Link Love

Hey everyone! I know I’ve been really inconsistent this past month, but that’s just how college is sometimes. I do have posts lined up for this week, so stick around- there’s good stuff coming up, promise! Plus, I finally bought myself a new memory card so my camera is back in action. Things are looking up 🙂 Enjoy this week’s Link Love! ♥

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From my campus paper The Ram, an overview on the 3-D trend in Hollywood. Personally, I was over it before Avatar even came out.

In honor of the opening of Easy A (which I really, really want to see!) here are some life lessons from high school movies.

College Fashion recently completed it’s series on fashion inspired by one of my guilty pleasures, Pretty Little Liars. You can see the all the style posts here. (P.S. Is anyone else hooked like me? I can’t wait until the show comes back in January!)

Also from College Fashion, how to be spirited and stylish at football games! How do you girls, do it?

A great guide on how to transition from summer to fall, fashion-wise. Perfect during for this weird weather we’re having up in the city.

History + Facebook = Hilarity.

Video Love

So when I interned this summer I had the chance to appear in a campaign ad for my candidate, Kendrick Meek. It was finally released a few weeks ago. Brownie points to those readers who can spot me!

On a completely unrelated note, I’m pretty sure that every girl out there can relate to Kate Nash’s honest lyrics. Check out her quirky video for “Kiss That Grrrl” As some of you may know, Kate Nash had a YouTube competition asking fans to create their own video inspired by “Kiss That Grrrl”. You can see my friend Isabela‘s winning entry here.

Florence + The Machine’s performance was probably the one good thing about the VMAs. The song “Dogs Days Are Over” has been stuck in my head since the trailer for Eat, Pray, Love came out.

Yet another promising movie adaptation of a book I haven’t read. I’m such a slacker.

Have you guys read the reviews for The Social Network?? It appears as if this fictionalized account of the start of Facebook may be the movie of our generation. I’m not sure if I buy into that yet, but if you see this movie, please tell me how it is!

And finally just for kicks, here’s a spoof trailer on a Twitter movie.

Which links are you loving this weekend?

~ Sarah

20 Lessons I Learned Before I Was 20

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So as much as I hate to admit it, I turned twenty today. (I even updated my About page!) It’s absolutely ridiculous because as far as I’m concerned, I’m still seventeen and a high school junior. Basically, I have no idea how I got here, but here are a few things (in no particular order) that I’ve learned over the years… I think…

1. Dogs are women’s best friends too.

2. Starry skies are beautiful.

3. There are few sounds better than applause.

4. Your friends are the family you get to pick- choose wisely.

5. Your real family can still be pretty amazing. You know, when you’re not screaming or complaining about each other. Appreciate them.

5. Your mom is probably the most amazing woman you’ve ever met.

6. Take care of yourself, really- mental and physical health are invaluable.

7. It’s necessary to indulge yourself.

8. Guys and girls can really be just friends. Promise.

9. Relationships can be incredibly rewarding, but there’s a certain freedom that comes with being on your own.

10. Volunteer and help others often- it makes the heart smile.

11. … but remember that you can’t help everyone.

12. There really is no place like home. Even if that home is hot and humid South Florida.

13. New York’s one of the greatest cities in the world.

14. Don’t burn bridges- it will keep doors open.

15. Inside every little girl there is a little princess.

16. Stand by your principles and people will respect you.

17. Change is scary. There’s no way to look past it and overanalyzing things certainly don’t help. (Not like that stops me.)

18. It’s fun being one of the guys.

19. Appreciate the gift of vision and learn to document everything.

20. Find something that you’re passionate about it- it will give you so much to look forward to.

And because I’ve been thinking about life a lot lately, I just wanted to share a quote my friend Mariana sent me:

“I think it’s important to live life, and to enjoy life. You can’t stress about things because stressing doesn’t change problems, so enjoy life to the fullest.” Usain Bolt

One last thing, an important reminder for all of us:

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” Annie Dillard

Go out and do something amazing today!

~ Sarah

A Thousand Words

The adage says that a picture is worth a thousand words. I’m not sure if I agree, but I do know that at the moment I have a grand total of zero pictures at my disposal. You see, I kind of sort of broke my camera’s memory card this past weekend. I don’t know what how I managed to do this, but I snapped an itty bitty piece of plastic of the card. Of course, now my camera won’t read it, rendering my camera practically useless.

(To add insult to injury, my MacBook Pro still reads the memory card. What’s the deal? And yes, my camera does have some built-in memory, but my USB cord was obviously left in Florida.)

I’m no photographer. I don’t even have a DSLR, but one day, I definitely will. Still, I love taking pictures and my photos are important to me. In case of fire, I would definitely try my best to save my albums and scrapbooks. Pictures represent memories to me, and I understand how precious they are. If you know me, that explains why I feel the need to document practically everything.

I’ll have to take a break in that department for a bit. A new memory card is definitely on my list. Until then though, I can’t take pictures of my new dorm room, or take all of my readers on adventures into Manhattan, or show off my back-to-school goodies. Total bummer, right? It’s a good thing I’m not a fashion blogger, because they would be a death knell. Webcams are rarely flattering.

~ Sarah