Link Love

A little of entertainment, fashion and more…start the week with some good reads!

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It really is the end of the era: a heartwarming reflection on working at Blockbuster back in the day. [via The Hairpin]

Surprised that Philadelphia didn’t make this list of best cities for millennials. [via Refinery 29]

Super-interesting perspective: the trouble with second-hand clothes. [via The Business of Fashion]

In depressing but unsurprising news, Latinos are underrepresented in movies, despite buying over a quarter of movie tickets. [via Cosmo For Latinas]

As a lover of public transit, I can relate to the high, hidden costs of owning a car. [via Babble

I already drink water, but seeing its unbelievable health benefits makes me want to chug some more. [via Lovelyish]

Useful Chrome extensions for bloggers — I have to install these ASAP. [via Philly Blog Love]

A fellow Fordham grad is behind a new magazine that explicitly bans Photoshop. Awesome. [via College Fashion]

Reading anything good this week?

~ Sarah

Day Off

Utility Jacket and Plaid for Fall

Cargo Jacket – Macy’s (exact); Plaid Button-down – TJ Maxx (similar); Leggings – Old Navy (exact); Combat Boots – Payless (exact).

Plaid for Fall

Well, it was nice knowing you, Indian Summer. The sunshine and the warm weather seem to be gone for good, but top knots and button-downs are here to stay. And yes, I’m wearing leggings as pants, and no I’m not apologizing for it. If there’s a time to wear leggings as pants, it’s one a chilly day when I’m off from work and the only ones seeing me are my boyfriend and dog. Yep.

Statement Necklace and Plaid for Fall

Necklace – Black Market Minerals (similar).

On days off, I either tend to go more casual or fancier than usual. This is a little of both. I want to be comfy for blogging and housework (ugh, laundry) but a day off affords me time to put on makeup and gasp, accessorize.

Combat Boots For Fall

Also, these boots? I’m obsessed with them. They were a birthday gift to myself, and I’m so glad I got them because they are extra comfy. Hopefully I won’t wear them down too fast.

~ Sarah

Ahora Amo: Her Conference Edition

It’s been over a day since I’ve been back in Philly, but I think I’ve finally recovered enough from the whirlwind that was the 2nd Annual Her Campus National Intercollegiette Conference to write about it. Here are the highlights, as told through my Instagram:

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On the way to Day 1.

That first day was kind of a blur. It was an early morning (early enough that I ended up doing my makeup on the LIRR) and I was running late and had to hail a cab to get to the conference in time to grab some breakfast. I attended two panels in the morning — the first on public relations and marketing, the second on creating a sort of life plan.

I chose the marketing panel because it’s a field I know nothing about, but as I search for full-time work, I find myself applying to more marketing assistant-type positions. I also love using social media, but I tend to approach it more from a journalistic perspective, so I’m interested in the other end too. It was very overwhelming though, because there was just so much vocabulary and the like I’ve never been exposed to before. It’s a learning process I suppose. Though since I felt so discouraged afterwards, the second panel did not help me build my career confidence.

Here’s the thing about conferences — they are awkward and overwhelming by nature, and Her Campus events especially are filled with passionate and motivated young women. Which is amazing, but also kind of intimidating. That was Saturday. The highlight of the day was a screening of Girl Rising, a documentary on the importance of global girls’ education. It was inspiring and definitely put things in perspective.

Day 2. Accurate.

After working off my nerves Saturday, Sunday went a lot better. For one, I had an easier time introducing myself to people and spotted some more friendly faces. The panels I attended were great too. The first was on blogging (hello, perfect) and the second was another on life planning. This one had a positive impact on me, especially as I try to kickstart my career. Again, great timing, Her Campus. The keynote speeches were also especially awesome.

Other things I loved during #HerConference:

♡ getting my hair did ♡ listening to inspiring women ♡ all the tea ♡ swag bags ♡ learning more about new media ♡ networking ♡ reconnecting ♡ finding motivation ♡ being back in New York ♡ free Chipotle ♡

For my fellow attendees, what did you think of the weekend? Let me know!

~ Sarah