Life with Emily blog includes fun, fashion and ChapStick
We were happy to learn we aren’t the only ones who shop Target so regularly we’re on a first-name basis with the cashiers. So, when Emily, from Life with Emily, expressed a similar love for frequenting one of our favorite spots, we knew we would be fast friends. Em’s blog is sweet, just like her North Carolina accent and with her pursuit of fun, fashion and adventure. Meet Emily …
Where I’m based: North Carolina
How long I’ve been blogging: I’ve been blogging right at two and a half years. I can’t decide if my time blogging should feel longer or shorter!
Blog basics: Life with Emily is a personal life and style blog. My blog is a collection of fashion, photography, daily adventures and everything else along the way.
Other blogs I love: There are so many blogs I read daily. Between reading fashion blogs, mom blogs, lifestyle and DIY blogs, I don’t know how I have much time for anything else. A few of my fashion favorites are Devon Rachel, Atlantic-Pacific, Pink Peonies and my friend Caitlin, from Southern Curls and Pearls. Check out my Daily Blog Reads for more fabulous ladies.
Guilty pleasure: Reality TV. I can get instantly sucked into the drama and lives of Real Housewives of (wherever) and be glued to the TV for hours on end.
Last thing I bought: I bought a few pairs of sandals from the Sam Edelman for Target collection, Sam & Libby. I love Sam Edelman’s shoes and simply couldn’t resist these at a fraction of the cost.
What are your favorite places to shop? I love fashion, but I also love good deals. I shop at Target, Old Navy, Forever 21 for basics and trendy items (as well as ASOS and Zara), but for more classic pieces I am a tried and true J.Crew girl.
Where do you get your fashion inspiration from? I started reading fashion blogs long before I started a blog of my own. I love seeing girls all over the country take the same piece or trend and style it in so many different ways. I am always looking to other blogs to find ways to spice up my wardrobe with what I already have.
What occasion do you look forward to dressing for the most? I love getting dressed for a night out with friends. The possibilities are endless. I can be super dressed up if I am in the mood, or more casual, depending on the situation. Plus, a night out with friends always means taking photos, so I always want to look my best.
What do you think every woman should have in her closet? Every woman should have a good pair of nude heels, a great fitting blazer (in any color) and a nice pair of denim that is tailored to perfection. Coincidentally, these can all be worn together!
What’s the best deal you have ever scored? I am always a woman on a mission when it comes to shopping. I am always on the search for an item, but for the best deal. I think some of the best deals I have gotten were on designer items from Saks. I’ve gotten Cole Haan loafers, Tory Burch shoes and great dresses for a fraction of the cost. Oh, and another thing that always gets me are the “surprise” sales (a la Kate Spade). You can’t not get a great deal with those.
What’s your favorite kind of ChapStick? I am addicted to ChapStick. I think I have tried them all — or so it seems, but I like to stick with the ChapStick brand in the green wrapper. A close second is EOS!