impressionmagazine:

What To Do When You’re Feeling Blue
Lately I’ve been feeling kind of sad and down but as I’ve started to grow up and learn and evolve I’ve realized there will always be times when i feel upset and feel like the world is ending and want a black hole to swallow me up.However,I also realized that I can’t let emotions control me and i can’t let myself stay in an infinite funk because its not fun. 
1:Play your favorite songs (create a playlist!)
2:buy a bunch of cheap acrylic paint at your local craft store,squeeze it on a board and finger paint. GO CRAZY
3:Run around your neighborhood or find a trail close to you,blast a hardcore song and just run
4:reorganize your room (it will make you feel 10 times better) (seriously)
5: Watch a Sofia Coppola film and feel happy and feel sad and feel
6: grab every magazine in your house and collage cool things you like
7:Go on youtube and check out Nylon Magazine youtube videos
8: Clean out your closet and asses what style you like
9:Make a smoothie with all you favorite fruits (add kale) (be adventurous) 
10: Wake up at 6 and go to the beach to see the sunrise
11:Play with your animals (if you have one) take them on a walk! 
12: Buy a sketchbook and practice sketching 
13: Go on spotify and discover bands
14: Find a local cafe,bring a book,buy a coffee and a scone, and sit for 5 hours
15: Play with your makeup and try out new looks 
16: Go to a plant shop and buy some succulents or make a cool terrarium 
17: Watch Ugly Betty on netflix (yes its instant play) (yes its true) (yes thats what i do with my weekends)
18:Cook spaghetti and make your own pesto sauce 
19: Mix some of your daily cleanser and sugar and you have your very own DIY face scrub
20: Allow yourself to feel blue for only a couple of days then tell yourself you won’t let yourself stay in a bad mood. its that easy. Distract yourself with different new exciting activities and soon enough your funk will disappear 
xxxx

impressionmagazine:

What To Do When You’re Feeling Blue

Lately I’ve been feeling kind of sad and down but as I’ve started to grow up and learn and evolve I’ve realized there will always be times when i feel upset and feel like the world is ending and want a black hole to swallow me up.However,I also realized that I can’t let emotions control me and i can’t let myself stay in an infinite funk because its not fun. 

1:Play your favorite songs (create a playlist!)

2:buy a bunch of cheap acrylic paint at your local craft store,squeeze it on a board and finger paint. GO CRAZY

3:Run around your neighborhood or find a trail close to you,blast a hardcore song and just run

4:reorganize your room (it will make you feel 10 times better) (seriously)

5: Watch a Sofia Coppola film and feel happy and feel sad and feel

6: grab every magazine in your house and collage cool things you like

7:Go on youtube and check out Nylon Magazine youtube videos

8: Clean out your closet and asses what style you like

9:Make a smoothie with all you favorite fruits (add kale) (be adventurous) 

10: Wake up at 6 and go to the beach to see the sunrise

11:Play with your animals (if you have one) take them on a walk! 

12: Buy a sketchbook and practice sketching 

13: Go on spotify and discover bands

14: Find a local cafe,bring a book,buy a coffee and a scone, and sit for 5 hours

15: Play with your makeup and try out new looks 

16: Go to a plant shop and buy some succulents or make a cool terrarium 

17: Watch Ugly Betty on netflix (yes its instant play) (yes its true) (yes thats what i do with my weekends)

18:Cook spaghetti and make your own pesto sauce 

19: Mix some of your daily cleanser and sugar and you have your very own DIY face scrub

20: Allow yourself to feel blue for only a couple of days then tell yourself you won’t let yourself stay in a bad mood. its that easy. Distract yourself with different new exciting activities and soon enough your funk will disappear 

xxxx

impressionmagazine:

