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kate spade Blooms Fit and Flare Dress





I stalked this dress for over a year…and my stalking paid off because I only paid $80 for this gorgeous beauty! Being patient is worth it sometimes I guess! 🙂

I just love the colors so much. It has my favorite cobalt blue and pinks, and I even love the brownish flowers they threw in there too. The fabric is thick and the dress is so well made. They still have this in many sizes on kate spade’s website for $196 – but I suggest you try your nearest kate spade outlet to see if they have it like I did.

Finally…I broke down and bought a Tory Burch Fitbit Flex holder. My colorful rubberized bands just didn’t make the cut with some of my clothing choices. And what a great investment this was! Feels just like a normal bracelet…and I don’t workout in it obviously. The rubberized bands still get used for that for sure.

Dress – kate spade Bloom; Shoes – Sam Edelman (style here); Sunnies – Tory Burch; Fitbit Flex Holder – Tory Burch (on sale in silver here); Bracelets – Henri Bendel Petite Enamel and Leather Bangle

Black and White Pattern Mixing with a Pop of Pink

black and white pattern mixing

black and white pattern mixing

And look at these fur babies! They constantly photobomb me, so I thought I would give them a little face time.

black and white pattern mixing

Mixing patterns can be so much fun. When I first got this skirt from Banana Republic, I really didn’t think about wearing it with polka dots…but when I was going to wear it to work, this shirt just jumped out at me. I tend to keep my pattern mixing to the same color family, which keeps it easy. I don’t want to get too funky 🙂 With the monochromatic colors, I love choosing a color to pop out. These pink Sam Edelman beauties were it! I have to admit I’m still breaking these in; my pigs don’t love the pointy toes. Ha!

Skirt – Banana Republic (on sale!); Shirt – Forever 21 (old – but similar here); Shoes – Sam Edelman (on sale!); Earrings – via Stitch Fix

kate spade Kimberly Denim Dress

kate spade kimberly denim dress

kate spade kimberly denim dress

kate spade kimberly denim dress

kate spade kimberly denim dress

sam edelman onyx pink suede pump

sam edelman onyx pink suede pump

I couldn’t resist. I know. I know. You’re probably rolling your eyes at me. “Really? Another fit and flare dress, Emily?!” YES! When a dress is this cute, it just had to come home with me. I picked it up last month at the kate spade outlet. The collar is just so fun! (But I admit my hair caught it a few times.) I felt so dressed up even though the dress is actually denim.

I thought it needed a perfect pop of color. In comes these pink suede Sam Edelman Onyx pumps I picked up at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. I’m still breaking them in; my piggies are not used to pointy pumps! But how much fun are they?! I know these will be getting a lot of wear.

Dress – kate spade new work Kimberly (here and here on Tradesy); Pumps – Sam Edelman Onyx; Bracelets – David Yurman here and here; Watch – Rolex; Earrings – Stella & Dot

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.

Shorts Kind of Day



It is super hot in the ATL. Not only hot, but humid. Ugh. I love summer, but this weather is starting to get to me. Although I am not a shorts girl, I did pick these up at the Annie Griffin warehouse sale for next to nothing. They are nice and cool in this hot weather – and y’all know I love bright colors!

Shirt – Loft (way old); Shorts – Annie Griffin; Sandals – Sam Edelman Gigi; Sunnies – Louis Vuitton; Earrings – Kendra Scott Danielle; Bracelet – Henri Bendel

Lace Cap Sleeves from Anthropologie

anthropologie lace cap sleeve shirt

anthropologie lace cap sleeve shirt


I love color. I love great prints. I love little details. I love this shirt. I’m glad I snatched it up on sale at Anthropologie while I could because it’s not even available online anymore. Putting together easy outfits makes me so happy in the morning, especially when I can pull it together in literally a minute. So there you go! 🙂

Top – Anthropologie; Jeans – Ted Baker; Shoes – Sam Edelman; Bracelet – Henri Bendel; Watch – Rolex; FitBit Flex

Brighter the Better

Ted Baker Blisse Chameleon Print Tee

Ted Baker Blisse Chameleon Print Tee

Taking a vacation to the Caribbean is the perfect time to wear your bright, tropical-colored clothes! This Ted Baker Blisse Chameleon Print Tee just fit in when we stopped in Cozumel. Tropical flowers and adorable chameleons and jewels – oh my! I thought with such a bright shirt might as well turn up the brightness a notch with bright green shorts! Why not?!

Happy Monday, everyone!

Shirt – Ted Baker; Shorts – J. Crew; Sandals – Sam Edelman; Earrings – Kendra Scott Danielle; Watch – Rolex; Sunnies – Louis Vuitton (similar)

Anthropologie Sabado Dress

Anthropologie Sabado Dress

Anthropologie Sabado Dress


Anthropologie Sabado Dress

This was a great dress to take on vacation. It’s comfortable – and it didn’t wrinkle in my suitcase! The bottom half is jersey material, and I love the asymmetric circle hem. It was perfect was walking around Grand Cayman. And this is the third year I’m wearing these Sam Edelman Gigi sandals. They go with everything! Versatile sandals are perfect for vacations because it means I don’t have to pack other shoe options. More room in my suitcase for other things!

