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Looks I Love: NYFW 2018

It’s that time of the year again! On Sept. 6, 2018, people from all over the world flocked to New York to kick off the annual event, New York Fashion Week. Designers showed off their Spring/Summer 2019 lines, while the world’s biggest fashionistas sat front row.

Now, the reason I love NYFW is because I love to see what my favorite celebrities are wearing for the Pre-Fall season. Here are the top 5 celebs I was on the lookout for:

Jamie Chung

I look for Jamie Chung at NYFW every year because she’s one of my fashion inspirations. Due to some scheduling conflicts, she had a shorter trip this year and only made it to a few events and runway shows. But someone has to play Blink on Fox’s The Gifted and Jamie’s on it!

Jamie kicked off the week at the opening of Refinery29’s 29 Rooms pop-up exhibit with this years theme, Expand Your Reality. She chose to wear a two-piece tartan outfit by PAPER London. Jamie can pull off anything and she confidently did it with this outfit and was even spotted doing some high kicks in one of the rooms! | Photo Source: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

The next day Jamie made a little stop to the Shopbop Diner with a super cute asymmetric skirt and polka dotted blouse. | Photo Source: Lars Niki/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

 

One of Jamie’s last stops at NYFW was the Nicole Miller Spring 2019 Runway Show. She killed it with a black and white striped boyfriend blouse paired with a metallic maxi skirt. | Photo Source: Nicole Miller Instagram |

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Bonus Look: Jamie popped up at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) with a look that I absolutely adored. She wore a pajama striped Smythe pant suit. I love PJ inspired looks. They look so comfortable, but chic at the same time! | Photo Source: Steve Blackburn/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

Shay Mitchell

Shay Mitchell has proven to be a fashion force to reckon with over the past few years. The former Pretty Little Liars star took a few days off from promoting her new Lifetime mini-series You and kicked off fashion week at one of the most prestigious events, the Harper’s Bazaar “ICONS” Event.

She stepped out in a beautiful gold and silver Julien MacDonald gown from his Spring 2018 RTW line. She was stunning and accessorized perfectly with her jewelry and a gold clutch. In my opinion, she was the best dressed that night. | Photo Source: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

A few days later, Shay sat front row at the Zimmermann show and wore a dress from the Fall 2018 RTW Collection: Tempest Tucked Contour Mini. Shay has a great style team behind her! | Photo Source: Theo Wargo/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

On Sept. 12, Shay sat front row at Michael Kors among several other Hollywood actresses. She showcased her support for the designer in a black charmeuse and lace dress. | Photo Source: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

Later that night, Shay rocked a bolder look, busting out some bangs at the Vanity Fair x Saks Fifth Avenue Best Dressed event. She showed off some leg in a mini Dundas dress and some Barbara Bui pumps.| Photo Source: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

Gemma Chan

With the success of Crazy Rich Asians, Gemma Chan is the new star to keep an eye out on! Just like her character, Astrid, she is proving to be a fashion icon. Gemma made her fashion week debut at the Tory Burch fashion show in a pink pant suit and I think Astrid Leong would be very proud. | Photo Source: Cindy Ord/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

A few days later, she reunited with her CRA co-star Awkwafina at the Prabal Gurung fashion show. Prabal Gurung was one of the designers she wore during press for Crazy Rich Asians. During NYFW she was a vision in red as she showed support for the Asian American designer. | Photo Source: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

Heart Evangelista

Heart Evangelista is the Philippines’ sweetheart. She has been an actress in the Philippines since she was in her teen years and has grown into one of the country’s biggest fashionistas.  Ever since I was young, I watched Heart on The Filipino Channel (TFC) and now on the GMA Network, and she’s still one of my favorite TV personalities. As a Filipino American, I’m so proud to see her making waves in the international fashion world.

