Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Springtime Stroll..

TOP: Chloe K (only $36) | DENIM: old (similar here) | BOOTIES: Vince Camuto (also here.. very similar here) | BAG: Chanel (similar style) | SUNGLASSES: Dior (obsessed.) | WATCH: Michele | EARRINGS: Nordstrom  | BRACELETS: David Yurman & here, SoCal Gems, Alex & Ani | LIPS: (new fave nude combo!) Oak, filled in w/ "Japenese Maple" + this amazing plumping gloss | (Not wearing extensions)

Yesterday John got the afternoon off (exciting times!) so we went out for lunch - the weather was incredible so I finally got to wear this top. It's a favorite of mine. The only downside to this weather is extreme allergies... uhhhh.  We have a box of tissues in every single room now bc I can't stop sneezing! ha! I'm allergic to pretty much everything... grass, trees, dust, weeds, pollen, etc. so I'm doubling up on my allergy meds. Anyone else dealing w/this now??

Monday, March 30, 2015

Neon Punch..

DRESS: Vava (obsessed with everything from this brand!) | HEELS: Enzo Angiolini (they come in 8 different fun colors!) | CLUTCH: Gigi NY c/o | EARRINGS: BaubleBar (on sale!) | SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban (on sale!) | RINGS: BaubleBar (& here) | LIPS: Happy Go Lucky | BRACELETS: Loren Hope c/o 

This is the second dress from this brand that I've purchased the past 2 weeks - the quality is amazing for the price & I of course love the bright colors & patterns! If you have events coming up this spring & summer (i.e. parties, graduation, etc.) definitely look into more Vava dresses. I am wearing a size small, I'd say they run a little on the big side if anything. 

Did you guys have a good weekend???

John and I flew back from Orlando & we immediately picked up Fitz. Oh my goodness, it was great to see him but boy he did not smell good. We walked in the door and literally put him in the bathtub immediately! We were like "forget the luggage, he needs a bath!" We brought him home a stuffed Simba as a souvenir because he likes to chew on stuffed animals --- AND we chose Simba bc we've always had a joke where we raise him into the air and sing "Ahhh..".. (you know the song - I have no idea what it really says - John and I have completely different versions!). So Fitz pretty much loves his new stuffed animal - in fact, he is currently napping next to it now. He doesn't to seem to be as aggressive w/this one - maybe because it resembles him? Ha!

Thank you so much for stopping by.. 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Colleen Rothschild

You all know I am constantly trying out skincare / makeup products! I was so excited to get the opportunity to try out some of Colleen Rothschild's skin care line - it is really incredible. I start off by using the Radiant Cleansing Balm which is great for removing make-up! To be honest, the first time I used it, I didn't know if it would be powerful enough to remove my long-wear foundation but it works! Once you scoop it out onto your hands, it more or less melts. It has a super oily texture once it hits your hands because it gets warm. I rub my hands together and then rub the product all over my face - and it literally dissolves and breaks up all of the makeup. The Radiant Cleansing Balm comes with a muslin cloth so I just run it under warm water & wring it out before I put it on my face. My makeup just melts off onto the cloth which was is rather impressive. I don't feel the to scrub my skin which is part of the reason why I love this technique. Next, I used the Clarifying Detox Mask which is made of charcoal which acts as a 'magnet' to draw out impurities. It also has glycolic acid & Vitamin C - two ingredients that I already love independently. I usually leave the mask on for about 10 minutes (while playing with Fitz & sending not-so-attractive Snapchats selfies) and then rinse it off. Finally, I use one of 2 products, either the Sheer Renewal Cream or the Face Oil. This particular day I was using the Face Oil because I'd been traveling and my skin tends to get dried out while traveling. I do have super oily skin by nature, but this oil does not cause my skin to be more oily - if anything, it helps to even out my oiliness. 

This skincare routine has been great for me because A. it keeps my skin super clean & fresh & B. it doesn't cause any breakouts. I highly recommend trying out Colleen Rothschild's skincare products - the next one on my list to try is her eye cream.

