Saturday, June 1, 2013


I stopped feeling pretty.


How's that for an opening sentence?


I was going to start out with, it's been awhile, or, it's been a month since I posted. Then I would go into reasons, like my math final, helping out with my kids schools, being extremely tired. You know, the excuses as to why I am not blogging. The thing is, all of these excuses are a part of the problem. However, the main reason is that I don't feel very pretty. I have no desire to have my pictures posted on a "fashion" type blog, when I feel so uncomfortable with the way I look in pictures.


The biggest reason is that I haven't been wearing make-up because it is rainy season and hot, and I have been constantly melting. When I get dressed, I don't feel ugly, in fact, I think I look fine (albeit not as pretty as I once was). It's only when I take pictures of myself, I see all of my imperfections, that I don't look that good. So I stopped taking pictures of my daily outfits.


Life is a funny and grand adventure. It's always interesting to see what turns up around each corner.


So I will see you around sometime.



Saturday, April 27, 2013

New Pants.

Shirt: Target
Pants: Anthropologie
Shoes: Born
Necklace: Down East

Do you remember that I was not going to buy clothes for six months? I didn't quite make it. I broke down and bought these pants. I have been looking for linen pants, and I really wanted these, so I ended my goal of no clothes shopping. Even though I didn't make it six months, the goal worked to slow down my shopping.

I made it four months.
So good job, me.  

I like to celebrate the positive anytime I can.

Friday, April 26, 2013


Around the interwebz the last bit, I have watched/read/seen the Dove Beauty campaign.  I have read/seen/heard responses to this same campaign.  

Do you know what struck me the most? That so few women think they are beautiful.  What the?

There is so much beauty in the world, and one of the most beautiful things in the entire world are the women in it.  

So this is my beauty campaign. 

My name is Emily, and I am 

 You are beautiful.  We are all beautiful.

Spread the word. 

P.S. If you don't think you are beautiful- try saying it over and over again- it helps to really believe it.  If that doesn't work, let me know, I will tell you.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sri Lankan New Year.

Pictures thanks to friends and Facebook.
Shirt: Gap
Skirt: Made by a local tailor
Shoes: Born

It's the Sinhala/Tamil New Year around here, which is pretty much the biggest holiday around these parts.  Today at Jack's school, we had a really fun celebration, in which they asked for parent volunteers to eat buns on a string. One of my friends told me I should go up, and that was all I needed to get up and participate.  Guess what? I won.  Yes I did, although, I didn't swallow the whole thing, so I'm not sure how legit it was.  Even so, it was a lot of fun.

Oh, and I cut my hair again. Just so you know, I love it.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

How sweat affects my choices.




I'm still here. I have been quite wrapped up in life around here; Ben is out of town again, there have been Easter parties to help with, and a lot of studying. There have been a few great outfits, but life has gotten in the way of taking pictures of said outfits. I didn't even get a picture on Easter. I know. I'm pretty lame.

One more thing. I love hot weather. I would rather be hot than cold any day. However, I am finding the lack of variance in temperature difficult to dress for. I am feeling unmotivated. My only goal most days is to wear something that won't show sweat. Since sweat is inevitable, my goal is to hide it the best I can. No matter how fashionable the outfit, if there are sweat marks, it seriously lessens the appeal. There you have it. One of the thoughts running through my head.


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Dancing in the breeze.


What I wore today:
Shirt: Gap
Skirt: JCrew
Shoes: Born
Necklace: Crystalb
I know this outfit doesn't look like much, but it is my favorite. The skirt is light weight and dances in the breeze. That is the not-so-secret to staying cool, is wearing clothes that move in the breeze.
Today I went to Thomas' school, and it is a great school, but there is no air conditioner. Thomas and I also went to a Buddhist Temple in search of an elephant, but it was not there. So we just walked around for a minute before Thomas started crying because the ants were crawling on his feet. You see, you have to remove your shoes before entering the Temple, and Thomas is not a big fan of taking off his shoes. Oh well. It was still a fun day.



Monday, March 25, 2013

Family Pictures. Or I love Blue Lily.

I love family pictures. 

Growing up, we only have a few family pictures, and I wish that we had more, so I have made an effort to have family pictures taken at least every other year. 

SOOOO...when I found out that Blue Lily photography was doing a world tour, and they were looking for places to go- I HAD to suggest Sri Lanka.  Guess what?  THEY CAME!!! Oh my gosh! I am so happy with the way they turned out. Wendy was so great with the kids, and it the 45 minute session was perfect for the kids. AND the price was totally reasonable. If Blue Lily comes to your area, you should take advantage.

I am currently picking out frames so I can hang these pictures on the wall.


What we wore: 
 Shorts and Orange Polo: JCrew
Yellow Polo: Children's Place

Polo: JCrew
Shorts: Local

Shirt and Belt: JCrew
Skirt: Kate Spade via Neiman Marcus
Shoes: Seychelles
Necklace: Bauble Bar
Bracelets and Earrings: Stella and Dot