Possessionista: Where are your favorite places to shop?
I refuse to spend a lot of money on clothes that I know I won’t wear for very much so I do a lot of shopping at Forever 21
, Urban Outfitters
, and surprisingly Target
. For makeup I love Sephora
. If I’m going somewhere really special there is a store in Charlotte called Capitol that I LOVE, but can only afford to go in and dream. Also, my friends make fun of me because I’m a QVC addict. I am on auto ship for my WEN shampoo/conditioner!
Possessionista: We have to talk beauty. What’s your skincare regimen? Facewash, lotion, etc?
: I have the most sensitive skin in the world. Seriously, if I even dream abouct going to bed without washing my face I break out. Every morning I wash with Obagi Gentle cleanser,
Obagi C-Exfoliating Day Lotion, and then Elta SPF. At night I wash my face with Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser, , Retin- A, and Sothys Revitalizing Serum.
Possessionista: I want Emily Maynard waves. How do I do it? Rollers or curling iron?
I think my first and last impression on a lot of the other girls in the house were my GIANT velcro rollers
. I go section by section starting at the top and curl it with a curling iron and then clip a velcro roller in it. You roll everything away from your face and put the rollers on the side vertical. I leave them in until I’m ready to walk out the door and then spray with hairspray. My splurge is Aveda but for everyday I use Tresemme 24 Hour Body Hairspray
. Or do what I, and every other girl in the house did before rose ceremonies and have Michelle Money do it!
Possessionista: What is the one thing you hate about your looks?
EM: Oh Lordy where do I begin? I think as women we’re all insecure about some aspect of our looks, not to mention having to watch yourself on a HD tv every Monday. I’m super self conscious about my skin and then out of insecurity I put on too much makeup sometimes, which adds about ten years. Its a vicious cycle!
Possessionista: How many pairs of shoes do you own? Which are your favorite?
: Just like every other woman I know, I probably own way too many. But my favorites are probably my Louboutin round toe mary janes, a pair of strappy sparkly Louboutins, and the studded black studded Miu Mius
aka my “going on The Bachelor therefore will be saving a lot of money gift” to myself.
Possessionista: What are your favorite jeans?
Possessionista: Okay, it’s a fat day. What are you wearing?
EM: I wear workout clothes even if I don’t work out because its one step up from pajamas as far as effort, but everyone still thinks I’m motivated! If I’m having a really fat day I’ll put on a sundress or leggings and a giant sweater with a long scarf.
Possessionsta: Give me some tips for how to make Forever 21 look like couture?
EM: As you’ve seen all season, I love me some Forever 21! I think the main thing you have to remember is not to do anything too trendy and keep your accessories simple and classic. I’ve also learned that a good alteration can make almost anything look couture if it fits you perfectly.
Possessionista: You’re shopping for accessories. What can’t you resist? Earrings, necklace or bracelets?
Anyone who has ever met me knows I can’t leave the house without my arm full of bracelets. There is a jewelry company based in Charlotte called Towne & Reese
that I absolutely LOVE because its very affordable but everyone thinks its from Neimans.
Possessionista: What are you obsessing over right now?
Emily Maynard: I have a necklace from Q Handmade
that I haven’t taken off since it came in the mail! Its so simple but goes with everything and has so much meaning behind it. People are always asking me where I got it.
Possessionista: Worst fashion mistake?
EM: Where do I begin?! Most recently bleach blonde hair that looks yellow in some lighting, for sure. For a long time I loved boxey dresses, but then saw a picture of myself wearing one and realized I looked pregnant. I’m sure I make many other fashion mistakes on a daily basis that my friends are too embarrassed to tell me.
Possessionista: What’s your most prized possession?
EM: As far as fashion it would definitely be my bracelets. Every year for Christmas since I was little my parents gave me a ring and a few years ago my mom had them all put on a charm bracelet for me. My Cartier Love bracelets mean the absolute world to me and I haven’t taken either off since it was given to me. The whole idea behind the bracelet is so sweet and romantic. Basically every bracelet I wear, whether it be from Cartier or a street vendor in Key West, has so many good memories and I can’t wait to pass them down to my daughter one day.
Possessionista: What is the one piece of style advice you’ll pass onto your daughter.