New Age

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One of the many, many things that I love about fashion is that it can be anything you want. This vintage blouse from my love Bloomers and Frocks is over 100 years old. (Yep, the lace is older than all of us). But it’s a new age, a new day, and while I’m sure this Victorian piece looked amazing over blouses and skirts, it goes great with jeans. (And yes, it still goes great with skirts, but we all know that one of the things that I love most is juxatipositon) It feels new and other worldly, all at the same time. It’s new age using old pieces! And I love it!

These Mother jeans are some of my fave, and these Jimmy Choos are classic. This was one of the funnest shoots! I loved the play of the rocks and the wall with the vintage, the way that the landscape made us feel as if we were in another place! And lucky for us, this fashion works in everyday life too!

What does new age mean to you? And are there any vintage pieces that you could give a new age to?

Happy Friday Loves!
XO RA

Blouse is vintage, I got it at Bloomers and Frocks! Check them out for great pieces. Another place? Try etsy, searches that might find you something similar include: lace vintage blouse, Victorian, Edwardian, Turn of the Century, and modest lace.

These Choos are a few seasons old, if you HAVE to have these try TheRealReal, Tradesy and Vestaire Collective. They’re velvet and leather baller pumps!

And shop my picks below: (And I was able to find some modern lace tops that are super similar!)

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Sale Thursday!

Loves! It feels like spring, yet it’s still winter. Many of us had abnormally warm weather this week, and it just feels like the time is right to begin preparing for the next season. The great news? There are sales to help us out! In fact, this week both Neiman Marcus and Nordstorms have outstanding sales! See my choices, and shop my picks below.

I’d love to know–what are you buying?

Happy Sales Shopping! XO RA

Neiman Marcus:
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Nordstorms
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#streetstyle

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What is street style and why are we all so obsessed with it? In simple forms, street style is what people wear on the street, but that doesn’t explain why we pour over editorials and Instagrams at the street style from various fashion weeks, why there are street style stars, or why fashion magazines devote space to the discussion of street style. So what is it? A quick internet search will tell you: Street fashion is fashion that is considered to have emerged not from studios, but from the grassroots streetwear. Street fashion is generally associated with youth culture, and is most often seen in major urban centers.[1] Magazines and Newspapers like the New York Times and Elle commonly feature candid photographs of individuals wearing urban, stylish clothing.[2] Japanese street fashion sustains multiple simultaneous highly diverse fashion movements at any given time. Mainstream fashion often appropriates street fashion trends as influences. Most major youth subcultures have had an associated street fashion. That sounds really academic, right? What is street style to you?

To me, street style is the combination of the fashion that we are offered 4 times a year, and your own point of view. It can be very “studio”, it can be “funky”, it can be “vintage”. It is what you wear on the street, how you put together an outfit, your point of view expressed. And yes, this is a broad definition of fashion, in my opinion. What I think makes street style “street style” is the recognization of this fact, and the willingness to use the street as your runway. I know this sounds a lot like “inspirational” fashion talk. But loves, I buy it. I think that what you wear can change your mood, life, day. I think what you wear can make a statement, say who you are, be unique. I believe that you don’t need a runway, that you should dress how you feel all the time, and that the street is a great venue for your style.

So, this recent take on my street style? A fantastic vintage Fendi dress, layered and apron tied. A leather jacket for warmth and edge. Flats for walking (and juxatipositon) and shades to guard. Perfect for the street, errands, evenings, and made me feel like me.

What does your street style look like?

XO RA

Photo again by Stepehen Spillman–give him a follow on Instagram @spillmanphoto

Vintage Belts as Necklaces

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Loves, we’ve been on a vintage jewelry kick. We talked Monet and Platt Boutique, and today we talk about one of my fave vintage jewelry tips: wearing vintage belts as necklaces. Those chain Chanel and Gucci belts? They look great around your neck!
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These type of pieces look great with skirts, dresses, and jeans, but I also love them wrapped around your neck. They work perfectly as a chunky necklace, and are a statement piece. A great place to buy vintage belts? Vestaire Collective, The RealReal, and Etsy. But loves, no need to limit yourself to a chain link belt to try this styling trick!
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There are so many great vintage belts out there, like this snake by Whiting and Davis. Again, great as a belt, and amazing around your neck. The above sites are great for finding pieces like this , you can search by brand name, animal, or simply vintage belts.
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Another option? Mesh belts! Take a vintage belt buckle and put it on a chain. The possibilties are endless!

I’d love to know: do you rock your vintage belts as necklaces? What are some jewelry tips you have?

XO RA

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Vintage Jacket

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Loves, you know I love vintage clothes, I love juxatipositons, and I have this theory that our clothes are a part of our autobiography (more on that here). So it should come as no surprise that I love mixing my grandma’s vintage jackets into my rotation. It’s a way to keep her with me, to mix who she was and who I am–and might I mention that vintage jackets simply look great with these Mother jeans? I love the classic of the jacket,the rip of the Jean, and the mule that ties them together. It’s very traditional, yet full of twists. I love the details on everything! The gold and navy on the jacket! The rips and saying on the jeans! The rose gold and brocade on the shoe! Each piece would be amazing on its own, but together they are simply perfect!

Do you wear vintage jackets? With what?

XO RA

Photos by the amazing Stephen Spillman, follow him on Instagram at @spillmanphoto

The jacket is vintage, but I found some great tweed options with a vintage feel below!

