Spring Cleaning: Closet Edition

26 Mar

With Spring around the corner, it’s time to update your wardrobe. This season is all about prints and patterns. Let’s start with accessories!

Bucket Bags. These are a must have this Spring.

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Statement Jewelry. Big necklaces full of bling are a go-to this Spring. Don’t forget about your wrists, though! Big bracelets and watches layered will never steer you wrong.

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Fringe. It will not be hard to find a fringe bag or wristlet when you start the hunt. Get with the bohemian and hobo trend this season!

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Shoes. You know I am a shoe lover and have some great looks for you this season!

Simple & Natural. When wearing prints, your shoes can stay classic. Work a beige or white canvas wedge sandal with a cork wedge. Or, try a brown leather flat sandal for a little comfort.

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Comfort. Speaking of comfort, there are some fashionable and comfortable styles out this season. First, BIrkenstock. These will never go out of style. They are a choice that can never be wrong as they bring style and comfort to your Spring wardrobe. For a less pricey option, try Teva sandals.

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Color & Prints. A floral or bright pink pump will make your outfit pop! Pair these with a solid colored dress or even a pair of jeans. Patterned flats will also turn a drab outfit into something special.

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Bling. Details and gems will make your shoes pop! Add an ankle strapped wedge or pump for extra support and style too! Gemmed flats will also help you to dress up an outfit rather than wearing that same pair of Old Navy flip flops all season.

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On to clothing. It’s that time of year when shaving your legs is an everyday thing, ladies! Here are some cute trends that are worth the pain and hassle.

Skirts. Show off those legs you’ve been hiding in an asymmetric skirt!

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Jackets. Those floral or striped jackets and blazers will help you stand out. Turn that white tee and jeans outfit into something more.

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Cuffed Skinny Jeans. Rock those skinnies and cuff the bottom to show off those new pumps or flats. Maybe even break out a pair of white jeans that will be popular this Spring.

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Check-In with March Madness

22 Mar

We are on to third round games in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: March Madness. Let’s check on my bracket and see how well I’m doing!

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I only missed one game in this region: Maryland/Valparaiso.

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I also only missed one game in this region: LSU/NC State.

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This was not a good region for me. I missed 3 games; Oklahoma St/Oregon, Wofford/Arkansas, Georgia St/Baylor.

SOUTH

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I missed one game in this region as most people did: Iowa St/UAB.

March Madness

18 Mar

It’s madness. March Madness. The craziest time of the year. Well, not for me, but I’m sure it is for some people.

I filled out a bracket last year and did surprisingly well, so I thought I would do it again this year. No strategy went into this, at all. I pulled together my little knowledge of college basketball, the four tweets I read of predictions from famous people, and the noise the people in the bar made during Selection Sunday. This is what I came up with:

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That’s right, I have Kentucky winning it. Do you think I’ll win my work pool?

The Final Rose Surprises

10 Mar

*Warning: This Post Includes Spoilers*

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Here is a breakdown of what happened on last nights final episode of The Bachelor.

1. The Soules family loved Whitney and thought Chris should choose her.

2. Chris liked Becca and didn’t know why.

3. Becca had a great experience with the family, but they still loved Whitney.

4. Chris and Becca had a big discussion, and she doesn’t know what she wants stating she will not move to Iowa for possibly 2 years until she is ready.

5. Whitney wants a wedding and babies with Chris, like, yesterday.

6. Chris brought Whitney to his farm and house and showed her a life they could have together.

7. Whitney wanted it all and was more in love with Chris than ever before.

8. The final rose ceremony was in a barn in what looked like less than 30 degree weather.

9. Chris said “I love you” to Whitney and got down on one knee.

10. Becca left in the limo without even a tear shed.

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The After The Final Rose was full of surprises as well.

1. Whitney and Chris are still together, but she hasn’t moved to Iowa yet.

2. Whitney has been caught sneaking to Iowa to spend time with Chris and his family.

3. Becca still doesn’t care that Chris didn’t choose her, confirming that he made the right decision.

4. Ashley S. was in the audience, as awkward as ever, and confirmed she will be on Bachelor In Paradise.

5. Jimmy Kimmel stopped by and brought a cow as a engagement gift for Whitney and Chris.

6. Chris Harrison announced that the next Bachelorette was going to be something special and new.

7. He stated that the crew and producers could not decide between two girls and there were “intense arguments”.

8. He asked the audience to cheer for either Kaitlyn or Britt. The audience clearly screamed louder for Kaitlyn with about 5 people fake cheering for Britt.