Heart was first seen at the Tory Burch show rocking a Tibi power suit. The gingham get up is part of their Pre-Fall 2018 line. She also accessorized with a Tory Burch tote bag and add a pop of color with some red Louboutins. | Photo Source: Anna Webber/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

She then changed into a different ensemble for the Kate Spade presentation. She was head to toe in Kate Spade and with the white/blue dress and red shoes, I was getting some serious Dorothy vibes. | Photo Source: Instagram @iamhearte |

She ended her night at the Harper’s Bazaar “ICONS” Event in a beautiful custom made Mark Bumgarner gown, showing her support for local designers. It was such a beautiful dress. She fit in perfectly. | Photo Source: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

Before leaving to go back to the Philippines, Heart made a stop at the Prabal Gurung show in another power suit. The hot red suit was from the designer’s Resort 2018 line.
| Photo Source: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

Blake Lively

We all know Blake Lively is a huge fashion icon. She styles herself and rocks whatever she has on. So many people get on her about some of her fashion choices, but those opinions do NOT matter because Blake can hold her own.

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She has been pretty busy promoting her latest movie, A Simple Favor, but she made some time in her busy schedule to attend the Ralph Lauren fashion show. She rocked a chic, black and white suit alongside her co-star Henry Golding and director Paul Feig. | Photo Source: Rob Kim/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

Here are some honorable mentions:

Dianna Agron, one of my favorite Glee stars, came out from the shadows for NYFW. She attended both the Oscar De La Renta and Michael Kors shows wearing floral dresses from each designer.

Hailee Steinfeld looked fierce at the Tom Ford presentation and went tartan from head to toe at the Michael Kors show.

Barbara Palvin was spotted all over NYFW with boyfriend, Dylan Sprouse.  I think it’s safe to say that they are quite the fashionable couple. They made their red carpet debut at the Harper’s BAZAAR ‘ICONS’ event and ended NYFW at the Vanity Fair’s Best-Dressed 2018 party.

Which celebs were you on the lookout for? Any favorite looks?

xoxo,

Adele

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Spring Cleaning: 5 things that should be on your to-do list

Spring officially hit us last month and summer is a little over 2 months away, so that means it’s time to do some spring cleaning to prepare for the upcoming months! Most of the time, I really have no idea where to start but I find the following is a great guideline:

Sort out your clothes. With winter behind us and summer coming up on the horizon, it’s time to go through your piles of clothes sitting in your closet or on the floor. You don’t need your sweaters, large coats, thermals, scarves, etc.. Invest in a storage bin and set these clothes aside. If you’re like me and have empty luggage sitting in your closet, use that! It’ll take up the same space, but now you’ll have your winter clothes set aside for later on this year. While you’re putting away your winter clothes, look for clothes you don’t wear any longer. As your style evolves, the number of clothing items you have will most likely grow. I may not follow my own advice because I’m a hoarder, but you have to remember: you’re not going to wear that crop top anymore so donate it, sell it, or send it to your cousin(s) overseas and hope someone fits it.

Shred your old paperwork and junk mail. Remember when I said I was a hoarder? Well i’m much worse with paper and junk mail. But I’m definitely not alone. I was returning a somewhat pricey storage bin and the cashier lady went on a little rant about using storage bins for her old papers. She even found something from 10 years ago. Unless the paperwork can be used as evidence for something later on down the road, get rid of it. If you’re too lazy to shred your papers yourself, look for local shredding events or companies that will do it for a little fee. And don’t forget to sign up for paperless billing.

Manage your monthly bills. Obviously, this is something you should always pay attention to, but if it’s not something you are currently doing, now is a good time to start. After all, you gotta save up for that summer vacation you’ve been pining after. Take a look at your regular monthly expenses and weed out what you don’t need or use. For example, I wasn’t using my Netflix subscription, but I kept paying for it. It’s not hard to resubscribe so when I’m ready to binge watch some TV, I just sign up through the app for a month or so. Also, look at the data usage with your wireless company. 80% of the time I am on wi-fi at home or at work, so I went from an unlimited data plan to a 2 GB data plan. Verizon also has a safety mode so when I go over 2GB, I just get slower data speeds or I can choose to add more. Stop spending on things you aren’t using.

