Trust Your Process

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Hello everyone!

Long time, no blog post. I wrote about this outfit last week, but my post unfortunately deleted itself. Fingers crossed that this one goes up successfully! I hope you enjoy it, and I’m sorry for the delay.

I’m going to start off with this super cool tee. I’m loving this shirt right now. I’ve had my eye on it for awhile, and my sister bought it for me as a gift for my birthday. I think the artwork is very cool, and I also love the message. I feel like trusting your process is so important, and that what’s going on is happening for a reason. This is just my interpretation on what the shirt stands for, but I love that it has original artwork and a meaning behind it.

I obviously paired the shirt with my shorts, but I also added on a belt. Silver belts have been pretty in lately, along with the gold Gucci belts. This one is meant to look a little bit western-ish. I got it from Shein, so it was very inexpensive. If you’re looking for a belt that doesn’t cost a fortune, I recommend looking on their website because they have a good selection. My only complaint would be that they’re not the best quality, but it’s all good if you just want an accessory for the time being.

As you can see, I am also still loving my gold necklaces. The golden star choker and the E bar necklace were both gifts, and I love wearing those together with other ones I have (more on that here).

Sorry that this post is kind of short, but I have many more ideas and plans for the upcoming posts. Keep an eye on here!

Thanks for always visiting even when I’m absent 🙂

Here’s what I’m wearing:

Trust Your Process Tee from UO

Joni Shorts in Black from Topshop (now on sale!)

Black Hightop Converse

Black Belt from Shein

Promise to talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol

Dear Bloggers,

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Hi everyone!

Today I’m going to be writing a blog post with all of my tips for being a blogger. Hopefully this will help some of you, and if you aren’t a blogger, maybe this will give you some words of wisdom for your everyday life.

Stay true to yourself. This is my biggest tip to anyone who’s starting/running a blog. Many people feel the need to do what everyone else is doing in order to be what society deems as successful. If you’re doing this on a blog, many people will see that you’re not acting genuine. It’s so important to embrace who you are as a person. Let this show on your blog, too!

Don’t force anything. If you’re having a hard time brainstorming ideas, let yourself have a break. The worst thing to do is to force a blog post when you’re uninspired. Allow yourself to relax and recharge. Try not to put pressure on yourself to blog everyday, every week, or every month, depending on what your usual goal is. If you’re needing a break, take one.

Find things that make you unique as a blogger. It will help you feel more confident and attract a bigger audience!

Do it because of your passion. Some bloggers get paid or are offered opportunities because of what they do. If you have a blog, make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons. Don’t start one just to make money. If that’s your purpose, your readers and opportunities will be limited. Start/run a blog not for the money, but for how much you enjoy whatever you may be talking about.

Know that things take time. I feel like many people expect things to take off right after they start blogging. The truth is, things take time. Not everything is going to progress overnight, so enjoy the experience. Take each opportunity with a grateful heart, and know that just because you’re not as far ahead as you’d like to be, you can still get there.

Have fun. Simple enough.

I hope these were helpful for you, whether you’re running a blog or not.

Have a great rest of your weekend, and feel free to leave any blog ideas in the comments!

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol

 

My Sister and Friend Pick Out My Outfit!

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If you’ve been scrolling through YouTube lately, you’ve probably seen this kind of challenge before. Many people are challenging their friends and family members to pick out outfits for them without their help. I decided to challenge both my sister and friend to try and pick out an outfit for me. Did they succeed? Let’s find out!

To start off with, I want to say that this whole outfit was picked out in Forever 21. This also explains why I’m in a dressing room and why these photos aren’t the best quality. Sorry for all this, but it adds to the mystery of whether or not I bought the outfit!

My sister originally picked out the overall dress, and then both of them decided that they would base the rest of the outfit around this piece. The dress is made from a black corduroy material and has two little pockets at the front. The dress zips up and has a little snap closure at the top to cover the zipper. As you can see in the first photo, it is a little bit roomy but it’s because it’s meant to have an oversized fit.

I’m not going to lie, I actually picked out the shoes next while they were trying to find a shirt to go under the outfit. This was the only pair of shoes that I could find where I thought that they might be okay with this look. The rest of the shoes in the store were too busy looking or just didn’t make sense for the outfit. I’m going to say how I liked the shoes now since I picked them out. They definitely weren’t the most comfortable. They weren’t terrible, but I could tell that the quality of them wasn’t great. Looking back at them, I like the shoes even less than I did when I originally tried them on. I ended up not buying the pair for these reasons.

