2018, notes

what’s it like dating yourself in 2018? — a piece on self love.

Good evening friends!

Valentine’s day was yesterday, and I wanted to make a little spiel on self-love in the simplest ways. Here are some things that I think we all appreciate but don’t actually give credit to for making us happy.

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You want to go see that new movie with someone special? it’s called an over-sized sweatshirt and your four best friends. Lady Bird was so much better with your girls anyways.IMG_1493

Waking up and wanting to go get a bagel with someone so you go get that bagel, come home, get back in bed and turn on New Girl.

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Everyday is an anniversary– that leopard print coat you wanted? it’s yours. Most online stores don’t even up-charge for gift wrapping, and that means you buy all those things you’ve saved on your wish list, ship ’em as a gift, and happy anniversary to you. “oh I shouldn’t have!”

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Concerts are so much better when you’re not trying to vibe with the music while feeling conflicted as to whether or not nodding your head looks like you don’t know every word of each song. Now, you can get your freak on and whip out all your middle school dance moves because chances are you’re wearing comfortable sneakers and didn’t even do your hair for the night.

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Going to sleep at a reasonable hour not wondering where your goodnight text is because your dad already texted you two hours ago.

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You feel empowered to never be tethered to someone because it’s 2018 and Oprah’s Golden Globe’s speech is still the background on your phone.

Sorry if this was stupid or cheesy, but I think that self-love is pretty underrated, and being aware that you shouldn’t define yourself by your relationship status needs to be the goal of 2018.

Let’s celebrate ourselves!

–RR

GB

 

 

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2018, music

recap a good weekend

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edition – rex orange county

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threat of joy – the strokes

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mine – bazzi

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wait a minute – willow

I thought this would be a cool concept to add some moments from my life since I’m too busy with school and taking selfies to actually write a real post. You get what you get. I also added some music that I find fitting for the moments above.

That’s all. hope your Monday gets better!

— rr

GB

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notes

cheers to friday and pizza rolls

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side note: my 9:40 am class was canceled, work was pushed back an hour, and I’m ignoring all my other responsibilities to lay in bed with pizza rolls and That 70’s Show. That’s all you need to know, you may proceed.

Remember that time I featured a little doodle made by my adolescent sister? Ya well, I got lucky again and had her sketch another one, which ended up being an absolute master piece that made me lose my ish. She’s amazing. It hurts. Ok.

On another note, I finally got around to watching the beautiful film, Lady Bird.

You laugh. You cry. You experience every emotion on such relatable terms with the protagonist, who makes you feel like pink hair is for everyone and the early 2000’s need to make a comeback (if it hasn’t already? I can’t keep up.)

I could write an entire post trying to elaborate on its grandeur and authenticity, but I don’t think my words would do her/it/Greta Gerwig justice– so just take my word for it and go see it. You will not regret it, I promise.

–RR

GB

It would also be pretty cool, if you checked out my little sister’s art account on instagram @emily_rae_art!

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Three Really Cool Things!

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My friend introduced me to this band, CLUBZ. The two creators’ aim was to revive the Hispanic music industry with 80’s and 90’s vibes, and I’m pretty much all about it. It’s pretty contagious.

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Really trying to come up with reasons I do not need this tee, but I have yet to find one convincing enough.

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Remember my blog post about the french and how awesome they are? Ya well my dream of being one is kinda coming true this summer! I’m studying abroad for eight whole weeks in the south of France! so many baguettes, so many mispronunciations, but so much fun.

–RR

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music

To Imagine: the nbhd’s new ep

IMG_1232If you’re not familiar with The Neighbourhood, the only thing you should know for my blog’s sake is that they are my all time favorite band and their music is incredible. done. moving on.

2017 was a big year for The Nbhd because not only did they release five songs on their Hard EP, but also its lead singer, Jesse Rutherford, got some extra attention while producing and performing his own music separate from the band on Soundcloud and releasing his own album “&.” All in all, a lot of music has been made and released considering their last album was from 2015, but now it seems the band is on a role as of last night at midnight they released their second EP, “To Imagine.”

  1. Dust
  2. Scary Love
  3. Heaven
  4. Compass
  5. Stuck With Me

It is obvious that the guys are really evolving into new music mediums as they play around with some different pop features in all five songs. Although it is subtly different from their original “Sweater Weather” melodramatic tone, it’s still their sound and I’m still their #1 fan.

–RR

**doodle from my super talented thirteen-year-old sister who is going further in life than I am. Check out her Instagram: @emily_rae_art_

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q&a

meet Sara from fhlurs

Hello and welcome back! As you’ve probably noticed, I gave up on my 2018 writing challenge after deciding that I would prefer posting content that was to my liking, rather than posting on a hasty schedule. At a more comfortable pace, I’m trying to blog once a week instead, and there you have it.

Today’s post comes from a place of admiration and excitement from yours truly. I had the pleasure of getting connected with the creator of my favorite french blog, Maison Fhlurs, and to my enjoyment we’re doing a little Q&A!

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Before we get into the post there are somethings you should know about Sara. She’s an 18-year-old blogger from Europe whose taste in fashion and beauty are ever so french, and I adore it all. On her page, Sara updates us on everything from the highlights of fashion week to the how-to’s of Parisian lifestyle. Her Instagram is also a catalog for french models and bloggers, and I begin craving macarons and Yves Saint Laurent every time it appears on my feed.

When did you start blogging? I actually started blogging at 15, but I started Maison Fhlurs when i just turned 17, I’m 18 now.

What was your intent when creating Maison Fhlurs? To create a place where people could relax enjoy and educate themselves about fast fashion, the runway, and also as an creative outlet for myself.

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What is your favorite post that you’ve made? what a girl of this moment can lurn about philosophy 

Who is your biggest inspiration for beauty? Jeanne Damas

What is your favorite clothing piece or accessory that you have? My wool turtleneck jumper that I always wear.

Do you keep up with trends? I never keep up with trends, I would rather stick to my own style

How would you describe your personal style? Simple, basic, French and still interesting silhouettes.

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Zodiac sign: sagittarius

Favorite literature:  “The Beautiful Fall” by Alicia drake, it’s interesting because it tells you something about the life of fashion designers in the ’70s.

Top 5 favorite songs at the moment:

  1. avf – stromae
  2. la femme – antitaxi
  3. stairway to heaven – led zeplin
  4. rocket man – elton john
  5. la vie en rose – édith piaf

Where is your favorite travel destination? Versailles. I love the history of Versailles and a part of my family lives there. And it’s close to Paris, duh.

Where do you hope to be in 10 years? I hope to be in my own apartment in paris with an amazing boyfriend, and that I have my own design line.

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Sara was lovely enough to take time out of her busy schedule of actually posting daily on her blog (she’s a winner, I know) to answer a few of my questions! So go check out her blog and instagram for me, and I dare you to tell me that you don’t want to buy a beret after looking at her photos.

As always, thank for reading and thank you to Sara for always inspiring,

RR

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* photos from @fhlurs

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