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Grey lasercut skirt Divided at H&M. Airwalk sneakers. Anne Klein bracelet. Local boutique necklace.
Threw a surprise party for my best friend. It went amazingly and I am so proud to be by her side for so many years.

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My Take On: Stars Dance

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I had honestly never counted myself as a Selena Gomez fan before. I bought a few of her albums when I was younger, in her Disney days, and watched her shows and movies, but as I grew and so did she, my interest in the young Latina actress and singer dwindled. I considered her a mock artist, one that finds a place on the charts solely due to fans from a previous success, a.k.a. for kids. Recently I decided I would give her new album a listen. I had heard “Come and Get It” and something about the tribal beats and infectious chorus caught my ear. Now, after seeing Selena in Spring Breakers, a movie I adore, my confidence in her as an actress did, in fact, increase. I was disappointed that she was the kind of wimp-out character in the indie film, but I was willing to take it, after her emotional performance throughout the majority of scenes. She has always succeeded with a sort of faux innocence, in this particular movie playing a religious character named Faith, yet smoking a bong and messing around with a gun. I believed in her role because I believe that it mirrors who she is. This is only supported with her new album. Her new music has taken me by surprise and I’m actually impressed. Now that she’s 21, more mature themes and more wild backdrops are completely appropriate and well appreciated. The album’s tone seems brightly fresh, a transition from her days of making cheesy love songs and  costume-filled videos.

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“Birthday” is one of my favorites on the album, as a party tune that will not get out of my head. I can call myself a party girl, and I absolutely am obsessed with the lyrics: ” tell them that it’s my birthday when I party like that”. Great excuse, Sel!  In “Undercover” , a real dance hit, she sings “I need to find a place where we can be alone in the dark,” over fabulous Britney-esque beats. The fast-paced songs on the album excel, and although the love songs aren’t as strong, they aren’t painful like they used to be. “Write Your Name” and “Slow Down” succeed as catchy and lovey songs.

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Part of the reason that the album cooperates so well is that Selena doesn’t seem to take any of the songs too seriously. This is her most genuine album yet. You can truly hear the fun she had in each song, and the faith she has in the meaning of each lyric. I used to call Selena bland, and I never meant it as an insult, but an interpretation.. but now I realize it’s just taken her time to come into her own. I would actually love to see her in more big-screen flicks, on the cover of more big-time fashion magazines, and at the top of the charts with more big-time hits. It puts a smile on my face that another young woman has finally come to realization that she has the power to influence others through her art, and that becoming a pop diva is an attainable dream. After hearing her mature, majestic, and motivated new album, I can finally say that I can predict and support her achieving just that. Stars really do dance.

Ideas for a vlog?

I want to know if you guys have any suggestions or ideas for me to make a video on for my YouTube channel! I am so thrilled with the great response on here and I would LOVE great response on there too! Please give me your ideas and feedback! Thanks so much. New post on here soon! Have a beautiful day.
Xo, Sarah

My Take On: The Internship

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Instability sticks with you. This is the starter point for the new Shawn Levy comedy, The Internship. Crashers  Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson team up again for the first time in decades, as more-than-middle-aged Billy and Nick, two watch salesman who lose their jobs following a company bankruptcy. Right from the start, the message about expiration is clear. Watches out, phones in. Stability out, fast-paced-modern-world-where-two-forty-year-old-settled-down-men-could-be-thrown-on-the-road-just-like-any-young-kid in. The two keep up hope though, after the disillusionment of changing times fizzles. They land a chance for an internship at mega billion dollar company, Google, in a huge competition, where they’ll have to compete with young adults half their age. These kids may have less experience, but they have more technical knowledge, social popularity, and fresh opportunity. Don’t underestimate the undergrads. Nobody wants the two on their team, and in fact, they barely make it in the competition. A team is assembled, finally, with a few other social outcasts of the group, a bubbly and vivacious Indian girl (Tiya Sircar) , an antisocial hipster (Dylan O’ Brien), and their overly enthusiastic coach (Josh Brener). The team  faces dysfunction at first, and throughout the most of the competition, with Vaughn and Wilson being wholly out of the loop technologically. But they start to triumph towards the end, when the two “oldies” help infuse the crew with some confidence and help them have some fun. A strip club scene excels in illustrating the bond between the characters, without someone throwing up (yawn). The last challenge proves the toughest, and the team shows up late with their results. Another, more Ivy-League team headed by a snooty upperclassman (Max Minghella) seems to be in the lead, but the final results deem the oddball team the winners, for their unique creativity, and not just astute predictability. It ends on a cheesy note, and all of the trials and tribulations the pair of friends have gone through don’t seem to keep these two apart. The movie is far better than ratings have deemed it. The funny parts are funny, and the touching parts make you beam out of your seat. The consumerist aspect of making an entire film to promote Google seems sniving, but not until you see how well the plot exceeds in making an ad a tale. The somewhat there, somewhat not romance between Wilson and a Google worker played by Rose Byrne is probably one of the weakest aspects of the movie, as the pretense of running into a soul mate at work has proved too movie for too long, but when the two go out to dinner at the end in a montage of joking about how to be the worst date, something works. It’s the comic atmosphere of this film that keeps in the category of “worth a watch”. It’s interesting to see all of the perks of working at possibly the biggest pop culture-dependent company in the world. Watching the film is a lot of fun, and the cast succeeds in keeping it that way. My biggest concern lies in my thirst for Wilson and Vaughn to collaborate again. This is no Crashers, but it is The Internship. In that, I must express my appreciation to a simple film that preserves the ever-changing, yet always refreshing genre of comedy. Felicitaciones. . . Google it.

Lovely Mix

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H&M blouse and studded miniskirt. F21 sneaker wedges. Authentic Mexican bag. “Lovely” necklace. Forever 21 jacket. Fun times courtesy of my amazing friends and wonderful summertime.
I went to a little concert at the large park in our city with a group of friends. There was ice cream and snacks. We danced for quite a bit by the stage. It was so much fun! I loved catching up with my babes. I’m on a roll this summer.. Fun fun!

Youtube channel!

Sorry that this wasn’t included in my previous post. I was having trouble with the link. My channel for right now is just Sarah Merrifield. I’m the one with the purple walls and two videos Thanks!

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So I decided that the best way to expand my online fashion presence would be to start a YouTube channel! It’s a new venture of mine, that I’m going to try my best to succeed in. I am so thankful for the great response I have gotten on here, and I hope you will follow me through my vlogging experience as well! Right now, there are only two videos, this one, my starter vid, and one about my favorite shoes. Watch, comment, and share with others please. I appreciate any attention these will get. Bye for now.
Xo, Sarah

Zodiac Flats: One of the Coolest Things I’ve Ever Seen

I just discovered that Charlotte Olympia designed a “Birthday Collection” of zodiac flats, one pair of loafers for each astrological sign. They also come with matching Pandora box clutches and a horoscope book. I’m dying to get my Libra’s, but the price is a steep $895. Even though I probably won’t get my hands on my pair, I still think that these are one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen! Everyone gets tired of hearing about what is “best” for their sign this month, yada, yada, yada. Who knew that you could express your “sign” so chicly? Astrology has never looked better.

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I Made An Instagram!

I have been on the fence for months, but today my best friend convinced me to get an Instagram. I’m still not that excited, but maybe it’ll be fun. I’m open to sharing my experiences, because I really do have one crazy, fun, and beautiful life! I hope you’ll follow me and join on this new endeavor. Hope to promote LL through IG too! Have a good night.
My name is: dollloffashion