Structural Garden

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Some dresses are just too special to be held to one season. Take in point this Johanna Ortiz dress. The green color is perfect for fall, I’m loving the floral details, and the structure of the slight train is just amazing. Paired with velvet shoes it fits right in with the season, but I know come spring it will just go just as great with sandals!

Happy Monday! XO RA

Details:

Dress: <a href=”https://www.modaoperandi.com/johanna-ortiz-fw15#lkcell-74260″target=”_Blank”>Moda Operandi</a>

Shoes: <a href=http://www.mytheresa.com/en-us/rosana-velvet-and-leather-pumps-477730.html?gclid=CL3s8IaB5MgCFcKGaQodeJ0BBg”target=”_Blank”>Jimmy Choo</a>

 

High Fashion Halloween

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As an actress and lover of all things dress up, I LOVE Halloween! And there are so many options out there–but what I love is finding a high fashion theme to bring my love of fashion and dressing up together! This year I’ve chosen Cleopatra! I have this amazing AAVintedge caftan which completely makes the look! Other ideas I love Lady MacBeth (a lacy nightgown is all you need), Marie Antoinette (I’d do it for the wig alone), and Cruella DeVille (FUR COAT!). I’d love to know–what are you being this year?

Happy Wednesday! XO RA

Details:
Wig, Accessories: Various Halloween Stores
Dress: AAVintedge Check out their custom caftans and amazing vintage!

90s Redux

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They say everything comes back–and while I don’t know who “they” are, sometimes they get it right. Why it can pay to invest in high quality, classic items? They last. And even if they are a trend, they come back. Case in point? The slip-dress, a 1990s staple, is re-emerging. And I love it–I think silk and lined, solid color is the way to go–but from there the options are limitless. This was shot on a foggy and rainy morning with bare feet and last night’s hair–but it looks just as great with heels, with flats, layered, or simply alone. And the best part might be that you can wear it straight to bed.

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

Happy Monday! XO RA

 

Details:

Dress: Equipment

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