#OOTD RoundUp

Loves. It’s hot. So hot. Like I wore a swimsuit yesterday and I still sweated through it hot. What do we wear in this? (Really, I want to know) Below I’ve rounded up outfits that I’ve loved wearing recently. (And of course all my #OOTDs are on LiketoKnowit Or Shopstyle) I’d love to know: what are you wearing to survive the heat?
Xo RA

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Investment Piece: OOTD RoundUp
A Throw back, but I’ve worn this dress more than once as it creates a breeze. I found someone this exact one. Shop it and similar ones here

Investment Piece: OOTD Round Up
I get asked about this bag every time I carry it. And it’s now on sale for you. Shop it here

Investment Piece: OOTD RoundUp
There are days when the only thing I can do is throw on a chic top with my workout leggings. But it works? Shop it
here

Investment Piece: OOTD Round Up
Date night called for all white chic. Get yours here

Investment Piece: OOTD Round Up
Me? Dramatic? Not at all. Get similar dresses to this vintage stunner here

Investment Piece: OOTD RoundUp
I’m LIVING in this Outdoor Voices Exercise Dress. Match me here

Investment Piece: OOTD Round Up
I also can’t stop wearing this padded headband (it’s a cure all for all the hair days) And it’s under $15!
Get one here

Investment Piece: OOTD RoundUP
Why should the heat be the only thing in red? I love this style, get it here

Investment Piece: OOTD ROundUp
This is one of my most fave dresses, it also works in the fall, but keeps me cool now. Get yours here

For real, loves, what are you wearing?
Xo RA

Sunday Chronicles: Back to Normal

Investment Piece: Summer Mood

But, what is normal?

I moved to LA when I was 22, convinced that I was on my way to stardom. In LA, they have a few seasons that the rest of the country doesn’t have, like Pilot Season. Pilot season runs late Dec-April, and is when all the new shows are pitched, bought, shot, and picked up by Networks. In other words, as an actress it’s a busy time of year, and a chance to get a JOB. Yet, the year I moved out to LA, people started bemoaning that “this year pilot season isn’t normal”. Between cabLe, online, then the upcoming of Netflix, etc, Pilot Season went from this BIG set thing, to a process that can be anytime, depending on network, etc.

In other words, there is no normal.

Last week, our schedule shifted a bit because of sales. And I hope that you found what you were looking for, what did you buy? Anything?

This week, we’re back to “normal”. Or normal for us. Outfits Monday and Friday. Showcases, brands, trends, etc on Wednesdays. Sunday Chronicles on Sunday’s. Of course, I’ll still be sharing sales picks here on and on socials. And if things come up, we’ll roll with the punches. But, for now, normal.

So, what do we do with the rest of our summer? I’m hoping for days that are filled with nothing and everything. Fancy dresses and flip flop. New clothes and comfortable cut offs. Rose and green juice.
Who said normal didn’t mean we couldn’t have it all?

Wishing us all a week of normal and amazing shoes!
XO RA

Nordstrom Sale

It’s here! It’s here! We have a week of sales, huh? To wrap it up, today is the official launch of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, open to ALL and restocked. I’ll be updating picks throughout the day-the best place to find me is on Instagram (@racheladelicia) and Facebook (Investment Piece). However, I do have some sale picks that I can’t wait to share with you!

Happy Shopping!
XO
RA

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Make it Your Own

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Investment Piece: Make it Your Own
Investment Piece: Make it Your Own
Investment Piece: Make it Your Own
Investment Piece: Make it Your Own

This story has two parts.

Every summer there comes a time when I only wear swimsuits and dresses. It’s not that I don’t love jeans and tees. Not that I don’t want to look chic and elegant in pants (a la Eleanor in Crazy Rich Asians). But it’s hot. Too hot. Yesterday, it was over 100, and I drove by a woman who was wearing jeans and boots getting gas. My only thought was how hot she must be. I just can’t do it.

I’m a fan of summer dresses, both casual and formal. They can be anything you need them to be, are effortlessly chic, and most importantly : they’re cool. And keep you cool. From t-shirt dresses to hatters to off the shoulder, there are so many different types of summer dresses and stories to tell in them. What’s yours?

You can shop some of the ones I’m thinking of adding to my collection here.

And of course, now that I’ve taken a stand, life will find a way to have me in pants for the rest of the summer. (You can’t see me but I’m laughing about that now!)

Investment Piece: Make it your Own
This is also a story about making it your own. I loved this denim/colored dress when I first saw it at Target. The issue? It was in the kids department. And didn’t fit quite right:

Investment Piece: Make it Your Own
As you can see, the top was a little too high for me

But. I don’t let a little thing like that stop me. Some snips (I cut the straps off in the back), some fray check (sew without sewing and seal fabric), some tying around my neck and viola:
Investment Piece: Make it Your Own
This is not a call for us to all wear children clothes. They aren’t made for our bodies, and women’s bodies-all sizes and curves–should be celebrated. And in clothes that make them feel amazing. I am very flat chested, and thought the XXL would work for me, so I wanted to see if I could alter this dress. To me, part of the fun of fashion is making it your own. And that means altering what doesn’t work for you. I have a dress that started as a skirt, pants I’ve changed. Alterations are a great way to take the clothes offered to you, and make them your own.

