‘Outfits’ Category

  1. Polka Time

    May 1, 2013 by Emma

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    Well, I’m back in Hawaii for the Summer! I’m going through London withdrawals, but it is nice to be back home for a bit. The best part about being back has got to be my puppy, although she’s not very puppy-sized any more! I’ve been trying to get a good picture of her, but she’s notoriously camera-shy. And she’s far too wiggly to hold still long enough to focus on. I’ve already managed to get a bit of a sun-burn– clearly I’m not used to sunshine! Other than getting burnt and playing with my mutts, I’ve been busy applying for internships. So far, so good; but more about that later– I wouldn’t want to jinx it!

    I got this dress at the Battersea Boot sale a couple of weeks ago in anticipation of spring. Now that I’m back in Hawaii, it finally feels appropriate to wear it. I love wearing clothes that I bought on my travels– a better souvenir, for sure, than something out of a tacky tourist shop. And I’m wearing yet another hat– I can’t seem to get dressed without adding a chapeau. Maybe I’ll make it my signature look?

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  2. Left my Heart in Montmartre

    March 27, 2013 by Emma

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    Is the title too cheesy? I just couldn’t help myself, I do love a good rhyme. I’ve just got a final few pictures from my weekend in Paris. I hope you’re not getting too tired of them (or of my hat! I swear I don’t wear it everyday, I just feel so much more myself with a chapeau). I think my favorite neighborhood in Paris has got to be Montmartre. It’s a bit out of the way from the heart of the Paris, at the top of a hill that offers the most amazing views of the city. Montmartre is the old artistic district of Paris, where Dali, Monet, Picasso, and Van Gogh all lived and worked for a while. It’s still populated by artists, and the main square is full of elderly painters sitting beside their art and caricaturists offering to sketch a quick portrait. Every turn offers up picturesque alleyways and charming cafes. I honestly could have spent all day wandering the streets. But I had one more stop to make in the Left Bank: Shakespeare & Company, my absolute favorite bookstore I’ve ever been to. The walls are covered with books and the floor is cluttered with overstuffed armchairs, inviting you to stay and read for a while. A dream of mine is to live and work in Shakespeare & Company at some point, as they let artists and writers sleep in the attic in exchange for working at the register.

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  3. Prancing through Paris

    March 21, 2013 by Emma

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    I’m still in a daze from last weekend in Paris. I had such a lovely time– it’s hard to believe that a city like that can exist. Wandering through the Tuileries and window shopping on the Champs-Elysees, I truly felt like I was in a movie. It didn’t help that I watched as many films set in Paris as I could get a hold of before I left! When I packed my suitcase on Thursday night, I was on a sixties movie kick, so I must say, my clothing choices were rather inspired by Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face. Hopefully I managed to convey a bit of Audrey and not merely a foreigner trying to look as stereotypically French as possible! At least I didn’t wear a beret ;-)

    My friend and I took the eurostar from London first thing Friday morning. It was quite an ordeal, actually! I had gotten so used to flitting about between countries without problems while in Amsterdam last semester that I forgot how long going through security can take. We just had time to grab a coffee to keep us going and hopped on the train. Two and a half hours later and we were in Paris! After settling in to our hostel (we stayed at St. Christopher’s Inn– I’d definitely recommend it!), we went out to explore the city. Since the sun was shining, we decided to head straight to the Eiffel tower. I always contemplate going up it, but never manage to work up the courage. Some day! From there, we walked up to the Arc de Triomphe, along the Champs-Elysees, and through the Tuileries. I absolutely adore the Tuileries, the gardens feel so quintessentially french with children sailing toy boats in fountains and elderly couples sipping coffee among the trees. Had it been a bit warmer, I would have gladly people watched there all day. But, as always, the weather had other plans for me! To warm up a bit, we headed onwards to the Louvre. I had always been told that it was a massive museum, but had never realized how large it actually is. I’m a pretty hardcore museum goer, but even I had to quit early! We hit the main attractions on our abbreviated tour– the Mona Lisa was lovely, but so hard to actually see through the layers of glass and barricades. My favorite had to be the room full of Botticelli’s though. We had great plans for the evening, but we ended up back at the hostel and fell asleep the moment our heads touched the pillow!

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  4. Fur for me and you

    March 6, 2013 by Emma

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    I wore this little get-up to style stalk at London Fashion Week a couple of weeks ago and I recently re-wore it for a day at the Natural History museum. Only appropriate, right? I don’t know why these two things seem to have similar dress codes in my mind, but there you go! This way I can commune more with my taxidermied friends at the museum!

    I didn’t realize it until now, but I got the the entire outfit at the Battersea car boot. I was so pleased when found this faux fur coat for five pounds, as I’ve been wanting a furry jacket for ages. These fake leather shorts were another happy purchase.

    I had such a great time at the Natural History Museum. I’ll always pass by it, but have never gone in until now. I’ve always loved dinosaurs (anyone remember Dinotopia?!), so as soon as I walked in and saw “Dippy” in the lobby, I knew I was in my element. And anyone who knows me can attest that I do have a fondness for taxidermy. I was only disappointed that there wasn’t a wooly mammoth ;-)

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  5. Spring, Sprung

    February 26, 2013 by Emma

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    I’ve got Paris on my mind! I’m hoping to make it over there in March for my birthday. I went last term and loved it so much that I have to go back. Do you have any fun places for me to check out? I’d love to discover more of the city! In other news, spring is on its way! I found these intrepid little daffodils today and their cheery color are a nice change to the grey and drizzle of London lately.

    This is my version of a go-to outfit: all black (like my soul, haha) with some sort of head covering to hide the fact that I haven’t washed my hair in far too long. It is mid-terms week after all! I had a literature exam this morning and after that had ended, I headed off to my favorite cafe to get a bit more reading done. I’m addicted to their Rooibos Chai. And now I really ought to get back to work on my essay!

    PS- Hello to all my new visitors! I really appreciate all your comments, they make my day!

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