YOU MATTER.

** First and foremost, to anyone who is reading this, please take this as a reminder to check in on your well-being and your mental health– especially my dear friends in the Black community. I see you. I hear you. I will never be able to fully understand your experiences, pain, and struggles, but I […]

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STRIPPED: REMEMBER ME (?)

An open letter to my “unknown lover” : When you disappeared, it felt like you died. You removed yourself from my life so abruptly, I never even got the chance to say goodbye… and during the inevitable reflection that has come along with this isolating quarantine, I’m now realizing I most likely will never have […]

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STRIPPED: FANGS & ALL

Hello, dearest readers. I hope you are all safe and well- though if you’re having a tough time, trust me when I say you are not alone, and I hope you feel better soon. ♥️ This post turned out to be a lot more personal than I originally intended, but considering the fact that May […]

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STRIPPED: PERSEPHONE’S PERFECTION

*** TRIGGER WARNING: This post covers potentially sensitive sexual topics– please practice self-care and read at your own discretion/comfort level. *** ” ‘Be a lady,’ they said. Your skirt is too short. Your shirt is too low. Your pants are too tight. Don’t show so much skin. Don’t show your thighs. Don’t show your breasts. […]

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STRIPPED: CONCRETE KISS

This strange, dark time in the world has admittedly dug up some memories and emotions that I thought were buried for good. At a time when social distance is crucial, and new connections are scarce, I’ve admittedly been feeling an odd sense of grief lately for past flames that seemed to burn out too soon, […]

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STRIPPED: I DARE YOU

“Fearless.” “Strong.” “Confident.” I’ve seen/heard these words thrown around by my friends, family, and peers for the majority of my life, but I never really understood (and still don’t understand) why. This isn’t a “humble brag,” or a ploy to trick you into giving me a compliment- I’m telling you this in case you somehow […]

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STRIPPED: DIRTY LAUNDRY

Hi there- I know, it’s been a while…😅 I hope this post finds you all safe and healthy and “socially distant.” These are some strange and scary times, and I for one (although extremely introverted and typically quite comfortable alone) have been struggling with the chaos enveloping the world right now, and am in desperate […]

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SPRING AWAKENING: TOTALLY F*CK–ING AWESOME!!!

*** TRIGGER WARNING: This post covers a series of sensitive topics- please read at your own risk/discretion. *** “Oh, I’m gonna be wounded…” I mentally sing/think to myself as I await the beginning of Comtra Theatre’s revamped rendition of Spring Awakening– an angsty, folk-infused/alternative rock musical that follows several different teenagers in a conservative 19th-century Germany […]

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V FOR V(AL)ENDETTA

Hello, dearest readers– Happy Valentine’s Day!! ❤️ For the 3 of you who actually follow this blog, you may have noticed that I’ve been a bit of a ghost over the past couple months; I will admit that wintertime puts me in full “hibernation mode,” and the seasonal depression is no joke. There were a […]

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KALEIGH’S DECLASSIFIED HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

In a world full of worries, insane schedules, and gross financial expenses, Kaleigh Rose (that’s me🙋🏻‍♀️) will try to do the impossible: create a guide that will help you survive the holidays, and find the perfect gifts for your loved ones! (*Yes I just spoofed the Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide intro, because I am a child […]

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READY, FREDDIE?

“Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?” …is precisely what I was asking myself as I sat in the movie theater in absolute AWE of the beautiful film that is Bohemian Rhapsody, and the ever-ethereal Rami Malek who portrayed Freddie Mercury so perfectly it’s actually a little  VERY VERY FRIGHT-EN-ING! (“GALILEOOO!!!!!” lol ok […]

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YOU, ME, & THE “SHOP-OCALYPSE” (BLACK FRIDAY SURVIVAL GUIDE)

The year is 2018: there is a crisp November chill in the air (with a hint of pumpkin spice and a small large dose of climate change); businesses are buckling down to reveal their greatest sales of the season, fanny packs are cool again, we’re still fighting for equality, and everyone is gearing up to […]

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REST IN SUPERPOWER (THANK YOU, STAN LEE)

“You know, I guess one person can make a difference.”  -Stan Lee from Spider-Man 3 On November 12, 2018, the world EVERY SINGLE UNIVERSE lost one of its purest and most precious treasures: the one and only Stan Lee, co-creator of Marvel Comics, champion for misfits, and movie cameo extraordinaire (amongst many, MANY other heroic accomplishments). […]

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I WANNA BE AN AMERICAN IDIOT!

