Month: September 2012

Friday Fancies : Crushes

I always fall in love with outfits that I could wear in real life.Like this one, totally awesome and totally wearable [oh, except the six inch heel] but I could try.
The simplicity in this outfit makes me comfortable. I know am trying to get out of the comfort zone with clothes but I couldn’t help it. 
So lets see my recreation…..

simple and fun

I love the bag on the left and I totally want it like right now…
Anyway, enjoy your Friday and make it count!

How do you wear Skirts???

Yeeeaaaah!Its Thursday, just one more day and we can say We Made It!!!
Another week down, that’s a real blessing don’t you think???
That’s right.
As I’ve said a ton of times on this blog, I do really think I need fashion help.
Jeans and t-shirts ain’t cutting it!!Especially in a world where fashion is the in-thing..
I might just be the lost one here but I sure do hope there are others like me…

Anyway, in my attempt to cut myself from my self-created fashion rut, I have been thinking about adding some skirts to my closet. I have some but I rarely wear them so once I buy some more, I hope to take it to the next level and actually wear them..
I once wore a skirt suit and my hubby’s friend asked me why I was stealing my sister’s clothing..He even pointed out that he can only talk seriously to me if am back to my jeans routine.
Insert very sad face here…..
I digress, my main point here was, am trying to be more fashionable, or more specifically fantasizing about it.
Anyway, here are some of my latest skirt finds and I do hope they make their way to my closet while am asleep and then I can begin the process of thinking how I will wear them

Skirt Fever

Skirt Fever by emmyel featuring yves saint laurent

The ones in the first row are called skater skirts (which I didn’t know). By the way, am always surprised by these names. Where do they come from??Who names skirts?? I’ll stop there since it is getting kinda weird.
Anyway, I love all these skirts. The colors=awesome.
If I wore that maxi skirt, I would totally look weird rock it, coz am a wee bit tiny.
Have yourselves a pretty awesome Thursday!

Current Crush Thursdays

Sparkly Wednesday

This week is crazy. Lots of work but am not complaining. This is what I was asking for and definitely getting it.
And to keep me from going crazy, Pinterest provides an avenue to release all that tension. These pins don’t have any kind of theme but they are definitely making me happy.
I wonna go here right now. It looks perfect.
Yum
Just take me and hubz here… we will never come back
What more can a girl say???

More…….
Images via
Those dresses are amazing. I do really feel better just looking at them
Have a lovely Wednesday pals.

Loving Lately

So, today I was feeling a little cranky, (for lack of a better word). So I decided to do something that would cheer me up.
I think that feeling came from knowing that I did not have an awesome post to present to you today and that’s kind of disappointing, ain’t it? Yeah I know.
Anyway, I started going through my head and thinking of things that are making me happy nowadays. And then it struck me, am kinda loving jewelery these days. I even told hubz to buy me another cute bracelet that I saw. Not that I can’t buy it but hubz really likes to buy me such things. You know little bracelets, tiny earring, cute chains. And am so happy when he does, coz which woman wouldn’t be??
I love this small collection that I created from Joy the Store. I especially loved the first and last bracelets. They are so tiny, yet could hold so much meaning if shared between friends. I always want to attach meaning to such things. It makes me treasure them even more.
Other things am loving lately include:
-Sleeping early
-Hubz
-Having my sister around
-cuddling
– Encouraging words
-Rain
-Making new bloggy friends 
-Optimism

Never Give up + Weekend Update

So, this weekend was absolutely crazy and amazeballs at the same time.
Friday, I was so tired that on Saturday I was unable to wake up and go to work.
So, I slept in and tried to rest until the bug caught me and I started cleaning.
Laundry, house, kitchen, everything was cleaned.
Then in the afternoon, a friend had invited us to lunch so I dressed up and left with hubs.
Little did we know that it was not just lunch but a full-blown party.
So, the festivities started and all I can say is after a few too many glasses of wine, we ended up sleeping at 6. a.m in the morning.
So, there went Sunday, nursing hangovers and sleeping just to make sure we would be ready for the week.
And here I am, Monday all fresh, a little sleepy but still loving it.

Just a little reminder to guide you and me through the week:

Whenever things seem a little hard, or you fall down and find yourself not knowing wheere to turn, never, ever, give up. I have to remind myself this everyday and I always find that things get better. Remember that where there is hope, there is life. So, keep on keeping on.
Have a fabulous week dolls!

