Thursday, December 27, 2012

What to Wear: NYE

Still trying to find the perfect New Years Eve dress? I'll admit, with the stresses and business that came with Christmas, I completely overlooked shopping for the perfect NYE dress, but you better believe I'm on the hunt now! I've always been a HUGE believer in having a sequin dress for New Years, for whatever reason to me, NYE and sparkle are synonymous. You also don't want to overdo it and completely damage your bank account on one dress you may or may not ever wear again.

Just for you guys, I've narrowed down my top picks that I've found online.

Shimmering Paillette Cocktail Dress (in peach above) from Forever 21 - $29.80

Jazzy-Black Sequin Dress from Windsor - $89.90

The Mixed Sequins Dress by LA Boutique on Karma Loop - $45.95

Lauren Conrad Sequin Sheath Dress by LC (at Kohl's) - $48.00

Blue Mesh Insert Skater Dress by Arden B - $29.50

Almost every single one of these dresses is on sale too how great is that? I hope this helped give a few of you procrastinators some ideas and wish everyone luck on finding their perfect dress to bring in the new year! Happy hunting :)


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

My Week Through Pictures

So, I'm going to go ahead and apologize for the lack of entries the past few weeks, things here have been CRAZY busy! Plus, most bloggers I know don't have to work part time or full time on top of blogging, and with being in retail, it has been nonstop!

My birthday was the 19th, so some of my closest friends took me out for drinks, which was much needed amongst the Christmas chaos, shopping, and work. Then we had Christmas of course, and divided our time between my boyfriend, Mark's family and mine. I felt like Reese Witherspoon in Four Christmases! So much family, so little time!

I didn't get to do an outfit of the day yet unfortunately, but here's some pictures to enjoy of my life the past week!

One of my best friends since high school, Mel & I out for my birthday :)

A collage of my birthday night. I think this pretty much covers it :) LOL.

Some friends of Mark & I had dinner at Carrabba's (I'd never been there before! SO yummy!) This was my birthday cocktail I ordered called the 'Toasted Marshmallow' ... so yum!

Found this candle at BBW and am IN LOVE. Sadly the scent only comes in this candle :( boo

This is my baby! Well, my two-year-old baby :) little Landon in front of our tree, cheesin' as usual :)

Cookies on cookies on cookies, for real! I made sooooo many this year :) What can I say, they were $1 each!!

All dressed up & LOTS of places to go ;)

My new Nikes!!! Can't tell you how obsessed with these I am. Only 3 stores in Ohio had them and my dad managed to snatch one of the last pairs up in my size! He said they had me written all over them ;) It was meant to be! :D

& the award for best boyfriend would go to MINE! He outdid himself on blessing me with this new sewing machine ah :)

Papa (my dad) teaching Landon how to golf. Suiting, since my dad is a golf pro!

Me and the man I've been so blessed to have be in my life this past year. He truly is amazing & I could not love him more!!

"Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!" Just love my mini-me! :)

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and received many blessings! I sure know I did :)


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Social Networking

Hey dolls! Hope your week has gone by fast and you all get to enjoy your Friday tomorrow!

I'm still working day by day on the blog site to make improvements and change some things around to make it even better, so bare with me!

In the meantime, add my social networks ;)

Instagram: @keepingupwithrachel
Facebook fan page:

Promise to have a new post up this weekend, so keep checking for updates!