14 Highly Questionable Trends Of 2017 We All Secretly Love

14 Highly Questionable Trends Of 2017 We All Secretly Love

Don't forget the chokers!
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Its true — history does, in fact, repeat itself. Do you think these trends should stay in 2017 or return to the '90s for good?

1. Spacebuns

Miley did it best, although I'd give myself an A for trying!

2. Chokers

3. Crocs

4. Fishnets underneath jeans

5. Hoop earrings

6. Over the knee boots


I guess you could say I'm 2/2 for this one! Boots AND Hoops!

7. Pink Hair


8. Nude and matte lips

9. Mom jeans

Or really anything high waisted amirite?!

10. Round glasses

11. Denim Skirts

12. Backpacks

13. Bandanas

14. Crop tops

Cover Image Credit: Suzanna Thallman

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning. You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret. So here are 20 tattoos where you can't go wrong. Here are 20 small tattoos with big meanings. (But don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!).

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.



2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."



3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.



4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."



5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."



6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."



8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)



9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.



10. The Greek word “Meraki” means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.



11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.



13. “Lux in tenebris” means “light in darkness.”

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora” is translated literally as “Towards greater things.” It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.



16. A glyphs means “explore.” It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."



18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower’s first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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11 Reasons Why Birkenstocks Birken-ROCK, They Are Obviously The Best Footwear

Where do you fall on the socks vs. no socks debate?
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Birkenstocks have recently come under scrutiny on the Internet for arguably being the "ugliest" shoes, but they really don't understand the true beauty of Birks. Jesus Sandals, Potato Shoes... Whatever you call them, they're the most comfortable shoes around!

1. They go with any outfit

No wonder they're so popular. Regardless if your style is preppy, sporty or hippie— you can always find an outfit to go with your fave shoes.

2. Something about those ergonomically shaped soles...

My arches are happy, my toes are happy, my soles are happy... my soul is happy.

3. Socks or no socks?

Whatever you choose, rock 'em proud.

4. They're practically begging for an Instagram story feature

Birks are trending on and offline, so no wonder they're Insta-worthy paired next to a field of flowers or some Athens blocks.

5. They're not Chacos

Talk about bad tan lines.

6. SO MANY COLORS

I officially can't say that I don't have any shoes to go with my outfits.

7. Vegan? They have options!

Yes, most Birks are made of leather, but they also provide vegan leather and rubber slides!

8. Unisex styles mean you can steal ya man's shoes

Add to your shoe collection without spending more money? Yes please!

9. They last FOREVER

There's a reason why the company's been in business for over 240 years. I bought my first pair in 6th grade and they're still going strong.

10, Functionality over everything

It's so nice to not worry about my feet blistering or rubbing the wrong way when I'm walking around campus. These shoes are legit.

11. They're worn by your fave celebs

Kendall Jenner, the Olsen twins, Vanessa Hudgens... countless famous faces have been caught by paparazzi rockin' their 'stocks. Anyone else loving airport style á la Miranda Kerr??

Happy 'stockin!

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