Friday, May 13, 2022

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Happy Friday! I hope you've had a great week! I have been busy working in yard and my backyard garden. I am loving seeing the flowers bloom and watching my seedlings grow! My peony bush has been blooming the most gorgeous flowers. It has a few buds left to bloom and then it will be finished for the season but it's brought me so much joy the past couple of weeks. Now, we have zinnias to look forward to. I also planted cosmos, dahlias, and bachelor buttons so I'm excited to see how those grow. We have also expanded the garden so I guess I need to do a whole post on just my garden!

Today, I'm sharing my weekly roundup of what I'm Currently Loving! I have been stocking my wardrobe with pieces that are functional for my current lifestyle. I am currently all about comfort and functionality of the items I purchase!

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Which of this week's picks is your favorite?!

1. H E A D B A N D | I am loving the print on this headband! These headbands are also super comfy for all day wear. So perfect for the pool, beach, or working in the garden!

2. S A N D A L S | These shoes are also perfect for the pool, beach, garden, and so much more! If they get dirty, you can just rinse them off. I already have a multi-colored pair that I love but I ordered this black pair this week because they are a more chic option that I can wear to work and with weekend outfits. These sandals are also incredibly comfortable!

3. P A N T S | I bought these pants after seeing @karlareed recommend them on Instagram. I have really been wanting to try out a pair of wide leg trousers but I didn't want to spend a lot of money since I wasn't sure if they would work for me. These pants are a steal! They are currently on sale for less than $20 and the quality is fantastic. They are made out of a super soft tencel material! Fit is true to size.

4. S H I R T | I have always purchased inexpensive white button ups that didn't last more than a season or two. I'm ready to upgrade this classic piece in my closet and this one is on my wish list. I love the oversized, relaxed style of it!

5. S U N G L A S S E S | I shared about these $15 sunglasses in my last roundup and I love them so much that I purchased a second pair in another color. I love the shape of them and I really think they look designer! I am a big fan.

6. B E L T  B A G | This belt bag is one of my most used bags in my collection. I even own two of these (pink and black) and I'm considering a third color. It's such a great, functional bag! I love them for traveling, adventuring, and recently it's been my go-to bag for the amusement park.

7. E A R R I N G S | I am loving the scallop details on these earrings. You just can't go wrong with a pair of gold hoop earrings!

8. D R E S S | I have been loving all of the athletic dresses that I have been seeing. Like I mentioned earlier, I'm shopping for pieces that are functional for my lifestyle and an athletic dress seemed like a perfect fit. I just got this one in the mail and I love it! It has super soft (and comfortable) bike shorts built into it. The shorts even have pockets so you can store your phone or key if you are on the go. I was a little concerned when I noticed there wasn't a built in bra but it actually wasn't a problem once I tried it on. The shorts are connected to a layer that goes all the way up so you actually are covered by two layers in the chest area. If you are between sizes, size up one size for the best fit!

Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you have a great weekend!

Friday, April 29, 2022

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Happy Friday! I hope you've had a great week! I've missed posting here the past couple of weeks but between the Easter holiday, a conference for work, and a fun gift card giveaway event at the Friendly Center, I've been busy! This week has been a little more calm and I am looking forward to the weekend. We are expecting some rain but that's okay because I have seedlings that need the rain! My seeds have been planted and I'm so excited for what's blooming this season. I'm ready to fill the The Joy Garden stand with lots of free flower bouquets!

Today, I'm sharing my weekly roundup of what I'm Currently Loving, including a few items that I've recently ordered and/or received. I love shopping during the springtime!

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Which of this week's picks is your favorite?!

1. D R E S S | This is the dress I wore for the Friendly Center event this past Friday and I absolutely love it. First of all, it has pockets! I love the flattering fit, the flowy fabric, and the cute embroidered details. It fits true to size but if you are between sizes, you can definitely size down.

2. B A G | I just ordered this bag and I cannot wait to get it! I've been hoping that Madewell would release a straw crossbody bag and they did. I'll report back soon but I have a feeling that I am going to absolutely love it!

3. J E A N  S H O R T S | I got these shorts in the mail last week and they are everything that I was hoping they would be! A rise that holds you in but allows you to breathe, the perfect five inch inseam, and room for your thighs! Literally my perfect jean short dream come true. For sizing, they are true to your Madewell denim size which is one size down from what you would wear in denim in most other brands. They are 100% cotton so they will feel a little snug when you first put them on but the material will just get better and better over time.

4. E A R R I N G S | How darling are these dainty flower earrings?! Such a pretty finishing touch for all of your spring and summer outfits.

5. T E E | I just had to get this tee! I actually never buy graphic tees because I wear them to work Monday-Friday but this one, I had to have it. What's even better is that it's on major sale so I believe I paid less than $10! If you are a fellow gardener, scoop this one up!

