BIRTHDAY VIBES ☼ i don’t think i need to preface this by saying that these aren’t pictures of me today… they are however pictures of me only a few weeks after i found out i was pregnant with my little isla girl. i was scrambling to finish contracts before i started showing, my mind was trying to comprehend how i was going to be able to take on this new role as a mama & panicking how i’d still be able to give the business that i love so much 110%. needless to say, this year has been one of great change & for a self-proclaimed control freak change, even when wanted, can be really scary. whether it’s a new job, new city, new baby, new business, although exciting, it can feel like your world is spinning out of control. however, stevie & i just had a long conversation [one of thousands] agreeing that if we always got what we wanted, we’d be living such a different life right now. i’d still be a hairstylist in a salon, we’d probably still live in louisiana, he’d most likely be working at a university, etc… & the life we were meant to lead would have never come to fruition. a life that has given us more opportunities than we could have ever thought possible but it took letting go, taking risks & trusting our instincts for it to happen. so while pregnancy has been a rollercoaster of thoughts, emotions & hesitations, i know this is right where i’m meant to be. the most magical things in life are usually a little bit scary but sometimes having total control is even more scary because you may end up missing out on one of the universe’s beautiful plans for you. going into this next year i welcome all the uncertainty & while i’m still a control freak, i’m going to lean into the wonder of the unknown & my birthday wish is that you do, too. 12.3.21
ISLA COLLINS PROCTOR ☼ our little sagittarius arrived yesterday at 12:27 with the roar of a lion & a crown of sandy blonde hair. she is certainly her daddy’s twin as steven was a blonde baby so the light hair doesn’t come as a shock. we’re soaking in every minute with her so if I’m a little quiet on here, you know why. thank you so much to everyone whose checked in on us, it means the world! 11.30.21
one more sleep until we meet ☼ my sweet beach girl. it’s absolutely impossible to comprehend how much i’m going to love a little human i’ve never met before? but i can’t wait to show this magical world to her. accepting all the good vibes + positive thoughts… maybe even a little prayer that i can fall asleep tonight because i know tomorrow morning is going to come very fast. thank you to everyone who’s sent me love, i feel it, xx. 11.29.21
the beanie that nearly broke my dms today was going to be included in one of my small biz gift guides but she may sell out soon + i don’t want to live with that guilt. it’s by my honey @_erin_made_ + you can use summerofdiane10 for 10% off, xx! 11.17.21
the coolest bag under the palms & it gets bonus points because it can hold all my daily necessities including an arsenal of snacks. feels like i’m winning with this one? 11.16.21 @status_anxiety #statusanxietypartner
a perfect sunday filled with christmas decorations, a walk on the beach with my honey & the comfiest dress ever. feeling the mostttt pregnant at the moment so clothes that don’t touch me are my current love language & i am drooling over this print. @laboheme_lifestyle 11.14.21
an appreciation post for my two current favorite custom sneakers that i designed [swipe to see the nikes] thank you to all the brands who let my inner control freak thrive… i’ll happily give you an extra $40+ per pair to have them mY wAyYy. 11.8.21
happy salty & surfy sun ☼ day. might have been in the 70s [which is painfully cold for miami] but it was such a beautiful day & the surf watching was unreal in the neighborhood. i hope your sunday was just as rad, xx. 11.7.21 #36weekspregnant #beachbaby
when the back of the dress is your favorite part… this would also make such a cute holiday dress with heels & fun jewelry. swipe to pic 3 to see if you can spot my obnoxious nose scar… ya girl rolled off a couch when she was a baby & i’m sure my parents thought it would be gone by now. nope. @vicidolls RACHAEL20, xx. 11.3.21
i’m not a businessman. i’m a business, man. jk, apparently this is not biz casual & i need to reevaluate my idea of what “work place appropriate clothing” looks like. whatever, life is too short to wear a bra. 10.28.21 @shoplaurennicole rachael10 xx
swipe for the optical illusion ☻ obsessed with this little knit dress. the neckline, cutouts, texture, it’s all so good. linking again in my story for ya in case you you want to twin with me, xx. @vicidolls RACHAEL20 10.27.21
To kick off some of this year’s holiday sales I wanted to share one of my favorite small businesses, Largo Drive! They’re an online boutique based out of Los Angeles, CA and they carry some of my most beloved brands. Shopping from a boutique is a great way to support a small business while still being able to find killer items from your tried and true designers.
Largo Drive is currently offering 25% off with code ‘THESALE’ until Sunday 11/29.
Below are a few of my top picks! Just click the image to shop!
I hope you take a peek at the Largo Drive site during this sale, there is GOLD over there! If you have any questions you can leave them below in the comments! As always, sending all the tropical vibes your way!