Roadtrippin'

Thursday, April 24, 2014






Top, Petal (similar) | Denim, Dittos (similar linked below) | Sandals, Nordstrom | Sunglasses, Ray-Ban | Watch, Michele | Bracelet, Love Always, Mindy Mae's Market | Necklace, old (similar) | Bag (not pictured), Barrington Gifts

I mentioned yesterday that I was on my way to Dallas (currently in Little Rock, AR) & this was my outfit of choice for traveling: boyfriend jeans + sandals + baggy top. Not the most flattering outfit, but I love being comfortable but semi-put together. Excuse my photos - John snapped these as I was loading up the car & I hadn't really finished getting ready (he was trying out this little hood for our camera that we had just gotten in.) Anyway, I had a few people inquire about the jeans & sandals on IG so I was to update you all really quick! Ok - thank you for stopping by! 5 hours left of our 17 hour road trip... yayay!

Citrus + Red..

Wednesday, April 23, 2014






 Top, Humble Chic | Jacket, Nordstrom (I wear it so much!) | Denim, old (similar here & here) | Heels, Shop Primadonna c/o | Bag, Tory Burch | Necklace, Shop Primadonna | Sunglasses, Celine | Watch, Michael Kors | Lips, Relentlessly Red | Ring, Primadonna c/o, similar (turquoise one) | Bellami Hair 18-inch (just one weft clipped in) (emily5 for $5 off!)

First things first, I mentioned on my IG (@emilyanngemma) last night that I love, love the 3D Moodstruck Mascara. The first time I tried it was when I was wearing this outfit and I put it on pretty quickly (John's always waiting) & I immediately noticed a difference! I can't imagine how big I can make my eyelashes when I have time to layer it a bit more! I just used my regular mascara underneath. Yesterday I was in Nordstrom and one of the sales associates stopped me to ask about my eyelashes - I had to share my secret! It's $29 - and worth every cent. It comes off easily when you wash your face, doesn't 'shed' or smudge, & I'm afraid I can't go without it now. :/ If you all are interested in a how-to, let me know.

In other news, this morning I am packing up and getting on the road to the Big D! Dallas is one of my favorite cities, ever. Prior to meeting John, I had plans to move to Dallas, obviously better things happen! It's going to be a 16 hour road trip... aye! 

Thank you so much for reading..xoxox!

Luau..

Tuesday, April 22, 2014







 Dress, LMAE | Wedges, Jessica Simpson (similar here & here) | Sunglasses, Ray-Ban | Wallet, Darling Clothes | Watch, Michael Kors | Bracelet, Love Stylize | Ring, ilyCouture, Sole Society | Necklace, Love Always, Bip & Bop | Lips, Happy-Go-Lucky

A little Luau/Cinco de Mayo action here... lol! When I saw this Kimono/Dress on LMAE's site there was no question about it because of the colors! I wore this on Friday to lunch with John & on our little road trip to Elizabethtown. It's the perfect vacation/lake/beach dress - too bad we don't have any plans like that coming up. 

Anyone have excited plans for summer vacays?! Can I live vicariously though you:)


Sunkist...

Monday, April 21, 2014






Dress, Nordstrom (also comes in a pink shade!) | Heels, Tory Burch (love these & these also) | Bag, GiGi New York | Sunglasses, Karen Walker | Necklace, Emerald Bling (sold out) (also here) | Watch, Michele | Bracelets, Stella & Dot, Love Always Couture, Sassy Jones Boutique, similarsimilar | Lips, Up The Amp (this would be nice, too) 

When it comes to a dress, I tend to lean towards shift dresses because of their ease & versatility. I chose to dress this one up this particular night but I think it would be cute with sandals & this scarf for a more casual day-to-day look. I liked this dress particularly because of the length - the back is a little longer than the front which is nice.

Also, I've been wearing so much jewelry from Sassy Jones Boutique lately. My favorite is the zig-zag bracelet. I like it's simplicity & the way it pairs with my watch. I've always been wearing these rings a lot! 

Did everyone have a great Easter weekend? John & I spent the weekend with his family & some time at the lake. It was rather chilly & wet so we didn't get out much but we had so much fun watching movies & enjoying their company. In fact, I had to name this post Sunkist because John's grandmother & I drank so many Diet Sunkists over the weekend... and it matches my dress! :)

Make-Up Lately..

