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little black dress

FASHIONChloe Gordon

I feel like little black dresses have been under appreciated lately. I haven’t been hearing much about them and it kind of depresses me. I’ll be the first to say it: I’m a minimalistic fashionista. I don’t like all the bells and whistles. The simpler the better. Honestly, if I could just wear jeans and a striped tee everyday and not feel like a cartoon character (the ones that never change clothes) then I would be my happiest. Instead, I scramble everyday to find a variation of that outfit. 

Recently, Tobi.com reached out to me to work together and I couldn’t have been more excited. Before they reached out I had purchased a sweater and a suede jacket, and let me tell you, they are two of the most awesome pieces I’ve ever order online — which is saying a lot! 

Anyway, I picked out this little black dress and I fell in love with it. It’s a little different that “just a dress” because of the cutout and thefitted waistline. I’m obsessed. This dress will most likely be making an appearance at my sorority formal in the spring, and I can’t wait. 

I think the reason I most love little black dresses is the fact that they can be worn with anything. Like you could totally dress it up with fancy heels and bag and necklace, or dress is down with some booties a cargo jacket and big bag. The options are endless, even for a minimalistic person like me! 

Let me know which outfit you like better in the comments below: casual or fancy. 

dress | fancy: shoes | bag | necklace  | casual: shoes | bag | jacket 

Thanks so much for reading! 


The Best of Netflix

BOOKS & MOVIESChloe Gordon

Summer is coming to a close. Am I mad about it? No. 

I never, ever, ever thought I’d say this, but I want summer to be over. Sure, it’s nice to not have homework or responsibilities or tests or really anything. But you know what? That’s the thing, I’d rather have things to do, people to see, and even tests to study for. I’m my happiest when I’m my busiest. I really enjoy doing. It’s not that I can’t do in the summer time it’s just that I don’t. 

Well, for 8 weeks of the summer I had a job from 8 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon working at a day camp. It was the most exhausting job I could ever imagine. Entertaining kids for nine hours a day is nowhere near as easy as it sounds. Doesn’t sound easy? That’s because it’s not. 

What did I do after work everyday you ask? 

Did I workout? No.

Did I experiment with new recipes? No.

Did I lay on my bed and watch Netflix? DING DING DING, yes. 

Because I spent a good 8 weeks of my summer coming home and watching things on Netflix, you can bet your bottom dollar that I found some super great shows / movies. Guess who’s the best blogger ever and is going to share these insider secrets with you. Me! It’s me!

Here we go:


Django Unchained
one of the greatest movies I’ve ever seen. It’s about slavery, love, and power roles but so         much more. The cast is amazing, the cinematography is amazing. Honestly, one of my         top five favorite movies of all time. 

a cute summer movie. set in the 80s and oh so relatable. a coming of age movie, kind of.         it’s funny, cute, and sad. is that what they call a “triple threat?”

a movie I didn’t expect to be good. it’s about learning how everyone has an interesting         story. inspiring, for sure.  

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
a small town story with a long lasting affect. another inspiring one. I love movies that         leave me feeling emotionally drained, and this is one of them. johnny depp and leonardo         dicaprio are both in it if you weren’t already convinced. 

Moonrise Kingdom
a wes anderson film, so obviously it’s gorgeous. I’m obsessed with the subtle humor, the         awkward (yet relatable) encounters, and the colors. 

honestly, if you haven’t already seen clueless this should be the first movie on this list         that you watch. a classic. 

Mr. Nobody
one of those movies that makes you think. it’s long, but so worth it. this one is about         making difference choices and how certain choices can change your whole life path.         definitely a must watch. 

Pulp Fiction
probably my number one favorite movie. so many quotable lines, so many perfect shots,         so much good. please watch it. 

Stuck In Love
a movie about love, but also about family and living in the moment. a cute indie film. 

Can’t Buy Me Love
a classic coming of age 80s movie. not sure why it’s not more talked about. 

The Holiday
when you’re in need of watching a romcom, this is the one for you. sure it’s a christians         movie, but it’s appropriate for anytime of the year. 

V for Vendetta
a movie that makes you think, super important to watch. it’s definitely not a surface level         movie. my mom didn’t like it (she thought it was too weird) but this is one of those         movies that’s about reading between the lines and understanding. 

Short Term 12
a darker movie about the darker parts of life. emotionally draining, but important. one of         the greatest (and most surprising) endings of all time too. 

The Big Short
a movie that everyone in the millennial generation should watch. the 2008 finical crisis         happened when we were alive and this movie helps break it down and make it more         understandable. phenomenally edited. 

about the media and how twisted (fake?) it can become. definitely an interesting take on         media in this age. also, jake gyllenhaal isn’t too bad on the eyes. 

