Faux Fur Jacket & Layered Statement Necklace

free people faux fur bomber jacket

FAUX FUR JACKERT: Free People | JEANS: Joe’s | BOOTS: Stuart Weitzman, similar for less | BAG: Chanel, similar Here | NECKLACE: Gorjana Here & Here | EARRINGS: Kate Spade | LIP: YSL #10

I looooove faux fur jackets.  I probably have to many, just like denim jackets and leather jackets :). This one is so soft and the color is gorgeous!  I love it so much more than I thought I would when I ordered it online.  I had so many questions about the black faux fur jacket I was wearing on snapchat on Sunday.  It will make it to my blog soon :)

These necklaces are so gorgeous and give such an amazing sparkle and shine.  I love the large circles, it gives such a statement while still being feminime.  I layering 2 necklaces together to give more of a statement.

free people faux fur bomber jacket

free people faux fur bomber jacket

free people faux fur bomber jacket

gorjana Chloe y-choker

free people faux fur bomber jacket

free people faux fur bomber jacket

free people faux fur bomber jacket

free people faux fur bomber jacket

Thank you Nordstrom for collaborating with me on this post.

The Softest, Coziest Sweater & Pre-Black Friday Sales

Express Balloon Sleeve Matte Chenille Cable Knit Cover-Up

SWEATER: Express | TEE: Lush | LEGGINGS: Zella | OVER THE KNEE BOOTS: Stuart Weitzman, similar for less | BAG: Gucci | NECKLACE: Lana Jewelry, similar for less | HOOPS: Argento Vivo | LIP: Kat Von D ‘Lovecraft’

I wore this oversized sweater to the movies last weekend.  I had been out of town, I was tired and it raining.  The perfect day to be be cozy and go see a movie.  This sweater is sooooooo soft and cozy.  It makes you want to cuddle up on the couch and never leave :) Sorry all the pictures are a little nuts, it was really windy from the storm and very difficult to get a good picture.

Pre-Black Friday SALES!!
ANTHROPOLOGIE : 20% off tops & sweaters
ASOS : up to 60% off shoes & accessories
BANANA REPUBLIC : 40% off your purchase
BAUBLEBAR : 30% off holiday collection & gift sets with code YAY30
CRATE & BARREL : up to 40% off
EXPRESS : 40% off
GAP : 50% off Everything for cardholders
GYMBOREE : 50% off everything
INTERMIX : extra 50% off sale
NEIMAN MARCUS : up to 40% off
PB TEEN : 20%-70% off
POTTERY BARN : 20% off Entire purchase
POTTERY BARN KIDS : 20%-70% off
SEPHORA : black friday gift sets starting at $10
WESTELM : 25% off rugs, curtains, pillows, bedding & throws

express sweater

express cardigan

express Balloon Sleeve Matte Chenille Cable Knit Cover-Up

express Balloon Sleeve Matte Chenille Cable Knit Cover-Up

express Balloon Sleeve Matte Chenille Cable Knit Cover-Up

express Balloon Sleeve Matte Chenille Cable Knit Cover-Up

Fun Top & Studded Heels

alpha & omega gingham top

TOP: Alpha & Omega | SHOES: Dolce Vita (on sale) | JEANS: Paige (on sale) | BAG: Givenchy, similar for less | EARRINGS: Similar | BRACELET: Similar | LIP: Bare Minerals ‘Juicy’

This top is so fun!  Seriously feels like I’m ready for a fun dinner or a party.  It does run big, I sized down to an XS.  These studded heels have been one of my favorites this fall.  I wear them often.  I love the style and the studded detail on the heel.  And they just went on sale!

Happy Friday and have a great weekend :)

alpha & omega gingham top

alpha & omega gingham top

dolce vita studded heel

alpha & omega gingham top

alpha & omega gingham top

Recent Beauty Purchases

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Being in my 30’s, with 2 kids and a full time job, it’s very easy to get out of the loop of the best beauty products.  I know I should be better at knowing what the best makeup is since I work around it all day long.  But it’s so easy to get stuck in the same routine every day…  3 years later my routine isn’t working any more.  I realized this recently and decided to update things!

I have been very fortunate to be around some of the best makeup artist in the industry to ask my questions, Jaclyn Hill and Nicole (lipsticknick).  I mostly needed help with my face routine.  I asked them both their favorites and purchased everything they said.

I’m sharing today everything they told me to get, plus a few of my picks.

Don’t forget that today, November 15th is the last day for the Sephora Rouge/VIB 20% off sale.  Don’t forget to use your code for extra savings!!!

1. Sisley Primer: I think a primer before foundation can make or break your foundation thru out the day.  I have struggled finding the right primer for over a year.  Within a couple hours of applying my foundation it breaks up and looks messy all over my face.  Jaclyn has been telling me this is best primer but I haven’t wanted to spend the money on it.  I finally broke down (after a year of bad foundation looks) and decided to try it.  I’ve used it every day for the last 10 days with all different foundations and my makeup has not moved!!!  At my age, with my many skin issues, this primer is worth the money to keep my foundation smooth and flawless all day long.

