Beauty, Fashion

Sunday Best

October 4, 2015

We woke up to rain in the middle of the night last night and felt very excited! This morning the weather was the perfect after rain crisp, cold, and windy that we anxiously wait for each year after the hot summers. We all dressed a little more snuggly for church.

A DVF wrap dress flatters nearly every figure, and this long sleeve version is such an easy dress to wear. It works for so many different occasions, and it is such a classic wardrobe staple piece. ps.. I JUST bought this dress on super sale at Nordstrom. Best price I’ve yet to see for a DVF wrap dress, so I jumped on it.. I made the mistake of buying shoes from Saks a few weeks ago, and 2 days later Nordstrom price matched another store and put them on sale for 40% off. Saks wouldn’t take mine back, and I was SOOO bummed! Nordstrom has a great return policy and price matches!! Nordstrom girl FOREVER!!!!






Byron kept it simple with flannel from Target, and black jeans! I totally made him pose for this!! haha


Oliver kept warm with a black henley, grey tie sweats from Target, and my favorite baby uggs. I bought these baby uggs last year for Oliver’s feet to stay warm in Tahoe.!!




Thanks for stopping by!

xo, Rachel


Family, Home

DIY Glam Pumpkins

October 3, 2015

In the spirit of fall, we made a family trip to the pumpkin patch. =) NEXT… it was time to decorate!! =)

For this glam pumpkin project, it’s BEST to stay outdoors in a well ventilated area, and faaaar away from children or animals. Never can be too safe when it comes to spray paint and glitter! =) First things first, lay down a painter’s cloth. Newspaper would work too!


Start with the bottom of the pumpkin, and spray the gold metallic spray paint. Give it a minute to dry.


In the mean time, take out some spooky spiders…


…and glam them up a bit with the same paint.


Next we flip the pumpkin upright, and finished the paint job. Love the way it turned out!


Using this amazing rhinestone monogram from Michaels, I bedazzled my pumpkin with the letter “T” for the Talbott family… You could use a stencil if you’d like, but this was MUCH easier for me =)



Couldn’t be happier with the end product!


Classic, festive, and so simple to make!


This is the perfect activity to get you in a festive mood. It’s especially great to do with your family or friends =)

Saving the best for last…I started with this gorgeous ghost white pumpkin.


Finding these rhinestone strips at Michael’s was a blessing, and saved us so much time!


They’re so stunning, and even come with adhesive backs to save you time and messy hands.


Cut the strips in half…and place them along the natural edges of the pumpkin.


Do this around the entire pumpkin.


Using the same rhinestone strips, you can start to see the beginning of a spiderweb by creating three levels in between each vertical row of the rhinestones previously laid.



After continuing the pattern, you are left with one sparklie, beautiful, glamorous spider web!


Beyond pretty, and so unique!


To finish it off, add a gold spider…


…or two…


…or MOOORE! eeek


Long story short, we had SO much fun making these glammed out pumpkins. I can’t wait to see what other people are coming up with this Halloween! This is the season to be creative!

Hope you enjoyed this post!
Until next time.
xo, Rachel


Santa Monica Work Day

September 29, 2015

Today I was working near Montana street in Santa Monica. I was filming a pilot for a TV show (that may or may not ever air btw), but it was super fun!! During a break, one of the girls and I went out to snap a few fun shots and show the beautiful location. We had so much fun!! How about those palm trees??




Heels: Stuart Weitzman Romper: Splendid

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed this quick outfit post.

xo, Rachel


My Tea Collection

September 29, 2015

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ve probably gathered that I LOVE tea! It’s true…I’m not much of a coffee drinker, since it makes me a bit shaky, so tea has always been my comfort beverage of choice.


I recently went to Trader Joe’s and went a little tea crazy! I stocked up on all of my faves: Ginger, Jasmine, Chamomile, Peppermint, and of course bedtime tea for the late evenings. I like to have plenty decaffeinated options.


Sometimes it’s even fun to brew a couple of flavors together and make a custom blend.  Ginger tea is good with just about any other type! Yummy =) I like to take my teas out of the original box and put it into a glass container.


I like to keep it all organized with my other drink machines and ingredients…kind of like a little beverage station at a hotel! What’s your favorite tea??

Hope you enjoyed this quick post!

xo Rachel


Muuuucch Cheaper ‘LOVE’ Bangle Alternative

September 27, 2015

I love the Cartier Love Bangles! I’m super jelly of all my friends who have one, or two, ooooor Kylie Jenner (she has like 65)!! haha Cough..  I honestly think one or two together are so elegant looking, and they are definitely the hottest thing right now, but the price of just one is more than most people pay for their first car! Heck…., MORE!! I paid 6K of my own money in cash for my first car! ha… BUT, as my friend says, “Ain’t nobody got time for a $7000 bracelet!” haha 

I tweeted something about my love for the bracelets, and someone suggested looking at The Peach Box. I was intrigued, so I went to look. I usually am not a fan of buying imitation products, as a matter of fact, I recently got rid of everything I had that was a ‘look alike’ product. I felt like it was kinda false advertising. But honestly, I couldn’t resist trying these gorgeous bangles! I’m happy to tell anyone who asks that they are NOT real, and gladly share where I got them from. haha


 They’re definitely not duplicates, so they do have little differences from the Cartier bangles, but they’re still really nice quality and equally appealing.


Best of all, each of these cost $34, so pennies on the dollar compared to Cartier! I usually wear them each individually, or mix and match. I don’t usually wear them all at once. They Are Simple and classy.

Gold Bangle | Silver Bangle | Twisted Gold Nail Bangle

Hope you enjoy these bangles and much as I do!

xo Rachel