Thursday, March 24, 2016

Lately/ Life happenings + Confessions

Hello long lost blogging world. I can't believe it has been 18 days since my last post... not good on my part. Life has been so busy lately that I can't believe it is about to be April, summer will be here before we know it. In an attempt to get caught up, I am sharing a bit of what I have been up to as of lately + a few confessions....

Named as one of the best bars of the South, I treated T to a few drinks at The Crunkleton as part of his Valentines gift. He was able to try a few different bourbons he hadn't had before while I sipped on a yummy martini. While it's not an every weekend spot, it was definitely a fun experience and something we will do again. 

A shamless fitting room selfie. A few weeks ago I wondered into Forever 21 after seeing a few things on their website I loved. While I am still kicking myself for not getting these fun fringe heels, I did come home with the black shift dress. One can never have too many black dresses, at least in my book. 

While I was at the mall I also came home with a few new goodies from Sephora. It has been a long time since I tried any new beauty products so I was eager to try out these fun masks. So far I have loved both and will continue to buy the individual pod sizes. Tip- these pods have more then enough for one application. I have saved mine in zip block bags and have been able to get at least 5 uses out of each. 

As part of my point rewards, I also was able to pick up this Bobbi Brown face moisturizer. I have never used a Bobbi Brown product but knew I would love it. So far it has made both a great moisturizer and primer.

I also picked up a new beauty blender that I have been using for my under eye concealer as well as my foundation. It has been an absolute game changer in my makeup routine and I love the way it blends everything in and makes it look much more natural. 

Another mirror selfie of a sweater/scarf/necklace combo that has been on repeat lately. 

Now for some confessions...

+ I have totally fallen off the work out wagon. I mean y'all I woke up at 5:30 this morning and literally played on my phone looking at instagram until I got out of bed at 6am. Emily a few week ago would have been up and out the door to the gym by 6 and home around 7:15 to get ready for work. 

+ My Starbucks addiction is real and also a huge problem. I've received a few gift cards lately and so far this week have already had Starbucks 3 times... this needs to stop.

+ I am going home this weekend for Easter and can't wait to be back in Annapolis. If the weather is good, I am hoping for a walk/run around the water and then am hoping mom will treat me to a little shopping. 

+ I got a pedicure the other day for the first time in way too long. My feet were literally embarrassing and I am so happy with the way they look now. Definitely something that needs to be in my monthly rotation. 

Hope everyone has a great Thursday! 

Yours truly, 
Emily Ann

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Saturday Shopping

While unfortunately I am working this weekend, I am wishing I were out shopping for all things spring and fun. I am officially over the cold and ready for dresses, sandals, and even more ready for summer. Here's a few things I have my eye on...

I am on the hunt for a long sleeve black romper to have for the spring and summer. I think I would get a ton of use out of it but I am having the hardest time finding one I like. While I do like the one above, I still think I could find a better one. Suggestions? 

Same brand as the romper above but I absolutely love love love this shift. I have a friends engagement party in may and think this would be perfect, possibly paired with...

Y'all I saw these in the store last week and can't believe I didn't get them. They are perfect and a steal for less then $40! 

Also by Forever 21 are these amazing fringed heels. I have a few weddings/events over the spring and summer and these would be perfect paired with almost anything. 

Perfect for work on paired with white skinnies in the summer, a statement necklace and some sandals. 

These look so similiar to a pair of Karen Walkers I have been lusting over for quite some time but not ready hit go due to their price. These are a steal and so cute. 

Hope everyone is having a lovely Saturday!
Yours truly, 
Emily Ann

Friday, March 4, 2016


Happy Friday loves! Today really feels like my Tuesday since I was off the beginning of this week and will be working over the weekend but Friday is here nonetheless. I have lots of updates to share next week including a few favorites as of lately and my Asheville recap. As for today, lets keep is brief and to the point with this weeks finds...

// I am pretty much a creature of habit and do best when on a routine. As of lately, I have not been on a routine and my body is starting to notice from not eating as healthy and not sleeping as well to not working out as much. Next week I am vowing to get back on track and plan on using this guide as inspiration. 

// Looking for your next read? I am hoping to try one if not all of these out [1] [2] [3]

// Home trends to look out for in 2016

// As if I could love Target anymore, this might need to be scouted for on my next run, love the bright green color for spring. 

// A good reminder

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!
Yours truly, 
Emily Ann