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Monday Memos: Valentine’s Day Fashion!!!

Hello people of the internet!!! Do you want to look amazing on Valentine’s Day, but you have no idea what to wear!?! I can help you! Check out this gallery, for girly, casual, and edgy/alternative styles.

 

Dressy Look:

 

Red Bandage Dress:

This piece is the first step to achieving a dressy Valentine’s Day look. : I really love this bandage dress for Valentine’s Day because it’s dressy but also not too revealing, so you don’t have to worry about a wardrobe malfunction. This dress is also very flattering to many body types, so you can feel good about yourself wherever you are going. If the temperature is low where you live, you can also add black tights or leggings to the dress.

red bandage dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Bow Heels:

I really love these heels because they are a perfect complement to the dress, and they have bows (yes I’m obsessed with bows…but they’re so cute)! You can also substitute the heels for flats if they’re more comfortable/functional for you.

red bow heel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Leather Jacket with Fur Rimmed Neck:

Again, this piece is an add-on option if the temperature where you live is low, or will drop as the evening progresses. I really love the fur on this jacket because I feel as if it soften the edgy vibe of the leather.

fur trimmed leather jacket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heart Shaped Pearl Earrings:

I really like pearl earrings for Valentine’s Day because I feel like they’re classy without being overly flashy. These particular earrings captured my attention because they are in the shape of a heart, which is perfect for the occasion.

heart pearl earrings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Bow Clutch:

I really love clutches with dresses because I feel that they are large enough to hold all of your necessities, without being too bulky. This clutch perfectly matched the dress, and the bow matches the bows on the heels.

red jeweled clutch purse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casual Look:

 

Red plaid shirt:

A plaid shirt just screams trendy yet casual! I really like this shirt for the casual look, because you can wear it buttoned up, or unbuttoned with a t-shirt underneath. Plaid has been very on trend lately, and it’s an easy way to have a casual alternative to just a plain t-shirt.

red plaid shirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Skinny Jeans:

I feel like skinny jeans are a stylish yet causal option, and black is also sliming, so your legs will look awesome!

black skinny jeansjpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Red Sneakers:

I LOVE these shoes!!! They are very cool, and sneakers will allow you to have a fun night, without punishing your feet. These shoes are perfect for Valentine’s Day, but they are also great for all seasons, so I think that they are an excellent investment.

all red sneakers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Bow Headband with Black Polka Dots:

I saw this bow, and just thought that it was soooo cute! I think that this headband is the perfect accessory to add a girly flair to a casual outfit. If it is cold where you live, you can substitute the headband for a black or red beanie.

red bow with black polka dots_

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Heart Necklace:

I really love this necklace because it has a red heart, which will add an extra special flair to the look, but it is not overly fancy. I would wear this stone with a long chain, to keep the casual vibe going.

red heart necklace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Crossbody Fringe Bag:

I really like the fringe on this bag, because it adds a boho vibe to the casual look. I really like crossbody bags with casual looks, because I feel like your outfit determines you mode, and if you’re in a casual, carefree mood, then the last thing you want to do is carry a bag that you have to keep up with. With a crossbody, you can just pack your necessities, put the bag across you, and go.

black fringe purse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edgy/Alternative Look:

 

Red Lace Top:

Want to add a little edge or an alternative flair to you outfit? I think that this top is really cool, and is dressy without looking overly fancy. You can wear a spaghetti strap or strapless shirt underneath, so this shirt stays cute, without being too revealing.

red lace shirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Skater Skirt with Suspenders:

I really love this piece because the skater skirt half of it looks fashionable, and the suspenders add a quirky touch. You can tuck in the red lace top, to help the two pieces complement each other.

black skater skirt with suspenders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Lace-Up Heels:

Ok, I am in complete awe of this shoes. They are cute, a little edgy, and perfect for numerous different looks. I think these are the kind of shoes that are so versatile, that they are a wardrobe must have.

red lace up heels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Button Up Cardigan:

This is an optional weather dependent piece, but I think that it complements the outfit perfectly. You can wear this cardigan buttoned up, or unbuttoned.

black button up cardigan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red and Black Fedora:

I really love this fedora because it not only goes with the color scheme, but it also adds a cool vibe to the overall outfit, and will definitely help you have a unique look.

red and black fedora

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Studded Black Bow Chain Purse:

Now we all know that I love bows and studs, so when you put the two together, it’s just magic! This purse is really cool, and is another piece that you can use with numerous looks.

studded black bow chain purse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heart Ear Cuff:

If you’re not a fedora person, then you can pin half of your hair back, and wear a cute ear cuff (remember it is Valentine’s Day, so a heart ear cuff would be the perfect finishing touch).

heart ear cuff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Monday Memos: Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas!!!!!!!!

