Trailer Thursday: Love & Mercy

Spring might be creeping up on us, but real talk, I’m ready for summer: hours of sunshine and playing the Beach Boys on repeat. So hearing about a Brian Wilson biopic was already exciting. A Brian Wilson biopic starring Paul Dano, who I’ve loved since I was 15 and saw Little Miss Sunshine? Now I’m all in. The movie also stars John Cusack and Elizabeth Banks.

P.S. If you can’t get “God Only Knows” out of your head after watching the trailer, watch this epic music video from BBC:

~ Sarah

Link Love

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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


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