T’s Fashionable Fridays #1

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TFNC chiffon dress (similar), (similar), (similar ) / Topshop black shoes (similar) / Monsoon black handbag (similar) / Ottoman Hands cuff bracelet (similar) / R.J. Graziano gold stack bangle jewelry (similar) / Tribal Rope Master Necklace (similar)


Hey guys! I’m having so much fun creating sets on Polyvore that I decided to make our Fridays Fashionable now. Shhh, don’t tell anyone that I’ve got tons of sets in the draft box. Here’s another look that I created – hope you like it.

Today’s set title was inspired by lyrics from Parachute’s All That I Am. I thought it was quite appropriate – come on, picture you walking into a room in this outfit. Yup, all eyes on you. I picked out the dress first – it’s gorgeous, isn’t it?! – and slowly pieced the look together with complementing colors. I initially wanted to pair silver bangles but decided that it might clash with the gold details of the skirt. I chose simple ankle-strap high-heeled sandals so that there wouldn’t be too much going on with the whole look.

Who else loves that clutch and needs it in their handbag collection?! What do you think of this look?

x T

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Music we’re looking forward to

Here are some of our new favorite songs of 2013:

Hurricane – Parachute

When Hearts Go Crazy was released, initially we were like, Hmm, this song is okay but it doesn’t really sound like Parachute because the song is so remixed (is that what it is) that Will’s voice is barely recognizable.  When we heard the acoustic version, we were blown away by the rawness of Will’s voice and the arrangement of the song. Needless to say, we adore the acoustic version more than the album version.

Then Can’t Help was released and it’s so catchy that I was humming the tune after listening to it only once.  Then Hurricane came out a couple of days ago and we love it!! Okay, bottom line is, we love everything acoustic from Parachute – I mean, have you even heard Will’s cover of Gavin DeGraw’s Not Over You? Ugh, amazing – and we’re looking forward to their new album, OVERNIGHT, which is coming out August 12.

P.S: I can’t believe people say that Will sounds like Adam Levine. How does he even sound like Adam Levine? Admittedly, at first I thought that they sounded like Maroon 5 but after listening to their songs a few times, it’s obvious that Will’s voice is unique.

Moving on, we also love:

Feels Like Home – Backstreet Boys

Backstreet’s Back! And they are better than ever! I read a negative review about their new album In A World Like This (the album came out two days ago) and I was like, WHUT? This album kicks ass. Their harmonies are amazing, the instrumental parts superb and the lyrics much more meaningful. If they ever made a less-than-worthy album, it would definitely have to be This Is Us. Apart from Bigger, I really couldn’t appreciate any of the other songs. The record was dance-y and upbeat but it just didn’t do their vocals justice and the songs didn’t make much sense.

Kevin has been given bigger parts – his voice is so mysterious! – though Brian’s parts have significantly decreased. We still love you, Brian! Anyway, their album is amazinggg so go check it out, buy it, enjoy it. C and I agree that Feels Like Home is the Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) of IAWLT and it rocks! Our other faves include Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of, Breathe, Trust Me, One Phone Call, Soldier and Light On.

Tell us which songs you love most and don’t forget to Keep The Backstreet Pride Alive!

How can we forget Owl City?

Hey Anna – Owl City

I blame C for converting me into an Owl City fan. No, seriously. Before she changed my mind about his songs, I was like, Ugh, not this Fireflies crap again. I’m still not a fan of Fireflies but everything else, yes please!

Adam writes cutesy, whimsy songs that are relatable and his dreamy, electropop music just makes everything sound so good. And, he is a serial Tweeter. He can be seriously funny but don’t follow him if you don’t like your feed to be spammed. He does retweet A LOT. LOL.

His new album The Midsummer Station Acoustic is coming out sometime in the next few months so we’re waiting for that as well!!

If this post is a bit haywire, I apologize. Listening to music and writing a blog post about music doesn’t go well, LOL.

What songs are you listening to these days?

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do the pretty girl rock

Pretty Girl Rock – Parachute (cover)

C and I heard this song at the grocery store today but it was the original version by Keri Hilson. Before this, we only heard the version by Parachute and we fell in love with it after listening to it. So naturally, after we came home, we had to load this video and listen to it. I still think they’re a great band. If you don’t like this cover, check out their original music. 🙂

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the girl most likely to fall for the

This is all T’s fault. She’s got me hooked on Parachute. I can’t get enough of their songs and videos. I get so mad because they don’t have enough interviews and live performances on Youtube. I even had a dream about them! Finally I’m in love with a band after that crazy obsession with Supernatural. Uh oh.

Their songs are so easy to sing because the lyrics are really smooth and nice. Their live performances are good and effortless. All of the band members are musically talented too! They’re really creative when it comes to acoustic live performances because they use different instruments (I don’t know what some of them are called) and take music to a whole new level.

My current favorite song is White Dress because it’s so funky and catchy. I’ve already listened to Halfway 60 times this month so that probably says something… 😀

Well, I’m not gonna tell you which Parachute I’m crushing on, so you’ll just have to make assumptions to satisfy your suspicions. All of them are equally cute. Johnny is the first good-looking drummer I’ve seen. LOL. Kit has really gorgeous hair. Nate (Table Scrappa!) is so crazy-nerdy-cute (please don’t let the grammar police see this word) and Will’s smile is like a camera flash to a fan girl’s eyes and Alex is so funny!

I’m so excited that T said she wants to play the guitar again because of Parachute. I can’t wait until all those assignments are over to get started on guitar strings again. I guess I didn’t really give up on our dusty, old guitar. I was just waiting for someone to say, “Hey, let’s start learning the guitar again” and bam! there you go, that’s the green sign for me.

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