Life Lately

Happy middle of the week! I’m loving that we are smack in the middle of autumn now. Although I’ve been suffering through 65 degree weather (bring on the snow!), it’s been wonderfully pleasant. Those leaves are stunning, no? B and I have been on countless jogs up the canyon to enjoy the bright colors. Well, Bella just loves being outside no matter what it looks like, so the jogs were more or less so I can prepare for the impending candy fest next week. 
We attended Dog Days at Thanksgiving Point on Saturday! Stay tuned for the detailed story tomorrow!
P.S. I was proud that I changed my Instagram profile picture. Over a year later. Woo!

The Color of the Season

Sweater || Ring || Bag || Gloves || Lipstick || Leggings || Oxfords
Guys. I love these things. I was compiling a fall fashion wish list – mainly for inspiration – and was so happy when upon further inspection, I noticed an obvious palette. Well, maybe not so much a palette as an overt inclination toward all things preceded by the following adjectives: wine, burgundy, oxblood. I mean, how could I not? Don’t these colors just exemplify fall? As much as I enjoy the ease of a summer wardrobe, it’s so refreshing to get a few new items. So we’ve established that I’m an obvious sucker for these hues, right? Do you have a go-to fall favorite?

Life Lately

White picture frame || Neon cardigan || Fan fringe necklace (and here) || Gingham shirt || Silver frame || Pearls

     Hi all! Sorry for the seemingly extensive blogging hiatus! I’ve been quite devoted to some academic pursuits, but I’m now back! It’s been great to start thinking of new topics to post about. As you can probably tell, it’s been an extremely busy couple of weeks! Instead of planning semi-fashionable outfits, I’ve resigned myself to sweats and old t-shirts (previously owned by men much larger than myself), which has been liberating and has brought out my inner slug. Getting dressed to be presentable at work has been such a challenge: I cannot count the times that I’ve asked Jack if these slim fit fleece pants could pass for these meant-to-be-worn-in-public Wayf’s. Time and time again he burst my delusional bubble with his honest hesitation. Woe is me.
     As I force myself to start dressing like a grown up again, let’s hope you’re content with looking at pretty iPhone pictures! The highlights of the week included buying a print for our dog’s room (yup), wearing a lot of neon, seeing Audra live, creating/finishing a Rome scrapbook layout, finally getting to peruse the September issue à la Anna, and redecorating our office! All delightfully fun activities!
On a random note, it’s felt a lot like fall lately, which is amazing. Bring on the cooler weather!

Have a great day! Be sure to follow along on Instagram: @rachealjade

Cool, Collected & Casual

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Hey all! I hope you’re having a great week so far! So, I found these shoes from J. Crew’s new collection and I love them SO much! Isn’t that design incredible? I tried to build this look around them. The outfit is a bit eclectic, but I love how the pieces fell together. Oh and by the way, drawstring pants? Yes, please. Always.
Topped off with some gorgeous and inexpensive jewelry, you have a casual (but put together) go-to look. Hope you enjoy it! Have a great Wednesday!