Wednesday, June 7, 2017

La Dolce Vita in Arlington

You guys. I had way too much fun with this one!!! Shot these pics at the LEGENDARY Bronx Pizza in Arlington.  I may or may not travel across town on a (semi) regular basis at the end of a night of fiesta just to get this deliciousness.  It has been called "better than sex."  Not by me.  But it has been said.  If you're in the area just do yourself a favor and go get you some- preferably late at night (it tastes better;)

*As my bestie pointed out this is not exactly how we normally look at the end of the night - hahahaha but hey, you know for the pix;)

I love this dress from Cosita Boutique for a night out when you REALLY want to stun em'!!  It's definitely very curve hugging, so probably eating the pizza at the end of the night rather than the beginning is your best bet lol:)  Definitely an "eat a salad" for dinner type of dress.  But very va-va-voom!  If you need to make a statement and look AMAZING this is the one.  Vibrant true red color, will show off your curves beautifully, and the off-the-shoulder design is so flirty and fun.  It looks perfect paired with simple accessories like a sleek little clutch, your highest stiletto heels, and a great statement earring.

Who is seeing The Godfather in theaters today?!?! (This girl!) 

I love a statement earring with this look - the dress is so dramatic on it's own that you want to keep the other accessories pretty simple and streamlined, but it's good to have some sparkle by your face to draw attention to your smile- especially for date night!:)  I found mine at Ann Taylor awhile ago, but personally I love these and think they would look amazing with this look!!

Happiness is the little things... like great pizza:) ...and shoes:)

I found these sandals at Forever 21 a couple seasons ago, but these would work well too, or these would be amazing if you're feeling extra sassy!

Nom nom nom!

Welcome to Bronx Pizza, may I take ya oh-dah?


Hope everyone has a fantastic day today!! And go check out The Godfather if you can, it's so cool to have the chance to see it in theaters!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Hey Cupcake!

Did a little antique shopping this past weekend in Alexandria- followed by cupcakes natch;) J/K I actually don't like antique shopping! LOL:)  (Do they revoke your woman card for that??;)  But this shop was so cute so we took some pics anyway:)  CUPCAKES however I sincerely love. Nom nom nom.  This little cupcake shop we found was SO cute!! And yo- the cupcakes were legiiiiiittt!!!! Praise the lord I ate two pretty easily- you know, for the photos of course;) No really they're awesome if you're ever in the area definitely check them out- plus you can take pics and feel like you're inside a Victoria's Secret bag! Lol;)

How fun is a little pop of cherry red to brighten up the work week?!  I love a colored shoe to make an outfit pop.  And while I'm not normally one to match my shoes to my purse (so old school!) I feel like with a neutral outfit the cherry red purse and cherry red pumps is just perfection.  This combo can work great with any outfit you want to turn up the volume on.  I love wearing these pumps and bag with another dress from the boutique that is black with bright red flowers to create a really lush effect.

I found this purse last year from DSW (it's by Aldo, my fave;) but this one has a very similar vibe (*and is an awesome price!)  If you're looking for a fun work tote in a similar color this one would be great too!

The pumps are Guess and I found them at Off Broadway Shoes, but these are almost identical *and on sale too! Woot!:)

Also I'm loving this cute top from Cosita Boutique for summer!  It's cool and crisp, and something you could easily dress up or down.  I'd add a navy blazer to this look to make it work appropriate.  Toss off the blazer and you're ready for whatever fun stuff you may have planned for apres-work!

*I couldn't find glasses exactly like the ones I'm wearing, but these have a similar feel and I think they'd look amazing with this look!

This top is super figure flattering too because it's structured and defines your waist really nicely, while the peplum is very forgiving of the lower stomach area.  A comfy, chic, transitional piece that's perfect for the week! 

...Something about it is somewhat cupcake like too, which is fun:)

Happy Hump Day! Hope everyone has a wonderful day today!

Lots of love,
Emily xoxo

Friday, May 26, 2017

Cute Casual Weekend Vibes

Happy FRIDAY everybody!!! Omggg I am SO READY for this long weekend! YESSS!!!  Wishing everybody a very fun, very relaxing holiday weekend with friends and family:)  I personally am looking forward to getting cozy and comfy all weekend and catching up on some flicks, books, and girl time since it's supposed to be kinda rainy in DC.  I'm also looking forward to rocking a look just like this one all weekend long- comfy, cozy and perfect for a weekend full of nothing but chill time!:)  

OK OK so as you can see I had way too much fun at the fire station the other weekend- lol there's something about a fire station that just brings out the little kid in me!  Don't you just want to climb on the truck, slide down the pole - put on the hats?!  Is that just me?!?  Oh and there's cute firefighters there so.. obvi;)  Lolllll:)

Big shout out to the Alexandria Fire Department!!! Thanks for not kicking this firehouse-loving fashionista out hahaha:)

I love a cute little pop of red to turn this outfit up a notch.  It's always a fun challenge to make a reallllly casual outfit look chic, and I think this hits all the right notes- the top is super soft and stretchy, awesome for the weekend.  A distressed jean is my favorite for my off time, and a cute pair of flat sandals are always my go-to for summer days when I'm running around and heels just won't cut it (even for me- and I'm a 4 inch heels every day kinda gal!)  I love the little gold detail on these delicate thong sandals because it dresses up the look just a touch, as does the purse.  For me that's cute-casual done juuust right:) *I found these sandals recently at T.J. Maxx, but these have a similar feel.

Hope everybody has a FABULOUS holiday weekend!  Thank you SO SO SO SO much to all of our service men and women for protecting our freedoms!  We love and appreciate you!

Big hug,
Emily xoxo