Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Poppy And Company Boutique

I love small businesses especially boutiques so I was super excited when Poppy and Company reached out to me.   They sent me three adorable tops that are all different but all stylish and so versatile.  Plus, they are giving all my followers 20% with promo code:  Emily20 and FREE Shipping.   

I love to wear black and white but I also love to wear grey and white. This adorable sleeveless top is  their Smoky Twist Tie Tank. I love this smokey grey color and the fun front twist. It’s super soft to the touch and drapes beautifully due to the Modal/polyester blend. This top is True To Size and I’m wearing a size SMALL.

This is their Buttery Mint Raglan. 🍭 I talked about this on my Instagram Highlights so if you want to see a close up check out my Highlights Reel over on Instagram @EmilySarmo. 🍭This top is extremely soft and it’s long enough to cover your backside. It’s made with a poly spandex fabric that makes it soft and buttery. 🍭 It’s TTS but if you want extra length size up. 

This is their Boatneck Dolman Top! It's lightweight and perfect for going summer and going into fall. I could have easily paired it with white or blue denim or white pants too.

So, check out all their fun pieces over on The Poppy And Company Boutique.

For all other pieces in these looks click below:

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Awesome Dupe On A Popular Asymmetrical Pullover

Last winter I posted about a dupe asymmetrical pullover that is about a third the price of the original. This pullover below retails for $68 and currently you can save 10% with promo code:  11644.  This pullover comes in six colors and it's True To Size.  

Here is the dupe.  It is only $23.99 and it comes in four colors.  This one runs small so SIZE UP!  For direct links to each pullover see below.  If you end up picking either one up let me know in the. comments.  I would love to know which color you purchased.  

Sunday, August 19, 2018

It's A Party In The USA

Every year my entire Greek family gets together for one week each summer.  Here is a short three minute video that we filmed that week.  Thank you to my son Landon for filming and editing and to my niece Abbey for editing also.  Enjoy!  

Family Reunion 2018

You Were Created For More

Thought For The Day - You can get busy living or get busy dying. It's your choice? What motivates you? Do you sleep in late? Do you wake up hoping for the day to be over? Do you have dreams that are locked inside because you think it’s too late or that they will never come to fruition? Shake it off people!! Wake up embracing each new day the Lord has given you. Live each day to the fullest by loving God, loving yourself and loving others. Be busy living for love, good and to make a difference in this world. You were created for something . . .find out what that something is and GO DO IT!  Comment below with what dream is hid inside you that you want to see happen!πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ’—#sundaymorningmoment #motivation

Friday, August 17, 2018

Starting A New Season The Empty Nest

30 years ago we didn’t do beautiful pictures with baby shoes announcing a pregnancy. 🀰🏻30 years ago we didn’t have gender reveal parties πŸ’—πŸ€°πŸ»πŸ’™ 30 years ago we didn’t have baby photos on a blanket with a circle around a number showing how old they were. 🀱🏻 πŸ’™πŸ’—πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’— We did drive our babies to Sears Portrait Studio or Olan Mills to get their monumental portraits done though. πŸ“ΈπŸ‘ΆπŸΌ I birthed five amazing humans - Jordan Daniel, Alexia Nicole, Taylor Christian, Landon Thomas, Sierra Michelle - and we’ve had children in our home for the last 30 years....... until this month. πŸ™‹πŸ»‍♂️πŸ™ŽπŸΌ‍♀️πŸ™‹πŸ»‍♂️πŸ™‹πŸ»‍♂️πŸ’πŸ»‍♀️ So in honor of our next chapter you go .....Empty Nesters August 2018. πŸ‘«

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Reversible Ankle Pants With Tummy Control

I love a great deal and I love versatile pieces of clothing so I’m super excited about these Women With Control Tummy Control Reversible Ankle Pants that are QVC's TSV   
What do you get? You get two pants in one that give you double styling options. They come in 6 different color/print options: Ink/Leaf, Stone/Camo, Merlot/Brocade, Olive/Reptile and also Black/Splatter which is what I’m wearing. 

They also come equipped with the Tummy Control Feature which is a special power- mesh system that’s discreetly placed inside the tummy area which help to smooth so no need for a shape or compression garment. The contoured stretch waistband is wide enough so it won’t roll, move or crease. 

They come in sizes regular, petite and tall XXS - 3X and for sizing reference I’m almost 5’5 and 115 pounds and I’m wearing an XXS regular.

