NYE Inspiration


Dress: Free People | Shoes: Steve Madden

New Year’s Eve is tomorrow! Can you believe 2017 is almost over? I feel like January was yesterday! This year has flown by! We got engaged, moved to a new city, Patrick started a new job and I started my blog all while wedding planning! My mind is going 100 miles an hour right now making final decisions and working with our wedding planner to get everything done! (BTW, if you are in Dallas and need a wedding planner, use Bella Blooms Couture Florals! She is doing my floral and all my planning and is seriously the best. You can check out her Facebook here)

Being that New Years Eve is tomorrow, I wanted to share this fun dress! It is perfect for a night of fun! It would also be perfect for a wedding! I have such a hard time finding sequin clothes that I like because most are uncomfortable but this dress is super comfortable and extremely flattering! I linked a few of my other favorite sequin dresses below!

I hope everyone has a SAFE and FUN NYE! Patrick and I are being lame and staying in at the house! I swear, we are an old 80 year old couple inside young bodies! HA!

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Red Sweater + Nordstrom Sale Picks

Sweater: Anthropologie | Jeans: American Eagle | Booties: Sam Edelman | Purse: Similar

Happy Wednesday you guys! I hope everyone had a great Christmas! Patrick and I spent the weekend at my parents in Corpus Christi. It was such a nice weekend to spend with family! Now time to get back to reality and back on a life schedule and blogging schedule! Not gonna lie, I’ve been slacking lately!

This sweater gives me major heart eyes! Who doesn’t love a good red sweater? It’s extremely soft and cozy. I will definitely be taking this babe with us to Canada on our honeymoon at the end of January! Speaking of wedding, we are officially a MONTH away from our wedding day! I seriously can’t believe how fast our engagement has gone by. When we got engaged last January, I felt like we had so much time! I am counting down the days and we are both so excited.

I paired this sweater with these cheetah booties and I can’t recommend these to y’all enough. They are super comfortable and match with so much. They are also on sale so it’s the perfect time to grab them before they’re gone.

The Nordstrom half yearly sale is also going on right now until January 2nd and there is some good stuff on sale!! I have linked some of my favorites below! Definitely going to be placing a large order today 😉

Sale Picks

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Home Teeth Whitening + What’s In My Purse

Before and After

Hello friends! Happy Friday! Y’all, I have been SO busy lately! Definitely a good kind of busy but I feel like I haven’t stopped. Wedding craziness has officially started along with the hustle and bustle around the holidays! With Christmas, New Years and our wedding coming up I have definitely started prepping with hair masks, face masks and teeth whitening! So many pictures are in my near future and I want to make sure I look my absolute best. I mean, who wants to look back on your wedding pictures and not like the way you look?! I was super excited to start using the Smile Brilliant teeth whitening kit. I have already noticed such a huge difference in the color of my teeth and it’s only been a few weeks!
When you order the kit, the company sends you a box with the molding and the trays to make your molds in. There are step by step instructions inside which makes it super easy! After you make your impressions, you just put them back in the mailer they include in the box and ship them back to Smile Brilliant! They then make your custom fitted whitening trays and ship them right back to you! They have a super quick turnaround so you can get to whitening! The teeth whitening gel comes in tubes that you line your tray with. It’s not messy and they actually stay on your teeth unlike the other whitening products that I have tried! I usually wear mine while I’m getting ready and I literally forget I have them in! It is so nice to have something comfortable and that stays in and does the job. The best part about them is it doesn’t make my teeth sensitive. I have seriously tried every whitener in the books but they all make my teeth so sore! Smile brilliant is great because it comes with desensitizing gel as well to use after whitening to prevent soreness.
My teeth whitening trays and gel are something I always have in my purse! I will pop them in if I have down time somewhere and like to have it with me so I can whiten every day! I also always have Stila baci lipstick, stila lip liner and urban decay velvetizer powder. These 4 products are my favorites and I am constantly using them!
Now for the best part! The GIVEAWAY! The giveaway is for $139 credit to Smile Brilliant and is open to USA, UK, Canada, and Australia.


I hope everyone has a great day! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway! This is one you won’t want to miss 😉

Home Teeth Whitening

Christmas Decor

Gold tree | Bone Stockings | Furry Stockings

Gold Tree | Furry Stockings | Bone Dog Stockings


Furry Stockings | Bone Dog Stockings

White Nutcracker | Red Nutcracker


Hello friends! 13 days until Christmas! Can you believe it?! I swear just yesterday it was January. It amazes me how fast this year has gone by! It amazes me even more that we are 45 days away from our wedding!! I am SO excited for our wedding day to be here.

Like everyone else, I am obsessed with Christmas decor. Every year, I might go slightly overboard but I love it! When Patrick and I moved to Houston in July, we decided to rent a house for a year since we weren’t sure how long we would be here with his job. Y’all, when I say we couldn’t find a house to save our lives, I mean that with no exaggeration. Patrick was living in Minnesota at the time for his job training so I was finding a house for us by myself! It came down to the last week before we were supposed to move and I finally found our house. It has been a great house for us for this year, but we definitely want to buy something after our lease is up that is more updated and more open! This year for Christmas, I didn’t go as all out as I usually do because I had a hard time finding a way to put all my normal stuff out in this house, but I did what I could and I love it all! My sweet mama gave Patrick and I the star that her and my dad had at the top of their first Christmas tree, and also a few pieces of her snow village so that I could start a collection of my own! Our snow village has been passed down from my grandma, to my mom and now to my sister and I. It is SO special to me! Most of my Christmas decorations came from Target, World Market, Home Goods and Hobby Lobby. I have linked everything that I could find for y’all below!

I hope everyone has a great rest of your week!

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Grey Sweater + Green Wool Skirt


Sweater: Wayf | Skirt: Madewell | OTK Boots: Goodnight Macaroon | Purse: Similar

This skirt literally screams Christmas! I love the wool material and the zips on the front! It’s so warm and comfy and would also be so cute with tights on underneath if it was cold enough! I paired it with this sweater from Nordstrom and these boots! This sweater is a staple piece in my closet! I have worn it soo much! It goes with so many different outfits and it’s super easy to style. Now, about these boots. These are the BEST OTK boots!!! I cannot stress this enough. They don’t fall, and that is HUGE to me! I hate when I am constantly having to pull up boots but I never have to with these!

Happy Wednesday, friends! We are halfway through the week! That makes for a happy Rachel! I’m headed to Dallas today for my wedding dress alterations! It’s getting so real and I can’t wait for our big day! I’m SO excited to put my dress back on this weekend! Have a happy, happy day y’all!

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