Emma Cristy

Saturday, May 7, 2016

My Mother...

This is about my mother, who lives 15+ hours by plane + 1 hour by bus, away.

For my mom who sacrificed an early career to be able to stay home to take care of us first.
For my mom who drew barbie dolls, sang lullabies, and always made time for us.
For my mom who always had cooked meals to come home to, who made sure we were always full. 
For my mom who cared for all our neighborhood friends, and made sure they ate too.
For my mom who always encouraged us to be good people, dream bigger, do better.
For my mom who led a Christ centered home, and was a great example of charity and service.
For my mom who always encouraged us, uplifted us, spoke highly of us.
For my mom who taught us how to work harder, laugh harder, love even harder.
For my mom who is my example of how a great mother should be.
For my mom who loves my own children as if they were her own.
For my best friend.

I grew up always, always feeling loved by my Mom.
I hope my girls can say the same thing about me one day.

Happy Mother's Day Mom, you're beautiful!
Love you so much!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Tips for a Balanced Outfit and Wardrobe...

Tips for a Balanced Outfit and Wardrobe

One of my favorite styles, is tomboy/edgy looks.  I love all things baggy and with a boyfriend fit.  I recently got this Madewell camo top from thredUP for $35.49 which originally retailed for $100+.  I'm a sucker for camo, so I knew I had to have this top!  Since this top is so edgy and baggy, I wore my favorite black distressed skinny jeans and to balance the look and to still keep it chic, I decided on a black, sleek, peep-toe bootie.

I like to balance my looks by adding an item that you wouldn't expect.  Balance edgy/grungy looks with something feminine- I tend to use heels to balance a casual/edgy look.  When you have a looser fit top, you want to balance it with some chic skinny jeans.  Thanks to thredUP, I can find so many items at an affordable price, to balance my wardrobe.  Especially with this new Spring season, now is the time to find pieces that compliment you and switch up your wardrobe!

Happy shopping!


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Friday, April 29, 2016

How to Refresh Your Closet with thredUP

How to Refresh Your Closet with thredUP

As this new season approaches us, we all find ourselves starting our Spring cleaning. With all this warmer weather, I feel so inspired to revisit my wardrobe and reevaluate what pieces I would like to keep or clean out.  With this season, comes the feeling of starting anew, and refreshed.  The flowers bloom, the feeling of warm sun rays, and the chance to revive the clothes that were set aside from the past Winter.

I wanted to try something new and recently tried thredUP, where I can shop for new pieces to add to my Spring wardrobe at an affordable cost.  ThredUP is a high quality online consignment store with a wide range of brands (Think J.Crew, Madewell, Zara), gently used items, that are always up to 90% off retail price.

I really wanted to steer my style in a new direction this year; casual, comfortable, chic.  I chose this J.Crew button down and found it at an unbeatable price with thredUP for $7.49.  I thought the lavender color would be perfect for Spring.  Since this is a dressier top, I wanted to tone it down and make it more casual so I paired it with a hat and my go-to Adidas Superstar sneakers (SO comfortable).  Running around with kiddos can be hard in heels ;P

Happy Friday!

Thanks to thredUP for sponsoring this post.