Category Archives: Life

7 Hacks to Simplify Your Day for Every #GirlBoss

I know many of you, like me, are juggling a side gig with a full-time job or other life commitments. Time is of paramount importance when you have so much going on. Over the past 3+ years of blogging, I’ve learned that some things just fall by the wayside when you are extremely busy, and you’re forced to either skip them or do them poorly.

Go Chard or Go Home Organic Girl Greens // Hello Rigby Seattle Lifestyle Blog Disclosure: Some links in this post are affiliate links. This means that if you click the link, I may make a small commission at no cost to you.

When I’m not at my 9-5, I’m working on shooting photos for the blog or Instagram posts. Or, I’m coordinating with brands who are interested in working with me, responding to general inquiries via email, attempting to schedule my content on social media, and then trying to come up with creative new topics and content for the blog itself. I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t hard trying to be creative both at work and in my side gig. I do my best which means that sometimes, I end up falling asleep in front of my computer when the writer’s block hits or staying up until 5 am editing a video because I’m just not quite done yet. (Yes, both of these have happened. Maybe a bit more regularly than I’d like to admit.)

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Gift Ideas for Last Minute Christmas Shopping // Giveaway!

The countdown is on! Are you feeling the pressure as the holiday rush is coming to an end? I hope you have all of your major shopping done, but if you don’t, that’s okay too because today I’ve got one final gift guide perfect for the procrastinator. If you’re planning a last minute Christmas shopping adventure (let’s be honest, I always am shopping the day before Christmas for something, even if it’s just a garnish for a dish!) then here are my suggestions for everyone that may still be on your list.

Last Minute Christmas Shopping Holiday Gift Guide // Hello Rigby Seattle Lifestyle Blog
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Gift Ideas for Last Minute Christmas Shopping

From gifts for the shutterbug, the hostess with the mostess, the coffee snob, and more, you’ll be sure to find something you can pop into their inbox (think subscriptions and gift cards) or order by 12/23. Yes, many of these websites are guaranteeing delivery up until the end! As with my previous gift guide for fashion lovers, makeup junkies, and crazy dog ladies, I’m also bringing you a chance to win one big ticket prize (and a bonus smaller one), so be sure to read through until the end!

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How to Wear an Ugly Christmas Sweater

You may remember my DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater creation from last year, and I’m back with another this year! This time around, it’s less DIY and more about quick and easy hacks to transform a sweater you already own into a whimsical Christmas outfit.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Outfit // Hello Rigby Seattle Fashion Blog Disclosure: Thanks to Value Village for providing me with a gift certificate to shop for an ugly Christmas sweater! No further compensation was received, and all thoughts are my own!

The first thing I did was stop by my local Value Village to find a sweater. Even though I have a few I could have used, I wanted to find something a little more festive to start with. I ended up finding a cropped sweater with subtle sparkly threads that I thought would be perfect for this project.

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The Ultimate Customizable Holiday Gift from Knack Shops

You know that one person that makes it nearly impossible to complete your holiday list on time? The person who has everything, refuses to give any hints about a gift they might like, and overall makes it impossible to shop for them? I think we all know at least one person like that, and if you’re like me, you’re scratching your head trying to find the perfect gift for them all holiday season long. Luckily, Seattle-based Knack Shops has rocked my world with the ultimate, customizable holiday gift option that’s going to make gift-giving this season (and for every other occasion) so much simpler.

The perfect gift this holiday: Knack Shops Customizable Gift Set! // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty Blog Disclosure: Thank you so much to Knack for partnering with me on this post. All opinions are my own!

Even better? Knack encourages shopping local, which is why you’ll find so many local Seattle brands and artisans represented. From Fran’s and Seattle Chocolate to Herbivore and Capitol Hill Candle Company and more, about 60% of the products available are local and they have an entire page dedicated to all of their goods from Pacific Northwest-based businesses. Beyond that, Knack Shops also denotes what type of business you are supporting on every item’s listing page, including whether a product is handmade, sustainable, made in the USA, is from a women-owned business, gives back, and more.

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3 Years + Thank You Giveaway

This fall celebrates three years of blogging. With Thanksgiving coming, I could think of no better way to kick off this month then by thanking you. When I started Hello Rigby, I had no idea what I was doing. While I was an avid reader of style blogs, I never thought I would be sharing my own outfits. I thought Hello Rigby would mostly be about my dog, but it turns out that as much as I love Rigby and being his dog mom, writing about dogs really isn’t what I’m most passionate about.

How to Wear a Tunic Top for Petites // Hello Rigby Seattle Fashion Blog
What I’m Wearing
Top: J. Jill Windowpane Tunic // Jeans: Old Navy Super Skinny Midrise // Moto Jacket: BlankNYC // Boots: Steve Madden Pistol Booties // Bag: ASOS {similar}

So as the months went on, I explored my interests in beauty and fashion, eventually landing on a combination of the two. What I love is sharing outfits that are attainable yet stylish. Beauty looks that are pretty but not overly complicated. And that life isn’t perfect, and that’s okay. For those that have been here since the early days, thank you for sticking with me. To those that have been here awhile, thank you too. And to those who are new here, thank you for visiting. I hope you come back!

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