80’s and 90’s Iconic Movies that are still relevant today! πŸŽ¬πŸŒŸπŸ‘πŸΌ

It’s hard to believe that 1980 was almost 40 years ago! But you know what they say, everything was better in the 80’s.

The Goonies, first hit theaters in the year 1985. Hopefully you have already blessed your eyes, mind and heart by watching this film. But, if you have yet to experience the magic that is The Goonies, it’s about a group of misfit kids who find out the are about to lose their homes to foreclose. In attempt to save it, the group finds a treasure map in their attic. With nothing to loose, they set out to find the treasure of an ancient pirate and hope to bring it back and be able to save their neighborhood.

But along the way, the Goonie gang comes in contact with a mother, Momma Featelli and her two sons, Jake and Francis, a family of crime lords. The gang goes on an adventure through an underground maze that is riddled with booby traps, all while trying to stay one step ahead of Momma Fratelli, as both want to get to the treasure first.

This film keeps you on the edge of your seat, while keeping you content with the amount of charm the Gonnie gang has to offer. They are a dynamic group of kids who are all fighting for the same cause, and when great minds come together, great things happen.

The Goonies, on their adventure, come across another son of Momma Fratelli, who she has locked in the basement because he has a deformed face. A member of the goonie gang, Chuck, befriends this man who they call “Sloth”, and Sloth helps the goonies conspire against and get to the treasure before Fratelli by distracting them. The main take away, is that we should not judge people just based on their looks. It is what is inside their heart and minds that is important.

This one is easily one of my favorite movies, to this day, and it is important to my family too! We love watching it, and my dad showed it to us when we were still young because “it’s important to see iconic films”, and he is NOT wrong!!

The TrumanShow, hit theaters in 1998, starring Jim Carrey. This movie freaks me out, but interested me equally as much.

Truman, the main character, is the first baby to ever be adopted by a television station and has every day of his life, live on television. Hi every move recorded though his whole life has been planned out for him. All of his family and friends are actors, but he doesn’t know it. His fear of water was instilled in him early on to discourage Truman from ever wanting to leave his home later on in life. The woman he really falls in love with, isn’t a good fit and isn’t someone people want to watch, and a wife that is hired comes into his life. All of his decisions are made for him. His life is broadcastes live 24/7, 365 days a year, a social experiment. It sounds terrible. But it’s the only life he knows. Although, Truman doesn’t know this…


This clip shows Truman putting all the pieces together in his mind that he lives in a simulation, and he is about to step out into the real world …. But I won’t give away anymore!!! You can watch it Netflix, it just got added!

But it makes you wonder and really think… is our world real? Are we all being watched? Is our life decided for us? WEIRD STUFF!

Last but NOT least, 10 things I hate about you, is my favorite movie in the whole entire life. So I won’t be bias at all, not even one bit ….

Starring the dreamy, Heath Ledger (Rest in Peace) and the talented Julia Stiles, the two fall in love, uncoincidentally.

According to IMDb, the summary of the movie is as follows. I promise you will fall in love with it!

In the story, new student Cameron (Gordon-Levitt) is smitten with Bianca (Oleynik) and, in order to get around her father’s strict rules on dating, attempts to get bad boy Patrick (Ledger) to date Bianca’s ill-tempered sister, Kat (Stiles). The film is titled after a poem written by Kat about her bittersweet romance with Patrick.


The main takeaways are that you never know how much you needed someone until you don’t have them, people do things out of good, even when they don’t realize it. And it’s never to late to discover who you really are, and what you need. Do not be afraid of soul mates and don’t be afraid to let others get close to you! You love who you love, and don’t let that scare your own self.

Also the fashion in this movie is EVERYTHING! If this movie doesn’t make you cry, I don’t know honestly I’m worried for you! πŸ™‚

The 1980’s and the 1990’s had the right idea! Fashion was better, film was better, everything seemed better. To celebrate, I’ll just have my own films fest rewatching these movies over and over pretending I got to live in the golden age that was the 1980’s.

Peace and happy bingeing!!! πŸ‘πŸΌ 🎬 🀩


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Spring is upon us! (To all my friends in nyc right now in the middle of this beautiful snow storm, I’m praying you see spring asap, trust me! πŸ™πŸΌβ„οΈβ˜ƒοΈ) So it’s time to get out with the old, and in with the new!

It feels so good to get rid of the the tragic tanks and shorts we all thought were cute last summer, and put all of our Christmas sweaters and turtlenecks into their hibernation spot in the closet.

Here’s my tips to get your closet ready for spring, and by keeping it as stressless as possible!

Tip #1: The clean out

You might feel overwhelmed, yet at the same time have nothing to wear. Ya, we have all been there.

