Happiness Boutique, styling a skirt collaboration & link up

July 14, 2015

The above title signals quite a bit going on in this post but all of it makes me happy! Tuesdays are my “happy” days because of this link up and meeting several of you. Today I am especially happy to be styling for you my new favorite statement necklace and to be styling a skirt with today’s link up co-host Carrie of curlycraftymom.com.


Carrie and I found out back in the early fall that we had the same skirt but waited until now to show you how we styled ours. I love how Carrie added her new pineapple patterned pocket tee from one of our favorite stores Shop Pumps and Pushups, from the bloggers Erica & Brooke of pumpsandpushups.com. Isn’t this look just cute! I love the added sandals as well.

I choose to style mine with chambray, wedged sandals, pops of pink with my Kendra Scott earrings and this lovely new statement necklace, from Happiness Boutique that I am about to share with you.


Happiness Boutique is hands down my new go-to store, they sell jewelry, accessories and even clothing. Upon browsing the user friendly site I couldn’t decide what to pick as I LOVED them all. My eyes kept drifting back to a certain statement necklace and viola I picked out the Snow White Statement necklace.


This statement necklace came to my mail box 3-4 days after selecting it (and from Germany). ย I was impressed with the quick shipment from an International boutique and the thoughtful handwritten card, jewelry care instruction card and polished non- beat up box that contained my necklace.


My necklace turned out just as good as the photo on the website and better. The rhinestones were in place well and just lovely. I am making note of the quality because at least twice I have bought statement necklaces from other international stores and the stones fall out almost immediately or during shipment or are cheap quality, but not with Happiness Boutiques Snow White necklace I received. The necklace did not feel heavy on me and the rhinestones are the colored pictured “white” with no tarnishing or blemishes. The necklace went well paired with the white in my wedges, purse and off white in the skirt. I feel this necklace definitely makes a statement.


I knew right away I wanted to style it with chambray and so this look came about. It was perfect for a Sunday afternoon with my family.

Besides the happiness this necklace brings me I wanted to share with you that Happiness Boutiques offers free shipping as well as a special customer reward program to earn points for purchases, shares, reviews, pictures wearing product and more to earn free stuff from their store. I loved checking this feature out myself. Knowing that they offer free shipping and points definitely makes me excited to continue to shop with them.

Have you tried Happiness Boutique? What makes you happy? What has made you happy today?

Outift details: Necklace: c/o Happiness Boutique Snow White Statement Necklace//Chambray top: via TJ Maxx (similar here)//Skirt: Old Navy (old, similar at Old Navy here)//Wedges: c/o Mossimo of Target via Brandzaffairย (similar here at Target)//Purse: Michael Michael Kors (same here)//Earrings: Kendra Scott, similar color here.

“Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up:

Meet your Host: Rachel of Garay Treasures blog


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.

Meet your guest co-host Carrie of Curlycraftymom.comย blog.


Hi! I am Carrie over at Curly Crafty Mom and I am a DIY/crafting blogger with a little bit of fashion mixed in. I am a christian, wife to my first kiss and a mother to a six and almost nine year old! I believe life is about not being afraid to fulfill your dreams… and, I really do believe that dreams can come to true if you believe they will! I am a seven time half marathon finisher and a marathon wanna-be, I believe in true love, enjoy pinot noir and cherry limeades, romantic dates with my husband, one on one time with my kids, reading, travel, anything Paris, Disney, and fun and carefree days with my family. Blogging is a creative outlet for me and is where I share my creativity and love for fashion. I hope you will stop by and introduce yourself! And, thank you Rachel for having me as a co-host for Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me, you have definitely inspired me yourself!

You can follow Carrie at any one of these social media links:
Bloglovin’: https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/curly-crafty-mom-5814971
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/curlycraftymom
Twitter: https://twitter.com/curlycraftymom
Instagram: https://instagram.com/curlycraftymom/

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

I am going to let you in on a little secret: I am obsessed with last weeks embellished tees and boho looks so here are a few of my favorites.


