Weekend Dress

Dress: Little White Lies (on sale, runs big) / Jacket: Loft / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff / Shoes: Similar / Sunglasses: DVF / Earrings: Swarovski, Similar for Less / Lip: MAC ‘Snob’ Lipstick + NARS ‘Turkish Delight’

I love putting on a simple comfortable dress on the weekends.  With a pair of flats it’s so easy to wear all day. This can take me to coffee to the farmer’s market to lunch and more.  The airiness of this dress makes it perfect for hot days, or add a jacket for some cooler weather.  And I’m obsessed with the detail on the bottom of this dress!!

We just got home last night from a long weekend family vacation.  We were celebrating my Grandparent’s 60th wedding anniversary.  26 of my family members (only 1 of my cousins was missing) all went to the Northwoods and stayed on the lake.  There was no cell service, no wifi and no tv.  We ate, drank and celebrated!  Congrats to my Grandparents on 60 years!
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My Life on Instagram Lately…

So much has happened over the last month, time has just flown by.  I can’t believe it’s the end of June already!  I’ve had many fun and exciting things happen recently.  First being we got a new addition to our family, a Shih Tzu puppy we named Phoebe.

shih tzu puppy

She has been so much fun!  She is the fluffiest cutest puppy ever!  I flew down to Tampa to get her from a breeder.  My sister got Phoebe’s brother and my brother and his family got Phoebe’s cousin.  We all picked up our puppies on the same day.  It was so cute seeing them play together.  Both of my kids just adore her!

rachel barkules youtube

Another new and exciting adventure that has happened is I made my first YouTube video.  I have been thinking about the idea and wanting to do it for months.  I of course was really nervous and felt awkward.  Filming myself is something that is completely foreign to me.  But after doing it I really enjoyed it and plan on making more videos for you in the future.  You can check out my video here.
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Best of Summer Sales

Some of my favorite stores are having amazing sales right now!  Nordstrom is currently have their summer clearance sale, up to 40 % off.  This includes Men, Women’s and Kids.  Shopbop is taking an extra 25% off sale items with code 25MORE.  Anthropologie is having their summer tag sale, up to 50% off.  BCBG Maxazria is having their summer sale, up to 65% off with an additional 30% off.

This is a great time to get those summer pieces while there is still tons of summer left to wear them.  Check out my favorites of the sale below:
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BCBG Wrap Dress

Dress: BCBG Maxazria / Shoes: Sold Out, Similar Here, Save / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff / Earrings: so similar Here / Lip: MAC ‘Snob’ Lipstick + NARS ‘Turkish Delight’ Lipgloss

On Thursday I had the pleasure of going to dinner with Kendra Scott.  (pictures of my outfit were obviously taken before I went to dinner.  My photographer had to watch our kids ;) ) They revealed their fall line and it’s beautiful!  I am so excited for you guys to see it!  More news I found out is they are opening a store here in Chicago!  Who else is so excited?!  Anyone in the Chicago area excited to visit a Kendra Scott store?
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