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Which 'Friends' Character Are You?

Nicole Couch

Take this quiz to find out which 'Friends' character you are! Keep track of which letters you pick for each question (a,b,c,d,e,f). Then leave your result in the comments and share with your friends!

 

 

 

1.) You have a date night at your place. Whats on the menu?

 

 

 

 

2.) What are your weekend plans?

 

 

 

 

3.) Which describes you best out of your friend group?

 

a. the ladies man

b. the "mom"

c. the blonde

d. miss popular

e. the funny one

f. the nerd

 

 

 

4.) How do you like your coffee?

 

 

 

 

5.) What does your room look like?

 

 

 

 

6.) What are your future goals?

 

a. become famous

b.  open a restaurant

c. solve world hunger

d. work for your favorite designer

e. become CEO

f. win a Nobel Peace Prize

 

 

 

7.) What's your style?

 

 

 

 

8.) Which would you choose as a pet?

 

 

 

 

9.) Which describes you out of your family members

 

a. one of many

b. the forgotten one

c. didn't have much of a family

d. daddy's girl

e.  only child

f. the overachiever

 

 

 

10.) If you won the lottery, what would you spend it on?

 

 

 

 

Mostly a's:

You Got Joey Tribbiani!

So you're a little ditz-y. At least you have good looks to fall back on! You're very romantic and you know how to lay on the charm. But don't let this go to your head! Other than sweeping people off their feet, some of your hobbies include eating, sleeping and bragging about your popularity. However, you're always there for your friends and they think of you as a lovable person.

 

 

Mostly b's:

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You Got Monica Geller!

You tend to be a bit of a control-freak. You're hobbies include making sure the house is spotless, cooking gorgeous meals and being the caretaker of your group. Even though everything in your life needs to be organized and clean, the people around you think of you as a very caring and loyal person.

 

 

 

Mostly c's:

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You Got Phoebe Buffay!

So you're a little weird and "out there". Maybe you didn't have a great childhood or past, but that doesn't stop you from making the most of yourself now. You might have blonde moments here and there but you definitely know your street-smarts. You care about a lot of social issues and your friends love that about you. You're dependable and kindhearted.

 

 

Mostly d's:

You Got Rachel Green!

You're fashion sense is like no other. You have style, you have class and you have an amazing wardrobe. You're chased down by all the guys but your love life still remains rather lonely. Sometimes you tend to be a little selfish and think only of yourself, but at the end of the day you are always there for your true friends.

 

 

Mostly e's:

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You Got Chandler Bing!

You're known for being extremely sarcastic. Sometimes you can be socially awkward around new people but you tend to use humor to escape these uncomfortable situations. And even though you might not love your job, you still make an effort to climb up the corporate ladder. Deep down, you're a simple person with a good heart!

 

 

 

Mostly f's:

You Got Ross Geller!

So you're a bit nerdy. Sometimes you go on passionate tangents until you notice that your friends have no idea what you're talking about. But you're not just passionate about history or facts, you're also very loyal to the people you love. Maybe you're a little emotional, but you just want what's best for the people you care about. You're friends think of you as sweet and trustworthy.

 

9 Instagram Fashionistas to Follow in 2017

Nicole Couch

Here are 9 fashion icons who are killing it on IG.

 

 

1.) Zendaya

http://people.com/style/zendaya-how-i-learned-to-be-comfortable-with-my-curls/

http://people.com/style/zendaya-how-i-learned-to-be-comfortable-with-my-curls/

 

 

2.) Vanessa Hudgens

https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/tom-lorenzo-2553568/vanessa-hudgens-in-zimmermann-at-2016-elle-5226412833

https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/tom-lorenzo-2553568/vanessa-hudgens-in-zimmermann-at-2016-elle-5226412833

 

 

3.) GiGi Hadid

http://www.styledumonde.com/2016/09/new-york-ss-2017-street-style-gigi-hadid/

http://www.styledumonde.com/2016/09/new-york-ss-2017-street-style-gigi-hadid/

 

 

