On Thanksgiving I will only wear a loose fitting dress or leggings… or casual eating pants, as I call them. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year for two reasons: it’s one of the few holidays left where my whole family still gets together, and the FOOD! I could live off of mashed sweet potatoes, for real. Unfortunately, for the few days following the gluttony, it’s hard to shove myself into tight fitting clothes. Enter: high waisted skirts and baggy sweaters.
Also, can we talk about this bag for a hot minute… I love everything Rebecca Minkoff does. She is actual perfection. This cross body is the perfect size for me, it holds all the necessities; wallet, keys, phone, chapstick, and I love the hardware. It’s my new favorite bag. duh. ALSO! Speaking of Rebecca Minkoff, South Moon Under in the Grove is having a holiday event featuring a RM trunk show! On December 3rd receive 20% off all Rebecca Minkoff items, and enjoy a Winky Lux lip bar, light bites and sweet sips! Just in time for your holiday shopping!! Or ya know, if you want to treat yo’self. ;] (See full event details below).
These over the knee socks are my new jam. I bought three different pairs from Forever21 and I can’t stop wearing them. I bought a black pair to wear with my taupe Chinese Laundry OTK boots, and this pair, and a deep burgundy color. I love the way they peek out over the top of these boots. So cute! I had another special guest with me on this shoot. I can’t get enough of my little ham!
December 3rd, South Moon Under in the Grove Shrewsbury || 10am – 6pm || 20% off all Rebecca Minkoff handbags, small leather goods, and shoes.
I was the pink Power Ranger three years in a row for Halloween. Kimberly was my spirit animal. A few years back Forever21 carried a few different t-shirts and sweatshirts featuring some throwback shows and I grabbed this one without even really looking at it. It was a crew neck sweatshirt, which I didn’t love, so when I got it home I cut off the collar to make it an off the shoulder sweater. A little DIY up in this bitch, and I pretty much wear it once a week.
I rented these sunglasses last year from Shop Ditto and last week I decided I couldn’t live without them anymore… so I bought myself a pair to own and keep forever. Reunited and it feels so goooooood.
Normally I pair this sweatshirt with leggings when I want to be super comfortable and casual, or distressed boyfriend jeans, but to dress it up a bit I love pairing it with a skirt & heels. Normally during the summer months I wear it with a little white skirt, but that seemed a little too springy for the weather. The top is waaaaay old, but I linked to a similar graphic sweatshirt above!
If you love something… buy it in every color! For the last two years I have been obsessing over my Stuart Weitzman over the knee boots, trying to work them into every outfit during every season. On my last trip to South Moon Under I finally snagged a similar pair by Chinese Laundry in a neutral shade for a quarter of the price. Yahtzee.
This was one of my favorite dresses from the spring! One of my new year’s resolutions for my blog this year (yes I know I’m getting ahead of myself, deal with it) is to re-wear clothes on here more often. My least favorite thing about bloggers is when they are no longer relatable. We can’t all afford to buy a new outfit every time we walk out the door (I certainly cannot!) SO I’m going to wear my favorite things more often just re-worked in different ways. Hope you guys enjoy it!
GUYS. How amazing are these earringsssssss? I can barely contain my excitement over them! If you haven’t heard of Syd & Pia yet, go look them up ASAP. These hoops in particular are made with semi precious stones and they are like 10000 times more stunning in person! I’m obsessed. Also, get outside today and soak up this amazing weather because apparently come Thanksgiving it’s adios warm weather!
Bomber jackets are in every window of every store right now and I’ve been wanting to add one to my collection for months but couldn’t decide on a style. WELL. I found this pretty little thing from Closet London and it was exactly what I’ve been missing this whole time!
Also worth mentioning.. A fellow blogger friend of mine posted heels she got at Payless a couple months ago and I was like NO WAY. (Read her post here!) They were so damn cute. So I went there myself a couple weeks ago and found these beauties. They were on sale for about $20 and they are SO comfortable! I wore them to work last week and then I had a charity event and met a girlfriend for drinks, so I walked all over the city basically, in these heels and my feet didn’t bother me at all! It was fantastic, hah.
I love bomber jackets because they’re comfortable, and if you find the right one (like this one!) it’ll be really easy to dress up or down depending on the look you’re going for. This jacket would also look super cute with a pair of boyfriend jeans and t-shirt.
I love this ring from Moonstone Magic! It’s so beautiful up close. It sparkles like there’s a whole little universe in there. I can’t stop staring at it when I put it on. hah.
So I brought Charlotte with me to do these blog pictures and she completely hammed it up for the camera. As per usual! I say this all the time but I think I really need to make her her own blog. Homegirl would kill it. Always stealing the show.
PLEASE disregard her outfit. She had a dress on, got cold, put pants on underneath it, got colder, threw this shirt on over it, found the hat in the back seat of my car.. decided to throw that on too. I’m gonna need to start her a blog so people send her cute clothes, haha!
If you’re like me, you’re not ready to part ways with your favorite pieces from summer just yet! I wore a bodysuit last week, an off the shoulder mini dress with cutouts the week before… obviously I’m having some separation anxiety. This outfit is no exception.
These wide leg pants have gotten me through two summers and I just figured out I don’t have to pack them away just yet! Cue the “ah ha!” By pairing them with this cropped sweater I’m getting just a little bit more wearability out of them. It helps that it has been a super warm October so far, but still.