Clean out your phone. If you don’t clean your phone and open up your storage, that can have a great effect on your mobile device’s performance and speed. Plus, i’m sure you don’t want that dreaded “Not enough storage” message when you’re trying to take a selfie with your favorite actor at your local grocery store. Transfer your photos onto a USB/external drive or upload them to the cloud (but make sure you keep it clean if you know what I mean). Make room for new pictures from your upcoming trip. Delete apps that you aren’t using anymore. That includes games – you stopped trying to beat every level of Candy Crush a long time ago. And finally clear your mobile browser history for obvious reasons.

Clean/organize your space. This should be your top priority. There are days when you just grab something and instead of putting it back where you got it, you throw it somewhere out of the ordinary. Stop doing that! Whether it’s at work or at home, take a few minutes and envision how you want things to be organized and then take baby steps. You don’t have to finish everything in one day. I like to start with one section and once that’s done, move on. Make lists and reminders if you need to. Just like organizing your clothes, figure out what you need and don’t need. Keep a pile for trash and recycle if needed.  Oh, and don’t forget to clean out your refrigerator. That sour cream expired last year.

What are your spring cleaning must-dos?

Feel free to share your tips with me as well!

xoxo,

Adele

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DIY: Christmas Snow Globe

Each year around the holidays, I always have trouble figuring out what to get for the people closest to me. But this year, I thought I’d get a little crafty with some gifts and utilize my ever-so-trusty glue gun. Please note: I don’t get crafty very often.

Aside from the little candy sleigh that I’ve been making over the past few years, I scanned Pinterest and Google for more DIY ideas to spread holiday cheer and the “Mason Jar Snow Globe” caught my eye. You can do anything with mason jars nowadays!

Here’s what you need:

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I purchased half pint mason jars, so it was rather difficult finding a variety of small figurines to fit. Luckily, Walmart had mini ornaments and I was able to find a Snowman salt shaker small enough to fit at the Dollar Tree. I was also able to find these little “Santa This Way” arrow figurines at Michaels! If you get larger mason jars, you should be able to find a bigger variety of figurines to fit to create your perfect snow globe.

After gathering all of the supplies needed, you can begin!

  1. Start gluing your mini figurines to the mason jar lid. I started with gluing my mini ornaments to the mason jar lids with the water resistant glue. I was having quite some trouble keeping the ornament settled. Maybe I was impatient. But after waiting for it to dry, I took my hot glue gun and added a few layers of glue over the water resistant glue. I had to be sure it would be stable! Plus, it gave it a snow effect.
  2. Fill the jars with confetti. I started off with a layer of sparkly clear glitter and added a pinch of red and silver. The saver spot at Target had some oversized red and silver glitter (basically confetti) and you better believe I bought it. P.S. don’t go overboard with the glitter. It gets too messy and you don’t want your figurine to be drowning in glitter. Also, there’s glitter everywhere now.
  3.  Continue to add contents to jars. After going crazy with the glitter, add water and a dash of glycerin. You don’t even need the glycerin, but it helps the glitter flow a little better. Be sure to not overfill the jar, or else you’ll have a big mess when placing the lid on the jar. Tip: Make sure you’re by a sink.
  4.  Screw the lid. Once you are certain the glue on the lid is dry, screw the lid back on the jar tightly. Please keep in mind the TIP stated in step 3. I recommend gluing the lid and sealing that jar. I didn’t do it and I had to give disclaimers to all the recipients, “Be careful, water may come out.”
  5.  Decorate! I personalized each jar by writing a little message on a piece of ribbon and wrapping it around the lid. On a few jars, I added a gift bow on the top. I’m sure you all can come up with more creative things, but that’s a start.

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And VOILA! A little DIY snow globe with your own personal touch. Thank you for the individual who was creative to think of this and help me out this year!

What do you think?

xoxo,

Adele

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OOTD: Rompers & Denim 10.13.16

Hi all!

Since Fall started, I’ve been trying to dress a lot warmer with warmer colors. But like I mentioned before, Fall barely exists in SoCal. The weather’s slightly cooler than it was during the summer, but it’s still too hot for my taste.


When it’s hot, I like to wear rompers or shorts on my days off work. So for today’s OOTD post, I chose to wear my favorite summer romper from Target, which I actually bought last year on clearance, and paired it with my new denim vest.

