10 Moments Where We Asked, "Why Can't I Be Blake Lively?"

10 Moments Where We Asked, "Why Can't I Be Blake Lively?"

She's everything we want to be and more.

She's beauty, and she's grace... She's Blake Lively. You're lying if you say you aren't in love with Blake. She's everything every girl wants to be: elegant, beautiful, married to a really, really hot guy, famous, humble, graceful, classy, and just incredible. And after almost ten years of obsessing (in a so not-creepy way) over Blake, I decided it was time to reflect on all of the moments that she has had the American female population in awe.

1. Every episode of "Gossip Girl".

As the "It" girl of the Upper East Side, Serena Van der Woodsen stolen our hearts from episode one until the finale. She was stunning and elegant and absolutely perfect, and no matter how many times she made a stupid choice, we still loved her. And no matter how many times she went from Dan, to Nate, to other hot guys, to Dan, to Nate, to more hot guys and then ultimately to Dan (sorry if I spoiled the show for you, but you knew it was gonna happen. also, she deserved better than Dan), she still rocked.

2. When she started her own company, Preserve and also when she gracefully ended it.

Yeah, that's right. Blake started a company solely to help people. And when it started to become something she didn't want it to be, she ended it with class:

"We launched the site before it was ready, and it never caught up to its original mission: It’s not making a difference in people’s lives, whether superficially or in a meaningful way," she told Vogue. "And that’s the whole reason I started this company, not just to fluff myself, like, ‘I’m a celebrity! People will care what I have to say!’ It was so never meant to be that, and that kind of became the crutch."

Alright, Blake. Keep stealing our hearts, it's totally fine.

3. Every magazine cover she's been on.

Yeah, I may or may not have bought that magazine while in the checkout line at Publix.

4. When she makes her usual appearance on the Red Carpet.

Blake manages to stay out of the tabloids, except for when she's a knock out on the Red Carpet. No surprise there, though... right?

5. Oh yeah, and that time she married Ryan Reynolds.

Words can't describe, so I just decided to put two GIFs and leave it at that.

6. ... and then she still looked fabulous with a baby bump.

She manages to still look better than most human beings while pregnant.

7. When we found out she was going to be the star of "The Shallows".

You know you hate scary movies, but you also know you're going to see it anyways.

8. And also, "Age of Adeline"...

It's uncanny how Blake's character, Adeline, seemed to never age, yet neither does Blake... funny, right?

9. Every L'Oreal commercial you've ever seen.

My hair will never look like that, but I'm glad hers does.

10. And lastly, the one we've all been waiting for. The moment we all fell in love with Blake Lively.

"The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" might actually be one of the greatest movies I'll ever see. Not only that, but it's also the starting point of my love of Blake Lively. In her role as Bridget, Blake stole the hearts of the 10-12 year-old female population with her long blonde hair, fit body and killer smile. We wouldn't be where we are today with our "girl crush" for Blake if it wasn't for this film.

So, here's to you, Blake Lively. Your grace, charm and beauty is admirable, your husband is beautiful and your life is awesome. May you never stop leaving us in awe.

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it


Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

SEE ALSO: To The Girls Who Float Between Friend Groups

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The Football World Loses One Of Its Finest Players

Bart Starr passed away and NFL players, coaches, and fans all mourn the loss of the Packer legend, but his life and career will live on in hearts of Packer nation forever.


Bart Starr passed away at the age of 85 in Birmingham, Alabama. The NFL lost a great player. The Green Bay Packers lost a hero. And, the world lost a true gentleman. Starr's legacy has surpassed his accomplishments on the gridiron. He inspired not only his peers but the generations that have come after him. He is — and always — will be remembered as a Hall of Famer, a champion, and a Packer.

Bart Starr was a Packers legend. Starr led Green Bay to six division titles and five world championships. As the quarterback of Vince Lombardi's offense, he kept the machine going and executed the plays like no other. His mastery of the position was a large part of the Packers success in the 1960s. Starr was also the perfect teammate for the perfect team. His leadership put him in command of the Packers. Starr's time in Green Bay will not be forgotten by former players, coaches, and the fans.

Bart Starr's resume is rivaled by few in NFL history. He played in 10 postseason games and won 9 of them. He led the Packers to victory in Super Bowls I and II and won the MVP award in both games. He was the MVP of the league in 1966 and was named to the NFL All-Decade Team of the 1960s. The Packers retired his number 15 and Starr has been inducted into the Packers and Pro Football Hall of Fame.

After his playing days, Starr would become the head coach of the Packers. He could not repeat the success he had on the field from the 1960s teams. His coaching years do not take away from his legacy as one of the all-time great Packers. Starr was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.

One of Starr's last visits to Lambeau field was on a cold November night in 2015. Starr and his wife attended a ceremony in which the Packers retired Brett Favre's jersey number. Starr was the perfect personification of what it meant to be a Packer. His most heroic moment came in the 1967 NFL Championship Game. The Ice Bowl came down to a third and goal in Lambeau Field's south endzone against the Dallas Cowboys. Starr came to the sidelines and bravely told Vince Lombardi that he can sneak it in for a game-winning touchdown. Lombardi then replied, "Run it, and let's get the hell out of here." Starr ran a quarterback sneak for the game-winner and the Packers were off to Super Bowl II. Without Starr, Green Bay would not have won a second straight Super Bowl. His leadership in big game moments will live with Packers fans for a lifetime.

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Starr leaves behind his wife Cherry, his son, and three granddaughters. Packers fans will have a tight grip on the memories Bart Starr and the 60s teams created. Starr left behind a template for being a Green Bay Packer. He also left a template for being a good man and a gentleman of the game of football. He was a competitor and a leader. Packer nation mourns for the loss of one of the finest human beings the game has seen.

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