4 Year Blog Birthday!

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Rachel's Lookbook 4 Year Blog Birthday

Today marks four years since I started this blog. I cannot BELIEVE it has been that long. And I’m still so blown away by all of the support, opportunities and people I have met through this venture. It all started with a conversation about how I missed writing about what I wanted, especially fashion, and the next day we owned the domain rachelslookbook.com. This past year has definitely gone by faster than any year before, and as I was reviewing this year, I honestly just can’t believe we are here, at the end of November again!

Celebrating 4 Years of Blogging

Black and Pink Floral Fit and Flare Dress

4 years of blogging

Jessica Howard Floral Print Dress

4 Year Blog Birthday

What I’m Wearing

Dress, Jessica Howard via Marshalls (Similar here and here) | Belt – Included with dress (Similar here and here) | Heels, Schutz (Exact here, in suede here) | Earrings, Charming Charlie (Similar here and here)


Lips, Bite Lip Crayon in Framboise  | Blush, Tarte in Fearless | Highlighter, Becca

Some highlights from the past year include working with amazing brands like H&M, participating in a photo shoot with TC Style Magazine, co-hosting the Macy’s Spring Destination Style event, and of course the continuous relationships I’ve made and the friends I’ve been able to keep. I’ve said it over and over again, but it’s true! Being able to meet like-minded people has been the most amazing part. From happy hours and shopping trips to attending weddings and having loyal, lifetime friends, I couldn’t be more thankful for the friends I’ve made! I still think the most memorable time for me was being selected as a winner to be in a BIC pen ad and being flown to New York (you can see the final ad here)! I’m also starting to do more fun posts, like the 8 Frustrations that Every Fashion Blogger Understands post, and hope to share more in the near future.

I also just want to say thank you to anyone who takes time out of their day to visit here. I know there are millions of blogs out there, millions of stylish people who know a heck of a lot more about fashion (and beauty) than me, and I’m amazed that people visit here on a daily basis, and can’t thank you enough for your support! I’ve put my whole heart into this space, and wouldn’t be able to do it without you! I also have to thank my boyfriend, who takes all of my photos and edits them for me. Makes my life pretty easy, and makes it a fun adventure for us. We enjoy thinking about where we can shoot our next set of photos or even doing fun things like Lucky Week (which was a great success – see the recap here)! To share something you love with the one you love is the most beautiful thing in the world.

And of course, I couldn’t resist getting a big four balloon to celebrate, and in case you missed last year’s 3rd blog birthday post, or my very first blog birthday post, you can check them out. Maybe it’s a silly reason to celebrate, I think it’s worth celebrating, so here I am all dressed up with a giant four balloon. My boyfriend said we would confuse people – a grown woman dressed up holding a four balloon and taking photos, sometimes you do have to wonder what people think as they walk by!

Again, THANK YOU for all of your support! Have a wonderful Friday, a wonderful weekend – and if you want to follow my weekend adventures to Madison – follow me on SnapChat: rachietramp – seriously though, let’s be friends!

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    Melissa Ann DesAutels
    November 20, 2015 at 7:12 AM

    Happy 4 years!!! I've loved watching all of your fantastic fashion advice and outfits…. and wanting every one of them. Wish I was in MN so we could share closest 🙂 Completely proud of you!! Xoxox

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      November 20, 2015 at 7:12 AM

      Thank you Mel! You are so sweet 🙂 Joe and I are looking forward to seeing you in January! It’s going to be a blast – and we’re going to have to get some pictures together for a post or two! Also, you need to show me how you take such amazing photos for your recipe posts!

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    November 20, 2015 at 3:27 AM

    Happy Blog Birthday doll….that is marvellous!! I wish you many more of them too, it’s always a joy to come here. You look amazing, love this dress xx

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    November 20, 2015 at 6:08 AM

    happy birthday to your blog!! great look 🙂
    kisses from dubai ♥

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    November 20, 2015 at 6:10 AM

    such a great milestone, happy blog anniversary.


