ABOUT THE BLOG
Life with Emily is the space where I share my personal style in hopes to inspire & help make the task of getting dressed a little easier! My looks are ones that can actually be worn day-to-day. My outfits feature a mix of high and low end pieces with an emphasis on closet staples.

ABOUT EMILY
I am a 28-year-old southern girl living in North Carolina with my husband, Nick, and our cat, Charlie. I began blogging at Life With Emily during my junior year of college at Appalachian State University in 2011. After spending countless hours on campus & many more hours studying, I started my blog as a creative outlet to share my day-to-day life. Upon graduating college in 2012, I shifted my content on Life With Emily to focus on my sense of style, and that is where my passion for blogging began. Seven years later I am still blogging about my personal style, my favorite fashion & beauty finds, my travels, and bits and pieces of my life.

LET’S CHAT!
I love hearing from readers, blog friends, and potential sponsors! Have a question? Have a suggestion? Do you have something specific you would like me to blog about? Send me an email at emily@lifewithemilyblog.com or fill out the form below … I would love to chat with you!

THE DETAILS
Life With Emily is part of several advertising programs. This means that if you click and/or make a purchase through certain links on this site or any other related social media platforms (including instagram, twitter, or facebook), I may make a commission from that click and/or purchase. Although I participate in these programs and have sponsored posts, all writing, thoughts, and opinions are my own.

*any item provided to me by a brand or company will be annotated with “c/o” and any sponsored post will contain verbiage at the top or bottom of the post.
Life With Emily does not disclose or share any reader information other than to analyze site performance. Email addresses and name information will never be shared, sold, rented, or added to any mailing address without consent.

A FEW RANDOM THINGS ABOUT ME

HAVE A QUESTION? I’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

 

FEATURES

THE KNOT BEAUTY ISSUE (also in print) | SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINE VOL 52 NO. 8 (in print) |  #50Styles50States WITH OLD NAVY on People.com | CAROLINA STYLE MAG | THE DAILY SOUTH BY SOUTHERN LIVING | THE GLITTER GUIDE | BUSTLE | BUSINESS INSIDER WITH DRAPER JAMES | GLAM RADAR | DRAPER JAMES, REESE WITHERSPOON’S CLOTHING LINE |

FAQs

How did you start your blog?
I started my blog in 2011 while I was a junior at Appalachian State University. I had been reading blogs for quite a while and finally one day I thought, “why not?” I started Life With Emily having absolutely no clue what I was doing, but used it as a creative outlet to share my day-to-day college life along with all of my favorite fashion and beauty products! Back then, the blogging scene was so different, so it’s been a lot of trial-and-error as the blogging world has continued to change and evolve.

What did you study in school?
I went to Appalachian State University and received my Bachelor’s degree in Communication with a focus on Public Relations. My minor was sociology. I interned for a PR agency, a few non-profit organizations, and in a radio station’s event department while in college.

Who takes your photos?
My sister, Logan, takes all of the photos for my blog. When I first started taking outfit photos back in 2012 she would help me out. At the time neither one of us knew what we were doing, but together we have learned through trial and error! The photos aren’t always perfect, but we have so much fun bonding together every week when we shoot together and it’s been fun to see her progress over the years! Over time Logan has really taken a liking to photography and has even started taking a few photography classes in high school! I will occasionally use a professional photographer for certain projects, but for the most part it’s my 16 year old sister behind the lens! 

Help! I want to start a blog but have no idea where to begin. Can you give me some advice?
This is one question that floods my inbox constantly and I always love taking the time to answer it! My biggest piece of advice: Go for it! My blog began as a hobby and I had absolutely no clue what I was doing. I suggest starting one and coming up with a game plan, a vision of what you want. Having a vision of what you want for your blog is a force that will allow you to focus on your content, your goals, and your audience! I will say it is not a fast process; I always tell people who want to start a blog to be patient. It won’t happen overnight and it will be a lot of trial-and-error of figuring out what works and what doesn’t, but that’s the fun in it! I am going to be starting a blogging series, so if you have any questions regarding blogging, please comment or email me emily@lifewithemilyblog.com and I will be sure to include them!

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  • Ready, set, sail! 🛳 trading in my sweaters for swimsuits for a few days on @royalcaribbean’s newest ship #symphonyoftheseas 💙 #comeseek #enwexplores
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Ship some of the items I packed by clicking the link in my bio or following me in the @liketoknow.it app! http://liketk.it/2yedi
  • Happy Monday, y’all! Something tells me this Monday is going to call for at least 3 cups of ☕️ to get everything done! 😴
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Shop this entire look by clicking the link in my bio or by following me in the @liketoknow.it app http://liketk.it/2ycNl #liketkit #LTKunder50 #LTKsalealert
  • Is there anything better than a Saturday during the fall?! 🍁🙌🏻 College football, gorgeous fall leaves & the cutest @giginewyork leopard bag to tag along for all the fun! This bag is part of their new Savanna collection & everything is 20% off this weekend! 😍
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Shop the full look (+ my fav @giginewyork bags) by following me in the @liketoknow.it app. http://liketk.it/2yaZb #liketkit #giginewyork #falloutfits #happysaturday
  • 📚book giveaway!📚
Happy Sunday y’all! I’m excited to give away two books to one lucky reader! The Dinner List & The Proposal are two of the most anticipated books of the season and I happen to have extra copies of both to give away! Entering is easy:

1️⃣ make sure you’re following @emilynwilkinson & like this pic! 
2️⃣ tag 3 bookish friends who would want to win!
3️⃣ comment & let me know your favorite book of the year 📚
4️⃣for an extra entry, share this in your story (tag me!)
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Giveaway will run through November 10 & I’ll choose a winner on the 11th! 🙌🏻
http://liketk.it/2y4sp #bookgiveaway #frc2018 #jomo
  • Happy Fri-Yay, y’all! 🙌🏻 I was ready for the weekend starting on Monday, anyone else?! 🙈 Excited for the weekend - I may break out these fun statement earrings!
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Shop everything in this pic by clicking the link in my bio or following me (emilynwilkinson) in the @liketoknow.it app! http://liketk.it/2y32r #liketkit #ltkunder50 #baublebar #mywestelm #statementearrings
  • One year ago today 💙
On October 28, 2017 I thought I couldn’t love you more! Over the last year I have loved you more with each day that passes. Today and every day - I am so proud to be your wife. Thank you for being you & for loving me beyond measure. Being married to you is such a gift & I can’t wait to see what the next year brings us! I love you to pieces, @nick_wilkinson1! 😍 #werethewilkinsons
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P.s. I uploaded my first IG TV video! It’s a compilation from our wedding day! 📷: @alexastuttsphotography

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