Friday, December 1, 2017


Happy Friday friends! I am so happy to see Friday finally here and am happy to report I am only working a half day before heading back home for a wedding this weekend. This week was a quick one but a majorly productive one. I worked out early almost every morning, tried 3 new recipes, and finally got my hair cut. This weekend I am looking forward to seeing some good friends from high school and also taking an overnight trip into New York City to see the city decked out for the holidays. Here's this weeks finds and things share worthy...

/ Maybe I've been living under a rock but I just discovered a new blog and it's quickly become a favorite. I love Grace's natural approach to her lifestyle brand and the realness that comes across in her reviews and recommendations and lets be real, the title of her blog is pretty amazing. 

/ I've been on the hunt for a lace cami to go under sweaters or cropped jackets and I think I may have found a winner

/ This recipe is on tap for next week and I am so excited. Looks so yummy and easy to throw together for a quick week night meal. 

/ I've been trying to be a lot better about my morning routine; waking up early enough to not feel rushed, doing what I can the night before, and trying to make it as peaceful as possible so that I'm not starting the day rushed and already stressed. Here are some tips on how to improve your morning routine and where you can save time. 

/ I have been majorly slacking when it comes to reading lately and am hoping if I mention that I am going to be better about it on the blog that maybe I will actually stick with it. I am currently reading this book and so far so good! Anyone have any other recs?

Hope everyone has a great weekend! 

Yours truly, 
Emily xo

Monday, November 27, 2017

Back Again

Happy Monday friends! Sorry for my break the past couple of weeks! If you follow me on Instagram (@eloquently_emily) I popped on to explain my absence and just do a bit of catch up. Basically I've been traveling so much over the past few weeks and on top of that have been sick and working a ton! Things have settled down a bit and I am finally feeling better and ready to jump back into posting and getting back to feeling like me. 

Being that it's Cyber Monday and there have been some serious sales over the past week, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorites on sale and things I have been shopping for. I was blown away last week when almost all the Black friday sales started on Wednesday and continued into the weekend! Seriously a great time to stock up on some of your favorites or if your like me, get all your Christmas shopping done with the few clicks of your mouse. 

Here's a bit of what I have been shopping...


These are a steal for just $127 and something that would be super cute with leggings, an over-sized sweater or with a fun skirt and tights. 

A basic blouse that can be tucked in with jeans or worn long with leggings. 

This sweater has amazing reviews and could easily be thrown on as pictured above to run errands or paired over the above tunic for a more dressier look. It does run large so I would suggest sizing down one size. 

Everything at Anthro is currently 20% off and free shipping for orders over $100.

These are normally close to $100 and you can get them for just $78 now. Unfortunately Anthro doesn't have the petite version I would need but if your taller these are amazing and have great reviews. 

I love the cranberry color of the tee and love that it's longer and could be worn with leggings or jeans. 

Also a great time to stock up on your favorite candles or give them as gifts. This scent has been a long favorite of mine. 

J. Crew Factory / J. Crew
Both J.Crew and J.Crew Factory are having amazing sales right now with up to 50% off everything. 

I am obsessed with the belt detail of this top and think it would be perfect now with navy pixie pants or when it warms up with white jeans. 

I love this color combo and it's currently less that $25. 

Perfect gift for friends or family and they have amazing reviews. 

I think that about does it for my favorites but there are so many other amazing deals, be sure to check out some of your favorite sites to see what they are offering! Hope everyone has a great start to the week & happy shopping!

Yours truly, 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Weekend Recap

Happy Monday friends! It feels like forever since I have checked in and actually posted so I figured I would take advantage of my sick day and get a blog post up. I can't believe it's already November and can't get over how crazy the past few weeks have been! From weddings, to weekends away, and getting to get some time at home with my family I feel like I have been nonstop! This past weekend was particularly special because one of my best friends got married, a couple I have known for 10 years now! Here's how the weekend looked...

Friday I was able to get out of work a bit early and headed to get a spray tam because lawd it's been awhile since this skin has seen any sun. If you are in the Raleigh area, I tried out Jill's Beach for the first time and was really pleased with not only the tan but the service and how helpful they were.
After my tan I headed to get a fresh gel manicure and went with OPI Big Apple Red. 

Next was home to shower and get ready for some of our friends that were coming in town and staying with us. It was so nice to have some of my friends back in town that I hadn't seen in months and even more fun to spend time getting ready with each other like we did in college. 

For dinner we made reservations at Humble Pie and it could not have been been more amazing. We each shared about 3 rounds of different small plates and appetizers, as well as 2 bottles of wine and had the best time catching up and enjoying the yummy good. It's not the best photo but we were fortunate enough to snag a spot outside under the lights and thankfully the weather cooperated and it stayed nice and warm. 

Next we headed just up the road to Whiskey Kitchen to have one more glass of wine before calling it a night. 
Whiskey Kitchen is another favorite of mine, I love the decor and ambiance and they make a mean cocktail. 