4.) Negin Mirsalehi

http://howtochic.blogspot.com/2016/04/get-look-negin-mirsalehi.html

http://howtochic.blogspot.com/2016/04/get-look-negin-mirsalehi.html

 

 

5.) Kylie Jenner

http://www.whowhatwear.com/celebrities/kylie-jenner

http://www.whowhatwear.com/celebrities/kylie-jenner

 

 

6.) Olivia Culpo

http://www.gotceleb.com/olivia-culpo-marchesa-ss-2017-fashion-show-in-nyc-2016-09-16.html/olivia-culpo-marchesa-ss-2017-fashion-show-02

http://www.gotceleb.com/olivia-culpo-marchesa-ss-2017-fashion-show-in-nyc-2016-09-16.html/olivia-culpo-marchesa-ss-2017-fashion-show-02

 

 

7.) Beyoncé

http://people.com/babies/beyonce-wearable-art-gala-shows-off-baby-bump-headdress/

http://people.com/babies/beyonce-wearable-art-gala-shows-off-baby-bump-headdress/

 

 

8.) Kaia Gerber

http://www.gotceleb.com/category/kaia-gerber

http://www.gotceleb.com/category/kaia-gerber

 

 

9.) Bella Hadid

https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/Bella-Hadid-Bob-Haircut-Met-Gala-2017-43492043

https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/Bella-Hadid-Bob-Haircut-Met-Gala-2017-43492043

8 Healthy Summer Salad Recipes

Nicole Couch

Here is a collection of 8 tasty salad recipes you should try this summer!

 

1.) BLT Balsamic Chicken Avocado & Feta Salad

https://cafedelites.com/2016/07/26/blt-balsamic-chicken-avocado-feta-salad/

https://cafedelites.com/2016/07/26/blt-balsamic-chicken-avocado-feta-salad/

 

 

2.) Mexican Chicken & Rice Salad

http://www.jocooks.com/salads/mexican-chicken-and-rice-salad/

http://www.jocooks.com/salads/mexican-chicken-and-rice-salad/

 

 

3.) Southwest Tortellini Pasta Salad

http://tastesbetterfromscratch.com/southwest-tortellini-pasta-salad/

http://tastesbetterfromscratch.com/southwest-tortellini-pasta-salad/

 

 

4.) Berry Orange Spinach Salad with Citrus Balsamic Vinaigrette

https://www.yayforfood.com/recipes/berry-orange-spinach-salad-citrus-balsamic-vinaigrette

https://www.yayforfood.com/recipes/berry-orange-spinach-salad-citrus-balsamic-vinaigrette

 

 

5.) Grilled Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad

http://www.saltandlavender.com/grilled-summer-vegetable-pasta-salad/

http://www.saltandlavender.com/grilled-summer-vegetable-pasta-salad/

 

 

6.) Easy Almond Apple Quinoa Salad

http://www.chelseasmessyapron.com/easy-almond-apple-quinoa-salad/

http://www.chelseasmessyapron.com/easy-almond-apple-quinoa-salad/

 

 

7.) Asian Sesame Chicken Salad

http://littlespicejar.com/asian-sesame-chicken-salad/

http://littlespicejar.com/asian-sesame-chicken-salad/

 

 

8.) Chipotle Chicken Salad with Honey Lime Mango Dressing

http://carlsbadcravings.com/chipotle-chicken-salad-recipe/#

http://carlsbadcravings.com/chipotle-chicken-salad-recipe/#

10 Products You Didn't Know Existed

Nicole Couch

Here are some actual products for sale that seem just a little bit too "extra"...

 

1.) The Cat Scratching DJ Deck

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006YR6EK8?tag=bfbetsy-20&ascsubtag=4444699%2C4%2C26%2Cd%2C0%2C0%2Cgoogle.com%2C0%3A0

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006YR6EK8?tag=bfbetsy-20&ascsubtag=4444699%2C4%2C26%2Cd%2C0%2C0%2Cgoogle.com%2C0%3A0

For cats destined to scratch out those sick beats.

