Pregame Playlist

This is my pregame playlist that I made. This playlist has many songs from genres like pop, rock, R&B, punk, rap, and a few more that are thrown in there. I’m sure everyone has a different playlist to pump them up from playing a game, sport, giving a speech, and whatever else you might be getting ready to do. So without further ado, here’s my playlist for you guys!

Fashion Icon: Audrey Hepburn

Classy and iconic actress Audrey Hepburn is the epitome of a true fashion icon. She has inspired so many actresses, models, and just everyday people in general. Here are some of Aubrey’s most famous looks that I personally love and has influenced me to wear something similar. Everyone needs a little Aubrey Hepburn in their lives.

This is the traditional LBD that became Hepburn’s signature look. Although it’s still extremely popular, no one pulls it off quite like Aubrey. She’s not showing off her body, she’s just wearing a classy and beautiful dress that she clearly loves.

This is THE Audrey Hepburn classic look. After looking at this picture, it’s not hard to see why. The gloves plus her necklace and gorgeous bun and hair piece makes the outfit truly come together. This is a look that will continue to be continually recreated and remembered.

Not many people can rock sunglasses quite as well as Audrey can. Her bathing suit is totally chic and stunning. Plus her timeless pixie cut is showcased here so it’s obviously an important look that we shouldn’t forget about.

I could be wrong but there wasn’t a whole lot of actresses wearing pant suits like this back in the day. Most actresses wore only dresses that showed off their curves and other body parts. (I’m looking at you, Marilyn Monroe) There’s nothing wrong with that, but Hepburn brought something new to the table by making this minimal look such a classy looking one. She was skinny and lacked curves, but she was different from other movie stars at the time and we embrace her look and timeless beauty.

Turn Up The Albums

I’m going to make a complete playlist sometime soon but here’s some of my favorite albums to just turn up all the way and dance around to. You can listen while driving around with your friends or just listening by yourself! Whatever you choose to do, these are the albums you should do it to.

Charli XCX- Sucker

This album is best listened to while taking a road trip with your best friends or dancing around your room with your friends. It’s best to listen to this while surrounded by people you care about because it’s just so much more fun that way. “Break The Rules” is the fun and danceable skipping class anthem you can’t help but love. Charli XCX just puts out hit after hit and there’s not a skippable song on this album!

Ariana Grande- My Everything

This album put out by former Broadway star and vocal powerhouse Ariana Grande doesn’t disappoint. Not all of these songs are upbeat, some are gorgeous ballads that really showcase her voice. The sound here reminds us of a throwback to the 90’s. She has a vintage style to her but it never gets old. The highlight songs are definitely “Problem” and “Bang Bang.” These are also the biggest and most pop sounding songs but it can be fun to just let all your problems go and dance to pop music.

One Direction- Midnight Memories

I know, I know you guys probably think I’ve lost my mind by putting this on the list. However, I can’t resist these five British (And one Irish) boys. This isn’t there most recent album, Four is but I prefer Midnight Memories. Largely due to the fact that this album is filled with songs that you can just sing to the top of your lungs. Four doesn’t really have any of those type of songs. The title track of Midnight Memories is a fun song to listen with at a sleepover with your best friend while you just talk and reflect on all the good times. “Happily” and “Best Song Ever” are two more songs that I can’t help but love. As is “Little Black Dress” and “Diana.” I’m also a big fan of the song “Alive,” which is on the deluxe edition of the album. Whether just the name of the band makes you cringe or swoon, this is a great album to jam to.

Haim- Days Are Gone

Talk about sister power, these three sisters are the coolest. They are frequently compared to the ’70s classic rock band Fleetwood Mac. However, I think they’ve created their own sound for this new generation. Every song is filled with awesome catchy lyrics and the music is just unbelievably amazing. It’s pretty much impossible not to be charmed by the song “The Wire,” or for that matter, any song by the trio. The album is stacked with track after track of songs that you’re bound to love and share with others.

Vampire Weekend- Modern Vampires of the City

Vampire Weekend is a small town indie band that reached an unpredictable amount of success. Lead singer Ezra Koenig and company has a unique sound that sets them apart. “Ya Hey” is definitely one of my favorite tracks off of the album, but “Diane Young” is at a close second. Part of the bands charm is that they don’t release ballad after ballad, instead they have lots of songs with funky and cool beats. How can you not love them?

 

10 Reasons Why It’s A Wonderful Life is The Best Christmas Movie

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There are many memorable Christmas movies that have been released in the last 20 years or so that have become classics. However, none of these movies compare to one of the oldest Christmas movies of all, It’s A Wonderful Life. It wasn’t extremely popular at the box offices when it was first released. Now, it’s known for it’s timeless and sentimental values behind it. Not that you need them, but here’s ten reasons why this is the best Christmas movie of all time.

1. Jimmy Stewart is a timeless actor
He was one of the most well known actors back in his time and with good reason. He made an impact with every single role he played and touched the hearts of movie goers everywhere.

2. The plot itself is relevant
This is a plot that wasn’t commonly seen in movies when it was released so audiences didn’t know what to make of it. Now, the concept of characters that can’t find any meaning in their life get the chance to see what the world would be like if they were never born has been seen in countless TV shows and some movies as well.

3. The love story never gets old

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Mary and George had a beautiful love story in this movie. “What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That’s a pretty good idea. I’ll give you the moon, Mary.” One of the most romantic movie quotes ever and the rest of their love story followed with a tale of unconditional love between the two.

4. Clarence the Angel
The innocence and naive ways of Clarence are heartwarming and endearing. Homeboy really wants his wings.

5. Poor Uncle Billy
You have to feel bad for George’s space case Uncle Billy. He’s always losing something but he has the best of intentions which makes him a sweet and important character.

6. The scene between young George and Mary
When young Mary whispers in George’s ear that he can’t hear in that she’ll love him until the day she dies makes my heart melt everytime.

7. Little Zuzu and all the other kids
Zuzu is obviously the cutest but the youngest and dorkiest little boy is precious as well.

8. When George attacks Mary’s face
The kisses the two share are intense for the time period.

9. When George stood up to Potter
Throughout the movie, George always stayed true to his beliefs instead of going the easy way out and becoming rich by accepting Potter’s offers. Instead, he honored the values his father upheld while he was still living.

10. The moment he realizes he’s back to being himself again
The pure joy on his face when his friend Bert comes up to him on the bridge and calls him by name, the expression on his face is priceless. He lights up and becomes a brand new person. It makes me cry everytime when he gets genuinely excited over the fact that his mouth is bleeding.

The point is, this is a movie that you don’t want to miss. I guarantee that this will get you more into the Christmas spirit. It’s truly impossible to not be touched by this film.