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Just your typical Sunday, and another special collaboration with miss Tara.
This time we drove west and spent the day at my favorite lake – Lake Dillon. We packed our longboards, brought some snacks, threw the most random collection of clothes into a backpack, and spent the afternoon in the wilderness. [I often referred to this day as ‘getting dressed in the dark and wandering into the woods’. I mean, who dresses like this in the middle of the woods?? Oh – we do.]
This particular collaboration was bitter-sweet for me. Sweet because Tara is my adventure soul sistah who will say yes to anything as long as there is a camera, cool clothes, and a destination involved. But bitter because these photos were taken shortly before she moved away to Maui and I knew this photoshoot would be the last one for a while. [cue pity party]
We didn’t waste a second though. We laughed, we talked stories, we traded the most ridiculous outfits, we long-boarded side by side, and we channeled each other’s creativity. That pretty much sums up our friendship. Yup, it’s a special one.
Until next time, miss Tara. And next time I’ll meet you in Maui.



I have some exciting news. I have been building my own online boutique for the past several months, and here it is. Say hello to Rae Marie Boutique!
Rae Marie Boutique is the every day women’s go-to, inspired by independent women and adventurers alike who love to explore the world in style. I invite you all to shop my colorful collection of clothing, accessories, and home goods, all specially curated from some of the most inspirational and trend-setting brands around the world! [these products shown are just an ‘appetizer’, and some of my personal favorites for summer!]


Follow Rae Marie Boutique on social media!
Instagram: @shopraemarie
Twitter: @ShopRaeMarie
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the paint mines


Just your typical Saturday in December, plus 60 degrees. Unusually warm weather in Colorado naturally means grabbing your best friend, driving down south, and pretending like it’s summer while you frolic in the Paint Mines. I’ll use any reason to collaborate with the lovely @taranasoruxwrx.

The Paint Mines is an enchanting, unassuming place with its own magic. A place I’ve been meaning to check out for a while after hearing its reputation of 9,000 year old rock formations and colorful clay used by the Native Americans. Our intention was to take photos with the vibrant pink, yellow, and orange rocks until we discovered a valley with pure white rocks. And this became our prime spot for the day.

Will definitely need to return to this special place for sunset, when the colors really show their potential!


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“Your vibe attracts your tribe.”

No words. Just two best friends frolicking in an empty field to bid farewell to summer. Those are the best kinds of friends and the best kinds of evenings.


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the sisterhood

[photo credit: Jenna Sparks Photography]

I took a personality test the other day and it revealed that my personality type is quite selective when it comes to making friends and connecting with people. And that there is a yearning for authenticity and sincerity. It said that my type is unlikely to go for friendships of circumstance, like workplace social circles or local baristas, where the only thing in common is a day-to-day familiarity. Rather, we seek out people who share our passions, interests, and ideologies. “In friendship, is it as though this personality type is searching for a soul mate, someone who shares every facet of their passions and imaginations.” I never realized this about myself; this eagerness for ultimate compatibility. I guess it makes sense that I only have a handful of very close friends. But with the help of Style Collective, I’ve formed new friendships with five local fashion bloggers. I like to think of us as “the sisterhood” of Denver.

 A few weeks ago, I attended my first Style Collective event. Style Collective is a network of fashion bloggers and female influencers nationwide, encouraging each other to connect, grow, and learn how to be successful bloggers and entrepreneurs. This event was held to celebrate the launch of their new podcast, “Becoming Fearless” [listen here]. Style Collective members from all around the country gathered in numerous cities to listen, sip, shop, and meet fellow SC sisters. Fab’rik Denver hosted the fabulous night with tasty nibbles, Champagne, and an entire evening of shopping and playing dress up. Fellow bloggers that I follow on Instagram became familiar faces which turned into new friends. These empowering women quickly became a lifeline of support, encouragement, praise, and inspiration. Be sure to follow these incredible lady bloggers!
@delayadenaye | @teddybearsandlipstick | @amandamaxwell22 | @raeannlangas | @lifeinstyles_ns

The world of fashion and lifestyle blogging can be an intimidating world to walk into. Millions of people have taken up blogging. The fashion industry in itself can be unforgiving, vain, challenging, and competitive. I’ve been blogging for nearly five years and it’s been a learn-as-you-go process. And it’s been a bit of a lonely process at that. Until I met my fellow SC sisters, I didn’t really have any current friends who shared my interest for blogging and photography. No one to share insider tips, content ideas, scheduling tactics, etc. Style Collective has changed that. Six girls who met in a boutique with like-minded interests. I now have a local community and network of ladies who speak my language. A family of bloggers to turn to and mutually encourage each other.

The night would not have been complete without our amazing host, @fabrikdenver, lovely photographer @jennasparksphotography, as well as some generous sponsors who left us with the best gift bags!
@iheartankit | @beautyforreal | @lgskinandbeauty | @senita | @everlyoak | @blushstudioslifestyle | @cyclebar | @patternsandpops | @glamourbardenver


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