And as the night gets later, the content gets
And as the night gets later, the content gets
Bless my parents for never taking me to get a photo with the Easter bunny because this is terrifying. How that girl is still smiling is beyond me. Even as an adult and looking at this photo, I feel like I’m anticipating my own nightmares. With that said, Happy Easter! We never celebrated really so I don’t know what to wish you all, but I guess… a happy Sunday! I hope you have a fantastic brunch and a great last day before the work week.
The theme of this collection is minimalism. Before I left my last job, my life was very noisy. My mind was constantly racing with a million thoughts. I wasn’t always able to communicate my feelings articulately. I was stressed with needing to be two places at once, and in general my home – my sanctuary felt cluttered. The time off that I had from working made me feel well again. I felt like I could take care of myself the way I needed to and get that clear head that I was seeking. I couldn’t remember a time where I was THAT happy! And that’s why it was also challenging to get back to work after that… but more on that later. This post is a collection of things that just feel simple to me. There’s not a lot of noise in them and as you’ll notice in these photos, more space than usual. Enjoy!
This is the 2nd post we’ve done that has included Samuel L. Jackson in the same week. You may be wondering… why? Well, it’s cause he has a new movie coming out, but if we’re being honest here – there hasn’t been enough Samuel L. Jackson on Yow Yow! and that just needs to change in general. He’s actually quite funny. I think we could use more content from him.
Samuel L. Jackson as Hannah? 8/10.
Really, just all of us here.
We couldn’t NOT post this.
This video needed more Marshawn. Of course we’ll be watching the Super Bowl tomorrow, but it’s always less fun for us when the Seahawks aren’t in it. In case anyone is wondering though…um, we’re rooting for the Falcons!
Cue the Valentine’s Day posts!
The events that occurred this weekend were deeply upsetting. We have a couple more posts tonight that aren’t as happy and chipper as we usually portray on Yow Yow! so before those happen, I’m leaving you with this: Marshawn Lynch being his best self in Houston, Scotland and with Skittles.
We have a confession to make. We’ll watch any video campaign that Alexa Chung is in. Alexa has been the face of AG Jeans for quite some time now and I think I’m starting to realize why having a strong influencer or face tied to a brand consistently is so important. If you’ve been following my Instagram Stories, then you know that I recently just purchased my first pair of designer jeans – Rag & Bone. In a world where there are so many competitors for this space, it can be challenging to find the right fit for you. I only purchased these because they were on sale at Aritzia, which happens to be my favorite retailer. We’ve been loving Alexa Chung for years and because we’ve always looked up to her as a style icon, I’m more likely to want to try on a pair of AG Jeans because I know that she’s represents the brand and secondly because I learned it from watching this video campaign. See what I did there? I think I could have articulated better, but right now, we’d rather just get this posted. :)
Also another reason why this video campaign is fun to watch is because it isn’t all about denim and AG. It’s a cheeky dinner party scenario featuring Alexa Chung and her quirky self in a scenario that we’ve all probably been in. Stay until the end though and then you’ll see what I’m talking about!
Meet Aggretsuko! She doesn’t really look like this and I promise she’s got a cute exterior, but based off the intro video I just saw of her, she also has a dark side. Her tagline? She’s over it. Geez, can we adopt that too? Apparently Aggretsuko is just like all of her friends and Hello Kitty, but inside she’s got some rage. Notice how her name kind of just looks like another version of… “Aggressive?” or “Aggravate?” Aggretsuko is a red panda working as an office associate at a trading company (a working girl! We like this!) and she’s clearly packing a punch.
Watch her intro video here. I laughed the whole way through it.
Nobody knows more than me that I love a good choker trend. We’ve been obsessing over them since the summer and we’re not slowing down any time soon. However, ASOS decided to put the trend to a serious test this week by releasing a choker for guys. So male readers of Yow Yow! … I have to know, would you wear it? Is this an accessory that you can get behind? How would you style it?
You can check out the full collection here . And before you scratch your head and say, “Katie, but aren’t these women’s chokers? How can you distinguish them?” Well the link I just included shows that the search results have indeed been filtered down to just “men.” Yep. So this is a real thing that’s happening. Then after I read this news, I came across this:
This is The Today Show’s Matt Lauer also wearing a choker. Except, we’re a little put off that he’s displaying it Superman style. Why not wear an outfit that will already allow it to stand out on its own instead of being hidden? Turns out he was wearing this because of the recent news about ASOS so let’s not expect him to be a regular.
Whatever the case, I think I’m okay with this trend. If a guy would like to wear a choker, they should just go ahead. I’m still going to wear mine. Maybe we can match. Let’s just end this post on a good note though: