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Less is More


I meant to have this post up right before Christmas but then life happened. I wanted to send a message right before the holidays but you know what, you don't need the holidays to remind you that life really is wonderful.






When I was younger I thought having more meant more. I wanted more toys, candies, food, clothes, shoes, and friends. As I get older, I realized the importance of quality over quantity. The more I value quality, the better relationships I gained especially in friendship.


I can't help but think about middle school and high school and how much I wanted more friends. I always felt like I had to 'keep up' to maintain my friendships. It was exhausting. Nowadays I keep my inner circle small, as long as I have a few good (real) friends, I am the happiest girl.  I truly value the relationship I have with my best friend. I like to think we are each other's inner thought's voice. Plus, I love borrowing her clothes haha!






ME: Faux Fur Pom Beanie || Wool Coat || Striped Sweater || Jeggings || Boot Socks || Hunter Boots || Cream Infinity Scarf
STEPH: Faux Fur Pom Beanie || Camel Wool Coat || Fair Isle Sweater || Skinny Jeans (under $70) || Hunter Boot Socks || Hunter Boots || Navy Infinity Scarf

We can probably talk on about everything from boys, clothes, celebrities, and our latest obsessions, Korean skincare. What I love about our relationship is that even though we are busy doing our own thing, I know she will always be there for me. Whenever we can catch up, we pick back up right where we left off. What's great is that we don't always have to agree. We have our differences in opinion. However, we respect each other. There's no judgement. If anything, I learned to be more open minded. That to me is the definition of a true friendship. A friendship that is basically the definition of a family. Not only will I always be there for her,  I definitely will be there for her family. My family thinks the same way of Steph. No matter what happens, we are always there for each other.

The reason why I brought this topic up is sometimes we can get caught up with the 'stresses' in life. We forget to say thank you to the people who try to make your life easier and have your back without hesitation. As we embark into the new year, I hope you all take the time to appreciate and be grateful for who is in your life. Each day is a blessing and a lot of that has to do with the good people in your life.

Hope you all have a happy Monday!

xo RD

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69 comments:

  1. BEauty pics, honey! i love your blog and you know what? im gonna subcribe it ;) White Dress

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  2. The most adorable pics ever! Love them!

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  3. Such a great reminder! I completely agree with quality over quantity. Having people in your life who love and support you is the best thing we can ask for! xo Bryn www.waketonroad.com

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  4. Great post!

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  5. Aw, I love your post!!
    xx
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  6. cute pics !nice post :)

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  7. Aww! I just LOVE this! Nothing better than having REAL friend in life! I totally agree with you: I rather a few REAL friends in life vs a tons non-real ones! You two are the cutest and I couldn't love this post more!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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    1. It makes such a difference! Thanks Vanessa!

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  8. This is such a heart warming post! You and your bestie look so beautiful (loving all of the colors!) and I could't agree more with your words of wisdom!

    hugs,
    Christina

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    hugs,
    Christina

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  9. Great topic. I totally agree with you. Keeping the inner circle small, but totally trust them is the key to peaceful mind.
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  10. Hey!
    I saw your blog and I liked, I am following u now and I hope u can visit my blog and follow me back, great post.
    Kisses ^^

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  11. This is such a nice post! You're right, we need to slow down and say thank you to those we love!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  12. Such a great post! It's always important to thank our special leading ladies in our lives :)
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

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  13. this is so true. Most of the time if you have less then you appreciate more. I have been on the lowest point in life so I am really grateful.
    Xo, Christianne
    Http://simplychristianne.com

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    1. I'm on the same boat Christianne! I hope everything is better for you now!

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  14. this is so true. Most of the time if you have less then you appreciate more. I have been on the lowest point in life so I am really grateful.
    Xo, Christianne
    Http://simplychristianne.com

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  15. I totally know what you mean about having a close inner circle of friends. That makes all the difference. Good girl friends are so important. I know I'd be lost without mine. These photos are so great!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Thanks Amy Ann! True friendship is like having family!

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  16. Thanks for writing this. I'm trying to de-clutter my life and let go of things that don't bring me happiness anymore. While this definitely includes material things like clothes and such, I also realized this extends to my persona life and perhaps I should let go of relationships that have either turned toxic or stale. I have a small group of very good friends that I know I can count on for anything and an amazing boyfriend who is there for me. What more could a person need?
    Great post, as usual. Also, love both of your outfits! The matching Hunter-boots-and-sweater is so cute!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. Exactly! You don't need more, if you already have the best! Thanks so much Deborah!

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  17. Your beanies are so fabulous! I'm glad I got the pom pom beanie memo, lol. And I feel that as we get older, we tend to adhere to the "less is more" mantra every day. If only we felt that way as children, too.

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  18. What a sweet post and tribute to your friendship Rach! It's so true that as we grow older and go through life's trials we start to realize what's really important.

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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    1. Thank you Heidi! Yes it is all about what is important!

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  19. I totally agree with you Rach. I like how mature you are!What a beautiful post!
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    Miri

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  20. Aw what a sweet way to say thank you to your BFF! You two look adorable and stylish!

    Tina
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  21. Las fotos són ideles, me encantan!!

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  22. Such a great read, lady- and I'm with you; a smaller inner circle worth their weight in gold is what keeps me afloat! A strong support system is so key (no matter how small). :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  23. This is a great, love having a close friend that you can run everything by. These are great photos also.

    xoxo...beth
    www.settlingsouthern.com

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  24. great post you both looks pretty
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  25. quality is definitely more valuable than quantity and you're so right we should keep the holiday spirit of love, appreciation and more the whole year. Lovely pictures. have a great week Rach :)
    xo
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss ♡

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    1. Yes, we should definitely love and appreciate each day! Thanks Sauniya!

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  26. You both look so pretty! Fab photos! =)


    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  27. Gosh, how lovely and happy you both look! I totally understand a freindship like this, it could never die, such long lasting bonds between people are really what keeps us together and fulfilled. I really admire strong friendships.
    Great photos by the way!

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  28. I completely agree when it comes to quality over quantity! I loved this post and seeing how happy you are with your bestie! My girlfriends are my soul sisters. I couldn't do life without them. XO, Ellese

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  30. you two are so cute! I definitely agree about having quality friends over quantity of acquaintances :)

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  31. I absolutely love to see posts like this one, they are so cute!

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  32. Amazing looks, love it!

    -xx, Sia
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  33. Always such a pretty both. lovely wool coat.

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  34. Very cute pictures!

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  35. I love the messaging behind this post. I definitely believe in quality over quantity when it comes to friendships. Time is precious and you want to spend it with real genuine people that care as much as you do about them and are really there for the tougher times. You too are so cute in your matching outfits!

    Have a great weekend babe!

    xoxo Rina Samantha
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  36. These photos are so adorable! And I can completely relate to you about the message. I had a hard time keeping up with friendships as a teen. You're right, it was STRESSFUL. Now I have a smaller group of friends as well home I treasure so much. Having friendships that are just as strong and natural even with months of being apart are definitely my favorite.

    Great post dear!

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

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  37. i like you photo albums i think you are best friend
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