Music Monday

It’s been a while since I last posted(I’m working on a fall fashion post) and even longer since I’ve done one of these posts. Here is what I have been listening to a lot lately.

1.Lana Del Rey- As much as I love Lana, it has always taken me multiple listens of her albums to really love and appreciate them. While I have been listening to her latest release Lust for Life and have my favorite songs from that album and her others, Born to Die is still my favorite.

2.Brand New- One of my favorite bands to listen to in high school.  After 8 years since their last album Daisy, their (brand)new album, Science Fiction is a mix of all of their previous albums. It’s speculated to be their last album by the band which is slightly bittersweet since this is an amazing album.

3.Rancid- As one of my all time favorite bands, I do listen to them frequently, however with all the craziness in the news going on the past few weeks, their music really resonated with me and spent a few days listening to nothing but their entire catalog.

4.Grizzly Bear- 5 years after their last album, the band recently released Painted Ruins. I just started listening to this album the other day so I’m just starting to take the time to really listen to it, but so far this might be my favorite album of theirs.

5.Bon Iver- As much as I love Bon Iver, I didn’t really listen to them as frequently as I normally do this summer, opting to listen to more upbeat and energetic music. You know fall is around the corner since I’ve been starting to listen to them frequently again, specifically the album For Emma, Forever Ago.

6.Phoenix- While Bon Iver hasn’t gotten a lot of listen time from me this summer, the band Phoenix has. Wolfgang Amadeus is still my favorite album of theirs, but I’ve been listening to them on shuffle whether I’m driving in the car or lounging around.


What are some bands/artists you have been listening to lately? Anyone else super excited for cooler weather and fall time?




Music Monday

It’s been too long since my last post! Things have been a little crazy around here lately. Now that the snow has melted and the sun is starting to become a constant presence, it’s also influenced what I have been listening to lately. I figured not only would it be great to share what I have been listening to lately with a Music Monday post, but also get me back into the blogging swing again.

1.New Found Glory- I have spent pretty much the entire weekend listening to them. While I have been listening to all of their catalogue on repeat, Sticks and Stones is probably my favorite album to listen to when the weather is warm and the sun is shining. Catalyst and their Self-titled album follow closely behind.

2.Passion Pit-Manners is an albumthat is great to listen to anytime of the year ,but there is something about being able to listen to this album in the car with the windows done

3.From First To Last- It’s been a while since I’ve listened to them honestly, but their album Heroine is another album that has been playing a lot this weekend. Sorry Garrett.

4.Damone-Their album Out Here All Night has been playing in my car lately whether it’s to take a trip to the grocery store or head to the office. Perfect for pumping you up for even the most mundane tasks or prepare you for the dreaded Monday workday.

5.Lana Del Rey- While I love all of her albums, Born to Die-The Paradise edition is the ultimate warm weather/summer album whether it’s taking a road trip or lounging lazily around the house while trying to appear sullen.

6.Tsunami Bomb-Another band I have not listened to in a while. I have been listening to the album Trust No One a lot this week and honestly I don’t know why I stopped listening to them. One of my favorite bands in highschool and listening to them  takes me down a pathway of nostalgia.

7.Earth Crisis- Aside from knowing they are a local hardcore straight edge band and they have a delicious vegan milkshake named for them at one of my favorite places to eat(Strong Hearts Cafe) , I’m not too familiar with their music. As much as I love indie music , it’s kinda nice taking a break from the norm and listening to something different.

8.Taking Back Sunday- I have been listening to them a lot lately, however their album Tell All Your Friends will always be my favorite album of theirs and is another album that is a bit nostalgic for me. I’m hoping to catch them on tour this summer and drag the bf along. I get to see a band I like and he can enjoy some beers.Its a win-win for both of us.

That concludes the list of what I have been listening to recently. What are some bands/albums you have been listening to lately? Any favorites for when the weather starts to warm up?

Music Monday

It’s been a while since I’ve posted one of these. Aside from my Spotify Discover Weekly playlist, I feel like I’ve been stuck on repeat so to speak when it comes to what I have been listening to and recently have been listening to something that’s not Bon Iver, Passion Pit-Manners, or Band of Horses.  

Here is what I have been listening to lately

  • Lykke Li
  • Phantogram
  • SilverSun Pickups
  • Rage Against the Machine 
  • Tegan and Sara
  • Grizzly Bear
  • The Sounds 


What have you been listening to lately? Hope everyone is having a great start to the week! 

Can’t Get Enough Of


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Here are the 5 things I currently am obsessed with and can’t get enough of.

1.Band of Horses– Just when I think I can’t possibly love Band of Horses any more than I do. Their new album comes out June 10th and I cannot wait!!  I have been playing their newly released songs. A lot.

2.Cathedrals– Their song Harlem was on one of my Discover Weekly playlists on Spotify. After one listen I was hooked and I  have been lostening to their Cathedrals EP a lot lately. Perfect for driving around on a sunny day.

3.It’s A 10- Miracle Leave-in Product– Aside side from shampoo, conditioner and a weekly apple cider vinegar rinse, I don’t use hair products. The either make my hair feel stick tacky, greasy, or weigh down my hair. I like that this is weightless and leaves hair feeling soft and smooth and protects against heat.

4.Cocoa + Cardamom Detox Face Mask– Hot weather and taking walks in the park  on a bright sunny day mean working up a sweat. Sweat and dirt can mean clogged pores.I have started to use this mask again to help detox my skin and I love the way this smells and leaves my skin feeling soft and refreshed.

5.VSCO– I’ve recently downloaded this app and have been playing around with it and I can see why this is preferred over instagram for filtering photos. There are options to purchase additional filters and there are some free ones available for download as well.


What are some things that you are loving right now?