Monday, June 26, 2017

YouTube Channel Launch & Paris Travel Blog

Hello everyone! I am SO excited to announce the launch of my YouTube channel today, and what better way to start off than with a Paris Vlog!

I am so looking forward to all of the content I have planned to share with you all through my channel, including fashion, beauty/hair, and much more traveling to come. I would LOVE for you all to subscribe and follow along on this exciting new chapter for Between Two Coasts, I am incredibly grateful for all of you! I hope you all enjoy my first vlog, and please let me know what you think in the comments!

Thank you for stopping by today! XO, Rachel

Saturday, June 17, 2017

22 Random Facts for My 22nd Birthday

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Happy Friday, loves! We made it to the weekend, and this weekend is an extra fun one around here, it’s my birthday weekend! Today is my birthday, so I thought it’d be fun to share 22 random facts for my 22nd birthday!

1. I am 22 today!

2. I’m a Gemini (Creative & Disciplined)

3. I started my blog as a creative outlet.

4. I work full time and blog. It’s a lot of hard work, but it’s so worth it! I love what I do!

5. I LOVE traveling so I hope to blog full time someday soon, and share many more travels with you all!

6. I recently traveled to Paris which I fell in love with for so many reasons.

7. Next up on my itinerary is Hawaii! I’ve mentioned before that I would totally move there, I am definitely a water/beach girl.

8. I named my blog Between Two Coasts because I currently live in KC, right in the middle of the country, between two coasts.

9. I have two sisters, and I’m the middle!

10. My older sister, Ariel, is a Kindergarten teacher. She is really good at it! She traveled to Paris with me and took all my blog photos…shout out to my big sis!

11. My younger sister, Piper, is about to start high school in the fall (ahh!)

12. As a younger blogger, it’s exciting to me to see what the future holds with the upcoming generation of bloggers/social media users with all of the changes that come with social media platforms. I love bouncing ideas/getting inspiration from my little sister for this reason!

13. I drive a Jeep, and actually everyone in my family does too, haha! I guess you could call it an obsession!

14. I wear clip in hair extensions by Barefoot Blonde Hair, in the color brown sugar! Love them!

15. I love playing around with my extensions and doing fun braids! I will start sharing some hair tutorials on my YouTube channel in the near future!

16. I speak pretty good spanish, so I am currently obsessed with the Justin Bieber/Daddy Yankee “Despacito” song! We used to listen to Daddy Yankee in spanish class all the time!

17. I currently use the Canon T3i camera for blogging, with the Canon 50mm f 1.8 lens

18. I use the Canon G7x Mark ii camera for vlogging.

19. I use my iPhone 7 plus for IG photos.

20. I love blogging for so many reasons, but most of all is because of all the AMAZING readers/fellow bloggers I’ve gotten to meet. Love you all!

21. When it comes to blogging, I am a firm believer in collaboration over competition. It’s so important to help each other out!

22. I am looking forward to another great year of blogging and traveling , so let’s do this 22!

Thank you for all of the birthday wishes, you’re so sweet & I always love hearing from you guys! I’d love for you all to leave a fun fact about yourself below, and please don’t hesitate to ever reach out with any questions or things you’d like to know/see! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Xo, Rachel


Friday, March 31, 2017

20 Fun Facts About Me

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Happy Friday, friends! Today I wanted to switch things up a bit and get a little more personal by sharing 20 fun facts about me! There are a lot of new faces around here, and I am SO thankful for each and every one of you. I wish I could sit down and chat with all of you, and I hope that this will always be a fun place for you all to stop by, even if just for five minutes of your day, or just to say hi! I seriously LOVE hearing from you guys, whether it’s a comment or a question! So, without further ado…

1. I am the middle of 3 girls. I’m 21. My little sister, Piper, is 13, and my older sister, Ariel, is 25.

2. I have a lot of favorite movies, but my top 3 are definitely ‘The Holiday’, ‘The Parent Trap’, and ‘The Other Woman’ (currently watching it as I write this!)

