Practicing Mindfulness and Happiness in 2018

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Hey guys!

I’m writing a bit of a different blog post today, but I hope you enjoy it nonetheless. Two very important things in life are mindfulness and happiness. I’ve recently stumbled upon some great activities and books that help promote both of these practices! I’ve been incorporating them into my daily routine and have enjoyed it so much. I want to share them with you, too!

Before I begin, I think setting aside time for all of these is really important. They require you to reflect and think, so it’s best that you have time to do so!

Here’s what I’ve been doing…

  1. Journaling. I’ve always loved journaling, especially because of my love for writing. I got this beautiful pink/rose gold journal for Christmas, and I’ve been making time to write in it frequently. For me personally, I like to write things out. I may know what I have to do in my mind, but writing it all down on paper makes me feel so much more organized. I’ve been setting aside time to write about all different things in this journal, such as to-do lists, goals, blog ideas, etc. It’s been great for organizing all of my thoughts. In addition to this, I’ve been using these planner stickers from Ban.do. I love sticking them in my journal! They vary from positive sayings to stickers that say rent due, doctors appointment, etc. They’re a perfect way to make journaling even more fun if you don’t already enjoy it.
  2. Gratitude Lists. The act of practicing gratitude is so important in your daily life. This little gratitude jotter book has lists where you can fill out what you’re thankful for each day. I personally really love this, and I think that with constant practice, you’ll notice a big impact on your life. Not only will this make you feel happy, but it will put things in your life into perspective.
  3. 52 Lists for Happiness. This book has a list that you can fill out each week for one year. It has several different topics that cultivate good thoughts and happy feelings. Like the gratitude list journal, this book allows you to focus on the positive things in your life rather than the negative ones. The book also has suggestions so that you can make proactive decisions when it comes to balancing happiness. Besides this, it has such cute and fun illustrations on each page.

I’m someone who loves to stay positive, so setting aside time to write and do these activities is a must, especially for 2018. I’m feeling really confident for the new year, and I hope you are too!

There’s going to be lots more posts in 2018, so get ready!

Here’s what I’m showing:

Crème De La Crème Notebook from Anthropologie 

Ban.do Sticker Book Part Three

Gratitude Jotter from Studio Oh!

52 Lists for Happiness Journal by Moorea Seal

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol

 

Update: Where I’ve Been, YouTube, Etc.

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A little picture from one of my Youtube videos.

Hey everyone!

So as you have probably noticed, I’ve been MIA for the past few weeks. However, despite the fact that I’ve been absent, I’ve been working on even more content for you!

During the past few months, I have been thinking about creating a YouTube channel as an extension of Emily’s Edge. After getting a camera and filming some videos, I finally did it!

I hope you enjoy my YouTube channel as much as I do. I’ve been having a lot of fun filming videos, and the comments I’ve received so far are amazing. I’m so grateful to have all of your support.

Although I am uploading frequently to YouTube, I will 100% keep blogging. I love sitting down and writing about what I love, and I know you guys enjoy it, too.

I’m super excited to start 2018 while running both my blog and YouTube channel. I have lots of new blog posts and videos coming your way!

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, the link is HERE.

Thank you all so much for the support in 2017! It’s been a great year, and I can’t wait to see what greater, bigger things 2018 has in store for Emily’s Edge.

Lots of love and Happy New Year,

Emily Berrol

The Details

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Here it is, the outfit post I promised you last weekend! Hooray!

So you’re probably thinking, “Really, Emily? This is the outfit? Another denim jacket with some high waist jeans?” and I know, but this post really isn’t about how boring the outfit is. It’s about the details.

Just before we get started, can we all agree that Alanna managed to make every single one of these outfit pictures look perfect? I love them.

I decided to accessorize this outfit with my classic denim jacket, and as you can see, I have quite a few pins on it right now. All of them happen to be COIN merch at the moment, but I’m pretty okay with that. I love adding pins to my denim jackets. I always get so many compliments and it really makes a jacket look way cooler.

I also have my gold necklaces on that I love to layer. They’re essential for any basic outfit, and I love the way these two work together. They look perfect as a pair!

