Friday, September 25, 2020

Currently Loving .200


Happy Friday! I hope you have had a great week! This week has been busier than most of my weeks have been in months. We have had virtual staff training all week and I have had to relearn time management, especially with my kids school schedule + distance learning. I got smart yesterday and made myself be a morning person but getting out of bed a whole hour earlier! This was kind of a big deal for me because I am not an early bird by any means. But, that extra hour was a game changer for my overall mood and stress level!

Today is my 200th Currently Loving post! For the past four years, I have dedicated almost every single Friday to this weekly roundup of my favorite things! To say thank you to those of you who come visit my blog or interact with my posts on Instagram, I'm doing a celebratory giveaway over on my Instagram account! Be sure to hop over there, find the graphic below, and enter today!

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

1. D R E S S | An animal print dress with pockets?! Yes, yes, and yes! I am loving this cute dress so much! Throw on a denim jacket and ankle boots for a super fun fall look. Use my code EMILY15 to save 15% off of your purchase at BohoBlu.

2. B O O T S | Speaking of ankle boots, these are my all-time favorite ones! I am a big fan of investing in good shoes because my feet being comfortable in my shoes is super important to me. A great pair of leather ankle boots like these will also last for many years to come! They are currently on sale and run slightly big. I'm a true 8.5 in footwear and the 8 was the best fit for me in these boots.

3. J A C K E T | And... a denim jacket is a closet staple! Throw it on over your dresses to transition them perfectly into fall temperatures. I also a denim jacket with an athleisure look to make it feel a little more put together without sacrificing comfort. This one is also a great budget friendly find!

4. B R A C E L E T | I just got this bracelet in the mail this week and I have worn it everyday. It's a great option for stacking with other bracelets. It's also on super sale!

5. B A G | Isn't this bag so cute?! First of all, it's a super affordable Target find that will take all of your fall and winter outfits up a notch. Jeans and a plain sweater instantly become way more exciting by completing the look with this bag!

6. T O P | This top is another item that I got in the mail this week and it's going to get so much wear in the coming months! I wore it on Wednesday with shorts for the warmer weather but it's so perfect for front tucking into your favorite high waisted denim. The buttons are fully functional and it comes in two other great colors. I personally sized up one size for a more relaxed fit.

7. E A R R I N G S | Yes, another item that just came in the mail this week. I love simple statement earrings so much and I just had to have this pair. They are such a great lightweight, everyday earrings! Also, see my Instagram post today for details on how to win them for yourself!

8. S W E A T E R | I just have thing for cream and ivory sweaters! I don't know what it is but I just absolutely love them! This gorgeous one is no exception. The longer length makes it leggings friendly (yessss!) and I love the details. Such a great piece! You can use my discount code EMILY15 to save 15% off of your purchase at BohoBlu.

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

Friday, September 18, 2020

Currently Loving .199


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Happy Friday! I hope you have had a great week! This has been a busy week but I think it mostly feels that way because my husband has been out of town. It's always easier when you have someone helping you with day to day life. Thankfully, he comes back today and I'm looking forward to a weekend filled with some relaxation and family time. Also, it felt like fall here in North Carolina this week! Like cardigan weather! I guess I wasn't paying enough attention to the forecast because I was actually feeling chilly during my front porch sitting this week. I like fall temperatures but I miss the extra daylight so much as we move into fall and winter. I live for sunshine!

Today, I'm sharing my weekly roundup of what I'm Currently Loving! Y'all, this is the 199th Currently Loving roundup that I have done! I have been doing these posts for around four years and they are something that I look forward to putting together weekly. I love hunting down my favorite finds and sharing them with y'all each week! I'll be doing a giveaway next week in honor of my 200th post so definitely come back next Friday for that!

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

1. T O P | I am currently loving fall florals! How darling is this top?! I can't wait for it to come in the mail. I plan to style it with jeans and sandals to transition into fall. You could totally throw a cream colored cardigan on top for cooler weather. So cute! Use my code EMILY15 to save 15% at BohoBlu!

