Friday, 31 July 2015

Day 12: All You Had To Do Was Stay

Bonjour my internet friends,


Day 12: Anticipation

I am just so excited. Taylor is going to be here tomorrow (and I've heard she is here early!!!). The concert will obviously be so good.

This is going to be amazing.

I can't wait to meet all the swifties I've met on tumblr. Shelby, Alec, Caitlyn, Emily, and everyone. 

It's going to be so muc fun!!

This one is just a short one but I can't wait.

I have so many expectations but I'm going to try to go in with an open mind.

Loft '89 would be so cool but I know it's a slim chance (but a girl can hope!)

I have my outfit ready for tomorrow and we are raring to go!!

Taylor, all you have to do is stay. 

Keep smiling beautifuls,
Naddy xoxo

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Day 11: Shake It Off

Bonjour my internet friends,

On August 14th, 2014 the world was exposed to the new sound of Taylor Swift in the form of Shake It Off. And finally, on October 27th, 2014 the world heard the entirety of the new sound.

Day 11: 1989

This album just rocks my world, holy! She did so amazing on this one and I am so proud of her. The cover is different than what she's done before and the whole sound is different but it's just so great.

As soon as I heard Welcome to New York, I fell in love. New York is one of my favourite cities (where Taylor happens to mainly reside) and I have always loved the atmosphere there. This song is just readying me to go there and what it says to me is: come on over and you will be welcomed with open arms and wild hearts. 

When I heard Shake It Off for the first time, I was like whoa. And then I listened to it again and was like, whoa. And then I listened to it again and was like, WHOA. This song is amazing! I don't give a crap what the girls in the locker room say about Taylor, I am just going to shake it off because this song is an anthem of mine as explained here. :)

Bad Blood is so amazing and hardcore. The original is awesome, especially when I first heard it but the remix with Kendrick Lamar is badass. I love the bass of the remix but the original lyrics. So it's a win-win because why not just listen to both? 

Wildest Dreams is such a beautiful mystical song. I just love singing it. It kind of reminds me of Lana Del Rey at some points. Much like Sad Beautiful Tragic actually. 

I just love the power of I Know Places. I love the metaphor of the hunters and foxes. And I mean, the chorus ugh beautiful

Clean is just such a coming out of something better song. Like, rehab or mental and physical healing. It's just so great and metaphorical. Rain came pouring down when I was drowning, That's when I could finally breathe. And by morning gone was any trace of you, I think I am finally clean. 

New Romantics is just. so great. I love the just happiness of it. Love your friends and forget about that long list of ex-lovers and that scarlet letter. It's like a song for all the hopeless romantics and just a slam in the face for anyone who doubts us. 

Now, Wonderland, I am so happy. I love Alice in Wonderland so the fact that she did this is so great. The lyrics are so great and I just love the mystical setting. I really wish she would've had this on the setlist. 

1989 is a fabulous album and I am obsessed. 

Keep smiling beautifuls, 
Naddy xoxo

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Day 10: This Love

Bonjour my internet friends,

This love is good, this love is bad (not at all), this love is alive back from the dead and it's in the form of the 1989 world tour.

Day 10: Tour

I will now take this opportunity to freak out over the amazingness that is this tour.


Breathe. Calm.

Moving on.

So far from what I have observed this tour is amazing. Magnificent. 

Her setlist looks pretty decent. I mean, she obviously starts with Welcome to New York because how else would you? 

And in there is an Enchanted/Wildest Dreams mashup I am so not ready for. 

And she ends with Shake It Off, genius. 

Her performance has always been pretty incredible. Her outfit changes are iconic and her dancers are fabulous. 

I am just so excited for her because as many of us know she has had a special guest at almost every show. From Jason Derulo to MKTO to Lorde to the entire squad. 

I just want to know, who will she bring to ours?! 

Who could it be? I don't really know. 

I am just so excited because this tour has brought so many amazing things to the fandom. Like Calvin at shows. Or Karlie. Or just, yes. I don't even know, I'm so pumped. 

What I have seen from photos and videos: the tour is SO MUCH FUN, for the both the fans and Taylor (and her crew of course). 

I am so happy Taylor has been having fun and is performing and doing what she loves for the people she loves (us). 

She is just so amazing. 

