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Last week while on my lunch break I was scrolling through my e-mails and stumbled across one from People Magazine. I assumed it was asking me to sign up for a annual subscription to the magazine at a great price, well because I get LOTS of e-mails like that.  I literally almost died when I  actually opened up that e-mail… I saw something about going to New York, something about a photo shoot and asking for my measurements and then all of these legal documents were attached to the e-mail. WHAT?! WHAT IS THIS?!

Then I remembered I had entered a photo to the People Magazine and BIC for Her “Her A-List Accessory” Contest featuring one of my favorite statement necklaces from JustFab and had completely forgot about it. You know, I enter a lot of contests (BIG ONES and some of those amazing blogger ones) and never expect to win, but I am always hopeful of the chance!

Well my photo was one of the ones selected to be a final grand prize winner! So my boyfriend and I filled out the legal documents and I had to wait on a background check (almost as scary as the background check for a job!) And I was playing the waiting game to tell friends the good news. Yesterday I heard back and it is official! My boyfriend and I will be flying to New York City in July and I will have the opportunity to work with a stylist from People Magazine and get my hair and make up done for a photo shoot, how fun is that?!

I am so excited on so many levels but I just have to say thank you to everyone who has supported me with this blog. Not in a million years would I imagine that submitting a photo from my blog for a contest would result in an amazing trip and experience I get to share with my boyfriend!

I haven’t been to New York City since I was a senior in high school so I am excited to explore the city on my own with my boyfriend, who hasn’t been there yet. So please share some tips as to where we should go and what we should see, especially for it being his first time!

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    Deanne Castro
    June 20, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    Oh congrats!!! This is amazing!!!


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    Karen Smith
    June 20, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    CONGRATULATIONS! How exciting. One of the very perfect moments you have been waiting for Rachel. So many great places, restaurants and sites to see in NY. Very familiar with that area as a former northerner.

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      Rachel's Lookbook
      June 20, 2013 at 5:25 PM

      Thank you Karen! I am very excited and it was the perfect moment when I found out 🙂

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    Always Maylee
    June 20, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    That is amazing and so awesome! You deserve it, congrats!!!! 🙂

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    June 20, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    WOW, CONGRATS! This is so exciting, Rachel- so pumped for you!


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    Ginny Mossman
    June 20, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    This is so amazing Rachel!!!!! Way to do!

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    June 20, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Oh my gosh congrats! I will be in my new space by then in NJ (right near the city!) and if you’re bored, we NEED to meet up! So happy for you, you’re amazing!

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      June 20, 2013 at 12:26 PM

      I WOULD LOVE to meet you! I’m not sure about the schedule yet and we are only there for a few days, but I would absolutely LOVE to meet you in person!

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    June 20, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    WOW!!!! That’s SO cool, congrats girl!!

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    June 20, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Congratulations, Rachel! You deserve it 🙂

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    June 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Congrats Rachel! That is so exciting!! There are a million places I could recommend for the city…email me if you need some tips 🙂

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      June 20, 2013 at 12:27 PM

      Thanks Sharon! I will most certainly be emailing you! I love getting recommendations from other people 🙂 Thank you for offering!

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    Emily @ More Than Just Dessert
    June 20, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!! That is so exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Bethie the Boo
    June 20, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Congratulations Rachel! That is so awesome!! So well deserved!

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      June 20, 2013 at 12:27 PM

      Thank you Beth, I really appreciate it!

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    Berty Morales
    June 20, 2013 at 10:11 AM


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    June 20, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    AWESOME!! Congrats girl!!!


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    Rachel's Fashion Patch
    June 20, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Thats awesome Rachel! Congratulations. I hope this is the first of many amazing opportunities for you! xx

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      June 20, 2013 at 12:29 PM

      Thank you Rachel, you are so sweet! 🙂

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    June 20, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Congratulations!!!! This is exciting news, Im so happy for you, you deserve it 🙂


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    June 20, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    That is awesome! I’m so happy you won! I always think no one “real” ever wins these things but you are the proof!

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      June 20, 2013 at 12:29 PM

      Haha, right!?! I know exactly how I felt when I entered the photo for the contest! It does happen to real people! 🙂 Thank you Ashleigh!

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    June 20, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    STOP IT RIGHT THIS MINUTE!!!! How amazing for you–that’s so exciting! I bet it’s going to be an incredible experience…I can’t wait to hear all about it. On a related note, if you find yourself with free time in NYC, we’ll have to meet up! 🙂

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      June 20, 2013 at 12:33 PM

      I will definitely have to look back at some of your NYC posts! 🙂 I hope I have some free time! It would be amazing to meet up!

