2020AVE (Try-On) Haul 

(This post is unsponsered. Just wanted to share a little something about a brand I love)

For this post, I wanted to share a few things with you from a store I recently discovered. The store is called 2020 Ave. It’s kind of like Forever 21, which is my all time fav, but instead every piece of clothing has just a little something extra. 

The first item listed above is the oversized Navy Bomber jacket. It’s very comfortable and keeps me cozy all day. 

It has little zipper details on the sleeves. It has pockets that I can actually use, and it fits wonderfully. Everytime I wear this I feel like Cool Girl by Tove Lo is playing in the back ground. 

Get this item: http://www.2020ave.com/products/oversized-longline-bomber-jacket?variant=31710671751

This next shirt is one of the comfiest pieces of clothing I own. It’s a long sleeve shirt, but everything about this shirt is loose. So I don’t feel suffocated all day long. It’s a high low style shirt, and it has a long slit down the middle in the back. 

It has a cute collar design, and a nice ribbed material. The colors in this shirt are absolutely gorgeous. It’s a nice burgundy color that fills the design, but there’s a subtle hint of yellow or gold woven in the thread that I cannot get over. It’s beautiful.

Get this item: http://www.2020ave.com/products/let-loose-flowy-top?variant=29053585991

This next top is made especially for your aesthetic. I’m not kidding. It’s stunning. The material itself is soft, flowy, and beautiful. The design of the painted grid looks as though it was done by hand, which as an artist, I personally adore. 

It has little slits on the side to flow, and compliment your body. I love the shape of this shirt, as in the neck line and it’s length. It could go with any pair of pants, it could be tucked into a skirt, as is or layered. It’s one of those items that can be worn twice in the same week and nobody could tell. 

Get this item (Currently On Sale): 

Painted Grid Sleeveless Top

Everyone knows that velvet is trending like crazy this year. I’ve seen velvet pants, velvet jackets, velvet crop tops, EVERYTHING. Especially crushed velvet is on the rise. This dress is not bodycon, which is good with me. It can be worn formally, which I really like. 

You can see the color better in this picture, which is a blue/grey. It’s an open back design, and super flattering. This dress is definitely a 10/10.

Get this item: http://www.2020ave.com/products/the-strappy-velvet-dress

Okay, so if you know me, you know that all my dresses usually don’t pass dress codes. So while looking at all the beautiful dresses on their website, I decided to take a jump and get a longer length dress. 

I’m gonna take a moment to rage about this dress. It’s a slip dress, which right off to the bat is a win. The design on this dress is so stunning. It’s a floral, almost watercolor print. I’m in love. 

I actually love the length. This dress can be worn in the winter, the summer, any time. It would fit right in at the museum or the beach. I love this dress, and I see a lookbook featuring it soon. 

Get it NOW ( Currently On Sale!!) : 

Floral Print Midi Dress

Alright, ove the knee high boots. Everybody loves the old knee high boots. Following right on into the trends, I already got velvet so now it was time for suede. These boots are a soft suede nude material and fit wonderfully on me. The heel is chunky, so they’re easy to walk in. 

Look at that fit. It doesn’t get any better than that. These can be worn over jeans, over tights, over thigh high socks, or by themselves. 

Get these shoes: 

Chunky Heel Suede Over-the-Knee Boots

This store has been good to me. I love everything I got, it’s all affordable, and the shipping was awesome. I got everything in 2 days. How awesome is that? Not to mention my order was over $50, so I didn’t even have to pay for shipping. It was free! 

(This post is not sponsored)

Personal Poetry 

Happy Friday everyone!!! Finally, the weekend. I hope everyone has had a good week. 

Today is Friday, so that means it’s time for another lifestyle post. And for this one, I wanted to get really personal with you guys and share some poetry I’ve been working on. 

Now writing just sort of came easy to me, from a very young age. And old friends can tell you that it was just a part of me. I used to have a stack of different notebooks constantly in the corner of my desk just waiting for my free time. I wrote a fantasy novel at the age of twelve, and competed in competitions, but as the years went on, I lost my touch. I developed other hobbies, tried other things. 

