R a c h a e l D e e

my name is rachael.
i've always been better moving
than i am standing still.

It took me a long time to realize this:
We get to choose what defines us.
Sarah Addison Allen

|rachael runs | y o g a | outfits |

in recent times i’ve lost track of the amount of people (on the internet but also a lot in real life which is what’s prompting me to write this) who have said to me, “you did this and i was really into it and it inspired me to do this” (sometimes just in passing days later) and most of the time i’m just like hey that’s so cool for a moment and then forget about it but then this morning i was just sitting here drinking my coffee and it’s raining and monday and i was like, you know what? i am really really happy with the energy i’m putting out into the universe and i am so glad that i can do weird things that indirectly make other people want to do weird things. like whether that’s wearing cool socks or running half marathons (or running at all) or hugging people goodbye it’s just good vibes all around and i also get inspired by people in a similar fashion and it’s just a good way to be, you know? 

so that was my little ramble for today. fist bump to the universe. 


Stay humble, and don’t idolize. Assume nothing of the people you meet. Neither their beauty, nor their intelligence, nor their good character. And especially not their weak character. Ask questions. Invite surprise and confusion. Admit you were wrong. Apologize and move on.

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# whatiwore

walked into Roots and had the sales associate and manager come over to me and exclaim “THAT is how you wear those socks! we were trying to think of an outfit for them!”

so feeling pretty dang pleased with self at the moment

Where are your skinny jeans from in your last what I wore? Adorable!

thank you! they’re from american eagle! 

love your fisherman sweater! is it another thrift store find?

+10 points for knowing its a fisherman sweater and I actually bought it locally from someone a few years ago :)

Hi I'd like to tell you that because of that picture of your outfit where you've got the blue beanie and mid calf socks I just went out and bought mid calf socks for a not-quite-date I'm going on tomorrow and they're really cute! Your style is awesome :)

woohoo! you’re totally gonna rock it. good luck on your not-quite-date you qt! :) :) 

where do you live?! Those photos are absolutely lovely! And i'm sorry if you mentioned your location in your FAQ, I can't find it on mobile!!

Halifax, Nova Scotia :)

just putting out there, but your legs are awesome!!

thank you!! :) i’m a big fan of them as well.

seaport farmer’s market bliss! growlers of craft beer, macarons, smoked cheese, pralined nuts, and lots of fresh produce. love where I live so much.

spent a beautiful morning with my wonderful parents at the seaport farmers market and now heading to the library with friends for a syntax studying party. happy Saturday!

Sorry if you've answered this question before, but are you doing a thesis for this masters program? Thanks! have a great day!

hey! i don’t think I’ve answered this one actually! I’ve chosen not to do a thesis with this program. I have the option of doing one concurrently, but since I have so much research experience already I want to really focus on the clinical aspect of the program.

I love your blue and white sweater from your last what I wore post! Where is it from??

it’s from the gap, last winter! super soft and cozy :)

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two regular outfit photos + an appearance made by coffee when I was figuring out how much room I had in the shot ahaha. chilliest day this week! sunny but only up to 12C today. brrrr

my mug is from Ken’s House of Pancakes on the Big Island of Hawaii :)



things that should be allowed to be used in essays:

  • i shit you not
  • you feel me
  • no but get this
  • i’m just sayin
  • let me explain to you a thing
  • and yeah
A long time ago I asked you for advice on how to get started with running as a person with no experience or stamina whatsoever. You gave me a long and thoughtful answer and I just wanted to let you know I ran my first 5k recently! (Legitimately a big feat for someone as out of shape as I was.) I ended up using a training app to build my stamina initially and also took your advice about alternating running for speed and running for distance. THANKS you're great