Keep smiling beautifuls, 
Naddy xoxo

P.S. if you are wondering, I made that edit up there. Please don't steal it. I worked really hard. :)

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Day 9: Bad Blood

Bonjour my internet friends,

When Taylor became not-so-country-pop-but-still-country-enough-to-be-considered-country. 

Day 9: Red

This album is quite fantastic. This was the beginning of an amazing era. Before the bad blood and amazing innocence. 

I love the music off this record. From State of Grace to Begin Again, she just wows. I am going to pinpoint a few of my favourites. 

I love the colour analogy and metaphor of Red. It is so powerful and raw and amazing like the colour. It is just so great for a rock session. 

Treacherous is so beautiful. It is just explaining the risks she is willing to take for a relationship and that she is okay with that. I love the chorus: This slope is treacherous, This path is reckless, This slope is treacherous, And I, I, I like it. 

All Too Well is a very coveted song in the fandom. I don't completely understand why but that doesn't matter, what does matter is that we all love it and it's over 5 minutes of beautiful-amazing-soothing-emotional Taylor. I love it so much. 

Stay Stay Stay, the literal cutest song in existence. They fight but then he comes back because he really does care about her. It really represents that a relationship is a game of give-and-take. It has to be balanced on both sides or else the scales tip and everything ends. 

Now, The Last Time is with Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol and I am so happy with this collaboration. It is an amazing song just saying, you have no more chances, I'm going to ask you this one more time. 

Sad Beautiful Tragic. Period. This song is so soothing and calm and so breathless. I love how she sings in this one, it's like a whisper and a little rasp. I love the breathiness of it. It sounds so pretty. 

The Lucky One makes me think of the celebrity lifestyle and how hard it is to make it and then to have your name everywhere. It's hard and Taylor was very lucky. She was born into a family with money and was able to make it. And I don't know exactly who she is talking about but this person was big but went too high too fast and needed an escape. I feel like this song explains it so well. 
(I hope this one made sense.)

When I saw Everything Has Changed on the album, I almost died. This song is very cute and the video is even better. The collaboration with Ed Sheeran makes it even more perfect. Their friendship means everything to me. They are so cute and this song represents that perfectly. 

And finally my all time go-to and favourite, Starlight. I have always loved the just innocence of this song, following the couple on their date and the awesome metaphors Taylor uses just gets me. 

Ones I Missed: State of Grace, I Knew You Were Trouble, 22, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, Holy Ground, and Begin Again. 

Keep smiling beautifuls, 
Naddy xoxo

Monday, 27 July 2015

Day 8: Style

Bonjour my internet friends,

Iconic. Beautiful. Classic. Style. Taylor.

Day 8: Outfits and Fashion

Taylor is known for her iconic style via each era of her career. I can't even express how much I love her style. Especially this 1989 era. To just point out a few favourites: 

Amazing, right? :)

Anyway, other than Taylor having amazing style herself (off and on tour) she also has fans with amazing talent and skills in the fashion area as well. 

Leighanne (on the left)

Shelby (on the left)

Lotte (on the left)

Lotte, that beautiful creature up there who looks a lot like the amazing singer (hence the 'lol thought that was me' sign because Taylor is goof), has also come up with a lot of outfit ideas for shows that you can find here if you still are clueless about what to wear and your show is a week away! 

Speaking of, my show is a week away. (what?!) And I still am lost on what to wear. I do have some ideas. I have one inspired by the look in the '22' video and another just by general Taylor style. 

inspired by:

Hey, if you can let me know which one I should choose! Or come up with an idea on your own. Maybe one of Lotte's ideas would be cool. Let me know! 

Taylor Swift and her Swifties have an impeccable style going for them (or dare I say, us) and I think we should applaud them (us) for this accomplishment. well done. 

That is all for now. :)

Keep smiling beautifuls, 
Naddy xoxo

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Day 7: Wildest Dreams

Bonjour my internet friends,

Probably the peak of my existence and the reason for my death I present ...

Day 7: Speak Now

This album is long but it is so beautiful. I didn't listen to this album as much as I could have or should have. But I have my favourites and I think I'll just do a little on those instead. :)

I really love Ours. It is cute and happy and makes me feel good. I love the beauty of the vocals and lyrics.

Mine is just such a lovely song about having a crush and it going further. The lyrics are amazing and I don't know how else to express it.

