Current Favorites – Spring 2021

Hey everyone!

It’s been a minute since I uploaded but I thought that I would come back with a current favorites post! I kind of have a random mix of things I’ve been loving so you’re going to find anything from books to essential oils to leggings! I hope you enjoy and find some new favorite items for yourself.

CRZ YOGA Women’s 7/8 Workout Leggings: These leggings have been all over Instagram because they’re marketed as the dupes for the Lululemon align leggings. While I don’t have a pair of aligns, I can definitely say that these leggings live up to the hype. I’ve been wearing them ever since I got them in the mail; they’re super high waisted and fit great! I have them in black but they come in so many different colors too. Definitely size down as they run a little bit big; I got an XS but I could’ve gone smaller.

The Guest List by Lucy Foley: This is my current read at the moment! I have a little bit less than 100 pages left of it and it’s so good. I also read her book called The Hunting Party, and I just overall love her writing style. I definitely recommend if you’re into thriller novels like me!

Survivor on Hulu: Lately I’ve been watching all of the old Survivor seasons on Hulu! My favorite so far has been Heroes vs. Villains. They have a couple of the seasons on Netflix if you want to watch them there but Hulu has so many. I like to just turn this on after I get into bed at night and unwind while watching it.

17 Month Planner from Compendium: This is my current planner that I’m using, and I love it. It’s one of those planners that has a lot of space and no assigned dates so that you can pick up using it whenever you want. I use it to plan out all of my school assignments and I’ve found it to be so helpful.

Essential Oil Diffuser and Essential Oils: Part of my nighttime routine lately has been plugging in my essential oil diffuser and using lavender essential oils to make my room smell so good before I go to sleep. I really do find the scent to be relaxing and it’s a nice to just have something that you do consistently before bed.

Twinkle Star 66 Ft Fairy Lights: I have these fairy lights hanging up in my dorm room and I love turning off all of the lights but keeping them on! They’re super long so they’re perfect if you want them to wrap around the whole perimeter of your room.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and I’ll talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol

Mini Valentine’s Day Gift Guide Under $60

Hey everyone!

I can’t believe that it’s already February which means Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! I thought I’d make a mini gift guide for you if you have a valentine this year and don’t know what to get them that won’t break the bank. Enjoy!

From left to right:

Milano Scrunchie in Pink Heart from Free People: This scrunchie is so cute and perfect for Valentine’s Day! I love the style of it and the hearts on it are adorable. Free People always has the best scrunchies that last a super long time and are worth the money.

Winky Lux pH Flower Balm in Pink from Anthropologie: I’m sure you’ve seen these lip balms all over the internet because they’re clear and have a flower encased inside them, but they are really nice! I have this one and it adjusts to your pH levels to give you the perfect shade of pink for your skin tone. It also smells like vanilla which is an added bonus!

Sweetheart Enamel Signet Ring from Anthropologie: This is the most expensive item on this gift guide but it’s just so cute that I had to include it. It’s such a sweet little ring that would look so good with other layered jewelry or on its own. It’s from the brand Tai which is one of my favorite jewelry brands ever because they have the prettiest pieces that last for a long time.

Harper + Ari Valentine Bath Bomb in Perfect Match from Anthropologie: The packaging on this bath bomb is really pretty and it comes in several squares so you can use it multiple times!

Cotton Face Mask 3pc Set in Blush from Kitsch: These masks are adorable and you can get a pack of three for only $12! I really want to buy a pack because they have multiple layers and come in really cute patterns. This set would be perfect to give someone for Valentine’s Day since it comes in a pretty pink color.

Mer-Sea & Co. Body Cream in Coconut Sugar from Anthropologie: I love this body lotion! I got it in a Fab Fit Fun box, and it did not disappoint. It smells amazing like vanilla coconut and comes in a really large tube so it will last forever.