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Cosmos

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Loves, I’m a big believer that fashion can be magic; it can change your mood, life, and make you smile. There are outfits that are true magic,and while I usually use that word to describe an evening outfit, this jumpsuit fits the bill. Part tribute (Ziggy), part menswear (workwear jumpsuit), part magic (Cosmos), these are the perfect combination of sass and fashion. Wear them with sneakers for running around, wear them with heels for a night out. I’ve worn them with a shirt underneath (I love it with a stripe, but it looks great with a solid as well!) Everytime I wear it, people (men and women) comment and ask where I got it, proving that simple can make a statement and that fashion is magic. And loves, all Friday needs is some magic!

XO RA

You can get these exact coveralls here, and make sure to check out all of Sugarhigh Lovestoned. I’m in love with their quality, comfort and attitude. (Sizing note, as I’m tall I got the small and it’s about perfect!)

Below are some other jumpsuits that I think are magical! Happy Shopping!

Picture credit Stephen Spillman and make sure to give him a follow on Instagram @spillmanphoto

For Sale!

Loves! This a repost to remind you that special pieces from my closet are still on sale, with part of the proceeds going towards Planned Parenthood! Shop below, tell a friend, get something fabulous!

Loves! You asked, and I listened. More than one of you have inquired if there was a way for you to get a piece of my closet, and I am happy to share the wealth. I completed my closet clean out (need more on that? I got you! here, here, here, and here) and have selected a few items to offer for sale on here! The details: all items are cleaned and have a price (somewhat open to negotiation), PayPal is the only method of payment and there is a $10 shipping fee, 10% of profits will be donated to Planned Parenthood, items will be donated/sold to consignment shops in a month if they don’t sell so don’t wait! To claim your item or ask questions email me at racheladelicia@investmentpiece.com Happy Shopping! XO RA

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Jcrew 3 strap Snakeskin heel, size 9, (seen here) $95 (worn only a few times, perfect condition)

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Zara clear heel pump, size 9. Seen here $55 (worn only a few times, perfect condition)

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Vintage Flares with Peacock detail, Waist 24, inseam 35″, $55 (great condition)

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Sam Edleman Fringe Ankle Boots, size 9, worn only a few times, perfect condition, seen here, $125

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Vintage Straw Clutch with Key detail $40

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Custom Cape/Top size XS, seen here $75

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Vintage Pearl Crop Top, Cream, all over pearls, great condition, size Small, seen here, $125

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Zara Stripe Skirt and Top set, size XS, perfect condition seen here $50

Red//Pink

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There are certain fashion truths we get told: No White After Labor Day (some of my thoughts on that here), There are age limits on trends (my rebuttal of that here) and that you shouldn’t mix red and pink. I don’t have a link to tell you what I feel about it, but I have some pics. Loves, forget what you’ve heard: this is my new favorite combo. This color blocking scheme has slowly been popping up on dresses, in pant and shirt combos, shoes, skirts, all over your social media, and all over magazines. So, like any team player, I tried it out for you. And loves, please let me tell you this won’t be the only time (I really did just order red pants, I can bet you’ll see this color blocking combination again). Red and Pink are related, so it makes sense that they might go together, and while I love the bright pink from this Zara Sweater; this red//pink combo will best just as stunning with softer versions of the shades. I love the sweater and skirt, top and pant, color blocked dresses, shoes, etc. To add a pop of fun I paired my red//pink combo with color blocked Gucci socks (yes, we’re slowly making color blocking our thing), and gold shoes. Gold goes with everything, FYI.

I’d love to know: are you wearing red and pink together?

XO RA

Shop my picks below:

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Vintage Jewerly: Platt Boutique

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Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope that you are being treated! (We chatted self love here, and last week we talked vintage jewelry here)Today we keep with our theme, but we chat about one of my favorite jewelry stores, Platt Boutique Jewelry (make sure you check out their webstite Platt Boutique Jewelry, and follow them on Instagram @plattboutiquejewelry).

Platt specializes in vintage jewelry, and have some of the best Victorian and Art Deco pieces I’ve seen!

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Platt Boutique was founded by a brother/sister combo and the staff is one of the kindest/most knowledgable I have ever met. They have a great selection of pieces, at all price points, and work with you to ensure that you get the perfect piece for you!

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There’s a chance that you’ve seen Platt Boutique’s goodies on the red carpet, they are sought out by stylists and celebrities alike!
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This is what I love about vintage jewelry: it’s classic, unique, and the quality is outstanding. The best part? The price is often incredibly reasonable. Platt has not only classic pieces, but “one of a kind” pieces that are show stoppers.
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Platt also has all the classic pieces perfect for holidays, weddings, or Tuesday’s. ┬áIf you’re being treated, or treating yourself, Platt has something for you!

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Platt’s Instagram (again, @plattboutiquejewelry) is one of the best follows; and Larry does his best to respond to all DMs! He’s a great resource, even if you simply have basic jewelry questions. Make sure that you keep up with Platt, while always available online, their brick and mortar is moving to a bigger location later this month!
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Notice someone familiar on that sign? Yes, Platt Boutique Jewelry is related to one of my favorite vintage shops, The Kit Vintage! Larry, from Platt, and Robyn, from The Kit Vintage, are married and one of the best couples I know. Their shared space is a shopper’s dream: stunning clothes, jewels, and friendly staff! If you need a refresher on The Kit Vintage you can read all about them here.

So: What do you have your eye on from Platt Boutique?

Happy Shopping! XO RA

#DateNight

Loves, instead of a date night photo shoot, I decided to make you a date night video! Do you like it?

My thought process: there are so many different types of dates (including those with yourself) and there’s no right or wrong thing to wear! The looks can be shopped under the Shop My Look link on the side, or at ShopStyle

Happy Valentine’s! XO RA