Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Trunk Club:: V.1

A couple years ago, I decided to give Stitch Fix a try and was hooked after my first fix. I loved the idea of having cute clothes delivered to my door and felt like my stylist was really nailing my personal style. Every few months I would eagerly await my fix and tear into it like a kid on Christmas morning! Fast forward a bit, and it seemed like my fixes started feeling less and less customized to my personal style. After multiple fixes where I really didn't like anything that was delivered to me, I decided to cancel my membership with Stitch Fix.

To fill the void in my life (very dramatic, I know) I immediately signed up for Nordstrom's Trunk Club. I figured I'd give it a try and if I hated it, then I would give up on my online personal stylists and attempt to be stylish all on my own. Luckily, I LOVED my experience with Trunk Club and am eagerly awaiting my second trunk delivery.

Once I signed up, I was immediately assigned a stylist, Mia. She chatted with me on their app about my personal style and what I was looking for. She asked me what kind of items I would like to receive in my trunk and then sent me a preview of what she had picked out for me. I was able to tell her what I liked/didn't like and why. I personally loved this step because there were a few items that I could tell just weren't "me". She then replaced everything I didn't like with other options before mailing the items to me. It was such an easy process and I really felt like I was getting some great options that I would actually wear on a regular basis.

Warning: Trunk Club is much more dangerous financially than Stitch Fix since you receive twelve items instead of just five.

My trunk arrived a few days later and I was eager to try everything on. I loved that the items she sent were actually full outfits that I could wear several different ways. Honestly, if I could afford it, I probably would have kept every item she sent me! Pretty much everything was a perfect fit and I had a hard time narrowing it down to just a few items.

Here's a peek at what I received. Every single item (shoes included) came in my trunk.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Charleston Trip Prep


My girlfriend and I leave for South Carolina bright and early tomorrow morning! I have had a crush on Charleston ever since I started watching Southern Charm (reality TV junkie over here!) a couple years ago and can't wait to explore the city for the first time. We don't have any plans set in stone but are staying within walking distance to King Street and intend to shop, eat, and drink our little hearts out.

I've been doing a lot of researching on what places we should pop into. Here are my best finds:

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Hometown


This is one of my favorite pictures from our big day. It is a really fun snapshot of my hometown.

I rode to the ceremony with my Dad in his 1969 Camaro. Afterwards, we headed up to the local bar for a couple drinks while all of our guests got settled at the reception. My Dad made sure to bring the Camaro up to the bar so we could do some burnouts!

Michael gave a good effort, but Dad eventually showed him up with one heck of a burnout. It was so much fun.


Sincerely,

Emily Ann

Friday, February 9, 2018

Bridesmaid Dresses

With all the upcoming weddings this year, I thought it'd be fun to show some of the bridesmaid's dresses that I'll be wearing this fall. So far, three out of the four brides have opted to take the Lulu's route for dresses and I LOVE it! Not only are the dresses so affordable, but they're super cute as well.

  • Air of Romance Maxi Dress  
    • Jessie knew she wanted her dresses to be an emerald color for her August wedding. She browsed a few sites and ended up having all of us girls order this forest green maxi dress. I cannot wait to get it and try it on! Her cousin already received it and it was so flattering on her! I know it's going to look great on all the girls. (Funny side note: three out of her five bridesmaids are named Emily!)
  • Tricks of the Trade Maxi Dress
    • For Heather's September wedding, I'll be wearing a beautiful taupe maxi dress. She knew she wanted more neutral tones for her gals, and loved the trend of the girls wearing something slightly different. What is so great about this dress is that it wraps a million different ways so we'll all be just a little bit different in style, but all the same color. I already received this dress and it fits so well! It's great for all different body types since you can wrap it whatever way you feel comfortable. I personally like the way it's wrapped in the photo above and hope to wear mine somewhat similar to that. 
  • Heavenly Hues Maxi Dress or Mythical Kind of Love Maxi Dress
    • MaKenzie is jumping on board 100% with the different style/color dress trend for her October wedding. All of the girls will not only be wearing a different style dress, but also different colors. She's incorporating blushes, blues, and maroons into her overall look and I know it's going to be gorgeous! Two girls will be in slightly different shades of each color and my color ended up being blue. I'm torn between the denim blue and slate blue dress, so I ordered both and am going to wear whichever one I like more. Again, I cannot wait to get them and try them on!
Sincerely,

Emily Ann

Thursday, February 8, 2018

#mrandmrscattleman


Guys, it is the year of weddings for me! My girlfriend, Jessie, asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding in August and I could not be more honored. I cannot wait to see how her day comes together. I know her rustic feel mixed with emerald accents is going to be beautiful.

Jessie, and I met in college and pretty much immediately became BFFs. We have seen each other at our best and worst and have somehow navigated this crazy life together for the past eleven years. She stood by my side as I married the love of my life last year (I also owe her for introducing me to him all those years ago) and I am so eager to have the roles reversed this year. 

This marks wedding number four for me in 2018! How fun is this going to be?! I'm ready for all the fun to begin.

Sincerely,

Emily Ann

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

2017 Photo Book


I finally finished my 2017 photo book! It's a bit longer than my previous books, but we made SO many amazing memories in 2017. I seriously love how it turned out!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

#SoonToBeNanney


My childhood friend, Heather, asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding this fall and I am so stinkin excited to be a part of her big day. Heather and I have been friends since elementary school and have been by each other's side through pretty much every stage of life. I have to say, this is my favorite stage so far. I'm so happy she found someone who makes her smile and treats her so well.

Bring on all the wedding festivities!!


Sincerely,

Emily Ann

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Wedding:: Cake Table


I have been meaning to post some wedding updates now that the wedding is over, but to be honest, I just haven't been in the blogging mood lately. Here's hoping I can get some motivation to get back into it. First up is our cake table!

My mom mentioned possibly having a cake table rather than just one wedding cake. I loved the idea and immediately started searching for inspiration. Different style cake plates were a must, so we started collecting as many as we could find that fit our rustic theme. Since I completely trusted our cake baker (who is also my mom's cousin), I pretty much just showed her some ideas I liked and gave her free rein on the rest. She did such an amazing job and it ended up being one of my favorite details of the wedding!

Keep scrolling to check see all of the cake details.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Our Honeymoon in Jamaica


We had the absolute best time on our honeymoon in Negril, Jamaica. As I had previously mentioned, our best friends got married earlier this year and waited to go on their honeymoon so that we could all go together. Not going to lie, at first I was a little hesitant about this, but now that it's all said and done, I am so glad that we decided to make it a "friendsmoon". We had plenty of our alone time but it was nice to also have friends to enjoy all the activities with!

Here's a recap of our trip and I'm warning you now, it's going to be a long post!
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