Vintage Jacket

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Sometimes you find a vintage piece and can’t wait to design an outfit around it. That’s the story here! I found this Victorian stunner at Polkadotsand Moonbeams and couldn’t wait to wear it. The construction is a dream and while it’s a formal piece, it felt just right by the pool.

Hope your Friday is just superb! XO RA

Details:
Vintage Top and Sunnies: Polkadotsand Moonbeams
Jeans: Jcrew

Fall Shoes

It’s fall. And yes, you need boots. Yes, there’s always a reason for new heels. But what about something different? What about a new take? Shop below for some of the shoes I’m loving for fall!

Fringe Boots

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Sam Edelman and Sam Edelman.
Two of my fave versions. Great with jeans and a t-shirt, or with skirts and dresses

Block Heels

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Jeffrey Campbell and Topshop
A mod take on the kitten heel, these are super comfy, work appropriate and yet fun!
Fashion Sneakers
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Because sometimes you want comfort and don’t want to sacrifice your fashion sense. Running errands, jeans, leggings–try them with skirts and dresses–point being, you can’t go wrong! Pictured: Addias and Vince

Happy Wednesday! XO RA

Black Swan

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Sometimes Monday just need a little drama. A little feather, a shoe that has a subtle nod to the ballet shoe, an outfit that makes you feel special. Items like this just make me feel like anything is possible–and that’s a Monday feeling I will sign up for!

Happy Monday! Hope you have all the right sorts of drama! XO RA

Details:
Skirt: Old, similar here
Blazer: BCBG, old, similar here
Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Contradictions

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There’s something about a contradiction that I just love–high necks, short skirts, and lace up heels are feeling just perfect for fall. Something about this outfit feels updated mod and vintage to me at the same time–and most importantly it’s all comfy!

Hope you have a great weekend! Happy Friday! XO RA

Details:

Top: Reformation, old, similar here
Skirt: Zara
Shoes: Zara

Are PJs Something We’re Doing?

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They’re something we’re doing.

As Selena Gomez showed us, Pajamas are having a moment–and not in the bedroom. All over the streets of Paris during fashion week stylish women were wearing PJs as suits–and ya’ll, I like it. It is effortlessly chic, comfy, and just subtlety sexy! However-I don’t recommend just rolling out of bed–here are my tips to master PJ dressing!
1. Make sure that they fit–while most pajama sets do fit a little loosely, this is not the time for over-sized dressing! To pull off the polished PJ look make sure that the set you love is fitted!

2. Hair, make-up, shoes–these need to be done! I’m not saying you have to wear heels or have a perfect blow-out, but the idea is to make sure that you look like you have an outfit on, and haven’t just rolled out of bed.

3. Avoid cutesy prints–yes, they’re cute, solids, stripes or florals look the most pulled together

I’d love to know: are you going to dare to wear PJs in public?

Happy Wednesday! XO RA

Details:

PJs: Sleepy Jones
Shoes: Topshop, in certain flagships, similar here

 

Cheeky

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Mondays are hard. Mondays can be even more difficult when you’re sunburned and tired and dealing with a to-do list that seems endless. My solution? Cheeky details to add spark to my outfit. I absolutely love this shirt–the “asshole” detail is subtle, a conversation starter, and speaks volumes. And no Monday can be completely bad with glitter shoes–I’m still in love with these Miu Miu booties from years ago. And with details like these the day has to go well, right? Right.

Happy Monday!

Details:
Booties: Miu Miu, old
Skirt Zara
Top: Elkin

 

Transitions

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Fall is coming–I cling to this. Meanwhile we seem to be stuck in this in-between, it’s not truly cool, it’s not really hot (although there are days when it is!). I am desperate to dress for fall, but don’t want to sweat through my outfit. My solution? I’m mixing pieces of the seasons. Take for example this light skirt and top paired with knee high suede boots and a wool accented belt. I feel fall (ish) but don’t melt. And the fall colors make me feel at least somewhat appropriate. How are you dealing?

Happy Friday! XO RA

Details:

Skirt: Vintage

Top: old Kate Spade, similar here
Belt: Johanna Ortiz, similar here
Boots: Gilt

Treat Yo’Self

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Every season I pick one huge purchase, save up for it, and treat myself. The entire process from the picking to the saving to the wearing is such a joy–it really makes me cherish the purchase more, and it almost makes shopping an event. This season I chose this to-die-for Valentino boots. When I saw them on the runway I knew I had to have them–and believe me, they’re worth it! I have a soft spot for Valentino and these floral embroidered boots go with everything–from jeans to dresses, I’m truly wearing them every where. Not only are these my new fave, they are a treat! I’d love to know–do you make one big purchase? What are you buying?

Happy Wednesday! XO RA

Details:

Dress: Zara, old

Boots: Valentino

Skirting the Issue

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Leather skirts are a fall staple–and the best ones are such a good investment! I’m loving this one! It’s woven, meaning that when it warms up I’m not burning up, it has pockets (!), made of the softest leather, and has a faux wrap and fringe to remain right on trend. And this t-shirt is one of my faves–made of super soft jersey!

Hope you have a fantastic Friday! XO RA

Details:

Skirt: Johanna Ortiz
Top: Feel the Piece
Shoes:Paul Andrew
Sunnies: Gucci, similar here