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

Shoes of the Moment

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Every season we’re told that something is the “piece of the season”, this fall we’re being treated to lace up flats. They aren’t new–I’m sure you’ve seen them shopping, on other bloggers, and street style stars but this fall they seem to be EVERYWHERE. And with reason–find a pair that are comfy and they instantly add a panache to any outfit. I’ve worn these with everything from jeans to dresses to shorts–they haven’t let me down yet!  Shop below for my picks!

Happy Wednesday! XO RA

Lace Up Flats:
Anthropologie
Jeffrey Campbell
m.gemi
Loeffler Randall
 

Devil’s in the Details

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Just like anything else a great outfit is the sum of its parts–so it only makes sense to have each detail be perfect! What I’m loving lately: high quality button downs like this silk number from Equipment– it’s the softest thing ever and fits like a dream. Shoes with fun pops- like fur pom-poms that make the fall transition a bit easier. A hat big enough to shield my face and pull everything together. And a great pair of crop jeans –because why not? All these pieces separately are fantastic but together they’re making Monday a little more fun!

Happy Monday! XO RA

Details:

Jeans: Jcrew, old, similar here
Shoes: Asos
Shirt: Equipment
Hat:BCBG

Classic Wrap

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Some things never go out of style – black, pearls, and wrap dresses like this vintage DVF. A friend of mine was set to get rid of this gem and I managed to snag it from her! The great thing about a classic is it never seems to age- the colors and shape feel modern, and a wrap dress looks great on everyone! I’d love to know- what are some of your favorite classics?

Happy Friday! Xo RA

 

Details:

Vintage DVF dress

Schutz Wedges

Emmy’s Inspired

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Of all the looks I loved from this past Sunday’s airing of the Emmy Awards one of my most favorite was Tatiana Maslany in a white tux, seen here. There is something I just love about a woman in a tux, or a suit–especially without a top. It’s classic, sexy, and unexpected all at the same time. I think it’s perfect for any party or outing–of course use double sided tape, and if you need, I think this look is just as perfect with a top underneath!

Happy Wednesday! XO RA

Details:
Suit: Jcrew, old, options: here, here, here, and here

Shoes: Louboutin

Vintage Prints

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I’m getting to spend a lot of time with my family right now and one of the benefits? All the vintage!! I’m loving this vintage print that was once my great Aunt’s. It feels all sorts of modern with skinny jeans–not to mention its own colorful print! It’s made this windy Monday a tad more cheery!

Hope your Monday is short and your shoes are comfy! XO RA

Details:

Top: Vintage

Jeans:Point Sur/JCrew

Shoes: Nine West