Everyday Emily

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Noonday Shopping Guide

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Have you ever heard of Noonday? As they say over on their website, they "design and sell an inspired collection of jewelry and accessories made by artisans across the globe." I've known about Noonday for years, and I recently had the opportunity to check out several of their pieces through a local Noonday ambassador, Katie Creamer.

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I love accessories in all of their forms, but I especially love incorporating bold statement pieces into my wardrobe. What I love about Noonday is that each piece is so unique, and you know that you are supporting a good cause with each purchase. If you head to the Noonday website, you will find so many beautiful pieces, so today I wanted to break it down for you and share my Noonday Shopping Guide including some of my favorite pieces.

These were hands-down my favorite item that I styled. Any time I wear my hair up, I like to wear a bold earring. It helps me feel more feminine and put together even if my hair is up in a top knot. These earrings are the Hai Hoops and are made from water buffalo horn in Vietnam!

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Next up are these Refined Bangles made in India. These are such a fun addition to this printed kimono, and would look so cute if you wore just a few or the whole stack. 

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You might remember in this post that I shared about some jewelry I found at a local shop made of golden grass! This Eldorado Necklace from Brazil by Noonday is so lightweight, and makes such a statement with a plain top or t-shirt.

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Dainty rings can be such a nice accessory if you're already wearing a bold print or pattern. This is the Squared Brass Ring and is produced in Kenya. The square design makes it a little more edgy than your average gold band! 

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Last but certainly not least are these Mumbai Hoops made in India. If I could only recommend one Noonday piece for you to buy, it would be these. You will get the best bang for your buck with this purchase! These gold hoops come with several charms that you can either wear on the hoop alone or paired with another charm. Here I styled them with all of the charms in one photo and with just one charm in another. You can create several different looks with this purchase, and for just $36, you need a pair of these in your life!

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noonday shopping guide everyday emily blog southern greenville blogger

Before we wrap this up, let me give you a cliff notes version of Noonday: 
  • Their beautiful accessories are crafted by artisans across the world.
  • Each item is high quality and affordable. 
  • You are helping to employee people in countries in turn helping them to have a better life. 
  • You can also support your local ambassador through purchases or trunk shows!

If you are interested in purchasing any of these pieces or interested hosting a Noonday trunk show to earn discounted product, don't hesitate to reach out to Katie Creamer! She is absolutely adorable, so kind, and represents Noonday with style and class. Go follow Katie on Instagram, and be sure to tell her I sent you! 

I hope today's shopping guide helps you! If you're looking to purchase some meaningful gifts for the upcoming Holidays, Noonday will be releasing their Holiday Collection of decor, giftables, stockings and ornaments on October 4th so be sure to check back to the Noonday website in October! 

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Stamped and Finch - Personalized Jewelry

Top - Belk | Necklace - Stamped and Finch

It's no secret that I love a good accessory. I feel like I've been posting a lot about jewelry for the past few weeks. Cant stop, won't stop! But really, I've recently come across some of my favorite jewelry makers, and I want to share them with you! 

Not too long ago, I started following Stamped and Finch on Instagram. I don't remember how I found them, but I fell in love with the pieces that the owner Lindsey Warren creates. I love the meaning that each piece of jewelry represents with the tiny letters that turn into powerful, wearable messages.

A few weeks ago, I showed up in downtown Greenville for a styled collaboration with an amazing local product photographer, Lauren Connelly, and I was THRILLED when she told me that we were working with Stamped and Finch

What I love about Stamped and Finch is that each piece has a nice balance of making a statement but remaining simple and elegant. Simple jewelry goes with virtually everything. It can dress up a t-shirt like nothing else, and it's so light and easy to wear. 

See those tiny little numbers? They represent the very special place for me. A little over 6 years ago, my parents and I took the 9 hour drive from Pittsburgh, PA in a jam packed car full of too many clothes and shoes to drop me off in Greenville, SC to start college as a 19 year old. Six years ago I had no idea GVL would be the place I would meet my husband or buy our first house, but man, am I ever thankful for this city. It's my favorite place, and I gladly wear the Greenville coordinates on this little necklace that represent my home.

If you've never checked out Stamped and Finch, I highly recommend doing so. Their pieces are affordable and would make a perfect gift for any of the ladies in your life!

All photography in this post was provided by Lauren Connelly. If you are local to Greenville and are in need of a product photographer, be sure to check out Lauren's photography services

My New Favorite Product for Fresh Hair Between Washes

By the title of this post, I bet you thought it would be all about dry shampoo, didn't you? If you're trying to embrace day 2 (or more) hair, dry shampoo is a given, and let me just say that I love the stuff. I apply it to freshly washed hair and day old hair alike. I love it in spray forms and I love it in powder forms. There's no denying that dry shampoo is a key product for keeping your hair looking fresh between washes.

Back in August, I had the opportunity to visit Salon Adelle, a local award-winning salon here in Greenville, South Carolina (read all about my experience here.) Adelle so kindly sent me home with a few trial size products from a premier hair product company that they carry in their salon called Oribe. I had heard of their products before, but I don't believe I had ever had the opportunity to try them out, so I was so excited to receive this sweet gift!

The Oribe Signature Shampoo and Conditioner smell amazing, and I have been using the Supershine Moisturizing Cream on my ends most days that I style my hair to keep it silky and shiny (a tiny bit of this product definitely goes a long way.)  I also just recently threw a travel size bottle of the Free Styler Working Hairspray in my purse for touchups on the go. While I have been enjoying those products, I'm here today to share my hands down favorite Oribe product - the Oribe Hair Refresher!

The Oribe Hair Refresher is basically like a perfume intended just for your hair. It's honestly not something I probably would have ever purchased just to try out, but I am so glad that Adelle introduced me to it! If you've ever eaten at a Mexican restaurant or sat around a bonfire, you may have noticed the smells from the environment are absorbed into your hair and clothes, and it's kind of hard to get rid of the smell without a good wash.

I can't stand when my hair holds on to these weird smells or just smells dirty from skipping a wash, but the Oribe Hair Refresher has been a game changer in my haircare routine. I've been using this product on my day 2 hair pretty consistently for the past few weeks. The scent is lovely, but it isn't super strong, and it's definitely not something that lingers or would give you a headache if you're sensitive to smells. I just simply spray it on my locks before I tie my hair up in a bun or throw in some curls. When combined with my dry shampoo, I know I don't have to worry about my hair looking oily or smelling weird, and I don't have to wash my hair and blow it dry again. It's a win-win!

If you're in the Greenville area, visit Salon Adelle to pick up these products mentioned, or head to the Oribe website to shop! You won't regret it!