Fall Haul (Pt. 2)

Everyone, I have a confession to make. I am a shopaholic. 

I know. Who would’ve guessed? Well, probably my boyfriend. 

Last Monday I showed you some new pieces I bought over the weekend. Wednesday I showed you some looks from a new eyeshadow palette I got. And Friday I was sick… but here we are Monday and as promised, I have Part 2 of my Fall Haul ready to go for y’all. Brace yourself. This is one of my best shoots yet. 

This haul was created to highlight the new items I bought from Forever 21. Unfortunately, this post is not sponsored. 

Starry Day:

Yellow, we meet again. And I see you brought your old pals mom jeans and ankle booties. How clever of you. 

This color yellow is a more vibrant hue than I would normally shoot for. But as soon as I laid eyes on it, I fell for the stars. It was unique. It was dramatic. And it’s super soft. 

The purple boots balance this look perfectly. This is an ideal example of how contrasting colors can really bring an outfit together. The top and the jeans are both from Forever 21. I’m back on my high waisted craze. 

Queen B:

Queen of damn near everything and it’s about time y’all recognize. You all saw this killer crop top in my last Haul post because I just got it. I saw the fishnets online and immediately thought of this top and thus the outfit was born. 

Fishnets were really trending starting in the spring, and over the summer. However, I’m FINALLY jumping on the band wagon, just as everyone else is hopping off. I do not mind that at all. The fishnets look so good under these jeans, the crop top lets them peep through on my midsection, and your girl slays. As usual. 

This look totally gives me 90’s grunge mixed with modern high end style vibes. It’s the fishnets combined with the GUCCI rip off and the heels that do the trick. I’m in awe. This was definitely one of my favorite outfits. 

As the weather slowly changes from scorching hot to mildly chilling, a look like this is perfect to transfer from day to night. The crop top is not too much, the jeans are loose fitting, and the entire fit is comfy. Ahhhhhhh!!! I need more cropped hoodies!

Vintage Babe:

Vintage has never been a style I go for. It just wasn’t anything I was into. I loved grunge and girly things in high school, but slowly I find myself bouncing between vintage and streetwear looks, or mix matching the two. For the look above, I kept the fishnets on, changed into my HUF shirt that I also got last weekend, and changed my jeans….

LOOK AT THESE JEANS!!! You can see from my face how comfy they are. They’re two toned, the left leg being the medium wash and the right leg being the light wash. I admire these jeans. 

The reason this look reads as vintage is because I get the vision of a mom taking two completely different colored jeans, having to sew them together and hand them down for their kid. I love it. A piece like this would usually be completely out of my comfort zone, but I’m into it. 

If pants aren’t your thing, F21 has a skirt and I believe a jacket version just like these. I hope these become a major trend. Go get your piece for they’re all gone. 

Moto Baddie:

I am warning y’all right now, do not sleep on me this season. 

Red and yellow are calling my name, but burnt orange will always be my fave. The jacket, the jeans, the boots, I got it all honey. You need it too. 

The jacket is the Red Moto jacket from Forever 21. Every girl deserves a nice faux leather jacket, and while it used to be that black was the staple, I am living for this red one. Dare to stand out my ladies. 

I used my hand painted boots to bring this look together. If you love these booties as much as me, fear not, they will soon be up for sale on my Depop. I got you covered, don’t worry. 

Thank you for reading. I hope you loved this post as much as I loved putting it together for y’all. Shoutout to Cassidy for taking these super awesome photos for me. 

If you’re enjoying these hauls/ mini lookbooks, let me know. They’re one of my favorite things to do. Let these looks inspire you this season. I’d love to see any recreations you come up with. 

Until next time,

Emma Katy 

Holiday Party Dresses 

Christmas is only a few days away so I thought I would put together a few simple outfits to inspire your holiday attire and get you festive, while still staying warm. 

For this first look, I picked a beautiful red dress. It literally has everything. Ribbed material, 3/4 sleeves, the mock neck, EVERYTHING. And by the way, bodycon dresses are totally in this year. This is such a comfortable piece. If it’s not warm enough, all you gotta do is throw a jacket or sweater over this dress and you’re good to go!

For both of these looks I styled them with my leather black ankle boots and black tights to keep extra warm 

Yes, I wore a red dress and then I wore a green dress. Both are perfect alone, but tacky together. 

Lace is always elegant, and this dress has a really great length. Again, it’s not the warmest dress, but a nice overcoat would look amazing. 

Keeping it simple this year will definitely help you stand out. These looks are super easy to put together. Never underestimate the power of a really good dress. 

Everyone have a safe and fun holiday! As always thank you so much for reading. 
Photographer: Katherine Hicks

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Holiday Nails

Nail art is a great way to be festive and since it’s trending right now, I thought I would do a post about creative nail art ideas that are so easy, it won’t take you but 15 minutes. 

FROSTY: 

For this first design, all you’re gonna need is a light blue nail polish and a white nail polish. I did two coats of the blue for the background. For the snowflakes, the technique I used was putting dots randomly on my nail, and using a Bobby pin to draw/dab in the lines. This can create a blurred effect, so if you’re looking for something more precise, perhaps try a nail art pen. 

SANTA BABY: 

This look is more subtle. For this design all you will need is red and silver nail polish. I used two coats of red on each nail, and then used the silver on my fourth fingers. I then created a thin french tip by lightly draw on the tips of my nails with the silver. You could do this with gold glitter nail polish if you wanted, because the red and gold combination is very popular this year.  

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS:

This next one is a lot harder, as you can see by my big blobs of color. Personally, I think it’s super cute, but some of you perfectionists out there would probably need some help with this one. This nail art design requires a nail art drawing pen like the one I used here. 

What you do is draw a half circle on your nail, and try your best to create an oval shape, kind of like a Christmas bulb. Then I went in with red and green nail polish and no dotted on the black line ro look like colored Christmas lights. It may have came out better with a black outlinr, but I figured this is as realistic as a nail art idea post can get. 

You could use any color you like, or if you wanted to use black as the background and white as the Christmas light cord, I think that’s a fantastic idea. 

Thank you so much for reading. I wanted to create a cute little blog post for the festive season.