Saturday we slept in a bit and then headed downtown to meet some friends for brunch at Raleigh Times. Another Raleigh favorite that you can't really go wrong with. The wedding was at the Knitting Mill right at the edge of downtown and everything was absolutely beautiful from the bride to the decorations. 

I wish I had details for my outfit but unfortunately the dress is super old as are the shoes. 

Sunday was spent in recovery mode and seeing of all our friends that come in town before finishing the night with watching football and partaking in some good ol cheeseburgers for dinner. 

Unfortunately today I did feel a bit under the weather and decided to take the day to rest but I am hoping to get a few more posts up this week!

Yours truly, 
Emily Ann

Friday, September 22, 2017

Weekend Links

Happy Friday friends! Sorry today's post is a little late, I had planned on waking up early and polishing it off but would you believe I actually slept in until 9! Yikes! I am officially back home in Maryland for the weekend and can't wait to spend the weekend with my family relaxing. Here's this week's round up of links...

+ Tuesday I am finally heading to get my hair cut and colored and boy is it overdue. I am gong to get my ombre colored over and hoping to go for a deep warm brown similar to this one

+ Now that it's officially the first day of Fall it seems appropriate to break out everything pumpkin related. I can't wait to head to my Trader Joe's to stock up on some of my favorites but definitely am going to be looking for a few things on this list

+ Has anyone ever ordered anything from Shein? Megan recently did a try on session with some things that she ordered, some that worked and some that didn't. I've always been super hesitant to order anything just not knowing sizes or quality. I loved this knotted top and for just $10! 

+ A must try recipe from Skinnytaste, especially for this time of year. 

Happy weekend y'all!
Emily Ann

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thoughts for Thursday

This week is dragging like no other and I am ready for it to be over.  Let's dive right in on this weeks  thoughts...

+ I am off tomorrow and heading home to my family this afternoon and literally can't wait to spend time with them and relax. My grandmother who lives next door to my family just got a new golden retriever puppy named Tilly and I can't wait to spoil her with lots of love. 

+ It is hot as all get out here in North Carolina and this girl is over it and ready for cooler temps. I've got my sweaters, booties, and scarves all ready. 

+ Last week I made my first recipe in my crockpot and man did I forget how great they are. Having dinner ready when you walk in the door from a long day is heaven. I am going to be trying a chicken chili next week, I will share recipe tomorrow!

+ The past 2 weeks I have been fighting a major cold and I am finally feeling better this week and was able to make it to the gym and spin. It was my first spin class in quite some time and man did it kick my butt. 

+ Y'all my hair is as long as it's ever been and thank the lord I am getting a hair cut on Tuesday. Serious horse main going on over here. 

+ Next week I am heading to Asheville with a girlfriend for a few days and I am really looking forward to some time away. I am hoping to get in a few hikes, have some yummy food and check out the Grove Park Inn spa. Any other recs?

+ Every week I say I am going to bite the bullet and try the Vital Protein Collagen Peptide powder. The only question I have is should I drink it in my coffee or just mix it with water and drink it that way?

+ And because I needed this reminder

I think that about does it for today! Hope everyone is having a good week so far, xo!
Emily Ann

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Let's Talk Furniture

I've been very fortunate to not have to buy new furniture really at all since living on my own. I've inherited a lot of pieces from my family including my bed, dresser, and bedside table all of which I've had for 4+ years. I know eventually there will come a time when I will have bite the bullet and get some furniture of my own and truth be told I am a little intimidated. 

Recently I was contacted by to review some of their furniture and collections and I have to say I was majorly impressed. Check out a few of my favorites below.

This couch is from the Sofia Vergara collection and I love the nail head detailing. 

While looking through some of the other collections I also really liked a lot of the pieces from the Chesapeake collection 

Aside from living room collections, also has a really good selection of bedroom furniture. 

I love the look of this rod iron iron like bed frame. 

A tad more luxurious is this beautiful raised gray bed with nail head details. 

And because what good is getting new furniture if you can't get all the fun finishing touches and accents...

Who doesn't love a good accent pillow?

If you are in the market for new furniture or even just a few accent pieces, I highly suggest perusing through

Hope everyone is having a great Tuesday!

Yours truly, 
Emily Ann

Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday, Monday, Monday

Monday we meet again. I don't have too much to complain about this morning seeing as how I had a very low weekend and also only have a 4 day work week. This past weekend I wish I could report lots of exciting activities but I honestly just took it easy, ran errands, spent time outside, watched movies, and cooked at home most the weekend. Sometimes you just need a weekend like that, am I right? This weekend I am heading home to Maryland to celebrate my friend at her bridal shower and I am so excited to spend some time with my family. As for this week, I have a few spin classes scheduled, a new book I am reading and hoping the week flies by. Here's a little inspiration for your Monday...

Yours truly, 
Emily Ann