February 24, 2011

emersonmade my day.

I've said it before and I'll probably say it a million more times, but I adore EmersonMade. Along with everyone else who's ever visited Emerson's site, I've fallen head-over-heels in love with her gorgeous accessories and with her classic, flattering, beautiful clothes... And, okay, I mean really--who doesn't secretly want to be Emerson herself?

Thing is, I've always admired the line from afar, unsure which item to pick--that is, until recently, until last month, when I saw this gold coin necklace. All of the necklaces are wonderful, of course, but it was the 'Bird and Sun' necklace that really stole my heart...

First, there was the whole I'm-obsessed-with-the-sun thing. (Obviously.) But then there was the message: semper ad meliora, Latin for "Always toward better things." And I'm not sure I've ever heard a better phrase, a better motto, a better way to live your life. As someone who's always been forward-thinking and ambitious and beyond obsessed with goals, I find the saying to be absolutely perfect. Absolutely. Freaking. Perfect.

... Oh, and for those of you extra observant readers who have realized that there are, in fact, two EmersonMade bags pictured? Why yes, yes that does mean that I bought something else, too. It's just not exactly warm enough to wear it quite yet :)

11 comments:

Ana* said... [Reply to comment]

That Latin message is going to my new motto. The necklace is lovely, I am going to check out the website.

annie said... [Reply to comment]

i'm trying not to be jealous! :) i've loved emersonmade for so long, and this post may be just the push i need to go ahead and save a little money next month to make a purchase! i love jewelry that is beautiful and inspirational... it's a rare combination, but these necklaces have it. I love yours! (p.s.~ dying to know what your other purchase was!)

Rachael said... [Reply to comment]

That's a great motto, and a great necklace!

Ashley said... [Reply to comment]

Just a great motto to live by! That neckless is darling, love it! xox

Whit said... [Reply to comment]

just creeped their website..beautiful stuff! love the necklace :)

sparkleandspice said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my gosh, I have been trying to decide which coin charm I want for like 2 weeks! Love this one on you :) EmersonMade is the best!
Have a great day!
Lisa

s a m said... [Reply to comment]

my heart is leaping at this picture. the necklace is oh so perfect for you!

"the best is yet to be"

Kayla Poole said... [Reply to comment]

I almost bought this same one last week! Probably will soon, as I can't get it off my mind. Lovely lovely sentiment.

Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

That necklace is GORGEOUS!!!!!! Sending you much love my friend! xo

Lauren @The Little Things We Do.... said... [Reply to comment]

So lovely Laura! And I love the Phrase. Totally perfect. Hoping it warms up enough for you to wear the mysterious item #2 soon...you've got me dying of curiosity over here!

Hope you have a lovely afternoon!

xo
Lauren

Betsey said... [Reply to comment]

oh, i've been wanting that necklace too! it is so perfect!