6. R U N N I N G  S H O R T S | Not to be dramatic but they are the best running shorts of all time. Back in 2020, I invested in my first pair, I bought my second pair last spring, and I just ordered this fun print. They are a great mid rise that comfy on your belly, they are a five inch inseam, plenty of leg room, and they never ride up. They are pricey compared to getting a pair at Walmart but trust me, they are amazing if you live in running shorts when it's warm like I do. They fit true to size!

7. H E E L S | I am loving this gorgeous neutral heels! They would be perfect everyday heels for work and they are also great for dressing up a look for an event. I love the ankle straps!

8. S U N G L A S S E S | One of my favorite follows on Instagram, @nachobasicmom, shared these sunglasses and I thought they were designer! But, they are actually an awesome Amazon find and they are about $15! I love them!

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

Friday, April 8, 2022

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Happy Friday! I hope you've had a great week! This has been a busy one for us... the girls and I have been holding down the fort at home while my husband has been on a mission trip with our church in Guatemala. We are looking forward to having our favorite guy back at home tomorrow but he's had an amazing trip! Next week is spring break and I'm also really looking forward to that. I'm trying to plan something fun to get us out of the house each day next week, which is probably going to include going to the arboretum, a trip to Carowinds, and thrift store shopping, of course.

Today, I'm sharing my weekly roundup of what I'm Currently Loving! I have several of this week's picks already in my shopping cart. I just love shopping this time of year... because spring and summer are my absolute favorite. Bring on warm weather, sunny days, and flowers!

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Which of this week's picks is your favorite?!

1. S H O R T S | I shared a great pair of mom friendly denim shorts last week and this pair is another great option. I live in shorts summertime because it's stays so warm and humid in North Carolina. It's pretty much impossible to wear a pair of jeans if you don't have to. I love the 5 inch inseam of this pair and they are great classic wash for everyday wear.

2. N E C K L A C E | Do I even have to explain why I love this necklace?! It's a flower! I love it!

3. T O P | This top is currently in my shopping cart! I have been seeing a lot of similar styles in the new arrivals at my favorite store and I think this is the one I'm going to get. I really love the tie straps and the perfect neutral color.

4. T O T E | I really don't need another bag but I love really loving this one! It's such a great style and color pallet for spring and summer.

5. S A N D A L S | A great pair of sandals that go with everything are an essential for me! This pair is *on sale* and perfect to wear with everything from shorts to dresses.

6. D R E S S | I am a big fan of black and white gingham. It just never goes out of style! But I also just really love the details and fit of this dress. Dresses seem to become my uniform this time of year!

7. B A G | Y'all, this leather bag has flowers on it! How adorable is that?! Like I said, I don't need another bag but this one is too cute.

8. B R A C E L E T | I love these dainty, stackable bracelets. I wear a stack or two of bracelets and it always includes a gorgeous handmade piece from Sarahandipity Jewelry! She's graciously given me a coupon code that will save you 10% off. Just enter the code EMILY10 at checkout!

Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you have a great weekend!

Friday, April 1, 2022

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 mom style, madewell, nc blogger, north carolina blogger, spring style

Happy Friday and Happy First Day of April! I didn't mean to take a few weeks off from my weekly posts but life got busy. In March, we celebrate my oldest daughter's 12th birthday! I started my blog when I was pregnant with her so I've been blogging for about 13 years now. This space is definitely changed a lot over the years and even though I don't spend as much time here anymore, it's still a special spot for me. It's so fun to look back and see how my style has changed over the years!

Today, I'm sharing my weekly roundup of what I'm Currently Loving. As I'm transitioning my wardrobe into my favorite time of the years *warm weather* I've been cleaning out and adding in some new fresh pieces to fill in gaps in my closet. I've also stepped out of my closet zone with some of those additions that I will be sharing in this week's picks!

Which of this week's picks is your favorite?!

1. S H O R T S | I love loving the length of these shorts! I've found the perfect (mom friendly) length for me is a 4-5 inch inseam. These have a 5 inch inseam and a high rise... my favorite!

2. B E L T  B A G | My favorite Instagrammer, @karlareed, just released a belt bag in collaboration with Able! She thoughtfully designed this bag to be functional and made for everyone. I can't wait to get my hands on one!

3. T E E | I'm currently wearing this comfy tee as a I type! It's soft and oversized so it's perfect for throwing on with leggings or bike shorts. It runs big so you can size down at least one size and still get an oversized fit.

4. S N E A K E R S | These high top sneakers are definitely out of my comfort zone but I've been wanting to try a pair for awhile now. I decided to try this pair of retro Converse in an off white (parchment) color. They actually already arrived but I accidently ordered the wrong size... not paying attention that it was men's sizing. My new pair is on the way and I can't wait to style them!

5. H EE L S | I also just added these heels to my warm weather shoe lineup. I have been needing to upgrade my heels (my favorite pair is literally falling apart) and I thought this pair would go with everything! Madewell never fails me with their shoes!

6. J U M P S U I T | This jumpsuit was definitely an out of my comfort zone perfect as well. I saw it on Karla Reed (as mentioned above) and absolutely loved the style. It's so soft and an amazing budget friendly find! It fits true to size; go with your regular dress size for the best fit.