Lastly, they picked out this red shirt to go under the overalls. Online, this top is described as a plum color, but it really is a burgundy shade and doesn’t have purple undertones. It has this mock neck top to it and lace up details in the back. It’s also ribbed.

Now, how did I think they did? I honestly thought they did very well! As mentioned above, the shoes weren’t great but they still looked alright with the outfit. As for the dress and top together, I think it would be a really cute fall outfit. The top looked alright under the overalls, but I couldn’t see myself getting that much use out of it in the future. Personally, I think the crossed detail at the back is too much since it’s already a mock neck top. Besides that though, the shirt still did look nice with the overalls. The overall dress was my favorite part! I think they did really well picking these out. I loved how casual it was while still looking very put together. I was able to clearly picture myself putting several of my tees under it during both warmer and colder days. My sister actually ended up buying me it as a birthday gift for next month because I loved it so much!

In general, I did not expect them to do this well! I’ll link every single item down below in case you’d like to pick up any items mentioned.

P.S. This whole outfit was under $65!

Here’s what I’m wearing:

Corduroy Overall Dress in Black 

Faux Suede Pointed Flats

Contemporary Ribbed Lace-Up Top

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol

2 Years

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Today marks two years since creating Emily’s Edge! It’s crazy to think that I’ve been blogging for this long; it feels like something that I only started recently.

After looking back at the post I wrote exactly one year ago, I realize how much I’ve changed since starting this blog. For starters, I’ve grown older, improved the quality of my photos, and have evolved my writing style. I’ve taken breaks from blogging; some weeks I’ve been too busy with schoolwork and other times I’ve been traveling. It’s not always easy to balance everything, and it’s hard to take a break sometimes.

I really never knew if I’d ever start this blog. It was an idea in my head for such a long time. I’m lucky that I did, because it has brought me so many wonderful gifts and realizations. Doing this has allowed me to express my thoughts on fashion through writing. Writing has always been a very important part of self-expression. The fact that I’ve been able to incorporate these two passions is amazing.

Over the past couple of years I’ve realized how much I love fashion, and how much I want to keep contributing to it. Blogging is such a unique thing for me. Although it seems like just about everyone has a blog now, I’m the only person I know who started one at such a young age. I love that I have this advantage because I know it can only go up from here.

Thank you so much if you view, read, comment, etc. It’s so great to have my own platform, and it still shocks me to see how many people from different places view my blog!

I’m excited to see what the future holds. Lots of love.

To many more years of Emily’s Edge,

-Emily Berrol

Summer Simplicity

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“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” -Leonardo Da Vinci

I’m so happy to finally share this post with you. I’ve been sitting with these images for a week now, and revisiting them makes me even more excited. Before I begin, I want to thank my amazing friend and photographer, Alanna. After the images from this other post, I knew I had to shoot with her again. Not only is she naturally talented, but she’s also incredibly humble and kind. Go check out and follow her Instagram here.

I really love this outfit and its simplicity. When styling this, I think my neck tie really made all the difference. It’s kind of the first thing you notice, and it’s perfect for one trend that’s really in right now: gingham. I love the blue and white gingham pattern and frilly edges of it. Besides being adorable, it’s super cool because it was my mom’s from when she was younger. That makes it even more special to me!

When it comes to the shirt I’m wearing, I had to make it look quite a bit shorter than it actually is. I cinched it in the back until it was as tight and short as I wanted it to be, and then tucked that into the back of my shorts. After, I pulled it out a little bit to make it look like a natural length. This worked perfectly because I was wearing my high waisted shorts. Now, everyone knows about my love for the Topshop Joni jeans. When I found out that they started making Joni shorts, I immediately bought two pairs. I’ve been wearing them for a couple of weeks now, and I’m obsessed with them. The day that Topshop stops making this style of denim will be a sad one for my wardrobe.

I topped it off with my flat, quilted sneakers from Steve Madden and my glittery cat-eye sunglasses. I kept the shoes simple, but I wanted to wear some sunglasses that were more out there. These ones worked perfectly with the vibe I was trying to achieve with this fit.

I also had my gold charm necklace on and a pair of delicate crystal hoops (and my cartilage piercing, if you even count that).

I really love these photos and this look. Thank you again to Alanna for her amazing work! She makes all my photo dreams come true!

Also, I’ll see you Tuesday to celebrate two years of Emily’s Edge! Can you believe it?!