 Now let’s talk about price. The pants have a QVC price of $48.50 but for TODAY only they are $39.96. You can also get them on 2 Easy Pays Of $19.98. 

Click here:  Women With Control Reversible Ankle Pants to see all the colors and print options. 

Remember the price goes up at midnight tonight so grab them at this special price while you can. ❤️ Click here:  Women With Control Reversible Ankle Pants

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Pushing Past The Pain And Becoming An Overcomer

When we face tragedy, testings or life storms of any kind, it can be extremely difficult. But in the midst of worry, heartache, devastation and pain, you can find the hope and courage to go on. You might currently be in the worse battle of your life and you may be thinking, I don’t know how I will ever get through this. You may be battling intense feelings of despair, suffering, confusion, fear, worry, and even anger. These are all normal responses when we go through trials and tribulations and testings.  But remember, you are not alone. ....God is with you always. He loves you, and He cares about what is going on in your life. He hears your cries and sees your pain.  Also, He understands exactly what you are going through at this very moment and He will see you through.  So be brave, stand strong and be courageous. You will overcome and be victorious. I would love to pray for you so if you need prayer please leave a comment and let me know how I can pray for you!  πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸ‘ŠπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ  Have a blessed Sunday!  Emily   #morningmotivation #sundaymorning #overcomer #pushpastthepain

Friday, August 10, 2018

A Super Fab Hair Growth System For Women

For whatever reason I do not know I had some light hair loss around my temples so when I got the opportunity to try the Keranique Hair Regrowth System I was excited to see if it would help. 🌷This system is a four piece kit that was designed to help treat hair loss in women by combining both science of a clinically proven hair regrowth treatment with true premium hair care for thicker, fuller, healthier looking beautiful hair. 🌷I’ve had the products for over a month and I am now seeing regrowth around my temples. 🌷 The Scalp Stimulating Shampoo provides mirror-circulation of the scalp.  It helps to remove dirt and build-up, creating an environment that is receptive to receiving minoxidil and other treatments.  The cream-gel based Volumizing Keratin Conditioner provides moisture to thin hair without weighing it down.  The key product in this system is Hair Regrowth Treatment with 2% Minoxidil, an FDA approved ingredient that is clinically proven to help regrow hair in women.  Immediately, hair is left feeling softer and it appears voluminous due to Keranique's proprietary Keratin Amino Complex infused in the shampoo and conditioner. 

To learn more about the Keranique Hair Regrowth System visit which is where the system can be found as well as Ulta stores nationwide. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Embroidered Denim Dress by Eva Trends

I’ve definitely been wearing more dresses this summer and I’ve been loving them as an alternative to shorts. πŸ’™This pretty dress is from Eva Trends and it’s their Magnetic Light Smock Dress. It has the prettiest embroidered detail on both pockets. I’m wearing an XS but there is plenty of room if you have a baby bump. The quality of the fabric is good and very comfortable. πŸ’™ Right now you can receive 10% off your total order with code: EO10 There is also FREE SHIPPING! πŸ’™ If you use click this link the promo code will automatically be added into your cart for this item. Eva Trends Denim DressπŸ’™ OR click here to see entire site Eva Trends Either link will add in the promo code. πŸ’™ For links to my shoes and other similar ones see thumbnails under the bottom photo.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Comparison Is The Death Of Joy

Comparison can rob you of your joy and cause you to waste precious time comparing yourself to others.  How do I know this?  Because I fell into the comparison trap.  I let the lie of comparison tell me that I wasn’t good enough to blog. I would look at others and tell myself, “What are you doing Emily?”  I would think . .  There are so many others who are better at sharing their fashion, beauty or lifestyle ideas . . .I should just delete my Instagram and blog.  I would also think . .    I wasn’t creative enough to put stylish and modern outfits together.  I would look at others instead of looking at the creativity that the Lord gave me.  Also, when it came to public speaking I would think that I wasn’t good enough or smart enough to speak.  I would even cancel speaking engagements or refer them to other friends who I knew who I thought did a much better job than myself. 

