Why Do I Blog?

Posted in Personal
on March 15, 2017

Why do I blog

When I first wrestled with the idea of starting a blog, I decided to tell a couple people. I wanted to see what people’s initial reaction would be. While many were supportive, I also got the response, “Why? What would you even blog about?” For some reason, this has stuck with me for the past year and a half. Did this person think I’m a bad writer? Did they think no one would care what I had to say? I honestly still don’t know why they responded in that way but it continues to bother me to this day. Read More

Check In | 101 in 1001

Posted in Personal
on February 21, 2017

I’m officially past the halfway point in first my 101 in 1001 journey. Time has been flying by, and I didn’t even realize how far along I was in my challenge. I really need to start making more progress on this list! So far, I’ve completed 25/101 things on my list. I’ve made a lot of progress on many and I’m super close to finishing more of them!

101 in 1001

Here’s what I’ve completed so far:


  • Actually come up with 101 things…
  •  Get a drivers license
  •  Invest in a Kate Spade purse- Turns out I didn’t have to (but would still like to!) Jack got me one for my 22nd birthday & my 23rd!
  • Wake up at 6:30 every day for two weeks
  • Go to sleep before 11 every day for two weeks
  • Cook for a holiday dinner
  • Purchase a new laptop of my choice
  • Try 10 new restaurants- 10+ STILL COUNTING! Casa Corona (Marblehead, MA), Toscano (Harvard Square, MA), Howling Wolf (Salem, MA), Cho Sun Sushi Restaurant (Newry, ME), Antique Table (Swampscott, MA), Caffe Italia (Marblehead, MA), Granary Tavern (Boston, MA), Jacks Wife Freda (NYC), 12 Chairs Cafe (NYC), Rockefeller Center Cafe (NYC), Soall Bistro (Marblehead, MA), Salem Beer Works (Salem, MA), Tatte Bakery (Brookline, MA), Mission (Washington, DC), Ted’s Bulletin (Washington, DC), Policy (Washington, DC), Verts (Boston, MA), Barcelona (Boston, MA), Les Zygomates (Boston, MA), Paradiso Ristorante (Swampscott, MA)
  • Attend a fashion show I was actually in a fashion show! I still hope to attend another one, in the audience!
  • Vote in an election
  • Treat myself to a mani-pedi


  • Design my own blog layout for my personal brand  Personalized my blog and created a logo! 
  • Host a giveaway with other bloggers
  • Get my first “real” job
  • Attend a conference or a lecture series – Forbes Under 30 Summit, October 16-19, 2016 (Boston)
  • Take a workshop to better my passions (blogging, career, writing, etc.) I took 2 online certification programs for my career!
  • Create business cards

Doing Good:

  • Start recycling at home


  • Attend Alumni Weekend at Roanoke


  • Learn how to golf
  • Attend a Red Sox game


  • Invest in a fitbit


  • Go to New York City for a weekend My Weekend in NYC Recap, here! 
  • Go to a vineyard for a wine tasting
  • Go on a road trip

While I still have a lot to complete, I am definitely proud of how many of the little things I’ve accomplished so far. I’m looking forward to completing the rest of my list and starting a new 101 in 1001 list in 2018!

Emily Riane

Currently Loving: February 7, 2017

Posted in Fashion, lifestyle
on February 7, 2017

Happy February! I’ve been a little MIA for about a month now, but I’m back! I thought blogging would be the one constant thing in my life, but as it turns out, there’s been a lot of unexpected changes. They haven’t all been bad, in fact, most of them have been great – but that’s another story. I do want to share with you my latest ‘Currently Loving’ list as a little peek at what I’ve been up to!

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How I Became a Morning Person

Posted in lifestyle, Personal
on January 14, 2017

Becoming a morning person isn’t an easy feat when you’re so used to sleeping in and rolling out of bed. Recently I’ve had to start rising before the sun and while it’s pretty great to watch the sunrise everyday, I’m used to sleeping in a bit more, so it has definitely been an adjustment. Read More

My Resolutions for Twenty-Seventeen

Posted in lifestyle, Personal
on January 1, 2017

2017 resolutions

Happy New Year! 2016 flew by so fast I’m still in shock that it’s already January 2017. I make resolutions every year and much like everyone else, I sometimes struggle to keep up with them. Throughout the year I will occasionally make new goals lists, and of course I have my ongoing 101 in 1001 list. For 2017 I’ve made some great resolutions that I can continue to check and keep up with throughout the year. Read More

Leaf Boutique Anniversary Fashion Show

Posted in Fashion, lifestyle
on December 9, 2016

Last week I kicked off the holiday season with the lovely ladies at Leaf Boutique in Brookline! Not only was the night full of holiday fashion, but it was also a celebration of their 20th anniversary. Every time I go to Leaf Boutique I fall in love with everything and this night was no different; both outfits that I wore in the show, plus some more items, are currently hanging in my closet… I’m a shopping addict, what can I say? Read More

Gift Guide for Her | Under $50

Posted in lifestyle
on December 4, 2016

Gift Guide for Her Buying gifts for other people is never an easy task. We are already in December and I’ve bought approximately zero gifts for family and friends; I’m the worst, I know. But, I have put together a couple gift guides for December to make everyone’s (and my own) holiday shopping much, much easier. My first gift guide is Gifts For Her Under $50! Read More

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Right?

Posted in lifestyle
on December 1, 2016

It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Right?It’s the holiday season, officially. Thanksgiving came and passed, Black Friday was another full weekend of shopping deals, and now it’s the build up to Christmas and the New Year. Not to be a Grinch, but I feel like it’s harder to get into the holiday spirit as a 20-something. It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but it feels immensely different than in the past. I felt this way last year too as it was my first Christmas as a ‘real person’.

Now, I don’t want it to feel that way. Although I’m no longer attending Christmas cocktails with my sorority sisters or taking holiday breaks from school work, I still want that same old holiday feeling. Read More