It’s Finally Autumn!

Happy Autumn! Although I am a little sad that summer has come to an end, I am more excited that it’s finally Autumn. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know how much I enjoy this time of year. The fashion, food, holiday’s, weather, and activities are the absolute best. Since there’s so much that I love about the season, I’ll break it down in a couple favorites blurbs.

Fashion | Fall fashion is perfect! All I need is jeans, boots, and over sized sweaters. It’s Sweater Weather: need I say more?

Food | Pumpkin spice, apple, candy corn… the flavors of autumn! If you want some great recipe inspo, check out my pinterest page, I love seasonal boards!

Activities | In New England, there are countless activities you can do this time of year. I love going to the Topsfield Fair, apple picking, visiting Salem, baking sweets; there are also pumpkin patches which I really hope to go to this year!

It’s also football season, which I never realized that I liked. I used to watch football, but I never truly enjoyed it (sorry). But now I look forward to Sunday being football Sunday!

Watching Halloween movies like Halloweentown, Hocus Pocus, and most of the Disney Channel Original movies, really brings me back to my childhood. I have always loved this time of year, so taking time to watch my old favorites is definitely a must. Plus, who doesn’t love Halloween?!

Weather | The crisp air and changing colors are mesmerizing, and one of the best parts of this seasonal shift.

Apple Pie

The pie Jack and I made last year!

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Emily Riane

Something I Wish More People Believed

This prompt from the Blogtember Challenge is something I wish more people knew or believed. What a loaded prompt! I feel like a post like this could go in so many directions and that’s awesome. I can’t wait to see what everyone else says for this post.

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I think one thing I wish more people, especially people my age knew, is that nothing happens over night. This sounds like common sense, yet some people, myself included, have little patience for events to play out naturally. We’re all hoping to become rich, successful, and perfect over night.

There’s a quote that I love taken from 11:12 by Chad Sugg (Backseat Goodbye) and it goes, “You’re as human as me. I’m as flawless as you. Perfect is a word made up by a fool.”

We need to take our time, accept our flaws, and remember that perfection isn’t realistic because it doesn’t exist. Aspiring to be great is a whole other story, a realistic story at that. Being on top and being perfect aren’t synonymous, and getting to the top takes time.

It’s a little lesson that has a big meaning, and it’s something I think about almost daily.

What’s something you wish more people knew or believed?

Emily Riane

p.s. The prompt for 9/21 is ‘if you were an ice cream flavor, which would you be and why?’… I think I would be Neapolitan because it’s a little bit of everything, but makes 1 amazing flavor. That was actually a fun question to think about, thanks Bailey Jean!



My Favorite Posts That I’ve Written

Finally getting back into the swing of things of the Blogtember Challenge. Today’s prompt is a list of my favorite blog posts that I’ve written. I think my favorite posts are the ones that come from the heart. Not my product reviews or collaborations, but the posts that show the real reason why I started blogging in the first place. So, here it goes!

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Embracing Change // This was one of my first blog posts and it’s something I constantly remind myself of; it’s important to embrace the changes in life!

An Open Letter to College Seniors // My college years were the greatest four years of my life. This post was from the heart, and I’m really glad that people could both learn from it, and relate to it.

#SororityRevamp // Another important post! If you’re in Greek life you can relate, and even if you’re not in Greek life, the moral of this still stands. These organizations need a revamp and Alex Purdy hit the nail on the head with this heartfelt video.

The Authenticity of Blogging // There are a lot of bloggers. In order to stand out you need to be authentic, yet people (including myself) sometimes fall into the current themes, styles, and voices. It really is important to be authentic in whatever you do, and I’m glad Holly brought this point to my attention on Twitter!

My Bittersweet Year // This post was a look back at my first year of being out of school. The title says it all, it was bittersweet but I’m finally getting the hang of being a real adult. This post is proof that embracing change isn’t so bad after all.

In addition to these blog posts, I’ve also written a couple posts on Elite Daily that I’m proud of; I’ve written about wine, love, and even astrology.

Thanks for taking this little walk down memory lane with me!

Emily Riane

What Happened to my Blogtember Challenge?

So, what happened to my Blogtember Challenge? I know, I know, the whole point of the Blogtember Challenge is to write one post every day. I’ve been so bad about it, even though I was really excited to partake this year. September has been an interesting month for me, so I haven’t been as back into my blog as I originally said I would be. This means I am doing another catch-up of the past weeks blogtember challenge prompts!

September 12th // Three Books! blogtember challenge aliza licht leave your mark

Just Read: Leave Your Mark / Aliza Licht... I continuously read this book right now, mostly because I’m in such a state of transition, I need the daily inspo!
Currently Reading: The Gifts of Imperfection / Brené Brown… I’m only a couple chapters in but I already love this book!
Want to Read: How to be Parisian Wherever You Are… I’ve heard a lot of great things about this book, so it’s definitely on my list!

