12 days of summer – day 1 |shopping|

December is finally here, yay! Not only is it my birth month but it also signifies that the Holidays are right around the corner, which means lots of family shenanigans & gift giving. I’m someone who absolutely loves giving gifts but even more than that I love giving people gifts that are from small businesses. Shopping small isn’t a new concept but it’s one that I truly stand behind. My mom was always an advocate of shopping small when I was growing up so I feel as though it’s in my blood. I love being able to directly support hardworking individuals who are passionate about the products they create. It’s a nice feeling knowing that there is someone on the other end of my transaction who appreciates my business as well.

“12 Days of Summer” is a shopping series I am starting this year where I will be sharing a small business that I love each day for the first 12 days of December.  My hope is that series will be an opportunity to either introduce you to some amazing brands you weren’t aware of before, or if you’ve followed me for a while & you recognize some of them, to serve as a simple reminder. Although I’ve collaborated with many of these brands in the past, some of them don’t even know I exist. Regardless, let me just assure you that there is no “pay to play” going on here.  This site has & always will consist of nothing more than my genuine & honest opinions & reviews. I just really enjoy spreading love to humans who deserve recognition & these are companies that I have loved for awhile now. So without further ado (and in no particular order), my first installment of “12 Days of Summer” kicks off with none other than LJC Designs.

LJC Designs is a Bali-based clothing & accessories brand that is run by one of the sweetest babes I’ve ever worked with, Lucy! Her luxury bohemian vibe is right up my alley & I often find myself saying “Oh my God, I have to have that” every time she releases a new design. LJC Designs would be a great place to pick up a gift for your favorite beach lover or maybe someone who is setting off on a tropical vacation or even a honeymoon. You will find lots of lightweight fabrics, cowrie shells, bright colors, & tropical prints. Below I have linked a few of my favorite pieces & I obviously encourage you to check out the LJC Designs Etsy shop if you see anything that speaks to you!

[FYI: All orders must be placed by December 7th in order to guarantee Christmas delivery.]

| Ari Linen Top | Hide Clutch | Maxi Kimono | Linen Wrap Dress |


| Penny Linen Top | [Photography: Christine Michelle Photography]

Happy shopping & exploring, until tomorrow!

XX – Rachael



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