Cridoz 12 pcs Acrylic hair Clips from Amazon: I saw these on Amazon and they have really good ratings! I love that you can get a set of 12 in various styles and colors. These are a great accessory or can even be used to hold your hair back while you do your makeup.

I hope you enjoyed this mini gift guide! I personally really like these items, and I hope you do too.

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol

Trend Alert: Chocolate Brown

Hey everyone!

If you’ve been paying attention to influencers lately or fashion, then I’m sure you’ve stumbled upon some sort of variation of chocolate brown. Yep, that’s right; the color of your favorite candy bar is officially in and is being worn in so many different ways. From sweatsuits to leggings to the famous Prada crossbody bag, everything is coming in chocolate brown. I’ve gone ahead and compiled some different items for you in this shade to help keep you trendy with little to no effort.

Falls Keyhole One-Shoulder Long Sleeve Top from Reformation

We The Free Arden Tee from Free People

Eva Shoulder Bag in Brown Croc from JW PEI

Horizon Top from Free People

Dickies UO Exclusive High-Waisted Ankle Pant from Urban Outfitters

New Look Aviator Jacket in Chocolate from ASOS

UO Lucky Sequin Bodycon Mini Dress from Urban Outfitters

Brown Flatlock Oversized Sweatshirt from Topshop

Chain Strap Animal Embossed Shoulder Bag from ZARA

Brown Pocket Flared Wide Leg Pants from Topshop

ASOS Design Belted Slouchy Dad Pant in Brown

ASOS 4505 Seamless Set in Chocolate

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol

My Favorite Things of 2020 (fashion, beauty, lifestyle)!

Hi everyone!

I hope you all had a great and happy holiday last week! I can’t believe it’s already going to be 2021, but at the same time I think we’re all very ready for a new year! I’ve seen some blog posts and Instagram roundups of people’s favorite things of 2020 and decided I’d do the same! I’ve separated this into a few different categories and have included links for each item so you can get your hands on it too! Enjoy!

Fashion:

The Super Puff Long in High Gloss Black from Aritzia

Comme des Garçon PLAY X Converse Hidden Heart High Top Sneaker

BDG High-Waisted Longline Girlfriend Jean in Medium Wash from Urban Outfitters (on sale right now too!)

Wilfred Free Cut-Out Knit Top from Aritzia (I have it in white, but I’ve linked the colors it’s still available in)

Dr. Martens Leona Platform Ankle Boots in Black from Free People

Aerie Lace Up Leggings (similar linked)

Original Pink Hoodie from Glossier

The Textured Mini Box Bag in Black from Marc Jacobs

Beauty:

Cloud Paint in Puff by Glossier

Full-On Plumping Lip Polish Gloss in Kimberly from Buxom

Roses De Chloé Rollerball Perfume by Chloé

Boy Brow in Brown from Glossier

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation and Super Coverage Multi-Use Concealer

Carmex Daily Care Moisturizing Lip Balm in Cupcake Batter

L’Oreal Telescopic Original Lengthening Mascara in Black

Lifestyle:

Books – Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn, Untamed by Glennon Doyle (let me know if you’d like a full book list blog post; I read a ton this year)

Aora Livre Fabric Resistance Bands for Workouts

Pink MacBook Pro Case and Keyboard Cover

Hydro Flask 32 OZ Wide Mouth Water Bottle in Watermelon and Straw Lid

Nespresso Evoluo Machine in Piano Black and Vanilla Custard Pie Pods

Music – Harry Styles NPR Tiny Desk Concert, Dreamland by COIN, Mystic Truth by Bad Suns

I hope all of you found this helpful and maybe found some new things to try out in 2021! Wishing you all a happy New Year!

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers

Hey everyone!

Christmas is right around the corner, and I know with COVID restrictions it might be difficult to go out and shop this year. You might be relying on online shopping for gifts so I found some last minute gifts that you can buy on Amazon that will arrive before the 25th! I hope this is helpful and that you can get some last minute shopping in.

