Tuesday, August 23, 2016

My Lilly Pulitzer Collection

In honor of the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale yesterday and today I wanted to share my Lilly Pulitzer collection. It is much smaller than many Lilly fans out there. I like to choose Lilly pieces that I will wear many times through out the year. The prints I tend choose are a little more neutral compared to some of the bright neon Lilly prints! Minnesotans don't tend to be neon Lilly wearers! I own a pair of Callahan shorts, buttercup shorts, t-shirt dress, scarf, silk shell, and a white ruffle tank. This year at the  #AfterPartySale I picked up a Marlowe boat neck T-shirt dress in poolside blue koala of the wild. I only allow myself to get one item at each after party sale so I am kind to my wallet! 

I would love to add a classic Lilly shift dress to my collection. I just have not found the right one for me yet. Maybe at the next After Party Sale in January!

What did you buy at the After Party Sale?



Sunday, January 3, 2016

Binder Covers

I start my new semester tomorrow, so I have been spending the day preparing. Each semester I have a binder for each class. I like to print out cute binder covers for them. I found some cute templates to use. You can find them here and here

Happy New Semester!



Friday, January 1, 2016

New Year's Resolutions

I hope you have all had a wonderful new year so far! I wanted to share my new year's resolutions like everyone else is. I however I like to keep mine simple. 

1. I would like to spend more time with my friends. I have been so busy focusing on school, working and spending time with my family that I have been neglecting my friends. I have great bonds with them that I want to continue to grow them in this new year.

2. I have been trying to budget, but can never seem to stick to one. School keeps becoming more and more expensive as I advance through my education. I want to create a budget for the year and stick to it. 

3. Hi I am Rachel and I have an email problem. I rarely delete or even read them! They have built up to thousands in my inbox. This year I want to stay on top of them and delete and read them right away.

4. In 2016 I would like to blog more. I truly enjoy blogging, but often run out of time to do so. I want to try to post more outfit ideas. I plan on building time in my schedule to blog more this year.

5. I used to read books all the time when I had more time on my hands. Now the only books I read are science textbooks. Over my winter break I started to read Crazy Rich Asians. I forgot how much I like to read and hope I can continue to do so in the new year.

6. Most of all I want to like a fulfilled and happy year. I plan on continuing to do things I love and surround myself with people and things that make me happy.

What are some of your New Year's resolutions?



P.S. What kind of posts would you like to see from me this year?

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

I would like to wish you all a joyous and blessed Christmas celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. I hope you all have a wonderful day or days celebrating with your friends and family!



Wednesday, December 23, 2015

How to Wrap Beautiful Christmas Presents

I have always loved beautifully wrapped presents. I am the lead present wrapper in my family. 
As many of us are finishing up our holiday shopping and present wrapping, I wanted to share some of my tips with you on how to make your presents look great! 

1. Select a Theme
This might sound weird, but I like to select a theme for how I am going to wrap. This year I went with a Kraft, plaid, red and white color scheme. I like picking a color scheme because then your gifts look amazing together under the tree.

2. Pick a Neutral Paper
I do not like busy wrapping paper. I like to pick a solid color or a simple single pattern paper like plaid or my Kraft with Merry Christmas pictured. Picking a neutral paper gives you more options for fun ribbons and bows. I love to purchase paper from TJ. Maxx or Homegoods. They have department store quality paper for Target prices. 

3. Pick a Fun Ribbon
Ribbon is one of the reasons I love wrapping presents. You can do so much with ribbon. I think adding a big bow to a present makes it look a million times better and more expensive! I love glitter and burlap ribbon. 

4. Accessorize Your Present
Once you have selected your ribbon, theme and paper you can add fun accessories like an ornament. I  like to tie small ornaments onto the ribbon to give the gift some extra flair. I have also seen others tuck berries or greens into the ribbon, I have yet to try this. 

5. Put Everything in a Box
My last tip is when you are wrapping to put everything in a box. I think boxes look a million times better wrapped up than for say a football in no box. Odd shaped items are difficult to wrap and in my option look worse wrapped than a box. 

I hope my tips are helpful! Merry Christmas!


Saturday, December 19, 2015

Gift Ideas For The College Girl

I should of posted this earlier in the month... but I have been so busy with finals these past two weeks! Anyways, as a college girl these are gifts that I love giving and would love to receive as well. You are probably wondering, a toothbrush really? Yes! as a dental student I think giving and receiving a high quality toothbrush such as the Sonicare Diamond Clean, it make a fabulous gift. My mouth feels amazing after I brush with it everyday! This is what my family members are getting for Christmas this year!



Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

I would like to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope you all have relaxing food filled day with friends and family. I am so thankful for all of you who read my blog!