Thursday, February 27, 2014

Forever 21 Haul

I took a trip to Forever 21 the other day. In a post the other week I made a Forever 21 wishlist. I was about to hit the confirm button on an online order when I realized that I had time to just go down to the store. My goal when I entered the store was to find my red dress. Then if I found anything else I liked after that it was extra. Well I found my dress!

It is absolutely adorable. The weather has taken a turn for the cold again here or I would be wearing this everyday. The detail on the sleeves is fantastic. Also it is a little bit longer for a Forever 21 dress. All around I think the quality of this feels higher than usual for Forever 21.

I Love London Ankle Socks - $1.50
Then I decided to check out the accessories and the first thing I picked up were these adorable little London socks. I just thought they were cute and for a $1.50 I was not going to put them back.

Heart Shaped Sunglasses (Similar) - $7.80 & Must Have V-Neck - $5.80
Then I picked up some adorable heart shaped sunglasses. Looking back I wish I had found the ones with red rims instead. But for like $7.80 and my sunglasses breaking habit I thought they were a good buy. Also I picked up a simple grey v-neck. I liked this one because it felt a little bit thicker than some of their other tees and is perfect for a casual outfit.

French Bulldog Compact Mirror - $3.80
Lastly, but certainly not least is this adorable little mirror that I picked up in the check out line. Forever 21's check out lines always get me. Atleast 9 times out of 10 I end up adding something to my basket. I love the adorable little Frenchy and his bow tie. I think I need to call him Mr. Smith.

What are you loving at Forever 21 lately? I would love to hear some of your favorites. I am constantly posting finds from Forever 21 on my pinterest board

Also I am going to be doing a giveaway soon! Because of this I am going to add a little survey on the right sidebar for everyone to answer how they subscribe to Eager Emily. When I am making up the giveaway widget I do not want to leave anyone out! 


Sunday, February 23, 2014

CVS Haul

The other day I ventured into CVS to pick up a few things. I was going in particular for Seche Vite. My nails have not been painted for a while mostly because I ran out of my top coat. This is my first time trying the Seche Vite top coat. I have tried the base coat and liked it a good bit. I also picked up a nail buffing block. The block is relatively inexpensive and a must have for doing your nails. I picked up one of the Scandaleyes shadowsticks by Rimmel in the color Bad Girl Bronze. The Rimmel Scandaleyes waterproof Kohl Kajal nude eye pencil is one of my favorites. The eye crayon is perfect for making a warm smokey eye. I used this for the concert went to and it stayed all night. There are a few more colors I am interested in Gossip Green, Paranoid Purple, and Guilty Grey. Lastly, I picked up the Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Treatment Mask. I have not tried a sheet mask before and this one seemed rather nice. Though I have heard that they are not as effective as Asian beauty masks. I have been looking at the My Beauty Diary masks. If you have tried any great tissue masks let me know if you liked them!


Project 52: Week 8

For our anniversary Steve gave me a vintage Polaroid 80B Highlander camera. I absolutely love it! The colors are great. I wish that there was still film made for the camera. I have a pretty large vintage camera collection now. I showed off my collection over on Eager Emily in the My Vintage Camera Collection post I did last summer. I have added a few more. If you are interested in an updated camera collection let me know. The above picture is my pick for the week's photograph but, I liked a few more too so I thought I would share them with you. 

 I absolutely love this camera. I wish a company would make film for this camera available again. Hopefully, companies will stop discontinuing some of their film products. I am so upset about Fujifilm discontinuing the FUJIFILM FP-3000B Black and White Film I use in my Land Camera. I have started my stock pile, every pay day I purchase a couple of boxes now.


Monday, February 17, 2014

My Week through Photographs

I had a very eventful week! First there was the second installment of the Snowpocolyse in Atlanta. It was crazy. I literally did not work for three days because of the snow and ice. Then during the snow and ice it was Steve and I's 5 year anniversary. We did not go out for a big dinner because we had big weekend plans. Which involved us going to Dahlonega for Friday night to see a fun cover band and staying the night. Then we went to the Flogging Molly concert at the Tabernacle in Atlanta. It was the best concert ever. I do not know if I can ever top that concert. This will be a very picture heavy post! I have had a great week. Please enjoy. =]

 I do have quite a few more photographs of this week. I am planning on posting some of them on Focusing Daily this week. Check out my Project 52: Week Seven photograph! And thank you for the feedback about the bangs! I am still on the fence about them though. For the next few weeks I am going to concentrate on saving money. I do have a few hauls to post from this past week. Hence, the need to save some money.

On another note I am loving watching the Olympics! What event is your favorite? 


Project 52: Week 7

This week has been crazy. We had literally 3 day of being snow/iced in. I did get to spend the last day with Steve. He ventured out to see me because it was our 5 year anniversary! Holy cow, pretty long time right. Well he had to park at a little lot through the woods so he could walk through the woods to get to the house.

