Tuesday, 29 January 2013

What's in the Bag?

I've always wanted to do one of these posts. Unfortunately, the contents of my bag are not very exciting which is why I've put off doing it for so long. But I've been a bit lazy with blogging lately so I figured, what the hey?

Not much is different from your average girls's bag. Phone, sun glasses, hand sanitizer, and of course an unnecessary amount of hair-ties (I'm always losing them). I also like to keep a few rings in my purse since I'm always forgetting them on my nightstand anyway; that way I can just accessorize on the go! ;) My go-to cardigan is a must since I'm literally always cold, and my Kindle Fire prevents me from dying of pure boredom. Like I said, not very exciting.

What do you keep in your bag (unusual or not)?


Read more ...

Friday, 25 January 2013

Fancy-That Friday

Forever wishing I could pull off a floral crown...

You guys. I want this SO bad!

Oh. My. Gosh.

Love this polka dot table cloth!

Love love love this dress!!

This wedding photo is precious.

I adore this cake topper.


Read more ...

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Photo Print Giveaway! {closed}

This week's giveaway is brought to you by Jackie from Purple Monkey blog! She is offering one lucky reader the chance to win their choice of two of the following four photographs taken by Jackie herself! The 11 x 14" photos will be printed in high quality and be delivered in a rolled up tube for safe shipping.

Lake Como, Italy

Miami, Florida

Barcelona, Spain

Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey (taken a few months before Hurricane Sandy)

For ONE entry, you must:
1. Be a follower of Daydream Frenzy
2. Be a follower of Jackie's blog, Purple Monkey

Bonus entries  (leave a separate 
comment for each of the following):
1. Follow Jackie on Twitter
2. Like Daydream Frenzy on Facebook
3. Follow me on Twitter
4. Follow me on Instagram (@rachelxemma)
5. Tweet or blog about this giveaway with link attached

This giveaway will run until February 1st, 12pm CST and is only open to U.S. readers! Good luck!


Read more ...

Monday, 21 January 2013

Smashing Pumpkins

{ top c/o Sugarlips | F21 belt & pants | Old Navy cardigan | GoJane boots | thrifted bag }

I'm not sure if wearing peplum during the winter violates some kind of fashion rule, but I couldn't help myself when it pairs so well with one of my favorite cardigans. Burnt orange also happens to be my university's main color, so this could even be my personal lazy way of showing school pride. (Go Longhorns.)

You can find this same "Smashing Pumpkins Top" here! And yes, the name of the blouse was just too cool not to name the post after it.


Read more ...

Friday, 18 January 2013

Featured Sponsor: Jackie of Purple Monkey

Name: Jackie
Age: 19
Hometown: Middletown, New Jersey
Blog: Purple Monkey
Blogging since: 2009

What are five words to describe you?
Spontaneous, unique, happy, energetic, carefree.

What do you blog about?
I blog about my life as a division one college athlete. I’m in my second year of college in a small Pennsylvania town, which is significantly different than the beach town I grew up in. I share my love of cooking, especially baking, my obsession with fashion, and my love for traveling all over the world. In fact, this summer I’ll be blogging about my experience as I move to London to study for two months, which I am super excited about!

What do you hope to accomplish in 2013?
My goal is to expand my blog and start an etsy shop with my photographs taken from trips around the world. It would be so useful to have some extra cash to help with my shopping addiction! Other then that, my main goal is to “live” more. One of my favorite quotes is “it’s better to look back on life and say I can’t believe I did that than to look back and say I wish I did that”. This year I want to jump on every opportunity so that looking back I will never have to say, “I wish I did that.”

What is a random fact about you that most people don't know?
Everyone knows that I am a college swimmer, but most people don’t know that I could swim before I could walk. I tried every other sport imaginable growing up- tennis, soccer, softball, track- but it was my love of swimming that won out.

What is a typical day in your life like?
A typical day during the season for me involves a 5:30 wakeup call for our first workout of the day, followed by breakfast and a nap. Then it’s time for classes and I usually try to get a significant amount of work done. After that it’s another two-hour practice and then dinner. I definitely try to do something for myself after, whether it be crafting (I’m trying to do more of the awesome DIY I find on pinterest) or hanging out with my sorority sisters.

What should every girl have in her closet?
Definitely black boots- they can be worn to class, shopping, out at night- you name it, they’re incredibly versatile. Also black heels are a must, as they can pretty much go with anything. I’m also a huge believer in accessories- statement rings and long necklaces in particular. If you have a good supply of these, you can pretty much change up any outfit. It’s like having a whole new wardrobe!

Wanna be a featured sponsor? Click here for more information! 

And be sure to check out Jackie's blog!

Read more ...

Friday, 11 January 2013

Fancy-That Friday

I'm loving this cat-print dress.

This outfit is so cute!

I've never seen a nautical cake before!

This couple looks like they are straight out of a magazine.

It's not often that I find a tattoo I actually like.

Style meets interior, love it.

This was made from a watermelon, how cool is that??

I wish every morning looked like this!


Read more ...

Tuesday, 8 January 2013


{ F21 blazer & clutch | Agaci top & skirt | GoJane booties | Target sunnies }

You wouldn't know it was winter by looking at these pictures, right? We had a break from the freezing bleak weather, and the sun actually came out! It had been awhile, so I made myself put on actual going-out clothes and make an effort to do my hair. It was a productive day.


Read more ...

Friday, 4 January 2013

Fancy-That Friday


This boquet is stunning!

I adore this simple engagement picture. ♥

Elle Fanning looking gorgeous.

This is awesome.

Dots & red lips = perfection.

This picture from New Years Eve makes me miss Seattle so badly!

Love this look so much!


Read more ...

Wednesday, 2 January 2013


{ Macy's sweater (stolen from mom) | F21 jeans | Target socks | DSW boots }

(So my first post of 2013 was supposed to be
posted in 2012, but it got lost in Santa's bag. Oops!)

One of my favorite things about the holidays is the fact that I can wear red lipstick and no one can say anything about it. Usually I get comments like, "you look like a clown" and "who are you trying to impress?" Gotta love family, where your feelings are irrelevant.

But every year around Christmas time, all I get are compliments on the look. Either everyone is just in a more cheerful mood or someone spiked the eggnog. I'd put my money on the latter.


Read more ...