Weekly Wishlist

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Hi! Here’s what’s on my wishlist this week, you know the drill. While most of this stuff has to go on the back burner (aka I’ll just dream of it for a while and then concede working retail doesn’t pay for Chloe bags…), the wallet and Chelsea boots are more realistic/practical. I’ve been in the market for a simple yet interesting wallet. I like that this one from Marc by Marc Jacobs almost has a clutch-like appeal, setting it apart from the basic zip-around continental wallet I’ve been schlepping around. As of late, I’ve also been in the market for some black flat booties. Sure, it’s barely summer, but you could say I’m pregaming for fall. What have y’all been eyeing lately? Stop back here tomorrow for some July Fourth inspiration!

Emily

Weekly Wishlist

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Happy Monday! Here’s some of the things I’m currently coveting. I really need a new wallet, and this little Saint Laurent number is basically calling my name. I’m also mulling over getting this wallet, as it’s a little more realistic price-wise, like…$500 more realistic.

Emily

Scarf Prints

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I’ve been seeing a lot of “scarf prints” lately and I’m pretty excited about it. I love these classic patterns and how they’ve been reinvented with on-trend colors, ripe for summer. The scarf print is super easy to implement in your own wardrobe, even if you just use – you guessed it – a scarf. Yesterday, The Zoe Report featured a slide show on five easy ways to add a scarf to your look. My personal favorite is tying one on your handbag, a la style icon Babe Paley. I’m hoping to pick up a few items with this print and also utilize all the silk scarves I never really knew what to do with!

Emily

Saturday Sales

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Happy weekend! Here’s this week’s edition of Saturday Sales! Of course, everything here is reduced in price, but J.Crew and Anthropologie have the best deals this weekend. J.Crew is offering 30% off spring sale styles, like the tie-dye linen top above. Anthro is giving 20% off EVERYTHING for Mother’s Day! That’s where you can score the stone earrings. Also, find those wedges for 40% off at Nordstrom, sizes are limited, however, so the picture is linked to Shopbop, where they’re 30% off. I hope y’all are having a nice little Saturday so far, and have a great Mother’s Day tomorrow!

Emily

Congrats Grads

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As graduation quickly approaches for many, I decided to pull some easy dress options! Since you’ll be wearing the ever-flattering cap and gown, it’s best to keep your dress tailored/streamlined, so as not to add extra bulk. All of these dresses are sleeveless because, hello, May/June temps in an acrylic robe? I literally didn’t go to my August college graduation because I didn’t want to be hot. Guess I’m not really qualified to write this post, sorry guys. Regardless, this dress and this one are both good options if you want your arms covered! Keep in mind you’ll be taking lots of pictures, so pick a classic, simple dress that will photograph well. Congrats to all my soon-to-be-graduate readers! Welcome to postgrad life, it’s terrifying 🙂

Emily

Weekly Wishlist: Go Army

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Hello! Happy Monday! Today’s Weekly Wishlist centers around the military/utilitarian trend we’re seeing right now. I love this trend because it is really classic and can blend in with so many different styles. Basic items you are bound to already have in your closet will play well with this look. Take those green Theory georgette pants and top them with a white button down and flats – you’re good to go!  Also, give the tan cargo dress a chance. I recently purchased it along with literally five of my coworkers, all different heights and body types, and it flatters everyone! It’s been on repeat for some time now and I won’t be stopping anytime soon. Hope ya’ll have a great day and that this little post provides some Monday entertainment!

Emily

Pastel Picks

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I know pastels (like florals!) for spring aren’t exactly groundbreaking, but I’m really excited about them this go round. With all the neutral, blushy tones that are everywhere this season, pastels are just part of the natural progression. I like the ethereal, easy look that only the lightest tints of colors can bring. This is also true when it comes to cosmetics, so if you’re not quite ready to commit to a pastel wardrobe the Queen Mother (rest her soul) would approve of, try a new, pink-er blush or this lilac nail polish. This color trend is a great fit for everyone, as pastels compliment both dark and fair skin tones. Now we can all run around channeling Easter eggs all season long. I can’t wait to layer the sweater from yesterday’s post over this shirtdress with pale pink flats!