 I let comparison rob me of my joy and it would cause me to look down at myself.  But then one day I woke up and told the lie NO.  I am not going to let comparison get the best of me.  I’m not going to waste time thinking thoughts that were just bringing me down and not causing me to rise to the place the Lord had for me.  So, if you are in the trap of comparing yourself to others . . .STOP NOW.  The Lord made you a beautiful you.  He made you perfect in His image.  He made you for such a time as this.  A time to make your mark!  A time to be that light!  A time to be just who He has called you to be without comparing yourself to another human being. 

 I love Taylor Swift’s song “Shake It Off” because whenever I feel the lie of comparison trying to sneak back into my life I throw that song on and have a dance party and shake off the words or thoughts that are trying to infiltrate my mind.  So, start today and SHAKE OFF the comparison trap.  SHAKE OFF the negative thoughts running through your mind. SHAKE IT OFF and start your day with JOY, HAPPINESS and FULFILLMENT on who you are and who you have been called to be.  We are only given such a short time on this earth . . it’s over in a blink . . so don’t waste time.  Embrace each day with JOY!  

Have a blessed day!


Friday, August 3, 2018

My Favorite Dress Purchase Of The Summer

I first fell in love with this maxi when I saw it on my sister Stephanie last month. She looked fantastic in it. 🌹 I finally picked it up and I’m so glad I did. I love the smocking and the gorgeous wine color that will transition beautifully into fall. 🌹 Imagine throwing on a denim jacket or a green utility jacket with it. πŸ€” The slide slits are a great detail and it’s lined so no worries there. 🌹 It also comes in a gorgeous navy blue that has awesome styling possibilities too. Now, here’s the best’s 30% off which makes it about $10 off which brings it to around $20. This dress is one of my favorite purchases this summer. 🌹 Under the bottom picture is a direct link to the dress.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Comfortable and High Quality The Verbena by Naot Footwear

If you are looking for a comfortable, high quality pair of shoes you need to check out Naot Footwear.  I was very excited when Naot reached out to me about partnering with them in a collaboration.  They let me pick out a pair of shoes of my choice to try on and wear.  I ended up picking the Verbena which is this awesome wedge sandal.  
As soon as I put the shoes on I immediately felt like I was walking on air.  The shoes just hugged my feet and I was able to wear them virtually all with no problems.  There was no wear in time!  
Now, to tell you a little about this amazing company, Naot.  

Naot is an international success story.  When the members of Kibbutz Naot Mordechai founded the kibbutz shoe factory in 1942 as a one room workshop, no one imagined that in fifty years’ time their shoes would be worn all over the world.  The small shoe factory that made simple work shoes and sandals has become an international business and is now Israel’s leading manufacturer and exporter of shoes.  It's also a place where both Israeli's and Palestinians work side by side in peace.  

The idea originating in northern Israel in the late nineteen-eighties, “It’s fashionable to walk in comfort”, quickly conquered the world. Naot manufactures a large variety of footwear with a unique anatomical footbed. The footbed is a “negative” print of the foot, just like the footprint we leave when walking in the sand. It is flexible, soft, shock absorbent, supports the heel and alleviates fatigue and pain. The footbeds are made of natural cork and latex and are covered in a pampering layer of suede. The uppers are made of high quality Italian leathers. Naot has gained a loyal customer following, which each year enjoys a new and exciting collection of comfortable shoes, clogs and sandals.

Naot also gives back.  Naot contributes over 15,000 pairs of shoes to non-profits across the United States to benefit the disenfranchised, the homeless and victims of domestic violence.

Naot's  insoles are designed to replicate the shape of your feet, with their impressions forming into the footbed, just like the footprint you leave when walking in the sand. Here are the components of this technology:
Hallux support
• The Hallux support enables a natural hold of the big toe, which prevents the foot from slipping forward. It also improves the foot’s hold on the shoe.
Elevated footbed center
• The elevated center of the insole releases pressure in the joints of the central part of the foot.
Arch support
• The arch support enables the weight of the body to be correctly distributed. This reduces pressure generated by the spinal column and joints.
Deep heel indentation
• The deep heel indentation helps the body’s balance and maintains the natural shape of the pad of the heel, giving continual protection to the heel bone.
Flexibility, durability & shock absorption
• The comfort footbed is made of a unique, high-quality blend of cork and latex. This gives the shoe the flexibility and shock absorbing qualities for long-term durability. 
Latex sponge layer
• The latex sponge is a layer of padding that provides caressing of the feet.
Would you like to try a pair of Naot shoes?  Underneath the bottom picture I linked different retailers that sell Naot shoes for your convenience.