Tuesday, 22 May 2012

help, i'm alive

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Sooo... as much as I love this skirt I may be reaching saturation point with it blog-wise. I think it's indicative of my wardrobe depression that I used to wear it on the blog three times a year and now I've worn it something like four times in a six months (obviously, off-blog, I wear all my clothes much more than that). I do actually like this outfit though. Obviously with the sheer top it's more of a night-time thing, but I like the kind of ballet vibe to the silhouette. 90s ballerina, with the shirt over top.

Elsewhere, this has been an extremely trying week so far. My body is unhappy (took a nasty fall on a bike). My professional development is unhappy (I hate the economic crisis). My psyche is unhappy as a result of that. My wardrobe is unhappy. I need a haircut. However, at least I'm getting taken out for dinner by some family friends in an hour, so hopefully this will be the turning point of the week...

Sorry to be depressing, but there are weeks when frankly, it's got to be that way. Pfff.

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25 comments:

Frannie Pantz said...

Sorry you're having such a rough week! Keep your chin up! I wouldn't mind seeing this skirt 158832 more times because it is so cute!

helen @ thelovecatsINC said...

love the outfit and i hope you're happy soon :) you look amazing

from, helen @ www.thelovecatsinc.com

anna said...

oh, how i feel you! stupid crisis! keep up, it will get better eventually! it has to!
xoxo,
anna

ZZ said...

If you live in Barcelona and you're not happy, things must TRULY be tough. But chin up!

Laura said...

If you ever get sick of that skirt, I suppose I might be willing to take it off your hands for you...;)

Sorry your week has been so rough! I know it's silly, but I always recommend looking at photos of baby animals when feeling down. It always, always makes me smile. Things will look up soon!

thejoyfulfox.blogspot.com

NRIGirl said...

Hang in there Emily! This too shall pass!

The Braided Bandit said...

This post sounds petty much exactly like my post yesterday. Sometimes it is difficult sounding upbeat all the time, even if it only has to be for a paragraph to go with a few pictures!

Sorry to hear about you bike spill, I bike to work at least a few times a week and know my first big fall has to be coming at some point, eek. At least through all of the crap getting you down you still have such a good outlet for support, and look pretty to boot!
Enjoy dinner!
xo Hannah
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Closet Fashionista said...

NOOO! I love coming to the blog and seeing all the ways you wear that skirt ;) But I know what you mean, its funny when we think we wear things too much because they are always on the blog...but I've come to not care anymore. I always use the same bag and I post outfits with the same stuffs all the time and if people don't like that I recycle clothes, oh well

I know what you mean...life has been the same for me, work was bad so my back was dying from the stress...and now I'm sick because I wasn't eating properly because work was depressing me, ha ha. BUT I quit last Friday so I'll get better in 2 weeks when I'm freelancing instead ;)

[I always write essays when I comment on your blog, ha ha]
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Is It Secret, Is It Safe said...

I love that skirt! It can be worn in so many different interesting ways. The bird print is so cute! And everyone has off weeks! I hope yours gets better, though!

-Katie

Shannon said...

Sorry you're having a rough week. I hope things cheer up for you.

I love your skirt and I think you could wear it everyday, if you'd like.

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Molly said...

I appreciate your honesty and am really sorry you're having a rough week.
But, I noticed the ballerina silhouette immediately when I opened the post. Soooo, I'm a HUGE fan of both it and YOU.

Laura Go said...

Oh I know what you mean! Hopefully your week picks up and becomes happy merry yummy quick!

I do love this outfit a lot-- that dress +skirt = genius.

♥ laura
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Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

I feel you! Sometimes it is like that and we just don't say it. You look so good, despite it all. It's the ebb and flow; don't worry, you'll be flowing soon!!

Reva said...

What a perfect outfit1 LOVE the skirt!!!
xXx
Reva

Norbyah said...

if i had that skirt, i'd wear it all the time, too. i remember first seeing the website and the array of fabrics.....i was in love!

sorry to hear you've had a lousy week. but, you are right. some weeks are like that....hope things pick up for you soon and that you can find a silver lining.

xo
n

Terri said...

Oh, I wish I could do something to raise your spirits. I like your hair up like this...

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@ZZ: Barcelona is a bit of a tough place to live sometimes. It's gorgeous and lots of fun, of course, but from a work point of view it kind of sucks (and even more now with the crisis).

@Laura: Best advice ever... I'll have to dip into some of my mom's forwards. ;)

@The Braided Bandit: I wouldn't worry about biking to work. I've never fallen off my bike on my commute... this happened in the country, going down hill too fast on a dirt road. Part my fault, part misfortune, 100% scraped-off left palm. : (

Carrie said...

Re: the bike spill - OUCH! Hope you're on the mend quickly. And hope your week gets better as well. I've certainly been through periods like that, and it's no fun.

Annebeth said...

I know how you feel, I'm shaking things up as well. It feels sad when you tire of items you used to love. Especially when you don't enjoy being a slave to consumerism :)

Nicole Testa said...

I'm sorry to hear various aspects of your life are unhappy at the moment. I know things'll turn around for you, lady. This is such a wonderful outfit. You have such a knack for looking so effortlessly put together!

Closet Fashionista said...

(yea, freelance is a bit scary but I'm only working for one person and helping him with all his stuff...so its just a matter of how much stuff I'll have.)
And shame on sugarlips for being slow with your piece! ha ha :)

Ashley said...

Hey miss, we all have weeks like this. What's good is it's that time of year for warmer weather and sun. Hope you treat yourself to a relaxing beach day. :)

silhouette said...

you look lovely!!amazing skirt!

Irene Buffa said...

love ur skirt <3
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Virginie Bélanger said...

Awe, boo! I hope things changed fast and now everything is better? Job hunting can be so hard mentally, I'm sure you'll find something great soon! Sending tons of positive vibes to make it happen for you...

And be careful on that bike!

Virginie xo