Behind the Seams: 15 Questions with Emily DeLong of Margu Design

Emily DeLong, American Fashion Designer of Margu DesignHappy Friday friends! Today I’m excited to have designer Emily DeLong of Margu Design here to chat about ethical fashion, the design process, trends, inspiration, her latest collection, and more. Emily designs and creates her collections in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and I absolutely love her take on the fashion industry. I know you will enjoy reading what she has to say, and if you missed my post highlighting one of her beautiful dresses, click here.

Brew a cup of coffee and join us for a chat!

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Berg + Betts: An Ethical & Sustainable Watch That’s Anything But Boring

blush and rose gold classic round face watch by Berg + Betts

When I first started making the switch to ethical and sustainable fashion, I knew in the back of my mind that I was wanting to add a classic watch to my wardrobe. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to find what I was looking for in the world of sustainable brands, and after an initial internet search left me with only wooden and cork options, I was a little discouraged. I knew I wanted something with a classic round face that was built to last, and had a chic and elegant feel.

And then I found Berg + Betts.

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Styling A Little Black Dress for Daytime Featuring Margu Design

Styling a little black dress for daytimeOne of my favorite things to wear, hands down, is a little black dress. They are versatile, and make me feel a little bit fancy, even during the day. Often times when I recommend the addition of an LBD to a capsule wardrobe, I get responses to the effect of  “I don’t really go out very much,” so today I want to share my tips for making the most of the wardrobe’s queen of versatility. I’m excited to be working with Margu Design on today’s blog post, and I’ll share more about Margu shortly.

Read on for more about my perfect dress and styling tips!

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The Weekender // No. 17

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It’s the weekend friends, and I’m soaking in all I can of this lazy, sunny Saturday. My week was busy, full teaching, working, and spending time with friends and family, and of course, drinking a lot of coffee. I’m spending my weekend preparing for Monday night’s event, working on some fun projects I’ll be sharing soon, and playing the music from La La Land. It makes for a pretty great weekend afternoon, and I’m grateful for this time to recharge and work on my personal projects! As usual, I have some links for you this weekend listed bellow. Also, if you’re planning on coming to the Galentine’s Day event, I’d love to hear!

From how to wash silk to where to buy a Valentine’s card, this week’s links have got you covered.

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My Valentine’s Day Look & Shopping Guide

Valentine's Day Outfit Ideas: Pink Skirt, Black Tee from Anthropologie, Madewell Cara Pumps

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and even though I’ve always been a single lady on a day celebrating romance, I can’t help but love it. I get caught up in all things red, pink, and pretty, and I love the excuse to hang out with some of my favorite gal-pals. For today’s look, I wanted to show you how I created a Valentine’s appropriate outfit from my capsule. Including one or two statement pieces in your wardrobe can help to stretch it across special occasions and events. And read on to the end of the post for my Valentine’s Day shopping guide, full of all kinds of pretty things from cruelty free lip colors to made in America frocks.

Bring on the pink, and of course, some black.

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