Here’s what I’m wearing:

LA Made Crew Neck Tee in White

Topshop Joni Shorts in Mid Denim from Nordstrom

ECENTRCQ Slip Ons in Black by Steve Madden

Glitter Cat Eye Sunglasses from ASOS (sold out, sorry!)

Similar Gingham Neck Scarf in Pink Here

Gold Charm Necklace from Anthropologie (details here)

Crystal Huggie Hoops from Etsy

Talk to you on Tuesday!

-Emily Berrol

My Tips for Selling on Depop

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Hello everyone!

Today I wanted to share with you my tips and tricks for selling on the app Depop. If you don’t know what Depop is, it’s an app where you can sell new or gently worn items that you don’t want anymore! I really recommend using it because not only can you declutter your closet, but you can also make a few extra bucks.

When you haven’t sold many items on Depop, you can get discouraged and feel as if you’ll never make a sale. I’m here to tell you that this is not the case! You will be able to make some sales eventually, and hopefully these tips help you out.

Tip Number One: Update Your Items Regularly. This tip is extremely important so that multiple people will be able to see your items. All you have to do on the app is click edit, and then press save. You don’t even need to edit anything or add more to the description. It’s good to do this because then it updates how long ago the item was posted. For example, instead of saying two weeks ago, it will change to ‘just now.’ This will then allow your item to pop up as a recent upload, helping more customers to see it.

Tip Number Two: Reach Out To Potential Customers. It is so important to make sure you’re interacting with other Depop users. I do this by making sure to respond to comments and direct messages when I receive them. Besides this, I also send out a direct message whenever someone favorites an item or follows me.

Tip Number Three: Post Good Quality Photos. Pictures are a major part of Depop. You can’t sell an item without a picture of it. I recommend taking good quality photos of your items. Also, if an item has flaws/some wear to it, show that too! Make sure you include as many details, both good and bad, in your photos. Also, if your item is wearable, posting a picture of you wearing it is always a good idea.

Tip Number Four: Use Your Hashtags. Descriptions are also very important when trying to sell on Depop. In your description, you should be completely honest and give as much information as you can. However, it’s also very important to use your hashtags! This will help your items pop up when someone searches a key word that you’ve included. Make sure that your hashtags are relevant though. It’s not going to do you any good to post hashtags that don’t go with you item.

Tip Number Five: Make The Experience Memorable. Make buying from your Depop shop a unique experience. I personally do this by including handwritten notes in each order. Additionally, I wrap each item in pretty tissue paper and make sure it’s packed well. Find a way to make your store stick out! It will encourage buyers to come shop with you again.

I hope these tips were helpful! If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments and I’ll get back to you.

Make sure to check out my Depop here!

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol

Meet A Style King: Ryan Winnen

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There are people everywhere with great taste and impeccable style. I recognize this daily just thinking about fashion, but in all honesty, I’m not someone who has many style inspirations. There are few people whose style I admire. The whole situation is kind of like calling someone your best friend. You meet amazing people all the time, but it takes more than a nice encounter to call someone this. It’s the same with style inspiration.

Ryan Winnen is one of those few people whose style I really like.

Ryan is the drummer from COIN (all of their music will be linked below), but he’s also someone who’s really killing this whole fashion game. I’m excited to finally be talking about him on here today!

One thing I love about Ryan’s style is how effortless it all looks. Everything is put together from very basic pieces to create a statement look, which I love. People tend to stick to basic items and then pair it with a piece that’s more out-there, but the way he chooses to style his outfits make them so much more interesting.

Although he does mix and match colors and patterns, he also really pulls off outfits of one color scheme, whether that’s his cream overalls and white shirt or his dark black leather jacket and Dr. Marten’s.

Some of these photos that I’m showing are more recent than others, but I loved all of them too much. You can see how his fashion taste has evolved as time goes on, but it’s still him and his style, which is so incredibly important in fashion!

Overall, Ryan’s style shows that unusual combinations can be brilliant and that the simplest pieces can sometimes make the best outfits.

I’m so glad that I finally got to make a post on someone whose style I adore. Special thanks to Ryan for letting me use his photos on here and for being such a sweet and genuine person!

Make sure to follow Ryan’s Instagram linked here and his Twitter here. You’ll probably see my numerous comments about how I think he’s such a king of fashion.

Also, check out COIN and their latest album How Will You Know If You Never Try because it’s incredible! (I promise one day I’ll stop talking about them, but I don’t think it’s going to be soon.)

Thank you for all of the support as always 🙂

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol