Friday, October 2, 2009

Things I Learned This Week

Pink Grey 

Pink Grey 2
Blazer - Thrifted (Boys Suit Jacket), Cowl Neck Sweater - Dex
Jeans - Juicy Couture, Shoes - Prada

Here's a List of Things I Learned This Week: 
1. If I try and write a post when I'm hurting even when my desire is to sound hopeful, it won't.
2. That I'm the kind of girl that scrunches her nose when she smells something foul, that contorts her face when she hears something mean, that stares with her mouth open when she sees something scary/terrible/disturbing...
So, OF COURSE it's silly to think I can hide my feelings on a post just because I'm not seeing each one of you, face to face. DUH.
3. That my readers = my friends. That you never cease to amaze me, with your kindness and your BIG hearts. Amazing.
4. That people I have yet to meet, but one day hope to, can brighten my day just as though you were a friend who lived 10 minutes away.
5. That it is possible to be too upset to eat or sleep. Seriously, did not know that. Wow.
6. That make-up works wonders, but not miracles. 
7. That making cupcakes, is a great pick-me-up, perhaps even better than eating them. Not even lying. 
8. That making sharp turns with said cupcakes in the backseat is never a good idea.
9. That I don't do sad well. I'd much rather be the silly girl that makes people laugh.
10. Oh, I also learned that using Windows Live Writer is sooo easy but makes your photos gargantuan. Sorry if seeing me this BIG creeps you out. I'll keep playing around with it and try to find a happy medium between HUGE and Blogger's mini pics.
Thank you for being you.
I love you guys.
Things are much better now. I promise.
Really looking forward to catching up on all I missed.
Happy weekend, loves!
xx Ela
Learn anything this week, you want to share?
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  1. you look amazing in this outfit! i hope you start feeling amazing too. not sure what is up, but i will check out posts below.

    p.s. it is really hard to be cheery on a blog when not feeling that way. really hard. i have had to fake it a lot for the past month, and i know it shows. :(

  2. I am so glad you're a bit better... and I don't mean to make light of your hurt, but look what you learned through all of it? Wouldn't it be nice if we could erase all of the hurt and tears from life? But since we can't, I'm always grateful for the things I come out of a storm with- and am amazed time and time again that the heart just keeps healing its broken pieces. Sigh... hope every day this weekend heals you even more until you are completely whole again... love you still in the meantime :)
    Oh yeah, and about that Burberry... I am totally fine with thrifted, pre-owned, whatever. I love the classic Burberry plaid, but just want something fun. And IF there would be any way to stay under $100 (wishful thinking I am sure...) that would be awesome. You're the bestest!! Happy weekend!

  3. You look fabulous!!! I am glad things are looking up a bit :) ohh no on #8 oops!!! :)

  4. I love that purple sweater. That is a great color on you. It looks very chic with the gray blazer. :)
    I'm sorry you had a rough weekend, but I'm glad you're feeling better! I liked your lessons, although the cupcakes in the backseat one made my heart stop. Lol. (I love cupcakes to the point where I fantasize about them every five seconds, like the way some men fantasize about sex).
    I know you can't be happy all the time and we (your friends) certainly don't expect you to. Because that would be weird and we might get suspicious. Lol.
    Anyway, glad to see you back. I missed you!

  5. You look gorgeous! I am so glad you're feeling better love. I think cupcakes have healing powers, baking at least in general.

    what is this windows thing you speak of!? Help help.

    And yeah, it's crazy how blogger friends are REAL friends. Maybe not so crazy? We are here for you :)

  6. Hey Ela,

    Sounds like you have a bit of a tough week...Well, with the weekend here, hope you get some rest and hope your days will brighten up!

    You look real dapper in that blazer!

    Happy Friday:)

  7. You look amazing as always...and I so agree with you, cupcakes and baking are therapeutic! I hope you're okay, my dear.

  8. Gee, is there anything you *don't* look good in!

    I hope things are ok? Sending out lots of hugs.

  9. Great outfit... im liking the grey

    After reading this I realize alot of the same things at some point in time of my life.

    I always love reading the post keep them coming please

    Vi from Cali

  10. Love the greys...but hope you are no longer feeling them! Continue to feel better darling!!
    Blessings as always*

  11. I am glad things are looking up. i dont know what's hurting you, but everything will get better *hugs*

  12. I'm sorry you had a tough week. I do hope things are better now and that you have a lovely weekend. No matter how you may feel on the inside you always look super cute on the outside. xoxo

  13. Outfit = amazing. You = adorable. You + Me = fabulousness!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  14. well i just learned that you are the sweetest person alive, but besides that not too much :) seriously tho ela, you left the sweetest comments and you just made my day. i completely agree with what you said up there ^^ about bloggers turning into friends. as cheesy as it may sound blogging really has changed my life a little. it's become an outlet for me and the encouraging comments i get cheer me up so much. i'm thankful for ladies like you that i've created a bond with and when you guys hurt it hurts me and i wish i could send a giant batch of cookies. i'd never thought it was possible to be so upset that you couldn't eat, but this past spring i experienced that kind of pain. i'm so sorry to hear that you had to go through that and if you need anyone to talk to you know i'm just an email away :) you look beautiful, as always, in those pictures and i love your outfit! i need to try windows live writer, i've heard great things about it. alright my dear, i'm about done with my novel ;) have a wonderful friday and weekend. big hug to you!

