Monday Musings: Volume 4

About Me, Lifestyle

Cheers to a new week, everyone!

Wow, almost added a smart ass comment after that rarely optimistic statement (lol). Honestly though, I’ve never felt so compelled to share what has been feeding my creative soul lately, especially with regards to the music. This is music that has given me so much more life–literally–than I have felt from an album in a while.

Also, shame on you for skeptically thinking to yourself that what I have is “prob not even that good” because GIRL.

IT IS THAT GOOD.

And one more thing before I share this week’s muses–thank you all for the support towards my last Monday Musings post. Read it here. It makes me so happy that you guys are finding this book helpful and are binge-listening Aubrey’s podcast. His book is next on my summer reading list, AND–I came thisssss close to submerging my entire body under my freezing cold shower recently. Some days it’s just arms and on others I can cover more area. Point being–PROGRESS.

MUSICAL & VISUAL ARTISTS

Shawn Mendes. 

My sisters are rolling their eyes so far back in their heads right now; they are so sick of me playing his self-titled album and talking about his eyes. But honestly, I have no shame in totally crushing on this fellow-Internet person because the guy is the real deal. Shawn is genuinely, without a doubt, on my list of top male performers of all time; up there with Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, and Ed Sheeran. So let me tell you why. This Canadian crooner (See that alliteration? My AP Lit teacher would be so proud) has the suave style & musical genius of Timberlake, the charm of Bruno Mars, and the heart of Ed Sheeran-all meshed perfectly with his own wise and humbled perspectives.

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Of course, I would encourage you to purchase the album, which is phenomenal and I may have to do a separate post reviewing it on its own, but if you want a little appetizer before the main course, watch this live performance of my favorite song (I cry every single time- sorry, not sorry) off of his newest album, Perfectly Wrong, on The Late Late Show with James Corden. You’re welcome.

Carrie Rad. 

I refer to her as a visual artist because her content is just STUNNING. Not only is she the sweetest, but the production, attention to detail, and genuine shine that lights through your screen warrants a word-of-mouth recommendation. She normally publishes travel & wellness videos, but I live for her fashion & beauty videos as well. Currently, I am following along her series called #SelfCareSummer. Check out her latest video below.

 


I am so happy you guys are liking these weekly bits of inspo. Connect with me on Instagram at @ThatOneFashionBlogger (I’m obsessed with IG stories) and let me know what you’re currently feeling inspired by.

XOXO,

Melissa

Monday Musings: Volume 2

About Me

It’s Labor Day and I am in a crowded Starbucks.

How’s it going?

This Monday I am inspired by an eclectic mix of things.

First off, if you haven’t heard of LAUV, please let me enjoy this opportunity to introduce you.

LAUV

I first heard “The Other” on Spotify’s CHILL HITS playlist (my all-time favorite) and fell in love. He’s an American musician who released his EP in 2015, co-wrote Demi Lovato & Cheat Codes’ “No Promises”, and just announced he will be touring with Ed Sheeran. He’s the real deal, no question. For me, I related to his genuine and raw lyrics about heartbreak. I’ll list a few of my favorite tracks here. You will love him–trust.

 

I’ve also been loving the ear party trend. There’s something fun about a busy and layered ear. I will be getting mine done later this month 😉

 

Assorted shapes

I wanted to end this post by talking about fearlessness. One of my goals to practice looking fear directly in the face more often. With the option of adding filters to anything we post about ourselves online, it’s not surprising that we feel out of touch with ourselves once we are not in control with IRL, physical, real interactions.

Eleanor roosevelt quote

XOXO,

Mel

PREMIERE: Harry Styles’ New Single: “Sweet Creature”

Lifestyle

Unashamed, I admit I do love the (former?) One Directioner. His style, his looks, his voice are all incredibly refreshing.

Following the success of the Sign of the Times and a world tour announcement last week, the singer’s second single off of his self-titled debut album, is finally here.

Leave your thoughts below.

XOXO,

M

#NowPlaying: “Issues”

Lifestyle

I have been so hooked on a Spotify playlist called Chill Hits over the past month. I play it when I am getting ready in the morning, when I am cleaning, and even to relax before bedtime. It really does encompass different genres and artists that share a same mellow tone. I first heard this song about three weeks ago and I saved it even before it hit its chorus.

To me, the song reflects a really tumultuous relationship that is representative of both egos and their bittersweet adoration for each other. Let’s just say this one really hit home.

Julia Michaels, a singer and songwriter from right here in the US, is only 23 years old, but she already has added projects with Demi Lovato, Justin Bieber, Gwen Stefani, and Fifth Harmony to her resume. I can’t wait to hear more from her!

Learn more about the artist here.

Take a listen and let me know what you think!