I’m always a little hesitant to try out new subscription boxes. You never know what you’re going to get. One thing I do like though, is receiving packages. There’s just something wonderful about being at work all day and coming home to a package full of new things. I decided to take some chances and try out some new subscription box services.
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!
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?
It’s been a while since I’ve posted one of these roundups. Now is a great time to get it back on the blog! My Currently Loving posts are the top things that are on my radar at the moment. I usually do 3 things, but since this post is a bit overdue, I’m doing 5! This week I’ll share some great music, comfy clothes, my current Netflix binge, and more!
Fall/Autumn is seriously the best, as you can tell by my last post and a post I wrote about a year ago. This time of the year makes me extremely happy. Plus it’s leading up to the holiday season which is also a favorite part of the year! In this post, I’m writing about Fall fashion, food, and fun… Enjoy!
Favorite Fall Recipe | In the blogtember challenge, the prompt was to share a family recipe. While we do have a couple, I don’t actually know them. So, I will post some links to my pinterest boards! For Autumn recipes click here, and for general yummy recipes click here!
Outfit Inspiration from Another Blogger | When I highlighted who my favorite Instagram accounts were, I mentioned Kendall Kremer of Styled Snapshots. She recently posted an outfit that was absolutely perfect for Fall, and as much as i’d love to recreate it, I don’t have every piece of her outfit! Here is her outfit, and you can shop a similar look below!
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?
If you’ve seen my Instagram lately, then you’ve seen that I got my first Rocksbox last week! I had kept seeing bloggers on social media platforms sharing their gorgeous Rocksbox pieces, and I desperately wanted to start getting my own.
Rocksbox is a concierge jewelry service that has brands like Kendra Scott, Loren Hope, House of Harlow 1960, and more! You create a wishlist and your personal stylist will hand pick three pieces at a time and send them your way. You can then buy the jewelry at a discounted price, or send it back in exchange for three more pieces.
My first Rocksbox included a pair of Loren Hope earrings, a Slate necklace, and a Jill Michael necklace. I absolutely loved the Jill Michael gold bar necklace as I’ve been on the hunt for one! The Slate necklace is also super fun, and I loved styling it in yesterday’s OOTD.
If you want to test out Rocksbox, you can get a month free! Just use the code ’emrianexoxo’ at checkout, and your first month is free! One month does not equal just one box- you can exchange as much as you want during the month.
This past week I had the pleasure of attending a private shopping event at Leaf Boutique in Brookline, hosted by Valerie of The Sweet Seed. This event was for Boston bloggers to have a bit of fun together, filled with shopping, wine, and new friendships. Since I am a new blogger, I haven’t been to any real blogging events but I am so happy I finally experienced one- I hope to attend many more in the future!
Leaf Boutique has now become one of my favorite shops. I told the owner, Leaf, that I am so glad I don’t live in Brookline because I would be there all the time buying everything. The clothes are all on trend and unique. The jewelry is a mix of modern and vintage, so there is definitely something for everyone!
My favorite part of the night was that I got to meet and hang out with other bloggers! I live North of Boston so going into the city is always a treat for me. Some of the girls there I already “knew” as in I follow them on Instagram and love reading their blogs- which is normal in our little world! I loved meeting them in person, as well as talking about blogging with people who are as passionate about it as I am.
My sense of style is typically very simple. If I could I would pair leggings with over sized t-shirts every day of my life just for comfort purposes. Obviously, I cannot do that because that’s one of the most unprofessional and lazy ensembles anyone could wear….
Since starting my blog and working in the real world, I have developed a better sense of personal style which I tend to show off on my Instagram. I recently decided that I want to start photographing my outfits and try out style blogging. It is definitely not an easy thing to do! I am lucky that my boyfriend, Jack, is willing to be my photographer; here are a couple snapshots from my first attempts. Hopefully there will be more to come!
I am someone who is not only obsessed with their iPhone but I would go so far as to consider it to be an accessory in my everyday life. I love having adorable phone cases at all times, most of which are either Lilly Pulitzer or pink and bright. It is fun to mix it up sometimes and snap on a different, unique case. I have recently come across a company called Casetify which offers so many designs for cases! Not only are the designs cute, but the way that the case is designed is actually great at protecting your phone. With Casetify you have the option to get any design imaginable because they have a customization tool where you can upload your own photo, design, or graphic and personalize your phone case. When you select a phone case design, you can customize the style of case (snap on, full cover, etc.,) and the accent color on the case. The design tools gives you complete creative control over what you want your case to look like!