hilaryrushford This. All day. No makeup, glasses on, cozy pants, in charge of physical therapy rehab for Dad in between games + decorating the tree with Mom. And wine. #CollegeFootball #GameDay #NurseHilary #HomeInCali { @colormequirky}
PS Thus far all my teams have lost: Baylor, Nebraska, Michigan, Penn, UCLA, Auburn. Let's go Stanford + Miss St!! Who should I root for in Oklahoma/OK St? Any other football fans on #RivalryDay?

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hilaryrushford Cleaning up our Dropbox {anyone else 'spring cleaning' before the end of the year?} + found this shoot that never made it on the blog. Feels apropos today as I hunt for a pre-Christmas beach getaway spot ... #DeanStTravelBetty #TropicalHoliday { @sarakerens} 9h

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hilaryrushford Busting out of this hospital joint today!

Thinking of the many people around the holidays in hospitals with more challenging scenarios {Dad had surgery but will be recovered in a couple months}, those without access to health care, those who lost someone around this time of year + are ever reminded.

Meanwhile Mom + I are surprisingly in good spirits bc Dad is such a dramatic patient we can't stop laughing. For West Wing fans, it's like when CJ gets inappropriate uncontrollable giggles around Marion Cotesworth Hayes. #Thanksgiving #HospitalBedSelfies
  •   erinsfaces Sending love to your family 1d
  •   kariwhit Glad Jerry is doing well! 1d
  •   melissa_auclair Glad your dad is doing good- every hospital experience is hard. I love your attitude! 1d
  •   sanstorm07 Happy healing to your dad 1d
  •   impishlee Too adorable! You're such an inspiration to us- would love to hear what you think about what we do: custom intimate apparel, designed by YOU, made in NY. Thanks for your words of wisdom! 23h
  •   lifemoreextraordinary Get well soon to your dad! 17h
  •   falloncarterweddings Glad your Dad is doing better. I signed up for your webinar. Looking forward to it! All the best to you and yours. 12h
  •   elodymay Love you guys 8h

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hilaryrushford Loves, I need your help! Turns out I'm in the November issue of Cosmo Australia (Kardashains on the cover, pg 77; same cover, different articles than US). The issue may not even be on stands anymore + I'm desperate to get my hands on a few copies!

Would you pretty please reply below with your email add (or tag a friend in Aus) if you have a copy we could reimburse you for sending our way? Or if you're wandering in a store while reading this + see it's still on the stand snag us a few?

Sneak peek: The article is about women entrepreneurs using Instagram to grow their brands and my FREE BUSINESS CLASS "Double Your Instagram Following" is back next week!! Save your seat via link in my profile or at bit.ly/ig-class.

Thanks in advance for your help! #DeanStNation #InstaFamily

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hilaryrushford Sending you + yours lovely wishes! Our holiday is less picture perfect in the hospital as my Dad recovers from surgery. But thankful he continues to be a hoot so there's lots of laughter, my career let's me be present for these things, + we have football for company! #LittleThings #Thanksgiving {image via @thegroundsfloralsbysilva} 2d

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hilaryrushford I am thankful ... for the last month, even though it kicked my derriรจre.

I am thankful ... I've barely been on Instagram not for the what (bc I love it here) but the why, as it was a season of not creating while prepping the canvas to create again.

I am thankful ... for my team, who multiplied like rabbits this winter + like a newly pregnant woman I didn't want to acknowledge that I couldn't keep the same pace + nurture them, that I had to slow down, way down.

I am thankful ... for the book Essentialism the taught me how to slow way down.
I am thankful ... for slowing way down, even though it's meant sacrificing my creative outlets like Instagram + Periscope, my connection with my tribe, to prioritize my connection with my team.

I am thankful ... for them by name: Demi, Jordan, Sabrina, Marissa, Kat, Melissa, Tamara, Tara, James, Jen, Corey, Parker.

I am thankful ... for facing work I avoid, spreadsheets, data analysis, granular line-by-line breakdowns of launch steps, because I know the maturity to lay that groundwork now gives me more freedom to fly right around the corner.

I am thankful ... for the adventure of being an entrepreneur. It's the hardest thing I hope I ever have to do, the challenges change almost daily, yet I hold fast to a vision of who I was created to be + won't stop until I'm there, sneak peek it involves less hustle + more grace.

