the coat around her arms, making her look all relaxed and super stylish!

Below are the original jumpsuit and shoes (marked by *), as well as two similar fur coats and alternatives in case the originals sell out.

Jumpsuit:

1. Shopbop, $628.50 *

2. Lord and Taylor, $395.00

Coat:

3. Nasty Dress, $28.89

4. JCPenny, $39.99

Shoes:

5. Nordstrom, $795.00 *

6. ASOS, $51.00

Mini Vacay in Austin: SXSWedu, Texas Capitol & More

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Last week, from March 7th-9th, I took a mini vacation to Austin, Texas with my mom!

March 8th was the main day of our trip, which was loads of fun since it was the day of the SXSWedu Expo, National Pancake Day and International Women’s Day.

This trip marked a few firsts for me, as it was the first time traveling to a central time zone and the first time I used an Airbnb. I also ended up using Lyft for the first time on this trip as well.

I stayed about 30 minutes from Downtown Austin at this Airbnb. I totally recommend it for the price and comfort. My host was very nice.

We started the day on March 8th with a trip on the Capitol Metro Rail.

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It was so crowded that morning because of the SXSWedu Expo, which was taking place at the Austin Convention Center less than 100 feet away from Downtown Station.

It was pouring rain by the time my mom and I arrived in Downtown Austin. Since it was National Pancake Day, it would have been unwise to skip a free short stack from iHop, so we ran through the rain to get there.

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Before going through the door at iHop, an elderly man dressed in a suit draped in party favor necklaces offered us what he called “iHop Beads.” I gladly took a gold one.

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By the time we’d finished eating, the rain had let up, so we went over to the Austin Convention Center for the SXSWedu Expo. I think my favorite part was watching all those talented kids perform on the Next Stage!

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At the Raindrop Turkish House booth, my mom and I were presented with roses for International Women’s Day. That was just too kind of them! We had to leave the roses at the Airbnb, though :/

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After we were done walking around at the expo, we went over to The Austin Contemporary to see Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia. It was a fascinating exhibit. I loved all of Mothersbaugh’s prints and the interactive exhibit upstairs as well.

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I drew the one on the blue piece of paper!

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This pair of glasses in the interactive exhibit confirmed Austin’s weirdness.

We could see the Texas Capitol from the street outside the museum, so we headed there in time for the 3pm tour.

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The Senate Room

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The Elevators.

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We ended the day with a short trip to Lady Bird Boardwalk.

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My mom.

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Before leaving Austin on March 9th, I tried the famous breakfast taco and my mom tried a breakfast burrito from Fuzzy’s.

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I wasn’t really fond of it. I think it needed more flavor in the chorizos.

At the airport I bought this keychain to remember this short but fun adventure!

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If you’re interested in using Airbnb, use my link for $20 off your first trip: www.airbnb.com/c/danag194?s=8.

 

Gallery Mondays: ‘Holding Out’ by Seward Johnson

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I hope this little old lady wasn’t waiting for a cab, because she’s got no free hands to flag one down!

Maybe she was waiting for a cab. That’s probably why she looks so upset and annoyed…

She also seems to have gotten a lot done. She got groceries, did a little shopping at Talbots. I see managing to get food and clothing shopping done in one day as a victory.

This sculpture, called Holding Out, was part of the Seward Johnson’s installation in the Garment District of NYC during the summer of 2015. I don’t know why, but this old lady was one of the sculptures I remember the most from that day I went to see them.

Learn more about the sculptures here.

Fan Art Fridays: Adam Levine is Going to Be a Daddy

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Omj, guys, Adam Levine and his wife Behati Prinsloo are expecting their first child!

I could not be happier for them. She’s already three to four months along, so we should be seeing a new little Levine in winter 2016.

Can you imagine how cute it would be if they have a boy and he looks exactly like Adam?! He’ll have his own little mini-me!

He’d probably have this same look on his face, as depicted in this fan art by kmesicart on Instagram. Ugh, I bet their baby, boy or girl, will be such a little cutie!

View the original fan art here.

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Jennifer Lopez in New York

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Jennifer Lopez stepped out in New York with a green smoothie in hand and some sassy sequined sweatpants, reminding us all that March is here and we need to go back to our regular workout in time for bikini season.

She went gray from head to toe with a gray pullover hoodie and Timberland boots, sporting an athleisure look.

This look can easily be done with sneakers instead of boots if you want to look stylish at the gym or during a run. Below are the Timberland boots she wore (marked with *) and some items similar to the original pieces.

Sweatshirt:

1. Active Faith, $45.00

2. RVCA, $35.20

Sweatpants:

3. Yoins, $23.95

4. Lulu’s, $132.00

Boots:

5. Echo Club House, $46.50

6. Zappos, $170.00 *

February Favorites: Bernie Sandwiches, #ObamaAndKids & Lucy Church

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February 2016 brought lots of great comedy, music and TV episodes. I have a feeling this winter is going to end quite well.

I’m looking forward to all the March Madness (minus the basketball because I’m not into sports). I feel quite calm for the first time since this year started, so maybe the March lion won’t swallow me and just go out like a lamb?

Here are my favorites in pop culture for the month of February:

Favorite News Articles

1. I hope this reporter got a laugh out of this Bernie Sandwiches joke he created. Or else, Stephen Colbert is just “Reuben him the wrong way.”

2. #ObamaAndKids. Just the hashtag we needed to remind ourselves how much we’ll miss Obama when he’s gone.

3. Chrissy Teigen accidentally gave out her phone number in her new book. I thought people only put their address on dog collars…

4. Hayley Williams got married to Chad Gilbert! They’re wedding was so chill and cute ❤

Favorite Music

1. Toi Et Moi by Paradis. I swear, if they don’t come to NYC when this new album is released we’re going to have problems.

2. Too Late Now by Anik Khan. I’m not a fan of hip-hop or rap, so this is scaring me. Perhaps it’s the jazzy, samba vibe I’m getting from this?

3. Somebody Else by The 1975. They dug deep into the dark abyss for this song, and I love it.

4. Hide and Seek by Nude ft. JJ. This is probably the sexiest lounge house track I’ve ever heard.

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

1. Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran at the 2016 Grammys. These two pretty much won cute.

2. Emeraude Toubia in Regard Magazine. She’s freaking gorgeous and I love her in Shadowhunters.

3. Nathan Fillion and his kitty. OMJ kitty kisses.

4. Kickthepj in clown makeup. He looks like a nicer version of the Joker.

Favorite TV Episodes

1. Limitless, “Undercover!” Please tell me this is not the last time we’ll see Lucy Church! I love her femme-fatale sexiness, and I love her with Brian!

2. Lucifer, “Manly Whatnots.” I am so happy Tom Ellis uses his Welsh accent for this show. Rush fans, you need to watch this show!

3. Pretty Little Liars, “Where Somebody Waits for Me.” That Haleb flashback was hard to watch, but it was necessary for us to see in order to move on.

Favorite YouTube Videos

1. “Make Me Like You” music video. Gwen Stefani is back and falling over skates!

2. Rhett and Link try interesting popcorn toppings. I could not stop laughing when Rhett calls Link his baby and then Link says, “I’m not your baby, I’m your popcorn buddy.”

3. “Baby Boy” lyric video. Yuna + Lincoln Jesser is pure music making brilliance. Love the way this lyric video ends.

Happy March!