Rachael Tyrell

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Your Imaginary Fashion Coalition


Reading Time: 4 minutes I’d like for you to do an important exercise with me before going on your next shopping trip! I’m going to tell you what to say when you talk to yourself.  Please trust me on this but more importantly, trust your instincts!   I promise I won’t steer you off-course. I want you to succeed […]

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Learning Styles and Links


Reading Time: 2 minutes Disclaimer: there are affiliate links in this post but as always, I’d recommend this stuff even I wasn’t an affiliate. This post was originally written about three years ago to the day, so I’m going to revisit it and hope that you can follow along. Italicized type is part of the original post and the […]

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What Are You Grateful For?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Gratitude is important because it’s helping me to banish disappointment. I haven’t come this far to only come this far. Here’s a quote from a book I’ve recently finished reading and I’ll let Genevieve Davis say this better than I can: You have probably heard the virtues of positive thinking. But rather than trying to […]

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Outfits of the Day


Reading Time: 3 minutes What do you do when you rarely delete pics off of your phone or computer? You amass a collection of over 6,000 (not joking) and then your phone, which is one of the very first iPhone 6’s, decides to be ornery. Tonight, my hot Saturday night date was with myself as I was going through […]

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Eccentric Inspiration


Reading Time: 3 minutes Who do you admire? Why?  I often ask myself these very questions and being totally honest, I hate finding out reprehensible things about other people. Sure, nobody’s perfect but I’m talking about something like David Bowie with underage groupies, things like that. Does it detract from his music? Does it detract from his innovative fashion […]

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Blade Runner Fashion


Reading Time: 3 minutes DISCLAIMER:  This post contains affiliate links. This means that I may earn credit or a small commission if you make a purchase. Please note that I only recommend products, tools, and services that I love and always have my readers’ best interests at heart.   It’s not a big secret that both Blade Runner movies […]

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Marketing Is Sleazy


Reading Time: 3 minutes This is the the clickbaity-est title that I’ve ever used for a post. A fellow student at the coding boot camp I attended flinched when I said those three words in public. Marketing is sleazy. As he turned away in disgust, his reaction left me feeling universally reviled. No, you’ll never sit with us. Fast forward to a […]

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The Best Websites for Free and Amazing Stock Photos


Reading Time: 5 minutes Amazing stock photos can be hard to find, even when not free. How many times have you written the perfect blog post, only to wait to post it until you find perfect photos to accompany the mood?  You’re also like me, on a budget. Between new glasses + paying off some debt, what funds are […]

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7 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life


Reading Time: 2 minutes This blog’s title might sound a little like clickbait, but I swear that a TED talk can change my thoughts and feelings in ways that I didn’t expect. When you’re on the internet a LOT and designing and building websites, it’s easy to suffer from information overload. It’s a tangible burnout when you’re also trying […]

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