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘Monday Memos’ we will be discussing possible Thanksgiving Day wardrobe options that will help you look fashionable but also be comfortable. Turkey day can often be a hard day to dress for because you need to be comfortable enough to eat the Turkey, various pies, stuffing (ok this is making me hungry), but you also have to look cute, in case any family members want to snap a photo when you’re not looking (this means if they catch you with your mouth full, at least people will be looking at your cool outfit). Now I know that not all of us have the same style, so I’ve come up with three outfit choices that might suit each of your particular tastes. Let’s go!!!!!

 

Dressy Look:

  • Pink sparkly dress from Forever 21: This is a good option because pink looks flattering on a variety of skin tones (however it may not necessarily look good on every hair color, so BEWARE).


pink forever 21 dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Black & White Ombré cardigan from Forever 21: I really like this piece, because it includes the ombré trend that was hot this summer, and the cardigancan be used to add warmth if you get chilly, but is also removable if it becomes too hot. I also think that the color is a good change from the standard black or grey cardigan.

ombre black and white forever 21 cardigan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • ‘Fergalicious’ heels from Famous Footwear: I really loved how these heels went so well with the top portion of the dress, and what dress is complete without heels right!?

pink famous footwear heels

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Quilted Crossbody Bag from PacSun: This cute bag is the perfect finishing touch to your dressy outfit. It’s small so your outfit won’t look overwhelmed, but there is enough room for your phone, makeup, or any other necessary items.

pacsun black quilted crossbody

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casual Look:

  • Blue leggings from Forever 21. I love these leggings because they’re bright so they stand out but they also give you the comfort of sweatpants.

forever 21 blue leggings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Oversized space sweatshirt from PacSun: This sweater looks so cute, yet it gives you the ability to eat as much as you want, and still keep you from feeling self conscious about it (Yay! More food!).

pacsun oversized space sweater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Black and white Nike sneakers from Footlocker: These shoes give you the ability to relax or run around outside with family or friends so you can enjoy your day without foot pain (YES!!!!!).

black and white nike sneaker from footlocker

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • White Steve Madden bag (optional): This piece isn’t 100% necessary for this look, but if you need a place to keep your phone, makeup, etc. then this bag is perfect for you.

white steve madden bag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edgy Look

  • Zebra print skinny jeans from H&M: These jeans will definitely stand out, which is an easy way to add a cool vibe to an outfit.

H and m zebra skinny jeans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • ‘Sesame Street’ muscle shirt from Forever 21: I know it might be a little too cold for a sleeveless shirt but you can wear a black long sleeved shirt underneath it, or wear a cardigan or a biker jacket like the one mentioned a little later on. On a side note, how cute are the ‘Sesame Street’ puppets reenacting a famous ‘Beatles’ pose!

forever 21 seasme street top

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Studded Ankle Boots from Forever 21: If you want to easily add edge to an outfit, studs are the way to go.

forever 21 studded boots

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Black oversized biker jacket from TopShop: This jacket can keep you toasty when you go outside, and if you get too wear, you can take it off and show everyone your awesome ‘Sesame Street’ shirt.

top shop black leather jacket

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Black fringe Steve Madden tote bag from Dillard’s: This bag is just the perfect way to complete your look…and the pattern is so cool!

black fringe steve madden tote bag from dillards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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YouTube Wednesday: The Rebecca Black Effect

Hello people of the internet!!! Now I know what you may be thinking from reading the title and let me clarify one thing right now…This is not a hate blog! I wouldn’t write anything bad about Rebecca Black or anybody else, spread love people, not hate. Now back to the blog….Rebecca Black was born on June 21, 1997, and raised in Irvine, CA. She has stated in interviews that, like most girls, she dreamed of becoming a famous singer from a very young age. On March 14, 2011, 13 year old Rebecca received her wish. In 2011 Rebecca’s parents paid Clarence Jay and Patrice Wilson $4,000 to write and produce a track for Rebecca, as well as make her a music video to go along with the single. And thus the song ‘Friday’ was born!