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    Amy Ann
    November 20, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    Happy 4th! What an accomplishment. I love reading all you’ve done too. Congrats! This dress looks amazing on you.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    November 20, 2015 at 10:22 AM

    Happy 4 years! This past year has been fantastic! Love the dress! It looks so pretty on you! Have a great weekend!


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    November 20, 2015 at 10:24 AM

    Wow! Congratulations!! You look stunning in that dress. Beautiful colors!

    xx, EE

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    November 20, 2015 at 11:13 AM

    Awww, happy blog anniversary love 🙂 You look beautiful in tha gorgeous dress! I wish a lot more for the years to come
    Edwige | http:///ww.hypnozglam.com

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    November 20, 2015 at 11:28 AM

    Happy birthday to your blog! 🙂


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    November 20, 2015 at 12:01 PM

    Happy 4 years!! Hope you keep this blog around for many many more.

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    Lauren Farrell
    November 20, 2015 at 12:28 PM

    Congratulations on your four year anniversary. What an accomplishment! Have a wonderful weekend and here’s to many more successful years ahead for you!


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    November 20, 2015 at 1:13 PM

    Happy 4 years! Such an accomplishment! Can’t wait to see where the next year takes you.


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    November 20, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    Happy happy 4 years lady!! Cheers to 4+ more!

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    Vanessa Lambert
    November 20, 2015 at 8:49 PM

    Congratulations on your 4th Blog Anniversary and your accomplishments! I am so HAPPY for you! So proud of you! I am excited what the future will have next for you! Keep up the good work!
    Happy weekend, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa

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    Amy's Fashion Blog
    November 20, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    Happy Blog Birthday. Congrats on 4 years


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    Liz Lizo
    November 20, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    Congrats on your blogiversary!

    – Liz Lizo

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    November 21, 2015 at 12:09 AM

    Yay! Congrats on 4 years! Time does go by fast, doesn’t it? It seems just yesterday I was starting my blog too! Here’s to many more years!
    Jeans and a Teacup

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    November 21, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    awwww congrats on four years! i find it really cute that you actually have a balloon to celebrate the blog’s fourth anniversary <3 stay a great blogger and hope the coming journey is even more exciting!

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    November 22, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    You look so lovely Rachel! Happy 4 years and oh my you have accomplished a lot and very cool stuff too.
    Rachel xo
    Garay Treasures

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    My Favorite Skirt - Rachel's Lookbook
    November 23, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    […] I’m getting pumped for Thanksgiving and hopefully doing a bit of in-store or online shopping at some point this week/weekend. Am I crazy or have the early deals just gotten insane!? I can’t keep up with it all! Anyway – a little bit about my outfit. I wore this to work a couple weeks ago and love when I can wear a dress as a shirt to get more use out of it. I liked the combination of olive green and navy, and always love an excuse to wear my favorite vintage polka dot skirt (last worn here). If you’ve been following for awhile, then you know I found this skirt at Goodwill a few years ago. I hope you have a great week – get all the details on my outfit below! Also, if you missed it – I celebrated my blog’s 4th birthday on Friday, see the full post here! […]

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    November 23, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    Congratualtions gorgeous!! That is SOOOO exciting. I am so happy we met and have an ongoing friendship. Love these photos, that dress is stunning on you. The color is amazing. To another 4 years+!!!

    Xo Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com

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      November 24, 2015 at 7:39 AM

      Thank you so much Chelsea! It has been so great to “meet” you 🙂 Excited to actually meet you one day!

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    November 23, 2015 at 7:49 PM

    Happy blogversary and congrats on 4 years!

    Doused In Pink

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    November 24, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    Happy 4 years of blogging beautiful Rachel. I am catching up on your blog and I am so glad I read this. This fuchsia floral girly dress you chose is perfect to celebrate such an awesome occasion like your blog’s anniversary. It will be 4 years for me in January (technically I opened the blog earlier but really started blogging in January 2012). You have collaborated with so many great brands and magazines. I have seen all your print features too. You have had a great year – you should be so proud!

    Wishing you a Wonderful Thanksgiving my friend!

    <3 Ada.

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