What I’ve Been Listening To – March 2015

So, if you didn’t already know, I love music! I listen to music literally all the time! Rap, Pop, Indie, Acoustic, you name it I’ll listen to it! Although I’m not personally talented in the music department, I have a huge appreciation for the art of it.

I’ve seen a lot of people online start doing this thing where they make monthly playlists. So, I thought I would start making some monthly playlists as well.  These playlists are basically like virtual diaries of what our musical tastes are at this moment in time. I think it will be really interesting when I look back on these monthly playlists 5, 10, maybe even 15 years later, seeing what kind of music I used to listen to when I was younger.

The 5 artists that are listed below are the musicians whose music I have really enjoyed listening to throughout this month. Many of their songs are featured on my playlist. I have been listening to their songs non-stop these past few weeks. I highly recommend that you all listen to all of them and their most recent songs and albums.

Logic – Now although I am a huge fan of rap music,(Rick Ross is the boss! Cool? No? Ok, I’ll stop trying) I usually tend to stick to my traditional favorites when I listen to my usual genre of choice, but Logic, ooh Logic! His lyrics speak to me on a whole other level! I love relatable his songs are despite how unusual and out of the ordinary his story is. Listening to Logic’s music is like listening to beautiful poetry and an intense love story. Yet, this love story isn’t just about a girl it’s a love for life and all the crazy things that come with it.

Drake – If you don’t know who Drake is where in the world have you been? Well don’t worry darling because I will take care of you( you see what I did there? With his lyrics? Cute? Clever? No? Ok…). His new album If You’re Reading this It’s Too Late is amazing! It’s not so good that I would say it is one of my all time favorite albums but it is definitely up there and very well made. The album is basically about how he sees the world differently now that he has made it big in the music industry, because of things like how much money he now has and now people treat him differently now.

Oh Wonder – This group I found out about through one of my favorite YouTubers, Arden Rose. Not only is she absolutely gorgeous( like seriously I’m turning gay just looking at her!) but her sarcastic personality and dry sense of humor makes her videos even better than they are. She has an app that keeps her viewers, or as she likes to call them Rose Buds, on all her social media links and just everything she has been up to.Their song, The Rain  came up on her app’s feed one day so I thought I would give it a listen. I instantly fell in love! Their sound is so unique and their voices intertwine so beautifully it’s insane! They also are releasing a new song at the beginning of every month which is definitely something to look forward to considering how talented they are. The only problem? This makes it even harder to wait for their first full album that comes out in September!

Nicki Minaj – I have been a dedicated fan of the Pink Barbie ever since Pink Friday! Her story is super inspiring and her rap skills are on point! Her new album Pink Print is so well done and so her! It has the perfect balance between serious heart felt tracks and fun tracks. My personal favorite is Only, which features, Drake, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown. The song is basically Nicki saying that she doesn’t care what the tabloids say about her because she knows who she is and she isn’t afraid to be sexy in public because this is the real her and the only her. As if we didn’t have enough reasons to look up to her as a POC feminist role model!

Loyle Carner – I found out about this artist through another one of my favorite YouTubers, Meowitslucy. Not only are her videos so well made and unique but her music taste is incredible! We like a lot of the same artists. This is probably why I am absolutely obsessed with keeping up with what she has been listening to on her Soundcloud! Loyle’s musical style is so jazzy and upbeat! Yet, it can also be very somber and slow at times. You can really tell that he truly takes the time to put so much effort and evoke every emotion in his body in what he creates! His voice and songs have a very beachy vibe to them, but I also feel that the songs are appropriate for so many other locations and occasions as well.

As well as listening to the artists that are already in my playlist I am constantly adding more great artists and songs as I continue to find them throughout the month of March. So make sure to follow me on Soundcloud and check out the rest of my March Playlist to stay updated on what I am listening to!

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Spring Fashion Essentials

    Spring Fashion Essentials

Spring is finally upon us! Well, sort of. It’s still pretty cold where I live, gotta love the South!
( not -__-). The fact that I will finally be able to wear shorts and open-toed shoes again seriously excites me so much! These spring fashion essentials are what I consider to be the best and most important staples for any spring wardrobe.

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Abercrombie Fitch vintage black dress – A simple floral dress is essential to any spring wardrobe. You could wear this dress casually with a jean jacket or vest with Converse and a statement necklace to something like a movie with friends or a picnic date with your boyfriend (not quite sure where you find one of those but hey if you got one). You could also dress it up a bit with some nice nude flats and a cardigan and wear it to a nice dinner date.

Lands End t shirt – A basic white t shirt is not just essential for spring but for any wardrobe. This shirt is perfect for everything from visits to the zoo to internships with big fancy shmancy social media companies like Facebook and Google! You’ll be fetching coffee for Mark Zuckerberg and organizing Sheryl Sandberg’s upcoming meetings in no time! Pair this shirt with a cardigan, pixie pants, flats, and a nice statement necklace and you’re good to go!

Tommy Hilfiger button down collar shirt – Oh, the button down. This classic preppy piece that is essential for any wardrobe literally goes with so much! It’s light, airy, and comes in such a wide variety of colors. The best thing about shirts like these is how put together they make you look. You could have just rolled out of bed half awake because you stayed up too late binge watching Gossip Girl on Netflix(I feel ya, guilty is charged) but because of your handy dandy button down paired with some cute printed shorts and Jack Rogers you will look like you just stepped straight out of a J Crew catalog!

J.Crew jean shorts – Oh, denim! The little fashion nerd in me is literally jumping with joy! Rolled up jean shorts have a certain youthful feel to them! It’s like you’re 10 again about to climb up to your tree house to play pirates with your best friend since birth!  For anything from barbecues to boat rides, these denim shorts will most definitely work!

J.Crew shorts – Chino shorts are a classic! These are super cute and very comfortable. They also come in a wide variety of colors. I always feel so classy when I wear mine!

Jack Rogers leather sandals – Now I’m pretty sure that you can already tell that I’m absolutely obsessed with these since I already mentioned them earlier. These shoes are super cute and are perfect for pretty much any occasion! Its metallic leather and classic design can dress up any outfit!

Charlotte Russe strap sandals – These gladiator sandals are great for adding a bit of edge to what would have been a very simple look.They are also very comfortable, which makes them perfect for going to a concert in! I also really like these sandals that have studs on them!

Liz Claiborne brown handbag – This cross body bag by Liz Claiborne is perfect for travel and for any busy woman who is always on the go! The color is very neutral and goes with literally anything!

Pave jewelry – This zodiac necklace from Baublebar is the perfect statement piece for  literally any occasion! I am absolutely obsessed with zodiac jewelry. I feel like it really goes with the whole bohemian vibe that is always so trendy for summer and spring!