3. I have two Cavalier King Charles, Lola and Ruby.

4. I’m terrified of spiders! Like heart racing, probably sweating, definitely running in the other direction kind of scared!

5. I am a tad bit addicted to lipstick! Some might call it hoarding, I call it collecting, ha!

6. I am currently planning for my first trip out of the country…Paris for two weeks at the end of May!

7. 3 things that I absolutely despise: wind, static, and dust (totally ridiculous, I know)

8. 2 things that I absolutely love: handbags and shoes

9. I’m currently not in a relationship #singleforlife

10. Current favorite Starbucks order: the ‘pink drink’, or the coconut milk mocha macchiatto!

11. I make a mean guacamole!

12. Confession: I’m a foodie. I love snacks and have a total sweet tooth! Crackers, candy, donuts, ice cream. You name it, I probably love it. I was notorious for always having a stash on hand when I was little, and let’s just say…not much has changed!

13. I’m a total night owl. The morning and I are not friends, but we’re working on it.

14. I come from a military family (my dad is a retired Marine) I was born in Virginia, moved to Maryland, then to Kansas, back to Maryland, and here I am back in Kansas ever since!

15. My favorite meal is a cheeseburger, fries, and milkshake.

16. My all time favorite tv series is ‘Gossip Girl’

17. The gym and I have a love/hate relationship, but I always go (refer back to fact #12, lol). I enjoy running the most!

18. I want to live in Hawaii. So I’m sure you could guess how much I love ‘Moana’ right now!

19. I wear clip-in hair extensions and absolutely loovee them!!

20. My Chic-Fil-A order is the classic nuggets, fries, and cookies ‘n cream milkshake.

And that’s all for now! I hope that gave you a fun little glimpse on a little bit more about me, and now it’s your turn! Share a fun fact about yourself in the comments below so that I can get to know all of YOU! Enjoy your weekend, loves!

Xo, Rach

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Gift Wrap

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Merry Christmas Eve everyone! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend Christmas festivities and time spent with loved ones. Today I wanted to stop by and share a fun little post with you all, and show you my Christmas gift wrap! All of my presents are wrapped and under the tree, ready to be opened bright and early tomorrow morning! This time of year I get so excited not just for shopping and checking off my list, but for wrapping up all the goodies that I found. Each year I choose a new Christmas gift wrap theme, and love collecting all of the cutest gift enclosures, ribbon and decor to match! It is seriously my favorite thing (I was taught well by my mom!) Last weekend I turned on Elf, made some hot cocoa, and got to work wrapping away!

This year you could say my theme was a winter adventure/camping theme. As soon as I saw these adorable little Christmas camping ornaments at Target, I was sold! I mean, how darn cute are they? I just love how they all turned out, and they’re almost too cute to open tomorrow…! Almost. 

Thank you all so much for stopping by, and I wish you the merriest of weekends! P.S.- I’ll be sharing some fun little snippets of my weekend on Snapchat (rachelpuccetti)

Xo, Rachel

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Currently Reading

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Curling up with a good book has always been one of my favorite things to do at night, or in my free down time, especially during the winter. Once I have finished working for the night, I love to make a cup of hot cocoa and get cozy in bed in my fav PJ’s (PJ Salvage!) with my pups and my current read. It’s the perfect way to relax at the end of the day, and Ruby & Lola really love it, too! (or maybe they just love my pile of cozy blankets ;))

I’ve always been a mystery kind of girl, and lately I feel like there have been SO many good ones out there, so I thought it would be fun to share a few that I am currently reading! Plus, the snow is coming down for many of you, and winter break is right around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to grab a new book!

1. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

This book is on many recommendation lists, and it did not disappoint! It begins with a couple who return home from a dinner party late one night, and find their baby girl missing. You are led through the investigation, and I was constantly trying to guess who did it…which turned into many late nights for me because I couldn’t stop turning the page! I would definitely recommend this if you love solving mysteries!

