Fall Trends with Free People- #1 Chokers

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Top: Free People | Pants: Paige | Choker: Free People | Shoes: Sam Edelman


I just got back from the beach yesterday and had the best time! Last night was my boyfriend and I’s 3rd anniversary and this is what I wore. I’m doing a 3 part series on fall trends with Free People and this is part 1. Chokers are the most obvious trend of fall. I see so many girls wearing them but they’re usually black. I really like this one because it’s rose gold and really stands out. It compliments this pink shirt perfectly. I love the lace sleeves on this shirt and they are also very on trend.

I am going to Voodoo Fest at the end of this month and could not be more excited! There will be pics and maybe a video to come. Our new house is almost finished!! YAY! I bought this gorgeous gold and white wallpaper to put up for an accent wall in my room. I can’t wait to put my bed together because it is very fancy and makes me look like I’m the queen of France or something haha : ).

xo Emily

6 Sisters

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Isabel(16)^^^ (best picture I had but it fits because she’s in her natural habitat eating a gluten free veggie burger)

The health nut: Isabel has always been the sick one in our family. She has a type of autoimmune disease along with a gluten sensitivity so she gets sick easily and has to watch what she eats. Isabel is my best friend. We grew up doing everything together. She is on the reserved side but has a really funny sense of humor. Even after knowing her her whole life, she still makes  crazy statements that I would not expect her to say. It is impossible to rush Isabel and she takes her time with everything she does (and I mean a LONG time.)

Likes: Coffee, her Havanese Casper, all natural peanut butter, veggie sandwiches, running, Whole Foods, youtube vloggers, and quite time without younger siblings.

Dislikes: Meat, being rushed in any form, and cold temperatures.

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Olivia(10)^^^

The athlete: Olivia is really athletic. She does gymnastics and dance. Her back muscles make me jealous and she can do at least 20 pull ups. She is also crazy smart and always makes good grades. Olivia is really nice person. She likes to talk and can easily make friends.

Likes: Gymnastics, dance, the color blue, school, baking, and showing off.

Dislikes: Housework and being quiet.

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Abbie(8)^^^ ( she has a bruise on her head from trying to do some type of jump)

The perfectionist/diva: All my sisters are divas but Abbie is the queen of divas. She is always dancing and singing and being very dramatic. She is competitive and always has to win.  When she runs with Isabel and I she does not like it if I speed up at the end and beat her even though I’m 11 years older! She is really fast and her last timed mile was a few seconds over 6 minutes. Abbie gets really upset when she makes a 98 instead of a 100 on anything. She is the most outgoing out of all of us and loves to talk. Her nickname is “gabby.”

Likes: Chips, winning, dance, singing, running, good grades, and talking.

Dislikes: Losing, anything less than 100%, and criticism.

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Victoria(6)^^^

The chill one: Victoria is a lot like Isabel in the fact that she is slow moving – which isn’t normal for most 6 year olds. She doesn’t like to be around a lot of loud kids so my mom has to send earplugs with her to school. She’s on the quiet side and won’t say much to you unless she knows you. Victoria is extremely witty and sarcastic. Her comebacks are a million times better than mine. She also loves coffee and gets very upset if we tell her she can’t have any.

Likes: Fast food, playing on other peoples phones, coffee, animals, Netflix, and hanging out with Isabel.

Dislikes: Loud people, walking long distances, school, and waking up early.

 

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Lilly(4)^^^

The silly one: Lilly likes to make tons of jokes. She will say something and then right after she has this evil laugh that she does. Lilly is either extremely happy or sad. There is really no in between. She likes to copy all her sisters and loves to dance. She thinks it is hilarious to mock what people say and does it all the time. She is also one of the best helpers in the family.

Likes: Pink, candy, anything funny, dolls, dance, and princess costumes.

Dislikes: Conflict, being woken up from naps, and being away from my mom.