2. B A G | Madewell needs to stop making such cute bags, lol. I want them all! How perfect is this leopard bag crossbody bag?! Someone please order this and show me how amazing it is. If I didn't just get another similar bag, I would totally have to get this. Love! 

P.S. this bag is currently on sale for 20% off!

3. S W E A T E R | Give me all of the cream colored sweaters! They are my favorite! I love the fun button detail on this cozy new option. It's on my wish list plus it's currently 20% off!

4. T O T E | I have owned and loved this bag for three years. It just gets better and better with time! If I were to recommend one bag from Madewell, this one would be it. It's the most versatile bag and it's such a great size for everyday. It can be worn as a crossbody or shoulder bag. I just love it! It's also currently on sale for 20% off and these transport bags rarely get discounted.

5. J O G G E R S | I just got these joggers in the mail yesterday and I am in love with them! I am typically a leggings kind of girl but I wanted something different that was equally as comfy. This is my first Athleta purchase but definitely not my last. These joggers are so soft and so flattering! Plus, I really love the high rise. Yes, yes, yes! Fit is true to size.

6. J E A N S | Do you own any Madewell denim?! Almost all of my jeans are Madewell and for good reason. Great fit and great quality! I am loving this pair and they are also included in the 20% sale. I always recommend sizing down at least one size from your normal denim size when you are shopping for jeans at Madewell.

7. S W E A T S H I R T | This sweatshirt is already in my cart! I love the color and I've always been a big fan of polka dots. They are just such a fun and happy print! Also, 20% off!

8. E A R R I N G S | Gold earrings are always my go-to, especially hoops. I am loving this great, budget friendly pair for everyday wear! Use my code EMILY15 to save 15% at BohoBlu!

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

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Instagram Roundup .215


Happy Wednesday! I hope you are having a great week so far! It's been a pretty productive week so far around here. Currently, the roof on our front porch is being repaired. Over time, rainwater not running off properly has caused to damage. If you watch my Instagram stories then you know how much I love spending time on my front porch so this space had to get fixed as soon as possible. My husband has been wanting a ceiling fan on the porch for awhile now so they will also be installing a fan today! I am excited that my husband will finally sit on the porch with me now, lol.

Today, I'm sharing an Instagram Roundup, including the outfits I've worn over the past couple of weeks. I think every single outfit that I have put on in the past two weeks has included some form of animal print. I just have a hard time getting dressed without a pop of my favorite print!

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

Friday, September 11, 2020

Currently Loving .198


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Happy Friday! I hope you've had a great week! My week started at the beach and I don't think there's anything better than a Monday at the beach. We had such a nice long, relaxing weekend and I miss the ocean so much. The beach is always my happy place! But, now that I've had that end of summer trip to the beach, I'm kind of ready for fall now. I love to savor each season but I do love the things that come along with fall! It really is a fun season.

Today, I'm sharing my weekly roundup of what I'm Currently Loving! This week's picks include lots of great, neutral pieces to transition into fall. I love neutrals but I love them even more as we transition into the fall. Oh and of course, I had to include some animal print, as always!

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

1. C A R D I G A N | With cooler weather approaching, give me all of the cozy cardigans! I don't like being cold so once the temperatures drop, I love in sweaters and cardigans. I love this one so much and I just got it in the mail. I can't wait to add it into my wardrobe. I plan to wear it now with shorts and a tank while it's still warm but it will be so good with leggings or jeans, too! You can use my code EMILY15 to save 15% off at BohoBlu!

2. M U L E S | I've always been a fan of Madewell mules but this design might be my all-time favorite. I love how feminine this pair is! I've owned a similar pair for a couple of years and I love a great pair of mules. They are like my "sandals" for fall because you can just slip them on and go!

3. J A C K E T | I invested in this jacket last winter and it was such a great purchase. I have worn it through winter, spring, and I have found myself already reaching for it this month. It's a great layer to make your outfit a little more interesting. The denim is fantastic quality! The fit is true to size.

