Now Playing: Twin Atlantic

I went to see Twin Atlantic live a couple of weeks ago at The Studio at Webster Hall. To be honest, I didn’t know much about them before I bought my ticket – I just knew that Zane Lowe had one of their songs as the “hottest record of the week” (Heart and Soul in March and Brothers and Sisters in June) and that I really liked what I heard when they played BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend. But I didn’t know anything else about this lovely, talented and amazing Scottish rock band. (I was too tired/lazy to do some research pre-show.)

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Obsessed: Fabletics (Review 06: Croatia)

Note: This post contains referral links. Think of it this way: you get your first outfit for $25 (or 50% off), and I get the points for referring you. It’s a win-win situation! I also was not paid to write this blog post – and I paid for my outfits with my own money. Which is probably why I should really start making my own smoothies and coffee in the morning…

The second outfit I bought from Fabletics in July was Croatia – partly because I LOVE purple, but mainly because autumn and winter will be here before I know it, and I’ll need to wear leggings when going to classes instead of my usual capris – otherwise, I’ll freeze. Croatia consists of the Embra Tank in Purple/Lavendula, the black Sevan Sports Bra & the purple Salar Legging. I’d gotten the Salar Legging before (with my Saute outfit), and I had loved it – so I was excited to get it again. I had bought the Sevan Sports Bra before, but I wasn’t the biggest fan of the color I’d bought so I had returned it – so this was the first time I had actually taken it out of the packaging and worn it. And the Embra tank was just really cute, with a nice little surprise cut out in the back – which I absolutely love. Continue reading

Now Playing: Ella Henderson

Everybody knows that I love music – I’ll listen to almost anything. My playlists can contain anything from Eminem to songs from The Last Five Years (I can’t wait for the Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick version), to some semi-obscure artists like Plan B (who I LOVE), Ella Eyre and Ella Henderson (who’s totally going to blow up this year)… all in the same playlist. I know, it’s weird and doesn’t really make much sense, but I love having different genres in the same playlist because I’ll never know what’s going to play next.

Anyway, I’ve been a fan of Ella Henderson since her X Factor UK days in 2012.

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Obsessed: Fabletics (Review 05: Sept)

Note: This post contains referral links. Think of it this way: you get your first outfit for $25 (or 50% off), and I get the points for referring you. It’s a win-win situation! I also was not paid to write this blog post – and I paid for my outfits with my own money. Which is probably why I don’t tend to go out very often…

In July, I ended up buying four Fabletics outfits – mainly because I didn’t realize the brand came out with new outfits every two weeks… and I’m a shopaholic and can’t really help myself when it comes to activewear. I’ve even started wearing some pieces to the office – mainly Fridays when I’m just too tired to change into “real clothes.” But the first outfit I bought last month was one I was on the fence about in June – the Sept. But I loved the brush print on the Kumo Tank from the Saute outfit so I had to get these capris (and this outfit) before it sold out. Continue reading

Currently (Re)Reading: Feeling Sorry for Celia (Ashbury/Brookfield 01)

I remember getting Feeling Sorry for Celia years ago – it was part of a book bundle that I got at BJ’s Wholesale Club – I think. Maybe. Or maybe I just came home one day and found this on my bed or in my bookshelf. Either way, the three things I definitely know are that I got it years ago (maybe in junior high or high school?), it was the first Australian novel I ever read (that I knew about), and it was the first epistolary novel I ever read. (In regular people English, it’s the first book I ever read that was written entirely in letter form.) I found it quite fascinating at the time – and I find the book just as fun and amusing now.

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My copy of Feeling Sorry for Celia. I’m surprised it’s still in pretty good shape after all these years – I reread this so many times growing up that I’ve folded each page corner at least once…

To summarize Feeling Sorry for Celia in one sentence: Elizabeth Clarry’s new English teacher wants her (and the rest of her class) to “rekindle the joy of the envelope” while she’s going through major crises about her best friend, her maybe-possible boyfriend and a marathon – but she soon realizes that she actually needed her new pen pal and their letters in her life, and maybe these crises aren’t actually major at all… just a part of growing up. Continue reading