Dress – Anthropologie Sabado by Dolan (other coloring option online); Sandals – Sam Edelman Gigi; Earrings – Kendra Scott; Bracelet – David Yurman; Watch – Rolex; Sunnies – Louis Vuitton (similar); and the ever-fashionable FitBit Flex 🙂

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy

Building Your Outfit Around The Shoe

A lot of times, you might tend to build your outfit off of your shirt or pants. But then. You find these awesome shoes. And you want to build your outfit around them.

In walk (no pun intended) Sam Edelman’s Anastasia Cutout Sandals. Or should I say “in walks Ems to the Von Maur shoe sale room about four times before these were at the right price to finally buy?!?!?”

Sam Edelman Anastasia Cutout Suede Bootie Wine

Aren’t they gorgeous? I just couldn’t resist. I love a great statement shoe. And this is definitely a statement shoe. So I built my outfit for work around them. A simple black top and pencil skirt – and I’m ready for work!



Oh hey, FitBit Flex, let me take you off since you aren’t the most fashion-forward “bracelet.” But if you are a FitBit wearer, you understand how your wrist feels naked when it’s not on!


Sam Edelman Anastasia Cutout Suede Bootie Wine


Shoes – Sam Edelman Anastasia Cutout Suede Bootie (not on Von Maur’s site, but found here); Shirt – White House Black Market (old); Skirt – J. Crew Factory; Bracelets – Stella & Dot and Henri Bendel; Earrings – Vintage Chanel; Watch – Rolex

Anthropologie Maravilla Maxi Dress

I have been on a maxi kick lately, especially if I can wear them to work! I love the fact I can dress casual to work. I had a long 7.5 years of dressing corporate five days a week. Yuck. Let’s not do that again. My jeans would be mad at me.

My hubby actually picked this dress out. I walked right by it, and he pulled it off the rack and said that I had to try it on. Don’t you love when your guy thinks you would look beautiful in something? Makes me feel so good.

Anthropologie Maravilla Maxi Dress

And he was right. This was a beautiful print – look at the minty plus blush plus green plus pops of blue in the butterflies. ❤ And I didn’t have to wear a heel/wedge with it! I’m telling you. At 5’8″ tall, it’s amazing how long some maxis are on me. Love when they hit just right.

Anthropologie Maravilla Maxi Dress Anthropologie Maravilla Maxi Dress

And who doesn’t love an Anthro sale?! I know I do! Check out the Maravilla Maxi dress on sale right now.


Dress – Anthropologie Maravilla Maxi; Sandals – Sam Edelman Gigi; Bracelets – Stella & Dot; Watch – Michael Kors; Earrings – a local art show

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.

Great Summer Throw On Dress

I love easy, no-think outfits. And this dress fits the bill perfectly. The fabric is fantastic – and it has a built-in shelf bra. Easy peasy. Let’s not forget how great the colors are!! Just throw on and go!



Dress – JMcLaughlin; Sandals – Sam Edelman; Watch – Michael Kors; Bracelets – Michael Kors and Stella & Dot; Earrings – Coach

Anthropologie Matilde Dress

It’s not very often that I pay full price for anything at Anthropologie. Such beautiful clothes, but the price tags are usually more than I want to pay. BUT, when I saw this dress, I had to make an exception.

It has polka dots. (It comes in more colors, too!)

Adorable back.

Not too low cut neck line.

Little button details.

Comfortable fabric.

anthropologie matilde dress


anthropologie matilde dress

Yep. I had to give in and pay full price. It’s such a great summer dress. Here I dressed it down for a casual dinner on vacation, but you could easily put on some dressier wedges. And I have to say, I love that a bra works under it, too, even with the cute cutout back detail.

anthropologie matilde dress anthropologie matilde dress

This would also be a great time to say how much I love my Sam Edelman Gigi sandals. I have them in these black patent and in brown. They go with everything and hold up so well. I wore my brown ones a ton last year. These black ones replaced another pair of black Banana Republic sandals that fell apart after one year (urgh!).

Dress – Anthropologie Matilde; Shoes – Sam Edelman Gigi; Watch – Rolex; Bracelet – Lagos; Necklace – diamond from my original engagement ring

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.

Who Doesn’t Love a Maxi

I am so glad maxi dresses are so popular. The reason I love them so much – they are easy. Easy to just throw on and go. Easy to pack for vacation. Easy to wash (ok, maybe not the silky dry clean only ones, but…).

I picked up this great maxi at the Impeccable Pig in Buckhead. It didn’t really catch my eye at first, since I tend to gravitate more towards bright colors and not black. But the sales associate picked it up and showed me the back. LOVED it. I love interesting features on clothing.

I took this on vacation and just threw it on, added some jewelry, put on some sandals…and I was out the door. Like I said, easy peasy.

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Dress – Impeccable Pig; Sandals – Sam Edelman; Earrings – got them in Cozumel; Bracelet – Lagos; Watch – Rolex; Sunnies – Louis Vuitton

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