Friday, June 28, 2013

Emma Watson's Amazeballs Teen Vogue Cover Shoot

Emma Watson is the August cover model for Teen Vogue. I know, I know, haven't we been here before? She's already done this a few times, right? WRONG! (well, kind of, wrong) Here's why! Not only is the wardrobe basically my dream closet - punk influenced, loads of tartan, a badass pompadour, and some ridiculously amazing accessories - but I'm going to say that Emma looks the most confident and at ease with herself that she ever has. The boyishly cool style suits her and after a whirlwind of a life so far, it seems like Watson's finally truly coming into her own.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Kreativ Blogger Award

This is coming a little late, but I recently received the Kreativ Blogger Award from That College Girls GuideRecipients are meant to be creative and unique blogs, with a large reader base. It's such an honor and I'm so pleased to be making some sort of positive impression on other bloggers! 

My four nominations are as follows:

My Life in Lipstick - She's a great writer with amazing style and is so relatable!

The Fashion Newcomer - She might be a newcomer but it serves her well with a fresh style all her own.

Pretty Little Notions - So much pop culture goodness it'll make your head spin!

Bright and Sassy - I just LOVE her style and the way she uses and repeats pieces in new and fresh ways each time!

Enjoy these blogs and make sure to check them out and pass on the love!

Summer Movie Monday: Brave The Heat

The last of your June movies are right around the corner and then we're onto July next week!

The Heat
Opening Friday, June 28th
Directed by: Paul Feig
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Demián Bichir, Marlon Wayans, Michael Rapaport, Jane Curtin, Spoken Reasons, Dan Bakkedahl, Taran Killam, Michael McDonald, Thomas F. Wilson
61% on Rotten Tomatoes

It's (one of) THE female comedian dream team(s) in a buddy cop movie. Even if they don't turn the genre on its head, this will still hopefully be riotously funny and totally on par with any male-dominated buddy cop film.

This is really the only movie I care about, so this particular post is short and sweet!

Also playing: White House Down (47%), Byzantium (57%), Copperhead (14%)

Coming next week: Despicable Me 2 (75%), The Lone Ranger (23%), The Way, Way Back (88%)

What have been your favorite movies of June? What are you looking forward to in July and August? Sound off in the comments below!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


It's been a while since I did a post on dance so here I'll give you two amazing routines. They're both tap and they both feature Nick Young and Jess LeProtto on So You Think You Can Dance, and both make me endlessly happy. The rhythms are insane, the performances are just as good. Tap really isn't as popular as it should be. These routines should change your mind if you've got that same mindset.

This second dance also features Matt Flint.

Enjoy and keep dancing!


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Color Play

The other night I found myself with a beautiful ticket to the theater! Summer in New York is definitely a challenge, what with the oppressive humidity outside and the Arctic air conditioning inside. With this in mind, I set out to find an outfit that would keep me warm inside, comfortable outside, and would be fabulous enough to wear while sitting in velvet seats. As a dress enthusiast, I was also very intent on creating a theater-appropriate look with pants! No excuse or need to wear jeans to the theater when you've got pants as great as these!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Summer Movie Monday: The Monster Mash

Monsters University
Opening Friday, June 21st
Directed by: Dan Scanlon
Starring: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren, Peter Sohn, Joel Murray, Sean Hayes, Dave Foley, Charlie Day, Alfred Molina, Tyler Labine, Aubrey Plaza, Nathan Fillion
78% on Rotten Tomatoes

They're back! Pixar has finally arrived with the perfect sequel to Monster's Inc., which is, in fact, a prequel. This will feature Mike, Sully, and a whole gang or two of new friends as they navigate the murky waters of college with everything from frats to classes. I for one can't believe that it took them this long to do this... especially considering they had a sequel for Cars of all things first.
Long before they took the scaring world by storm, Mike and Sully were polar opposites who didn't want to find anything in common. Before they took the scaring world by storm they hated each other's guts. This premise combined with college and being forced to team up to stay in school makes for a barrel of adventures and laughs. It's so fun to go back and revisit these characters. The stereotypes of college are brilliantly put into monster form from the jocks and nerds to the pee-your-pants-they're-so-scary professors. The movie is at its very best when Mike, Sully, and their rag-tag team members start to hilariously and unbelievably succeed together.