Amy of straightastyleblog.com has a lovely cool and breezy top paired with her adorable sandals that I couldn’t get enough of. See look here.

cute cold shoulder top and jeans


Adri of adrilately.blogspot.com linked up the cutest cut off the shoulder boho shirt. See look here.


Amy of amyscreativepursuits.blogspot.com looks remarkable in her boho white embellished dress, and those caged sandals are the cutest. See look here.

Ever wonder what other fashion bloggers do for their getting ready routine? I know I wondered this and loved this video that captures Irene getting ready for the day. Video editing is done by her friend Marianna whom she was having a coffee date with. You will love the video, see it here as well.


Andrea of livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com linked up a recipe guide for several chip dips. I am DEFINITELY trying the 7 layer dip as I have been craving something like it lately. See the full recipes 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: Turning Heads Tuesday Lisa, Melissa, Style Me Wednesday, Trendy Wednesday, Sandyalamode, Confident Twosday, Pumps and Push-ups, Thursday Fashion Files, Whitney, Grace, Trend-Spin,

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  • Natalia July 14, 2015 at 12:20 am

    What a beautiful skirt! Great styling!


  • Red Tag Chic Los Angeles July 14, 2015 at 1:23 am

    Awesome choice and a versatile necklace – can go from formal to casual!


  • IRENE July 14, 2015 at 2:10 am

    thank you so much Rachel for this honor! I am really happy you embrased this new efford!

    So happy to link up!

  • Anna Shirley July 14, 2015 at 3:24 am

    Such a nice summery combination – light blue and pink! This necklace is beautiful. Something I currently looking for. Thank you for hosting this link up. o)


  • Jill July 14, 2015 at 6:17 am

    You and Carrie both look fabulous in your chevron skirts! The Snow White necklace looks perfect with the chambray! Thanks for the linkup!

    Doused In Pink

  • Susan July 14, 2015 at 6:29 am

    You ladies look fabulous!! I love the skirt and how you both styled it! I have been hearing about this Happiness boutique and can’t wait to check it out! Thanks for the link up today! Susan

  • Monica July 14, 2015 at 6:37 am

    I love love love your accessories! I also love how you paired the casual top with such a girly skirt. Lovely outfit.


  • Carrie July 14, 2015 at 6:46 am

    Good post with the two of you! Fun skirt for sure!

  • Becky @ bybmg July 14, 2015 at 7:33 am

    What a fun look. I love the necklace and how your earrings go with your skirt!

  • Iris July 14, 2015 at 7:41 am

    nice outfit. I like the skirt (it’s PINK) and the statement necklace ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Iris “Moumous”

  • Shannon July 14, 2015 at 7:44 am

    You look too cute! Love the chambray with the pink stripes!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Ashley July 14, 2015 at 8:10 am

    Really cute + fresh, doll!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom July 14, 2015 at 8:13 am

    Oh my goodness, I had a lot in my post, too… but, yes! Happy Tuesday indeed! ๐Ÿ™‚ I really love how you style the pink skirt and I have yet to style it with a chambray shirt, SO you may see me ‘copy’ this look on the blog sometime! That necklace is so pretty, it will go with so much! Thanks for letting me co-host!


  • Shea July 14, 2015 at 9:18 am

    I love your cute, summery skirts! You both look great in them. I LOVE your jewelry in this look–the statement necklace and earrings are both so pretty, and definitely pieces that I find myself drawn to as well.

  • Megan July 14, 2015 at 9:40 am

    I love the chambray over the pretty skirt! That necklace is so fun too!

