October 22, 2014

10 TRACKS FOR YOUR HALLOWEEN PARTY PLAYLIST


If you're having a spooky scary Halloween party, you need a sick mix for your ghoulish guests to jam out to. Lucky for you, I have compiled a list to get you started on the ultimate Halloween party playlist. Let's get this costume party started!

First we'll start with the classics...


1) Michael Jackson - "Thriller"


2) Ray Parker, Jr. - "Ghostbusters" - SICK BASS LINE


3) Bobby "Boris" Pickett - "The Monster Mash"

Let's just get these out of the way. If you hadn't already thought to start your mix with these, then maybe you should reconsider having a Halloween party at all. You're not a true fan. Maybe we can host Friendsgiving at your house this year.


4) Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks - "Little Fang"

Avey Tare of Animal Collective created this solo project to explore a vintage Halloween/spooky dance party sound. I have been waiting all year long to dance to this track at a costume party.


5) Missy Elliott - "Get Ur Freak On"

First of all, I am very disappointed that this song wasn't used in any promos for American Horror Story: Freakshow. This song strikes a great balance between being scary and making you want to put your thing down, flip it, and reverse it. 


6) Harry Belafonte - "Jump In the Line"

In my mind, this song is 100% associated with the masterpiece Beetlejuice. Also, 50's music is absolutely the scariest music of all. Can we just agree on that?



7) The Black Keys - "Strange Times"

I have a pregame ritual that involves me dancing around to this song in my underwear, drinking wine, and chanting "LET'S GET WEIRD!" I highly recommend it.


8) Rockwell ft. Michael Jackson - "Somebody's Watching Me"

This song is so much spookier in 2014 with the NSA and cell phones and whatever it is I'm supposed to be worried about with my privacy.


9) Kanye West & Friends - "Monster"

First things first, Kanye West is basically my favorite human/demi-god, and I cannot make a playlist without him. Besides, I get chills every time I hear Nicki Minaj's verse. Damn girl!


10) MGMT - "Brian Eno"

This song just sounds like a Scooby Doo episode where they're like getting chased by a ghost or something...then all of a sudden they're chasing the ghost...then they all realize they're chasing the ghost and turn around and the ghost chases them! Turns out it was just mean Mr. Jenkins.


BONUS TRACK: Tracy Jordan - "Werewolf Bar Mitzvah"

How can you beat these sick lyrics: "Werewolf bar mitzvah spooky scary/Boys becoming men, men becoming wolves"? Hahahaha BRB dying.

What do you have on your Halloween party playlist? Do you even HAVE a Halloween party playlist? Get it together, people.

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October 17, 2014

ALEXANDER WANG X H&M


Alexander Wang has previewed his design collaboration with H&M, and I have mixed feelings about it. First of all, Alexander Wang is amazing. This is in no way a diss on his designs. I 100% love this line. HOWEVER, H&M is a mass-market retailer. They sell in places (for example, Ohio) where not everyone is familiar with Alexander Wang. Therefore, it would be pretty strange walking around with a giant "WANG" on your shirt. You're bound to get some unpleasant comments. I'm sure that they've already thought of the plebes at H&M and allocated correctly...but I'm just sayin'. 









If you're into it, the collection is available to purchase on November 6.

PS When I was making this post I accidentally searched for "Alexander Wag" which would be such a great name for a dog, don't you think?

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October 14, 2014

SEINFELD BUT WITH SKELETONS



Sure, Seinfeld is pretty much the best show ever...but what if it were made with skeletons? And set in hell?

Luckily there is an answer to these spooky questions. Friends: please meet Jerry Seinfeld's Skeleton, a Tumblr that seeks to accurately recreate memorable moments from Seinfeld using bloody skeletons. It is fantastic.


The creator uses Garry's Mod to match the skeletons to screenshots of the 90's sitcom. What's the point, you ask? There is no point, duh. 


jerry seinfeld skeletons coocoo for coco


And of course, the blog sells shirts of its creations.

jerry seinfeld skeletons coocoo for coco

What do you think? Is this your sense of humor or are you a little creeped out by all these bloody skeletons?

