Gift Guide: Kids

Loves, I don’t have kids. (This is where I make a joke that I have shoes instead. It’s supposed to be charming) BUT I do consider myself a great “fun aunt” and godmother. I’m known for giving books and red boots (they’re a thing) and asking a LOT of questions so I can get the kids EXACTLY what they want.

I also like to think that being good at shopping makes up for not knowing what the “in” thing is for kids. (Though in my experience you can never go wrong with dinosaurs!) The following are things I would give to the kids in my life (and maybe even me!)

If you know what the cool kids like, feel free to let us know!

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I love these picks for the little girls in your life.

Investment Piece: Gift Guides Kids
And these are perfect for the little boy in your life!

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These are not toys. In fact, they aren’t necessarily for kids. BUT, one of my favorite memories is learning to cook with my grandmas and mom, and these Star Wars kitchen items are perfect for anyone in your life who loves both the Force and cooking. Kids come in all ages!

I also picked out some really cool toys:

And books:

I hope these ideas help you pick out the perfect gift for the kids in your life!
Xo RA

How to Sparkle

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Investment Piece: How to Sparkle

How to Sparkle: Tis the season for parties. And, yes, so much of our holiday dressing involves Christmas and Hanukkah parties. Red, blue, and green are our main palettes, and we throw in plaid for good measure. A way to stand out? Sparkle. Not only at your holiday parties, but let’s not forget that we have New Year’s Eve coming; and nothing says “ring in the new” than something that sparkles.

I am a fan of sequins in all forms, and really in all seasons. Your inner light sometimes needs an outer expression. Let’s celebrate that! How to Sparkle? Don’t be afraid to sparkle and sparkle big. This top, I call it my “armor” top, it’s so full of sparkles that it’s a full statement by itself. And yes, it’s heavy. Doesn’t stop me from sparkling.

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Investment Piece: How to Sparkle

How to Sparkle: Let the sparkle be the statement. There are outfits that call for sparkle head to toe (and days that call for that outfit). However, I love a sparkle and an understatement. I love this top with simple silver. These pants, with the wide leg and pockets, are amazing; yet don’t take focus. Shoes that follow the theme ties the look together; and I love that these silver shoes sparkle by themselves. This combo is perfect for any holiday party and even more perfect for your New Year’s Eve. This sparkle is a way to stand out, make a statement, and yet, keep it simple.

Of course, we can find you pieces like these-these pants were originally shown on site here, you’ve seen these shoes too many times to count, and this top is from Zara many seasons ago. Also? I bet we can make an outfit like this in your current closet. You need: a sparkle item (top/bottom/dress) and then you pair it with toned items. Sequins are gold? Wear gold. Silver? Wear silver. If your sparkle is multi-colored, then I say play it safe and wear black. Easy and a statement, and we know how I feel about a Juxatipositon.

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Investment Piece: How to Sparkle
Investment Piece: How to Sparkle

How to Sparkle: Sparkle. Even if it’s after the holidays. I believe that fashion is a little bit of magic, it can influence how you feel. Let’s not be afraid to really shine, to let people look, to make statements. And if our clothes lead the way, so be it!

I hope this look inspires your holiday wears, or your sparkle, in general. I’ve linked similar items below for your shopping pleasure! Happy sparkle!
XO RA

Shop this look: here/

If you’d rather rent your sparkle, for any occasion, try Rent the Runway:
Rent The Runway

Or don’t forget, the code RADELICA gets you 15% off your first rental at Armarium, and they have all sorts of sparkle!

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Gift Guide: Her

I’ll be honest: my biggest issue with buying for the women in my life is that I want to buy for me. So, a part of me for the gift guide for women wants to tell you all about the fashion that I want. And on that note, all the looks I have are always up for sale, and I have a ton of ideas- from books to jewelry, and of course, shoes. However, in interest of presenting what may be best and most inclusive of all the women in your life, these are my top choices.

What do the women in your life want? What kind of gifts are you into getting?

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Beauty
I love breaking apart beauty sets and using them as stocking stuffers, though a beauty set on its own is a great gift! It’s also a time to gift beauty that the women in your life may not buy for themselves.
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I love these sets

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I’ve fallen in love with the company Tatcha, Japanese beauty. I use their silk canvas daily (it blurs my pores), and their masks are luxurious! For the holiday season, they offer special prices on smaller sizes of their most popular products. Shop my picks here.

Classic
A gift idea I love for the classic woman in your life? A Hermes scarf. But, you don’t have to blow your budget for it! Shop designer resale, and make her and you happy!
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Shop my picks here.

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Though not vintage, I also love these capes and bags!

Bags and the Like
A little of this, a little of that:
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Shop these picks here

Again, on the @liketoknowitapp I post all the things I love from shoes to sweaters to party dresses, any of them would be a great gift!
Want more? Email me at racheladelicia@investment.com!

Happy gifting!
Xo RA

Let’s Get in Formation

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Investment Piece: Let's Get in Formation
Investment Piece: Let's get in formation

This is a story (or formation) in 3 parts.