Hooded Fuzzy Cardigan: This cardigan is just like one I have that is so comfortable. This would be a perfect gift for anyone that loves to stay warm and comfortable. My whole family owns one or more of these because they’re seriously that soft! It feels like you’re wearing a blanket. It also comes in various colors and patterns.

5 Piece Makeup Sponge Set: This sponge set has really good reviews and comes in a pack of five for under $7 which is great. I think everyone needs a makeup sponge because it’s honestly a game changer when it comes to doing your makeup. I will never go back to using a regular brush for foundation and concealer.

18 Piece Makeup Brush Set: This is another great deal; this set comes with every brush that you could possibly ever need. It comes with a sculpting contour brush, an eyebrow spoolie, a highlighter brush, etc. Like I said, it literally has every brush you could possibly want and a makeup brush set is always a good gift.

Kate Spade Floral Notebook: Notebooks are always good because you can use them for daily journaling or for school/work. Kate Spade always has the prettiest stationary, and I personally like this floral one because it’s just so beautiful. This has 160 pages too so it will last you awhile.

Stojo Collapsible Coffee Cup: These coffee cups are so cute! They collapse so you can easily carry one around with you in your bag and then have a reusable cup if you go out and get coffee a lot. These come in many different colors too.

YSL Icons of Fashion Design and Photography Book: This book is so pretty and would make a great coffee table book for anyone in your life that loves fashion or photography. There’s only a few left in stock so get this quickly if you like it!

Happy Holidays! Talk to you soon,

-Emily Berrol

Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Hey everyone!

I’ve had this gift guide in my drafts for weeks now, and I’m so excited to finally share it with all of you! I’m officially on winter break so I’ll have a ton of more time to upload on here consistently. I tried to compile a wide variety of items for you; I really hope this is helpful and that you enjoy the post!

Items from left to right:

Def Leppard 1983 Tour T-Shirt Dress in black from Urban Outfitters: Urban makes the best graphic tees, and I bought this last month and have worn it countless times already! I bought it because I personally just love the graphic on the front, but any of their graphic tees would make a great gift this holiday season. This shirt is a personal favorite because it’s so cute and easy to throw on with leggings and sneakers.

Noelle Huggie Hoop Earring Set in gold from Anthropologie: This hoop earring set would be such a great and easy gift to give because of the variety of earrings. I personally love hoop earrings and I always find that Anthropologie has such pretty jewelry and great gifts to give for the holiday season.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Secrets Set: This lip set is so pretty and is an item that I personally have on my holiday list. It features four different lip products in Charlotte Tilbury’s famous shade pillow talk. It seems that it’s sold out everywhere, but I’ve linked it from the Charlotte Tilbury website so that you can be put on the mailing list for when it comes back in stock.

Happiness Runs Crop in violet quartz from Free People: I have heard nothing but amazing things about this tank, and I think it would be such a great gift because you can wear it for working out or just as a regular top. This lilac color is stunning, but it’s also available in pretty much every shade you can imagine!

HUMIWA Womens Faux Fur Slippers in pink from Amazon: These are my all time favorite slippers and they’re only $17 from Amazon! I have them in light pink but they come in more colors and patterns. I have a pair of them that I keep in my dorm at school and I’m constantly wearing them.

2021 Great Year 12 Month Planner from Idlewild Co.: I found this planner on Anthropologie and it seems like it’s no longer available on several sites, but I thought it was so cute. A planner is a great gift because you can look forward to using it in the new year and get excited!

Fujifilm Mini Link Smartphone Printer in pink from Urban Outfitters: These Polaroid printers connect directly to your phone and then allow you to print out photos from your camera roll! It’s great because you can print out any photo you want rather than having to take a picture right then and there and not knowing how it will turn out.

Holly Asymmetric Straight Leg Jean in light wash denim from Princess Polly: This is another item that’s on my Christmas list. Asymmetric jeans are so in right now, and this pair from Princess Polly seems to be especially popular!

