Ahora Amo

A collection of all the small things that I love at the moment…

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♡ Skyping with old friends from home. I love catching up, especially after such a long time. ♥

♡ My new printer – the HP Deskjet 3050. It’s not as fancy as my old printer, but guess what? It works! Life is so much better when you can print papers at the last minute have a printer.

♡ The 60’s Oldies station on Pandora. Old-school perfection – I wish they still made music like that.

♡ Elizabeth Taylor

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This screen siren passed away nearly a month ago, and for a week or so, the most beautiful pictures of her were circulating on television and in print. One of the last great movie stars, the vivacious Taylor left behind quite a legacy.

♡ Selena

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Selena Perez was a Mexican-American singer who popularized Tejano music in the U.S. She was killed in 1995, but her music continues to influences countless of fans. On YouTube, you can still find hundreds of video tributes to her. My favorite songs, which I’ve been playing on a loop, are “Como La Flor”, “I Could Fall In Love” and “Dreaming of You”.

West Side Story

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I love this movie, and we recently watched a lot of clips from it in my American Studies class. One of my favorite scenes? Rita Moreno singing “America”.

♡ Natalie Wood

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You know how some girls worship Old Hollywood stars like Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn? Well, I adore Natalie Wood, who coincidentally played Maria in West Side Story (although she did not do the singing herself). Like Taylor, Wood was a studio star. Like Monroe, she met an untimely death.

“Not even analysis, by itself, can transform you. You must still do the changing yourself.”

♡ Black, white & red

There’s just something so classic, chic and polished about black and white ensembles paired with just a touch of red. Love it.

♡ These shoes.

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Why, hello Payless. We need to get reacquainted a.s.a.p. See a trend with these picks?

~ Sarah

Ahora Amo

“Ahora Amo”  roughly translates to “Now I Love”. Inspired by features like Michelle’s Love, Love, Love “Ahora Amo” is a collection of all the small things that I love at the moment. ♥

♡ Key Lime Pie. Graham cracker crusts make everything better. And I miss Key West.3252948639_8eed88bae8_z_large

♡ my coconut-scented shampoo from Suave – not only is it dirt cheap, but it smells like a vacation in a bottle.

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♡ Oranges! I’ve been eating deliciously sweet orange slices for nearly everyday this month.

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So good.

♡ Twizzlers. I’ve been eating a pack a day for the last few weeks. Problem? Probably.

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♡ Teacup Pigs.

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No explanations necessary.

♡ Pretty Little Liars. Obsessed with this show.

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Obsessed. And the fashion? To die for.

♡ iTouch. It makes my life so much easier.

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♡ This video

♡ Spring training. I can hear my college baseball team practicing from my window on the weekends.

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The sound of aluminum bats is just another sign spring – and baseball season – is around the corner.

Black Swan. This wasn’t my favorite movie of the year, but when the Oscars rolled around, I just couldn’t stop thinking about this movie.

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It’s disturbing, way over-the-top, but absolutely beautiful.

♡ Wearing more stylish outfits. I can’t wait to finally have a chance to get my friend Sarah to photograph some of these looks. I really want to start posting more outfit pictures, but I want them to be good, not low quality shots. Fingers crossed it happens after spring break! Speaking of spring break…

♡  CALIFORNIA.

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It’s been more than a decade since I’ve been to California, but this time I’m not just going for break. I’m going as part of Global Outreach, a cultural immersion and service program at Fordham. Twelve of us are staying in SoCal for about ten days, embracing “simple living”, and learning about homelessness. In the mornings, we’re working at St. Vincent de Paul soup kitchens and in the afternoons we’ll be at Stand Up for Kids, an organization that helps homeless and street kids. I have no idea what to expect, but I can’t wait. It’s going to be an amazing experience, and I can’t wait to share it with you all when I get back.

I hope everyone is enjoying their breaks and whatnot. On a more serious note, however, please contribute to the Red Cross here to help those in need after today’s earthquake and tsunami in the Pacific.

~ Sarah