Meeting Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere

Jules and I had big plans this weekend to attend the Bite of Seattle with our friend Asa, but when we heard that the fabulous Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere was doing a meet and greet at the flagship Nordstrom to promote her new clothing line, the three of us had no choice but to alter our itinerary. We’ve been fans of Emily and her blog for years, and we were absolutely thrilled to meet her in person! It was a major fangirl moment.

Meeting Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and CashmereFor someone who has achieved such incredible levels of success, Emily is remarkably sweet and down-to-earth (and just as stylish as you would expect). In addition to signing autographs, she was kind enough to take a few minutes to chat with everyone who came to the event, as well as pose for pictures.

Meeting Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere

We’ve said it before and we’ll likely say it again, but Emily is a serious source of inspiration for us. She has navigated the blogging world and handled the evolution of her brand with style, class, and enviable vision. Now that we’ve met her in real life, we love her even more!

Meeting Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere

If you could meet one of your role models, who would it be?

♥ Mil

Weekend Adventures: Nordstrom Spring Beauty Trend Show


It’s the most wonderful time of the year…time for the Nordstrom Spring Beauty Trend Show! Early Saturday morning, Jules and I met up with a couple of friends at the Bellevue Nordstrom, excited to hear experts from top beauty brands dish about the hottest trends for spring. (We were also excited to win some free swag in one of the many raffles, but alas, luck was not on our side…)

Nordstrom Spring Beauty Trend Show speakers included Kate Somerville and Julep founder Jane Park

The event began with a runway show featuring the latest looks for spring; we saw presentations from Tom Ford, NARS, Clarisonic, M.A.C., SK-II, Smashbox, Kiehl’s, and many more. Two of the guest speakers headlining the show were skincare guru Kate Somerville and Julep founder & CEO Jane Park. We heard that this year’s Spring Trend Show was the biggest event ever hosted at any Nordstrom store!

NARS at the Spring Beauty Trend Show

Right: a special preview of NARS’ new Dual Intensity Blush


After the runway show, we headed downstairs for complimentary Clarisonic facials, makeovers at the NARS counter, and manicures from the talented nail artists at Julep.

Manicures and makeovers at the Nordstrom Spring Beauty Trend Show

Left, Julia awaits her Clarisonic facial; top right, fresh blooms at Hanae Mori; bottom right, showing off our matching Julep manis.


The indisputable highlight of the event was meeting Jane Park, who happily posed for pictures with our group and spent several minutes with us gushing about favorite lipsticks and nail colors. As a hugely successful female entrepreneur and CEO of a beauty company that I adore, she’s a major role model for me. It was such a thrill to meet her in person; they say it’s risky to meet your idols, but Jane was so sweet and down to earth. She seemed just as excited to be there as we were!

Us with Julep founder Jane Park at the Nordstrom Spring Beauty Trend Show

Us with Jane!!


As always, the Nordstrom Beauty Trend Show was totally worth the 6 am wake up call (despite our lack of winning raffle tickets). We had a fabulous time and I’m already looking forward to the fall show!

Nordstrom Spring Beauty Trend Show

♥ Mil

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