Happy New Year y’all! I can’t believe that it’s already 2018. Where in the world did the time go? I wanted to take some time to reflect back on 2017 and share my accomplishments. Be sure to check back tomorrow as I highlight my goals/thoughts for 2018!

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Here is my year in review for 2017:

Personal accomplishments

Pharmacist: I passed my boards and became a licensed pharmacist in the state of Arkansas on January 27, 2017! I attended school for many years, and this was by far the greatest personal accomplishment in my life so far.

Turning 30: I turned 30 in October. While I was a little hesitant about my age, I choose to see this as simply the next page in the book of my life.

Blog accomplishments

I hired a photographer and a blog consultant. I will be explaining more tomorrow in my 2018 post, but I really took a leap of faith this year. I came to the realization that if I really wanted to grow the blog, I needed to create the best content possible and deliver it to the best of my ability. Since I wanted to for sure bring more outfits to the blog, I knew I needed a photographer to bring my outfits to life. Darcy has been amazing in capturing exactly what my vision was with different outfits. A couple of my favorite outfit posts are here and here!

Favorite places I traveled

OKC: Oklahoma City is thankfully only around 5 hours for me as a road trip. This was my first time to visit. I was thankful to be able to stay with the Renaissance near Bricktown! I had the cutest little balcony on my room and the beds were SO cozy. I can’t wait to go back. Blog posts:

OKC Girly Things to Do

Renaissance OKC Hotel Review

Memphis: Tennessee really got to see the best of my blog friends Ricci and Jenn. We all three got to meet up and see where Elvis lived! Y’all I will be the first to admit that I wasn’t so sure that visiting Graceland was really up my alley but it was so fun! I really got into it! Blog post:

Memphis Road Trip Recap

Nashville: The Tennessee adventures continued when we visited Nashville. Jenn lived in the most fun neighborhood, the Gulch! It was so great to explore the city with my BFF’s. Blog post:

Nashville Road Trip Recap

St. Louis: I had the privilege of working with the Four Seasons in St. Louis this year. When I was younger, I visited the Arch but it had been many years. I had the most amazing view in my room, and I was so excited to relax and see fireworks during Labor Day weekend. Blog posts:

Four Seasons STL Hotel Review

St. Louis Eats

Favorite Products

More product reviews are coming in 2018, but here are my favorite go-to products that I use everyday:

I have really enjoyed engaging with my readers on various forms of social media and here on the blog. If you have post ideas you’d like to see in 2018, be sure to email me! I will be back tomorrow with a blog post about 2018 and what I plan to share here on the blog.

XO,

Rebekah

 

 

Happy Wednesday y’all! Can you believe that Christmas is less than a week away? I am so excited to possibly see a snowflake or two this weekend. However, I wish time would slow down because this is my favorite time of the year. Anyways I wanted to share a fun outfit with you today. This top would be PERFECT for New Year’s with the pleating and the lace! I paired this pleated top with black jeans for a fun, casual outfit.

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This top is so beautiful. I think it’s pretty versatile, because you can throw it on with jeans like this outfit and still feel put together. When I wear this top, it definitely gets the compliments…that’s why I think it would be perfect for New Year’s.
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Outfit details: Pleated top (only $35!) // Black Jeans // Wristlet, old (similar) // Loafers // Earrings, old (similar)
This photo just screams “business in the front, party in the back” to me ;)
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I live for a pair of statement earrings. They immediately put a smile on my face. Be sure to get a pair that aren’t heavy! These are lightweight, and add the perfect amount of “WOW”.
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These loafers are a steal at only $35. Target has been my go-to for shoes lately, because they are carrying the latest styles at wallet-friendly prices ;)
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As if this color wasn’t enough, I added a pop of color in the turquoise clutch. I think it really works though, because the jeans and shoes are both muted colors.
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I hope you are enjoying my outfit posts. All of my style posts can be found here!
XO,
Rebekah

Happy (COLD) Monday! I am so excited that winter is finally here! AND Christmas is in one week! To celebrate my favorite season, it’s giveaway time!

I decided to team up with some of my favorite bloggers and bring you an amazing giveaway. One lucky reader will win a $650 gift card to Nordstrom.

Money Can Buy Lipstick | Coming Up Roses | Street Style Squad | Briana Anderson | The Middle Page
Inspiration for Moms | Simply Classy | Kathryn Hadel | Le Fab Chic | Natalie Loves Beauty
With Love and Happiness | So Heather|Style Weekender | Fashionomics |A Good Hue
Twenties Girl Style | Style of Sam |Living in Heels | Belle by Laurelle
RD’s Obsessions | Rebekah Elizabeth | byKatiness | Felly Bee

Use the widget below to enter the giveaway. The more “tasks” you complete, the more entries you will receive. The giveaway is open internationally. The winner will be announced (on the widget only) up to 2 weeks after the giveaway has ended. It can take time to select, verify, and get in contact with the winner. If you have any questions about the giveaway process, feel free to e-mail moneycanbuylipstick@gmail.com.

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Good luck friends!

XO,

Rebekah