Hello, Lovelies!

With wedding season upon us, I wanted to share with you all some of the details from my bachelorette party in Charleston! Charleston is one of my favorite places, and only a three and a half hour car ride away from Charlotte, so when my matron of honor asked me where I would like to celebrate my transition from Miss to Mrs., I knew it would be Charleston. I wanted a fun, long weekend with my besties, which is exactly what I got! My matron of honor booked us a HomeAway in downtown Charleston right around the corner from King Street (where all of the restaurants, bars and shops are), which was the perfect size for five girls. If you have a larger bachelorette group, I would recommend finding a different place unless you want to pull out the air mattresses!

Charleston Bachelorette Party


Charleston Bachelorette Shirts are from The Couture Kitten





Thursday morning, I met up with two of my girls, Emmy and Lauren, to head to Charleston! Two bathroom and Chick-Fil-A stops later we finally made it to our HomeAway and met up with the other girls, Fressya and Kristi, who flew in from Texas! We were all pretty tired from traveling that day, so we just walked down the street to the closest restaurant to grab a bite to eat, and hung out and had some girl time at the house after.

The next morning, Lauren and I headed to a coffee shop to grab some coffee, and when we got back my matron of honor, Emmy, set up the table with all of the cute bridal goodies for me to wear all weekend! 


Charleston Bachelorette Party

All of these items are from Icing


We then got ready and headed to 82 Queen for brunch. If you are looking for a beautiful outdoor garden for brunch, this is it! It was such a beautiful and whimsical setting, with flowers, palm trees, gazebos, and butterfly chairs! There is something for everyone on this menu, from sandwiches to classic southern, Charleston style dishes.

Charleston Bachelorette Party
Charleston Bachelorette Party

Charleston Bachelorette Shirts are from The Couture Kitten


Don't forget to get a pink cocktail! ;)


We then proceeded to walk down King Street, which has all of the best shops, bars and restaurants. After browsing some of the shops, the girls decided it was time to step it up a notch for the bachelorette weekend and head for the bars! There are so many bars in Charleston, but the ones I would recommend are Stars (for the rooftop view) and The Rarebit for the best and most fresh Moscow Mules you will ever taste!

After stopping at one of the bars, we went home and got ready to go to Félix for tapas and cocktails. After dinner, we got a table at Deco Nightclub for a night of dancing and fun. Initially, this was not supposed to be our "night out", so I wasn't even wearing my white dress, but I suppose you sometimes have to go with the flow and see where the night takes you - haha!

Charleston Bachelorette Party

Pink Jumpsuit (sold out, similar here)



Saturday morning we were pretty exhausted from the previous night out, so we hung out at the house and had some delicious biscuits from Callie's Hot Little Biscuit. I got a pimento cheese and a cinnamon butter biscuit, and let me tell you - they were delicous!


Charleston Bachelorette Party

 Charleston Tote Bags from Sprinkled With Pink



Saturday evening we got dolled up (I finally got to wear my little white dress - hehe!) for dinner at Élevé at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Charleston. I would definitely recommend eating dinner here! The spice rubbed salmon may have been my favorite meal the entire trip, and the decor and live music were the cherry on top! They also have a nice rooftop bar where the pictures below were taken.


Charleston Bachelorette Party
Charleston Bachelorette Party

White Dress, similar Here and Here



Sunday morning we got brunch at Butcher and Bee, which is a popular brunch spot in Charleston, and for good reason - it was so tasty! 

Charleston Bachelorette Party
Charleston Bachelorette Party

After brunch at Butcher and Bee, we walked along the popular Charleston City Market, which is a must-see in Charleston, and the perfect place to pick up a souvenir. I purchased Charleston ornaments for each girl, thanking them for making my bachelorette party so memorable and special. 

We ended our trip with a carriage tour from Classic Carriage Works. For those of you who have never been to Charleston, this is the perfect way to see the city and learn about some of its history, which there is a lot of in Charleston! I would recommend doing this on your first day rather than your last if you have never been to Charleston, but it was definitely a fun way for us to end our trip.

Charleston Bachelorette Party
Charleston Bachelorette Party



More Bachelorette Party Activities in Charleston:

- Go to the beach- Downtown Charleston is only a 20 minute drive from Folly Beach, so if you are looking to kick back and relax with your girls with your toes in the sand, be sure to take a trip to the beach.

-Visit a Plantation- There are several beautiful and historic Plantations in Charleston, such as Boone Hall Plantation and Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. If you are looking for historic stories and beautiful scenery, this one is for you!

-Get dolled up- visit the drybar to get blowouts and look fabulous for your big night out!

