Friday, August 29, 2014

Double Slit Maxi Dress

Can you believe that Labor Day Weekend is here already?  I feel like my summer has just begun, but with a trip to the cape this week and fun family activities planned this weekend, I am ready to have one last summer hurrah then say hello to fall (and cozy knits!).  I have already worn this maxi dress a couple of times, and will be wearing it again this weekend.  It is the perfect dress to wear to a BBQ not only because of the fun pattern, but because it is extremely comfortable, and the banded waist helps conceal the stomach so you can eat as much as you want!  This dress would also be perfect for a pool party, or add a pair of heels (or wedges as I did) and wear it out to dinner.

My favorite detail on this dress is the double side slits.  I don't feel contained with its long length and I can show a little leg, making it a bit flirty.

This dress is from my friend's boutique, Ceci Palm Beach, located in Palm Beach Florida.  Ceci carries the best selection of resort wear and accessories at great prices that won't have you breaking the bank.  With constant shipment of new merchandise from dresses to off-the-shoulder tops and jumpsuits, Ceci has the perfect pieces whether vacationing or just heading out to dinner.  If you follow Ceci Palm Beach on Facebook or Instagram @cecipalmbeach they are constantly updating photos of their new arrivals, and if you see something you like, just email or call and it can be shipped to you.  Best yet, they ship for free on Wednesdays!

Dress: Veronica M from Ceci Palm Beach 561-626-5800// Wedges: Stuart Weitzman// Bag: Chanel// Sunglasses: Fendi//  Bracelets: Vita FedeLove From Venus// Necklace: Sarah Chloe

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Labor Day Weekend!
XO Rachael

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Pink Jacket and White Pumps

I picked up this jacket and these white pumps recently during the Zara sale.  This jacket is a perfect piece for transitioning into fall, and I love how it adds a little sophistication to my ripped jeans and tank top.  A pair of white pumps had been on my wish list for a while, but didn't want to spend a lot of money on them since I am very likely to get them dirty.  This pair by Zara is perfect.  Not only because they are a great price, but I love how they have the two tone detail making them a little more fun.  Next on my wish list is a pair of nude pumps, which will be more of an investment purchase, as nude pumps are a basic every woman should have in her closet.

This weekender bag by Danzo is the perfect diaper bag for twins.  It's spacious enough to carry two of everything, plus it has lots of compartments to keep me organized.  It also comes with the cutest changing pad and labels for each compartment.

Jacket: Zara// Jeans: Genetic// Tank: (old) // Pumps: Zara// Diaper Bag: Danzo // Bracelets: Vita FedeLove From Venus //  Necklaces: Sarah ChloeGorjana//  Sunglasses: House of Harlow

Thanks for reading!
XO Rachael

Friday, August 22, 2014

Off-the-Shoulder Top and Lace Shorts

I'm loving how off-the-shoulder tops are popping up everywhere.  I wore everything off-the-shoulder a couple of years ago, and am happy to pull these tops out of my closet again.  They exude just the right amount of sexiness, and are classy enough to wear during the day.  This top I am wearing is actually a dress, and yes I wore it as a dress in my twenties (without the belt, so it did fall longer).  Now that I'm in my thirties and a mom, I only thought it appropriate to wear as a top.  Which leads me to these lace shorts.  I'm finding them the perfect match when wearing dresses or tunics that may be a tad too short for comfort.  I love how the peek lace adds a playful feel to complete the outfit.

Top: Fighting Eel (old) similar hereherehere, and here // Lace Shorts// Belt: Target// Sandals: Sam Edelman// Sunglasses: Ray Ban, Necklace: Sarah Chloe// Bracelets: Vita FedeLove From Venus// Bag: Chanel

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!
XO Rachael

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Zara's Autumn Lookbook

Okay, so I know last week I said that I was far from ready for fall to arrive, but I have officially come down with fall fever.  Although I am still happy wearing my cut offs, I can't help but want to shop for everything from sweaters to boots, and viewing Zara's autumn lookbook hasn't helped.  Oversize sweaters, robed coats, leather (faux) skirts, and track pants grace the pages, and Zara does what it always does best by delivering key pieces for those of us who can't always swing the Celine, Marc Jacobs, and Stella McCartney originals.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Feeling Beachy

I don't want fall to arrive...
Well, at least not yet.  Don't get me wrong, fall is my favorite season.  You know how people get spring fever?  Well, I get fall fever.  It's not only the fashion that I love most about fall, (is there anything better then throwing on that cozy sweater for the first time?) but it's also football Sundays, pumpkin picking, and baking apple pies that make fall so enjoyable.  However, my summer has just begun.  The month of June was mostly spent on my couch since I was so big I could barely walk, forget about being outside in the heat, and July was spent inside with newborns.  Now that it is mid August I am finally able to enjoy the sunshine, and can't get enough of sundresses and jean shorts.  So here is some beach inspiration as that's where I'll hopefully be enjoying every minute we have left of summer.