By now, I'm sure everybody knows what an emotional journey getting through work and school can be. Especially working from home and attending virtual classes. There is no longer such a thing as a "school" playlist or a "work" playlist; it depends on my mood. Whether I'm motivated, focused, energetic, sad, or (what usually happens) a strange combination of those I have playlists on standby. Seriously, I feel like Spotify is one new playlist away from sending me an email saying "You alright, love?" So, I've pared down 5 of those playlists for you to get your own mood-board-playlists started because you simply can never have enough.
Typically when someone brings up YouTube, I’ll talk about my favorite YouTubers from when I was younger. I’ll talk about the Zoellas and Jenna Marlbes of the platform instead of creators I’ve more recently discovered. In a way, it’s because they’re almost like a security blanket. A lot of people know who they are so people my age and I can relate to one another and I don’t take as big of a blow to the ego when talking to people younger than me. Someone who has changed this for me, however, is Chris Klemens. I discovered Chris’ channel about two years ago from seeing the video above on my recommended list. From the get go, I found him funny and very endearing. Spoiler alert for those who haven’t seen the video: there is a moment about halfway through where he “liquid pooped his pants” on camera and, in that moment, I was an instant fan. Anyone can cut that out of the video, but leaving it in for comedy value and a sense of relatability was really the icing on the cake for me.
Long gone are the days of "You can't wear that, it's for girls." As society is becoming more open and accepting as a whole, the lines of feminine and masculine become more and more blurred. More and more people are questioning why it's acceptable for women to wear men's clothing, but not the other way around. Is it possible to erase the gender identity society bestowed on clothing?
I feel as though there’s some great debate around tattoos; does it have to have meaning? I’d argue that, whether intended or not, all tattoos have meaning. Each tattoo is attached to a moment, a memory, and each hold a place in the heart of the tattooee. I know people who want tattoos but don't have one because they can't decide on something important enough to have on their body forever. I know people who have important meaning in each of their tattoos. I also know people who don't understand how I can get random tattoos on a whim because they don't understand my belief behind tattoos. All of these are valid. Tattoos are permanent after all and you should be comfortable with what you get if you ever get one. I just think of tattoos more of a photo album or a journal. Little pieces of my life and moments I'd like to cherish.
The 90's had something for everyone. It was a time where, on a global scale, the trends were all over the place. You had Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love leading the grunge revolution, Cher Horowitz and Rachel Green inspiring the next generation of luxury designer lovers, pop stars literally wearing whatever they wanted; it was a truly magical time for fashion. So many of the trends that were popular then have made a strong comeback and some have managed to stay popular since the 90's. These are the best of the best.
Home. A simple word with an extremely complex meaning. A word that means something different to everyone. A word that can change its meaning at the drop of a hat.