1.) Map out your stores. Research the thrift/consignment stores in your area. Read the reviews to help you decide which ones will have the most of what you’re looking for. Don’t be thrown off if a thrift store is in a small town (instead of a big city)! These tend to have the best stuff and are less picked-through.
2.) Know what you want. I like to keep a list on my phone of certain items I’m looking for (mom jeans, plaid shirts, band tees, etc.). This makes shopping a lot easier and less overwhelming and can prevent you from returning home with a bag of unwanted junk.
3.) Having said that…still make sure to keep an open mind. Don’t get so caught up on particular items that you end up overlooking other hidden gems. I find that my favorite thrift finds are always the surprises. Also, make sure you check every section (men’s, children’s, furniture, home goods, etc.) because you never know what you could be missing out on!
4.) Think outside the box. At the thrift store, what you see isn’t necessarily what you get. Don’t be afraid to break out your scissors! For example, you can cut up huge t-shirts into crop tops or muscle tees. Or a plain white button down blouse into a cute little crop top (like something you’d find at American Apparel for $50). Or some high-waisted jeans into shorts. A trend I’ve really been loving is lingerie-inspired clothing so I thrifted a black nightgown with white lace and have been wearing it with sweaters over top and tights (might sound weird but its really cute I promise). The possibilities are endless so get creative!
5.) Wear the right outfit. You’ll probably be trying on lots of clothes and not all thrift stores have dressing rooms. Wear something simple that you can easily try clothes on over (like leggings and a shirt that isn’t too baggy). Also, make sure not to wear something that snags easily because that can get annoying when flipping through hangers. 
6.) Avoid impulse buys. Do not make the mistake of buying something only because of how cool-looking or cheap it is. Trust me, I’ve made this mistake so many times and…it adds up. Before buying an item, I always try to think of at least three different outfits I can wear it with. If you’re never going to wear it, don’t buy it. 
7.) Never go thrifting when you are hungry or tired. Just don’t do it. What should be fun will end up feeling like a chore. Make sure you have the energy and always eat something beforehand! I also like to bring something to sip on (like a coffee or water) and some earbuds so I can listen to music. 
8.) Choose who you take wisely. If you choose to bring a friend/sibling/parent, pick someone who’s just as devoted as you are and not someone who’s going to get bored after 15 minutes and complain the rest of the time. I’ve had too many experiences with this and I find that it is relaxing to go thrifting alone. 
9.) Inspect your items before buying. Be on the lookout for tears, missing buttons, and stains (that you doubt can be removed with a good wash).
10.) Lastly, go often! Thrift stores get new things in everyday. If you don’t go on a regular basis, you’ll probably end up missing a ton of good stuff! Also, try to go during off-hours and avoid going when its super crowded.
Bonus tip: I really love watching thrift hauls on youtube for inspiration and styling ideas! My favorite channels for this are Lauren Rose and clothesencounters.
Good luck and happy thrifting!! xx Bella

impressionmagazine:


1.) Map out your stores.
 Research the thrift/consignment stores in your area. Read the reviews to help you decide which ones will have the most of what you’re looking for. Don’t be thrown off if a thrift store is in a small town (instead of a big city)! These tend to have the best stuff and are less picked-through.

2.) Know what you want. I like to keep a list on my phone of certain items I’m looking for (mom jeans, plaid shirts, band tees, etc.). This makes shopping a lot easier and less overwhelming and can prevent you from returning home with a bag of unwanted junk.

3.) Having said that…still make sure to keep an open mind. Don’t get so caught up on particular items that you end up overlooking other hidden gems. I find that my favorite thrift finds are always the surprises. Also, make sure you check every section (men’s, children’s, furniture, home goods, etc.) because you never know what you could be missing out on!

4.) Think outside the box. At the thrift store, what you see isn’t necessarily what you get. Don’t be afraid to break out your scissors! For example, you can cut up huge t-shirts into crop tops or muscle tees. Or a plain white button down blouse into a cute little crop top (like something you’d find at American Apparel for $50). Or some high-waisted jeans into shorts. A trend I’ve really been loving is lingerie-inspired clothing so I thrifted a black nightgown with white lace and have been wearing it with sweaters over top and tights (might sound weird but its really cute I promise). The possibilities are endless so get creative!

5.) Wear the right outfit. You’ll probably be trying on lots of clothes and not all thrift stores have dressing rooms. Wear something simple that you can easily try clothes on over (like leggings and a shirt that isn’t too baggy). Also, make sure not to wear something that snags easily because that can get annoying when flipping through hangers. 

6.) Avoid impulse buys. Do not make the mistake of buying something only because of how cool-looking or cheap it is. Trust me, I’ve made this mistake so many times and…it adds up. Before buying an item, I always try to think of at least three different outfits I can wear it with. If you’re never going to wear it, don’t buy it. 

