8 of my favorite outfits of 2015 & link up is back

January 5, 2016


Welcome back to a New Year and new “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up for 2016 WHOOP WHOOP! Before we get on to the featured five bloggers from this post in 2015 and link up let me cover with you 8 of my favorite outfits from 2015 as yesterday I showed you 8 of my worst outfits of 2015 I think it only fitting to show you my favorite 8, so here we go, enjoy and don’t forget to link up below.



Rusty– I LOVE this top and loved it even better with fall colors and some layers.



Blushing with Shop Pink Blush- The colors here are just so darling and I loved the accessories added.



Blue Lace- this was actually my Birthday outfit worn out on a date with my husband and I just love the eyelet detailing and added heels, exuberating, sexy and confident.



Matching Mint-Β This was a rather playful and flirty look that I loved as a date night outfit with my hubby. Plus this was one of my highest featured outfits on other blogs.



Summer to Fall Mint Dress, beachy waves- There is that flirty little mint dress again, but this time accessorized for fall. I just felt so cute and flirty in it as this was a church outfit that particular Sunday.



Pink and a LBD- you can never go wrong with a Little Black Dress (LBD) and this was probably one of my most pinned on Pinterest outfit post as well. I love a good date night look for sure.



Back to the drawing board and style defining- this is my happy place kind of outfit as I have all of my favorite items worn in one post, a sweater cardigan (check), Leggings (check), Chambray (check), Boots (check) Layers (check). What more could I ask for.


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Perfect Blouse Featuring Mint Julep Boutique- ok so I secretly love this post because it was a). the first hubby and wife outfit post and b). I got to collaborate with one of my favorite boutiques. I had a lot of fun on this particular photo shoot with my hubby as well.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what my 8 favorite outfits from 2015 were, what were your favorite outfits from 2015 and why? I would love to know in the comments below. Happy linking!

Now on to the link up: **There are five featured bloggers below, however for the rest of January I will be on a short blogging leave (with some posts scheduled out, and guest posters) but don’t worry the link up isn’t going anywhere and will still continue under the substitute hosting of Tif from brightonabudget.com. Thank you for your understanding! I welcome your comments and e-mails to answer any questions or if you just want to say hello. I will be back to featured five bloggers in February.**

Meet your Host: Rachel of Garaytreasures


Rachel is a former full time preschool special education teacher turned full time stay-at- home mom of four children with a passion for substitute teaching and blogging at Garay Treasures on the side. Garay Treasures is a fashion and lifestyle blog with some added posts on faith and everyday treasures. Rachel loves drinking several cups of coffee a day (hot or iced), blogging, and reading and playing with her children. You can follow Rachel by bloglovin, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.

Now on to the featured five from last time and link up:


Christie had a lovely list of tips or questions for dressing for any holiday get together and how to plan accordingly, check out her tips here.


Lauren and her boyfriend turned now fiancee share their engagement and love story here in this sweet post. The engagement photos are just darling! What a cute and happy couple.


I always enjoy seeing how people wear mustard yellow with their outfits and this one was quite different. I love how Tania layered a flannel shirt underneath, see post here.


I have known Teresa through blogging for quite some time and knew she loved writing and teaching, but I was amazed that she was quite the artist as well and love her artwork on display in this post. Can you guess which is hers? Or just head on over to her post and read to find out the answer.


This Dulce de leche coffee looks amazing that I had to share it with you, see recipe here.

Now it is your turn, please follow the rules below and enjoy!

1). Please link up recent posts and include the link up button or post this URL link back on your blog. The posts can be about fashion, DIY projects, recipes, inspiration, tips, etc. *If you link up other link ups or giveaways please be sure you share this link up on your link up post to share the blog love and I will be sure to link up to yours. Also please follow me in the below social medias and let me know how you are following and I will follow back. Thank you!

2). Please follow your host Rachel of Garay Treasures either by Bloglovin, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter or all. Comment below and let me know how you are following so I can follow back.

3). Stop by and check out the other bloggers who have linked up and be inspired.

4). Have fun! Comment below if you have any questions! Thanks for linking up!

To link up it would be great if you linked my button to your post that you link up. Get button code below:

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  • Sheree January 5, 2016 at 12:11 am

    Happy new year Rachel! I like seeing other blogger’s favorite outfits from the year past and my favorite is that mint dress…I remember your post from date night with your hubby.