What to wear to a Manchester United Game

As none of you know (lol)- am a huge soccer fan.
Ok, huuuuuge fan.
I know most of my readers subscribe to the American football concept but really I don’t get it. But I do appreciate you.
I like soccer and here we call it football. No quarter backs or anything, just defenders, midfielders, strikers and goalkeepers.
Yeah, I do know about all this stuff and I like it.
So, as we create outfits today on Friday Fancies, I chose to create one inspired by my favorite teams of all time. MANCHESTER UNITED!!!!! Whoooop!Whoooop!
Am crazy, aren’t I?
I sleep late watching this team, I stop whatever am doing just to watch a replay of the goals, I just cant stand when we lose.
Anyway, too much of that, considering this is a lady’s blog.
Hope that its not too much boy stuff.
Anyway let me spare you and just go directly to the outfit.

Untitled #41
I would totally wear this and I think I already have but lets just leave it at that.
Happy Friday loves.

I do believe

I have missed you people. I always do, even when I’ve not blogged for just a day. 
It feels kind of weird when I don’t write over here.
Anyway, Erin (one of the awesomest bloggers) is hosting a great link-up today and who am I not to join in.
So, here we go…….
I believe in love.  (so I made this pic for you to print)
I believe in hugs and kisses
I believe in babies and their sweet smells. And their softness too.
I believe in soft rock
I believe in 3 Doors Down
I believe in t-shirt and jeans
I believe in simplicity
I believe in family
I believe in achieving the impossible
I believe in food. Lots and lots of food.
I believe in fried/roasted chicken
I believe I believe in running
I also believe in notebooks and carrying them everywhere
I believe in writing down thoughts and ideas so I don’t forget
I believe in the internet
I believe in sunshine
 
(print it, you know you want to)
I believe in peace
I believe in Africa
I believe in cooking
I believe in handsome guys (hubby)
I believe in blogging 
I believe in friendships
Last but not least, I believe in you and Me…..

Me, Myself and I

Hello my lovely peeps!! Hope your week is going well and you are being the best you can.
I hope your lives are flowing, smoothly, with no hitches.
Anyway, the blogosphere is a huge place and we sometimes get caught up in the process of blogging that we forget to make the most basic of human needs: connection.
We all want to connect with others and this is why blogging seems so appealing.
This is also the reason why I love the Me, Myself & I link-up. It helps us get to know the human side of bloggers.
So lovely people, this is an opportunity for you to get to know me a little bit better..

1. When you are feeling down, what do you do to pick yourself up?
 When am feeling down, I usually shut down and keep to myself. So, to pick myself up I might cook, clean, go for a walk, run, write, cry a little, tell myself that I will be ok, call my bff, eat a lot of food…dance a little, some yoga also helps
2.If you had to live in a different time period, which would you prefer?
I would love to live in the 1920’s. The Gatsby era, so pompous and life seemed so full. I’d have loved to see the prosperity in the world at that time.

3. What is the most creative Halloween costume you’ve ever worn?
There is nothing like Halloween in Kenya so I cannot answer this. However, I will let you in on a secret, in High school I was always part of the music festivals and we used to wear sisal skirts to enhance the dance movements. #loved it.
4. Five weird things we wouldn’t know without being told?
a)Am always first on the dance floor and I haven’t been on it for at-least five months now.#sad
b)I hate cats. More like, I fear cats. Well, I like their photos but in real life…..don’t come near me.
c)Am a mum’s girl.
d)I think I need fashion help. Jeans and t-shirts are getting boring.
e)I love new things but I loooove my old, familiar things. For example, I can’t seem to let go of my phone which does not even have a camera.
5. What would you tell your 16-year-old self?
To take it easy. To focus more on studies and take time to just be young and enjoy high school.

If I ever knew Fall/Autumn

I am a really funny blogger, aint I?
Ask me why and I’ll tell you!
You know, in Kenya, (my beloved country), there is nothing like Fall or Autumn. But, since most of my readers are currently very excited about fall, I got a little excited too.
And there I went and created an outfit that I would wear if I ever knew fall.
I may not be right but I tried and I hope you like it.
You know what I think?? Of course you don’t, but I’ll tell ya…
I think fall is about color. I also seem to think that Fall is about falling leaves and amazing scenery. Don’t get me wrong, it is just what I think!! 
And since its Friday, am allowed to do some weird stuff, ain’t I??

fall fashion

fall fashion by emmyel featuring fat face

Enjoy this beautiful Friday!
Oh, and just saying, that scarf is called “fat face“. TGIF!