There’s a part of me that is very good about following the rules, doing what I’m told, all those things. (Yes, I will get irrationally angry at you if you drive the wrong way in parking lots). But. There’s also the part of me that rebels a bit. That gets out of formation way too quickly, and doesn’t want to be confined to rules.

It’s that part of the formation (or lack thereof) that can be incredibly interesting. So in honor of both of those parts of myself, I humbly suggest, as part of your holiday style that a play on tradition may be in order.

As in: leather pants are a holiday staple. From errands to party looks, yes, leather is for the holiday.

And what to pair with your leather pants? What if we played a bit with traditional patterns? Like wearing the Queen’s Guard? Or Toy Soldiers?

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This next part of the formation goes out on a limb.

Yes, this shirt is patterned with London Soldiers and Phone Boxes, I love that it can appear traditional but has a bit of fun with it. The part that’s a bit out there? I somehow associate the soldiers with toy soldiers, and toy soldiers with nutcrackers, and all of the above with the holiday season. Yes, that in and of itself is a journey.

Why I put all those things together? I don’t know-this shirt will be just as great in March as it is in December. BUT. For me, the line from soldier to nutcracker is straight.

Maybe it’s because I love the Nutcracker, the ballet. (I volunteer during this time of year with school kids who get to see the ballet on a field trip. I have it on the brain!). Maybe it’s because I grew up in a home that used Nutcrackers as a Christmas decoration?

I don’t know. Whatever it is, this shirt read cheeky holiday to me, and I couldn’t help but indulge myself by having fun with it.

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Investment Piece: Let's get in formation
Investment Piece: Let's get in formation

The last act of this formation?
This shirt isn’t technically mine. I share it with my mom and sister. One of those: let’s buy a size that will fit us all and then we can all have it, kind of deal. Sharing is caring, after all. (And a great way to stretch your closet!) London has a special part in all of our hearts. We lived there when I was little (4-5 to be exact). My mom has stories about how I adapted the English accent quickly- till I yelled “HALP ME” and the Southern in me would jump out. I have fond memories of us going to watch the changing of the guards (and the dinosaurs at the National History museum). This pattern? It brings it all back.

And if we’re going to dress with a slight holiday theme, shouldn’t it be with a nod to things that we love(d)?

Get in formation–and wear the holiday your way. Sounds like a plan!

This shirt is sold out, but I’ve linked similar ones below. I would love to know: what patterns and formations have more than one act for you at this time of year?
XO RA

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Gift Guide: For Him

Loves, I have opinions on gifts. Mainly, that they are best when they are personal, and thoughtful. As in, I think it’s best to ask what the people in your life want (and I think it’s best to be honest when you’re asked that same question!). BUT. I also think that we can all use a little help with gift giving at this time of year, so we gift guide. I don’t know the man in your life, but I know the men in my life would love these:

(And to be fair, so would I!)

Hope these ideas help you find the perfect gift for all the men you love!

Xo RA

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He might love these seasonal picks from Jcrew.

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Or he might like this collab from Adam Scott X ClareV

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You, and him, can’t go wrong with a great bag. Check these out.

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These picks might be right up his alley.

And these are technically for the “home”, but if he lives in a home he might enjoy:
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these.

What do the men in your life want?
Xo RA

Winter Whites

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Investment Piece: Winter Whites
Investment Piece: Winter Whites

Yes, loves. You have seen this winter white number before. (I do rewear. Often. In fact, part of my belief system is that we can buy a lot- if we love it and we wear it!)

Proof:
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Some thoughts on rewearing a piece you love:
-it’s so comforting. Especially if you have to do something you’re not 1000% percent about. In fact, if you’re having a DAY, I always recommend wearing something you love (and heels). It does help!
-It’s amazing how much different the same dress can be. Change the shoes. The hair. The makeup. The same is suddenly new. And if that isn’t magic, nothing is!
-Ideally everything in our closets would be things we love, even the special things we can’t wear every day. And dresses like this? What’s not to love?

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Investment Piece: Winter Whites
Investment Piece: Winter Whites

I know winter white is a thing. Even if you’re from the south. However, it’s one of those things that I don’t think about when planning my winter waredrobe. But I should. Chic. Unexpected. And a break from the typical “holiday dressing”. This dress in and of itself is simple. A mock neck. Long sleeves. Slightly textured. But it’s more than the sum of it’s parts.

It’s party perfect. Ready for errands. Easily adaptable with a change of shoes and bags. These shoes and bag? Made me feel just slightly like a 70s goddess. (Yes, I’ve said before and I will say it again, you need platforms in your life). But a dress like this is also great with sneakers. Or flats. Or plain heels. It still works its winter magic.

Do you rock winter white? How? And with what? I would love to know!

This dress is years old, but I’ve linked similar options for you below!
Xo RA

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December Armarium Picks

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Note: this post is a part of my partnership with Armarium. Use code RADELICIA to get 15% off your first rental! Though I may recieve discounts through my partnership, all opinions are my own. Happy renting!

