Monday, July 14, 2014

Capris

This is an outfit from a while ago, but these capris from Vivian of Holloway have been a summer staple for me and I just had to share them.

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I have the capris rolled up slightly here, so they are a bit longer when left down. They have really worked with so many outfits this summer. I hope they'll have them next year, because I definitely want a few more colors.


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blouse vivian of holloway
capris vivian of holloway
shoes miss l fire
bangles various antique stores

I hope you all are having a fabulous summer (or winter depending on where you live)!

xo,
 Em


Monday, July 7, 2014

Only Lovers Left Alive

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Tyler and I had been wanting to see this film for a while, and when it finally showed up in Nashville we hurried off to see it. I think this film inspired a love akin to what Stoker inspired in me last summer, except there is more romance and less killing...at least a little less killing. 

The basis of the film is this amazing love story between two vampires, Adam and Eve, who are complete opposites, but two beautifully creative beings that love each other deeply.
 When I think of vampires I immediately go to something awful like the Twilight series kind of vampires. Thankfully, these vampires are quite the opposite. They are these gorgeous creatures and oh, so romantic and pretentious, in the most lovely way possible.

One of the many things I adored about the film was Adams creativity in the musical realm, it was so interesting to see a vampire portrayed as this amazingly talented and creative being. Also, the soundtrack is simply dreamy. Very different from anything I would normally have liked, but I ended up in love with it.



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Stylistically the film is gorgeous. Half the battle with me is aesthetics, once you have fabulous costuming and a great feel to the movie you have me hooked. 

If you want to see a romantic love story, with dreamy music, and pretentious vampires, this film is for you. Even if that doesn't sound good, just go see it, you'll get hooked.

xo,
 Em

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

That Skirt

Ok, so I had plans of doing some kind of movie/life lately or something other than an outfit post, but I have so many fun things from months ago that I wanted to share with you all, that...you're getting another outfit post. I promise I'll try to be better about throwing in a little something different every once in a while. 

I thought June was going to be a nice slow paced month, sadly I was mistaken. It's been lots of traveling (and more to come) and busy-ness so far. I'm hoping *fingers crossed* July will be more kind. Any way, here is an outfit I wore (probably in April....gah). I wanted to share this one with you because this barkcloth skirt is to die for. I mean, when I saw it, I was weak in the knees from the wonder of it all. 

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The skirt is from one of my new favorite shops here in Nashville. Main Attraction East. They sell a large number of new items, but the vintage they have is fabulous. Case in point: this skirt.

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skirt main attraction east
blouse thrifted
shoes remix
30's/40's scottie dog pin gift

xo,
 Em

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Yellow

This is the outfit I wore on Easter. I have so many back logged outfits to show you all! Thankfully, I just finished with school for the summer (I will be doing a summer camp and a little teacher but nothing too strenuous), so I will have loads of time on my hands for blogging!

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I've gotten to a good place with the changes that have been happening in life at the moment. It probably helps that I just got back from the beach. It was a fabulous little get away with Tyler's family, and just the thing to kick off the summer. We're back in good ol' Tennessee now and I'm enjoying sprucing the apartment up and looking forward to the summer here.

Strangly, I have enjoyed the heat so far from this spring. Usually I loathe the warm humid weather moving in after a cool winter, but this year I'm embracing it. We went on a long hike this morning and I loved every sweaty minute of it.

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belt thrifed
shoes nine west
sunglasses main attraction east

Something I have been praying for for a long time is to be at peace and enjoy wherever I am in my life. I feel like I'm finally learning to do that. 
A fabulous professor of mine used to say "Wherever you are, be there." Words that I'm slowly learning to appreciate and live my life by.

xo,
 Em






Saturday, April 19, 2014

Long Time No See

Why hello there, blog world. I have been out of it for a while...completely unintentionally. There have been some big changes in my life lately and they have been pretty all consuming for the past...month and so many days since I've been gone. Now I'm ready to step back into some blogging though! I have several outfit posts that I just never got around to posting, so I thought I'd share one of those with you today. I promise I'll chat with you about some more real life in the upcoming days, but today I'm keepin' it simple.


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I got this gorgeous 40's set from my momma for my 22nd birthday, and had not worn it until this day in March. It's the perfect thing for the spring season, and that color, just wow. I adore it.


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40's set gift from mom
blouse american aparel
shoes remix

xo,
Em

 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Plaid and Purple



It's the third day of March and I'm off for a snow (read: ice) day. I won't complain because I was feeling in great need of a recharging day, but I'm saddened that it doesn't feel like spring. Spring is something I'm looking forward to immensely. 
Here's the first proper outfit post with my new hair (taken a week or so ago...when it was feeling much warmer):


I'm so thrilled with this new 'do. It's almost entirely my natural hair color as well. There are still some dark spots left, but those will be gone as soon as I go for a trim. It has also helped me get a bit out of this funk I've been in for while. It's freshened up my fashion point of view.


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tights target
shoes nine west

xo,
 Em


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Life Lately

Well, I did really well the month of January on my blog schedule and I had the first week of February all mapped out and then I just became...uninspired. We all, no matter our style leanings, go through periods of feeling like nothing inspires us (at least it seems most of us do). Something had to be done, and I had an idea of what would kick my booty back into the world of inspiration. A hair cut. I've had many, many, many hair styles in my young adult life and this one was worth going back for.


It was freeing for me to cut off all my hair. Doing different things with my hair has never bothered me, after all, it's just hair, it grows back, but as I have gotten older I feel myself using it more as a security blanket. Oh no, I don't want to cut it too short, that's kinda scary. Well, it's never been scary to me before, why should it be scary now? I got kinda complacent and felt it had to be a certain length (I have no idea why), and then it just clicked a few weeks back, I needed to eliminate the security blanket. I wanted to feel free, like I did in college when I first got this cut. I did it, and I feel fantastic. I wasn't sure how everyone would respond via this blog, and even in real life, but I realized my style has nothing to do with what other people think I should look like, so this decision shouldn't either.



Besides the new 'do I've been working a lot. Particularly on my Kindergarten Opera (it's gonna be adorable). Is it terrible I'm already longing for summer break? Well, either way I cannot wait for summer. I'm so excited for warm weather and a bit of a reprise from teaching duties. 

For Valentine's Day Ty and I went swing dancing and off to the Holland House for dinner and drinks. The day after is Ty's birthday and we had a grand time celebrating him turning 25. Time has started going by so quickly. I can't believe I'll be turning 25 this year too.

How are you all faring through the winter, or perhaps summer, depending on where you live?

xo,
 Em