  15. Aw sweetie. Yup, it's been tough, hasn't it. I'm glad to read that you're pulling through.

  16. ela my bella...

    so glad things are looking up for you. i'm with you on #2. i canNOT hide my feelings for shit. if i love you, i have the heart eyes. if i hate you, i have the stink eyes. if i'm confused by you, i have the blank blinking eyes. and if i'm scared shitless by you, i have the wondering/looking for the nearest exit eyes.

    anyway, have a fabulous weekend friend! you look fabulous as always! xoxo

  17. Love this look- I thought it was a suit!

    I am glad to hear things are better for you- I have had a tough week too w/ work and going on a "break" with my bf. Sadly, I have learned that I can cry for 4 hours straight at night, sleep, and wake up to cry again.

    But it's a sunny day and life goes on.


  18. how am i just now finding you. you are fabulous and i love this outfit.

    booo on the cupcakes taking a dive. you have a great smile! i am glad you are starting to turn that frown upside down.

  19. great jacket-I have a boy's blue blazer that I really love

  20. Hello, sweet darling! I am just running to say hi, read your post and send you a hug. :) Have a wonderful weekend, honey! x

  21. So... 2 comments in one day makes me a sorta-stalker!! Ahh!! I promised to let you know though, your sweet gift to my AIDS walk has not shown up. If you want to try again, an extra gold star for you :)
    Hope you're hacing a fantastic Friday so far!

  22. love the jeans...
    Glad you're feeling better!

    and nr. 8 made me laugh haha!

    Have a great weekend!


  23. You look gorgeous, darling! And I love your list, especially #4!


  24. hehe loving reading the 10 things about you! I don't do sad well either and I totally agree with hiding feelings behind blogspot- like I don't post things to do with my phobia or what I actually do for work! What if a stalker finds my blog and decides to kill me like in those movies...

  25. Gorgeous outfit, Ela! What a great list too...


  26. oh lady i wanted to buy everything at zara!!! they have so much stuff. i seriously had a shopping orgasm. i ended up buying 2 pairs of shoes and a blazer (finally!). LOVE!

  27. ah sweetie, hope you feel better. you look so chic. am i looking at the H belt. I have been drooling over that belt.

  28. Ela! I hope things get better for you soon. I'm sorry you have to go through such a hard time right now. You know we're all here for you!! Hope you know you look AMAZING. Take as much time off from blogging as you need it. We're not going anywhere :)

  29. I'm so glad that you are doing better! I would be too if I was rocking that amazing outfit!!! :)

    I love the blogging community...that is truly what it is, a community!

  30. glad things are looking up for you bub. you look so smart and professional wow! you can make the cupcakes i can eat them :)

  31. You are so darling.
    I really hope everything gets better for you - thank you for asking for prayers by those affected by the typhoons. Being at BYU Hawaii, I have a lot of classmates who have been deeply affected and I really appreciate that.

  32. 4. That people I have yet to meet, but one day hope to, can brighten my day just as though you were a friend who lived 10 minutes away.

    I agreee with this, it's so true! It makes me smile.

  33. Awww Ella! Sounds like you are having quite a tough time! I really hope things begin to look up soon! God never closes a door without opening a window and that's the truth! I'll keep you in the thoughts and prayers!

    Oh and that is SO true about cupcakes. In college I was in a sorority. Sometimes sororities can have more drama than a bad high school production of Romeo and Juliet. SO before an event where I knew there would be ample amounts of passive aggressive cat fighting I would bake cupcakes... for the entire chapter. It would take me the whole day usually. But it calmed me and made me feel so happy. And when I gave them to the girls. things were always exponentially better at the event.

  34. Hi, I just discovered your blog and I'm loving it.
    I'm following you, hope you don't mind =)

    xxx from madrid!

  35. Have not read you in awhile, and I'm noticing you're having a hard time.

    I believe, too, that make up does work incredible miracles, as does love from complete strangers and e-friends.

    I hope your heart starts to look up soon, and remember that prayers work magic, too. I'll be praying for you and ending you karmic love waves.


  36. you look so cute in that outfit!! loving the gray!
    i hope that things are turning around and you are wearing a smile. be happy hun!
    honestly make up works miracles on me ;)
    i'm sure i learned more than one thing this week but it's saturday night and my brain is shutting down ;)
    hope you are having a great weekend beautiful!!

  37. I'm sorry you've been having a rough time, but so glad to hear you're doing a bit better. And I agree with you about baking - making cookies or brownies is always therapeutic for me too, but of course I end up eating them all after I bake them! Hang in there girlie!


  38. You look fabulous! Love the blazer. :)


  39. Hello there. Great post as usual. I really do enjoying seeing what you will post next. I hope you've had a wonderful weekend. Take care. Have a fantastic week ahead. Cheers!

  40. Looooove your blazer and that cowl neck sweater! Yesh, baking is always my go-to when I feel down. I'm actually allergic to egg, but my brother is always there to eat them up lol. Hope you're well dear, being down is never fun, but I guess afterwards it puts things into perspective and you can get back to being your bubbly fun self :) Really do hope you're having a gorgeous weekend!

  41. awww glad things are getting better. i really liked your list of learned things. i always enjoy your blog posts :) i learned this week what a craz-E burger is, a burger with doughnuts as buns. haha. sounds delish right? :P okay take care!

  42. I'm sorry you have been down but hope you feel better soon. It is hard when people let you down, but at least we can learn from each situation and try to take from it what will help us heal and learn. Thinking of you and hope you had a very relating weekend. You deserve to be pampered and loved! :)

  43. i really love when people can be so genuine .. isay stick to it ... i can be the same way although i hold back upon some advice i get frommore cautious friends :P

    wow love this formal chic look ... its excellent and appropriate without losing chicness

  44. I think you look great! Very stylish! You moods do come through on blogs.. seeing I write mine from work when I'm bored out of my brain my post quality has been so slack lately :-S



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