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Lake Style

June 18, 2014


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*** thank you ADA of Elegance and Mommyhood for featuring my Classy Casual outfit as one of the Spring Must Haves outfits, you are too sweet hun. Go check out the feature and other featured bloggers here. You can also view my other featured compilation of outfits here as I am honored that some link ups or sites in the past have liked my specific outfit stylings, it sure does boost my trying to get prettied up each day rather than look like I woke up and just threw clothes on. So thank you!

Today I would like to show you two styles of lake wear that I favor recently. Since it is summer time we have done nothing but swim at our local gym (almost everyday, well more like 4-5 days a week) but we also have enjoyed some lake time. We spent this past father’s day weekend at the lake and I thought this was the perfect opportunity to document how I dress when going to the lake. Now caution I am wearing no make up in these photos or barely any since I knew swimming would take up a lot of the day, so you will just have to grin and bare it.

Outfit #1 For swimming/sitting on a beach: fedora hat (Virtis) and swimsuit cover up dress (TJ Maxx, old), flip flops- Old Navy, sunnies: Plato’s Closet
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Outfit #2 night or day on the pier for a meal or casual outing: Maxi dress: Isadora collection, fedora hat (virtis), purse: Michael Kors ($10 yard sale find, gift from aunt), flip flops: Old Navy
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Which is your favorite outfit #1 or #2? What do your wear to the lake?

Our lake adventures:
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Kayaking
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Playing with the babies

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Don’t forget to enter my $25 credit to Mall of Style jewelry (21 winners will be selected) giveaway below in the Rafflecopter link (see rules as well):
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Rules for giveaway:
1. $25 gift card to 21 people. Minimum cart value prior to redeeming giftcard should be $50, excludes taxes/shipping.

2. To be eligible entrants need to follow/like/subscribe Mall of Style on social networks- Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or G+.

3. Applicable for USA only, excludes Alaska and Hawaii.

4. At least one non-sale product needs to be purchased.

5. Cannot be exchanged for cash.

6. Winners will be announced by e-mail and given a code. Giftcard code to be redeemed in one week (stated in e-mail).

7. Good luck! Have fun shopping
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I found my Michael Kors birthday purse

June 8, 2014


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outfit details: Tote: Michael Kors (TJ Maxx)//Dress: Michael Michael Kors (old, MK outlet)//Pumps: Maurices (Plato’s Closet)//Arrow Necklace: Total Betty Society//Gold necklace: unknown//Fedora: Virtis (Plato’s Closet)//Sunnies: uknown brand (Plato’s Closet).

If you follow me on instagram then you have seen where my hubby finally purchased me my Michael Kors Birthday purse, as you see I am in love with above.  We found it at TJ Maxx actually for under the set $200 budget, and it was love at first site. I am IN LOVE with my tan Hamilton tote, so when I saw this mini Hamilton in white (actually my hubby spotted the purse first and suggested our trip to TJ Maxx to look) I was just ahhh speechless, jumping in my new pump shoes.  I thank many of you who encouraged me to go back to TJ MAXX and look again, since last trip was a disappointment, this time was well worth it, of course.

I also love my new Maurices pumps that you see here (from Plato’s closet), and know I will get a lot of wear with them, as they are comfortable and just so darn cute. My dress is an old Michael Kors, so it felt nice to have my hubby tell me I looked like I had a million bucks (especially with my new purse). The fedora hat is a staple to my everyday wardrobe to see how I have styled it before go here.

Anyway, we had a whole day to ourselves, so we shopped for my purse, bought some décor to change up the living room colors, sat in starbucks and discussed future book plans (we are aspiring writers by heart) and believe it or not I went to the library to write my Mall of Style review and giveaway which you can view here, and enter the giveaway below. Now how is that for a day without kids?

Thank you again readers for all your past input as far as for finding this MK purse, I took your suggestions and looked hard. Have a lovely week!