4. S K I R T | This skirt is definitely on my wish list! You can't have to many animal print skirts, can you?! I don't think so! It's a closet staple for me. It can be dressed up or down but I would personally wear it with a black tank and a denim jacket this time of year!

5. T O P | I have this thing for white, cream, and ivory tops. I'm not exactly sure what it is but I always gravitate towards them! I love the details and style of this one + it's on sale!

6. T E E | A gray tee is another item that my eye is always drawn too. The number is gray tees in my closet is close to ten because they are the best. I am loving this one, too!

7. R I N G | I wear this ring daily! I love how it's simple and dainty but still makes a statement. My favorite kind of jewelry! I have had mine since March and it's still in perfect condition; even through swimming and showering in it!

8. S W E A T E R | Y'all, leggings season is around the corner and we need leggings friendly tops. I am loving this sweater to wear with my faux leather leggings! So cozy! You can use my code EMILY15 to save 15% off at BohoBlu!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have an amazing weekend!

Friday, September 4, 2020

Currently Loving .197


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Happy Friday! I hope you have had a great week! We are beach bound today for the long weekend and I couldn't get more excited! I got the worst toothache of my life during our trip back in June and if you've ever had a toothache then you know the misery it brings. I needed a redo at Ocean Isle! Also, I am always trying to figure out how to get back to the beach... usually on the way home from the beach. I am really looking forward to sunshine, ocean breezes, and relaxation! I know it's September but I am totally still in a summertime state of mind. Maybe I'll be team fall after this trip!

Today, I'm sharing my weekly roundup of what I'm Currently Loving and I'm sure it won't surprise anyone that it includes neutrals + animal print! I don't know exactly what it is about animal print but I just absolutely love it. I am always looking for it and also thinking about certain pieces would be way better if there was an animal print option!

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

1. S K I R T | See? Animal print! I got this skirt in the mail this week and it's so flattering! I'm really loving the pop of gold within the pattern. I tried it on with a golden top but it would also be so cute with a black tank and a denim jacket to transition into fall. The fit is true to size. Use my code EMILY15 to save 15% off your order at BohoBlu!

2. J E A N S | Madwell denim... my favorite! This great pair of jeans is currently on sale plus an additional 40% off! Such a great deal. I always size down at least one size from my normal jean size at Madewell for the very best fit.

3. S H I R T | A classic white button down is certainly a closet staple! I have a short sleeve one but I realized that I don't have a long sleeve one in my wardrobe. I am loving this option and I'm adding it to my wish list! Such a versatile piece, too.

4. H E A D B A N D | This is my most worn headband and it's only seven dollars! I literally wear it almost every single day because it goes with everything. I love that I can put it on in the morning, wear it all, and have zero discomfort behind my ears at the end of the day. My oldest daughter loves to steal this one to wear herself! We also have the pink one.

5. M U L E S | Y'all, these are the most comfortable mules! If you are on your feet a lot but want a cute shoe for fall, I totally recommend these. They come in other patterns but of course, I loved the animal print the most! I bought mine last September and I was so excited to see that they were available again this season. I like to size up a half size in mules for the best fit. Such great mules!

6. B L A Z E R | I bought my sweater blazer two years ago and it's still a member of my wardrobe. This is exactly why I love investing in great quality, classic pieces because you can wear them forever! I have the gray sweater blazer, which I love, but I just saw this new chocolate brown color and it's now on my wish list. Dress this up for work or wear it casually with faux leather leggings and sneakers. I would go with your regular size for a relaxed fit or size down for a more tailored look.

7. B R A C E L E T | I am also a big fan of Madewell jewelry. It's affordable and stays looking great! I love stacking these bracelets for a fun arm party. This one is also on sale!

8. S W E A T E R | I am all about closet staples this week and I totally think a black sweater is also a staple for fall + winter. I just got this one in the mail this week and it's so soft! I love it! Throw it on with shorts, jeans, or a skirt and you will instantly feel put together. A love a good little black sweater! Use my code EMILY15 to save 15% off your order at BohoBlu!

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