I am thankful ... that the confidence to leap begets the confidence to leap again, whether to start a business then stop sprinting, or from red lipstick to now red hair (a scary first I toyed with for 6 months)

I am thankful ... for you, individually, + this space to encourage 73,700 of you to leap into more, while saying yes to less. #GiveThanks #HeartFull

What's one thing you're thankful for?
  •   thecoffeygirl ...and I am thankful for Friendsgiving with @the.lovingkind 2d
  •   willdmq You are a blessing. Glad you took this time, and look forward to learning from you again soon! Happy Thanksgiving! 2d
  •   miafleur_home Lovely post x 2d
  •   keepwithmarisa @hilaryrushford, just signed up for one of your classes! Looking forward to some great tips!!! 2d
  •   paulatalmelli Im thankful for so many things but eant to say that im thankful to had know you @hilaryrushford !!!! 1d
  •   laureenoliphant Love posts of gratitude! 1d
  •   corneliapauline @hilaryrushford I'm so thankful that you provided the inspiration for me to create my first online course myself and I'm proud of myself for overcoming the fear I had before of doing so. Once I got over it and with you as my business idol in mind, boy have I been on a role ! So thank you 24h
  •   tbstyleworks Hello @hilaryrushford just RSVP'ED for how to increase my IG following not just for popularity but to be profitable. Excited hope you can take a look at my profile. Thanks. 9h

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hilaryrushford Trying to being better about little moments of self-care + joy like lighting a candle when I sit down to work at my desk.

The house is mostly @MrsMeyersCleanDay (I order 6-packs on Amazon) + I just got one from @PaddywaxCandles I'm addicted to (tobacco + vanilla scent, alas the shop I found it in is sold out)

Do you have recommends for delicious candles that don't break the bank? #AskADeanStBetty

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hilaryrushford Last night's ensemble for the #HungerGamesPremiere.

#StylistTip: When going to an event, always error on the side of being over dresses. Worst case people will think you're someone important. Oh + walk like you're someone important. Shoulders back, but eyes down or straight ahead. Security guards will let you pass + people will wonder if you're someone. Which you are.

PS Alexander Wang dress + Zara jacket were both steals at resale shops.

PPS Details about the premiere in my last post. #RealOrNotReal #Real

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hilaryrushford Tickets to the #HungerGames Premiere tonight.

Sightings included Primrose (oh wait, no it was the dancer from the Chandelier video which actually we were more excited about, but had to pass it down the row telephone style like junior high kids bc we only realized this when she sat down behind us), Snow who was sitting over our other shoulder, Annie (Finnick's love) + fake Jennifer Lawrence who was hilariously posing for a million photos with fans while we saw JLaw herself wear something different down the carpet.

Also, I had nervous stomach for hours + had to hold hands. One of the most intense movies even tho I've read the books + knew how it ended. I need a stiff drink + a Xanax. Pinot Grigio + melatonin will have to do.

Tonight, the odds were ever in our favor. #NewYorkCity #MockingjayPart2 #HungerGamesPremiere

That's what you + I do. Keep each other alive.

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hilaryrushford Fall, your layers really have me feeling on point. #TrenchAndTopKnot 1w

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hilaryrushford Morning daydreams: Lady of leisure-ing my way through winter in a yellow dress and Palm Springs, as many novels as cocktails. #DeanStTravelBetty #InstagramDaydreams {image via @wmag}

Tag the bestie you'd be sharing this lounge chair with + spread the morning sunshine. {Ms @styleandpepper we would rock this life}

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hilaryrushford My feelings are not neutral about this color palette To wear basic hues without looking boring: remarkable is in the details of pattern pairings, chic silhouettes, being a little fashion forward like a suede pant (maybe $30 from Target). #StylistTips #HoldingOntoFallStyle #SundayBest #ChurchChronicles 2w

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hilaryrushford I am brave enough to disappoint people when with my 'no' because it's not the best choice for me.

I am brave enough to say no to more money to prioritize more freedom.
I am brave enough to let friendships fade to make room for people who'll share my next season of life.

I am brave enough to leave my career + launch a business without any background in it.

I am brave enough to eat at a restaurant alone if I want quiet time without the lure of a nap on the couch.

I am brave enough to put on my own oxygen mask first.

I am brave enough to wear red lipstick.

I am brave enough to slow down, really slow, + ask myself what I want most.

I am brave enough to not settle, even tho the deeper I go, the harder the choices become.

I am often scared, anxious, triggered, exhausted, torn, overwhelmed. Yet I have the courage to do the hard work of creating a life/business that makes me happiest.

I encourage you {definition: to put courage in you} to do the same today.

