Pura Vida Review!

Hey daydreamers! Sorry this post is a bit late. I’ve been so busy this week with my studio’s dance intensive, a cheer intensive on top of that, and getting ready for school. Also, it’s hard to believe it’s already August (!!). This summer has literally flown by so fast!

At camp, I lost my one of my favorite sunflower earrings from Pura Vida that I wear all the time! I was so sad – I took them out so I wouldn’t lose them in the lake…and I lost one of them when I took it out. *facepalm* So I ordered a new pair to replace it.

When I did, I saw that Pura Vida was having a huge sale, so I went ahead and grabbed a few more items! I took some pictures as I opened the package, and I thought it would be fun to do a little review. Disclaimer: this post is not sponsored or anything 😉 Let’s get into it!

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Altar’d State Haul & Review!

Hey daydreamers! How has your week been? I just got back from vacation (as I’m writing this), so that’s why there wasn’t a bonus post on Wednesday. 😉

A few weeks ago, my mom took me shopping at Altar’d State! I totally found my new favorite store – everything was exactly my style. It was like my Pinterest boards came to life. 😂 Everything was super organized and aesthetic. They played Christian music and had the cutest clothes and jewelry! They even set up your dressing room for you, with your name written on the front! It was such a fun outing, and I thought it would also be fun to post a haul/review of what I got from Altar’d State!

Let’s get right into it!

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Amazon Haul + Review: Star Necklace + Bloom Planner!

Hey daydreamers! How has your week been? I’m writing this on Wednesday, and I’m insanely sore from cheer camp this week, but it’s been fun.

Recently I bought a few items from Amazon using a giftcard I got, and I thought it would be super fun to review them for y’all! This post isn’t sponsored or affiliated with Amazon or anything like that, I just thought I’d share these products with you guys. Let’s get into it!

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What I Would Wear To… + Giveaway Winner!

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You can use the code EMMIE20 to get 20% off your purchase at Chaudeande through December 1! (Excluding the mystery sticker pack)

Hey daydreamers! I originally wasn’t going to get a post up this week, but today I finished homework early and had some free time to work on a post! On Pinterest, I see a ton of story pins on my feed. It’s really popular right now to make a story pin featuring “What I would wear…” to things like your wedding day, a pool party, on your birthday, etc. using outfits from Pinterest. I decided that would be a super fun blog post idea and it would be quick enough to get up in a day! I’ve put together outfits for five different occasions from Pinterest, and I made a board so you guys can easily save anything you like here. And stay ’till the end to find out the giveaway winner!

what I would wear…on Christmas morning

Since it’s Christmas morning and there isn’t any time to do a complicated hairstyle or anything, I would just leave my hair down!

On Christmas morning, I would wear this comfy-looking green hoodie! I love the oversized look of it.

I would wear it with the pants from these flannel pajamas.

I would definitely mix up these cute fuzzy socks!

what I would wear to…summer camp

I would do my hair in these messy dutch braids. I can sorta do them myself, but last year at camp there was one girl in our cabin who was amazing at them, so I always asked her to do them for me. 😛

I would wear this summery Pura Vida necklace with it.

This one is one of my favorites! To summer camp, I would wear a Simply Southern T-Shirt like this cute turtle one. This type of shirt is totally a summer staple here in the South!

I would pair it with the classic black Nike Dri-Fit shorts, because they’re super comfy and go with anything!

Another summer camp classic – I’d wear this outfit with these gray Birkenstocks! I really want some Birkenstocks for Christmas, but since they’re so expensive it probably wouldn’t be worth it because my feet are still growing and they wouldn’t fit in a year.

Finally, I would complete this summer-camp look with a friendship bracelet and Pura Vida bracelet on my wrist!

what I would wear…on my wedding day

I know this day is super far away, but who doesn’t like to daydream about their wedding dress? 😛

This hairstyle is SO gorgeous, and I love the flowers incorporated into it! I love those waves, and the twist looks so effortless and elegant. I would totally love to do my hair like this on my wedding day!

I love this dress, too! I really like the neckline and the way the fabric looks on the bodice, and the full, layered skirt looks so beautiful!

Finally, you’ve got to wear your engagement ring on your wedding day, right? This one is super pretty and I love the rose gold accents!

what I would wear…to the beach

I love this pretty half-up hairstyle with the colorful bandana scrunchie! The sunglasses are also super cute and totally match the beachy vibe.

