Thursday, October 30, 2014

#BreeBaresAll -- 5 Classic Movies Everyone Should See

Obviously everyone has their own taste in movies.  Mine ranges from amazing displays of cinematography to the dumbest comedies every seen.  This is just my top five favorite movies that I think everyone should see. 

1. The Wizard of Oz
2. Grease
3. Sixteen Candles
4. The Breakfast Club
5. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

These movies range from classics, like The Wizard of Oz, to funny 80s movies, like Bill & Ted.  I can remember being a kid and watching The Wizard of Oz and being so scared of the flying monkeys.  Then my mom and I would watch Grease.  I would sing all of the songs and plan out how I was going to be Sandy for Halloween (which never happened!!). 

When I was a teenager I found John Hughes' movies.  I fell in love with them.  It always worked out in some sort of a happy ending.  The Breakfast Club featured a mismatched group of teenagers.  Sixteen Candles is all about one girls experience turning sixteen (and how it really isn't all that great).  I've watched them countless times and they never grow old.

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure is a hilarious movie.  It makes you laugh and even has a bit of a love story in it.  I've never met anyone, besides my mom, who didn't like it.  But then again she also didn't find my impression of their vocabulary very funny either. 


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

#WesdnesdaysWeWearBlak -- Amanda

Last week Amanda and her family visited Disneyland! 
We chose her dress from last Wednesday for this weeks #WednesdaysWeWearBlak Winner! 

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

#BreeBaresAll -- Seasonal Depression

Summer is my absolute favorite season! I have no school (for a few weeks anyways), its warm, I can spend a lot of time outside, and it just seems to make me happier.  Even though I work more in the summer, my stress levels go way down.  I have more fun during the summer and I get to spend more time with friends too.  Summertime just seems to be filled with endless adventures and possibilities.

When I first came to Bloomington for school, I noticed that as the year went on and winter got closer I got sadder and more stressed out.  I just attributed it to not being adjusted yet and because my bestie and I went home so much I tried to ignore it.  My sophomore year, my bestie left Bloomington and went back to our home town for school.  That was a really hard on me.  It was the first time I had ever been completely on my own and away from home.  I once again just attributed my sadness and my stress level to not being adjusted to my new normal. 

My junior year was my absolute hardest year at IU.  It started off really well when I moved into my own apartment with friends.  Then school started and everything became very stressful.  I was irresponsible with money and spent way too much.  To fix this I got a job, which wasn’t really a big deal.  Then for some reason (I still haven’t figured out what) that winter I just got super depressed.  My roomies didn’t even want to be around me.  It was pretty hard to be honest.  My parents and my friends were worried about me.  I was worried about me.  I just didn’t know what to do to make myself feel better.  I didn’t feel like going to class, so I wasn’t doing so good and that made me feel worse.  I didn’t have any friends to really talk to about how I was feeling either.  I couldn’t tell anyone what was wrong because I didn’t know.  I just knew I was sad pretty much all of the time.  Then when spring came, things got better.  I started feeling happier and wanting to do things.  I went to class more and everything got better.

This year, my senior year, I was talking to my Momma around November and I just remember telling her that I felt sad and didn’t know why.  About a week later when I was talking to my Momma again I realized that I was really only sad like that during the colder months and that I also got more anxious.  Well my Momma and I decided it would be a good idea for me to go to the doctor.  I’d already previously went and talked about my anxiety issues so I knew exactly what to expect.  After talking to my doctor, she informed me that I just had seasonal depression.  As soon as she said that I remember just wanting to slap my forehead and say “Duh!!”  I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t realized this sooner.  We figured out what we thought would be best way to treat me.  After I started doing what my doctor said, which was take a pill once a day, I started feeling better.  I was happier, less stressed, and got more sleep.  I felt wonderful. 

I know a lot of people are thinking “So what?”  I just want people to know about seasonal depression.  If I would have known about it sooner or been better informed about depression, I would have had an easier time during the winter months.  And I know its summer now, but it will be winter before you know it and if you start feeling sad for no reason or if you realize that you have a similar story to mine, please go to a doctor and talk to them.  It will help so much and make life so much easier!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

#DianeCan - Accessorize, Don't Over Buy

Just bought that new winter coat that cleaned out your bank account?  Yeah, me too! But I'm sharing the secret to make that single coat feel new with every outfit.  

The solution... Accessorize!!! 

This winter, make sure to stock up on hats, scarves and shoes to help make every outfit feel fabulous.  All of the accessories pictured below are under $50 and easily go with any colored coat.  

The necessities to make this possible are: beanies, felted black hat, plaid and bold scarves, booties and as always - the classic black stiletto #dianecan and so can you!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

#WednesdaysWeWearBlak -- Jacob and Katie

Jacob and Katie are the winners #WednesdayWeWearBlak! Congrats!
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

#WenesdaysWeWearBlak -- The New Blak Ladies

The New Blak Ladies are the winner this week for showing off their fabulous Official New Blak T-shirts at our Pretty in Pink Shoot! Check out each of there Pretty In Pink Lookbooks coming up over the next few days!


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Monday, October 6, 2014

#DanyellsDownload -- The Hunt

Welcome back, it's been awhile! If you need a refresher on what #DanyellsDownload is all about then click here.
This past month I've stumbled upon something amazing. It's an app that helps you find exactly what you want! It's called THE HUNT.

Have you ever sen an image online and just thought, "OMG I need that skirt she's wearing!" Well now, when you run into this issue you have a resource just for that. The Hunt allows you to post things you are looking for. Then members of this awesome community will post links if they recognize where that item is from. It's that simple! Let others find stuff for you when you don't know where it's from.

I love this app because not only can I find what I'm looking for, I am also given shopping details and prices! It seriously couldn't get any easier. Also, if I am scrolling through the apps news feed and recognize something I know--I can help another girly out who is on the hunt just like me.

This app has come in so handy, and I absolutely love helping other girls out on their hunt, too! Feel free to follow me and help me find everything I've been looking for : @dnbailey94.

#DianeCan - Kick It In Style

Time to kick into fall with trending shoes!  My favorites that will be trending this fall are simple, affordable, and versatile! The basic styles that every stylish babe should own are combats, coloured loafers, neutral knee-high boots, and most importantly black ankle booties to go with everything! These styles won't only protect you from the cold this autumn/winter season, but are also an easy accessory that can help glamour up any outfit.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

#WednesdaysWeWearBlak -- Diane

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