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I Hope You Feel Strong

When you look in the mirror, I hope you feel strong.
Not because of how “fit” or “tone” you are. 
Not because of the size of your jeans or how many rings you completed on your Apple Watch that day (guilty).
But because of how our bodies were created to live, because of what our bodies can do, what we can lift, what we can go through, what we can accomplish with what we’ve been given. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It’s bigger than being our “prime” weight or what’s on our plate. It’s about acknowledging our Creator and all of the ways He has made us to do incredible things and respecting His talent at creating a beautiful and powerful thing like you + me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So friends, I hope you feel strong.
💪🏽💪🏻💪🏾💪🏼💪🏿

8.28 Boutique + PROMO CODE

Let’s just take a sec to 😍 over this top from @8.28boutique! They have the cutest selection on their online boutique and I snagged a few pieces I can’t wait to show y’all (including this brunt red top that’s PERFECT for the transition into Fall!) 

Use the code RACHEL15 for 15% off of your purchase from 8.28 Boutique!

Karama Bags + PROMO CODE

I have found a staple we all must have (for more reasons that "it's just cute").
The Amahara Tote from @karamacollection is the perfect size for carrying your necessities + is REAL leather and is crafted by women lead groups in Ethiopia. I love women supporting women so of course, I was on the train with this business and all they're doing to spread Truth to all people. 

Use the code “RACHEL15” site wide at @karamacollection for 15% off!!

My bag is the Medium Amahara Tote in "Cognac"

Beach Picks
 
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Sunglasses

I always tell my friends to pick out sunglasses that are super fun, block the sun and aren't expensive. The worst is when you get to the beach and the sand scratches the lens. So, I buy a few cheaper pair for the summertime - that way I'm not heartbroken if anything happens to them.

Straw Beach Tote

Somethin' cute to throw your stuff in. It's easy to carry around, big enough to put things in but not too big that you feel like you're lugging it around.

Bohemian Cover-Up

Not all coverups have to be t-shirts and jean shorts. I mean really, jean shorts + sand + wet bathing suit is not my favorite combo. That's why I choose a flowy dress/type coverup for the beach.

Birkenstock Sandals

Sandals are also tricky. They need to be easy to wash up, preferably cute but also comfy in case you wanted to take a walk to the pier or go on a bike ride to lunch.

Classy One Piece

Two pieces are so fun but I'm thankful that one-pieces are back in! Especially at the beach: it doesn't give the ocean any opportunity to take away any pieces (hehe). This one combines a little bit of fun and a lot of class. I love this color - super flattering on any skin tone or body shape.

Sunscreen

DON'T FORGET YOUR SUNSCREEN! Here's the deal: not all sunscreens are actually helping your skin. In fact, most have chemicals in them that are actually doing more hurt than good to your skin. I've found a sunscreen that I love and think is so super safe for the beach + whatever your day looks like. It comes in a lotion and sprays!!

Baby Wipes

If you've been around this tribe for a while, you'll know why I love these so much.
1. They smell so good
2. They can be used for any circumstance: to remove that little bit of mascara from under your eyes after swimming, refresh your pits, wipe off the sand + sweat, add a little bit of moisture back to your legs after getting some sun
3. They don't leave a stickiness to your skin, your skin is left so so soft!

Must have! Unfortunately, these aren't available online (only available at some Target on the baby isles with other wipes + diapers).

Hello, Summer!
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White water rafting + ice cream cones with sprinkles + tons of freckles. HELLOOOOO summer 👋🏼☀️🍦 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The most fun (and by far softest) tee for the summer is only $10 with the code “OHYES” at checkout!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀

Happy Day 😂
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What we think we look like while eating popcorn vs. what we really look like 😂 
Today I lived in this shirt, binge watched “Riverdale” on Netflix while working and ate popcorn by the handful for lunch. Made me feel really silly but really happy 🍿🎥 Gotta do whatcha gotta do 🤷🏼‍♀️
This shirt is as comfy as pjs and super fun to layer PLUS it’s only $34 (originally $68) 😍