Monday, July 25, 2016

Boho Off The Shoulder Dress

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Besides enjoying Saturday night out with the girls, mine was pretty lazy and low key.  I even ended up taking a two hour nap with the twins, which is something I never do!  Sometimes those restful weekends are much needed, and I have to admit that I woke up with more energy today than I've had in a while.  My prior weekend was non stop, as I attended the Killington Wine festival, and today I'm sharing what I wore for a day of tasting wine in the mountains.

Ever since my mom moved to Killington, VT six years ago, it has been an annual tradition to attended the Killington Wine Festival.  Because I knew it was going to be a hot day, I wanted to wear something that was light and airy, and this boho off the shoulder dress made the perfect option.  I paired it with my flat gladiator sandals since I knew I'd be on my feet most of the day, and finished my look with my ChloĆ© cross body bag.  You want to be hands free of holding a bag at a wine festival since you'll have a wine glass in one hand, and want to be taking notes on the wines that you like with the other.   

I had every intention of shooting this look at the peak of the mountain since the views are gorgeous from there (the festival is held at the base of the mountain), however, the gondola had stopped working during the duration we were there.   By the time it started up again, it was time to pick up the kids from daycare, so we never make it to the peak.  Maybe next year.

Dress: c/o Chicwish| Sandals: Old Navy| Bag: ChloĆ©| Sunnies: BP| Necklace: Sarah Chloe| Bracelets: Vita Fede (herehere, and here)

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Lace Blouse and Ripped Jeans + WW Link Up

You all know what today is, right (besides FriYay)?  The Nordstrom Anniversary sale has officially began, and now everyone has access to the sale!  Although I haven't made my purchases yet, I wanted to share with you a couple of items which I already own, that are included in the sale.  First are these Citizen of Humanity Rocket jeans, which are my absolute favorite.  I got them last year, and am happy that they're still available, because I think everyone should own them.  Oh yea, they are almost $70 off with the #NSALE!  Not only do I love their high rise fit, but they have the perfect amount of distressing.  I'll probably end up buying them in a different wash this year, because I'm truly obsessed with them.  I also added these Vince Camuto booties to my wardrobe last year, and they are still my go-to pair of boots.  I love how the front dips, showing some skin and complimenting my skinny ankles (a lot of booties are too large around the ankle, making them look awkward).  Not only do they look great with ankle length jeans, but they also pair well with dresses.  Although my particular pair is from last year, Vince Camuto came out with an updated version which is almost identical, and I'm thinking of getting them in the khaki.  I paired this Forever 21 lace paneled blouse with my jeans and booties for a feminine touch, and finished my look with a red clutch for a pop of color.  A perfect look that will take me straight into the fall.

Incase you missed Wednesday's post, I shared all the items that are on my wish list from the #NSALE, and broke them down by category.  If you're going to shop the sale, make sure to first check out the post here.  Now, I'm off to go shop!  I wish everyone a great weekend.

Top: Forever 21 (also comes in peach)| Jeans: Citizens of Humanity (on sale)| Booties: Vince Camuto (this years version here, and on sale)| Bag: Street Level (in black here, and loving this bag here)| Sunnies: BP (in nude here)| Necklaces: Sarah Chloe (here and here)| Bracelets: Vita Fede (herehere, and here)

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Rachael's Radar: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Happy Hump Day my friends!  I'm sure you're all aware that the #NSALE is currently taking place for those who are cardholders, and if you're not aware, you should be!  I know every other blogger and their mother have been talking about this sale non stop, but there is a good reason: it is a GREAT sale!  It's one of the only times of year, which you are able to get new fall merchandise at marked down prices.  Trust me, I'm nowhere ready to be thinking about fall, but now is a great time to evaluate your fall wardrobe, and add those items that are needed.  

I'm going to let you in on a little secret:  I am not a cardholder.  I know, shocker.  A fashion blogger who does not have a Nordstrom card is on the rare side, so I have not yet purchased anything from the sale.  However, I have been stocking the Nordstrom website since the sale began, and taking notes on everything that I love.  Since the sale will be available to everyone in just two days, I'm sharing with you what I believe is the best of the best sale.  To make the shopping process easier, I've narrowed my picks into five different categories, which are all staples for the fall.

The sale opens up to everyone this Friday (7/22), so get ready to shop!  I do have to admit, a few of the items that I have my eye on are either low stock or already sold out, so next year I will make sure to become a cardholder.  The good news is that for those of us who don't want the credit card, you have the option to have a Nordstrom debit card where your purchases are drawn directly from your personal bank account.  A perfect solution in my eyes!  I can't wait to share what I end up getting, and I'd love to hear what you purchased or have your eye on.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Open Side Tank and Pink Tulle

Mixing two of my favorite colors, black and blush, today.   You many remember when I last wore this tulle skirt here, which I also paired with black (surprise, surprise).  With a need to pull it out of my closet again, I added a fun black tank to give it an everyday look.  You all know that there is nothing I love more (well... maybe an off-the-shoulder top) than a classic item with a twist.  A pencil skirt with an asymmetrical hem, a button down with bell sleeves, or in this case, a basic black tank with open sides.  This top is from a french brand called Diab'less, which does an amazing job at adding fun twists to classic pieces.  I've actually owned this top for a few years now, so it's not longer available, but I found some great alternatives and linked them below, such as this tank with cut out sides, and this tie front tank.   

Because the open sides on my tank revealed a little too much skin, and I'm not one to show side boob, I layered it with this bralette which added a pretty pop of lace.   Bralettes and bandeaus are my go-to items in the summer.  They make a perfect solution for those pieces you want to wear that may be cut too low or are a tad too revealing.  Not to mention the lace adds a pretty touch.

Top: Diab'less| Skirt c/o Chicwish| Bralette: Free People| Wedges: Kenneth Cole (similar here and here)| Clutch: GiGi New York| Sunnies: BP| Necklaces: Sarah Chloe (here and here), similar long necklace here | Bracelets: Vita Fede (herehere, and here)

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Friday, July 15, 2016

White on White and Bell Sleeves + WW Link Up

So... I am beginning to think that I have a slight obsession with bell sleeves.  You all know about my {huge} obsession with anything off-the-shoulder, but lately I find myself only wearing this trend if there are large flares at my wrists too {proof in my last post}.  I mean, how gorgeous, and fun, is this top?  There are SO many ways it can be styled, but I decided to go for all all white look.  When wearing a monochromatic outfit, I prefer that the pieces are slightly different in shades {in this case white} because it adds depth, making the look a little more interesting.  To make this top the focal point, I finished my outfit with black accessories.  I recently added these studded heels to my wardrobe, and am obsessed.  Not only are they a great dupe to the Rockstud, but they are the most comfortable pair of heels that I have ever owned.  These heels are currently restocked, but sell out fast, so hurry before they are gone again!

Wishing everyone a fun weekend.  I'm headed up to the mountains for the Killington wine festival.  I haven't been in two years, so I am very excited.  Make sure to follow along on Instagram and Snapchat (Rach480).

Top: c/o Chicwish| Jeans: Blank Denim| Heels: Sole Society| Clutch: GiGi New York| Sunnies: BP| Earrings: Baublebar| Bracelets Vita Fede (herehere, and here)| Necklace: Sarah Chloe

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Thank you to Chicwish for partnering in this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

The feature blogger of the week is Marta from Sweaters, Stripes, and Sweets.  You all know I'm a sucker for off-the-shoulder dresses, and this burgundy color is gorgeous.  Make sure to to visit her blog and say hello!