today’s look..your highlight reel.

happy happy friday, lovebugs! this week went by so quickly. like i’m pretty sure yesterday was monday, was it not?
some of you are probably thinking the exact opposite as is friday couldn’t get here soon enough.
well regardless, the weekend is here, so take this time to participate in a little R&R. i know i will!
today concludes my third week of my internship. it’s almost been a whole month! time is seriously flying! i have learned so much already in the short time i’ve been working with kait, and a lot of our work is making me realize how not-so-glamorous the life of a blogger/entrepreneur/#girlboss can be.

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the art of being a loner.

i survived week one, y’all!
well, not that i thought i wouldn’t survive. i mean it’s not like i’m roughing it and working for some crazy person. i’ve been so incredibly blessed to live in such a nice place with such wonderful people and to work with an absolutely amazing woman.
i could go on and on about all i learned this week and things i did, but i’ll spare you. 😉
(but if you do want to hear all about it let’s go get coffee, give me a ring, OH! or be my penpal.)
i will clue you in on one thing i’m learning though: the art of being a loner.
okay, that sounds so pitiful, but i promise you it’s not! i cherish “em time” and to know that a lot of this summer will be just that makes me SO excited.
i love adventuring on my own when i get the chance. coming from college where i’m constantly surrounded by dear friends, & my precious boyfriend, to the bustling city of los angeles where i only truly know four people, i just had to kind of adapt to making it on my own. so much selfgrowth and discovery can happen when you are pushed out of your comfort zone. you find out what YOU believe in, what your faith is rooted in, what your true passions are. and i’m quite looking forward to that.
(sidenote: i’m not even going to talk about getting lonely, because loneliness sucks. absolutely sucks, but you learn that it’s only temporary. okay, moving on…)
so yeah, maybe i’ll be doing a lot on my own, learning to be a loner, and who knows maybe i’ll make some friends along the way. in the end, i know that the lord has big plans for this summer and that by the end of it my relationship with him will be the strongest it’s ever been, my love for bud will be 10x greater (distance makes the heart grow fonder, yanno?) & i will be an all around better me than before.
so here’s to the art of being a loner!
as for today’s look, the adventures are just beginning, y’all!! these gorgeous photos were taken up in montecito, california earlier this week by my new friend/boss lady #2/photographer kat hennessey (she is FAB, y’all, so go give her a follow), and i’m obsessed.
/ dress: so so old (similar here) / belt: vince camuto / booties: forever21 (similar here & here) /

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 night + meet my boy!

girlfriend, you’re gonna have to share this post with the fellas today.
but still be super excited about this post because it is just as much for you as it is for them.
i’ve had several men ask me if i’d ever do a menswear post. to which i usually answered something about how i have a mostly female audience and that i don’t have a guy to dress up. well, come to find out i have more guy readers than i thought (sup dudes?), and now i have quite the handsome fella to play dress up with!! so i figured that this would be the perfect time to formally introduce you to the infamous “boyfriend” i constantly talk about, hang around, and drag with me everywhere.
everyone meet bud!
( yes, bud is his real name. not a nickname. and i love it. )
we’ll leave the last name out of it for personal privacy, so feel free to refer to him as bud, B, “your boyfriend,” or even “your dude” would suffice. but leave the babe, beebus, and mister to me. 😉
if you didn’t know, we’ve been dating for 5 months now (holy cow has the time flown by!), but we’ve actually known each other since college freshman orientation. ya girl has been crushin’ for along time. i mean, look at him! seriously the most handsome man.
okay, enough of him, because i could literally talk about him/us for hours, let’s get onto the real purpose of this post: DATE NIGHT!
[ okay, funny story real quick. so we borrowed these outfits, right? well, B loved his suit so much that he went to EveryMan and bought it about a week after. and then a few days ago we were talking about how i also loved my Jo & Co dress, but i probably wouldn’t ever go buy it because i have no occasion to wear it for. get this. this fantastic man of mine went and bought it to surprise me for no reason!!! ugh, i knew i loved him. ]the Atherton Hotel, our shoot location, makes for a great date night place. (they just finished a huge remodel last year; isn’t it gorgeous?!) grab a couple drinks at the bar, have a 5 star meal at Rancher’s Club and a walk around theta pond to end it all. so perfect!
but let’s get real, we’re college kids, so a $50 meal isn’t always an option.
honestly, we love going to local restaurants, a nice sushi place, Chili’s (our favorite fallback restaurant for any time lol), or even cooking together at home. 🙂
we got to partner with two local stillwater stores, Jo & Co and EveryMan, to share these looks with y’all! i adore Jo & Co just as much as B loves EveryMan. y’all he’s in there at least once a week, i swear. but so am i because this local haberdashery not only has apparel and a barbershop but also a coffee bar!
a win win for the gal that loves to shop with her man! *this gal*
this everleigh dress from Jo & Co fits like a dream, has pockets and is made of the prettiest cream tweed. even though it’s a tent dress, i love that it’s still fitted up top, and you can’t miss the gorgeous beading around the neckline.
i paired it with my strappy, nude block heels to keep the look neutral. threw on a few simple pieces of jewelry, added my current go to rebecca minkoff bag and called it good.
– shop Jo & Co on their facebook, instagram & in store of course! –
for B, he’s wearing a giorgio fiorelli suit from EveryMan. i love that it’s navy. it keeps it more casual than a standard black suit. i mean it’s just date night…not a black tie event. let me just tell you that it was his idea to mix the pinstripe button down with the polka dot tie (both nick graham).
so proud of him! get you a man with a sense of style, ladies.
“’cause every girl’s crazy bout a sharp dressed man.” amiright? 😉
– shop EveryMan online and in store (especially if you’re in the market for a suit) –
[ and bud ]
HUGE shoutout to Jo & Co. and EveryMan for working with Love Emmarie on this post. Several garments in this post were provided by the retailers, but all reviews/opinions are our own. Y’all know I’d never share something I didn’t love. Shop local, y’all.