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Summer Reading

Chloe Gordon

My parents moved across the country during my freshman year of college. I was super pumped that they moved because it meant that I could go to Florida during all my school breaks, but even though my family has moved a ton in the past, this has been the hardest move. I think going from constant social interaction to just knowing my mom, dad, and brother is a little weird. It’s like if you go from eating chocolate cake every night after dinner to just having fruit for dessert. Not terrible, but a drastic change, ya feel?

Every time I come home for more than a week I’m bored outta my mind. I don't have any friends here (AT ALL) so I live that fictional friendship life (i.e. books and movies and TV shows).  I’ve been looking for a list of good books and can’t really find one so I decided to make a list in case anyone else is looking for some good summer reads. 

These are some of my all time favorite books, and if you have any recommendations for books I should read, feel free to leave them in the comments! 

The Impossible Fortress
Orphan Train
American Wife
The Selection
The Glass Castle

And these are the ones on my radar that I want to read soon: 

Men Without Women
The Swans of Fifth Avenue
The Rules Do Not Apply
The Mothers
The Girls
The Nest
Difficult Women
Sorry To Disrupt The Peace
The Thousandth Floor
Modern Lovers

Thanks for reading! 

Obsessions, Lately

EXTRASChloe Gordon

It’s summer so I obviously have time to waste. And how do I spend this time you ask? By browsing the internet for hours upon hours at a time, of course. It should be obvious at this point that I’m obsessed with the black hole we humans call the internet. And if it’s not obvious, you need to read more of my posts, clearly ;) 

Here are a few of my favorite internet obsessions I’ve discovered lately. 

I’m always on the hunt for casual tees with a twist. You know the shirts you can just throw on but once they’re on you feel cool? I finally found a company that screams casual but still 100% cool and effortless. I need one of each, please. 

I stumbled upon this Tumblr account the other day and I fell in love. The artist creates this cute little paintings with original one liners on each painting. They’re always clever and often thought provoking. Totally worth checking out and giving him a follow. 

Need some Instagram inspo? I’ve (well, actually, Urban Outfitters) has you covered.

I don’t just want this, I literally need this. Need. It’s a must have. 

I’m always on the hunt for the coolest speakers I don’t know what it is about college, but everyone I know has a speaker. Well, everyone but me. I think I might scoop up this speaker before fall rolls around. It’s cute, portable, and the reviews say it’s a goodie.  

It’s summer so obviously, a swimsuit is an essential wardrobe must have. I seriously want every single one in this shop. http://marysiaswim.com

I’m not very good at putting my feelings into words. But this list from NYMag of 10 extremely precise words for emotions you didn’t even know you had helps me immensely. 

Do you have any links I need to know about? If so, share them in the comments pretty please.

Thanks for reading! 

summer, heck ya!

FASHIONChloe Gordon

Heck ya! Summer is finally here and it’s so hot that I’ve already been through one tube of deodorant. That’s probably too much information to put on the world wide web (sorry future employers), but I’m all about being real. 

Speaking of being real, summer is about to be real(ly) fun. I just found out I got a job as a counselor at a little day camp near my house. It’s going to be awesome because all the other counselors are college aged as well. Heck ya for making friends, am I right? 

But as fun as this summer is going to be — we’re talkin’ no group projects, no homework, no homesickness — it’s going to be a weird one too. I’m going to miss walking to my friend’s dorm rooms in the wee hours of the night just to have dance parties, or snack parties, or to get ready for frat parties. I’m going to miss randomly seeing my friends while walking around campus. I’m going to miss the dining hall (omg, I know, I said it). I’m going to miss not having to take my trash out if I don’t want to. I’m going to miss the college life. 

This summer definitely feels different than any other before. 

It’s weird. 

It’s not bad, it’s just different. 

I’ll be sure to share stories throughout the summer, little check-ins about how I’m doing. 
I’m also planning on posting a lot more often so be ready for PopCosmo to be back in full force, it’s about time ;) 

Thanks for reading!