Pink and a LBD

September 1, 2015


I love trying out new ways to style a Little Black dress (see yesterdays style here), but one thing I have not tried yet is black with pops of color. Problem solved and recently my hubby and I went on a date and this became the perfect opportunity to style this lovely Calvin Klein dress with some pops of pink.




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This pink purse steals the show, and was quite the steal itself. I got it from an online site called that I had read about through Grace and Amy whom did fun posts reviewing the site. This is my go to shop EVERYDAY! I go to this site everyday because it allows its viewers to search the site for 3 coins daily, and each coin is worth $2, so daily I collect $6 and this is added to my account. Then on ifchic24 or the 24th of each month I can use the coins I accumulated to shop for clothing, shoes or purses, but since I have been needing more colorful purses this is the way to go and this very purse was free with my coins. All I had to pay was $1 (not counted in my coin bank) towards it plus the shipping and handling, and this bag came within a few days from Cali. So this $6 purse was mine in a matter of days, and I love it. You should definitely try this site out. This is not a sponsored post I just love this site. I will even style my other ifchic purse tomorrow.


My pink Kendra Scott earrings add sprinkles to the top of this black and hints of pink look. All that I wish I had for these particular photos was pink heels. Perhaps one day i can recreate this look with just that, pink heels. Overall I just adore this look and the glam.


We went to take photos near and around our local luxurious hotel called Hotel Roanoke which we frequent a few times a year, especially around Christmas as there is normally a fantastic Christmas tree display inside. While my hubby and I can’t afford to set foot in the restaurants inside or even stay here (yet) we can still enjoy a free walk through of the hotel and its grounds and live a part of history as this hotel has so much. Instead we got coffee near by the hotel and enjoyed walking around with our drinks. One day on one of our anniversaries we would love to stay a night here, just to get away from the kiddos even if we live near it (when we have $200 for one night, geesh)!



My hubby needed to be in on the action of course, doesn’t he look spiffy and cute? We enjoyed our time at Hotel Roanoke and our time together (of course).

**Don’t forget to stop by tomorrow to join and link up to “How I Style It” link up where each month a few other bloggers and I include a theme for an outfit to wear and style and tomorrows theme to style and link up is Chambray, hope you can come by and link up to that as well. You can hashtag your chambray looks on social media at #chambrayeverywhere so we can check out your style.


My Outfit details: Little Black Dress: Calvin Klein (old, similiar here)//Pink purse: (same here)//Earrings: Kendra Scott (same here)//Heels: The Mint Julep Boutique (sold out, similar here)//Bracelet: c/o My Arm Charms “Sophie” (use code GARAY for 20% off your subtotal of $15 or more).

Hubby’s details: Button up shirt (George, old, similar here)// Pants: Cabelos (thrifted, similiar here)Sandals (similar here).

Meet your Host: Rachel of Garay Treasures blog IMG_2430ūRachel 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.

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My name is Melissa. I blog at Stylista Fitness.  I am a California girl living it up in the Arizona desert who has a love, respect and obsession with fashion.  I created this lifestlyle blog to share insight on style, fitness, nutrition, and my life in Phoenix.  The Stylista Fitness motto is to help you get healthier one outfit at a time.

I am honored to have recently met Melissa through this link up and am thrilled to have her co-host today. You can visit and follow her blog here and the following social medias: Instagram & Twitter.

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


Sheree posted a beautiful post on her new found love for being a stay at home mom from recently leaving the work force and while I have seen a lot of battling on the blogs of SAHM moms and working moms I really appreciate and love Sheree’s love and respect for all moms and her genuine passion for her children and her own mother through this post. Plus her photos are just GORGEOUS! I wish her and her mom a Happy Birthday! Read post here.

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Kirsten linked up a lovely all occasion event shirt and skirt combo that I was swooning over. Here she shares her need for wearing it as a wedding guest. What a lovely wedding guest look indeed. See post here.

White Jeans Collage

Shea showcased 3 ways she styled and wore white jeans that I gathered some great inspiration and ideas from, see post here.


Zarouhi linked up an insightful post on how we can learn to love and appreciate our bodies and selves through positive self-body image and talking about the good in our bodies versus constantly pointing out the worst. Check out her tips and encouragement to love ourselves here.


Annie found a new way to style and love again an older button up tee, check out what she did 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 and please be following Garay Treasures blog in some way to be considered for this. Thanks!

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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!

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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.

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  • Sheree September 1, 2015 at 12:11 am

    Thank you Rachel for the feature 🙂 I am so flattered. I love your classy lbd, very elegant and the pops of pink from your earrings and your purse adds just the right amount of color. Such a cute thing to feature your hubby in this post, and I sincerely hope you guys can stay at the hotel on a special occasion soon.

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  • The Gifted Gabber September 1, 2015 at 1:14 am

    Yay for date nights! The Hubs and I were actually able to make it out alone for the first time in ages! But I couldn’t convince mine to pose for a pic like yours did. 🙂 The pop of pink is so eye-catching! And what a great deal you got on that bag! Have a wonderful week!

  • Happiness at Mid Life September 1, 2015 at 1:18 am

    So pretty for date night! Loving your fun heels!


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

  • Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life September 1, 2015 at 1:59 am

    Great minds style alike! Hehe – we both posted black garments with a pop of pink colour – only in my case it was pink hair instead of a pink bag! Love your dress and bag!

  • Tiina L September 1, 2015 at 2:41 am

    A pink bag brightens the day, for sure. And it gives the LBD just the pop of colour it needs, you look lovely. Have a great week!