 

 

2.) Chicken-shaped Novelty Soap

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N1QALNT?tag=bfbetsy-20&ascsubtag=4444699%2C21%2C26%2Cd%2C0%2C0%2Cgoogle.com%2C0%3A0

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N1QALNT?tag=bfbetsy-20&ascsubtag=4444699%2C21%2C26%2Cd%2C0%2C0%2Cgoogle.com%2C0%3A0

With fragrance options of coconut creme or cotton candy, if you weren't already enticed.

 

 

3.) The PetPeek Fence Window

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BHBJPHA?tag=bfbetsy-20&ascsubtag=4444699%2C16%2C26%2Cd%2C0%2C0%2Cgoogle.com%2C0%3A0

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BHBJPHA?tag=bfbetsy-20&ascsubtag=4444699%2C16%2C26%2Cd%2C0%2C0%2Cgoogle.com%2C0%3A0

So your dog can alert you when the neighbors are having a BBQ without you.

 

 

4.) Pizza Scissors

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07211GKFM?psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07211GKFM?psc=1

These actually seem kind of practical. What's your say, pizza-lovers?

 

 

5.) Duck Bill Muzzle for Dogs

http://www.boredpanda.com/quack-duck-billed-muzzle-for-dogs/

http://www.boredpanda.com/quack-duck-billed-muzzle-for-dogs/

It's cute, but why...?

 

 

6.) The Baby Mop Onesie

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2226731/Now-baby-help-housework-hilarious-floor-mop-babygro-goes-sale.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2226731/Now-baby-help-housework-hilarious-floor-mop-babygro-goes-sale.html

I mean...the baby will be crawling around anyways, right?

 

 

7.) The Roller Buggy

http://www.boredpanda.com/roller-buggy-baby-stroller-and-scooter-hybrid/

http://www.boredpanda.com/roller-buggy-baby-stroller-and-scooter-hybrid/

The perfect baby stroller/scooter hybrid for busy moms on the go!

 

 

8.) A Sleeping Bag with Arms & Legs

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Motion-Sac-Large-Blue-Summit/dp/B0727NFZ3M/ref=pd_sbs_200_4?_encoding=UTF8&refRID=QDWFG7G2ES1S43H6GT9S

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Motion-Sac-Large-Blue-Summit/dp/B0727NFZ3M/ref=pd_sbs_200_4?_encoding=UTF8&refRID=QDWFG7G2ES1S43H6GT9S

Perfect for...sleep walkers?

 

 

9.) Din-Ink Pen Utensil Set

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004QY5VA0/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=bp09b-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=B004QY5VA0&adid=1VX618KPEHDDSZTZ7CPJ&

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004QY5VA0/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=bp09b-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=B004QY5VA0&adid=1VX618KPEHDDSZTZ7CPJ&

Forgot eating utensils again? No problem, just find some pens! 

 

 

10.) The All American Headband Wig for Dogs

https://www.amazon.com/Mullet-On-The-Go-American/dp/B00IJ0RDGC/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497653034&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=dog+mullet+wig

https://www.amazon.com/Mullet-On-The-Go-American/dp/B00IJ0RDGC/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497653034&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=dog+mullet+wig

The only "mullet for your mutt". Just in time for July 4th!

Girls Just Wanna Have Sun

Nicole Couch

It's summer and everyone needs a cute swimsuit (or multiple)! Below are some of the swimsuits featured on our YouTube channel that can also be dressed up for uses other than swimwear.

This suit is super flattering on any skin tone!

This suit is super flattering on any skin tone!

Classic and trendy. With this suit you have the option of having straps or removing them, perfect for avoiding those annoying tan lines.

Classic and trendy. With this suit you have the option of having straps or removing them, perfect for avoiding those annoying tan lines.

Who else loves a little sparkle?? This suit has a gold textured sparkle that pops from the black background. The high-cut style this one piece has is from the 80s and 90s which is very much back in style today.

Who else loves a little sparkle?? This suit has a gold textured sparkle that pops from the black background. The high-cut style this one piece has is from the 80s and 90s which is very much back in style today.