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I recommend pulling everything out of your closet. Every. Thing. This helps you to put into perspective how much you really have, and all the times you say to yourself “Ohhh that’s where that went!” or “I thought I lost this”, you should ask yourself a follow up question, why do I still have it if I haven’t missed it?

Tip # 2: The questions

To all the items you are having trouble wondering if you should donate, toss or keep, here are some questions you can ask yourself to help you choose what stays and what goes.

1. Does it still fit?

2. If I saw it in a store now, would I still buy it?

3. Would I be caught dead in it? (This is morbid I know, but it helps! Would you be caught dead in that halter top that may be really cozy, but clearly has not been flattering on you in the past year??)

4. Would I wear it again?

5. Do I love how I look in it?

6. Is it damaged?

If you answered no to any or all of questions 1-5, time to ditch it. Same goes if you said yes to question 6. (This one does have some leeway since some clothes damage can be considered cute or trendy, it’s more of a judgement call. But if it doesn’t seem like it would be ok if you were to stick a patch over it, then sadly it is time to part ways with that ripped t-shirt with the buttons coming loose.)

Tip 3: Hang your clothes back up in categories to stay more organized, and make it easier to see all the clothes that you do have.

Once you have decided what articles of clothes you are keeping around, put them all on hangers (if space permits).

Then, it’s up to you to make up the categories!

The yellow circle shows where I hung my blouses/long sleeve shirts. Next in between those yellow lines is my sweaters (Christmas sweaters included) and cardigans. Inside the yellow bar all the way to the right is my dresses, robes and long shirts. The blue arrows show how I hung up my camera bag, backpacks, fanny packs, purses and flea market bags, all where I can see them. I ALWAYS run late because I can’t find the bag I need, so I came up with the solution to hang them all in one place, so we will see how this works!

On the bottom rack, I have my jackets, tucked in the middle because the weather is getting warmer so I don’t wear them as much. All the way to the left I have all of my every day t-shirts and short sleeve t’s, all right in front of me when I open the closet door, easily accessible.

All of the clothes you decided to part ways with, ask a friend if they would like to take hem off of your hands. Try and sell them to consignment and ALWAYS donate when you can!! It helps other people, and it helps you!

I hope these visuals and tips help you to get your closet spring ready! I feel such a release getting rid of those clothes I never wear and just sit in my closet, and I love knowing that when I donate them, somebody else will love them, hopefully as much as I did!

PLUS, an empty closet needs to be filled…. so time for some shopping!!!!


Music to my ears!! March 2018 Playlist

My go to songs – new and old – that I can’t stop listening to right now!!! 🎧 🎢🎡

March 2018 music🌸🌻🌺 *Click the link or the the photo above to take you directly to Spotify to listen!!*

I LOVE music. I listen to it song after song as I fall asleep, when I wake up, while I am in the shower, cooking, doing homework and of course, while driving. What I love most is how music has so many genres and moods, and that there is a song to fit every situation and state of mind.

This specific playlist I created “March 2018 Music 🌸🌻🌺” is songs I am currently playing on repeat. The overall feeling of this hand picked collection of songs is supposed to make you feel light and airy, carefree almost. Like spring break came early for your ears!

I incorporated newer songs, such as FRIENDS by Marshmallow, which is very upbeat and makes you want to get up and dance, and same goes for Emotions by Salty. Other songs listed that fit the “new and make you want to dance” mold are Best Friend by Sofia Tukker, as well as Imperfections by The Holdup, which has a island and beach sound to it. Love Letter To Japan by the bird and the bee, becomes more and more catchy every time you hear it.

To take things down a couple of notches, I would suggest skipping to B-A-B-Y by Carla Thomas, a classic from 1966. Or, Put Your Head On My Shoulder by Paul Anka from 1959. Classics never die. πŸ‘πŸΌ

For a more alternative side of the playlist, tune to I Love You So by The Walters, Sonora by Spendtime Palace, The List by Moonchild and finally Rare Hearts by The Growlers.

Luckily, no good playlist is complete without some hits from the 90’s and the early 2000’s. To get your nostalgia on, tune into Sunrise by Norah Jones, one of my all time FAVORITE songs. Or, Lovefool by The Cardigans.

Music is not only essential to humans, but it makes every day better! What are some of your favorite songs? New and old!

Enjoy blaring this playlist to welcome in the Spring Season!!! 🌸🌺🌻🌿🌷🌈

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DIY Ripped Boyfriend Jeans!

Easy, stylish and comfortable! Get onto the street looking CHIC!!

Fashion and comfort, something that’s hard to come by. I have recently become obsessed with the look of distressed and baggy high waisted jeans, otherwise known as The Boyfriend Jean.

