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

#shelfie

#shelfie styling is a fun way to add some personal style to your home or office. Here is a how-to guide to up your #shelfie game this year. What you need: shelves (i got mine from ikea) brackets (similar ones from ikea) … Continue reading 

obsession confession: LETOTE.

I really should be confessing more obsessions, like champagne, selfies, brunch etc. but for now, let’s focus on what is trumping all of that: LETOTE! For $49 a month, you get to fill up your closet with stylized picks of a mix of clothing and accessories. You wear them, keep what you want, send back what you don’t. Best part?? You don’t have to do laundry! Send back the clothing and accessories, in the prepaid bag and in 2 days you will have another package at your door! You literally have a brand new wardrobe for every week for a month for $49. Doesn’t. Get. Better.

xo, emily

Check it out at: www.LeTote.com

friends forever

Thinking back to my summer days as a kid, i lived to make friendship bracelets for my BFF’s, my besties.  Braiding colorful string, and using every kind of bead i could find. But, old is new again, like vintage clothing but with a fabulous twist!  Here’s a few friendship bracelets, to adorn your arm with colorful love.

1. ASOS Coachella Coin Bracelet $28.58 here   2. Lucy Folk ‘Jasmine Flower’ Bracelet $36 here   3. Delia*s ‘Rhinestone Friendship’ Bracelet $10.99 here   4. KH Studio ‘Five Row’ Bracelet $32 here   5. Serefina ‘Friendship’ Bracelet $13.99 here   6. Target ‘Friendship’ Bracelet $9.99 here   7. Ettika ‘Triple-Charm Friendship’ Bracelet $40 here   8. Delia*s ‘Tassel Pave Friendship’ Bracelet $7.99 here   9. J.Crew ‘Golden Plate Friendship’ Bracelet $22.50 here   10. Blee Inara ‘Swarovski Skull Macrame’ Bracelet $45 here   11. Express ‘Wrapped Rhinestone Friendship’ Bracelet $24.90 here   12. Cara ‘Crystal Friendship’ Bracelet $34 here   13. Chan Luu ‘2 Pack Friendship’ Bracelet $35.99 here   14. KH Studio ‘Five Row Friendship’ Bracelet $16 here   15. Lucy Folk ‘Neon Taco’ Bracelet $48 here

Currently Coveting: Nails.

I am happy to announce, that the trend of fabulously manicured nails is here to stay! Gone are the days of boring nails that have no personality. Nail Bars are popping up all over and what makes me even happier? They serve you champagne while you get a flawless, sparkly mani. I DIE! My two favorites have collided. Here are some of my most coveted nail bar manicure designs.

Arm Party + Snow White

After what has seemed like forever, i’m back!  Seasons have changed, condos have been purchased, hair has been cut and christmas music is almost upon us!

1. Marc by Marc Jacobs ‘Enamel Eye Friendship’ Bracelet $38 here    2. House of Harlow 1960 ‘Safety Pin Stack’ Bracelet $58 here   3. Vince Camuto ‘Pyramid Stud Pavé Hinge’ Bangle $58 here   4. Nordstrom ‘Pavé Link’ Bracelet $68 here   5. Michael Kors Sport Watch $225 here   6. Lead ‘White Out’ Bracelet Set $96 here   7. Fornash ‘Belmont’ Bracelet $58 here

 

arm party + hamsa.

The hamsa is known as a sign of protection and believed to provide defense against the evil eye. Whether you believe in that or just love the intricate, delicate design, it’s a gorgeous accent to add to any arm party.

1. Rachel Roy ‘Hamsa’ Bracelet $18 here   2. Jill Zarin ‘Hamsa’ Bracelet $18 here   3. Ettika ‘Ribbon Hamsa’ Bracelet $55 here   4. Blee Inara ‘Hamsa’ Bracelet $30 here   5. Blee Inara ‘Hamsa’ Bracelet $38 here   6. Gorjana ‘Hamsa’ Bracelet $50 here   7. Jennifer Zeuner ‘Hamsa with Turquoise’ Bracelet $146.99 here

 

arm party + summer blues.

Squash those end of summer blues, by adding splashes of aqua, ocean, cobalt & navy to brighten your day! arm party + summer blues

1. Michael Kors ‘Camille Chronograph’ Watch $250 here   2. Madewell ‘Fancy Friendship’ Bracelet $22 here   3. Shashi ‘Bar’ Bracelet $58 here   4. Ettika ‘Neon Baroness’ Bracelet $55 here   5. Ettika ‘Blue Leather Wrapped Rhinestone’ Bracelet $60 here   6.Kenneth Jay Lane ‘Agate Bead Coin’ Bracelet $44 here   7. Gorjana ‘Kingston Wrap’ Bracelet $50.99 here

arm party + ridiculously awesome.

Because, sometimes it’s fun to just day dream about all the awesome, ridiculous  things you would buy if price was of no factor.

1. Michael Kors ‘camille three-hand glitz’ watch $550 here    2. Carolina Bucci ’18-karat gold, diamond and silk’ bracelet $20,400 here    3. Halleh ’18-karat gold and diamond triangle’ necklace $8,800 here    4. Alexander McQueen ‘double  skull’ bracelet $242 here    5. Elise Dray ‘white diamond & white gold muse’ ring $7,190 here    6. Eddie Borgo ‘pave bear-trap’ bangle set $550 here    7. Jennifer Meyer ‘diamond plate’ necklace $2,200 here    8. Jennifer Meyer ‘diamond wishbone’ ring $2,750 here

currently coveting: bauble bar.

Every ounce awesome, Bauble Bar can serve you up everything fabulous and fresh. While the only thing missing from this bar, is a champagne flute filled with bubbly, Bauble Bar has every possible accessory your fashionista could ever desire. Everything from neon to nautical, Bauble Bar is the best way to start a party.

1. bauble bar ‘fuchsia petite chiclet glitz strand’ necklace $28 here  2. bauble bar ‘pomegranate marquise fringe collar’ necklace $34 here  3. bauble bar ‘sun patent stud wrap’ bracelet $28 here  4. bauble bar ‘mint pyramid stud’ bangle $26 here  5. bauble bar ‘july monthly makeover’ necklace $44 here  6. bauble bar ‘duo cranium wrap’ bracelet $22 here  7. bauble bar ‘crystal equator pendant’ necklace $28 here  8. bauble bar ‘sapphire archipelago bib’ necklace $38 here  9. bauble bar ‘jasmine chevron stud’ earrings $24 here  10. bauble bar ‘mini pavé links’ bracelet $42 here  11. bauble bar ‘silver evil bangle’ bracelet $24 here