Friday, May 26, 2017

Currently Loving


Happy Friday! I hope you are all having a great week! We are headed down to South Carolina for the long weekend to visit family. I'm hoping to visit downtown Charleston while we are there! It's one of my very favorite places to go. Have you been before? Do you have any recommendations?

Today, I'm rounding up what I am currently loving. Which of my picks is your favorite?!

1. Blush Bag | Blush is one of my favorite colors so I am loving this adorable saddle bag. It can be worn on the shoulder or as a crossbody bag. 

2. Striped Tank | I have this top in the short sleeve version and I love this sleeveless option. You just really can't go wrong with stripes!

3. Block Heels | A neutral pair of block heels is a closet staple. You can wear them them with shorts and a cardigan for a casual look or wear them dressy with your little black dress for date night. Sole Society is my very favorite place to buy shoes. The quality is always amazing!

4. Cropped Denim | This brand of denim has been my favorite for many years. They hold their shape and hug in all of the right places. I need to add this cropped pair to my closet!

5. Coin Purse | I mean, I think everyone needs this adorable little watermelon coin purse, right?! It's just too cute and I love the rhinestone details.

6. Sunglasses | Twelve dollars sunglasses are my favorite kind of sunglasses. This mirrored pair is stylish and well-made but the price takes away of the stress of losing them or breaking them. Cheap and super cute sunnies for the win.

7. Pink Shorts | I am loving this pair of shorts! They would look so cute with a sleeveless chambray, sandals, and a straw bag for summertime!

8. Tie Front Tee | I have this tee and it's one of my current favorites. It fits a little oversized and comes in eight colors. I love this pink smoke color!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Peplum and Pincord

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Happy Thursday! I hope you're having a great week! This has honestly been an emotional week for me. Several ups and some downs. But I guess every week can certainly be this way! Most people who know me personally wouldn't say that I am an overly sensitive or emotional person but y'all my baby finishing preschool this week has got me feeling so sappy. At her end of the year program the other night, I lost it during the slideshow with the song "Let Them be Little" playing in the background. I am so sad that this chapter of our lives is ending. I have absolutely loved the amazing preschool that both of my girls have been able to attend. They have both had the exact same teachers and they are some of the most wonderful people I've ever met! Motherhood is one bittersweet roller coaster of being excited that your child is growing up and wanting time to just stand still.

Today, I am remixing the Megan top with the Ella pincord shorts, both from BohoBlu! The Megan peplum top can also seen in this post and the Ella pincord shorts were also styled in this post. These two pieces are two of my very favorites from the Spring collection and I love how they look paired together! I added heels to dress up the look but I think this combination would also look really cute with sandals for a more casual style. The top is sassy but classy and the shorts are a mom friendly length! I'm filing this look under repeat. Use my code emilyxo to save 10% off at BohoBlu.

I hope you all have a great day! Thank you so much for visiting!

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how to style a peplum top, pincord shorts, bohoblu, style on a budget

how to style a peplum top, pincord shorts, bohoblu, style on a budget

how to style a peplum top, pincord shorts, bohoblu, style on a budget

how to style a peplum top, pincord shorts, bohoblu, style on a budget

how to style a peplum top, pincord shorts, bohoblu, style on a budget

how to style a peplum top, pincord shorts, bohoblu, style on a budget

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Top | c/o BohoBlu
Shorts | c/o BohoBlu
Necklace | c/o BohoBlu
Bag | c/o BohoBlu
Earrings | c/o BohoBlu
Sunglasses | Nordstrom, similar
Heels | DSW


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Instagram Roundup

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Hey there and Happy Wednesday! Yesterday, we finally closed on my husband's first home that we have been trying to sell for awhile now. It's the biggest relief to that house behind us! Praise the Lord! Owning two homes is just way too much stress and adulting, lol. 

Today, I'm rounding up eight looks from Instagram with full details from each post. I have been carrying straw bags and wear these sandals non-stop. The sandals are definitely an investment item (much more than I typically spend on a single item) but when you think about cost per wear, you'll get your money's worth out of them. I bought mine a year ago and have worn them over a 100 times. They are like a grown up, dressy version of a flip flop! 

I hope y'all have a wonderful day! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Jacket c/o BohoBlu (use code emilyxo to save 10% off your purchase)

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Earrings c/o Charming Charlie

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Kimono c/o Grace and Emma

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Bag c/o BohoBlu (use code emilyxo to save 10% off your purchase)

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Top c/o Gray Monroe

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

PureHearts Floral Dress

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Hey y'all! Recently, I gave up one of my side jobs (processing coupons for my family's business) because I just didn't have the time to do it. Between mom/wife life, blogging, teaching, PTO, and church I just couldn't get it all done. I have this terrible tendency to always say yes and then I get crazy overwhelmed. Over the past month since I gave up one of my jobs, I have been working really hard at being completely ok with saying no. It's ok to say no and it's totally ok to not to do it all. Life is too short to be constantly consumed with busyness! I hope that reminder helps someone else just as much as it has helped me.

