Archive | September, 2010

Airport Chic

29 Sep

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Music Minute: Cee-Lo Green’s “F– You” and Nikki & Rich’s “Cat and Mouse”

26 Sep

(Note: This video contains explicit language and is not safe for work.)

Do you ever hear a song on the radio and it’s so catchy that it gets stuck in your head for days on end? Well this past week my boyfriend introduced me to Cee-Lo’s new single, “F– You,” and I haven’t stopped humming it since.  Despite the somewhat offensive title, the song is surprisingly upbeat with a strong bubblegum feel.  The beat is reminiscent of 60s pop music like The Temptations and The Supremes, and the song is so fun I can’t help but dance like a dork and sing along. I love the soul-style vocal chorus and catchy pipe organ. The video is modeled after a 50s soda pop diner and the colors are beautiful. Check out the music video above.

This style really reminds me of Amy Winehouse and Duffy. If you like this modern “Big Band”  sound, I also suggest you check out Nikki & Rich. Ever since I heard them on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno a few months ago, I’ve been slightly obsessed with their new single, “Cat and Mouse.” Here’s the official lyric video: Continue reading

Website I Love: Bloglovin’

23 Sep

bloglovin

I have a confession: I am addicted to blogs. I have been reading and following many blogs almost religiously for well over a year now. Not only can checking each website on a daily basis get time consuming, but it can also be a bit tedious to go through my bookmarks and make sure I get to everything. Enter bloglovin; http://www.bloglovin.com is a handy website that manages all the blogs you follow and transports all of their latest posts to a facebook-like news feed of sorts. Continue reading

Fabulously Frugal

23 Sep

Let’s face it, if there’s one thing every girl spends way too much money on, it’s beauty products. I have slowly been trying to replace all of my designer brand make up with drugstore brands, but the process is going slowly. At least I can say that I’m using my frugal fashionista skills to get the best possible deals on the items I am willing to splurge on. Take yesterday for example: I went to Sephora.com to order a new powder that I’m almost out of. Before checking out, I visited http://www.retailmenot.com and scored some awesome promo codes for free shipping and extra free product samples. Continue reading

New Beginnings

21 Sep

Welcome to the first post of my blog Love a la Mode! With a new school year upon me, I decided it might be an optimal time to finally do something I’ve been wanting to try for a while. Here you will find musings on life, love, and the happiness I find in the random and often little things around me. Stay tuned for the first “real” post, up soon- I promise. For now, sit back, relax, and grab yourself a nice hot fudge sundae. Enjoy!

Bisous,

Rachel

 

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