Emily

Subtle Sparkle

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Don’t get me wrong, I love a bold statement necklace as much as the next girl, but lately I’ve also been gravitating towards delicate, understated pieces that can easily layer together. I actually think a subtle glimmer on the neckline/wrist can make just as much of a statement. So go ahead, pile on the fine gauge chains and pavé sparkles, they can still pack a style punch! This type of delicate jewelry also makes a great gift – don’t forget Mother’s Day is coming up!  No matter an individual’s personal style, a piece like those pictured above can fit into any jewelry collection.

Emily

Saturday Sales

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Happy weekend!  This was a wild week, so it’s nice to finally have some time to lounge around.  My first full week blogging was a success, but there is definitely a learning curve.  The main things I discovered this week are 1.) Instagram is so weird (why do users repeatedly follow/unfollow?!), 2.) Google Analytics is addictive (hello Russian readers!).  Beyond those things, I’ve also been pleased to receive so much positive feedback and encouragement!  If ya’ll ever have any questions, comments, even critiques, don’t hesitate to email me!

Today’s post is going to be another weekly regular.  Who doesn’t love going into the weekend with some sweet sales?  Here’s my little selection.

1.  This white lace Kate Spade dress is a must-have.  It’s appropriate for so many different occasions, and everyone should have a great LWD in their wardrobe arsenal.  Through Sunday, you can get it 25% off with code DEAREST.
2.  An ID bracelet is the perfect addition to any arm party, and thanks to Barneys Warehouse, this one is a steal!  It’s 18K gold plated and made by Ettika.  Warehouse is offering an extra 50% off all clearance, so this bracelet comes out to less than $30!
3.  I’ve been weary of the bucket bag phenomenon.  They just seem so bulky and awkward, however, this Halston Heritage take on the trend is gorgeous.  It’s fairly petite, but the bucket design allows for plenty of room for all your necessities.  Also, it’s coral, which is my favorite spring color. Shopbop has it on sale for 30% off!
4.  I’ve been feeling this whole flower-child-festival-style look as of late.  It’s not a style I typically gravitate to, but this BCBG relaxed peasant dress has just the right amount of chic to keep you from looking like a Coachella castoff.  Their Friends & Family event I talked about the other day is still going on, 25% off all full price!
5.  Turquoise is such a spring/summer staple, and I pair it with everything come this time of year. These earrings are more reserved than what we typically see from Kendra Scott, but they still provide a pop of color to any outfit.  Nordstrom has them at 25% off, along with three other colors.
6.  D’Orsay flats have been everywhere as of late, but this Tory Burch pair is the best.  They also play into the black and white trend, so two birds one stone, ya’ll.  They’re 25% off at Nordstrom!
7.  This little envelope clutch from Neiman’s Last Call is such a great basic.  I love how the orange piping adds just the right amount of color.  Right now, it’s just $50.  Such a great pouch to take on nights out.

Emily

In My White Tee

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BCBGMaxAzria “Lesli” top – $88
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I feel like celebrities are always saying how the sexiest thing a girl can wear is a white t-shirt.  While that sentiment is nice and makes them seem super down to earth…finding the perfect white tee is actually quite the challenge.  For such a simple garment, a lot goes into it.  You don’t want it to be too sheer, it has to hang nicely, the cut has to be just so…maybe I’ve put too much thought into this (I have).  Regardless, I finally found it, the perfect, most effortless white t-shirt.  It’s from BCBG and right now, you can get 25% off thanks to their Friends & Family event!  Made of modal/poly, it won’t shrink, maintains shape, and doesn’t wrinkle.  This shirt boasts a relaxed fit and an asymmetrical hemline which elongates the torso aka you look like you just did a cleanse without even consuming a single drop of cayenne pepper water.  What’s not to love about that?  I’ve been wearing mine with leggings and flats but can’t wait to pair it with denim cutoffs and gladiators this summer!

Emily