February 03, 2017

Signs You Might Be a Hipster

There's no denying that although I can be a creature of habit (typical human), I'm also constantly intrigued by new things (still a typical human). Since December I've been on a mission to try new things. When the new year rolled in I pretty much threw it into high gear and haven't looked back. 

You only drink craft beer
Don't get me wrong, I've liked craft beer for several years but in the past 60 days (exact) I've drank nothing but dark craft beer. Dark, looks like tar, delicious, coffee and toffee infused beers. And this is coming from the girl that went from drinking Jack Daniels to Bud Light (for shame!) to Sam Adams and thought that was good. I'm scared for summer when it's IPA time. Of course by then I'll be drinking hopped up IPAs so it doesn't even matter.

You only listen to "Indie" music
If you were to look at my day-to-day Spotify play list (the one I save all songs I like to) it screams hipster. Most of it is all new to me within the last 6 months. Just to give you an example:
  • The White Buffalo
  • Kaleo
  • Explosions in the Sky
  • The Strumbellas
  • Halsey
  • Lord Huron
  • Catfish and the Bottlemen
  • Flume
  • The National
I'm ridiculously obsessed with Kaleo, The White Buffalo and EITS. Like, O B S E S S E D! 

Flannel/Plaid all day
I've pretty much decided that my "going out" uniform is a flannel shirt with a vest. It meets all my "requirements" in that it's comfy, cozy, casual, and presentable. It's perfect. I went from having one vest thanks to Stitch Fix to having 6 before the end of 2016. I apologize for nothing!

You routinely attend hot yoga
I've been interested in yoga for quite some time (meaning 2-3 years) but have only in the last year taken up a semi-regular practice. My zen of choice? Hot yoga. Put me in a 100+ degree room and let's get bendy. I know a LOT of people out there do yoga (both hot and non-hot) but there are just as many people who still think it's "bougie". Excuse me while I go drop my paycheck in Lulu...

Saying things like "too mainstream"and "I've known about that"
This literally happened. I was texting with Dani and Alyssa and asked for a suggestion. I was given one and replied with "too mainstream". What in the actual fuck?! 

You drink kombucha and Kevita water
In my defense, I started drinking kombucha last summer but I really liked it and I still drink it pretty often. I was introduced to Kevita water last month and now I have a new favorite way to give Whole Foods all my money. Side bar: Does shopping at Whole Foods count towards this list? Probably. {In my defense I only go to the food bar}. 

You wear fake glasses
First and foremost I do NOT wear fake lenses. However, I do own 2 pair. One was for a costume and the other were from Firmoo. Again, I don't wear them but.... I do look good in them. #justsaying

So after careful consideration I should probably come clean with you guys... I'm a hipster. I'm not sure when or how it happened. I suppose I should re-title this to all the reasons I'm a hipster but I'm not. Because, you know, that's the mainstream thing to do. Instead, I'm going to rock with it. You won't stop being my friend right... right?!


  1. haha you are definitely a hipster ;) My plaid is more country so I'm definitely no hipster over here. I love dark craft beer but I hate hoppy IPAs. They give me an instant headache.

  2. This was such a cute post. I definitely don't fit into the hipster categories, but I don't mind the ones who do :)

  3. You know I love this. And that I think there is NOTHING WRONG with being obsessed with Explosions in the Sky. I'll even say the craft beer and yoga items are good things—because bud light is trash, and yoga is everything.

  4. Fun post idea! Based on what you've listed I'm not a hipster, although I do love a good plaid print and have worn fake glasses before. Thanks for clarifying what it means to be a hipster, ha ha. :)

  5. You're rocking those glasses, and extra hipster points for the black plastic square-ish frame! Whole Foods definitely counts, as well as Trader Joe's. And no worries, I'll help you out with those lighter craft beers :)

  6. Awww I feel like this is the first time I've seen you wear glasses and I like it! A few items on this list apply to me, a few don't so I guess I'm "half hipster"? lol