Hey there! I’m Rachel and welcome to Double Shot of Style! This blog has definitely been a long time coming and I’m so excited to have you all here! I wanted my blog to reflect all of my interests and thoughts, so here you will find a culmination of style inspiration, beauty favorites, recipes, DIY projects, and whatever else may find its way here. I hope my blog can inspire you to love who you are, love what you do, and to always remain true to yourself.
I am based out of Garner, North Carolina, which is right outside of Raleigh, and have lived here for my entire twenty-two years. Ever since I was in third grade I knew my future had to involve fashion in some way. I recently graduated from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor’s of Science in business, but my degree is much more focused on apparel design and the fashion industry. I currently work as a stylist at a Raleigh boutique and have loved every minute of it. Being able to make women feel beautiful and confident by styling them in pieces they look amazing in is just one of the many reasons why I love working in fashion so much.
Double Shot of Style was one of several brainstormed phrases that stood out to me during the creative design process. When looking at future of my blog, I felt that “Double Shot of Style” encompassed my interests the most while staying true to who I am. I have been a lover of coffee since I was about eleven years old and my go-to drink was anything frozen with caramel. My go-to drink these days still features caramel, but I do love a good hazelnut latte every once in a while. I’m one of those people who is completely worthless before I’ve had my morning cup of coffee and I’m a bit of a coffee mug collector.
When it comes to my personal style, that’s a bit trickier to pinpoint. I have gone through several style evolutions in my short life, but in the past few years I think I have finally begun to shop for and wear things that I truly love. Of course I am influenced by outside sources, but I have now understood how to incorporate trends into my wardrobe without losing myself in the process. My style is a mix between minimal, bohemian, edgy, and classic. I love pairing pieces that contrast and always put comfort first when picking out an outfit. I have a dangerous obsession for denim and you will almost always see me wearing the color black.
My blog designer and photographer for many of my outfit posts is my boyfriend of five years, Connor. I am beyond thankful for his involvement and encouragement along the way and I truly don’t know how I got so lucky.
I’m so happy to have you here & I hope you enjoy reading my ramblings on all things fashion!