Thursday, January 31, 2013
Give me a shirt with crazy big flowing sleeves and I will take that shirt and make it mine! Dresses too, give them to me! I think in the last 6 months or so I have really expanded on my clothing-with-over-sized-sleeves collection pretty hardcore. And if it some awesome bright color, or some crazy print? SOLD! This top is by Nanette Lepore, not always a favorite of mine, but this top is just too perfect. The color is so striking and the little swiss dots and the sleeves, oy! I paired it with this cute little black vintage pleated skirt I got at work the other day, and of course the shoes I'll never take off my feet, my good ol Rachel Comeys.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
I will let you know, it was actually warm enough today for me to be up on my roof dressed like this to take these photos. No tights and all! I even broke a sweat, cause it is a little bit of a work out setting the timer and then quickly getting in front of the camera to pose and hold, and then do that all over again a bunch of times. It seems to be crazy spring time warm here one day, then frigid the next... but I guess I can't complain. Especially since the most amazing shoes just came into my life this week!
I give you the Rachel Comey Bait semi-boot! The Rachel Comey shoes of my dreams! I have been waiting patiently all my life, well almost all my life, for these babies to be mine. They were always a far off distant dream due to the price tag, but once I started working at Beacon's Closet I knew they were within my grasp! I just had to wait for the right size to come in. And let me tell you, I would have happily taken any style of Comey shoes as long as they fit (something I found harder and harder to come across since their sizing seems to be quite small and narrow as hell!) but these were like my ideal style. The odds were not in my favor, but I must have done a good deed or something to boost my karma levels for this to have happend. I died. I am still dead. But I came back from the grave to rock these shoes.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
I decided I want to play a bit more with color. What's that you say? "But Emily, you always wear so much color, what on earth are you taking about?!" I know I know, I hear what you're sayin' and I agree, we all know I love to wear color. But I think what I really mean is more color blocking, or more monochromatic dressing, or instead of wearing colorful patterns and prints like I feel I usually do, maybe I'll wear more solids. We will see, this is a little play on that idea with this here outfit. I just recently got a bunch of vintage panty hoes and thigh highs in all the best colors from a buy I did at work. Blue, pink, yellow, peach, green.. the list goes on. Well actually it kind of stops there, but I now have a myriad of colorful things to put on my legs, which is something I don't do often. So I'm excited to see where that will take me on this little style experiment.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
New favorite dress, and if you look closely you can see the little daisy shorts under there that I wear when my skirts of on the shorter side of short. There are two things about this dress that really make me swoon, first off the colors. Sort of unexpected, and also muted yet vibrant at the same time. And wearing this orange/red lipstick sets that of even more so I think. And secondly, the sleeves, I will love any blouse or dress that has a dramatic sleeve. This guy buttons up at the wrist and is full through the rest of it so there is a nice little poof going on. All perfect reasons to wear this dress like every day for the near future.
Monday, January 14, 2013
My buddy Kimi Selfridge is doing a print giveaway over on her blog Tan Camera! I had the pleasure of shooting with Kimi back in the fall, we went through my closet and picked out outfits and went around my neighborhood snapping away. Kimi shoots on multiple cameras, mostly polaroids, all film, a girl after my own heart. Be sure to stop by her blog to enter, all ya gotta do is follow her on twitter, instagram and facebook and then shoot her an email!
Friday, January 11, 2013
Back up on the roof, looks like this winter is turning out to be just like last winter in that THERE IS NO WINTER. It's been in the 40s all week, I'v been opting to leave my scarf at home most days... what is this?!? I just want one good snow!! But in the meantime, I should be taking advantage of this and getting out there again to take my outfit photos.
So here are some new things from Beacons, a super awesome vintage plaid coat. I have quite a few coats, but none that are short like this it seems, so this was a nice addition to the ranks. And a sparkly silver mini dress, yes please! The lining on this guy is a bit longer than the dress it's self which kinda bugs me, but I'm sure I'll get around to fixing that at some point. Oh and don't forget to check out the hugh clump of cat hair on my sleeve in the second to last photos.. jeeze, this is what my life is these days, covered in cat hair, always.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Sorry for the late post, but a winner has been chosen for the Alison Scarpulla Metallic print giveaway! I want to thank you all so SO much for your comments and submissions. It was really wonderful getting to read all your hope, dreams and often times fears for 2013. No matter what hardships you may have had this last year, or what may lay ahead, you all seem so optimistic about life, and to want to do more with yours and push yourselves to be better! Thanks for sharing you guys!
So the lucky winner is Salmaronium! We really loved your response, an email has been sent out to you, please get back when you can with your mailing info so we can get you your awesome metallic prints!!
Saturday, January 5, 2013
I have been entranced lately with the work of Natalie Kucken and these photos of hers for Ballad Of magazine just take the cake. I think we can all get behind the idea of a bunch of young beauties in glitter and pretty dresses, an esthetic that is quite popular in fashion and style culture ever since The Virgin Suicide stole our hearts. It may be a look that is over done at times, but this set really blows me away. They are just the right amount of strange and sad that really takes these from fashion editorial to cinematic beauty. Most of these photos look like stills from a film to me, and the the way they are ever so slightly out of focus make you really want to take them in for just a few moments longer. They look like real moments in time, the next one more beautiful than the last. I implore you to check out more of her work in her portfolio, as well as her blog where you can see monthly photo diary posts where her everyday candid shots can invoke the same sort of dreamy feelings.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Yet another hair DIY installment by yours truly over at Drifter & The Gypsy! This month I show you how to add some excitement to your boring old pony tail by teasing it up into a bouffant like 60s 'do. This is one of my favorites so far so please go check it out, and he sure to stop back at Michaela's blog each month for more fun things to do with your hair!
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Look who's back! Well well well, it's now a brand new year, in fact, in just two days it will be 3 years now that I have been writing this blog! And what better way for me to celebrate that milestone than to be a very bad blogger and only post like 5 times in the last month ahaha! Whatever man, sometime you have to take a break from doing this blogging and documenting this life I am living and just live it.. ya know? Not too much crazy stuff to report in all that time anyhow.. well there was one more anniversary, the one of MY BIRTH! So I guess that's news, I'm 25 now, hayyyyy!
So here I am in my 2012 uniform, which will probably be most of my 2013 uniform as well, a mini skirt. A new one to add to my leather/pleather/suede collection that is ever growing. Been wearing this one a whole lot recently. And to sort of replace the proportions I was playing with a lot in the fall using knee socks, these kick ass new boots! Got these at work, a dude comes in to sell 60s deadstock shoes all the time cause he bought out a shoe store that closed back then. He is basically my guardian angel.. my 60s deadstock dream shoe guardian angel. These photos don't do them just justice, they are perfect but they take like a billion minuets to put on (not really) cause they lace up, don't zip up (which I like.. I'm not complaining I swear) and they actually fit my calves, which can be hard with these chicken legs. I'm rambling.. just trying to day I love deez bootz.
Gonna try to get back up on my blogging A game.. it really is just the fact that it's fucking cold out here in Brooklyn now, and my bed looks a whole lot better than getting up on my roof at like 9 in the morning and walking back and forth between my camera and that wall to set the timer. (now I really am complaining.)