Monday, April 28, 2014

Bridal Showers, College Roomies, and Nights Out On the Town!

This last weekend I traveled to St. Louis for a bridal shower for one of my college roommates! I made a weekend of it, because really, how could I turn down a weekend with the college roomies? Sometimes, you just have to relive the "glory days"!

For the shower, I wore the Lilly Pulitzer Ashlynn dress in Pop Pink on the Square. To say I'm in love with this maxi would be an understatement- so cute and comfy! I've yet to see this on anyone without it looking unbelievable! Paired with my Lilly Pulitzer In a Knot necklace.
Once a sorority girl, always a sorority girl! We can't get together without throwing what we know. ADPi till I die!

With our bride! She's in the middle. The three of us lived together for over two years in college- how I miss those days! My roommate, Grace, on the right is wearing the Lilly Pulitzer Charlene shift from this year. So adorable!

What would a trip to StL be without a trip out to the Central West End? Wore my Lilly Pulitzer Elsa top in Amuse Bouche for a night out on the town! Paired with Spanx jeggings and some platform wedges to make this a night out look. And yes, I rocked my Kensie glasses- my eyes just couldn't handle contacts any longer that day!

Out at Brennan's in the Central West End in St. Louis! Love this girl to the moon and back. I was so blessed with wonderful college roomies! 

I can't wait to see my college roommate's again in a few weeks for birthdays, a bachelorette party, and the wedding itself! I love that I'm still close to these gals!

xx, Emily Ann

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter 2014

Happy Easter, y'all! Easter has always been a family affair for us- love that we get together and can enjoy each other for Church and brunch! Rejoice- He is risen!

I wore the Lilly Pulitzer Antonia dress in Fiesta Pink lace with a J. Crew denim jacket and Steve Madden wedges. My brother is sporting a polo button up. So glad he could make it home from college for the weekend!

Three generations- Grandma, Mom, and I! You have no idea how long it took us to get a decent photo!

My family!
And because I'm a shameless doggy mama- my little girl, Darcy! She's a Morkie- maltese/yorkie mix. She just turned 2 a few weeks ago!

 I hope you all had a very blessed Easter Sunday!

xx, Emily Ann

Sunday, April 13, 2014

In Love with Briella

Finding the right fit for your body type can be one of the most frustrating experiences. You think something will look great, and then you put it on and the waistline hits in the wrong place, the sleeves hit you wrong, it makes you look too thin, too fat, too young, too old... you name it! So when I find a style that I love, I want it in every color! When I bought my first Lilly Pulitzer Briella dress, I immediately fell in love with the fit. I also love that it is a style that's appropriate for me to teach in, but it's also easy to dress up for weddings, evenings out, etc. I have found Briella to be my go-to dress for all occasions!
My first Briella was in Lucky Charms. I wore it with the green Lilly Pulitzer bow belt and a J.Crew inspired blue floral statement necklace for the wedding of a childhood friend. (My younger brother is pictured here with me!)

Sorry for the poor picture quality, but I wore the same dress to another wedding about 3 months later for one of my coworkers. This time, I just wore the necklace and my Lilly Pulitzer Sophia wedges. I adore the gals I work with!

I made the same dress work for me when it came time for parent/teacher conferences. I paired it with a Lilly Pulitzer Flutter Blue Heidi cardigan, gray leggings, and BCBG western-inspired wedges. And of course my go-to Reece & Blaire bangles and Michael Kors watch.

My second Briella was the Ottoman Stripe Briella purchased in the New Year Cheer sale. I paired it with brown riding boots, gray leggings, and a navy cardigan from New York & Company for school.

This past week, I wore the same Ottoman Striped Briella with a navy Lilly Pulitzer Heidi cardigan and my BCBG Boots- it was warm enough to go without leggings! And of course, my Reece & Blaire stack!
Another New Year Cheer Sale purchase, I wore my Bait & Switch Briella for another evening of parent/teacher conferences a few months ago. Styled with navy Lilly Pulitzer Heidi cardigan, Lilly Pulitzer In a Knot necklace, gray spanx leggings, and BCBG boots.

This last Briella is from the current Spring '14 collection. Blue and white stripes, I recently wore it with a J.Crew denim jacket, black clover necklace from my gals at Mica & Molly's, gray leggings, and BCBG boots.

I'm excited for it to finally be warm enough for me to style Briella in new ways for Spring and Summer. I also have my eyes on this piece of Lilly cuteness from this spring- Briella slightly recut!

How perfect will this be for my cousin's high school graduation in May or a bridal shower for one of my sorority sisters? Oh how I love the Briella dress!

xx, Emily Ann