I’ve got the power + Link up

September 15, 2015


How amazing is this background…sure ok, maybe not too amazing as it’s just a bunch of power lines, but still it amps and jolts up my outfit and I LOVE that.


While my family and I were leaving our local hospital (I have a new niece, little Belle, cutest thing) we were driving a bit and my hubby asked me where I wanted photos taken and right away I spotted across the street some power lines and there these shots took place. I am glad for this location. Ironically I am quite ticked at the power company. The power company that owns these lines sends us outrageously expensive power bills and I hate it…so I decided to kick these lines in the butt with an outrageous outfit so HA take that power company. Now I feel a bit better.

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I recently lost a little weight because this chambray dress from years ago was nice fitting and the perfect dress to pair with a kimono on a cool weathered day like Sunday. I am glad I finally dug it out of my closet to feature it on the blog for you.


Again HA power company! I’ve got the power!

IMG_3071 IMG_3073;If you had to pick a location (love or despise) for future photos what would you choose? How are you showing some power today (in a good way)?

Outfit details: Chambray dress: Michael Michael Kors (Michael Kors outlet, old similar here)//Kimono: Mint Julep Boutique (sold out, similar here)//Flats: Mossimo via Target (old, similar here)//Bangle: Charlotte Russe (old, part of set, similar here).

Now on to the link up:


Meet your Host: Rachel of Garay Treasures blog:IMG_2430Rachel 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.

Meet your guest co-host Saumya of Myriad Musings, a lovely lady with classy sophisticated looks. If you haven’t checked out her outfits lately then you are missing out on a treat.



You can follow Saumya on Facebook and Instagram to get to know her more.

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


How adorable is this pattern mixing combination that Katie linked up (see look here). I just love all the bright colors and sophistication here.

Amy links up a creative way to style a midi skirt see what I mean here you won’t believe how she did it. Amy looks so lovely!
Kacie of Regallysoled looks lovely in this ready for fall dress. I have a shirt in a similiar color that I would love to style with these colors, thanks for the inspiration Kacie. See look here.
The Lost Heiress
Mackenzie does alot of posts on her reviews of novels and while I don’t read books (or magazines) for that matter anymore since blogging became my thing I am definitely wanting to check this novel out for when I need a good read. See more about this romance here.
Lanae posted on ideas for transitioning skirts from summer to fall and we all know we need this handy guide for ideas and inspiration. See post here.
I hope you enjoyed those featured, now on to the link up. Remember to follow the rules below, follow your host and co-host and enjoy being inspired. *Want to guest co-host some week on “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me?” Guest co-hosting is a great way to gain more exposure and meet new people, while being inspired and having fun blogging and interacting with other bloggers. If you are interested in doing this just drop an e-mail at rachel.garay@me.com and please be following Garay Treasures blog in some way to be considered for this. Thanks! Now it is your turn, just follow the link up rules below:

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).Depending on how many link up I will feature 5 bloggers and their posts for my next “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link-up or series.

5). 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:

Garay Treasures


Linking up with: Linking up with: Turning Heads Tuesday Lisa, Melissa, Style Me Wednesday, Trendy Wednesday, Sandyalamode, Confident Twosday, Pumps and Push-ups, Thursday Fashion Files, Whitney, Grace, Trend-Spin,Leelo, Michelle, The Mummy Chronicles, Alice, Spotlight Weekly, Top of the World Style, Two Peas in a Blog (Tuesdays), Style Elixir (Tuesdays), The Style Files (Fridays), Elegantly Fashionable, Jaymie, Lauren, Carylee, Rachelle, Cappaccino and Fashion, Book of Leisure, Monica, Carrie, Style Me Weekly, Forage Fashion, Myriad Musings, Jennie, Reasons to Dress, Penniless Socialite (Fridays), The Style Files

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  • Winn September 15, 2015 at 12:29 am

    the background adds an industrial feel which is nice! šŸ˜€


  • Katie D (Hello Katie Girl) September 15, 2015 at 12:39 am

    Love this outfit…and the background! It’s so fun to find interesting and unexpected places to shoot blog photos. Thank you for featuring me in this post!


  • Happiness at Mid Life September 15, 2015 at 1:02 am

    Cute kimono paired with the chambray dress and congrats on the new arrival in your family!


    Would love to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  • Tiina L September 15, 2015 at 1:22 am

    It’s a cute outfit, the kimono goes with anything. Congrats on your new niece!

  • Angie September 15, 2015 at 1:31 am

    You are so funny! And totally kicked those power lines in the butt with this fierce outfit! And you also just reminded me to pay my hydro bill!! #thanks but #nothanks !

    Hope to have you at the #reasonstodress linkup today!

    Angie from reasons to dress, fashion, travel and life as a mom in Italy.

  • Anna Shirley September 15, 2015 at 1:59 am

    So lovely kimono nicely paired with the dress. I am glad that you feel better after you did these pcitures with electri lines. o))) Perfect!


