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Emily of Arm Party Central in the Seychelles wearing Ray-Ban Sunglasses.

Emily of Arm Party Central in the Seychelles wearing Ray-Ban Sunglasses.

SUNGLASSES: the perfect little accessory to enhance an outfit or cover up a hangover. Living in Arizona the sun shines every single day, so to say they are mandatory is an understatement. As a little gift to you, I have compiled a fun list of sunnies that I have, am coveting and will soon be purchasing.

xoxo, slim shady.

  1. Quay ‘On A Dime’ Sunglasses $55
  2. Ray Ban ‘Round Fleck’ Sunglasses $160
  3. Sunday Somewhere ‘Matahari’ Sunglasses $290
  4. Shevoke ‘Flint’ Sunglasses $25
  5. 2020AVE ‘Flat Round Mirrored Sunnies’ $12
  6. Shevoke ‘ The Island Curacao’ Sunglasses $25
  7. ASOS ‘Metal Hexagon Sunglasses Rose Gold’ $24
  8. Quay ‘It’s a Sin’ Sunglasses $50
  9. Spitfire ’46mm Optical Glasses’ $39
  10. Sunday Somewhere ‘Yetti’ Sunglasses $290
  11. ASOS ‘Pala Angled Aviator’ Sunglasses $89
  12. Shevoke ‘Hola’ Sunglasses $59
  13. ASOS ‘Round Sunglasses with Metal Arms and Flash Lens in Tart’ $20
  14. Urban Outfitters ‘Round Metal Sunglasses’ $16
  15. Spitfire ‘Nexus’ $26
  16. Spitfire ‘Post Punk’ Sunglasses $39

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FriDIY – Beach Tote

DIY Beach Tote - Arm Party Central

DIY Beach Tote – Arm Party Central

When I was little, anytime I asked for something, my Dad would first say ‘Is it something that we can make?’. Now, let’s be clear, I didn’t always get what I wanted but, as long as I was willing to get creative and try to make it with him, he was more willing. As I have gotten older, I’ve realized that it’s not always cheapest to make it yourself, but damnit it’s more about the fun of spending time together, being creative, learning how to make something and feeling accomplished. Look at the lesson my Dad snuck in there, what a guy! Wow, did this just become a Fathers Day post? Yep, sure did and I didn’t even plan it. Big smile on my face. Thank you for all you have taught me. I get the best parts of me, from YOU! Love you Pops!

Photo Cred: LeslieDPhotography.com

My Dad & I, on my wedding day.

ANYWAYS – While I was getting ready for our trip this past winter, I was coveting this Misa Los Angeles bag from Revolve.com. It’s amazing, but the price wasn’t so much. CONFESSION: I am a cheap bitch. So, I thought for sure I could make it for tons cheaper. Where I sit today? Time over money, honey, but alas, I was determined.

So, I started searching on amazon for a bag (here), stencils, tassels etc. Easier said than done. I ultimately decided to just make my own stencil and tassels. Since we were going to the Seychelles Islands, I decided on ‘island vibes’ for the saying. I literally spent most of my time making the stencil and it was NOT EASY. I ended up printing off the saying and layering packing tape over it so it was thick enough, to not be flimsy, then cut out the letters (making sure to leave the negative space intact). The tassels were easy enough with this tassel tutorial. Then added a little spray paint & string detail on the handles and a puffy paint pattern on the bottom, et voila! At the end of the day, I am proud that I made something just like my dad taught me. But, the logical side of me looks at how much time and money I spent… $103 for the tote would have been entirely worth it.

xoxo, totes awesome.

 

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Literally the Wertz: Dubai Honeymoon Edition

Holy hell, two posts in a week? Cute, but realistically these posts have happened 9 months apart. Jeff and I decided that “we” would take a break from planning and postpone our honeymoon. Once the wedding glow wore off, and with the help of Jeff’s travel guru Topher, we decided upon Dubai and The Seychelles. With such long travel and complete opposite timezones we thought it would be fun to acclimate in Dubai, then relax in The Seychelles.

So, after flying on Emirates Air, the most amazing airline, EVER (Jennifer Aniston did not exaggerate on the commercial) we made it to Dubai. We checked into the worlds tallest hotel, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai and promptly went up to the Vault, the top floor lounge with incredible skyline views for apps and drinks. Dubai should be considered the Decadent Capital of the World. Imagine the nicest people, breathtaking architecture, just all around impeccable service, atmosphere to make my ladybits swoon, food to die, champagne flowing – everything about Dubai is just BEYOND.

Anyways, we stayed up too late, woke up too early so we hit the gym. That would be my one travel tip that really worked for us, getting your body awake really got us adjusted to the time change. Then we hit their breakfast buffet (there were literally rooms and rooms of food) and arabic coffee (jet fuel). The pool was fabulous, Jeff wanted to just read, I just wanted to talk and takes pics (a common theme that Jeff had a love-hate relationship with the whole trip). We had our Desert Safari excursion planned for that afternoon where we took 4×4’s an hour out into the desert and just whipped around the dunes. Few things. I am the worst control freak passenger, when Jeff is driving and not using a blinker. So, when the use of the roll bar in the vehicle is pretty much inevitable, I was losing my mind. This set my anxiety through the roof, i’m pretty sure I was having a panic attack, sweating profusely, holding back from puking and/or passing out. JEFF. LOVED. EVERY. MINUTE. Lucky for everyone, he has all of this on his gopro. I was able to hold it together for pics (duh, i’m a professional) then they dropped us off at the desert camp. They had henna tattoos, a falcon, sand surfing, camel rides, belly dancers, flame throwers and a traditional barbecue meal all set under the desert sky.

Next morning, same gym-breakfast-pool. Then we planned to go see the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall. We really hit all of the touristy things but, you almost have to! It’s all so ridiculous that you can’t fully understand the grandeur until you see it for yourself. Just jaw dropping, incredible. Then you start to think about having to build something that tall, or cleaning the windows (talk about job security you would never be done cleaning them!) and it just blows your mind. The mall was massive, overwhelming to even attempt to shop, so we went to the aquarium and the souks. Then got lunch on a patio next to the Dubai fountain that puts Las Vegas’ Bellagio fountain to shame. Overall, 48 hours in Dubai wasn’t near enough, and can’t wait to go back!!

xo, emily wertz

i heart palm springs

I Heart Palm Springs | The Saguaro Palm Springs

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If you’ve never been, get a trip planned ASAP. Jeff and I went to Palm Springs as a quick little getaway as a mini honeymoon. If you love kitschy hotels, restaurants with beautifully unique atmospheres, mountain views and contemporary mid … Continue reading