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Amanda. 19. Ontario, Canada. UWO – Check out @heartofrosegoldstyle for daily style posts!

Month: November, 2015

Top Looks from the 2015 AMAs

Amidst furiously composing an essay and attending to my roommates midnight craving for ramen, I was unable to view any part of the AMAs last night. However, I have been searching the internet in hopes of being wowed by the trends, and I was definitely not disappointed. Edgy, fun, and skin baring were the theme of the top looks. Although these looks may not have been greatly practical for the newly snow-covered streets of London, a girl can dream…

Winner of the night: Selena Gomez

Everything from her cranberry smokey eye to her sleek long hair and open-back tattoo-showcasing dress was perfection. If this is her way of showing she’s too good for Bieber, she nailed it. Although there was some speculation about them getting close at the after party…

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Also, she nailed her costume change for her performance of “Same Old Love”. Sleek, sexy, and a far cry from her Disney days.

Next Winner: Gigi Hadid

She threw everyone for a loop with the appearance of a fake bob hairstyle and was rightfully one of the major topics of the night. Going from her Victorias Secret glossy waves to this showed a stark contrast, however she instantly revealed her secret. Paired with a sleek and sexy winter white dress made for a killer combination. Then again, I haven’t met a Gigi carpet look I didn’t like.

Next Winner: Carrie Underwood.

Ethereal, goddess-like, and glowing. Carrie wore a cape on the carpet to further prove her super-human like good looks and toned physique. Cue the applause.

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Winner: Ciara

Wearing a dress dubbed as “leaving little to the imagination” left Ciara in a top spot on the trend list. Intricate bejewelling made her a major fixture on the carpet and, as always, one to admire.

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Winner: Meghan Rienks

Youtube stars have slowly but surely been making their way onto the carpet and into these events. Being an avid follower, I always like to check in on team internet to see the closest thing to a “real girl” look on the carpet (though sometimes they are hard to distinguish from the models). I loved this look on her, as it followed the trends of the night while maintaining wearability.

Loved the edgy, fresh feel of the VMAs, including sleek hair, dramatic eyes, and metallic accents. Definitely copyable in real life. Maybe I’ll even watch next year!

Amanda

As a Woman in Media, You NEED to Read This

I was browsing my usual media outlets for news the other day and a piece stood out to me about the Glamour Women of the Year Awards. It featured Reese Witherspoon, an actress I am personally a fan of. She was being honoured with an award for her efforts to create stronger roles for women in film, something you can easily see instilled in her career. However, this speech was so well written and articulated, and I thought of it as an important piece to share with all of you.

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You can find the piece here .

Please give it a read, it says a lot about the status of women in society at the moment and is a huge leap in the right direction. I admire Glamour’s efforts to bring such important issues to light and hope you’ll see the inspiration in this piece and that night.

Amanda

Midterm Survival Guide

Well this is it folks, crunch time, the make or break part of first semester that allows the error of your relaxed first term to catch up with you. Midterms, the point in time where you begin to say “hey, maybe I really should do those readings”. So now you are struggling to catch up with all you’ve put off while trying not to turn into one of those campus-wandering zombies that university students turn into while running solely on coffee. Well, from personal experience I have developed a list of imperative items that you need to survive this dark time, let me know what your picks are!

  1. Good headphones! Either to put a hop in your step while walking to class, to motivate you to hit the ever intimidating campus gym, or to drown out the sound of crying roommates after calculus exams… (true story) A killer playlist is another important component! My pick: Beats by Dre or stereotypical white apple earbuds (mine have become an actual extension of my body)                                                                                                                41cQjXWdYcL._SY300_appleearphone_1441091699
  2. A fuzzy warm blanket. I drape my bright red one across my drab, uncomfortable dorm room chair; lay it on the floor for spread out study sessions; and even wear it around my residence when I don’t feel like getting out of bed.
  3. Sleep-Study-Streetwear clothes. In the crunch time of exams it is only natural to want to eliminate the need to get dressed altogether by not bothering to change. Pick comfortable, solid basics that allow you to mix and match without devoting too much brainpower or potential study time. My picks: Lululemon “Sattva Pant ||” Joggers                                                                      LW5L46S_013211_3                                                                                                                     Leggings “Wunder Under Pant”                                                                                 LW5G05S_012413_1                                                                                                                        University branded sweaters and apparel                                                                               images                                                                                                                                          Chunky knit sweaters. (H&M Pattern-Knit Jumper)                                                    hmprod
  4. A good alarm clock! I’m sure the necessity of this goes without saying. Unfortunately I have been the victim of a late night study session that makes it that much harder to get out of bed in the morning. Pro tip: put your alarm clock across the room, or even better, just out of reach of your roommate. Watch how fast you’ll get up once to begin to feel their wrath…
  5. Good healthy study snacks within reach (and less healthy ones on hand just in case). I like to place fruit, yogurt, and cheese strings at the top of my study snack list. Fortunately, I am very prone to typical stress eating, for which I suggest “junk food with a purpose”: chocolate covered almonds (watch calories!), sweet chilli rice cakes/rice chips, multigrain Tostitos and salsa, and Kind granola “squares”. And of course, have ramen and KD on hand for desperate measures…