Meet Emily Schuman, or you may know her as the lifestyle blogging queen and author of Cupcakes and Cashmere, a blog dedicated to documenting the beautiful things in her life and in the world of style.
It’s rare to find a person in the world with truly impeccable taste, but Emily seems to have it. How many people on this earth can pull off nearly every color and have a shape that can somehow rock a peter pan collar with a blazer?
Cupcakes and Cashmere is comprised of five sections: fashion, food, beauty, décor, and DIY. A warning about each section, do you know how it’s not good to go grocery shopping when you’re hungry? Well it’s not recommended to visit any section of Cupcakes and Cashmere when you’ve a.) been paid, b.) haven’t had lunch, or c.) had lunch. Honestly, the new food porn is Emily Schuman’s food tab. All Instagrammed to perfection, you can groan over images of her homemade Cappuccino Pops, Elevated Egg McMuffin, and Watermelon Feta Salad.
Then there’s the fashion. Emily posts photos of herself wearing every outfit, and all the clothes are also her own. She repeats her favorite articles, especially a certain pair of Prada sandals, but Emily relies as much on Forever 21 as she does on special designer pieces.
The beauty tips are actually useful, for example, her Travel Prep Pointers and hair how-to’s that give easy instructions on how to master that fussy “messy” bun you spent hours working on last Friday night.
Emily’s décor inspiration ranges from how to have a proper baked potato and beer night, to organizing a decent kitchen cabinet. And don’t say you “have a system”, because after seeing pictures of Emily’s spice drawer you will be forever converted and your cabinets will love you.
The best part by far of Cupcakes and Cashmere is how personal the tone is. Unlike so many fashion blogs that make such a lifestyle feel unrealistic, Emily makes cropped dark plaid pants in spring, and smoked salmon frittata bites feel possible on a Tuesday morning.