September 13 // If I could Switch Lives with Someone for a Day Who Would it Be?

This is such a hard question, and I really don’t know right now…. Maybe Aliza Licht, Lauren Conrad, or Kendall Jenner. Aliza is an obvious reason-she rocks the PR world! Kendall and Lauren are two inspiring women who worked really hard to get to where they are and continue to be on top in their industry. Being them for a day would be absolutely amazing!

September 14 // Make a Mood Board

I’ve recently been obsessing over on my Pinterest! I made an Autumn board this week and I’m really loving it! Autumn is pretty much my favorite time of the year, so this board is definitely my current ~mood~.blogtember challengeSeptember 15 // The Craziest Adventure I’ve Ever Been On 

I think when I took a road trip with Jack to Virginia! Probably not the craziest but definitely the best adventure I’ve ever been on!

September 16 // How to I De-Stress & Take Care of Myself

One of my first blog posts was actually about how to unwind. In addition to that, I’ve also started coloring, taking photos, and listening to music; it all helps me out when I’m stressed. One way I take care of myself is by walking, resting, and treating myself. I’ve been getting my nails done to treat myself after a long week!

September 17 // Vlogging Day… I missed this day (obviously), so if you want to see videos of my life, add me on snapchat! @emriane blogtember challenge

September 18 // One Product that Simplified my Life 

My Simplified Planner by Emily Ley! I’ve always had a planner, but this one plans my life hour by hour, and it’s extremely helpful for busy days!

The blogtember challenge is coming to an end now, and I really do hope to post one post every day for the rest of the month! This blog post is slightly all over the place, but getting everything in one post is a challenge in itself! Thanks for following along so far everyone!

Emily Riane

My Favorite Instagram Accounts

I’ve said this a million times, but I am addicted to Instagram. I love posting, connecting with bloggers, and gaining inspiration through other Instagram accounts. Here are a couple of my favorite Instagram accounts!

@sophierosie._ // Her Instagram is clean, crisp,and has pops of bright color mixed in. Whether it’s a selfie or a travel photo, Sophie’s pictures are amazing. Her blog is pretty great too! favorite instagram accounts

@Carly // The College Prepster aka Carly has been one of my biggest blog inspirations for the past 5 years. I love her style, her photography skills, and her blog! favorite instagram accounts

@Livvylandblog // I am obsessed with her style. It’s simple, chic, and trendy. Her photographs perfectly capture her style and energy!favorite instagram accounts

@styledsnapshots // Again, another fashionista I look up to. Her outfits are adorable! When she’s not posing in an adorable OOTD, her other pictures are beautiful!favorite instagram accounts

@foodbabyny // Obviously not a fashion account, but it’s such a fun account! The handle says it all- it’s pictures of cute babies with the best food in NYC. It’s perfect for a daily dose of cuteness and food inspo!

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What are your favorite Instagram accounts?

Emily Riane

Blogtember Day 10 / A Day in the Life

The blogtember prompt today is A Day in The Life of me. The goal is to constantly post photo updates throughout the day to your followers; but I’m sick and it’s Saturday and I honestly did not lead an exciting Saturday (sorry.) I did snap a couple of pictures today which I will post below to show you my blogtember day in the life. To keep up with my photos on a regular basis, check out my instagram! I am obsessed with posting pics there!

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One of my favorites from Juice Press!

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Nature is mesmerizing. I have no idea what these little rainbow berries are, but I needed to snap a pic!

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She is a bundle of energy! She also loves destroying this toy 😉

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I have a thing for cute front doors

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so cute!

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I’m feeling a little under the weather, so Jack made me the best smoothie!

   Emily Riane

Blogtember Challenge Catch-Up

It’s still blogtember, although I haven’t posted all week… I’m going to do a little blogtember challenge catch-up. I’m going to try and fit days 5-9 all in one post. Here it goes…

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September 5th // My Most Memorable Birthday

I’ve never been big on celebrating my birthday. Throughout college I spent literally every birthday in the airport because that’s when the semester ended. I was also always stranded in the airport because small airports don’t function well in the winter weather.

If I had to pick a most memorable birthday it would be this past year. I spent it with my boyfriend, Jack, and we went into Boston for a really nice dinner. It was by far one of my favorite birthdays.

September 6 // Create a Playlist 

Here are my Top 5 Songs of the Week:

  1. Closer / The Chainsmokers
  2. Rescue / Yuna
  3. Fresh Eyes / Andy Grammer
  4. Scars to Your Beautiful / Alessia Cara
  5. Come First / Terror Jr. (aka Kylie Jenner?!)