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I thought I would  do a post on all of my sisters because I know it gets confusing. Even though some of my sisters have similar personality traits, I feel like we’re all completely different at the same time. I couldn’t imagine life without all of my sisters. My favorite thing to do is dress them up and practice braids on them. We occasionally have “Diva Offs” where I turn on the song Diva by Beyonce and we see who has the best dance moves. I’ve always thought that we should have our own reality TV show like “Keeping up with the Kardashians” but instead it would be “Bringing up the Benders” and we would be classier. I can’t wait to see what it will be like when we’re all adults. Having all these sisters is the best gift I have ever been given.

xo Emily

Casual Weekday Outfit

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Shirt: Anthropologie | Jeans: AG (similar) | Belt: Anthropologie (similar) | Shoes: Dr. Scholls


This is the outfit I wore yesterday and I am obsessed with the detail on this top. I had actually bought it a month ago, but it has been too hot to wear it until recently. It is also now on sale and an extra 40% off for a limited time. These jeans I’m wearing by AG are currently my favorite pair. I like how they’re slightly distressed and died at the bottom. You can get AG jeans at a lot of other places besides Anthropologie, but what a lot of people don’t know is that AG sells an exclusive type of fit to Anthropologie.  They’re very comfortable too. I couldn’t find them or the belt I’m wearing on the online Anthropologie site so I linked similar peices  but I know they have them in the actual store. I originally bought this belt to go with a dress but have since worn it a ton. It goes with everything and adds a nice finishing touch.

I’m excited October is here because there is so much going on this month: I am going to the beach with my family for fall break next week, it’s Austin and I’s 3rd year anniversary (time flies,) Halloween, and I am hopefully going to a music festival at the end of this month. I’ve only been to one concert (Ed Sheeran of course) my whole life and it’s on my bucket list to go to a music festival.

xo Emily

Lush Favorites

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| 1. Rehab Shampoo | 2. Happy Happy Joy Joy Conditioner | 3. Cupcake Fresh Face Mask | 4. Charity Pot Lotion

| 5. Salted Coconut Hand Scrub | 6. Rose Jam Bubbleroon | 7. Pink Bath Bomb | 8. Dirty Springwash Shower Gel

| 9. Mint Julips Lip Scrub | 10.Ultra Bland Facial Cleanser


My family loves Lush and has been using their products for years. I have tried tons of products from here and these are my top 10 favorites. The shampoo I use is called Rehab. It leaves my hair feeling replenished and helps prevent damage from some of the heating tools I use. Happy Happy Joy Joy is the best conditioner and smells amazing. One of the nice Lush ladies helping me said this was her personal favorite too because it smells so good. The fresh face mask cupcake is at the top of my list. It smells like chocolate and is supposed to help reduce oil/breakouts. They only sell these in the store because they have to be refrigerated.

Charity Pot is a really deep moisturizing lotion that I’m in love with because it leaves your skin so soft. All the money made on this product is donated to charity which is super cool! Salted Coconut hand scrub is a great exfoliator for the skin and reminds me of the beach. I think the bubbleroons are the cutest things. Who doesn’t love soap in the form of a macaroon? Dirty Springwash shower gel is wonderful and smells like menthol and spearmint. I feel so clean after I use this. It is made for both guys and girls! Some of my other picks include the Pink bath bomb (inspired by Audrey Hepburn,) Mint Julips lip scrub, and Ultra Bland facial cleanser. Comment below and tell me what products you love from Lush!

xo Emily

Fall Dress

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Dress: Anthropologie (on sale!)


I’m so happy it’s finally fall and that the weather is getting cooler. Fall fashion is my favorite! A great fall dress is definitely an essential and I love this one because of the pattern and how it flows. Plus the colors in it are beautiful. Also, I’m obsessed with braids and I do the one from above pretty often. It’s part three stranded braid and part fishtail.

The bests parts of fall to me are: pumpkin spice lattes (call me basic,) caramel apples, pumpkin pie blizzards from DQ, boots, chili, bonfires, long sleeve dresses, and hearing the leaves crunch beneath my feet. Comment below and tell me your favorite part of fall or fall fashion.

xo Emily