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Once you’ve created a stunning custom monogram with Emily, what is the next step? We say – bring it to life! Here you can see that the medium this couple chose to let their monogram shine was linen. They ordered linen dinner napkins and cocktail napkins for their home.

Can you imagine how divine these are to have on hand for any guest? They’ll experience your home at different level.

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Are you interested in commissioning your own couture monogram? Contact us a hostess@emilymccarthy.com or click here!

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Always choose the road less traveled, it will lead you to exactly where you need to be.

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XO,

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Another week, another fabulous blonde to feature on our Signature Style Series! This time we are looking so forward to introducing you to Sydney Carver, who runs her own blog called Summer Wind. Just looking at her she clearly reminds us of summer – light and airy!

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EMc: How do you carry your signature style into all aspects of your life be it home decor, entertaining, or fashion?

SC:  I consider myself to have timeless, classic taste with a bit of a girly and preppy twist. In fashion, I love a little black dress, a simple ballet flat, and subtle diamond stud earrings.

I think in regard to my decorating and entertaining style-it mimics my fashion tastes in that I like very traditional, classic pieces. I love decorating my home in blue and white just as much as I love dressing in it! And entertaining is all about making others feel comfortable and I’d like to think that my outfits are comfortably cute too!

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EMc: What is your personal definition of “signature style”?

SC: I think everyone has a ‘signature’ style and they might not even realize it! It can be something as simple as wearing the same special jewelry every day or sticking to a certain color palette or wearing dresses more often than anything else.

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EMc: Give us three words to describe you. Why did you choose these three words?

SC: This is a tough one! Optimistic, hard working, and fun! I’m always looking at the glass half full and looking to have fun in all aspects of life, but that’s not to say I’m all play and no work. I love working towards a goal and getting things done. I’m a go-getter and really like to feel accomplished and successful in any area of life!

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EMc: What are three of your most prized pieces that you think fully represent your signature style? This could be a piece of furniture, jewelry, art, etc.

  • My Cartier tank watch. I wear it every single day. I worked hard to save up for it and love the classic, timeless design.
  • My Donald Robertson Jackie O framed artwork. This was one of my first pieces of artwork that I ever purchased. I might be Donald Robertson’s biggest fan and was thrilled when he did his signature painting with gaffer tape and other household items featuring Jackie O. I’m a huge fan of Jackie O so to have his work and Jackie O all in one, it’s definitely a favorite!
  • My antique radio cabinet from my great uncle. My parents had a set of antique radio cabinets that they were gifted for their wedding from my great uncle. They are gorgeous mahogany wood with intricate detailing. My parents gave me one and I turned it into a bar cabinet. It looks like a gorgeous, antique piece of furniture, but when you open the doors, you find allllllllll of the things for cocktails!

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EMc: What is your best tip to encourage others to find and develop their own signature style?

SC: I definitely suggest trying new things and being open to anything! Even just trying a new nail color can really invigorate your outlook and revamp your style. I also think it’s important to truly love the pieces you are wearing and as long as you love what you are in, you’ll always feel comfortable!

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She is just stunning, don’t you agree? Follow along with Sydney by viewing her social media accounts below!

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Everyday Etiquette No. 74 // We love that this etiquette tip helps you remember that there’s never a reason for your best china to collect dust. Make even the smallest occasion feel grand!

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Here’s to your next fete!

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CustomMonogram-08Have you considered commissioning a couture monogram of your own? There are so many ways you can customize this beautiful way to brand your life and your home. Here you can see our client wanted something that mixed classic whimsy with modern lines. What would you choose for your own monogram?

Visit our shoppe online to get started on our own!

 

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Bright colors, a beautiful smile, and never an absence of pink. What does this define? Our latest signature style series highlight, Amy Littleson of Amy Believes in Pink! This vivacious blonde knows a thing or two about color and pattern mixing – something we can’t get enough of. We can’t wait to introduce our readers to this stylish girl!

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EMc: How do you carry your signature style into all aspects of your life be it home decor, entertaining, or fashion?

AL: I like to add a pop of color and sparkle to absolutely everything I do– and that’s how I carry my signature style into all aspects of my life. I decorate with sequins and tasseled throw pillows, entertain with hysterical cocktail napkins and bubbly champagne, and dress like I am ready for a cocktail party or a bohemian beach getaway. In all of these aspects, you can find my signature style of bright color, glittery accents, and bohemian glam. 

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EMc: What is your personal definition of “signature style”?

AL: Signature style is the mark you want to leave on the world and how your personal brand expresses itself.

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EMc: Give us three words to describe you. Why did you choose these three words?

AL: Creative, organized, and enthusiastic! I am constantly in an entrepreneurial mindset and my biggest passions happen to all be creative– writing, photography, and styling. But at the same time, I reign in my free spirit by being as organized as possible— I’ve found that that’s the only way to get it all done. Finally, I think that my over-the-top excitement for my pursuits and my habit of celebrating every little thing leads me to be very enthusiastic in everything I do!

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EMc: What are three of your most prized pieces that you think fully represent your signature style? This could be a piece of furniture, jewelry, art, etc.

AL: This is so difficult to decide, but I’d have to say that these three pieces represent my style best:

1. The diamond necklace I wear every day– my dad gave it to my mom when I was born, and they then gave it to me when I graduated high school. It’s the epitome of  a classic staple piece and constantly reminds me of their love.

2. My cork boards in my bedroom– I am constantly collecting inspiration to pin on my cork boards. Whether they be saved notes, magazine pages, old photos, etc., I look at these pin boards every day for a burst of energy. I can’t wait to redo them for my new apartment.

3. My bar cart– Always decorated for the next holiday or party, my bar cart has seen a lot of good times and it a true representation of my celebratory personality! A recent addition was this Emily McCarthy bamboo napkin holder… 

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EMc: What is your best tip to encourage others to find and develop their own signature style?

AL: Take a moment to think about what makes you happiest above all, and what you feel most confident in: that is your signature style. (For me it was celebrating life and hot pink– and thus I launched I Believe in Pink! 😉 ) 

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Make sure to keep having fun with Amy by visiting her on social media, links below!

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Everyday Etiquette No. 73 // Learning to think before one speaks is the best gift someone can give themselves!

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Meet the stunning Liz of Pure Joy Home! She is as bright as she is beautiful. We love her simple coastal style, and you’ll notice right away we feel a strong connection to her as she counts pineapples and rosé amongst her favorite things. A girl after our own hearts. Let’s learn more about this joyful blogger.

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EMc: How do you carry your signature style into all aspects of your life be it home decor, entertaining, or fashion?

LJ: You can usually find me in light colors, pretty florals and flowy forms, and in my home everything is very light and bright with pops of color in the art and accessories.

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EMc: What is your definition of signature style? 

LJ: My definition of signature style is the style that represents who YOU are. So, for me, it’s that light and airy, beauty style that is reflected in my wardrobe and how I decorate my home. i.e. the pineapple wallpaper I just put up in Grace’s room (insert pineapple emoji). I hope my “signature style” makes people smile and happy 🙂

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EMc: Give us three words to describe you. Why did you choose these three words?

LJ: Joyful, except when my 4 year old asks me when I’m in a bad mood! But, most people do say that about me, I like to make those around me feel good and I hope I rub some positivity and kindness off on them in that way.

Dreamer. I’m a dreamer for sure, I always have been. I dream all the time about how I want things to be or where I want my family to be. My current dream is for us to pack up and leave for a year. I want to go to an island like Maui and live in a tiny beach house where nothing matters but catching waves and eating shaved ice.

Doer. I’m a doer, when I dream it, I make it happen with a whole lot of hustle. You better believe we’ll be spending that year on the beach soon! And hey, I did dream up my blog one day while sitting at my boring corporate job… and look!

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EMc: What are three of your most prized pieces that you think fully represent your signature style? This could be a piece of furniture, jewelry, art, etc.

I have this big Hermes scarf hanging above my desk in my office. It’s so beautiful and such a statement piece. It was given to me by my late friend who believed in me, and it represents the art of fashion, I love it.

My straw hat collection. I LOVE my straw hats and I’m definitely a hoarder of them. They remind me of the beach and I love to wear them, and see them hanging all over our walls.

My beach cruiser. again, take me to the beach someone PLEASE! Brian, my husband, gave me this adorable aqua beach cruiser and it’s my favorite toy!

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EMc: What is your best tip to encourage others to find and develop their own signature style?

LZ: Follow your heart and wear what speaks to you. I was in Anthropologie the other day and this cute little embroidered top was literally screaming at me from across the room. I couldn’t see anything else but that one top, so I tried it on and bought it. Wear what makes you happy 🙂

If you made it this far, thank you so much for reading! Come visit me on my blog, Pure Joy Home, and follow me on Instagram!

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We hope you got to experience as much joy in meeting the fabulous Liz joy as we did! Make sure to follow along and see if she gets that beach dream soon!

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Everyday Etiquette No. 72 // We believe in always dressing up because you can convey your best self, and you’ll always feel amazing!

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We were so excited to hear from Magnolia Bluebird Design & Events on rebranding her current wedding & event planning business. Danielle wanted a polished and timeless brand with a nod to their Southern roots. With a teal, gold, and grey color palette, we were so pleased with how this turned out! Interested in  branding design services? Email hello@emilymccarthy.com for more information.

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