August Favorites: Wee Blind Girl, Adele’s Upcoming Album & “Wildest Dreams” Music Video

August Faves

August 2015 will go down in history as the month of the heart-wrenching cliffhanger season finales.

Between the Suits, Pretty Little Liars, and Devious Maids season finales, I can’t tell who won. Did all the screenwriters of the world band together to plan this?!

Anyway, no podcast for this month (sorry, I was too busy adulting), but here’s a list of my August favorites:

Favorite News Articles

1.  Autocorrect gives a 21-year-old a “Wee Blind Girl” birthday cake. Oops?

2. Adele’s next album is coming soon! GAH so excited! My ears are ready!

3. Snake people. What even…

Favorite Music

1. “I Give It” by Night Beds. I think I’ve listened to this song (and the majority of the other songs on Ivywild) like a million times this month.

2. “Slumlord” by Neon Indian. This song is totally making me want to go see him live when he comes to NYC in October.

3. “Never Be” by Meg Mac. Here ye, here ye, we have found the Australian Adele.

4. “Gimmie Love” by Carly Rae Jepsen. Who would have thought that the sweet innocent “Call Me Maybe” girl would be singing songs like this a few years later?

5. “In The Night” by The Weeknd. I’m really loving his new Micheal Jackson-esque style.

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

1. Selena Gomez snoozing during the Wonder Magazine shoot.

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2. Captain Morgan meets Chrissy Teigen.

3. Peanut butter hair, featuring Rhett and Link…

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4. Liam Hemsworth’s first Instagram happens to be with Miss Piggy. This is definitely a major step up from Kermit the frog!

Favorite TV Episodes

1. Suits, “Faith.” EVERYONE IS RESIGNING AND OMJ MIKE. CANNOT. GO. TO. PRISON.

2. Pretty Little Liars, “Game Over, Charles.” Um, who the heck did Alison marry after the 5 year jump?

3. Devious Maids, “Anatomy of a Murder.” So like, can everyone not die next season?

Favorite YouTube Videos

1. Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” music video was everything I’ve ever hoped for and more. Also, can I have that yellow dress?

2. Apparently everyone in France hates Marcus. Poor guy.

3. Troye Sivan’s WILD is going to be freaking amazing. Cannot. Wait.

 

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#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!

Fan Art Fridays: Pretty Little Liars’ Aria Montgomery in Watercolor

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Second new series on the blog! (Betcha didn’t see this coming!)

Fan Art Friday is going to be an awesome weekly segment where I post a fun piece of fan art I find online. This week’s fan art is of Aria Montgomery (played by Lucy Hale) from Pretty Little Liars. The art was submitted to the Pretty Little Campaign during the hiatus before season 6.

I really love how this one stands out from the rest. I wasn’t expecting to see anything in watercolor while I searched through the pages of fan art. I wonder if this was scanned in or edited digitally. It was probably the latter. Either way, I think it’s a really creative depiction of Aria Montgomery. The choice of blue and green color really makes her look soft and sincere.

View the original here.

Favorite Pretty Little Liars ‘Ship’ Montages on PrettyLittleCampaign.com

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Another week of amazing Pretty Little Liars fan art has come and gone! I absolutely LOVED these ship montages from last week’s challenge. The GIFs from the show are always superb, and these submissions to the Pretty Little Campaign were no exception.

Since there were so many great ship montages, I limited myself to only picking four of them―one for each of my favorite couples on the show.

Here are my faves!

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Be sure to vote for your favorite PLL Hottie fan art this week over at PrettyLittleCampaign.com!

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

Lucy Hale Auditioned for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Surprise, surprise: your favorite Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale could have been cast as Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey.

Maybe she was cast in another life. I’d like to transfer to that dimension.

In an interview with Cosmopolitan, Lucy Hale talks about her role as Aria Montgomery, her music, and her kinky audition.

“That audition was so uncomfortable!” she said. “It’s exactly what you thought it would be: a big monologue but very, very sexual … there were some things that I was so embarrassed to be reading out loud, but it’s one of those things where you have to commit wholeheartedly or you’re going to make a fool of yourself.”

Earlier this week, Lucy Hale’s father joked about the captions surrounding her cover photo.

“Just saw your pic on Cosmo, you look wonderful,” read a text message from Papa Hale. “Not [too] crazy about the articles beside your photo. Love u.”

She wrote back, “Hahaha thanks daddy. I love you,” followed by three hearts.

What a cute way for father and daughter to bond over text.

The Lucy Hale September issue of Cosmopolitan hits stands August 12.