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!

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!

Monday, April 20, 2015


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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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Obsession of the Week: Coachella 2015

With the first weekend of Coachella come and gone, I thought I'd share some of my favorite fashion moments from the music festival.  I'm obsessed with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's style, and she looked absolutely perfect in the Chloé dress that I wish, so much, was hanging in my closet!  I'm also obsessed with Kate Bosworth's Etro jacket, and Aimee Song's, of Song of Style, off-the-shoulder Nikki Reed X Revolve Clothing top.  Whether you're headed to Coahcella for the second weekend, or looking for some fashion inspiration for upcoming festivals, these babes have got you covered.

You can also see some of my festival picks here.  Thanks for stopping by, and have a great Thursday!

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