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2018 SAG Awards – Complete List of Winners

For all of the categories and winners, click the cut below! Up next? The Grammys and Oscars.

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Song of the Day

Connie Constance – Stars

I watched the Zac Posen documentary “House of Z” on Netflix yesterday and this was the ending song. I’ve long looked up to Zac for his beautiful silhouettes, but never knew anything about this story. The documentary captured it well and I couldn’t get this song out of my head for the next hour.

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PLEASE STAND BY – Movie Trailer

Dakota Fanning plays a young autistic woman who flees from her caregiver to submit her piece to a “Star Trek” writing competition.

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New Balance Unveils “Pastel” Pack

I’m a sucker for all things pastel and after seeing this – I need/want to have them all in every single color.

Just in time for the spring season, New Balance is launching their Classic 574 pastel pack and aren’t these just the most darling things you’ve ever seen? Coming in hot with five pastel options – pink, mint, off-white, blue, and purple, there’s something for everyone. These will be available starting February 1st at newbalance.com for $80 a pop!

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Song of the Day

Rationale – Tethered

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Instagram Unveils Activity Status

Facebook has been doing this with messenger for years. You can choose to opt in or out of texting “read receipts.” So why is this any different? The differentiating factor is that with texting and with Facebook, you choose who is in your network and who you let in. You can do this with a private Instagram account as well, but for those who are public, you run the risk of more dangerous territories. The good news is that your activity status is only shown to people you follow or engage with through DM’s so this won’t be public information to everyone that follows you. A tweet I saw yesterday said that this would be more concerning for Instagram accounts that may have stalkers though.

For those of you are uncomfortable with this feature or just want to slide a little bit more under the radar once in awhile, you can easily change this in your settings.

From your profile page, click on the settings gear and scroll down. Under settings and right above “Support” you’ll find “Show Activity Status.” Just swipe that bad boy to the left to keep yourself hidden from showing the last time you were active.

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Five Favorite Pins: Soups

Miso Noodle Soup w/ tofu, chanterelles, and bok choy

Lately, I’ve been receiving a lot of emails to my inbox about soup dieting. So, nothing wrong with that – I actually love all kinds of soups and had it on an almost daily basis at my last place of employment, but I don’t know if it’s super great for my body to be on a strict diet of only soups. I’ve also had this on the brain a lot because I’ve been sick for the last week and all I’ve had is soup – ramen, chicken noodle, hot and sour so it’s got me thinking. There are many more recipes sitting in my Pinterest boards that I’ve been waiting to try. Here are just a few that I’m craving right now:

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My Visit to Weddington Way

When Ashley asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding this up coming year, I was elated. I couldn’t think of anything that I wanted to do more at that point. It’s obviously no secret that we love weddings here at Yow Yow! so this should be no surprise. My appointment at Weddington Way was a brief one because I already knew the dress that Ashley had picked out for us. However, this was a first time for me! I wanted to take my time a little bit so naturally, I had to try on three other gowns in three different colors just for… research?

The dress that I’m wearing above isn’t the one that I’m wearing for Ashley’s wedding, but I have been loving this burgundy color lately and when the woman helping me pick out all these dresses saw this one, she knew I would like it. She wasn’t wrong. You can’t see it, but the back detailing is spectacular with little ruched flowers right above the waist.

Half the women in my life have expressed displeasure in bridesmaid dresses while the other half love them. I took mine to get tailored the other day and even though it wasn’t a wedding gown, I still felt like a mini princess. It’s a beautiful gown and I can’t wait to stand next to Ashley on her big day. Weddington Way is a brand out of San Francisco now under the Gap Inc. umbrella and located within Banana Republic. Here are a few of my favorite gowns from them in case any of you are looking for some inspiration!

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Abercrombie Kids Launches Gender Neutral Collection

I know I’ve been showering this brand with praise for the last year, but it’s not for no reason! During my late teenage years and into my 20’s, Abercrombie was not a brand on my radar. In fact, I was convinced that I had grown out of them completely. Their brand name had been tarnished with a reputation for ginormous logos on their apparel, dimly lit stores, and heavily scented perfumes and cologne. While they were once a hot commodity between the kids, they suddenly became a brand that no one really wanted.

But everyone deserves a second chance right? I popped in sometime last year during a sale and was pleasantly surprised that all the things I once loathed about them had been changed. I even made a purchase. So there’s nothing that I love more than a brand taking feedback and turning it into something. Change. Another change that they’ve made is announcing a new their new gender neutral collection entitled “Everybody Collection” for their kids line.

The line made its debut this past Wednesday and includes trendy pieces like bomber jackets, camouflage prints, and hoodies for either gender. The decision to create this collection actually came from customer feedback that they had received.

“Our Everybody Collection is one assortment, in one size run, that covers the trends we are seeing in both color and style,” said Stacia Andersen, Brand President of A&F and Abercrombie Kids in a statement. “We are excited to offer these additional options and are looking forward to building on this initial collection for summer and the back-to-school seasons.”

One of the reasons why this is so important now and why I’m sharing this today is because of the rise in transgender children coming forward. It’s crucial and impactful for brands like Abercrombie to remind everyone that fashion is inclusive and for everyone.

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The Jonas Brothers Return to Instagram

I’ve been a fan of the Jonas Brothers since the very beginning so when the trio announced in 2013 that they were breaking up, I was crushed. It wasn’t unreasonable decision. Kevin was married and starting a family. Nick was pursuing his own ventures and Joe seemed like he was doing the same.

Earlier this week, the Jonas Brothers Instagram account revived itself. It’s interesting to see that at the time of their breakup, they were just at 57.1K followers. Now, four days later, they have 235K followers because everyone is expecting a comeback! Maybe they brought back the account just as an archive, but maybe it means something more. I, for one, would love them to do a reunion tour.

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Song of the Day

Majid Jordan, PARTYNEXTDOOR – One I Want

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Would You Wear It? Ugg Edition

One of my favorite trends to look back on is the Ugg boot. Second place? The Juicy Couture sweatsuits. These staples were iconic and they weren’t just trends; they were staples. Everyone you knew had one and if you didn’t, you were on the outs. What I love about the Ugg is that while they weren’t always the most visually pleasing, they were comfy as hell. Before I owned actual Uggs, I had knockoffs and when I purchased the real ones from Nordstrom, I was ecstatic. In fact, they’re staring at me right now from my living room. They’re the most basic of basics, but I can’t knock the Ugg brand for trying something different.

Partnering with French label Y/Project, they created a thigh-high Ugg boot that debuted at Men’s fashion week in Paris this past Wednesday. So what do we think? Still ultra cozy? Would you wear it? Which pair is your favorite and who’s the ideal person that can pull this off?

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Snaps for a Snapshot

Who: Yara Shahidi

Wearing: Vera Wang

Where: 2018 NAACP Image Awards

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