Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Mom Jeans

I used to consider myself a denim expert.  Working in retail for the past twelve years and selling designer jeans, you learn a thing or two about denim.  I knew every style, wash, rise, and leg opening each brand made.  If you read me a random style number, I'm sure I could tell you which brand it was from and the cut of the jean.  When a customer walked into the store,  I would immediately know which jeans would fit them best, and what size they would need.  Being out of the game for over a year now, I'm sure there are a ton new styles and washes I don't know about, so I've lost my title as denim expert.  What I do know though, is that I would NEVER let one of my customers leave the store with a pair of jean that fit like mine do in these photos!

These JBrand Maria high rise jeans are my favorite and have been worn a little too much, as you can tell in these photos.  They are faded, stretched out, and as all my friends tell me, they are too big!  Although they do look a little dumpy on me, I have to admit, I'm kind of digging the look.  Between the high rise, which I love, and the bagginess, they have a little mom jean feel.  I even have a mom butt in them, ha!  When worn right, the mom jean look can look very chic, so I though I'd give it a try. To make the look work, I kept my outfit simple by tucking in a basic black top and wearing flats.  Now, it's obviously  time to replace these jeans.

What do you think, mom jeans a yes or no?

This statement necklace was part of my Rocksbox set, and love it!  I think every woman should have a statement necklace in her jewelry box because it can easily change the look of an outfit.  They add interest to an otherwise plain outfit, or can really dress up your look.  I love how this necklace looked paired with my black top.  It dressed up my tank so I could wear it to dinner with friends and didn't feel under dressed.  And these earrings, I haven't taken them off since my box arrived!

Don't forget, you can try your first month free to Rocksbox by using my code: thomasrachaelxoxo

You can read more about Rocksbox here.

Jeans: J Brand Maria// Top: T by Alexander Wang (similar here and here )// Flats: Yosi Samra// Sunnies: Karen Walker// Blag: GiGi New York via Ceci Palm Beach Pop Up Shop// Bracelets: Vita Fede, David Yurman here and here// Ring: Sophie Harper via Rocksbox// Necklace: Perry Street via Rocksbox (get your first month free with code: thomasrachaelxoxo)

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Boho in Black and Rocksbox Review

Happy Monday!  How was every one's weekend?  Mine was relaxing, which was very much needed after two weeks of the twins being sick, and traveling all last weekend.  I'm glad to say that both boys are officially well again.  Is there anything worse than when your kids are sick?  Not only was my weekend relaxing, but I was very excited to get this dress on Friday, and I love it so much, I had to wear it right away!  I love the bohemian cut of this dress, but in black it doesn't scream boho, which is perfect for my style.  Plus it is super comfortable!  I paired it with my favorite gold jewelry to finish my look.

Speaking of jewelry, you all know how I love my dainty gold pieces, which I wear pretty much every day.  Once in a while I like to add a new item to my collection, but don't always want to spend the money on purchasing new jewelry.  Well, I found the perfect solution for this with Rocksbox, the subscription jewelry service where you can rent designer jewelry!  For just $19 a month, you have unlimited access to designer jewelry, three pieces at a time.  Designers include Kendra Scott, House of Harlow, Gorjana, Lauren Hope, and many more.  You keep the jewelry as long as you want, and when you are ready to switch out your pieces, you simply ship your box back (free of charge), and Rocksbox will send you three new pieces.  If you fall in love with any of the jewelry, you have a option to purchase it.  

How it works:
1) Sign up and become an insider.  You fill out a survey so a Rocksbox stylist can learn your jewelry preferences, and then add items you would like to your wishlist.

2) Three pieces are then chosen and mailed to you on loan.  Wear then as much and as long as you would like.

3) Return your box set at any time for a new one.  Every set has three new pieces of designer jewelry worth an average of $200 per set.

My first set included the stud earrings and diamond ring I am wearing, which couldn't have blended better with my gold jewelry.  I love them!  I also got a statement necklace, which  I will be sharing with you later this week, so make sure to stop back and see!  The best part, is all of my readers can get their first month free by using the code: thomasrachaelxoxo

If you love jewelry, I would definitely take advantage of the first free month and try it out, because I think you'll love the subscription.  If you are not happy with it, you can cancel any time!

Diamond ring and studs from Rocksbox

Dress: VAVA by Joy Han via Ceci Palm Beach Pop Up Shop// Heels: Schutz (very similar here and here)// Sunnies: Karen Walker// Bag: Foley + Corinna// Bracelets: Vita Fede here and hereLove from Venus// Necklaces: Sarah Chloe here and hereGorjana Lariat// Rings: Baublebar, Sophie Harper via Rocksbox// Earrings: Sophie Harper via Rocksbox (first month free with code: thomasrachaelxoxo)

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Denim Skirt and Ruffle Strapless Top

A little more shoulder action happening today! 

 Usually I'm not a huge strapless fan when it comes to tops, but there is something about this top that feels a little more off-the-shoulder than tube top.  I'm not sure if it's the cut-out details, but it has a feminine feel that I just love.  This top is a new arrival at the Ceci Palm Beach Pop Up Shop, and the second I saw it, I knew it had to be mine.  (For those of you not familiar with Ceci Palm Beach Pop Up Shop, you can read about it here).  The best part is this top is only $38!  I paired it with my knee length denim skirt, which I last wore here in Florida.  If you remember, I was going to add some DIY distressing to the skirt, but still haven't decided if I should actually rip it up or not.  What do you think? 