Don’t forget to enter my $25 credit to Mall of Style jewelry (21 winners will be selected) giveaway below in the Rafflecopter link (see rules as well):
Enter below at the Rafflecopter giveaway link.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Rules for giveaway:
1. $25 gift card to 21 people. Minimum cart value prior to redeeming giftcard should be $50, excludes taxes/shipping.

2. To be eligible entrants need to follow/like/subscribe Mall of Style on social networks- Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or G+.

3. Applicable for USA only, excludes Alaska and Hawaii.

4. At least one non-sale product needs to be purchased.

5. Cannot be exchanged for cash.

6. Winners will be announced by e-mail and given a code. Giftcard code to be redeemed in one week (stated in e-mail).

7. Good luck! Have fun shopping!

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Searching for my Michael Kors birthday purse part 3

June 1, 2014


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If you have been following and reading along then you know my hubby and I are on a scavenger hunt for “the Michael Kors purse” as a Birthday gift from my hubby. His budget is $200, and so far no luck if you read this post here where I checked out a consignment store, and here where we checked out our local Marshalls and TJ Maxx.

My hubby and the babies hit up downtown on Thursday and came upon several nice stores especially a cute boutique called 310 Rosemont. It was here that I found Michael Kors totes, satchels, crossbodys, and wallets that I wouldn’t mind owning- I was in LOVE I tell you, IN LOVE with all of them. I could have gotten a picture with them all (even the Kate Spade and Marc by Marc Jacob purses) but the two young ladies of the store probably thought we were weird already. They were helpful in showing me where I could find MK items, however the bags were above $200. The crossbody in the picture below was an exception, it was $171, and although I loved the little goober it just wasn’t me (I am a big bag lady).
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This blue bag, the one on the shelf behind it (white and tan/navy one) and another blue and black bag were among my favorites. They were on my “made me beam through the entire store items.” My hubby saw the price tag on them and immediately said “I want to get one of these for you, you have found what you want” but I reminded him of vacation coming up next month GAH! and how that was generous of him but that he would blow our vacation money on a gorgeous purse was not wise. I reminded him of money saved for the trip and how at this time a purse above $300 almost $400 was not a priority, bless his heart. I love him though, just holding the bags made me giddy.
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Outfit details: In top two shopping photos sandals:C.Label// Next three photos: Heels:Fabulaire//Navy top:gift//White cropped pants:Style & Co//Belt:unknown brand (thrifted).

I also wore these cropped white pants on my Birthday, see photo below:

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Searching for my Michael Kors birthday bag part 2

May 28, 2014


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If you remember from my first post in this series here then you remember I am on a hunt for a Michael Kors purse under $200 as a gift from my hubby. The purse from my last post actually sold (insert sad face) because I went back to the consignment store to not only look to see if more purses came in, but that particular one sold, see my post here to see it. So I hit up two stores with my hubby for a date day. I will show you Marshalls store first.

Marshalls finds and my opinions:
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My hubby actually loved the color of this bag. It is solid white with monochromatic MK all over it. Yes it was a nice color, but I didn’t lik th shape of it. The bag was $171.

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This green one was not a great color (and I love green) but I did lik te shape of this bag better but it still wasn’t a love. The bag was $171.

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This purse was a pretty blue and would go great as an accessory for summer, but I didn’t like the shape of it. This bag was also $171, I believe.

TJMAXX find and opinion:

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I was VERY disappointed in the TJMAXX selection, all they had was this. Maybe if it was a few years back or winter time I would have loved this, bu I did not this time. I used to swoon over what MK purses TJMAXX had in the past, now my hubby and I (not to mention another customer there) labled the selection as “el stinko.”

In general all of these purses were not for me. My husband put it best, hey look to manufactured and mass produced, nothing of the quality of the bags I do own. Make sense?

I am looking online at belk.com and seeing some cute ones, but I would rather see it upfront before considering on buying from online. I a just picky that way.

Where should I look for Michael Kors purses? I already tried nordstromrack.com and didn’t see anything.

****Thank you Sherri and Carrie for featuring my last LBD on their What Wives Wear link up. Agi and I were chosen for this Thursday’s feature, so go check it out and link up yourself here.

