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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.

Misc.

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

Beatlemania

Beatles Graphic Sweatshirt

Beatles Sweatshirt (gift) – Forever 21 (exact); Jeans – Ross (similar); Glitter Sneakers – Old Navy (girl’s, similar).

Beatles Graphic Sweatshirt

In case you missed it all over the news earlier this month, February marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival to America. And while I wasn’t around to watch Ed Sullivan in 1964, this milestone still makes me feel kind of old. I remember going to an exhibit with my dad in seventh grade marking the Beatles’ first visit to Miami Beach (February 13, 1964) — and that’s already 10 years ago!

My first two years of high school, I feel like I lived in band tees – the Beatles, the Stones, the Doors. So this graphic sweatshirt, a Christmas gift from my brother, takes me back. (Hint: if you want an oversized look, size up — this is true to size.) Instead of pairing it with bootcut jeans and navy Converse (like 15-year-old Sarah would) I opted for electric blue skinnies (surprisingly versatile!) and glitter sneakers (better look here). It’s a comfy cool look perfect for a snowy day inside finishing of “House of Cards.”

In related news, I found a spot inside that’s well-lit enough for indoor photos. Because it’s too gross to venture outside if I don’t have to. Sorry, not sorry.

~ Sarah

Classical Music, French Bread & Juice Boxes

On Monday night, I met up with my friends Christine and Alyssa at the Great Lawn in Central Park for Philharmonic in the Park! It’s a New York tradition that went on hiatus last summer (bummer). The New York Philharmonic plays in parks in every borough over the course of about a week., and I was excited to cross it off my New York bucket list.

It was a lovely evening of friends, good conversation, a French baguette, apple grape juice and ice cream (for dessert!). Oh, and heat and humidity, but that’s summer for you. And some creeping on some really fancy picnic set ups. You better believe we’re going to be prepared come next year.

Really excited about my juice box!

And the best part? Fireworks!! But no classical music during the fireworks show? Missed opportunity, people.

~ Sarah

Link Love

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Still nursing your holiday hangover? Hopefully these links can help you through the first Monday of the year.

An oldie but a goodie: the lead singer of Dion and the Belmonts returns to the Bronx to tell his story, from The New York Times.

Fan favorite Jason Taylor retired this weekend, and even though I’m not a Miami Dolphins fan, he’s a stand up guy. I loved this piece on him from The Miami Herald.

The Refinery 29 guide to Miami. It all sound so glamorous, not that I’ve explored even one thing on the list.

This is kind of cool: Florida recently abolished its smallest city, Islandia. I hadn’t even heard of it before.

Here are some great tips on mixing patterns from a Clothed Much contributor.

Laughing With Broken Eyes recently had a series, One Week to Better Blogging. Click the link to read all the posts – great tips even if you’ve been blogging for awhile!

From CF, ten great DIY ideas – adding some of these to my to-do list.

Still looking for a calendar for the new year? The Huffington Post has some great (read: free and downloadable) options.

Which links are loving this week?

~ Sarah

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