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Effortlessly Chic Work Attire for Women

Working at an office can have it’s pros and cons. People typically tend to talk negatively about office jobs, but they can actually be quite intriguing, depending on your personality type. In office jobs you can often meet a diverse group of people and create great friends or develope fun working relationships with coworkers because of the close proximity and every-day banter common at these kinds of jobs. However often times, people who are not fond of dressing up to sit at a computer, often complain about such aspects – while others get excited about finding another business casual outfit to feel like a boss babe at work. No? Just Me? Cool Cool. Anyways if that happens to also be you, here are some of the currently trending business casual office outfits that might inspire you on your next shopping spree and/or give you some extra motivation for your current or next office job!

1. A Blazer with a Pantsuit

A blazer with a pantsuit is such a sophisticated look. This type of outfit is great for any and all professional-type jobs such as attorney, state worker, clerk, administrative assistant, etc. You are sure to be taken seriously and professionally when wearing an outfit such as this one. It is a great combo, especially if it is a matching set such as the one above from Shein. If you have an office job, a blazer pantsuit combo is definitely a wardrobe essential!

2. Pencil Skirt Outfit

A pencil skirt outfit is sure to accentuate those curves. Not that it matters at work, but you know it’s always nice to feel confident on the job. What’s better than a confidence boost to boost your productivity, right? There are oh so many options with a pencil skirt. They go well with just about any type of top – blouses, collared shirts, cardigans, longsleeves, or any combination of those. A pencil skirt outfit is a great option for a work outfit – especially for professions that require professional or business – like demeanors. Just don’t forget to accompany a pencil skirt with at least semi – comfortable shoes!

3. Business – Casual Jumpsuits

Jumpsuits are such a simple wardrobe piece, yet they are such an elegant statement. These are perfect for office – wear for whatever office job you have, whether it be on the computer or up and about, or showing clients new real estate. Jumpsuits, of course with the right style, definitely give off the professional vibes you need for your client to take you and your job or business seriously.

4. Button-Up Loose Longsleeves

Button up loose longsleeve shirts are a currently trending wardrobe staple. They are great for work attire, but they are also great for so many other occasions. These loose longsleeves are perfect because they let you breathe with no added extra tightness of a fitted shirt. Not to mention, they make you look effortlessly chic and/or proffesional!

5. White Pants

There are endless options for a white pants outfit. There is something about the color white that makes the pants much more elevated than just regular blue jeans. Fitted or loose white pants are a wonderful option for virtually any office job (unfortunately not retail – as most retail require dark pants). Nonetheless, white pants are a must have, especially if you want variety for you new or current office job!

Which of these chic work outfits are your favorite? Are there any others you think should be on the list? Let us know in the comments below!

The Swedish Guy Behind Our Favorite Pop Songs

If you have never heard of Max Martin, you may be surprised as to who he is. In a sense, Max Martin is the powerhouse of pure pop. Wait what? He’s a singer? No, not necessarily. Max Martin is the man behind many of our favorite popular songs. Realizing this the other day made me have that “my whole life is a lie” moment. When listening to popular songs in middle or high school, I was totally thinking that the singer was behind the inspiration and lyrics for the song. Songs like “Shake it off,” and “Teenage Dream” by Taylor Swift, “Roar” by Katy Perry, “Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake, and “Since You Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson were all iconic songs many teenage or 20 something females would jam to, including myself. While listening to the song, I felt a relatability to the singer for composing such lyrics that often related to my emotions. I think that is often what makes us fall in love with the singer, right? However, little did I know that someone else, a 46 year old Swedish dude, was behind the inspiration and lyrics of these songs and the singers were simply performing the ideas. Like What?? Realizing this makes us realize that the world is not often what it seems. We often become so infatuated with a certain genre of music or a musician, not knowing that the music is unauthentic and fabricated by someone we don’t relate to at all, and possibly trying to influence a young generation for the benefit of a societal or market demand. In a similar sense, the person behind the franchise lingerie store “Victoria’s Secret,” was created by an old man in Ohio. But that’s a whole other topic for a different day. After knowing that some of our most popular influences are actually not what they seem to be – that is, not transparent or representative of it’s source – we should realize that many other popular influences are also not what they seem. We should proceed with caution and research before so easily conforming to or buying what is “popular.” Ask yourself questions like, Who is behind this product, idea, trend, etc? What are their individual and/or company’s values? Who or what am I supporting when I give in to receiving it or part-taking in the ideologies of the trend? We always always always need to ask ourselves these questions before easily part-taking in trends or hopping on a bandwagon just because it seems cool and everyone else is doing it.

For reference, here are some more popular songs that were actually created/written and produced by Max Martin:

Since You Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson
Teenage Dream – Katy Perry
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
I Don’t Care – Ed Sheeran & Justin Timberlake

