Nordstrom Sale

It’s the most wonderful sale of the year! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here and it’s one of my all time favorites. From stocking up on fall trends for the new season, to getting everything you need for the end of summer, there’s a little bit of sale for everyone. I’ve linked some of my favorite picks below, and as the weekend and sale go on, I’ll be posting more. Make sure that you keep updated here, on Facebook, and on Instagram. Want more of a personal shopping experience? Now is a great time to book a personal shopping package with me! Email me at racheladelicia@investmentpiece.com.

Here are my first picks from the Nordstrom Sale! What are you shopping for?

XO
RA

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Fashion in the Wild: Summer Inspiration

It’s Summer. In fact,we’re half way through Summer. And loves, it’s hot. I’ve been in Texas helping my mom clean out and move some family stuff, and the high is 107. Which just seems rude. Suffice to say, I’m hot, my closet is all over, and it’s one of those weeks when inspiration was scarce.

What to do when this happens?

I’m not 100% sure what the “right” answer is, but I know what I do. I take a break. Go to the gym, go to the water, don’t force it.

Yes, even forced outfits are bad.

So, I try to relax. Then, I come back to it. Read magazines I love, and books I need, watch movies and TVs. Go to my clothes and really see them. Think of things I love to do and what I could wear there.

I also look back (because fashion comes back around). And loves, that’s what I’m doing today. Taking a look back at some of my most popular and favorite looks from last summer to get me excited to dress for this heat.

I’m also staying close to the AC!

My sales picks from the Nordstrom Sale will go up later today.

Stay cool out there, loves!

 

XO RA

Beach Pajamas

Investment Piece: Beach Pajamas
Investment Piece: Beach Pajamas
Investment Piece; Beach Pajamas
Investment Piece: Beach Pajamas
Investment Piece: Beach Pajamas
Investment Piece: Beach Pajamas

Some of our favorite things: the beach and pajamas. The next best thing? Combining them! I won’t waste your time chatting about my love for the ocean and the beach: we all know that I’m a water baby, and have to see the love of my life (the ocean) every so often or I go a bit nutty. So, let’s chat Beach Pajamas!

True Beach Pajamas are a vintage treasure! They come from the 1930’s–women didn’t really wear pants yet, but, yet, at the beach it was “socially acceptable”, and jumpsuits with palazzo pants were popular! You can find silk ones, many have amazing embroidery. These, however, are not true beach pajamas. However, they made me think of beach pajamas, so I couldn’t help but fall in love!

This a is Dolce and Gabbana jumpsuit that I found on TheRealReal, and it’s just as dreamy as the vintage pieces! I love the raw silk, the fact that it’s a jumpsuit (WITH POCKETS!), the tie, and this print–no one does a great citrus print like Dolce and Gabbana! It would be perfect with sandals for a casual day, but these dreamy palazzo pants and heels would be great for a cocktail party.

I may be partial to this look on a beach though. California sunsets are their own brand of magic!

Hoping your outfit feels like pajamas and that you get a little bit of magic today!

XO RA

A great place to search for beach pajamas? Etsy, or your favorite vintage shop. I’ve linked some similar pieces, and some Dolce below!

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And get your own deal from TheRealReal:
90% off luxury consignment

Summer Version

Investment Piece: Summer Verision
Investment Piece: Summer Verision
Investment Piece: Summer Verision
Investment Piece: Summer Verision
Investment Piece: Summer Verision
Investment Piece: Summer Verision

There was a vintage robe that I loved during the winter, and while I wore it around the house (as one does), I also wore it out and about. You can see the photos of that amazing dress/robe here. The great news for me? I found my Summer Version! Yes, this is a vintage robe (this one is the perfect soft silk instead of velvet, you know-for summer), and yes, even this one is from Bloomers and Frocks (make sure you read my review of them here and follow them on Instagram @bloomersandfrocks). Another thing to do? Get you a Summer robe that works as a summer dress! Summer Versions are the best!

This is the perfect number to wear with sandals for a day out, at work, or for drinks by the pool. It can be dressed up very easily (heels/jewelry), but lends itself to being casual as well (think flats); and even better, it still works around the house. Really, what I’m telling you is that with this summer version enables you to go from bed to work to out on the town without changing. Isn’t that what Summer is all about?

Shop my picks below, having an amazing Monday, and don’t be afraid to rock your robe in public!

XO RA

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Investment Piece: Summer Version

Feature in Influential Magazine

Investment Piece: Feature in Influential Magazine

Loves, as you may know, one of the best perks of this job is getting to meet you, and getting to work with people like those at Influential Magazine. (And the shoes) It truly is a joy to get to meet people who love what they do, work with them, and grow our community. Recently, I was honored to be featured in Influential Magazine. I’ve linked and copied the interview below, make sure that you give the magazine a follow-their content is so insightful!

Investment Piece: Feature in Influential Magazine

Investment Piece: Influential Magazine

Investment Piece: Influential Magazine

Investment Piece: Influential Magazine

Investment Piece: Influential Magazine

Investment Piece: Influential Magazine

You can find the whole issue here and follow Influential Magazine at online and on Instagram @influentialmagazine.

I love getting to know you and sharing little bits of myself with you! Interested in a collab? Email us at racheladelicia@investmentpiece.com

Happy Shopping this week, loves!
XO RA

Christmas in July

What’s better than sale shopping? The biggest sale shopping. It’s almost like Christmas in July. And loves, that’s basically what the Nordstrom Half Yearly Anniversary Sale is. From fall picks that are deeply discounted (it’s great for getting prepped for the new season) and Summer picks that are on sale (get what you need for the rest of this season), it’s the sale to shop. Because I love you? I’ve made it a little easier. Shop my picks below!

