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Favorite Chambray Shirt

This chambray shirt is still hands down my favorite chambray shirt ever! I’m sure you’ve seen me style this brand on my blog more than enough times to know that I’m in love with Bella Dahl. In case you’re new to Haute Off The Rack, you can see how else I’ve styled these shirts below:

Everyday Chambray Shirt + Leopard Print

(White Version of shirt) What to Wear In The Early Stages of Fall

Denim Skirts + Olive Shirts

Boyfriend Shorts & Button Down Shirts

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Photos by: Lainey Reed Photography

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Outfit: Chambray Shirt c/o Bella Dahl (on sale here) | Ripped Jeans (most favorite black ripped jeans ever!) | Haircalf Leopard Print Booties c/o Yosi Samra (also available here) | See By Chloe Crossbody (similar style bag) | Similar Knit Beanie

The top featured in today’s post is called the Bella Dahl Split Back Button Down Shirt, which also comes in couple of the other washes too like white, dusk green, black and deep crimson. See here–> Split Back Button Up Shirt

It’s the perfect shirt for a day of playing tourist in the New Orleans French Quarter especially during Mardi Gras. Speaking of Mardi Gras, it’s going to be a beautiful weekend for parades all the way until Fat Tuesday! If you’re heading out to Bacchus & Endymion this weekend, I recommend wearing the following essentials!

Mardi Gras Parade Essentials:

1) Comfortable shoes for walking! I like wearing my Nikes or flat ankle boots!

2) Cross body bag 

3) Casual warm jacket that can go day to night!

4) I suggest packing some gloves and a scarf for night time parades!

5) Sunglasses for the day time!

Homemade Dinner ‘Pho’ Valentine’s Day

Thank you to World Market for bringing you this post. All opinions are my own. 

Every Valentine’s Day, Blake and I always get all dressed up and go out for a fancy dinner, but this year we’re trying something new; a homemade dinner! Over the past couple of years, we’ve started cooking more and attempting to whip up new dishes especially Blake. He never fails to impress me with his cooking, which is one of the qualities I love most about him. He is such a natural in the kitchen unlike me who spills everything everywhere and overcooks the pasta! With that being said, this year we’re going to attempt to make pho and spring rolls for a special date night together. I wish I could take credit for the perfectly wrapped spring rolls and delicious looking pho in the photos below, but that food is actually from a local restaurant that I used for the photo shoot. I can only hope that our meal will turn out that good!

I’m so excited for our new Valentine’s Day date night tradition of cooking together. However, there is a slight huge chance that I will let Blake take care of all the cooking and I’ll stick to setting the table. Speaking of table settings, check out how I styled my home  for Valentine’s Day with World Market below!

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Copper Geo Terrarium (used as flower vase), Gold Pineapple Salt & Pepper Shaker Set, Metallic Starburst on Stand, Wood Bark Pedestal Stand, Gold Mirrored Tabletop Tray, Gold Fluted Chargers, Pink Chairs, Stemless Gold Champagne Flute, Gold Stemless Wine Glasses, Gold Beaded Spiral Napkin Ring c/o World Market | Similar Round Mirror 

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Chopsticks, Tasting Spoons, White Porcelain Square Tasting Dishes, White Bowls, Sriracha, Sriracha Cookbook, Pink Buffet Napkins, White Rimmed Rectangle Platter, Gold Beaded Spiral Napkin Ring c/o World Market

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Sunvoi Rice Sticks, White Cake Stand, Mini Mint Colander & Copper Measuring Cups c/o World Market |

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Gold Mirrored Bar Cart, Stemless Gold Champagne Flute, Gold Stemless Wine Glasses & Champagne c/o World Market

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Photos by: Lainey Reed Photography

P.S. A huge thank you to my best friend Haley for helping me put all of this together and putting up with me!

Sleek Activewear Vest

Hey everyone, I’m starting #motivationMonday a day early this week in my new sleek activewear vest by Lucy. The reason I’m starting early is because with all of the errands I must run along with all of the work that needs to be done before I leave town I know I’m going to be tempted to skip workouts and procrastinate instead.

If you read my last #motivationMonday post, then you know about my new goal of working out every time I put  fitness clothes on.  See (here) in case you missed it! So far I’ve stuck with my word, but now the new challenge this week is finding the time to get in a good workout in between work, packing and errands before leaving town. Who else struggles with prioritizing before traveling? What do you do to get yourself motivated in these types of situations? I tried motivating myself by starting a day early instead of when I would normally start prepping so it would almost seem like I had extra time. Also, I tend to take a break from working out on the weekends, but today I hit the gym since I was pretending that today was Monday! I basically skipped Sunday and acted as if today were a normal work day.

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Photos by: Lainey Reed Photography

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Outfit: Perfect Core Capri Legging & Daily Zen Vest (wearing sz S/XS would have fit better) <–SALE Alert! c/o Lucy Activewear | Go Dry Pullover Kate Spade Glass & Silicone Water Bottle | Nike Free TR 5 Flyknit | Similar Beanie

P.S. In case you’re wondering where I’m headed, I leave for Breckenridge, CO on Thursday and then as soon as I return home next week, I leave for New York Fashion Week. I’m super excited, but I’ve planning, prepping and packing to do!

New Year Fashion & Beauty Resolutions

Brought to you by Crest 3D White

Good Morning readers, since January is all about fresh starts for me, I thought I’d share a couple of my New Year fashion & beauty resolutions. Not only will the following resolutions keep my hair, nails and skin complexion looking fresh and radiant, but they will also keep my body well balanced and healthy.

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First and foremost, maintain a fresh, white smile. I recommend using Crest Professional Effects Whitestrips to keep your smile shining as bright as you are this New Year! The best part is that it’s super simple and you only have to do it once a day for 20 days. The kit comes with 40 strips, which gives you 20 for lower and 20 for upper. Just apply the gel side strip to your teeth, wait 30 minutes and voila! A happy white smile will complete a fresher and healthier new you!

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  1. Drink more water! Not only is water good for your overall health and digestion, but it also works to give you a radiant and healthy looking complexion. Hydration is key to a younger and glowing skin complexion!
  2. Take daily vitamins! My favorite vitamins to take are: fish oil, Biotin & CoQ10. Fish oil helps to support a healthy heart along with your teeth, bones, muscles and immune health. Biotin is great for strengthening your hair and nails and it also improves the health of your skin. CoQ10 is a great energy boost and helps to maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
  3. Add a retinol cream into your skin routine. Just ask your dermatologist what he/she recommends for your skin type.
  4. Wear SPF daily!  While I enjoy spending time under the sun, I always make sure to keep my skin protected from UV rays!

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