I am COMPLETELY here for this.
Arie was so dreamy on Emily’s season so I’m really looking forward to seeing him step up to this role. I joked with Leslie this morning that she can now sign me up for this, but we all know that could never happen!
Also this tweet right here:
The incident was so awkward that Kristi’s people had to release this statement:
Yamaguchi’s rep has issued the following statement to E!, “Kristi loves Nancy and has nothing but respect for her. No ill will was intended with the tweet and Nancy herself has received and commented on the well wishes that were sent. Kristi is finding the reactions on social media humorous but unfortunately for those who want it to have been shady, that’s not the case.”
Wow, face palm.
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:
I always seem to have the most time to blog around the holidays, but it just so happens that I like being able to post for “A Collection” during this time too. We last did this post about 6 months ago so all of today’s photos are ones that I’ve been collecting and saving since then. Here’s hoping that these photographs tickle you, inspire you, or spark some kind of emotion within you the same way they do to us. Happy New Year! We’re excited for you 2017.
I love it when celebs shade other celebs on Twitter. It’s so great. This war with Taylor Swift is going to escalate!
I think I’ve always loved putting these posts together because these are the types of photos I’ve always wanted to take. They’re so simple and minimalistic, but yet they say so much and they say something different to everyone. I’ve asked Veronica a couple of times now why she enjoys these posts and now that I think about it – I’m not sure if I’ve ever gotten a real answer. Veronica, can you let us know so I can include it in the next post? All I know is that in college she would hound me to get these done and out. And then after she had spent some time scanning over the photos (a few minutes) she’d ask for another one. (DJ Khaled) I think I would always just laugh and say, “Veronica, these take time.” And they do! This one post took about three months to put together.
I’ve done 44 of these now. That’s an incredible number to me. And it’s interesting to me that each one of these tells a different story though I’m not sure what that story is. I look through some of the older “A Collection” posts and sometimes I wonder why I chose a certain photo. I’ll look at it and scrunch up my face and be like, “Why? What did this mean to me?” But I guess what it just means is that it was all about timing. In that exact moment that I saw that photo as I was scanning over lots of photos, that one spoke out enough to me that I had to include it. Maybe I was feeling sassy, meek, contemplative, curious…I’m not able to put my finger on it for every photo and I like that I don’t have to.
Sometimes I write posts on Yow Yow! that are very personal and I look at the words and I question if that’s what I actually wanted to convey or if people will interpret it in a different way than I attended. With these posts, I don’t have to worry as much, but these are just as personal because I’m really saying how I feel, but in the most visual way.
I sort of stopped in my tracks the other day when I came across this editorial in Silicon Valley featuring Karlie Kloss, Gigi Hadid, and Kendall Jenner alongside a few CEOs in the tech industry. It’s one of those things where you feel like they just don’t go together, but then in a weird way they sort of do. If Eva Chen can pull it off, why can’t Gigi and Kendall? Karlie is probably the closest to tech out of those two (other than the fact that Kendall has a heavily followed Instagram user) because of her connection to Kode with Karlie – an organization that supports young girls coding. It’s actually really adorable. Anyways, we thought we’d share the editorial because here on Yow Yow! we love all things fashion and we have since the blog was born and I now currently work in tech so there’s that connection… you know.
To view the entire spread, click here!
I typically reserve my outings to San Francisco for the weekends, but today was a rare treat because we happened to have an offsite in the afternoon and then decided to head out to dinner nearby afterwards. I had never been to Marlowe before, but oh my goodness that place is gorgeous. Also perfect date spot ;)
I was catching up with my team at the bar when a little someone caught my eye. We had just been talking about dating as a group so I nudged my co-worker and I was like “Hey, that guy behind me is kind of cute!”
“That’s B.J. Novak!”
For a second, we considered getting a photo with him as he was leaving, but how could we do that, right? So uncool…
Instead, we just go to Twitter.
I find situations like this to be pretty funny because I’m the worst at recognizing celebrities. It’s weird saying that because all we read is celebrity gossip, right? But I think if I were to run into them every day, it would never phase me because I would be completely aloof.
We forgot to mention this, but B.J. Novak is the ultimate dreamboat.
My favorite local ice cream shop loves Little Mix and Black Magic too. What? Must try. Even though this looks like goopy goop.
– 5 of the best spots in Seattle to get your mac and cheese on [Seattle Refined]
– The profession that will get you the most dates and the professions that are attracted to each other [Refinery29]
– Careless tweeting and how it can change your life…for the worse. [NY Times]
– The time Taylor Swift gave breakup advice to a fan. [BuzzFeed]
– 9 Questions you wish you could ask Ariana Grande [Vox]
Everyone who knows me knows that I love data and statistics as long as it means that I don’t have to be one compiling all of it. This has always been one of my favorite posts to look back on, but boy is it just a little menace to put together. Lucky for me this time, I had Gossip Girl Season 1 to keep me company while I worked on this. It’s been quite the year for Yow Yow! We’ve focused on some new content mostly my transition from Seattle to the Bay Area and mostly just tried to do our best to keep up on all the news – the one thing that seems to keep me on my toes these days.
Yow Yow! is 6 years old now! Welcome to 1st grade, baby!
Stats from 2013 will be on the left and italicized while stats from 2014 will be right and bold.
1,294,886 total visits to Yow Yow! – – – – – – – – – – – 1,400,602 total visits to Yow Yow!
*In just 2014, there were 105,260 visits to Yow Yow!
9,167 Posts, 3,152 Comments 12,122 Tags – – – – – 10,113 Posts 2,878 Comments 12,926 Tags (cumulative)
Top Post of 2014 – “Hipster Disney Princesses In Real Life” – 5,133 views (written in 2012)
Top Post Written in 2013 – “18 Types of Asian Girls” – 1,552 views
Busiest Month in Terms of Views – January 2013 (24,905 views) – – – – – January 2014 (11,072 views)
Highest Average Visits Per Day – January 2013 (803 views) – – – – – – January 2014 (357 views)
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*We reached 1,000 posts for “Songs of the Day”
*We reached 10,000 overall posts!
Happy football Sunday y’all!