Fashion Stories: Elaine Kim Hero Vest

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Does your summer need a hero? Something you can throw on with anything and everything and have it save the day? Lucky for you, I know a hero like that!

I’ve worn this vest as a dress-both work wise and play wise. I’ve worn it over my workout clothes, my bikinis, my cut offs. It would be amazing over any pant (I just can’t bring myself to be in pants when it’s blazing hot outside. If you can, you’re a stronger person than I am!) My point? This vest is one of the hardest working pieces in my closet. And in yours, it could be as well–it will also work in the fall. The vest comes in 4 colors (black, white, navy, and a desert).

Chic, comfortable, a hard worker, and able to shit seasons? That’s the kind of hero I need. I have a lot of stories to tell, and this piece helps with ALL of them.

Get your hero vest here!

Happy hero shopping!
Xo RA

Fashion Halloween

Have I mentioned how much I love costumes? Maybe it’s the theater in me, maybe it’s the fashion, but there’s something about planning my fashion Halloween costume that brings me such joy.

I also love seeing your costumes. Yes, it’s the beginning of the month/season. But, please, feel free to share.

This year? I’m excited about all the costumes I’m planning, I’m also thinking of all the costumes past. Let’s be real- If your goal is “fashion Halloween” there are many ways you can go about it. Wear a gown and call it a day. (You could say you’re a kind of Princess) Go all out and order a costume (one of my faves year after year is Catwoman, and I’m not sorry). So, what kind of fashion Halloween should we be this year?
I’ve been Cleopatra
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Betty Draper
And Lady MacBeth
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What do I have up my stilettos for this year? Stay tuned! In the meantime, let’s enjoy the past fashion Halloweens!

I’d love to hear your costume thoughts, plans, or suggestions!
Xo RA

Fashion Stories: Ossie Clark

Loves! It’s the time of month where we go into our closets to see what stories live there. This month? I was lucky enough to chat with Lauren from Timeless Vixen about her Ossie Clark collection. It’s amazing. And I can’t wait to get back into her closet and really play. Also –I’d love to come play in your closet! What do you collect?

In the meantime, let’s enjoy my convo with Lauren about her 109 pieces of Ossie Clark (yes, her closet is #goals)

Hope you enjoy!

Xo RA

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

Fashion in the Wild: Galas and Weddings

Loves, May is always one of the most fashionable months of the year. From the Met Gala to the Royal Wedding this year, there has been no shortage of outstanding fashion offerings.

If you’re wondering: my invitations to both events got lost in the mail. But I got to watch both in face masks and silk robes, so I might still have come out on top.

The Met Gala
My favorite looks from the Met Galas were the ones that were over the top in support of the theme. Because if there is ever a time for over the top in support of a theme, the Met Gala is it! Whether you loved Rhinna as the Pope, or Zendaya as Joan of Arc, the Met Gala offered a glimpse at Catholic symbolism that was just stunning.

Some of my favorite looks:
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And if you need more of a Met Gala Fashion breakdown:

The Royal Wedding

I know it’s cliche, but I loved the Royal wedding. Yes, I woke up WAY too early to watch it. Yes, I cried. Yes, I believed in fairy tales for a moment (ok, I believe in fairy tales all the time, especially when they involve shoes). What’s different about a Royal Wedding (besides that whole Prince thing) for me are the hats. I LOVE the hats. (And the fashion in general). But as someone who never seems to have an occasion to wear hats like they do in Europe, I’m endlessly fascinated by hat fashion.

Some favorite hat moments:

Beyond the hats, the fashion at the Royal wedding was nothing to sneeze at either! From the polka dot dress worn by Abigail Spencer (which I may be determined to find) to the Queen’s bright choice, here are some of the best fashion moments:

My one disappointment for this month’s Fashion in the Wild? I wasn’t in the wild with this fashion. Maybe I need to work on that for next year’s gala (and if one of you marries a prince I can work that into my schedule too!)

What were your favorite looks?

XO RA

Fashion in the Wild: Pink

Loves, lately I’ve been craving a change. A shake up. A way to be different.

And as any woman will tell you, the easiest way to change yourself is to change your hair. (And men know that once she changes her hair, she’s not coming back. It’s science)

So, as I’ve say in my need to switch things up, I’ve been thinking about how to change my hair. As you may know, my journey to accept my wavy hair has been a long one. You can read all about it here.

And once you do, you’ll get that my sudden desire to go pink is not in character for me. Have I mentioned I needed a change?

Well, I decided that pink is it. And yet, I didn’t want to go pink permanently. I need a shake up, I haven’t lost who I am. And as one does when they want to go pink, they google how-to. Did you know that there are a ton of ways to go pink? Temporarily? I have a thing for rose gold so I went here:

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Want to go rose gold with me? Get yours here.

And because I’m me, and this is fashion in the wild I made a little video about being pink. Temporarily.

