Stripe it up & Link up

May 24, 2016


Thank you everyone for the Birthday wishes and support from last Tuesdays post as I learned quite a bit about life and not holding on to bitterness. I appreciate your understanding and advice as well so thank you. I love the blogging community support and all that you all pour into me. You are my inspiration and I thank you.




Lately my e-mails have consisted of “Dear we love your blog” or “Dear Rachel, we would like to submit an editorial post blah blah” and oh get this one, BIG named yogurt company asked for a “free” blog press (I don’t even like their yogurt and how dare they think I am worth their time). To say the least blogging e-mails for free this or that is getting quite annoying. Of course you know what I am talking about. I get 5-10 e-mails like this a week but occasionally I do get an opportunity to try “free” stuff (even if for a month) and tell you about it.

Enter Le Tote. I received a free month of trying out Le Tote (a clothing subscription service that sends you designer clothing to wear as much as you want and that you get to pick out before its sent). Before my tote came I took some time to pick the styles I wanted and even the accessories and items I wanted included in my bag. The above striped tee, drape cardigan and Vince Camuto necklace were all included in my box along with other items that I will style next on the blog. The items in my box are discounted at a fair price however I don’t know if I will keep all of the items, maybe one but it sure is hard to decide which. Don’t you hate when that happens?



Anyway, I wore this outfit to my seven year old’s Girl Scout bridging ceremony and was able to get the hubby to snag some photo session time afterwards and I must say I am quite impressed. This is definitely my happiest photo session in awhile. Blue, white and stripes are always a happy combination don’t you think?

Now that you know a bit about where most of my outfit is coming from I hope that your day is awesome and blessed.

Have you tried Le Tote or some clothing subscription like it? What has been your experience?

*This is not a sponsored or product received to review post but I did want to mention how happy I am with my courtesy free month subscription from Le Tote.

Outfit details: Striped tee: Traffic People via Le Tote, same for $47//Necklace: Vince Camuto via Le Tote, same//Octavia via Le Tote, similar//White jeans: via Marshalls, similar//Wedges: c/o Target via Brandzaffair, look alike Jimmy Choos//Purse: Michael Michael Kors, same//Bracelet: c/0 My Arm Charms, similar

Now for “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up

Rachel of Garay Treasures blog:



Rachel is a former full time preschool special education teacher turned full time stay-at- home mom of four children with a passion for substitute teaching and blogging at Garay Treasures on the side. Garay Treasures is a fashion and lifestyle blog with some added posts on faith and everyday treasures. Rachel loves drinking several cups of coffee a day (hot or iced), blogging, and reading and playing with her children. You can follow Rachel by bloglovin, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.

Meet your Co-Host of Heather of The Sugar Ribbon Blog:

Heather The Sugar Ribbon blogger

You can follow your co-host via the following: Bloglovin/Facebook/Pinterest/Instagram


Now on to the Featured 5 from last week:


If you own some white stained or dirty white converses then this tutorial looks real easy to fix yours up.


This bomber jacket is just beautiful, read more about it here.

PB cold shoulder tie dye maxi

Jill is looking lovely in her tie dye maxi dress, read here.


I don’t see mixed prints in plaid often so I was inspired by this look.

Petite-Maxi-Shirt-Style 3-Ways

I loved this remix and am always inspired when other bloggers style an article of clothing different ways. See the 3 ways here.

Now it is your turn, please follow the rules below and enjoy!

1). Please link up recent posts and include the link up button or post this URL link back on your blog. The posts can be about fashion, DIY projects, recipes, inspiration, tips, etc. *If you link up other link ups or giveaways please be sure you share this link up on your link up post to share the blog love and I will be sure to link up to yours. Also please follow me in the below social medias and let me know how you are following and I will follow back. Thank you!

2). Please follow your host: Rachel of Garay Treasures either by Bloglovin, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter or all. Comment below and let me know how you are following so I can follow back.

3). Stop by and check out the other bloggers who have linked up and be inspired.

4). Have fun! Comment below if you have any questions! Thanks for linking

An InLinkz Link-up

To link up it would be great if you linked my button to your post that you link up. Get button code below:

Garay Treasures



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  • Sheree May 24, 2016 at 12:16 am

    Haven’t tried Le Tote, but see them in quite a few blogger’s post mentions. You look great in this outfit.