Also, you’ve probably noticed the little tie in my shirt. I’ve been doing this a lot lately. Does anyone else remember when people would make little tails out of their shirts in 2010? This vaguely reminds me of that, but much more modern and, well, fashionable. I think this is such a cute thing to do to an oversized tee. It especially looks amazing with high waist pants (my favorite). It just makes an outfit more interesting while remaining flattering.

Lastly, I wore my rings like I always do. I also have some earrings in, and I realize that I just about never talk to you guys about earnings. I always have an earring in, but for some reason they’re never mentioned. For this look, I wore my little, diamond cartilage stud and some crystal earrings.

Unfortunately I could not find any pictures of the boots I was wearing with this outfit. But, guess what? They’re new and perfect. Definitely a blog post coming about those soon as it’s December and you know how I feel about boot season.

I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post! I’m going to try and post the next couple of weeks, but just know that I have some big tests coming up so I might be a little absent. Very fun and exciting things coming though!

Here’s what I’m wearing:

Basic Crew Neck Tee in white by LAmade

Black Joni Jeans from Topshop

No Heartbreakers Denim Jacket (more here)

Gold Star Choker Necklace from SHOPEVREN on Etsy

Gold Multi Charm Necklace with Dragonfly from Tai

Rebecca Minkoff Julian Backpack

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol

My Interview with Olivia

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Hi everyone!

I have a slightly different blog post today. I recently did an interview with Olivia Roerich, who is one of my friends, fellow cheer team member, and a YouTuber. She has a great series on her channel where she interviews individuals and their passions, and I felt so honored when Olivia asked if she could film me for her channel. I’ve mentioned this several times before, but it’s heartwarming when other people recognize your love and handwork behind something that you do.  Of course I said yes, and then she followed me around last weekend and put this together.

As you can see in the video, I was having a shoot with Alanna. I’m going to put up the pictures from that shoot later on this week in a blog post about my outfit. Until that’s up, enjoy this sneak peek!

Click here to see Olivia’s interview with me.

Make sure to go and subscribe to Olivia while you’re over on her channel! You’ll love her content.

Thank you again to Olivia for putting this together. It’s an amazing video that’s so special to me!

Talk to you later on this week!

-Emily Berrol

My Favorite Apps for Fashion/Style

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Whether you’re seeking inspiration, a new wardrobe, or new places to shop, these apps are my favorites for discovering new styles or for browsing!

If you like vintage, check out:

  • Depop: There are so many Depop sellers on the app who sell vintage and unique pieces! If you’re interested in thrifting but not actually going to a store, Depop is a great place for you to start looking at!
  • Urban Outfitters: UO has their own brand called Urban Renewal where they take vintage pieces and redesign them to make the clothing more current. They sell a variety of unique pieces. All of these you can find on their app or website!
  • ASOS: ASOS actually has their own marketplace where you can buy items from their favorite independent shops/brands from all over the world. By checking out this feature, you have the opportunity of thrift shopping at several locations from the comfort of your phone or laptop.

If you need style inspiration, check out:

  • Pinterest: I personally love scrolling through Pinterest and looking at street style. It always gives me an idea of things that I can work into my wardrobe or that I can style differently. I also like the fact that I can save these ideas all to one place and just scroll through them whenever I need a little inspiration.
  • Instagram: Instagram is a great place to follow people and see their daily outfit posts. I love sitting down and looking through profiles of my favorite fashion bloggers to see what they’re wearing and loving at the moment.

If you need new apps to shop at, check out:

  • Topshop
  • Etsy (Etsy is great for jewelry and accessories, and you can find pretty much anything on their app/website! If you’re looking for something specific, check out all of the different sellers and items on there by shopping around!)
  • Urban Outfitters
  • ASOS
  • Free People
  • Depop
  • Nordstrom

What apps do you love when it comes to fashion? Also, would you be interested in seeing a blog post where I steal a celebrity’s style and try to recreate my own version of their outfits? Let me know!

Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend. 🙂

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol

My October Favorites

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Hi everyone!