As the temperature goes down, consider wearing these versatile swimsuits as super cute bodysuits for a unique look. Any of these suits can be dressed up or down depending on where you want to wear them.

As the temperature goes down, consider wearing these versatile swimsuits as super cute bodysuits for a unique look. Any of these suits can be dressed up or down depending on where you want to wear them.

All of these featured suits would look great worn as swimsuits or bodysuits. Who else wouldn't want to get 2 for 1? Check out CHC for these super cute suits!

All of these featured suits would look great worn as swimsuits or bodysuits. Who else wouldn't want to get 2 for 1? Check out CHC for these super cute suits!

Tips for Styling Vintage Clothing into Modern Looks

Nicole Couch

Have you ever passed up on cool vintage pieces because you didn't know how to incorporate them into your modern wardrobe? Well this article is here to help! Here are 5 tips for styling vintage clothes into everyday looks.

 

 

1.) Mix & Match

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/218917231866293801/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/218917231866293801/

You don't have to wear vintage head-to-toe! Mix in one or two vintage pieces (ex. a vintage dress & necklace, a vintage blouse and ring) but modernize it by using trendy pieces for the rest. Think: cardigans, leggings, sweaters, and jeans (basic pieces that can be layered over or under).

 

 

2.) Modern Accessories

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/9710955424839491/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/9710955424839491/

You can make any vintage piece feel modern again by adding trendy accessories. Try a fashionable handbag, a cool belt, your favorite heels or a stylish fedora.

 

 

3.) Contemporary Hair

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/179299628893646516/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/179299628893646516/

You can rock vintage while also wearing your everyday hair style. Just because you're wearing clothing from a certain era doesn't mean you have to look like that era. Bring the look into the 21st century by adding your own personalized touches and keeping your hair simple.

 

 

4.) Mix & Match Eras

https://www.pinterest.com/explore/vintage-style-outfits/?lp=true

https://www.pinterest.com/explore/vintage-style-outfits/?lp=true

Mixing clothing from different time periods has a way of looking very cool and trendy. Wearing vintage from only one era can oftentimes look costume-y or like you're trying to live in that era. If you incorporate looks from different time periods you're more likely to blend in and look fashion-forward.

 

 

5.) Be Comfortable

https://www.pinterest.com/explore/vintage-style-outfits/?lp=true

https://www.pinterest.com/explore/vintage-style-outfits/?lp=true

This is probably the most important tip. If you don't feel comfortable in an outfit you'll probably look uncomfortable to others. Make sure to style the vintage pieces in a way that makes you feel happy and natural.

 

 

We hope these styling tips help and encourage you to add more vintage into your everyday look!

Relatable Fashion Gifs

Nicole Couch

Here is a collection of GIFS that basically sum up the life of a fashion lover

 

 

1.) You never have anything to wear, even though your closet begs to differ

 

 

2.) When people ask you if you want to go workout

 

 

3.) When you see full-on pajamas in public

 

 

4.) Your favorite store happens to have a huge sale the day you go in

 

 

5.) When you really didn't need to buy anything but justify it anyway

 

 

6.) When co-workers tell you you look nice

 

 

7.) When you qualify for free shipping

 

 

8.) When you're waiting to be asked if you're a member of the store's loyalty program

 

 

9.) In the fitting room when the outfit works

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10.) Getting asked why you care so much about fashion

5 Exercises To Do During a Commercial Break

Nicole Couch

Commercial Breaks, on average, last about 2-3 minutes. This is the perfect opportunity to squeeze in a little workout! Here's some ideas on how to do it:

 

 

1.) Push Ups

http://hundredpushups.com/

http://hundredpushups.com/

I like to start off with push ups because it warms up my arms and abs. Do this move with your knees touching the ground or not, whichever you prefer. Just remember to stay aligned and keep the proper form. Try to complete about 15-30 reps slowly.

