Travel Guide: What to Do in Portland, Oregon

IMG_8106.jpgJacket (similar one) | Jeans (similar one) | Boots (similar one) | Curling Iron

Last month, I flew out to Portland to meet up with my best friends who now live on the west coast! I actually told my friend Katie that our other friend Mariana wasn’t coming on the trip anymore so the first night we were in Portland she was shocked when Mariana flew in and surprised her! I always have the best time with them and it’s great to be reunited with friends who know the true you and who have been by your side for so many years (7 to be exact πŸ™‚ )! I wanted to write out everything we enjoyed about Portland as well as some other recommendations I received from folks that we didn’t get to. Let me know your favorite spots too!

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Travel Guide: Favorite Spots in Nashville

Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetThis is long overdue buttt I’m excited to finally share a travel post about Nashville today! I went a few months ago for my birthday and have been meaning to write up my favorite spots I visited in the city! Nashville is under 4 hours of driving from Atlanta and makes the perfect weekend trip- I went with some of my best friends and we had so much fun! Check out the list below and leave me some recommendations too!

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Travel Guide: Reykjavik, Iceland (without a car)

IMG_5173Hey everyone! I just returned from an amazing trip to Iceland and Norway with my mom and wanted to share my recommendations with you all for Iceland! Typically when people travel there, they rent a car and drive the Ring Road around the country but we didn’t do this (you can check out Julia Engel’s amazing post about their trip that they rented a car for). Instead, we spent half of our 4 day trip in the city of Reyjavik and then the other half on day-long tours so that we could still venture out into the scenic areas. (Note, these tours didn’t involve hiking.) Read on to see what we did! Continue reading

Travel Guide: Southampton, NY

IMG_0641Hey everyone! I recently got back from a trip out toΒ Southampton for my friend Natasha’s birthday! Since seeing it on Gossip Girl and hearing about how boujie it is, my gal friends and I had been wanting to go for years! It was in a lot of ways exactly what we thought it would be like in the sense that there’s a lot of upper class people and people are driving luxury cars like Porsche’s and Bentley’s on every corner. A lot of our friends gave us advice that when people go to the Hamptons, they typically rent a house and stay in that house to party (rather than going out to a lot of different places). Since we don’t live near NY, we wanted to do a lot of exploring while we were out there and I wanted to share that with you guys! Continue reading

Black Maxi for the Vineyards (North Georgia)

bc0f9f99-057b-4f29-a672-c2cff1144f4cDress | Belt | Sandals (similar one here) |Fitbit + Band | Curling Iron| Lipstick | Foundation

Something I’ve grown more and more thankful for these last few weeks is my girl squad. This past month has been nothing short of challenging and I’m so lucky that I have such a strong support system. Usually people share the good and bad of life with a few friends but I’m lucky I gave a whole group of girls to share that with. Surround yourself with people that make you laugh, are your cheerleaders, and push you to be better. Life is so much better that way.

This past weekend me and the gals went up to North Georgia to try out some of the vineyards (I reviewed them at the bottom of the post)! It was so beautiful to see all the greenery and the mountains. For the trip, I knew I wanted to be comfortable so I went with this new maxi and sandals. This outfit is one that anyone can pull off and you can’t help but be confident in it! I added a belt to the dress to cinch the waist and tied the hanging piece in a knot- super cute! For makeup I incorporated a natural look with acne-healing foundation, eyeliner, and my new favorite lipstick (all linked above). Just wanted to clarify one thing- in the picture above, my friend Natasha is not stepping on my foot (LOL), her foot is hanging and mine is under it.

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Travel Guide: A Girl’s Guide to NYC

Processed with VSCO with f2 presetI’m so excited to finally share with you all my girl’s guide to NYC! You might be thinking “Emily, you live in Atlanta, how are you confident that you know enough about NYC to do a β€œguide”?” Have no fear, I worked every week in NYC for 10 months (yes flying back & forth between cities) & also consistently still go back. Although there are SO many places I love in NYC, this is my list of my all-time favorite spots! These are the spots that if someone asked me to go right now, I would go in a heartbeat. I also included some extras in here just to make your trip in the best city in the world even better! πŸ˜‰

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