Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Pre-Fall Tartan

PLAID TOP: Topshop | SKIRT: Vince Camuto (Nsale purchase - similar here & here) | BOOTIES: Vince Camuto (obsessed- I also just ordered the Wild Mushroom color, too) | BAG: Prada (similar style here) | SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker (dupes for $12 here) | WATCH: Michele | BRACELETS: Louis Vuitton (stolen from Elle) | RING: David Yurman | LIPS: Cherish & Ample Pink

Over the weekend, John and I went to Fort Smith to spend some time with my friend (might as well be sister), Elle. She left for London yesterday - she is spending 3 mos. doing an internship there! We went out for dinner and just spent some quality time with her & her family. Fitz LOVES going to Elle's house because they have a couple of doodles and he loooooves to play with them. Doesn't Fitzy look so cute?! :) And side note - this is like the cutest plaid, ever - I just wish it were a little longer - size up if you want it to be longer!

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Perfect Chambray Dress

 DRESS: Chicwish c/o | FLATS: Sole Society (last season - similar here & here) | HAT: old (similar style here and tons HERE- I want them all!) | BAG: Louis Vuitton (similar style here) | NECKLACES: Love Always (3xl), Revolve | WATCH: Michele | EARRINGS: Gorjana | BRACELETS: David Yurman (& here, too), J.Crew | LIPS: Rebel | RING: BaubleBar, David Yurman 

Over the weekend I wore this dress 3x.. ha! It comes in a darker denim, too - maybe I need to grab that one. I just loved the baggy fit - it was great for our low key weekend. I wore it with booties, then wedges, then flats - it's so easy to style. :) (Ps. That would be Fitz hair on my hat!)

Okay, so I am on the hunt for a new pair of leopard print flats - over the years I've had 2 pair that have all gotten SO much wear and I'm thinking another pair is in order for the fall! I'm linking a few of my favorite in the bar below.

Happy Monday!

Friday, August 28, 2015

How to Wear a Poncho NOW..

PONCHO: BP ($38) | TEE: Madewell (wearing sz S) | DENIM: AG | BOOTIES: BP (under $100) | BAG: Chanel (similar here) | SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban | WATCH: Michele | RING: David Yurman | LIPS: 'Annabella

This one is for all of my cold natured sisters out there! Last night, John and I took Fitz on our nightly walk and I go "oh my gosh, it is freezing!" to which John is like "yea, it is cool - but it is 75 degrees...". Okay, so I don't like to be too hot or too cold?! In fact, it is a known thing that I use the seat warmer in the car at night after we've left a restaurant bc as I've said before - I freeze in restaurants (and I am not a big cooker so...) :/ Anyway, I have learned to always carry a denim jacket, light cardy - OR a fall fave: poncho! 

So if you've got any plans in the next month or so that involve being outdoors after the sun goes down (i.e. football game, party, etc.) - carrying along a poncho (or oversized scarf) is always a win. It's also something I do when I travel, also. The booties I am wearing are crazy comfy - they are the perfect transitional shoe because of the peep toe. 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Home Decor Must-Haves

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Slowly but surely we are adding little touches & details into our home. Decorating is not easy, lol! Or cheap - but I love love shopping Nordstrom's home section because they have TONS of brands and all kinds of home goods. You can find bedding, decor, furniture, kitchen necessities, etc all in one place which is nice so I don't have to place several different orders! Also, I like that Nordstrom has plenty to choose from as far as price points go!  

Okay, so I have #6 and oh my goodness, it will make your house smell incredible! I have written about it on my blog before, though! Also, I love the pink cakestand - it also comes in blue! I so wish I would've had the blue one for a friend's baby shower recently. Anyway, if you are moving into a dorm or just looking for fun decor for your home, don't look over the home selection at Nordstrom.

Thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring today's post.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Gearing Up for Fall

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TOP: Lush (wearing size small) (similar here & here) | VEST: ShopbellaC c/o | DENIM: AG (love love these jeans) | BOOTIES: Vince Camuto (size up half a size) (also craving these) | BAG: Louis Vuitton (similar style here) | SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker (dupes for $12 here) | MONOGRAM: Love Always (3XL, 16") |  RING: David Yurman | WATCH: Michele

Last week while flying home from LA - I wore this grey swing top on the flight home. I didn't think it was anything special when I ordered it - I just knew I'd want to wear in on the flight home since it is soft and comfy but as soon as I left my aunt's home in LA I had tons of people ask about it - including my aunt! At that point I knew I had to IG it - so you may have seen THIS post. Anyway, no, it isn't cold in Tulsa (ugh I wish!), but the day I flew home from LA it was in the 60's and I needed to shoot this vest so it was the perfect opportunity to wear it. Annndd, I hope it will get back into the 60's and stay that way sometime in the near future. :) 

Hope you all are having a wonderful week so far.. can you believe it is the end of August?! 

xx, Emily

Monday, August 24, 2015

How To: Amp Up The Basics in Your Closet..

TOP: Lush ($42, six other colors available) | DENIM: Hudson (similar here & here) | HEELS: Topshop c/o (similar style here & here) | SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban | WATCH: Michael Kors | BAG: Valentino (similar here & here) | EARRINGS: Gorjana | RING: Baublebar c/o, David Yurman | BRACELETS: Charm & Chain, Hermes, Kate Spade, SoCal Gems 

Over the years, I've found that the top three items I wear enough to get my money's worth are: handbags, shoes, & basics. For that reason, I don't mind spending a little extra on those things. However, I will say that this tunic is $42 (not too pricy) - and I own it in 3 colors and I can't tell you how much wear I get out of it. You all have seen me wear it quite a bit (styled differently) so I wanted to share this particular post to inspire different ways to amp up the basics in your closet. 

If you are looking for ways to re-invent your wardrobe basics, start by stepping outside of your comfort zone w/your handbag or shoes. Also, statement jewelry can be a game changer, too! As I was looking for a similar, more affordable handbag - I found THIS one (only $54) and may or may not have ordered it. The blush pink color is a fave of mine for fall!

I'm linking some fun heels, handbag, & jewelry below..


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