Monday, November 24, 2014

Have a happy Monday!

Let's switch things up for today's Music Monday post, shall we?

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Ever since I was little, I've had a love for dance and all things that go into it - rhythm, movement, the sheer joy that comes from expressing music and what you're feeling through dancing! 
This video doesn't fail to put a smile on my face, especially by seeing how joyful and enthusiastic this guy's mom is about dancing. What makes it even better? She's deaf, and she has a better sense of rhythm and timing than most people I know.

Oh, and they're both obviously Filipino, so you know...#PinoyPride

Hehe, hope this brightens your day! Also, the official song they're dancing to is a catchy track by Usher, so take a listen. It's not my typical indie-pop track, but it's a beat-filled tune that's easy to dance to.

Have a happy Monday!
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Friday, November 21, 2014

All This Bad Blood

Tank: AE   Hat: JcPenney   Bag: Rue 21   Loafers: Target
You know how you've found a good item for your closet?
Once you've set eyes on said item and try it on, you put it back on the shelf and walk away.
Then, as you're lying in bed later that night, and visions of it float in front of your shut eyes, you'll know you've found something worth spending your money on.

It's always those "haunting" pieces that get the best of me. Luckily, instead of a thrift store find (which increases the likelihood of not finding it again), it was the leopard print loafers you see above. I wasn't sure I could pull off this style of shoe, but as I thought more about it later that night, I realized how perfectly they'd meld into my new style of black, white, and minimalist chic-rocker wardrobe.

However, while my closet has become a boring black and white tunnel, my lipstick has become as colorful as my high school self! For today's post, I tried Milani's Sangria shade, which based on what I've researched, is a good dupe for MAC's Rebel. I'd have to say, I really like this rich, fuschia shade and how the color lasts for a long day of errands, which included drinking multiple cups of coffee.

Anyway, I was lucky enough to snag these photos before the snow hit, so you get one more post featuring our lovely (but long gone) fall weather. 
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Librarian Look

Glasses: c/o Firmoo
Shirt: Forever 21   Skirt: H&M   Cardigan: Target   Boots: Just Fab
I've always been a sucker for bold glasses, and I've found that Firmoo has some of the best selections around. For example, these horn-rimmed, tortoiseshell print ones! They're rather obnoxious and hipster in nature, which is why I absolutely love them. They fit comfortably, give me a different look, and they don't just help me see, they accessorize my outfits!

Such as visiting the library - this look felt too appropriate for browsing the stacks of books. The majority of my outfit consist of new purchases as well. Like this wrap, zip-up skirt from H&M! I absolutely love it. For only $10, I couldn't resist. I'm certain I'll be getting plenty of wear from it during the winter. All you need is a good pair of fleece-lined tights and knee high socks to make it appropriate for the weather!

Speaking of weather, it has officially snowed where I live.
Fluffy flakes peppered me in the face the day these photos were taken. While the initial wonder and excitement over snow still gets to me (Californian forever at heart), I quickly remember why I hate it when I get behind the wheel. Good Lord, everyone forgets how to drive when the temperature drops below 32 degrees. Apparently, their common sense line gets frozen and is incapable of starting up. I'll be grandma'ing it along (because I want to live), and some asshat goes speeding and sliding down the road alongside me.

Anyway. Rant over.

If you like switching things up and get tired of stabbing your eyes in the morning with contacts, check out Firmoo for your glasses needs! Even if you're blessed with perfect vision (I hate you), they have some cool sunglasses that are worth taking a look at!

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Music Monday: Ella Eyre

Much like Bastille, the opening act was amazing live. Ella Eyre has a fantastic voice that has a natural, effortless pitch to it. Plus, she can rock the red lipstick!
(I also want her insanely cool hair)

"This one's for anyone who's ever hurt you!" was her introduction for Comeback, which is appropriate for anyone who's ever been burned by an ex. 




Check her out, and hopefully her catchy beats can brighten your Monday.
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