Every time I hear Sparks Fly I want to jam out as much as possible. It is an amazing song for Emergency Dance Parties.

Back to December is a perfect mix of sad and nostalgic.

Speak Now (the album song!!) is the best. Very straight forward and shady. I love it haha.

When I listen to Mean, I want to hurt anyone who hurt my queen. And I mean, it's also relatable with amazing strong lyrics.

Now, Never Grow Up makes me feel all types of ways. I like to think of it as Taylor singing to me, me singing to my 2 year old cousin, me singing to my sisters, just an all around love circle. This song makes me take a step back and realize I need to reevaluate my mentality. I don't need to grow up just yet. (makes me cry just a little bit)

This is and always has been my favourite song. Enchanted is a beautiful song, both lyrically and story line and melodically and just the song is so soundly pleasing. 

I didn't understand a lot of the lyrics in Better Than Revenge when I was twelve, but oh man I get it now. This song is influential and so mighty. I love just screaming and being mad to this song because that's what it's meant for, right? ;) 

I hope you enjoyed my little loves off this amazing album. Taylor is a lyrical genius and always omits amazing songs. Even in your wildest dreams, she comes through. 

Ones I missed: Dear John, The Story of Us, Innocent, Haunted, Last Kiss, Long Live, Superman, and If This Was A Movie. 

Keep smiling beautifuls, 
Naddy xoxo

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Day 6: How You Get the Girl

Bonjour my internet friends,

That there is the ultimate singer/songwriting celebrity couple of this generation.

Day 6: Boys

Now, as you all may know, Taylor is kind of known for her dating life and writing songs about them. But can I point out she has only dated seven (celebrity) guys in her approximately nine year music career. (This is including that handsome guy up there who really got the girl).

First we had Joe Jonas in 2008, then Taylor Lautner in 2009, John Mayer in 2009/10, Jake Gyllenhaal in 2010/11, Conor Kennedy in 2012, Harry Styles in 2012/13, and Calvin Harris since March of this year (2015).

Reading that, you'd probably be pretty appalled at the seemingly large number. But I'd like to disagree.

That is only seven people (including her current boyfriend) in her almost ten year career. The career that started in 2006. Her celebrity dating life started two years later. She has been noted to have crushes and being a crush of some but those are not counted because she never had a relationship with them.

Taylor is a girl who likes boys. And she writes songs from the point of view of a girl who likes boys.

About 76% of her songs are about love and being in love and the aftermath of love. (real study done by a Swiftie, you can see what she did here).

But as each album goes on, the fairy tale love fades slightly. Because during her first few years Taylor was a teenager, a hopeless romantic. Now she is 25 and a hopeless romantic. which, musically, looks and sounds a little different.

Whenever you are in a mood for love, Taylor is there. 

Just went through a breakup? Taylor. 

Just feel lovesick and romantic? Taylor. 

Madly in love? Taylor. 

Have a crush? Taylor. 

Feeling doubtful of your relationship? Taylor. 

In your first relationship? Taylor. 

So done with love? Taylor. 

And on and on and on. Because she just does so well with that type of songwriting. 

For many girls, she sets an example of how love works. Because of the way she writes in her songs, they know that love isn't perfect or all about sex. 

They (or maybe I should say we) realize that love has it's ups and downs. Amazing moments and not-so-amazing. Someone might be perfect one day and horribly wrong the next. 

Taylor has set an amazing example in my opinion of how relationships work. Because, sometimes, they don't. She is my celebrity role model in everything she does. Including her love life. 

I try to think the way Taylor does considering love. Go into it with a thoughtful mind and a strong heart. That lady has taught me a lot through her actions and songs. 

Now that I've gone off on a tangent, I'm going to conclude that Taylor is a wonderful, incredible, beautiful, tragic new romantic whom I look up to dearly. 

Keep smiling beautifuls,
Naddy xoxo

Friday, 24 July 2015

Day 5: I Wish You Would

Bonjour my internet friends, 

Let's jump right into it. Taylor Swift. Fearless era. Go.

Day 5: Fearless

Fearless is by far my favourite album. No matter how much I love Red. Or 1989. Or Speak Now

This is the album that brought me into the Swiftie lifestyle. Sometimes, I wish I would have caught on a little sooner. 

