Category Archives: Style

How to Ring in the New Year with your BFFs

Who says you have to go out to celebrate the new year with friends? I’ve been fortunate to make a lot of amazing new friends this year, and what better way to toast to the holidays and 2019 than to celebrate with them? That’s precisely why I hosted a fun brunch party at home right in time for NYE!

Disclosure: Thanks to Eliza J Dresses, Chelsea Yaley Designs, and Washington State Wine for helping this celebration come to life! All opinions are my own.

When I started Hello Rigby back in 2013, I never imagined how many amazing women I would be introduced to, and what great friends I would end up with. I’m so lucky to call these (and more) amazing women my friends; I was so excited to host them for a holiday brunch… and proceed to take 5 million photos to document the whole thing. What can I say, blogging is a very strange, but also very wonderful, thing.

10 Ways to Celebrate the New Year with Friends

Are friends coming over tomorrow to ring in the new year? Or maybe you’re looking for inspiration (or an excuse!) to have your friends over sometime soon. Either way, I thought it would be fun to share what I planned for my friends, and some inspiration the next time you host a fun get together at home!

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The Best of Cuyana // The Top 10+ Picks that I LOVE

Occasionally someone asks me what my favorite piece in my closet is, or what one fashion item I can’t live without. My mind often wanders from one of my favorite vintage dresses to a favorite pair of ankle boots, but often lands on one of the many Cuyana pieces I own. After all, their carryall tote bag is probably the most life-changing item I have in my closet, and I thought it was about time to share some of my top Cuyana reviews for the products I own and love.

Cuyana Reviews: Medium Carryall Tote in Caramel

Disclosure: Cuyana graciously sent me the items featured in this post. Affiliate links are also used in this post, which means if you click a link and make a purchase, I may make a small commission at no cost to you. All opinions are my own! 

Cuyana Reviews: The 10+ Items I Love + Recommend

Yes, I know. Life-changing sounds a bit extreme. But, as someone who almost always prefers style over function, it is rare to find something that satisfies both so well. Today, I thought I’d share Cuyana reviews and answer some of my most frequently asked questions about each of the items in one place. Is it worth the price? Which pieces are the best? And which size carryall tote is it that I’m carrying all the time anyway?

If you’re curious about the brand, or if one of those questions ever came to mind, then read on for my Cuyana reviews!

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Stitch Fix January 2016

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Another year, another Stitch Fix?! Wow, that feels weird to say, I can’t believe it’s can you 2016! (Yeah, yeah I know, every year I think I’ve said that…) Of course, there’s nothing like kicking off the new year with a new piece (or several, if you count a few of the gems I picked up at Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale!) of clothing for your closet.

You may remember that my last Stitch Fix shipment didn’t go so well. Neither did the one before it. However, I received an email from the Stitch Fix Customer Service team offering to match me with a new stylist who may be better suited to my needs and asked me several detailed questions about what I was looking for. My new stylist definitely delivered!

For this Fix, I asked for a couple of party-appropriate dresses – one glitzy, and one that could be dressed up or down. I also had pinned a few pieces that I had seen on Stitch Fix’s blog and Pinterest boards and mentioned wanting a cozy turtleneck sweater. Curious what I ended up with? Read on!

Stitch Fix January 2016: Review & Styling // hellorigby seattle fashion & style blog

Stitch Fix January 2016: Review & Styling

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Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale 2015 Shopping Guide // What I Bought

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Please tell me I’m not the only one who has been shopping up a storm post-Christmas? I have been very, very naughty. Of course, I can’t help but share that with you so that you don’t miss out on some of the great deals I’ve happened upon! The day after Christmas marked the start of Nordstrom’s Half¬†Yearly Sale, and what a sale it is! I’ve found a ton of awesome items (and a few that didn’t work out for me, as usual).

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale 2015: Shopping Guide & Haul // hellorigby seattle fashion & beauty blog

I figured I’d try ’em all on in the comfort of my house and share my thoughts about each piece¬†while you still have a couple of days left to get your orders in to score these items for up to 50% off! (Go go go if you like any of these, most of them are already limited in sizes and colors. Eek!)

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Bellevue Fashion Week Outfit & Staycation Vlog

Complimentary Service: Event tickets and a complimentary hotel stay were provided in exchange for sharing my honest experience. Affiliate Links: If you click a link in this post, I may make a small commission.

Last week, Seattle’s Eastside neighbor, Bellevue, celebrated fashion week. Every year, Bellevue hosts several fashion shows, parties, and free events celebrating fashion. I was honored to be invited by a local company, jcoco chocolates, to attend Bellevue Fashion Week’s Posh Party benefitting Bellevue LifeSpring on their behalf.

Rachel Zoe McKell Shift Dress and SJP Collection Lady Pump in Geranium // hellorigby seattle fashion blog

What I’m Wearing
Dress: Rachel Zoe McKell Shift Dress via Rent the Runway
Shoes: SJP Collection Lady Pump in Geranium
Clutch: Gorjana Jewelry Clutch (similar)

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