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  • Jessica May 24, 2016 at 12:21 am

    I’ve been getting a lot of those emails lately asking if they can post an editorial on my site too! So annoying! Anyway, I’ve heard of Le Tote but haven’t tried it yet. Looks like a really fun service! Love the necklace!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  • Happiness at Mid Life May 24, 2016 at 1:46 am

    I think the concept of Le Tote is a great for someone that does not have time to shop. I already shop enough on my own so this service is not necessary for me. Love the items that were picked for you.

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  • kelsey bang May 24, 2016 at 2:27 am

    what great wedges! you look darling!

  • rachel May 24, 2016 at 4:06 am

    morning rachel,
    LOVE this beautiful look on you. You can tell in these photos how happy you were with the outfit as you just look so beautiful and bubbly! Your hair is fabulous btw, so naturally pretty you lucky thing!
    Wishing you a wonderful week

  • Shelbee on the Edge May 24, 2016 at 5:48 am

    I love the cardigan! And blue is a great color for you. I haven’t tried any of the clothing subscription services yet. I don’t even really like to shop for clothes online! But it seems like so many people love these services!


  • Debbie Stinedurf May 24, 2016 at 5:57 am

    The stripes are such a pretty shade of blue…and it looks so fresh paired with the white jeans! It would be a tough choice in regard to what to keep because the cardigan is pretty fabulous as well.

  • Irene Papadopoulou May 24, 2016 at 6:20 am

    hey Rach! love your striped tee!
    thank you so much for hosting the link up

  • Michelle May 24, 2016 at 6:26 am

    Rachel, that outfit looks really good on you. I love the gray cardigan. Those are usually my favorite pieces to wear. Thanks for the party.

  • Carrie May 24, 2016 at 6:29 am

    Such a fresh and spring look on you Rachel. Love those shoes! Hope you are doing well.

  • Elle Spann May 24, 2016 at 6:41 am

    love you stripes!! the drape of that cardigan is perfection.
    Southern Elle Style

  • Marta May 24, 2016 at 6:53 am

    Such a cute outfit, the striped top is so classic! Thanks for hosting Rachel:)

  • Kathrine Eldridge May 24, 2016 at 6:55 am

    Love this striped top and I adore those wedges!

  • Jennie May 24, 2016 at 7:12 am

    These are all some very nice pieces, and I can see how it would be difficult to decide. I haven’t tried a clothing subscription service yet, and I am hesitant to because I know I would probably fall in love with several pieces and hate to send them back. Haha! Very nice look and I enjoy seeing your smiles. 🙂 Thanks for the shout out this week.

  • Jill May 24, 2016 at 7:14 am

    This is such a cute and stylish look! So springy! Love the stripes! Thank you so much for the feature!

    Doused In Pink

  • Osy osehie May 24, 2016 at 7:33 am

    I liked the pieces you picked out. I absolutely understand how upset you are with those free service emails lol.

  • Becky @ bybmg May 24, 2016 at 7:34 am

    I feel the exact same about my Le Tote items. I love the cardigan!

  • Laura May 24, 2016 at 7:45 am

    Love that top and drapey cardigan! I tried Le Tote a couple months and loved it!

  • Red Tag Chic Los Angeles May 24, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Stripes are forever!

    Come take a look at another outfit I am wearing for my latest collab with Los Angeles-based brand TOBI – I’m sure you’ll love it!

    Happy Tuesday!


  • Amy Arnold May 24, 2016 at 8:47 am

    I love the stripes! That color blue is great since they tend to be navy.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Shea May 24, 2016 at 9:04 am

    I love this classic, nautical look–anything with stripes and I love it! 🙂 I’ve heard good things about Le Tote but have never tried it. I get so sick of emails asking me to write a blog post but not mentioning anything about payment… just that they *might* share my post on their social media. Thanks, but no thanks. 🙂

  • Celia M. - High Heeled Life May 24, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Looking fabulous!! luv the wedges!! thank you for hosting

  • jodie filogomo May 24, 2016 at 9:24 am

    I haven’t tried Le Tote—I’ve always thought it was silly, because I like to shop for myself.
    However, I will say your outfit is great, so maybe I should reconsider?
    Thanks for hosting…

  • Jane Doe May 24, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Pretty outfit, love those cute wedges! Thank you for hosting!


