Friday, November 21, 2014

Birthdays! right here.


Each year the 21st of November comes around I take a look back at the year and smile. Today is not my birthday, it is excitedly the day of birth for this blog exactly 3 years ago today. With any birthday, I think we often reflect on that year leading up to our next birthday. This blog has brought me so much joy! This blog has been with me through half of my little boy's life, a cross country move and so much more. It's a huge part of my life and I wouldn't change it for anything.

This next year, you will see some changes! Exciting ones as I have goals/dreams/aspirations for this space and it is things I'm passionate about. Passion and love are the fuel to the Swell and Stylish fire. Somethings I'm looking to add to this space are; less categories, it will be more user friendly and searching for past posts will be easy peasy, more man focused, you will see more beauty posts, more fashion, more adventure & travels and more happy! You may even see a shop page, whaaat!?

As I think about this space, I celebrate all that it is and all that you are. I thank all of you who come here to check in and who leave sweet comments and if you're reading this, I thank you too.

Cheers to you, cheers to another amazing year!

xoxo,
rachel

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Decorate: Bohemian Bedroom

Many people decorate their bedrooms once and then forget about it for awhile. Our bedroom should be the sanctuary we love and a place that we can get the most rest. Here are some fun choices for a boho-chic bedroom.

A white canvas with pops of color make it easy to change things out when you feel the need. I love vibrant, fun colors! They help lighten any mood and bring much cheer.

Here are the bedroom details:

1. Waterfall ruffle duvet cover by Urban Outfitters

2. Large Dreamcatcher by Mara Hoffman

3. Magical thinking globe by Urban Outfitters

4. Sacred Geometry Flower by Art Fire

5. Wire Hangers by ferm LIVING

6. Down alternative comfortor by All modern

7. Throw by Wayfair

8. Nordic Stool by Mundda

9. Leaning floor mirror by Hayneedle

10. Corsica Pillow by Joss & Main

11. Katrina Pillow by Joss & Main

12. Maria Pillow by Joss & Main

13. Vintage overdyed rug by Rugs USA

Wishing you a wonderful Tuesday!

xox, rachel

Friday, November 14, 2014

Gift: Target + TOMS

If you haven't heard yet, Target + TOMS have teamed up and are releasing a special collection in Target Stores on November 16th! How awesome is this? My eyes did a double-take when I first read this and then I was gleaming with excitement. I've been a long time TOMS lover and think this collaboration is amazing. Of course it's all for a great cause! One for One, for All.

....and the goods are GOOD! See below.


For every sale, Target + TOMS are giving away a pair of shoes, a blanket, or meals to those in need. Mark your calendar for Sunday, November 16th and then head to your nearest store or online to buy the limited edition Target + TOMS goods. As always, they will have TOMS shoes available in store as well.

Happy weekend!

best,
rachel

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Layering for Fall

Fall is my favorite season for layering clothing because you can still get away with not wearing a heavy parka and keep warm if you do it right. Today, I'm teaming up with ModCloth to share with you my 3 primary layering items. My staple layering outfit always consists of a dress or tunic, a pair of leggings or tights with warm boot socks, a longer cardigan and polished off with a scarf. Then you can add in your boots and things like beanies and gloves.

Top 3 Layering Items:
  1. Boot socks
  2. Longer cardigan
  3. scarf
We all know that the season typically changes once Fall is here and I always like to change up my color scheme in my wardrobe when that time comes. This year, the colors I'm most loving are rust, mustard and boysenberry.


Below, you can see how I styled some of my favorite things from ModCloth. The perfect outfit to stroll around wearing during Fall season. What do you like best? You can find the details for each item below the image, or feel free to check out more of their fabulous sweaters on their website.
Fall Layers


What are you rockin' the most this season? I'd love to know what your favs are!

happy wednesday and happy fall to you!

best,
rachel

Friday, November 7, 2014

Life lately in photos

Life has been busy around here lately. I think I may just have a busy lifestyle. Lately I've been devoting time to myself and letting life flow freely. I like it! Here are few snapshots that offer a glimpse into our life.
The leaves are changing and it's gorgeous!

We started from the bottom now we're here... =) See the city way down below??
Said 'hello' to this furry friend. Now I see why they're so hard to spot!
My son scuffed his elbow so I tried having him strike a pose by this tree to take his mind off of the pain. This was his pose. :)
The weather is slowly getting colder here in the southwest but it's nothing these Minnesota bones cannot handle. In Minnesota, this weather would be considered Summer.

Happy Friday!

xox,
rachel

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