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Weekend Morning Reads | No. 01

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Happy weekend, friends. I thought I’d start sharing the occasional post on what I’m reading around the interwebs. I begin most Saturday mornings curled up with a cup of coffee, catching up on articles I didn’t have the time to read during the week in an attempt to wake myself enough to head to the gym.

What are you up to this Saturday? I have some consulting work and photo editing to wrap up this morning and then it’s all play from here on out. The temps are finally supposed to rise to 70 degree today (phew!). Does that mean spring is here for good? Patio margaritas are on the agenda over here. I’m hoping to see Beauty and The Beast at some point, too. Dying of excitement.

Here are a few morning coffee links:

12 recipes for when you don’t feel like cooking (ugh. me, every night.)

This article isn’t new, but I found it so interesting. Whether your single or attached, this is a great read on what creates a successful relationship.

J.Crew has created their own holiday and I plan on celebrating accordingly.

Admittedly, I’ve been searching for the perfect pieces to pack for Paris for over a month now. My trip isn’t until the end of April, so I’m probably jumping the gun, but I’m thinking lots of easy pieces like this dress and this one.

Spring cleaning is upon us. I did some organizing and purging this week and have been thinking of refreshing my space with a new rug for the dining room, a coat of white paint in the bathroom, and some new art in the living room. Serena & Lily is having their friends & family sale and I may try to knock a few things off my list this weekend. Use the code MUSTHAVE for an extra 20% off.

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve updated the shop page with my favorite spring pieces. Home + beauty to be added soon.

Jenna Kutcher’s podcast, The Goal Digger podcast is one of my favorites to listen to, and the episode with Jess Lively (who’s podcast I also love) really struck a cord in my heart this week. They discuss how most people wait for an event to trigger their mood and frequency each morning, but ultimately that can and should be decided by you. It’s made me want to be more intentional about how I start my day. Being kind to yourself and choosing happiness can make all the difference. The episode is full of other incredible nuggets of knowledge, I’d highly suggest a listen when you have the time.

A few more noteworthy sales happening:
West Elm: 20% off with code SCORE
LOFT: Up to 40% off
Joie: Up to 25% off

Hope your weekend is full of all the good things in life. xo

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The Best In-Between-Seasons Pieces

Best In-Between-Seasons Pieces | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog



The first day temperatures reach 60, my winter coat is retired to the back of the closet. Never mind that it might be 30 the next, that coat is not seeing the light of day until next November. Bundling and layering can be so restricting, it’s refreshing to be able to let my skin breathe in lighter, airier pieces.

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Admittedly, I’ve been throwing on athletic wear lately because I’ve grown bored of my winter sweaters and jeans. Last week, I decided it necessary to get out of my winter funk by purchasing a few new items that would get me back into the habit of dressing like a put-together human. I’ve listed off several items that have been renewing my love for getting dressed each morning.

AIRY BLOUSES

My favorite in-between seasons pieces are light blouses that can be paired with pants or shorts for those warmer days. They can be layered with a cardigan or jacket, a pair of slides or boots. There are so many beautiful, feminine pieces out there right now! I found this blouse last week, have already work it twice and received several compliments on it.

LIGHT JACKETS

Spring weather in Kansas City is especially fickle: warm and sunny one day, snowing the next. It helps to have a few lighter options that you can throw on when the days/night are a bit cooler. Some of my favorites spring styles are bomber jackets, biker jackets, and the classic trench.

SPRING DENIM

I like to rotate my denim the same as the rest of my closet. I live in dark washes during the colder months, so lighters washes and cropped jeans are such a welcomed change of pace.

The Best In-between Season Pieces | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog
The Best In-between Season Pieces | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog

You can shop my look below. Hope you’re having a good week! xx

OUTFIT DETAILS: Line & Dot blouse, white denim (old, similar here), Sam Edelman over-the-knee boots, Lack of Color hat

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The Best of the Shopbop Sale

The Shopbop Buy More, Save More sale started yesterday, it’s the perfect time to collect a few new pieces for spring! With the code GOBIG17 you can save up to 25% off your purchase. My birthday is next week and I plan on using this as an opportunity to gift myself something nice. 😉

I already bought a handful of pieces yesterday that I’m really excited to receive. I got these mules in the prettiest shade of pink and this tee because you can never have enough white t-shirts, in my opinion. Can we talk about how fast Shopbop’s shipping is? It brings me a lot of joy. It’s the little things, guys.

I live in my Ray-Bans and a bunch of them are on sale, including the classic aviators and wayfarers.

The Club Monaco trench coat that I own in nude has already sold out, but this one looks really similar. If it’s anything like the one I have, it’s the softest coat EVER and is the most beautiful color.

My Madewell transport tote is well-made and well-used. I take it to work with me almost every day and it travels well, too! Such a good bag for the money and comes in 100 colors, you can find them all here.

A few items I still have my eye on…

The ruffle trend is something I didn’t think I would get behind, but my closet is slowly filling up with these light and feminine pieces. This top would be so cute with white denim and slides.

I’m seeing a lot of cropped denim and I’m in need of a different length than my typical skinny jean this season. I’ll forever be a Levi’s girl and love this pair. I’m also a huge fan of these skinnies, but I need another pair of jeans with giant holes in the knees like I need a hole in my head. *Adds to cart anyway*

I want to live in these joggers.

I’ve been pinning a lot of dresses lately. This one is currently in my cart – would be perfect for baby showers, bridal showers, or my trip to Paris this spring! I wore this dress to a wedding recently and got so many compliments.

The raffia platform on these oxfords make them the perfect mix of classic and casual.

The trend pages are brilliantly curated collections that I love browsing, my current favorite being the Everyday Essentials because comfy tees and denim forever and ever, yes please.

Have you snagged any good deals at the Shopbop sale so far? Share your favorites below!