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My first holiday gift guide of the season is live on the blog! For all of those leopard lovers in your life, this ones perfect for them 🐆❤️ I found different price points for everyone you may be shopping for! 🙌 Link in bio to shop all my finds or you can follow me on the LIKEtoKNOW.it app and search @houseofclassy_ http://liketk.it/2GXpL @liketoknow.it •
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Swipe left for a hair transformation! 💁🏼‍♀️ —> I have been seeing this tripple barrel curling iron all over the ‘gram lately and just had to give it a try 🙌 It takes me back to my elementary school days when I use to crimp my hair in the mornings and thought I was the coolest 😂 This was my first time using it and it took less then 10 minutes to do my whole hair! It’s super easy and under $30!! Definitely worth a try! 😍 I’ve linked everything I used in the LIKEtoKNOW.it app! •
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Casual vibes are my fav these days! 🙌 Oh, and anything camo is a plus! This whole look is 30% off until tomorrow with code BONUS! I will be living in this long sleeve plush-knit tee all winter long, it’s SO soft and under $30! 😍
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Had the best girls trip to Whistler this weekend and celebrated TWO of my besties birthdays! 🎉🥂 We spent the day at the spa, checked into our hotel, had an amazing Italian dinner, and went out for drinks and dancing! 💃 I’m definitely feeling it today but it was the best time and I’m so lucky to have such amazing friends to celebrate! ❤️ •
Outfit deets — wore my fav @spanx leggings last night and they are the most comfortable things in the world. I took my regular size large but you could size up as they run a little snug. 
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Happy Friday loves! 💕 I’m sharing my holiday nails a little early but I have quite a few fun Christmas campaigns coming up so I figured, why not 🤷🏼‍♀️ @kenji_wyn always NAILS it 😂💅
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I just finished painting pottery with my little man and we’re off for sushi tonight with my fam! 🍣 It’s been a very relaxing day and I am here for it 🙌
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Ps. There’s a new blog post live giving you all the tips and tricks on how to self tan! Go check it out on my brand NEW website! 🙌 link in bio to check it out 😉
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Happy Friday loves! 💕 I’m...

In search of a dress, ended up snagging the cutest #snakeskin blouse instead! 😍 Head on over to stories to see what I’m up to... [hint: 🚗😩] Hope your Thursday is better than mine right now 😂 @nickracchi85 have the wine ready when I get home 🍷 Shop your screenshot of this pic with the LIKEtoKNOW.it shopping app or swipe up in stories 😘
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Y’all it has been a weeek! 😩 Being sick and trying to study for an exam is no joke!! I thought I’d take a quick break to let you know my best selling clutch has been fully restocked and it is 🙌 it has card holders inside and fits your phone with a lipstick no problem! 😍 runnnn to the LIKEtoKNOW.it app and search houseofclassy_ to shop! If you ever need any help please message me or I can send you the direct link ❤️ Happy Wednesday babes 💕
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***CLOSED*** LOUIS VUITTON NEVERFULL GIFTING

Several girls have teamed up to gift one of YOU a Louis Vuitton Neverfull!! 💘
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Here’s what to do to enter: 
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Gifting ends on 11/8 at 11:59 pm EST. Winner will be announced 11/9 Good luck!!🍀This is not in any was associated with Instagram or Louis Vuitton. By entering you agree you are at least 18 years of age. Open to US residents only. Winner must claim within 24 hours of announcing. •
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Happy Sunday Babes! 😘 It has been a very relaxing weekend over at our house which was much needed! I got a flu shot on Friday and it wiped me out for the last couple of day 😩 We spent today out with Nick’s family and now we’re headed to dinner with mine! 💕
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Outfit deets — it’s the last day to take advantage of the old navy sale! Use code STYLE for 20% off. Also, these booties are alwaaaays sold out and they have been fully restocked in all sizes. I got my regular size and they fit perfect 👌 Shop my daily looks by following me on the LIKEtoKNOW.it shopping app http://liketk.it/2Gv3z #liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKsalealert #LTKunder50 #LTKstyletip •
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Happy Halloween 👻 •
If you aren’t doing anything exciting tonight, I have a full try on over on stories! If you haven’t seen it yet, you should check it out and use code STYLE for 20% off everything! Shop my daily looks by following me on the LIKEtoKNOW.it shopping app and search houseofclassy_
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Stay safe tonight if you are out celebrating 🎃❤️ Everyone’s costumes I have seen are amazing so far!
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About Me

Mercedes Ritchie

I decided to start blogging for a few reasons:  One, I really just wanted somewhere to show my daily adventures & passions.  To be able to come back and see all the memories down the road is a bonus! Two,  I am obsessed with fashion, everything about it fascinates me.  From the yearly New York Fashion Week to everyday outfits, I just can’t seem to get enough.  I wake up in the morning and turn my phone on just to see what my favourite bloggers have posted.  It’s such a supportive community once you start to make blogger friends!  I always look forward to seeing the outfit collaborations that people come up with and how they pair things together, it gives me inspiration for my own ideas!

Fashion isn’t everything, fitness is a huge part of me and how I live my day-to-day life. Also, not everyone is a size 2 [and if you are, you are perfect just the way you are!]  I come from a family that has always had healthy meals on the table and exercised daily, but also not making life revolve around this and how much you eat or don’t eat.  I have never been considered small or skinny. This is such a big issue in society today and most people don’t realize how much size or even just talk about size, can affect a person. Over the last few years I had gained over 50 pounds due to health reasons and not putting my body first. I can excitedly say that I have lost 35 of that so far and I have NEVER felt better. It isn’t the weight loss that makes me feel better, I just didn’t feel good in my skin because I wasn’t taking care of myself. Now, I am staying consistent with my workouts and eating to fuel my body and it has done wonders for my mental health among the other amazing benefits.

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Over the past few years, I have learned how loving yourself is the biggest obstacle when it comes to your own confidence and self-worth. A huge part of my mindset change was because of daily exercise.  Can you imagine if Beyonce didn’t have the confidence she does?  Where would our world be without Queen Bey? Being fashionable is as much about confidence as it is about style. We all have things that make us special [whether you think they are good or not] so why not flaunt them? It’s all of these things put together that makes us unique and different and we have to stick together!

Now, on to my life. I have gone to school for what seems like FOREVER. Everything I’ve taken just hasn’t ‘wowed’ me. It sometimes feels like I have failed because I don’t have a degree after all these years of school, but I remind myself that everything happens for a reason and eventually I will find what I am truly passionate about. I think this is another reason I started House of Classy, to have something that’s mine and a creative outlet because this girl has never really dabbled in her creative side. Don’t get me wrong –I have a great job, I’m just not sure if it’s what I’ll be doing for the rest of my life. All I know is money makes life a little easier, but it definitely isn’t what makes you happy– that comes from within.  It takes consistent work and getting uncomfortable when you start to feel comfortable.

I have a 4 pound chihuahua named Fernando [Nando] and he is my everything! He is the cutest little thang, I bring him everywhere with me so I’m sure you will see photos with him on the regular.  I also have an amazing man in my life, Nick.  He is the sweetest person I have ever known, so thoughtful and romantic, he really just gets me. It’s nice to have someone like that next to you through everything.  We motivate each other and it just seems to work!  We are married as of September 27, 2019!  I can’t wait to spend life with him by my side. #inthenickoftime

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These are just a few snippets into my life. If you have any questions about me or anything else you were wondering while reading this, feel free to email me or send me a DM on any of my social media. I am always happy to meet new people and am so grateful you are following along on HOC!