Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The 2017 NFL Draft

The most exciting, confusing and unpredictable time of the year is upon us! The 2017 NFL Draft will feature some of my favorite collegiate football players vying for their dream job. While last year showed only one player I cared about: Dak Prescott, the collection of players this season are well rounded and have extreme talent. Patrick Mahomes is my favorite player of all time, so whichever team takes him will now be the one I cheer for (even if it's the Texans yuck). Seth Russell, Deshaun Watson, KD Cannon, Kyle Fuller and Leonard Fournette have been some of my most-loved players and I will cheer for them wherever they end up! The first round of the draft airs at 8 p.m. (ET) on ESPN tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

White Eyelet Top in Brooklyn

Who What Wear topJ.Crew jeans, Kate Spade Saturday bag, Cole Haan sneakers (old, similar here)

This outfit is my favorite of the lot I've been sporting this spring. I found this amazing eyelet top from Target during spring break and saved it for my day in Brooklyn. The Victorian high-neck blouse looks and feels like its expensive Reformation and Net-a-Porter counterparts, but it costs less than $30! I paired the top with my old J.Crew jeans that fit me better now than ever. When I first purchased them last year, they were a little too long and the fit was always off. This time around however, they fit like a dream and the light blue wash is perfect for this time of year. My trusty beige Cole Haan sneakers haven't yet given up on me despite three years of daily wear, so I knew they would hold up on our lengthy walk to Brooklyn. I finished the outfit with my favorite Kate Spade Saturday purse to add a hint of spring color to my favorite outfit.

Monday, April 24, 2017

The MET Art

I've been interested in art since I took my first art class at Kamehameha in fifth grade. Learning about Jackson Polluck, Herb Kāne, Picasso, Salvador Dali and Rembrandt inspired me to appreciate the beauty of their pieces. While the modern art at the Whitney Museum in NYC was humorous, the MET's classic pieces were awe-inspiring. Seeing Jackson Polluck's iconic splatter painting in real life was a dream come true as it was the first piece of art I fell in love with (other than Kāne's Battle of the Pali scene). The MET held a legitimate lei niho palaoa along with other native Hawaiian and Polynesian artifacts and combined with the Japanese samurai items, made me feel like I was home. The paintings I loved were either dark or extremely colorful, illustrating different moments of and emotions associated with American history. I wanted to document my favorite pieces so I wouldn't forget how they made me feel when I stepped foot in the giant time machine.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Jalen Hurd to Baylor

Baylor football has a history of outstanding running backs, most recently including the likes of Lache Seastrunk, Terrance Ganaway, Shock Linwood, Johnny Jefferson and Terence Williams. The backs have been strong, agile athletes known for juking defenders and leaving everyone in the dust. With Linwood's graduation and Williams and newbie Abram Smith out with injuries, the Bears are in need of capable ball carriers, preferably with lots of experience. That's where former Tennessee RB Jalen Hurd comes in. Hurd recently announced his transfer to Baylor where he'll be eligible to play in 2018. Despite some issues in the past, Hurd is a phenomenal freak athlete at 6'4 and 240 lbs. As a Vol, Hurd recorded 589 carries for 2,638 yards and 20 TDs. I'm excited to see how coach Rhule and co. will utilize his skills in the 2018 season!
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