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    June 20, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    That’s amazing! Congrats! They couldn’t have picked a better girl!

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    June 20, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    OMG Rach I’m so happy for you, I can only imagine your excitement right . YAY I cannot wait to see more of this adventure. woot woot!

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    Gracey at Fashion for Giants
    June 20, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Oh my goodness, Rachel, that is wonderful!!! Such great news!

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    Fierce & Fashionable
    June 20, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    OH MY GOSH that is SO EXCITING! Congratulations Rachel!! 🙂


    Fierce & Fashionable

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    June 20, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    That’s totally awesome! It goes to show how it really does pay to enter those contests! And obviously, they do have pretty good taste in picking winners. 😉

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    June 20, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    WOW! Congrats girly!! Can’t wait to read all about it! Amazingly jealous!


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    Jo at StyleAt30
    June 20, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    WOW! Such amaaazzingg news indeed! Lookin’ forward to hearing and seeing all the beautiful photos you will be posting of your wonderful experience!! Good luck and have fun!

    ♥, Jo

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    June 20, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    That is such awesome news! sooo happy for you!
    Congrats. Well deserved and I hope you have a ball. Cant wait to see the pics!
    x Kirsty

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    June 20, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    AWEEEEE! So much fun, Rachel! I am beyond excited for you- you absolutely deserve it, girl!!
    xo, elle from Living in Color.

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    June 21, 2013 at 1:31 AM

    Eeek this is such amazing news Rachel! I couldn’t be more thrilled for you and I can’t wait to see photos on IG of your trip! Good luck!!

    xo jen

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    June 21, 2013 at 7:54 AM

    OH.MY.GOSH. This is amazing news! Congratulations! I cannot wait to hear more about your trip!!

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    June 21, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Oh my gosh Rachel this is beyond exciting!!! Congratulations!! You totally deserve it, and I know you guys will have an amazing time!!

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    Alissa Futilini
    June 21, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Congrats! How very, very exciting!

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    June 21, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    too hot.

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    the clothing menu
    June 22, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    Awesome – so fun! Congrats! Definitely check out Central Park and 5th Ave. I haven’t lived in NY for 5+ years now, but when I was there they had free concerts in the park which is always fun.


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    June 22, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Congrats, dear Rachel! But this doesn´t surprise me, because your necklace is indeed great <3

    xx from Bavaria, Rena

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    June 22, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    CONGRATS! What an exciting and incredible opportunity! So happy for you! 🙂 xo!

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    Northern style exposure
    June 22, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    How exciting! Congrats on the feature!

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    Barbara Bermond
    June 23, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    the nail art is so pretty!

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    June 23, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    AWWW!!! Rachel how exciting is this, so happy for you, you totally deserved it my dear 🙂


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    Jackie l Food.Wine.Fashion
    June 23, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    OMG Rach that is so exciting – congratulations!! Please tell me you’ll let us know what issue you’re in and instagram from the photo shoot!

    Xo Jackie

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    elle sees
    June 23, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    congrats!!!!!! mwah!

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    June 24, 2013 at 5:49 AM

    Congrats, I’m so happy for you

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    June 24, 2013 at 7:34 AM

    Congratulations, honey ^_^

    Have a Wonderful Week,

    Nicole 1st ever video on my blog.

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    June 24, 2013 at 8:05 AM

    Hi Rachel. I thought I left you a comment last week to let you know you got a new Fan & Reader in me, but anyway here I am again. I am Ada & I found your blog a couple of weeks ago & love your blog & style. No wonder you made it to PEOPLE – one of My Most Favorite Magazines & Style sites. Congrats, dear.

    Also, Beautiful Rachel, I featured one of your Lovely Outfits of late in my Week’s Best Looks post below. So check it out. I also featured one of your outfits in last week’s Feature.

    I would love for you to support me too, by following. Thank you.
    Have a Great Week, Ada. =)

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    June 24, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    You are welcome Rachel. Very Well Deserved. I featured your Yellow Halter Dress from last week, also. Did you see it?

    Please make sure you follow me through Blogger & Bloglovin so we can stay connected. Please & Thank You. =)

    And if you like, I would love for you to mention the feature on my blog, on a future post.

    BTW, how much does the Ipsy Bag cost monthly? Great Vlog.

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    Kacie's Kloset
    July 16, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    How amazing! Judging by your Instagram photos, it looks like you’re having a fabulous time!

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