Life Lately – The Move, What I’m Shopping & Upcoming Trips

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Hi friends! How are YOU?

Even though there’s been a lot of new content content on the blog lately and I’ve been sharing more of my day-to-day on Instagram, it’s been awhile since we’ve chatted. Sure, I shared our upcoming move with you a few weeks ago, but it’s been about five months since I’ve given you a good look into what’s going on.

So I figured, what better time than now?

Before we get into what’s been going on in my life, upcoming trips, and all that fun stuff, let’s talk about my new bff: this Who What Wear mumu. I am petite so it is a bit long on me, but I’m kinda liking it. Plus, I can still wear my favorite slides with it without the back of the dress dragging on the ground. Coming to the point that you can easily pair this mumu with sandals for day-to-day wear or with a cute pair of strappy heels for dinner with the girls!

Who What Wear x Target Mumu

Who What Wear Leopard Print Tiered Tent Dress / Steve Madden Carrson Sandal in Black Suede / Ray-Ban Original Aviators


OKAY now that we’ve gotten that out of the way…..


Last month I shared that Chris and I are moving in together into my our dream neighborhood: Beacon Hill. We’re now 25 days out and we are in crunch mode. Maybe not in “crunch” mode per se but since we only have bedroom stuff between the two of us so we know alllll the things. We finally picked out a couch and got that ordered (HOLY I CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS BEAUTY!) have a majority of our “we need this the day we move in in order to function properly” items (most of which I’ve linked here). We still need to get rugs for the bedroom and living room, artwork, a bar car, microwave, etc. but we’re in pretty good shape!


I’m so excited!


My dad rented a house down in Martha’s Vineyard at the end of August and I cannot wait to visit with everyone, especially before the big move. I’ve also only been to the Vineyard a few times (just for day trips) so I’m excited to spend a few days exploring the island and not having to rush to get the ferry back. Have any MV recommendations? Let me know what they are in the comments!

Who What Wear Mumu

An Easy Summer Mumu


After graduating college, I promised myself that I would travel as much as possible, whether it was a weekend away or an international trip. I’ve done a pretty good job so far this year, I’ve gone to the Bahamas, Salt Lake City, and Portland (with a few other quick day or weekend trips sprinkled in!) but wanted to squeeze a few more trips in by the end of the year. So, last week, I packed up my bags and headed down to Washington D.C. for a few days with one of my college girlfriends! I was going to do a recap of our trip, but I didn’t get too many photos and we didn’t do anything crazy, just the same walk around, eat lunch, go to museums thing. We did stay at The Darcy, which was in a great location (located between Dupont and Logan Circle and only a few blocks up from the White House) and was really pretty but I honestly wasn’t that impressed with the customer service so I’m holding off on doing a hotel review.

Check out my 2019 travel goals, here.

For the remainder of the year, I have a trip to Martha’s Vineyard at the end of the month! I’m really excited about this one because I’ve only gone down for day trips so I’m excited to have a few days to explore the island. Chris and I also have a trip planned for October but I haven’t told him what it is yet, so my lips must be sealed for the time being! Hopefully we’ll be able to squeeze another trip or two into our schedules before the end of the year but if we don’t – I’m perfectly content with the amount of stuff we’ve been able to do this year.


Chris and I decided we want to run a half marathon very badly even though I don’t run. At all. Very silly if you ask me. We were going to try to run one at the end of September but I’ve literally only been out two or three times and can only run around 3.5 miles (meanwhile Chris is at 6) so that’s definitely going to be pushed out later into the fall so I can get my ass into gear.


This in between summer and fall timeframe is one of my favorite times to be shopping. So many sales. So many great pieces. Sorry wallet! Here’s what I’m currently shopping.

What’s been going on in YOUR life? Let me know in the comments below!