Reservoir Dogs
a movie about pulling off a diamond heist. super bloody, just a warning. you’ve definitely     head some quotes from this movie before (ie “My way... or the highway!”). makes you         wonder who you can trust. 

Wayne’s World
a funny movie for sure. on the same level as hot rod (another movie to watch even though     it’s no longer on netflix). 

Sixteen Candles
an 80’s movie that you have to watch. have to. 

Best in Show
one of the most quotable movies I have ever seen. absolutely hilarious. I might relate         even more than the average person because my grandfather is a dog show judge, but         nevertheless, still hilarious. 

TV Shows:

The Office
for comedic relief. for quotable lines. for everything, honestly. 

Prison Break
for an addicting tv show. the first season is the best and then it get’s kind of repetitive. 

for a love story. for behind the scenes in the white house. for the fashion. 

How to Get Away with Murder
for understanding how to tell a story. for a good show. first season is the best season. 

Orange is the New Black
for everything. honestly, if you haven’t watched every season by now, why not? 

Stranger Things
THE BEST SHOW ON NETFLIX. it’s a little bit on the scarier side, but so so so good. a         must watch. 

And there you have it, the best of Netflix. The real winners. Please let me know if you have any recommendations for me. I still have a week and a half of summer left so I’m trying to watch everything before the craziness of college comes back into my life.

Thanks for reading! 

summer jams

MUSICChloe Gordon

I’ve never really been a “music” person, so to speak. When people ask me what kind of music I listen to or like to listen to, I usually turn fifty shades of red and mumble, “oh, um, well, whatever is on the radio, I guess.” Or some variation of that not so clever response. I was talking with one of my friends the other day about how I get embarrassed about sharing the kind of music I like. It’s not like I’m listening to Justin Bieber circa 2009, or some unheard of screamo band. It’s just that I love my music when I’m jamming in my car by myself or listening to it, headphones in, at a coffee shop, but when I play it for someone else I feel like I’m releasing a secret part of my soul that not everyone gets to see. Weird? Absolutely. Over reacting? Oh, most definitely. Normal? Apparently, because my friend felt the same way. 

I think music, or personal choices in music, is just that, personal. It’s weird because there are probably so many people out in the universe, floating around, that happen to like the same exact music as you, but it just feels so isolating (“isolating” is too dramatic of a word, but you know what I mean) to like a certain type of music that you know your friends aren’t also into.



However, I’ve decided to unleash that secret part of my soul into the black hole known as the internet. This is the playlist that I’ve been listening to, and adding to, since the weather started warming up this year (i.e. late March). It’s kind of a mixture of songs, and I guess the best way to describe it is “indie, pop, eclectic.” Actually, I have no idea how to describe it. Those are just the first adjectives that came to mind. Let me know what genre you think this playlist belongs to in 

the comments below. I’d appreciate it very much to know exactly what “type” of music I happen to like so I can actually respond when people ask me. 

Here’s the link to the actual playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/12136150995/playlist/2qVhgU3qB9z06XXBpjtleM

And then here’s a list of the songs + a link to them on YouTube if you’re more into that than Spotify, idk what your personal preference is so I’m just going to appeal to the masses here and give myself more work. You can thank me later, I guess. 

Wasted Time / Vance Joy 

Barcelona / George Ezra 

Cassy O’ / George Ezra 

Lean On / Major Lazer 

Walking On A Dream / Empire of The Sun 

I Got U / Duke Dumont 

Shake It Out / Florence + The Machine

Flashed Junk Mind / Milky Chance 

Stolen Dance / Milky Chance 

Budapest / George Ezra 

Banana Pancakes / Jack Johnson 

Put Your Records On / Corinne Bailey Rae 

Three Little Birds / Bob Marley 

Shots / Imagine Dragons

Leaving Now / Rose Quartz 

Rock & Roll / Ark Life 

Watch Out For This / Major Lazer 

Listen to D.J.’s / Long Beach Dub Allstars 

Cheerleader / Omi  (this is probably my current favorite!)

Sunlight / The Magician 

One Day / Asaf Avidan & The Mojos 

Down By The River / Milky Chance 

Stole The Show / Kygo 

Ain’t Nobody / Felix Jaehn

Treasured Soul / Michael Calfan

Ok, so there you have it. I’ve peeled back the superficial, “I like radio music” to unleash my inner “indie” (I think) liking human that lies within. I hope you like this kind of music too so I don’t seem like a super freak. But whatever, super freak or not, this is who I am and what kind of music I enjoy. 

Let me know if we have similar taste, or just let me know if you have any songs that I should hear! Or just leave a comment telling me what you had for breakast/dinner/lunch, because I love getting comments! 

Thanks for reading!