Hi and thank you for checking out my blog! I am Mari, Founder of Marly Rae, a online clothing store for women craving a minimalist boho chic style. I graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2015 with a degree in business. Originally a pure Michigander, I turned Floridian the day after graduation and tread my path in the sunshine state until recently when Hurricane Irma hit my home in the Florida Keys. I started Marly Rae in 2014, but took a break from my blog to focus on building my career. After taking a step back, I've launched my updated blog and want to share with you all my style and adventures!

Born & Raised in the Mitten; Moved to FL The day after graduation
I Bake When Stressed
Always Wearing an odd number of bracelets
Pescetarian for 7+ Years


In addition, I play guitar, listen to xmas music in June, love lemon in my water, am a certified yoga and paddle board instructor, can never spell the word definitely without looking it up, and (sometimes) eat popcorn for dinner.

Whether I am practicing yoga, avoiding plastic consumption, or traveling the globe, I've always stayed true to my roots. I live for adventures, but am completely satisfied being a homebody with my swissie, Yeti (named after the snow monster -- not the brand). I've always had a passion for fashion and I can't wait to share with you my unique style that is a mix of chic-boho-contemporary and everything in between! Read my blog to find out more.

Email | hello@marlyraeblog.com       Instagram | basicsaltyblonde

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