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Point pink bubble dress-eBay, pink scarf-Fashion Bug, Esther floral platforms-ShoeDazzle

My sister visited for my birthday weekend at the end of May. We basically just hung out and went to see The Hangover 2. The scarf/hair were her idea for fun. She is a hairstylist so she did it in a fancy braid. I did not wear that scarf like a super hero but I think that pic is funny. I bought this dress last summer but just never got around to wearing it. My sister took these which is why I had a hard time not making a stupid face and why they are from different angles than normal.

Esther floral platforms-ShoeDazzle

I bought these really awesome Esther floral platforms from ShoeDazzle not long ago and had to wear them. They are usually out of this style but the similar looking Anastasia is often in stock.

I'm really fuckin old. Yummy.

I really don’t care about candles on a cake but since others insisted but didn’t remember to buy an 8 (I turned 28) and I wasn’t putting 29 I did this for fun. I had to try the new Target Exclusive Ben & Jerry’s Volun-Tiramisu flavor ice cream. It was good but my current favorite is still Berry Voluntary.

"What? I stand like this naturally"

So then my sister threw on this scarf and posed for fun. I tried to get her to wear it out (cuz I never wear scarves & felt odd) but she declined.

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Birthday 2011

 

Birthday 2011 by MissEmmaMM featuring floral shoes
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I didn’t do anything particularly interesting yesterday but it was Cinco de Mayo and you know how I love any excuse to dress differently. I decided to wear the colors of the Mexican flag, green, white and red. My only challenges were my lack of red clothing and trying to avoid looking like I was dressed for Christmas. I spotted this white American Apparel skirt in my closet that I got super cheap from Rue La La last year when the American Apparel company started having trouble. Then the rest of the outfit came to me easily. The second photo shows the actual colors. The 1st I fiddled with for fun.

American Apparel Polyester Micro-Fiber Tulip Skirt-Rue La La, Rebecca Beeson red shirt-gift, One Step Up green leggings-gift, Clarks boots-thrifted, Rolling Stones tank top by RockWare-thrifted

 

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Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo by MissEmmaMM featuring mini skirts

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floral dress-Liberty of London for Target, Lower Eastside butterfly cowboy boots-Payless, faux leather brown bomber jacket-Dots, Jaclyn Smith sunhat-Kmart, wide woven belt-Walmart

If you’ve been reading my tweets then you probably know that my mind is already in the Southwest and that I’ve been wanting to wear floral dresses and cowboy boots. They might even become my new uniform. Right now I only have these cowboy boots that I bought a few years ago when the butterfly look was in style. I’ve barely worn them because there never really seems to be an appropriate time. So, uh screw that, I guess that time is now. I paired them with this Liberty of London For Target dress that I picked up on sale last summer. I wanted one as soon I saw the collection in the store but didn’t want to shell out $30 since I wasn’t sure I’d ever get around to wearing it. A couple of weeks later they dropped to $20 but I was hoping for $15 or less so I figured I was out of luck. Then about a month after that I noticed that one was left on the clearance rack and it was $7 so I grabbed that baby up. It’s in my usual size but these run large so even though I hate belts, I tied the waist as tight as possible and slapped one on so I’d have shape.

I wanted to pick up a sunhat last summer but didn’t get around to it. I looked for one at Target recently but came up short so I went out for breakfast hatless. Luckily afterward I stopped at Kmart for some shoe insoles and saw that they had a bunch of hats on sale. I picked up a sunhat and a cowgirl hat. There aren’t any pictures of me in the cowgirl hat because the weather here is so insane that the 1st half of my pictures came out so brightly overexposed that I couldn’t salvage them. Then the sun moved and the rest were a little too dark but luckily I was able to tweak those. I definitely plan on picking up some more cowboy boots for this summer, most will probably be of the ankle bootie variety though.

And yes, that brown bomber jacket is very similar to the black one that I wear ad nauseum. I love that style. I have another in teal.

I spotted this in the bathroom at the restaurant & thought it was neat.

 

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Spring, I Reckon

Spring, I Reckon by MissEmmaMM featuring day dresses

Sparkle Fade blazer jacket
$99 – urbanoutfitters.com

Flat booty
$43 – alloy.com

Woven leather belt
$78 – nordstrom.com

Hat
$6.99 – kmart.com

Hat
$6.99 – kmart.com

Chaps Floral Ruffled Dress
$42 – kohls.com

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bubble hem dress-Speed Control New York, espadrille

 

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I look mad because she had trouble with my camera phone.

 

Yes, these pics are super old. They are from last fall but literally the day I went to post them (which was within a week of taking them) it was already frigid outside so I felt stupid about posting them then. Since it’s now finally starting to warm up I figured they would be Spring appropriate.

Last year I saw a trailer for Eat, Pray, Love starring Julia Roberts and thought that it looked awesome. I thought it might be the type of inspiring travel film that Under the Tuscan Sun is. Since it was based on a book I ran out and bought the book. However I was not impressed by it. I feel that Elizabeth Gilbert doesn’t really come off as likable or ahem, human, as I’d expected.

Since I’d hyped it in my head I still wanted to go watch the movie even though the book didn’t live up to my expectations. The film is actually very true to the book, which isn’t a good thing to me. Roberts has always seemed to have that closed off thing down so she’s actually perfect to play Gilbert. I was immensely disappointed by the film not showcasing more locations. It was shot on location in Italy but ignored the vistas.

I made a day out of going. I talked my mother into going with me even though she’s not a movie person. I wore a really cute floral, bubble hem dress that I’d bought the week before from Burlington Coat Factory. Plus I figured since it was an eating movie we’d go eat after but the (now defunct) pizza buffet was only open for lunch, so we ate first. That day was the best service we ever got at that place too. Then we watched the flick. Afterward we hit up Burlington Coat Factory. I was hoping to find another really cute dress but none of them really appealed to me even though they were very colorful.

