Striped tee over a floral maxi dress

April 13, 2014

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Striped tee: Pinc (thrifted at Goodwill for $4.49)//Maxi dress: Old Navy (somewhat old from this past summer on clearance)//Necklace: Rue 21 (gift $2)//Earrings: Rue 21 (gift $2)//Thong Sandals: Old Navy (old, thrifted from Goodwill years ago)//Lipstick: Avon(Sparkling Warm Rose)//Nail Polish: NYC (258 Prospect Park Pink).

This past weekend made for the perfect time for change and new things.  First off I grabbed my Sony Cyber-shot digital still camera and had my hubby go at it with some pictures as you see above for this post on my striped tee over a floral fun maxi dress. I didn’t intend on wearing the tee all day, but the weather stayed the same for most of the day (breezy, not to hot, not to cold, just perfect).

Second, we bought our first lawn mower, perennial flowers, and azalea bushes. My hubby is more of the landscaping goo-roo so when he asked me to pick out flowers I drew a blank. I had no clue what flowers I wanted or what would look good and then he said “you are good at thinking up ideas for interior designing and clothes you should be able to pick out flowers” I was like “yeah right” and then a minute later I grabbed some flowers and stated “the color of these will make the azaleas pop with color.” and he smiled and said “there you go see I knew you could compare them to fashion.” My hubby is to cute!

He took some photos of me with my iphone at Lowes while picking out flowers:

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Third, I don’t know if you have noticed but I have kept my hair straight and worn make up for a full week and more now. Say what! It’s been 9 days. I feel good and I am happy. Change is good even if it was started 9 days ago. I go to the store now and actually desire to buy the make up on clearance but then I don’t because I should use up what I have first, plus I need more statement jewelry then make-up anyhow.

Fourth, we got a secondary vehicle, 2000 Nissan Quest minivan and a new roof put on our house. Thank God for tax returns!

God is just SO GOOD! I will need to share a post coming up of the weekend (pictures) and cute photos of the babies with the camera I started using.

What are some new changes in your life currently?

Here are some pictures for how I have styled the maxi dress and striped tee in the past:


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  • Becky Goerend (@bybmg) April 14, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    That’s a fun combo outfit! Yay for blessings of a roof and second vehicle!

  • ADA April 14, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    I love the red striped tee over that pretty floral maxi. Very pretty and perfect for Spring. It looks warm and sunny there. So nice.

    Also, I don’t know your name. We have communicated via comments several times but I still don’t know your name. I am sorry if you have mentioned it before – I don’t remember.

    And I’d love for us to follow and support each-other’s blogs. How do I follow you hun? Let me know. Thanks & Happy Monday!!

    <3 Ada.

    • garaytreasures April 14, 2014 at 2:12 pm

      Hello there Ada, I am now following you on bloglovin. I enjoy coming to visit you too, I should have followed you awhile back ;). Rachel xo btw thank you

      • ADA April 14, 2014 at 2:28 pm

        Hi. See, I had a feeling your name was Rachel. You might have mentioned that somewhere lol. Thanks for following. I will as well. =)

        When you get a sec, keep on checking back to see how I am doing on my 30 for 30 challenge. Thanks so much.

  • Whitney @ Whitney a la mode April 14, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Love the colors in this outfit! You are making me feel ready for summer! Thanks for linking-up today!

  • Beata B April 14, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Love the maxi dress 🙂 great outfit 🙂 you look very pretty .
    Hugs Beata

  • Maria April 14, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    I love the striped shirt- it looks so comfy!

  • Gina @ On the Daily Express April 14, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Looks like I need to step inside the accessories section at Rue 21! Very cute pieces there. 🙂 Thanks for linking up today!
    On the Daily Express

  • Amber April 15, 2014 at 1:50 am

    Such a cute outfit Rachel!! Your makeup and hair look great =) CONGRATS on the new car and roof – what blessings!! God IS so good!!

  • Anna April 15, 2014 at 2:15 am

    It’s great to finally have the ta-refunds and plan for things… We are getting a new boiler and vacation this year – yay! Lovely floral skirt…

    Happy Medley Blog

  • Corinne April 15, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    I love this tip, red and white stripes are my favourite =)

    Corinne x

  • Ginny April 16, 2014 at 12:03 am

    Your hair and makeup do look great! Isn’t it crazy how little things like that can be such a confidence boost!

  • Rachel April 16, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Yay for stripes. My favourite go to item! You look so lovely and I’m so happy for you. xxx