- Do something crafty - Try a candle making class at Candlefish, or have a flower crown party at Fetes de Fleurs to create cute flower crowns to wear around town and on your night out!


I hope you all found some inspiration for planning your upcoming bachelorette party in Charleston! If you have any questions or want more recommendations, feel free to leave a comment down below, or send me a message on my Instagram page (@looklovelyliving).


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Charleston Bachelorette Party


xoxo

Rachel
Hello lovelies!

Easter is less than two weeks away (can you believe it!?), so for those of you who are still looking, I have rounded up some of my favorite dresses for Easter that are under $100. I am loving all of the floral prints, pastels, chiffons, and lace this Easter, and all of these dresses should be appropriate for church or brunch with the fam. The dress I am wearing below is my current favorite, and I do not think I have ever received so many compliments on an outfit by simply going out to dinner as I did when I wore this! A lot of these items are also under $50 if that is more in your budget, so be sure to click around until you find one you like!




chicwish spring floral dress

chicwish spring floral dress


Floral Dress (also available in a Maxi Dress) // Studded Heels (comes in multiple colors) // Handbag






Happy Wednesday & Happy National Espadrille Day! 

Espadrilles are a must for me during the spring and summer seasons, so I figured National Espadrille Day was the perfect day for me to share all of my favorite spring/summer shoes that I already own, as well as others that I am eyeing and thinking about purchasing for the upcoming seasons. I personally think espadrilles and classic heeled sandals are worth investing in since they are proven timeless season after season. Other sandals that are more trendy, such as the leopard ones shown below, may not stand the test of time, so I try to find options at a more affordable price. Most of my sandals are on the cheaper end of the spectrum, because I personally love to buy new sandals every year to update my closet a bit, but if proven timeless I will find a similar style to a pair I am loving in a higher quality that will last me year after year. Without further ado, here are some of my favorites! I hope you love them!

espadrilles, sam edelman, rockstud heels, leopard sandals









xoxo Rachel
Hello friends & Happy Monday!

I wanted to share a few of my favorite outfits for Valentine's Day this year that you can actually purchase last minute and receive by Valentine's Day! I sometimes procrastinate buying a new outfit for holidays or special events, so when I do I always visit ASOS's website to see what they have in stock. ASOS provides free two day shipping (and free returns) if you spend $150, which is easy to do, so I will order a few things and simply return the items I don't like. 

Naturally, I think of red and pink dresses for Valentine's Day, but I also included an alternative option if you are not a fan of wearing those colors or wearing dresses. So without further ado, here are some of my favorite Valentine's Day looks!

Last Minute Valentine's Day Outfits
Last Minute Valentine's Day Outfits
Last Minute Valentine's Day Outfits



Last Minute Valentine's Day Outfits
Last Minute Valentine's Day Outfits

Last Minute Valentine's Day Outfits
Red Dress (currently on sale for $20!) // Heels (available in black) // Leopard Clutch 

Last Minute Valentine's Day Outfits
Last Minute Valentine's Day Outfits
Last Minute Valentine's Day Outfits

Pink Dress // Studded Heels (also available in black) // Marble Clutch // 

Last Minute Valentine's Day Outfits
Last Minute Valentine's Day Outfits
Last Minute Valentine's Day Outfits

Black Jumpsuit (currently on sale!) // Marble Clutch // Strappy Heels // Necklace


This last outfit unfortunately doesn't qualify for free two day shipping, but I wanted to include it as a casual option for those keeping it low key this Valentine's Day. I also love that this simple look can be worn throughout the entire winter season, and doesn't need to be limited to Valentine's Day. 

Last Minute Valentine's Day Outfits
Last Minute Valentine's Day Outfits
Last Minute Valentine's Day Outfits

Pink Sweater // White Jeans // Handbag // Boots // Belt (sold out), similar here and here


I hope you all got some inspiration from these Valentine's Day looks! Always feel free to leave a comment down below, and follow me on Instagram (@looklovelyliving) for more daily outfit inspiration not seen on my blog.

Happy Valentine's Day!

xoxo,

Rachel
Happy Monday, everyone!

Can you even believe that New Year's Eve is here? With 2018 coming to a close, I wanted to share with you all a few of my resolutions for the New Year. New Year resolutions can be tricky. Striving for a goal that you know you will never achieve can ultimately make you feel down about yourself, but it is also important to reach for obtainable goals that challenge you to be a better person and put you on the right path for fulfilling your passions and your dreams. It's difficult to find that perfect middle ground, and if you don't achieve your goals I am here to tell you that it is OKAY. Working hard to better yourself will ultimately pay off, whether that happens in 2019 or 2020.  I find that reading other people's resolutions and ambitions inspires me to achieve my own, and I hope that this post will do the same for you. 


