Spring Outfit Ideas

Hey y’all! Happy Saturday! The weather has been so warm and nice here recently, I think I might try to go to the beach soon.

About a month ago I got my senior pictures taken and absolutely loved how they turned out and my outfits so I thought I would share them with y’all! We took them in Downtown Wilmington.

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The blue peplum top is by Free People and my off the shoulder coral/ orange top is from Julie’s Boutique!

My pictures were done by “The Photographerette” on Facebook.

NYC Travel Diary

Hey y’all! Sorry I haven’t posted for a while, I just wasn’t feeling inspired. I have decided that I want to put more effort into each post I put up so from now on I will be posting once a week, on Saturday. You might get a few bonus posts here and there, but make sure you come back every Saturday for a new post. Since that is all out of the way, lets get into what this blog post is all about: New York City! ( I went in March, so this is a little late but hey; better late than never right?)

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For spring break I went to New York City with my aunt and cousins. It was so much fun and am so thankful that I got to go! This was my second time visiting the City and I absolutely love it, I can’t wait to go back. We left on a Wednesday and came back on a Saturday. While we were there it even snowed! That was really exciting for me since I live on the coast of North Carolina; it hardly ever snows here! We stayed at the Gallivant Times Square. I would give this a 4/5 stars. The location was great because it was located a few blocks from times square and the room itself was pretty big. My only complaints is that the lighting sucked, there were no outlets in the bathroom (that made doing your hair a little tricky), and one night we came back and our bathroom smelled like pot (I guess it came down from the vent?). All in all though, you typically don’t spend that much time in the room when you go to New York so it was manageable.

The Rockefeller Center:

We went to the top at night and it was so cool and peaceful up there! The view is great and you can even see the Empire State Building.

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9/11 Memorial:

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Times Square:

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Food:

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Brooklyn Bridge:

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Wicked:

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Let me know in the comments down below where your favorite places to go in NYC are! I would love some recommendations for the next time I go.

-EM MARIE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best of 2016: Beauty, Life, and Everything in Between

Hey y’all! I am so excited for 2017! I love change and feel like the new year is the perfect to start. You have a clean slate. One thing that I do at the start of every year is look back and reflect on what happened the previous year in my life. Since I started this blog I figured this year I would share it with you all.

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January 2016: I was working at as an assistant at a hair salon. This was a very fun and cool experience because I have thought about going to cosmetology school myself.img_2274

March 2016: I went to Southport, NC for spring break!fullsizerender-2img_2424-2IMG_2442

April 2016: Turned 17 and went to IKEA for the very first time.

June 2016: FINALLY finished my junior year of high school. This was by far my least favorite year.

July 2016: Went to a summer camp in TN with my church and went on a Road Trip! I love to travel so of course I had a blast. img_2516IMG_2544

August 2016: I started my senior year of High School

November 2016:Learned how to sew and had an awesome Thanksgiving with my family.

December 2016: Hung out with my friends a lot and had an amazing Christmas. IMG_3233 2.JPG

Beauty

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Movies & TV

The Duff ( one of my favorite movies now )

Gilmore Girls

White Collar

Chicago PD

The Bachelor Franchise

Criminal Minds

 

2016 was pretty great, but I have a feeling that 2017 will be even better. There are a lot of changes coming this year and I am so excited!

What were some of the highlights from your 2016?

Make sure to follow this blog so you never miss a post! I plan to be more consistent in 2017!

-EM MARIE

Welcome 2017 & Resolutions

Well another year has come and gone. When I think back 2016 was a pretty good year. I learned a lot about myself and accomplished a few of my goals I made at the beginning of the year. I know setting goals for the new year comes with the connotation of failure, but I personally believe that if you want to change something you can. I figured I would share my goals for 2017!

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  • Keep my room consistently clean. I plan to spend 10 minutes each day cleaning it.
  • Have a healthy lifestyle. Both physically and mentally. I want to change my eating and exercise habits and grow deeper in my faith.
  • Stop sweating the small stuff and just have fun.
  • Graduate HS.

Comment down below what your New Year’s Resolutions are.

Make sure to follow for updates!

-EM MARIE

DIY Christmas Stockings

Hey y’all! Welcome to “Blogmas” day 5. Sorry I didn’t post anything yesterday, but I decided I’m not going to be posting on Sundays during the holidays. Just so I have 1 day a week to relax.

I am a senior in High school and we are required to do a “graduation project”. I chose to learn how to sew and actually made a really cute swing dress that I will probably show you guys soon. I thought it would be cute to sew everyone in my family a stocking for christmas!

The first thing I did was go and buy 5 different patterned cotton fabrics ( a different one for each person). I got 3/4 yd. of each because I wasn’t sure how big I was going to make them. I can actually end up making 2 stockings out of each 3/4 yd so now I am going to be making 10 stockings!

I traced a stocking that we already had so that I could cut out the fabric.

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Once you have finished cutting the fabric out, sewing it is pretty simple. There are many tutorials on youtube if you are nor sure what to do. I used a piece of scrap fabric to practice on first so I wouldn’t mess up any of the Christmas prints! It’s super easy to do, even if you are not a wiz on the sewing machine ( I’m not either! ). If I can do it, you can too, I promise.

The stockings I have made so far:

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Comment down below your favorite. Mine is the one with the little dogs on it! I made it for my puppy’s first Christmas. I hope this gave you some inspiration and that you make some too!

Make sure to follow this blog so you won’t miss a day of “Blogmas”!

-EM MARIE

 

Christmas Wishlist

Hey y’all! Welcome to Blogmas day 2! Today’s post is going to be about my Christmas wishlist. Hopefully you can get some ideas of what to get people for Christmas or what to ask for. 

  • Dolce & Gabbanna light and blue sky perfume 
  • Longchamp small Le Pliage shoulder bag (olive or dark purple color)
  • New sheets
  • Non-fuzzy robe
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation 
  • Two Faced Chocolate Bronzer
  • Alex & Ani April Birthstone Ring

What are you asking for this Christmas? 

Make sure to follow this blog so you won’t miss any day of Blogmas!

-EM MARIE

Happy December 1st + Announcement

Hey y’all! It is finally December 1st! This is my favorite time of the year, we have less than 25 days until Christmas now. As I am writing this the countdown on my phone says that there is only 23 days 1 hour and 2980 seconds until christmas.

To celebrate the kickoff to Christmas time I am going to be uploading a Christmas themed blog post every single day until the 25th! “Blogmas” if you will. I am so excited and can’t wait! Make sure to come back tomorrow to check out my Christmas Wishlist.

-EM MARIE