2. Too Face ‘Better Than Sex’ Mascara: This is a repurchase to me!  It’s been my favorite mascara for more than a year.  I can’t live without it!  It makes my eyelashes thick and long.

3. Quai Finishing Cream: I love my hair to have that bedhead, lived in, messy look.  With my blonde highlights I have to make sure I don’t use anything that makes my hair look dry.  A cream that is lightweight is the perfect solution.  I’ve used this several times in the last week and I’m in love!  It’s lightweight and doesn’t weigh down my hair.  It gives it lots of texture, body, shine and smooths out the ends.

4. & 5. Chanel Foundation & Powder: This is the foundation and powder that came recommended by Nicole.  It’s what she used on me for the Halloween party.  The foundation is incredible!  It’s a medium to full coverage.  I have applied a thin layer for a daytime look and it looks like natural skin (just better!).  For a nighttime/going out look I apply a little more, it still has a natural look with more full coverage.  It also feels weightless on my skin.

The loose powder is a great setting powder!  I love using a big fluffy brush to apply all over my face to set my foundation.  It feels amazing going on and give a smooth, gorgeous finish.

6. Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream: This is a hair product I can not live a day without!  This is a holy grail product for me!  I apply to wet hair before I blow dry my hair.  It is moisturizing, texturizing, smoothes frizz, adds shine, heat protection, lightweight (won’t weigh down your hair)

7. Make Up Forever Eyeliner: I’ve always preferred an eyeliner, I’ve never mastered a gel liner.  I love one that stays on and won’t budge, but yet will buff out as I’m blending my eyeshadow.  This one is perfect!!!!  It’s what I was wearing in my Halloween makeup look.

8. Kat Von D Shade & Face Contour Palette: I’ve really struggled with what powder to set my under eye area.  I always feel like my under eye looks old and wrinkled.  And that my makeup settles and creases really quickly.  Jaclyn told me to get this palette and use the lightest color to set my under eye.  It’s been life changing!!!!  You can also purchase each color separately.  I choose to purchase the whole palette because I may want to use the other colors.

9. Chanel Chance: I’m obsessed with pretty much all Chanel perfumes!!  I think they are the best!  My all time favorite fragrance for going out (more of a sexy fragrance) is Coco Chanel Mademoiselle (different than the traditional Coco Chanel fragrance).  I also love their new Gabrielle fragrance.  I’m probably thru half my bottle by now.  I wanted to get this Chanel chance (pink color) because I was looking for a great daytime, light fragrance.  I like to spray perfume every morning, no matter what.  Even if I’m going to they gym.  Ok… especially if I’m going the gym.  I never want anyone to smell any sort of stick off of me.  I give myself a few sprays every time I leave the house, and drench myself when I go to the gym :)

10. Quai Soft Mousse: I have very thick, naturally frizzy hair.  But I’m always looking for something that can give me texture and volume.  I’ve used this once and it seems perfect.  It gave me tons of body in my hair and texture.  While feeling soft and looking very natural.

11. Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick: Obsessed with this formula!!!!!  I’ve heard it’s amazing and it did not disappoint!  With all my liquid lipsticks, I take the time to apply 2-3 layers before I leave the house.  Waiting several minutes in between applying each layer.  The first time I wore this lip it was to a party, with a lot of eating and drinking.  I wore the lip without reapplying for over 6 hours. When I got home I saw that the lip had not moved! Absolute perfection!  The shade I have been wearing is ‘Lovecraft’.  I plan on getting more shades :)

12. Charlotte Tilbury Perfecting Powder: Powder can be a tricky thing.  We need it, but if it’s not good it can make your makeup look really bad.  In my attempt to switch up my face routine I asked Jaclyn what powder she suggested for me.  She told me to get this one.  It just came in the mail today and I haven’t had a chance to use it yet.  I swatched it and it looks amazing!!  I can’t wait to try it and see what it does to my foundation routine.

13. Make Up Forever Foundation: This is the foundation that Jaclyn recommended to me.  I have loved it!  It is a full coverage foundation and gives my skin a flawless finish.  It lasts all day without moving.  Although it’s a full coverage it does not feel heavy on my skin.  I wore it to a birthday party this past Saturday night and everyone kept asking what I did different to my makeup because it looked so good. I give all the credit to my new foundation!

XO, Rachel

Perfect LBD Under $80

Leith Keyhole Sweater Dress

DRESS: Leith | PUMPS: Similar Here, Here, Splurge | CLUTCH: Similar | EARRINGS: Lana Jewelry (sold out), Love This & This

This dress is one of my favorite buys of fall! It looks so high end and designer.  I LOVE the cut and fit of it.  It’s sexy and sophisticated at the same time.  It’s perfect for date night.  The material is stretchy, if you are between sizes, size down.  I am wearing the XS when I normally wear a Small.  This dress is a definite must have in your closet!

Leith Keyhole Sweater Dress

Leith Keyhole Sweater Dress

Leith Keyhole Sweater Dress

Leith Keyhole Sweater Dress

Leith Keyhole Sweater Dress

Leith Keyhole Sweater Dress

Leith Keyhole Sweater Dress

Thank you Nordstrom for collaborating with me on this post