Today, I'm styling this beautiful floral maxi dress from PureHearts Boutique! This dress is a strapless tube top style but I threw on my denim vest for an edgy layer. I love how floral and denim look together! I kept my accessories simple but the gorgeous overlay style of this dress steals the show. I absolutely love this feminine high low hemline! This dress would also be super cute with just sandals and a floppy straw hat for a day at the beach. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

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purehearts boutique, how to style a floral maxi dress, style on a budget, spring style

purehearts boutique, how to style a floral maxi dress, style on a budget, spring style

purehearts boutique, how to style a floral maxi dress, style on a budget, spring style

purehearts boutique, how to style a floral maxi dress, style on a budget, spring style

purehearts boutique, how to style a floral maxi dress, style on a budget, spring style

purehearts boutique, how to style a floral maxi dress, style on a budget, spring style

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Dress | c/o PureHearts Boutique
Wedges | Sole Society, similar
Vest | Old Navy
Sunglasses | Nordstrom, similar
Bag | Sun N Sand
Earrings | c/o BohoBlu
Necklace | c/o BohoBlu
Bracelets | Kendra Scott 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Eco-Friendly Style with Aventura

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Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was great but not so relaxing... at least not Friday or Saturday. On Friday afternoon, I volunteered with PTO at my daughter school's annual Spring Fling fundraiser event. Saturday, we went with a group from my work (I work at an afterschool enrichment program as a STEM teacher) to the zoo to camp out! We met some of the zoo's animals, roasted hot dogs, went on a night hike, make s'mores and then a crazy thunderstorm hit! Thankfully, we made it to our tent just in time but I did not sleep good at all! A mix of rain, thunder, lightning, voices, and bull frogs made for a pretty restless night. But my own kids actually slept through the night so I'll call this camping trip a win because we made so many fun memories together!

Today, I'm excited to introduce you to a Aventura, an eco-friendly clothing company that produces sustainable style. Aventura sent me their Carrick Dress that is made out of organic and sustainable fibers. A swing dress is my favorite type of dress and this one doesn't disappoint! The fun cut-out detail on the back and the soft fabric make this the perfect little black swing dress for spring and summer. Throw it on your swing suit for the perfect beach to lunch look or wear it was a statement necklace and heels for a night out. Such a versatile piece that every closet needs!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

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aventura, little black dress, how to style a swing dress, eco friendly fashion

aventura, little black dress, how to style a swing dress, eco friendly fashion

aventura, little black dress, how to style a swing dress, eco friendly fashion

aventura, little black dress, how to style a swing dress, eco friendly fashion

aventura, little black dress, how to style a swing dress, eco friendly fashion

aventura, little black dress, how to style a swing dress, eco friendly fashion

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Dress | c/o Aventura
Shoes | Target
Hat | Walmart, similar
Sunglasses | Nordstrom
Necklace | c/o BohoBlu
Earrings | c/o BohoBlu

Friday, May 19, 2017

Gray Monroe Maxi

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Happy Friday! I hope you've had a great week! As usual, it was a busy one and I have another busy weekend coming up. A need a day off to just relax! But I'm working at Spring Fling at Julianna's school tonight with the PTO. Tomorrow night, we are camping out in the North Carolina Zoo with a group from the afterschool program I work at. I'm pretty excited about it and I'm just praying my own kids will actually sleep all night in a tent! 

Today, I'm sharing the most perfect maxi dress from Gray Monroe! This dress is so soft and fits oversized so basically it feels like you are wearing your pajamas in public. I always love an outfit that is comfortable and acceptable to wear in public. The Mikah Maxi Dress also has pockets and can be worn with or without a knot in the front. I styled this maxi dress with my new wedges, a black tote, and a few jewels for a comfortable weekend look. This dress would also be great as a swimsuit cover up with sandals this summer. For size reference, I'm wearing a small. This comfy maxi dress also comes in this really adorable coral tie dye that I also love!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

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Gray Monroe, how to style a maxi dress, black wedge sandals, mom style, style on a budget

Gray Monroe, how to style a maxi dress, black wedge sandals, mom style, style on a budget

Gray Monroe, how to style a maxi dress, black wedge sandals, mom style, style on a budget

Gray Monroe, how to style a maxi dress, black wedge sandals, mom style, style on a budget

Gray Monroe, how to style a maxi dress, black wedge sandals, mom style, style on a budget

Gray Monroe, how to style a maxi dress, black wedge sandals, mom style, style on a budget

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Dress | c/o Gray Monroe
Wedges | Sole Society
Bag | Longchamp
Necklace | Kendra Scott
Sunglasses | Nordstrom
Cuff | Kendra Scott
Earrings | c/o BohoBlu


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