Let’s face it: bras can be uncomfortable. They are restraining, tight, and crowded. That’s why we’re thanking the Bra Heavens for giving us the oh-so comfortable bralette. Now we can still contain our lady parts all while feeling less contained…for lack of a better word.
(This one is our fave. Victoria’s Secret Pink. Only $25!)
Don’t think you can fit those puppies into one of these lacey, barely-there bras? You’d be surprised…we were too when we tried one on. Opt for a cami-styled bralette instead of the triangle ones. Instant cleavage. Instant comfort. Can it get any better? We think not!
So, what we’re saying is try one on! They’re sexy, cute, comfortable, fun, and best of all, they won’t let you down (literally).
We know finals week can be stressful, but you’re almost done! We asked some students how they get through the tough tests and papers that they hustle to complete on time. Below are some tips that they recommended to us.
1). Watch Youtube montages of Ryan Gosling to get a little dose of happiness into your day
We took the liberty of searching for the perfect one to watch. You’re welcome!
2). Bring Your Notes to the Gym
Multitasking is great. Nothing like a good cardio session to pump you up for that final test!
3). 30 Second Dance Parties
Starting to get stir crazy? Blast this and take a quick break.
4). Raid the nearest Drug Store and stock up on Christmas Chocolate
Not only will this help your sweet tooth, but it will motivate you to get through finals and on to Christmas break!
5). Take a Study Bath
Load up on bubbles, light some candles, and study while you soak. By creating a relaxing atmosphere, you’ll be sure to focus and take in the information you need!
Kelly Huang is a junior studying Visual Arts and Economics at Barnard College. She is a fashion maven, having interned for Vogue and Lanvin, one of the world’s most renowned high fashion designer labels. Born and raised in Brooklyn, this city girl can be seen looking effortlessly trendy on campus. How does she do it?! Find out some of Kelly’s inspirations as we talk about two things every girl loves: great food and shopping.
1. How does being a native New Yorker influence your style?
Hmm, I think I’ve grown comfortable with taking risks with what I wear.
Growing up in Brooklyn, I definitely see a lot and I’ve learned to appreciate the things around me because it’s not always humdrum; there’s always something going on there. People in New York dress crazy for the sake of it because we can and it’s accepted; that’s why I don’t feel afraid to try a lot of things that people may think look weird.
I don’t put a lot of thought into my outfits; they’re just what I want to wear and feel comfortable wearing. The day you catch me in sweats outside for more than 5 minutes will be a tell-tale sign that something is wrong. Lagerfeld said “sweatpants are a sign of defeat” - the exception is if they are Balmain. I also grew up very interested in haute couture and high fashion; sometimes you really just look at something on the runways and think to yourself “What the fuck” ( don’t know if I can say that but hey I’m from Brooklyn) but if you have the confidence to wear it, my philosophy is that you go for it.
2. Are there any particular shops or boutiques in the city that you love?
Ooh this is a hard one.
Usually for the basic stuff like t-shirts, tanks, etc., I’ll take a look at Zara and stores like that. Other than that, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Helmut Lang store in Soho. I grew up revering it and still do. I also shop at Oak a lot. Consignment shops-wise - I have a whole list that I can recommend depending on the style of clothing you’re into.
3. What is your absolute favorite food spot?
For pizza, you NEED to try:
DiFara’s in Brooklyn: Dom, the shop owner is a phenomenal pizza maker and he makes all the pies himself. All his ingredients are fresh and he’s like 79 years old so… respect.
L&B Spumoni Gardens: Their square pizza slices are awesome.
Patsy’s on the East Side is good too.
For super cheap and delicious Asian food, I always recommend:
Joe’s Shanghai on Pell Street in Chinatown: The soup dumplings there are to die for.
Vanessa’s Dumplings in the Lower East Side is also really good.
4. We know you have great experience working behind the scenes in
the fashion industry, what would you say is the best part?
The absolute best part is seeing all the beautiful clothing and accessories around you and the feeling that they are so accessible and current. When I was working for Lanvin, I use to FAWN, literally FAWN over each new collection and just be inspired by the idea that someone created these things in their mind and now I’m holding them in my hands. It was really an experience for me. Also, I definitely learned that the industry is not glamorous (unless you’re a famous blogger), but that’s okay because it means that you really have to love it.
First is was juicing, then it was gluten free, and now, we’ve discovered a new food obsession: the acai bowl.
Not only are these delicious bowls energizing and filling, but they’re also super flavorful and a fun alternative to a smoothie. A lot more exciting than oatmeal, they’re cold, crunchy, and pretty to look at, too. So, what makes up an acai bowl you ask? Let us break em down for you:
What’s in a bowl
1. Frozen Acai
This can be found in any Whole Foods or any natural food store. They are sold in packs in the frozen fruit section. Break a pack up and toss it into a food processor (if you don’t have one, a blender will do just fine). Don’t blend just yet! We’ve got more yummy things to add.
Add a banana to help thicken the texture. This will also make you feel fuller for longer! Nom.
3. Almond Milk
Add a splash of almond milk for some added creaminess and more flavor. Now you can blend it all together until it’s smooth. Make sure you don’t over mix it!
4. Granola, Peanutbutter, and More Bananas
Once you’re done blending your acai mixture, pour into a bowl and garnish with a dollop of peanut butter, a sprinkle of granola, and some sliced banana.
There’s one last obvious ingredient to this bowl: Instagram. Snap a pic, add a filter, #modabound, and share with all of your envious hungry friends. YUM.