Nordstrom Dressing Room Diary

As you may or may not know, I work full time as an ecommerce marketing specialist so my lunch breaks are about the only time I can make it to the mall ALONE.  This week’s dressing room diaries / lunch time try on sesh is brought to you from Nordstrom.  The purpose of this try on session was to scope out some comfy, casual tops that could be worn to work, on the weekend, or for traveling.

First up, the Madewell Whisper Cotton V’Neck Pocket Tee.  These are the softest tee shirts and they come in several colors and sizes XXS – XL so there is a color and size for everyone.  I am wearing an XS for reference.  I love to tie these in a little knot too and wear them with high waisted jeans.


Madewell Whisper T Shirt
Soft classic cotton tee shirt

Gray Cotton Pocket Tee Shirt // $20

Levi 721 High Rise Skinny Jeans

Splendid Lakota Bootie (similar)

Next up in this Nordstrom dressing room diary session is the B.P. Funnel Neck Tunic.  I have on an XS here.  This would be so cute with some moto leggings for a super casual look OR with some ripped skinnies.  It’s slightly longer in back which is nice for the leggings option.

B.P. Funnel Neck Tunic

B.P. Funnel Neck Tunic // $40

This cute B.P. Striped Peplum Tee Shirt is so soft!  It comes in three striped versions and two solid colors.  I am wearing an XS for reference in the black and white stripe.  This is perfect to throw on with jeans and flats OR you can dress it up with some booties.

Peplum stripe tee

B.P. Striped Peplum Tee // $35

Who’s loving or has tried this cropped sweatshirt look?  I tried on two different brands for reference (Leith and B.P.) and I’m not sure how I feel.  I think I’m leaning towards no for me personally. . . I feel a little bit like a toddler in these.  I like the sleeves, but something about the material and the boxiness is just not for me.  If I had to choose one, I would pick the Leith version.

Bloused Sweater

Leith Bloused Sleeve Sweater // $33

Pleat Sleeve Sweater

B.P. Pleat Sleeve Sweater // $27


I will close out this Nordstrom dressing room diary with this plaid beauty!  It’s the B.P. Plaid Ruffle Hem Top.  The colors are festive and perfect for all of your upcoming holiday activities.  The back detail is so pretty too!

Ruffle Hem Top

B.P. Plaid Ruffle Hem // $55

Plaid Ruffle Hem Top

November Style Recap

Happy 3rd of December!  No idea how we are already in December, yet here we are!  This is a crazy, busy month for us (as I’m sure it is for all of you too).  I wanted to pop in quickly and share a style recap of my top 5 IG looks for the month of November in case you need some quick style inspiration.  This is based on the top posts with the most likes in November.  🙂  So without further adieu, here you go!

This is the softest, coziest sweatshirt.  You can wear it with leggings or jeans, and it’s from our favorite retailer.

layering sweatshirt

JoyLab Layering Sweatshirt // Under $30

Adidas Neo Courtset Sneaker (similar)

My favorite jeans at the moment are from Madewell (as I’m sure you know by now b/c I share on repeat).  They are a versatile color and I love the 5 button fly.

bell sleeves

Forever 21 Trumpet Sleeve Sweater // 10″ Rise Chewed Hem Madewell Jeans

This Zella jacket is another weekend fave of mine.  It’s cozy and casual (and warm too).

zelfusion jacket

Zella Zelfusion Jacket

Hello cute tall black boots.  I’m convinced I can’t do the OTK trend so if you feel the same way, give these a try.  They are tall without being TOO tall.

sole society benedict boot

Embroidered Dress (similar) // Sole Society Benedict Boots

Dr. Scholl’s Shoes are amazing.  If you haven’t experienced this brand, you need to. They are comfy and on trend!

scout slip on sneaker

Dr. Scholls Slip on Sneaker (similar)


Clad and Cloth Puns N’ Roses Skirt

A dear friend of mine recently told me about Clad and Cloth and it’s amazing so I think you should know about it too!  It’s an online only retailer where everything in their shop is handpicked just for you.  They have fewer pieces versus tons and tons of pages of product.  And since there are fewer pieces, you know they are going to be top notch items that you can’t live without.  Here is a little snippet from the About section on their site:  “CLAD & CLOTH is meant to inspire women to be clothed in confidence and independence.  A “clad & cloth” girl is tastefully dressed, modest, bold, and unique. She is your best self.”

They offer free shipping and free returns so you can shop without worry.  If an item is sold out, you can easily enter your email to be notified when it’s back in stock.  Here is one of my purchases from Clad and Cloth…this dusty rose velvet midi skirt is gorgeous with a fitted top tucked in.  I think I may wear this for Christmas Eve with some dressier pumps.  But as you can see, you can throw on a pair of patterned booties with it too!  It’s so versatile!

Go to their site and see for yourself!

Puns N’ Roses Skirt (wearing a small)




A quick shot with a pair of pumps.  I would love to find some glitzy / sparkly ones to go with this for the holidays though!

Layering with lace

Choo choo!  I’m jumping on the bralette bandwagon!  I’ll be honest, I wasn’t so sure how I felt about bralettes, but then loose fitting, slightly off the shoulder sweaters have started to become a thing and what else are you supposed to wear under those?  Enter the Signature Lace Deep V Bralette!  Another blogger (@madstylestudio) posted these bralettes on her IG feed recently and it was hook, line, sinker when she said what the price was.  UMMMM $10 ladies, and perhaps the best part of all?  They have padding which means you feel like you have a little more support than your average bralette!  I have only ordered the black one (so far), but it comes in a ton of other colors too.  I ordered a small, but I could stand to size up as the band doesn’t have a ton of give to it. I have provided the link to these on Amazon (hello Prime free shipping) so go ahead and throw one in on your next diaper purchase ladies! 🙂

Bralette // $10

Vintage Military Twill Jacket // $32


Earrings // Baublebar (similar)


Women’s Sleepwear Giftables


The older I get, the more I want matching soft and cozy PJ’s.  And with the holidays upon us, I thought it was only appropriate to do a round up of some cute and cozy sleepwear to include on your wish list OR to buy for others.

You can always count on Old Navy to have bright and fun / festive Christmas Jammies.  I snagged these for myself for the holiday season.










Old Navy Thermal Sleep Sets // Under $20 for the set right now!

Thermal Graphic Tee

Patterned Thermal Sleep Leggings


I love Target’s Gilligan O’malley brand PJ’s.  They are soft and hold up pretty well for the price.

Gilligan O’Malley Pajama Set $12

So last Christmas the hubs + kids got me the SOFTEST PJ’s that I own.  The brand is Shimera (purchased from Nordstrom Rack) and seriously they are the softest thing I own.  I don’t have this set shown below, but I promise you they are soft.

Shimera Easy Knit Pajama Set via Nordstrom Rack // $40


Another fave of mine are the Make+Model fleece joggers at Nordstrom.  These are SO comfy.  Several colors on sale now!

Make+Model Fleece Joggers via Nordstrom

And last but not least, did you know that Sam Edelman also carries amazing pajamas besides shoes??  Well, it’s true!  I own this cute bird print but there are a few other options on sale right now too.  These would be under $30!

Sam Edelman PJ Short Set

Black Friday Sales

Happy Thanksgiving Friends! Nothing special about this post other than me telling YOU what retailers are running so far for the weekend so that YOU can shop from the comfort of your home!

I have created a Black Friday Sales tab here on my site for you to easily shop!  I will be updating it periodically in the coming days as more retailers begin running offers!
How I can help:
  1.  Tune in on my Insta Stories (@emmyloustyles) – for some real time updates all weekend long 🙂
  2. Visit my blog often and navigate to the “Black Friday Sales” tab – I will try to update throughout the weekend.
  3. e-mail me with any questions (
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  Here are a few sales to get you going!

Leopard Sweaters


Today I’m sharing this leopard sweater from Loft (last year).  It’s one of my favorites because I love a good leopard print and because it is slightly longer in the back.  Unfortunately this sweater is no longer available, however I have rounded up several other leopard sweaters that are just as great!

Happy Monday, friends!

Nordstrom Rack Abound Leopard Knit Cardigan


Mossimo Leopard Print Cardigan


Nordstrom B.P. Jacquard Cardigan


Nordstrom Rack RDI Leopard Print Sweater


ASOS Vero Moda Leopard Print Sweater

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Target Toddler Faves

We all know Target has insanely cute kids clothes, and since I can’t get enough of said insanely cute kids clothes I thought I’d share my current faves with all of you!

We always buy our kids an outfit to open on Xmas morning in addition to all of the toys, and perhaps some of you do the same.  I can also assure you that if you don’t have kids and are buying for people who do have kids, the parents would FOR SURE appreciate clothes in place of toys for their kiddos.  I’ve included my favorite boy and girl items.  Enjoy!

Let’s start with PJ’s.  You can never have too many of these!  Layla is almost 4 and is super into My Little Pony right now (as most 4 y/o’s are).  I don’t love characters plastered on everything, but on pajamas you can’t resist.  Henry is 15 months and his fave book is Brown Bear Brown Bear – how perfect are these?!  They also have a Goodnight Moon version and a Where the Wild Things Are – FYI.










Brown Bear Brown Bear Pajamas / / My Little Pony Pajamas

The Cat & Jack graphic tees say the cutest most meaningful things and have cute prints too.  These are perfect for daycare and super cheap!

Be Kind Graphic Tee // Bee Strong Tee

Outerwear is another thing little ones always seem to need.  Fluctuating temps call for different levels of layers!  Can we just admire this vintage looking vest for a minute?!

  Zip Up Sherpa Hoodie / / Sherpa Puffer Vest / / Plaid Dress Coat 

Alright, so “fancy” clothes aren’t something kids need a ton of, but they are always so fun to buy!  Layla has this mustard dress and it looks so cute paired with those tights (check my IG feed).

Yellow Dress with navy bow / / Cat & Jack Polka Dot Tights / / Red+Pink plaid flutter sleeve dress / / Red Pom Pom Flats

This adorable plaid blazer is only $20!  And the plaid pants are so great too (just not all together at once) haha.  A simple solid v-neck sweater would look so cute with those pants.

Plaid Pants / / Red Sweater / / Plaid Blazer


Happy Shopping, friends!


Dressing Room Diaries (at Gap)

I think it’s becoming pretty clear that I often like to spend my lunch breaks shopping and browsing the latest and greatest that some of my fave retailers have to offer.  Before kids, I used to love nothing more than spending all day Saturday or Sunday shopping & browsing.  Fast forward 4 years and I don’t exactly have time to do that (except over lunch).  Anyways, on a recent outing I hit the Gap and had a little try on sesh.  I picked things to try on that were neutral and could easily be mixed into your current wardrobe and last for a couple of seasons.  I looked specifically for office appropriate looks.

Happy Monday!

Starting with this soft spun flutter sleeve cotton top.  They didn’t have my size so this is too big (FIT TIP – size down.  I’m wearing a S here).  This would be great for layering under a jacket with jeans.  You could also dress this up with the ponte zip dressier leggings I have on.  Throw on a nice pair of heels and you’re set.

STYLE TIP – This shirt is kind of sheer, throw on a cami underneath

Softspun flutter sleeve top

Zip ponte legging

Why didn’t I buy this denim RUFFLE sleeve jacket?  I’m trying to be good, but this is sooo cute.  Keep it more casual by throwing it on over the cotton tee shown above.

FIT TIP:  TTS (I’m wearing an XS)

Denim Ruffle Jacket

Or wear it over this ruffle blouse for a slightly dressier look.

Swiss dot cascade ruffle top

This swiss dot cascade ruffle top is great.

FIT TIP:  TTS (I’m wearing an XS)

This black swing dress is the perfect LBD to add to your closet.  I threw the denim ruffle jacket over it, but you could easily pair it with a cardigan too.  This dress would be perfect with booties, tall boots or a pair of heels for a more dressed up look.

FIT TIP:  TTS (I’m wearing an XS)

Black Long Sleeve Swing Dress 

Lastly, I’m sharing this black and white plaid longer tunic button up.  I have it paired with the side zip ponte pants.  You could throw on a pair of boots or heels with this.

FIT TIP:  TTS (I’m wearing an XS)

Plaid pintuck long sleeve shirt

Under $30 Gift Guide for her

The Holidays are upon us and that means a lot of gift giving.  This particular guide is to help you with those one-off gifts that you buy for your hair stylist, teachers and office exchanges.  Everything listed here is under $30 and I think there truly is something for everyone on this list.

Happy Shopping, friends!

1.)  These adorable little lotion bars are from a local company in STL called Lark Skin Co.  Lisa, the owner of Lark, creates simple and effective organic beauty products.  These lotion bars come in a cute little tin and smell delightful!  Throw one in your purse or stash it on your desk, they are great for a gal on the go.



Lark Skin Co Lavendar + Mint Lotion Bar



2.)  Everyone always needs an extra pair of gloves. I’m mad for plaid, so I couldn’t resist sharing these adorable plaid bow gloves.

Francesca’s Tiffani Plaid Bow Gloves


3.)  Bauble Bar has the best and brightest accessories.  I can’t get enough of their cute pops of colors, and this necklace would be perfect for the stylish gal on your list.   This necklace comes in 5 colors and it’s under $25.

BaubleBar Guadeloupe Pom Pom Necklace


4.)  Everyone loves a candle, right? K Hall Candle company has the best smelling candles – particularly this milk scent.  Amazing.

K. Hall Designs Milk Jar Candle


5.)  Coffee mugs are another go-to easy gift because you can combine it with a Starbucks gift card or some nice gourmet coffee from Trader Joe’s or such.  These Astrology mugs from Target are perfectly priced.


Target Threshold Astrology Coffee Mugs


6.)  This rose gold passport holder is great for the girl that loves to travel or maybe travels for her job.  Under $20 and gets great reviews.


J Crew Factory Leather Passport Case


7.)  Poms are everywhere right now, and what better place for them than on a hat!  This neutral one would work for everyone.

J Crew Factory Cozy Marled Pom Pom Hat


8.)  I love this geo desk coaster for the creative type of gal on your list.  It would look super cute on her desk!

Anthropologie Silvered Geo Desk Coaster


9.)  Give her something personalized with one of these metallic initial keychains from Anthropologie.

Anthropologie Monogram Keychain


10.)  Last but not least, who doesn’t like some pampering.  These Essie Gel Couture manicure sets are awesome.  They last forever too and the manicure holds up well.

Essie Gel Couture Ballet Nudes Set



What’s on your shopping list?  I want to hear!