today’s look..retro flare.

is anyone else obsessed with the flare trend that’s back or is it just me?
i searched and searched for what i deemed the “right” pair, and trust me I FOUND THEM. thanks to a little instagram creeping and page stalking, measuring myself and re-measuring (just in case), getting them in once, finding out i ordered the wrong size, sending them back and getting the right ones….i finally got my pants!
(link below!)
seriously though, how cute are these?! i call these my star pants for obvious reasons, and never fail to point out the fact that i have a star on my butt. lol
also, i’ve been wearing this top nonstop recently. it’s so comfy and this okstate gal can’t ever say no to some orange.
top: H&M (similar) / jeans: Revice Denim / bag: Michael Kors (newer style)
booties: American Eagle (similar & ON SALE!) / sunnies: Rayban / earrings: Kendra Scott

today’s look..everyday fall look with Madewell.

y’all.
this might be one of my favorite posts to date, and not because of the outfit. well, maybe kind of because of the outfit, but more because of who i’m getting to work with.
today i’m teaming up with Madewell to kick off the fall season with this simple look. can i just say that i was excited to be able to even shoot a look that incorporated pants AND sleeves without dying of a heat stroke and drowning in my own sweat?!
this chambray and cute pair of sunnies (courtesy of my sweet friends over at Madewell) just make this look so effortless and artful, which is right up their alley.
on a different note, your girl has been saving up to do some serious shopping in new york city in october. basically that means i have a hot date with Madewell in soho. 😉
which brings me to my next point about a sweet discount for all my lovely college gal (and guy) readers!!
did you know Madewell offers an in-store student discount of 15% off YEAR ROUND?! like what?!
and right now they are doing a special deal (which i wish i would have found out sooner about) of 20% in-store with your student id! so if you live close by one, you should definitely jump on that because it ends today (9/15).
snag me a tote while you’re at it? xoxo
/ top: Madewell (c/o) / jeans: American Eagle / boots: American Eagle /
/ gold chain necklace: Forever21 / sunnies: Madewell (c/o) / bag: Kate Spade /
/ watch: Kenneth Cole (similar) /

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..join the club.

and by join the club i mean the turtle club.
i’m going to be totally honest, as of three days ago turtlenecks and i were not friends. i just can’t stand something being tight around my neck, and i’m not even claustrophobic! but this sweater i can get along with. this beauty came in my box from Ro&De and let me tell you it is SO SOFT, the collar is loose and slouchy so it’s super comfy, and as per usual I’M IN LOVE.
normally, i wouldn’t gravitate to a piece like this for three reasons.
1) turtleneck. enough said.
2) it’s cropped, which doesn’t usually work out for tall girls like myself.
3) i typically steer clear of funky patterns.
so, thank you Ro&De for showing me the error of my ways. hahah

sweater: Ro&De / jeans: American Eagle (similar) / booties: American Eagle (similar – these come in tan too!) / sunnies: Urban Outfitters (similar) /
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xoxo, emily