Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Step Into Spring With Spring Style Essentials from Christopher and Banks

If you are ready for winter to be over and you are yearning for spring styles this post is for you.  A few weeks ago Christopher and Banks reached out to me and asked if I would like to share some of their new arrivals with you.  To be totally honest I had not heard of Christopher and Banks so I went to their website and did some research on the brand.  I found that Gil Braun had opened his first Braun Fashions store back in 1956 in Minneapolis, Minnesota with "her" in mind.  The her were local women who were full of life and wisdom, confident in their beliefs and in search of styles that made them feel fabulous at a price they would love.  

Those same values continued on when Braun's Fashions opened its first stores under the Christopher and Banks banner in 2000.  The same year the company introduced CJ Banks opening 20 stores that were designed to meet the needs of the 14-24 women.

Fast forward to 2020 and Christopher and Banks have over 500 stores throughout the US and they are still putting "her" first.  They cater to women of all beautiful sizes from Missy to Women to Petite.

Today I am going to be sharing with you many new arrival tops and layering pieces and also wardrobe essential tops and accessories from Christopher and Banks   Currently all their new arrivals are 25% off in store and on their website.  As I picked out items for this post I noticed that the smallest size they have in Missy tops is size Small and in bottoms size 4.    I am wearing a size small in every top and jacket.  I normally wear a size XS but as you will see many of the items worked for me in size Small.  

Let's Get Started!

First off is this Striped Half Zip Pullover.  This ribbed pullover has colorful stripes and a half zip with  a mock neck and O-ring pull.  This top pairs perfectly with all denim washes and white denim too.  I love how the color can stand up or you can have it lay down too.




In this look the I'm wearing two pieces from Christopher and Banks  The first item is this pretty Solid Textured Popover Blouse.  This beautiful flowy blouse with a cotton rayon blend feels amazing on.  The woven textured blouse is perfect for spring and summer too.  It has a buttoned placket which is fully functional.   It add the perfect detail for a classic fit.


I layered over the woven blouse their Twill Jacket in Soft Plum.  This 100% cotton twill jacket has functional chest pockets and oversized buttons.  The jacket has epaulette's on each shoulder for a fun detail.  It's the perfect jacket for those chilly spring days or even cool summer nights.  This jacket also comes in a pretty Indigo color too.

Next up in this look I'm wearing two more pieces that you will be able to mix and match with so many other looks.


Let's start with the 3/4 Sleeve Satin Trim Essential Top .  This top is perfect as a layering piece or to wear on it's own.  It's 100% cotton and comes in 7 other colors.  The stain neckline adds the perfect detail to this sold tee that brings it up a notch.  At the time I am writing this blog this color is sold out but there is a very similar one that is the 3/4 Sleeve Heather Stain Trim Essential Top Both tops are Buy One Get One for $5.  


Layered over the solid 3/4 length sleeve tee is this Solid Utility Vest.  This is the perfect layering piece to layer over all different kinds of tops.  It's also 100% cotton and comes in an Indigo color too. This vest also has a drawstring pull on the inside so you can cinch it in as much or as less as you like.  


This look brings you a classic white sweater and a quilted jacket. 


This cotton / rayon blend Directional Stitch Pullover Sweater is the perfect spring sweater.  It has a beautiful diamond knit pattern which adds such character to the sweater.  Besides this classic white it comes in three others colors.  


I have sad news on this particular Navy Quilted Jacket . . .it SOLD OUT but I have good news too.  They have a Solid Quilted Jacket in black that has a sherpa lined collar.  It's so cute and the collar makes the jacket even more cozy.  Now, here's the best news!  This jacket is on major sale.  It was $64.95 but it's currently marked down to $23.99.  If you are looking for a jacket that you will reach for over and over again . . .check out this jacket. 


Did you notice the scrunchie in my hair?  This is part of a 3 pack Tie Dye Scrunchie set that you can pick up too!  The set contains two tie dye and one polka dot scrunchie.  You get all three for under $10.




In this look I'm wearing their Satin Trim Essential Tank.  This is similar to the 3/4 length I showed you above but it's the tank version.  This tank is another closet staple that you will want in your closet arsenal.  This pretty poppy color is in stock as well as six other beautiful colors.  This tank you can wear on it's own or layer pieces over it.


Right now you can buy one tank at full price and get another for just $5.  This is definitely the time to stock up on a classic wardrobe essential.



In the final look I brought back the khacki vest but this time I layered over it the Solid Hem Detail Tunic.  This Cotton/Modal blend fabric feels so good on.  It's seriously so soft and comfy.  It's the perfect tunic length to wear with leggings, joggers  but works with jeans as you see here with my white denim.  


This top features a boatneck and a layered hem that brings such pretty details.  


Besides this pretty pale yellow color it comes in a gorgeous light lavender color too.