They can make any outfit look so laid back, yet put together at the same time. You can dress those bad boys up or down! Tie up a t-shirt at the corner, slip on some sneakers or sandals and pair them with your fav distressed boyfriend jeans for a match made in “errand running outfit” heaven.

For a night out, don’t stress! Keep your pants on!! Throw on a flowy blouse or a low cut shirt and a cardigan with some heels and you will be the belle of the ball.

Achieving this oh so necessary look, is oh so easy!

What you will need:

  • Grab some denim of your choice. I recommend getting a pair of baggier, high waisted jeans from your local Goodwill, Salvation Army or consignment store. (You will be cutting them and if you mess them up, or end up not liking them, it’s better to have not gotten your $7 worth than screwing up a $50 pair of jeans, you know?) Ladies, always check the men’s section too! They have so awesome brand name jeans! And they fit perfect too! Buying resale jeans shouldn’t cost you more than $6-$10.
  • Sharp scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Colored Pencil/Chalk
  • Washing machine/Dryer


  1. Try on your jeans in the mirror and start drawing lines to sketch out where you want our holes to be. (If you aren’t wearing them while you draw the lines, it might come out different than you want since jeans tend to look different on than off). You can have as many or as few holes as you want. Just know, the more holes you add, the longer and more tedious the process will be. But, it is so WORTH IT!
  2. Cut straight, horizontal slits over the areas to you want to distress. The slits you cut should be about 1/2-inch and 3/4-inch from each other. This will make pulling out the threads easier.
  3. Once you have the strips cut, use the tweezers to pull out the threads. It’s ok if you can’t get them all, but get as many as you can. This will leave the white threads sewn across the hole you have cut. The blue threads that are stuck will eventually fall out in either the washer or the dryer.

It should look like the photo below once you get into the groove of plucking out the blue threads! *Warning* – The threads do make a mess all over the floor, so have a vacuum handy.

Pulling the threads can take a while… so usually I will put on either a show on Netflix or my new obsession, a YouTuber named Kendall Rae,(https://www.youtube.com/user/KendallsPlace) who makes conspiracy and missing person videos. They are so informative and interesting, it helps the “plucking” to go by faster.

4. Once you have pulled out a majority of the threads, and the holes are beginning to create a pattern or design you like on your pair, throw them in the wash. Make sure you wash on COLD. After the jeans are done in the wash, you can either put them into the dryer, which solidifies more fantastic distressing, or you can let them air dry.

5. Now you are all set to put them on with the rest of your dressed up or down outfit, and voilΓ ! You are all set to rock the boyfriend jean like no one else can!

Here is a video I used for tips and inspiration!!


I LOVE my jeans I made, and I’m even making some for my sister (because she was jealous πŸ˜‹). I wear mine about 3 or 4 times a week, they are so comfortable and outfit interchangeable, I promise you will fall in love with yours and all the compliments you receive on your DIY!

Leave me a comment if you have any questions!

Now go get creative! πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–

Hiii there!!! 🌟

Thanks for stopping by!!

My name is Ina Morrissey but a lot of people call me Ina Mae.

I am starting this blog as my kind of way to share some tips and tricks I have picked up these past couple of years, about various things. Like; thrifting, where the best coffee shops in the Tampa Bay Area, the importance of body positivity and mental health awareness, and who knows what else will come out of my brain!

First, let’s establish that I I LOVE thrifting! Whether I’m watching videos on YouTube about finding the best brands for cheap, or going to either goodwill or flea markets! I try to go as often as I can (with my best friend Sabrina, of course). I would say that every outfit I wear nowadays includes at least one item that has been thrifted or DIYed. (not a word – but you know what I mean). I am so excited to show you some of my favorite gems I have found while thrifting and even some things that were old, that I made new!

I also wanted to write about the importance of mental health, and the need for expression in young people. More and more people are afraid to be who they really are, both in real life and in social media, and that needs to change. Everyone is beautiful, smart, and interesting, even you! And I’m going to prove it.

Last but not least, COFFEE!! I am self proclaimed coffee critic, who prefers a black cup of joe every morning. But if you like milk and sugar with a *tiny* bit of coffee, I don’t discriminate! (out loud anyway….) πŸ™‚ I have lived in the beautiful Tampa Bay Area for the past twelve years, and I am lucky enough to be about 30 minutes from the heart of Downtown Tampa. I have found some interesting, hole in the wall places, and some sophisticated shops, both which dazzle in both the food and drink and aesthetically pleasing category. Lucky for you, I am about to spill alll the tea about the best coffee shops in Tampa! So stay tuned!

I can’t wait to chat again! Leave me a comment about what you would love to see me write about, or if you have any questions!! Stay tuned! Grab a cup of the good stuff, and get ready to read! Don’t forget to do something good everyday and you are already one step ahead in changing if the world, for the better!!

XO, Ina Mae