Fall Essentials- Scarves, Jackets, Sweaters, Boots, oh my

Fall Essentials- Scarves, Jackets, Sweaters, Boots, oh my

As I’m typing this I am curled up in my favorite pajama pants, a cardigan, and sipping my caramel coffee. It is moments like these were I remember how much I do love fall, except for it being cold. There is just something about it that brings upon the most pleasant melancholy/somber feeling. One of my favorite things about it is the fashion that comes with it. Here are a few of my staple fall fashion items

Scarves- These are my favorite fall accessory. I like the feeling of a scarf around my neck. It also keeps me incredibly warm while I’m walking to classes. There’s nothing better than something that is used for convenience, and also looks good. I think that scarves can add complexly to an outfit. My scarf you can see below is from a store called Garage. It is perfect because it is black and white I can really wear it with anything. Most times I will wear it with a black sweater or cardigan. I also really like wearing scarves, this on in particular, with my leather jacket. Image

Jackets- Another fall fashion staple I have are jackets. I live in the Midwest so it is cold for some time. As of late, I’ve enjoyed wearing leather jackets the most. Having a black leather jacket is great because it can go with really anything. The one I have is from Wilsons Leather Outlet and it is my favorite purchase. I tend to wear a lot of black and white shirts so having this deep teal blue jacket is perfect to pair with my shirts. I love the creamy, rich feeling of my jacket and always look for opportunities to wear it.

Sweaters- Some might think this is a boring clothing choice, but I beg to differ. There is so much to do with something as simple as a sweater. I personally like oversized sweaters. With these, I like to pair them with leggings and boots. That’s often times how I wear my sweater from H&M, which is my favorite. This guarantees great comfort and still looking put together. Another item you can add to this is a long necklace. I also wear fitted sweaters under jackets, a lot of times with long necklaces.

Boots- My boots are probably my favorite thing about the winter. They are my most comfortable shoes that I just adore. The ones I wear are from DSW and I receive so many compliments on them. I love pairing them with skinny jeans or leggings. Another way I like to wear them is with tights and a dress or skirt. Anywhere you are in the world, boots are a staple fashion item that I highly recommend.

What are you fall fashion staples? Let me know!

Should I do more things like is?

(My Pics weren’t working, sorry for that)


A Journal on a Journal

A Journal on a Journal

Déjà vu: The Federal Government Standstill’s Implications on the Arts By Kate Ostrander

In the Article, Déjà vu: The Federal Government Standstill’s Implication on the Arts, by Kate Ostrander she writes about how the future of the government will impact the arts. She starts her articles by saying that the U.S. Senators don’t support a federal government shutdown but then the senators moved on to say, “if it were to occur.” Is this the future of the government?

Ostrander compares the first shutdown day may be like a snow day, “an inconvenience, a loss of productivity, and maybe a respite.” She writes on about how this could impact through arts and cultural policy.

In 1986 the majority of the staff at the National Endowment for the Arts were sent home. If this were to happen then grants aren’t processed, programs and events are stopped and their partners are cut off from their primary federal cultural agency.

Ostrander than moves on to talk about programs like Head start, which promotes the school readiness of a child from birth to 5 for low-income families. Programs like these depend upon federal dollars. Programs incorporating arts education into early childhood programs would close. 

Next, the facilities of the Smithsonian Institution doors would be shut every day. She writes that this would effect, “inhibiting tourism, school trips, creative and innovative learning opportunities, and ongoing preservation of arts and culture.” The last time this happened to national museums and monuments it resulted in a loss of two million visitors.

Similarly, all national park will close. When this last happened in 1995 it resulted in a loss of 7 million visitors and an estimated 14.2million per day thanks to tourists revenues.

Ostrander concludes by saying that, “tourism and its associated economic driver and tax revenue generator will suffer.”  Citizens would have to expect visa and passport processing delays. For those affected, they would be stuck in the same place until their documents eventually were processed. She also mentions that cultural centers like Wolf Trap and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts could face partial closure.



This was written before the government actually shut down.

Here’s the article I wrote about. 

Daily Prompt: Home Sweet Home

Daily Prompt: Home Sweet Home

What a perfect prompt for a college student.

Being away from has made me realize what kind of person I am and how much my home really did affect me. When you’re applying to college, they do not come right out and say how scary it is for the first week you are truly on your own. I found that it is very important to adapt quickly otherwise you are just miserable. Without further ado, the top 5 things I miss about home.

  1. Familiarity- the first week of college you are (most likely) in an unknown city with mostly people you do not know. This is yanked from you without you realizing it. I would do anything to connect with a familiar face.
  2. Home Cooked Food- I live in a dorm. Sure, the food here is okay but there is nothing like being downstairs and smelling whatever is being cooked above you.
  3. Comfort- Going along with familiarity, to have so many things thrown at you it makes you uncomfortable. I just wanted the sense of belonging I had at home.
  4. My Parents- You don’t think you will miss them as much as you do. They truly are your best friends and it is so hard leaving them for the first time. But it will get better.
  5. My city- I live in a small town with a big city near by. I went to college in a small town with nothing around it. I realized how much I took my city for granted and really missed it while I was away.


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Daily Prompt: Childlike

Daily Prompt: Childlike

There was one thing that Grandma always pushed me to do no matter how much I didn’t want to. She wanted me to play the piano. She would make me practice at least 20 minutes a day and go to lessons once a week for half an hour. Grandma didn’t want me to do much else but this she pushed for. When I kept refusing to practice or go to lessons, she said one thing. You’ll regret it. At the time I just pushed past her and thinking whatever mom.

She was right. That was a skill I wish I was better at. I love the sound of the piano and I want to be responsible for the sounds coming out of the black and white machine. 

My advice to you is be more open to things that your parents are saying. You just never know when you will look back and realize how much you missed out on. 


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Daily Prompt: Imitation/Flattery

Daily Prompt: Imitation/Flattery

I walk to class in a certain way everyday.

Not seeing the world around me.

Focused on just getting there, in light of those that surround me. 

I do not notice them and I do not want them to notice me. 

What does this make up?

Am I too stuck up to notice the world around me.

Or don’t I care enough to notice those around me.


Inspired by this prompt.


An Introduction to Me

An Introduction to Me

Whoa! Emily has a blog?

I am starting up again because I decided I need to become a better writer, especially in this kind of capacity. Where I can have the freedom to write whatever I want while also improving my skills as a blogger.

In one of my classes we were talking about journalism and its different aspects. The professor asked who had a blog and to those who don’t why not. So it really did push me to start up a blog like so, although I do have a Tumblr.

Finally, here is an introduction to me. My name is Emily. I am a sophomore in college, studying Arts Management. I lived in the Midwest of the United States. I have a lot of different interests and I’m hoping that I’ll get to express them all through this platform. Constructive Criticism is encouraged. I can’t wait to go on this journey.

Emily Marie