7.) Never go thrifting when you are hungry or tired. Just don’t do it. What should be fun will end up feeling like a chore. Make sure you have the energy and always eat something beforehand! I also like to bring something to sip on (like a coffee or water) and some earbuds so I can listen to music. 

8.) Choose who you take wisely. If you choose to bring a friend/sibling/parent, pick someone who’s just as devoted as you are and not someone who’s going to get bored after 15 minutes and complain the rest of the time. I’ve had too many experiences with this and I find that it is relaxing to go thrifting alone. 

9.) Inspect your items before buying. Be on the lookout for tears, missing buttons, and stains (that you doubt can be removed with a good wash).

10.) Lastly, go often! Thrift stores get new things in everyday. If you don’t go on a regular basis, you’ll probably end up missing a ton of good stuff! Also, try to go during off-hours and avoid going when its super crowded.

Bonus tip: I really love watching thrift hauls on youtube for inspiration and styling ideas! My favorite channels for this are Lauren Rose and clothesencounters.

Good luck and happy thrifting!! xx Bella

impressionmagazine:

Spring cleaning doesn’t only apply to cleaning all the junk your mom has been nagging you about out of your room. This post is about little tips for clearing your mind and prepping for an awesome spring, and of course summer. 
1. Delete all your messages. It may sound a bit weird, but clearing all of your texts can actually make you feel a lot lighter. 
2. Watch the sunset, and drink some tea. Find a spot around your house or even outside where you can perfectly see the sun and sky do their daily crazy-color routine. Make yourself a cup of tea, and just watch and relax. It’s also helpful to turn your phone off, or any other electronic that may disturb you. If you don’t like tea, make yourself a smoothie or even just drink water!! 
3. Maybe your mom was right, it might be a good idea to clean your room. Cleaning can be extremely theraputic. Put on some music, and just start cleaning. Clean your closet, your desk, anything really. Make sure you go through your closet and set aside all the clothes you dont wear or won’t plan on wearing again, put them all in a big bag and find a place to donate them. Around my town theres donation boxes at every gas station, but you could also do a quick google search on where to donate your clothes. 
4. Write. If you’re having a particularly rough day, it’s a good idea to have a little writing session with just you, your pen, and a journal. Honestly, just regurgitate all of your feelings onto that piece of paper, it will really make you feel better. Even if you dont know where to start, just start writing the first thing that comes to your mind, and from there let your thoughts flow out. Its good to not be inside your head all the time. 
5. Get out of the house. I know, beds and tumblr are just the perfect combo for nearly everything, but its good to be around people too. Go to a coffee shop (starbucks counts if your town isn’t very providing of the independent coffee houses), take a walk, or even excercise. I hate running with a passion, but sometimes it can really relieve all the pent up stress, just take it out on the treadmill/sidewalk.
6. Listen to music. Seriously, just lay on your bed, stare at the ceiling, and listen to some music. 
6. Draw/paint. Even if you’re not particularly artsy, this can really help get your mind off things. If you don’t know what to draw, find a picture on tumblr and try to draw it. 
I hope this helped & happy (almost) spring!!!!!
x Sara 

impressionmagazine:

Spring cleaning doesn’t only apply to cleaning all the junk your mom has been nagging you about out of your room. This post is about little tips for clearing your mind and prepping for an awesome spring, and of course summer. 

1. Delete all your messages. It may sound a bit weird, but clearing all of your texts can actually make you feel a lot lighter. 

2. Watch the sunset, and drink some tea. Find a spot around your house or even outside where you can perfectly see the sun and sky do their daily crazy-color routine. Make yourself a cup of tea, and just watch and relax. It’s also helpful to turn your phone off, or any other electronic that may disturb you. If you don’t like tea, make yourself a smoothie or even just drink water!! 

3. Maybe your mom was right, it might be a good idea to clean your room. Cleaning can be extremely theraputic. Put on some music, and just start cleaning. Clean your closet, your desk, anything really. Make sure you go through your closet and set aside all the clothes you dont wear or won’t plan on wearing again, put them all in a big bag and find a place to donate them. Around my town theres donation boxes at every gas station, but you could also do a quick google search on where to donate your clothes. 

