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What is Art?

FASHIONChloe Gordon

I’m taking a photography class this semester and it’s definitely one of my top favorite classes…ever. Today we were talking about what makes a photograph “art,” and my professor was talking about how he doesn't consider a lot of portraits to be art. I then started to think about what makes art “art.” Is it what you personally consider to be beautiful? Is it when a photograph follows all the so called “rules?” Is it when a picture is clear and not blurry?

But you know what’s awesome about art? The fact that it’s undefinable and such an individual thing. I love that one thing could be considered art to me, but if you looked at it, you might think it was absolutely 100% ugly. Or vice versa. Or maybe I think something is ugly and still consider it to be art, because I can do that. I can do whatever I want, and you can do whatever you want. That’s how life works, and that’s awesome. 

I went up to the mountains last week with my best friend (and roommate and snuggle buddy) and we took some photos for my photography class. I thought the pictures turned out really well (maybe even well enough to consider them “art”) so I thought I’d share them here.

Hope you’re all doing well. Find some art, create some art, be artful.

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Camo Magic

FASHIONChloe Gordon

The other day I was shopping around Boulder with my mom and brother. We popped into this cute little outdoorsy store and the woman working was wearing the cutest outfit. 

We’re talking a perfectly fitted white tee, a black baseball cap, camo pants, and some tan sandals. She was literally the epitome of casual chic. Effortless style. I asked her where she got her pants from (because she was totally rocking them) and she said from the boy’s section of Old Navy. They fit her so perfectly that I was shocked that they were from the boy’s section. 

There was something about the camouflage that made me want to try it out for myself. I decided to pull the trigger (heh, get it?) and purchase a camo hat from Urban Outfitters. 

I wore it with a little black tee shirt dress to a party the other night and got endless compliments. It was weird. I think there’s something about wearing camo that makes people feel invincible and confident. I don’t know what it is but we’ll call it camo magic. 

What trends are you loving lately? 

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limited edition listerine bottle

FASHIONChloe Gordon

There are cliché parts of every season that scream happiness and contentedness. 

In the summer time, it’s feeling of sand in your toes and salt in your hair. 

In the spring, it’s feeling the sun on your skin again for the first time in what seems like forever.

In the winter, it’s snuggling up in a big cozy blanket while sipping a delicious hot cocoa. 

But, in the fall, my favorite of all seasons, it’s flannel and plaid and leaves on the ground, and giggles, and blankets, and earlier sunsets. 

This is a sponsored post by Social Stars for LISTERINE®. #RinseMadeMad

Plaid just screams coziness, and well, homeyness. It’s just that thing that brings comfort to your life, effortlessly. I can’t put my finger on exactly what makes plaid so comforting, but there’s something about it, something special, that just makes it quintessential to the season. 

It feels like I was just at the pool, soaking up rays of sunshine and sipping cold lemonade. But, this morning, out of no where, the leaves were just on the ground. Fall appeared so quickly and suddenly and it makes me so happy that the seasons are finally shifting and another “new” is upon us. 

Speaking of new, LISTERINE® just released a new, limited edition, plaid bottle. LISTERINE® has always been a trendsetter. They're now taking it to a new level through a partnership with Target's Mad for Plaid collection. Find this awesome limited0edition bottle of LISTERINE® until October 31. It screams happiness, and all my friends are jealous of the fact that my LISTERINE® looks like it belongs hanging up in my closet. Seriously, who would have thought how much packaging could change the way you feel about rinsing your mouth.

That being said, run, don’t walk, to your local Target and pick yourself up a bottle. It’ll inspire you to have a more comfy fall and to break out the flannels and sweaters, even if it is still 80 degrees out. To find out more about LISTERINE® Brand products, visit www.listerine.comCartwheel Offer- 10% off, Buy 3 bottles get one free (in-stores) at Cartwheel.
Feel free to check out LISTERINE® on Facebook and Twitter as well. 

Also, side note, can we just talk about the pictures in this post for a minute? They're taken by a boy named Marshall who lives in my dorm. He is absolutely amazing with photography, and I'm just so impressed with his skill. College is so amazing, because it has allowed me to meet so many talented people, including Marshall. Please check out his Instagram account and give him some love! 

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