WEEKLY WISHLIST

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Hi! Today, I thought I’d share another #weeklywishlist because, well, I haven’t done one in a while. Also, with the holidays justtt around the corner [eyeroll], my wishlist is getting quite lengthy.

Booties: I’m kind of on a bootie kick right now (wow that sounds like a Zumba move, I hate myself). I’m definitely gravitating towards a bootie/chelsea boot moreso than ballet flats these days. Maybe this means that for once in my life I can say I’m practical. I love leopard details, especially when peppered into an all black ensemble, it adds a pop of something while still being neutral. They’re Madewell, but I was only able to find them at Shopbop. Sizes are dwindling, so I might need to just bite the bullet and snap them up.

Earrings: These Loren Hope statement studs are such a fun little addition for fall. I like how they pack a punch, but aren’t giant boulders weighing down my head. Win-win if you ask me. Really though, I don’t have a pair like them and that rich merlot color is just the best.

Sweater: Don’t mind me, I’m just continuing my current obsession with cable-knit. Carry on.

Primer: This line-item is up for debate because I’m not quite sure what to look for in an eyeshadow primer. I just emerged from another decade, apparently, and don’t have one. I’ve heard great things about this one, from Urban Decay, plus it has some anti-aging magic. If anyone has any other recommendations I’d love to hear them!

Loafers: If a ballet flat and a driving moc had a baby, it might kinda look like these little gems from Kate Spade. What more could I ask for?

PJs: I feel really aggressive wanting these Christmas-y pajamas, like yes – it’s barely November, but think of all the lounging! Loungewear is important y’all, and how can you not love those little Santa gnomes? Also, this plaid pair is a must!

Pants: These Victoria Beckham pants are fabulous. I’m always a fan of gingham, especially in black and white. It’s so chic and stands in a definite contrast to the classic picnic table print. I would love these topped by a chunky knit or all buttoned-up. Also here.

Watch: Not to be trendy, but I’ve been eyeing this Daniel Wellington watch for a while now. Though I love a good “boyfriend watch,” sometimes those oversized timepieces look gaudy as hell. Not to mention, I feel like they overpower my wrist. I like how this watch has that really large face, but the thinner band tones it down.

Sunglasses: I tried these Prada beauties on at the airport Sunglass Hut a week or so ago and I can’t stop thinking about them. I don’t have a pair of sunnies in this light tortoiseshell, which means they’re an obvious necessity. I’m like kidding but also not…

Tray: Who doesn’t love a little crown motif?

Take the edge of your Monday like I did, with a little online shopping. I hope y’all had a great Halloweekend!

Emily

SKIRT CHASER

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I have a seriously dysfunctional relationship with skirts. I don’t know what it is, but I just haven’t found one that I love and would rather wear over a dress. Is anyone else like this? Maybe it’s a lazy thing: you look put together, but it’s just one article of clothing. Throw it on and go. Whatever my issue is, hopefully I’ll get over it this season, because there are so many fun trends for skirts! Once again, the 70s vibes of fall are surfacing with suede fringe, leather, and patchwork. I also love the classic pleats, plaids, and button fronts. The mini skirts are darling paired with cozy knits (like those found in my last post), and the midis looks so polished with a bloused silk top. Check out the widget below for some more skirts that give me hope I can be a skirt person!

Emily

PS that fringe-y little number is linked in a lighter canvas color! The tan sold out.

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!

SATURDAY SALES

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Hey sports fans, happy Saturday! If you know me in real life, or just as easily evidenced by this blog, I’m not a super sporty. That said, there’s something so comforting about college football. It’s just a happy time, ya know? Anyway, while you’re watching the game(s) today, treat yourself to some sale shopping!

Here’s the deets…

DVF: Friends & Fam Sale! 25% off everything
LOFT: 40% off everything
J.Crew: 25% off select fall faves & extra 30% off sale
Vineyard Vines: Friends & Fam Sale! 25% off everything
Anthropologie: Extra 30% off sale
Henri Bendel: 30% off select handbags & ALL jewelry, $100 off handbag/wallet when purchased together

Meet y’all back here tomorrow!

Emily

EVERYONE LOVES A GIVEAWAY

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Happy Friday! What better way to celebrate the weekend than with a giveaway, am I right? I’m so excited to finally host a giveaway, and I’m even more pleased to be partnering with Plum Boutique to do it! It’s always great to team up with other small businesses, but especially one located in my college town of Waco, TX. Sic ’em Bears forever. I’m actually jealous of what y’all have the chance to win: a huge Capri Blue candle that smells like actual heaven (tropical fruits & sugared citrus), and some gorgeous stud earrings from Everlasting Joy Jewelry (another Baylor alum business!). Pop on over to my Instagram, which hello, you should already be following, to enter! That’s also where you’ll find the full contest rules and all that fun stuff. Good luck and have a fab weekend y’all!

Emily

IT’S SCARF SEASON, Y’ALL

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Scarf: Plum Boutique

Happy first day of FALL! Not to be cliche, but Fall is by far my favorite season. I think every girl ever would agree with that statement, but for me the season is about so much more than pumpkin spice lattes. It’s about clothes, y’all. We finally bid farewell to the sweatiness of summer (maybe that’s just me…) and get to pile on the layers! Ok, so there’s still a couple weeks until the cool weather really sets in, but now is the time to stock up on fall faves, such as scarves. A great scarf, like the one pictured above, is the best way to pull your outfit together…with minimal effort. Leggings, a little sweater (bonus points for a cape), topped with a plaid infinity, and you’re good to go. I love this one, from Plum Boutique in Waco, TX! It’s super cozy, but also thin enough to double loop without looking like you’re wearing a neck brace haha. Plus, the price is most certainly right, at only $28!