What are you brave enough to ...? It might be in a quiet way, but we'll hear + see you.

#ElegantExcellence #TribeOfTheBrave #QuietlyCourageous
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  •   empresscharla @alliehorner Sorry for not replying sooner! I traveled solo for the first time last month - I went to Atlanta :-) my next solo trip will most likely be a study abroad trip in Italy. Which Italian cities do you recommend to visit? 6d
  •   the_luxicon Hello @hilaryrushford I just joined the Dean Street Society. Hoping to learn some important tips for growing my IG following! 5d
  •   marilynntaylor I am brave enough to face the fear of judgement when I shift my business in a way that serves me and my family best. I am brave enough to tell my story. And I'm brave enough to slow down and purge what and who drags me down. โฃ 4d
  •   cathyospinaaa Just signed up for your class! I'm excited 2d
  •   kaihugs Love your page. Just signed up for your class ๐Ÿฝ 23h
  •   interwovenap Hello. ๐Ÿป 16h

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hilaryrushford #StyleMeNovember Day 14 Inspiration // "Pretty in Purse" // A colored clutch is one of my favorite closet accents: Can be super affordable + a fun kick whether meeting a friend for coffee with jeans or out on date night in a dress { by @sarakerens}
#LadylikeStyle #DressJoyfully #ColorfulFall

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hilaryrushford Current situation. Post-brunch. Pre-football.

This has been the most transformative book of my 2015. A life by design not default, slowing down to choose those actions that give you the highest contribution to your goals, saying yes to far less + doing it far better.

It's a process that gets not easier but harder. A year ago I hired a business coach + in one day cut from 100 to 10 things I was doing in my business. It was easy to see the 90% that mattered least.

This winter I'm down to 8, to 5, to 2 which feels like choosing between twins: Which of two desires I love do I sacrifice because doing both will continue to lead to burnout + a never ending sprint.

Insanity is doing something again expecting different results. Yet discerning which elements of your life are truly essential, in a full + busy world, is so hard it can make insanity feel like the easier choice to accept for just a while longer, just one more launch, just till the kids are in school.

What is your #1 no questions goal before 2015 is over? If you're unsure, write "tea time" below as your commitment to take a walk or quiet time this weekend to think about it.

#ElegantExcellence #WhatMattersMost #WalkTheWalk

PS My #1 is organization + procedures for my team. Totally unsexy. I hate it. Drains me. Why I'm barely on Instagram or Persicope. But the yes that will lead to my greatest happiness in 2016.
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  •   kikiverde Tea time. I have an inkling, but slowing down so that everything is still is always something I try to do so I have nothing that is louder than my inner voice. 1w
  •   natalieborton Just started reading this book based on your recommendation. SO GOOD!! ๐Ÿผ 1w
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  •   marilynntaylor I have been going through your IG posts one by one to "catch up" with you and once again I'm struck between the eyes. I'm reading essentialism right now because of you. I told you on periscope that my life has taken a 180 degree turn because of you. My #1 no questions goal is to finish up what is currently on my client plate so I can hit the ground running with my new format in 2016. #2 is finding Clarity in my business to do more of what I love and less of doing EVERYTHING. I have also had to slow down and focus more on my support staff to train and organize my processes more. You aren't alone. 4d
  •   enozioni You should take care of your nails before... 3d
  •   jillsoutfits Interesting! I'll have to check out this book. 2d

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hilaryrushford #StyleMeNovember Day 13 Inspiration // "Ivy League Lovely" // Wishing you a colorful weekend!

Even if it's in a quiet way like it makes you light up to be watching football in cute cozy pants + lipstick ... not that that's what I have planned
  •   theinsideoutstylist Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only live can do that. 2w
  •   theinsideoutstylist A beautiful and appropriate quote Martin Luther King Jnr 2w
  •   hilaryrushford Hi @theyuppiefiles no worries, if you disagree with my choice simply unfollow! I'd hope you wouldn't walk into a dinner party + tell the hostess what you think she should have done differently, + this party of my account is no different. We're a negativity free zone. 2w
  •   hilaryrushford Hi @ashleydlogan you're so entitled to your freedom to unfollow! But you are not welcome to come into my home, the party I host here, + take me to task any more than you would walk up to a bride at her wedding + let her know which social conventions you're disappointed she didn't match your expectations of. If people think they can criticize me publicly, I'm teaching it's okay to do the same to one another + my students. It is not. 2w
  •   hilaryrushford Beautiful quote @theinsideoutstylist! So agree with that heart. 2w
  •   radishkids ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฝ @theinsideoutstylist 2w
  •   goodiegoodieglutenfree Stunning outfit 2w
  •   suellenstyle Love the dress 4d

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hilaryrushford I've been quiet on Insta + Periscope lately. Not because my soul needed a rest. But because my brain is drained from excel spreadsheets.

