#tittytee

Investment Piece: #tittietee
Investment Piece: #tittietee
Investment Piece: #tittietee
Investment Piece: #tittietee
Investment Piece: #tittietee
Investment Piece: #tittietee

Titty (Rocker) Tee.

I didn’t name the shirt. But it fits, doesn’t it? If there was any piece that was a little bit of fun, a whole lot of personality, and everything I love about fashion: this is it.
Yes, it makes me want to shake what my momma gave me. (No shame in buying that either)
Yes, this titty tee is a conversation starter. Perfect for a party (I wore it on NYE). But, it’s also perfect for adding a little spark to any event that may need some shaking up.

The titty tee is perfect standing out, but would also look rocking with a sequin skirt.
Have you heard me say that your fashion can tell a story and show various parts of yourself?
With this titty tee, here’s your chance!

(This stunner is via Mestiza New York, a company founded by 2 women in NY that I’ve completely fallen in love with. They are worth a look–I love their take on fashion!)

And I’ve linked this piece (as well as this supporting cast) for your shaking pleasure!
Xo RA

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What Gets Cut

Investment Piece: What Gets Cut
Investment Piece: What Gets Cut
Investment Piece:What Gets Cut
Investment Piece: What Gets Cut

It’s the time of year. And a phenomenon. People are cleaning out, tidying up, organizing, and making more for the new. I get it, I do it, I applaud it.
I’ve written before about cleaning out your closet: see it all in one place here. And, of course, there are people who are better at getting rid of stuff than I am.

We know that I am fascinated by what we hang onto-the stories those pieces hold, but I’m equally fascinated by what gets cut from our closets. Does getting rid of something mean that you don’t love it? (Often, no). Does it mean that it doesn’t look amazing? (Again, often no). So, why do we cut what we cut?

I know we all have a method of deciding what to cut from our closets. Asking if the item sparks joy is a great place to start. I also ask if it fits who I am/who I want to be/various parts of me. Where I can wear it/what I can wear it with? If it’s holding a spot for something I really want? (For example hanging onto something that’s almost right, instead of saving up for what I actually want). There are times when I can talk myself into keeping something, and talk myself into giving away something. Certain pieces I wish I had held onto; there’s no fail proof way to cut things.

The above dress and skirt are things getting cut from my closet. Did I love them? Yes. Could I think of how to wear them? Yes. But, in these cases, I realized that I didn’t LOVE them as much as things on my Wishlist, so I cut them. (Protip: if you want to get rid of something but are scared about regretting it take your pic in it, and put it in your car for a month. I promise it’s like hanging on (the pic) and then by the time you actually get rid of it, you’re aok with the loss). My wish is that these pieces find new homes where they are loved.

Does that make cutting something easier? I don’t know. No matter what needs cutting, there are times when getting things out of our closet is not easy. And that fascinates me.

I would love to know: what’s your method for cleaning out and cutting things from your closet?

Below I’ve linked some of my favorite organizational items, as well as pieces similar to the ones above.
(Interested in items I’m cutting from my closet? Email me! Or should I sell them on Instagram? I would love to know your thoughts!)

XO RA

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Cleaning out supplies:

Red Floral Dress:

Yellow Skirt:

Investment Piece: What Gets Cut

Vintage Tweed

Investment Piece: Vintage Tweed
Investment Piece: Vintage Tweed
Investment Piece: Vintage Tweed
Investment Piece: Vintage Tweed
Investment Piece: Vintage Tweed
Investment Piece: Vintage Tweed
Investment Piece: Vintage Tweed

Reasons I love vintage: high quality for great prices, original looks, different textures, it opens up styling opportunities, and many more.

What I think about when I wear vintage: the stories. I happen to love when I get the providence of a piece I’m buying; but, even when I don’t, I can’t help but think about the original owner. Did she wear the dress on a date? Did she get her first job in the suit? What did she love and lose in the jacket?

Vintage is the best combination of my loves fashion and storytelling.

And vintage like this vintage tweed? It’s everything.
First-tweed is a great thing to buy vintage. The quality and detail are just superior. Second, I love that this dress can be a dress, a cape (yes, the belt goes underneath the back, giving you a bit of swing!), and a coat (it goes great with jeans). Versatility? Another reason to love vintage tweed. The suede lining, pockets, and the addition of these vintage gloves are details I swoon for.

