There’s Something I’d Like to Say on International Women’s Day

To all the girl bosses out there who leave their 9-5, go home, and hustle their dreams until 2am like nobody’s business. 💪 May we rise and slay, day after day. 👠 With grace we’ll say, “lovely is she who doesn’t stop till she has it all.”💄
International Women's DayIt’s funny; growing up I never once heard from anyone that women can or can’t do certain things — I only ever found out some women in this country truly believe they’re oppressed after seeing it screamed in the streets. I never had that false belief crippling my ability to get anything done, so I kept on doing what I wanted, and nobody ever mentioned to me that I was a woman! Thank God I was never fed those lies at a young, impressionable age. I won’t get into politics here, because I don’t believe a lifestyle blog is the place for that, but if you are truly passionate about women’s rights please take the ones you have in this incredible country and use them to help women who TRULY have no voice. If you don’t understand what I’m talking about here’s a place to start: https://www.endslaverytn.org/

There are thousands of people, right under our noses, who are oppressed by lack of basic education, governed by fear, and lied to so much that they truly believe there’s no way out. No one should have to live under that type of oppression in a country where so many of us have the ability to affect real change in true life or death situations.

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Styling a Graphic Tee

Ya’ll have probably realized from all my social media postings that I’m not a ‘casual’ person. I legitimately do not know how to dress something down. My version of dressed down always gets me questions like, ‘did you just come from a wedding?’ No. No, I did not. But the ironic thing about my style is that I LOVE tee-shirts and I have dozens of them. I wear them almost every day, but I add baubles, lipstick and heels! Today I’m showing you how I style up something simple like a classic graphic tee.

The tee in these photos was sent to me by the lovely Katie from Sass & Cloth. All of Katie’s tees feature sassy sayings and catchy quotes. My favorite tee is the one you’ll see in this article. It has a quote from one of my favorite TV shows! I’m highlighting this tee on the NEW silver sequin hangers available in my Etsy shop. I’ve had so many requests over the years for silver sequins and I finally made it happen. Thank you for your patience!

how to dress up a graphic tee

how to dress up a graphic tee

how to dress up a graphic tee

The thing I love best about a simple, black and white tee is that you can pair it with literally any style or color combo.

how to dress up a graphic tee

how to dress up a graphic tee

Shop more hangers HERE.

how to dress up a graphic tee

Shop the Mommy & Me sequin hanger 2-pack HERE.

how to dress up a graphic tee

Shop more of Katie’s tees HERE.

+++ One little note about the fit of the tee+++ They do run small/slim cut. I wear a size 6-8 in almost everything and had to choose a size XL in the tee for my boobs to fit without stretching the wording. Just be aware of that when ordering 🙂

how to dress up a graphic tee

Items shown in photos:

Gold sequin hanger HERE Use code ‘thankyou10’ for 10% off your first order!

Silver sequin hanger HERE

Black Shoes (similar) HERE

Valentino shoes (similar) HERE

Lavender Bag (sold out – similar) HERE

Necklace (old Anthropologie)

Skirt (old – similar) HERE

Earrings c/o Rocksbox.com (similar) HERE Use code ‘mydiylifexoxo’ to get your 1st box FREE!

Graphic Tee c/o Sass & Cloth HERE

FREE Inspirational Digital Desktop Wallpaper

Sometimes it’s difficult to remember others around us are struggling through life. It’s easy to get caught up in our own problems, schedules and to-do lists. You never know what someone may be going through… perhaps their car didn’t start this morning, or they just received tragic news, or didn’t get that promotion at work they were counting on to pay for something their family needs… 
Just be mindful that things in your own life could always be worse. Be thankful for your blessings and remember everyone around you is fighting their own battle. 
I always do best remembering things when I put notes in places I see everyday… like my computer screen! Enjoy this FREE digital wallpaper to encourage you to carelessly throw kindness about like confetti. Be generous with your thoughtfulness and patience… leave it anywhere and everywhere you go. Pay it forward and expect in return the immeasurable gift of a joyful heart.
Download full size .png file HERE

Happy Wednesday!
With Love, Rachel

FREE art quote printable

Hello dear readers! Today’s freebie is an art print inspired by Jane Austen. The quote is from my favourite of Jane’s novels {Northanger Abbey} and has always resonated with me even as a young girl. It suggests that taking chances and making your own way was something ladies of even Austen’s era thought about. I certainly don’t believe it’s unladylike to chase after grand adventures… and apparently neither did Jane ^_^
I also made this post because I want to demonstrate how amazingly easy it is to create your own art prints if you have a quote that you want to display. {scroll down for explanation!}

 

 

PRINTING NOTES
>> Download full sized print HERE <<
>> This design prints best on white, 8.5″x11″ card stock paper. <<
CREDITS
>> Free silhouette image VIA <<
>> Free font download VIA <<
>> Created with PicMonkey Royale Subscription $30/year <<
>> Thrifted frame $1 + washi tape $2.50/roll + Brown wrapping paper (as mat) $3/roll <<
 

With Love, Rachel
 

 

 

Sassy Saturday Freebie!

Perfectly proportioned wallpaper for my fellow HTC1 Android users!
Optimized for screen size 1080×1920
{right click or long press on image above to save}
PLUS a fancy pants laptop / desktop screensaver!
Click HERE to download

Have a fantastic Saturday, loves! I’m off to get my glow on {aka the 90 minutes each day I have an excuse to look like a crazy person! #workitgirl}
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