Sunday Lunch Outfit

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WILFRED FREE beanie ANTHROPOLOGIE coat AMERICAN APPAREL sweater TOPSHOP jeans ZARA boots MARC JACOBS purse

On Sunday I had a lovely lunch with my best friend Nicole and our friend Sabrina. The three of us haven't hung out together since the summer so it was about time we got to catch up! I recently purchased this coat from ANTHROPOLOGIE, wait for it... ON SALE. Originally it was around $240 (I can't quite remember) but I got it for $60!!!! I couldn't believe I was getting such an amazing deal from this store since they're stuff is expensive. I also walked away with a great book called "A Denim Story" for about $12-14, so I was really happy. 

I really wanted to wear my new coat and all was fine until we decided to browse around the mall for a bit. I couldn't believe how hot it was in there! In every store I was BOILING, not even exaggerating. So before you decide to wear a very warm coat make sure it's cold enough so that you won't be sweating like crazy in it!

 I apologize for the bad lighting, turns out the lighting in the mall is not very good for taking photos in. Regardless, the photos turned out great considering they were taken on my phone and Nicole was kind enough to take them for me, so THANK YOU!! XO


Rainy Day Blues

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WILFRED FREE hat&sweater ACNE blouse ZARA coat AMERICAN APPAREL mom jeans ADIDAS sneakers MARC JACOBS purse

On this particular day, it was just pissing it down with rain (if you look close enough you can see the edges of my sneakers are soaked). My uncle was in town that week and this was my only day off so we decided to go downtown to do a bit of shopping... Although we didn't purchase anything, sigh. I think this is about as intricate as my layering will get, though I will keep trying! Also, may I add, I bought these jeans from the AA website during the Cyber Monday sale and got these for about $40 off. For those of you who are AA shoppers, I think you can appreciate how satisfied I was with that purchase because their stuff is bloody expensive!! They ended up being cheaper than regular priced jeans at Topshop (Their jeans are usually cheaper than AA ones)! 

I really want my hair to grow so I'm trying my best to avoid any heat on my hair that can damage it, so I put it into a low bun and threw on a hat. I really like the boy-vibe this outfit has since I've been drawing a lot of inspiration from these masculine looks. Oh, and I recently discovered tucking in your sucks into your jeans is the perfect way to stay warm without having to wear boots. Try it out!

Little Update

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Hello again friends and a Happy New Year! Wowza, it's been a while since my last post. If you're wondering about my absence here's my explanation:

1) Last semester I was taking classes that really captivated my interest. When I become passionate about something it usually tends to take up all of my time, and that's exactly what happened. I decided to focus all of my energy on studying for my courses because I wanted to do well in them, especially since (finally) I was really enjoying the classes! I can proudly say I did exceedingly well, ending up with great final grades. Hopefully I'll have the same luck this semester...

2) Since I took a love for my school work my passion for this blog was put on the back-burner. I don't think people realize how much time and effort goes into maintaining a fashion blog, especially since I'm an OCD freak who has to make sure my posts are nothing less from perfection. Therefore, it was a matter of 'something's gotta give' so unfortunately I have neglected updating my blog.

3) I just absolutely hate winter so I'm rarely motivated to dress up and do my hair and makeup. Besides, even though I try really hard, I don't think I've quite mastered the art of layering. In fact, I just end up looking like a huge blob OR the concept in my head doesn't translate into real life so I just become extremely frustrated. I promise once it starts getting warmer I will be posting a lot more!!!

4) Even though I had a month off for winter break, I spent the majority of it catching up with friends, on movies, reading, etc. So unless if you guys wanted to see a post of me in my pj's, there was not much to document.

Anyways, enough of my excuses, all I hope is that you guys can understand and forgive my absence! I have made several new years resolutions for myself and one of them is to update my blog more often. Whenever you guys give me such nice comments about my blog, it not only warms my heart beyond belief, but also motivates me to keep you guys interested and satisfied with my content. I don't want you guys thinking that your support goes unappreciated because you guys have no idea how much your positivity means to me!

Here's to a brand new year, a fresh start, and so so many great things to come! XO

P.S.- Here are some photos from my Instagram since the beginning of the year. FYI for the most part my Instagram is consistently updated so make sure to follow me to stay up to date! @emilijabaranac

More Photos from my Shoot with Reema Ismail

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Reema recently sent me all the photos from our shoot and here are my favorites. Again, I can't go on enough about how much I am impressed with Reema's work she is truly so talented. I'm just going to leave the photos to speak for themselves. X

REEMA'S SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

Layers in the Fall

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VINTAGE denim jacket LA NOTTE sweater TOPSHOP jeans ZARA boots AMERICAN APPAREL hat WILFRED scarf MARC JACOBS purse

Here's an outfit I wore a month ago but never got around to posting in time. Personally I'm a fan of denim on denim since I'm a HUGE denim fan. I'm pretty sure I wear some sort of denim every single day, not to mention I have a zillion pairs of jeans (hehe!). I wore this outfit to one of my lectures at uni and it was super comfy, which is something I opt for when I go to class. Especially if I have long classes I want to make sure I'm as comfortable as I can be! Also, I had a few layers so it was easier for me to adjust to the changing weather (one minute it's sunny the next it's raining.. you never know).

I have papers and finals coming up soon so I'm going to be a little busy bee working and studying for those in the next few weeks. However, I will try my best to post at least one or two looks each week.. Although I've been a little sick lately so I'm not even sure if I'll be going out very much but we'll see! Hope you all have a safe Black Friday shopping (which I haven't decided if I'm going to participate in yet) and a lovely weekend. Talk soon! X

Photoshoot with Reema Ismail: Part 2

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OUTFIT 1: BRANDY MELVILLE black tank H&M plaid skirt URBAN OUTFITTERS choker DR. MARTENS boots
OUTFIT 2: AMERICAN APPAREL grid crop-top MANGO skirt VINTAGE denim jacket DR. MARTENS boots

Here are the rest of the photos from my photoshoot with Reema. Again, I'm so happy with the photos Reema is a photographing genius. You better check out her website and blog and follow her on Instagram. If you don't, I'm judging you. 

REEMA'S SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

Photoshoot with Reema Ismail: Part 1

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TOPSHOP white crop-top ZARA top VINTAGE CALVIN KLEIN distressed jeans DR. MARTENS boots

Recently I contacted Reema asking if she wanted to shoot together since I am absolutely in love with her photography. I follow her on Instagram and I'm pretty much hitting the like button for every photo, it's hard not to like any of her photos they are all incredible! I was so excited when we finally got to shoot and I really enjoyed working with her. She made me feel super comfortable and encouraged me to do whatever I felt like (especially any super weird and tangled shapes with my body) and that she promised the photos would look great... Low and behold, she more than lived up to her promise. I can't express enough how much I love these photos because they're different from any photos I've taken before. Even though these photos are simple Reema has a talent for capturing the soul and beauty of anything she photographs, it's rather remarkable. I really hope to work with her again sometime soon.

I will be posting the second half of my favorite photos from the shoot soon so make sure you check back to the blog to see the rest of the photos. In the mean time make sure you follow Reema on Instagram and keep up with her photography on her website and blog.

REEMA'S SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
 

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