September 7 // 5 Things That Bring me Joy 

  1. the ocean
  2. being in love
  3. the change of the seasons (autumn/winter is my favorite!)
  4. drinking tea on a rainy day
  5. taking pictures

September 8 // A room tour… skipping because I’m a mess right now! 

September 9 // If I could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?

Paris. Paris will always be my answer. I studied abroad there and fell in love. I actually wanted to move there for a while. We will see what the future holds!

Emily Riane

p.s. I know this is going out late at night, but I want to ensure I get caught up!

Currently in September

Happy Sunday! I love long weekends, especially when it’s a holiday weekend. I feel like it’s an extra chance to catch up on everything I missed during the week. It’s also a great way to guarantee that I’m ready for the week ahead.

Today’s prompt is ‘Currently in September,’ so I’ve copied the format of Brave Love Blog’s blog post for my own. Here’s what I’m currently up to so far in September!

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Reading… The Fall issues of Vogue and Elle! Kendall Jenner looks flawless on the cover of Vogue. It’s a magazine I intend to keep in my stack until next years issue!
Watching… My recent Netflix binge watch has been Supernatural. My boyfriend got me hooked on it!
Trying… I’m trying to use this blog challenge as a way to get my creativity constant. I hope that by having one post per day for a month, I can get into the groove of doing it, and continue it past this month.
Cooking… Yesterday, my boyfriend and I cooked Zucchini tots which were surprisingly good!
Eating… Lots of fruits and veggies! Bikini season may be over, but it’s never too early to prepare for next year.
Drinking… Cold brew coffee. Both Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts make a great cold brew. The coffee is stronger and is a great boost in the morning!
Calling… My sister. She lives in the city but she really is just a phone call away!
Texting… My friends- we’re having a girls night for the long LDW!
Pinning… I pin a lot. My Fall fashion and healthy recipes have been taking over my boards lately.
Tweeting… I’ve been trying to get into more Twitter chats. My latest one was #CreativeCoffeeHour
Going… Into Boston!
Loving… That Fall is right around the corner. The weather has been teasing us a little bit with these chillier days, but it’s a sign that Fall is almost here!
Discovering… My love for photography. Since starting a blog I have started to take pictures of everything. It’s so fun for me but I take all of my photos on my iPhone. I’m hoping to save up enough to buy a real camera.
Thinking… About the month ahead. I have a lot to do this month- it’s going to be a busy month!
Feeling… Happy and creative
Hoping (to)… Have a wonderful long weekend to start September off right!
Listening (to)… I really like Justin Bieber, and there are acoustic videos going around Facebook right now. I have definitely been listening to them on repeat.
Celebrating… The little things in life
Smelling… Fresh coffee
Ordering… Fall scented candles from Bath and Body works. I go crazy with those mini candles. I put them all over my house!
Thanking… My support system for always being there for me
Considering… Signing up for a yoga class
Starting… to re-vamp my wardrobe
Finishing… My inbound marketing certification from HubSpot-I passed the test today! If you’re in marketing I highly recommend checking out their courses.

Emily Riane

Summer Favorites

Labor Day weekend is here, which means it’s the unofficial end of summer. Everyone is coming back from vacation and starting the new school year, so this weekend marks the end of “summer.” Today’s post is a roundup of my summer favorites, so here is a roundup of my favorite blog posts of the summer, and a couple pictures.

If you want to see my summer fashion favorites, check out the side bar to Shop my Style! And, if you want to see some more of my favorite pictures, check out my instagram. 

Emily Riane

Blog-tember Day 2 – My Current Goals

It’s day 2 of the #blogtemberchallenge and today’s prompt is to share a list of current goals. I already have my 101 in 1001 list which is a goal list for 1001 days. But, here’s a couple short term goals I hope to accomplish the the upcoming weeks/months.

Drive // I know, I know, I’m 22 and I don’t drive. Why? Because I’ve never had to. I can drive, I’m actually a pretty good driver, I just simply don’t. So, I hope to actually make driving part of my daily routine this month.

Read Harry Potter // I’m a little behind. Well, I’m on the first book. I’ve seen all the movies countless times, but never sat down to read the books. But this month, I want to start to read them all.

Set a daily routine to unwind // I definitely have my own ways of relaxing, but I still seem to go to bed stressed. There’s so many nights where I can’t fall asleep without making to-do lists in my head. One of my goals is so create a plan to unwind and unplug at the end of my days so that I can wake up refreshed the next day.

Create a killer playlist // You know those songs that really inspire you? I’ve been finding a lot lately. I want to craft the perfect playlist that will consistently boost my mood.

What are some of your September goals?

Emily Riane