 

 

2.) Mountain Climbers

https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Equipment-Necessary-Mountain-Climbers-733062

https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Equipment-Necessary-Mountain-Climbers-733062

Since you're already in the push up position, transition into mountain climbers. If done correctly, this move can really increase your heart rate and burn calories. Do this move for about 1 minute.

 

 

3.) Crunches

https://www.livin3.com/sit-ups-vs-crunches

https://www.livin3.com/sit-ups-vs-crunches

Transition to your back for crunches. Proper form is very important for crunches so that you don't strain your neck! Make sure not to pull on your head but rather rely on your abs to do all the work. Try to complete 25-50 reps.

 

 

4.) Starfish Crunch

http://womanista.com/wellness/2015/09/18/starfish-abs/

http://womanista.com/wellness/2015/09/18/starfish-abs/

Next is the starfish crunch. To do this start out by lying on your back in the shape of an "X". As if crunching regularly, use your abs to reach one arm to your opposite toe. Repeat with opposite arm & toe. Do a total of 15-30 reps counting each reach as an individual rep.

 

 

5.) Leg Raises

https://playyoursport.com/raise-legs-list-leg-raises/

https://playyoursport.com/raise-legs-list-leg-raises/

Still lying on your back, transition into leg raises. Remember to lie flat and keep your head on the ground. You can keep your hands by your side or under your lower back. Don't let your legs touch the ground and try to complete 10 reps.

 

 

Depending on how many reps of each you did you may have more commercial break time. Start from the beginning until your show starts up again.

Good Luck & Happy Exercising!

Behind the Scenes of our Swimwear Photo Shoot!

Nicole Couch

Here's a few behind the scenes pictures from our swimwear photoshoot last week in Point State Park! 

Our photographer Amber getting a shot of our model in this adorable black and gold one piece! 

Our photographer Amber getting a shot of our model in this adorable black and gold one piece! 

Amber posing our model Nadia who's wearing a super cute vintage black and blue striped one piece! 

Amber posing our model Nadia who's wearing a super cute vintage black and blue striped one piece! 

Amber taking a sassy picture of Nadia in this animal print one piece! 

Amber taking a sassy picture of Nadia in this animal print one piece! 

Nadia striking a pose with our donut pool float! 

Nadia striking a pose with our donut pool float! 

Showing off the back of this super fun & colorful one piece! 

Showing off the back of this super fun & colorful one piece! 

Posing in front of this beautiful mural in Point State Park! 

Posing in front of this beautiful mural in Point State Park! 

Love this picture of our beautiful model with PNC Park in the background! 

Love this picture of our beautiful model with PNC Park in the background! 

Posing by the water in this simple vintage one piece!

Posing by the water in this simple vintage one piece!

10 Hairstyles to try this Summer 2017

Nicole Couch

Here are 10 trendy hairstyles you should try this summer!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BJt1I-UjjBS/ @colorbyashley

https://www.instagram.com/p/BJt1I-UjjBS/ @colorbyashley

1.) Balayage

Who hasn't heard of Balayage. This hair trend is all over the internet from Instagram to Pinterest. Some celebs rocking this 'do include Halle Berry, Chrissy Teigen, Jessica Biel, Sarah Jessica Parker and Ciara. 

Ombré OUT, Balayage IN.

 

 

http://www.boredpanda.com/holographic-hair-trend-2017/?media_id=770174&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=cutepolish

http://www.boredpanda.com/holographic-hair-trend-2017/?media_id=770174&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=cutepolish

2.) Holographic Hair

As the unicorn and mermaid craze rages on, it was only a matter of time before rainbow hair took center stage. And so now the question is, why have boring hair when you can dye it to look like cotton candy?

 

 

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/11/91/05/119105edf541061f89823d8b702872b0.jpg

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/11/91/05/119105edf541061f89823d8b702872b0.jpg

3.) Big Braids

Braids are always a summer favorite. They keep the hair out of your face while also looking super cute and sporty! Whether you try them in pigtails, one braid to the side or as a braided crown make sure to get creative with this hot summer hair-do.

