Month: February 2016

29 Feb 2016

Wedding Mondays

Happy Monday evening everyone! I came across this wedding video pretty randomly a couple of weeks ago – not even on a wedding blog I don’t think. After watching this though I remember thinking, “Wow, I have not seen a video like this before.” And then I proceeded to watch six more wedding videos from the same filmmaker! This one was our favorite though. I think what I loved about this wedding video the most is that there were so many different elements to it. Not only did we get to see the wedding day, but we were shown footage pre-wedding day – a glimpse of Preston and Amber’s life together and who they are as a couple. These are some of my favorite moments.

28 Feb 2016

Oscars 2016 Red Carpet

Saoirse Ronan in custom Calvin Klein

*swoon* oh my gosh, isn’t she a vision? I was debating between using Saoirse or Alicia for the first photo of this post, but when it came down to it, I had to pick this one. The sequins, the Emerald green and the s/o to her Irish heritage is absolutely perfect. This is the perfect look for the nominated actress.

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28 Feb 2016

2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts

Manan and I did something really fun yesterday that I’ve never done before. We went to the theater down by the Embarcadero to watch all of this year’s Oscar nominated shorts! Now, every year most people just care about who’s going to win Best Picture or Best Actress or Best Actor and the shorts don’t get that much action. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an Oscar nominated short previously so seeing five this year at once was a big deal to me. Manan told me that even though they don’t get a lot of buzz, there’s something really incredible about them. Because they are considered shorts – the people behind them have to make sure that everything is explicit and pretty straightforward since you’re not getting a lot of context. These all varied in length too some at just 12 minutes and some up to 30 minutes.

This year’s nominations:

  • Ave Maria
  • Shok
  • Everything Will Be Okay
  • Stutterer
  • Day One

At the end of it all, Manan and I asked each which one we liked the best and which one we thought would win. We both were in agreement; we LOVED Stutterer, but we think Shok will win. I read some predictions this morning that some people thought Ave Maria or Day One would win, but Ave Maria was my least favorite of the brunch and Day One was too unrealistic for me and not believable one bit.

28 Feb 2016

Fifth Harmony – “Work From Home”

I can’t believe that we’re making an entire post for this, but we have to talk about this song and this music video. I watched the video for the first time on Friday night after being woken up to this song Friday morning as my alarm and at first, I had no idea what I was listening to. A lot of thoughts raced through my head. “What kind of song is this?” “What is this song about – is it really about working from home or is like sexualizing work from home?” I still don’t really know the answer. Here are some other questions/thoughts I have though:

  • Why does this music video take place on a construction site? This is the last place that you can work from home.
  • Why doesn’t Lauren have any lines in this song?
  • Doesn’t the beginning beat of this song remind you of “Take You There” which was on the soundtrack for Rugrats and sung by Mya, Blackstreet, Mase, and Blinky Blink? (Who the hell is Blinky Blink, you ask? That’s another question for us too)
  • Is it just me or do all the girls struggle with lip syncing?
  • Also, why is this music video so sexual? I feel so uncomfortable knowing that most of them are just around 18 years old!
  • Poor Ally, she’s the most awkward in the group for sure. She really doesn’t need to be moving so quickly through her part and I think if she had slowed it down, it would’ve looked better and made sense with the pace of the song.
  • The choreography for this is pretty good.
  • The girls dancing on the stairs during Ty Dolla $ign’s part is also uncomfortable. I don’t think HE even know what’s going on when he walks in to that room.
  • I can’t lie to you – Camila singing all the rifts at the end is totally one of my favorite parts in the song and the part I’m always belting out.

I also listened to this song all the way up to the city yesterday so it’s safe to say that it has grown on me. We’re looking forward to seeing how much of a hit it becomes though. Initially the song was just going to be “Work,” but with Rihanna already coming out with “Work” they decided on “Work from Home.”

28 Feb 2016

Romantical Vibes

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Dress and top – Brandy Melville / Black boots

As we started to head into fall, I was getting nervous about having to ditch all of my summer clothes for more layers. I had recently purchased this lavender dress from Brandy Melville, but didn’t feel like I had gotten enough wear out of it. I wasn’t ready to hang it up for the next two seasons for good so instead, I threw a lightweight long sleeve black shirt over it (also from Brandy) and because it was a little bit longer/baggier, I decided to knot it right in front. It’s great because it adds a little bit more dimension to the look, matches with the black boots, and allows you to get a peak of the lavender at the top so that you know it’s a layered look. The photo below is a close-up of the knot, but excuse us for all the wrinkles! This dress is definitely partial to them.

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28 Feb 2016

What We’re Listening To:

On Friday night, I caught the last 10 minutes of 500 Days of Summer after watching a series of shows that I was catching up on. I don’t know if anyone else, but me feels this way, but this film is definitely one of my favorites. I think it tells such a simple, straightforward, but also complex story about love and relationships. Too often after a breakup, people are always looking for a reason for why things ended. Honestly, I have totally been that person. BUT I have also been on the other end where when my friends had asked me my reason for ending things and I have said that I just knew it wasn’t a fit the same way that Zooey’s character did.

Regardless of all that, this film has an extraordinary soundtrack and one that I listen to pretty often. I hope you’ll all enjoy it as much as I did!

27 Feb 2016

Black, White, Tan

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White tee – Madewell / Pants – Uniqlo / Booties – Dolce Vita

After I got these boots, I really tried my best to pair them with just about everything that I could imaginable. This was one of the more successful looks! I know I mentioned that I’ve never been a jeans and a t-shirt kind of a girl, but these aren’t jeans so I think that’s what made this easier. Believe it or not, this is the only white-tee that I have. I purchased this from Madewell years ago and even though it’s the most classic staple and everyone has one, it can be difficult to find the perfect one. Sometimes, they don’t fit right, sometimes the cut is weird, you don’t like the fabric, etc. Plus, on top of that, you have to take care of it! It’s a magnet for stains, but you already knew that.

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27 Feb 2016

The First Monday in May

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Oh my goodness, watching this trailer just gave me all sorts of exciting goosebumps! The Met Ball is something that we’ve been highlighting on Yow Yow! uh since this blog was born and it is THE biggest night in fashion of the entire year. I’ve always loved seeing all of the celebrities and designers on the red carpet and I’m even more thrilled that there’s a behind the scene documentary being created for it. This reminds me a lot of The September Issue – which just happens to be one of my favorite documentaries also.

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  • The other wedding look had more votes, but this is MY favorite wedding look ever! 😘
  • I felt like we could have sat here for hours and we’d watch the sky continue to change and we’d never get bored
  • Sharing a dressing room problems 😒
  • We have so many options in SF when it comes to choosing a spot for our regular dinners out. I love that this group just prefers to go to fast food and chain restaurants. OKAY 4/5 of us, but he still comes anyways for the company.
  • Melt in your mouth roast pork
  • The cheeky decor at the Park
  • golden glow ✨
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  • Magic out there

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