Happy Thanksgiving

rachel barkules thanksgiving

rachel barkules thanksgiving

rachel barkules thanksgiving

rachel barkules thanksgiving

rachel barkules thanksgiving

rachel barkules thanksgiving

rachel barkules thanksgiving

rachel barkules thanksgiving

This time of year is my favorite time of year!  It’s a time to join with family and friends to celebrate the holidays.  I love to slow down and reflect on everything I am thankful for.  What I’m most thankful for is my husband and children.  I know that sounds cliche, but I really am.  My husband is the most amazing man anyone will ever meet.  He is selfless, patient, kind, hardworking, best dad in the world and loves me so much!  From the depths of my heart I am thankful for my children!!  John and I struggled to have a baby and it was a very difficult time for us.  Now we have 2 beautiful healthy children.  We thank God every single day for our 2 blessings.  I am truly a blessed woman!

For Thanksgiving we always have all the traditional food; turkey, sweet potatoes, stuffing, etc.  And my favorite dish is a family traditional dish, Cherry Cream Pie.  I grew up with my Mom making pumpkin pie and cherry cream pie every year.  It is so delicious! (and easy, shhh!)  I want to share the recipe with you, maybe it will become one of your favorites too.  Thank you to my beautiful Momma for allowing me to share this family recipe.

Photo credit goes to the extremely talented Andrew Barkules.  He was recently featured on Nikon’s blog.  Check him out on his website and Instagram.

Dress: Anthropoligie

Recipe for Cherry Cream Pie
Ingredients

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 Cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • about 1 Cup cool whip
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • 1 graham cracker crust

Directions

  • Add lemon juice to sweetened condensed milk, stir.
  • Stir in vanilla & almond extract.
  • Add cool whip and stir.
  • Pour into graham cracker crust and refrigerate at least 5 hours.
  • Add cherries to top of pie just before serving.
  • I like to refrigerate the cherries before putting them on the pie.  Waiting to add the cherries just before serving helps to keep the crust from getting soggy.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Fall Uniform

fall sweater

fall sweater

rachel barkules fashion

fall sweater

fall sweater

fall sweater

Sweater: Hinge
Tee: Stem
Jeans: Paige, also love these from Joe’s and J Brand (all on sale)
Boots: Sam Edelman, OTK option (all on sale)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Avery Tote (exact color sold out)
Hat: Phase 3
Sunglasses: Michael by Michael Kors
Earrings: Kate Spade
Necklace: Tiffany & Co, similar from Kate Spade
Lip: Bite Beauty ‘Cava’ Lipstick + NARS ‘Turkish Delight’ Lipgloss

Rebecca Minkoff Black Friday Sale has started – 25% off total order of $275+ with code WKNDWIN

As you can see in these pictures we already have some snow on the ground, but I still think it’s fall because we are still in November.  This is an outfit that I wear constantly for day time during the fall season, with some variety.  The essentials you need are: skinny jeans, riding or OTK boots and a comfy cozy sweater.  I either put on a hat or throw my hair up in a messy bun, and always a nude lip.  An outfit like this is so easy to wear.  It’s perfect for running all my errands, dropping off and picking up my kids, etc.  Check out more of my favorite sweaters here:

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Seeing Spots

Spots

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I’ve been really loving anything animal print lately.  I think it’s because animal print got a much needed update this fall.  You can find it in all different shades and tones.  It’s a great way to spice up any outfit.  Here are some of the animal print items I have been looking at.  I had to include a few kids items, they are just to darn cute to leave out!

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Shopbop Sale – 15% off orders of $250+, 20% off orders of $500+, 25% off orders of $1000+ with code GOBIG14
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Leopard Jacket

leopard jacket, tory burch york red tote

leopard jacket, tory burch york red tote

rachel barkules, leopard jacket, tory burch york red tote

leopard jacket, tory burch york red tote

tory burch york red tote

leopard jacket, tory burch york red tote

rachel barkules

leopard jacket, tory burch york red tote

Jacket: Tildon
Tee: Topshop
Jeans: Paige Denim
Shoes: Kate Spade (sold out), similar from SJP, save, splurge Saint Laurent
Bag: Tory Burch ‘York’ Buckle Tote (also available in 4 other colors and smaller size)
Necklace: Old, similar here, save
Earrings: Kate Spade Studs
Lip: YSL #5 Fuchsia

I’ve been kinda obsessed with leopard print with red and black lately.  It’s such a classic and chic color combo, and it feels so festive.  I love this fuzzy leopard jacket from Nordstrom.  It’s really warm too!  The color of red on this handbag is so perfect for fall and the holiday season coming up.  And it’s big enough to carry small gifts or a bottle of wine to a party.  This outfit is perfect for a casual holiday party or a dinner date.  Let me just add how comfortable and cozy I am wearing this!

Thank you to Nordstrom for collaborating with me on this post

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Dressy Casual

leather skirt, leopard sweatshirt

leather skirt, leopard sweatshirt

leather skirt, leopard sweatshirt

leather skirt, leopard sweatshirt

Sweatshirt: Lush (almost sold out), similar here, here, love, splurge
Skirt: Topshop
Booties: Via Spiga, similar here, here (all on sale!)
Bag: Old, sooo similar by Topshop
Earrings: House of Harlow
Lip: Bite Beauty ‘Pomegranate’

So many of my favorite things happening in this outfit!  I love mixing something dressy and something casual together.  I also love a red lip with animal print and leather.  I also love a great black clutch that isn’t to expensive.  This clutch is older and I haven’t been able to find one similar until now.  There is one from Topshop that is $50 and almost the exact same.  Buy it now before it sells out!!

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