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Sweater Weather

Nothing like a song about sweater weather to get Fall Term going!

 

-C 

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Game Day

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To say that Saturday’s game against Cal was an interesting one would be an understatement. Heading in to the game, we all knew that it was going to be a rainy one. What we all did not expect was for monsoon-like (what the announcer had referred to it as…) rain and wind to occur and otherwise engulf Autzen Stadium. However, we were troopers and toughed it out until Halftime in which we decided to bail as I was soaked head to toe and the rain was not letting up.

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Basically, that is how I felt about the non-stop pouring rain^^.  All in all, though, I’m really proud of how the Ducks played even with the weather conditions they had to face. Oh and these pictures were obviously taken before the rain had started as I didn’t even touch my iPhone during the game thanks to le monsoon.

Happy Monday! 

-C

(Hoodie: Hirons; Leggings: American Eagle Outfitters; Knee High Socks: Urban Outfitters; Boots: Doc Martens; Rain Coat: Cabelas; Purse: Urban Outfitters; Earrings: Mt. St. Helens emeralds)

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Wednesday Want: Coffee

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Coffee has to be by far one of the simplest wants I crave during the school year. Sometimes, when you have labs and a paper or two due, the only thing that’ll help you through a rough week is a good dosage of coffee. I know that it’s laughable the amount of coffee female college students (primarily Starbucks coffee) intake; however, I shall not judge them because I have done the same…just not with Starbucks coffee as I’ve become partial to an Oregonian brand.

 

Have a great Wednesday!

-C

(both images from Tumblr)

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The World At Large

Modest Mouse may be known more for their single “Float On”; however, my go to song of theirs has always been “The World At Large”–it was basically my mantra in high school. From the lyrics–“find another place I can stand”–to the somber mood behind the song, it’s such a great work that you can get easily drawn to.

Now that Fall is really starting to arrive here in Oregon, so has the rain. This song, along with “Lover’s Spit” by The Broken Social Scene, is by far one of the best and chill songs to have on while it’s raining outside.

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Little Fall Things

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Now that Fall has come, I felt it was time to buy some of the usual necessities I cherish during this time of year. Living in the Northwest can sometimes take a toll, especially when the sun is hardly out and you have to resort to Vitamin D pills while the rains come. However, there are quite a few up sides to the rainy and cold weather. I love being able to bake some warm pumpkin bread when it’s cold, and I’ve always loved being able to wear cozy sweaters as Oregon’s Fall is genuinely perfect sweater weather. Last year, I had come to love knee high socks and being able to wear them over my leggings on my “lazy days”. As for the Clarisonic set, I recently got in the mail as a gift from my wonderful mother and can’t wait to try it out! 

Also, happy first day of Fall everybody! Hope all of y’all enjoy it!

-C

 

 

(Vitamins: GNC Vitamin D-3 800 count; Stationary+Recipe cards: Rifle Paper Co.; Clarisonic Set; Essie Nail Polishes: Bikini So Teeny+Bahama Mama; Knee-High Socks: American Apparel)

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Alien Days

 

The duo MGMT, comprised of Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser, are releasing their third album tomorrow. The self-titled album headed by the song “Alien Days”, which is more electro-pop than indie. VanWyngarden and Goldwasser have always talked of not aiming to produce a pop song like what they did with “Kids” and have since strayed from that sound, starting with their last album Congratulations, which was released in 2010. The combination of a child’s voice in the beginning of “Alien Days” along with the psychedelic sound that winds down leads to you just wanting close your eyes and bob your head along with the song. I mean, at least that is what I started to do while first listening to the song.

Many critics have written negatively of the album, but I’m honestly still really excited to hear the album.

 

What do y’all think of MGMT’s new sound?

-C