I’ve been looking at denim jackets and they run pretty expensive, you know? What bugged me, was when I’d see a distressed denim jacket go for $50+. If I wanted a denim jacket with holes, I wouldn’t have thrown away the, what I thought was damaged, denim jacket I had. But that’s fashion.

Anyways, I’ve been eyeing this denim vest by Ava & Viv for months at Target. It came out on the floor for summer fashion and then went on clearance as the summer ended. You better believe I kept watching the clearance racks every time I stepped into Target. I told myself that if it’s still on the rack by the time it goes 75% off then it’s meant to be. What can I say? I’m here for the bargains.

Denim isn’t only for the summer, so this was a steal! Not only could I pair this vest with my romper, but I could pair it with an all black outfit with leggings and booties and boom! It can be a fall outfit!

Do you also like looking at sales for last seasons styles? If so, what good finds have you come across?

xoxo,

Adele

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OOTD: First day of Fall

San Diego doesn’t really do seasons. But even though it’s a warm sunny Friday, it’s officially the first day of Fall! It’s the time for pumpkin spice everything (basic) and busting out those fall booties you’ve been dying to take off the shoe rack. It’s time to ditch the light and bright clothing of the summer and fall (pun intended) into the warmer and darker clothing combinations.

Red is my favorite color, so naturally tints and shades of red are my favorite. Which is why I chose to go with burgundy and blush pink today.

I’m covered in Forever 21 from head to toe.  I bought the jacket at the beginning of the year and haven’t had much of a chance to wear it, so I decided why not pair it with these wine colored leggings. And of course I had to put on my favorite pair of booties! The reason I love Forever 21 is because they have a plus size section that’s stylish and affordable, especially for basics like leggings.

What’s your first day of Fall outfit?

xoxo,

Adele

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Rewatch Recap: Gossip Girl Pilot Episode

Today, Sept 19th, marks the 10th year since Gossip Girl aired it’s Pilot episode. I remember it like it was yesterday. I was starting my first year of college. I was excited for this new show based off the book series even though I didn’t read them. I knew about them & my friend was an avid reader of the series.

Ultimately, I was in it for the teen drama and the eye candy. The OC ended a few months before and here was a new show revolving around teenagers in New York, coming from the same creator Josh Schwartz. Also, correct me if I’m wrong, it was one of the first series that helped with the launch on The CW.

It became one of my favorite shows of all time. Before Glee and Pretty Little Liars, I had Gossip Girl. I fell in love with the drama, the cast, the fashion, the set locations, the web of lies, and of course, the “ships”.

I started watching the Pilot episode again a few weeks ago to kick off some GG binge watching and for some reason it gave me so many feels seeing them all practically  babies. It was also proof that I’m old.

Anyways, to commemorate this momentous event, here’s a recap of the Gossip Girl “Pilot”.

“Hey upper east siders. Gossip Girl here and I have the biggest news ever…” the narrator starts. Kristen Bell as the voice of Gossip Girl will always go down as one of the most iconic roles in television. But the star of this first scene isn’t Gossip Girl, it’s Serena Van Der Woodsen (Blake Lively). The queen bee has returned to the Upper East Side after a year at boarding school. She’s spotted at the Grand Central Terminal and it’s definitely a spot for a Gossip Girl fan to visit. It’s where it all started!

We’re then graced by the presence of the Humphreys, with Rufus Humphrey (Matthew Settle) picking up his son and daughter after their vacation with their estranged mother.

But back to Serena. Melanie91, one of Gossip Girl’s trusty sources, isn’t the only that spotted the teenage socialite. Mr. Daniel Humphrey (Penn Badgley), aka lonely boy, spotted the blonde haired beauty and couldn’t take his eyes off her. The Derena ship has started to sail…

What exactly did Serena leave behind? We’re introduced to Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester), Serena’s so called BFF. While Serena was away, Blair got to play the lead role. With news going around that Serena was back, Blair rushed to her boyfriend Nathaniel “Nate” Archibald (Chace Crawford) to make sure he was not distracted by the news considering the rumors surrounding the BFF and BF’s past hook up. What does that mean for Blair? It means it’s time to give up her virginity to the boy she loves even though he cheated.

