Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Resolvedly Resoluting

This is me keeping up (or trying to) with my New Year's Resolution.  Two times a month is often enough, right?  Well, at the very least, its an improvement from last year.  

So remember that post from a couple months ago about coats?  If not, I don't blame you.  It was around October, sometime after Fashion Week, and I posted about all the super awesome coats being seen out and about.  I decided to join the ranks of these sensibly fashionable women and here we are.  In addition, I found a pair of shoes where the infamous socks + heels combination actually seemed to work out for me.  I'd heard tales of such pairings where the wearer didn't end up looking like a preschooler, but believed them to be false.  However, I'm a true convert now.  Side note: these shoes may or may not have contributed to the re-spraining of my ankle, but they're adorable so its all good.

ALSO, one last thing I promise.  I'm currently in the running for an internship in New York and I need votes.  Any and all help is appreciated, plus then you get the privilege of being the recipient of my unconditional love (shh yes that's not a condition, don't question it).  All you need is a Facebook, a computer, and 3.456 seconds. 
(Scroll to the bottom and my name will either be one of the more recent ones or you can search for it).

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A Seasonally Appropriate Mixtape

It might just be me, I'll admit that is a definite possibility, but I feel like some seasons call for specific genres of music.  For instance, fall feels more like some jam-able rock music followed by some easy alternative (maybe some Little Hurricane and NONONO or Cage the Elephant and Bronze Radio Return) whereas spring is more of a pensive indie that makes you want to praise the earth gods for all the green things that magically appear outside (Bon Iver or Young the Giant anyone??).  Or maybe I'm a pompous music geek.  Either way, I prefer to sort music by mood and even more specifically - season.  On days like today, the bitterly cold days that are somehow made even colder by the bright sun, I prefer some electronic-y alternative.  Not the depressing kind, but the kind with a killer bass line that makes you think - but not in a bad way.  The kind of thinking where you don't go far enough to get sad, but just far enough to feel wise and learned.  Its a very specific frame, perhaps I've set myself up for a bit of a failure, but now that I've taken the time to explain this whole crazy system I might as well give it a shot.

1. Artist: James Blake
Songs : Lindisfarne II, Unluck

2. Artist: Lo-Fang
Songs: Permutations II, You're the One That I Want

3. Artist: Glass Animals
Songs: Gooey, Black Mambo

4. Artist: Chet Faker
Songs: No Diggity, Talk is Cheap

5. Artist: Typhoon
Songs:  Hunger and Thirst, The Lake

6. Artist: Ratatat
Songs: Lex, Loud Pipes

7. Artist: Polica
Songs: Smug, Amongster

That's all for now children.  I hope you enjoy it, but if you don't then feel free to ignore all future music suggestions that I may chose to dole out.