Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sailor Chic



Okay, so I have never actually been sailing, or on a sailboat for that matter (growing up we were a speed boat family, although I would really like to try sailing) and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't wear this blazer or these heels sailing.  However, I love the nautical look of  wearing white and navy together, as it always makes me think of the ocean and a summer breeze.  I was going for an all white look over the weekend, but needed something for warmth since the temps were only in the 50's, so I pulled out my navy blazer and love the contrast it added.  I finished the look with gold jewelry and nude sandals.   At first I was going to apologize for wearing these sandals once again, as you've probably noticed that they've been on major rotation in my closet.  But then I realized that would be silly.  Isn't the point of adding something to your wardrobe to get a lot of use out of it?  I love all the use I've been getting out of these sandals, and that I've been able to show you how I style them different ways.  I'm really trying to cut back on buying items that I only wear once or twice and add more staples to my wardrobe.  So far these Chloé sunnies and Schutz sandals have been the perfect additions.  

On a personal note, I want to apologize for not having a post this past Monday.  Early Monday morning my dog, Ava, passed away and I have been a wreck.  I took her to the vet on Sunday afternoon because she was having seizures.  They kept her overnight to monitor her and run some tests, and I got a call Monday morning saying that her heart had stopped.  I'll be doing a post in her honor and include more information on her passing, but in the meantime, I just wanted you to know why I've been absent this week.  My family has always had dogs in the past, so I know how hard it is when they leave us, but for some reason Ava's passing has hit me extra hard.  Maybe because she was my dog, and not my families, or because her passing was a little unexpected, but I miss her so much it hurts.  On a second note, if anyone has some great remedies for de-puffing eyes, I'd be grateful if you would leave them in the comments below.









Jeans: Blank Denim// Tee Shirt: American Apparel// Blazer: Tobey Grey (similar herehere, and here)// Shoes: Schutz (similar here and here)// Bag: Chanel//  Sunnies: Chloé// Necklaces: Sarah ChloeGorjana// Bracelets: Vita FedeLove From Venus// Ring: House of Harlow

PS. in case you haven't heard, Piperlime is closing down, and all of the merchandise is an additional 50% off the sale price.  That is where I got these Schutz heels from, but unfortunately, they are sold out.  Piperlime still has some great merchandise.  Sizes are low, but you never know what you might get lucky on finding.  Hurry, the 30th is the last day!


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Friday, April 24, 2015

Black Fringe Bag


Happy Friday!  This week flew by for me since Monday was a holiday, and we had the marathon here in Boston.  I had my family in town until Tuesday, so my week didn't really get back to normal until Wednesday.  I love weeks like that!  Marathon Monday was a lot of fun, despite all the rain we got.  We watched it from Commonwealth Avenue in Newton.  When we first arrived, it was pouring cats and dogs, but since we were tracking my sister (who was running her first marathon) we knew she wouldn't be passing the spot we were cheering at for an hour, so we waited in the car to see if the rain would slow down.  After about twenty minutes the rain let up, and it held off the whole time we were there.  I'd say we got lucky!  My sister did an amazing job running her first marathon.  Her time was a little slower than she would of liked, but she was running on a pulled hamstring and felt it her entire run!  I could never image running 26.2 miles, especially in pain!  I'm so proud of her.

Today I am showing you what I wore earlier this week, sporting my two favorite colors: black and gray.  Sometimes there is nothing better, or easier, than an over sized tee shirt and skinny jeans.  I wore this with flats during the day, which was perfect for running errands and playing with the babies.  I switch into heels and added a leather jacket to show you how you can easily, and quickly, transition this outfit for a dressier look that's perfect for meeting my girlfriends or grabbing drinks locally.  I've had this fringe bag for about eight years and am so happy that I held on to it.  Fringe is everywhere this season, and the easiest way to incorporate it into your outfit is with a bag.  Since this bag is no longer available, I've linked some similar bags below.








Jeans: AG Stilt// Jacket: Veda// Tee: American Apparel// Shoes: Steve Madden// Bag: old (similar herehere and loving this mini one here)// Sunnies: Chloé// Ring: House of Harlow


I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Navy Pants


Happy hump day everyone!  As you can see, I have been on a flare kick lately, and yes, that is another Equipment top!  I have been wearing a lot of flare jeans (seen here and here), but today decided to change it up for a pair of wide leg pants.  Let me tell you, these pants are so comfortable, I could literally live in them, and that's what I'll be doing this spring/summer!  I styled them here with a blouse, giving them a dressier look that is perfect for a meeting or day at the office.  However, I'm also planning on wearing these pants very casually this summer.  I think they'll make a perfect beach pant, and look great over a swimsuit, or with a basic tank and pair of sandals.  Although it was warm enough for me to wear a tank top while taking these photos, it's still not that warm here in Boston, so adding a little blazer or leather jacket would be the perfect finishing touch.









