Word of the day >> crestfallen

aka: gloomy, glum. 

I really wish some things in life would be easier.

It would rid me of a lot of the stress and frustration.


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.

What is faith?

What is faith?

~Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1~

Lately, I have not been my best self because I have lost a lot of my spirit and joy in life. Blame it on the winter season dumps or due to the burdens of my semester but I know hidden in my mind and heart is the root: lost hope and doubt of turning myself around. But these last few days have proven that God is working double time trying to give me a sign of better things to come. I literally have have seen this bible verse all around me, it haunts me as I go about my day. It was in my devotion last night and it was on my tumblr three times in a row today. I just can’t ignore God staring straight at me in the form of a bible verse from Hebrews. After stopping to reflect on this verse numerous times, how can I deny that this is exactly what I needed to hear in the midst of my outcries to the Lord. To hold close to me and never let go. I cannot see Him but I am assured He has been here the whole time, preparing all that I hope for in his beautiful timing. Amen and Hallelujah to that.
x emily.

And the Polar Vortex strikes again!

And the Polar Vortex strikes again!

I don’t think that we have gone more than a day without some remnant of snow on the ground for the last few months and that’s not about to change any time soon according to the weather channel. With a 100% chance of snow, there is also a 100% chance I am already wishing for a snow day, one week into the new semester. I don’t think I have wanted a snow day so badly in like 4 years. This picture reminds me of how serene snow at sundown can be as the perfect example of a White Christmas but with the eight inches that is expected in the early morning, I’m hoping it comes in more like a wrecking ball this time.
x emily.

Reluctant Fangirl

Reluctant Fangirl

So last night marked the first time I ever watched an episode of the Bachelor (or the Bachelorette for that matter) all the way through. And it wasn’t too terrible… but it was pretty terrible. Really though, it was so dramatic and about an hour and half too long. But I don’t wanna sound rude so I will try to say something nice about it. uhhh, the girls are pretty? Don’t get me wrong, Juan Pablo is a cutie but I just question how genuine he is in (like most people who agree to compete in a reality show to find love…) in finding a wife for his daughter instead of just a vacay and some hot action. I do hope he proves me wrong though. Now I know I wasn’t being forced to watch this against my will so I should explain why I put myself through this prime time torture.. my best friends convinced me to be a part of this bachelor draft which is apparently something people actually do and because I’m in it to win it, I agreed and put all I had into it. So without further ado, I present to you my 2014 picks for potential future wifeys of Juan Pablo: (in alphabetical order)
1. Amy L.
2. Chantel
3. Danielle
4. Kat
5. Victoria
((I was very disappointed when my top pick girls for no reason other than I thought they were cool- Lacy and Ashley – were eliminated right away though, oh well.)) [[Secondly, I really don’t think that any of these girls are super great for him but I guess we shall see]]
MAY THE ROSE BE EVER IN YOUR (my) FAVOR (cause imma win this draft!)
x emily.

Saturday Afternoon (not) Live

Saturday Afternoon (not) Live

One of the only shows of which I can watch reruns is SNL and I live for days where they do the marathons of certain hosts or decades. Today is a Justin Timberlake marathon and can I just say I think JT is the best thing that ever happened to the next-gen of SNL. It also made me think about my all time favorite cast members even though I, regrettably, haven’t seen many episodes past the nineties. Some of the greats, in my opinion, not in any particular order include: Kristen Wiig, Jimmy Fallon, Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Will Farrell, Cheri Oteri, Chris Kattan, Gilda Radner, Kate McKinnon (and the random appearances of Tom Hanks, cause c’mon hes pretty much an honorary cast member)
Some of the sketches I especially look forward to are Herb Welsh (above), Gilly, “Girl you regret starting a Conversation with at a Party”, Baby Hands, digital shorts w/ andy (like “YOLO”), Stefan, Drunk Uncle, Church Lady, The Barry Gibbs Talk show, Debbie Downer, any time Jimmy or Bill Hader cracks up, and pretty much anything Amy Poehler. ❤
Comment below with your favorite sketches/cast!
And enjoy the best of SNL all day, erryday!
emily. x