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There is something very unique about the first week of a new year. For most of us, it’s the first week back to work and school after the crazy busy yet relaxing Holiday season but with the newfound motivation that our resolutions bring, it seems that nothing can get us down – even the frosty air and grey winter skies. So as I venture back into the real world, this is the year that I am challenging myself to focus. To focus on the positives, even when the negatives seem all-consuming. To focus on the task at hand and be present enough to get back on track when I catch myself wasting time or energy on things that are of little importance. To focus every single day on the “goals” (I’m not keen on resolutions) that I’ve set out to accomplish this year in all aspects of my life (health, relationships, career, etc.). To focus on my own unique voice, personal style, and awkward quirks that make me who I am instead of trying to fit my persona into a pre-molded cookie cutter. Of course, these habits and mind-sets don’t develop overnight, but the way I see it is that I have a whole year to put them into practice in my every day life until razor-sharp focus becomes second nature to me. ?  What goals have you set for the new year? Do you like the idea of doing a “word of the year”? I’ll let you know my thoughts on this resolution method next year! ?  Happy New Year, Epicureans!

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January 2017

“Winter Blues” Photographed by Luke Bowes

2017-04-03T00:30:00+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Fashion|38 Comments


  1. Jaime January 9, 2017 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    So classy! I love that coat and your bag!

    ♡ Jaime

    • Emily January 9, 2017 at 7:06 pm - Reply

      Thanks for stopping by, Jaime!

  2. Magda January 9, 2017 at 7:32 pm - Reply
    • Emily January 9, 2017 at 11:55 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Magda!

  3. Milex Roj January 10, 2017 at 3:32 am - Reply

    • Emily January 11, 2017 at 3:12 am - Reply

      Thanks for the love, Milex!

  4. Mademoiselle Coconath January 10, 2017 at 3:38 am - Reply

    That shade of blue looks perfect on you!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

    • Emily January 11, 2017 at 3:22 am - Reply

      Thank you! It’s definitely one of my favorite colors. Have a wonderful week!

  5. Carolyn January 10, 2017 at 3:43 am - Reply

    such fun details on those sunglasses! and I’m loving your word of the year

    • Emily January 11, 2017 at 3:27 am - Reply

      Thanks for your sweet comments, Carolyn! I hope the new year is treating you well so far!

  6. Kier January 10, 2017 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    love the cut and color of that coat!

    With love from Florida,
    Kier Mellour

    • Emily January 11, 2017 at 3:32 am - Reply

      Thanks for stopping by, Kier! Have a great week!

      P.S. I LOVE your name, so unique and beautiful!

  7. Kristi @ Happily Ever Griedls January 10, 2017 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    Love the winter blues! That coat is perfect!

    • Emily January 11, 2017 at 3:37 am - Reply

      Thank you, Kristi! It’s such a perfect pop of color in the dull winter. Hope you have a great week!

  8. Alexis Chatman January 11, 2017 at 3:58 am - Reply

    Loving this beautful blue and your makeup!
    xo, Alexis

    • Emily January 16, 2017 at 2:04 am - Reply

      Thanks for your kind words, Alexis! I appreciate you stopping by!

  9. rosie January 11, 2017 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    This is my favorite kind of winter blues! You look so chic

    Life is just Rosie

    • Emily January 16, 2017 at 2:08 am - Reply

      Thank you, Rosie! Hope you had a great weekend!

  10. Brandi Matthews January 13, 2017 at 12:16 am - Reply

    I love that bag and the bow detail on your blouse!!!!

    Xx Brandi

    • Emily January 16, 2017 at 2:21 am - Reply

      Thanks for stopping by, Brandi! ?

  11. Tamara January 13, 2017 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    Such a chic outfit! Love the glasses!


    Tamara –
    LasVegas Vlog & Sephora Giveaway

    • Emily January 16, 2017 at 2:14 am - Reply

      Thank you, Tamara! They’re one of my favorite pairs! 🙂

  12. Kelli January 16, 2017 at 2:24 am - Reply

    You are too cute!!! I love how you styled your pretty blue coat and houndstooth pants!

    xx Kelli
    Lovely in Gold

    • Emily January 16, 2017 at 1:06 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Kelli!

  13. Daniel January 16, 2017 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    Love that blue coat!

    Daniel x

    The Daniel Originals | Instagram: danielpoonvignez

    New Post: Happy #20!

    • Emily January 16, 2017 at 7:03 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Daniel!

  14. Julie Khuu January 17, 2017 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    Your jacket! Those shades! So much good stuff here babe!

    Xx- Julie | Haute Khuuture Blog

    • Emily January 18, 2017 at 5:33 am - Reply

      Thanks so much, Julie!

  15. Joanna Joy January 24, 2017 at 4:41 am - Reply

    You look Lovely in this blue winter coat and your bow flats are adorable. It’s always good to Focus On Being You and not someone other people want you to be. We are all unique individuals like Snowflakes:)

    • Emily January 24, 2017 at 1:49 pm - Reply

      So true, Joanna! Thanks for stopping by!

  16. Amy M Loochtan January 24, 2017 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    OMG, I thought, I know that water tower. Are you in Durham? I am! We should meet up and grab coffee, this blue is gorgeous on you!
    XX, Amy | Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins

    • Emily January 25, 2017 at 1:44 am - Reply

      I am, Amy! I will shoot you an email! Thanks for stopping by!

  17. Inez January 24, 2017 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    Such a lovely pastel look. Love the pastel on printed pants.

    Inez | My Small World

    • Emily January 25, 2017 at 1:44 am - Reply

      Thanks so much, Inez!

  18. Christina January 24, 2017 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    I LOVE this whole look- so very classic! Beautiful!


    • Emily January 25, 2017 at 1:52 am - Reply

      Thanks for stopping by, Christina!

  19. Rachel January 26, 2017 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    Love the whole look! Beautiful!

    • Emily January 29, 2017 at 3:47 am - Reply

      Thanks so much, Rachel! Have a great week!

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