I fell in love with Love Story (as I said here) and downloaded the album onto a CD as soon as possible and listened to it for days. It was amazing and still is. 

I find Fifteen more relatable now than when I was ten or eleven. Now that I am fifteen I find that the things that happened in the song are in real life (to me and others I have seen). 

You Belong With Me is my favourite jam and has been for years. It's an amazing song and I just love it so much. The video is my absolute favourite. I love the part where they talk at the window. Adorable! Haha.

Breathe is like one of my main anthems. I love when she just sings "mmm mmm mmm". It just makes sense to me. the lyrics are just so beautiful and wonderful. I love that you can relate it to almost any situation. And the chorus is so simple and yet, so powerful. 

Forever and Always has always been a favourite of mine, I'm not sure why. I just love the hook because I'll just sing 'once upon a time' and launch right into the song. It's so great. I also named my blog (Tumblr) after this song. You can follow me here. ;)

The Best Day is a very special song to me. It's about Taylor and her mom and I have a very close relationship with my own mother. I love her to bits and this song just brings back a lot of memories with her and the memories to come. My mother is my best friend and like a sister. I love her so much. 

Now, I could rave on about each song individually (as it seems like I was doing that) but I think it's just easier to give a quick one sentence reason why I love the song with a favourite lyric. 

Fearless: Best song for driving, especially in the rain with the top down. 
And I don't know why but with you I'd dance in a storm in my best dress

Hey Stephen: Teenage hope for a relationship with all the little anxieties that come along with it.
All those other girls – Well, they're beautiful, But would they write a song for you?

White Horse: A little bit of heartbreak and little bit of coming out of it powerful. 
I'm gonna find someone someday who might actually treat me well

Tell Me Why: Upbeat and innocent: very truth-telling and calling him out for his actions. 
Why do you have to put down my dreams, So you're the only thing on my mind 

You're Not Sorry: Raw and a very lyrically strong song. 
You used to shine so bright, But I watched all of it fade

The Way I Loved You: Sometimes a guy can be perfect but you miss the raw power of being in love.
And it's 2am and I'm cursing your name, You're so in love that you act insane 

Change: I love this one because it's about moving past what happened and winning in life. 
And the battle was long, it’s the fight of our lives, But we’ll stand up champions tonight

I love Fearless so much. This is Taylor to me. Raw, real, innocent, powerful, and a teenager going through her first loves and friendships writing songs about it in the process. 

Keep smiling beautifuls,
Naddy xoxo

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Day 4: Out Of The Woods

Bonjour my internet friends,

There on the left is Meredith Grey and on the right is Olivia Benson. They are amazing little creatures and belong to the one and only Taylor Swift. You got it? Let's get started.

Day 4: Cats

Now cats are a huge part of Taylor's life. It's a love that is straight out of the woods.

She has two of them. Meredith and Olivia. They are both the cutest things in the entire world. And Taylor was very creative with their names.

Meredith is named after Meredith Grey from Grey's Anatomy.

Olivia is named after Olivia Benson from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

I love cats. Only one problem: I am very allergic.

It is the unfortunate case that a cat lover such as I, happens to not be allowed to touch a cat without having to wash my hands very thoroughly before commencing with life.

This makes attending my aunt's house for any reason very hard.

She has three (used to be four, rest in peace) amazing black cats.

Izzy, Buffy, and Deeyo are amazing. I have recently taken a love for them at a sleepover with my aunt. We had a lot of fun and I had cuddle time with the kitties. 

Although, Deeyo is an outdoor cat so I don't have as much cuddles with him, Izzy and Buffy are great cuddly companions. The two girls are cute and sometimes a little vocal but that's what I love. 

I really like cats (almost as much as Tay). And hope to have one in my future. (Hypo allergenic most likely haha)

Cats (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

keep smiling beautifuls, 
Naddy xoxo

Day 3: Clean

Bonjour my internet friends,

As you can see this is a familar photo. I used it for day 1 (if you read it at the time of posting) but have now changed it to a lovely Taylor in a cute music video. Enjoy.

Day 2: Taylor Swift 

Now you may be thinking, duh this is about Taylor, why need a whole day on her? Well, you're right but she has her debut album that is self-titled and that's what this post is about.

Since I am a fan of Taylor, I have heard this album. But unfortunately, not in it's full extent.

