Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Instagram Roundup + Nordstrom Giveawy

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Stitch Fix Try on #stitchfix #springstyle
 Top: Stitch Fix | Jeans | Booties

Hi friends! It's been a while since I last did an Instagram roundup on the blog.  I've been sharing more of my everyday outfits over on my Instagram account, and since a lot of those looks don't make it to the blog, I thought it was time for an update.  Make sure to follow along @thomasrachael.  Also, you can always find, and shop, my Instagram looks on the blog under the Shop My Instagram tab, or get the outfit details by following me on the LIKEtoKNOW.it App.  The App is free and easy to use.  You simply download the App (here), search for my name (ThomasRachael), then select follow.  All of my outfits will be there in one place waiting for you!

The top above is from my latest Stitch Fix shipment, which was another good one! You can see my full unboxing on Instagram under my highlighted Stories. These are also the jeans that I can not stop wearing!  I love the high rise fit and the button up detail.

Spring Outfit #flatlay #springstyle
This is such a pretty floral blouse for the spring, and it's under $20!  I'll be showing you how to style it for a date night later on the blog this week, so stay tuned.  I was able to wear it last week when we had our burst of spring weather, and paired it with my favorite jeans and my new open toe booties, which are a steal at $35

Free People Henley #henley
 Top | Jeans
I'm in love with the button detailing on this henley!  This top is more fitted than I thought it would be, so if you don't like wearing tight things, I suggest ordering a size up.

Off the Shoulder thermal #thermal #vicidolls
 Top | Jeans | Belt | Earrings
This thermal is one that I can't stop wearing!  I love that it's slouchy and falls off one shoulder.  It's sexy, yet super comfortable at the same time.

Spring Booties #targetstyle #booties #springshoes

Bell sleeve top
This is the top that I styled in last Friday's post for a cute spring look.  Here, I'm showing you how you can wear it now while the temps are still cold.

Lace Bralette #flatlay #lacebralette #bralette
Jeans | Belt | Bag | Bralette | Sunglasses
If you're looking for a good bralette, that's somewhat supportive, then this one is for you!  Not only is it super cute, but it actually adds some support for those us who are larger in that area.

Free People Thermal #thermal #freepeople
This thermal has been another purchase that I can't stop wearing!  It's perfect with jeans or leggings, and I'll definitely be pairing it with shorts this spring.  It's also currently on sale, and under $30!

 This week I decided to team up with my favorite bloggers and bring you a $400 Nordstrom gift card giveaway. Use the widget below to enter. The easiest way to enter is to download the Liketoknow.it app on your phone, search each username, and hit follow. Complete all tasks in the widget for the maximum number of entries! We will be verifying all entries.

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Stripes for Spring + WW Link Up

Spring Style #springoutfit #bellsleevetop
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In all of my years living in New England (aka my entire life), I never thought there would be a day where I would be wearing open toed shoes in February.  However, we had some unusual spring-like weather this past week, and the almost 80 degree temperatures provided me with the opportunity to break out some of my new spring purchases.

This bell sleeve blouse is probably my favorite spring find, yet.  We all know that I'm a sucker for bell sleeves, but I'm loving the stripe pattern and ruffle detail on the shoulders.  The material is lightweight, making it ideal to wear all spring, and it will be perfect to pull out on a chilly summer night.  I decided to pair it with my new button front jeans (obsessed with them, and the high rise cut), then finished my look with these open toe booties.  They're from Target's new Universal Thread line, and definitely look more expensive than their $35 price tag.  I do have to admit that they were cutting into my heels a bit when I wore them, but I'm hoping with a little breaking in, they'll be comfortable to wear all day long.

Unfortunately our warm weather was short lived, and I'm back in a chunky knit and watching it snow as I write this post.  In the meantime, I'll be counting down the days for spring to actually arrive so I can wear this outfit again.