  • Ada July 14, 2015 at 9:44 am

    I love that you both own that bubblegum pink striped skirt. Loved seeing that collage of you two side by side. You styled it so well with your new gorgeous necklace and those beautiful KS Earrings. Love seeing Carrie co-host, also. =)

  • Kishina July 14, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Oooh, Rachel what a beautiful dress! I love the pattern and how you styled it with the chambray top. The color is also my absolute fave! Thanks for hosting the linkup

  • Adri July 14, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Thanks for including me in the roundup! Chambray is the best all year long! Love the accessories you added.
    xo Adri

  • Happiness at Mid Life July 14, 2015 at 10:00 am

    I love how you both styled the pretty skirt!


    P.S. Stop by for a $25 gift card giveaway to The Mint Julep Boutique.

  • Amy Ann July 14, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Happiness Boutique really has some great pieces! I love yours. Thank you so much for the feature! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • amy July 14, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Wow! What a pleasant surprise to be featured again. Thanks so much! I love your skirt! You both look so cute in it!

  • Laura July 14, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    What a gorgeous necklace! It looks adorable with your skirt!

  • Sarah @ Bows and Clothes July 14, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Hi, Rachel!
    I love your outfit so much! You look so pretty and pink looks really good on you! That necklace is beautiful! I have to go check out Happiness Boutique! It sounds like a great shop. All of the posts that you featured are great! Thanks for the link up!


  • Andrea Nine July 14, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Thank YOU for Diggin on my Dips girl! So sweet and love your link ups!! xo

  • Alena July 14, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Love the skirt! that chambray shirt and chevrons skirt are such a striking combination!

    Alena & http://garmentsspeech.blogspot.com

  • Whitney 'Nic' James July 14, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Love the look and your necklace is so pretty! Thanks for hosting!


  • Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life July 14, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    What a pretty summer casual skirt! I love the earrings you styled them with!

  • Tina Bradley July 14, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Rachel, both you and Carrie are rocking that adorable striped skirt! I love chambray–such a classic! Thanks for hosting this link up! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com/2015/07/my-therapeutic-recharge.html

  • Christie July 14, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Love how you paired that cute skirt with a chambray top! Great look, Rachel! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for inviting me to join your fabulous link-up!

    The Closet by Christie

  • Alecz July 14, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Oh my goodness, I love this skirt so much! What a bright, beautiful piece!


  • Emily July 14, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    I used to be a special education teacher too, then a regular ed 5th grade teacher. Now I’m a SAHM and my fashion has been lacking lately! LOL I’m so glad to have found your blog and get some fashion tips!

  • Denise July 14, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    Loving all the ladies you chose this week, they all look fabulous! Speaking of it, love that skirt you ladies are wearing!!! I adore the necklace you chose from the Happiness Boutique!! You ladies both look so gorgeous.

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  • Cynthia July 15, 2015 at 9:24 am

    That skirt is super cute and I love the accessories you chose to go with this outfit. Love your Happiness Boutique pick!

  • Tianna July 15, 2015 at 11:45 am

    cute! love all the looks

  • Sherry July 15, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    You look great I love the skirt with the denim

  • Annessa @ Seeking Sunshine July 15, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    I love the chambray + pink skirt! So cute!


  • Jess July 15, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Your hair looks very pretty down and wavy Rachael. Love the matchng pink skirts, the chambray and pink make for a light summery look!

    Thank you for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx

  • Erica July 15, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    That skirt looks great worn with the chambray and that fun statement necklace. ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Rachel July 16, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    I LOVE how you styled this – seriously perfect girl! The pink is such a flattering color on you, and I love a tied up chambray top ๐Ÿ™‚

    Just wanted to also let you know that I’m having a $200 giveaway to a new custom jewelry company! All you have to do is sign up for their emails and leave a comment, just wanted to let you know!

  • michelle July 18, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Hi! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I also love your linkup! We had another bad storm last night and I closed the vertical blinds last night and Bandit did much, much better! (and so did his parents!)

  • Michelle July 19, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    I looove Happiness Boutique! Recently I styled a bright necklace from their site. They have so many great options it was tough to choose just one piece!