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I feel like my heart + mind still work in “semesters” so I’m pumped for this “new year” and the excuse to buy random school supplies. It’s the simple things. 🗒📓✏️
These pants have been perfect for the more dressy-casual look because they’re linen and soooo breathable in the heat.
PLUS they’re 40% off right now 🙌🏻
Let me tell you a quick story.
About 2 years ago, right after we got married, Thomas had a dream to become a pilot.
We sold a lot of what we had, lived on pb&js + potato chips, and would ride his motorcycle to the end of the runway at a tiny local airport and watch planes fly over us.
Fast forward a few years later filled with other’s generosity, Thomas’s discipline and countless “God stories,” Thomas is a private pilot and able to fly us to places we’d like to visit.
I’m not telling you this to show ya how cool (and hot) my husband is (even though he is) I’m telling you to point every mile in the air, every flight pre-check, every time we put on our seatbelts and head down the runway back to the Ultimate Promise Maker and Promise Keeper.
It wasn’t on our timing and it didn’t happen the way we would have liked at every point, and our journey isn’t even finished - but friends, He will fulfill the promises and desires He has planted in you.
So maybe you feel like your dreams are financially, logistically, physically impossible + hopeless. But we serve a God bigger than our hang ups and bigger than our dreams. He created them and He tells us this...
“that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” Philippians 1:6
Keep dreamin’ 🤘🏼
Trying to wear this white ruffled wrap (say that 5 times fast 😂) dress as much as I can before Labor Day because I still don’t know how I feel about the “rule.”
Are you a follower of the white after Labor Day “rule” or a rebel?
I’d love to know!
Boos cruise ✨
Sharing dance moves, throwing kids off tubes + getting the last sunburn of the summer. Today was the best day.
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!
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"
I love this suit for many reasons.
1. it's not too cheeky without being too grandma
2. It's made in the USA
3. there's LOTS of different patterns and designs
For those of you that love this suit and the others, use the code RACHEL15 for 15% off of your purchase at @sugarsky.
Welcome to Atlanta where the players play ⚾️🖤
PRO TIP: when wearing a sheer shirt (like this one) I often like to use body suits in leui of camis becuase they easily stay tucked in and don't roll up or get bunched.
Let’s just say I wasn’t ready for it.
But it was a perfect night for breakfast at midnight.
Great for an on the go whitening session. If you have a big date, a wedding to attend, maybe just to brush up after a coffee date with a friend, this is a great solution. Simply twist the bottom for the solution to be released onto the brush and swipe over teeth. It feels silly but you just have to smile until it dries (45 seconds - 1 minute) and then continue throughout your day. I like to brush my teeth afterwards because I don't like the texture but either with do!
I've been looking for a moisturizer that doesn't 1. sit on my dry skin and stay and 2. doesn't make my skin too greasy. I just need the right amount of hydration. I use Beautycounter's Countermatch moisturizer for my face but my forehead needs a little bit more attention,. This Repair cream works miracles! Truly! Also, it's super affordable!!
I use this as lotion on the tops of my legs and near my "bum bum" to help tighten and firm. Seriously, I know it sounds a little nuts, I can see/feel the difference. Great to swipe on before the pool, lake or beach!
Another great help for my dry skin out here in Northern California! I spray this on my fresh face after the shower, before applying makeup and after my nighttime routine. It's wonderful! The fresh smell of rose wakes me up! If you want to take it to another level, store it in the fridge to make it a fresh cool feel when you get in from the summer heat!
I mean, a lifesaver when I want to either spend time doing my makeup or run out the door. I apply a little of the bronzer on the sides of my nose, the corners of my forehead and below my cheekbones and blend with my middle and pointer finger. For the highlighter, I apply it on my cheekbones and the bridge of my nose. If I'm wearing lip stick, I also apply it on my cupid's bow.
Croissants + cropped straight jeans + a graphic tee under $20? Yes.
Chinatown makes miso happy - so many colors, hanging lanterns and dumplings 🥡🍵🥟
Wok on 🤘🏼
This sweater is ON SALE, I repeat: this sweater is on sale! My newest fave purchase (comes in black and white, too).
Ain’t NO WAY I’m carrying around my expensive sunglasses to every occasion this summer. 🕶
Whether it’s at the sandy beach, an amusement park or on the lake I’m leaving the fancy frames at home. Instead, I’m rockin’ those cheapo (but cute) sunglasses and I’ve found you a few, too (like these)! 😍
Portland’s quirky but not super weird, colorful but still tasteful and has the perfect blend of local favorites and classics when it comes to shopping.
Seriously, you must add Portland to your bucket list if it’s not already there.
A shortsleeve sweater (like this one) is perfect for this misty + foggy, chilly summer weather. I don’t mind the rain when it means I can wear my favorite rain boots 🙌🏻
Safe and sound in PORTLAND! So excited about venturing around a new city with a close gal friend of mine!
If you’re going on a trip soon, you NEED to know about Barefoot Dreams sweaters. They’re the softest sweater you could ever imagine which makes the perfect loungewear for a flight. These leggings have side pockets for holding your phone, boarding pass and ID. Genius! + gotta have those tennis shoes in case you need to run to your next flight.
Packing my bags because this week includes traveling to some really fun places off of my bucket list 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😆 SO THRILLED!
And of course I’m packing this super comfy new short sleeved hoodie + stretchy white jeans. Duh.
Loving this tee and the smiles it gets as people walk by.
“Be Nice” the most fun tee
Shop it (+ a new fave lip crayon I’ve found) in my stories!
Today, being kind for me means saying the kind thoughts I’m thinking to friends, strangers and Thomas. What if we encouraged others regardless of how encouraged or discouraged we feel ourselves?