The Refined Woman | Emily

Dear Emily Scott,

I cannot get over how flawless your style is.  Please dress me everyday.  Thanks,


San Francisco based wedding and lifestyle photographer, Emily Scott aka EmtheGem, has become a dear friend, confidant, and style mentor to me over the last few years.  She has a heart of gold, and an eye for putting together clean, fresh, and wonderfully tailored looks.  Aside from her awesome style, she has a beautiful soul and loves people so well.  Her images exude authenticity, light, and intimacy.  Basically I'm so thankful to be featuring her today on The Refined Woman.  Please check out her work HERE, and let us know what you think of her killer Fall All-American look.

Almost every piece of this look is made-in-America.  I'm in love.

Photo by:  EmtheGem Photography

  • Why did you choose this outfit? For this wedding I was going to be lugging a photo booth setup in addition to my normal gear and I just knew a skirt or dress wasn't going to work for that. After I got the blazer as a gift from my (amazing!) husband I went on a search for pants to go with it and I love these navy high waist trousers from J. Crew. The color and the cut feel more exciting than regular black dress pants. Since it was still unseasonably warm a few weeks ago, I went with a short sleeve button up to keep from overheating.
  • Was it a success or failure?  Why?  Success! I felt put together and polished, and it was a very comfortable outfit. The only drawback was that the pants need a heel and during the last hour I had to ditch them. I blame that on the end of wedding season.
  • Can you list the brands of all the major/key pieces from the look?  Pants - Hutton trouser:  J. Crew (they come in long inseam too!), Schoolboy blazer:  J. Crew, Button up shirt:  American Apparel, Watch: Michael Kors, Wedges:  Salvatore Ferragamo, Camera Strap:  Apolis; Glasses:  Warby Parker