Being a Pittsburgh local, I have access to some really great live theatre, and Comtra Theatre’s rendition of Green Day’s American Idiot Broadway musical was no exception!! Believe it or not, American Idiot was my very first rock album; I was in 7th grade (*I know,  that’s really late to finally get a rock album, but […]

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REMEMBER, REMEMBER (I LOVE YOU, PITTSBURGH)

“I shall die here. Every inch of me shall perish, every inch but one. An inch, it is small and it is fragile, and it is the only thing in the world worth having. We must never lose it or give it away; we must never let them take it from us. I hope that […]

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WHEN YOU’RE AN ADDAMS (EVERYDAY IS HALLOWEEN)

“I’m just like any modern woman trying to have it all….loving husband, a family. I just wish I had more time to seek out the dark forces and join their hellish crusade.” 😈💀💋🔥🥀🖤 -Morticia Addams from Addams Family Values As most of you know, Halloween is an extremely sacred holiday in my life (a.k.a. I’m […]

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WHAT SHARP CLAWS YOU HAVE!

All the better to rip your heart out, my dear… 😉 Please excuse my gross hands as I OBSESS over this gorgeous claw ring made by the incredibly talented designer @kingreld!!! If you ever need to feel like a badass Hell queen, check out her site here and get one of these beauties for yourself!! I […]

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HEART, DON’T FAIL ME NOW…

“Heart, don’t fail me now…” because I just saw one of the most BEAUTIFUL shows of my life so far…!!!!!! When you get invited at the last minute to FRONT ROW SEATS (*so close I couldn’t even zoom out far enough to get a picture of the full backdrop) for the National Broadway Tour of […]

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A STAR IS BORN (THIS WAY)

“Tell me somethin’, boy” 🎶(or girl. or whatever you want to be)… HAVE YOU SEEN A STAR IS BORN YET?! For the past ten years of my existence, Lady Gaga has always seemed to provide solace, strength, comfort, inspiration, and love when I needed it the most. Today was no exception. There honestly aren’t enough […]

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CURIOUS, VENOMOUS…

Embrace my inner anti-hero? Don’t mind if I do… 😉 I’ll admit, as excited as I was to see the new VENOM movie, there was still a small part of me that had doubts, since pretty much every non-MCU superhero film (*except Wonder Woman) has seemed to miss the mark lately; HOWEVER, since Venom is […]

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IT’S JUST A BUNCH OF HOCUS POCUS…

“I put a spell on you, and now you’re mine…” 😉 😈💋✨ Seeing Hocus Pocus on the big screen for the first time EVER at the Oaks Theater in honor of the film’s 25th Anniversary was a truly magical experience and the perfect kickoff to the Spooky Season!!! (*I think the fact that I was born […]

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GIRLS BITE BACK (WHAT JUNE TAUGHT ME)

“they can hand us folded dresses.   they can gift us virgin wings.   they can force on us their names.   they can lock us in small rooms.   they can thieve our words.   they can attempt to take our choices, too.   but one thing they can never steal?   this fierce […]

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BETTER (FASHIONABLY) LATE THAN NEVER, RIGHT?

Welcome to Fashion for Your Thoughts! I know I’m late to the blogging game, but I figured, better (fashionably) late than never, right? :p I promised myself I wouldn’t start an official fashion blog/come over to the Dark Side without a name/concept that I truly loved, so when the thought finally popped into my head, I knew […]

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