Hey there! I’m Rachel (AKA SparklePriestess) – a creative lifestyle blogger who’s obsessed with style, Instagram, and shopping local. 

I’m a lifelong artist and maker who’s really into style. No one knows where my passion for clothes, makeup, and hair comes from – I was raised in the middle of the Mojave Desert with no electricity or running water. My mom has never even painted her nails, much less dyed her hair. But ever since I can remember, I’ve loved dressing up.

In my real life, I’m a graphic designer, illustrator, textile designer, and seamstress. Creativity is my jam – and I love sharing what I do and connecting with others through blogging and Instagram. 

Yes, I love the ‘gram! I was an early adopter and I’ve been on since the biggest hashtag was #cloudporn. I’ve seen Instagram change a lot over the years and I’m always interested in the latest trends!

I’m a fashion polymath – I’m into high end, low end, trends, thrifting, sewing my own clothes, and especially shopping local. If I can support a local shop or designer, I will happily do so! That can mean shopping local to Colorado, or places I visit on vacation. I’m passionate about seeing small businesses succeed. 

The thing I love most about fashion is that it allows me to connect with people from all over the world. I appreciate all different types of personal style and this has led me to make so many friends in real life and online – and I’d be happy to have you join me! You can follow along on my blog or Instagram for fashion and Colorado local features, or sign up for my newsletter – I write all the latest trends, design tips, and best practices that I research for Instagram. 

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