April Favorites: #FyreFraud & Commuter Barbie

Now that all of the “It’s Gonna be May” and “May the 4th be with you” memes are over, it’s time to look back at April for some monthly favorites.

Let’s just say some very peculiar things happened in April 2017…

Shall we?

Favorite News Articles

1. #FyreFraud. Let the disaster that was Fyre Festival be a lesson to all the entrepreneurs of the world.

2. There’s a new Barbie in town, and she rides the NYC subway. I almost want to be 5 again so that I can play with this.

3. Apparently adults in Australia aren’t allowed to go to Legoland. Speaking of wanting to be 5 again…

4. You can now avoid annoying coworkers with a Google Chrome plugin. Beyond awkward moment when you get a phone call while your coworker is telling you the same sob story for the 50th time.

Favorite Music

1. “Saw You in a Dream” by Japanese House. I think she just went and plucked all of my heart strings to oblivion.

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August Favorites: RIP Gene Wilder, Pink Dolphin & Taylor Swift in Jury Duty

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I think this is the first time in a very long time that my monthly favorites are going up on the first day of the new month. I know, you don’t have to tell me—you’re so proud of me.

Is it me or was August 2016 kind of awesome?! Since there aren’t any holidays in August, it usually drags on but this year I didn’t feel it. Maybe it’s because I’m living in Manhattan now…

Anyway, here are my favorites in pop culture and entertainment for the month of August:

Favorite News Articles

1. RIP Gene Wilder. I’ll still never understand how one person could be so much coolness.

2. Pink dolphin. Um, somebody’s been getting too lucky in those waters…

3. Taylor Swift had jury duty. I actually never thought about the fact that celebs have to do that too. Wow.

4. Matt Damon’s man bun. Excuse me, what is this?!

Favorite Music

1. “My Things” by Trails and Ways. It sucks that Hannah and Emma aren’t in the band anymore but they still sound good with the new female vocals!

2. “Shelter” by Madeon and Porter Robinson. I just absolutely adore that sentimental quivering violin at the end of the track. Freaking superb collab from those two!

3. “Dive Deep” by Andrew Belle. Gettin’ frisky there, Andrew!

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March Favorites: Adele’s Beard, “Watch Me Do” & ‘The Catch’ Premiere

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So March didn’t really go out like a lamb for me. I’d say it was more like a really sassy alpaca.

March was filled with a lot of great music, and sadly, a lot of season finales. I’m really looking forward to the summer when all my shows come back!

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

Favorite News Articles

1. Adele’s beard. The fact that she named it is killing me.

2. The royal family went skiing. The family portrait is super adorbs!

3. The Rock holds on to Zac Efron for dear life while on a motorcycle. “Hold me close my tiny dancer…”

Favorite Music

1. “Watch Me Do” by Meghan Trainor. Sassy. James Brown would be so proud.

2. “Do It, Try It” by M83. After hearing this song, I realized the Junk would probably end up being a very weird album, but it isn’t really too weird…

3. “All Out in the Open” by Mesita. It’s a little bit of Ed Sheeran mixed with indie and I love it!

4. “Where Would I Be” by Gwen Stefani. The hook in this song is everything.

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

1. Taylor Swift’s mom’s dog wants some food. It’s already been taken, buddy.

2. Selena Gomez in rollers. Still trying to figure out how her hair will look once those rollers get taken out.

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3. Henry Cavill went unnoticed in Times Square. I would have been beyond pissed if I’d walked by and then found out later in the day that it was him!

Favorite TV Episodes

1. The Catch, “The Pilot.” That painting (“Alone Together” by Maria Kreyn) is literally their relationship.

2. Pretty Little Liars, “Hush…Hush, Sweet Liars.” So many things happened between the couples in this episode that I don’t even know how to begin to feel.

3. Limitless, “Bezgranichnyy.” I’m not sure if I like Brian with Lucy Church or Piper Baird more.

4. Bates Motel, “‘Til Death Do You Part.” I actually really think Norma and Alex are great for each other.

Favorite Youtube Videos

1. Mike Falzone standup. I’m totally seeing him when he comes to Astoria in May! Let’s see if the audience is anything like this one LOL.

2. James Corden was L.A.’s mayor for a day. Of course he would want to cut all the ribbons.

3. Tanya Burr talks in her sleep. Husband Jim Chapman tells all.

Enjoy all the April rain.

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Hanna in #PLL Episode “Charlotte’s Web”

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On last week’s episode of Pretty Little Liars titled “Charlotte’s Web,” Hanna Marin (played by Ashley Benson) wore this lovely wide-legged floral trouser with a white sleeveless collared linen blouse.