Xo RA

Nordstrom Sale Picks

Under $200

For Him

Shoes

I’ll be updating my picks through the weeks! Happy Shopping!
Xo RA

Out of the Closet: Great-Great Grandma’s Wedding Dress

Investment Piece: Out of the Closet: Great Great Grandma's Wedding Dress
Investment Piece: Out of the Closet: Great Great Grandma's dress
Investment Piece: out of the closet, great great grandma's dress

Loves!! I’m so exited to share the first of the new project we’ve been working on:

Out of the Closet: Telling the Stories our Fashions Hold.

I’m a big lover of fashion. I’m a big believer in stories. I’m convinced that we’re all story-tellers and that in our closets are pieces that hold meaning and explain different parts of us. Whether it’s something that shows a side of us that we don’t normally share with the world, or the outfit that we got our big promotion in, our fashions tell our stories. So, let’s bring our fashion out of the closet and listen.

Or, at least, that’s the idea.

And our first story? My great-great grandma’s wedding dress. Wedding dresses are one of those things that we all hang onto, and pass down. They’re full of the hope and love that the first owner had on her big day, and as we pass them down, the dresses get full of the love and hope that the older generation has for the younger generation.

Investment Piece: Great Great Grandma's Wedding Dress

My Great-Great Grandma, Cora Christine, wore this gown in 1887 to marry my great-great grandpa, Arthur A. From just a fashion standpoint? The beading (that even runs underneath the belt), the train, the sleeves. It’s just exquisite. The story? While this wedding dress was originial to my great great grandma, she got it at McNeil’s Gowns (an extensive Internet search has produced nothing on this brand, if you know something I would love to hear it!), it’s been passed down in my family for generations. It’s become one of the things that no one can (or wants to) get rid of–and not just because it’s gorgeous.

I never got to meet my great-great grandma (I’m not that old), but getting to wear her dress let’s me in on little bits of her personality. That she must have liked details. That she could pull off being delicate and a train. That she wanted a dress for her wedding like this, at a time when some people didn’t go big for their wedding day. There are parts of her in me, and this dress describes both of us.

I made us a little video for Out of the Closet. Our fashions hold stories, and I love telling them:

(Yes, there are some technical issues. It’s hard being great at fashion and not great at technology. Also, if you know someone who’s great at editing send them our way!)

Loves! Thank you for listening to my stories. I would love to come play in your closet and tell yours!

XO RA

Summer Mood

Investment Piece: Summer Mood
Investment Piece: Summer Mood
Investment Piece: Summer Mood

We’re into July. It’s Summer. Like Summer, Summer. And here are some truths:

*It’s hot. Like too hot. So hot LA lost power. Hot enough that even in the *early* morning this shoot quickly went from “don’t fall in the pool” to “what’s the worst thing that happens if I go in the pool?”
*I’m a fan of swimsuit fashion (as we know), but feel that, with the heat, it’s a PSA at this point to tell you to wear your swimsuit. (Yes, this a rash guard. And yes, maybe long sleeves are only good in the pool?)
*White is a go-to (lined. Even these are lined and a bit more see through than Mom would like)
*There has got to be a way for us to live our lives in some body of water or with the AC blaring

Is this enough of a Summer mood for you?

Investment Piece: Summer Mood
Investment Piece: Summer Mood
Investment Piece: Summer Mood

Aspects of my Summer mood:
*Combining things I love:swimsuits, a flare, and the water for a look
*Staying cool. My grandma would tell us all the importance of skin care and hats. Wrinkles are not the accessory we’re after, so protect yourself
*Keeping calm. Name one person who’s running around crazy in July. You can’t. It’s a month of peak summer, and hopefully peak relaxation. If that’s not a Summer mood, I don’t know what is

This summer my goal is to make things as easy as possible. And to look as effortless as possible. Yes, for me that involves swim and white –things that look complicated but are comfy and easy are a fave of mine. Being ready for the water at a moment’s notice is always a part of my Summer mood.

What does your Summer mood look like?

This rash guard is last season, as are these pants (seen here and here respectedly), but I’ve found similar items for you below! The hat was my grandma’s- I got you covered there, too!

I can’t wait to see your Summer mood!
XO RA

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Investment Piece: Summer mood

Every THING is on Sale!

Investment Piece: Everything is on sale

Loves! First things first: I hope that you had a great holiday. I hope that there was rest, fun, and love.

Second things second: working after a mid week holiday is for the birds. If you were lucky to have the rest of the week off, you’re envied.

No matter what your work schedule, I did us a solid. As you may have noticed, everything is on sale. Every THING. Which is amazing. And overwhelming.

So, I did my part and did some of the work for you! Here are my sales picks:

(Note: this 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! XO RA

A little bit of every thing
This and that, sales and deals, what a way to celebrate the long weekend.

Every Thing is on Sale at Topshop
Celebrate summer and the holiday with up to 30% off!

ShopBop
Designer picks, and accessories up to 70% off? Let freedom ring, indeed.

Neiman Marcus
With up to 70% off at Neimans, there is still a ton left to celebrate this weekend!

As the weekend sales get heated up, I’d love to know: what are you buying?
Xo RA