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Spring Essentials

Hey babes! 

It's finally April!  My favorite month!!  I know, as an almost-27-year-old, I should give up my birthday obsession, but seriously... That's easier said than done LOL!  So, to celebrate this year, I've planned 8 giveaways throughout the whole month!!  If you're a subscriber, you got my April giveaway schedule in your inbox, on Wednesday.  The giveaways started on 4/4 and the first one ends tonight!  You can head over to my Instagram if you want to check out that giveaway :)

Now, this post marks the start of my second April Giveaway!  I've partnered with one of my favorite boutique owners to give one lucky winner a $30 gift certificate to her site!!  Continue reading to learn more about that...  

If you've been following along with me since the Fall, you may remember our previous collaboration, but if not... I can't wait to share this shop with you!!!

This online-only boutique was based out of North Augusta (where I live now) until about a month before we moved here... I can't even tell you how sad I am that I didn't get to meet Morgan in person before she relocated to Texas, but at least we have email & Instagram LOL!  I love her style & everything she picks out for her shop!  Especially her workout wear!!!  I purchased this set about 2 months ago & have never worked out in something I loved more...

Even though Revie is no longer *technically* local to me anymore, I still believe shopping her store is supporting my "shop small, shop local" ideals!  She's a very stylish paralegal by day, boutique owner by night, boss babe!  Everything she hand-chooses for her shop is super cute & perfectly represents her!  I think you would love her stuff as much as I do!!    

Revie's New Spring Line

Short Skirt Denim Jacket | Ademurelife Fashion Blog
Skirt with tan Sweater | Ademurelife Fashion Blog

I was really wanting to fill my Spring and Summer wardrobe with a bunch of skirts and dresses this year...  I binged on shorts last year, but have to be a little more dressy-professional with my new career path this year ;)  So, now I can officially say that I'm off to a good start!  This floral skirt can be dressed down with a denim jacket and sandals for the beach, or dressed up with a nice top and heels for work!  Its high wasted, not too short, pleated, and has the cutest on-trend, floral pattern!  I'm wearing a medium here.  It fits like a 4/6, so I'd say it runs a little small. I'd recommend sizing up one!  Also, I'm 5'7" and it still hits a little below mid-thigh, so the length is perfect!  It would be the perfect everywhere skirt - work, church, vacation, date-night, wedding!  You name it, and this skirt can make you look fabulous there!!  Plus, the fact that it has a bunch of different colors represented in the floral pattern makes it easy to pair with anything you already have in your closet! 

The purple tank I styled with it in the first picture is also from Revie!  The unique color is not like anything else I have in my closet!  It has thick straps and is long enough to cover your booty with leggings in the Fall - just throw a sweater on top of it, letting the tail hang out, and you're ready to go!!  I wore it with destroyed denim this week, with a little front tuck, and I loved it!  It's so soft and comfy that I feel like I'll find myself reaching for it time after time this Summer!!  I got the small, and I'd say it fits true to size!

Jeans with pink top | Ademurelife Fashion Blog

So, Mo wanted to do a little something special for all of you & decided to give us a 15% off coupon for ANYTHING you want to get from her shop!  That means, make sure you look at everything, because her athleisure is really, THE BEST!  The code: 'DEMURE15' will get you 15% off your entire order from Revie!

And then, it gets even better!  We are also giving away a $30 gift certificate to Revie as well!!  The giveaway is Instagram based, so if you have an Instagram account, head HERE to enter!  The giveaway will run through 4/11 at 10 am EST, and the winner will be announced that day via Instagram!

Here are a few of my favorite items that you just HAVE TO check out:

I have all of the shoes featured in my outfits above linked at the bottom of this post!

Happy Shopping!!

XOXO

- Rachel

The floral skirt & tank featured in this post were given to me by Revie, and this post was sponsored by that company.  However, all thoughts, and opinions are my own!!

Shopping #secondhandfirst with ThredUP

I have to admit, I don't usually shop for used clothes now that I'm done growing and I can still fit into the same clothes that I've had for years!!  However, when I was asked to check their company out, I did.  And what as the first thing I found!?

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A J Crew skirt that I had wanted so badly 2 years back, but had sold out in my size before I could purchase it!  This beautiful skirt was given the second chance to find a loving home, and I was given the second chance to add it to my wardrobe!!  So, even though I don't typically shop #secondhandfirst, my experience with ThredUP was a fantastic one!!

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I also got this classy little black dress!! 

Y'all may not know this, because I try my best to wear color on the blog, but my favorite color is actually black {how Gothic and depressing does that sound?}  I have no less than 6 LBDs in my closet, but the truth is that any dress-loving girl could never have too many!!  Plus, I found this gem for only $6.99!!  And just look at how flattering that silhouette is!?  Even with the cost of some cute black wedges, a dress for only $7 from ThredUP could fashionably dress you for under $40!!

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And last, but not least, I found this top!! {though, I did buy it thinking it was a dress}  I wouldn't normally wear a top this long, because I am so tall for a girl (5'7"), and I feel like this length of top messes with my proportions even more {which is why you will RARELY see me in a tunic style top with leggings, just FYI}, but honestly, when I added the thin gold belt, it made it look OK again, especially since that also had a slimming effect LOL + I always add heels!!

But really, we aren't talking about the individual pieces themselves... I'm trying to tell you what ThredUP has to offer!!

Take Home Points:

1. ThredUP is even good for those of you that don't usually shop second hand!  Because, guess what!?  I found a skirt I had actually really wanted 2 years prior, in my size, and for only $11!! Plus, they have a bunch of goodies with the original tags still on, if you're patient enough to hunt for those!! {which I'm not}

2.  I got 3 items, plus tax and $5.99 shipping, for a whopping $28!!  And since the skirt and shirt could technically be worn together, I got 2 outfits for $28 **Holy Moly that's a steal**

3. How did I accomplish that you may ask!?  Well, they CONSTANTLY do 30 or 40% off!!  So my advice would be to NOT buying anything from them unless they have one of those promotions going on, because, like Loft, they will do it at least once a month! 

4.  They also have a "closet cleanout" program where they send you a prepaid bag, for free, that will hold a laundry basket full of clothes!  And they pay you for the clothes they want!!  Gently used, name-brand stuff {just like everyone else, but this is better because you don't have to wait in line like at Plato's Closet, for instance}!  I just shipped mine 2 days ago, and will update you through my Instagram story {@ademurelife} on how it works out!!!

Y'all have a fantastic rest of your week!!

XOXO - Rachel

These clothes were given to me free of charge by ThredUP, but all thoughts are my own!