Truth. It's not poetic. But there are 50 days left in the year + {after a tear-filled breakdown} this weekend I got clear that I need to put on my big girl panties, pause the creative part of my business I love, to get messy in the organization muck I hate -- so I can set my team up for success in 2016.

Could I be "perfect" + still Instagram 3x a day while creatively drained? Sure. But with a brain of mush, I've been no guilt vegging on football + Kardashians. Because creativity shouldn't come from obligation, but inspiration.

This is your life. What really makes you happy? What if you could only pick 1 thing instead of 3 to do well before the holidays? What if saying no is the only way to say yes to what matters most? Just in case you need permission, I give it to you now m'dear.

#Essentialism #LessButBetter #ChooseLess

PS Image via @dandymoon who epitomizes why I heart the Instagram community! She DMed to tell me I'm in Cosmo Australia this month as an "Instapreneur" {yes I squealed} + offered to mail me lots of copies. People are nice. Full stop.
  •   paprdollmilitia Hi Hillary, I just signed up for your webinar and I'm excited to learn from you. Also, yes, I like this post ;) 5d
  •   paperandposies @hilaryrushford just introducing myself! ๏ธ looking forward to the webinar! 5d
  •   marilynntaylor @hilaryrushford this was the post I was looking for. I was starting to worry about you. I'm so glad you are taking care of you. I just had a life moment that refocused things for me too and I had to take a moment to breath before picking back up again. I've been stressing out about being so behind but you my dear, with your honesty, certainly do help a girl to take a breath. Sending love and good vibes. ๐Ÿค•๐Ÿป 4d
  •   marilynntaylor @theartofgritandgrace so good to see you here! 4d
  •   elisabethmcknight @brandinimmo sign up for this free Insta class (link in her profile) + then the full course she'll offer at the end! 3d
  •   theartofgritandgrace @marilynntaylor yeah girl! me some Hilary! 3d
  •   mirablackman Dance is what what makes me really happy. Colors too just signed up for your class... Excited to see why comes! 2d
  •   charlotterenaissance Hi @hilaryrushford! This post is soooo dope!!! Just registered for your Dean Street free workshop!! Looking forward to it! 2h

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hilaryrushford #StyleMeNovember Day 6 // "Menswear Maiden" // Inspired by Audrey Hepburn's tomboy gamine style in Funny Face

Gamine: A slim, often boyish, elegant, wide-eyed young woman perceived to be, mischievous. French word. #WordOfTheDay

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hilaryrushford Home from 3 back-to-back events feeling like this: Delighted, albeit some wilted petals.

Unexpectedly met SO many alums of Instagram With Intention + while working to re-release the class in December it's incredible to hear their stories - why they attended, what made them buy, their fav takeaway, how it's led to clients.

Grateful that curating my little online magazine {my Instagram feed} has taught thousands of others to do the same with joy + purpose.

Of equal importance, I want a 2 foot tall vase like this for my croquet mallets next to the fireplace. Ideas of where to find one welcome. {image via @caitlinkruse}

#SweetDay #IHeartNY #AndNowGoodNight

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hilaryrushford #StyleMeNovember Day 5 // "Once upon a necklace" // When you accidentally take a selfie before Periscoping then think, okay I look a little angry, but it's a good hair day + I really love this outfit {wink} 3w
  •   archana.jiwnani Was so lovely to meet you today! Sorry I caught you at a bad time. Hope you had a great dinner! ๏ธ 3w
  •   wonderpink2013 Beautiful picture! Hilary you inspire me to work hard and go for my dreams. Thank you so much!!! 3w
  •   catemacky Beautiful!!!!!! 3w
  •   makeupaddictmeg This is gorgeous! Love this look 2w
  •   claudia.biliato Linda 2w
  •   halocollective @hilaryrushford LIPS! What brand do you wear? In search of something that stays on and I automatically thought of you and your red lip look! 1w
  •   almostindianwife Ok I have to say it! Has anyone ever told you that you look like Rory Gilmore's twin! I watched one of your workshop on Instagram and kept thinking that! 1w
  •   marilynntaylor Come back to periscope!! I miss you. 4d

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