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Blogging’s Biggest Lesson

women supporting women - gibson X glam holiday fashion collaboration

I haven’t written a personal post lately but I just wanted to write a quick note to share the most valuable lesson blogging has reaffirmed for me….We rise by lifting others.

gibson X glam holiday collab

Prior to becoming a full time blogger I was a nurse practitioner, before that a nurse, and before that a nurse’s aide.  Above all these roles I am a mom.  All of these “jobs”, like fashion blogging, were female dominated.   In each of these roles I found women who felt competition from other successful women.   I saw friendships divide over jealousy.   Admire other’s success without questioning your own.

I can’t stress enough how many times I’ve been reminded that a sense of community over competition can raise things up for everyone.  I am part of a collaboration with the Gibson clothing brand launching November 12 at Nordstrom with a group of amazing women who support one another.  You can see us all together in the photo above, I’m standing next to Suzie – the founder of the brand – and a gal who exudes just what I’m talking about.

 women supporting women - gibson X glam holiday fashion collaboration

I laughed and threw out all my cheesy one liners when we were all together in California – but truly….a candle loses nothing by lighting another.   Pull up the gal behind you and it will only push you further ahead.   Has it ever felt bad to help someone else?   Women supporting women is the greatest strength we can offer one another.

Celebrate the success of your friends, relatives, coworkers as you’d want them to do the same for you.   I’m so excited to be collaborating with the group of bloggers I mentioned in this Gibson Glam Squad announcement.

The Gibson holiday collection that launches November 12th will sell out VERY quickly.   I keep warning you because I already own the pieces and I know the quality and marketing power behind the collection.  I am sharing a few of my current Gibson favorites below and stay tuned for the holiday glam line November 12.

See how I styled these pieces below:

 lace trim gibson cami in date night outfit on pinteresting plans fashion blog

Gibson Lace Trim Cami (XS)  //  Blazer (XS)  //  Skinny Jeans (TTS, regular length)  //  Heels (run small, sized up .5)  //  Handbag //  Necklace


gibson fleece joggers on pinteresting plans fashion blog - women supporting women

Hooded Sweater (on sale, wearing XS, wish I got Small)  //  Gibson Fleece Joggers (wearing small)


community over competition - gibson brand collab and blazer

gibson casual blazer and brand collab supporting female influencers on pinteresting plans

Gibson Notch Collar Blazer (XS)  //  Lush Henley (Small)  //  Blank NYC Jeans (TTS)  //  Dansko Booties (TTS)  //  Reversible Tote  //  Necklace

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  • Briana
    October 24, 2018 at 2:04 am

    Collaboration over competition, its huge! Such a great group!


  • Erin
    October 25, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Love this message!

    • Rachel
      October 26, 2018 at 5:47 pm

      Thanks Erin!!

  • Shelli Allison
    October 26, 2018 at 4:29 am

    Where did you get the women support women t-shirt? I love it ad want one for me and all my best girlfriends!

    • Rachel
      October 26, 2018 at 5:47 pm

      hi Shelli!!! it’s from target 🙂

      • Shelli Allison
        October 28, 2018 at 12:07 am

        Thank you! 😍

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