I usually wear these Billabong pants with a crop top of sorts during the summer but I love the cozy feel the sweater gives this look. SO lesson to be learned here; if you have pieces from your summer wardrobe that you are in love with, don’t pack them away yet! Mix and match with your fall favorites and you’ll be able to wear them just a bit longer!
It’s going to be in the 80’s this week… it’s mid October… I’m confused. I don’t know how to dress. BUT while the warm weather is here I’m going to take advantage of it by wearing my favorite bodysuit at least one more time.
The last time I wore this bodysuit it was the middle of the summer and my boyfriend and I were grabbing some rooftop cocktails. I paired it with an envelope skirt and heels, and I kind of thought this was just a summer piece and I wouldn’t really be able to wear it much after that, ya know? Threw these jeans on with it on a whim and I must say… I’m diggin it. The hat is a great fall accessory, and if the temperature decides to drop a little bit I’ll throw on my favorite moto jacket to top it off.
So I used to think that you needed the perfectly perky fake boobs to be able to wear plunging bodysuits… I wouldn’t even try them on, honestly. BUT I loved the way they looked on everyone else and I was like F IT! I’m gettin one. And now I’m obsessed! Of course I always wish I had the big fake boobs that hold themselves up, but whatever. Be comfortable in your own skin and you can wear whatever you want, right?
I am a sucker for the fall hues; burn oranges, chocolate browns, neutrals… they are all so very easy on the eyes. At least for me, anyway. I’m usually in head to toe black about 9 months out of the year, summer included, but these few months I love to pepper in a little of these earthy colors throughout my wardrobe.
Fun fact about this moto jacket… I had a similar one from Hollister that I LOVED! It was my go-to jacket for pretty much every outfit, but the fact that it was faux leather meant it didn’t have a long shelf life. It started to crack and peel a few months ago and my mom made me throw it away, haha! She was embarrassed for me… so I was on the hunt for a similar style that I could fall just as in love with and I found it within minutes during a trip to South Moon Under. The belt around the bottom is an added bonus as well, it makes me feel just a touch more badass. It fits like a glove, it’s comfortable and warm. Well worth the seriously low price tag of just $128! *steal*
I’m in love with these pants! I didn’t think I would be because they’re so different from anything I’ve ever worn, but they’re comfortable and they’re fun. They feel like a skirt but they’re pants so you don’t have to worry about any Marilyn Monroe moments. All in all, my fall wardrobe is growing on me this year. I thought I would miss the bare skin and laid-back approach to my summer style but you may just have a changed woman on your hands.
I’m not over the off the shoulder look yet. I get that it’s a more spring and summer appropriate style, but throw on a leather jacket and some high boots and you’ve got yourself a fall look right here. Luckily, it’s been warm enough lately for me to wear this little striped dress as is!
With the acceptation of Hurricane Matthew’s overflow of rain the past few days, it had been relatively nice out around here. During the day it’s nice and warm in the sun, the perfect weather for this dress. I picked this dress because of the color, first. I really don’t own a whole lot of gray. It’s either black, or white. There has been no in-between. I wanted to try something different. And of course, I love the off the shoulder trend and I own nothing with bell sleeves! So it’s a win-win all around.
This choker gives me liiiiiiiiiiiife. I literally try to wear it as often as possible. I love that it’s more bold than any other choker I own, it’s so fun. I’ve started wearing Schiap from NARS on the reg again. It was my summer color last year, but I tried to wear less lipstick this summer (honestly it’s a pain in the butt to keep up with hah) but I forgot how much I loved this shade. Much like this choker I’m trying to work this lipstick into every outfit these days.
A couple weeks ago (yes, a couple… I am so bad at blogging right now! Yikes!) I showed you guys how I styled this full skirt from Closet London for a day time look. Today I’ll show you guys how to switch it up for a night on the town by just swapping out a few pieces.
CLOSET LONDON SKIRT C/O || FRANCESCA’S CROP TOP (old!) || CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN HEELS (so old!) || DANIRISI BAG C/O
I switched out my lace up sandals for some sky high platforms, changed into a crop top, and added a bag with a little more attitude to bring this skirt from day to night. This is the last post from me with light hair! Gasp. I must say though… everyone seems to like me with darker locks. It feels a little bit more… “me.” Like throwback Rachel, if you will. You’ll see. :]
Remember my beloved pockets? Seriously. I love them. I’m a little bit sad that the blog posts are going to feature more layers soon. As in like…. the next thing I post. WAH. I love fall but it’s been a pretty cold one already, right?
Remember my post on Monday talking about smarter shopping? One of my favorite things to do is invest in pieces with versatility and wearability. What I mean is, they can easily be worn from day to night, dressed up or down, with just a few key changes. This full skirt from Closet London may not look like a day time pieces at first, but paired with a simple tank top and sandals it’s an easy look to pull off.
Again, this is a great item to wear to work! My office is more on the casual side so I’d probably wear it this way, if you have more of a fancy schmancy office environment you could opt for a crisp button up or blouse. And you may want to throw on a cropped leather jacket now that the weather is starting to cool off.
Side note! This skirt also has pockets! Holler. Pockets just make life easier, don’t they? So next week I’ll be showing you guys how I change this look up from office appropriate to out on the town. Check back!