I chose to finish this outfit with heels and my everyday gold jewelry for a perfect date night look, but  I can also see myself wearing it in the day with a pair of lace up flats.

Denim Skirt: Citizens of Humanity (similar here and here)// Top Ceci Palm Beach Pop Up Shop// Sunnies: Karen Walker// Clutch: GiGi New York via Ceci Palm Beach Pop Up Shop// Shoes: Steve Madden// Bracelets: Vita Fede here and hereLove From Venus// Ring: Baublebar// Necklaces: Sarah Chloe here and hereGorjana Lariat

Happy Friday!  Wishing everyone a great weekend, and thank your for stopping by!

PS. If you live in the Boston area, Ceci Palm Beach Pop Up Shop is having two big trunk shows next week (Wednesday the 29th and Thursday the 30th), you should stop by!  For more details, visit the Facebook page here.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Blue and White Tunic

One way that I have been re-styling dresses is to wear them as tops and tunics.  Back in my clubbing days, I built up quite the selection of short little dresses, as my legs were my favorite feature to show off.  Now, being in my thirties, many of those dresses tend to be a tad to short, especially being 5'7''.  For those dresses that I love and can't part ways with, I have been pairing them with shorts and jeans, giving them a tunic look, and it has quickly become one of my favorite things to wear. 

 The dress I am wearing today is actually a new one from the Ceci Palm Beach Pop Up Shop.  When I saw this dress, I immediately fell in love with it, as there is something about the cut and print that I was drawn to.  Although I'd wear it to the beach by itself, I feel it is a touch too short (on me) for everyday wear, so I threw it on over a pair of jeans this past weekend.  I tucked in the front to make the dress appear more like a top, which also gave me a little more shape.  After having twins, I don't need to be wearing anything that makes my middle appear wider, ha!

Tunic: Ceci Palm Beach Pop Up Shop// Jeans: AG// Sunnies: ChloĆ©// Shoes: Zara (old, similar here and here)// Bracelets: Vita Fede here and here, pearl bracelet bought from Best Dressed Charlestown// Rings: bought from Best Dressed Charlestown// Bag: Louis Vuitton// Necklace: Sarah Chloe

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Dressing Down a LBD

As every woman should know, a classic little black dress is a must have in their closet.  It's probably the most versatile piece of clothing that a woman can own, and one that can be worn time again.  The fit and flare cut of  the LBD is probably my favorite, as it is classic and can be styled many different ways.  I've worn this dress several times before, including dressed up for wedding, with OTK boots for a girls night out, and this past weekend I paired it with flats for a casual family gathering to celebrate and remember the life of my great uncle.  Because it was raining this past Saturday, I wore my favorite spring anorak, and finished my look with a red lip to add bit of sophistication.

Dress: Tobey Grey (similahere and here)// Jacket: Fillmore// Sandals: Old Navy// Necklaces: Sarah Chloe here and here// Bracelets: Vita Fede here and here// Sunnies: Karen Walker

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I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend.  We had a nice time in the mountains, however, Saturday Mason woke up with a fever again.  The only thing that makes him happy is to be held, so I haven't been able to get much done.  Let's hope he kicks this fever soon, poor guy.  Thank you for stopping by!

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Simple in a Short Jumpsuit

My love affair with rompers continue....

I bought this romper earlier in the week at one of my favorite boutiques, Tobey Grey.  They are having an awesome summer sale where all merchandise is 30 to 70% off!  If you love brands such as Parker, Joie, Frame, and Iro I suggest you run in, before all the good merchandise is gone!  This romper is their own label, which has recently become one of my favorites to shop.  (I also own this jumpsuit by Tobey Grey).  I'm loving the dressier feel of this romper, and decided to style it for a night out. I kept my look simple (per usual) and added this fun chain necklace for a little pop.  A red heel or colored bag would also be a great finishing touch.  Since I am always cold in air conditioning, I love that the romper has long sleeves, and can also see myself wearing it far into the fall with a great pair of booties.

Although Tobey Grey is located in the Boston area (see their locations here), they do have a online site, and ship from the store, so you don't have to live in the area to shop!

Romper: Tobey Grey (similar here)// Shoes: Steve Madden// Sunnies: Karen Walker// Necklaces: Sarah Chloe, Lisa freede// Bracelets: Vita Fede, and here// Bag: Chanel (more affordable here)

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  Thank you for all the kind wishes for the twins to feel better.  Thankfully, they are feeling back to normal (boy was that a long week), and I didn't end up getting sick.  My throat is still a little scratchy but I'm thinking it's allergies. We are headed up to Killington, VT for the weekend.  It is the annual wine festival, but unfortunately we won't be attending this year.  My father's uncle recently passed away, so we'll be attending his burial instead.  Although it's always very hard to say goodbye, and I'm sure it will be a sad day, I'm trying to be optimistic about the trip.  Not only will I will be seeing family that I don't get to see very often, but I'll be able to visit my Dad's grave site, which I haven't been back to since he was buried.  Then the rest of the weekend will be spent relaxing in the mountains.  

I wish everyone a great weekend, and thank you for reading!