Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Yesterday

Hi!
 
God, it's been kinda a long time since I last posted anything. Honestly, half of it was just me being lazy, and wanting to go to the pool whenever I could. So I basically was in a bathing suit half the time for the past two months. Another reason is that it has been freakin' hot! My camera would literally over-heat in less than 5 minutes! Anyway, as the days are getting shorter, and hopefully a little cooler, I should be able to take more photos. On the plus side, not posting for like 2 months has allowed me to collect quite a few more pieces from thrift stores, like the shirt and shorts above. As I've said many a time, I basically only shop for clothes at the thrift store. Seriously, I go to regular stores, and it's all way too expensive. If you're lucky, you can buy like 1 or 2 things. Unless, of course, you go somewhere like Forever21, which I do sometimes. But obviously, a lot of the stuff there is cheap crap (and a lot of it isn't particularly cheap in terms of money). They are more of an accessories place in my mind.
 Anyway, I digress.
 
Onto my outfit.
I'm not really sure what kind of vibe I was going for here, but my mom said it was very her circa late 80s, which I think is a good thing! I can't even explain how much I love this shirt! I got it recently at Savers during a sale, and it was only 99 cents! I love the Powerpuff Girls, and as this one is an original tee, probably from the late 90s or early 2000s, I love it even more! The shorts I got a little while ago, I'm pretty sure on a sale as well. I thought they looked like something Barbie would wear, and that is always cause to buy!
Shirt - Savers  Shorts - Savers  Sneakers - Savers  Socks - Forever21  Scrunchie - Walmart

I am the fence.
Also, I'm very happy that I've been able to grow my nails slightly. The are actually a normal length now, instead of being tiny stumps! Not to be disgusting, but I always peel them. It's a terrible habit, and they would always be sore and bloody cause' I would rip them too low. Hopefully I will be able to keep them long, but we shall see. It's not that important, but I wanted to share it, as I'm super excited about it, and I feel like Cheryl Blossom. I'm not actually sure if she has long nails, but I feel like she would.
                                  Le me on my blog (above), vs. le me in real life (below)
My shorts got all wet in the back after taking these pictures, as the ground was quite squishy.
Anyway, like I said, I while try to post more, now that I'm not living at the pool.
We shall see where it takes us.
 
-Emmy
 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Young and Tragic


Hi!
I'm very excited to finally wear this shirt. See, I bought it in like February or March, but it was still too cold for it to be appropriate. Obviously, it got warmer, but I kept forgetting to wear it. Story of my life (I literally have a terrible memory). Anyway, I remembered I had it. And as it was like, 100 degrees, I figured it would now be, in fact, appropriate. Not surprisingly, I bought it at Savers. I feel like it was $3.99. The shorts are also from Savers. They were actually half-off, so I got them for a little over 3 dollars! Technically, they are probably from the 80s or 90s, but I feel like they have very 1940s retro beach vibes. I actually wore this to the pool. But I mean, a pool is still a body of water, so it's kinda like the beach. At least, it's the closest thing I can get right now.
                                     Shirt - Savers  Shorts - Savers  Boots - eBay  Sunglasses - Asos
I actually cut the elastic band on these shorts. They were tight on my stomach, which I hate. I feel like my food can't properly digest when I have constrictive clothing around my waist. I don't care how cute it looks, if I can't comfortably be at least semi bloated, I won't buy it. Ha, that's a little ratchet pro tip for you.
I was hesitant to lay in the grass for these pictures. No joke, there are tons of ant hills where I live, and the ants have proven to be incredibly aggressive. I'm not sure if they are fire ants, but they seem to love to bite! When I lived on the east coast, they were never a problem. Seriously, if you sit in the grass here, they usually will just start crawling up your legs and biting you. One must always watch where they sit here. That's another ratchet pro tip for you! What can I say, I'm just full of knowledge. XD
 
XOXO
 
-Emmy
 
 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Up Where They Walk, Up Where They Run

Hi!
I have been thinking about doing more things with this blog. It's kinda hard for me to explain, but alas, I shall try. I, for many years, have felt filled with a very large amount of 'creative energy'. I've tried art in various forms, but never felt that it remotely reduced the amount of said 'creative energy' that I had. It felt too passive, too slow. The only thing that I really liked was photography. I first bought a camera when I was ten. I remember saving up my money for months, till I had $100, and then going to Walmart (tres classy, I know), and picking one out. Technically speaking, it was a camcorder, but whatever. I remember being obsessed with filming videos on it, but not really liking that the photo quality wasn't very good. So, once again, I decided to save up my money. Eventually, I had enough to buy a proper digital camera. I feel like I was eleven at this point. Anyway, I bought a Nikon Coolpix. It was little and pink, and I LOVED it! Now, this still wasn't a particularly stellar camera, but pre-teen me thought it was amazing! I literally took it everywhere! I didn't have it very long though, as it broke out of nowhere. I think maybe it was defective or something. But still, it was good while it lasted. The point of all this it that photography has basically been the only thing that I've ever felt expressed my feelings, creatively and emotionally, as dramatic as that sounds. Now, don't get me wrong, I love expressing myself through style, but that never really helps to empty the 'creative energy' that I find myself very often filled to the brim with. But I feel kinda hindered by my current camera situation. Technically, I don't have a proper camera, just an iPod. It doesn't take as good of quality photos as I would like, and it's kinda hard to put in a tripod. But really, more than anything, it just doesn't feel right. I don't know how to explain it properly, but it's kinda like giving a painter oil pastels or something. Like, they can probably use them, but they would prefer to use paint. Now, sadly, cameras are not as cheap as paints and oil pastels. They are pretty freakin' expensive, and I'm on the fence about buying one. Obviously, it's a decision that only I can make, but that is why I haven't been posting a ton. I just don't feel as free to express myself, and that in turn makes me feel kinda discouraged, which results in less posts, which I don't like, and that then makes me feel even more discouraged.  It's kind of a vicious cycle.

With all that being said, here are some pictures I took the other day.
 Shirt - Savers  Skirt - H&M  Shoes - Amazon  Socks - Target  Headband - Walmart
 Like, I would honestly like to do more than just take outfit photos in my backyard. But I kind of feel stuck in a rut, which is obviously my own stupid fault. I hope this doesn't come of as whiny, cause' I totally don't mean it in that way.
Thank you so much if you read all that! I really appreciate it! I will seriously try to get out of this rut.
XOXO
 
-Emmy

Monday, June 26, 2017

Rainbow Dash

Hi!
Sorry for my lack of posting. The weather has been suspicious the past couple of days, and it's either raining, or looks like it's going to rain. I personally don't really feel like getting struck by lightning, but maybe that's just me.

Anyway, I caught a break in the clouds, and ran (figuratively, not literally) to get my tripod. It was kinda humid, but my hair was already a bushy, teased mess, so what's a little moisture going to do? I quite liked my outfit, as I felt it was some kind of cross between Rainbow Brite and a My Little Pony.
There is nothing I love more than a brightly colored, vaguely tacky outfit, and big hair!
Pinafore - Forever21  Cropped T-shirt - Savers  Rainbow Tights - Target kids clearance  Jellys - Amazon  Hairbow - Forever21
 Thank you so much for reading! XOXO

-Emmy