Long Bell Sleeve Top #springstyle #stripes #bellsleeves

Spring Outfit Idea #springstyle

Spring Fashion #springstyle #springfashion #bellsleeves

Bell Sleeve Top #belsleeves #stripes #srpingtops

Stripe Top #stripetop #springfashion #buttonfrontjeans

Open Toe Booites #springboots

Bell Sleeve Top For Spring #springtop #springstyle #bellsleeves

Spring Outfit Ideas #springstyle #stripetop

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The feature blogger is Bo of Bo's Bodacious Blog.  I'm loving her office inspired look and tweed skirt.  The fringe hem is the cutest.  Make sure to stop by her blog and say hello!


Friday, February 16, 2018

Transitioning Your Knits For Spring + WW Link Up

affordable knit sweater #springsweater #waffleknitsweater
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I don't know about you, but I'm ready for the warm weather to arrive.  The sad part is that it's only mid February, and for those of us living in New England, we still have a lot of winter ahead.  It's usually cold through April, and you never know if we'll get a late spring snow storm, so it's safe to say that I won't be putting away my sweaters anytime soon.  However, that doesn't mean that I can't add a little spring into my wardrobe.  By choosing lighter colors, and layering my new spring purchases, (see my post about layering here) I'm able to achieve spring-like looks that are still warm.  

One of my favorite ways to lighten up an outfit is to wear white jeans.  They have a clean, classic feel, and add a fresh touch to any top.  I paired my white jeans with this waffle knit sweater, which I can't stop wearing.  I love the turtleneck, slight bell sleeves, and the boxy fit.  I decided to finish my outfit with my leopard boots, and ChloĆ© cross body bag.  Since this sweater is a lighter weight knit, and slightly cropped, it will be perfect to wear in the spring, and I can't wait to pair it with a denim skirt and these open toed booties.

Unfortunately this sweater is currently sold out.  However, I wouldn't be surprised if it came back in stock, so I keep my eye on it, and let you know if it's restocked.  In the meantime, I found an identical option, which I linked below.

waffle knit sweater #springsweater #waffleknitsweater

turtleneck knit sweater #springsweater #waffleknitsweater

turtleneck knit sweater for women #springsweater #waffleknitsweater

Waffle knit sweater

How to style your sweaters for spring #springsweaters #waffleknitsweater

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The feature blogger is Karen from Lady in Violet.  I'm loving her coral sweater, and the high low hem.  Make sure to stop by her blog and say hello!


Friday, February 9, 2018

Valentine's Date Night Look + WW Link up

Valentines Day Dress #bodycon #Valentinesdress
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TGIF.  I've had two sick kiddos home with me this week, so let's just say it's been a long one.  On the plus side, my boys love cuddling with me when they're feeling under the weather, so I've been taking advantage of all the snuggle time while I can get it.  However, there has also been a lot of sick tears, sleepless nights, and not much time to get work done, so we'll keep this post nice and short.

If you're planning on heading out for Valentine's Day, whether on a date or to a Galentine's party, then you need this ruched long sleeved dress!  The fitted cut gives it a sexy feel, while the ruching hits in all the right places, making it extremely flattering.  You can eat all the chocolate that you please, and the ruching will hide the food baby!  It can easily be dressed up or down, really making it the perfect dress for any occasion, and it's available in four colors.  Plus, it also comes in a sleeveless option, which will be ideal for the summer.  I actually just ordered it in black!

I decided to pair this dress with my black leather jacket for extra warmth, and love how it added a little edge.  I'm not a huge fan of wearing tights with heels, but it was much too cold for bare legs, so I had no choice but to wear them.  Although I don't love how the tights looked with my studded heels, I don't hate how it looked either, but I'm thinking when I do wear this on Valentine's day, OTK boots may be a better option.  

Date night outfit #datenight #leatherjacket

Bodycon Dress #bodycon #reddress #valentiensdaydress

Bodycon Long Sleeve Dress #bodycon #longsleevedress #valentinesdress

Valentine'd Day Dress 2018 #valentinesdaydress

Studded heels #studdedheels #heels

Bodycon Dress #dress #reddress #bodycon

Nordstrom Dress #nordstrom #datenightoutfit #dress

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The feature blogger is Paula of Sweet Pea.  I'm loving this dress on her, and guess what, it's from Stitch Fix!  You all know how much I love the styling service.  Make sure to check out her blog, and see her full Stitch Fix review!