How To Wear Your Favorite Summer Maxi Into Fall

After an intense heat wave of 90+ degree days last week, this week has shocked my system. A string of crisp, cool mornings and gray cloudy skies have me realizing that summer is most definitely coming to an end. (Seriously, how is it almost the end of August?!) One of the hardest parts of the change of seasons is feeling like I can’t (or shouldn’t) take my favorite clothing pieces into the next season, especially when I’m just discovering them!

How to Wear a Maxi Dress // Hello Rigby Seattle Fashion Blog Disclosure: Thanks to Banana Republic for partnering on this post. Some items in this outfit were provided courtesy of (c/o) the brand. All thoughts and opinions are my own!

What I’m Wearing

Dress: Floral Maxi Dress c/o Banana Republic
Sweater: Lace Up Vee Pullover c/o Banana Republic
Booties: Top Guy Palm Lace Up Bootie via Nordstrom Rack
Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Pashli Satchel c/o Shopbop
Necklace: LUV AJ Pave Tusk Lariat via The Zoe Report Box of Style Summer
Ring: LUV AJ Open Crescent Ring via The Zoe Report Box of Style Summer

Photography by Lisa Dawn of Story of My Dress

How to Wear a Maxi Dress for Fall

However, if there’s anything that living in an unpredictable climate area like Seattle has taught me, it’s that I can most figure out a way to make some of my favorite pieces work for the entire year. Today I thought I’d share a few ideas I have for how to wear your maxi dress all year long, but most especially figuring out a way to transition it from summer to fall. The best news? You more than likely don’t need to buy anything new. However, I have one piece in particular in today’s outfit (other than this stunning maxi dress of course!) that might be a little hard to resist. ;)

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7 Ways to Get Glowy Skin + Giveaway

This post was created in partnership with LANEIGE as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review, but all opinions within are my own.

As a dry skin girl, my goal in life is to get glowy skin. Radiance doesn’t come naturally to my skin, so that means a lot of tender love and care is put into my skin every morning and night. It also means a lot of trial and error, because not only does my skin tend to be dry, but it is also sensitive and breakout prone. It’s the trifecta no one wants, because who really wants to be battling acne and wrinkles at the same time?!

Glowy Skincare Routine Laneige Bright Renew // Hello Rigby Seattle Skincare Blog

Fortunately for me, I’ve been introduced to LANEIGE, an award-winning global beatuy brand. Korean beauty is still a bit of a mystery to me, but LANEIGE is making it a lot aside to understand. A friend got me hooked on their Water Sleeping Mask, which uses Advanced Water ScienceTM technology to hydrate from the inside. I was beyond thrilled to have an opportunity to try out the rest of the line!

Over the years of coming to better understand my skin and its needs, I’ve developed many habits that get me the glow I want without too much headache. I thought I’d share 7 of those tips and tricks for glowy skin with you today!

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Back to School Outfit Idea: 70s Inspired

Even though I am several years beyond my back to school days, I still love back to school shopping. Let’s be honest: who doesn’t love a good back to school outfit?! Call me reminiscent of the easier days when adult challenges weren’t a thing, or maybe I just love shopping for fall. Either way, the back to school clothing racks call to me every year, and I almost always end up going on at least one shopping adventure in August.

Back to School Outfit: 70s Inspired Boho Glam Outfit // Hello Rigby Seattle Fashion Blog Disclosure: The Outlet Collection Seattle sent me shopping with a gift card in exchange for this post, but all opinions are my own!

I was thrilled to be invited down to The Outlet Collection near Seattle last weekend to do a little back to school shopping. They challenged me to style one back to school outfit, from head to toe, with just $250. It sounds like a lot of money, but when you think about all of the pieces required for an entire outfit (a statement piece like a coat or dress, or both, accessories, a bag, and shoes) you can run up a bill pretty quick. I also was able to catch a fashion show that they had going on that afternoon. I loved many of the looks, but I won’t lie, the last segment focused on hippie chic was most definitely my style and inspired a lot of the direction of this outfit!

Back to School Outfit Idea: 70s Inspired

Today, I thought I would share some of my tips for how I created this back to school outfit on a budget shopping at The Outlet Collection Seattle, and some of the wardrobe staples I think are super hot this year for fall whether you’re in school or not!

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5 Ways to Prepare for a Blog Photo Shoot

It’s only slightly ironic that after writing a post about how I take my own photos, I work on a post a week later that I collaborated with a photographer on… But hey, I never turn down a good photoshoot. ;) With that said, if you’re new to having your photos taken by a photographer, I thought it might be helpful to share a few photoshoot tips and how to prepare for your first one. After all, at one point in time, I had never shot with a photographer. (Unless you count my senior photos in high school, and let’s just say I had no clue what I was doing then!)

Wait, you mean you have to prepare for it?! Of course, you don’t technically, but if you’re a fellow style blogger, trust me, you’ll want to have at least one outfit planned, and if you can, I recommend shooting as many outfits as the photographer will let you in the time that you have. (And I’m not saying you should take up all of your photographer’s time; be respectful and make sure you discuss how much time you are allotted and how many outfit changes you can have ahead of time.)

Photoshoot Tips and Tricks for Your First Time // Hello Rigby Seattle Fashion Blogger Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, and if you make a purchase, I may receive a small commission. Some items in this outfit were provided by the brand and are designated with c/o (courtesy of). All opinions are my own!

What I’m Wearing

Coat: Autumn Olive Boutique (no longer available; similar here for just $40!)
Top: Earl Clothing c/o Fred Meyer (similar)
Jeans: High Rise Vintage Flare Jeans via Old Navy (on sale for just $20!)
Shoes: Block Heel Sandals c/o Fred Meyer (similar under $20!)
Bag: Shaffer LA Greta Bucket via Box of Style
Necklace: c/o Fred Meyer (similar under $20!)
Scarf: Vintage via Value Village (similar)

Photography by LYREL Media

So how do I prepare for a photo shoot? Read on to find out all my tips and tricks!

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Simply Straight™ Brush: Worth the Hype? + Giveaway

I’m not going to lie; I’m kind of a skeptic when it comes to hair tools that I’ve heard about from TV infomercials. I mean, remember that conditioner that apparently caused a lot of women to lose patches of hair? I never did hear the final outcome of that, but when it comes to things that might be too good to be true, it’s best to proceed with caution.

does-the-simply-straight-brush-really-work Disclosure: I received the Simply Straight™ Brush, gift, and product information in exchange for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own! :)

With that said, I felt pretty safe about trying the Simply Straight™ Brush. I’ve seen some of my favorite YouTubers try it out, with mixed results as to be expected when it comes to hair products, but no one had a truly bad experience. With a lot of heat styling tools, you have to account for your hair texture and length. If you have extremely thick, curly hair, chances are something that promises to work for ALL types of hair may not truly work for everyone. After all, I was excited by the promise that the tool wouldn’t flatten, fry, or damage my tresses.

So how did the straightening brush work out for me? Did it hold up to the claims or did it fall flat? (Pun totally intended.) Read on to find out!

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