Big Claw Clips from Amazon: These claw clips are very trendy right now and I have this pack from Amazon. They’re really great because they actually hold all of your hair if you have longer hair like me. This pack has cute colors too!

Tartelette Give, Gift, and Get Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Wardrobe from Sephora: This eyeshadow palette set would be perfect for any makeup lover because it has every shade you could possibly ever need and it’s a great price for all three of these palettes!

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol

ASOS Fall and Winter Boot Roundup

ASOS Fall and Winter Boot Roundup

Hey everyone!

If you’re anything like me, then you’re excited because it’s officially boot season! I love a good pair of boots, and ASOS has a ton in a variety of colors and styles. I scrolled through all of the boots and picked out some of my favorites for fall and winter! All of these except for one pair are under $100 too so you can be looking cute on a budget. I hope you enjoy!

From left to right:

Monki Thelma faux leather lace up heeled boot in tan – $72

Vagabond Marja heeled ankle boots with stitching in black leather – $175

RAID Cozetta square toe sock boots in bone – $56

Stradivarius ankle boots with zip detail in black – $60

Stradivarius setback heeled boots in honey – $64

Topshop zip front chunky boots in black – $80

ASOS DESIGN Robbie chunky chelsea boots in black – $48

Z_Code_Z Exclusive Nat vegan-friendly square toe ankle boots in black and camel mix – $60

Which pair is your favorite? Let me know! Happy shopping!

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol

Vintage Harley’s and Love, Hayley

Hey everyone!

I am so excited to share this post with you today for a few reasons. First of all, it’s a collaboration with one of my favorite small businesses, Love, Hayley! Hayley was so sweet and sent me this vintage Harley to share with you guys. Second of all, this post reminds me of my original blogging days when I did solely outfit posts. Everything is coming full circle, huh?

It’s no surprise that I love a good graphic tee, and I didn’t have a classic vintage Harley in my collection before this. I actually cropped this one because it was more of a t-shirt dress before (which is totally cute, but not the look I was going for) and I love the way it turned out. Something so special about vintage is that no one else is going to have this exact shirt. I love that Hayley hand picks these and sells them; it adds such a special touch to her shop.

The way I styled this is simple and casual; I accessorized to make it a little more interesting, but overall, this is a super easy look to recreate. Here are other ways in which you could style a Harley:

Option 1: Leave the shirt long, and pair it with biker shorts. Pair it with platform sneakers, a denim jacket, and a baseball cap.

Option 2: Crop the shirt and pair with leather pants. Pin hair back and add sunglasses. Hightop sneakers or boots would look cute with this.

Option 3: Leave the shirt long like a t-shirt dress, and add a big faux fur coat. Add boots – tights could also be added.

It’s so easy to make several different outfits out of a Harley; you could also of course do this with any graphic tee. I’m so grateful that I was able to find this one on Love, Hayley and collaborate with her. The prices on the site are so affordable and she runs the business all by herself; she’s a total boss! With new arrivals every week, Hayley makes sure you look trendy and cool without spending hundreds of dollars. You all know I’m big on shopping from smaller businesses, and this is one of my favorite shops; I’ve gotten clothing from her before this collaboration because I truly love her products. I also love that I’m supporting someone who’s so hardworking and genuinely cares about their customers. She includes hand written notes in every purchase and shipping is so quick; it truly doesn’t get much better than that. You can click here to check out her shop! Make sure to also click here to follow her on Instagram and stay up to date on new arrivals and her Insta live sales!

Big thank you to Abby Molos Productions for taking these photos for me! Click here to follow my talented friend.

Here’s what I’m wearing:

Vintage Harley Tee from Love, Hayley

Black Skinny Jamie Jeans from Topshop (similar here)

Shady Beach Sunglasses in Black from Mulberry and Grand

Commes des Garçons Play Converse in Black

Beaded Gold Bracelets – handmade

Heart Huge Hoop Earrings (similar here)

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol

My Picks for Fall 2020

Hey everyone!

