Old Dress, New Tricks

5.21.2015

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Now that my wardrobe is constantly shrinking due to donating all the clothes I hardly wear anymore, I've started to turn to old favorites that haven't been on the blog in awhile. Case in point, this dress which was last seen here in 2012 (back when I was going through a major Hunger Games phase). I actually tried selling this dress to Plato's Closet awhile back, and when they didn't want it, I decided to give it another go. Now I'm glad they didn't take it because I've been getting so much wear out of it lately! These photos were taken after sitting in this dress all day at work, and there are zero creases! I never knew it could do that. It's good to know after all these years, my clothes can still surprise me.

Outfit details:
Cotton On dress (old)
Target cardigan
F21 heeled sandals
Target sunglasses
F21 belt

Denim + Stripes

5.18.2015

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Welcome to my new blog layout! I decided to simplify things a lot more around here. I hope you like it!

In the past I've worn denim + dots and even denim + leopard, so the only natural thing to do next was try denim + stripes. This is what I came up with as a starting point, and I'm a fan. Actually, I'm finally realizing denim (or even chambray) pretty much goes with everything, even more denim! I think that will be my next conquest: denim + denim, or the Canadian Tuxedo as some people call it. Be ready.

Awhile ago I blogged about how I'm currently obsessed with backpacks being used instead of normal purses. I'm talking about the small, structured backpacks that can still hold all your essentials. I didn't even realize I wanted one until I found this bag at Target, and a light had shone down from the heavens to spotlight it & I could hear angels singing. How could I not buy it? Now I use it everyday, so get used to seeing it more often on the blog - maybe even to the point where you start thinking, Okay Rachel, enough with that damn backpack already. I accept that.

Outfit details:
Target dress (old, loving this one)
Target denim jacket
F21 belt
Target backpack
thrifted heels
Target sunglasses

Feeling Fancy

5.14.2015

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Say hello to the only name brand article of clothing I own, and I didn't even pay for it. My ex-roommate used to babysit for this lady who would give away her old high-end clothes she didn't want anymore, and this dress just happened to fit me so I got to keep it! My mom thinks it makes me look old and frumpy, but I feel fancy when I wear it. To me, this dress belongs at a high-society event like the Kentucky Derby or something. Just give me a big ol' hat with a mint julep, and I'll fit right in.

Tomorrow marks exactly one year that I've been blogging where I took zero months off. Before May of last year I randomly left my blog untouched for 3 months. Then in 2013, I was gone for an entire summer. I was also noticeably absent during the winter months between 2011-2012. So although not a huge deal to most people, I'm actually proud of myself for going an entire year of consistent blogging & sticking with it. Can I make it two consecutive years? We shall see. ;)

Outfit details:
Tory Burch dress (hand-me-down)
F21 heeled sandals
Target sunglasses
F21 boater hat
F21 belt