Risks + Link up

December 1, 2015


Sometimes life gives us Risks. This can be in the form of risking our lives for something or someone we believe in. There are risks in every decision good or bad and even in who we trust in.


Thanks to Brandzaffair I risked wearing for you another crop top that I couldn’t be happier with. I love the crop top so much that I couldn’t wait to find other goodies with the help of Brandzaffair to create this perfect and risk taking look.


This whole look actually came together from my all time favorite store Target, thanks to the easy breezy shopping through Brandzaffair that connects all my favorite stores in one site. Brandzaffair lets you in on deals from my (and your) favorite stores and allows you to shop your favorite stores collected on one site (think Gap, Nordstrom, Target, Starbucks and more) and with ease. No more going on Google and trying to find the websites to favorite stores to shop, Brandzaffair already did this for you, see what I mean.



I took further risks to combining the plaid crop top with my sparkly leggings (although you can’t tell by these photos) for a fun new to me look. I can’t thank Brandzaffair and Target enough for allowing me to risk this look.


What is a risk taking look or item in your wardrobe?

What store do you like to shop at online?

Outfit details:Crop top: Target c/o Brandzaffair (similar here)//Leggings:  Target c/o Brandzaffair (same here)//Jacket: Target c/o Brandzaffair (same here in white)//Boots: Target c/o Brandzaffair (similar here)// Hat: thrifted (similar here).

*Brandzaffair sent me the following products styled in exchange for a feature of their site however all opinions are my own and not that of Brandzaffair.

Now on to the 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 Co-host Jacqueline of Petite Silver Vixen.

Plaid Cape & Bag, Leopard Print Boots (1)

Hi, I’m Jacqueline, a 40+ style and lifestyle blogger from the UK. My blog, Petite Silver Vixen (http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/) is mostly about my personal style but you’ll also find posts about some of the great places on my doorstep, living near enough to London to take advantage of all the diverse things a capital city has to offer. I only started blogging in June of this year as a way to rediscover the 80% of my wardrobe I found myself wearing less than 20% of the time and to share the tricks and tips I use when dressing as a petite!  And yes, it’s definitely working; I’m wearing far more of my wardrobe now than pre-blog!  I’m loving my blogging journey but even more, I’ve loved connecting with amazing and creative women from all over the world. When not blogging, my career is as a matwork and studio Pilates teacher, with a particular interest in working with pre and post natal women and with clients using Pilates for rehabilitation after injury.

You can follow Jacqueline through the following links: Instagram, Bloglovin, Pinterest & Twitter

Now on to the featured five from last time and link up:  I am so glad to be back. Last Tuesday there was no “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” so I am featuring bloggers from two weeks back today. I can’t wait for you to see who is featured and to see your posts.


Irene’s romantic look is not only festive but beautiful. I love the layering and mix of textures. You can view the outfit here.


I am not one to remember to include snacks with my travels but when I do I found these healthy snack options from Casey to be a good starting ground for traveling snacks.


I loved this look on Ana and found it funny that it kind of goes with the outfit I am posting about today as well (see above), matchy matchy! See Ana’s post here.


Liz brought together a few tips for how to get a more polished look in your everyday life. See her tips here.


This is the perfect way to style a little floral chiffon dress, check out the look 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).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,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, Molly, Cherie, Not dead Yet Style, Clairejustinexoxo

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  • Happiness at Mid Life December 1, 2015 at 12:41 am

    Great outfit! I am pretty safe when it comes to clothes. I did recently buy a pair of faux leather leggings which I have not build up the courage to wear yet!

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  • Red Tag Chic Los Angeles December 1, 2015 at 12:53 am

    Happy to see you taking lovely style risks – that crop top is so cute!


  • Tiina L December 1, 2015 at 2:13 am

    A risk worth taking:having fun with style. Have a great week Rachel!

  • IRENE December 1, 2015 at 3:40 am

    love the plaid shirt! so cute tie on the front…wow you make me so happy Rach

  • Andrea @ Living on Cloud Nine December 1, 2015 at 6:12 am

    I LOVE how you put the plaid sleeveless under the military inspired jacket!! SOOO cute in that hat girlie!!! Love it!!

