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Anthro’s Dotted Linen Shirtdress




Shirtdresses can be tricky on me. I never know if the buttons are going to gap or not. I think most women have that problem with buttonup “whatevers” – shirts or dresses. I got this dress for a great deal online at Anthro when sale items were an additional percentage off. I ordered by standard size 6 – and it fit perfectly! It has a wonderful hidden hook right where it would typically gap. Now that is some smart designing right there!

I just love the not-so-perfect polka dots. And even though it’s linen, it really didn’t wrinkle that bad at all! The belt is also adjustable, so you don’t have to worry about having enough notches. This dress is a win-win.

Dress – Anthropologie Dotted Linen Shirtdress; Shoes – DVF (old – similar here and here)

Gray Kind of Day

banana republic striped boyfriend blouse

banana republic striped boyfriend blouse

Longer blouses make me happy. I love when I can wear tight jeggings and not worry about my booty being too out there at work. I love the length of this Banana Republic striped boyfriend blouse. The only downside to this light colored blouse is how sheer it is; definitely had to wear a cami underneath. But I paired it with these Old Navy jeggings from last year. Yep, they totally remind me of maternity pants though…great elastic waist. Ha! I know Kendra Scott is super hot right now, but I am so glad I jumped on the Rayne necklace bandwagon. I wear this bad boy ALL the time. It was such a great purchase – highly recommend.

Shirt – Banana Republic (super sale!); Jeans – Old Navy Pull-On Skinnies (last year); Necklace – Kendra Scott; Booties – DVF (old); Earrings – Stella & Dot (old) 

DVF Yahzi Wrap Dress

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dvf new yahzi wrap dress

Wrap dresses are perfect for so many reasons, one being they are flattering on so many body types. And who is known for wrap dresses? That’s right, Diane von Furstenberg. DVF wrap dresses have become iconic. I’ve scored a few of her wrap dresses for amazing deals, including this one I got off of Gilt. Warning for the working ladies though…I had to wear a cami under this so the ladies didn’t pop out and once I got to work I actually had to pin the bottom together. When I walked, my leg was flashing a little too much 🙂

I just love this print. Animal print is totally a new neutral! I don’t think one could ever have too much animal print.

Dress – DVF via Gilt (same style on super sale here and here); Wedges – Charles by Charles David (similar); Bracelet – Lagos; Earrings – vintage Chanel buttons; Watch – Rolex

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.

DVF Black and White Sheath

I always gravitate towards color. If it’s not super colorful, it has to have some sort of interesting feature to draw me in. And … in comes this DVF dress!

DVF Black and White Star Sheath Dress

Not only does the front have an awesome abstract-ish star print…

DVF Black and White Star Sheath Dress

It wraps around and has a completely different pattern on the back!

DVF Black and White Star Sheath Dress

DVF Black and White Star Sheath Dress

Love how the back dips into a V as well. Gives it just an added twist to spice up the basic black and white color. And not to digress too much, but can I tell you how I’m loving this weather?! I think I’ve worn pants maybe twice in the last two weeks. I love throwing on a dress or skirt. My legs like to breathe – even though that means I have to shave. Argargargarg 🙂

Dress – DVF (cheaper here but returnable here); Bracelet – Lagos; Earrings – made of vintage Chanel buttons; Ring – Hera; Pumps – Christian Louboutin

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.

Rose For A Rose

DVF Paris Dress

DVF Paris Dress

Kendra Scott Alexandra

DVF Paris Dress

This dress’s print just makes me happy. Who doesn’t love roses?! And who isn’t excited that I can wear this sleeveless dress outside?! With no coat on. In April. This is why I heart living in the south. Here’s to putting away the coats until next November!

