Friday, August 24, 2012

Missing Home!

Hey Loves! Remember me?! Your gal pal Rachel from Truly, Rachel who disappeared for a moment? Yea..well it's officially been about 2 weeks since I've been away working on a media production with my husband. I officially miss home and miss bonding with you via blogging. It's great that my husband is here with me but its about that time to get cozy in my own bed.

But our family/friends who are hosting us are so gracious to make us feel at home while we are here. Any tips on how to chase away the homesick symptoms?

I hope you lovelies have been doing great and that you are prospering in every area of your lives. Wishing you all great thoughts and prayers.

Oh the pic with me with school clothes on is me playing a school girl. Haha! I legit look 16yrs old. I kinda freaked my hubs out.

Xoxo
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The Bordeaux & The Beautiful!

Hey there guys,

I'm Monica from Moni's Beauty, Style & Musings and I'll be guest blogging for Rachel today while she's away on business. I'm super excited to share this post with you all! <3

Are you guys on board the "bordeaux boom" that has hit hard this fall? I sure am! Bordeaux is also referred to as burgundy, maroon, plum, deep red, etc. Whatever you call it, there's no denying that this deep, rich hue is hot right now. I've even heard that bordeaux is the new black! I know, I know, we've all heard it before, blue is the new black, purple is the new black, even red is the new black. Now bordeaux? Well, yes! I'm super psyched about this ultra chic, ultra rich color. In fact, I was so inspired by the richness of this color, I decided to trade in my blonde ombre hair for a deeper auburn hue! Check it out below along with some of my fave bordeaux pieces for fall:


Before: Ombre Hair

After: Bordeaux Inspired Auburn Hair
What do you guys think?!



Bordeaux Wish List

Bordeaux

Peplum - this color has a little bit of an edge to it, so I love that the peplum adds an element of femininity to balance it out.

Bordeaux Leather Pants - 2 words - YES PLEASE. 

Wedge booties / Platform Shoes - I'm a sucka for a wedge and a platform! I mean, who doesn't want the style, comfort & versatility that these thick soled shoes offer?

Purse - O.M.G. THAT purse! The color is pure decadence. Love! 

Hats off to this hot hat! Nuf said.

Viva Glam MAC Lipstick - I just bought this lipstick and think it is absolutely phenomenal! It's not too dark, so you don't look goth and it works for a variety of skin tones. That lipstick paired with Bordeaux nails and you're ready to rock it out!


What are your Bordeaux faves?

Well, hope you guys enjoyed this post! Feel free to visit my blog and say hi! 


XOXO
Monica




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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Live from Georgia!!

Hey Lovelies, I'm in the ATL area on week 3 of the production shoot and as much as I miss life up north I'm surrounded by the most loving people in this entire world(minus my mommy).

Things have been going so well after we got over the hump of getting things together. I'm in absolute awe of God's tender love for us.
Chick-Fil-A!! This was so good! 
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Monday, August 13, 2012

Celebrations!!

Today I decided to randomly celebrate one of my closest and loving friends Monica. Her birthday is this week and because of work, I'll be out of town and won't be able to go on one of our adventures for her birthday. So we spent the day together having Meixcan food, shopping and wandering the NYC concrete jungle.

I have a huge head so my headband didn't fit me. After much struggle to look cute I left without it. I was trying way too hard to look cute. Just one of those trends you just have to pass on. Keep it organic!
Random atmosphere shots
Dos Caminos- Meatpacking District
I got this in the mail today. I'm so excited to read it on the plane tomorrow. Fall fashion is HUGE in NYC! 
I finally found one of these delicate cross necklaces. I've been looking for the perfect one for awhile!

Can anyone relate to my hair band drama? Is there a trend that you wanted to rock so badly but had to pass on it because it just was not effortlessly chic on you? 

I think those MC Hammer looking pants are one of those trends that I had to pass on as well. 

Have a great day lovelies! 
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Saturday, August 11, 2012

City Wanderings

One of my favorite hobbies is wandering around city streets and discovering new neighborhoods. I walked over 30 NYC blocks on the UWS & UES (Upper East Side). I put on my Heart Rate Monitor and noticed I burned 600 Cals!!! I love shedding cals while having fun. Woot! 

 I stopped by some of my favorite shops- LuluLemon Athletica they sell the best support tanks - the scoop neck workout tops and my new fav sweet spot- Laduree has the best macaroons. I only like the Vanilla, Coconut and Caramel. 

Oh and I stopped by and visited my dad at his job in the City which was another sweet treat!




Do I have any fellow wanderers?! Or do you have any ideas on how to burn calories while doing a daily activity?

P.S. Zara is having a crazy end of summer sale. Those fancy blazers that were once nearly $100 are marked down for under $40. I know I would be disgruntled too if I saw that mega deal after paying full price.

Have a lovely weekend and I will check in with you lovely creative peeps on Monday.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Loving Life & Grateful

Today I'm just extremely grateful for where I am in life. Even though there's still a lot of work to be done and I'm still due for more development, I'm grateful that I'm not where I used to be. God loves us!

I'm back at the office for 2days and it feels so good to be back to a slower pace.

Have a great day lovelies!
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Monday, August 6, 2012

Work Hard and Play Harder

Happy Tuesday Loves! Today was another successful but mega long 12-hour day. This whole media production has challenged be to grow in the area of having people skills. Learning how to deal with people with different personalities, gifts, talents and character traits will save you time, energy and peace of mind.
3 main take-away points:
-Organization is key
-Value people by letting them thrive in their area of creativity
-Treat people nicely. "Treat people like dogs and they'll act like dogs."

So after working smart, we grabbed extension cords and went round for round in double dutch. The guys jumped in on the fun as well.


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Saturday, August 4, 2012

NYC Nightlife

Hey Loves! Hope you all have been enjoying your weekend. I've been all wrapped up in production work that I have been out of the loop with my blog friends. Today Monica and I decided to take on NY as per usual.

We are huge fans of these fabulous J. Crew necklaces. I'm planning on grabbing a hunter green and red one for the fall.

I'll be in touch with you lovelies tomorrow. Xo
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Feature Spot

Hey Lovelies!

Hope this week has been treating you well. I've been having a jammed pack-productive week. I've been doing a lot of field production away from the office and on a couple of shoots plus other projects. This evening I decided to take it slow- hopped in my PJs and watched HGTV marathons.

I'm so honored to be featured in an online fashion magazine- highlighting the humanitarian work of women of style. They chose your's truly and needless to say I'm beyond grateful and excited to be chosen.

CLICK HERE for the full story on the company's website and please leave a comment on their website to raise awareness of Haiti and the hardship the people face. 

Your kind words mean a great deal!
xoxo
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