The Official Top 40 biggest Max Martin songs

POSTITLEARTISTPEAKYEAR
1CAN’T STOP THE FEELINGJUSTIN TIMBERLAKE22016
2LOVE ME LIKE YOU DOELLIE GOULDING12015
3ROARKATY PERRY12013
4BABY ONE MORE TIMEBRITNEY SPEARS11999
5SHAKE IT OFFTAYLOR SWIFT22014
6CAN’T FEEL MY FACEWEEKND32015
7BANG BANGJESSIE J/GRANDE/MINAJ12014
82002ANNE-MARIE32018
9NO TEARS LEFT TO CRYARIANA GRANDE22018
10I DON’T CAREED SHEERAN & JUSTIN BIEBER12019
11SIDE TO SIDEARIANA GRANDE FT NICKI MINAJ42016
12I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLETAYLOR SWIFT22012
13DYNAMITETAIO CRUZ12010
14INTO YOUARIANA GRANDE142016
15DARK HORSEKATY PERRY FT JUICY J42013
16BLANK SPACETAYLOR SWIFT42014
17DOMINOJESSIE J12011
18CALIFORNIA GURLSKATY PERRY FT SNOOP DOGG12010
19I WANT IT THAT WAYBACKSTREET BOYS11999
20SEND MY LOVE (TO YOUR NEW LOVER)ADELE52015
21PROBLEMARIANA GRANDE FT IGGY AZALEA12014
22I KISSED A GIRLKATY PERRY12008
23HOT N COLDKATY PERRY42008
24SO WHATPINK12008
25WE ARE NEVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHERTAYLOR SWIFT42012
26EVERYBODY (BACKSTREET’S BACK)BACKSTREET BOYS31997
27TEENAGE DREAMKATY PERRY22010
28DANGEROUS WOMANARIANA GRANDE172016
29BREAK FREEARIANA GRANDE FT ZEDD162014
30CHAINED TO THE RHYTHMKATY PERRY FT SKIP MARLEY52017
31RAISE YOUR GLASSPINK132010
32SINCE U BEEN GONEKELLY CLARKSON52005
33BEAUTIFUL PEOPLEED SHEERAN FT KHALID12019
34IT’S MY LIFEBON JOVI32000
35OOPS I DID IT AGAINBRITNEY SPEARS12000
36GOD IS A WOMANARIANA GRANDE42018
37ON MY MINDELLIE GOULDING52015
38AS LONG AS YOU LOVE MEBACKSTREET BOYS31997
39ONE MORE NIGHTMAROON 582012
40TAKE ME BACK TO LONDONED SHEERAN FT STORMZY12019
©2019 Official Charts Company. All rights reserved.

And last, but most definitely not least, here is a stand-up comedy bit about how Max Martin and Cosmo influenced our favourite pop songs. You know, because laughing about a “my whole life is a lie” moment is way better than freaking out about it! 🙂

Men’s Fashion – Classic Wardrobe Staples that are Poppin’ RN

Whether you’re male or female checking out this article, one thing you may already know is that articles about men’s clothing is not as commonly seen as articles about women’s fashion. I’m here to bridge the gap and update the men about what is poppin’ right now in the fashion world for males, or for gift inspiration for the primarily female viewers and subscribers of The Daily Divine we get. Whichever you are, these men’s fashion staples are sure to keep the men updated on fashion if you have been out of the loop, or they are sure to make the females want to shop for a man!

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New Show “Upload” Lacks Truth

Let’s face it, most of us have an interest when it comes to a series or a movie predicting the afterlife. Humans are curious creatures in regard to the unknowns of life after death, and this is no secret to pop culture. Pop culture takes this idea by the horns and runs, using it to influence our modern world and plant counterfeit ideas. Using a spiritual truth lens, let’s take a deep dive into a new popular show airing called “Upload.”

Upload is an original show broadcast on Amazon Prime, created by the same producers as a popular hit TV show, “The Office.” Thus, obviously the show is good in a technical sense – the breathtaking views, great locations and actors, and an interesting scheme to capture the viewer’s attention. There’s no doubt about it – it is visually appealing and well put-together. However, just like anything, just because something looks nice, doesn’t mean it’s values or message is truthful. The show Upload is full of a plethora of anti-Christian ideas.

The show is set in a futuristic age where technology has advanced to let people “upload” their consciousness to an accessible VR (virtual reality) dimension after they die. The main character, Nathan, dies in a complex accident and his girlfriend uploads him into this virtual reality afterlife dimension named Lakeview. However, a viewer will notice how he slowly starts falling out of love with her and instead falls in love with his “angel,” who is really a regular day-job worker working as his assigned customer support aid, having access to his consciousness and avatar features. The plot is obviously good, but let’s explore the flaws in portraying truth. I’d like to emphasize that this is in regards to the first season of the show. There may be several interpretations, especially as the show progresses into the second season, but this is just one interpretation.

1. The whole premise of the show emphasizes technology, despite it’s glitches, as the savior – not Jesus.

2. The uploading of consciousness implies that humans are nothing more than that – mere consciousness. There is no acknowledgment of a human’s soul.

3. There is no mention of God and even no appearance of a god-like figure, ruler, or King in the perceived uploaded afterlife.

4. In order to live in luxury, a person has to essentially store up treasures on earth (money), in order to have wealth or the best upgrades in the digitized after life – which portrays the complete opposite of what scripture tells us

5. The idea of humans uploading other humans’ consciousnesses to a digital afterlife creates the doubt that there is no afterlife

In conclusion, we can see that Upload may just be the ideal afterlife for the modern anti-religious person. What’s more concerning though is what kinds of seeds pop culture is trying to plant in the minds of kids and teens who make up a large portion of viewership of the latest shows. This show essentially sends the message that heaven is not real, and our only hope is in technology to save us. Of course it is just a show, however creating these kinds of shows sets up a precedent and influence on young generations to give up on an imagination or faith in something far more greater and powerful than humanity itself.

A belief in God offers more than faith in a higher power; it allows us to believe that the confines of human achievement are only a fraction of what exists in the universe.

Libby Emmons