HOLIDAY OUTFIT INSPO

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Hi friends! I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving! So, recently, I’ve been gravitating towards a certain aesthetic when planning several outfits for Christmas/holiday get-togethers this month. I’ve featured this plaid midi skirt from Kate Spade before, and I just can’t get enough. I also love it in cream, as seen on that precious little secretary-style shift dress. One of these pieces just has to make in into my holiday wardrobe, and the odds are certainly in my favor as they’re both currently on sale! Using the inspiration from these pieces, I put together a little image map of items that fit the look. If you live closer to the North Pole, like me, you’ll also need a great pair of tights, so go for the mat opaque 80 from Wolford. They are the Cadillac of tights and you have to just bite the bullet and invest. I like the idea of having a few key pieces and then mixing and matching with classic black basics and gold jewelry. That’s my holiday outfit approach. I know, what a concept, groundbreaking. Anyway, I hope you can draw some inspo for your holiday looks too! Tomorrow I’ll be back with another gift guide, have a great Thursday y’all!

Emily

My New Fave Animal Print

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Hi y’all, happy Friday! I’m headed to Chicago later this afternoon to see my best friend from college and spend the weekend sketching around the Windy City! If y’all have any suggestions on places to eat/drink/shop let me know! For now, I’ll leave you with this little trend I’ve been into lately. I love most animal prints (except zebra, say no to zebra), but especially this speckled dalmatian/cheetah print. I’ve not been sure of what to call it, as it’s more abstract than straight-up cheetah, but not quite reminiscent of 101 Dalmatians either. Regardless, being a natural design, it’ll fit in with almost any look, plus, it’s a fun way to add some interest and texture to an outfit. What patterns and prints do you gravitate toward? I hope everyone has a great weekend, I’ll meet you back here on Monday! Until then, follow along on Instagram!

Emily

Saturday Sales

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Hi everyone, welcome back to some great #SaturdaySales. First, I have to talk about this Vineyard Vines maxi dress, which fits in perfectly with this post. Score it for 25% off along with everything else VV, thanks to their Friends & Family sale! Now is also a good time to stock up on t-shirts (college forever). This RAILS LA button down is seasonless and SUCH a great deal right now. You can wear it on chillier nights with white jeans and it can carry you through fall as well. Speaking of white jeans, I’m obsessed with this pair from J.Crew. They fit comfortably and wash SO well. Everyone needs some white denim in their life. These are 25% off and so is this amazing bangle. I’m really into anything marble right now, from entire kitchens to accessories. Don’t forget to check out J.Crew’s regular sale section, too! It’s an extra 50% off. Who doesn’t love a cheeky phone case? I’ve been eyeing this Kate Spade case for a while and just might snap it up due to this deal at Bloomie’s. I’m loving these simple heart earrings from Shopbop, really sweet and easy for everyday wear. Lastly, this coral MBMJ wallet is a great little summer buy. Plus, you can subtly capitalize on the perforated trend. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, and happy graduation to so many! Tomorrow, I’ll have a post up on the best grad gifts.

Emily

That’s a Novel Idea…

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If you want to partake in the “novelty” trend – without looking like a Miley Cyrus Instagram – the best way is with accessories. They’re less of a commitment than a full on biker Barbie outfit, a la Moschino, and add a cheeky statement to your look. Fun accessories like these can be incorporated into any wardrobe, so don’t be afraid to add some sass to your style!

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Is it just me, or does Mother’s Day sneak up on you every year? Not this time ya’ll! This year, we’ll all be prepared because I’ve compiled a sweet little gift guide. These are all things moms wouldn’t normally treat themselves to, but totally deserve! Moms are the best, and I’ll definitely be gifting mine a few things off this list. Mother’s Day is May 10th, now you have no excuse to scramble for a gift the night before.

Emily

Weekly Wishlist: Leafy Greens

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Hello lovers, welcome back. I hope everyone had a great weekend. On Sunday morning I casually ventured to Target, in hopes of checking out the Lilly…but there was nothing let to check out! I knew this would be a successful capsule collection but was not anticipating bare shelves by 9am. The clothes didn’t have me very excited, but the home goods looked so cute in the lookbook.  My mom and I scrounged up some nail files and hair ties, but everything else was hoarded away by eBay entrepreneurs, it seems. So, in honor of Lilly, some tropical vibes are happening on the Weekly Wishlist!

Emily

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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