2019 New Year's Resolutions

Rose Gold Watch (Receive 15% off with code: LOVELYLIVING) // Black Sequin Dress // Silver Pumps (sold out, similar HERE and HERE)

2019 New Year's Resolutions

Rose Gold Watch (Receive 15% off with code: LOVELYLIVING) // Black Sequin Dress // Silver Pumps (sold out, similar HERE and HERE)


1. Volunteer
I have recently felt called to volunteer at a children's hospital, and once the wedding is over (only 4 more days!!!) and the New Year begins I want to make it happen. I find that life can feel meaningless when you are not actively helping and serving other people, and I think a children's hospital would be the perfect place for me to serve. There is nothing like making a child smile. :)

2019 New Year's Resolutions


Rose Gold Watch (Receive 15% off with code: LOVELYLIVING) // Black Sequin Dress // Silver Pumps (sold out, similar HERE and HERE)


2. Create Inspiring Content
My main focus for 2018 was to plan our wedding, which ultimately forced me to put some of my blogging time aside for wedding commitments. I am so glad I did this because our wedding is going to be so beautiful, and you only get married once, after all! I am the sort of person that is energized by creativity and creating content that is both beautiful and exciting, so I am looking forward to putting my all into blogging this year.

2019 New Year's Resolutions

Rose Gold Watch (Receive 15% off with code: LOVELYLIVING) // Black Sequin Dress // Silver Pumps (sold out, similar HERE and HERE)


3. Healthy Lifestyle
I eat healthy for the most part and work out on occasion, but I have not fully committed myself to living a healthy lifestyle - especially when it comes to working out! My goal this year is to find a routine that my body loves and that I actually enjoy and look forward to. 

2019 New Year's Resolutions
2019 New Year's Resolutions

Rose Gold Watch  (Receive 15% off with code: LOVELYLIVING) // Black Sequin Dress // Silver Pumps (sold out, similar HERE and HERE)


4. Being a Wife
Last, but not least, my last resolution is to be a wife. I realize this isn't so much a goal as it is a reality, but 2019 will be my first year being a wife to my amazing man, Jay, and I just can't wait to make it happen! Being married and moving in with someone brings about new challenges, but in a good way. The pastor who is officiating our wedding gave us great advice that applies to both newlyweds and couples that have been married for years. He told us that if we are both focused on serving each other that there isn't much room for argument. If you think about it, it is so true! If both people in a relationship are selflessly serving each other and trying to do things for the other person, what is left to argue about? So my goal this year is to serve my husband. Not in a sexist, domestic, 18th century, whatever-you-want-to-call-it way, but to make him happy, care for him and selflessly help him. I know in my heart he will serve me too, because he already does. 

2019 New Year's Resolutions



I hope you all enjoyed this post and are feeling inspired to create some resolutions of your own. Have fun tonight, create some memories and have an amazing New Year!






Thank you to Daniel Wellington for sponsoring this post. As always, all content and opinions are my own.
Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale



Cyber week is upon us with all of the great sales, which has me pulling out my wallet way more than I would like to admit! However, it really is the perfect time to buy gifts for all of your loved ones, and stock up on a few winter essentials for yourself. The best part is, you can finish up all of your holiday shopping before the festive season begins, which allows you to relax and actually enjoy the Christmas season!

With the festive season upon us, I am rounding up coupon codes for all of my favorite stores, and some of my favorite outfits I wore this fall that are currently on sale. I hope this gives you some inspiration for the upcoming season. Happy Shopping!


LOFT - 50% off all orders + free shipping!








SEPHORA - Up to 50% off best sellers!









ABERCROMBIE - 50% off everything!








NORDSTROM - Up to 60% off







ALL OF THE CODES

  • NORDSTROM— Up to 60% off through Cyber Monday. 
  • NET-A-PORTER — Extra 15% off our favorite designer and luxury sale items with code CYBER15
  • CHICWISH - $10 off $60 with code BF10, $25 off $120 with code BF25, $35 off $180 with code BF35
  •  SHOPBOP — Take an additional 30% off all sale items. 
  •  NEIMAN MARCUS — Earn a $50 to $750 gift card with your regular priced purchase with code GC4YOU
  • SAKS OFF 5TH — Cyber Monday: 60% OFF Cold Weather Use Code: Cold60 
  • REVOLVE — Extra 20% off final sale items with code CYBER20
  •  MACY'S — 20% off sitewide with code CYBER and get free shipping at $25. 
  • CLUB MONACO — Extra 40% off sale styles online only with code CMCYBERMONDAY18
  •  H&M  Get 30% off + free shipping. 
  • ASOS — Get 25% off everything using code EPIC25 including sale items. 
  • MADEWELL  — Enjoy 30% off purchase with code SHOPALLDAY.


