Coral & Starfish

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coral and starfish

I am seriously obsessed with the combination of coral and teal or coral and mint. I just think it is fun, vibrant and works really well together. Anytime I mix and match colors at the office, I always want to ensure it is minimal so I don’t freak my co-workers out. Well, I’m pretty sure I freaked them out anyway. Oh well! At least I was having fun, being productive and feeling good about life. Also, how CUTE is this starfish bracelet from InPink? I absolutely love it! It is definitely going to be my go-to accessory this summer and anytime I’m wearing bright colors, stripes or anything nautical-inspired, you better believe this bracelet will be a part of my arm party.

Now for Blog Every Day in May, my most embarrassing moments. Trust me, I have A TON of them. I mean my middle name should just be embarrassment. But the most memorable ones deal with tripping. Apparently my last name in German means “clumsy”… I have no idea if this is true, but I’ll take it because my family is very clumsy! So in high school I had a huge crush on my best friend’s older brother (huge no-no, right? meh, he was beautiful!) and while passing him leaving the lunchroom, he was coming down the stairs and I was going up. I started to say hello as I completely wiped out and tripped going UP the stairs. SO embarrassing. Next tripping embarrassment: I was in my senior year of college, and although this might have involved a couple, a few, maybe more beers, I fell down a bar’s stairs in front of a completely full bar. It was one of those moments where everyone goes “OHHHHH” (you know like when someone drops their tray in the lunchroom) and then I stood back up and said “HEYYYYY I’m okay!”… and proceeded to eat two hot dogs. Hey they were always free at this bar and I thought it would help with the whole falling down thing. Classy, I know. Happy Friday everyone!

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Dress, Vintage via Armstrongs in Scotland  (Last seen here, Similar)

Heels, H&M (Last seen here, Similar)

Belt, Windsor (Last seen here, Similar)

Starfish Bracelet, c/o InPink (Similar)

Teal Bracelet, Lia Sophia (Similar)

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    May 10, 2013 at 6:41 AM

    Oh that belt is such a great touch, you look lovely Rachel.


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    May 10, 2013 at 7:07 AM

    This shade of coral is so flattering! I am so in love with your belt too. It is so adorable!

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    May 10, 2013 at 7:58 AM

    This dress is so pretty on you – look at your tiny waist! I think this dress is such a keeper. Plus with your lighter hair it just looks like summer time 🙂

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      May 10, 2013 at 9:01 AM

      This dress sure does wonders for my waist 😉 I love it. It was something I was drawn to at this vintage store, tried it on, fit me perfectly! I hope I can have it in my closet for a long time. I’m always still in awe of how WELL MADE things were back in the day. The fabric is amazing! And I’m loving the coral with my lighter hair!

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    Ginny Mossman
    May 10, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    I love this outfit! Way to recover from the falling in the bar, too funny 🙂

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      Rachel's Lookbook
      May 10, 2013 at 2:02 PM

      Haha, yeah. I mean I figured what else do you do?! I could have run away or embraced that it just happened 😉 Have a great weekend Ginny!

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    May 10, 2013 at 8:19 AM

    You look so nice in that dress. Very nice color. Have a nice friday.

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    May 10, 2013 at 8:34 AM

    haha! I usually don’t trip, but I always say embarrassing things. But when you’re cute and innocent-looking you can usually get away with it! I love coral, especially with turquoise just like you mentioned!

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    Bethie the Boo
    May 10, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    LOL, I think a lot of people’s most embarrassing stories involve alcohol somehow!
    I adore this dress! Coral and teal are two colors I would really like to pair together too!

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      May 10, 2013 at 9:07 AM

      This is TOO true. I’m sure most of my embarrassing moments aside from tripping involve this, but sometimes I just can’t remember. I also have really awkward encounters with people sometimes when I say something stupid, but I can’t ever remember this!

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    May 10, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    The dress looks so cute with that darling bow belt! Ugh I hate tripping in front of people…always so embarrassing. I slipped on something on the way out of the grocery store not that long ago and totally bit it. Everyone was asking if I was okay and I just wanted to get outta there!

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      May 10, 2013 at 9:50 AM

      OH NO that’s the worst 🙁 Yeah, I would have just wanted to run away too!