This sundress is super pretty and I love the buttons down the front! It’s a little short, but I would wear it over my bathing suit as a cover-up to and from the beach.

I would wear this pink and striped bathing suit! It looks kind of high cut though, I would want it to be longer or I would wear shorts over it.

Finally, I’d just pair it with some random flip-flops. XD

what I would wear…to homecoming

This one is my favorite that I put together, so I decided to save it for last! This week is homecoming week for the high-schoolers at my school, so I came up with the outfit I could wear when I’m old enough to go.

I love this wavy half-up look that’s similar to the wedding hairstyle from earlier!

I love these dainty pearl earrings that match the gold pearl necklace.

I would definitely wear a dress like this! It’s a pretty shade of pink that wouldn’t wash out my (very pale XD) self, and I like the over-the-shoulder look and sweetheart neckline. It looks like a pretty good length, I would definitely not want a super short dress!

I would use this white and gold purse that matches the jewelry to carry my phone, diabetes supplies, etc.

Finally, I really like these white heels!

Time to announce the giveaway winner! Since I made y’all read that whole post before I tell you, I won’t make you scroll through a million dots this time. 😉 First off, a reminder of what the winner will be getting:

Three adorable, handmade stickers from Chloe’s new Etsy shop Chaudeande! And the winner is…

ASHA B.!

Congrats, Asha! I’ll send you an email ASAP about your prize! Make sure to check out her blog linked above and leave her a big 🥳 emoji in the comments! Thank you so much to Chloe for sponsoring this giveaway – I really enjoyed working with you and thanks for supporting my blog!

Thank you so much for reading this post! I love you guys so much and I’ll see you next week. Sorry I never got around to posting last week, but Halloween was so much busier than I thought it would be!

Would you wear any of these outfits? Which one is your favorite? What would you wear to summer camp, homecoming, a beach trip, etc.?

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TwoFifty Scrunchies Giveaway WINNER!

Hey daydreamers! Welcome back to another Bonus Wednesday post (for those of you who are new to my blog, I always post on Saturdays but sometimes if I have a quick announcement or something to share, I’ll do a bonus post on Wednesday)! WordPress changed the font of the Editor again for some reason, so this’ll be *really* annoying to type, but oh well. Anyway, today I’m announcing the long-awaited news of…the winner of my giveaway featuring TwoFifty Scrunchies!

I chose the winner completely randomly using a random name picker website. Most people had an advantage because they completed bonus entries which increased their chances of winning, and some completed more entries than others. First off, a reminder of what the winner will be getting!

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Recent Favorites! // Clothes, Music, Books, Skincare & More!

Hey daydreamers! I’m definitely cutting it close this week – I’m writing this at 12:00 on Saturday and I normally post at 10:00 on Saturday. Anyways, today’s post is some products, clothes, music, books, skincare, and more that I’ve been loving recently! Sort of like a shopping haul with things I recently got and love. I’ll link to as much as I can so you can check these items out, and this post isn’t sponsored!

Also, if you haven’t yet, make sure to check out the giveaway! It’s closing this Tuesday, and I’ll announce the winner on Wednesday, so make sure to enter before it closes! And remember, you can still use my code EMMIE20 for 20% off your order at TwoFifty Scrunchies through August!

Okay, let’s get onto the post! It’s pretty similar to last week, since I found a really good lighting spot for these kinds of posts, so sorry about that. Also, I’m not trying to brag about anything in any way!! I just really love these items and wanted to recommend them to you, and I’m super grateful to have them.

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HUGE Back-to-School Supplies Shopping Haul!

Hey guys! Before we get onto the post, I just wanted to let you know that you can now use my code EMMIE20 at checkout to get 20% of your purchase from TwoFifty Scrunchies through August! And if you haven’t already, enter our giveaway here!

Hey daydreamers! For me, back-to-school shopping is a serious end-of-summer ritual. I love finding cute new notebooks and feeling a fresh new start! Actually, when we got back from school shopping, we found out that our school pushed back the first day from August 10 to August 24. I still decided to go ahead and do this post!

I’m honestly soooo ready to go back to school. This has, quite literally, been the longest summer of my entire life, and there’s not a ton you can do (things are opening up now for me, but at the beginning we couldn’t go anywhere!) I’m looking forward to an actual routine, being busy, studying and doing homework (honestly, who am I? 😂) and, of course, cute new school supplies, which is what this post is about!

