Mom Jeans & 70s Dreams

1970s fashion has always been an era of fascination for me ever since I have remembered. I was probably the only 4th grader that had bell bottoms and crochet tops as her wardrobe staples and seventies themed birthday parties to boot. Thank you, mom, for providing the killer soundtrack for those parties. There is something about fall that makes me crave that seventies color palette and style. With it feeling more like fall this past week I have been feeling nostalgic for those bell bottoms. Unfortunately, I haven’t got my hands on a pair yet this season so my SNL inspired mom jeans will have to do.

Now I don’t if I look as cool as Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler did, but I am sure trying my hardest to rock these mom jeans. In my effort to channel my inner retro style I paired this off-the-shoulder top, I found at Target for $12.99, with my all time favorite basket sandals and gold hoop earrings. These hoops, which I found at Target as well for $7.99, have been an everyday earring for me lately. They give an effortlessly cool seventies vibe to this outfit which I am obsessed with.

When walking around Chagrin Falls trying to find the perfect setting to capture this outfit, it only made sense to go to one place. How many people can say that they matched their outfit with their surroundings? The Popcorn Shop in Chagrin Falls is a timeless spot, and although it was there way before the 1970s, it channels the spirit of a past decade.

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Off the Shoulder Rib T-Shirt from Target, Mom Jeans from Pacsun (last year), Basket Sandals from Old Navy (last year, no longer available), Handbag from Madewell (no longer available), Sunglasses from Rayban, Necklace from Madewell (no longer available)

Photo Credit: Courtney Lemmo & Eileen On

Five Favorite Podcasts

Happy Monday to all! I took a little break from blogging to recharge my mind, as work was making me feel burned out everyday and it was hard to put energy into blogging during the last 2 weeks. I am sure all of you can relate that even though we love our hobbies and want to give them as much time and attention as we can, we all still have to make a living and bust our asses at our full-time jobs. But I am back and I am ready to give my passion (blogging) more time and energy.

One of my favorite things to listen to on my daily commutes to work is podcasts. I seem to stick to around 5 that I have actively listened to for the past year or so. So basically I rounded up those 5 and am sharing them with you today, maybe you may find something new to listen to or maybe you will finally give podcasts a shot.

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My Favorite Murder:

Karn Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark do an amazing job of telling true crime stories mixed with a healthy amount of comedy without ever disrespecting any victims. This podcast gives the feeling of listening to your best girlfriends tell hometown tales of crime and murder. and if you are like me (a Murderino) and are fascinated but this genre then you have to give this a listen to because you won’t be disappointed.

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Ladies Who Lunch:

This is hosted by YouTubers Ingrid Nilsen and Cat Valdes, and as a huge Ingrid YouTube fan, I naturally was drawn to this podcast. It’s basically two friends eating lunch and talking about topics that are “often left out of polite conversations”. They touch on subjects that involve sex, relationships, social phobias, mental illness and so much more. As a person who actually enjoys having these conversations with others to hear what their opinions are (although they have a tendency to escalate) its great to hear their point of views on the subject matters or their advice on having these conversations with others.

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Anna Faris is Unqualified:

This podcast is such a good light entertaining choice. Anna Faris basically pairs up with some of her celebrity friends and while chatting they discuss what she likes to call it “not-great-relationship advice”. Anna is hilarious is general and listening to her interact with her Hollywood friends is quite entertaining and at the end of it all, I think that she does give great advice as if you were talking to a close friend.

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Not too Deep with Grace Helbig:

Another YouTuber podcast hosted by Grace Helbig and Jack Ferry where they both interview other YouTubers and some celebrities all while getting not too deep. They ask the hard-hitting questions like describe your worse pants shitting story in 3 words or who would you throw cold spaghetti at (since it’s not harmful, but sends a message). I find myself laughing at Grace’s quirkiness and this is a good light listen.

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S-Town:

This podcast is hosted by Brian Reed who is contacted by a man named John who hates his shit town located in Alabama and apparently has some information regarding a murder that took place there. The podcast quickly switches paths once Brian realizes it isn’t about a murder it’s about John’s eccentric life in Shit Town, Alabama. I highly recommend giving this a listen, Brian Reed does a fantastic job of interacting with John and all the characters that surround his life. Each episode you can’t predict where it is going but it hooks you in such a good way you can’t stop listening. I am so sad this is only a season long but I highly recommend it.

BRB, The 90’s Called

This past week was slightly insane on the work front since returning from Chicago. I found myself very burned out once arriving home basically everyday last week, so I was looking forward to a more low-key weekend.

After getting a much-needed bang trim and Starbucks/Target run in in the morning Courtney’s sister Gina graced us with her presence for a fajita and margarita party our apartment complex was throwing at the pool. It was such a nice afternoon to sit by the pool and sip on some lime margaritas without sweating profusely.  After a little bit of r & r and another Courtney joining the group, we were off to HiHO Brewery in downtown Cuyahoga Falls for a bunch of shareable food from Beef & Barley’s food truck and flights of beer (my personal favorite being the oatmeal stout). I wanted to wear something comfortable that evening and since it was cooler than normal this past Saturday I thought this Abercrombie & Fitch dress was perfect.

As soon as I saw this dress I immediately thought to myself that this dress is straight from the 90’s and I must have it. This dress fits like a glove but is flowy in all the right places. The buttons down the front of the dress are functional if you don’t want to slip it over your head and what I love about Abercrombie dresses is that they usually have a sewn in slip to provide additional coverage and quality. I paired this dress with a pair of medium hoop earrings that I got early in the day at Target. I’ve been wanting a pair of hoops this summer and I honestly never thought I would want another pair after my high school hoop phase. But these bad boys are the perfect size with not being too big or too small. I love when I can pair a cute summer dress with my black basket sandals that I got from Old Navy last year, they just remind me of another era. I was hoping Old Navy would bring them back again this year but unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it.

This past weekend was just what the doctor ordered; sleeping in, the company of great friends, and delicious food and drinks through out the weekend. I am facing Monday fully recharged and ready to tackle anything thrown at me.

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Button-Up Mini Dress c/o Abercrombie, Sunglasses from Ray Ban, Shoes from Old Navy (no longer available), Saddle Bag from Madewell (no longer available), Hoop Earrings from Target, Necklace from TJMaxx

Photo Credit: Courtney Lemmo