Category Archives: Fashion

Lessons in Home Ownership (So Far)

Well, we’re about one month into home ownership, and already the word to describe it is “adventure.” We knew when buying a home that was built in 1965 we would probably discover quirks and unexpected things, and so far, that has definitely been true. I thought I’d give a little life update today about what’s been going on and why I’ve been a little MIA on the blog this week.

Easy Summer Outfit Idea // Hello Rigby Seattle Fashion Blog
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Lessons in Home Ownership (So Far)

And before I get into exactly what’s going on, let me say this: I am beyond grateful that we 1. found a home we love, and 2. are able to financially afford it and be able to make all of it work regardless of what happens. I can’t imagine what it would be like if we were strapped for cash, and that’s why I think it’s really important to have a long hard look at your finances before you decide to move forward with buying a house, no matter where you are at in the process. It sucks to give up on a dream of a magical house that’s outside of your budget, but at the same time, I’m glad we ended up buying in a slightly lower price point than we initially thought. It’s made all of what I’m going to tell you about that much less stressful. ;)

And if you like the outfit in this post, from when I was blissfully ignorant to home ownership, you can shop it here:


Jacket: Levi’s Trucker Jacket // Dress: Long Linen Tank Dress c/o J.Jill // Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell Apfel Tassel Mules {these exact ones are on mega sale, but also come in floral print or a loafer version} c/o Shopbop // Necklace: Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace c/o Divalani Style Boutique // Bag: Moda Luxe Nola Crossbody via Stitch Fix // Scarf: Compassion Fund Paisley Skinny Scarf c/o J.Jill // Hat: c/o J.Jill {similar under $50, similar under $20}

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What to Pack for a Spring Holiday

Pretty sure that Memorial Day Weekend snuck up on me. How it already the end of May?! For me, it traditionally marks the end of spring and the start of summer here in the Pacific Northwest. And as soon as the temperatures bumped up a few notches here, the first thing I wanted to do was go shopping for all the summer things! Give me all the cute hats, swimsuits, cover-ups, and sunglasses. Add a dash of sunscreen, a cute beach bag, and a good book to read, and I’m set.

What to Pack for Memorial Day Vacation // Hello Rigby Seattle Fashion Blog Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Fred Meyer. Thanks so much for supporting the brands that support this blog! All opinions are my own. :)

Fortunately, Fred Meyer has all the essentials that I was looking for. They’re kind of my go-to place for anything; they’ve got groceries, clothing, housewares… pretty much everything you need to keep your life running smoothly. It’s kind of perfect to have a one-stop shop, especially when you’ve got a bit holiday weekend coming up and you kind of forgot about it. ;)

With that said, today I’ll be sharing some of my essentials that I found while shopping with a holiday trip in mind! But really, these would be perfect whether you’re planning a staycation or are flying 1,000 miles away!

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Stitch Fix May 2017

Well, it’s better late than never, right? I’m posting my May Stitch Fix review a bit later than normal, but such is life. April was a month of big changes, more on that soon, which meant sometimes other areas of life suffer. You know, adult problems. Anyway, a monthly delivery from Stitch Fix is always a welcome relief from boring adult activities, and this one is a good one!

Stitch Fix May 2017: Z Supply Emella Knit Dress // Hello Rigby Seattle Fashion Blog Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. That means if you click a link, I may make a small commission from your purchase. I do pay for this subscription myself. :)

Stitch Fix May 2017 Review

If you’re new to Stitch Fix, I’ll break it down real quick. For a $20 styling fee, receive a box on your doorstep containing five items – anything from clothing to jewelry to handbags to shoes based on your style profile and Pinterest style board. Send back what you don’t like, keep what you do, and your $20 styling fee will be deducted from the total. Keep all five items and receive an additional 25% off. Stitch Fix also is now serving male clients too! Have a significant other or male relative in need of some shopping assistance? Send them over to Stitch Fix Men! It works the same way, and it’s perfect for the man in your life because let’s be honest, most men hate shopping!

Stitch Fix also offers maternity and petite sizing, and plus sizes have finally made their debut as well. Stitch Fix is now offering over 90 brands for Plus Size clients in sizes 1X-3X or 14W-24W depending on the brand. Brands include ELOQUII, Junarosa, Slink Jeans, and more. You can sign up for Stitch Fix Plus here.

And now with all the details out of the way, onto what came in my Stitch Fix this month!

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Yesterday my mom and I set out on another Mother’s Day Adventure, this time at Pacific Place in Downtown Seattle. Knowing my mom and her love of window shopping, I knew partnering up with them would be a great fit! With so many great options to shop at for Mom, Pacific Place is a one-stop destination, with stores like L’Occitane, Chico’s, and Francescasr to delicious food options from Din Tai Fung, Pike Place Chowder, and sweet treats from Trophy Cupcake, you really can’t go wrong. Plus if you and mom are exhausted from an all-day shopping adventure, you can always kick up your feet and catch a flick at the AMC Theatre at the very top! ;)

Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas // Hello Rigby Seattle Fashion Blog Disclosure: This post was created in partnership with Pacific Place. All opinions are mine and my mom’s! :)

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

With Mothers Day only days away (where does the time go?!), I wanted to share some of the great gift ideas my mom and I both loved at some of our favorite stores at Pacific Place. You could say I got my discerning eye and gift of present-finding from my mom, so I’m pretty sure you can’t go wrong with anything on our list!

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The Secret to Feeling More Confident

You know, I spent a lot of time in my younger days wishing I looked like someone else. And if I’m being honest, I still have some of those same hang ups. I never had a flat stomach, and I’ve had to learn how to dress in a way that minimizes it. My boobs are larger than most women who are my size and height. And my butt, well, it used to be nonexistent, and then I hit late-20-something and now I actually have pants that won’t accommodate it. I also have larger-than-average arms and shoulders, leftover from my swim team days.

Sure, I once wished all of it away. And sometimes I still do. But I’ve also learned the secret to being more confident. And I hate to break it to you, but there is none. The secret lies within you. It means accepting your flaws, whatever that means to you. What I may find a flaw in myself might be your best feature. What I may love about myself may be your biggest insecurity. What being in my late 20s has taught me is that no two people are alike, and that is something worth celebrating.

Habits to Increase Your Self Confidence // Hello Rigby Seattle Fashion Blog Disclosure: Some links in this post may be affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission on your click. Some items in this outfit were received courtesy of (c/o) the brand. All opinions are my own!

What I’m Wearing
Vest: Chelsea28 x Olivia Palermo {similar splurge under $300similar under $175, similar under $70}
Dress: Rayon Twill Striped Shirt Dress c/o J.Jill
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel
Neck Scarf: Floral Scarf c/o J.Jill {similar under $40, similar under $30}
Rings: Twisted Larimar Ring by Larimar Bliss, Druzy Ring by Two Cats Artifacts
Shoes: Cognac Booties c/o Fred Meyer {similar under $100similar under $40}

Photos by Megan of Diary of This Girl

We as women are too hard on ourselves. We feel bad when we go up a size. (Or at least I do.) I put pressure on myself to never gain weight, to stay the same. And honestly, that’s just not practical. Our bodies change as we get older, and for some bodies who transition to having children, they may change a whole lot.

So how have I worked on feeling more confident?

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