Parade of Nations

One of my favorite parts of the Olympic opening ceremony is when all the countries come out to represent themselves in the competition. Not only is it so interesting to watch the camaraderie it creates among all the athletes but also the individuality of every nation.

The fashion-loving side of me also loves to comment on the choice of the teams’ “costumes” so I’ll be updating my favorites as the coverage continues! Obviously the US outfits are v. classy but it seems the Polo labels were meant to be seen from space. soooo….

The trends I have noticed so far is a lot of yellow (not mad at that) and an overwhelming number of blazers/sports jackets. Not mad at that either but it does seem to stifle some of the creativity that can go into the design. ALSO, I don’t know how I feel about Portugal wearing JEANS?! c’mon.

My Top picks (imo and kinda in order):
  • Serbia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Bahamas
  • Aruba
  • Israel
  • Latvia
  • Sierra Leonne
  • Cayman Islands
  • Angola
  • Montenegro
  • Poland
  • San Marino- soo fit.
  • Peru
  • Paraguay
  • Kyrgyzstan

Spring FAVES :)

I was worried with the increase of temperature last week that I might have missed my chance to do a spring favorites post- but the spring roller coaster of the east coast wasn’t done yet with temps back into the 50’s this week. This makes it really hard to pick out clothes and keep flowers alive! #greenthumb?

Pictured here is my most recent flowers *fingers crossed* and my new coaster provided by my March OwlCrate box ❤

 

 

 

 

 

Here is just a sampling of things I’ve loved this Spring!

Burt's Bees Brightening Even-Tone Moisturizing Cream, 1.8 oz
MOISTURIZER: 
Burt’s Bees Face Brightening moisturizer (w/ daisy extract) oooOooh 🙂

Pixi Glow Tonic 3.4 Fl Oz

PIXIE GLOW TONIC

(I’ve heard a few good reviews of this so I thought I’d give it a go… I’m only a few days into a routine so we’ll see)

CLOTHING OBSESSION:

American Eagle Soft & Sexy Tees

I literally have 4 of these tees in different patterns that I wear as often as possible. I cannot even describe how soft and comfortable they are- and very flattering. Sometimes I even fancy it up with my bauble necklace to get away with wearing it at work. hehe

 

 

Candles!

I know this seems odd for warmer weather but its nice to have fresh smells and a warm glow for the more cloudy days. Plus I needed seasonal scents appropriate for spring/summer: From left to right is Signature Soy Beach House, Bloom and Prosper Summer Breeze, and Target ($ section) frosted pineapple. 🙂

Also, I go through phases of coloring to clear my mind so I’ve collected quite a few coloring books. These are my current faves because I they aren’t SO detailed that it’s impossible to enjoy. Also the one on the right has devotionals on every other page so that’s a nice addition. ❤

On a similar note, I have been putting more effort into revitalizing my daily life by trying to get out and about more which resulted in using my handy dandy LIBRARY CARD!! ❤ I know that seems odd but I haven’t ever actually had my own card so it’s nice to be able to get books at my leisure! 🙂

My newest series of interest is THE LUNAR CHRONICLES   *ooOoohhh*

I was hesitant at first because I thought is sounded a bit cheesy as a “sci-fi fairy tale” but it’s actually pretty engaging. I just finished Cinder and I like it enough to continue so I think that’s a good sign!

 

 

 

 

 

My second book recommendation comes from deep within my history nerdiness:

If you like female empowerment from the civil war era than look no further! haha

Also this is random but I can’t deny that I spend most of my time watching TV… Here are a few of my most recent  Netflix faves that have crossed my channel!

Series: Cheers (Finally finished this 11 season sitcom my parents used to watch)

Drama\History: The Butler (ugh so emotional)

Sitcom: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (they’re alive dammit! Season 2 baby!)

Animation: Hotel Transylvania 2 ( I know it seems lame but it was goooood)

Documentary: I Know That Voice! (So much nostalgia and awesomeness from your favorite voice actors)

Well, that’s all folks! hehe

x emily.

 

 

fashion statement

I feel like I have a decent fashion sense or at least have an idea of what I think is cute, but I can never find “fashionable” things in the stores near me because I don’t live in a big city with all the designer brands and latest trends. Not that I care that much but I really just don’t have the skill or the funds to put together amazing outfits with a hodge-podge of pieces from places, some better than others. Plus I’m what some may call cheap, (I prefer thrifty), which can be a detriment to how much I’m willing to spend for a decent dress or pair of pants. Like I’m sorry but I am not paying a more than good twenty for a slinky blouse unless its got like gold buttons. I just don’t see why pieces of fabric sewn together have to be so darn expensive 😦 Sometimes I wish I was more edgy or more feminine which I guess stems from my underlying desire in life to be more.  #endrant #selftherapy

x emily.

Lookbooking ahead: October

September is ending and October is approaching which means Autumn has officially arrived! And since I am super pumped for the cool, crisp weather and cozy fashions and comfort foods of the harvest season, I’d like to take a moment to feature what I’m looking forward to using/doing in the coming month!

x emily.

Yes to Cucumber Soothing facial wipes

Clear Nourishing Shampoo and Aveeno Skin Relief Body Wash

Mini Accordian File

New swag to make my classroom more cozy

Lit Pumpkin Vanilla Candle!

Yay dollar section candles @ Target!

Fall fashion faves: gold bling, printed leggings, comfy tees

Autumn go to make-up look: Bronzer + Dark Red lipstick

Timeless

Fashion is fleeting but style is timeless.

Style is personal; it is an expression of one’s self, it cannot be defined by a number on any scale, whether it be weighing, sizing, or rating. And to be defined by and reduced to a number is inhumane- Degrading and insulting to the personality and history that influences one’s style… and entire identity.

fashion statement

In honor of NYFW 2014, I have been checking out the slideshows of what’s hot off the runway. Apparently, the latest trends are Bold Furs, Heavy Texture, and Edgy Sportswear. But what I’m seeing on the runway are a bunch of hot messes like this lady on the left sporting Rodarte. But hey, to each their own. Don’t get me wrong, these over the top designers didn’t do all bad in my book. see the following for some stuff das cute. (Nanette Lepore, Jill Stuart, and Rebecca Taylor respectively) I could see myself wearing something like this one day. maybe.

fashion statement

Now OK, I feel like I have a decent fashion sense or at least have an idea of what I think is cute. The problem is that after my online binge of the “Best Shows” slideshows I don’t feel all that fashion savvy and I’m not even that big of a fashionista. I can never find “fashionable” things in the stores near me because I don’t live in a big city with all the designer brands and latest trends. Not that I care that much about labels but I really just don’t have the skill or the funds to put together amazing outfits with a hodgepodge of pieces from places, some better than others. Plus I’m what some may call cheap, (I prefer thrifty), which can be a detriment to how much I’m willing to spend for a decent dress or pair of pants. Like I’m sorry but I am not paying more than a good twenty for a slinky blouse unless its got like gold buttons. I just don’t see why pieces of fabric sewn together have to be so darn expensive 😦 Sometimes I wish I was more edgy or more feminine which I guess stems from my underlying desire in life to be a little bit more than my ordinary self.

x emily.