Category: Retro inspired

MusicPlaylister: A Motivating Playlist for the Busy Week Ahead!


This week is all about staying on top of my workload. Who’s with me?! Set phasers to stun, ladies, and turn up the soundtrack to taking on the world in style. 

Adam and the Ants – “Kings of the Wild Frontier”

If I need to get pumped, I put on this song. With a frenzied, militaristic drumbeat and expressive chant-like lyrics, this song sounds like The Clash gone savage. Need a “fierce” boost? Turn this ish up. (P.S. Don’t you love the singer’s jacket in this video? A little bird told me that this style is a must this winter!)

Miike Snow – “Sylvia”

If you like OneRepublic’s “Apologize,” you’ll love this track. The melodies are upbeat and kind of spacey, like these Swedes went to a dance club on a comet to write and record “Sylvia.” Synthesizers are backed up by a sweet piano lick that soothes the soul while getting that booty moving. Dance break, anyone?

The Juliana Hatfield Three – “Spin the Bottle”

This song tells the timeless tale of the anticipation of young love and party games. It’s true feel-good 90’s alternative pop rock, complete with bright girlish vocals, a catchy guitar hook and sassy yet relatable lyrics. 

(Check out the VJ’s awesome style as he introduces the video. Isn’t he adorable? In denim-y kind of way.)


Carmen B.

FashionEasy Breezy Scarf Headband

Do you ever come across those bins of old, pretty printed scarves at the thrift store or flea market? You think to yourself, “My, these scarves are ever so beautiful, but what am I to do with them?”
Well, maybe you didn’t think of it quite like that, but those old granny scarves from the 50′s and 60′s are definitely worth a second look!
That’s where the ever so handy “scarf headband” comes into play.
Perfect for an effortless summer do, the scarf headband can be worn so many different ways, and nobody seems to wear it better than the stylish Nicole Richie.

The colorful prints on Nicole’s collection of long scarves are all about fun, and they easily add a splash of life to a simple tee or tank. Hair styling is minimal, which is great during the summer, when you’d rather be outside playing than inside with a flat iron. Just tie the ends of the scarf snug under your messy bun or over your hair when it’s worn down, and voila, you’ve got yourself a boho chic look!