BLACK, WHITE & BLUSH

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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – I’m all about using blush as a neutral. It adds a nice, subtle hint of color and gives any look a bit of sophistication. I found these shoes at Ross for about one third of the price the exact style retails for on Sam Edelman’s website (linked below). I have a love/hate relationship with all these discount retail stores because I usually go in only needing one particular item and then I leave with yet another pair of shoes. These blush beauties were too pretty to pass up though (and the only pair was my size, so you know what that means – it was fate). For this look, I really wanted to feature my new gorgeous Forever 21 blouse. I’ve been looking for one of these decorative collar blouses for a long time now, since I always love the ones that Keiko Lynn wears. I love its versatility and that I can pair it with an edgy leather mini skirt or black skinny jeans or a retro printed skirt. This feminine yet sultry look is perfect for a spring date night out on the town.

Emily
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April 2016

I was wearing;

Forever 21 Rose-Collar Blouse; Exact Here

Forever 21 Faux Leather Skirt; Exact Here

Sam Edelman Blush Suede Pointed Toe Pump; Similar Here and Here

Riviera Feather Headband; Similar Here

H&M Black Rose Embellished Sunglasses; Similar Here

“Black, White & Blush” Photographed by Luke Bowes

2017-04-03T00:30:04+00:00 April 29th, 2016|Fashion|0 Comments

COACHELLA IN CANARY

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Every spring when Coachella rolls around, I get super envious of all the cool people on my Instragram feed who are all in Palm Springs attending the huge California music festival. To be honest, the music is the least appealing part to me. But I anxiously await seeing all the hippy-inspired styles that the It girls have come up with for a weekend away in Palm Springs. And all of the cabana parties seem pretty appealing, too. So until I can check Coachella off of my bucket list, I will just come up with outfits to wear for when I do have the chance to attend. This look really revolves around this gorgeous Forever 21 canary yellow lace top. With 70’s trends heavily in style right now, you’ll probably be seeing a lot more of this color this summer – which I am totally alright with because I’m kind of obsessed with it. When I was trying to piece together an outfit to feature this top, I originally thought I would pair it with some flared jeans and cognac heels (which would still be cute for a casual night out), but as I began to toy around with other ideas, I tried on these shorts and fell in love with the combo. One thing that I really love about fashion is that once you have some staple pieces in your closet, they become building blocks for great outfits. I’ve had these shorts for several years, and my shoes and hat are closet favorites, last seen here and here. But with a little help from the new blouse, I have a new, fresh, and on-trend look.

Emily
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April 2016

I was wearing;

Forever 21 Canary Lace-Paneled Top; Exact Here, but since most sizes are sold out, I’ve linked other options HereHere, and Here

American Eagle Woven Shorts; Similar Here

Target Sam & Libby Lace-Up Heels; Similar Here

Forever 21 Black Fedora; Similar Here

“Coachella in Canary” photographed by Luke Bowes

2017-04-03T00:30:04+00:00 April 21st, 2016|Fashion|0 Comments

RIOT IN RED

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Although I don’t really care if I ever attend another baseball game in my life, I really have an attachment to baseball-sleeved pieces of clothing. I wear baseball tees with leggings and jeans all the time for a cool and comfy errand-running outfit, so I was all over this Forever 21 dress. It’s definitely dressier than my typical baseball tee/sweatpant combo, but still laid-back at the same time. I will be wearing this dress to many summer cookouts and casual events this year, as the sleeves are perfect for that extra bit of coverage I’ll need when the sun goes down. (Which is when I’ll be groovin’ and feelin’ alright… Kenny Chesney, anyone?) I got these sandals at Target last spring and wore them through the ENTIRE summer. They’ve made a very similar version this year that I’ve linked below, but I can’t recommend them enough because they’re so well made and durable and bring just a bit of boho glam to any outfit they’re paired with. Which summer traditions are you looking forward to celebrating?

Emily
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April 2016

I was wearing;

Forever 21 Baseball Sleeve Dress; Similar Here

Target Sam & Libby Black Lace-Up Sandals; Similar Here (They also come in Nude & Orange!)

Quay Australia “My Girl” Sunglasses; Exact Here

“Riot In Red” Photographed by Kurt Eslick

2017-04-03T00:30:04+00:00 April 13th, 2016|Fashion|0 Comments

COLLARS & COLORBLOCK

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How many ladies out there will admit that you hate pants??? Well have no fear because Spring time is here, which means it’s acceptable to wear dresses all day, every day (I’m not a big fan of leggings under dresses). I didn’t discover the power of the dress until high school, probably, as I was such a tomboy before then. I was always playing outside and they seemed too fragile and impractical. Nowadays, I opt for dresses a bit more often. I love the ladylike quality of dresses, and the instant elegance they provide from the moment you slip them on. The dress-loving Emily is a new breed, and I remember even just a couple of years ago feeling very uncomfortable while wearing dresses. I was always terrified of having a Marilyn moment and was consumed with self-consciousness. I started wearing compression shorts to reassure myself that even if my dress did blow up or if I fell (which was the more likely of the two) that I wouldn’t be giving anyone too much of a show. It’s really helped me to feel at ease while wearing dresses and if you’ve ever been the person always tugging on the hem of your dress, it’s a great way to help you relax and learn how to be a professional dress wearer (#GOALS). When I locked eyes on this Forever 21 dress, it was love at first sight. I sometimes have a hard time finding feminine dresses without a floral pattern, but this one is right up my alley and the fit and flare shape is so flattering. It will definitely be on repeat until the weather tells me it’s time to bundle up again.

Emily
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April 2016

I was wearing;

Forever 21 Colorblock Dress; Similar Here & Here

Forever 21 Silver Pointed Loafers; Similar Here

White Nike Compression Shorts Here

“Collars & Colorblock” Photographed by Luke Bowes

2017-04-03T00:30:04+00:00 April 6th, 2016|Fashion|0 Comments