 

 

http://weheartit.com/entry/173460444/explore?context_user=MariaLouz

http://weheartit.com/entry/173460444/explore?context_user=MariaLouz

4.) Accent Braids

While on the topic of braids, why not throw in a couple small accent braids to spice up your hairstyles this summer?

90's throwback? Maybe...but this hot trend was recently spotted on the runways of Roberto Cavalli & Missoni, not to mention all over Coachella. 

 

 

https://therighthairstyles.com/15-perfectly-imperfect-messy-hairstyles-for-all-lengths/6/

https://therighthairstyles.com/15-perfectly-imperfect-messy-hairstyles-for-all-lengths/6/

5.) The Tousled Bob

Summer's hot! But this haircut is hotter. If you're tired of dealing with your long mane in the summer heat than definitely go for this chopped look.

Need inspiration? Some celebs who recently took scissors to their luscious locks include Vanessa Hudgens, Lucy Hale, Julianne Hough, Lily Collins and Emma Watson.

 

 

http://thefashionaholic.com/100-best-hairstyles-2017/

http://thefashionaholic.com/100-best-hairstyles-2017/

6.) The Top Knot

This look has been around since last summer and I have a feeling it's not going anywhere anytime soon. It's casual, it's cute, but most importantly it's easy to do! It's basically the half-up/half-down hairstyle reinvented.

 

 

http://stylesart.com/best-pixie-cut-2017-2018/

http://stylesart.com/best-pixie-cut-2017-2018/

7.) The Modern Pixie

Pixie cuts aren't for everyone but if you're feeling a little adventurous, summer is the perfect time to test out one of these cuts. And just because it's called a Pixie doesn't mean you have to look like a fairy. Take some styling advice from celebs like Jennifer Lawrence, Shailene Woodley, Scarlette Johansson & Rihanna.

 

 

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/397231629614766082/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/397231629614766082/

8.) LONGER Long Hair

For those who dread the thought of even getting their hair trimmed...this ones for you! Extra long hair is a thing this summer. And if you don't mind putting up with the length in the summer heat it's definitely do-able. You just might want to brush up on your braiding skills and stock up on the pony tail holders.

 

 

http://www.harpersbazaar.com/beauty/hair/g5665/best-rainbow-hair/

http://www.harpersbazaar.com/beauty/hair/g5665/best-rainbow-hair/

9.) Bold Color

People are reaching some pretty ambitious hair coloring goals these days. Whether they dye their hair entirely one bright color, make an ombré creation or add subtle pops here-and-there, this trend is all over the place. Some celebs spearheading this movement include Kylie Jenner, Kelly Osbourne, Ariana Grande, Katy Parry & Rihanna.

 

 

http://www.caraloren.com/2016/04/pumpin-with-puma.html?m=1

http://www.caraloren.com/2016/04/pumpin-with-puma.html?m=1

10.) Pigtail Buns

Pigtails are no longer just for little girls. These fun buns are perfect to get your sweat on, go to music festivals or just hang out! Unsure about it? Try using only the top layer of your hair or putting the pigtails into braids first. Pinterest has tons of cute ways to pull of this look.

 

 

 

Good luck and we wish you many Great Hair Days in the summer of 2017!

Summer 2016's statement accessory

Nicole Couch

Remember back in the 90's when choker necklaces used to be the Cool thing to wear?? Well, worry no more because your favorite accessory from back then is now back and more popular than ever! 

These accessories were seen on every runway show, from New York to London, Milan and even Paris, choker accessories have even made their way into couture fashion. When these first came out in the 90's there was really only one basic style, the back elastic material that everyone had. 

John Galliano for Christian Dior

John Galliano for Christian Dior

Now, these chokers have evolved into an accessory that in some cases looks like an upscale art form. Made out of different fabrics and materials along with beadings, bows, and even flowers, what used to be a simple plain accessory has evolved into something that we have never seen before! Still love the originals?? Don't worry, they're around too. 

