This skirt. It makes me believe in love. And if there is ever a time to wear a skirt like this–it’s tomorrow night. (Although I completely plan on wearing it with a white tshirt all through the spring). It needs nothing else (I think you could wear it barefoot and still have it look amazing)–I just did grey to match the tone. While it’s sold out, a Jcrew specialist may be able to find one for you–and I will cross my fingers for you! Everyone deserves one!

Hope you’re out shining! XO RA
Skirt: Jcrew, call a specialist!
Sweater: Equipment
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

#NYE Outfits

I’m going to be VERY honest –I’m assuming that if you have a very important event this Thursday night you might already have an outfit! If not, no worries–there’s still time! I have a few suggestions to help! For pops to a dress or jeans to ideas for an more intimate evening I have any ideas for all #NYE outfits!

Statement Heels–which quite frankly can be worn with anything. I love these Sophia Webster pumps, bootie version on sale here but any shoe that makes you feel amazing –I’m in! Jeans or dresses, skirts or pants-they can dress up anything. These are perfect for any kind of party!
A smaller, more intimate party? A Statement jean with a white top is my go -to! You’re relaxed yet look amazing! Pictured here: Jbrand: old, but I love these
For any party–hair embellishments. From a black dress with a veil a la Beyonce, to studded clips anything from a party dress to jeans and tshirt can be embellished. It’s also a simple way to add pop!
Especially love these star bobby pins
And let us not forget the power of jewelry! Got something for the holidays? Perfect time to show it off! The more simple the outfit the bigger the necklace/earrings/etc I think you can get away with–but if there were ever a night for going all out, this is it!
Especially love this necklace

No matter how you celebrate I hope you look fabulous and stay comfy! And I’d love to know–what are you wearing?




It’s no secret that I love vintage–and pieces like this show why! I love pieces that feel modern, that can be worn more than one way, and that have details–and this coat/dress delivers on all 3 fronts! Worn alone or over jeans it felt fresh, and the stunning details keep it from being boring! I hope that your holiday was amazing–and that it included things that made you feel this special!

Happy Holiday Monday! XO RA
Dress: Vintage
Jeans: Frame
Shoes: Gucci, old

Holiday Dressing



Although they can be cliche there’s something about “traditional” holiday fashion that makes it really seem like Christmas. Wearing to church, family gatherings, parties, or out and about, any piece velvet, red, or plaid just puts me in the spirit! What about you? What do you wear on the holidays?


A big thanks to my mom–who styled and shot this piece–these are some of her favorite holiday looks on me and I was happy to wear them for her!

Look One: Vintage Dress, similar here, shoes: Louboutin
Look Two: Coat (my mom’s!) similar here, boots: Hunter
Look Three: Pants: Jcrew, old, similar: here Sweater: Vintage, Shoes: Sophia Webster, old, but love these

Last Minute Gifts Dos and Don’ts


Raise your hand if you’re still running around like a chicken with its head cut off? (Slowly raises hand). This is just one of those years where I’m a tad bit behind on my gift giving–so I’m being tempted to just buy things to get it over with–ya know? And while this time of year is not about the gifts–no one wants to give or receive a bad gift! So I’ve rounded up some of the best gifting advise I know–hope it helps you as much as it’s helping me!

DO stick to quality–the old rule my mom used to say is “don’t gift something of a less quality than you would like to receive”. A gift for someone else doesn’t have to be your taste –but it needs to be a gift worth giving.

DON’T buy to just have something. In every store there are “last minute gifts”–nail polish and make-up sets come to mind. These are great if you have someone who would like them–but if you don’t they will go to waste in someone’s bathroom.

DO consider the giftcard. I’ve already let you know I love them–and I do! I think there is nothing wrong with a giftcard–they will love that you gave them an excuse to go shopping! And if they aren’t into shopping–movie theaters and restaurant gift cards are a great idea!

DON’T fret if the item won’t ship in time. You can always print a picture to wrap or give—and I know of no one who will be mad at more presents to open in January.

Here’s to us all finishing shopping with less stress! XO RA



I know, I have new favorites all the time. It’s true, I do. But Internet friends–these are great jeans. High-waisted  (best for me), amazing detail (those buttons), and enough stretch to hold everything in place. I’ve worn them non-stop and this love affair is far from over! I cannot recommend them enough.

Happy Friday! XO RA
Jean: JBrand
Shirt: Reformation, old, but their year-end sale in process. If you love Reformation(and you should) shop their sale here
Shoes: Elizabeth and James, old, similar here



No, there’s no snow in this post (sadly), but this dress made me feel like a queen. Just modest (high neck, long sleeves, semi-train in the back) to be suitable for family, enough edge (semi-sheer sleeves) and enough of the vintage feel I love (cream and texture) to be perfect. I had visions of wearing this in snow-capped mountains–but it was just as perfect at the water park, and might also work at your next holiday party or night out!


Happy Wednesday! XO RA

Dress: Free People


#giftguide For her

I hope your holiday shopping is going amazing! If you’re anything like me, you haven’t finished yet. Or started. Either way this list of things that are great for her hopefully helps–and if you see something you need for you that can be our little secret!

Happy Shopping! XO RA

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Because shoes are always a good place to start. I love these Tory Burch Sport slides. Perfect for running around.

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I love these Dino Yoga Pants It’s the perfect combo for someone like me–who loves her workout and dinos equally.

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A subscription to
I’m a sucker for graphic tees and Wildfox and love this HollywoodLand

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I’m a book lover and think there is no better gift than a book that you have loved. Some of my favorites this year are: All the Light We Cannot See, Tiny Beautiful Things, Fates and Furies, and Yes, Please



Sometimes with the hustle and bustle of the holidays it’s nice to have simple stand-bys to fall back on. Yes, it’s all black–but the detail on the modern boot and the camel coat keep me feeling like I look pulled together. And the simple joy of being able to throw on jeans and a t-shirt? Priceless.

Happy Monday! XO

Coat: Zara
Shoes: Kate Spade New York
Shirt: Jcrew
Jeans: MiH, old, similar here