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

CHERI: Feminine Leather Fringe

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Photo by Hailey Wilson Hiked Productions LLC

Happy Friday, loves! 

Today I am bringing you a look featuring a very special jacket, CHERI by Dawn Levy New York! 

This jacket is super classic, but has a very feminine and trendy twist—it’s collarless and has amazing fringe detail going throughout the entire coat. I recently partnered with The Levy Group to bring you photos featuring some of their most fab jackets.

You can find this jacket by clicking the link: HERE

Shall we get to the breakdown of how I styled this modern jacket?

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: For Her

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ATTN Guys & Gals, Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! Don’t know how to show the special girl in your life that you appreciate her? Fear not, I am here to compile a list of items she might enjoy on Feb. 14, 2018.

You may have heard that it doesn’t take a whole lot to make us gals happy (and you may be saying to yourself right now, “that’s crap”, but I promise, it doesn’t!

Let’s start slow and move our way up to the big leagues, shall we?

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: For Him

 

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It’s that time of year, you either love it or you hate it, you participate in it or you don’t. It’s Valentine’s Day. Lucky for you, I am compiling a list of gifts—and they range in price & amount of commitment!

Whether you’ve had a special someone for a week, a month, a year or 10 years, everyone likes to feel appreciated, and Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to do so!

You may be wondering, what does this girl know about Valentine’s Day or gift giving? Well, though I am not a relationship guru, I have been committed to the same person for about 8 years…and I’m only 22 so you do the math! Needless to say, I’ve had my fair share of Valentine’s Days AND gift giving occasions, so I know a thing or two about what men like…and don’t like. 

Shall we get started ladies & gents?

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