Hey everyone! Welcome back to my blog!
In this post, I will be talking (well more so writing) about my favorite things this past month from music that i’ve listened to, clothes that i’ve worn, a movie that i’ve recently watched on Netflix and much more.
Let us start off with music that MAY have been on repeat! In terms of albums, stand outs came Carly Rae Jepsen’s Dedicated and also Lizzo’s debut Cuz I Love You. Jepsen’s album shows us a more mature sound that surpasses her Call Me Maybe days, while Lizzo introduces to an album of badass woman anthems.
I have also listened to ME! by Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie, which is huge right now in my playlist for it’s catchy lyrics and message, despite being released towards the end of April. It is a song that is different and a song about self confidence in standing out as oneself. Also, who doesn’t wan’t to shout out the lyrics, “Hey kids, spelling’s fun.” everywhere?
Sabrina Carpenter’s song Exhale has also been on repeat a lot this month. This song talks about feeling pressured and rushed to the point of being stressed out all the time. “Who put the world in my hands? Can I sit down for a second? Can I breathe for a minute? I put too much on myself thinking I don’t deserve what I earned.” To say this song didn’t break my heart is such an understatement. Like damn, Sabrina literally snatched my wig and my heart out of it’s body.
Also, I have been straight up rocking out to the song Killer Queen both the original and lately the discovery I made that is Australian boy band 5 Seconds of Summer’s cover. The cover is fresh and the arraignment with the guitar and sound is such an upbeat tempo that honors the original song very nice. Good job!
Nightmare by Halsey is THAT SONG! Like if you literally for a song that says, “f*** you society” for being repulsive with the climate and attitude associated with the treatment of women, the abortion laws, and more then this is the song for you. It is also majorly a self reflective song about your flaws but also being confident in yourself. It is also a song that has a completely different sound from something that Halsey would write and is also not. It is also a song that when the beat picks up you can’t help but shout, “I don’t owe you…” at 2am at night. (I may or may not be speaking from personal experience on that one.)
The last two songs are today’s newest releases from Cardi B called Press and also Katy Perry’s Never Really Over. Press is literally that song that SLAPS. Like the beat starts off and like normal and the lyrical quality is like nothing else. I love the shift in the rhythm when the song hits that DING DONG noise #WhipThatHoeA**.
Perry’s Never Really Over by contrast is literally the catchiest ethereal song about not wanting to move on from a relationship. It is light and airy with matching music video looks to boot. As of now, it is definitely one of my choices for song of the summer.
Stepping out of what is playing in my ear, let me discuss what I am putting on my body and that is what clothes I am wearing. This month of May has been no different.
Dressing like an adult in their mid-20’s is something that is complex and is something I’m trying to navigate every day. This has involved a Marie-Kondoesque cleaning of my closet and saying goodbye to old college and high school t-shirts and oversized straight legged jeans, replacing them with well fitting button-ups and ripped jeans.
Fit is everything. Style is eternal. For my shopping, I typically buy the majority of my clothes online at ASOS and H&M , but I have also picked up some outfits from French brand Maniere De Voir in addition to some thrifted bargains from TJ Maxx and Gabe’s to round out my closet.
My May Closet Shopping List
-Urban Republic Leather Bomber Jacket (thrifted from Gabe’s)
-Timberland x Champion Boots
-Air Jordan Futures
-H&M 2 Pack Printed T-Shirts (Love(d) and Love(r))
-H&M Trashed Skinny Jeans
-H&M Beige Jacket With Standup Collar
-“Dream But Do Not Sleep” Maniere De Voir T-Shirt (out of stock)
Arizona Flex Slim Straight Jeans
Tribal Striped Shirt from Maniere De Voir
ASOS DESIGN Drop Crotch Jeans In Mid Wash Blue With Rips (out of stock)
Brave Soul Chelsea Boots In Brown (out of stock)
Versace Aviator Glasses
ASOS DESIGN skinny oxford shirt with button down collar in light blue
Collusion Burnout Shirt In Burgundy
River Island Poplin Cream Shirt
Beyond looking good, it is also imperative as a man that you have to smell good and that involves using a great smelling cologne. For me, at the moment, the scent that I’ve been using is Tuscany Per Uomo. I got this little gift in a Christmas stocking stuffer by my sisters and it is AMAZING. Much like it’s name, it has a very strong smell to it that lends itself to it’s Italian roots.
It feels very masculine and I appreciate the complements that I have gotten from wearing it. It is quite effective without having to spend the price of say a Versace, a Gucci or even a Tom Ford price for the label. In this blog home, we STAN treating ourselves but we also love doing it on a budget. The only drawback I would say is that don’t use too much or you will be killing others walking by.
RATING: 9.25 out of 10.
When I’m not working, I spent a reasonably healthy time falling down the “rabbit hole” of Youtube watching my fair share of videos on travel, men fashion, lifetime videos, and pretty much everything else in between. I have a lot of favorite Youtube creators, but here are my current three right now.
Sam Carr. He is a British lifestyle vlogger, in his early 20’s, whose Youtube video center around his life- whether that is what music and or concert he attends, traveling on holiday, graduating university, what he is wearing and much more.
Marcel Florus. He is a male fashion blogger and creator of the channel One Dapper Street that has been active for at least 6 years. Marcel’s videos started out as fashion and dance videos that now range from anything related to “How To Wear A Blazer With Jeans” to “Minimalist Outfits” and even “Spring Lookbooks.” He is great to watch, has incredible charisma and style to boot.
Trisha Paytas. Username: blindsundoll4mj… She is an ICONIC Youtube queen of at least 12+ years known for her controversial videos and publicized relationships and dramatic life. Personal life aside, she is a comedic gold mine of humor whose video feel completely authentic and unique in a time where society tries to make you anything but that.
The last thing that I want to discuss in this month’s favorite shows and movies. Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists and Someone Great are the two that I am highlighting this month.
The Perfectionists is the spin-off of Pretty Little Liars that takes place at the fictional setting of Beacon Heights University in Oregon, starring three new cast members in addition to returning PLL favorites Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish. They come with their own secrets that unravel the more the season pass.
As early as episode one, we have a death that centers in the plot of the show and leaves us confused at the end of season one leaving behind more questions with very few answers in true PLL fashion. It is a great watch all around and you don’t even have to watch the original to be able to understand the show.
Someone Great is a movie that stars in New York City, starring actress Gina Rodriguez, who throughout the film plays the role of music journalist Jenny. Rodriguez’s character has to learn to adept to life post-breakup with her boyfriend of nine years Nate, by celebrating her last day in New York with her friends.
The film has an impeccable soundtrack featuring songs from Lizzo and Lorde, to say a few, that tell the story of this relationship and also adding an addition nuance to each scene. The dialogue… Let me just say that to whomever wrote the script. You did THAT! Every piece of writing felt authentic and nothing said felt “cringy” nor did anything feel like it was missing. Same with the directing. Basically this movie did the damn thing!
And that was it for May! So let me know in the comments if there is anything on this list that was your favorite as well? Did you have anything or anyone else I should know about? What did you wear this May that you like?
Let’s see what will come in June!