BLAZING TRAILS, TAKING NAMES

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By far, these were my favorite purchase of 2014. These kicks merely serve as an outward expression of the baller within. #trueplayaforeal. So it turns out I’m a sneakerhead. Who knew?

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ALL IN THE MIX

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It’s a weekday morning…

The alarm goes off … for the fifth time, but who’s counting? Our heroine begrudgingly gets out of bed. She contemplates starting a trend of sleepy chic, centered around bedhead, sweats and blanket-style accessories. Instead, she opens the closet and sees floral, leather, stripes and jewel tones. It’s too early to choose one, so she wears them all. Smiling in surprise, our heroine discovers that this crazy lack of early morning decision making might actually work out for the best. She feels especially accomplished for completing the most challenging task of dressing oneself and struts out the door. Next on the agenda? World peace. But first, coffee.

Now that is what I call outfit success.

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OH HEY, 2015

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This gorgeous Madewell tote is just like 2015: new and full of possibilities. It really is the star of the outfit, even though my stand-by leopard print heels try to steal the spotlight, per usual. This leather, though. Supple and sturdy, it’s downright delicious.

Here’s to another year of being brave and in-tune with that inner voice. Time to triumph, friends! Might as well start this whole world domination thing today. But first, cognac totes.

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FAVORITE MOMENTS OF 2014

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That time I help put on PoshFest and spoke on a panel.
Before I say “bye Felicia” to 2014, I wanted to share some of my favorite moments of the year, many not yet featured within Sparkle Meets Pop’s virtual pages. It’s tough, however, to capture a year in posts, pictures or songs. Sometimes, it’s just a matter of words: achievement, heart, bonds, goodbyes, growth, adventure and sass. Yes, friends, there’s always sass. People are known to get down on themselves and resolve to be better. I’m confident from my past that each day gets better, so I feel a mixture of hope, excitement and peace for the days to come.

For kicks, I thought I’d share my top five posts of 2014:

  1. Green Blue, High Low
  2. This Is 30
  3. Brunching With The Best
  4. #HowWeWear: Black & White
  5. Business Lion

But wait, there’s more. The SMP love fest continues with a year-ending playlist to share with you. Much of this is what I have been listening to for the past few months, but have yet to share. May these jams be a way to have a safe, healthy and happy New Year. Thank you so much for reading.

xo,

Emily

st regis princeville cocktail

That time I impulsively booked a much-needed stay at the St. Regis Princeville. 

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That time I shared a love of old movies with friends, and thought for a few seconds thought that maybe, just maybe that the Titanic wouldn’t sink and the movie would have a happy ending.

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That time I held hands with Matt LeBlanc. Just kidding! Or am I…?

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All those times we went to the park for wine, people watching and basking in the glorious San Francisco sun.

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That time I raised a shot of whiskey and said cheers to this truth.

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That time the Poshmark blogger babes were featured in Racked SF and on the Yahoo! homepage. 

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Those times I looked out my window, gazed at the Golden Gate Bridge and was in awe.

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That time I shamelessly ordered piña coladas all day on the beach in a leopard print bikini. 

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Those times I was brave, driven, unstoppable and smiling.