2. The Protector by Jodi Ellen Malpas

When I came across this book, I hadn’t heard anything about it yet, but decided to give it a try. Sure enough, I ended up really loving it! Camille Logan, a beautiful, wealthy girl finds herself under the protection of her new body guard and former sniper, Jake Sharp. There’s a threat on her life thanks to her ruthless business man of a father. Both Camille and Jake have dark pasts, but he finds her to be much more than the bad press makes her out to be. She might be just what he needs to face his fears. They come to need each other, but a certain threat stands in their way. It was the perfect balance between suspense and romance! P.S.- this book is pretty racy, and graphic at times which I wasn’t expecting, but just wanted to give you a fair warning!

3. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

The first book I read by Ware was The Woman in Cabin 10 which I absolutely loved, so I was excited to read this one. I love how suspenseful her books are, and she does the best job at keeping you on your toes! Nora is invited to a bachelorette party for a friend from her past, and she reluctantly agrees to attend. The setting takes place in a house in the middle of the woods (so creepy!), and things take a very dark, and twisted turn. You might not want to read this one late at night, ladies 😉

Let’s chat! I would love to hear if you have read any of these and what you thought. Also, I would especially love any similar book recommendations!

Enjoy! Xo, Rachel

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Recently…

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Top: Banana Republic, Denim: Joe’s (similar here & here), Shoes: Jack Purcell, Bag: Prada

Here are a few snippets from life recently…

^This floral lace peplum is the perfect spring top, and I just love the pretty lavender color! I plan to purchase the dress version after seeing it on the NYFW runway this past fall, and also adore it in white! I have been wearing these Jack Purcell’s almost everyday, and I love pairing them with an otherwise feminine look (like in this post) for a more casual, cute outfit.

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Bag: Chloé

^A coffee break isn’t complete without Adele & my favorite crossbody!

cavalier king charles spaniel puppy

Duvet: Nordstrom, Throw: Nordstrom (also love this one)

^Celebrating the sweetest pup on National Puppy Day! This is Lola and Ruby’s favorite spot to snuggle up.

chicwish floral dress

Dress: Chicwish, Rosy Glow Blush ‘Petal’, Diorskin Airflash Foundation, SkinFlash Radiance Booster, Lip Maximizer

^Details for a night with Dior beauty at Nordstrom! Each of these products are perfection.

flatlay casual style life recently

Shirt: Project Social T (also love this one), Shoes: Jack Purcell, Sunnies: Karen Walker

^Weekend style. These Project Social T tee’s are hands down my new favorite! They are perfect for that comfy, cute, casual look, and at under $20 you can’t beat them. (For reference, I got a large for an oversized look.)

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Bag: Prada, Lipgloss: 765 Shock Ultradior

I hope you all are having a great week so far!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Coffee Break

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Taxi, take me somewhere sunny! I am so excited to finally be Dallas bound for Create + Cultivate, and a little weekend getaway! Yesterday I stopped for an afternoon coffee break at one of my favorite spots in town, Dean & DeLuca, in the midst of getting ready for my trip. A pretty latte, chocolate croissant and fresh flowers are always the perfect refresh button. If you are local to Dallas, or have visited before, I would absolutely love any recommendations or a list of to-do’s! Don’t forget to follow along on Snapchat (@rachelpuccetti) for behind the scenes of Create + Cultivate and my adventures in Dallas!

Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Hello 2016

 

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful past week. Mine was spent relaxing and enjoying the last few moments of the holiday season, and setting new intentions for 2016, I have a feeling it’s going to be a beautiful one! I always look forward to the fresh start that a new year brings. I am most excited for all of the great, new things I have planned for Between Two Coasts, and the opportunities that this blog might bring in the next year. One of my resolutions is to try and stay organized, inspired and on-time, so today I wanted to share some of my favorite desk supplies, because nothing helps jumpstart a new routine quite like adorable accessories!
What is your New Year’s resolution?