I have a feeling we’ll be talking more about alterations. In the meantime, I would love to know: what’s something that you’ve made your own?

Below I’ve linked this exacted dress, and some other Target picks I love (as well as Fray Check if you need it!)

Xo RA

Investment Piece: Make it Your Own

Amazon Prime Day

Loves! It’s another wild week of shopping and sales, and we kick it off with Amazon Prime day! Below are my picks, what I love buying from Amazon, and of course, as the deals come in throughout the day I’ll be posting picks on my social media! (There’s also this this list of things I love from Amazon Fashion).

Happy Shopping!
Xo RA

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Fashion

Shoes

Beauty

What I buy Reguarly
These are items I repeatedly buy from Amazon. So, of course, I’m loading up on Prime Day!
Rose Face Oil
Retro Clean Clothing Wash
Hair Clips
And this time I’m indulging in a Padded Headband

What are you shopping for?
Xo RA

Summer Fantasy

Note: the top featured in this post is part of my collab with Elaine Kim. All opinions are my own, and you can use code RACHEL4EK to get 15% off your first order at Elaine Kim. The post does contain affiliate links. While that does not affect the price for you, I may earn commission from them. Thank you for your support!

Investment Piece: Summer Fantasy
Investment Piece: Summer Fantasy
Investment Piece: Summer Fantasy
Investment Piece: Summer Fantasy

I’ve been thinking a lot about the summers when we were kids. Not that there’s a typical one. There were summers I had art camp (never sleep away), summers full of days at the pool, reading books, and indulging my imagination. Times when summer dinner was simply watermelon, and I can still taste the sno-cones we would sometimes get after the pool, still in our swim suits and in towels.

The continuing theme no matter the summer? A little summer fantasy. Yes, I know there are all sorts of theories on vacations and staycations, of letting yourself get way, even for a bit. And I agree. But what about the day to day? What about the random summer Tuesday? Doesn’t that deserve a dollop of fantasy?

Maybe we define fantasy differently, but to me, fantasy can mean anything fun, out-there, amazing, that stretches you, isn’t routine. There are summer days, full of water and laze, that can invite fantasy on their own. And of my favorite ways to add a little fantasy? Fashion. I’m 100% the type of woman to wear a ball skirt about, because you never know where it will lead you. To dress up, in whatever strikes my fancy, and let that be my vacation or fantasy for the day.

This ball skirt makes me want to lounge in a garden, or by the beach, have tea, or champagne, and whisk away. And with the heat of summer stretching before us, isn’t that a great fantasy?

Investment Piece: Summer Fantasy
Investment Piece: Summer Fantasy
Investment Piece: Summer Fantasy
Investment Piece: Summer Fantasy

A note about the top: faux leather, but it goes with everything. Shorts. Jeans. A great way to elevate anything. And, leather is a must for the fall. It will go with everything and you need it. I’m ready to pair mine with vintage Levis and kitten heels! You can find it here (the white is so chic!). And the code RACHEL4EK for 15% off your first order.

The skirt? Alice and Olivia. It makes me smile, and I love the pattern. I’ve linked you similar ones below!

What’s your summer fantasy?
Xo RA

Shop the skirt: here

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview

It’s a little bit like Christmas. So, the sale doesn’t start till 12:30pm EST. and we don’t know EXACTLY what’s going on sale. On top of that, today the preview starts, meaning that you have to have a Nordstrom card to shop. Don’t have a card? No worries, you don’t have to run out and apply. The “official” sale starts next Friday, and it will be restocked, with even more items on sale. So, what do I have for you today? My picks of what I HOPE goes on sale, from shoes to clothes to bags. Some of these picks are already on sale, and I’m hoping for a bigger discount. What will happen? I guess we’ll find out soon!

Here’s my shopping plan:
I’m going through and bookmarking what I like, then going back when the sale starts and seeing what prices dropped. You’re more than welcome to do the same, or these links will update with sale prices if you want to come back!

Also, as the sale starts, and throughout the week, I’ll be posting more and more sale picks on all my social media sites! (Instagram/Pintrest, Facebook, and Twitter, as well as on LiketoKnowit and ShopStyle!)

What are you hoping goes on sale?

Happy Shopping!
Xo RA

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Dresses and Jumpsuits

Shoes

Bags

Jeans and Tops

Beauty and Accessories

And of course, there are always the sales we chatted about Wednesday. I hope that you find what you’re looking for!
Happy Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!
Xo RA

More Sales

Yes. Loves, you were owed an OOTD today. And it was my intention to give it to you. Then, I got sick. Not super sick. But a summer cold that’s been affecting everything from my energy levels to my ability to stand up for a long time to my not wanting to puke all the time. I don’t get it either. My mom is sick too, the kind where she can’t stop sneezing and the cough sounds like it might break her. Invite us out. We’re fun.