 

‘Friday’ quickly became a viral sensation, and launched Rebecca on a career path of rewards and heartache. ‘Friday’ was quickly dubbed “the worst song ever” by Yahoo! Music and given negative reviews by many other music critics. The song also broke YouTube records only 2 weeks after its release by surpassing Justin Bieber’s song ‘Baby’ as the most disliked video on YouTube. Rebecca temporarily took the video off of YouTube, but posted it again on June 14, 2011 and as of November 4, 2013 it has 1.2 million dislikes, 309,922 likes, and 60,001,272 views. Although Rebecca admits that she received a large amount of hate and death threat because of ‘Friday’ she has also made some powerful fans. Numerous celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Chris Brown, Miley Cyrus, Simon Cowell, and Katy Perry (who asked Rebecca to star in her ‘Last Friday Night’ video) have come to Rebecca’s defense regarding ‘Friday’. The song has also been covered by the hit FOX show ‘Glee’, and Rebecca has performed the song on ‘The Tonight Show’ and ‘America’s Got Talent’. Also, ‘Friday’ charted in numerous countries, such as at #58 on the U.S Billboard Hot 100 and  #61 on the U.K Singles Chart. Since ‘Friday’, Rebecca has been hard at work on her own music, and as of November 4, 2013 she has release four original singles.

 

Rebecca’s success with ‘Friday’ has caused many people to try and replicate her success, and some have been able to find success with songs that many claim are “bad”. One example of a young girl who has used “The Rebecca Black Effect” to become famous is Nicole Westbrook who, with the assistance of Patrice Wilson, released her viral song ‘It’s Thanksgiving’ on November 7, 2012. As of November 4, 2013 the song has 261,440 dislikes, 36,057 likes, and 15,019,791 views on YouTube and received 10,000,000 views in the first two weeks after it was released. Nicole has performed  ‘It’s Thanksgiving’ on ‘The Anderson Cooper Show’ and ‘Access Hollywood’. Other people who have been able to gain success in this way are the duo ‘Double Take’ (two 17 year old girls who released their song ‘Hot Problems’ on April 15, 2012 and now have 18,186,151 views) and Tay Allyn (a 23 year old USC graduate who uploaded her song ‘Mass Text’ on July 16, 2013 and as of November 4, 2013 has 1,805,224 views).

 

The most recent girl who has found success with “The Rebecca Black Effect” is 11 year old Alison Gold who’s song ‘Chinese Food’ was posted on October 14, 2013 and received over 7 million views in 3 days. On October 23, 2013 the song charted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 at #29, and as of November 4, 2013 has 149,854 dislikes, 40,296, and 12,271,121 views on YouTube. When this song was released it was featured on many media outlets such as TMZ and ABC News. Although Alison has gain publicity from the viral hit, ‘Chinese Food’ has also received controversy due to claims that the song promotes Chinese stereotypes and racist beliefs of the Asian community. On November 4, 2013, Alison released a follow up single to ‘Chinese Food’ titled ‘ABCDEFG’.

 

As you can see, there appears to be negative and positive aspects with “The Rebecca Black Effect”. Although this method can bring you fame and publicity, it also comes with hate and controversy. However, this does appear to be a way to fast track a singing career, so I guess it depends on the individual person as to whether or not it is worth it. What do you think of “The Rebecca Black Effect”? Do you think this growing trend will affect mainstream music in the long run? Please comment below, thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • All videos and information used in this blog belong to Rebecca Black, Ark Music Factory, Clarence Joy, Patrice Wilson, ABC News, Tay Allyn, Nicole Westbrook, Double Take, Alison Gold, Old Bailey Productions, YouTube, and all other original owners. I do not own anything in this blog. All opinions expressed in this blog are my own. I wrote this blog for entertainment purposes and no copyright infringement is intended