Plum recently launched their new website (Plumtique.com) and I’m pretty much obsessed with everything. From apparel, to jewelry, and home accessories, they’ve got you covered. Definitely go check out the site and treat yourself to some goodies. For my Baylor readers (sic ’em!), head to their adorable shop in Spice Village. Also, give them a follow on Instagram for a wonderful feed full of inspiration! Be sure to check back on Friday, as I’ll be hosting a little Plum Boutique giveaway!

I hope everyone is having a great first day of fall, thanks for popping by!

Emily

Thanks to Plum Boutique for sponsoring this post!

ROCKSBOX

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Helloooo and happy September! Not only is it my birthday month, but I’m also heading out to Philly and NYC in a couple weeks for a wedding with my boyfriend! I’m jazzed to get to know his family and also the city of Philadelphia! If y’all have any recommendations on fun spots, shoot me an email. Today, I’m talking about Rocksbox! I first heard about this awesome service a few months ago via Instagram and I was over the moon when they emailed me to partner up. If you don’t already know, Rocksbox is kind of like old-school Netflix, but for designer jewelry. After you take a fun little style assessment, a stylist will send you three handpicked pieces. You have the option to keep one or more (for an insider’s price) or you can wear them around and send ’em back in exchange for a brand new selection! You can do this as many times a month as you want, for just $19. I think this is such an awesome concept, especially for college girls (hello recruitment!). I’m always so hesitant to spend a lot of money on trend or statement pieces, because I just don’t get the wear out of them. God love ya, KScott, but I’ll sink that $200 into a Yurman, thank you very much. Rocksbox basically affords you a rotating jewelry wardrobe featuring brands like Loren Hope, Gorjana, House of Harlow, and yes, Kendra Scott. It’s a fun way to “try before you buy” and even step out of your comfort zone a bit, style wise. It’s risk free shopping, y’all!

I’m not one for subscription boxes, but I’m seriously so obsessed with Rocksbox and you will be too! Click here to get your first month FREE or just enter code 10thandjamesxoxo at checkout!

Emily

Thanks to Rocksbox for sponsoring this post!

WEEKLY WISHLIST

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Hi babes! Back in action with another weekly wishlist, of course. Once again, fall/transitional pieces have taken over. I’ll miss you, summer. It’s actually been sort of chilly the past couple days and I’m getting anxiety for winter. Cue another jacket and cozy knit (men’s) tee for my troubles.

I keep hearing rave reviews about the Beauty Blender and I really want to try it out for myself. Have any of y’all used one? Last night, I spent a considerable amount of time watching Youtube tutorials, so I’m pretty much an expert now (no). It’s probably best I just take the plunge and order it, plus, Amazon has a nice little deal right now ($16!). I’m also in the market for a decent lip pencil. I’ve never worn lip liner before, but with red lipstick and my super fair skin, I can’t really get away without it. Does anyone have a good recommendation? Charlotte Tilbury seems to be the “it” make-up right now, but I really have no idea what I’m doing. Not tryna look like Kylie or anything, so tell me what’s up in the realm of lip pencils.

Recently, I discovered a void in my life (wardrobe) and realized a pretty, ladylike handbag was the only thing that could fill it. Seriously though, I really don’t have a structured, “formal” handbag, dah-ling. When looking for a new bag, I always head towards cavernous totes or little crossbodies, but nothing in between. This Zac Zac Posen bag is what dreams are made of, seriously. It just looks so proper and expensive but it really isn’t too pricey for a bag of it’s size/quality. That said, it’s absolutely still an investment piece. I’m also obsessed with this version, but didn’t feature it above because there’s only one left. Someone snap it up! Tortoiseshell heaven y’all. This similar shopper is on MAJOR sale and would be great for the office!

For fall, I’m renewing my obsession with Del Toro smoking slippers and just how…obnoxious they are? The pair above are obviously very tongue-in-cheek but I think it’s fun and if anything else, a conversation piece. This pair is a tad more reserved, and who doesn’t love a good emoji? Another fall fave on my radar is the classic (read: basic, I’ll own it) Burberry quilted jacket. I picked one up on sale in high school and it’s been on repeat ever since. So yeah, six years later, you could say I want an upgrade, please. This red delivers, so I better start saving haha.

What have you been eyeing lately? I hope you’ve had a great day so far, thanks for stopping by!

Emily

PS: I’ll post about it soon, but…if you want a free month of Rocksbox, use my code: 10thandjamesxoxo!

SATURDAY SALES

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Happy Saturday! Here’s a nice little sale selection for you! I’m obviously stuck in Fall mode almost to the point of no return, as illustrated by the comfy knits and mostly fall colors. I guess you could say I’m keeping the summer dream alive with the St. Tropez self tanner haha. There are several great sales this weekend and now is the perfect time to stock up!

Here’s the deets…

J.Crew: 25% off $100, 30% off $200 with code SHOPMORE
Henri Bendel: $25 off every $150 spent
Madewell: Extra 30% off sale with code SPLASH30
ASOS: Up to 30% off summer beauty
Rebecca Minkoff: Endless Summer Sale, up to 70% off
Loren Hope: 30% off Mishelle collection with code MISHELLE30
Off 5th: Up to 70% off EVERYTHING (they have a great Wildfox selection)

Happy shopping!

Emily

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