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Hello, September! Catch up on some reading and enjoy your Labor Day (or plain ol’ Monday!):

The meaning behind some emoji may surprise you.

Have you noticed all the tech companies with animal logos? Adorable.

Is TJ Maxx is the best retail store?

What does it tell wavy- and curly-haired girls when celebs don’t put down the straightening iron?

Five songs that probably inspired “Shake It Off.” (Yes, I have it on repeat but haters are gonna hate, hate, hate.)

Revisiting the beautiful sites of Anne of Green Gables (one of my favorite novels).

Is being Pop-Up City bad for Philadelphia?

Any good reads to share?

~ Sarah

Fashion Inspiration: Road Between

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If I had to pick my summer soundtrack, it would easily be Road Between, Lucy Hale’s debut country album. Depending on who you ask, I don’t listen to much country (though I have seen the Eli Young Band in concert!), so I bought this album on a whim when I saw her promoting it on Twitter (she plays Aria on Pretty Little Liars and recorded her album in her spare time).

Road Between is fun and infectious — Lucy Hale actually sounds like a singer, and I love playing the album all the way through, on repeat. I can’t even remember the last time I purchased an album in full (maybe 2004, but don’t quote me), so it was a good surprise that I keep playing it (and singing along)!

I ended up putting together a couple country-inspired outfits based on my favorite songs on the album — they’re stylish but casual enough for your next summertime outing!

Fashion Inspiration: "Love Tonight" By Lucy Hale

Shop: banglesbelt; top; shorts; boots.

“Love Tonight” is a sassy song about a fun fling, and I wanted a funky outfit to match. The base — a textured tank and cutoffs — become a lot more interesting with the laser-cut belt and Western-inspired bangles. The cutout booties add another trendy, but country, touch and would be great for a night out dancing.

Fashion Inspiration: Lucy Hale's "Red Dress"

Shop: dressbeaded necklace; midi ringssandals.

Well, it’s no surprise that an outfit based on “Red Dress” features, well, a red dress (this one is a halter, but any red sundress would work). These comfy sandals are ideal for “dancing in the moonlight ’til the break of dawn,” a lyric referenced by the crescent moon midi ring. The red beaded necklace adds another flirty touch.

Have you listened to Road Between yet? Any of these outfits your style? If you’re a fan of either the songs or the clothes, check out this article featuring outfits inspired by the album’s lead single, “You Sound Good To Me.”

~ Sarah

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Happy Monday! Enjoy these reads to start your week!

College Fashion (one of the first blogs I started reading years ago!) has been killing it lately:

Starbucks fan? Well they’re totally seducing you with these design tricks.

If you’re a woman, and I’ll wager especially in a city, you’ll relate to this video on what it’s like to be a woman walking alone at night. (Somehow I haven’t developed any of these automatic defense mechanisms, and I wonder if that will change when I get older…)

Curious about why Cosmo is featuring more stories about reproductive rights? The answers may surprise you.

The World Cup is approaching, but Brazilians are less than pleased on how the host nation is being portrayed in this year’s theme song. (I think we can all agree it can’t get better than “Waka Waka.”)

Will make you cry: 75 photos capturing the 21st century so far.

Any good reads to share?

~ Sarah

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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

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