  • pam (Grey is the New Black) December 1, 2015 at 6:19 am

    I love your top! I love shopping at Brandzaffair too!

  • Jill December 1, 2015 at 6:25 am

    This is such a great look on you! Love the layering and your hat!

    Doused In Pink

  • Monica December 1, 2015 at 6:38 am

    I love those sparkly leggings! I definitely need to get a pair of those because in the fall and winter I live in leggings. Great look!


  • Kathrine Eldridge December 1, 2015 at 7:07 am

    Love this look! Thank you for the Link Up. 🙂


  • The Gifted Gabber December 1, 2015 at 7:09 am

    Love how you styled the top! — Amy @http://thegiftedgabber.com

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom December 1, 2015 at 7:38 am

    Those leggings are sparkly? Oh, I bet this outfit looks great together. I really like the coloring of that plaid shirt with the olive jacket!


  • Elle Spann December 1, 2015 at 7:43 am

    i love crops, especially styled with other patterns and textures!
    Southern Elle Style

  • Laura December 1, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Great outfit! Loving those booties!

  • Shannon December 1, 2015 at 7:56 am

    Look fabulous girl! Loving these pictures and I need those booties!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Lanae Bond December 1, 2015 at 8:47 am

    I love the look you created and the picks you made! Great post!

  • Shea December 1, 2015 at 9:15 am

    I think it can be hard to take risks with style, so I admire you for doing that. This look is really fun and funky, I especially love your additions of the tougher-looking boots and cargo jacket. Love the posts you featured too!

  • Anna D Kart December 1, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Such a fun look with that hat

    Anna // Happy Medley

  • Amy Ann December 1, 2015 at 10:23 am

    I like the plaid top with your utility jacket!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • amy December 1, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Great jacket and hat!

  • Mary Murnane December 1, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Love the casual look! So cute and fun for the end of fall!


  • Alecz December 1, 2015 at 11:09 am

    I love that tied up plaid shirt + olive jacket! Beautiful combo.


  • Sabina @Oceanblue Style December 1, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Cool pics Rachel. So glad your break ist over and your are hosting again 😉 Sabina | Oceanblue Style

  • Jess December 1, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    It is fun to take risks sometimes. I like the plaid croptop, so cute with the olive jacket, and stylish with the hat. Love the photos! I used to not be able to wear jeans, because of sensitivity, but have know taken a risk with leather pants. I love ASOS, Ann Taylor, but fav shop is Zara online
    jess xx

  • Ada December 1, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Fashion risks are the best. I love your boots and utility jacket, Rachel. Love how you wrote this post, too.

  • Lexie Robinson December 1, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    great jacket! Thanks for hosting, I found a couple great outfits!

  • Adri December 1, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    You did a great job with the crop top trend! It really is about finding the right cut/fit that you love. I know I still have some work to try to find one that I would be smiling as happily as you are here:)
    xo Adri

  • Ginger Wroot December 1, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    I really adore your casual look, and the hat just adds that special little flair!

  • Sarah @ Bows and Clothes December 1, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Rachel, you look fantastic! I love this crop top look!


  • Petite Silver Vixen December 1, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    It’s good to mix up our styles sometimes and take risks as often we can discover something new and exciting. Thank you for hosting and having me as your co-host this week.


  • Becky @ bybmg December 1, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Fashion risks can be so fun. Glad you’re stepping out of your zone a little!

  • Kelly December 1, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    These booties are cute!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Denise December 2, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Love that you took a risk with all these pieces! The crop top pairing with the leggings is so good and I love your color palette! Thank you so so much for putting me on your site, it really made my day and I cannot thank you enough!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  • Carrie December 2, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    I truly believe taking fashion risks helps us take other risks I truly believe! Thanks for sharing with us this week!

  • Michelle December 3, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    I can see where this outfit would be a bit of a risk. I always try to wear a tunic with my leggings to cover my bum! But taking risks in fashion is what makes it fun