Notes: I did a test patch before I did my full hair with this pink tint. I loved that it rinsed out quickly and didn’t seem to affect my color (which I do love) at all. When I went to do my full hair pink I followed directions closely. I towel dried my hair. I put the pink all over. I left it on for probably about 4 mins. Then I rinsed it out. Honestly, it came out very subtly pink. I was hoping for more, and while people did notice, I decided to go for more hue.
So I re-applied.
The second time I had my hair almost completely dry when I put the tint on, and I left the tint in for a tad bit longer. It’s still not SUPER pink, but it’s more pink than the first time. I had people ask me if I dyed my hair–and everyone loved it. My favorite part? Any time I need a shakeup, this pink is an option, but it’s not something that I have to commit to!

I would love to know: would you go pink?

And don’t worry : the next time you see me I won’t be pink, I’ll be back to blonde.
But for now–I’m enjoying being pink!
XO RA
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Fashion in the Wild: Vintage Trip

I am so incredibly lucky to have two cities that I love and live in, and so many people and vintage that I love. This site lets me share some of that with you, and of my joys is meeting people in real life. But let’s be a little honest: combining those lives can be a little difficult. Luckily, my tribe is amazing, welcoming, and open!

This past week I got to go with my Austin love Bloomers and Frocks to LA, where I showed her some of my LA loves. It was a vintage trip full of fabulous clothes, good wine, and great friends!

Rebekka, the owner of B&F, and I got to see Recess LA, The Kit Vintage, Timeless Vixen, Ragg Mopp Vintage (you can see my dress from them here). And more! We shopped, we bonded over a love of vintage, we found amazing things. It was marvelous to see my different worlds combine, and the result was great!

I knew that everyone would get along, but was pleasantly surprised at how quickly everyone “fell in love”. It felt great to see people I love love each other.

And loves, the vintage! All of the shops in LA are simply stunning and have such a great selection right now! Rebekka got so many stunners to take back to Austin. If you are in either of those cities, you are so lucky!

But, what if you aren’t in either of those cities? I bet there’s some amazing vintage where you are, and I would love to hear about it! Got a great vintage place I should be shopping? Let me hear about it. What if you need some recommendations on how to vintage shop, or help finding dealers in your area or online? Let’s chat about it. Maybe together we can have a vintage trip of our own!

You can reach out to me about shopping and vintage trips at racheladelicia@investmentpiece.com!

Hope your Thursday is full of great clothes and great friends!
XO RA

Fashion in the Wild: Date Night Looks

This is the month of “date nights”. (Though I really hope this isn’t the only month you have a date night) But, with the focus of Valentine’s Day and love on date nights, we (or I) can’t help but think about what to wear on a date night.

Real talk? I don’t think there’s just one kind of date night, and I believe there’s no right or wrong thing to wear on a date night. Be it with your friends, yourself, or your honey, any event can be a date night. Movie by yourself? Drinks with friends? Dinner? Dancing? Why can’t anything you enjoy with people you enjoy be a date night? In my world, it is.

So, what do we wear on date nights? I’m a huge fan of wearing dresses, but they are by no means your only option. Jeans and a top, pants with a blazer, sweats on the couch. In my view the most important part of a date night outfit is that you feel amazing in it.

Below are some of my favorite combinations for date nights. I’d love to know: what do you rock for date night?

XO RA

I hope this month and in the months to come that every date night is a blast and one of the things you love is your outfit!

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Fashion in the Wild: Red Carpet

Loves! It’s red carpet season, and as an actress (and the little girl inside of me how could never say no to a party dress), it’s one of my faves. Yes, I care about so much more than the dress. BUT, I care about the dress. And the shoes. And the hair. And there’s a chance that I want one just like it! So, in the spirit of red carpets and inspiration, for this month’s Fashion in the Wild, we go Red Carpet. Most of these pics are from actual red carpets that I’ve been on (Yes, they are fun, yes, it can be nerve racking). From movie premieres to Fashion shows, each red carpet needs a little something different; but all red carpets are a chance for you to wear something you love!

So, without further ado: My red carpet stunners!

What was I wearing? Loves, it all! Real Talk? Some red carpet fashion is a fantasy: gowns, couture, and custom pieces. Is it something to add to your cart? Maybe, maybe not. Either way I’ve rounded up some pieces for us. Some are fantasy, and you can just swoon over them. Some are realistic and great for your next event. All are red carpet worthy!

Let’s chat all things red carpet: What are some of your favorite looks from this season? What are you hoping for on the Oscar’s red carpet? What would you wear in your red carpet fantasies?

Me: Gucci Gowns, Valentino Gowns, a tux. I would wear it all!
XO RA

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Fashion in the Wild: Halloween Costumes

Loves! Last week we chatted a lot about Halloween Costumes (see here and here). Fun fact? I still have no idea what I’m going to be. Or what I’m doing on Halloween for that matter. What I do know? I love a good Halloween costume! There’s just something about dressing up and having fun that I just love. I’m spending the weekend thinking of a great plan and a great costume, until then I’m watching this video for inspiration on repeat!

What are you going to be?

Shopping inspiration (the below links are affiliate and I get a small commission from them: there is no added cost to you)!

Or if you prefer a casual Halloween:

I’d love to know what you’re up to for Halloween, your favorite costume, and all the things you’re thinking of being!

And loves! Don’t forget about our Giveway, details here

Xo RA