World War Z
Opening Friday, June 21st
Directed by: Marc Forster
Starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Abigail Hargrove, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox, Fana Mokena, David Morse, Ludi Boeken, Sterling Jerins, Daniella Kertesz
67% on Rotten Tomatoes

By now, a summer movie standard: an action movie. The difference? This one features Brad Pitt, whether you love him or hate him, saving the world (hopefully) from zombies. These zombies look like they actually pose some sort of threat besides the usual because they're not abominably slow.

What other movies are you looking forward to?

Coming next week: The Heat (61%)

Friday, June 14, 2013

Summer Movie Mon(Fri)day: The End is Nigh

So I'm hoping to work out my recurring internet issues as soon as I can so that I can get some regularly scheduled posts like this updated at the right times, but just hang in there because it's very slow going! Thanks for your patience!

This is the End
Opening Wednesday, June 12th
Directed by: Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen
Starring: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Michael Cera, Emma Watson, Mindy Kaling, David Krumholtz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Rihanna, Martin Starr, Paul Rudd, Channing Tatum
83% on Rotten Tomatoes

I'm pretty impossibly excited about this most recent apocalypse movie. It seems like there's a new apocalypse movie every week (and definitely a few more that I'll feature) but this one will make its mark without a doubt. Starring your favorite freaks and geeks as "themselves" at a party at James Franco's house when the apocalypse hits, I'm betting that this riotous comedy will have you doubled over in laughter from the start.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Get schooled in dorm decorating!

School may be out for the summer but it's never too early to start thinking about ideas for decorating for college! It can be difficult to make a dorm room feel like home and not look like a boring cookie-cutter, run of the mill corner of the room. Read on for tips to make your dorm room truly YOU and unique and hit up RHL for all of your essentials!. 

When buying all of my supplies for freshman year I first found my bedding. I wanted my room to feel like home and my bedding is a beautiful, big, earthy floral that warms up the room. Since dorm rooms are notoriously not as much space as you really want, utilize the space under your bed for storage!

PB Teen Bedding

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Sporty Spice

Summer is bearing down upon us and I would rather have fun with the style options and beat the heat than suffer in sweaty layers. Here I am calling upon the iconic Sporty Spice and a minimalist attitude.

Tank: Aerie; Skirt: American Eagle (similar here); Sports Bra: Aerie; Shoes: Aldo (similar here)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Summer Movie Monday: Interns, Shakespeare, The Rapture, & Judy Blume

Ironically enough this post is coming to you a little late because of my internship and the horrendous internet in the apartment that I'm in for the summer, so please forgive the fact that Summer Movie Monday is indeed on Wednesday this week!

The Internship
Opening Friday, June 7th
Directed by: Shawn Levy
Starring: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, John Goodman, Rose Byrne, B.J. Novak, Josh Gad, Aasif Mandvi, Max Minghella, Jessica Szohr, Dylan O'Brien
33% on Rotten Tomatoes

I'm desperately hoping this is brilliantly funny and not stupidly funny since we've been waiting long enough for Vaughn and Wilson to team up again. The premise is pretty fantastic, as two men are aging out of their jobs as technology is replacing them get an internship at Google. Their inability to navigate the interweb and interact with their younger colleagues should be hilarious.

Much Ado About Nothing
Opening Friday, June 7th
Directed by: Joss Whedon
Starring: Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Clark Gregg, Reed Diamond, Fran Kranz, Jillian Morgese, Nathan Fillion, Sean Maher, Spencer Treat Clark, Riki Lindhome, Tom Lenk, Ashley Johnson, Emma Bates
82% on Rotten Tomatoes

The beautiful thing about Joss Whedon is his versatility and his commitment to character and story no matter the genre. This particular movie came about from his habitual gatherings at his house during which he would host readings of Shakespeare plays. That is one dinner party I would love to be at. For this particular reincarnation of the play, they kept the setting modern - shot entirely at Whedon's house - but the dialogue is pretty much what it originally was meant to be!