Feb/March Favorites: ‘Suits’ Season 8 Finale & MARINA’s “Orange Trees” Music Video

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As you may have noticed, I skipped over February Favorites because I decided to combine it with March’s Monthly Favorites post now that I’m a bit less busy.

Here are the highlights from this Monthly Favorites podcast!

Favorite News Articles

Meghan Markle’s NYC Baby Shower

Lilly Singh Is Going to Host Late Night!

Favorite Music

“Fast Lovers” by Lemaitre

“Love Me” by Felix Cartal & LIGHTS

“Overcome” by Uppermost

“Tied Up” by LEISURE

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

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Favorite TV Episodes

Suits, “Harvey”

Bob’s Burgers “Every Which Way but Goose”

Grown-ish, “Body Count”

Miracle Workers

Favorite YouTube Videos

April is showering.

 

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Meghan Markle @ 2017 Invictus Games

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Looks like Meghan Markle isn’t only super stylish on screen as Rachel Zane in USA’s Suits.

The actress made her first appearance with boyfriend Prince Harry in Toronto on Saturday during the 2017 Invictus Games opening ceremony wearing head-to-toe burgundy.

She paired a pleated chiffon dress with a leather jacket and a suede clutch bag, all in a similar shade of burgundy. It’s so reminiscent of Pantone’s 2016 Color of the Year Marsala.

I would be so afraid to wear one color throughout, but Meghan Markle is definitely working this!

The original dress is sold out (no surprise there), but see below for the original jacket, marked by *, and some similar items to copy this look.

Jacket:

1. Wilson’s Leather, $269.99

2. Shoes.com, $690.00 *

Dress:

3. Abercrombie & Fitch, $78.00

4. ModCloth, $79.99

Bag:

5. Steve Madden, $24.99

6. Nordstrom, $1,450.00

August Favorites: Target’s $5 Wines & Gummy Bear Van Gogh

I’m not gonna lie, August 2017 was pretty fun.

As expected, some amazing tunes were released during the month. I had to cut my list down or else this monthly favorites would be basically all music.

Here are my favorites in pop culture and entertainment for August!

Favorite News Articles

1. Target is launching a line of $5 wines. I repeat: TARGET IS LAUNCHING A LINE OF $5 WINES.

2. This artist made a Van Gogh painting out of gummy worms. The idea seems fun but then ants are sort of a species that tend to like sugar…

3. Companies like Hertz started cashing in on the 2017 solar eclipse. They got so excited and overbooked, then ended up having to cancel reservations. What even.

4. Justin Trudeau fell out of a kayak. And he might have done so on purpose?

Favorite Music

1. “Alone Together” by LEISURE. These guys are just phenomenal. So much groove and chill!

2. “Hurt Nobody” by Andrew Belle. I wish the tickets for his NYC show weren’t sold out so I’d have a chance to hear this live.

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September Favorites: Baseball Game Proposal, Wild Front’s “Rico” & ‘Suits’ S6 Finale

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September 2016 will officially go down as the month of the worst celeb separations.

First it was Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Then Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber. And perhaps the worst was the recently wed Colleen Ballinger and Josh Evans.

My heart is a million pieces.

I still found a few things to smile about during the month of September. Let’s try to forget all this sad love nonsense and focus on the fun stuff in pop culture and entertainment from September 2016:

Favorite News Articles

1. This guy dropped the engagement ring in the abyss that is the baseball stadium stands while proposing on the Jumbotron. How awkward would that have been if it was never found!

2. Rihanna dressed in a furry red heart. Right after that romantic drama with Drake at the MTV VMAs…

3. Lady Gaga is performing at the 2017 Superbowl Halftime show! This is going to definitely be one to watch.

Favorite Music

1. “Rico” by Wild Front. If I had a car and a license I’d probably “drive all night” to this song. Cannot wait for WIld Front to release new music!

2. “Mieux Que Tout” by Paradis. Paradis’ album was so well waited for. They needs to come to NYC soon.

3. “Tough” by Goldroom. I’m demanding a re-release of West of the West. All of the songs need to be sung by Goldroom himself! What is this nonsense!

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

1. Victoria Beckham dancing in Times Square. It bothers me that I work so close to Times Square and I was not around for this.

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Wardrobe Wednesdays: Jessica Pearson in ‘Suits’ Episode “Trust”

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Jessica Pearson brought on the ruffles in last week’s episode of Suits on USA.

I love how Jessica (played by Gina Torres) paired this sophisticated white ruffled collar vest with a simple black pencil skirt in the episode “Trust”. The outfit just screams “LADY BOSS”!

