Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Outfits & Essentials: Red Hot Mama

As a dancer, I've been wearing red lipstick since before I can remember. As I've gotten older, I've brought the red lip into my every day life and wow it's truly a such a powerful statement. It's not news to anyone that the red lip is popular as it's a classic and while there are a hundred of lipsticks out there, I'm sharing a few of my favorites with you that won't strain your wallet.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Currently Listening To: The Vamps

SERIOUSLY I CAN'T. These boys are so stinkin' cute. I first heard the Vamps single "Wild Heart" on BBC Radio 1 in January and just fell in love. So, of course, I looked them up on YouTube and binge watched all of their covers. Just what a talented group of guys. And finally; a full album. Praise.

"Can We Dance" has been one of my favorite tracks for ages and I'm so happy to hear it on this album along with familiar tracks and new ones as well. But you guys. AH. I really like this album. I've had it playing in the background a lot lately and just haven't stopped bopping along. It's fun and it's light but it's sassy and I like it so much. I keep catching myself humming the tracks and I didn't even realize I knew them already. 

Give this a listen you guys. It's way better than I expected it to be. 

Hope your week is going well! Cheers! xx

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Away from Home

I hope everyone had a great Easter yesterday, and a great weekend if you aren't of the celebrating persuasion. It turned out to be a really nice day, here in Oklahoma City, and the rain held off until this morning which I appreciated.

While we did have a half day of classes for Good Friday (I attend a Methodist university so we get some Christian holidays off) I wasn't able to go home for the weekend. Being from New York, it's hard to get home; I'm usually only home for the summer and Christmas. Luckily for me, a lot of my friends are in the same boat as so many of us performance majors are from all over. I was able to spend the afternoon with some of my dearest friends and my sorority sisters and have a lovely brunch. We did an Easter basket exchange, which was so cute, and had mimosas and cooked and it just really turned out to be a lovely day.

My freshman year it really freaked me out to be away from my family during holidays. I haven't been home for Thanksgiving or Easter in four years and it used to be a real bummer. Looking back, it's been kind of nice. I've gotten to experience the Thanksgiving traditions of three different families and create new traditions for Easter with friends. A lot of my favorite memories have been made spending time with my friends when I couldn't be home with my family and while freshman Val would have never believed me, I wouldn't trade these times for anything in the world.

Anyway, I hope you're starting off your weeks with full hearts the way I am. Happy Monday!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Track of the Week: April 20, 2014

Happy Easter everyone! I hope that you're all having a lovely day enjoying time with some family and/or friends. I had a lovely day, but I'll post more about that in another update. This post is about our next Track of the Week!

This week we're keeping with the acoustic feel. I've got Sam Smith's acoustic version of Latch off of his Nirvana E.P. on repeat.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Track of the Week: April 6, 2014 & April 13, 2014

Hey guys! I've decided that as someone who just really adores music (who doesn't though) it would be cool to start sharing some of my favorite individual tracks with you. I know I've done some artist and album spotlights in the past, and I plan to continue doing that, but to keep things more consistent I've decided to start something new.

So, without further ado, I give you the Track of the Week!

I'm someone who listens to music on repeat over and over again, so I'll be sharing the songs that continue to be replayed again and again.

I was thinking about this last week as I had a track for last week, and as it's Sunday I have a new track for this week. So this week there are two tracks!