It’s day three at Miss USA and this experience has already been amazing. They keep our schedules busy and I’m trying to workout and sleep whenever I have some free time, so I’ll keep this post short. Just sharing a few behind the scenes photos from our time here in Baton Rouge, from taking off in Honolulu to doing a swimsuit photoshoot with one of my favorite photographers ever Fadil Berisha. Hope you’re all having a great week! XOXO
It’s official, the countdown is on to Miss USA and I leave in just three days. Someone please tell me how that happened so fast?! To encourage everyone to tune into the telecast July 12 on NBC, I’ve been making the rounds on the morning shows and radio stations to talk to my favorite reporters about all I’ve been doing to prep, and even sharing some of my beauty tips that I’ve learned along my pageant journey. By the way, I have no idea how morning news and radio anchors do this job on a daily basis, because I’ve been waking up between 4 and 5 a.m. every morning this week, and I am running on fumes. Since my goal has always been to incorporate more video around here, I thought I would share a few of the segments.
Whenever I’m getting my body in shape for a pageant, there usually comes a time around two months in that I seriously can’t get myself to go the gym. The treadmill seems boring and weights get old, and I just need to get outside and get a workout in that doesn’t really feel like I’m working out. This past weekend was one of those times, so I decided to go for a run on the beach while Holden went surfing. Whenever I go for a beach run or paddle boarding, I find myself reaching for my KEA Swimwear because it’s made for an active lifestyle, meaning it’s super supportive and functional (AKA no wardrobe malfunctions at the beach!). The countdown is on for Miss USA so I apologize in advance for my less frequent posts these days, but I’ll try my best to keep checking in when I can.
When I saw this dress it was total love at first sight. I love taking fashion risks and I think it’ll be the perfect dress to take with me to Miss USA. Since Miss USA will be in the sweltering Baton Rouge summer heat, I’ve been thinking long and hard about how NOT to be a hot, sweaty mess the whole time. Best part about this dress is that while it’s a long sleeve maxi, it’s light as a feather and super breathable. My jewelry in this post is from Rocksbox, where you can still get your first month free with code “emmawoxoxo.”
Today I shot some footage for my Miss USA road to the crown video at a local boutique called Bamboo Sky. I was like a kid in a candy store and wanted to buy the whole store and take it home with me. Fashion blogging really is a dangerous hobby!
I’ve learned over the years (mostly by trial and error) that there are a couple of colors that just don’t like good on me: yellow and orange. Something about these hues just doesn’t jive with my skin tone, but I’ve found that if you wear them as a skirt or pants on the bottom half of your body and something neutral up top near your face, you can totally get around this problem. Hope you’re all having a nice Thursday!