7. E A R R I N G S | How darling and dainty are these earrings?! I share my earring collection with my girls so I love finding pairs that we will all enjoy. I love the flowers!

8. S K I R T | This skirt is absolutely beautiful! I love the different patterns and colors. I definitely don't own anything like this but I'm adding it to my wish list!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great weekend!

Friday, March 11, 2022

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Happy Friday! I hope you've had a wonderful week! I feel like this is a weather blog sometimes because I find myself talking about the weather pretty much every single week. Haha! I guess what we wear does have a lot to do with the weather. And... speaking of weather, I feel like we have experienced all four seasons just this week. It's been super warm, windy, cold, rainy, cloudy, and sunny. We've had it all! It's been kind of hard to get dressed this week because you never know what you're going to get.

Today, I'm sharing my weekly roundup of what I'm Currently Loving! I have so many things on my spring wish list right now. I am starting to go through my spring items to see what I need to let go of an what I need to add to my warm weather wardrobe. Over the past few years, I've really tried to build of a closet of classic pieces so I find myself letting go of less because I still love my closet staples!

Which of this week's picks is your favorite?!

1. P A N T S | I have been pinning similar styles of pants over on Pinterest and this pair caught my eye from Madewell. I don't already own anything like them but they look so comfortable! I can envision styling them with a white button up shirt, gold sandals, and a straw bag.

2. S W I M S U I T | How darling is this swimsuit?! I love the mixed prints and the adorable tie details on the shoulders. It's so cute! We are officially headed to St. John at the end of June so I am currently on the hunt for cute suits for our trip. I think I need this one!

3. D R E S S | I bought my first nap dress last summer in a pretty floral print in celebration of my free flower stand. I wore it as often as possible and yes, I did take a nap in it! I am loving this classic black version. It would look great with white sneakers and a denim jacket for early spring and heeled sandals for warm days. P.S. it has pockets!

4. S N E A K E R S | Speaking of white sneakers, this is my favorite pair! I have four pairs of white sneakers and I reach for these the most because they are the most comfy. I love wearing them all year round with jeans, shorts, dresses, and skirts. They fit true to size.

5. B A G | I bought a super similar version of this bag several years ago and I always look forward to pulling it back out every spring. It's such a great neutral bag that goes with everything! Also, it's a budget friendly Target find!

6. S H O R T S | These shorts look like the most comfortable pair I've ever seen! I love the length and of course, the pockets. They also come in lots of color options!

7. S H I R T | This shirt is so fun! I love the colors and the unique details. I am also thinking of sizing up in it to wear a swimsuit coverup. I think it would be so cute!

8. J E A N S | My very favorite style of jeans now come in a wide leg version and I am so tempted to give them a try. I am currently loving wide leg pants and this would be great paired with wedges.

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

Friday, March 4, 2022

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Happy Friday! I hope you've had a great week! It's been another busy one and I'm definitely looking forward to the weekend. I'm hoping a visit to favorite local vineyard and maybe we will also build a second flower bed. Y'all, it's almost flower season and I can't wait! Flowers make me so happy and expanding my garden to give away even more flowers this season, makes me even happier.

Today, I'm sharing my weekly roundup of what I'm Currently Loving! My brain is fully on spring, which I'm sure you can tell by the selection of items in this week's post. We have finally had some gorgeous sunny, warm days here in North Carolina and even though it's not really here to stay, it's got me so excited for springtime! Also, everything in today's roundup is from Madewell because their spring arrivals are so good!

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Which of this week's picks is your favorite?!

1. N E C K L A C E | I just can't say no to a dainty gold necklace... especially when it has flowers on it! This is so cute and so me!

2. H A T | I bought this hat last spring and I wore it nonstop! It's a great neutral color that goes with everything. The perfect solution to beach or pool days, when you don't feel like fixing your hair, or on the days when your hair just isn't cooperating.

3. S H O R T S | I feel like jean shorts that I feel comfortable in are super hard to find. I personally like my jeans shorts to fit loosely in the thighs so I am excited to see more relaxed fit options this season. I definitely want to order a pair of these shorts to try out!

4. S W E A T E R | A warm weather sweater is always a favorite of mine. Madewell carried a super similar one last year that I missed but I'm adding this one to my wish list. I love the details! It's such a pretty piece to transition you into spring.

5. R I N G | I love a statement ring and this one is so unique! I love wearing statement rings on my right hand and this one needs a spot in my collection.

6. T O T E | A straw bag is my absolute favorite kind of bag to carry when it's warm outside. I love how the neutral color goes with everything and I also love the texture it adds to your look. This tote is no exception! I love the design!

7. E A R R I N G S | How gorgeous are these earrings?! I have to have these! My earring collection doesn't have anything like these in it and anything with flowers is a yes for me!

8. T E E | I don't always love graphic tees but I love this one. I love a fun, positive message on a graphic tee and I also love the colors of this one. Good days ahead!

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

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