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hilaryrushford My studio redesign with @jwsinteriors took a back seat to two big work launches this winter. But I'm reminded of how much the style in our lives affects us when I kept declaring I want to be a girl who takes a break in her workday to read a book ... + finally realized there's not a comfy spot in the studio for reading. This one via @chairishco looks perfectly curl-up-able.

If you're staying you want to be creative, do your clothes make you feel creative? Successful, does your office inspire that?

Clothing + decor are not merely superficial, they reflect who we are, how we feel + how we spend our days. #AnEducatedStyle #AnInspiredLife
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hilaryrushford One of those days when a 3-hour brunch turns into blowing off laundry + just going to Target to buy more underthings to get you through another week // Neighborhood days with m'girl @jeanmichelle_

Also head scarves on lazy hair days for the win Preposterously large sweaters that still look chic bc they're black + white for the assist
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hilaryrushford Hope you get to kick your heels up this weekend, betty! {image via @graymalin} 4d

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hilaryrushford Attempting to catch the pretty back of this vintage gem + inadvertently caught the quartet of men I hired to follow me around San Fran looking effortlessly hip in their hats, beards, chambray + bare ankles. #TheDappersOfSF #ILoveMenWhoThrift #DeanStTravelBetty PS Yes I bought the dress. 4d

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hilaryrushford Yesterday was a meh moderately productive day but today is going to rock. I'm just deciding.

Also I never changed out of pajamas bc I got a work call as soon as I woke up + never stopped. So this time I'm going with red lips + Chanel perfume.

Focus, little engine ... #GirlBoss #MakingThingsHappen #SometimesJustMakingPajamasHappen
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hilaryrushford So honored to be one of @BetterHomesAndGardens Top 10 Style Bloggers for the 2nd year in a row!

Smitten to be in the company of these talented women I admired when I started my stylist business just 3.5 years ago.

If you're ever worried you're too late, too young, too old -- just leap. Yes, I still have the tiniest Instagram following of them all {but I adore each + everyone of you!} yet being "me" has created a business, life + style I love, plus garnered friendships with brands that truly care about inspiring women like BHG.

Tap the photo to find new inspiration. #bhgstyle #makeyourdreamshappen
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hilaryrushford Barely home from Cali + already missing this little carousel lover! #Nieceland #DevonCharlotte 6d

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hilaryrushford This new sweater is officially the most Olivia Pope thing I own. Also white beds, room service breakfast + 9 hours of sleep has made me a new woman. Home sweet Brooklyn here I come ... #WhatWouldOliviaPopeWear PS I know you're going to ask so if I don't tag the brand in a style pic it's bc it's vintage/thrift/boutique + not a tagable brand! I even Google searched this one to check. {wink} 1w

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hilaryrushford Wishing you a week of little joys. Buy yourself blooms, light a candle, read a book, have tea with a girlfriend ... 1w

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hilaryrushford California sunshine + the sisterhood of fellow CEO's is good for my soul. Also peppermint stick ice cream, not pictured. #WeekendOnTheWater #MastermindSisters #DeanStTravelBetty
PS What was the highlight of your weekend, love?
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hilaryrushford Bought this @madewell1937 dress with the tags still on thrift shopping yesterday. It's a couple sizes too big but a belt + "drapey" fabric saves that. It was also kinda see-through + I was SO proud of myself for having the idea to put the vintage black slip I sleep in under to make it work on the road. #FashionFistBump #DeanStTravelBetty

PS Photo by @LoveKavita after we went on a walk in the hills for an hour + held hands + I TOTALLY felt like we were Lizzie + Jane in Pride + Prejudice.
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hilaryrushford Met one of my dearests @JennyKem in person for the first time today!

When I hired her as my genius business strategist we learned we share a love of Scandal, football, jewelry, travel + sweet-plus-savvy business.

Today we discovered we are also kindred spirits when it comes to vintage shopping!

