Apple Picking


I discovered in September that I’m a bad apple picker. To start with, we went on a rainy Monday and I wore suede flats. Like, what kind of choice is that? So naturally, they got soaked through within minutes, and I was cold the rest of the day. Next time I’ll wear my bean boots or a pair of rain boots. Lesson learned.


It had been over a decade since I’d been so I was unpracticed at the actual picking part. I can peel apples, cut them, bake them in pies, etc, but I’m apparently bad at the tree-removal portion. I genuinely struggled and laughed my way through the whole experience. Here’s proof:


This blurry jumping pic is so funny. Also, my legs look like they’ve genuinely never seen sunshine before.
We ended up with lots of pictures with “I can’t get it off the tree” faces.

But I managed to get enough apples to fill the huge bag they’d given us before it started raining again. And I think my first baking shoot will be coming soon 🙂

It was humid, so I wore a breezy dress (on sale right now). I threw on my monogram necklace I got off etsy ages ago and a ring my sweet Nana gave me years ago. Oh, and I wore my fitbit I bought this summer from Nordstrom and wear just about all the time.


Let me know how you feel about this pumpkin spicey hair color!


Thanks for scrollin, see ya soon!

XOXO Rachel


Looks I’m Loving

This spring, I was sitting at my laptop in class (during my last semester of college) getting excited for summer. I planned out this whole list of things I wanted to buy and things I wanted to do. (You know–the usual bucket list idea but with many links to sunglasses.) By no means have I kept to this list faithfully, but I have used it as an inspiration board of sorts. Heck, this blog came out of it!

And now that it’s here, this summer has been full of some of my favorite trends of all time. So I thought I’d do a list of some of those styles that I’ve been obsessing over for the past few months. I hope someone agrees with me on this list or feels inspired to try something new.

  1. Linen everything
  2. Straw/basket bags –> see my new teeny one here
  3. Little scarves worn as neckerchiefs, around topknots, or as headbands as I did below
  4. Poppy or red-orange –> In the photos below, I’m wearing Stila’s balm lipstick in Valentina (which is on super sale right now. I SO recommend this product. I want it in more colors now.)
  5. Butter yellow
  6. Espadrilles –> see my new striped flats here
  7. Cullottes
  8. Overalls in all shapes and forms
  9. Jumpsuits
  10. Slide sandals
  11. Blouses that wrap/tie –> as evidenced by this Pinterest board
  12. Hardly any makeup –> In these pictures, I’m wearing mascara and the Stila lipbalm, but otherwise I have a naked face. It feels really good to let my skin breathe. Lately, I’ve been lazy and unmotivated some days and too hot to want to have foundation melt off my face other days, but it’s ended up the same way–my naked skin. There are days where I’m insecure about my dark under-eyes or redness around my mouth, but overall, I feel comfortable in my naked face.

Now for my Americana look we shot in Rockport the other day: Gap overalls (currently sold out), lipcolor, Longchamp, sunglasses, Adidas, scarf, ballet tee