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Hand Candy (outfit post)

3 Aug

Zara top, Martin + Osa belt, Abercrombie & Fitch shorts

You’re Invited!…. to the arm party, that is. Today’s Bloggers Do It Better challenge was all about eye candy for the arm. Here’s a little summer outfit I put together to showcase some of my favorite bangles, bracelets, and rings. Welcome to the wrist fiesta :)

From left to right: Target bangle, Charming Charlie stretch bracelet, Sam Moon bangle, Leighelena jigsaw clasp leather cuff

Middle finger: vintage initials from my mom, Index finger: Pearl ring from Armadillo Art Bazaar

From left to right: Rhinestone peace sign and leather wrap bracelet given by my boyfriend's cousin, vintage tennis bracelet handed down from Nana

Index finger: vintage onyx and diamond, Ring finger: vintage from Great Auntie

True story: I was going to wear some adorable gold sandals with this outfit but I accidentally packed them before realizing I hadn't taken these pictures yet. Only further proving that fashion bloggers are far more imperfect than perfect :)

Which ones are your favorite? What do you like to layer?

Bisous,

Rachel

 

White Out (Sorority Formal Edition)

2 May

So a few weeks ago I committed to the Bloggers Do It Better challenge, a blogging initiative to get a whole bunch of us together and see various interpretations of fashion trends. You can find out more about it from my sidebar button…. Anyways, this week’s trend was “white out,” which worked out especially well for me as I selected an all white dress for my sorority formal which was on Friday. Here are some photos from my interpretation of the trend, and some cuties of the boy and also my best friend/roommate.

Betsey Johnson dress and shoes.

Charming Charlie’s earrings and vintage gold rings. (family heirlooms)

Me and bestie D, her dress is from Mocca (it’s local) and her jewelry is also from Charming Charlie’s.

Mandatory girlie self-pic.

Just me. Charming Charlie’s rhinestone bracelet.

Me and B being silly on the bus to Loew’s Ventana Canyon Resort.

Bonus: Me and B at an all-day pool party the next day with over 5,000 people in attendance. (Ignore his cigarette carton, that’s an ongoing argument haha.) Continue reading

Tx SCC Part 2: Monetizing Your Blog

28 Mar

Morning Update: My roommates tell me I’m apparently obligated to tell you all that it’s my birthday. So… I’m turning 20 today. YIKES! I’ve been a teenager for exactly half my life and this change is freakin’ me out… I’M SO OLD! I celebrated with a very nice dinner with close friends last night and I’m celebrating today by going to class from 9:00am-6:30pm and going to rehearsal from 6:30pm-9:00pm. Exciting, no? Hope you all have a marvelous day!

This is my second in a series of several posts about the amazing eye-opening things I learned about blogging at the Texas Style Council Conference in Austin over spring break. The first panel following Jennine Jacob’s keynote address was titled Going Pro, and discussed in detail the ins and outs of monetizing your blog and seeking sponsorships, affiliates, and advertisers. The panel featured Alessandra from Lulu*s, Elisa from BlogHer, Grechen from Grechen’s Closet, Patty from Charming Charlie, and was moderated by Jen from Jen Loves Kev.


I want to preface the lessons I learned by pointing out that clearly I’m not an expert on this subject. I don’t have any sponsors, affiliates, or advertisers, (yet), and have never tried to seek them out. However, that will probably change in the future and after hearing this panel I feel very prepared to make this transition and ready to navigate the wide world of monetization when I feel my blog is ready. So, without further adieu, here are the important lessons I learned about “going pro.” Continue reading

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