Dress – DVF (sold out); Shoes – The Limited (old); Earrings – Kendra Scott Alexandra;  Sunnies – Kate Spade (similar); Bracelet – Spartina; Watch – Rolex

Neutral Silk Top With Lace Detail

Have I told you how much I hate ironing? Well. I do. Like I do everything imaginable not to iron. So when I purchase a top, the iron/not-to-iron factor always weighs in on my decision. But when I stumbled upon this blouse, I fell in love with the lace detail, and my ironing factor went straight out the window. (And did I mention I got this on super sale?!)

DVF Lace Yoke Top Pebble Black

I love the cream color, and the silk is ridiculously soft. The stretchy cotton sleeves were an added bonus … I hate when silk sleeves get those horrible elbow wrinkles. I’m not a huge lace person, but this detail was so feminine and the little keyhole back was a sweet touch.

DVF Lace Yoke Top Pebble Black

Pair it with some great jeans – and voila! Easy outfit for work 🙂 You’ve got to love that!

Shirt; Jeans; Booties; Bracelet – Henri Bendel (old); Earrings – Stella & Dot (retired)

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.

Wrap Me Up in DVF

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day and got to spend it with your special someone.

Y’all know I love to get dressed up – and what better excuse than Valentine’s dinner. We celebrated in Highlands, NC, and let me tell you how chilly it was! So freakin’ cold! Literally the wind was howling. I really wanted to wear this red and pink dress, but I would have froze. So, luckily I bought this awesome DVF wrap dress on super sale at a great boutique, Rosenthal’s, on Saturday.

DVF Optic Plaid Black wrap dress

This dress immediately caught my eye. Just look at the print. It’s like a little optic illusion. And all of the colors at the bottom – just gorgeous. DVF wrap dresses are iconic. It’s fits wonderfully, but I definitely will have to wear a cami underneath to make it work appropriate. Love when I find dresses like this at 75% off…don’t hate on my knack on finding good deals 🙂

DVF Optic Plaid Black wrap dress

Dress – DVF; Shoes – Christian Louboutin; Tights – The Limited (old); Watch – Rolex; Necklace – Stella & Dot (retired La Coco); Lipstick – Lipstick Queen Sinner in Rouge

It’s In The Details

I’m not quite what sure what first drew me to this dress – the colors, the reddish piping, the patterns, the silky fabric, the little flutter at the bottom. It’s doesn’t matter because I love it all. It’s just one of those dresses that makes you feel feminine and pretty. Those are good combos in my book. It is all in the details.

DVF Katarina Dress




Dress – DVF; Shoes – Christian Louboutin; Bracelets – Stella & Dot and Coach; Watch – Rolex

Tory Burch Kinsley Dress

The Porcupine boutique in Hilton Head Island was having a great sale, and I picked up this fun Tory Burch Kinsley dress…at a great price.

When I first tried it on, I thought to myself “Emily, you have enough dresses. You don’t need any more.” This was Tuesday.

On Thursday, mom and I were shopping in the Wexford plaza again and stopped in. Again, I picked up the dress. Mom goes, “Emily, you have enough dresses.” So I put it back on the rack.

And I kept thinking about how much I love this dress…

On Friday, I bought the dress. I needed it. 🙂

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In case you love this dress, too, it’s on sale at It is a wonderful stretchy material and is super comfy!

Dress – Tory Burch Kinsley; Shoes – DVF; Bracelets – Spartina and Michael Kors; Earrings – Coach; Watch – Michael Kors

Peplum Please

I love a good peplum top…or in this case…dress. I think peplums are so flattering on so many different body types. I found this gem at Von Maur. On sale. For $48. That’s right! It was originally $198. I love when I find steals like this…makes me a little giddy and I may or may not be seen doing a happy dance in the dressing room.

This dress makes me feel feminine. Like a lady. And it helps that it’s in my favorite color, blue! Any chance I get, I love to wear my cheetah print DVF heels. They just add the right amount of pop to any outfit. (I won’t lie, it’s taken me quite a few wears to break them in though.) I added some more cheetah with my J. Crew bracelet.

Do you love the peplum trend?

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Dress – French Connection; Shoes – DVF; Bracelet – J. Crew; Necklace – Stella & Dot

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