I have not venture into the woods in my backyard much. They have been my little brother's haven where he can run around with his friends building tree houses and playing airsoft. Before Steve decided to venture to the house I decided to take a walk around the woods with my camera. It is beautiful. While there are not a lot of old hardwood trees, mostly smaller pine trees, the snow made it peaceful. I was thankful for my little day trip later when it was dark and I had to walk through the woods to meet Steve because I promised I would come get him from the lot. 

I hope you have had a great week! If you are around Atlanta I hope you did not have to many problems with the weather. 


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Hair Story: Bangs Edition

I have been going back and forth between getting bangs again or not. I have just fully grown out my old straight across bangs. So it has been about a year since I had them last. My relationship with bangs is complicated I love them and hate them. I have had them at least 3 times now. When they are really good they are great. But when something goes wrong it goes really wrong. The first time I got bangs they were perfect. Then I got them trimmed. When they were trimmed the hair stylist curved them in the middle. Like little girl bangs. I don't think little girls even get bangs like that anymore. I was devastated. The last time I got them I really liked them but the sides were never quite right. I do think that I really want them again though.

 Happy 5 Year Anniversary to my love, Steve.

(Most recent bangs) 

(Little girl bangs period)

What do you think? My hair has gotten really long now. So I am thinking a trim and bangs. Here are a few examples of looks I love. (1,2,3,4,5) I would love some feedback.

P.S. Snowpocalypse is more like Icepocalypse today. And I am starting to to stir crazy. Also today is my anniversary and I will not be able to see Steve. Lame. Hopefully, we will get some real snow if it is going to be like this.


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Forever 21 Wishlist

As we are awaiting the possible 2nd Snowpocalypse around Atlanta I am wishing for spring. Forever 21 has sent out quite a few emails this week promoting their spring fashion. They completely got me. I have always been one of those people as soon as Christmas is over I am ready for spring. I am ready for sundresses and sandals. I think you can tell by the grouping of items I have in my wishlist. 

1. Floating Daisies Skater Dress, $19.80: The daises on this dress is just adorable. 

2. Vine Rose Headband, $2.80: I am a fan of dainty jewelry and hair accessories. This little floral headband is right up my alley. 

3. Round Frame Sunglasses, $5.80: Sunglasses are not an item that I tend to invest a lot of money in. I am very rough with glasses so I tend to buy multiple pairs of  one design of glasses when I find some I like. Forever 21 and H&M are my favorite places for sunglasses.

4. Daisy Field Woven Scarf, $9.80: This pattern appears to be the same as the Daisy dress. This would be really nice to throw on an add a little bit of color and pattern to a simple outfit.

5. Cream Eye Shadow, $7.80: Forever 21 just released their new make up collection. And I think I want to try the colors Shiitake and Overcast.

6. Lip & Cheek Stain, $10.80: I am intrigued by the lip & cheek stain and would like to try the color flushed.

7. Crochet Lace-Trimmed Dress, $27.80: This is a beautiful dress. I will be going to a wedding in August and this is exactly what I think would be great to wear to the wedding. The cream is beautiful, but I think I will stick with the sage for this occasion.

8. Retro Daisy Dress, $19.80: I absolutely love this dress. I will be purchasing this on Friday for sure. The back is fantastic with it's little keyhole. Then the ruched sleeve detail is adorable.

9. Lacquered Triangle Charm Necklace, $5.80: I love the simplicity of this necklace.

10. Refined D'Orsay Flats, $22.80: This summer I plan to grab more flats. While I was organizing my shoes I realized that some of my flats are looking rough and it is time to replace them. I love the traditional look with the pointy toe twist. 

If you have found some wonderful Springy pieces please share them! Also if you have tried some of the makeup I would love to hear your feedback. If you want to see more of the items from Forever 21 that I am loving right now check at my Forever 21 pinterest board. 


Saturday, February 8, 2014

Project 52: Week 6

Today was great. I went and helped one of my best friend pick out her wedding dress. And consequently got some awesome photos of her in the dress. I got home and realized crap I have taken pictures today but do not have something I can post. So I decided I would share one of my favorite little spots on my bookshelf. These three books were picked up at a yard sale a few years ago from the "dollar" table at a yard sale. There was an adorable little girl in charge of the table. It reminded me of when I was little my grandma would always give me a little spot to sell stuff when we would have a yard sale. Well I ended up with these three books The Dickens Digest, A Treasury of American Folklore, and a copy of Olney Hymns. The Olney Hymn has a wonderful inscription in the front, "Will Eleanor accept this volume from a friend? Dec. 1882." The decoration on the spine is wonderful. 


Monday, February 3, 2014

Project 52: Week 5

This past week has been the strangest. It was Snowmageddon 2014 in Atlanta. Then on Saturday it was in the 60's and beautiful. Oh Georgia Weather. Thankfully my family all arrived home safely. My boyfriend ended up staying at a friends house but all ended well. It did take my dad 6.5 hours to get home when it generally only takes around 45 minutes normally. I hope if you are from Atlanta you were able to get home safely! 

As always let me know if you have a photography blog or are doing a photography project! I'd love to check it out.