  • Cheryl September 1, 2015 at 6:04 am

    Love the pink bag, Rach! 🙂

  • IRENE September 1, 2015 at 6:10 am

    this dress fits you like a glove!

  • Jill September 1, 2015 at 6:12 am

    You look so elegant in your LBD! Love the pink bag! I need to check out ifchic!

    Doused In Pink

  • Carrie September 1, 2015 at 6:43 am

    Looking great in this LBD and I love the pop of pink.

  • pam September 1, 2015 at 6:44 am

    I love that pop of pink!

  • Kathrine Eldridge September 1, 2015 at 6:46 am

    Love this LBD and that bag is so pretty! I love how it makes the look pop. 🙂

  • Ada September 1, 2015 at 6:50 am

    OMG Rachel that LBD is so classic and elegant and looks gorgeous on you. Pairing it with hot pink was perfect. You know I love those earrings. =)

    Happy Tuesday Rachel!

  • Elle Spann September 1, 2015 at 6:56 am

    you look awesome in that black dress! thanks for inviting me, yesterday!
    Southern Elle Style

  • Laura September 1, 2015 at 7:23 am

    What a great bag! I’ve gotten a few pieces from them and love it!

  • Shannon September 1, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Aw you and your hubby look too cute! Loving the LBD with the pops of pink!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Kishina September 1, 2015 at 7:56 am

    Whew, Rachel!! Hoooot mama…lol. Wow, you look great in this LBD the fit is absolutely perfect. And of course you can’t go wrong accessorizing with my all time favorite color PIIIINK!! Love, love, love it. Thanks for sharing and hosting the link up 🙂

  • Jaymie Ashcraft September 1, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Looks great!!!!!! Love with the pop of pink. 🙂
    Fridays Fashions link up

  • Shea September 1, 2015 at 8:59 am

    What a gorgeous date night look–I love the black dress with pops of bright pink! And those shoes… all the heart eyes!
    Thanks so much for featuring me too, that is so sweet of you!! 🙂

  • Red Tag Chic Los Angeles September 1, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Love your sophisticated look!!!


  • amy September 1, 2015 at 9:16 am

    You look awesome in that LBD! It’s very flattering on you!

  • Jessica September 1, 2015 at 9:36 am

    You got such a great deal on the bag. I’m following you on Bloglovin and Facebook.

  • Alecz September 1, 2015 at 9:43 am

    I love pink and black together, but it’s easy to take the pink too far! You have definitely NOT done this in your outfit. The pink is subtle and perfect!

  • Susie September 1, 2015 at 9:46 am

    That dress looks fantastic on you and I love the pops of pink!


  • Mary September 1, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Love your pop of pink with your LBD, Rachel! Such a chic, sophisticated look on you with a fun little twist. I wear a lot of black and this is a great idea to change things up a bit.

    Have a wonderful day!

  • Krista September 1, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Love your outfit! So chic! Those heels are fantastic!

  • Kim September 1, 2015 at 10:33 am

    I love the pops of pink but those shoes are amazing! The first thing my eyes went to, they are so so so gorgeous! You look amazing! XO -Kim

  • Adri September 1, 2015 at 10:51 am

    You look great! This is the perfect LDB!
    xo Adri

  • Antionette Blake September 1, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    I loves how your pink purse emphasised the pink flowers in the background.

  • Michelle September 1, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    I love your classic LBD paired with pops of bright pink! So girly!

  • Petite Silver Vixen (@petitevix) September 1, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Pink always looks go great with black. One of my favourite colours to combine with black. I also love bright turquoise too. And your husband did look very spiffy!

  • Sarah @ Bows and Clothes September 1, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    I love the pink with the classic little black dress. You look great! Ifchic looks like such a neat website. I will have to check it out! Thanks for hosting!


  • Ashley September 1, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    I’m loving the pink bag, girlfriend!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Betsy Burleson September 1, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Date nights are so special!!! Sounds like a fun and relaxing evening. Love you in the LBD! It fits you perfectly. Hot pink is my favorite color, so of course I love the bag and earrings 🙂
    Thanks for hosting the link up! We’ll be sure to check out How I style It tomorrow.

  • Adriele September 1, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Love your black and pink look. You look AMAZING and your hubby is adorable too. Glad you included him. Mine would kill me, ahahaha!

    Stopping by from the Confident Twosday link-up!


  • Lisa September 1, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    You look so gorgeous!!! Love that dress on you and the pop of pink XO!


  • Cynthia September 1, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    You look gorgeous in this LBD. I love the pop of pink via the bag!

  • Katie D (Hello Katie Girl) September 1, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    Your pink purse is outstanding! The color is just perfect. I love the pics of your husband too…it’s fun that he wants to be part of your blog! Sounds like you had a great time at the hotel!


  • Kathleen September 1, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    This pair of heels is is a real stunner. You look so polished!

  • Christie September 2, 2015 at 12:14 am

    Great way to style a LBD, Rachel! I love the pops of bright pink!

    Thanks for hosting the link-up!

    The Closet by Christie

  • Jennie September 2, 2015 at 9:42 am

    This is such a beautiful look, Rachel! I have this same Calvin Klein dress in red – I love sheath dresses. Your pops of pink look perfect with the black – so chic!

  • Amy @Amy's Fashion Blog September 3, 2015 at 5:18 am

    love how you added the pop of pink. You look great

  • Tif @ Bright on a Budget September 3, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    You guys look great for date night! You styled your dress perfectly with those pops of pink!!!


  • Sandy a la Mode September 4, 2015 at 10:28 am

    i just got a hot pink bag similar to yours in color and i can’t wait to use it!!!!!!

    Sandy a la Mode