So, there’s no outfit today. Though if I can get myself together there might be an OOTD on Instagram. And there will be an outfit on Sunday (at this point, if we’re throwing everything out, we might as well go crazy). But, here’s some good news! Sales means we can save, and I also have a preview of a lot the things that I’m pretty certain will go on sale at Nordstrom Friday. We all win! Wanna shop some sales?

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Nordstrom
These are a combo of things that are on sale. Things I hope go on sale. And just things I love.

Shop here

And shoes (like platforms that we all need for fall) here

And

Summer Dresses
It’s no secret that I’m looking to add to my summer dress stash.
Shop my picks: here

Net-a-Porter
This sale is the gift that keeps giving. Here’s what’s in my bag:

H&M
Believe it or not, HM is where I’ve gotten so many things that I just love (and last). Most importantly? My sales picks start at $2! Not a typo. Shop:

Thank you for sticking it out with me. I promise there are outfits coming and we will get back to normal. And there will be more sales that we love.
What are you shopping?

Xo RA

July Armarium Picks

Note: this post is a part of my partnership with Armarium, though all opinions here are my own. Use code RADELICIA for 20% off of your first rental, and happy shopping! Xo RA

Here we are, in the heat of things. Whether you’re vacationing, hitting weddings, BBQs, or just drinking rose on the patio, I’ve got a summer rental for you! This month I tried not to focus SO much on occasion, but on pieces that could be used for many occasions. (Great if you’re traveling and have more than one thing to do!) As you’ll see, only one rental pick is a “true” formal, though I have dresses that would look great with heels and at a wedding, these same dresses would look great with flat sandals in a backyard. Summer: chic, as casual as you need, and you can get as many as you need. This is why I love rentals.

Here are my Armarium picks:

Investment Piece: July Armarium Picks
The one, real, formal on my list. I’m just in love with the stone detail, and while it’s perfect for a summer black tie, it still reads cool to me. Rent it here.

The following dresses are together, not because they are the same, but because I’m convinced each one is versatile and could be worn to any summer soiree. Need it fancy? Wear heels and a clutch. Going more casual? Flat sandals and a straw bag. By the water? These would even fit over a swim suit! I love:
Investment Piece: July Armarium Picks
This Ruffled number.

Investment Piece: July Armarium Picks
And this mixed print dress.

A jumpsuit is the chic piece that can be whatever you need it to be, and this one is perfect.
Investment Piece: July Armarium Picks
Rent it here.

Nothing spices up any outfit like a great bag. I’m such a huge fan of the wit and artistry of all of Olympia Le Tan’s bags, but especially love this one:
Investment Piece: July Armarium Picks

And lastly, that summer top that you need for everything? I found it!
Investment Piece: July Armarium Picks
Wear it with slacks, jeans, shorts, skirts, even your swimsuit! Rent it here.

I can’t wait to hear about all of your summer adventures, and what you wore! Don’t forget that the code RADELICIA gets you 20% off your first rental at Armarium!

Happy renting! XO RA

Sunday Chronicles: Sales Prep

Investment Piece: Swimming Pools

Loves!

If you’re stateside, I hope this holiday weekend has been fulfilling. If you’re international, I hope you stayed cool (or warm!), and had a great one! I did a lot- and a lot of nothing. There were times when I was transported to summer days of my youth, days of reading library books, watermelon for dinner, days at the pool, and treats like sno-cones.

Now that we’re grown, my sno-cones are more like Rose, but same! It feels like it’s finally summer, and we’re right in the throws of it. Summer is a great time for relaxation and reassessment, and it’s also a great time for sales. And loves, the sales are coming.

In fact, in the heat of the summer we’re headed right towards some of the biggest sales, and I wanted us to be prepared. Here, onsite, we’re used to outfit posts MF, but the next two weeks will be a little different, because of sales. For the next two weeks my outfits will be on Wednesdays; though I will attempt to do an OOTD every day on Instagram (@racheladelicia), and keep as up-to-date on all sales and shopping both there, here, and Pintrest!

So, what will be onsite you ask? This week we’re getting ready for the Nordstrom Anniversary sale, one of my favorite sales events of the year. Why? It’s a chance to get what you need for the rest of the summer, things for fall, and the prices are simply unbelievable. This sale starts its preview Friday. To be able to shop the preview you must have a Nordstrom card. Though if you don’t want to make that commitment, don’t sweat it! The sale truly begins next week, and the way they stock it you won’t miss out! Here, I’ll have picks for this sale starting Friday!

Then next week, besides the Nordstrom Sale, we have Amazon Prime Day! Deals, deals, deals, and I’ll be sharing my picks with you! Want to get prepped? Right now if you spend $10 at Whole Foods with your Prime Account, you’ll get $10 to spend on Prime day! Also, watch your Amazon app and emails–they’re letting you know all sorts of ways to stay on top of this sale!

Even though we’ll be sale crazy, we’re also determined to give you what you need, so if there is content you’re desperate for, or an item you’re searching for, please reach out at racheladelicia@investmentpiece.com.

Ready for sales? I am!

Wishing us all a week of deals and amazing shoes!
Xo RA