It made me wish we could just fast forward to spring in the Northeast. Regardless, it’s never too early to start putting together a spring wardrobe!

She paired the look with some light gray boots and bright red lipstick. Later on in the episode she was seen wearing a black blazer.

Unfortunately, all of the original items Hanna is wearing in this episode are sold out. Below are some alternatives.

Top:

1. H&M, $17.00

2. ASOS, $27.50

Pants:

3. Saks Off 5th, $39.99

4. Next, £36 ($51.30 USD)

Boots:

5. Gilt, $69.00

6. Lovely Wholesale, $19.99

 

#BloggersBTS Linkup: Favorite Back-to-School Looks on TV

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August is here, and summer is slowly coming to an end. That means it’s time to start making those back-to-school shopping lists!

In addition to buying new school supplies, you might have grown out of your clothing from the last school year, or maybe you just want to add a few new pieces to your wardrobe. Regardless, here are a few outfits I love from my favorite high school and college-aged characters on TV to help you decide what to wear for your first day back!

BTS Linkup Spencer

Spencer Hastings loves to wear dark colored sophisticated pieces. In this scene from Pretty Little Liars, she’s wearing a shirt dress with leggings, paired with a belt and boots (footwear not pictured). This look is perfect for those days when you don’t feel like wearing jeans!

Similar Items:

Shirt Dress: DHgate, $43.30

Belt: Topshop, $48.00

Leggings: Rue21, $9.99

Boots: Sexy Shoes Woman, $79.99

BTS Linkup Tamara

Awkward.‘s Tamara is always bright and bubbly. Just because the summer is over, it doesn’t mean you have to shift to a darker colored wardrobe. Turn heads with bold colored belts and skirts!

Similar Items:

Shirt: Bang on the Trend, £4.99 ($7.80 USD)

Skirt: Chic Wish, $39.02

Belt: ShoexGear, $13.99

Flats: H&M, $12.95

BTS Linkup Haley

So you don’t want to give up that spaghetti strap floral top just yet. Good news: you don’t have to! Haley Dunphy from Modern Family makes a summer piece transition into fall with a flyaway sweater and a fedora. Add a cute triangle necklace and you’re good to go!

Similar Items:

Fedora: Forever 21, $19.90

Top: NextShe, $17.36

Necklace: Bird of Virtue, $64.00

Pants: H&M, $12.00

Sweater: JCPenny, $17.99

Boots: 6pm, $35.99

Bag: Joe Fresh, $29.00

BTS Linkup Valentina

You might feel like wearing a dress to school, but how do you pull it off without looking too done-up? Devious maid Valentina Diaz tones her sweater dress down with a cargo jacket, turning a business casual look into sporty chic. Add a pair of boots and some jewelry for a polished look.

Similar Items:

Sweater Dress: Nordstrom, $78.00

Jacket: Aliexpress, $51.99

Boots: Cici Hot, $48.99

Bracelets: Claire’s, £5.50 ($8.60 USD)

Which outfit would you like to wear on your first day back to school? Leave a comment below!

Happy Back-to-School Shopping!

Favorite Pretty Little Liars #ChArlesIsA Shareable Graphics From PrettyLittleCampaign.com

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Round two of the Pretty Little Campaign is upon us! It’s time to get your final votes in for the #ChArlesIsA shareable graphics created by none other than the amazingly talented Pretty Little Liars fanbase.

I will admit that I enjoyed last week’s season six premiere fan art more than this week’s graphics. There’s much less variety with this round’s #ChArlesIsA theme, which could be the reason why I haven’t been all that excited about the fan art currently circulating on PrettyLittleCampaign.com.

However, that does not mean that I didn’t find any #ChArlesIsA shareable graphics I’d like to see make the cut. Here are five of my top picks, and make sure to vote for your personal favorites by the end of today, April 14th!

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Next up? Ship montages! Don’t forget to vote your faves at PrettyLittleCampaign.com!

 

Favorite #PLL Season 6 Premiere Fan Art From PrettyLittleCampaign.com

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For the next two months, fans of ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars will be hard at work creating and voting for the art that goes into the Pretty Little Campaign.

Hey, at least they’re doing something to satisfy our PLL addictions until the summer ends.

Until April 7th, fans can submit their Season 6 premiere art for a chance to be featured in Seventeen Magazine’s June/July issue. There are so many amazing PLL edits currently up on PrettyLittleCampaign.com, including Photoshopped images, sketches and even watercolor. Only one piece of fan art will win the Season 6 premiere ad spot, so here are my five favorites:

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4. Screenshot 2015-04-04 at 6.21.33 PM

5. Screenshot 2015-04-04 at 6.22.18 PM

 

Vote for your favorites here, and get ready to create #ChArlesIsA sharable graphics!