We’ve transitioned to “there is no point in shopping” to “we’re in this for the long haul!” While I’ve never considered myself an online shopper… I’m not lying, I use Amazon once a year, there is a joy that is associated with receiving packages. And that goes for any type of package, not even just the shopping you’re doing for yourself. In times like these, where it seems like things will never get better, we have to treat ourselves. My justification is that I still need clothes to wear to work for my video calls. Also, because of our social media presence, it helps to have outfits that you can be excited by. I promise to be responsible, but I am also going to be making a shopping purchase as soon as we hit “post” on this.
With the election right around the corner, Facebook is cracking down on fake news. This is a big step for them in the right direction, but they aren’t exactly at the forefront of this movement. Twitter is doing a much better job currently. One of my biggest pet peeves in general is when people share things to social media and think they are all of a sudden “breaking the news.” What makes this worse is when the “news” is actually not only out dated, but false. What’s wrong with people? If you’re going to take the time to read the article (looks like you may not have) at least read the date it was published.
Now whenever a user considers doing this and the article itself is at least three months old, Facebook will notify you with a pop-up. It’s subtle, but helpful and could actually prevent you from receiving any backlash so maybe we should take the hint. This feature is already being used now.
As a kid, I didn’t want to be confined to having one kind of cereal for breakfast. In our household, we were regulars at mixing together all of our leftovers for one meal and cereal was no exception. Everyone else must have had the same idea because Kellogg is now creating these mashup boxes that combine two of your favorite cereals in one. For now, Frosted Flakes and Fruit Loops is the only box available and is now in stores nationwide. Here’s hoping that this first box is the launch pad for other favorite combos!
Happy Sunday and happy Pride weekend y’all! Lizzo just released the most fun music video for her single “Soulmate” featuring the men of Queer Eye. It’s the perfect upbeat song to end the weekend and it’s a music video that includes animated versions of the six of them throughout. Whether you’re celebrating pride with a loved one or celebrating your own self-love, it’s hard not to like this song.
When I laid eyes on LoveShackFancy for the first time, it wasn’t what I expected. In fact, I was surprised by how much I wanted to own one of their pieces. My style has always been somewhat feminine, but as of late, not so much. If I were to measure LoveShackFancy on my spectrum, I would find it to be on the extreme side of whimsey and girly. Think princess type dresses for days, ruffles, lace and a whole lot of pink. Yet, despite that, that difference made me love it. When I learned that they would be launching a bridal collection, I was intrigued. I never thought I would see myself in a ball gown of any kind, but I knew LoveShackFancy wouldn’t do bridal that way and they didn’t. Prices range from $500-$2000 and are available now on their [website]. Below are a few looks that we’re swooning over:
San Francisco summer has arrived! The fog has rolled in and the skies are a deep gray. I got out this morning for a little bit to pick up flowers, coffee and pastries, but I’ve basically been sitting on my couch for the past few hours with the candle burning. How is it that San Francisco’s spring season is so much more forgiving to us than summer? I’ll never understand it.
What We’re Watching: Sorry to Bother You
Ok, we’re cheating a little bit because technically we watched this last night. “Sorry to Bother You” has been on my list for some time and I decided I wanted to make time for it last night and take a break from K-dramas. The film is smart, witty, and overly quirky. While it leans more on the humorous side, there’s a bigger message in here to grasp. We’re also huge fans of Lakeith Stanfield. You can watch the film currently on Hulu.
What We’re Listening To: Teyana Taylor – The Album
This came out just last week, but I’m excited to dive into this. We’ve been long time fans of Teyana and seeing all of the collaborators on this album – Kehlani, Big Sean, Eryka Badu gives us promise.
I ordered this pair and another last month, but this was the first time I’d ever purchased this kind. My normal leggings from Aritzia are usually less than $30 so for the longest time I would ask myself why I needed to shell out over double for a pair that was likely going to be the same. Turns out, the jokes on me because they are very different! The fabric is so light and smooth. For a day of errands or even just wearing them around the house, I’ve felt comfortable all day. In fact, I like these so much that I don’t even want to change out of them for bed.
