BOLD SHOULDER

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I’m seriously loving all things off-the-shoulder right now. It’s an almost unexpected way to show a little skin, especially as we (slowly but surely) move to more appealing weather. The silhouette of a billowy top paired with pin-thin cigarette pants and heels is perfection. That said, there’s just something about a peasant top and cut-off shorts, too. Regardless, I think a statement-making top like any of the above can really carry an outfit. Lightly bronzed shoulders and highlighted clavicles are the only accessories you need. Most of these tops are available at Shopbop, and they’re having a huge sale right now! Get up to 25% off items that rarely go on sale. Sizes/styles are selling out, so be quick!

Emily

Basic Cable

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Hi friends, happy Monday! With the weather cooling down here in Madison, it’s quite literally sweater weather, and who doesn’t love a good cable-knit? When I think of the classic fisherman’s sweater, my mind first jumps to being around five or six at my grandparents house. Whenever I was chilly, I would borrow one of several sweaters my “Ahma” had knitted for either my mom or my aunt when they were little. They were the perfect, cozy, cabled cardigans with pretty brass buttons. Though those are long gone, they are definitely the standard I look to when on the hunt for a new sweater. I personally believe everyone should own a great cable-knit, and this season, there’s so much to choose from. It’s anything but basic cable with punchy colors, or fringe, or colorblocking, cable-knit is cool y’all. You can even incorporate it into your look in the form of leggings or even a poncho, whatever floats your boat. If you live in the Great White North, like me, you’ll definitely be requiring a chunky knit to keep you warm all fall/winter, and cable-knit is the way to go. Check out some of my picks in the list below!

Emily

PS: The fringey cable pictured above is 30% off (with free shipping) today only! Wooo Colombus Day Sales!

WEEKLY WISHLIST

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Happy Friday! So maybe I should rename this the “biweekly” or “monthly” wishlist, but that just doesn’t have the same ring to it. First on my priority list is a pair of Nike Roshes. I used to be fundamentally opposed to black sneakers (sneakers…? I literally don’t know what to call them…tennis shoes? Everything looks weird typed out), but I’m going to branch out for these babies. I like how Roshes in particular have been adopted by the stylish set and are more often seen dressed up rather than at the gym. I plan to pair them with leggings and a Rails flannel or [if I was edgy] a leather moto jacket. I’m also particularly obsessed with Chanel Eau Vive. Normally, I shy away from Chanel perfumes as they’re too flowery/powdery, but this new scent is really light and citrusy. I’m also dying for this Cupcakes and Cashmere pink coat. It reminds me of Jackie O or Barbie (similar icons, no?), and I think it would be so fun to bring a pop of color to my fall wardrobe. I hope y’all have a fab Friday! I’ll be back tomorrow with a nice little roundup of #SaturdaySales!

Emily

SILVER SERVICE

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As I’m sure you’ve seen, boho with a side of 70s is back with a vengeance. Along with these trends comes silver jewelry (shoes too!) and I’m actually pretty excited! There’s something so effortlessly chic about silver and I’m also all about the turquoise that goes with it. I think of John Hardy/David Yurman ads where the model is laid out on a beach or tousled bed with bangles up to her elbows – the ultimate in casual elegance. Channel that look in your everyday life with bracelets, rings, and earrings like those above. I love it piled on thick, especially for summer, with shirtdresses or even just a bikini. I hope y’all have had a great Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Emily

OFF TO THE LACES

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When I think of something “lacing up” images of corsets and those awful jeans from Limited Too circa 2001 that laced up the front instead of having a normal button/zip fly. I pray y’all know what I’m referring to because I’m literally laughing to myself as I type this. Basically, anything with crisscross ties has been trashy for years, but go ahead and toss those images out the window and prepare to lace up your wardrobe. We’ve all seen these amazing Aquazzura flats for a while now (I literally dream about them), but this trend can definitely be applied to more than just shoes, as evidenced above! Elizabeth and James does it best, with both dresses in the top right. Whether you want to be super sexy in the black dress that channels Balmain, or a little more reserved in the burgundy, with the subtle laced detail at the waist, this trend can work so many different ways. I love that it adds an edge to any outfit and can fit in with any style!

Emily

Weekly Wishlist

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So I’m clearly in a very Fall mood these days. Sweaters, coats, and comfy tees for layering are definitely all on my radar right now. I’ve mostly been “window shopping” or I’ll fill my shopping bag online and then just leave it after realizing the total is into the thousands. I did, however, purchase a couple things from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I linked them in the little widget below if you’re curious. The red Tory flats above are included in the sale as well, so if you’re in the market, go grab these (they come in black and gold, too!). I hope everyone’s week is starting on a high note! Check back here tomorrow!

Emily

WORKIN’ ON THE RAILROAD…SPIKE RING

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Hi y’all, happy Thursday! I’ve been super under the weather this week, but online shopping has been healing me, I swear. This little railroad spike ring, from Shopbop, arrived on my doorstep a few days ago and I’m in love. My grandpa used to have a gold railroad spike paper weight on his desk, so this ring reminds me of him in the sweetest way. I also love the simplistic design. I don’t wear rings too often, but when I do, I gravitate towards simpler pieces (I sound like the Dos Equis man, definitely not as interesting). Giles and Brother makes clean-lined and classic, “punk prep” jewelry. They use industrial notes, like railroad spikes, screws, nails, etc. It sounds hardcore, but look at that little thing! So delicate and pretty. Plus, it’s on sale with an extra 25% off, today only! Shopbop has a couple sales a year and they’re always the time to treat yourself and/or stock up. I linked some of my G&B and sale faves in the widget below, happy shopping!

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

Weekly Wishlist

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Hi! I hope everyone is surviving Monday! Lately, I’ve been in a really spend-y mood and I’ve been online shopping a little (a lot). Most recently, I purchased this basic black cross body, and finally: a Tory for Fitbit wrap bracelet. Add my Chicago weekend to the tab and yeah, I need to stop spending. I’m trying to keep my wishlist light, but here’s a few things that have caught my eye this past week!

Emily

Saturday Sales

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Happy Saturday! There are some great sales to be shopped this weekend y’all. First, hop on over to Gigi New York, because today is the last day to receive 15% off your order with code FRIENDS15 plus free monogramming! That’s where this cute phone case is from and they have so many other chic accessories, so definitely go check it out. Madewell is offering 30% off “sunny-day styles” like this red patterned tee and cognac leather tote! The sale is also good on Birkenstocks for all my granola babes. Henri Bendel also has a little summer styles sale happening this weekend, including these pink jelly sandals, which are 25% off. The other sandals featured are See by Chloe and can be found 30% off at Shopbop. These white jeans, by Joe’s, are $60 right now at Saks Off 5th, so if you’re in the market for some new summer denim, these are for you! Finally, this chambray shirtdress is a summer essential, plus its on major sale at Revolve. I hope y’all have the chance to shop some of these great sales this weekend! I’ll meet y’all back here tomorrow.

Emily