I can’t help but wonder: who wore it first? Was it freezing when she wore it? Did she twirl in it, like I wanted to?

And if vintage stories aren’t your thing, you can add modern touches and change the feel completely (aka these booties).

This vintage tweed find is via FeatherStone Vintage, one of my favorites, and a place to add to your shopping list!

While this tweed stunner is vintage, I’ve linked similar items below, as well as matches for the boots/belt/gloves!

What do you love about vintage?
Xo RA

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In My Robe

Investment Piece: In my Robe
Investment Piece: In my Robe
Investment Piece: in my robe
Investment Piece: in my robe
Investment piece: in my robe

Some thoughts:
When it gets cold I’m always tempted to wear a blanket out. This robe (yes, it’s a robe) basically lets me. I’m a fan of Pj dressing (really, who isn’t? But see here, here, and here for starters). Every year, my family does the matching PJ thing for Christmas (we’re cute) and this was the pick this year (we wore them over plaid pants). It’s essentially a sweatshirt with buttons, and it was my uniform over the holidays.
One day my mom mentioned that she thought it would look great with a belt and heels. A neighbor asked where we got them as she could wear it to get mail and run some errands, and no one would know that it’s a robe. I’m interested in how warm it keeps me, the slightly 80s vibes, and that the possibilities are endless.
This isn’t the only styling you’ll see of this robe.

Headbands-thanks to Blair Waldrof, the Duchess(Es), or the simple fact that you can use them to hide dirty roots are back. I resisted for a while, but now I’m in love. Ones for working out, ones for fashion, I’m wearing them all.

Jumping into the new year hasn’t been pain free. Really, we had something like 2 weeks off, is it fair or logical to assume that jumping into anything would be seamless? (Not that I don’t love new starts, but I was getting used to be in vacation mode. Also, this isn’t to say I’m having a hard time, it’s to say that going from 0 to 60 has thrown me for a loop!) However, I’m just hanging out in my robe. So, winning!

I’ve linked similar robes (and other blanket-like outfit options for your shopping pleasure!
Xo RA

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Investment piece: in my robe

Getting to Know You

Loves! It’s the new year, new us, and I wanted to take a little opprotunity and properly introduce myself. Maybe you’ve been following since my blogging journey began, maybe you’re new here, either way I’m so happy you’ve found yourself in my little corner of the Internet. Thank you for listening to me ramble, share my theories on fashion, shopping, and life.

In the video we chat about my new fave series here on Investment Piece, sharing the stories from our closets. I would love for you to be a part of it! You can learn more about our project here! If you want to share your story with us, email me at racheladelicia@investmentpiece.com.

As promised, here’s a little bit of what I’m shopping right now:

And most importantly, I would love to get to know you! What kind of content best serves you? What do you love? Let’s share a laugh over some champagne and get to know each other!

I’m so grateful you’re here!
Xo RA

*Not* Phoning It In

Investment Piece: Not Phoning It In

Investment Piece: Not Phoning It In

Investment Piece: Not Phoning It In

Investment Piece: Not Phoning It In

She was tired. After a month of being on, there was the temptation to hide away, to regain her strength in private. To simply phone in a month or two of her life. Would anyone notice? Could she get away with phoning it in? Would anyone miss her?

It was tempting. But then, she realized that while she was aok with a night or two in, phoning in her wardrobe was not something she could do. What would be the fun in that? And if she could let her clothes speak for her, what about you?

Investment Piece: Not Phoning it in

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Loves, I don’t know about you, but at this time of year I’m so tempted to phone it in. All of it. Would anyone really be hurt if I wore sweatpants everyday? (The answer is no). January can be such a grey month, a reset, most of us don’t have huge social obligations, and we could all probably get away with phoning it in a bit.

My challenge to us all? Let’s not phone it in. This brand new slate, this month, let’s try. Does that mean never wear sweat pants? No. But let’s not live in them, shall we? Even if it’s just to raise our spirits (it can get grey out there), let’s dress up from time to time. Dressing for yourself is an art we should all be called to. The opposite of phoning it in? Let’s do that.