This is what I love about holiday dressing: there are no rules.

Want to go big?
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Go big.

Have a thing for all things sequined? Want to shine everywhere, including on your errands?
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Investment Piece: December Armarium picks
Do it!

Maybe you want to wrap yourself in fur?
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Or velvet?
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Investment Piece: December Armarium picks
Or gold?
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Guess what? I think you should do it all. From parties to NYE to everything in between, I really think that this is the season to have fun with your wardrobe. Be bold. Or wear all red and green and blue.

Yes, some of my favorites are sequins and furs and the like. And Armarium has a ton of that!
Not for you? I bet there’s something for you at Armarium.
What I love about renting is that it gives me the chance to get more than one holiday look, and I can be as bold as I need in an outfit that I’m going to give back. Then the process starts again.
Currently some of my favorite resources at Armarium are The Holiday Soiree Edit, the New Year’s Eve edit, the Party Girl edit, and the Black Tie edit. The code RADELICIA gets you 15% off your first rental, from anywhere on site. And if there was ever a fun time to rent for this first time, this is it!

Happy renting!
Xo RA

Cyber Monday

If you feel like everytime you turn around there’s a new sale, you’re not wrong. Black Friday weekend “technically” ends today with Cyber Monday; meaning there will still be sales after today, but maybe it will be a little more sane as we steam ahead into the holiday season. Or is that me wishful thinking out loud?

No matter how crazy, the fun about today is that you can hit every sale from your couch! I’ll be updating (check the menu, my Instagram, or follow me in the LIKETOKNOWIT app), and hoping all the things we want are on sale! In the meantime, let’s grab some coffee and get to shopping.

Cheers to fashion and cheers to us!
Xo RA

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Gap
It’s all 50% off! And these are my favorites:

Banana Republic
Again, it’s all 50% and the new arrivals are perfect for gifting, or wearing to all your holiday parties!

Also love these basics at BR (yes, still 50% off)

Club Monaco
Everything is 30%off and I’m loving the feel of the new arrivals. Very holiday noir!

Mark and Graham
Everything is on sale from gifts to bags to capes!

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Today is also a great day to check out Amazon, and I’ll be posting my picks from them throughout the day!

Happy shopping!
Xo RA

Sales and Cyber Week!

Loves! I hope that the end of your holiday weekend has been restful, peaceful, and full of deals. My dad came to dinner, and we spent some time watching football. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that true to form, I also changed my shoes at least 4 times. (I couldn’t help it!) Though I wouldn’t turn down another holiday weekend, I’m back at it and excited for this holiday season!

Black Friday seemed to last an entire weekend this year, and tomorrow with Cyber Monday, we should have weeks of deals and gifts to be bought! As I’ve promised, nothing I’m picking isn’t something I wouldn’t buy myself-so all of these sales picks are very likely things I’m considering. Also, the best way to stay updated with my sales picks/looks/gift guides are the shoppable pictures in the menu or by following me in the LIKETOKNOWIT app. (There will be so many deals dropped tomorrow!)

However, these are some of my current favorite sales. What are you shopping?
Xo RA

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Anthropologie
Take 30% off (no code needed!). Perfect for parties and all your holiday activities!

Kate Spade
Take 40% off your order with code TGIBF. Bags,shoes, clothes, we got them all!

ShopBop
It’s buy more, save more (with discounts starting at 15% and 75% off on sale with code MORE19). Here are some of my fave sale items!

Schutz Shoes
Take an extra 20% off with code FRIDAY20. From boots to heels, you do in fact need them all!

Sephora
Look for Cyber Deals all week at Spehora, but some of my faves are these sets that are under $20!

I would love to know: what are you shopping? What are you buying? How is the gift shopping coming?
Xo RA

Black Friday Sales

Loves! I hope that yesterday was a day of good food, good company, and good relaxation. Today? The deals are rolling in! I”m updating all sorts of sales and picks all day (follow me on Instagram @racheladelicia, the LiketoKnowIt App @racheladelicia, or all shoppable pics will be in the search bar on the website version of the site!) In the meantime, these are sales I’m super excited about!

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ONLY in the LIKETOKNOWIT app, get 25% off sitewide at Outdoor Voices. Link to post here

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Coach has 50% off the perfect gift for him. And you were gift shopping today, right? 😉 Shop my picks for him here.

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My favorite jeans are on sale (up to 70% off)! Maybe they’ll be your favorite jeans too!
Shop them here

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There is no more iconic pattern for the season than plaid. And at Jcrew, it’s all up to 50% off!
Shop my plaid picks here

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Coach didn’t forget you (or the women in your life!). Get up to 50% off select bags!
Shop my favorites here

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And I would be remiss if I didn’t let you know that till Monday, ONLY in the LIKETOKNOWIT app, all Levis are 40% off. Here are my picks!

Happy shopping! I’ll be keeping you posted! I hope there’s still good food and good company in your weekend, we got the good shopping!
Xo RA