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This Is The Only Spring Bag We Want This Year

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I mean, have you seen anything cuter?

TGIF! Friday is here, along with our paychecks, so you know what that means: It’s time to go shopping. Every week, we write a love letter to the one must-have item that we would happily blow our full paychecks on, because life is meant for treating yourself. Cheers!

It’s spring, but... it hasn't really felt like it. Partly, the weather is to blame and partly, the news that makes us want to keep hibernating. But it's time to shake off the winter blues and manifest a sunny disposition. And what better way to do it than sartorially? I've taken to wearing yellow blazers and floral dresses no matter the weather or my state of mind. And it's kind of worked!

While on the hunt for more spring-like things, I stumbled across the most glorious bag to ever exist: Future Glory’s Margaux Mini Duffle, which I particularly love in the pink-and-mint grid print. Look, when something, anything, has the word “mini” in its name, it’s pretty much a given that I’m going to freak out over it. But, all mini-ness aside, this bag is truly spring perfection.

Not only is it two of my favorite colors (I truly still like to wear millennial pink, sue me), but the two hues are used to create an ever-trendy graphic check print. The bag is clean. It’s modern, yet it has a slightly retro feel. And even if it can’t fit all of my things, I don’t give a shit, because it’s literally the most adorable thing I have ever laid my eyes upon.

For a cool price tag of $475, it’s not necessarily what I would typically spend on a spring bag (or on any article of clothing, really), but I would happily blow a paycheck on this little guy. Even if spring continues to not feel at all like spring, this bag is destined to bring me slightly closer to true happiness.

Future Glory, Margaux Mini Duffle in Pink/Mint Grid, $475, available at Future Glory.

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video] www.youtube.com

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As in Black Panther Political Party leader

It's been a running joke that the Black parents/grandparents of millennials were really confused about all of the Black Panther hoopla ahead of its 2018 release. Many of them were anticipating a movie about members of the Black Panther Political Party and didn't know who the hell T'Challa was. Well, those people are about to have their moment, and we're about to have another one.

Variety is reporting that Fred Hampton, the Black Panther leader at the center of the upcoming biopic Jesus Was My Homeboy, could be played by none other than Daniel Kaluuya. Apparently, he is in negotiations for the role. And he's not the only Black Panther alum in the mix. The Warner Bros. project is being produced by Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler. The same article reports that the forever swoon-worthy Lakeith Stanfield—who appeared with Kaluuya in Jordan Peele's Get Out—is also in negotiations, to play William O'Neal, an FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panther Party.

Coogler and Charles King are putting together a dream cast to tell a difficult story. Hampton was killed by the Chicago Police Department, while his pregnant girlfriend lay next to him, thanks in part to information they received from O'Neal. Whenever it's out, I strongly recommend having Black Panther queued up as a palate cleanser.

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