Friday, July 3, 2015


Happy Friday! I wanted to test another series on my blog called #fashionflashbackfriday. #Fashionflashbackfriday will be all about a monumental trend from the past. Whether it was a red-carpet look or a trend that lasted a hot second, you’ll be guaranteed to have a laugh, and see how the look has evolved since.

Since it’s the day before 4th of July, I’m going to keep it a bit patriotic. What screams 'Merica more than denim? Am I right?

A few weeks ago, I went to my internship in a denim button-down and denim cutoffs. Even though it looked super cute, for some reason, everyone in the office decided to dress up (generally,office attire is cute-casual). I couldn’t help but feel out of place, and referred to myself as Britney/Justin circa the 2001 AMAs.  If you have no idea what I’m talking about…….
Did that refresh your memory? Back in 2001, even at the age of 8, I was flabbergasted by this outrageous appearance. I probably even fake gaged when it flashed across my tv screen. So who would have thought that the denim on denim look would actually be considered cute 14 years later?
No, I’m not saying to go out and buy a denim dress and a denim bag, or even a 3-piece denim tux (yes, it actually exists) but if done the right way (Miranda Kerr and Cameron Diaz are my denim on denim inspos) it can actually look adorable-especially when looking for a super casual look.
Have any #fashionflashbackfriday trend recommendations? Let me know in the comments below!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Sunny Summertime

Though I love sunglasses, I have to say I treat them terribly. I tend to lose them, smash them in the bottom of my purse, and even drop them in the ocean.  Because of this, I tend to never buy nice sunglasses…..unless I have a gift card.  But since I live in the sunny south, I almost always need sunglasses. And let’s be real, your black round frames get a bit boring after wearing them 20 days in a row.

What if I told you I found one of the most unique frames on the market, which also float in water, AND are durable?? Think I’m lying? Trust me, I would have thought so too….until I found Westwood Sunglasses.

Westwood Sunglasses were founded in Ogden, Utah.What’s so special about these glasses? Each pair is handcrafted from high-quality natural woods or bamboo and features polarized lenses, flexible hinges, and they float. What more could a klutzy girl like me need?? Maybe a cute print? Currently, Westwood Sunglasses is fundraising on a gofundme page to bring us some really cute carved tribal printed glasses. Can’t wait for the new collection? Purchase a pair of classic frames HERE.

Know of any other durable sunglass brands? Sound off in the comments below! 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Music Monday: Road Trip

With internship/work overload, I feel like I never have time to do things I love… blog. So you’re going to start to see specials on my blog. What does this mean? I’ll be adding series that will show up on a weekly basis. So since it’s Monday, and I’ve always loved alliteration, why not start with Music Monday?

Music seems to be the only thing that keeps me going during the week. It wakes me up in the morning, keeps me entertained during work, and I’m a sucker for live music on the weekend. Since next weekend is 4th of July, I’m pretty sure most of you will either be traveling or get stuck in MAJOR traffic. That’s why I’m bringing you the ultimate road trip playlist. Whether you’re heading to the beach, visiting friends/family or stuck in traffic. This playlist is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. It includes a great mix of throwbacks, rap, top 40, and pop-punk. Have any new artist suggestions? Sound off in the comments below! Stay updated with my favorite music/playlist by following me (@angelakastrunes) on Spotify. Special thanks to the music guru herself (Gabby Kastrunes) for helping me make this playlist. 

Island in the Sun-Weezer
Mr. Brightside-The Killers
The Middle-Jimmy Eat World
Suddenly I See-KT Tunstall
This Summer-Maroon 5
West Coast-Lana Del Ray
Cigarette Daydreams-Cage the Elephant
I Know you Want me (calle ocho)-Pitbull
Party in the USA-Miley Cyrus
California Gurls-Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg
Get the Party Started-P!nk
Toxic-Britney Spears
Good Girls Go Bad-Cobra Starship
Worth it-Fifth Harmony
Something's Gotta Give-All Time Low
Sugar We're Goin Down-Fall Out Boy
We Dem Boyz-Wiz Khalifa
Check yes Juliet-We the Kings
The Great Escape-Boys like Girls
Talk Dirty-Jason Derulo 2 Chainz

Thursday, June 25, 2015

She's baaaack

Alert the media! My blogging hiatus is finally coming to an end. The past few months have been INSANE….and that’s an understatement. Spring quarter was filled with boring gen eds that I put off until the last possible second, and styling/directing shoots every weekend for friends. I also ended up leaving school a week early, causing me to do three finals a week early. And what was my reason for leaving a week early? Celebrating my 21st with my favorite band All Time Low (if you haven’t heard of them, google them. They’re amazing).
Lead singer from All Time Low (Alex Gaskarth)

Celebrating my 21st at The Rockwell in Fells Point, MD

If you thought the craziness was over, you obviously don’t know me. This summer, I decided to take on my 8th and final (hopefully) internship. Don’t get me wrong, I love New York, but I needed a break from the busy city since I have spent every summer of college there. My final internship is taking place in my hometown of Baltimore, MD at Girls’ Life Magazine. If you don’t know what GL is, you obviously never read mags as a preteen. I have always appreciated the younger magazines like GL, Teen Vogue, and Seventeen, and eventually want to permanently work for one of those said publications.
GL Headquarters in downtown Baltimore

I am currently wrapping up my third week at the magazine. In my three short weeks, I have already written a few articles for the website, worked on set of two photo shoots, and met some of the coolest gals in town! Though I can’t attach any photos from the shoots for the next magazine, I can say, the concepts are pretty awesome, and I can’t wait to see the final product.  

Now I’ll be back with more fashion/beauty content next week. Stay tuned for some great stories/giveaways in the upcoming weeks. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Beauty Giveaway

Spring fever has gotten the best of me. Between finals and Spring Break last week, and starting new classes this week, my life has been all over the place. Not to worry, because with a new season comes a new beauty regiment.

When the weather changes, I always take extra care of my skin since it's so sensitive. To make sure it's getting the correct amount of moisture, I use Evian Spray. What's also great about this is it also sets your makeup.

One of my lucky readers will win a 5oz bottle courtesy of Wilkes Group. To enter, C L I C K H E R E. Giveaway ends 3/29. Good luck!