Loving: Emily Schuman's Incredibly Wearable Debut Collection...

It's here. Cupcakes & Cashmere's debut fashion collection at Nordstrom. Priced fairly reasonably (about $110 per dress), the looks are classic and casual. Reflecting her now signature approachability, each piece is thoughtfully designed and totally wearable. As a street style star, it should come as no surprise that the overall vibe of effortless cool. Very easy pieces to wear, fun looks to dress up or down, stress-free dressing for busy days. 

When I take a step back and appreciate the moment I realize one thing. he did it. Emily is living every lifestyle blogger's dream. Successful blog --> two great books --> your own collection. You have to hand it to Emily (who is also a new mommy, I should note) for pushing through the clutter and building her brand the way she has. More power to you, girl. I can't wait to see what else you create.


Here's a fun video that gives an overview of her pieces and her home.

So what do I think? I love that the collection consists of mainly dresses. I am "over" separates these days and am finding more and more freedom with jumpsuits and dresses. It also makes me happy to see lengths that hit just above the knee (universally flattering) and plenty of solids. You know I love black, and the C&C collection does not disappoint. Most of the looks embody the cool California-chic-but-a-bit-more-dressy vibe for which she is known. There are lace options, solids and stripes. As noted above, it's classic. There are no edgy looks here, and I'm a big fan of timeless dressing. There's much to love here, and I think it's a very wearable, well-priced fashion debut. I would not be surprised to see a few of these cuties appear in my closet soon. Hence... my favorites are highlighted below...


This proves, again, that if you focus and apply consistent effort towards a goal you can achieve it. It doesn't matter how outlandish, how outrageous or how "out there" your goals are. If YOU believe you can achieve it, you can. Now... go write down some nutty goals of your own. I'd love to know that something you've imagined and dreamed of for yourself will one day become your reality.