ON LUKE || TWO PIECE SET: Nordstrom
Okay, I (Emily) am popping in first because because Nordstrom reached out to see if I’d like to collaborate on a Men’s post. John does all of his shopping at Nordstrom so it was a no brainer for me, PLUS, I get most of Luke’s clothing from Nordstrom as well. We were in Dallas last week for a few days and John was picking up some new work clothes. He works at a hospital but he does not wear scrubs. He discovered the Nordstrom Men’s Shop and really liked everything in that section… and I’m not going to deny it – I did too. That gray sweatshirt he is wearing ended up being what I wore on the car ride home from Dallas because it is SO soft! It is a sweatshirt material but he likes to wear it with button downs! As for Luke, I got him this two piece outfit while in Dallas because his skin is dry so lately I’ve been dressing him in comfortable, soft pants instead of jeans/khakis. I love Nordstrom’s selection of baby boy clothes.
Alright I’m off to get ready for church and John is going to take over..
John here, taking over Emily’s blog for the day with the assistance of baby Luke.
She asked me to pick out an outfit for her blog. Fashion is not my “thing” as Emily has mentioned to you all in previous posts. (I know she shared with you all what I was wearing when we first met in undergrad-a very shrunk up Hollister shirt!) But now I consider myself somewhat fashionable or really, I just care more. Emily gets most of the credit for that. I knew when we started dating that if I was to be seen with this girl, that was WAY out of my league, that I would have to step up my game. So, over the years my wardrobe has greatly improved. Even to the point where people ask (more times than I am willing to admit) “did your wife pick out your outfit today?”. I understand why they ask, I mean, I am married to a style blogger, but the reality is that..
- I can dress myself! (and she is still sleeping when I leave for work!)
- She doesn’t care as much about mens fashion.
- Being married to Emily and her love for being put together has rubbed off on myself.
So this got me thinking about other things that people may not know about Emily!
NICKNAME: Many of you refer to her as “The Sweetest Thing” or “Emilyanngemma”, or “Emma Gemma” But what myself and her family usually call her is “Emi” or if she is being extra spunky “EM-DAWG.” (You all will have to ask her for the story on how she got that nickname.) Thinking about it now, Luke is Luke Bear and Emily is Em-Dawg, but I don’t have a animal nickname!
PERSONALITY: Around her close friends & family, Emily is very goofy, fun-loving, & silly really. But over the years as we have traveled and met many readers, I’ve noticed that many people are deathly afraid to come up to her! I think that is because she takes her job seriously and you don’t always get to see her silly side. Well, unless you have watched her Instagram lives with her sister, Elle or her mom. Now that is where you really see her personality come out. Anyway, when we meet readers she usually hugs them first thing and always walks away telling me she felt like that was an old friend she hadn’t seen in a while! This may embarrass her but the first time she was ever stopped by a reader, she got nervous and froze up. When the girl walked away I asked Emily why she got so quiet and she said she got so nervous she started sweating and couldn’t think of what to say.
FAVORITE MOVIE: If you had to guess you would pick something like: Sweet Home Alabama, Mean Girls, Legally Blonde. No, No, and NO. She made me watch her favorite movie when we were dating (actually I think we watched it with her parents). She LOVES Cape Fear! The old movie from 1991. Her favorite quote is, “But Professor Do-Right!” With some poetic justice it turned into Dr. Do-Right when she is talking to me.
HIDDEN TALENT: I’m not sure if this is a talent, really but it is a fun thing about Emily. She has 6 nieces and nephews on her side of the family and when they were growing up they would all come over to spend the night. (This was when Emily was in college and before we were married.) She would stay up all night with them and they would beg for Emily to tell them scary stories! Emily has a crazy imagination and would have the kids crying-laughing and sometimes crying-scared! Once she told them a story about witches (they always asked for witch stories for some reason) and one of the kids ran to his parents room and slept there for the night. I will see if she will share a funny video she recorded one night about 10 years ago about witches on her Instagram story.
HIDDEN UN-TALENT: If you have come to know Emily over the years, you’ve seen she can DO IT ALL! Mother, wife, blogger. Is there anything that this girl cannot do???? Yes… Emily is horrible at directions and geography. Luckily this is one of those situations where one of her weakness are my strengths. We have lived in Tulsa for over 3 years and she still does not know her way around. Take my word for it, don’t ask Emily to give you directions, thats what Siri is for and if you ride with her somewhere expect to be late because she got lost.
VALUES: Its easy to share all the embarrassing, silly, fun things that you don’t know about Emily. But one thing that people don’t see or know about her is her altruistic, giving spirit. She would prefer to keep this part of her out of the public eye so I don’t want to say much but it is truly one of her core values and something I admire about her.
There you have it, my first blog takeover. I still have nightmares about writing essays but writing this blog post only took me a few hours! I hope you enjoyed seeing Luke Bear and me as well as learning more about Emily.
Thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring todays post.