Today I’m going to be talking you through some of my October favorites. I haven’t written a favorites post in awhile, so I hope you enjoy this one and find some new favorites of your own! Small disclaimer: these products are not in any particular order and this post was written at the beginning of October.

Number One: Colourpop No Filter Concealer: A few months back, I purchased Colourpop’s new concealer in order to give it a go. I don’t normally wear concealer, but since it was only $6 and had great reviews, I decided to test it out myself. I personally really like it. It blends in well and isn’t drying. However, less is definitely more. I used this for a few days as a foundation and found that it left orange streaks across my face. I would stick to using this for small areas that you want more coverage for. I personally love this with my Bare Minerals powder foundation, and I definitely recommend trying it out. Also, they come in so many different shades which is perfect!

Too Faced Peach Oil Lipgloss in Pure Peach: I got this as a sample awhile ago, but have recently started reaching for it more. I really like the color of this lip gloss. It’s a perfect peachy pink that looks great and natural on the lips. I also really love the consistency of this. You can tell that it’s oil based, but it isn’t watery at all. It also smells just like peaches! Overall, I really like this product.

Glossier Balm Dotcom in Rose: I’ve already talked about this product before, so I’ll keep this short and sweet. I really love Glossier’s products, and the balm dotcom is definitely one of my favorites. I love the scent of the rose one, and I’ve been wearing it so often lately. Definitely go and get your hands on one of these!

Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Blazing Star: I love this eyeshadow! I’ve been wearing it a lot lately to parties and fun events. It came in this set that I got last year, but if I’m able to find it individually I’ll attach a link. This is like putting pure glitter on your eyes. It’s the most perfect tan shade but it’s packed with so much glitter. If you can, go out and swatch this/try it out! It’s seriously amazing for everyday wear or for a fun night out.

Butter London Nail Polish in Shop Girl and Piece of Cake: As you all know, Butter nail polishes are my absolute favorite. I’ve been loving these two shades recently. Shop Girl is a perfect nude that’s very pigmented and natural. Piece of Cake is a beautiful lilac-y pink. Both of these colors came in a set, and I’ve been loving them this month.

Iced Green Tea: This is a random favorite among the rest, but lately I’ve been loving unsweetened iced green tea from Starbucks. It’s super refreshing and I love sipping on it while I blog or work.

Here’s what I’m showing:

Colourpop No Filter Concealer in Light Neutral 15

Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss in Pure Peach

Balm Dotcom in Rose from Glossier

Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Blazing Star

Butter London Polished Nudes Set 

What are some of your current favorites? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol

 

 

Dream Shoes

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Hi everyone!

Today I’m going to share my favorite pair of shoes with you, and that’s saying a lot considering I probably own too many. I got these as a birthday gift a couple of months ago, and I’ve been wearing them nonstop ever since.

These are the Commes Des Garçon X Converse hightops. You all know how much I love my plain back Converse, and you also know my love for designer accessories… yeah, so basically these shoes are a dream come true.

There are so many small details that make these shoes different from regular Converse. To start off with, they have the famous red heart on the sides and also a white stripe on the heel. The rubber part of the shoe is more of an off-white color, and the rubber is extremely shiny, giving it a patent leather kind of look. Also, they’re not as flat as other Converse and kind of have a little platform. This makes them so much more comfortable too. It feels like there’s foam in the soles, making them a perfect pair for day to day wear, whether that’s going to work, school, or having a day/night out.

These shoes are unlike any other pair that I own, and I get so many compliments when I wear them. They’re a great accessory to any outfit and match with basically everything.

Besides black, you can also get them in an off-white color. You can get them as lowtops, so you have options when it comes to the style and color. Also, I feel like it’s helpful to mention that these come in men’s sizes. Make sure you know what size you are in Converse because women sizes are generally smaller than your normal size.

These are definitely going to get a lot more wear during fall and winter. I can’t wait to show you how I style them!

Here’s what I’m wearing:

Comme des Garçons PLAY 1970’s Hightops

What are some shoes you’ve been loving recently? Let me know in the comments below!

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol