Target Try On Session

Hey friends!  It has been awhile since I shared a Target try on session, but I finally had a chance to get there this week.  I have a few fun items from Target that I want to share with you.  They are all linked below + some additional pieces that I didn’t get to try on, but I think that you will love!

Tops

This cute high/low top by Universal Thread at Target is amazing!  It comes in three colors and is under $20!  I am wearing an XS here or a slightly more fitted look.  This top looks great with a pair of skinnies or wear it with a pair of flares for a cute retro look and feel.

universal thread black knotted top

Tie Front Shirt

Here it is in green and I’m wearing a small for a slightly looser fit!

universal thread tie front shirt

Olive Tie Front Shirt

This adorable ruffle sleeve top has a more cropped fit.  I am wearing an XS.  This would look perfect with some high waisted jeans or a pair of denim cutoffs.  You could pair with white pants/denim as well for a great wear to work outfit too!

a new day striped ruffle sleeve top

Striped Ruffle Sleeve Blouse

BONUS – there is a similar version for your mini me too!  I’m linking it below!

So I failed to snap a pic of myself wearing this cute ruffle sleeve tee, however I’m linking it for you here because it’s so versatile!  You can wear it with a pair of shorts on the weekend, or put it with a skirt for the office!

Skirts and Dresses

This little blue wrap dress also comes in black!  It runs big so I would suggest sizing down.  I am wearing a small here, but an XS would fit better.  It is not see through and it’s a work appropriate length!  You could pair this with some flat sandals or a nice espadrille wedge for a more polished look!

universal thread blue wrap dress

Wrap Dress

I am loving the Universal Thread brand at Target! Their dresses are well made and the price is perfect!  I have linked a few others below that are super cute and work appropriate!

This one looks darling layered over a white tee!

I actually already own this one and I love it!  I wore it on Easter with a pair of block heels.  Fits true to size (I have an XS).

This strappy striped beauty would look darling with a denim jacket and a pair of espadrilles!

If you’re looking for a pop of color, then look no further!  This pleated coral skirt is the right amount of punch.  I paired it with a simple white tee because the skirt speaks for itself.  It fits true to size (wearing an XS).

target coral pleated skirt

Coral Skirt

A New Day has several other adorable skirts as well.  This vibrant handkerchief hem striped number would also look great with a plain white tee!

Button front skirts are on trend right now, and blue and white stripes never go out of style!

That’s a wrap gals!  What is your favorite Target brand right now?  Tell me below!

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Leith Ruched Dress

Happy Wednesday friends!  We are halfway through another week.  Today I’m sharing this Leith ruched  dress from Nordstrom.  If you follow other bloggers besides myself, I am certain that you have seen this dress a million and one times.

I wasn’t immediately sold on this dress, but this color recently went on sale so I decided to give it a try.  I am happy to report that this ruched dress is as good as the over 1,000 reviews say it is.  If you’re on the fence, let me share with you why I like it.

3 Ways to Wear your Leith Ruched Dress

Wear your Ruched Dress to Work

So typically when I hear the word body-con dress, I don’t really equate that to something I would wear to work.  But this one is different.  It has ruching in all the right places, and even though this one is a tank, you can just throw a long cardigan over it and you have a work appropriate outfit.  It comes in 8 colors (including black) so you’re sure to find one that isn’t too loud for the office environment.

leith body-con coral heather dress | How to style your Leith Ruched Dress featured by top Missouri fashion blogger, Emmy Lou Styles: image of a blonde woman wearing a Leith ruched dress, long cardigan and flat sandals

SHOP THIS RUCHED DRESS OUTFIT:

Long Cardigan (similar), Round Straw Bag (similar), Sam Edelman Espadrilles , Sunnies

Leith Body-Con Ruching Tank Dress | How to style your Leith Ruched Dress featured by top Missouri fashion blogger, Emmy Lou Styles: image of a blonde woman wearing a Leith ruched dress, long cardigan and flat sandals

Your Ruched Dress will be Perfect for Happy Hour with the girls

So you wore your new ruched dress to work with your cardigan, but now it’s time to meet up with your gal pals for a few drinks.  Replace your cardigan with a cute denim jacket to give it an edgier look. You can keep your espadrilles on for a more dressed up look, or throw on a pair of flat sandals for a more laid back look.

leith body-con tank dress | How to style your Leith Ruched Dress featured by top Missouri fashion blogger, Emmy Lou Styles: image of a blonde woman wearing a Leith ruched dress, long cardigan and flat sandals

SHOP THIS RUCHED DRESS OUTFIT:

Leith Body-Con Dress (this color is on sale), Leith Body-Con Dress (other colors), Denim jacket , Flat Sandals (under $30 + free shipping)

leith body con dress with denim jacket over it | How to style your Leith Ruched Dress featured by top Missouri fashion blogger, Emmy Lou Styles: image of a blonde woman wearing a Leith ruched dress, long cardigan and flat sandals

 

leith ruched body con tank dress | How to style your Leith Ruched Dress featured by top Missouri fashion blogger, Emmy Lou Styles: image of a blonde woman wearing a Leith ruched dress, long cardigan and flat sandals

Wear your Ruched Dress for Date night

This ruched dress easily turns into a date-night look by removing your cardi or denim jacket.  Just bare it all with a cute pair of heels (or flats) because sometimes you want to be comfortable damn it!  But the great thing about this dress is you can be comfortable AND sexy at the same time. Winning!

leith bodycon tank dress | How to style your Leith Ruched Dress featured by top Missouri fashion blogger, Emmy Lou Styles: image of a blonde woman wearing a Leith ruched dress, long cardigan and flat sandals

SHOP THIS RUCHED DRESS OUTFIT:

Leith Body-Con Dress (this color is on sale), Leith Body-Con Dress (other colors), Denim jacket, Flat Sandals (under $30 + free shipping)

 

leith bodycon dress | How to style your Leith Ruched Dress featured by top Missouri fashion blogger, Emmy Lou Styles: image of a blonde woman wearing a Leith ruched dress, long cardigan and flat sandals

 

leith body con tank ruched dress | How to style your Leith Ruched Dress featured by top Missouri fashion blogger, Emmy Lou Styles: image of a blonde woman wearing a Leith ruched dress, long cardigan and flat sandals

Tell me below how you would style your ruched dress!  There are endless possibilities!

Have a great rest of the week gals!

Don’t forget, you can always shop my latest every day looks right here!

 

Pictures by Dayna Pollard Photography

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Greetabl – A Personalized Gift Box

Thank you to Greetabl for gifting me with this awesome personalized gift box of my own to share with you.

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Mother’s Day is around the corner and I’m sure you’re on the hunt for something special for all of the mom’s in your life. Well, let me introduce you to Greetabl.

Greetabl: the Perfect Personalized Gift Box
in 3 Easy Steps

Greetabl is an online one-stop shop for creative and personalized gift boxes and greetings that are personalized with pictures. One of their mottos is “Better than a greeting card. More personal than flowers.” It is a simple three step process and you end up with a personalized Greetabl that is sent directly to the deserving recipient.

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Grretabl: Build

Choose the print that you want your Greetabl personalized gift box to have. There are TONS of patterns, colors and scripts to choose from. There is most certainly something for everyone on your list!

paris rose greetabl print | personalized gift box: greetabl review featured by top Missouri life and style blogger, Emmy Lou Styles

paris rose print by greetabl | personalized gift box: greetabl review featured by top Missouri life and style blogger, Emmy Lou Styles

Greetabl: Personalize

In the personalize step you get to pick the gift that you want to send. There are so many unique and fun things to choose from. Candles, bath bombs, chocolates, and socks to name a few. Prices range from $3 up to $30.

Next, it’s time to add in your pictures and personal greeting on your personalized gift box. There is room to add up to three pictures that the recipient can tear off and keep. If you don’t want to add pics that’s fine too, the pattern will just be printed on those sections.

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Greetabl: Review

In the review step, it’s exactly as it sounds.  Proofread your copy, double check your pictures and you’re good to go.  You can now enter the address for the lucky recipient and Greetabl will send the personalized gift box on your behalf for them to receive!

greetabl you got this socks | personalized gift box: greetabl review featured by top Missouri life and style blogger, Emmy Lou Styles

you got this socks from greetabl | personalized gift box: greetabl review featured by top Missouri life and style blogger, Emmy Lou Styles

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Gingham Goodness

If it seems like gingham goodness is all around you lately, that’s because it is.  From shoes to bags, and tops to dresses, there is a gingham print for everyone.  I have done a quick round up of all of my current faves for you!

Shoes

First up are these black and white gingham mules that I had in my cart forever and then finally decided that for under $30 they were worth the purchase.  They run a little big in my opinion, so you could size down a 1/2 size in these.

black and white gingham mules

White Jeans // Chambray Snap Shirt

black and white gingham mule sandals

Black and white gingham mules

These cute little two strap gingham slides would be perfect with a pair of cutoffs or a simple dress this summer.  They are under $20!  Same brand as the pair I have above, my gut is these will run large too.

gingham flat two strap slides

Gingham Two Strap Slides

If you’re looking for a more long term pair of gingham heels, then Sam Edelman naturally has you covered.  The Hazel pump is a best seller for a reason!  It’s a bit of a splurge, but will last several seasons for sure.

sam edelman gingham hazel pump

Hazel Gingham Pump

Tops

This pink peplum top is perfect!  This would look fantastic with a pair of white denim.

pink and white gingham peplum top

Pink Peplum Top

If you’re looking to try this print, but not break the bank then look no further.  This cute little number comes in blue/white and black/white.  Hello cute sleeves too!

who what wear blue and white gingham top

Blue Gingham Bell Sleeve  

Another less expensive, but fun option is this tiered sleeve top.  It’s on sale right now and all sizes remain!

bp. ruffle sleeve gingham top

Ruffle Sleeve Off the Shoulder Top

Ok so this isn’t a top, but how cute is this jacket?!  I couldn’t resist including this in my roundup.  The reviews say it runs small in the shoulders, so size up!

black and white gingham rain jacket

Hooded Rain Jacket

Dresses

Midi length dresses are awesome because they come with variety.  You can keep them looking casual with some flats, or you can dress them up with some wedges or heels.  Both of these are great options for the office too because you can throw a denim jacket or light sweater over it.

Hollister 90's Button Thru Gingham Midi Dress

Midi Button Dress

ASOS DESIGN Gingham Square Neck Pephem Midi Sundress

Square Neck Dress

Bottoms

You know I am loving the tie waist (i.e. paper bag) trend bottoms that is going on right now (refer to my last post here) . These adorable, higher waist shorts are only $23!  A white tee or tank is all you need to have a complete outfit!

gingham paperbag waist shorts

Paperbag Waist Shorts

If you want to take the gingham print into the office, why not try these ruffle hem pants?  Reviews say they run large.

gingham ruffle hem women's pants

 

Ruffle Hem Pants

 

Swim

This suit combines two of this seasons hottest trends . . . gingham AND embroidery!  The back on this one is a little more high cut so keep that in mind.

women's Poppy Plunge One-Piece Swimsuit

Poppy Plunge One Piece Swimmy

What’s your fave piece from above??  Tell me in the comments below!

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Scalloped Shorts

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Happy Wednesday friends!  So excited that we are halfway through the week.  We are heading to the home opener for the Cardinals tomorrow so it has me in full on summer mode and glossing over spring completely (since STL probably isn’t going to have one anyways)!  Hence why I’m sharing this adorable pair of scalloped tie waist shorts that I scooped up recently from Nordstrom.

nordstrom scallop hem tie waist women's shorts

White Tee // Straw Bag (similar) // Scallop Hem Shorts // Cabana Slides

The Fit

These are by BP.  Which if you’re not familiar with that, it is Nordstrom’s own affordable brand that has on trend pieces for the everyday girl on the go.  These shorts are more of a midrise (so not too high on the waist).  They zip in the back and have a super cute tie waist.  These fit true to size for me (wearing an XS).  I tried the S on they fit but I liked how they looked better slightly more fitted.  These are a great length for wearing around on the weekends while attending all of your upcoming summer BBQ’s (and even chasing after those toddlers in some cute flat sandals while sipping your IPA ;)).  These are so easy to pair with a tucked in plain white tee (as I’ve shown here), but you could easily dress this up with a pair of block heels and a lace cami (I’ll link some ideas for you below) and wear it to dinner with friends.

nordstrom scallop hem green tie waist womens shorts

Straw Bag // Scallop Hem Shorts // Cabana Slides

The Color

These are a nice neutral olive green which tends to look great on all skin tones (even my pasty white legs at the moment)!  The white scallop trim is nice because it allows you to easily pair a white tee or tank with it but you could also venture out to other colors as well.

scallop hem women's shorts from nordstrom

White Tee // Straw Bag (similar) // Scallop Hem Shorts // Cabana Slides // Sunglasses (similar)

The Price

As if the fit and color weren’t enough, these cuties are under $40!  Say whaaa?!  Anytime I can snag an item that has multiple ways I can style it, then it’s a win.  The fact that I can wear these around on the weekend with my kids, but also dress them up for a date night sold me.

nordstrom tie waist scallop hem shorts

Straw Bag // Scallop Hem Shorts // Cabana Slides

Want to dress these shorts up?  Try these pieces below and take this outfit into date night!

Have a great rest of the week girls!

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