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North Loop


















Dress: Loft (on sale for extra 50% off!)
Necklace: c/o Lisa Stewart
Sandals: Loft (on sale extra 50% off!)
Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs (old), similar here
Sunglasses: Peppers (less than $60 and Amazon Prime eligible)
Bag: c/oc Jo Totes, also love this
Camera: Fujifilm Instax Mini
This was taken when Tre and I went to Minneapolis a couple weeks ago (Hence, why my hair is long). We knew we would be walking around a lot and heading to dinner. So I had to find the perfect mixture of casual, comfortable, and chic. That's when I decided to wear this Loft shirtdress which is now currently on sale for 50% off. I wanted to add another element of feminine without over doing it. Thankfully, I brought my Double Bar Necklace by Lisa Stewart. I love how dainty the necklace is but  makes a subtle statement. It is the reason why I was drawn to the necklace in the first place. Lisa Stewart has a large collection of classic, sophisticated and feminine jewelry pieces. I highly recommend checking them out!

Tre and I decided to hang out in the North Loop of Minneapolis. I love that neighborhood! So many cute artisanal shops and a lot of awesome restaurants! We decided to have dinner at The Bachelor Farm, and oh my gosh it was delicious! We loved everything we ate. I was seriously considering licking my plate! Plus, the service was awesome and our waiter/bartender was very helpful. You can tell they really care for their food! Tre and I definitely want to go back! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Also, the giveaway to win a premium update on the Watch Over Me app is still going on. 5 winners will be selected. Enter here to to win!

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xo RD

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Safety First + Giveaway















Dress: Lou & Grey via Loft (on sale now!)
Sandals: Old Navy (old), similar here (on sale for less than $20!)
Bag: Angela Roi, also love this
Sunglasses: Madewell (old), similar here

No matter where you live, it is unfortunate that women (especially when alone) are more prone to be attacked or sexually assaulted. In a larger city, the statistics of these attacks only gets higher. It is unfortunate that I live in one of the cities with the most crimes. I was unfortunately a victim. You may think it occurred when it was dark out and in a less populated area. However, I was walking alone in broad daylight in a touristy area. I was in a total panic and felt truly blessed to get out of that situation before anything became worse. During that time, I wished I had something with me that could alert someone I needed help. I wished during those moments I had Tre beside me.

Nowadays, I am more careful and more hesitant to be alone, especially at night. Whenever I am working later than usual in the office, I cab it just to be sure. Recently (and luckily), I was introduced to an app called Watch Over Me.  Watch Over Me is an app to help women feel much more safe on the street. They basically give women the tools they need to live their life fully. This app has so many cool features. They were recently highlighted in Chicago Defender.

First feature is the 'Watch Over Me'. If for some reason you feel unsafe, you click on 'Watch Over Me' and the app will ask how long you would like to be watched for. You would input the timeframe, and the app will track your location. When the time is up and you have not tapped "I'm Safe", the app will alert your loved ones. This app works in every U.S. city, as well as Asian and European countries.

Another feature is the 'My Contacts'. In this section, you will add the contacts of anyone you would consider contacting if you need any help. These individuals will be part of your Safety Network and Watch Over Me will contact these individuals when it appears you are in danger.

One of the newest features is the 'Safer Streets'. I love this feature! This feature is first being piloted in Chicago. For all you Chicagoan ladies, it is so worth checking out. When you tap into this feature, it will locate where you are and will let you know the status of the area. For instance, if the area you are in happens to have high crimes, then the status will display 'Low'. As you can see, due to the large population of people and variety of individuals at Millennium Park, the status had low safety (thank goodness Tre was with me!) Currently in my home, the status displays 'Moderately Safe'. I think this feature is great because there are times when I would be in part of the city I am unsure of and understanding how safe I am would be helpful before roaming around.

The app will also work as a guardian angel and will alert you via pop up notification that you may be entering a high crime area.

You can also upgrade the app to a premium. The premium will send out emergency alerts regardless of your safety network's internet connection. Watch Over Me will automatically send text messages to your safety network even if they're offline. You also don't have to pay for these texts even if you're roaming overseas! You can upgrade to this special feature, 'Total Safety', for a low cost of $4.99 a year. Yes people, it only takes $5 a year to feel a lot safer. I'm sure a lot of our parents will appreciate this, especially when traveling abroad! Not only does Watch Over Me want to focus on empowering women, but they are generous enough to giveaway the premium Watch Over Me app to 5 lucky ladies! Ladies, I highly recommend this app. Nothing is more important than your safety! Feel free to enter the giveaway in the Rafflecopter below.

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xo RD

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This post is sponsored by Watch Over Me. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own!

Backless












Dress: Asos (on sale too!)
Shoes: Me too (old), similar here
Bracelet: Dress & Dwell (old), similar here
Backless Bra: c/o Silly B Intimates (10% off with code RACH10)

Have you ever come across a dress that had an awesome back? You try it on and it just fits so well. You slowly check the price tag and OH MY GOSH it is on sale! Then you realize, hmmm with this awesome back, there is no way you should wear a bra. Even a strapless bra won't cut it because the back straps will be visible through. You decide to go braless and realize a bra is definitely needed. Either something is peaking through or support is definitely needed. That's when the dilemma to buy or not to buy crosses your mind. Well, I came across the same issue! I found this Asos dress and knew right away it would be perfect to wear for Tre and I's one month anniversary of our marriage this past weekend (We had dinner at Lula Cafe - highly recommend it!) It is summery, bright, comfortable, and the criss-cross effect in the back is amazing! The only issue I had was I can't wear it braless.  I need the extra support!





Thank goodness I had my Silly B backless bra! This was my first time owning a backless bra so I was afraid of it falling off. Fortunately, the skin-friendly adhesive held on strong throughout the night! The bra is made up of silicon so it replicates the move and feel of real breasts. Plus, you have the option of creating a dramatic cleavage ;). There is no doubt that this is the perfect summer bra! The bra is great for 20 uses, which is 4x more uses than other backless bras. AKA 20 times wearing cute dresses :) I highly recommend trying it out. If you do, remember to use the code RACH10 and you will get additional 10% off of your total purchase!

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xo RD

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My Favorite Trend







Dress: re:named (sold out), similar here, here, here, here, here, and here
Shoes: Chinese Laundry (on sale for less than $40!)
Necklace: Madewell (old), similar here
I probably have mentioned this numerous times but the off-shoulder trend is no doubt my favorite. Stay tuned because you will see a lot more of it! They're just so pretty, fun, and feminine. When I came across this dress, I knew I just had to have it. I love the floral print with the watercolor effect. Apparently, I was not the only one that loved this dress because it sold out so quickly!! However, I was able to find very similar dresses. Check them out below!  P.S. Many of you have mentioned how much you like my scalloped Chinese Laundry heels, well they are now on sale for less than $40 and they're Amazon Prime eligible!! Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend.

P.S. I made some big changes! I revealed it on Instagram!

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xo RD

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