Culottes (Pronounced “cool • oats”)

Rachel Off Duty: Culottes

“cool • oats” There are some things I just refuse to be an early adopter of. Culottes (pronounced cool • oats) are one of them. I don’t have anything against them per se, I just hadn’t yet found a pair that worked for me. If you’re like me, you might feel a sort of wary […]

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Fear of Missing Out

Rachel Off Duty: Fear of Missing Out

We live in a social media-driven, impatient, insatiable age where the hunger to constantly be experiencing and sharing things is as much of a common denominator as it is a burden. Really though, I think that everyone in their 20s right now feels a similar insatiable hunger. A desire–a need–to go out and do everything, be everywhere, […]

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Self Love + Mental Health Month

Rachel off Duty: Self Love

No frills. No Photoshop. Just a little realness for you guys. I realize that there are probably a significant number of people who may read my blog, or see my Instagram, and not know anything about me and the things that make me who I am. This post is one small attempt at breaking the […]

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Wine Tasting (and a Giraffe Encounter) in Malibu

Rachel Off Duty: Wine Tasting in Malibu

It was a beautiful, sun-filled Southern California day. It was Easter, and my boyfriend and I decided to celebrate our one-year anniversary wine tasting in Malibu. Before I go any further, I just want to say that when I look back on this past year, I can’t help but smile at how far we’ve come, […]

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Desert Heat

Rachel Off Duty - Coachella

Since it’s Thursday, here’s a little throwback for you guys. To the desert. Palm Springs, to be exact.   After a weekend of bottomless mimosas, endless walking, soul-soothing music, and dry, dusty desert heat, I (somehow) survived. But man, was I exhausted. For a second, I worried that I was getting too old for this. […]

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Knowing Your Worth

Knowing Your Worth

The other day, I mentioned to someone that I was a blogger. The person paused, laughed a bit, and said “oh, a blahhh-ger (I bet you guys can all read that in the exact tone it was said, right?). Do you have like a million followers and spend the weekends in like, Greece and shit?” […]

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Festival Season + How to Style your Hair

How to do Your Hair for Coachella

It’s April. And if you’re like me, that can only mean one thing: it’s Coachella season! I honestly almost wasn’t going to be going this year. I’m moving into a new apartment this month before the lease on my current apartment is up, which pretty much means my life is going to be a financial […]

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Hello Spring

Hello Spring

Happy spring you guys! This was one of the first days I was able to comfortably wear shorts outside in months, and my poor pale legs loved every second of it.  Spring is, actually, my least-favorite season. But not because I hate it. Rather, it’s just because all the other seasons are 10x more exciting. […]

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New Beginnings

Rachel Off Duty | New Beginnings

You know what I hate about the beginning of the year? The sun is finally beginning to reveal itself, the days are getting longer… and it’s still cold as all hell outside. Don’t get me wrong. I’m a sucker for winter and I love the summer with all my heart, but the seasons in the […]

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Sunsets on Oahu

Hawaii 2017

Two weeks ago, I went on a last-minute trip back home to Hawaii… and, like all trips, it ended way too soon. Doesn’t it always seem like the more you want to hold on to something, the quicker it disappears? That’s how it always feels when it comes to vacations… and food. Am I right? The […]

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