OMM: July 2013


Last week Paloma, one of my most favorite bloggers, wrote a post that I just really loved. Essentially, she compiled a list of things that she has been obsessing over during the month of July and shared them! And since imitation is the highest form of flattery, I've decided to do the same here. I'm going to make it a part of the "On My Mind" series - because these are the items that have been on my mind this month:
TV Shows: I know I am late to this party, but I LOVE Ducky Dynasty. It's just good, clean fun/hilariousness. Added bonus- it's one that C and I can actually agree on!

Song: Really loving "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke. Makes me want to groooooove. As does "Beautiful" by Mariah Carey. That lady has STILL got it going on.

Instagrammer: You just need follow @valerie_aya. A sampling:

Pinterest User: I really don't remember how I found this pinner, but I am super glad I did because I re-pin from her ALOT.

Blog:  I am again late to the party, because I just started following Bryn Alexandra. Especially love that she has Oklahoma ties! But she also has really refined taste and is a very talented designer. I've loved seeing the progression of her own home. She chooses things very thoughtfully and takes her time in pulling rooms together. I respect that, as it is so easy to want to get it all done at once.

Inspiring Designer: I've followed Chicago designer Summer Thornton for a while, but a few months back this project was added to her portfolio. I'm still absolutely loving it.

Blessing: Pretty much every day, the Hubs and I talk about how blessed we feel to be back in Tulsa. It's hard for us to put into words, but we just feel better here. It brings an amazing sense of comfort knowing how close so many loved ones are. While St. Louis was an adventure--- we are glad to be back!

 Bag: My incredibly generous sister in law came to visit a few weeks back and got herself a new bag while she was here. Soooooo she left her Speedy for me to borrow for a bit. I definitely don't hate it! Just so you don't get confused, this isn't a picture of me :)

Color: In my own home, I've been sticking to neutrals with pops of red, navy and green. So obviously, this picture makes me happy.

Inspiring Quote: Agree!

Drink: Moscow Mules are such a yummy, summery drink. And Valkyrie makes a darn good one. Tulsans- take note. Honorable mention- Cupcake's prosecco. 

Book: Ok. As I've said before, the only place I have an addictive personality is books. For months, my bestie has been telling me to get started on the Mortal Instruments series. Well, I'm through the first one and all I have to say is woah. Suuuuuuuuper into it. Read. it.(even though I am slightly embarrassed by the cover.... it's awesome. promise!)

Triumph: Getting my business going has been really rewarding. Anytime I get an email in my business inbox- my heart jumps! I hope to not ever lose that feeling. It's fun. 

Go-To Outfit: Not going to lie, this outfit has kind of been on repeat.......

Accessory: My fabulous friend from Houston happens to be a Stella and Dot stylist, and she was nice enough to send me the Jolie necklace. I have been reaching for it all the time! Outfit posts to come, but I do love it paired with hot pink:

Trips being planned: We are winding down summer wedding season, but are still looking forward to the last one of 2013- my sister's wedding in Guatemala in December! I went last May, but am excited to go back again for this event. I am already getting emo about the whole thing. This is the reception site. Gorgeous, right?

Thanks Paloma for dreaming up such a fun series! So tell me - what's been on your mind this month?


  1. Emily, I loved Paloma's "getting back to her roots" post too, and yours too! Thanks for the Valerie rec on instagram too.

    1. Thanks Sarah! You will not be disappointed in Val's insta talent :)

  2. Love this post, Em! Thanks so much for the sweet shout out! I'm dying over those lavender chairs from Summer Thornton. LOVE!

  3. Great post! I married an Oklahoma man, so I'm partial to those OK ties, too :) Off to check out some of these links!

    1. I am happy to know that fun fact about you! Thanks for stopping by :)

  4. Love this Emily! just found your blog and I love. We have the same taste... love a all of your picks!


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