Hooded Sweater

frame Le Color High Waist Skinny Jeans

SWEATER: Free People (more colors & on sale) | TANK: Topshop | JEANS: Frame Denim | BOOTIES: Steve Madden | BAG: Chanel | NECKLACE: Baublebar

There are so many pieces of this outfit that I am loving!  I have always loved Frame denim.  I just got their new style, the high waisted skinny.  Honey, they are amazing!!!  I’m so obsessed with the fit and how high wasted it is.

Loving these booties!  They are the perfect spring bootie.  The color is amazing, I love the cut outs on the sides.  The heel makes them sooo comfortable.  I have worn them so many times since I have gotten them.

The sweater is so nice.  When I first touched it I thought it was going to be scratchy, but it’s really soft on.  I love the hood, makes it very relaxed and casual.  It comes in more colors and it’s currently on sale.

Have a great day! XO, Rachel

free people Lemon Drop Hooded Cardigan

free people Lemon Drop Hooded Cardigan

free people Lemon Drop Hooded Cardigan

free people Lemon Drop Hooded Cardigan

frame Le Color High Waist Skinny Jeans

free people Lemon Drop Hooded Cardigan

free people Lemon Drop Hooded Cardigan

steve madden Nomad Bootie

free people Lemon Drop Hooded Cardigan

free people Lemon Drop Hooded Cardigan

Full Body Workout Routine

full body workout routine

TANK: Carbon38 | SPORTS BRA: Victoria’s Secret | LEGGINGS: Lululemon (old style) | SHOES: Nike | WATER BOTTLE: Hydro Flask

My workout routine is one of the most requested posts ever!  Instead of sharing everything all at once (because that would be a bit overwhelming!), I am going to break it down into what I do on different days.  On a typical week I do 2 days of full body work outs, 2 leg days, and 1 arms/abs day.  Cardio gets thrown in on whatever day I have the most time.  2-3 days a week I will go on the stairmaster for 15-40 minutes (depends on how much time I have that day) at the end of my workout.

Leg day and arm/abs day to come soon! :)

If you are first starting a work out routine, I would do 2 full body work outs a week.  And include some abs on those days.  Once you’ve got that down, then you can add a leg day, then add an arm/abs day.  If you are beginning a new work out routine and need inspiration, check out my post on how to start a work out routine for success.

A full body work out is great!  It will hit every body part.  And if you move at a quick pace you will also get some cardio!

I have a list of work outs I do on my full body days.  Each time I go in I pick 5 or 6 of them to do. This keeps my work outs different each time I go in so I won’t get bored.  Even just changing up the order in which I do them can make it more interesting.

Full Body work outs:
*Pick 5 or 6 to do each day, change it up every time.
*Lower weight, higher reps.  Do 20-25 reps of each exercise, 2-3 sets.

-Squat with overhead press (I use free weights)
-Walking lunges with bicep curls
-Sumo squat with upright rows (I use a kettle bell)
-Squat with row (I do this on the cable machine)
-Jump squats (I do 25-30)
-Split squat jumps
-Lunge with shoulder press
-Leg press machine, then rows or lat pull down machine
-Forward jump squats

full body workout routine

full body workout routine

full body workout routine

full body workout routine

full body workout routine

full body workout routine

full body workout routine

full body workout routine

Faux Leather Jacket & Leopard Scarf

rachel Barkules

FAUX LEATHER JACKET: BlankNYC | V-NECK TEE: B.P. (best v-neck tee under $20!!) | DENIM: Citizens of Humanity | BOOTIES: old, similar Here & Here | SCARF: Here | BAG: Givenchy | HOOP EARRINGS: Baublebar

My life has been so crazy busy lately, I feel like I haven’t even had time to get dressed or think about a cute outfit.  When I don’t have time to think about what to wear, I always put on jeans & a tee with a jacket.  Throw on a fun accessory (leopard scarf) and I feel very pulled together.

Have an amazing Wednesday!!!

xo, Rachel

rachel Barkules

rachel Barkules

Givenchy antigona

rachel Barkules

rachel Barkules

rachel Barkules

leopard scarf

rachel Barkules

rachel Barkules

rachel Barkules

Easy Spring Sweater

rachel Barkules

SWEATER: Free People | DENIM: Joe’s Jeans | SHOES: Steve Madden | BAG: Chanel, or Here, similar for less| NECKLACE: Baublebar | EARRINGS: Baublebar

This time between winter and spring can be such a weird transition.  I’m not in the mood to wear winter clothes any more.  But it’s not warm enough to wear spring clothes yet.  A sweater like this is perfect!  It gives me the spring vibes I am craving while still keeping me warm.

Totally OB-sessed with this necklace and hoop earrings!!  They are so beautiful and look so designer!  When I went out to dinner everyone asked about my necklace because they thought it was by Lana Jewelry (much more expensive!).  It is so gorgeous I will be wearing it non stop!

free people traveling lace sweater

free people traveling lace sweater

rachel Barkules

Chanel Gabrielle bag

free people traveling lace sweater

free people traveling lace sweater

free people traveling lace sweater

free people traveling lace sweater