4. Write. If you’re having a particularly rough day, it’s a good idea to have a little writing session with just you, your pen, and a journal. Honestly, just regurgitate all of your feelings onto that piece of paper, it will really make you feel better. Even if you dont know where to start, just start writing the first thing that comes to your mind, and from there let your thoughts flow out. Its good to not be inside your head all the time. 

5. Get out of the house. I know, beds and tumblr are just the perfect combo for nearly everything, but its good to be around people too. Go to a coffee shop (starbucks counts if your town isn’t very providing of the independent coffee houses), take a walk, or even excercise. I hate running with a passion, but sometimes it can really relieve all the pent up stress, just take it out on the treadmill/sidewalk.

6. Listen to music. Seriously, just lay on your bed, stare at the ceiling, and listen to some music. 

6. Draw/paint. Even if you’re not particularly artsy, this can really help get your mind off things. If you don’t know what to draw, find a picture on tumblr and try to draw it. 

I hope this helped & happy (almost) spring!!!!!

x Sara 

impressionmagazine:

In honor of lazy Sunday nights we bring your our top favorite movies that are currently on instant play on Netflix!
Amélie:When shy Amélie finds a long-hidden trove of toys behind a baseboard in her apartment, she’s inspired to return the items to their original owner,this spark of generosity leads her to change the lives of others.
An Education:Jenny’s a teenager living  in the 70s who falls in love with an older man.His charm and apparent cool and bohemian life intrigues her but it turns out to be more than what it seems.
Party Monster:Set in the 80s-90s this film follows the ups and downs of an infamous club owner Michael Alig who lives a super crazy insane luxurious life.This movie stars some really cool people like Macaulay Culkin,Chloë Sevigny,Marilyn Manson,and Seth Green.
How I live Now: This film shows the life of Daisy,played by Saoirse Ronan, a teenage girl who has been sent by her father to live with her cousins in the country side in England.Daisy ends up falling in love but nothing can have a happy ending,especially when world war 3 ends up happening. (honestly is not as corny as it sounds) (so good)
Uptown Girls: This is a little throwback for some of you! A young woman living an extravagant life in the city gets hit with a reality check when she gets an eviction notice and realizes she will have to actually work,specifically as nanny for a young girl who acts like she’s 30 instead of 8.Such a good film 10/10
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind:After learning that his ex-girlfriend had an experimental medical procedure to purge all memories of him, a man decides to do the same with her. But during the operation, he realizes he doesn’t want to lose what’s left of their relationship.
Ferris Buellers day Off: Ferris convinces his entire school he’s about to die which is why he’s not a school.Getting a day to do whatever her wants,Ferris hits the streets of Chicago with his girlfriend and best friend for a day of adventure,but the school’s principal who knows about Ferris and his reputation, is determined to catch him and put an end to his “field trip”.

Enjoy xx

impressionmagazine:

In honor of lazy Sunday nights we bring your our top favorite movies that are currently on instant play on Netflix!

Amélie:When shy Amélie finds a long-hidden trove of toys behind a baseboard in her apartment, she’s inspired to return the items to their original owner,this spark of generosity leads her to change the lives of others.

An Education:Jenny’s a teenager living  in the 70s who falls in love with an older man.His charm and apparent cool and bohemian life intrigues her but it turns out to be more than what it seems.

Party Monster:Set in the 80s-90s this film follows the ups and downs of an infamous club owner Michael Alig who lives a super crazy insane luxurious life.This movie stars some really cool people like Macaulay Culkin,Chloë Sevigny,Marilyn Manson,and Seth Green.

How I live Now: This film shows the life of Daisy,played by Saoirse Ronan, a teenage girl who has been sent by her father to live with her cousins in the country side in England.Daisy ends up falling in love but nothing can have a happy ending,especially when world war 3 ends up happening. (honestly is not as corny as it sounds) (so good)

Uptown Girls: This is a little throwback for some of you! A young woman living an extravagant life in the city gets hit with a reality check when she gets an eviction notice and realizes she will have to actually work,specifically as nanny for a young girl who acts like she’s 30 instead of 8.Such a good film 10/10

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind:After learning that his ex-girlfriend had an experimental medical procedure to purge all memories of him, a man decides to do the same with her. But during the operation, he realizes he doesn’t want to lose what’s left of their relationship.

