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    the checklist

    wake up this wednesday with future islands, rooney mara, and the coolest outfit ever.

    by liza darwin 2014-04-02T07:30:00-04:00
    The Curator: Liza Darwin, Senior Web Editor

    The Look: The Dreslyn, "Easy Like a Sunday Morning" Editorial
    The Dreslyn's motto is "Style before fashion," and I couldn't agree more. Along with serving up tons of styling tips (seriously, I click through at least three times a week), the boutique also just provided my dream springtime wardrobe. A bralet plus a pencil skirt plus a trench might seem strange at first, but these various proportions make the result just right.

    The Face: Rooney Mara in Ain't Them Bodies Saints
    My new-slash-old hair obsession is a look I'm dubbing "the hipster half-up." Yes, it's a definite throwback to the early '00s half-up, half-down 'do that was the fad during middle school. Except the key this time around is to secure it higher upon your head, and to make it messy and definitely not too "done." Need a visual? Rooney Mara's character in Ain't Them Bodies Saints has it down pat. Channel her with a little help from this awesome tutorial courtesy of Nasty Gal. 

    The News: Watch the new Jupiter Ascending trailer!
    It's here, and it's awesome. 

    The Inspiration: Liv Tyler and Alicia Silverstone in Aerosmith's "Crazy" Video
    Don't you want to just skip class (or work) and drive around with the top down? Yeah, us too. That's not quite possible...so while we're waiting for the weekend, we'll have this video on loop. 

    The Song: "Seasons Change (Waiting On You)" by Future Islands
    It's going to be tough to find a song that fills me with as many warm and fuzzies as this one from Future Islands. Luckily, there's a whole new album filled with similar heartfelt jams, totally ready for your listening pleasure. Stream Singles in its entirety here and let the good times roll. 
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