Bow-Tie Blouse + Peplum Baroque Skirt

Posted in Fashion, Outfits
on June 13, 2016

Bow-Tie Blouse + Peplum Skirt

Peplum Barcode Skirt

Bow-Tie Blouse Style

Feminine Style

Barcode Skirt

White Heels + Barcode Pencil Skirt

Bow-Tie Crepe Blouse, c/o Chicwish | Baroque Lace Skirt, c/o Chicwish | White Heels, JustFab (Similar here and here) | Lips, Butter London | Earrings, Charming Charlie (Similar here and here) | Ray Ban Aviators, c/o DITTO – use promo code RACHELSLOOK to get your first month of renting sunglasses for FREE!

Hi everyone! Sorry I was absent last week – I took a trip to DC for a work conference and took Friday off to explore. You can see my excitement via this instagram and this instagram. It was so much fun, and my first time to DC. I stayed at the Churchill Hotel during the conference, but moved to an Airbnb in the Shaw neighborhood Thursday night. This was my first time traveling alone in a long time, and it reminds you to appreciate yourself and never take for granted the time you have with yourself. I do admit missing my fiancé and puppy a lot, but I also really enjoyed exploring DC!

Now onto my outfit – I received top and skirt from Chicwish and love the way they look paired together. It is feminine, yet chic and pretty comfy (except directly in the sun on a hot summer day – much better for a bit cooler weather). Also ladies, this skirt holds it ALL in. I haven’t worked out in the past two weeks and was feely pretty bloated from greasy, gross travel food – but the skirt decided to not reveal my food secrets! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Happy Wallet + Giving Back: How to Save Money with Giving Assistant

Posted in Shopping
on June 3, 2016

Shopping is one of those things in life that can turn a sour day into a sweet one and a provide a way to “treat yoself” or your friends and family. What if I told you there is an amazing way to treat yourself and treat others simply by shopping? What if I told you this meant saving money at your favorite stores and giving back to people in need? Is this possible? You bet it is! I was so excited to hear from Giving Assistant (givingassistant.org) because I’m all about helping out, especially when I’m already shopping at my favorite online stores.

Now, anytime I go shopping online I am always searching for coupons, and now that I know Giving Assistant has offers from my favorite brands – Michael Kors, Macy’s, Kohl’s, Forever 21 and more, it is my one-stop place for saving money.

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And because you can create an account – you are able to keep track of how much cash back you’ve earned, and how many meals you’ve donated. You can also choose to donate a portion or all of your cash back to charity by simply adjusting the percentage you want to give to charity and how much cash back you want. The flexibility means you are earning and giving the way you want to.

Floral Maxi Dress

So I love shopping online at Forever21, and it’s so nice to have all of the coupons laid out in one place. The ability to simply and easily enter a promo code for savings or click through to the website and have the promo automatically added is a real time saver!

Forever 21

I simply click on the deal that looks right for me (or the best) and it will open up with the promo code and can click through to shop, it will track your visit and give 4% cash back as well as donate a meal to those in need for every coupon used! I mean seriously, could this site get any better? Save, save again, and help!

Extra30 Forever21 deal

And shopping at Forever21 gives 4% cash back! Awesome right? Also, the average cash back payment goes through within 72 hours from the time of purchase. So seriously, what are you waiting for?! If you have online shopping to do, get going with Giving Assistant!

Thank you to Giving Assistant for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% my own. 

Summer Floral Maxi Dress

Posted in Fashion, Outfits
on June 2, 2016

Floral Maxi Dress Style

Floral Maxi Dress

Floral Dress

Maxi Dress for Summer

My Summer Style

Dressing for summer

While it may not be officially summer yet, it is to me! Once we hit June, those of us in Minnesota like to consider that we are in the “safe zone”. Which means, I’m breaking out all of my favorite dresses, especially my maxi dresses because of how easy, stylish and comfortable they are. This one is a favorite because it reminds me of Miami. My parents were sweet and purchased this for me as a gift on our family vacation.

Along with a tan belt, handbag and sandals, this maxi is perfect for any weekend summer occasion. Do you have a go-to summer style? Let me know in the comments below!

What I’m Wearing

Maxi Dress, Miami Boutique (Similar here and here)

Sandals, Nordstrom Rack (Similar here and here) | Handbag, JustFab (Similar here and here)

Belt, Thrifted (Similar here and here) | Sunglasses c/o Shopbop, Karen Walker

Lipstick, Burt’s Bees