Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  TOP: Goodnight Macaroon c/o | DENIM: Rag & Bone (on sale!) | HEELS: Sole Society (my fave shoes!) | BAG: Gigi's New York (on major sale!!!) | WATCH: Michael Kors | BRACELET: J.Crew (here)(love this one so much!) | SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker | EARRINGS: BaubleBar c/o | LIPS: Happy Go Lucky | RINGS: Monica Vinader (here & here), Stella & Dot 

These earrings may just be my favorite accessory, ever. I saw them on the BaubleBar Instagram and immediately went online to order. Since I was young I've always loved turquoise jewelry - maybe it the Indian in me?! :) It truly does go with so much & looks great on everyone. On another note, I have been loving these Rag & Bone jeans from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. The zippers sold me! I noticed this gorgeous grey vest was still in stock from the sale..  I absolutely love it! Make sure you get out the NSale if you haven't already. (Check out this post & this post to see things I purchased!)

Easy Going..

Monday, July 28, 2014

TOP: Goodnight Macaroon c/o (mine's a medium) | DENIM: Gap (similar) | HEELS: Christian Louboutin (similar here & love these similar on sale) | HAT: Forever 21 (love these!)| NECKLACE: BaubleBar c/o (so obsessed!) | SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban | CLUTCH: Clare Vivier | WATCH: Michele | RING: Sole Society | BRACELET: David Yurman

I have worn this 'boyfriend' top 3x this week! Twice w/denim shorts like these & then with my favorite white boyfriend jeans! I've also been wearing my nude pumps quite a bit lately, too. They are definitely a year-round staple for my closet so if you are shopping for back to school - make sure you find the perfect pair of nude pumps. 

This weekend was really nice for John & me. He had Sunday off so we enjoyed a dinner Saturday night at a fun spot on Tulsa & on Sunday we went to church and came home and watched a movie on Netflix. We pretty much did nothing for a few hour which was perfect! 

Did you guys have a good weekend?! Thank you for stopping by..xo!

DIY Mirrored Cube-ical

Friday, July 25, 2014

Okay, so I recently got an e-mail about this 'shelf' in the background of one of my photos and I decided to go ahead and do a full post on it. When John & I moved to Tulsa in June, we had all of the furniture for our bedroom & guest bedroom but we had zero furniture/decor for our dining room, living room, & my office. When we started shopping around for furniture we were discouraged at how quickly it all adds up! We decided that we will take things slowly & just get what we thought were essentials which included a couch & a desk! 

Anyway, my office area looked pretty sad with just a desk but I didn't want to spend a lot of money on other furniture   so I browsed the internet & found this tutorial on how to make a DIY mirrored cubical. I liked how she used two 9 cube-cubicles but my office area is not large enough for two. Personally, I loathe DIY projects because they NEVER turn out for me, ever. But I felt like it looked simple enough so I went for it, and I enjoyed seeing it come together. I didn't have much to lose because the project only cost $60 total. I am really happy with how it turned out considering it took very little time & is a nice place to store things here & there. 

Here's what you need:
6 Pack Mirror Wall Tiles ($7/pc) (I bought 2 packs.)
Heavy Books (John kindly donated his old medical school books to the project!)

John assembled it for me and it didn't take but maybe 20 minutes?!
I did one mirror at a time - they fit perfectly onto the back of each cube. The Gorilla Glue comes out clear - which is deceiving because when it dries it 'swells' up and turns white. I recommend going in with very little glue - and barely putting it around the edges. As soon as you've 'traced' the edges of the cube, gently lay down the mirror and if it needs to be adjusted... do it asap (mine all laid down just fine.) As soon as the one mirror is down, put a heavy book on top, but do it gently, so that you won't move the mirror. 
You'll know when it is dry because you'll see the white, puffy glue coming out in the cracks (which means I used too much glue!) I want to say I let them sit for 2 hours and then it was good-to-go! PS. I still haven't scraped off the dried glue, but supposedly its easy to get off!

 My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Voluspa candles were delivered while I was taking these photos so I threw one in- they smell SO good! And, the blue Steve Madden pumps, too. (They are oddly comfortable.)