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  • Red Tag Chic Los Angeles January 5, 2016 at 1:13 am

    Lovely looks esp. the mint green dress – Happy New Year!


  • Happiness at Mid Life January 5, 2016 at 1:18 am

    You are one stylish gal!
    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  • Katie D (Hello Katie Girl) January 5, 2016 at 1:56 am

    What a great way to celebrate the new year! All of your looks are lovely, but I am particularly partial to the mint dress! Thanks for hosting!


  • IRENE January 5, 2016 at 4:56 am

    i wish you one creative year Rach! loved your outfits! thank you for hosting the link up

  • Tiina L January 5, 2016 at 5:19 am

    Happy New Year, Rachel! And what a great idea to show us your best, and worts, outfits!

  • Debbie Stinedurf January 5, 2016 at 5:37 am

    I love the navy blue dress Rachel! The mint on mint look is also beautiful as well. Have a great week!

  • pam (Grey is the New Black) January 5, 2016 at 6:24 am

    Love all the looks, I think my favorite is the mint dress!

  • Monica January 5, 2016 at 6:37 am

    Love all of these outfits. I think my favorite was the mint dress and sandals. Happy New Year!


  • Kathrine Eldridge January 5, 2016 at 7:11 am

    All beautiful looks! Happy New Year Rachel! πŸ™‚


  • Jill January 5, 2016 at 7:14 am

    These are all fabulous outfits! My favorites are the Blushing and Matching Mint! Happy New Year!

    Doused In Pink

  • The Gifted Gabber January 5, 2016 at 7:15 am

    Darling looks! I love the second look with the black Kate Spade and the tan jacket. I don’t remember seeing that one before. It must have been from one of the link ups I missed during the pre-Christmas frenzy. Have a great week!!

  • Dawn Lucy January 5, 2016 at 7:24 am

    It’s been a pleasure to watch your style and blog grow over the years, Dear! Hope you meet all your 2016 blog goals!

    Dawn Lucy

  • Laura January 5, 2016 at 7:38 am

    You had some very cute outfits last year! I love the navy dress!

  • Becky @ bybmg January 5, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Great outfits! I love the first one and the little black dress best!

  • Shea January 5, 2016 at 8:50 am

    These are all great looks, I agree with your picks! My favorite is the “blue lace” look–that dress is gorgeous on you. I hope your 2016 is off to a good start!

  • Amy Ann January 5, 2016 at 9:17 am

    So many great looks! I love that navy lace dress on you.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • amy January 5, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Great outfits, the LBD is my fav!

  • Teresa January 5, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Thank you for featuring my art post today! My favorite outfits from your top 8 are the blue lace dress and the little black dress with the pink purse.

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom January 5, 2016 at 10:57 am

    My favorite is the mint dress with the mint heels! Enjoy your mini-blogging break this January!


  • Elements of Ellis January 5, 2016 at 11:23 am

    These outfits are all so good! I think my top favorite is the second one ( the one with grey jeans) because I love neutral outfits and this is the perfect neutral look!


  • Petite Silver Vixen January 5, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Still love that turquoise dress. Thanks for hosting.


  • Alecz January 5, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    I absolutely love that teal dress on you! the colour is just perfect!


  • Sabina @Oceanblue Style January 5, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year and I just love you in that turquoise dress. <3 Would totally want to steal it from you. Sabina | Oceanblue Style

  • Rachel January 5, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Great outfits, I love your dress collection.


  • Kirsten Wick January 5, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Happy New Year to you and yours dear Rachel! Love, Kirsten x


  • Laura January 5, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Love the mint dress!!!


  • Ginger Wroot January 5, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Thanks for sharing your fav outfits. I think I like the black dress with pink purse the most! Happy New Year!

  • Kathleen January 5, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Happy new year! You look gorgeous in all of your looks, can’t wait to see what you’ll put together for 2016 πŸ™‚

  • Christie January 5, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Great favorites, Rachel! I love how you styled that LBD. Thank you so much for featuring my post!!!! I’m so excited and flattered!

    The Closet by Christie

  • Darcy January 5, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Love the color of the dress in number four!

  • Elle Spann January 5, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    thanks for featuring our love story!! happy new year πŸ™‚
    Southern Elle Style

  • Lexie Robinson January 5, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    Thanks so much for hosting!

  • Jennie January 6, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Such a fashionable year, Rachel! Your birthday look and matching mint looks are my very favorites – so pretty!