Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

It seems like every year the holidays slowly creep up and then BAM, it's Thanksgiving. This year has been in fast forward mode since it began and I can't wait to take a few days off with my family to relax and reboot. But before I go on auto pilot, I'd thought I'd share all the things I am truly thankful for this year. My loving family, my health (shout out to my left leg and foot), my wonderful and comforting apartment, and my close girlfriends who are practically my family.

The next few days will be spent with my extended family on both Karen and Steve's side. I can't wait to laugh, smile, and eat endless amounts of stuffing and pie. 

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving this year and I'll see you on the flip side.

Monday, November 14, 2016

The Hamilton Mixtape

This past May, I was fortunate to be in the room where it happened and see Hamilton thanks to the awesome Alex Lacamoire and Melanie Heyman. To say that the cast album has been on repeat since I saw the spectacle would be an understatement. 

Just when it seems that I've overplayed all the songs way too many times to count, Lin-Manual Miranda out does himself again and I find myself craving more. This past Friday a couple songs were dropped from The Hamilton Mixtape - a forthcoming all-star collection of remixes and covers. The album drops 12/2 and will feature Busta Rhymes, Chance the Rapper, Common, Regina Spektor, Sia, Ben Folds, Queen Latifah, etc. (just to name a few). After a crazy week of emotions, Sia's rendition of Satisfied has been on repeat and I've finally been able to kick this horrendous week to the curb. Even Jonathan Groff can't contain his excitement. Check out the song below and see for yourself. 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Jimmy Eat World

This past Friday, I rocked a crushed satin baby doll dress and patent leather combat boots. One would say that I was paying homage to my childhood wardrobe or simply just relishing that the 90's are having a big fashion comeback. My favorite decade maybe thriving in the fashion scene, but it's also making headlines in the music scene as well. On Friday, my emo dreams were answered when Jimmy Eat World dropped a new album that was 15 years in the making. It's the bands ninth studio and Integrity Blues, is an amazing grown-up chapter for Jimmy Eat World. Check out my favorite tune from the album below.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wardrobe Provided by: Stranger Things

There is no denying that the television hit of the Summer, was Netflix's Stranger Things. If you have been living under a rock and have yet to binge the series, stop what you are doing right now and watch.  One of the many reasons that I dig the show is the costuming and homage to the 1980's. Everyone's outfits are so on point that it makes me nostalgic for my childhood wardrobe.

We are less than three weeks away from Halloween, do you have your costume figured out yet? I 'd love to grab a group and dress up as the adorable gang from Stranger Things. Tap tap Eleven. 

Re-create your favorite character from the series with my below Halloween costume inspirations.

Dress // Socks // Jacket // Red Body Paint // Shoes // Eggo's 

Check out my other Halloween inspired posts that play homage to my favorite movies - CluelessTroop Beverly Hills and Royal Tenenbaums

Monday, October 10, 2016

Gone In The Sun

The Swedish indie pop stars Gone In The Sun, were formed in 2014 and have been making sweet tunes ever since. Their sound is modern, edgy rock, that's mixed with electronic elements. They've got a similar vibe to The Black Keys, Maroon 5 and One Republic. I can't get their latest single out of my head nor can my feet stop tappin'. Listen to 'Coming Alive' below and dance into Fall like nobody's watching.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Velveteen Rabbit

Velvet Visions
Row 2: Miss KG // Aquazzura // Senso

The most romantic and incredibly luxurious trend this Fall 2016 season is velvet. All designers have embraced the plush fabric as there seems to be a plethora of silhouettes to snag. Make an entrance by snagging one of these beautiful styles in a gorgeous and rich hue. For a casual look, grab a basic flat and pair with jeans, or for something more sophisticated, grab a high-heeled Mary Janes for your little black dress. Either selection you are bound to make a statement this season.