**This golden number is a vintage Jean Varon. Jean Varon (real name John Bates) was a British designer in the 1960s/70s, who’s pieces were known for innovative colors/sleeves/cut-outs. Jean is credited with inventing the mini-skirt, and his works are often considered collectables (like Ossie Clark). You can find them in vintage shops, and online. Some are going to be pricey, but there are still deals to be found when you shop Jean Varon!

I love this blue Ruffled dress, Black and White for under $100, this floral number, also under $100, and this checked number.

How are you NOT phoning it in this week?

I’ve linked more similar items below!
Xo RA

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Investment Piece: Not Phoning It In

Staying in//Going Out

Investment Piece: Staying In//Going Out
Investment Piece: Staying In//Going Out
Investment Piece: Staying In//Gioing Out
Investment Piece: Staying In//Going Out
Investment Piece: Staying In//Going Out

Have you heard? Staying in is the new going out. All the cool kids are doing it.

Here’s the thing. I love going out: the dressing up, the excitement, the seeing, the being seen, the new experiences. It’s energizing and at times, much needed.

Here’s the other thing. I love staying in: the coziness, the comfort, the recharge, the freedom, the savings. At times, it’s much needed.

But the thing is, who says that staying in (instead of going out) should interfere with your fashion? Get you an outfit that can do both. To me, that’s a killer shoe (feathers) and a cashmere coat that doubles as a robe (this is part of my partnership with Amberleaf, use code RACHELADELICIA to snag you a coat for staying in or going out of your own!)

What to wear under? That’s up to you!
(But I would love to hear about it!!)

Amberleaf specializes in amazing cashmere coats, as well as classic staples–you should check them out!
Feathers are an elevation to any outfit and should be worn going out or staying in. This weekend, I think I’ll do a little of both. What about you?

I’ve linked similar items below for your weekend shopping!!

Xo RA

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Back on The Grind -and sales!

Investment piece, back on the grind

Did anyone else get lost in the haze of the holiday? I’m not against spending days in our PJs, but there was a period of time this holiday season when I was coming up with ways to be on holiday forever. Sounds great, huh?

Alas, like many of you, I am back on the grind today. The great thing is that I love my job!
(Tell me everything about your holiday. What did you get? What did you do? When did you get back on the grind?)

Even though I love my job, making the transition from holidays to the grind is never easy. So, I’m doing us a solid.For the new year, I’ve picked out some sales that you need to shop!
If you’re at work, these are a great way to make the day go by; if you’re still on holiday they’re a way to indulge just a little bit more.
Either way, there’s so much more to gain by shopping. That’s a way to be back on the grind that I can get behind!

From the pieces that you wanted, but didn’t get, to pieces to take you into the next season (you need pink pants!), these are my New Years Sales Picks:

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Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale
There is so much good stuff in this sale, I could post all day long. Here are my top picks:

Winter Picks
I have this awful habit of thinking that winter is over with the holiday. It’s not. We still need jackets/sweaters/great winter pieces to take us to spring. These are pieces I love:

Neimans Sale
This sale is too good to resist!My picks, starting under $50:

Jcrew and Madewell

Over 50% off? What’s not to shop here?

I’d love to know: how are you getting through your first day back on the grind?

Xo RA

2018 in Review

 

At the end of every year I get a little nostalgic. I can’t help but think about all the astounding things than have happened (and that I’ve worn!) Thank you for indulging me in this little look back at some of my favorite outfits from this past year. May the next year bring us more days that make us smile, and more shoes that make us swoon!!

Some looks shoppable below!!

Xo RA

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The Day After Sales

You’ve opened the presents, you’ve been Merry. Now it may be time to get to get what you really wanted.

Below are my picks from the post Christmas sales:

Nordstrom Sale
Nordstorm is one of my favorite place to shop sales. Here are my picks:
Note, some of my fave JBrand Jeans are included in this sale! Shop them here.

Intermix
The perfect place to get something to ring in the New Year. I especially love this INCREDIBLY affordable dress. I also love these picks:

YOOX
You get up to NINETY PERCENT off till the 29th!! I really love this classic bag for under $100! Here are my picks:

You can catch more of my picks via Facebook (InvestmentPiece) and Instagram (@racheladelicia).

My warmest wishes for a continuing happy holiday to you and yours!!

Xo RA