About Me




I’m Natalie and welcome to Rachel Green and Pretty Things! I started this website in 2017 as a way to bring some of my passions to life. I have always loved fashion, and as a child of the 90s, obviously “Friends” was (and still is, thanks Netflix) a huge part of my weeknight routine.  So, putting the two together was natural and RGPT was born!

I consider myself a very budget-friendly fashionista and love sharing my discoveries with you guys in not only fashion, but also food, home, travel, and more.

I was born and raised in Illinois, and here I still am. I went to college at St. Ambrose University (go Bees!), graduated, came back to my roots, and married my wonderful husband, Brett in 2009.

Here are a few fun facts:

Crazy cat (<3 animals in general) lady.

Red wine aficionado.

I could sit on the couch all day long, but I feel bad if I do.

I hate working out, but force myself to do it.

Pasta is my go-to comfort food, specifically mac and cheese.

Give me a good craft beer (milk stout preferably) and I’ll be your best friend.

I like scarves and shoes, a lot.

I’m left-handed, but play sports right handed (so I think I’m ambidextrous, maybe)?

I like to drive fast.

I have an obsession with picking off my nail polish.

I never arrive early anywhere (except the airport).

If I could pack up and move to a beach for life right now, I would do it.

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Thank you for following along – I hope you’ll stay a while! xoxo, Nat –