It was a nice day even though the movie wasn’t what I’d hoped for. P.S. My sister loves the film though so I guess it’s up some people’s alleys. Also Under the Tuscan Sun is also based on a book but I haven’t been able to get through it because it is way different from the film.

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Eat, Watch, Shop

Eat, Watch, Shop by MissEmmaMM featuring floral print dresses

Halston Heritage v neck dress
$350 – couture.zappos.com

Dress
$25 – amazon.com

Forever21 floral print dress
$23 – forever21.com

Harajuku lovers shoes
$90 – endless.com

Forever21 platform wedge heels
$25 – forever21.com

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So you’re probably wondering about the type of person who uses Charlie Sheen as a style inspiration.

On Charlie Sheen
I’ve been having a bad month. The first week of the month I was mad at myself for not being able to get enough money together to go somewhere (which isn’t surprising since I do not earn much no matter how many hours I work) & was feeling pretty self destructive. However that same week Charlie Sheen totally stole my thunder. He just burst onto the scene with (mostly) nonsensical catch phrases & anger (um, over earning about $48 million per year by getting to act like himself on TV, sounds tough). Most people watched it like a car wreck while teens were all over Sheen like he was an old school rock star. While he appeared to be on a lot of drugs he still said he wasn’t. That is probably the only problem I had with the whole thing. Uh & putting a bunch of people out of work on Two and A Half Men. If you follow me on twitter you probably know that I have mixed feelings about Sheen. I have no problem with someone who wants to party but I do have a problem with physical abuse against women. If you watched his interview though you will notice that he actually made a couple of good points. Like, yeah some people probably are jealous of him & why would you want to go to Bible thumping rehab & say that you are worthless? He even mentioned that people like to put people who are out there on spirit crushing antidepressants. Of course, all of that was mixed in with phrases like “tiger’s blood”, “adonis DNA” & “winning”. I don’t have an answer to the how/what/why of Sheen (I also don’t go looking for unicorns) but I would advise against buying tickets to any of his “shows” because crackheads aren’t exactly trustworthy when it comes to keeping appointments.

fedoras/blondes/winning


On My Pain

Okay, so none of that explains my outfit. A couple of weeks ago I was upset and out and about trying to clear my head. At that time I tried to move something way too heavy (big mistake, huge) and I pulled something in my back, arms & hands. This probably wasn’t helped by the fact that I don’t really listen to or care about my body so I still worked 10 hours the next day & then exercised on my extremely old upright bike that always hurts your back when you use it. This means that I was in really bad pain for basically the last couple of weeks but tried to ignore it in the beginning & eventually had to just lay on my back & do nothing for a few days (plus some home remedies) so that I’m now feeling a bit better.

channeling MJ/real pain

The Outfit
About a week ago I was still trying to work & one night when I was up delirious with pain I saw Sheen’s new “Duh, Winning” shirt on his site for sale. Maybe usually I would just be like, okay I kind of want that but move on. But it also hit me that it was just 2 words written on a tee. So the next day I forced myself to take a really slow walk and thought I’d make my own out of an old worn men’s v-neck tee that I’ve had forever to wear that day. I used a regular black Sharpie marker because I was impatient and that’s all that I had. However I would recommend doing this with a fabric marker (they are super easy to use) because something written in Sharpie may fade, bleed or rub off on other clothing. I wasn’t really worried about it because it was a spur of the moment thing and I probably won’t be wearing it often anyway. I had a little trouble writing the words legibly on the tee because my hands were inflamed but anyone else (and me on a normal day) could probably do this easily. I figured I’d throw on the awesome Eugenia Kim fedora that I bought last year. In case you haven’t noticed Charlie wears a lot of fedoras. Since the tee was threadbare I knew that my bra would show. So I chose a houndstooth bra since I thought that it went with the old guy vibe. Of course it’s one of the many print/color variations of the Joe Boxer balconette bra from Kmart that I wear all of the time. Seriously it’s like the best style ever, no padding, underwire, lift, cute colors/prints & only $10.99 (but like 1/2 of the time they have them on sale buy one get one 1/2 off). I topped that off with a hoodie & my favorite jacket that I wear all of the time. Plus my current favorite peach & orange lipstick and gloss. Oh & don’t forget to slather on the black eyeshadow since it will help you look even more seedy.

I love this lipstick

I imagine this is what Sheen looks like when communicating with aliens or yelling about his billions ("I hate you universe, stop throwing money at me!")

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Ode To Charlie Sheen

Ode To Charlie Sheen by MissEmmaMM on Polyvore.com

Hanes Men’s V-Neck T-shirt – White 5 pack, $8.99
Black Motorcycle Faux Leather Jacket: Clothing, $60
Acid Washed Denim Look Footless Stretch Leggings, $15
Levi’s Women’s Faux Leather Motorcycle Jacket, $96
Nike Kobe Full Zip Graphic Hoody, $90
Eugenia Kim Max Panama Fedora, $253
DC Men’s Half Pint Zip Hood, $32
Women’s Excelled Washed Faux Leather Motorcycle Jacket: Clothing, $40
Acid Wash Skinny Jeans, $23
Denim of Virtue Women’s Patience Skinny Jean – Grey Acid, $198
Sharpie Grip Fine Point Permanent Markers, 2 Black Markers, $3.99
Kangol Men’s Two Tone Diamond Trilby, $46
Over Size Fedora Hat, $35
L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Lipcolour, Peach Fuzz, $8.35
L’Oreal HiP Shine StruckLiquid Lipcolour in Precarious, $10
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