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Photo sources: Top photo from Mashable, rest are from Tumblr

October 9, 2014

MARKUS LUPFER SS 15


Two of the aesthetics I'm really into right now are 90's space punk and 60's prep. Those two looks seem soooooo different to me. How on earth would anyone ever rectify prim shift dresses with holographic vinyl?

Then Markus Lupfer's spring/summer 15 line came along.


I love how he took this 60's sofa fabric and put it in these sporty silhouettes paired back to JELLIES.


You really have to look at the collection in order because we have all these ladylike fabrics and then BAM - pop of holographic!


From then on it's full-on 90's space punk. We partying like it's 1999 here.



I also love this daisy-print lace, which looks iridescent in these pictures. Once again, bridging the gap between 60's and 90's. #genius


And these purple pieces are SO KILLER. I think I might really need to buy that jacket. 

I also found out that Markus Lupfer is also going to be selling the footwear. Would you buy those jellies? I still have vivid childhood memories of jelly-induced blisters, but they are quite cute. 

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Photo sources: Top image, rest are from style.com


October 8, 2014

GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS, AND BOOTS



I am going to start with the good news because no one ever appreciates good news that comes after bad news.

The good news: I got a raise! Not a huge one, but a raise nonetheless. I am at a point in my life where every dollar really counts so I'm hella excited about it. I may even be able to afford to get my hair dyed by a professional - imagine that!


Me right now TBH

The bad news: my boyfriend and I broke up. When he moved to North Carolina in July we decided to give long distance a try, but honestly it just hasn't been working. Turns out, maintaining a long distance relationship is A LOT of work. We're both too focused on our careers right now to put in the time and energy. I still really care about him though and I hope we stay friends.

Also me right now TBH

In conclusion, I for sure deserve a present from myself. I know exactly what I want: some black platform Chelsea boots. I already have black boots. I do not need these at all but they will make me feel sexy and cool and I REALLY need that right now. I'm kind of having a hard time deciding what pair to go with though.




I'm feeling very torn right now. I'm too emotionally exhausted to decide which boots I want. What do you think?

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October 7, 2014

WHAT I DID THIS WEEKEND


Brrrrrrrrr! It's so cold! Does anyone else feel like it went from being summer to winter within the course of one thunderstorm? Thanks, Ohio.

Anyhow, I had a pretty good weekend. On Friday night I watched "scary" movies with my friends and ate tons of snacks (pictured above). We watched Cemetary Man, starring the British dude from My Best Friend's Wedding. It made absolutely no sense but it had something for everyone: a motorcycle flying out of a grave, boobs, a twist ending, etc. We also watched Creepshow, a 1980's interpretation of some of Stephen King's short stories. 


I really like my friend's dog, as you can probably tell by the 15,000 pictures I've posted of her. 


On Saturday night I went to Matt the Miller's Tavern and ordered the shrimp and grits - DAYUM! It was so gooey and cheesy - I totally recommend. My friends and I actually ordered a bottle of wine like real grown ups - check that off the bucket list!

Afterwards we went to Brothers Drake, a mead bar in the Short North. I didn't get any good pictures because it was literally packed wall to wall.


On Sunday, I went to Yellow Springs, which is a cute little hippie town in Western Ohio and the home of comedian Dave Chappelle. There's a downtown area and lots of pretty parks to explore.


There's also a bride mannequin in an alley so...

We had to.


For lunch we went to Ye Olde Trail Tavern, which is apparently the oldest bar in Ohio. I was totally disappointed because their website promises all you can eat spaghetti Thursday-Sunday, but when we got there apparently it's now only Thursday-Saturday. Update your website, people. That's false advertisement. Anyhow, I got a cheeseburger and it was pretty okay.

But I wanted spaghetti.


After lunch we went hiking in Glen Helen Nature Preserve to see the springs for Yellow Springs is named. GUESS WHAT. They were orange, not yellow. What's up with this place and false advertising?!

And we didn't even see Dave Chappelle!


Oh well. Here's a bonus picture of a puppy!

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