But here we are. Emma’s back on track and ready to share. Here we go. 

BROKEN CLOCK:

A broken clock
Mirrors my inside
Piece by piece shattered
Over the past
Broken hands
That tremble by the second
A transparent surface
You can see inside me
I just exist
Because you created me
But destroy me you do
Every time I call for attention
A broken clock
Ticking all night
Tick tock
Make it stop

A broken clock
Lays by my bed side
And every now and then
I hear it’s ticking
And know it’s my soft heart
That it’s mimicking
Reminding me
I can still go on

STATUES

Painted and prime
Curvy and Devine
Smooth as a rock
Ageless as a clock
How many men does it take
To appraise a piece of art
That doesn’t want to be sold
Subject matter
Broken and tattered
As still as a house
As quiet as a mouse
How many artists does it take
To paint enough female bodies
To realize what they’re worth
Made of ceramic
Completely dynamic
Shiny as a pearl
Beautiful little girl
How many poems does it take
For you to realize
That you’re marble arms can move

TURNING TABLES

I am okay.
I’m sitting here trying to think of something I’m upset about
In order to find something to write about
Because that’s all I used to do when I was 13
But I’m okay
I’m 18 now and things are going good
I mean, yeah politics suck and people are dying
Have you ever thought of that?
At this very moment I’m typing a sentence while someone else is finishing a test
And someone else is being yelled at for failing a test
And a teacher out there is thinking of grading the tests when really all he wants to do is call his ex wife
So he counts a few extra points wrong because it makes him feel better about himself
And here I am
Trying to remember why I used big words to describe how I was feeling back then because it made me feel more important
But really I just didn’t want anyone to understand what I mean,

 because I wasn’t ready to share my feelings 

5 months ago I was in a very different place
5 months ago I was forgetting to eat and losing sleep
And 5 months ago that teacher was sleeping with his new ex wife
and 5 months ago you didn’t like poetry but look at you reading it now
And for the first time in my life I’m struggling to find something to struggle with
I’m sure if I sat here long enough, I could find something wrong
Like the fact that a lot of animals I think are really cute are going extinct
And right now while I’m smiling, someone else’s house is burning down
Maybe 2 years from now, my house will burn down
I hope somebody will be smiling then 
I am okay
And there will be days where I won’t be okay
Or weeks
Or months
But while I’m not okay
Someone will be delivering a baby
And someone else will be moving into their new house
And somebody else will be reunited with their birth mother
And they will finally be okay
So I’m alright with taking turns

Alrighty everyone, that’s all I got. They all mean a lot to me. I figure when I look back a few years from now I’ll think they’re garbage, but they sound pretty good to me now. Please let me know what you think. And go check out some of my friends’ poetry. 

My friend Chelsey has some poetry on her blog : Evolutionarysimplicity.wordpress.com 

And Katherine  (my photographer) also writes: okokaty.wordpress.com

Everybody have a great weekend and stay on the lookout for my Haul post coming up on Monday. Here’s a sneak peek. 

Ethic Beauty

My love of makeup has been growing and growing. However, my love of animals has always been a part of my life. 

So for this post I wanted to talk about some makeup products that are cruelty free. The two photos above have makeup brands, both high end and drugstore, that are all cruelty free. 

This means they don’t use animal products in their makeup and they don’t test on animals. 

(I did not make these edits)

I LOVE Tarte cosmetics. They have such great stuff. Their palettes all smell so amazing. And E.l.f. have really nice essentials, not to mention, they’re also aesthetically pleasing. 

Colourpop has a line with Amanda Steele. It has three different eyeshadow shades, and three different lipsticks. You can check it out on their website, and there’s a behind the scene video on her YouTube channel. 

Wet n’ Wild also have BEAUTIFUL brushes. I love their line with the white handles and pink bristles. They are so cute. 

These cruelty free brands have so much to offer without the cost of using animals. I’m working on completely converting my makeup to cruelty free products.

I hope you found this post helpful and it inspired you to use cruelty free brands.