Friday, August 30, 2013

3.1 Phillip Lim For Target

 Mark your Calenders!  3.1 Phillip Lim is collaborating with Target for a line of men's, women's and accessories including bags and shoes and it will be in stores September 15th.  I can't wait to buy the bag on the top right!!

View some of my favorite images from the look book below

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Navy Lace

I bought this Diane Von Furstenberg lace dress last fall and haven't had the chance to wear it until this past weekend.  I attended my cousins wedding up in Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire and thought it was the perfect dress for the occasion.  The navy color is just a touch softer than black making it perfect for an afternoon wedding in the summer, and the sleeves on this dress added just the right amount of warmth as we partied into the evening, which got much cooler being on the lake.

I decided on these chandelier crystal earrings to add a more formal look to the dress

I love the scalloped detail on the neckline and the hem of the dress, and decided to finish the look with simple black heels.  One of my favorite color combinations to wear is navy and black.  What's your favorite color combination?

Dress Diane Von Furstenberg
Shoes Steve Madden
Bag Chanel
Bracelets David Yurman, Vita Fede
Ring Stella and Dot
Sunnies House Of Harlow


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Dressing Up Jean Shorts

I love wearing jean shorts in the summer.  When the weather gets sticky, sometimes I'm just not in the mood to pull on a pair of skinny jeans and have that restricting feel.  Shorts are the perfect alternative when you're not in the mood to put on a dress, and yes they can be dressed up.  Paired here with a silk top and heels I am ready to grab drinks with the girls!

I love the drape of this cross-over blouse.  It adds just the right amount of interest and sexiness to an otherwise plain black blouse.

Although I would wear these cut-off denim shorts out for drinks, I still think they are a little too casual to wear out to dinner.  Here, I changed into cobalt blue skinny jeans by Paige Denim to make my outfit a bit dressier.  Cobalt is not only a huge color for the fall, but many denim companies are adding it as a basic wash to their denim lines.  I love how it looks paired with black.  What colors would you pair cobalt with?

Shorts J Brand
Shirt Chelsea Flower
Jeans Paige Denim
Shoes Steve Madden
Bag Chanel
Bracelets Stella and Dot, David Yurman, Lisa Freede
Sunnies Armani
Ring House of Harlow

Thanks for reading!


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Beach Comfort

So, I just returned from spending the past week at the beach with my family and I'm already regretting not taking more photos while there.  It was so peaceful rising to the sound of the ocean every morning and watching the sunset before bed that I decided to put off work for the week. However, spending quality time with my niece and two nephews was well worth it.  Since I didn't take any photos of the outfits I wore at the beach I decided to redress in one to share with everyone.  Although I was in a bathing suit during the days, nights became chilly so sweatshirts were very much needed.  I just love this one from Generation Love.  Not only is it super comfortable, but I love the detailing on the sleeves and back.  Paired with my Zara skort and jeweled sandals I have an outfit that is cute, comfortable and warm.

Sweatshirt Generation Love
Skort Zara
Bag Louis Vuitton
Sandals Sam Edelman
Sunnies House of Harlow
Bracelets David Yurman, Stella and Dot

Thanks for reading.  Hope everyone is having a good weekend!


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Bye, Bye Razor Bumps, Hello Beach Essentails

The other day I am across a sample of Shaveworks The Cool Fix and after two days of using it, I found I needed to own this product, and headed straight to Sephora to buy myself a bottle.  It's a blue gel that sooths shaving and waxing areas.  It targets to heal ingrown hairs, razor bumps, razor burn and redness.  My problem area is razor bumps under my arms and after using The Cool Fix for a week, they are gone.  At $25 a bottle, this is truly a miracle worker.

Since I've been at the beach all week on vacation I thought I'd share some of my other must have products for the beach....

1. Sun hat
2. Shoshanna Bikini Top
3. Raj Scarf (also used as a sarong)
4. Shaveworks The Cool Fix Gel
5. Red Zone Aloe Gel
6. Moroccan Oil Intense Curl Cream
7. L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes, waterproof mascara 


You can buy The Cool Fix at

Hope everyone is enjoy the week.  Thanks for reading.


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Black Dress/ Summer Wedding

A question I find that I get asked a lot lately is if it is okay to wear a black dress to a summer wedding.  My answer is always YES.  Although black is always a perfect and easy choice for a formal or black tie wedding, it also works well for the day.  Here I am wearing a dress by Parker that I wore to a wedding recently.  I find that the flared skirt gives it a cutesy look that's perfect for an afternoon wedding.  I chose light colored jewelry to soften the look, but another great idea would of been to add colorful jewelry, such as a turquoise necklace, to brighten up the dress and make it more playful.

I am leaving for my summer vacation tomorrow and can't wait as I'll be spending the week on the beach.  It will finally be nice to actually get a tan!  I am still not sure if I will have Internet access, but I will make sure to blog about my vacation when I'm back.  In the meantime, you can follow me on instagram @rachaeltleung
Thanks for reading

Dress Parker
Shoes Steve Madden
Bag Chanel
Necklace House of Harlow
Sunnies House of Harlow