What Time Is It? Summer Time

Yes. I used a High SchooL Musical reference. Judge me, I dare you. Let’s catch up.

1. #YesAllWomen

After the horrifying shooting in Santa Barbara by Eliott Rodger, #YesAllWomen is trending. You’re probably familiar with the story, but if not I’ll summarize it. A former student at UCSB was upset that every woman that he’d made a sexual advance towards had turned him down, he went on a murdering rampage that ended with him dead as well. Since then #YesAllWomen is speaking out against misogyny. Its horrifying to hear of women’s experiences with sexual harassment, but at the same time so encouraging, and it makes my heart swell seeing people find the strength to speak out against it (oh look at that I actually have feelings.) It upsets me that it took a tragedy like this for many women to speak out, but the outcome is amazing

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2. Laverne Cox is the first transgender person to cover Time Magazine

I LOVE Laverne Cox and I guess Time Magazine agrees with me because she’s on the cover of this month’s issue. There isn’t really much for me to say on the subject except that the second I buy an issue I’m framing it.

 

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3. RIP Maya Angelou

On Wednesday morning Maya Angelou died, I’m not an expert on her, but I wish I was as she was an extremely inspirational women. She will be sorely missed, The Guardian rounded up some great quotes of hers that I encourage you glance at, if you have any extra time GoodReads has an excellent selection of her quotes as well.

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4. Memorial Day Sales

I unfortunately didn’t get Memorial Day off, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t get to eye up some of the sales online. I rarely buy things online, as I often have to alter things to fit me, but that didn’t keep me from checking online. I rounded up all the sales that might be of interest,  most of these still cost a fortune, but are the tiniest bit more affordable now.

 

 

 ASOS: 20% of everything with the code: WEBEGRILLIN 

Barney’s Warehouse: An additional 30% off the entire site and free shipping

Neiman Marcus: An 30% off sale + 30% off select regular items

 Nordstrom: up to 40% off

Saks: up to 40% off

Bergdorf Goodman: up to 40% off

 Shopbop: Up to 70% off

 J.Crew: Extra 30% off sale

 SSENSE: Up to 50% off

Matches Fashion: Up to 50% off with free shipping and returns to the U.S. and pick-up service in the U.K.

Moda Operandi: Up to 50% off

Intermix: Additional 40% off of sale products

Yoox: Up to 40% off spring sale + extra 10% off  with code: SUMMERNOW

 

I think that’s it as far as important sales. If there are any others, let me know. I have three exams left and I’m free to actually post outfit pictures and Netflix all day and shut myself in my room to be a teenage cliché, All of these are clearly important things that busy people do. God, I can’t wait to have no life again.

-Shifa

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, I Don’t Really Like You

So Valentine’s Day passed recently, and Valentine’s Day is one of those days where I try, but I can’t really get excited about. I don’t know why, but I guess its just not my thing. On the plus side I did get this Peter Pilotto for Target dress from my parents for Valentine’s Day which was nice. The collection was apparently sold out within a couple of hours, but one of the very few perks of living in a tiny suburb of Houston is that no one knows who Peter Pilotto is or how many Vogue CFDA awards they’ve won. So days after the collection was released, most of it still there. This wasn’t my favorite piece, but it had the best fit on me, was one of the few my mom approved of, and I liked the quality for the price. I think I”ll wear it on my birthday which is in less than two weeks (!!!) But back to Valentine’s Day. In all honesty it wasn’t that bad, I got to show my friends how much I appreciate them by making them chocolate flowers which are such a pain but worth it. Here’s a bad snapchat of them

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And our choir got to deliver Singing Valentines and flowers. And sing to people. Sorry, didn’t know if you caught that,  SING TO PEOPLE. And not only did we humiliate the student body, but we made t-shirts to go with them  Which was fun because we got to put glitter on them AND A MEAN GIRLS REFERENCE, because we were also celebrating Tina Fey, or we just really like Mean Girls. I have to admit I teared up a little as this was my last time to do Singing Valentines and my last year in choir since I’m probably doing  Journalism next year. I’ve never been great at choir, I have an okay voice, but I’ve met so many lovely people through choir. And we always do have fun together. I had the opportunity to have two electives both this year and last year, but won’t have that luxury next year in HIGH SCHOOL. This is terrifying me, But its also making me appreciate so much. Oops, this turned cheesy. I’m going to atop before I start listing life lessons.

-Shifa

Just needed to mention I’m going to HIGH SCHOOL. I’m five feet and three inches, pretty sure I’m not tall enough for that.