Thanks to Colleen Rothschild for sponsoring today's post.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Men's Spring Style + Best Sales

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Nordstrom currently has a really great selection of men's pants for spring. John's favorite pants are these! Most of the time he gets to wear scrubs to work, but there are certain months where he has to dress up daily (he prefers scrubs though, go figure!). He isn't the biggest fan of going shopping (shocker?!) so he likes to order pretty much everything (belt, watch, ties, etc.) from the Nordstrom site so he can try it on and send it back if it doesn't work. Right before we went to Disney World he got these sunglasses! And his Daniel Wellington watch is one of his favorites. 

Also, there are several great items on sale on Nordstrom - like these Tory Burch sunglasses, these Ray-Bans, my favorite black Prada cateye sunglasses, & this Rebecca Minkoff crossbody, just to name a few.  (+ some cuuuteee Michael Kors watches!)   

Thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring today's post.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bright & Boho..

CROCHET DRESS: Necessary Clothing | BOOTIES: M Gemi c/o | BAG: Tory Burch | BRACELETS: Socal Gems c/o, Accessory Concierge | SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban | RING: Kendra Scott | LIPS: 'Rose Libertin

Oh-em-gee, I'm obsessed with these booties! I've always been a peep-toe bootie fan, but I've never seen any this cute in brown suede. I packed this dress thinking I'd use it as a cover-up but I decided to wear it out instead - it's just too comfortable not to wear out and about.. I loved it paired with the booties, it gave the look a cool, boho twist (as opposed to beachy.)

M Gemi is a new luxury shoe brand, in fact, the site just launched yesterday. The shoes are sooooooo nice. The packaging in and of itself is a dream, but the quality of the shoes is amazing for the price. The shoes are actually hand-made in family-owned factories in Italy which I found pretty cool.. plus, I like that the shoes are all limited quantity. 

Thanks to M Gemi for sponsoring today's post.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Romper Season..

Similar rompers: here & here | SANDALS: Tory Burch | HAT: Mini Rancher (similar style) | BAG: Rebecca Minkoff | BRACELETS: Alex & Ani, David Yurman | RING: Kendra Scott | EARRINGS: Nordstrom | SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban  | PHONE CASE: Sonix | LIPS: Rose Libertin (Nails are by Gel II "Mint to be" & Toes "Pink Summer")

I can't stop wearing these Tory Burch sandals from Nordstrom. I ordered them for Jamaica and now they are all I wear because they go with so much. Nordstrom currently has a ton of great flat sandals for the spring & summer - I love these! So if you are on the hunt for the perfect summer sandal - make sure to check out Nordstrom website - it's my favorite because of free shipping!

Today my family went to Epcot - which the adults like more than the kids, I think, ha! After riding a few of our favorite rides, John, mom, & I had lunch in "Mexico" (in true Emily fashion) & then we had pizza in "Italy" for dinner. I'll be honest though, I am really missing Fitz - I'm definitely a crazy dog owner... one who keeps checking my Camp Bow Wow app to watch him.

Thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring today's post.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring Blooms..

WHITE BUTTONDOWN: old, J.Crew Factory | DENIM: Joe's Jeans (I love these!) | HEELS: old (almost identical  & on sale here) | TRENCH: old (similar here & here) | BAG: Tory Burch | SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban | WATCH: Micheal Kors (on sale currently) | EARRINGS: Tory Burch (the perfect summer earrings!) | BRACELETS: David Yurman (here) | LIPS: Viva Glam Miley Cyrus

This morning I am writing from Orlando, Florida! My family does a Disney trip every other year now that my nieces & nephews are at the age to enjoy it and John and I absolutely love this trip, too. My family is very close knit, and really funny so we have a good time together. In fact, it is pointless to even wear makeup because they always make me laugh so hard that I cry! 

One thing that I packed for this trip was a light weight trench coat - perfect for rainy days! I've written before about how I love a good trench coat, especially in-between seasons. Nordstrom has a huge collection of them - in fact, I am wishing I had THIS one! It's super light weight & has a casual, easy feel. Nordstrom also has a variety of  colors to choose from which is great - I like knowing that I can swap out the khaki color for a bright yellow trench like THIS. Outside of that, Nordstrom also has some non-tradition trench coats, like THIS one - that have a dressier feel. I personally like to invest in trench coats because they are a wardrobe staple and you can wear them 3/4 seasons!

Thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring today's post.

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