Fashion Favorites Podcast

Favorite Friday Five 4.27.18

April 26, 2018

Gal Meets Glam – New Dress Collection

I’ve followed Julia (the blogger Gal Meets Glam) for years now, and was so excited to hear that she was putting out a dress collection on both her site and at Nordstrom (in-store and online).

I couldn’t wait to peruse the website and see which items I wanted to put into my collection. I’ve gotten rid of 80% of my dresses within the past year – as I just had lost my love for them and realized that another home would be best – but I’m always on the hunt.

She’s doing an event in Dallas next week and I hope I get to go because I’d love to see the dresses (and her) in person.

I mark these are a favorite for this week because they’re pretty to look at…not because I’ve purchased any. I left the prices on my favorite pieces below because hopefully, it will keep me restrained enough to not spend that much money on a dress.

Most of the dresses are incredibly beautiful – and I’ve heard great things about fit and quality – so I still thought I’d share in case they were up your alley. Each month (I don’t know how long for) they will be dropping a new collection!

Particularly, the purple one below is my favorite.

Everything But The Bagel

This is a seasoning from Trader Joe’s that is delicious on basically anything you can try. Here are a few things I’ve tried it on:

  1. Avocado on toast
  2. Eggs
  3. Sweet Potatoes
  4. Chicken
  5. Zucchini

TJ’s also suggests pizza crust, dips, salad, pasta, and more!

Sesame Seeds, Sea Salt Flakes, Dried Minced Garlic, Dried Minced Onion, Black Sesame Seeds, Poppy Seeds. Yum.

photo credit: Trader Joes

Check out their website here.

Why is modern art important? Why do we still like it even if it looks more “simple”? What statement does it make?

A Piece of Work

I found this podcast through the results of The Webby Awards and was drawn to it because it’s produced through MOMA (the Museum of Modern Art).

Each episode is a quick 20 minutes and they discuss modern art – from perspective to history, and everything in between, I appreciate the honesty and insight.

Arrest of the #GoldenStateKiller

Holy WOW this has been a big couple of days. This week a man in California was arrested for murder and has been linked to the dozens of burglaries and rapes and murders during the 70s and 80s. His reign of terror has gone unsolved, but not ignored, for all of these years – especially for a woman named Michelle McNamara (and various internet sleuths around the world). Michelle’s book, I’ll Be Gone In The Dark, was published earlier this year via friends and fellow researchers after her unexpected death.

When I happened to check my Twitter and see that #GoldenStateKiller was trending, my heart dropped. As an avid listener of My Favorite Murder, I know the impact that McNamara had on this case (and even gave him the infamous name to gather more deserved media attention). Seeing that this man had been caught basically meant that my work ethic was shot and I had to take in every bit of information I could.

I’m thankful for all of the people who put in years of blood, sweat, and tears to make this become a reality. This is a huge moment for all victims, responders, and followers of the case.

A lot of questions are still unanswered, but I look forward to seeing this all come together. This definitely isn’t the end for victims, but it is a big break for victims everywhere – I hope that this is only the beginning of solving even more “cold cases.”

If you want to check out Michelle McNamara’s book (I’ll Be Gone In The Dark) you can find it on Amazon here or Goodreads here.

Karlie Kloss

Did you know Karlie has a YouTube channel? Her videos are always quick, well done, and touch on various aspects of her job. From travel to photo shoots to #KodeWithKlossy and everything in between, I always enjoy her content.

She runs a program called Kode With Klossy, where there are programs across the country teaching young girls about STEM through coding. She’s also a Victoria Secret Angel. She has such a calm and kind personality that makes me want to root for her no matter what her endeavor is.

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