                   Cara Delevingne, Milan Fashion Week 

                   Cara Delevingne, Milan Fashion Week 

Fall into Fall: This years colors

Nicole Couch

It's hard to believe that it's already the middle of June! Summer seems to be flying be, so it's a fashion must to always be thinking ahead for next season. Soon it will be time to pack away the shorts and bring out your favorite knit sweaters! But what colors will be in??? Pantone has the latest on the colors that you should be wearing this upcoming season. 

1. Exhibit

In Fall 2016 look for deep blues, purples, reds, and browns. With a theme of exhibit, these colors allow each person to walk with confidence! 

Velvets at Dries Van Noten, Ellery & Haider Ackermann, courtesy of REX Shutterstock. 2. Reflect Colors such as greens, oranges, tans, golds, and silvers will also be very popular this Fall. These colors "reflect", accent, shine, and flatter everything that they touch. 

Velvets at Dries Van Noten, Ellery & Haider Ackermann, courtesy of REX Shutterstock.

2. Reflect

Colors such as greens, oranges, tans, golds, and silvers will also be very popular this Fall. These colors "reflect", accent, shine, and flatter everything that they touch. 

Image taken from pinterest.com

Image taken from pinterest.com

There you have it! Pantone's Report for the top colors for Fall 2016! Make sure to keep an eye out for these colors when you're shopping your fall favorites! 

Cities to launch your career

Nicole Couch

As an upcoming senior at Mercyhurst University, I've spent a lot of time figuring out where my place should be post-graduation. With my major being Fashion Merchandising, one of the most popular places to move would be New York City. There are incredible job opportunities there, and it is one of the major fashion capitals! However, I came across a recent article that researched the best cities for graduates to launch their career. 

 

1. Salt Lake City, Utah 

According to an article produced by Rachel Gillett in INSIDER, Salt Lake City in Utah is the #1 city for post-graduates to move to. It is overall ranked first in its opportunities, quality of life, and affordability. 

Photo by David Crowther/iStock / Getty Images

Photo by David Crowther/iStock / Getty Images

2. Denver, Colorado 

This same article revealed that Denver, Colorado was the second best place to start a career. It falls closely behind and ranks in 3 points in their professional opportunities. And for ever 100,000 residents Colorado has almost 130 entry-level jobs. 

Photo by arinahabich/iStock / Getty Images

Photo by arinahabich/iStock / Getty Images

3. Austin, Texas 

Finally, INSIDER came to the conclusion that Austin, Texas is the third best post-grad career locations. Their quality of life came to a 7 and have about 20 less entry-jobs available than Colorado. 

Photo by rbstevens/iStock / Getty Images

Photo by rbstevens/iStock / Getty Images

What do you think about these locations? Do they surprise you at all? Can your career land you in one of these cities? 

Weekend Getaways: Pittsburgh Edition

Nicole Couch

Now that you're all packed, it's time to check out some of the most popular weekend getaways from Pittsburgh. So pack your bags, grab your camera, and lock the door! The beautiful summer weather is finally here, and I'm here to share some great places to cover your weekends. 

 

1. Ohiopyle State Park 

Ohiopyle is filled with some of nature's best beauty. Ohiopyle is a center for any adventurer as there are mountain bike trails, water slides, hiking trails, waterways, and even rock climbing! You couldn't possibly fit this all into one day though, so why not spend a night camping? Covering almost 80 miles in length, Ohiopyle is on our summers "To-Do" list. 

                             One of Ohiopyle's falls, image courtesy of google images.    2. McConnells Mills State Park  This is another summer "must do," because of their gorgeous summer trails. Perfect for any hiker, these trails provide not only a great workout but also an amazing view. Spend a weekend away checking a glimpse of some of the best creations in nature.   

                             One of Ohiopyle's falls, image courtesy of google images. 

 

2. McConnells Mills State Park 

This is another summer "must do," because of their gorgeous summer trails. Perfect for any hiker, these trails provide not only a great workout but also an amazing view. Spend a weekend away checking a glimpse of some of the best creations in nature. 