As you might have guessed, Jessica’s style doesn’t come cheap. The top costs over $1,000. Nope. Clearing the crud out of your eyes will not take any zeros off that number.

See below for the original vest (marked with *) and a few alternative pieces to help you Lady Bosses out there copy this look! Be sure to catch Suits tonight as well on USA at 9pm.

Top:

1. Orchard Mile, $1,156.00*

2. Nordstrom, $1,035.00

Skirt:

3. H&M, $12.99

4. ASOS, $16.50

July Favorites: Bill Clinton with DNC Balloons, Goldroom’s Verano Mix & ‘Suits’ S6 Premiere

 

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Since moving to Manhattan, by life’s been a bit hectic, so this is a late monthly faves post.

I spent the first few days of July celebrating Independence Day in Washington D.C. with my parents before the big move, and then I didn’t have much time to enjoy news, TV or YouTube.

So this is going to be a short one. Enjoy my favorites for the month of July 2016!

Favorite News Articles

1. Bill Clinton was amazed by the DNC balloons. Did they not have them at his DNC back when he ran or something?

2. Mr. Potato Head’s makeover. Yup. I dig it.

Favorite Music

1. “Verano Mix 2016” by Goldroom. Loving “Low Pressure” by Wild & Free and “It’s a Memory” by Fred Falke on this mix. So. Good!

2. “Summer Romance” by Coral Casino. The bilingual fusion in this is fire!

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

1. Rachel Ballinger get’s the gold. Congrats, girl. You deserve it 🙂

2. Shirtless Nico Tortorella. #niconiconico

Favorite TV Episodes

1. Suits, “To Trouble.” Leave it to Jessica, Harvey and Louis to get baked when the firm is going down the drain.

Favorite YouTube Videos

1. PJ gets “Trapped in the 90s.” I wouldn’t mind getting trapped in history with PJ at all.

2. Alonzo Lerone tackles those Arthur memes. My childhood is ruined.

Happy August!

January Favorites: RIP David Bowie, Leo DiCaprio’s Flinch & Liley Reunited

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January 2016 was a roller coaster. Between celebrity deaths, award shows, and couples reuniting, I’m amazed I was able to keep up!

My list of news articles was way too long for this favorites post, so I selected the best few to share with you guys. I also had a great time picking music this month, and all of my favorite shows are slowly coming back from their hiatus, which means more episode favorites!

Here are my favorites for the month of January.

Favorite News Articles

1. RIP David Bowie. He and Iman are such a photogenic interracial couple. My heart goes out to her.

2. Leo DiCaprio went viral at the Golden Globes after flinching when Lady Gaga walked by him. Because, look at those side hoop hips, though.

3. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are engaged. Again. And they better stay that way.

4. Emily Blunt is pregnant! Wooohoo! Hazel is getting a sibling to play with!

Favorite Music

1. “All That’s Left” by Manila Killa ft. Joni Fatora. This song can take me “round and round on this carousel” any day.

2. “House on Fire” by Sia. Only Sia can make what would usually seem like something masochistic sound romantic, and I love it.

3. “All I See” by Draper ft. Laura Brehm. Such a cute song right in time for Valentine’s Day.

4. “Home” by St. Lucia. “You can tell them you’re going home.”

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

1. Majestic unicorn goddess iiSuperwomanii (Lilly Singh). Work that beach, girl.

2. Slow Magic on the drums. Must have been such a fun show!

3. Zendaya’s eyes above the fan. Those eyebrows are perfection.

Favorite TV Episodes

1. Pretty Little Liars, “Of Late I Think of Rosewood.” I know it was Ezra and it’s killing me and I don’t know if I can take it.

2. Younger, “Tattoo You.” Kelsey got her own imprint and I’m so happy for her! #CareerGoals

3. Suits, “Blowback.” Welcome to hell.

Favorite YouTube Videos

1. Bevin’s Haul Heaven. Please bring Bevin and his weird friend back for another episode.

2. Ryan Abe’s poor face. Why would he do such a thing?

3. Josh and Kory find out who knows Colleen Ballinger-Evans better. Spoiler, it’s…oh heck just watch it.

 

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

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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.

 

Fan Art Fridays: Mike Ross from ‘Suits’

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After watching the heart-wrenching season 5 finale of USA’s Suits this week, I just had to dedicate this week’s Fan Art Fridays to Mike Ross.

Those of you that saw the episode, titled “Faith,” will understand.

I think this pencil crayon drawing by The Soulful Artist on Tumblr does Mike Ross justice.

See the original here.