  • Elise May 24, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Stripes and white denim are such Summer staples!! You look so pretty, and I am loving your hair!

    xx, Elise

  • Tijana May 24, 2016 at 10:39 am

    great post as usual 🙂

  • Ashley May 24, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Stripes and wedges are such a great summer combo!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Jess May 24, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Love the shoes, so cute and on trend, and love the blue with the grey!
    jess xx

  • Jenna Colgrove May 24, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    I love where you mixed the plaids!!

    Jenna from

  • Sarah @ Bows & Clothes May 24, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    I have never tried a clothing subscription before, but they sound so great! I love this outfit! You look especially lovely in blue. 🙂


  • hanna May 24, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    I love your style –Hanna Lei

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  • Rachel May 24, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Pretty! love your whole look!

  • CidStyleFile May 24, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Great Look! I really want to try white jeans, but always afraid they will get so dirty and stained…LOL I am know to be mess and with white jeans, it will surely attract the mess!

  • Lanae Bond May 24, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    I love the items you received and it looks great on you!

  • Ada May 24, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    I hear you about all the unnecessary e-mails too. But you lucked out with LeTote and its first bag was a success. All pieces are lovely and look so effortless and chic styled together. I love the cardigan and necklace, Rachel.

  • Petite Silver Vixen May 24, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Oh what a lovely surprise to be featured this week! Thank you. Glad you liked my remix of my maxi shirt.
    I’ve never used a clothing subscription service before. That’s a new one on me. I love the drape of the cardigan against the white jeans.

  • Lisa Morin May 24, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    You look beautiful. Great outfit XOXO. Would love if you stopped by and shared with #LINKUPWITHLISA @

  • Shannon Jenkins May 24, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    So pretty! Loving the stripes paired with the white jeans! Perfect for summer!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Emily May 24, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    Love your shoes!

  • Rania May 25, 2016 at 5:16 am

    Oh yes those emails. Of course I can understand their budget constraints but I have time and resource constraints that make me unavailable to do free work all the time. It’s just not feasible or worthwhile. Thanks for sharing. Would love if you can link up to

  • Johanna May 25, 2016 at 9:29 am

    You look fab girl – so summery!

  • The Fashion Folks May 25, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Love your shoes, they’re so good to the outfit! Xx

  • Ashley May 26, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Love the summer stripes and wedges, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Tif May 26, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Blue is definitely your color! Love how you styled everything, friend!


  • Ivona May 26, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Love stripes, such a great way to spice up any outfit. Looking chic 🙂
    Ivona from

  • Whitney 'Nic' james May 26, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Love the stripes. We’re twins…I’m wearing the same print in my latest outfit post. 🙂


  • Rachael Thomas May 27, 2016 at 8:57 am

    I love this blue stripe top on you, and it looks great with the grey! I haven’t tried Le Tote, but have heard good things.

  • erica zar May 27, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Really love this look!! I haven’t tried Le Tote either but I will soon!!

    Wishing you a safe and fun memorial day weekend!

    xo, erica
    Casually Styled

  • tAISLANY May 27, 2016 at 10:17 am

    I actually have the same bag and love it! Great outfit

    Happy Friday Doll!! Ps: I’m hosting a Giveaway. I’d love if you entered!

  • Tamara May 27, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Loving the stripes! Your bag and shoes combo look fab!


    Tamara –

  • Sheela Goh May 27, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    What struck me the most here, Rachel, is how happy you look 🙂 you’re positively beaming with confidence and that makes the world of difference to your outfit xoxo

    p/s today’s Project Sister Act Link-Up is now live, and since it’s my birthday, it’d mean the world if you joined in 🙂

  • Nancy May 27, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Thank you for hosting. Fancy Friday linkup is on I would Love it if you could join!

  • Susan Belisle May 27, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Love the look! Interesting service that I may try.