Fashion Math

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It may come as no surprise to you that I love planning outfits-thinking what goes with what, keeping things for special occasions, planning days in advance. However–life happens, outfits don’t work, I get tired–and when that happens I like to have “go to”s that I know will work. Call them security blankets, call them safety nets–call them great outfits. Any jean, any button down, any shoe (seriously-heel, sandal, wedge)= magic. Any tee, any skirt, any heel= you will kill it. These combos save me and leave me feeling pulled together no matter what! I’d love to know–what are your “go to”s?

 

Happy Monday! XO RA

Details:

Tee: Clearly well loved vintage, also love this one
Pencil skirt: Zara
Shoes: Louboutin, old, similar here
Jeans: Jcrew
Shirt: Dresshirt
Shoes:Valentino

Fall Feelings

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Did I mention I’m of the “if we build it, it will come” mentality when it comes to fall? Well, I am. And this week has me longing for cooler temps–and all of the fashion that comes with them. It did rain by my mom so I was inspired to put on this fall(ish) dress and booties. Because if we wear outfits like this enough, it will change to fall. Right?

Happy Friday! XO RA

Details:

Dress: Trade-Mark and on sale!
Booties: Jerome C Rousseau
Lipstick:Tom Ford

Fall Trends: Is Fringe a Thing We’re Doing?


 

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It’s a thing we’re doing.

I know, it’s hot and the last thing on your mind is what to wear this fall–you’re trying to get through today! However, fall is fast approaching, and I’m of the “if we build it, it will come” school of thought–so maybe if we all concentrate on fall trends it will get cooler? If nothing else we will be prepared!

Fringe has been on and off the shelves for the past few seasons, but take a look in any magazine or on any fall runway–this is the season to truly rock it. And here’s the thing–Fringe is fun and easy! It’s an instant statement piece, provides movement,  and most importantly is fun! This skirt I got on Etsy last season, the bags are vintage, and I plan on buying these Sam Edelman stunners. Shop below for some of my fave fringe picks!

And I’d love to know–are you planning on rocking this trend?
Happy Wednesday!
XO RA

Shopping Picks:
Skirts:
this one, this one, and this one this one and Etsy is a great place!
Bags:
this one, this one, and love this one
Shoes:
I swoon for these Paul Andrew boots, another short boot,and love these sandals

 

Dog Days

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We’re smack in the dog days of summer–I’m dreaming of fall clothes, but ya’ll it’s hot. Which can make outfit planning difficult, to say the least. To try and satisfy my longing for cooler weather, and the reality of the blazing heat I’ve been living in outfits like this–shorts and some sort of a jacket (preferably short sleeved) worn as a shirt. I love that it feels just so slightly safari (without the commitment to green and utility) and allows me to feel pulled together and chic–and most importantly, it lets me (somewhat) keep my cool.

Happy Monday! XO RA

Details:

Coat (worn as a shirt): Alice and Olivia
Shorts: Zara, old, similar here
Shoes: Schutz

Desert Muse

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If you’ve been following me on Instagram (@racheladelicia) you know that my sister and I have been on a road trip. We went from LA to TX, and I cannot tell you how beautiful the Southwest is, every day was a treat in terms of landscapes! And I couldn’t help but be inspired, the background was just too colorful! Many thanks to my sister for getting up early to take these pictures! And pro tip–even in the desert black tie works!

 

Happy Friday! XO RA

Details:
Dress: Solace London

Scarves for Days

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I wasn’t in to scarves till a few years ago–now I can’t get enough. Around my wrist, neck, as an accent–sign me up! And these Equipment ones in collaboration with Garance Dore (an amazing blogger and illustrator if you don’t follow her already!) are just to die for. I plan on framing the face one, and have loved using the lips one for everything from a neck tie to an accent on my bags. They add a sense of whimsy to my outfit–and who can’t use whimsy in the middle of the week!

Hope your Wednesday is amazing! XO RA

Details:

Scarves: Equipmentxgarancedore here and here
Dress: H&M, old
Shoes: Jcrew
CLutch: Gucci

 

Summer Nudes

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There’s something about a great summer dress than can make any day amazing. This vintage shirt dress is one of those–in a great summer nude- is no exception! It can be dressed up or dressed down and is perfect for summer. Pairing it with a nude shoe made it simply lady like. Which is fitting for Monday!

Hope you’re having a great Monday and don’t forget to follow my road trip on Instagram @racheladelicia, hashtag #R&Rroadtrip! XO RA

Details:

Vintage Shirtdress

Shoes:Schutz

Bag: Vintage Stuart Weitzman

Vintage Armani

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You guys, these vintage Armani pants. Simply gorgeous.They are the best of the 1990s. Pleats, draping, sequins–and the lining itself is a dream. I’ve dressed them up and down and all I can say is they make me feel like a 90s Supermodel! I found them at recessla – I highly recommend them for your vintage needs!

Happy Friday! XO RA

Top: Hanes Tank
Pants: Vintage Armani
Shoes: Paul Andrew

Deceptively Simple

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If you’ve been reading my Sunday Chronicles, then you know that I’m in the middle of a move. Which means most of my closet is in boxes, I have a to-do list a mile long, and I’m not sure where half my things are—and of course in the midst of this I still have meetings and life and this insatiable need to feel great in my clothes. The only solution I’ve found? Simple but impactful outfits and amazing shoes. It makes getting dressed a snap and even if I’m not sure where anything is, I look put together. Plus, I don’t think anyone could be stressed in amazing shoes!

Happy Monday! xo RA

Details:

Crop Top: Alice and Olivia, old, similar here
Culottes: Marissa Webb, old, similar here and here
Shoes: Paul Andrew for Jcrew

The Naked Dress

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All over the runways lately many celebs have been seen wearing dresses that are -for lack of a better word-naked. I know people have opinions on what is too much–I would argue the red carpet is a world all its own and as long as the dress is worn well it’s not a bad thing. However, most of us don’t live on the red carpet–so is this a trend you should shy away from? Nope. With a slip you can give the illusion of naked, while keeping everything more than covered; and yet you can feel like a star. Interested in more sheer, check This post.

Happy Friday! XO RA

Details:

Dress: For Love and Lemons
Short Version here

For the record I did put a nude slip under as to not feel super naked. Of course that is up to you! And I’m tall so it may hit you differently!

Shoes: Steve Madden