Back to Basics this V-Day

Happy Sunday all!!

I’ve been MIA on the blog lately…….

I write when I am inspired, I write when I have time and I write because I want to. Sadly and unfortunately, I haven’t had any of that recently. However, instead of being upset about it (I was for like, 2 mins), I’m just going to accept it and move on.

That’s why, I am writing to you TODAY! It’s a Sunday and I have nothing to do, so I am going to write…about Valentine’s Day of all things! I know last year I put out two gift guides, and that was awesome and you all really liked it. However, when I think about what I just wrote about inspiration, I did not feel inspired to write a gift guide this year and here’s why…

Valentine’s Day is awesome and for the most part, I really enjoy it. Mostly because I am in a relationship and have a reason to celebrate love, but also because a day devoted to love and commitment is really nice and chivalrous in a way, which we don’t see much of anymore.

However, I wanted to just go back to the basics this Valentine’s Day and instead of promote my favorite things and the best gifts, just talk about ways to share an evening with the person you love.

I get home from work really late every night so I don’t get to see my significant other as much as I would like. That’s why this Valentine’s Day, if he dropped by with some roses and a hug and asked me to hangout and watch one of our Netflix shows, I would be more than happy with that idea of a V-Day. Come the weekend, if we wanted to grab a bite to eat and share a glass of wine together, I would love that too. It seems like this year more than any year, the holidays, my birthday and Valentine’s Day all seem really close together. The last thing I need is another gift — if I am being completely honest. (I’ll regret saying that when it’s the middle of July and I’ve gone gift-less for five months and still have another 6 gift-less months ahead of me). I guess it’s because the fact that I am working full time now, time just seems to fly by. The bottom line is, what I want most this Valentine’s Day is to spend time with my guy, enjoy a glass of wine and relax. I’d like to reflect on love, and that’s how I am taking it back to the basics this year.

No gift guide, no favorite things — just plain ol’ blogging and loving.

Xx, Rae

A Few of my Fave Things

Happy Wednesday everyone!! As I am preparing to turn 23 tomorrow, I wanted to come on here and share a few of my favorite things of 2019 so far!! I got a ton of stuff for Christmas that I am loving and found some old gems that I’ve found a new appreciation for. Let’s get started!!!!

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How to Dress on Trend if you’re CHEAP like me!!

Dressing on trend can be really fun and “in the moment”. However, what happens when you spend all this money on trendy clothes..and then it goes completely out of style? I KNOW! You lose out on money!

That’s why a lot of times I won’t buy something that I have a feeling won’t be around for a long time. Well, lately I’ve really wanted some trendy clothing, so I’ve found a way to get it for less. That way I can enjoy it while it’s in style, but when it’s gone, I won’t feel so bad never wearing it again.

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EVERYTHING ON MY XMAS BUCKET LIST!

Jeans: Charlotte Russe
Jacket: Amazon Fashion
Shirt: Forever 21
Setting: Heirloom Market, Old Wethersfield CT

Happy last day of November everyone! I don’t know about you, but I cannot believe it’s going to be December and that 2018 is already almost OVER!

This year, I made a Christmastime bucketlist that I thought I would share with you all, because I know it’s hard to think of things you want to do before it’s all over. I know personally, Christmas usually comes and goes and I’ve barely watched one Christmas movie or even have seen the lights in my own town…how sad?! That’s why this year, before Thanksgiving, I sat down with my cute little Kate Spade notebook and really thought about what I wanted to do!

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What I am thankful for

Shop this entire look!!
Pants: https://rstyle.me/n/db3samcher7
Top: https://rstyle.me/n/db3siycher7
Booties: https://rstyle.me/n/db3sfccher7
Lip color: https://colourpop.com/products/mamacita

I have a ton to be thankful for this year, like every year! Thanksgiving is a fabulous time to reflect on your accomplishments, your life, family and friends because it is close to the end of the year, but not so close that your head is clogged with all of that Christmas/New Years mombo jombo. New Years seems like almost too much pressure to either say a resolution or look back at your fondest memory from the year. That’s why, this Thanksgiving, that’s what I’ll be doing.

I thought I might just jump right in and list what I am thankful for most this year:

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Commuting, working, pursuing, surviving

DSC_0108Okay so I may have had a little breakdown in my car this afternoon, but here we are–I am relaxing and writing a post, so I’m thriving (kinda).

Honestly, I think I deserve a breakdown, though. I am a college grad working three jobs just to stay afloat, follow my passion and make that moulaaaaa. You’d have a mental breakdown too (:

Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t change my life for the world, but sometimes I need a GOOD cry. I was leaving my second job, on my way to my third, realized I was about to run out of gas and wouldn’t have time to get any for the next two days because of my schedule. Hello, breakdown!

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Get my fall eyes look!

Heyyyyy there everyone! Happy rainy Thursday to you all, I hope it’s treating you well.

I have this afternoon off, so I thought I’d pop on to write a post all about my fall makeup look and what I’ve been doing every day with my eyes! Tomorrow looks like it’s going to be the first chilly day (and stay that way) so what a better time than now?

Let’s get started.

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