Accessories to instantly upgrade any outfit

Happy Friday babes! This week has been a whirlwind and I am finally feeling like I am in the place where I've wanted to be :) Mentally, professionally, emotionally... all those good things! 

This weekend is our friend's 30th birthday so we are all getting together and going winery hopping around Monterey - so many good wines! (are there bad ones??) And that reminds me, I still need to post a NAPA recap from our trip! So much wine, so little time..

As promised, here are a few ideas for an inexpensive way to spruce up your wardrobe with accessories! Whenever I am feeling BLAH with my closet, I try to turn to accessories that I love first before splurging on new items! It can completely transform an outfit :) 

If you like one of the accessories, go ahead and click on the picture and it will take you to the direct landing page to shop! ♡

all my love - rach xx

1. Silk Scarf

These scarves are on Amazon and are AMAZING. $7 for a beautiful silk scarf!! Can't beat that. There are like 20 different patterns and I got these three below. I've used them SO much - tying them on bags, in my hair, and as a "belt"! 


2. Tortoise Shell Earring

I'm loving everything tortoise shell patterned lately - sunglasses, a small clutch, necklaces, you name it! I feel like it always goes effortlessly with any look. 


3. Gold Coin Necklace

So I bought the necklace in the middle (below) almost one year ago and I've worn it SO MUCH. Like every day so much. It dresses up anything from sweats to a maxi dress and instantly adds so much CHIC. Obsessed with this trend and the ones below are less than $5! 


4. Tassel Sandals

These shoes are super fun to dress up any "simple" look. I wore these with a black cami dress to the Bahamas last month! Do not recommend going through security and having to take off these shoes and retie them 10000x tho ... 


5. Simple White Sneakers

I refuse to wear the chunky dad sneakers because they are so ugly and 100% going to be a regrettable trend in the near future. Simple white sneakers I can get behind though - I love the look of a girly dress dressed down with a sneaker. Here are a few that are under $30 because lets be real, it is inevitable they will be ruined (along with anything else that white).


What is your go-to accessory??


Best Dressed Wedding Guest

After reminiscing on our wedding this week - I realized how much love we have to look forward to this year! We have so many weddings to go to this fall and I'm SO excited to be apart of their special day. Our wedding was seriously the best day of my life because #1 I got to marry Ryan!! and #2 because we were surrounded by all of the people that meant the most to us. It was magical to be around all the people who love you and all the people that love the person you love the most!... say that 10 times fast.

My biggest most memorable piece of advice I was given as a bride and groom on your wedding day - take a minute at some point during the reception and pull one another aside to look out at all the people that are there for YOU. They spent money, took time off from their jobs, traveled from their home to be at that place at that time just to celebrate your love for each other - it is such a powerful feeling! *3 boxes of tissues laying around me*

On a lighter note - after a glam giraffe reader request ♡ (keep them coming) - I rounded up my TOP FAVORITE wedding guest dresses for all my lovely ladies who are tryin' to look HOTT and get down wich yo bad self at an upcoming wedding. Second to the bride of course! Classy but not boring, sexy but not sleazy, fun but not too crazy - girl I got you..

((Click on the photo to take you to the exact shopping link))

Anyone want to invite me to their wedding so I can more of these dresses?


3 Years ♡


You know I'm not the best at this cheesy stuff, so bear with me.. 

Happy three years to us! I honestly feel like out of the eight years (how??) we've been together, we have grown closer this year more than ever. We always say, "how has it been this many years, I feel like we just started dating?!" And it's so true - I love dating you and doing absolutely everything in this lifetime right by your side. Being in Monterey and living this dream together everyday is something I will never take for granted. I've joked that even though we've been dating for 8+ years, this is the first time we haven't been in a "long-distance" relationship (thanks deployment) and I actually think I really like you, haha. 

All jokes aside, I know my heart was truly made for yours. In all the best ways, you complete me and inspire me and make me want to be better. The adventure to my homebody. The lime to my tequila. The skip to my peep. The positive to my negative lol. 

I am constantly amazed at all that you are and all that you do. Striving for the best, and then more - all with a smile on your face. I hit the jackpot with you!! Marrying you was honestly the best choice I have ever made. Thank you for being what I've always needed most and for being the best #dogdad there ever was. 

I love your guts. Wanna date?

Happy Anniversary Babe ♡

Some of my favorite pictures of us over the years... (there is A LOT)