We came, we saw, we left with this gold wrap bodysuit so obviously we conquered.

#GirlBosses #WomenSupportingWomen #ShoppingLikeItsMyJobBecauseItKindaIs #DeanStTravelBetty
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  •   hurraykimmay NEED THAT SWIMSUIT 2w
  •   gandginterior Oh la la! 2w
  •   20somethinggal Gorgeous 2w
  •   marimarte92 Holy moly, you look amazing! 2w
  •   meagtheegg I want an invite next time! 1w
  •   hairbymarkvang Like. Thank You For Your Likings WWW.HAIRBYMARKVANG.COM 1w
  •   johafigue Where is this store? 1w
  •   dvpdesigns @hilaryrushford Such a fan and so inspired by your story! I know you were in SF not too long ago, and was wondering if you could share some of the places you shopped during your visit. I'm traveling there in a couple weeks from Nashville, love exploring local gems. Thank you! 2d

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hilaryrushford 1884 Victorian Mansion B&B, where have you been all my life. Classical music in your parlor + tea in the garden are a few of my favorite things so far. #DeanStTravelBetty 2w

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hilaryrushford Fistfuls of ranunculus + hearts full of sisterhood wandering San Francisco with @nishamoodley ️ PS So proud of her for creating Global #SisterhoodDay which happens this Saturday!

Be bold in seeking community + join us via the link in her profile ... #SupportedWomenShineBrighter #WomenSupportingWomen #ButSeriouslyThoseRanunculus
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hilaryrushford People often ask me "how do you make business friends"? One of my top recommendations is to go to conferences + events

Last month @sayyesblog + I both spoke at @altsummit + met at the opening night dinner. We ended up hanging out the whole weekend, talking shop + shopping, + taking killer photo booth snaps. Was so fun 2 months later to text her I was coming to town + be ladies who brunch

She is one sweet + savvy lady so pop over + follow her Say Yes world! #GirlBoss #DeanStTravelBetty #SweetAndSavvyIsMyVeryFavorite. .......................................................................
Where/how have you made business or online friends?
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hilaryrushford Hello Victorian bed & breakfast. You're terribly swell. I think I'll stay awhile. #HelloSanFrancisco #DeanStTravelBetty

PS In line for the airplane restroom a woman said/ I love your style. Is it Chanel?

I replied: It's Forever 21. Black + white is the secret to chic.

And that, is why black + white is my travel day uniform. Cozy yet chic is how I like to fly.
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  •   claragwenmarsh Fab just so fab 2w
  •   singingsquirrel OMG! You are in my neck of the woods! I am sure you have plenty of SF advice, but PM me if I can be of any assistance. Enjoy! 2w
  •   annascp Ah! San Fransisco is this Treehouse Betty's home! Let me know if you need any recommendations :) 2w
  •   debbienovitsky Great story and excellent room! Enjoy!!! 2w
  •   marina_ofthesea I am a huge fan of black and white with pops of color! 2w
  •   a_isforable Yes, please! 2w
  •   lebelleflurlis Hi @hilaryrushford will you be having another chat? I unfortunately missed the one on March 4th. 2w
  •   arainymelody Yes! Can't beat amazing style! 2w

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hilaryrushford Not all who wander are lost // Next stop: San Francisco #DeanStTravelBetty
PS Where do your travel dreams take you? Use the hashtag #DeanStTravelBetty + share your past or future spots!
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hilaryrushford Do you love me, do you surfer boy // PS Your pink surfboard is snazzy #SunshineForTheSoul #DeanStTravelBetty 2w

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hilaryrushford This betty is ready for the occasional gray skies of layer-worthy spring. #SpringStyle #DeanStTravelBetty { @sarakerens; tap for brands} 2w

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hilaryrushford Golden hour looks good on you little house near the beach #DeanStTravelBetty

PS Where have you stumbled upon a charming spot? Use #DeanStTravelBetty to share past pics + next daydreams so we can wanderlust together ...
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