2.20.2009

"The Saddest Thing in Life is Wasted Talent"...

....and the choices you make will shape your life forever. I was having trouble figuring out what to post about but after i heard this quote I thought it was moving, and true. I was watching a biography of former actor Lillo Brancato on the t.v. show 20/20 on Friday night. Considered a possible Hollywood great, Lillo Brancato found trouble as an adult and he ended up in a shooting with a cop that left him, where he is now, in jail. Talent, in my book, is why life's worth living for. I think that the most important thing in life is to find something that your passionate about and never loose sight of what makes you happy.

Right now school is a pain, but I never loose sight of the future because I know it beholds great possibilities and I'm excited to see what lies ahead. Thankfully, I have the most amazing friends in the world. It took me a while to find them, but I'm so glad I did. They're creative, stylish, crazy and not one of them is the same as the other. I think if I got all of them in a room together it would be madness, in a good way. But most importantly, they support my dreams and I support theirs and they really are the glue thats holding me together, I dont know what I would do without them.

Why am I telling you this? Because I think it is always a good refresher sometimes to take a step back from the chaos that is life and appreciate the people who got you to where you are today.
...I love getting deep!

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And now to take a complete 360, I posted a few pic's of my new gladiator sandals that I bought and accessories that I love, one of which, I made myself and want all of your opinions on!
The only light I used for the pictures of the gladiators was the sunlight peering through the window. It made for a great looking picture, even with a kinda crappy camera...

my favorite barrette so far (and yes a flower is missing)
but I like it more that way...
not as cute, but I still really like...
Love the length of these beaded earrings...
(gladiators, Target; gold barrette, mom; silver barrette, flea market; earrings, Urban Outfitters)

I made this necklace myself one day. I braided different shades of purple strings for the rope. I want your honest opinion on what you guys think of it. Is is took girl scout-ish? Nothings wrong with that, but I just don't want to walk around wearing it if its silly...
I hope you all have an awesome weekend, and I hope the deepness of the beginning of this post didn't freak you out too too much! And remember honest opinions on the necklace!

Oh and thank you, thank you, thank you, everyone that commented on my last post! They all made me smile! Thats the most I've ever gotten so far so I was ECSTATIC! Mwah!

25 comments:

Hannah said...

The barrettes and earrings are so cute! I love them :D

*Deline said...

Oh my god those barrettes are GORGEOUS !!!

Not that big a fan of the necklace but as long as YOU like it, you should wear it. It doesn't look ridiculous at all. I know how precious things you make yourself are.

Demi said...

your shoes are absolutely gorgeeeouuusss!! and I love all of your jewellery too :)

xx

Roxy Starr said...

I really like the necklace its different :)

emma said...

hope you feel better, cute shoes btw

Molly said...

i loooove the sandals!
i actually like the necklace, its cool that you made it yourself!
i could see it looking good with a thin strand of pearls too :)
mxx

Carlita said...

Those barrettes are gorgeous :). I'm so jealous!

Much Love,
Carlita

(Encyclo)lydia said...

You have the perfect type of hair and look for those awesomely bold barrettes! I'm so inspired to go experiment with hair accessories, though I don't think my normally pin straight corn-colored strands will be able to handle such fabulousness!
And I am in love with the way you described your friend situation — I seriously envy you for such contentment with the people you spend your life with. I wish we could all be so lucky!
And thanks for the sweet comment awhile back.

~JiAtAkeo!* said...

Cute sandal!!

~JiAtAkeo!* said...

Thank you so much! =)
I'll do that too.

this wheel's on fire said...

oh such a great post! i love your photos :D

captivateme said...

what great sandals--I love them!

Check my blog out darling, for your award :-)

Demi said...

thank you very much, honey :)
and the jonas brothers are really sweet guys!

xx

Valentine said...

I like the necklace-- although I think it would look better without the beads~ ;-)

ps

I SOOO love your barrettes!

xo

V

Hanako66 said...

those barrettes are amazing!!!

Lottie said...

your stuff is to die for!
just gorgeous!
x

jenniferMichelle said...

Emily,

Thankyou so much for the lovely comment.I LOVE those berets, it is not often that I see things like that; they're gorgeous. & from what I could see, they look really good on you :)

Mille tendresse,
jenniferMichelle

Kate said...

Ah, I was eyeing those sandals when I was at Target last week! Fantastic choice! I actually ended up buying a different pair though :)

Those barrettes are beautiful! They look so perfectly vintage on you.

ZombieLace said...

I am loving those sandals, I can't wait until my feet can see the light of day again!! Also, fabulous barrettes. And as for the necklace... I like it! I don't think I would wear it just because little shapes like stars and stuff are pretty youthful and girly, and I already look young enough for my 20+ years so I try to stay away from accessories that undermine my adulthood in the eyes of strangers. But for a chic young thing like yourself, I think it's delightful!

Kay said...

You always choose the nicest things (:

dapper kid said...

The barrettes are absolutely fabulous, and I adore that necklace! And those sandals look amazing :)

OhDearLeah said...

wow i just found your blog and you find such amazing things!
would you like to trade links?
xx

Molly said...

thankyou for the comment lovely :)
mxx

Emily said...

Your barrettes are beautiful! :)

Perforated Dream Cloud said...

So guess what! You're gorgeous. And I know I tell you this like every day, but I love love love your clips.

-guess whooo. :D