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    May 10, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    That bow belt — I can’t even handle the cuteness!
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    Jackie l Food.Wine.Fashion
    May 10, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    This is a great color on you! I totally understand why you like it so much.

    Have a great weekend lady!
    xo Jackie

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    May 10, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    You’re so gorgeous! I’m loving your hair here, and you’re right–this color is fantastic on you!

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    May 10, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Love this color on you and the belt is adorable.

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    May 10, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Soooooo pretty! I really like how the bright coral makes the blond highlights in your hair even brighter. You look ready for summer!

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    May 10, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    I’m so sad I can’t get that dress & copy you:( You look SO freaking amazing in it!!! And those teal heels & cute bow belt are the perfect touches.

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    May 10, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Gorgeous color combo Rachel! And I love that bow belt.

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    May 10, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    great color dress on you, and i really love that belt!

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    May 10, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    You look beautiful with this gorgeous dress. The color looks great on you 🙂


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    May 10, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    You’re right – love the color combo! Eating two hot dogs after falling down is the most random thing ever to do – so funny!

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    May 10, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Anything bowish makes me heart beat quicker hahaha, how cute is that belt, the nude colour fits perfectly to this coral dress. I also love this refreshing colour combo, so summerish. I love your hair that light, your beautiful blue sticks out even more.

    AND why dont you ask your german blogger friend what your last name means? If I dont know who should hehe? I am curious now, just email me if you dont wanna share it 🙂


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    Kacie's Kloset
    May 10, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    You lightened your hair, right? I really love it! And that dress looks so flattering on you!

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    May 10, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    That dress is so cute! Also, you totally recover from embarrassing falls better than me, at least on that bar one! My falls are always spectacular, and they also have a bad tendency to injure me. Ah well…


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    May 10, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Those heels!!! That dress!!! I love it all! Send it to me now? Thanks 🙂 Haha, but seriously. I just stumbled upon your blog, and I have to say, you have an amazing sense of style! Your story makes me laugh, I can’t say that I ever have done that, but I have tripped so many times in front of my students. I just try to ride it off like nothing happened. (That rarely works.)

    Kate @ A Journey in Style

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    May 10, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    You are looking extra gorgeous these days!! Coral and gold are one of my very favorite pairings, and this look is gorgeous for spring!


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    Amy Shaughnessy
    May 11, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    This dress is so pretty on you! I think coral is your color. Love those shoes with it too.


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    May 11, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    I love the dress! So beautiful:)

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    May 11, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    But I believe your co-workers are every day pleased about your look – like today: you´re looking absolutely beautiful!

    And is your last name really “Plump”?

    xx from Bavaria in Germany, Rena

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    May 11, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    i have tripped going up the stairs before, its terrible! Love the dress and the belt.


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    May 12, 2013 at 1:58 AM

    Love the outfit and don’t worry. Everyone has moments like that. Thanks for sharing!

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    May 12, 2013 at 4:52 AM

    in love with the look coral is amazing, and your turquoise stilettos the best!
    really liked, i stay here <3


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    May 12, 2013 at 8:26 AM

    I like your style!

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    Katie Vale
    May 13, 2013 at 1:22 AM

    that belt is SO cute! and that color looks beautiful on you!

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    May 12, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    A beautiful colour on you, you look great!
    x Kirsty

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    May 12, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    You look so lovely. That coral color looks amazing on you, and I love the unexpected pairing of it with the blue shoes. Following you now!

    May the force be with you.

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    May 13, 2013 at 2:18 AM

    This is my favorite outfit of yours. Such a lovely color combo and that starfish bracelet added a special touch to the whole outfit 🙂
    Embarrassing moment?? I have tons of those as well 🙂


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    Always Maylee
    May 13, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Such a beautiful dress, what a pretty color on you. Love your starfish bracelet!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    May 14, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Super cute outfit, Rachel. Love the contrast of colors between your dress and your shoes.

    I hope you’ll keep an eye out on my blog later today. I’ll be featuring this as one of the looks I love today.


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      May 14, 2013 at 11:25 AM

      Thank you Terry that is so sweet!

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    Amy B
    May 14, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Agh! I hate not having a smartphone!

    Anyways, I’d love the Cider dress – amdierm(at)gmail(

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