Keepin' it casual
this time around...

By now many of you know that I am not one to squeeze into a pair of jeans everyday. Dresses and skirts are definitely my go-to clothing of choice, but on the rare occasion that I do wear some denim, I like to keep the rest of my outfit very comfortable. 

Take this look for example: I paired my favorite pair of skinny jeans (high-waisted for the illusion of longer, leaner legs) with a simple white t-shirt and this unique fringed cardigan I received from The Mint Julep Boutique

What I love most about this combination is its simplicity! I really didn't have to think too hard to make the look as good it does here. The geometric print and subtle gold details on the cardigan, in addition to the cute fringed edges, create more dimension and movement while the fitted t-shirt and jeans keep the look pulled together. Also, doesn't everything just look so warm and cozy??

Fringed Cardigan-The Mint Julep Boutique
Shirt-Forever 21
Jeans-Seven for All Mankind
Sunglasses-Lucky Brand

Need to buy a Christmas gift for your friend? Got the urge to buy a new holiday dress? The Mint Julep Boutique and I have partnered up to offer ya'll one awesome giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a $25 gift card for online store. Rules are simple:

-FOLLOW @therachelstory & @shopthemint on INSTAGRAM
-LIKE + REGRAM my giveaway photo and HASHTAG #therachelstorygiveaway for a chance to win

-winner will be announced on 12/10/14!

May the odds be ever in your favor, 



Is it a doily? Is it a table cloth?
The world may never know...

No, I do not smell like my grandma, nor am I wearing her ornamental mat...but I am wearing this incredible white lace top!
I recently received this hand-me-down and I couldn't think of a better time to wear it than during this spring season. It has the perfect amount of girly and can flatter most figures due to it's cinched waistline. I also love the detailed lace hemlines in addition to the bat-winged style of the sleeves.
Overall, this versatile top can go along with virtually any outfit--pair with jeans like I did, or layer a fitted jacket over for an evening look.

-Lace Top--Secondhand (Forever 21)
-Jeans--7 For All Mankind
-Cut-Out Boots--Amazon

See ya later,