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It’s been ages since I’ve worked in an office. However, I love a good suit! I know, not something that I have a great need for in my life–but I just can’t resist the clean lines, pinstripes, blazers, vests, pants, skirts–and dresses. This Jcrew number is a God-send to me therefore–just enough of a suit feel (little pinstripes) but fun enough (flirty pleats) for me to dress for meetings, lunches, and whatever the day brings.

Happy Friday! xo RA

Details:

Dress: Jcrew
Shoes: Alexander Wang, last seen here

All Palm-ed Up

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And everywhere to go!

This summer everywhere I look I see Palm print–and I get it! It’s fresh, it speaks to the season, and can make even the dreary weather we’ve been having in La seem bearable. This skirt is JCrew from two years ago–but it fits right in with the current trend, which proves great shopping is always an investment (at least that’s my theory!)

Hope you’re managing to stay cool! XO RA

Some of my favorite Palm Prints out there:
this bikini
this jumpsuit
this jumpsuit
this apron
this set
and this dark take (that’s on sale!)

The Bags of Summer

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Somehow it’s the middle of July. And it’s hot. Really hot. What’s getting me through? These bags! Basket-like, chic, fun and white–they scream summer to me and are making higher temperatures seem more bearable. Great bags have that effect on me!

Hope you’re staying cool! Happy Monday! XO RA

Details From Top to Bottom:
Anthropologie
Cambridge Satchel Co
Stuart Weitzman, found at Polka Dots and Moonbeams similar here
Chloe

Racing Stripes

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Sometimes you buy something on a whim and it becomes an instant favorite. I actually found this dress on a Facebook ad– but when I looked it up, I was immediately charmed by the sweet stripes, comfy linen, and pockets! It looks great with heels, flats and wedges–in short I can’t wait to wear it again!

Happy Monday! XO RA

Details:

Dress: Oliver Grace

It’s a Short Thing

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You may remember this denim jumpsuit that I’ve absolutely loved. So much so, in fact, that I made it my mission to find a short version for summer. And, good news, mission accomplished! This Jcrew version has seen me through BBQs, road trips, brunch, sandals, flats, sneakers (yes), and fancy wedges. It may be my fave summer workhorse!

Happy Friday! xo RA

Details:

Romper: Jcrew
Shoes: Tibi and on sale!
Purse: old

Are Jean Skirts A Thing We’re Doing?

 

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They’re a thing we’re doing.

The  withsaying goes that everything comes back into style (a good reason to hang onto investment pieces if I ever heard one)–and whoever started this saying is a genius. As a kid, I vividly remember jean skirts being a thing. My mom remembers jean skirts being so in in the 70s. And now? We’re back at jean skirts. The secret to their staying power? Just like jeans they can be whatever you need them to be–dressed up, dressed down, long, short, distressed, classic. I’m loving mine with heels or boots–but have also been known to throw on a sweater and flats with one for errands.

I’d love to know–are you embracing this trend?

Happy Wednesday! XO RA

Details:

Skirts: Distressed Zara, old similar here, Current Elliott
Also love this one and this one
Shirts: Alice and Olivia and Rachel Pally, both old
Heels: LK Bennett, old, similar here
Flats: Rag and Bone

Architectural Detail

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There’s something about a piece that has such structural detail, it can be beautiful in its own right- and paired correctly they can make you feel so incredibly special. This skirt is the heaviest thing I own- and needs no help to stand out; making it perfect for everything from formal events to casual events where your presence needs to be felt. And the shoes! I cannot count the number of compliments I’ve gotten- or tell you how I’ve worn them for a week straight (with everything) – and that the only thing better than this wedge might be the heel version!

Hope that the Monday after your holiday wasn’t brutal- or that you got something special to wear to help you through the day! XO RA

Details:
Shoes: wedge, heel, and flat version Schutz
Skirt: Eddy Anemian for H&M try eBay
Shirt: Target

Causal Friday

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Sometimes things don’t go the way you planned. Sometimes your clothes wrinkle no matter how much you iron them. Sometimes your hair decides to take hours to dry. But it’s Friday, and it’s gorgeous, and I found it hard to complain when I could sit in the sun, let my hair air-dry. And then there are these fabulous shoes. So sometimes things not going the way you planned still work out. I hope everything goes your way today, and your shoes make you feel amazing!

Happy Friday! XO RA

Details:

Shirt: HM, old similar here
Jeans:Citizens, old, similar here
Shoes:Clover Canyon