Also, if you haven’t yet, make sure to read my what’s in my backpack (beginning vs. end of the year) post before you read this one! Okay, let’s get right to it.

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Scrunchie Hairstyle Tutorial + Giveaway ft. TwoFifty Scrunchies!

UPDATE: You can now use my code EMMIE20 at checkout to get 20% of your purchase from TwoFifty Scrunchies through August!

‘ello Daydreamers! (Haha, sorry, at camp we talked in a British accent 90% of the time and now I’m pretty much stuck that way. 😂) Anyways, I’m BACK with a super-special post for you guys! Today, I’m going to be showing you a *super cute* scrunchie hairstyle, featuring scrunchies from my friend Natalie’s brand new Etsy shop, TwoFifty Scrunchies! Stay tuned until the end for an amazing giveaway!

First off, I want to give a HUGE thank you to Natalie for sponsoring this post! Natalie runs TwoFifty Scrunchies, where she sells handmade and super affordable scrunchies! I’ve had a hard time finding low-cost scrunchies that are actually good quality – you can get them in bulk from Amazon, but they’re super flimsy and low-quality. On the other hand, some handmade scrunchies can be upwards of $10! Natalie’s scrunchies are not only handmade, incredible quality, and super cute, but they’re only $2.50 apiece and even less when you buy a pack!

Today I’m sharing a fun hairstyle using Natalie’s scrunchies! If you know how to Dutch or French braid, this should be a no-brainer, and if not, don’t stress! I’m awful at Dutch braiding on myself and this technique makes them look super good!

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Reacting to Your Assumptions About Me: Part 2!

Hey daydreamers! First off, I want to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who subscribed to the email list and entered the giveaway! It’s so amazing to do this giveaway to kick off the launch of our email list and work with SP Scrunchies! If you haven’t entered yet, make sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win two scrunchies from The Striped Plaid Co! 💛 I’ll be announcing the winner either next week or the week after so stay tuned for the results and make sure to enter before then!

Second, I’m so happy that you guys liked Part 1 of me reacting to your assumptions, and thank you so much for all of your amazing submissions! I originally planned for this to be a single post, but you guys ended up giving me a ton more assumptions than I had planned (thank you!) so I decided to make a part 2 so I could react to all of them! This time I used images from Pinterest to go along with the post, and let’s get into the assumptions!

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Reacting to Your Assumptions About Me! (Part 1)

Hey daydreamers! I’m so excited about this post, ahh! So, last Monday, I asked you guys what some of your assumptions about me were. I got so many great responses, and thank you so much to everyone who submitted them! Also, a cozy-themed photoshoot ended up winning the poll, but I decided to incorporate some pens and books and I love how it turned out! So without further adieu, let’s get straight into the assumptions!

You like the beach more than the mountains

Ooh, that’s a hard one – I think I would have to say this is wrong because I went to Colorado last summer and I absolutely loved the mountains. Colorado is my favorite place in the whole wide world (so far haha) and it’s amazing there!

Christmas is your favorite holiday

Yes! Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love Christmas music and I kinda wish I could listen to it all year long!

Your favorite types of books are long lengthy ones

This one is probably incorrect, but it really depends. I used to be in a slump where I just read Middle-Grade contemporaries, and I would re-read the same books over and over again, but now I prefer more YA, fantasy, and self-help. It’s funny, I read a lot of shorter books, but all of my absolute favorites are really long! (The Book Theif, Harry Potter, The Martian, The Hunger Games) So I guess I would have to say this is sort of right?

You like to read Harry Potter. Mainly bc a lot of ppl do.

Yes!! I’m obsessed with Harry Potter right now (I’m a proud Hufflepuff!), and I’m rereading all the books and watching the movies while I’m in quarantine! Tbh, I read the books in third grade, absolutely loved them, and then I kind of forgot about them. At the beginning of quarantine, I decided to start reading them again, and I just started rereading book 5! When I’m bored I look at Harry Potter memes, haha. I think it’s safe to say this assumption is correct. 😉

U are a really nice sister and u and ur sister don’t fight a lot bc u seem to be really good at expressing ur self and solving/fixing problems.