But to Blair’s dismay, Serena crashes the party just in time to end that charade. Nate’s happy to see Serena and even resident bad boy, Charles “Chuck” Bass (Ed Westwick) is happy, happy to see more drame enfold. Blair’s happy too. Fake happy. She didn’t even know her BFF was coming home.

After leaving the Waldorf party very abruptly, Serena visits the person she’s really back for, her younger brother, Eric (Connor Paolo). While Serena was away, Eric attempted to take his own life, an event their mother, Lily Van Der Woodsen (Kelly Rutherford) hid from the public eye.

Amidst the personal drama, these teens still have to attend private school. Jenny Humphrey (Taylor Momsen) is seen working on invitations for the Blair’s annual “Kiss On the Lips” party. It’s her way into the cool crowd.

Nate and his puppy dog eyes thought it was a good idea to visit Serena before heading off to school. As soon as Serena said, “I didn’t come back for you,” it looks like Nate’s world came crashing down on him. I almost forgot how in love he was with Serena.

Nate, Chuck, and Dan are on their way to school. Dan lingers behind as Chuck is  completely misogynistic talking about Serena. As the bus stops, Chuck thinks Dan is following them and Dan points out the uniform indicating he’s in their class, a line you need to pay attention to as it’s repeated again later in the episode.

We’re then taken to the iconic steps of the MET. This is where the popular girls hang out. Blair and her little minions are admiring Jenny’s hand crafted invitations before Serena interrupts. Blair bluntly tells her she’s not invited & it’s weird to think they’re supposed BFFs. Just like Gossip Girl mentions, S & B are going through a power struggle.

Jenny texts Dan for an emergency, a fashion emergency. But Dan finds himself in a pickle when Serena and her brother end up at the same store! It’s quite adorable knowing how he admires Serena from afar. Jenny ends up giving Serena an invite to the party and gets the fashion advice she wanted.

Cut to Chuck and Nate. Nate expresses his concern with sleeping with Blair. In true Chuck fashion, fashion drops jokes and tells him to go for it. At this point, Chuck is the worst.

Serena and Blair finally have time to catch up. Blair finally says what she wants and expresses the lack of trust she has for the other girl. But when Serena pours her heart out wanting things to go back to the way they were and half explains why she left, Blair seems to give in. And all is well between S & B at the Palace.

At the Humphrey residence, Jenny teases Dan about his crush on Serena. She hints at where Serena is and Dan is very quick to leave his sister all alone. Too bad Chuck gets to Serena first and tries to make a move. He thinks that recalling her rendez vous with Nate would convince her to sleep with him. Boy, was he wrong. After Serena runs out, she mauls over lonely boy leaving her phone behind. It’s a Motorola Sidekick!

While Blair is focused on having sex with Nate, Nate thinks it’s finally the right time to tell his girlfriend of his infidelity involving her BFF. He wants space and is starting to think on his own. Mr. Archibald is having none of it, especially since he wants to close a business deal with Blair’s mother. To make his father proud, Nate later apologizes to Blair and fixes the problem. That’s what you get when you have a rich family, I guess.

Dan returns to the Palace to return Serena’s sidekick. He describes himself as Prince Charming to the concierge and when Serena recognizes him, he gets nervous. Turns out he is Serena’s Prince Charming, saving her from her mother and going to the “Kiss on the Lips” party. In an interesting turn of events, Lily doesn’t question why her daughter is hanging with some hoodlum watching Lincoln Hawk, Rufus Humphrey’s band.

But it turns out that Lily knows exactly who Lincoln Hawk is. She visits Rufus and thinks it’s a ploy to get Lily back. I didn’t notice before, but Rufus Humphrey is super sexy. I guess I didn’t notice dads at the time. I was only 18 at the time.

While Dan introduces Serena to his father on their “date”,  Jenny’s at the “Kiss on the Lips” party getting wooed by Chuck. Unbeknownst to Chuck, Jenny sends an SOS to her older brother. Serena tags along and Blair is not happy to see her. She glares at Serena from afar, before Serena runs upstairs with lonely boy. They are able to save Jenny from Chuck and the three leave the party hand in hand. This is the start of their love story. But while a new relationship is starting, a war has begun between S. and B. & C. . Also, Chuck is the absolute worst.

And so begins the drama that is Gossip Girl. I will continue to watch GG and maybe next week another recap will come.

You know you love me.

xoxo,

Adele

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Now Playing: New Music Friday 9.8.17

Hello!

Here’s yet another edition of me pretending I know how to review music. To be honest, I really just want to showcase my feels when I hear songs for the first time, especially from artists that I love.

Here are a few songs that stood out to me on this week’s New Music Friday playlist :

“You Don’t Do It For Me Anymore” by Demi Lovato

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At 10 p.m. PST last night, I saw that this song was released. I was about 1 hour late, but you better believe I went straight to Spotify and streamed it. I will always love Demi Lovato’s voice. It’s so strong and soulful and there’s just so many feels when she belts out those high notes. Her ballads are always my favorite.

This is the 3rd track from her upcoming album and from what I’m hearing I could tell that I’m going to enjoy it. I feel like she’s gotten some inspiration over the years and just like Sam Smith’s new song, I feel some heartbreak.

Her 6th studio album, “Tell Me You Love Me”, will be released on 9/29/17.

“Too Good At Goodbyes” by Sam Smith

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It’s been two years, so people have definitely been waiting to hear from Grammy Award winner, Sam Smith. With records like “Stay With Me”, “Lay Me Down”, and my personal favorite “Not In That Way”, expectations are high. And being deemed the male version of Adele, emotions are high as well.

In “Too Good At Goodbyes”, Sam gives such a soulful performance. He is basically singing about not giving a f**k when the relationship in question ends. But even though he’s trying to mask it, you can hear the heartbreak.

“Let Me Go” by Hailee Steinfeld with Alesso feat. Florida Georgia Line & watt

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I love Hailee. For some reason, I feel like she’s been in the music industry for a while and then I remember she’s only 20 years old. While her sound is very pop, I feel like she stands out as an artist. When I listen to her sing, I don’t see Hailee Steinfeld, the actress trying to merge into the music business. I see her as the solo music artist, if that makes sense. I think she does a really good job at keeping the two careers separate. I’m hoping a studio album is coming out soon.

Anyways, this song has a very familiar sound to it. It’s definitely clear that Alesso is on the track. But I think the cool part of this song is how Florida Georgia Line is featured. When country meets pop, it’s always a good time.

“Love So Soft” by Kelly Clarkson

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It’s so hard to believe that it’s been 15 years since Kelly Clarkson was deemed the 1st American Idol. Makes me feel old AF. But Kelly Clarkson, along with Carrie Underwood, is undeniably one of the most successful American Idols.

With this song, I feel like Kelly stayed true to herself, but added a little more flavor to go along with what we’re currently hearing on the radio now. It’s a song to sing along to and it gets you up and moving.

“Leave Right Now” by Thomas Rhett

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I don’t listen to country often. I don’t hate it, but it’s just not something you’ll see on my playlists. I’ve never listened to Thomas Rhett, but like most country songs, this song sounded super sweet. I like that it starts off sweet with an acoustic guitar and then later on there’s some electronic music infused as if a DJ came and remixed the song.

From what I can tell, Thomas Rhett is kind of straddling the line between country and pop and it sounds great. If I didn’t know that Thomas was a country singer, I probably wouldn’t have thought this was country.

“Dark Side of the Gym” by The National

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I have no idea who The National is, but apparently they’re an indie rock band that’s been around since 1999 (maybe even longer). I usually like alternative rock, but just like country, it’s not on my typical playlists (at least currently).

This song is pretty chill and mellow, but there’s a music break towards the end that makes me think of those cheesy teen movies from the 80s. I even get a 50s vibe. All I picture is a young couple slow dancing in a gym at their school dance.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

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A few of these songs will be on repeat for the next few days and I’m extremely excited to hear what’s coming up for the artists.

Do you have any favorite new music that’s out?

xoxo,

Adele

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