Here’s the stuff I came across on the internet in the past week* that made me nod my head and think, if not utter, “Yas.”
1. @OMGLiterallyDead (Instagram)
How many times have we all literally died?
I wonder if all skeletons are this f*cking basic.
2. Spinal Bap (Music Blog)
Some low-key rag-tag music blog with the tagline: “Mostly Fictional Music Gristle: Wafting digital farts into the nostrils of sound since 2010.” I laughed for a long time at that one.
The article that caught my eye: “NEWS/ IGGY AZALEA RUNS OUT OF WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ‘IGGY'” – Hip-hop superstar Iggy Azalea’s career was thrown into its latest crisis yesterday when she and her various co-writers realised that they had completely exhausted all of the things that rhyme with the rapper’s first name.
3. The Chronicles of Her (Fashion Blog)
Carmen’s less-is-more, smart-casual style makes me want to throw out all my clothes and let her drive my bank account into the ground.
Also, that hair.
I want it.
I need it.
(I’m getting it :D)
4. @HotDudesReading (Instagram)
This ruggedly handsome guy looks like a long lost Hemsworth brother and I am NOT mad about it. His blatant disregard for those subway safety signs has me thinking he isn’t afraid to break the rules. I could pretend I'm an officer writing him a ticket and if everything goes as planned, he'll be the one handcuffing me. #NextUpStripSearch #hotdudesreading #HDRfangram
I love it when a beautiful bad-boy rocks a clean cut look. This guy is doing it WELL with the tattoos, timepiece and crisp, blue button-down. I'm guessing he's the type who can whip up a delicious dinner at home, but saves dessert for when the lights go down and that outfit comes off. #PourSomeSugarOnMe #hotdudesreading #HDRfangram
Preach, MTA! Unwanted sexual contact shouldn't be a part of anyone's commute but I'm ready to ask this beautiful bookworm for some consensual right now. Maybe I should start wearing a sign around my neck advertising my availability. "Single and Ready to Mingle,” "Stop and Frisk Me,” “Please Give Me Attention,” "Someone, Anyone.” #Bueller? #hotdudesreading #HDRfangram
Nothing– I repeat– NOTHING is hotter than a smart, attractive man. OOMF x infinity.
My favorite part of this account is the captions that accompany each photo. I just know there’s some nerdy, well-read girl behind all this brilliance. Thank you, Señorita world traveller Slim Shady for the share.
5. Francesca Aiello (Woman Crush)
Get this. Francesca Aiello is 20 yrs old (was 19 when I discovered her Instagram) and is the owner and designer of Frankies Bikinis. She dove into the swimsuit industry head first with zero experience at age 17, and in just two years (!!!) became the youngest designer to ever show a collection at Miami Swim Week. WHAT
Now, thanks to the weirdness of social media, I feel like I know her. I freaked out when Candice Swanepoel posted a picture of herself wearing Frankies. I freaked out again when I saw Francesca (and heard her voice for the first time!) on the MB Fashion Week Snapchat story.
And I lose all my good sense whenever she posts a picture of her and her little blue-eyed, brown-haired scrumptious babe cake of a boyfriend on Instagram.
OH, and the bikinis are, in a word, perfect. (Except for now I’ll just have to go on admiring from afar since they run at those not-so-sexy catwalk prices. *cries*)
6. Sharp Heels (Publication)
I tend to be critical of “for women” publications, and downright condemnatory of sources that claim they’re “for business-minded women.” There’s a fine line between appealing to a business-minded female reader’s feminine interests (however you define them) and stuffing businesswomen into cliched silos labeled by whatever some people think businesswomen ought to be interested in. (IMO, that line mostly revolves around ratio of gender-neuteral to feminine content.)
Anyway, these guys followed me on Twitter a couple of days ago. Not knowing who they were, I immediately check out their Twitter bio, which reads, “Career, fashion and lifestyle website for professional women. Our content is driven by a community of intelligent, dynamic women.”
“Yeah, ok. I’ll be the judge of that,” I thought.
After spending some time scrolling through their site, I ended up following back. Let’s see how this goes, Sharp Heels.
AAAaaaand that’s it.
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*okay, some of this stuff I’ve known about for more than a week. But whatever. You didn’t know that.