My 2018 Word of the Year

My 2018 Word of the Year

When choosing a word, I spend some time reflecting on the previous year while setting new goals and aspirations for the upcoming year. Rather than creating specific resolutions, I choose a word that best embodies my vision for the new year. I really love this tradition because it's easy to recall your word throughout the year & focus (or refocus) on your goals. So without further ado, my 2018 word of the year is...

Vacation Lookbook // 30A

Hey, guys-- happy Monday! I hope your weekend was well spent. Mine involved trying to get back into my routine after a week-long beach vacation. But today I'm reliving some of those moments by sharing with you a few of my favorite outfits I wore on my vacay in 30A (one of the cutest, little beach towns in the US-- if you haven't been, put it on your list). As far as my style goes, when I'm on vacation everything becomes a little more care-free/ effortless, and these 3 'fits are just that, effortlessly chic.

Blush + Soul // Vacation Style
Blush + Soul // Vacation Style
Blush + Soul // Vacation Style

Shop Outfit #1

Unfortunately my pair of jeans are sold out (I've had them for years!!) but I linked the most similar pair I could find.

Blush + Soul // Vacation Style

Side Note: For this dress, I actually did a little make-shift knot in the back because it ended up being a little too big. If you go for this one, maybe order a size down. However, the knot surprisingly gave the dress a whole different feel and I really loved it. It's a good way to manipulate a single piece for multiple looks. And this hat? Love!

Blush + Soul // Vacation Style
Blush + Soul // Vacation Style

Shop Outfit #2

The hat linked is a similar style, I picked mine up from a boutique in Nashville called, The Impeccable Pig.

Blush + Soul // Vacation Style
Blush + Soul // Vacation Style
Blush + Soul // Vacation Style

Shop Outfit #3

The mules I've linked are the most similar I could find online. I picked mine up at my local TJ Maxx and they had a lot in stock, but these are equally as cute too.

This post was sponsored by

Tobi. The two blouses + dress were given to me as compensation.

I hope you enjoyed this peak into my "vacation closet". Have a great week, guys

♡ EM

On Repeat 005 // Summer Chill

On Repeat 005 // Summer Edition

Music is food for the soul.

Who's excitedddd? On Repeat is back again and I'm seriously loving the 5 tracks I'm sharing today! I quite literally have had them on repeat, and I'm sure at least 1 or 2 of them you have too. But if not, welcome to your latest playlist additions. Hope you enjoy!


Benji Lewis - Drift

Perfect for a chill day, this easy-going tune is a go-to in the mornings on the way to work.


Jax Jones - You Don't Know Me (ft. RAYE)

This is one that gets stuck in my head and I'm singing "na na ay" all. day. longgg (but I secretly love it). Give it a listen.


Post Malone - Congratulations ft. Quavo

I'm sure a lot of you have heard this one, but I'm on a Post Malone kick right now so I wanted to included it. This one is a chill-hype song, if that makes any sense, haha.


Noah Cyrus - Stay Together

This is my anthem for the summer! It's probably favorite on this list and can you blame me for my choice? It's a sing along and wave your hands in the air type of song. (Wow, I'm really into these descriptions. haha) I just love it.

MAX - Lights Down Low (Ft. Gnash)

This is a newer discovery for me, but I was instantly hooked. I obviously am into smooth/chill songs for summer and this falls suit. His voice is pretty dreamy too.


There you have it-- my top 5 songs of the moment. Did you discover any new faves? Let me know what you're listening too, I love finding new music to add to my library. Happy summer listening, yall.


My 2017 Word of the Year

Here we are, another year come and gone and started again. Gosh-- Time, it really doesn't ever slow down does it? So, 2017, how ya doing?? I've brought an upper respiratory infection into this new year (ugh), so I didn't have my normal excitement/"clean slate" feeling that comes with each new year. But, I have been thinking about what I hope to achieve and work towards this upcoming year.

2017 Word of the Year | Blush + Soul
2017 Word of the Year | Blush + Soul


1. to hold someone in your arms as a way of expressing love or friendship.
2. to accept or support willingly and enthusiastically.

This year, I want to embrace:

For me, 2017 is all about the love. Life is way too short not to show the people you love that you cherish them. Hug them, spend time with them, make memories with them. This year, I'm loving harder, y'all.

So much of happiness is accepting. Accepting situations and people for what & who they are. If we spend all our time fighting and questioning what is, we will never find happiness. I want to continue working on embracing my journey good & bad, trusting in God's plan for my life.

This year brings with it a lot of new changes and comfort zone breaking. Thing's I'll share with you as they come. I find myself feeling insecure and afraid, but in 2017 I'm choosing to welcome these changes, embrace them, and grow from them.

Life is one unpredictable, beautiful adventure, and this year I've decided to embrace every little bit of it!

DO you have a word of the year? What are your aspirations for 2017?




On Repeat 004 - Fall Time Vibes

Hiiii! I'm back at it again with my favorite series, On Repeat. Sharing 5 songs that have been blaring through my speakers lately. Hope you enjoy it and find a song (or 2, or 3) to add to your current playlist. This one is filled with feel-good beats that will make you smile in some maybe not-so-happy moments. Give it a listen...

On Repeat || Blush + Soul

... Sit Back, Relax, and Listen ...


Find any new favorites?? Mine is probably Guru, or Unique. By the way guys, I'm trying to find a better option for sharing the music in my posts. I would love to do it with Spotify but I can't get it to work, the songs simply don't play when I try. I'll keep working on it, but if any of you have suggestions I'd greatly appreciate them!

What Songs have you had on repeat lately? Share them with me!