Too Easy

"Get up, dress up, show up, and never give up." -Genevieve Rhode. The life of an aspiring fashion student is not an easy one. My summer so far has consisted of applying for internships and volunteer jobs in the fashion industry, looking at possible colleges, and of course blogging. I barely have time to even shop! However, after an interview last week, I made sure to make a quick stop in the Forever 21 in Times Square (I mean who can resist four floors of clothing heaven!). And that is when I laid eyes on these beautiful shorts. The color, the fit, and of course the price (only $10!) made buying these shorts almost too easy. So while I struggle in finding summer work, at least I know I'll look cute while looking. -Emilie

Blouse- Forever 21
Shorts- Forever 21
Purse- Forver 21 (if you can't tell, I love this store)
Sandals- Bass
Bracelet- (This bracelet, along with many other items are part of The Apparent Project, a non-profit organization that helps families in Haiti through the making of many artisan products. To learn more or find out way you can get involved, you can click the link here to lead you to the official website.)



"Life's too short to wear boring clothes."- Unknown. When I first saw this dress, I immediately thought so much color, such loud print- and I knew I had to have it. At the time, I was shopping for a graduation dress and was having the worst time finding one both my mom and I liked, but when I showed this one to her, she too fell in love. I tried it on, loved it even more, bought it and did indeed wear it to graduation (but unfortunately, my gown covered it the entire ceremony). With its vibrant colors and bold pattern, I feel like I'm wearing the rain forest every time I put this dress on.  -Lynn.

Dress- Marshall's
Shoes- gift  
Ring- vintage
Gold bracelet- gift
Black/ gold bracelet- Target


My City

"Now you're in New York. Concrete jungle where dreams are made of." -Alicia Keys. It's that time of year again, summer in New York City! Words cannot explain how great of a feeling it was landing in JFK and knowing I will be spending the rest of the summer in the place where I feel I truly belong. The people, the food, and of course being in one of the fashion capitals of the world is also a plus (I love testing out my urban side of my style here!). Where else will you be surrounded by such great street style and talented local designers? For example, Brian Volfovskiy, founder of the local, up and coming fashion line Royal Triumph. This brand is not just another t-shirt company with Made in China labeled on the tag but rather a brand of contemporary fashion and freethinking philosophy with a great message that anyone is able to triumph any adversary they face. Even though it is fairly new, Royal Triumph is already seen being worn by the likes of Big Sean and King Louie. You can check out my snapback any their other fantastic products here. Let me know what your favorite item is! -Emilie

Jacket- Thrifted
Dress- Express
Shoes- JCPenny Outlet
Bag- Khols
SnapBack- Royal Triumph


Happy 1st Birthday Poor Girl Problems!!!

"525,600 minutes, 525,000 moments so dear." -Rent. One year ago today, Lynn and I were sitting on her living room floor complaing about how bored we were. School just ended and we both had nothing spectacular planned for the summer. Then the idea came to us, "Omg lets start a blog!" and thus Poor Girl Problems was born! Now its been a long, crazy year. From being super excited to blog everyday to going MIA for months, this year has been quite interesting. And with one year now behind us, I think I speak for both Lynn and I when I say there are many years to come. I have fell in love with blogging for you guys and I can't wait to continue on this journey. Thank you guys so much for reading. If it wasn't for you, Lynn and I would have no motivation to continue on with Poor Girl Problems. So thank you again! And lets hope for many more birthdays!! -Emilie


Emilie's Summer Essentials!!

Although it is not exactly June 21st, Summer has officially started!! From no school to bonfires, vacations, swimming and for me New York City, summer is by far my favorite season (I'm pretty sure I've said that about every season). Now with the new weather summer weather, must come a new summer wardrobe! However, there is no need to break the bank on a new closet. All you need is a few pieces to transform your entire look! 
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1. Maxi Dress- I love the maxi dress! It comes in handy on so many occasions. Whether you want to look casual with a t-shirt over top or you want to dress it up with some wedges and a blazer, or in my case, when you're too lazy to shave your legs, a maxi dress is a life saver and perfect for summer! Forever 21- $20
2. Screen Top- Summer is about a fun and relaxing, which is also the definition of a screen top. These shirts are so much fun and will turn you into a "hipster" in seconds. Perfect for an indie music festival or just a day out, a screen top is definitely a must-have. Etsy- $8
3. Wedges- At first, because of my height, I used to HATE wearing wedges. But now I've learned to embrace them. Not only do they make your legs look amazing, but they're an easy way to vamp up any outfit. Charlotte Russe- $33
4. Printed Shorts- We are done with the boring, plain, jean short! This summer is all about prints and what better way to wear it than on your shorts. Whether you buy them or unleash your creative side and do some DIY, printed shorts is a definite plus to your summer wardrobe. $19
5. Crop Top- Looks like we have been taken back a decade because the crop top is back! I love this shirt because it's an easy way to show skin without looking too.... well you know. You can pair this with some high waisted shorts or a skater skirt. $12
6. Fun Sunnies- Everyone knows that we need to protect those eyes when the sun comes out, so why not protect while looking stylish at the same time! Enough with boring black frames, don't be afraid to add some color, be creative with shapes, or even try some reflective sunglasses. Claire's- $12
7. Little White Dress- We all know about the little black dress, but what about the little white dress? Serves the exact same purpose as the black dress except it is white. Just no spagetti while wearing this dress. TopShop- $30
8. Messengar Bag- A messengar bag is exactly what us Poor Girls need to carry all of our stuff that we claim we "need". Forever21- $30
9. Wrist Watch- If you're like me, you are not a fan a big ugly watch sitting on your wrist. I mean who needs a watch when you have your cell phone right?! However with all the recent thefts of cell phones lately, I'm starting to realize that my life is not worth taking my phone out to check the time. And with cute, new watches like this one from wetseal, they just might become my favorite accessory. Wetseal- $23

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