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Who What Wear Leopard Print Tiered Tent Dress / Steve Madden Carrson Sandal in Black Suede / Ray-Ban Original Aviators


Photography By: Behind The Click

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  1. 8.6.19
    Anna said:

    Omg you have so much going on – it sounds SO FUN! Keep up the busy schedule girl!

    • 8.16.19
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Anna!!

  2. 8.6.19

    Like you, I also don’t run. Good luck on the training. And you rock a mumu much better than I ever could. I’m also looking into couch shopping. I like the fabric and color of the one you guys are getting.

    • 8.16.19
      Rachel said:

      Running is the worst!! We ended up ordering the 76″ couch and I can’t wait for it to be delivered!

  3. 8.6.19
    Morgan said:

    So I immediately added that dress to my cart!! I love it!!

    How 2 Wear It []

    • 8.16.19
      Rachel said:

      Isn’t it the best!?

  4. 8.6.19
    Rach said:

    That mumu is so cute! Totally going to check it out now! Good luck with the half marathon training! I used to run half marathons all the time. They’re the perfect long run length!

    • 8.16.19
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Rach!

  5. 8.6.19
    Mariah said:

    I’ve always wanted to go to Martha’s Vineyard! I cannot wait to hear about your trip!

    • 8.16.19
      Rachel said:

      I’ve only gone on day trips to MV so it’ll be fun to have a few days to explore!

  6. 8.6.19
    Dana said:

    SO much going on girlfriend! So exciting that you get to move into your dream neighborhood – CONGRATS. Also going to need this dress in my life…but I need to wait until September after my no shop August 😉

    Dana | The Champagne Edit

    • 8.16.19
      Rachel said:

      Sooo much going on! But all good things, so it’s okay 😉 You would ROCK this dress!

  7. 8.6.19

    Wow … you’ve bene busy … but exciting times ahead … new home. new decor. Lots of travel. So excited for you.


    • 8.16.19
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Tanvi!

  8. 8.6.19
    Candace said:

    Cannot wait to see photos of your new place once you get settled! I know how stressful moving can be — we just moved into a new home ourselves. Take deep breaths and stay calm!

    • 8.16.19
      Rachel said:

      Deep breaths, stay calm, and drink wine! LOL! We can’t wait to share our new space!

  9. 8.7.19
    Stephanie said:

    You’ve been one busy little bee lately. Traveling, moving, shopping – all the good stuff though! I just don’t know how you do it all on top of work! Love love this gorgeous dress on you. I know you’re not a big dress person, but this one is fabulous! I can’t wait to see more fashion and travel and home posts from you soon 🙂

    • 8.16.19
      Rachel said:

      SO BUSY, but doing fun things so it’s okay! I can’t wait to share more with you, thanks for supporting me!!

  10. 8.7.19
    Laura S said:

    I can’t wait to see how the move goes! Loving these posts! Have a blast in Martha’s Vineyard!

    • 8.16.19
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Laura!!!

  11. 8.7.19

    How exciting to move in together and to move to Beacon Hill. And that dress is great! It looks wonderful on you and I like the sunnies too. I hope to go to Paris in the fall.

    Allie of

    • 8.16.19
      Rachel said:

      Paris in the fall sounds like a DREAM!

  12. 8.8.19
    Kileen said:

    This is such a gorgeous dress and I love the print and length. Hope you have a great trip to Martha’s Vineyard!!

    cute & little

    • 8.16.19
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Kileen! It’s such a good one and the price point is awesome!

  13. 8.12.19
    Laura Leigh said:

    I am so excited for your move and for your trip to Martha’s Vineyard – I cannot wait to follow along on that!!! Love this dress on you and how you styled it – perfection!

    xo Laura Leigh

    • 8.16.19
      Rachel said:

      You’re so sweet! I’m so excited to have a few days of fun with the family before the hectic-ness of the move (and my brother heading back to college). Love some good family time 🙂

  14. 8.13.19
    Caitlin said:

    This dress is so beautiful!

    • 8.16.19
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Caitlin!