This week officially marks the first week of autumn which means fall fashion is here! I’m so excited to start wearing my fall outfits, and I thought I’d pile some items together that I think would be perfect for this season! Enjoy!

Lover Knit Cardigan in Blush from Verge Girl: This cardigan is seriously so cute! I love the pastel colors; I know not everyone likes to wear light colors in fall, but I wear so many neutrals that any pop of color is good with me. This would be a great transitioning piece for spring and summer too. It looks light enough that you could layer it under bigger jackets when it’s colder in the winter.

Tyson Zip-Front Short Sleeve Romper from Urban Outfitters: I think this romper is so fun! It comes in a pumpkin and berry color along with this dark blue, all which scream fall to me. I feel like it’s such a flattering and cute piece; I’d pair it with a pair of ankle boots and a leather jacket. I love the corduroy material, the collar, and that it has buttons at the waist for extra detail. This would make a killer Thanksgiving outfit.

BDG High-Waisted Slim Straight Jean from Urban Outfitters: I wear jeans year round, and I think these ones are cool and could be styled so many different ways. I like the rips at the knees and the subtle paint splatters. You can honestly wear this with a sweater, bodysuit, crop top, you name it. I also love the fit of these; BDG makes really great straight jeans without making them a typical skinny jean pair (nothing wrong with those, but I love a girlfriend jean).

Perry Hooded Denim Jacket from Free People: If this jacket wasn’t $150, I’d buy it right now. I love a good denim jacket; I wear a black one from Free People all the time. The oversized sherpa lining in this one is amazing, and the suede hood makes it even better. I love that it’s lined around the outside of the arm cuffs too. This is such a cozy but stunning piece… well done, Free People.

Tiegan Medium Wash High Rise Raw Skinny Jeans from Lulu’s: Here’s another pair of jeans to check out if you want a skinny pair that’s super cute! What drew me to this pair was the fraying at the bottom of the pants. It makes them so much more unique than plain jeans, and I feel like they could easily transition from season to season.

Babygirl Knit in Sky from Verge Girl: I love this sweater so much. The color is so nice and since it’s so light, it would be perfect to pair with neutrals or other pastels. I would definitely wear this during fall and throughout the wintertime.

I hope you all liked this post – definitely let me know if you want a part two because I’ve seen so many items that would be so perfect for the fall weather! If there are any more fall themed posts that you’d like to see, leave it in the comments and I’ll add it to my list!

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol

Wear a Dang Mask!

Hey everyone!

Masks have become a staple accessory amidst the COVID-19 outbreaks. I cannot stress this enough, but please: wear a mask! Wearing a mask is so simple and not only protects yourself, but also protects others! Of course, you can always buy and wear disposable masks, but they’re not that great for the environment and the straps aren’t compostable. If they’re left in landfills, who knows what kinds of animals could accidentally digest the straps? Besides being better for the environment, let’s be honest: reusable masks are way cuter. Don’t believe me just yet? Here’s a list of different shops where you can buy your very own reusable masks from!

Floral Face Masks from SSweddings on Esty ($11.90)

Tie Dye Face Masks from LittleMiaBella on Etsy ($8.00)

Solid Face Masks from LittleMiaBella ($6.00)

Cotton Face Masks from KARAFASHIONLA on Etsy ($4.99)

Neutral Face Masks from KARAFASHIONLA ($4.99)

Sahara Metallic Reversible Masks from MalionneHair on Etsy ($15.50)

Pack of Masks from Shop Resa ($30.00)

Reusable Face Masks from Francesca’s ($10.00)

Desert Dreamer Reusable Face Mask from Urban Outfitters ($12.00)

Bauble Bar Set of 2 Face Masks ($12.00)

Bauble Bar Set of 3 Face Masks ($18.00)

Set of 3 Face Masks from Kitsch ($12.00)

Talk to you soon, and stay safe!

-Emily Berrol