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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Currently Trending

I used to do these "Currently Trending" posts once a week, but lately I've been doing them monthly which I find works out quite well because by that time, I'll have finish reading whatever book or have found a great new song that I can't stop replaying, etc!

Here's the low-down on culture in my life lately:

Reading: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
This book is absolutely amazing and I am so so thankful that it's assigned reading for my Intro to American Lit: 20th Century & Present class. I don't tend to read books revolving around the topics covered in this one, and the style in which Ellison writes is truly incredible. His words are haunting and are literally chilling - I've gotten goosebumps on multiple occasions, which since I'm constantly reading books both for my major and just for fun (and therefore have encountered my fair share of well-written work), is hard to do!

Watching: The Good Wife
I'm only on Season 1 Episode 2 but I. am. hooked. Literally plowing through my homework like a champion so I can go watch more… which is saying something because I am not a television person, by any means!!

Wearing: Longchamp Le Pliage Tote
I think it's safe to say that I wear this tote bag (I have the evergreen color pictured above) every day to my college classes! It's literally perfect for everyone, whether you're a working woman in a big city headed to the office or a high school student with tons of textbooks!

Listening to: Style by Taylor Swift

Okay okay, no need to roll your eyes!! I know this song is getting kind of old. But as I'm pretty sure that I've mentioned in previous posts, TSwift is my soul sista and her songs are so relatable... and uber catchy!! *cue sassy hand flip*

Inspired by: My Pug-Dog, Pepper (Hey, I'm serious!!!)

Something that I'd love to work on is to be able to roll with the punches better, so to speak. I'm definitely a planner, and I love being in control. Making lists and schedules actually make my tummy jump with excitement (I deff can't be the only one who feels this way!? *hides under covers*). But Pepper? This guy just does what he wants. He makes things happen, and when he can't? He's okay with it! If he wants more food but it just isn't going to happen, he'll be okay - he'll either go see if there's anything he can steal that's been accidentally dropped on the kitchen floor or he'll go sit in the sun that shines into the foyer and snuggle up in his fleece bed for extra warmth. Win or lose, Pepper always seems to win! That's the way I want to be - whether things go as planned or not, the world is not going to end (even if it might initially feel like it at the time!).

What's currently trending in your life? Any suggestions for a read, watch, wear, listen, or inspirational figure?
xoxo, Brooke


  1. That's a great green for a Longchamp bag. Very unique, but still versatile.

    Trending in my life is the growing desire to wear nothing but bright, springy outfits!

    Something About That

    1. Yes, I absolutely love it! Usually people think of tan, navy black as being neutral, but the evergreen color is, too!! I know exactly what you mean - bright, springy outfits are always great after a long winter! <3