Category Archives: Life

5 Step No Makeup Makeup with Clarins

The struggle is real when it comes to making your lashes look voluminous without falsies. I’ll try any trick in the book because if I’m honest, I still haven’t mastered the false lash application. I’ve loved the no makeup makeup look lately, and fuller looking lashes can make all the difference. But really, who has time for that in the morning when you’re getting ready for work?! Not this girl.

Clarins 3-Dot Liner Natural Makeup Tutorial + Review // Hello Rigby Seattle Fashion Blog Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Clarins. All opinions shared in this post are my own!

I’m excited to partner today with Clarins to share their new 3-Dot Liner. It’s both perfect for making the lashline appear fuller and for those who may not be the best at wielding an eyeliner pen just yet. Lately, I’ve loved a no makeup makeup look, with a dash of a glow of course! I think it’s perfect for this time of year when the weather is getting nicer, and the temperatures are getting warmer. I’ve been trying to fit more into my mornings, which means less time for creating a makeup look and more time for other things. Because of that, I wanted to make this no makeup makeup tutorial as simple as possible. You can get this look in just five easy steps (and probably 5 minutes or less, too!).

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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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5 Ways to Pamper Mom This Mother’s Day

My mom is a pretty special lady. At 50, she decided to take on a whole new career and hit the books so that she could do it. I think my leaving for college may have had something to do with that, but I appreciate her drive and can-do attitude. She’s one of those people who thinks of others first and rarely spends time or money on herself. If anyone deserves a special Mother’s Day, it’s mine, which is why I wanted to pamper mom this Mother’s Day!

How to Pamper Mom this Mother's Day // Hello Rigby Seattle Lifestyle Blog Disclosure: The Hyatt Regency Bellevue treated us to the Shop Play Dine Package in exchange for this blog post. All opinions are mine and my mom’s! :)

5 Ways to Pamper Mom This Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day always reminds me to be appreciative of the skills and life lessons she has taught me. Because my mom works so hard and seems to always be doing something, whether it’s working, helping someone out of some type of financial or tax pickle (she’s a Tax Advisor and bookkeeper for small businesses and organizations), or off to take Rigby for a walk, I wanted to be sure Mother’s Day for her this year would be something where she didn’t have to do anything.

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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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Cherry Blossoms + Shopbop Sale

Every year when March rolls around I get excited because it means the cherry blossoms are almost in bloom. If you remember last year, then you might recall this outfit I shot with Dave under the cherry blossom trees at the University of Washington Quad, one of the most infamous of locations come spring. The trees bloom, and slowly fade over the course of a few weeks. Blink and you’ll miss them, but they are most definitely worth a trip and battling the crowds for a fun photo.

Seattle Cherry Blossoms in Spring // Hello Rigby Seattle Fashion Blog Disclosure: Some items in this outfit were provided courtesy of (c/o) of the brand. I also have an on-going partnership with Shopbop to share their sales several times a year in exchange for product credit. All opinions are my own!

Photography by Ana Luiza of Northwest Blonde

On a Saturday morning, my friend Ana Luiza and I ventured over to UW for some photos and a coffee date. It’s always fun getting together with blog friends to chat about blogging, shoot photos, and not get eye rolls when you take 5 minutes to get the perfect snap for your Instagramm Story. I’m only kind of kidding.

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