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Just wanted to do a quick make-up routine update... my skin has been undergoing many changes lately due to the chemical peels and topical treatments I am using so I've been changing my routine more frequently. And I have been asked to do a video tutorial which I will do once we settle down in Tulsa and I have the space for it.

Anyway, MAC just released their Pro Longwear Foundation on Thursday and we happened to be eating dinner next to the mall so I was able to pick some up. It was a lucky strike for me because the new lipstick colors were released that same day and my favorite, Happy Go Lucky, only has one tube of lipstick left. You'll notice it is on backorder online also so make sure to get on the pre-order list! Happy Go Lucky is very similar to the color of Candy Yum Yum but its got more shine & goes on much smooth since it isn't matte. 

So far, I love the new Pro Longwear foundation - its got a soufflĂ© like feeling to it, but it goes on smoothly & does a great job with coverage & doesn't feel too heavy. I would recommend going up a shade or two - I am a NC20 but had to do NC25... and probably should've done NC30. On top of that, I put the Studio Fix to set it. I use the MAC 129 brush for almost everything which is probably not great. But it's one of my favorite brushes & it's a little too expensive to buy multiples. Next, I have been trying out Tarte's new waterproof bronzer - and I don't know if I love it yet. I don't think it is long wear or waterproof, honestly. However, I do like the natural brown color it is.

As far as eyes go, I've been swearing by Too Faced 'Better Than Sex' mascara since October. It's hands down the best - but my friend Caitlin told me to try a primer underneath and it makes a world of difference. Finally, I use MAC's Kohl 'Feline' liner for top & bottom - it's always been my favorite pencil liner.

You can touch/click the items in the photo for more details...

Spring Stripes..

Friday, April 18, 2014






Dress, Audacious Boutique c/o ($35!) (sold out, similar style here) | Wedges, Mason's c/o (similar) | Bag, Prada (Tory Burch version/Michael Kors version) | Watch, Michael Kors | Sunglasses, Ray-Ban | Lips, Relentlessly Red | Bracelets, Love Always c/o, T+J Designs, J.Crew | Monogram, Love Always Couture | Ring, ILYcouture c/o 

Love love this precious little shift dress from Audacious Boutique out of Kansas! And for only $35?! I do think it is sold out now but make sure to check out the site to see more products. 

This morning I am packing up and heading to spend the weekend with John's grandparents who live about 3 hours from Charlotte. John's 'Papa Gemma' is one of my favorite people to be around so I always look forward to visiting them & spending Easter with them. I hope you all have a great Easter weekend! I appreciate all of the kind, encouraging comments I get - thank you so much for reading.


Robin's Egg Blue..

Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Emily Gemma, the Sweetest thing blog, www.thesweetestthingblog.com, crew crystal bracelet, super duper strength sunglasses, karen walker sunglasses, oversized pearl necklace, tory bow burch wedges, tory burch wedges, relentlessly red, tory burch bag, red tory burch bag, new robinson tote, hudson jeans, nordstrom jeans, wrap top, baby blue wrap top, michele deco diamond watch 18mm, spring fashion 2014, pinterest fashion spring 2014, fashion blogger, brunette long hair style
 Top, Nordstrom (other colors here) | Denim, Hudson's old (almost identical & under $100) | Heels, Tory Burch (similar) | Watch, Michele | Sunglasses, Karen Walker (INTHEFAMILY14 for 25%) | Bag, Tory Burch | Bracelets, J.Crew old (similar) | Rings, ILYcouture c/o | Necklace, old (similar) & Purple Peridot c/o | Earrings, Bauble Bar  | Lips, Relentlessly Red

I love these faux wrap tops so much - they seem to come in all colors & go with so many styles. For example, I could pair this one with boyfriend jeans & sandals or a pencil skirt & heels. So many options. I was going for a more casual look in this post however... I am really loving the pastel blue more than anything. 

So if you haven't yet - make sure to hit up Shopbop  TODAY! The F&F sale ends today so get your order in STAT. I am wishing I would've waited to order my Karen Walker sunglasses... I have never been more crazy about a pair of sunglasses. Also, check out the Tory Burch shoes & bags... <3 Use code INTHEFAMILY14