October 19, 2018

Happy Friday: Thoughts on a Star is Born & More

happy friday woman wearing yellow coat

Coat: old H&M | similar options here, here and here. 

Happy Friday! This photo was taken in Woodstock and it was such a wonderful few days with some of my dearest friends. We rented an adorable house that we found on Airbnb and we really got the chance to catch up on each others lives. We’re all super busy, life gets in the way, but carving out time for your special people is so worth it.

Happy Friday: Thoughts on a Star is Born & More

On our second night there, we all headed to dinner followed by seeing a Star is Born. We were all itching to see it and were so excited to find a movie theater less than 30 minutes away. This was actually my first time seeing a movie, in a theater, in almost two years! After hearing so much hype surrounding it (and I loveeeee Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper), I was expected to be blown away.

I know that I’m in the minority here, but it wasn’t an “oh my god! this is the best movie I’ve seen in years” type of feeling. Don’t get me wrong, I really liked it, but did I love it? Nah, I can’t say that I did. I guess I expected a bit more. Bradley Cooper’s acting was A++ (and holy crap, he is so easy on the eyes) and the same goes for Lady Gaga’s singing , but something fell a bit short with the development of their story and their relationship. With that being said, I’ve thought about it a lot since seeing it.

I’ve watched videos from the movie and I would also see it again in a heartbeat, which says something. Again, I’m in the minority for not loving it, so take that with a grain of salt. If you’ve seen it, what were your thoughts?

More Thoughts for the Weekend

A Harvard study on how relationships boost longevity and well-being.

A conversation that is on the lips of most within the influencer industry right now revolves around the issue of select community members ‘buying their way to the top.’ This article sheds light on the situation, detailing how to spot fake engagement and followers on Instagram.

This blazer comes in 4 colors and also available in petite & tall fits!

5 hacks that will get you drinking more water in two weeks.

Keiko kills Halloween every single year, but this year she really outdid herself with her version of Beauty & the Beast, Snow White, Alice & Wonderland and more. You have to check it out!

Here’s what you can make with all the apples you pick this season.

I recently got this plaid coat and I love it so much. I took a size small!

A super helpful anxiety trick.

Stuart Weitzman launched a more size-inclusive boot range.

As a born and bred New Yorker, I might not be staying in hotels on a regular basis, but I’ve come to know which hotels are considered the best. With the holidays approaching, these hotels are some of the best the city has to offer if you’re planning a visit during this time of year.

This quiz is anything but half-baked.

A softly structured, tunic sweater.

Wishing you all the best weekend – happy Friday! We head to the Berkshires on Tuesday so if you have any recommendations, please share!



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  • Rachelle

    This bright coat is gorgeous and love it paired with grey jeans.


  • Dragana

    Agree on A Star is Born. I thought it was amazing and loved the music and the acting, but I did feel like it was a little underdeveloped – there were a lot of plot points that I felt needed to be expanded on and felt like they were left on the cutting room floor!

  • andrea

    Where are your boots from?! LOVE!! Also, love that you’re posting more often on your blog : )

  • Rach

    I love that you shared your honest opinion about Star is born. I’m still iffy about going to go to the movies to see it haha. And I love Keiko’s Halloween costumes – she nailed it! I also love that article about spotting fake following/likes. Great read!


  • Faith

    I’m with you. I wasn’t blown away either but the ending did get me shedding some tears. I also thought about it a lot after watching it too & would watch again. It wasn’t the best movie ever, ever. It was good, maybe even really good. But not incredible.

  • Chrissy

    Really enjoyed the movie – the entire cast was amazing. That said, I didn’t walk away thinking “this is the most amazing movie ever and I have to see it over and over.”

  • nat

    love your coat!

    I’m keen to see Star is Born, I don’t think I will love it either but I’m interested to see it 🙂



  • Mireia

    Such a cool coat!

    Mireia from TGL

  • Ewa Macherowska

    Love your coat! x


  • Anika May

    I haven’t seen A Star is Born yet but I really want to! It’s looks like something that would totally capture you from beginning to end 🙂
    Also loving this look!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

  • Peppermint Dolly

    Love the coat!

    Rebecca | http://www.peppermintdolly.com

  • Ali

    I love that coat! and I’m so curious about that movie, I’ve heard so many good things but it’s refreshing to hear another perspective. And thanks for no spoilers 🙂

  • sneza

    I can’t believe how accurate that Anthropologie / Ben & Jerry’s quiz is! That’s unreal!

  • vera

    I love your coat!

    Blonde in Cashmere

  • Heather

    I loved it, even though I could see its flaws. I didn’t really get why they stayed together. Jack was pretty unappealing to me. I have also thought about the film a lot since seeing it.

  • Gayana Bagdasaryan

    I love Gaga 🙂 and Bradley Cooper is normally a very strong actor (Limitless, American Hustle), but here, he almost destroyed his own baby with his terrible acting, or rather overacting. He just grunted his way through the movie 🙂 And that one scene where he has a fight with Sam Elliot – it was supposed to be this super dramatic moment, but their voices, and the accents – it was such a cliche I was actually laughing. Shallow’s a hit. I think the movie started strong. Normally rock stars in films are shown from the POV of the audience. This was from the POV of the star. And the film also did a decent job of exploring transforming a talent into a pop star. Much like Gaga herself. She can sing pretty much anything but so far she’s been stuck in the pop diva image. So it’s worth watching, I’ll probably watch it again but for Gaga and for the music, not for the love story or Jack’s story.

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