What We’re Eating: The Pasta Shop’s Ravioli
We’ve done our fair share of cooking this week so when it came time to head into the weekend, I really wanted to make things easy for myself. I picked up a package of [The Pasta Shop’s] ravioli at Bi-Rite along with a Bi-Rite Romesco sauce to pair it with. The Pasta Shop is based out of Oakland and while this was my first time trying this brand, I was impressed. For being a packaged product, it’s quite fresh and comes in so many varieties. There’s really something for everyone.
Since I’m on a number of platforms, I constantly feel like I’m always thinking about content. Where is it going and is it the right or wrong time to be posting this? It’s the kind of thing that occupies more of the space in my mind than is ideal. Lately in quarantine, I’ve been thinking about this idea more often and I’m hyper-sensitive about what I put out. This has always been my parents’ warning. “Everything you share on the internet lives 4ever.” I think about this too, but not as often as they do.
When I started Yow Yow! the ease of being able to write whatever I wanted to write was freeing. Here, I could be my most honest and exude the inner sassiness that I couldn’t necessarily out in public. As we observe what’s happening in the world, we now know that words don’t make us invincible. They come at a cost and have consequences even if we wrote them 10 years ago. I find myself deleting posts more quickly after I post them these days. I may linger on posts a little longer before I ultimately change my mind. Sure, I can go back and delete, but for me, I want to be able to catch these things before I make the mistake.
As the person behind this blog, we’re growing up. It’s not enough to just actively make sure we’re not offending, but to also be inclusive. The other day, I posted an Instagram of a pair of leggings I just ordered from Aritzia. It’s not the first time I’ve posted about a purchase, but my gut told me that I didn’t need to share my size with the entire world. One, it wasn’t anyone’s business and two, I didn’t want anyone to feel a certain way seeing this size. It didn’t add anything to the photograph and it potentially had a risk of harming someone else. Lucky for me, I was able to ask a friend to quickly edit this out for me before posting. While it was an extra step, I knew I wouldn’t feel right if I had posted it as it was. I understand that not everything I post is going to resonate with everyone, but I’d rather everyone feel welcome than not.
It’s not a secret that we’ve been leaning into Korean culture since quarantine started. Between Korean dramas and KPOP, it was the gateway step from our foundational love of Korean food. After a year-long hiatus, BLACKPINK has returned not only with a collaboration with Lady Gaga, but also this single from their forthcoming album due in September. “How You Like That” is the edgy summer bop that we need and does a great job of highlighting the personalities of every member. Watching the music video is an explosion of visuals and fashion inspiration. We can’t wait to see what these ladies will serve us with next!
When “Normal People” was released on Hulu, fans of the series binged it all in a matter of days. Personally, I found myself in stages of grief. Should I have finished it as quickly as I did? Why didn’t I savor it more? Wanting to know more about Marianne and Connell, I couldn’t accept that this was the end.
Announced this week, two very special episodes will be available for Ireland and Northern Ireland viewers that show us the rest of the story 40 years into the future. Titled “Normal Older People,” we really hope that there’s a happy ending in it and that all viewers will have it available on Hulu.
When I woke up to this news yesterday, I initially thought it was a joke. Doesn’t it seem like the kind of April Fools we’d expect? The doubt was merely just because of the very off-centered logo. Gap has been hurting for some time as a brand, but is Kanye West the answer here? Can his 10-year deal with the retailer save the company?
“We are excited to welcome Kanye back to the Gap family as a creative visionary, building on the aesthetic and success of his Yeezy brand and together defining a next-level retail partnership,” Mark Breitbard, Global Head of Gap Brand, said in a release.
For now, we can just expect clothing out of this collaboration, but may see more in the future. I’ve always viewed Gap to be a classic brand and while I’m not a regular, I love them for basic staples ie) loungerwear, pants, denim, etc. We’ll definitely keep an eye on what’s coming out, but not making any promises!