back to school denim event with Forever21

happy hump day, babes! if you follow me on instagram or facebook (shameless plug) you probably saw me sharing about this awesome back to school event i helped host at forever21 dallas last friday! i was so so excited that the forever21 team reached out to me to be one of the influencer hosts for the very FIRST F21 dallas event. i may not be going back to school, but i know of lot of you LE babes are!

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today’s look..botanic garden blooms.

some of you might remember my last post from the botanical gardens, but comparing that post to this post you probably wouldn’t assume that they were shot in the same location.
oh what a difference a change in season will do.
the osu botanical gardens might be my new favorite place in stillwater, and i don’t mean just for a shoot location. this place is GORGEOUS, yall.
let me just daydream for a quick sec..
*on date with a cute boy* / *he gives you these precious flowers* / *takes you here for a sweet, little picnic dinner on the lawn* / *swoon*
okay, i’m back.
let’s get real, i was actually shooting my girl tay for her senior pictures (email me if you want me to shoot yours!), i bought these flowers for myself, and i’m on contest prep so no picnic for me. lol
yall are probably thinking, “em, hush and get to the outfit.”
this top is a recent purchase from forever21, and it was on a special sale rack for TWELVE DOLLARS. yes, you read that right.
forever21 tends to surprise me with quality sometimes; like with this piece. it’s very “free people” or “anthro” inspired, don’t you think?
i dressed it down with my go-to vintage cutoffs (a DIY!) and birkenstocks, but kept it pulled together with my kate spade top handle bag and chic black sunnies.
/ top: forever21similar, similar / shorts: vintage / watch: kenneth cole /
/ bag: kate spade / sunnies: amazon / lips: mac-stripdown liner /
xoxo, emily

today’s look..easter sunday.

HAPPY EASTER Y’ALL!!
isn’t it so awesome that christ not only died for us but then rose again?! like just think about that. we are so undeserving, but god’s grace is so amazing and love for us is so endless that he sent his son to die so that we could be with him for eternity. 
woah. god is so good.
okay, so about this outfit.
this powder blue color seems to be “all the rage” for spring. like seriously it’s everywhere and i’m okay with it. i paired the top with white to keep the whole look bright instead of with black, which i thought would create too much contrast. i kept the whole look simple with minimal jewelry (gotta have that arm candy!) and classic, comfy black wedges.
watch out world, 6’4″ emily coming through!
these a-line skater skirts typically don’t work for me. this is mostly because they are made for petite girls that are about 5’5″…and by that i mean they are so short. most of the time they fit and look fine, but one wrong move or sudden gust of wind and it’s marilyn monroe round two. somehow, at forever21 with 15 minutes til closing, i found this one. it’s highwaisted enough to meet the bottom of the tank and long enough to not have to worry about mooning the world. score.

( don’t even ask about this one hahah..it’s blurry but so cute i don’t even care. )
top: H&M / skirt: Forever21 / wedges: charles david / watch: Target / bracelets: Sam Moon / 
sunnies: Rayban
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have a wonderful easter y’all. go find an egg. pet a bunny. or tell me about your easter plans below. 🙂

xoxo, emily