Hi, my name is Emily. I was born and raised in Des Moines, IA. I graduated from Dowling Catholic High School in 2001, Iowa State University in 2005 and DePaul University in 2007. Tim and I got married in 2009; we have three kids, Clare, Cate, and Teddy, and one puppy, Yankee. I'm excited to share my favorite things with my lifelong friends and cousins!
The girls and I hit up Jordan Creek Mall yesterday to birthday shop for Daddy. The only item on Tim’s wish list was a new yoga mat for sculpt classes at PowerLife Yoga. Tim was a board member for the Des Moines Music Coalition for many years starting in 2007 and he helped start our local music festival, 80-35, so I know he’d love this tee from Chaser (also here for little boys). I also can’t handle how cute this Chaser tee would be for Daddy’s little partner in crime, Teddy. I love the look of this comfy garment-dyed cotton sweatshirt from KJP, and since Tim has never rowed Crew it seems timely in light of the Aunt Becky scandal! While I absolutely love my apple watch, I can’t convince Tim to get on board. This watch from KJP looks right up his alley. The birthday boy has a sweet tooth, so I need to get a special dessert ordered! What are your favorite birthday treats? Cheers to 35, Timmy!!
Today, I had a fun assignment–try on 5 dresses at Banana Republic and provide feedback to their design team on the fit in a video conference next Wednesday. Please enjoy these fancy dressing room selfies of me trying on five dress styles: Fit and Flare, Shift, Sheath, Maxi & Column. My favorite fits were the Stripe Knit Column Dress and the Paneled Fit-and-Flare. I loved the Gold Leather Espadrille Wedges I wore while I was in the store. I may just need to bring them home–very comfortable and gives me a little height! Next time, spray tan and shapewear! 😉