Rug is here.
Books are here, here, & here.
Pink Datebook is here. (It's for 2015)
Gold candle is here.
Acrylic trays are here & here. (They have so many other trays I want!)

Here are some fun things that are on my wish list... (and my outfit below that.)

Instagram Lately..

Thursday, July 24, 2014

(jeans(love these!) (polish)--I went to WalMart & tracked it down!

(dress available here!) (sunglasses)(phone case)
(Florida Palm Trees.. my fave!)

Happy Thursday! Thank you for stopping by..xoxo!

PS. My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale things were delivered yesterday & these jeans & this jacket are to-die-for! Make sure you take advantage of the sale! (the jeans are super flattering!)

Sidenote: Look what's back in stock! Hint below..

Leopard Print..

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

TOP: old (almost identical here & here) | SHORTS: ShopbellaC c/o | WEDGES: Jessica Simpson (on sale!) | BAG: Prada (obsessed with this one!) | SUNGLASSES: Sole Society | WATCH: Michael Kors | BRACELETS: Mason's, Accessory Concierge | LIPS: Fleshpot Lipstick, Line w/Soar, & use this Dior gloss to get plumping effect

It's safe to say I am obsessed with these ShopbellaC shorts... obsessed. They are $38 and you can get 10% off by using code 'EmilyLovesSBC'! They run small so size up. They seriously match everything and they are super comfortable. I will be re-wearing these until it gets cold out! And the same goes for my messy fishtail braid! My hair has really short layers right now so I can't really do a fishtail unless I add a weft of Bellami Hair and it makes a world of difference. If you are looking into get extensions I highly recommend Bellami.. I have two sets (see Primp tab for more details) and I wear them so often! Use code 'Emily5' for $5 off! (I'm just full of coupons today.. haha).

Sidenote: I had a lot of people ask about my lips in the photo I IG'd yesterday and I was wearing the same colors in these photos. It's my go-to natural lip color lately. I've been wearing the Soar liner & Dior gloss for months now and I love it. The Dior Maximizer tingles, but it actually does make my lips look more full than usual! 

Hope y'all are having a great week! Thank you for stopping by..xo!


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

DRESS: Necessary Clothing (love this & this too) | JACKET: old (more styles here) | WEDGES: Tory Burch (craving these new style) (inexpensive version) | PEARLS: J. Crew | SUNGLASSES: Forever 21 (love these similar styles here here) | BAG: Gigi New York (ON SALE!!!) | LIPS: Happy Go Lucky | RINGS: Monica Vinader, Stella & Dot | WATCH: Michael Kors

My sister always teases me because I love denim jackets and she says they make me look like a teacher! (she's a teacher!) Anyway, I really do love a good denim jacket - for me, its the best transitional piece for back-to-school & fall. I really like getting lots of wear out of my summer dresses but in school we weren't allowed to certain straps so a light wash denim jacket is my go-to to pair with summer dresses. 

On a different note, did you see that the Gigi New York Hayden Satchel is UNDER $300 now?! It's one of my favorite bags I have ever owned. The quality is wonderful, not to mention the size is perfect. It's pretty big so it fits so much stuff in it. I also love that it has a cross body strap!


Monday, July 21, 2014

DRESS: ASOS | HEELS: Sole Society c/o | BAG: Rebecca Minkoff (obsessed.) | SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker | WATCH: Michael Kors | BRACELETS: BTB Collection | NECKLACE: Love Always c/o | LIPS: Happy Go Lucky | HAIR: Bellami 20" Mochachino (only have 2 pieces in for length) (use code: emily5 for $5 off)

I used to have an obsession with gingham a couple of years ago... it was bad! In fact, I was looking in John's closet and noticed he has a gingham button down in all colors of the rainbow! Oh dear! Anyway, I had to have this dress when I saw it on the ASOS site... I am sucker for a baggy, loose dress for summer months. It gets pretty hot down south so I am all about loose dresses! 

Hope you guys had a great weekend!!! Thank you for reading!