Iconic Female Characters And The Plaid Skirt

Iconic Female Characters And The Plaid Skirt

Why this fashion trend is so powerful and my favorite obsession.

I like to think I have a better, classier wardrobe than I actually do. For example, my obsession with plaid skirts is far greater than the number of them I actually own. There is just something about a good plaid skirt that makes me feel powerful when wearing it. A plaid skirt is not your average skirt. It possess confidence and makes you think you have your life together while wearing it. I know my love for plaid and schoolgirl clothes comes from some of my favorite female characters of all time. Even though most of these characters possess qualities that may make them spoiled or insensitive, they still are empowering women that have killer style with confidence and poise.

As a plaid lover you, would know that no other TV show or movie wears plaid like "Clueless." Cher Horowitz is the QUEEN of matching plaid outfits. I just NEED her iconic wardrobe in my life. Maybe then I would get someone like Paul Rudd to fall in love with me.

Rachel Green, the best (and my favorite) "Friends" character played by Jennifer Aniston, consistently wears the cutest '90s outfits whether they be plaid or not. My fashion sense definitely takes huge inspiration from her spunky style. She makes every outfit look cute, whether she's going through another break up with Ross or serving coffee.

Heathers is one of my favorite films but the musical is even better when it comes to the fashion. Not only is a scrunchie (my favorite accessory) one of the main props in the film/musical, but Veronica goes through one of the most iconic wardrobe changes from her casual nobody outfit, to a Heathers plaid skirt and matching jacket. No one else in this show dresses like them, which makes me want to go out and buy matching knee high socks.

What is fashion without Blair Waldorf? The queen of "Gossip Girl" never fails to dress like she's walking down the streets of Paris. She manages to always have a piece of plaid on her no matter what the outfit is. Of course, she is a rich Upper East Sider, but I would give anything to dress like Blair. Whenever you're shopping for clothes just think: What would Blair Waldorf do?

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.

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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6 Reasons Ulta Is Better Than Sephora, Trust Me

Battle of the beauty supply stores ends here.


Okay, let's get this straight. I don't hate Sephora...but it's not my go to. I only go there when it's 1. My birthday or 2. When Ulta does not have what I want. Ulta just has way more better qualities...here is why...#sorrynotsorry.

1. The lighting is better.


I don't know if you have noticed this but every time I walk into Sephora I feel like I need to turn on night vision mode. This store just hurts my eyeballs. The walls are dark and then they try to brighten it up with all of the lights. This is especially not good when you are trying to find the right foundation shade. No wonder why they never match you right...Ulta is just nice and bright and has an airy light feeling to it...sort of what I imagine heaven to be like.

2. They send better birthday gifts.

Emma Henri

I give Sephora props for giving out birthday presents still but, it is never anything I want. Last year, they gave out Tarte's Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush and a Tarte Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint but it was so mini and not shades I would wear which was sad because I really like that blush.

Ulta gave out a whole eye shadow palette by NYX and it was amazing. Plus, you get more surprises in your emails from Ulta during your birthday month than Sephora.

3. There's a point system.


I like how every dollar you spend at both stores is one point but, Ulta does this way better. I would so much rather have money off of my next purchase than have to save up all of my points at Sephora and get the world's tiniest perfume.

I save my points at each Sephora purchase hoping the selection will get better and it never does.

4. Sephora inside JC Penney is too small.


Kudos to my nearest mall for adding a Sephora...finally. The only problem is that it is associated with JC Penney. The setup is so small you are literally walking on top of people. I want the full experience if I'm going to go into Sephora. I think they should add more locations. The struggle was especially real when I tried to buy my sister a Sephora gift card to realize it was specifically a Sephora inside JC Penney gift card that she can't use since she lives in New York. Sad girls club.

5. There's more variety.

Me walking into Ulta and seeing all of the products.


I'm not the girl who usually buys drug store makeup but, hey I'd like to have the option to. Ulta has everything you will ever need and there's no arguing that...it's just fact. Salon, eyebrows, high end, drugstore...you name it, they have it.

6. Ulta brand is WAY better than Sephora brand.

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I really gave Sephora a chance with their line of makeup but it's just not my favorite. Maybe one day, one of their products will change my mind but, I just prefer the Ulta brand if I have to choose. They have better deals on their brand like buy two get two free. I have enjoyed their eyebrow pencils, beauty sponges, and face powder.

I'm not saying I'll never shop at Sephora again because then I'd be a liar. They really do have some stuff Ulta doesn't and vice versa but my preference will always be Ulta. I'm hooked.

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