OUTFITS ON SALE


SWEATER DRESS & OVER THE KNEE BOOTS

Without a doubt one of my favorite outfit combinations for both the fall and winter seasons is a sweater dress with over the knee boots. It is such a cute and comfortable combination that makes you look put together while you actually feel like you are lounging in your pajamas. My favorite sweater dress that I am loving this fall is THIS ONE  from Chicwish (plus they are currently having a Black Friday sale - see details below). The grid pattern and neutral colors are so cute and chic, and can be styled with any of your favorite coats or jackets to make the outfit a little bit warmer. I styled mine with a BURGUNDY COAT to create more of a festive look.




Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale
Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale
Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale
Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale
Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale
Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale
Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale
Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale



Turtleneck Sweater Dress (EXTRA $10 OFF Order $70+ Code: BF10 ; EXTRA $20 OFF $120+ Code: BF20 ; EXTRA $30 OFF $180+ Code: BF30// Burgundy Coat (sold out), similar HERE // Black Over The Knee Boots (currently on sale) // Black Quilted Bag (currently 25% off with code THX25)




I am also loving this grey sweater dress from ASOS, which you can currently get for 25% off during the Black Friday sales with code: "EPIC25".


Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale
Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale


Grey Sweater Dress (currently 25% off with code: EPIC25) // Checkerboard Scarf (currently 25% off with code: EPIC25)// Over The Knee Boots (more affordable option here) // Black Quilted Handbag (currently 25% off with code THX25)



Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale
Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale


Mustard Sweater Dress (sold out, similar & on sale HERE) // Checkerboard Scarf, similar HERE (currently 25% off with code: EPIC25) // Black Quilted Handbag (currently 25% off with code THX25)



Mini Skirt With Over The Knee Boots


Another one of my favorite outfit combinations for the fall and winter seasons is a mini skirt paired with a long sleeve tee or sweater and, of course, my favorite over the knee boots. It is such a perfect combination for an everyday outfit or for a holiday party. I am especially a fan of anything tweed during the festive season!


Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale
Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale
Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale
Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale


Black Crew Neck Top // Tweed Mini Skirt (currently 25% off with code: EPIC25) // Black Over The Knee Boots (currently on sale!) // Black Handbag (currently 25% off with code THX25)


Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale
Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale


Ribbed Top (sold out), similar here // Tweed Mini Skirt (currently 25% off with code: EPIC25) // Over The Knee Boots, similar less expensive option here // Black Handbag (currently 25% off with code THX25)


Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale
Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale
Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale
Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale

Black Ribbed Top (currently 50% off!) // White Tweed Mini Skirt (currently on sale with code: EPIC25) // Black Over The Knee Boots (currently on sale!) // Circle Pendant Necklace // Pink Quilted Handbag (sold out), similar HERE



A Cozy Sweater

You simply can't go wrong with a cozy sweater and your favorite pair of pants. Jeans are always a go-to, but I also like to play with texture with faux leather or suede leggings!


Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale
Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale



Sweater Coat (EXTRA $10 OFF Order $70+ Code: BF10 ; EXTRA $20 OFF $120+ Code: BF20 ; EXTRA $30 OFF $180+ Code: BF30)// Black Top (20% off and free shipping with code: 3237)// Faux Leather Leggings (20% off and free shipping with code: 3237) // Black Over The Knee Boots (currently on sale!) // (25% off $100+ with code THX25)


Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale
Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale


Striped Sweater // Suede Leggings // Over The Knee Boots // Black Handbag (25% off $100+ with code THX25)



Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale
Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale


Cardigan (On sale and comes in multiple colors) // Similar White Skinny Jeans // Striped Tee // Similar Boots // Black Handbag (25% off $100+ with code THX25) // Ivory Hat 30% off everything


A PRINTED DRESS


This POLKA DOT DRESS has been one of my favorites this fall and will transition perfectly into the winter season. Pair it with your favorite coat, boots and red lipstick and you have the perfect winter outfit!


Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale
Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale
Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale
Cyber Monday Sales 2018 & Favorite Winter Outfits Sale


Black Polka Dot Dress  (25% off everything with code: EPIC25) // Camel Coat (50% off everything with code: USEME), similar here) // Black Over The Knee Boots // Similar Handbag (25% off $100+ with code THX25)



I hope you all enjoyed this roundup of my favorite fall and winter outfits currently on sale this Cyber Monday. There are so many great deals this year worth looking at, and I plan on taking advantage of them. Wishing you all a merry holiday season!

Happy Shopping!

xoxo


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