I’m really flattered that you think that!! 😊 When it comes to drama or problems with friends, my first reaction is often “HEY GUYS LOOK OVER THERE ISN’T THAT AN INTERESTING WALL?? And ooh let’s take a moment to think about rainbows and puppies and sunshine shall we?? REMEMBER THAT TIME WHEN WE WERE ALL GETTING ALONG HAHAHAHA SO FUN hey let’s reenact that!!”* I hate drama and just want people to get along, haha! Usually, I’ll talk to my mom about what to say and then I take a step back, think about it, and once I’ve found the perfect words try to say something that would best help solve the problem. But the thing is, with my sister…well, we sometimes argue, but of course we do – we’re sisters! We get on each other’s nerves a lot but we secretly would do anything for each other. We used to fight a ton, but now we’re getting a bit better about it!

*This proves that I am 100000% a Hufflepuff, no questions asked.

you do really well in school

Yes, I’d say I do pretty well in school! I have A’s in all of my classes, but of course, there’s the occasional quiz that I don’t do well on or a forgotten assignment. My best subject is probably English, and the one I have to study the hardest for is Math because I’m definitely more right- than left-brained! (Not to be braggy or anything, I hope I don’t come across that way!)

you’re super tall

Nope, not at all! I’m actually pretty average, but I’m on the shorter side. I’m only about 5 feet tall, and most of my friends are around 5’2″ or 5’3″. I looked it up and I think the average height for a 12-year-old female is 5 feet. I just feel really short because all my friends are tall, haha!

you’re very girly

Yes! This is so true! I love soft, feminine colors, I don’t play a ton of sports besides ballet and volleyball, I love hair and makeup, and I enjoy fashion and a lot of other things that would be considered girly! So yes, definitely!

you’re quite a positive person 

Yes!! This is actually very true about me. I’m always trying to look on the bright side, find the good thing in the situation, etc. Sometimes it’s hard to be positive, but I’m always trying to work on being able to find joy during tough situations (e.g. right now!!). I’m usually a pretty smiley and bubbly person, except when I’m tired or mad/sad, haha.

you love baking

I love baking, and I wish I could do it more often! I recently made this edible cookie dough recipe and my family liked it, and I was obsessed with it. I’d say I’m at least decent at baking but I’m not very experienced, however, I do enjoy it!

you’re one of the oldest in your year group

This one is from Sophie, who lives in the UK, so I think year group means grade in America? (correct me if I’m wrong!) I’m in 6th grade, which I think is equivalent to Year 7 in the UK. I don’t think I’m one of the oldest in my grade (there are a few people who are 13) but I’m not the youngest either. So I think I might be sort of in the middle, since I turned 12 in October?

you prefer creative subjects in school

100%! I love writing and essays, and I also really enjoy project- and group project-type things.

you like reading

Yes! I love, love, love to read. Before I go to bed every night, I read whatever book I’m currently working on for about an hour. It’s one of my favorite parts of the day and it’s the only way I can calm myself down to go to sleep!

you have a big friend group but not a best friend

I actually have both! I have a really big friend group (we have to pull up a million chairs to the lunch table to fit everybody, lol!), and then I also have a best friend within my main group of friends (she was in a few of my older posts, like this one!) I also have a bunch of friends outside of my friend group at school, (Hi Janel, I know you’re reading this!! *hug*), and then a bunch of friends from dance and also online friends. Whew, that was complicated, but hopefully you get what I mean, haha. So this one is half-correct, half-wrong.

your favorite emoji is 😂

😂 is probably my most-used emoji (I type it constantly!), but my favorites are 🩰, 🦙, and 😊! I also like this 🤠 random cowboy one, because he’s (its?) very underrated. *nodnod*

you’re a morning person

I actually have no idea. Am I? I wake up earlier than most of my friends (I’m horrible at sleeping in, which is a really funny thing to be bad at – I can never sleep past 9:00, or else my body will wake me up exactly then! It’s really funny), but it usually takes me a second to get going in the morning or even just to get out of bed. I’d definitely say I’m way more of a night owl because it takes me forever to fall asleep, but I guess you could say I’m a morning person.

Wow, I only got through about half of these! I’ll definitely do a part 2, because this post is getting long but you guys submitted so many awesome assumptions that I definitely want to react to. If you didn’t get a chance to comment your assumptions, that’s okay! You can just comment yours down below and they will be included in part 2! Stay tuned for an extra-special post coming up next week, and thank you so much for reading!

Are any of these assumptions true – or false – about you?

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