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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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!