Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A Doll Named Porcelain

Hi!
Not much has been going on recently. Yesterday, though, we found a dog. He was wandering around our neighborhood, and came up to our door where my sister was playing. I'm not sure if he is even from our development., as literally no one was/is looking for him. We had him outside for a while, then my younger siblings took him to their friends house down the street. They offered to take him, and have aptly named him Monday, after the day he was found. He's only a puppy, and apparently, he also has fleas. We're wondering if he may be mute, as he doesn't bark at all. He seems to be pretty chill though. I have no idea what kind of dog he is, but he's black and white. I wish I would have gotten a picture, as I would be able to show you, but alas, I have none. I guess you just have to use your imagination.
                             Dress - Savers  Shoes - Savers  Socks - Target  Bow - Forever21
I just think this dress is so pretty! And I got it half-off!
I still can't believe I found these shoes at the thrift store! I love them so much!!!
Thank you so much for reading! I have somehow stuck with this for almost four months! O.O I don't really have any plans of stopping, although I would like to find a better place to take the photos. I feel like the fence is stealing my thunder, and my hair just blends into it. I could go somewhere to take pictures, but I don't want everyone staring at/questioning me. I'm kinda shy, and I blush super easy. I literally look like a tomato. Why do we say tomato anyway? Why can't it be strawberry red or something. It's slightly cuter, and a little less gross than tomato.
Just sayin'.
 
-Emmy
 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Stella McCartney at the thrift store

Hi!
I'm going to keep this post short, as I am getting sick, and am on the verge of falling asleep (story of my life!). I was just too excited not to show these shoes! I got them yesterday at Savers (another story of my life!). I saw them when I walked into the shoe section, and thought they looked cool. Upon further inspection, I realized they were Stella McCartney! I, of course, got super excited, tried them on, and since they fit, I obviously had to buy them! For $8.99, they were a great price for regular, run of the mill shoes, let alone Stella McCartney shoes! As I'm not very cultured, I had no idea how much they retailed for, but I figured it was probably somewhere between $80-$150. When I returned home, I did some googling, and was shocked to see (A) They were relatively new, (i.e. they still sell them) (B)Tons of pictures of well known people wearing them, and (C) They're $900 dollars!!!  I honestly have no idea why someone would pay that much for shoes in the first place, let alone give them to a thrift store! Well, one man's trash is another man's potpourri.
             Dress - Target clearance  Shoes - Stella McCartney via thrift store  Sunglasses - Asos
                                                                           Such beauty!
I just realized I totally forgot to take a picture of the back of this dress. There is a big circle cut-out! It's really cute! Now that kinda annoys me. >.<
 
Look, I ended up rambling anyway!
 
-Emmy

Friday, May 19, 2017

Ice Cream Dream

Hi!
This is what I wore yesterday. My little sister told me I needed to wear this dress, so I did. I totally love it, which is kinda funny, considering the fact that I'm lactose-intolerant, and it's covered in ice cream cones! I seriously wish dairy-free soft serve was more accessible, cause' I've never seen it anywhere! Alas, alack, woe.

             Dress - H&M  Bodysuit - H&M  White Cowboy Boots - Vintage, eBay  Bag - Savers
The lactose-intolerant thing is really a pain sometimes. Case in point: my mom (hi mommy!)
 made ice cream, and I, of course, couldn't have any. By not having any, I mean I can't have a normal serving.
Inevitably, I sample several pieces/spoonfuls of said delectable, as it's literally (I do mean literally) impossible for me not to. Whatever, you know what I mean. XD
 
 Thank you so much for reading! XOXO

-Emmy

 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Strawberry Shortcake

Hi!
Oh my god, I'm so sorry for my absence! I've just been busy, and mentally all over the place! I don't want to ramble, as it's probably boring, but between jobs, family life, and boys (I know), I've had a lot going on. Mix in a full moon, PMS, and crappy weather, and you get a rather discouraged Emily. And yes, I just referred to myself as "Emily".

Jimmy sends his regards.

Hat - Target  Shirt - Savers  Skirt - Forever21  Sneakers - Savers

I got these sneakers on sale at Savers, and they were only 99 cents!
Okay, don't laugh at me, but I was kinda trying to look like a Strawberry Shortcake doll here. My sister said when I bought this shirt that it reminded her of Strawberry Shortcake. So naturally, I had to google pictures of the dolls to see if I could do an inspired look. I actually used to have Kelly green tights, and Kelly green and white striped socks, but sadly they are no longer with us (moment of silence for Grinch socks and Robin Hood tights).
 Once again, I apologize for not posting for a week and a half! Honestly, I'm half crazy and half lazy!

But what can I say, all the best people are.

-Emmy


 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

DIY Paint Splattered Jeans

Hi!
 
Sorry for my lack of posts! I'm starting a new job soon, and between interviews, applications and general anxiety about having to be somewhere on a scheduled basis, I didn't take any pictures.
Well, at least I took pictures of my DIY-ed  pants. I don't even know if I should consider this a tutorial, as it's ridiculously easy. But I figured I should at least show what I did. In case you're like me, and have a pair of pants that you really like, but that you've kinda trashed from the old houses and apartments you've painted/cleaned. I had actually attempted this many years ago, but I jacked it up, and ended up tossing them. This time around, I stuck to one color (instead of three), and was more deliberate with how I splattered them. You could totally use multiple colors, as I've seen done before, but I personally wanted something more neutral. Obviously, my pants are black, but regular jean color will work too. Another thing you can do is rip/distress them. Cut and fray the bottoms, rub random spots with sand paper, sew on patches. Do with them what you will!

-Things you will need-

A pair of pants (duh)

Acrylic paint (as this stains and literally never  comes off!)

A dish you don't care about (to hold the paint)

An object to splatter the paint with, preferably a brush (I, of course, could not find a brush, so I used a fork instead)

Now, you will need to find a place to do this. Ideally outside, or in a garage, so long as it's okay if you get paint on the floor. To start, put a small amount of water, and roughly the same amount of paint into your dish.
Mix well. It should be noticeably thicker than water, but you should still be able to fling it off the fork.
 Next, lay out your pants in paint-safe area.
Now, there really isn't much technique to this. Simply flick paint in the general direction of the pants. Though I find it better to do this standing up, as the splatters turn out better.
Careful of how much paint you put on, as once it's on, it's not coming off.
   
Make sure to let them dry completely before putting them on, as you don't want to get acrylic paint on everything!
 
I hope you enjoyed this (maybe, kinda) tutorial.
XOXO
 
-Emmy