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styled | designlovefest

and just like that, a new year! slowly transitioning out of my vacation haze and back into reality. it was so nice to unplug for a bit, definitely going to be doing more of that in 2019. i know we all just got done with a crazy season of gifting but there are so damn good post-holiday sales going on. makes me wonder if we shouldn’t push gift buying to january?! i usually buy a couple of things a year at the net-a-porter sale. they have deep discounts, great customer service and lots of brands i love. i don’t shop seasonally, i.e. if i see a great jacket in june i’ll buy it or a summer dress in january, etc.  i believe in snatching things you love up when you find them so you don’t end up making an impulse buy down the line when you need something on the fly. i also do well buying basics on sale, they can get overlooked but denim usually gets really discounted as well as basics like sweaters and tees. for example, brands like james perse that have great but expensive basics that you can find at 50% off, like this t-shirt. other favorites include this gingham wrap skirt, this victoria beckham reversible sweater and this classic trench that is truly a jacket for life. oh and this sweet little bag in a wear with everything shade of purple. i won’t be buy any of these things as i put myself on a post-holiday budget but it’s fun to look! – joanie

and how fun is this staud dress on sale for $118?! also, this tropical vacation dream dress is divine.

styled | designlovefest

also lots and lots of fun bags! love the sweet little straw bag with the striped lining!

i was obsessing over this ganni two piece set when it came out and now it’s on sale. love them together or worn as separates!

styled | designlovefest



lou & grey | designlovefest

it’s time to put on our comfy clothes and kick back for a little holiday break! i’ve been having some clothing envy over bri’s new lou&grey pieces and just saw they are doing 30% off you entire order (with code EGGNOG). i have my eye on these white cords (i’m a huge winter whites fan!) these chic enough to fly in sweatpants and also this waffleknit duster. from my experience, everything is cut for comfort so order your normal size if you want a relaxed fit or one size down if you want it more fitted. bri is wearing the velvet maxi dress above with the matching sweatshirt. -joanie

lou & grey | designlovefest

and the cutest puffer jacket! also these boots and slippers which sadly aren’t part of the 30% off but are very cute.

lou & grey | designlovefest

and the velvet wide leg pants (that you can wear inside or out!)  and this camo faux fur sweatshirt.

lou & grey | designlovefest



it’s the holidays and we’ve all got travel on our minds. whether it’s a road trip to see family or you’re flying across the country, most of us are hitting the road. we thought it would be a fun time of year to do a giveaway for some of our DLF luggage! two lucky winners will receive 5 pieces (see below for terms and conditions) of their choices from our most recent collection. my personal faves are the lavender roller, the crossbody bag, weekender, fold up tote and the pouch. what would you pick?!


head over to this instagram! giveaway is open to US only, we’ll select two winners. giveaway closers monday the 17th!

terms and conditions: one entry per person, US residents only, must select 5 different pieces, one roller in each size only and either the backpack or the weekender. This giveaway is hosted by Bri Emery, INC and we reserve the right to cancel, change or alter the giveaway in any way at any time and for any reason.  



Lightbox jewelry | designlovefest
Lightbox jewelry | designlovefest

ooooo! a Lightbox GIVEAWAY (worth over $1500!!!)! we’ve teased this over the past few months and now it’s finally time to for a chance to win some sparkle for the holidays! hard to believe it’s almost half way through december, where did the year go?! one of my favorite things to do in december is to look back on all the projects we completed this year and to remember all the highs and lows. we’re lucky enough to work with some dream clients and one of my favorites this year was Lightbox Jewelry. they produce lab-grown diamonds and they let me run wild with this shoot i art directed for them earlier this year. we got to have tons of jewels on set and it was so fun to style the pieces and see them sparkle.

Lightbox jewelry | designlovefest
Lightbox jewelry | designlovefest
Lightbox jewelry | designlovefest
Lightbox jewelry | designlovefest

we thought it would be fun to share some of the beauty and let you all have a chance to win something sparkly for yourself and a friend. i like ending the year with a few giveaways as you all are the reason i get to call this a job and i feel really lucky everyday that i get to be creative and create content that i love. so thanks for following along, it has been a wild ride!


in the spirit of the holidays, it’s all about gifting so this giveaway has two parts, one piece for you and one for someone you love! we figured that stud earrings are a classic item that you can wear daily, dressed up or down and that they’d be the perfect thing to giveaway along with one of their halo necklaces! their halo necklaces are also such a versatile piece, with jeans or a fancy dress so we’re giving away one of those as well. very excited for someone to win these, they’re pieces you’ll have your whole life!

Lightbox jewelry | designlovefest

one of the missions of Lightbox is to make diamonds more approachable. it’s usually the gem that is given for romantic occasions like engagements or anniversaries and by creating the diamonds in a lab they are able to control the quality and make the price much lower and much more straight forward and simple. everything from their packaging to their designs and colored diamonds are fun and playful.

and now for the giveaway//

• this giveaway is being hosted on instagram, visit this post to learn how to enter!

*terms and conditions of the giveaway: this giveaway is owned and operated by Bri Emery, INC. we reserve the right to change, cancel or alter this giveaway at anytime, for any reason. there is no cash value to this giveaway. we will selected one winner, winner selection at the discretion of Bri Emery, INC. giveaway open to residents of the United States only.



emerson fry | designlovefest

i’m sure i’m not the only one who saw the pictures of bri in peru and reallllly wanted the tunic she was wearing. i’m a big fan of one sized tunics as they’re so simple to throw on and this one is beautifully hand printed, organic cotton and i can see it being worn all year round. on it’s own in the summer months, or with a big oversized cardigan during the cooler months. and it’s also nursing friendly for all the moms out there and although i’m not a mom, it feels like a really great piece to throw on when you don’t have a minute to get ready.

anyway, it’s from emerson fry, a company i’ve heard of but had never purchased anything from, they are family owned, ethically run and they make really beautiful things. i went down a rabbit hole exploring their collection and ended up purchasing both the tunic above and this gorgeous cotton shirt (you know i’m a sucker for anything purple). here are a few more favorites from their site. and i feel like i always say this but it isn’t sponsored, just wanting to share and support cool small companies that are focused on ethical practices and timeless pieces that you can keep forever. – joanie

emerson fry | designlovefest

few things more classic than a white top and jeans. love the feminine details on this, the swiss dot fabric and the elastic at the wrist, it’s so beautiful!

also really into the tiger tee and the tiger print kimono below.

emerson fry | designlovefest

lots of effortlessly cool pieces on their site! very drawn to the ease of the silhouettes, pieces that transcend trend and time which are the type of things i’m looking to invest in. i haven’t received my order yet but i’ll keep you post on my thoughts once it arrives!

emerson fry | designlovefest

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