Bottoms: Tobey Grey Sabrina Pant// Blouse: Equipment// Jacket: Zara// Shoes: Schutz// Bag: Chanel// Sunnies: Chloé// Bracelets: Vita FedeLove From Venus// Rings: Baublebar


Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Uniform


Happy Monday everyone!  Usually I'm not so peppy on Mondays (or in the mornings), but today is different because it's Marathon Monday here in Boston!  My sister is running in the marathon this year, and my family is in town to support her.  Not only am I happy to be surrounded by loved ones, but since moving here twelve years ago, it's the first marathon I actually get to watch, as I've always had to work.  I'm beyond excited to cheer on my sister, and all of the other runners, and know she'll do great!

Did you notice anything different about me today?  I chopped my hair!  Okay, maybe it's not that drastic of a change, but I took a few inches off, and officially have shoulder length hair.  So far I'm loving it, as it's a little easier to manage than my longer hair.  I wore this outfit over the weekend, and would call it my uniform.  Anyone who knows me, or who has been following the blog for a while, knows that I live in Equipment tops.  I would wear them all day, everyday, if I wasn't worried about getting baby drool or mashed up avocado all over them.  But whenever I have a meeting or an outing, and not sure what to wear, I always reach for an Equipment top and jeans, throw on some heels and I'm set to roll!









Jeans: AG// Shirt: Equipment// Rings: Baublebar// Bracelets: Vita FedeLove From Venus// Clutch: Louis Vuitton// Sunnies: Chloé

I hope everyone has a great Monday, and thanks for stopping by!  You can follow along on my Snapchat (Rach480) and Instagram (thomasrachael) for updates on the Boston marathon.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

#GNO


Last weekend, some of my girlfriends and I headed to Boston for a girls night out, or better called a mom's night out, as we all have babies that were born within two months of each other!  We headed to the Seaport District which is one of my favorite spots in Boston.  I actually love the area so much, it's where Mike and I decided to get married (and yesterday we celebrated our three year wedding anniversary).  Since having the twins, Mike and I don't get out on the weekends too often, so when given the chance, I usually like to wear a dress, as they have just been sitting in my closet for the last two years.  However, this past month I've been leaning more towards casual clothes when hitting the town.  I decided to wear black jeans, and love this pair by J Brand.  They are the Maria, which is a high rise, and I find them to be very comfortable.  I was initially going to pair them with a silk top that has a cut out back, but changed my mind last minute and put on this basic white tank instead.  I've been all about comfort lately, and didn't want to fuss with a special bra as I would have if I wore the silk top.  I love how a simple tank can be sexy with jeans, and by adding this silk blazer and these lace up heels, it dressed up my tank and jeans for drinks in the city.







Jeans: J Brand// Tank: Tobey Grey// Blazer: Tobey Grey// Shoes: Schutz// Bag: Chanel// Bracelets: Vita Fede// Necklaces: Sarah Chloe, Jules Smith (similar here) // Ring: Melanie Auld

We had such a fun night out! We ended up at Empire which has a great atmosphere, and although I've been there a handful of times, I always try something new each time I go.  This time it was the calamari, which was so good, I highly recommend ordering it if you're ever there!  


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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A Day at the Park


The weather this past weekend was GORGEOUS here in Boston, so Mike and I decided to go for a walk and take the boys to the park.  We are fortunate that we have a park in our neighborhood, and it's right across from our house!  It was the boys first time in a swing and they loved it.  It did take Mason a little to warm up to it at first, but he was having a great time by the end.  Tyler was laughing the whole time, although you can't tell from the photos, as I couldn't catch him laughing #storyofmylife.  Ripped jeans have been my go-to for everyday wear, and paired with this Nation LTD sweatshirt and sneakers made the perfect park outfit.  Comfortable and cute!













Jeans: Genetic Denim// Sweatshirt: Nation LTD (similar here and here)// Sneakers: Converse// Sunnies: Chloé// Ring: House of Harlow// Bracelets: Vita Fede

On Tyler: Jeans: Oshkosh// Onsie: Gerber
On Mason: Jeans: Baby Gap// Onsie: Gerber



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