Don't forget to check out their gorgeous jewelry, scarves, wraps belts and accessories too! They have everything you need to complete a look.  Right now they have buy one accessory and get another for 50% off.
 I love these Semi Precious Drop earrings!  There is a also a very pretty matching necklace too.



Check out these pieces as well as all the other new arrivals at Christopher and Banks!  Click below to shop the pieces I highlighted in this blog post.   

Thank you to Christopher and Banks for sponsoring this post!





Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Riovea Beauty Skincare

Do you want to kiss dull skin, sunspots, age spots, find lines and wrinkles and visible pores goodbye? Well, if you are dealing with or concerned about any of the above then you will want to try  Riovea Beauty which is a skin brightening and illuminating skincare line that is based on real ingredients. I have used this entire line for the past month and I am loving the results my skin has received over these last four weeks. 
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Why Riovea? Instead of using harsh chemicals the Riovea Illuminating Line uses the innovative trio active formula which provides natural molecules that work to rejuvenate and brighten your skin.
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By using this line your skin will maintain skins elasticity , soften and smoothes the texture of your skin, revitalizes and restores your skins healthy tone, while reducing wrinkles, find lines and visible pores.
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Riovea is formulated without alcohol, parabens, petroleum, mineral oil, synthetic colors, sulphates, detergents, PEG’s, PPG’s, phthalates, urea, DEA and TEA.
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Right now you can receive 20% off your order at Riovea Beauty with promo code EMILY20 . 




I love the cleanser!  It's the first cleanser that actually doesn't leave my skin feeling tight.  It really leaves if feeling hydrated.


The toner is fantastic.  It doesn't dry your skin out at all and it leaves your skin feeling refreshed.


 The serum absorbs beautifully into the skin and preps the skin for the moisturizer.  



The Illuminating Cream is a rich, luxurious cream that goes on so smooth and velvety.  




I used the entire set for one month and I loved how it left my skin feeling and looking.




Thursday, May 2, 2019

OCM Complete Campus Collection

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This collection as seen here in this picture comes with twin XL sheets to pillows, bath towels to storage solutions and much more, this 24-piece Pak has it all. ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›‹๐Ÿ› 






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Sunday, January 6, 2019

My Word Of The Year For 2019

Each new year is filled with new hopes, dreams, goals, desires and sometimes the fear of the unknown.  ๐Ÿ’— In order to pursue your dreams and desires, more than likely you will need to walk out of your comfort zone…you know that place where you feel safe . . .. into a place where it’s not so comfortable.  ๐Ÿ’— So many of us want to do more, go further and see our dreams come to fruition but we wonder what’s stopping us from that pursuit.  ๐Ÿ’—Most of the time it is our very self . . it’s our mindset . . it’s believing lies, lack of confidence etc.๐Ÿ’—

As a Christian, I daily remind myself of who I am in Christ.  ๐Ÿ’—That alone brings such confidence to my inner being.  ๐Ÿ’—If you haven’t ever done a Bible study on your Identity in Christ I highly recommend it. It will free you and liberate you and break the chains that we so often wrap around ourselves. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’—

The Bible is filled with so many amazing truths that if we will meditate and believe those things are true it will help pivot us forward towards are dreams, desires and all that God has for us.  ๐Ÿ’—For example, when I want to go out of my comfort zone but that lack of confidence is there I remind myself what Joshua 1:9 says, "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”  ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’— I keep repeating that verse and reminding myself I have nothing to be scared of for He is with me wherever I go and whatever I do.  ๐Ÿ’—When I feel beaten down and feel like I can’t go on I remember what Philippians 4:13 says, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”  ๐Ÿ’—I could go on and on but I’m running out of room. 

My word for 2019 is CONFIDENCE.  ๐Ÿ’—Confidence to keep pursuing all what the Lord has for me and knowing with complete confidence as I move forward and walk out of my comfort zone that He is there right by my side to see me through. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’— 

I pray you have a blessed day and very blessed New Year!  Emily๐Ÿ’—



Sunday, October 28, 2018

Talbot's Friend and Family Event

It’s that time of year when the trees are displaying the beautiful colors of fall and when Talbots Official start their Friends and Family Event where you will enjoy and receive 30% off your ENTIRE purchase. ❤️


Now is the time to stock up on classic, elegant pieces that are simple, charming and easy to style. Talbots timeless style always feels modern, classic and completely you.  Check out this Duster that matches perfectly the Sleeveless Turtleneck Sweater.  ❤️ 


Visit Talbots or one of their many stores today and check out all their new fall arrivals including my sleeveless turtleneck sweater that comes in 6 colors and my beautiful Haircalf Leather Shoulder Crossbody Bag that is absolutely dreamy. ❤️



Find beautiful, classic items for yourself and others such as this Sleeveless Turtleneck Sweater.  Now is the time to start thinking of gifts you need to purchase for the upcoming holiday season. ❤️



 Take advantage of Talbots Friend and Family Event and stock up all your style needs. You will receive 30% off your entire purchase. ❤️