 

Just one of many trails that McConnells Mills features, image courtesy of google images,   3. Moraine State Park This park is a perfect one to spend the day or weekend with family and friends. Bike, hike, and boat here, Moraine offers a fantastic view of the water. There are even a couple beaches right by the water that are perfect for tanning & a cookout!     

Just one of many trails that McConnells Mills features, image courtesy of google images,

 

3. Moraine State Park

This park is a perfect one to spend the day or weekend with family and friends. Bike, hike, and boat here, Moraine offers a fantastic view of the water. There are even a couple beaches right by the water that are perfect for tanning & a cookout! 

   

Moraine State Park on a gorgeous summer day, image courtesy of google images.    So unplug and destress for a weekend and spend a couple of days in nature. With these three places, you'll be able to getaway without having to go too far. Happy exploring! 

Moraine State Park on a gorgeous summer day, image courtesy of google images. 

 

So unplug and destress for a weekend and spend a couple of days in nature. With these three places, you'll be able to getaway without having to go too far. Happy exploring! 

Summer 2016: How to Travel and Pack like a Pro

Nicole Couch

As we start the summer off, I’m sure many of us are planning a weekend away from our jobs and our everyday hectic lives. Whether you might be planning a vacation across the country or a place a couple of hours away, we can probably all agree that packing might be one of the hardest parts of traveling. I had an amazing opportunity to travel all around Europe last semester, and since the summer holidays are upon us, here are a couple tips on how to travel stylishly and comfortably. 

Photo taken by Maggie McGouldrick in Dungarvan, Ireland. 1. Pack a pair of flats A cute pair of flats is one of the best ways to travel and be comfortable and chic. If you’re flying to your summer destination, they are perfect for going through security while carrying your bags and personal items. Stick to neutral colors such as tan, black, and brown to match almost anything in your wardrobe. 

Photo taken by Maggie McGouldrick in Dungarvan, Ireland.

1. Pack a pair of flats

A cute pair of flats is one of the best ways to travel and be comfortable and chic. If you’re flying to your summer destination, they are perfect for going through security while carrying your bags and personal items. Stick to neutral colors such as tan, black, and brown to match almost anything in your wardrobe. 

Ballet flats that are perfect for mixing and matching, Image courtesy of google search engine.  2. Embrace "Athleisure"  Athleisure is currently one trend that is dominating the house of fashion. Fashion forward pieces in Jersey, Lycra, and Cotton/Poly blends will keep you comfortable and well ready for a plane ride. Many celebrities such as Nicole Richie, Taylor Swift, and Vanessa Hudgens are strutting this style this summer.

Ballet flats that are perfect for mixing and matching, Image courtesy of google search engine. 

2. Embrace "Athleisure" 

Athleisure is currently one trend that is dominating the house of fashion. Fashion forward pieces in Jersey, Lycra, and Cotton/Poly blends will keep you comfortable and well ready for a plane ride. Many celebrities such as Nicole Richie, Taylor Swift, and Vanessa Hudgens are strutting this style this summer.

Vanessa Hudgens sporting "Athleisure", courtesy of google images.  3. Be Bold and Brave While packing light will help you save room for souvenirs on the way home, be sure to pack at least a couple of statement necklaces or scarves to update your look. These are perfect to pair with a t-shirt, cardigan, and a pair of jeans! 

Vanessa Hudgens sporting "Athleisure", courtesy of google images. 

3. Be Bold and Brave

While packing light will help you save room for souvenirs on the way home, be sure to pack at least a couple of statement necklaces or scarves to update your look. These are perfect to pair with a t-shirt, cardigan, and a pair of jeans! 

As seen on the runway in New York Fashion Week, this statement necklace is from J.Crew. Photo credits to Elle.com.  So what are you waiting for? Pack up your bags and head out for a fashionable vacation! Stay tuned to the blog for more of our favorite fashion trends and summer must-haves! 

As seen on the runway in New York Fashion Week, this statement necklace is from J.Crew. Photo credits to Elle.com. 

So what are you waiting for? Pack up your bags and head out for a fashionable vacation! Stay tuned to the blog for more of our favorite fashion trends and summer must-haves!