Yes, that may seem terrible. But I fell in love with Fearless and didn't even know she had an album before until two years ago (I've been a fan for about 5 or 6 years).

But here I am to talk about what I love about this album.

For the past two weeks, I have been very much obsessed with the song 'Our Song'.

Like this obsessed:

Haha, yeah I like to do that sometimes. 

Specifically, that album makes me think of Taylor as a young relateable sixteen year old. It is so great to listen to because it is where she started and was at the beginning, very country. 

I usually don't listen to country but this is her and it's raw and real. the lyrics are just perfectly clean. 

Just to say some of my favourites: Our Song, Picture to Burn, Tim McGraw, Teardrops on my Guitar, and Mary's Song (Oh My My My)

keep smiling beautifuls, 
Naddy xoxo

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Day 2: Blank Space

Bonjour my internet friends,

Here we have a prime display of friendship. Taylor Alison Swift and Abigail Lauren Anderson. Can we just make a quick note of Abigail's hair colour? Okay, now proceed.

Day 2: Gingers and Taylor

For some strange reason, I have always associated gingers (specifically girls) with my lovely queen. I don't know why but that lady up there may be to blame. 

You see, in October of last year I started school, specifically PE or gym class, and I met this girl. She's a year younger than me and is super nice. I didn't know anything about her other than her name is Kristen, she's a ginger, and loves Taylor. She hadn't told me that yet actually. I just got a vibe from her that said 'SWIFTIE'. 

You may be asking, so was I right or wrong?

I was 100% correct. 

Kristen is a huge swiftie! 

We bonded so much over that lady and 1989, it was great. (And we are still great friends, can I say).

I also never thought much about it either but my aunt. Yes, previously mentioned aunt. Rachel. Hey.

She is and always has been and will be my number one partner in Swift. 

I also have to say my uncle too because we always talk about music together. Especially Taylor because I love her and he says she's a good performer. (He is a producer, photographer, and lead singer of the band Yuca, you can get their free single here:

Also, more close to Taylor, Ed Sheeran anyone? Another name he is known by is Ginger Jesus? ;) Haha, despite that, Sweeran is the cutest friendship and make awesome music, separately and together. 

That's honestly all I can think of but shoutout to all the redheads and gingers of the world. 

You guys rock. :)

Keep smiling beautifuls, 
Naddy xoxo

Monday, 20 July 2015

Day 1: Welcome to New York

Bonjour my internet friends, 

As you may notice, my title is capitalized (shocked whispers go throughout the crowd) and that Taylor Swift is yet again making an appearance on this blog (outraged shouts come at me). 

Hey hey, calm down. This is special! As you may also notice, it says 'Day 1' up there. 

This is for my 13 Days of Swift. The next 13 days leading up to 1989 Vancouver (including the day of). I am so excited! This is the first one so I hope you like it. 

Day 1: Discovery 

I discovered Taylor first when I was about 10 or 11 in ukulele camp. We learned Love Story and I was hooked. I loved it. When we performed it, I did my very best for Taylor. After that week, I downloaded Fearless onto a CD and listened to that for ages.

As it turned out, my aunt (hey Rachel!) was a fan of Taylor herself well before myself. She saw Taylor when she was itty bitty and an opening act for Rascal Flatts, I believe is what I've been told. She has been a fan for a while and we sat on the couch today singing Taylor Swift (album), from Picture to Burn to Our Song. It's hype for the concert! I mean, she is the one taking me. That was awesome. 

Anyway, back to my story. 

I was in and out of love with Taylor for these next years following. I believed the rumors and thought she was a terrible person and all about dating (I know, shame on me!). But that was 12 year old me. This is 15 (almost 16) year old me who knows better. 

I finally realized how much her music meant to me about a year and a half ago. I listened to her relentlessly and got myself so hyped for 1989 which is now my favourite album. 

I am so proud of her and everything she's done. I feel like I relate to her on a personal level. We are just about exactly 10 years apart. (1989 to my 1999). She loves New York more than I do which is a lot. 

She is my biggest inspiration and when I write songs, I channel her as much as I can! I could never speak ill of her and am part of the forever Taylor Swift defense squad. 

Love you Tay. <3

Keep smiling beautifuls, 
Naddy xoxo