9. Chris Harrison stated that it was split down the middle with the audience, just like the crew. Though, it wasn’t.

10. Both Britt and Kaitlyn will be the Bachelorette’s next season, and it will be so weird, no one is happy about it.

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Tears and laughs, it will be interesting to see these two together.

Bachelor Recap

4 Mar

The Bachelor: Women Tell All episode premiered this past Monday, and it was something special. We all knew there would be drama and tears, but this was on a whole other level.

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It began with Britt in the hotseat. Gorgeous, never had her heart broken Britt. Most of the girls pounced, and I agreed with them. She was forcing tears and playing the poor victim. She may have actually been a victim…but she could not have been more annoying. There is also no way she could live on a farm in a small town, miles and miles from a decent makeup store. No way!

Then, it was Kelsey who got attacked. no one in the audience cheered for her, and not one of the girls came to her defense. It was an attack, and I approved. This woman builds her confidence by breaking others down and making them feel small. She uses “big words” in every sentence — not actual big words, just the phrase “big words”. I understand that she has lost someone, but we all have. We just choose not to try to make a career out of it by being on The Bachelor. If I were her or her passed husband’s family, I would be embarrassed. Also, she’s a guidance counselor so — hide yo kids!

Next was Ashley, aka the crazy one! The girl that made the zombie date worth watching. Chris and all the girls were confused by her, yet somehow that is her actual personality. She was almost more awkward on this week’s show than on past episodes. She is crazy, but beyond entertaining. The only reason I would watch Bachelor in Paradise is for that woman!

Jade was next, and I didn’t care. She is trying to make a something out of nothing. Here is what I have to say to her: “Chris thought you were shy and quiet because you didn’t tell or show him otherwise. Then he met your family, figured it out, and didn’t like that he didn’t know you. So, he sent you home because he actually knew the other girls. It has nothing to do with your lifestyle or Playboy. Get over it, he had no idea who you were!”

Finally, the lovable Kaitlyn got some camera time. They made her watch the rose ceremony when she left and it was devastating, again. This girl will be the next Bachelorette, and it will be the most watched season. She had a rough exit on the show, but we all know her bachelorette journey will not end there. She got blindsided and needed closure which everyone understood. She had no enemies, but only friends in that group of crazy girls.

Chris came out to see all the girls, and I could not feel worse for him. He is a nice guy who was put in an impossible situation. There is nothing like sitting in a room with ten of your ex-girlfriends and a camera crew egging them on. He took it well though, and we all hope he finds a wife in next week’s finale. If not, Chris, we would be more than happy to watch another season with you as the Bachelor!

5 Amazing Oscar Moments

23 Feb

This year was all about motivation and inspiration. There were several moments and acceptance speeches that made us feel warm inside. Here are the best moments from the 2015 Oscars.

1. Graham Moore won Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on The Imitation Game. His speech about his real-life relation to Alan Turing, was beautiful.

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2. Patricia Arquette won Best Supporting Actress for Boyhood, and use her few moments for a good cause.

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3. J.K. Simmons won Best Supporting Actor for Whiplash, and made a request of all the viewers.

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“Call you mom, everybody. I’ve told this to, like, a billion people or so. Call your mom, call your dad. If you’re lucky enough to have a parent or two alive on this planet, call ‘em. Don’t text. Don’t email. Call them on the phone. Tell them you love them, and thank them, and listen to them for as long as they want to talk to you.”

4. Common and John Legend performed “Glory” from Selma, which also won Best Song.

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5. Dana Perry won for producing the Best Documentary Short. She brought her personal experience to her win.

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“I lost my son. We need to talk about suicide out loud to try to work against the stigma and silence around suicide because the best prevention for suicide is awareness and discussion, and not trying sweep it under the rug.”

10 Things That Happened on SNL 40

16 Feb

1. The Musical Opening Number with Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake

2. Celebrity Jeopardy

3. Maya Rudolph is Beyonce

4. Wayne’s World

5. Eddie Murphy’s Return

6. “That’s When You Break” with Andy Samberg and Adam Sandler

7. The Californians

8. Jerry Seinfeld’s Audience Q&A

9. Auditions of Past and Should of Been Cast Members

10. Politics

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