  • IRENE September 15, 2015 at 4:01 am

    love the change of the backdrop. the color of the dress is so chic!
    thank you Rach for hosting the link up!

  • Dana September 15, 2015 at 4:32 am

    Love your colorful blouse! Perfect match to your dress! You look very lovely šŸ™‚
    Thanks a lot for hosting, was a big pleasure to be a part of your link up.

    have a great week

  • Sam September 15, 2015 at 5:02 am

    You have a fantastic sense of humor, Rachel! I love it! Cute kimono and dress :).

  • Jaymie Ashcraft September 15, 2015 at 5:53 am

    Great kimono!

  • Jill September 15, 2015 at 6:26 am

    Your denim wrap dress is so cute and I love the kimono layered over it! Such a pretty print!

    Doused In Pink

  • Kathrine Eldridge September 15, 2015 at 6:41 am

    Love this kimono over your chambray dress! So pretty!


  • rachel September 15, 2015 at 6:44 am

    Love a wrap dress! and the colour of this one is just my cup of tea! The aztec kimono goes wonderfully with it too!
    Thanks so much for hosting Rachel, wishing you a brilliant week!

  • pam September 15, 2015 at 7:05 am

    I think all that power company stuff looks so interesting, don’t you?! Of course, your cute outfit is way more interesting!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom September 15, 2015 at 7:18 am

    Now you have me wanting to try some of my kimonos with my denim dress. Beautiful look! I really love Amy’s midi skirt look!


  • Ada September 15, 2015 at 7:21 am

    Both your chambray dress and colorful kimono are great. That kimono has pretty rusty Fall colors. I also love your top three picks – 3 great outfits from 3 stylish ladies!

  • Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life September 15, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Cute outfit! The industrial and grey power line background really makes it pop. Well chosen spot!

  • Dawn Lucy September 15, 2015 at 7:43 am

    What a great photo shoot, Rachel! I’m so jealous that you husband takes photos for you and in different locations too! Awesome guy! You look adorable too of course!

    Dawn Lucy

  • Shannon September 15, 2015 at 7:44 am

    You look adorable! We are matching in our wrap chambray dresses today! So cute!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Amy Ann September 15, 2015 at 7:53 am

    Cute dress! I love it with the kimono. Thank you so much for the feature!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Tea September 15, 2015 at 7:57 am

    Love this outfit on you. And love that you’re kicking it to the power company by making them work for you as your backdrop! That kimono is so pretty – I’m looking forward to seeing the other ways you style it!
    xo Tea

    PS – I’m back! For real this time šŸ˜‰

  • Emily Green September 15, 2015 at 8:01 am

    You weren’t kidding! That is the exact same pattern! I love that look, and the color is really flattering on you! Love it, good taste:):)

  • Becky @ bybmg September 15, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Such a fun backdrop! I need to head down to a pretty little park in our area for pictures sometime!

  • amy September 15, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Great chambray dress, love it paired with the kimono. Great photo backdrop. As for me, if I see anything interesting, I stop and use it as a backdrop. I love murals, interesting textured walls, floral or green backgrounds, and country roads.

  • Red Tag Chic Los Angeles September 15, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Cuteness personified!!!


  • Megan September 15, 2015 at 10:06 am

    I love that wrap dress on you! Adding the kimono is such a fun touch!

  • Sabina @Oceanblue Style September 15, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Such a cool location great idea and lovely smile! Sabina | Oceanblue Style

  • Cynthia September 15, 2015 at 10:47 am

    I love that kimono tops add that extra flair to an outfit. Love the print on this one. I think the industrial background is perfect.

  • Kacie September 15, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Aw, thanks so much for the feature – and thank you so much for hosting this amazing link up each week! I love getting to share my posts and meet new bloggers!


  • Johanna September 15, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Love your little kimono…such a cute look!

  • Shaunacey September 15, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    great dress

  • Shea September 15, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    I love this look–a chambray dress is one of my most-worn items, so great layering idea!! And yes, you show that power company by looking fab! šŸ™‚

  • Lisa September 15, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Great outfit!!! So beautiful XO!

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  • Laura September 15, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    That dress looks fabulous with the kimono!

  • Sherry September 15, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    The dress is really cute a basic you can wear throughout the year it would look cute with leggins boot and an over sized sweater.

  • Lanae Bond September 15, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Thanks for choosing me as a favorite!

  • Sarah @ Bows and Clothes September 15, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    I love your outfit! You look great! Congrats on losing weight! It can be tough sometimes.


  • Christie September 15, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    What an adorable look, Rachel! I love this chambray dress and it looks amazing with your blanket scarf. Love it!

    The Closet by Christie

  • Michelle September 17, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Loving your kimono! I loved shopping at Mint Julep Btq. THey had TONS of cute items!