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Closer to Love

May 21, 2014


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Outfit details: Purse: Hamilton Bag- Michael Kors (gift)// Tank top: Mossimo (Target) (yard sale find 25 cents)/?Pants: Style & Co. (yard sale find for 25 cents)//Ankle Sandalls: C. Label (Plato’s Closet)//Fedora: Virtis (Plato’s Closet).

I had several possible nonsense titles for this post, like ‘Tip of the iceberg” or “Michael Jackson” haha! But then I put in my Mat Kearney Black and White cd today and sang my heart out. I just love him…LOVE him. The song I sang was CLoser to Love, so it was only appropriate that I deem the title post after this song. If you haven’t heard of Mat Kearney or maybe heard his songs and want to check him out go here. I dream of seeing him live again, it’s been since he first began years ago, and boy has he grown in the charts and even gone to secular radio (which is good and bad in my opinion, since he started out all Christian music/label). I felt the fedora hat was very Mat Kearney-ish too.

I wore this outfit for a “me” date to the local library for a “Busy Bags” DIY make and take session. I left the library with about 8 or more made DIY educational learning crafts that I made and even implemented already with Nevaeh and Xander. With school ending in about two weeks I needed more things other than workbooks and notebooks for Nevaeh to use to continue the wheels in her brain for the summer. I shall do a busy bag post or several coming up (linking up the original Pinterest sites of course for your reference).

My hubby and I came up with a plan today to begin a more routine day for all the kids starting once Nevaeh gets out of school. His focus is on gross motor times and mine is educational/field trips/daily trips or activities. So he has left me to the “lesson planning.” I am going to feel like a full time teacher again for sure. Any wisdom or ideas? It’s hard to plan around three babies nap times but for Nevaeh in general those times will be quiet times spent in her room or in one area of the house working quietly.

Now for the honesty stuff. This past week has been a roller coaster. have had feelings of ineptness, putting myself down, stress. I was feeling like a terrible mom and wife. I guess there were little comments my husband made that made me think I should have known better or completed but I held on to those thoughts and couldn’t stop entertaining them as “I am dumb or worthless” even though I knew that wasn’t his intent. I carried some hurt (funny how we hurt our own selves sometimes) until the breaking point when one of my twins (Max) ripped my husbands Bible (well a few pages). My hubby was forgiving and knew he shouldn’t have left it at reach of the babies (Max loves to tear paper), but I couldn’t forgive myself for a bit until I spent some time with God and getting more assurance from my hubby that it was ok. I believe things are better (I know it has today) so my “me” time yesterday was much needed.

What do you do for “me” time?
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Birthday outfit

May 19, 2014


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All of my outfit was from yard saling this past Saturday and you wouldn’t believe the prices:
Shirt: no boundaries (.50 freakin cents)
Cropped pants: INC $1
Heels: Style & Co. $1
Pink Bauble beaded necklace: .50
Sunnies (thrifted from Plato’s closet $3)
Purse: Michael Kors (gift)

I got a lot of steals yard saling outfits this past weekend and accessories (some of them free as you know yard salers become desperate towards closing time to give away things).

These are my first white pants(cropped actually) since middle school. I was so surprised by the fit and feminine sexiness that these pants added, and mixed together with metallic gemed heels and soft pastel pink I was in heaven. My hubby thought it was definitely a sexy look when I styled the look for him, hence it became my Birthday and church going outfit.
After wearing this outfit it made me not only think of the various ways I could style the pants, and shoes but I got to thinking of how I dress now versus next year (when I turn 30). I have been self- conscious lately that perhaps my style is too young or uncreative. This birthday look seemed to capture a 30 (well almost 30) me. It has the professional feminine 30’s look but a soft underlying still 20’s about it.
With that said I think I shall try and style my outfits here on out (at least til June) to be more professional (grown up looking and feminine, and to have more thought behind them). We will see!
what do you think?
Rachel xo
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