Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hidden Treasures

Don't you just love it when you unearth hidden treasures from within your own closet? This past weekend I was cleaning my wardrobe and came across this orangey red embroidered floral skirt I picked up at a vintage shop in Venice Beach, California and this delicate black blouse from H&M that I haven't worn in years.  The boy and I were walking to dinner and stumbled across this quaint brick church and decided it would be the perfect backdrop for my outfit photos.

On a different note, one of my newest blog loves, Spinning Threads tagged me with the stylish blogger award! She is a very stylin' mom who makes knee socks and floral print look adorable and fun- you should check her out! The rules are that I have to share eight facts about myself that you don't already know (and since I've shared here and here I had to think long and hard about my choices)

Skirt- Vintage; Blouse- H&M; Boots- Spring; Bracelets-Aldo; Nail polish- Coral Pink by Sally Hansen

1. When I'm brushing my teeth I get bored and chew on the toothbrush, resulting in a need for a replacement brush almost every week. 

2.  When I was 15, I had a secret desire to be Christina Aguilera and would slink around my room in boy shorts singing "Dirrty".

3. I set personal deadlines such as wanting to be engaged in the next year (c'mon boy!), married by 25 and have my first child by 30. 

4. My younger sister and I used to hold puppet shows for our parents and we called our troupe Stem Productions (from our names Stephanie and Emily).  My Mum thought we were going to be global stars...

5.   My favourite sweet snack are Skittles & Smarties mixed together in a bowl, from when a friend and I used to eat them everyday at summer camp.

6.  Speaking of summer camp, I went to Bible Camp every summer from age 5-15.  After that I wasn't allowed to return because I spent the whole time flirting with boys instead of learning about God. 

7.  I am OCD with numbers- for example when I am shampooing and conditioning my hair I need to count to a certain number and if I mess up I have to start again.  I also set my alarm clock in multiples of nine.
 8.  Due to my unhealthy obsession with nail polish (at last count I had over 60 bottles), I would love to be a nail polish name creator ( making money to conjure up cheesy phrases like daffodil yellow and ballet slipper pink)

Thanks so much for choosing me Spinning Threads- although after reading my strange answers you are probably wishing you hadn't! ;)

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  1. Great confessions. I think XTina was awesome... and I adore that skirt.

  2. Cute outfit. Congrats on your deserve it. I love your facts...and that you are OCD with numbers..haha. Great post.

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

  3. Aww love your puppet show confession! So cute! And I love your bracelets!

  4. This outfit is amazing, and I really like the setting you choose for the photos. I love how much I can relate to you. I used to be quite flirty with the boys at my church camps. Dance around my room, and think I was going to be a superstar. I have weird set deadlines in my head too. Like when to be married, and have kids.
    My Heart Blogged

  5. That's a great skirt, Em. Can I go shopping in your closet, too? Please?!

  6. Confession #1 and #6 made me laugh out loud. I kind of want to meet 15 year old Emily!

  7. I love the puppet show theatre troupe - amazing! Too cute.

    Also, this outfit is lovely - that red skirt is fantastic! And thank you so much for the award! You are too sweet! I will have to try to come up with some fun facts to share.

  8. Emily, I LOVE these! Too funny! I too went to church camp and ended up dating one of my camp couselors who was 4 years older than I. Years later I went as a counselor and ended up dating one of the camp directors. Haha. LOVE church camp (though I'm gonna keep a close eye on my 2 girls!!!).

    You know I LOVE your blog and love your fun facts (and your obsession with nail polish!).


  9. Super cute top and I love the photo's by the church
    I love when I find something in my closet I completely forgot I owned.
    Thanks for the Stylish Blogger Award!
    Now to think up something interesting about myself.

  10. Great pictures. Love the outfit.

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  11. Lulz I actually laughed at loud about the OCD-numbers thing. I understand because I used to have similar "issues." ...I hated the number four and I had to do this weird little routine (I can't remember what it was anymore, thank God) whenever it popped up at the end of a sequence (like if I looked at the clock and it said 12:34 p.m.). And I absolutely loved the number 3. Still do. It's my favorite number.

    Aspirations to be "Xtina" AND flirting with boys at Bible camp? Oh my... ;)

    I loved your answers; glad to know you better!!!

  12. Oh thank you for the Award my dear, that is so sweet. I do have to apologize in advance I wont be able to do the post because I did a tag post once and I got some readers who were angry that I didnt tag them. From that point on I decided not to tag anyone. But if I do a tag post ever I will be sure to send some love.

    In other news, i love that you found that in your closet and I love your backdrop that door is amazing. You look amazing.

    Write it in Lipstick

  13. I so love the details of this outfit..oh, you and bible camp..I would have liked to have seen that.

  14. awe.....Emily, thank you soooo much!
    You look lovely in red.... wear wear more often! :)
    btw, were you not cooooold!!!! It's still so freezing outside....or is it just me? haha

  15. thank you so much!!! and you crack me up. :)


  16. Mom STILL thinks we are going to be global stars... so do I... but I think we have to give up singing and pick something else haha our voice left the building as soon as we hit puberty!!! Looking good sis!!


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