Important Lessons Learned + Exciting News

January 13, 2014

First of all, I'm sorry for being M.I.A. the past few days! It always takes me a few days to adjust once I’ve returned from a two-week trip in Dallas. I wanted to share some exciting news and projects I have coming this year as well as some things I've learned about myself along the way. Let's just get one thing straight, I'm far from perfect and I'm the kind of person who will let you see my not-so-great sides, hoping others can learn from my trials. I’m all about motivating others to see the fabulous person in the mirror and this year you’ll see a lot more of it!

2013 was a crazy year for me professionally and personally (those two definitely overlap a lot). I started working full time here at Devon Rachel and I have to say it’s been the most amazing learning experience. I’m pretty fresh out of college (within the last few years) so it’s definitely been a challenge making the transition from student to business owner. I’m a hands on learner and I’ve realized that all I can do is give it all I got, learn as I go, and research as much as possible. To those of you who are having trouble organizing your work life (no matter what industry) or becoming your own boss, one piece of advice: have patience. Nothing worth having comes over night. It takes a lot of hard work. Every ounce of my business is a product of my extremely hard work. Things haven’t come easy for me. I’ll be speaking more on the topic of owning a business this year.

This year I really, really need to get organized.
Organization in your life and especially in your business should be a priority. I'm not talking about OCD crazy organization, but getting organized enough to have systems in place. I know this sounds crazy, but I'm sure some of you can relate. I live in a one-bedroom apartment with little to no storage (oh, and I work here). After several years of living in a small space, I've grown accustomed to not having the room to give each 'thing' a 'place'. And I'm now used to re-organizing multiple times a year. This isn't okay! I vow to make a change this year! Starting with my closet + spare rack. I spent this past weekend organizing my closet and it’s amazing what an organized closet can do to a girl. I don't have the biggest closet, so I’m getting creative with the organizing. The container store has so many great options by the way. I found these adorable striped bins for purses/accessories/jeans in my closet. They are amazing and easy on the eye. I'll share more organizing tips soon! 
Here's some products I use to organize myself:

Some exciting news for this year…

I’m teaming up with Philosophy for an exciting project and I’ll be able to share more next week!

So many of you have asked for more video content. I’ve been working on this over the past few months and I’m excited to announce that I’ll be doing one video a week starting very soon. I’ll cover fashion, home and life/motivating tips to help you life the most stylish life possible. I’ll also be taking your suggestions on video topics, so feel free to leave your comments below! :)

I'm getting married! Many of you ask what I'll be doing after that. Stay tuned next week for more details :)


  1. Good luck with everything :)
    Adela x

  2. Such an incredibly exciting time for you both professionally and personally! I am so excited to read all of your exciting news and continue on this journey with you here on your fabulous blog.

    xo, Kylie Rae

  3. Looking forward to you talking about becoming a business owner on here, which is something I have wanted to do for sometime now with my blog, but I just don´t know how to get there, especially with working two jobs. Very excited for your upcoming announcements!

  4. Congratulations on everything.. it's a huge learning process! Way to go...

  5. the best of luck for all your project!! I'll be waiting your videos!
    (sorry for my english haha)


  6. Wishing you a great year ahead...can't wait to go on the journey with you
    Tosin AK

  7. So exciting to see the transition your blog – and brand – have gone through! Sending big love, happiness + good vibes from my curious soul to yours! Cheers to a magical 2014!

    XOXO, Oksana

  8. Interesting post! I can relate to the part about how important it is to be organized in a one room appartement! I have problems with that too! Good luck for your business plans

  9. I'm so excited to see what you're doing with Philosophy, I love that brand!

    Five Minute Style 

  10. Exciting year a head for you! Love the photo of you on the couch, adorable!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay

  11. Great amazing news with graduating from college, getting married and pairing up with Philosophy. Major events in your life. That is wonderful. BTW, what was your major in college? Would love to know.

    Have a wonderful day.


  12. This is such an exciting time for you Devon. What a treat to watch it all unfold!

    Chelsea & The City

  13. Congrats! Looking forward to the video and wedding posts!


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