Trailer Tuesday: The Virgin Suicides

I’ve never watched this movie, but I’m definitely intrigued. Kirsten Dunst and Sofia Coppola make interesting choices together, and this film is often included on lists of inspiring movie wardrobes. There’s something about the trailer at least that’s very ethereal and wants me to play some Fleetwood Mac. The Virgin Suicides is streaming on Netflix, so there’s a good chance I’ll cross this off my movie list shortly.

~ Sarah

Link Love

Happy Monday! Enjoy these reads to start your week!

Media & Feminism

It’s almost summer (or so I hear), which means a lot of nonsense about “bikini bodies.” This piece on loving (or at least ignoring) your cellulite will remind you that a lot of it is nonsense.

Speaking of bikinis and the like, NPR had an interesting piece examining sexism in two very different places: the Middle East and Latin America.

Pretty Little Liars can be a very silly (but entertaining) show on many levels, but Hello Giggles reminds us it does nail one thing: the workings of female friendships.

How Jennifer Garner’s career transformed from Alias to moving maternal figure.

Money, Money, Money

Bad news if you’re going to be borrowing more student loans: rates are going up (again).

And in case you forgot, student loan debt is costly to the economy as whole, not just students.

Need some encouragement to pay off loans and stay on budget? This handy millennial finance infographic from Greatist will help.


Pretty cool: the Beatles waiting for traffic to shoot their Abbey Road album cover.

Any list reminding me why Florida is awesome is guaranteed to make me homesick.

It’s spring so these tips for buying flowers on the cheap is especially timely. Then use these tips to make your flowers last longer.

~ Sarah

Tag! Beauty Scenarios


Recently, Madeline from Small Town Roots and Cowboy Boots tagged me in this beauty post that’s going around. I don’t blog too much about beauty, but you can trust me when I say I have my fair share of makeup. Here we go with the questions!

1. You have to get rid of all your foundations and you can only keep one high-end and one drugstore, which do you keep?

I actually don’t even own foundation! I do use my Olay Fresh Effects BB cream (in light to medium) almost daily though. Also not foundation, but definitely high-end: my Clarins Double Serum. I was recently gifted it at an event and I’m obsessed with it. Those are my two skincare must-haves.

2. You go for an interview and the lady interviewing you has lipstick on her teeth. Do you approach the subject or ignore it completely?

I’d hate it, but I would almost definitely say something. It’d be awkward for sure, but I think it’d be even worse for the interviewer noticing the lipstick afterwards. It’s not a sign that you’d speak up as an employee, I guess.

3. You’re not feeling yourself and need a pick me up. Which lipstick do you put on to make yourself feel beautiful?

Not a lipstick technically, but probably Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm in Rosy Red.

4. You go back in time for a day to your teenage years, how would you do your hair and makeup differently?

I’d learn how to apply brush properly. (P.S. Physicians Formula makes some of my favorite blushes and bronzers, but it bothers me that they don’t use the apostrophe.)

5. You ask your hairdresser for a shoulder length Pixie Lott hair cut, but they hear wrong and give you a pixi cut. Do you a) Smile, say thank you, leave and call your mom hysterical b) Cry in the chair and things get awkward or c) Complain to the manager and demand a refund.

Well, considering I had to Google who she was…I’d probably try to rock the pixi cut, but bottom line if my haircut wasn’t what I expected, “a” would happen.

6. Your friend surprises you with a 4-day city break and you have 1 hour to pack. Which ‘do it all’ palette do you pack in your makeup bag?

Easy — the Pixi Early Bird Kit! Can you tell I love this brand? My palette (pictured above) has been phased out, but this Lit Up Lovely palette is similar.

7. Your house has been robbed, don’t worry everyone is safe, but your beauty stash has been raided. What’s the product you really hope is safe?

That’s a funny robber! I’m kind of addicted to my Eco-Tools starter brush set. It makes even my drugstore makeup go on smoothly, so I’d be bummed to replace it.

8. Your friend borrows your makeup and returns it in awful condition. Do you a) Just pretend you haven’t noticed b) Ask them to repurchase it or c) Secretly do the same to something of theirs?

I’d like to think my friends wouldn’t do that, and if so would offer to repurchase! But if not, I’d probably opt for “a” because it’s totally not the end of the world.

That was fun! Now it’s your turn — share your makeup must-haves! And these are the bloggers I’ve tagged:

~ Sarah

Trailer Tuesday: Drinking Buddies

Last week, Nick and I watched Drinking Buddies on a whim after finding it on Netflix. Anna Kendrick is in it, which is mostly why I said yes (and we didn’t have any beers or ciders in the house, which is why I almost said no). I’m not entirely sure that the trailer fits the vibe of this indie flick — I’m not even sure I’d call it a comedy, which it seemed to market itself as. It’s not overwhelmingly quirky either, but I would say it’s melancholy. (I mean, Berger Ron Livingston is in it, so maybe I should’ve seen it coming?) I think Drinking Buddies is an ideal movie for a rainy night in when you’re not sure what movie genre you’re in the mood for. There’s some chuckles and there’s a few moments of poignancy.

Anyone else catch up with Drinking Buddies?

~ Sarah

Ahora Amo

A collection of all the small things that I’m loving right now… ♥ 

♡ signs of spring and warmer weather!
♡ finally learning to cook chicken
♡ banana bread muffins from scratch
♡ exploring new Philly neighborhoods
♡ iced tea
♡ burritos
♡ the beautiful flower display at the Philadelphia Macy’s
♡ considering new opportunities
♡ no more riding boots!

~ Sarah


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