Ferris Buellers day Off: Ferris convinces his entire school he’s about to die which is why he’s not a school.Getting a day to do whatever her wants,Ferris hits the streets of Chicago with his girlfriend and best friend for a day of adventure,but the school’s principal who knows about Ferris and his reputation, is determined to catch him and put an end to his “field trip”.

Enjoy xx

thedailytwerk:

Someone Great - LCD Soundsystem 

(Source: highrelease)

1. Help Me Lose My Mind - Disclosure ft London Grammar
2. Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
3. All of the Lights - Kanye West
4. Mardy Bum - Arctic Monkeys
5. All Falls Down - Kanye West ft Lauryn Hill 
6. No Church in the Wild - Jay Z ft Kanye West and Frank Ocean
7. Of the Night- Bastille
8. Brother - Matt Corby
9. A Button on Your Blouse - Drowners
10. Island in the Sun - Weezer
11. Champagne Supernova - Oasis
12. 1999 - Prince
13. Changing of the Seasons - TDCC
14. Money on my Mind - Sam Smith
15. Hold my Liquor - Kanye West ft Chief Keef
16. You’ve Got the Love - Florence and the Machine
17. Never Let me Down - Kanye West ft Jay Z
18. Viva La Vida - Coldplay
19. Perfect Day - Lou Reed
20. Norgaard - The Vaccines

— Hodan (modalitout.tumblr.com)

1. Help Me Lose My Mind - Disclosure ft London Grammar
2. Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
3. All of the Lights - Kanye West
4. Mardy Bum - Arctic Monkeys
5. All Falls Down - Kanye West ft Lauryn Hill
6. No Church in the Wild - Jay Z ft Kanye West and Frank Ocean
7. Of the Night- Bastille
8. Brother - Matt Corby
9. A Button on Your Blouse - Drowners
10. Island in the Sun - Weezer
11. Champagne Supernova - Oasis
12. 1999 - Prince
13. Changing of the Seasons - TDCC
14. Money on my Mind - Sam Smith
15. Hold my Liquor - Kanye West ft Chief Keef
16. You’ve Got the Love - Florence and the Machine
17. Never Let me Down - Kanye West ft Jay Z
18. Viva La Vida - Coldplay
19. Perfect Day - Lou Reed
20. Norgaard - The Vaccines

— Hodan (modalitout.tumblr.com)

SUMMER NIGHT DRIVES 

- songs to listen to when you’re driving around at night 

-theresa

"I’m lost. And it’s my own fault. It’s about time I figured out that I can’t ask people to keep me found."

Anne Sexton, A Self-Portrait in Letters (via timid)

(Source: larmoyante)

Get Your Room Into Shape! (easy,effective,and cheap ways)
1.Crates:  these boxes are good to store books,whether school related or pleasure,cds,records,or extra shoes. If you have a desk,you can easily slide the crate under it or line them up a wall to give a clean look,while also creating effective storage. (comes in a variety of colors and can be found for cheap at ikea,marshalls,tj maxx,or even your garage)
2.Jars:If you have any mason jars or  food cans lying around,grab them!Jars/cans are great because you can use them to store pencils,makeup brushes,flowers,pens,etc.Food cans are cool because you can take off the wrapping,and paint them to match your room theme (check out Essiebuttons youtube video on how to do it!)
3.Laundry basket: Half the time,my room looks messy due to the clothes scattered everywhere. When you introduce a laundry basket into your room,you now have an easy place to put dirty clothes,instead of on the floor. (check out any home goods store for them!)
4.Cubbies: After spending a while trying to figure out how to add more storage to my room,I finally found these cubbies from ikea (click here).These cubbies come in different sizes/boxes/colors,and you can insert boxes to help store stuff easily,like extra shoes,sweaters,underwear,sunglasses,scarfs,etc! The cubbies are a good purchase,last long,don’t look clunky,and are effective at storage/organizing.
5.Shoe rack: You can buy a shoe rack at a furniture store,or online (depending on your shopping preference) I decided to get a storage unit built into my closet to make everything more compact,but you can also buy a shelving unit shoe rack that allows you to stack your shoes,plus its portable so you can move it around your room. 
6.Magazine holder: If you’re like me,then your desk easily gets cluttered with papers,school work,etc. Magazine racks/holder help to organize all of this and are super cheap. Try adding folders into the racks to help organize even more.
7.Labels: Probably the easiest thing you can make,and it helps to remind you that even though you might be lazy and try to put your socks in your underwear drawer,you’ll know they don’t go there.
8.Makeup Storage boxes: You can find these anywhere for super cheap (i promise!) I use these to help organize palettes,mascaras,eyeliners,lipsticks—you name it! You can also tie in your use of labels to make it more affective.
9.Pegboard/Cork Board:Im obsessed with these two things because they’re so insanely effective. If you have the problem of jewelry being everywhere,invest in a peg board. You can hang your jewelry on the peg board and easily get to it without it getting tangled with other jewelry. Now for cork boards,its pretty simple! You can find cork anywhere for less than a dollar,and they allow you to let your inner clutter bug out by hanging up anything you want (like assignments you have to do,posters,photos,tickets,etc)
10:Money jar: This is my last tip because although it might not seem that big,its actually helped a lot! So many times ill see random change around my room,and I’ll disregard it,however after starting a money jar,the change around my room has started to add up.A lot of people throw coins under the bus because they don’t seem worth it,but when you start combining all the coins,it turns into cash that you can use for your own pocket money!!(you can bring your coins to your local grocery for cash,mine happens to have a coin to cash exchange so look around next time)

