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Pieces of Belmar: A Film to Inspire Gratitude for the Holidays

Imagine if this holiday season, you didn’t have your home—the place where you string up lights and decorations, pull out the tree ornaments, and enjoy delicious family dinners—to return to. Imagine if this year you spent the holidays in a motel after your family’s house was destroyed in a hurricane. In Zach Morrison’s short film, Pieces of Belmar, this picture is a reality for one family. The short film follows a young woman named Alyssa whose family has lost their home to Hurricane Sandy, the storm that ripped through New Jersey in 2012. As she journeys through her Jersey Shore town, Alyssa learns that home can hold a different meaning after tragedy strikes. Pieces of Belmar reminds us that we often forget how lucky we are to have our family, friends, and a place to come home to for the holidays. We take the little things for granted: having a Christmas tree, hanging ornaments every year, and keeping our belongings secured. Sometimes it’s only when you lose these things that you realize how much they …

Saturday Collection: Fantastic Beasts, Rihanna’s Newest Shoes, & More!

There are just a few more days until the holiday season truly sinks. Whether you’re planning a small get together with your favorite girls or kickin’ it with your favorite cousins, we’ve got you covered with delicious recipes and rules to live by. Then get started on your next Hulu or Netflix binge with some of television’s most inspiring female characters to guide you. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them A spin off from the massively popular Harry Potter series, screenwriter J.K. Rowling has done it again with a new wizard spectacular, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” It’s the opening weekend for the movie as it was released in theaters on Friday, November 18. Are you going to watch it? Tell us what you think of it below. The Most Popular Holiday Pie on Pinterest With the holidays quickly approaching so are holiday parties! What better way to celebrate than with pumpkin pie? Pinterest chose the most popular pumpkin pies for the season (and recipes). Yummy! Host an Amazing Friendsgiving Speaking of …

Saturday Collection: Starbucks Drinks, Geode Lips, and More!

Welcome to our latest collection of pop culture buzz. Our new column titled “Saturday Collection” will catch you up on the latest lifestyle and entertainment talk. Never miss a beat with us and if you think we missed something worth making a scene—hit us up in the comment box below. Good American Denim As if the Kardashian sisters haven’t come up with enough ingenious ideas, Khloé Kardashian started her own denim line—Good American. The line features styles for all shapes and sizes. Kendal + Kylie Bags Breaking the fashion industry again, Kendal and Kylie Jenner have a new line of handbags out called Kendal + Kylie. It is a chic and sophisticated line of bags complete with faux fur keychains inspired by Kylie’s dogs. New Brews at Starbucks: Chile Mocha Latte Starbucks has already won our hearts with the pumpkin spice latte, but the Chile Mocha latte is now high on our list of favorites. It is flavored with cocoa, cinnamon, vanilla, and completed with ancho and cayenne. Kat Von D’s Limited Edition Studded Kiss Lipsticks With …

It’s Okay to Hoard: Here are 5 Ways to Stylishly Reorganize Your Life

We have all been there: one day our closet is color-coordinated, super organized, and easy to navigate – but the moment we need to find an outfit, our tidy system is completely ruined. So it’s no surprise most of us can admit to hoarding something. Floppy hats, decorative rings, comfy flannels, or even twenty different shades of red lipsticks. While it’s important to know when it’s time to gear back your shopping, keeping your closet and bedroom organized can help curb your hoarding habits. Elevate to a stylish and cozy living space with these five tips for a more organized lifestyle. #1. Hanging shelves are your closet’s best friend! From giving you extra shelf space for sweaters to adding bonus shoe storage, they’ll help you maximize what can feel like a small storage space. This hanging organizer from Urban Outfitters allows you to see what’s on each shelf which makes it easier to pick an outfit each day. The matching shoe rack will help keep your shoe collection under control and save you space at …

The Other Festival: Women Empowering Women

The sun is out and it screams summer more than a cool spring day. Although I’d love to rest across the grassy fields of Central Park, the busy streets of Lower Manhattan is calling me to The Other Festival. If you haven’t yet read our story about Dee Poku, the creator behind the pop culture meets business festival, head on over before you continue reading! Okay, great you’re back. For many, going to an early morning conference is not the highlight of his or her day, but The Other Festival, well it’s different. It has all the “other” stuff you would not expect from a branding or entrepreneurial meet-up. The first all-female festival in New York brought together leaders from the music, food, fashion, and tech industries. We talked to a few guests and jotted down a handful of quotes so you can feel inspired too. The weekends are made for shopping and The Smart Shop Village at the festival had our pockets crying for joy with the ethical and sustainable brands on showcase. And like many festivals, …

10 Ways to be Totally Prepped and Organized

Staying organized is no easy task when you are young and filled with a bunch of ideas to take over the world—or maybe that’s just me. Whatever your day brings we’ve got you covered with fun and creative ways to help you become your best personal assistant. Tip #1: Send your daily reminders in a text message. If you are not great at remembering to check your paper to-do list then this tip is perfect for you. You will have a constant reminder on your phone for when you are on the go. Tip #2: Find the perfect little notepad. It is important to connect your goals in a way that feels tangible. When you write down a goal don’t be afraid to take an entire page up, make bullets and even set deadlines. Having a page or two for your goals with a timeline helps put your thoughts into perspective and soon into action. Don’t just settle for any notepad. Make it personal, make it chic, and make it you. Tip #3: If you must write do it right. …