Emily Travels: Butchart Gardens (Victoria)

thumb_DSC03514_1024Top | Jeans (similar one here) | Flats (on sale!) | Bookbag (similar one here) | Purse (similar one here) | Hat | Lipstain (in Berry Chic)

I can finally knock Canada off my list of countries I’ve never been to! My parents & I took a cross country road trip (I’m covering it in a future post) from Atlanta to Seattle & stopped in Victoria, British Columbia on our second to last day! Victoria is SUCH a beautiful city! It was great to tour the English styled buildings, walk by the harbor, & take pictures in front of all the flowers (Victoria is known as the city of gardens). On our second day in Victoria, we went to the Butchart Gardens & were blown away by the amount of blooms there! I loved that they had so many separate gardens (Japanese garden, Italian garden, rose garden, etc.) Definitely recommend checking out this place if you’re ever here! For my outfit I wanted to go with plain patterned clothing since I knew we were going to be surrounded by so many colorful flowers! Every piece I’m wearing is a big staple in my wardrobe! I felt so confident in this outfit!thumb_DSC03487_1024 Continue reading “Emily Travels: Butchart Gardens (Victoria)”

CLOSED**MY BIGGEST GIVEAWAY EVER ($530 VALUE)

Hi everyone! I took a break from blogging to do a crazy cross country roadtrip (see pics here). I promise I have new posts coming as well as a new blogging schedule; expect new posts every Monday and Thursday! Now let’s get into the GIVEAWAY! This is the biggest one I’ve ever done and the products included value for a total of $530!

Here are the products in this giveaway:DSC03849.JPG Continue reading “CLOSED**MY BIGGEST GIVEAWAY EVER ($530 VALUE)”

Regrets About Not Moving

IMG_4232.JPGIf you know me, then you know two things: 1) I love change & 2) My dream city to live in is New York City. This past October when it came time to choose what office I would work in for my full time consulting job, I felt guilty about moving away and chose to stay in Atlanta. Throughout the months, I realized how much I regretted not choosing NYC as my home office and really got into a spiral of sadness and hating myself. After dropping off two of my best friends at the airport to move across the country, I felt like their lives were moving forward and mine was just standing still.  I don’t like to ever be negative so I took a few weeks to figure out how I could turn this whole situation into a positive one. If you feel the same way about not making a change and regret not moving to a new city then I hope this post helps you! Here’s what I’ve come up with to make me feel better about staying in my current city. Continue reading “Regrets About Not Moving”

Florals in the City

DSC02678.jpg
Dress (similar ones here and here) | Boots | Purse (similar one here)

Wow where to start this post. During the last month, I put blogging aside to travel but during my time away, some events occurred that made me have some deep thoughts & realizations. They made me realize that I want to get more personal in my posts in addition to the beauty and fashion talk. See below for the personal thoughts!

Who else has been melting this summer? GA has been so hot and some days have literally been like 97 degrees. I have been living in dresses and went overboard on buying light-weight, cute ones this past month! On this particular day that these pics were taken, I went with my friends Morgan & Michael to Red Pepper Taqueria in Buckhead for some margaritas and then took MARTA home.

Continue reading “Florals in the City”

OOTD: Biking on the Sun

IMG_1956.JPGTop | Shorts (similar one here) | Sunglasses | Purse (see in previous post) | Sneakers

Lovely readers, if you haven’t experienced a Georgia summer before, then let me just sum it up for you in one word: HOT. It is so ridiculously hot outside (90+ degrees) with 100% humidity basically all the time. I would like to see LA girls come out to Atlanta and try to be “Tumblr” all the time because I think it’s nearly impossible. Lol I went biking with some friends on Sunday and was definitely breaking a sweat. I decided to go with an outfit that wouldn’t show sweat so I wore a white top with lace black shorts! This shirt is so airy (I bought two colors) and I practically live in the these shorts because they’re so comfy!

Continue reading “OOTD: Biking on the Sun”

REVIEW: NARS Cheek Studio Palette & Sheer Glow Foundation

dsc01899.jpgDoes anyone else ever beam with joy when they get new makeup? It seriously never gets old. One brand that I have admired for years is NARS! They produce super high quality products with amazing packaging and pigmentation! A new NARS store recently opened in Buckhead Atlanta which in my opinion is more convenient then going through the crowds at Sephora in Lenox (see my review of the new store here).

Continue reading “REVIEW: NARS Cheek Studio Palette & Sheer Glow Foundation”