Get Your Room Into Shape! (easy,effective,and cheap ways)

1.Crates:  these boxes are good to store books,whether school related or pleasure,cds,records,or extra shoes. If you have a desk,you can easily slide the crate under it or line them up a wall to give a clean look,while also creating effective storage. (comes in a variety of colors and can be found for cheap at ikea,marshalls,tj maxx,or even your garage)

2.Jars:If you have any mason jars or  food cans lying around,grab them!Jars/cans are great because you can use them to store pencils,makeup brushes,flowers,pens,etc.Food cans are cool because you can take off the wrapping,and paint them to match your room theme (check out Essiebuttons youtube video on how to do it!)

3.Laundry basket: Half the time,my room looks messy due to the clothes scattered everywhere. When you introduce a laundry basket into your room,you now have an easy place to put dirty clothes,instead of on the floor. (check out any home goods store for them!)

4.Cubbies: After spending a while trying to figure out how to add more storage to my room,I finally found these cubbies from ikea (click here).These cubbies come in different sizes/boxes/colors,and you can insert boxes to help store stuff easily,like extra shoes,sweaters,underwear,sunglasses,scarfs,etc! The cubbies are a good purchase,last long,don’t look clunky,and are effective at storage/organizing.

5.Shoe rack: You can buy a shoe rack at a furniture store,or online (depending on your shopping preference) I decided to get a storage unit built into my closet to make everything more compact,but you can also buy a shelving unit shoe rack that allows you to stack your shoes,plus its portable so you can move it around your room. 

6.Magazine holder: If you’re like me,then your desk easily gets cluttered with papers,school work,etc. Magazine racks/holder help to organize all of this and are super cheap. Try adding folders into the racks to help organize even more.

7.Labels: Probably the easiest thing you can make,and it helps to remind you that even though you might be lazy and try to put your socks in your underwear drawer,you’ll know they don’t go there.

8.Makeup Storage boxes: You can find these anywhere for super cheap (i promise!) I use these to help organize palettes,mascaras,eyeliners,lipsticks—you name it! You can also tie in your use of labels to make it more affective.

9.Pegboard/Cork Board:Im obsessed with these two things because they’re so insanely effective. If you have the problem of jewelry being everywhere,invest in a peg board. You can hang your jewelry on the peg board and easily get to it without it getting tangled with other jewelry. Now for cork boards,its pretty simple! You can find cork anywhere for less than a dollar,and they allow you to let your inner clutter bug out by hanging up anything you want (like assignments you have to do,posters,photos,tickets,etc)

10:Money jar: This is my last tip because although it might not seem that big,its actually helped a lot! So many times ill see random change around my room,and I’ll disregard it,however after starting a money jar,the change around my room has started to add up.A lot of people throw coins under the bus because they don’t seem worth it,but when you start combining all the coins,it turns into cash that you can use for your own pocket money!!(you can bring your coins to your local grocery for cash,mine happens to have a coin to cash exchange so look around next time)