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

Moody

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The weather here can’t seem to make up its mind. It’s cloudy and over-cast, threatening rain one minute. Hot and sunny the next. It never feels quite bright enough and the days seem just a little bit touchy for everyone. But there’s something about the early morning light–and a little peace at the river, it matched my mood,and my jumpsuit just perfect. Ok yes, we know I have a thing for jumpsuits–but this one, just sexy enough with the cut out and strapless–but the wide legs and pockets(!?!?) keep it comfy (I swear!). Hope your Friday is less moody!

Happy Friday! XO RA

Details:

Jumpsuit: Solace London, Last seen here
Shoes: my beloved Paul Andrew Mules

The Woman in The Hat

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It is trying so hard to be fall. We’ve been getting rain–the sun comes and goes quickly–as can be seen in today’s pics–and it will rain really hard and then be hot again 2 minutes later. It’s been making dressing for the day a little tough, but I’m using it as an excuse to embrace fall trends: flared jeans, tie-blouses, and hats. I didn’t think I was a hat woman but I’ve changed my mind. They pull things together–not to mention hide dirty hair! What about you? Do you hat?

Happy Wednesday! XO RA

Details:

Jeans: Stella McCartney, old, similar here
Blouse: Rag and Bone
Hat: Topshop

Laid Back Suiting

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Suiting isn’t all jackets and heels. I’m loving this casual take with dress pants, an over-sized men’s sweater with bralette ( which could easily be replaced with a t-shirt or camisole) and as my neighbor calls them “fancy sneakers”. It was perfect for a casual lunch meeting and then some football. And these “fancy sneakers”? I didn’t think I’d jump on the flatform bandwagon but I may be sold–super comfy and gave me just enough height to not feel as if I need heels. You may need to try them!

Hope Monday is passing painlessly! XO RA

Details:

Sweater: Old and from the Men’s Section of Gap. If you haven’t tried it for your sweatering needs I can’t recommend it enough

Pants:Banana Republic, old, similar here
Bra:Alexander Wang
Shoes: Finery London

Sunday Chronicles: Gratitude

Can we be honest? We live in a world that makes it easy to get caught up in what you want, what you don’t have, and what’s wrong. There’s a time and a place for that, but again, honestly, we have so much to be grateful for–if you have running water and a roof over your head you’re rich, believe it or not. And while it’s easy to get caught up, I do my best to focus on the small things that I am grateful for. After all, a conversation with a dear friend reminded me–the small things matter a lot, and the more you’re grateful the more you have! Below are some small moments that meant a lot to me this week–I’d love to know, what are you grateful for today?

Wishing us all a week of blessings and amazing shoes! XO RA
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Good morning coffee in my lucky pig mug
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Rereading sweet notes and getting texts from dear friends
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Cooler weather and Football!
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Watching one of my all time favorite movies–I was Malecifent for Halloween before it was cool
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Getting to spend time with my sister and visit Art Museums!
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Homemade Paleo Banana Muffins that taste even better than they look!

Happy Sunday!

 

Power Pink

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Just like I have been excited to see the moody florals that are showing for fall, I’m loving the pastels with edge that are helping to ease me into the season. Notice the skirt has ribbons of gold in it–it’s not your grandma’s knit skirt. And as Mother Nature hasn’t gotten the “fall” memo, pairing it with heels and an off-the-shoulder top leaves me cool, yet feeling pulled together!

Hope you have a great weekend! XO RA

Details:

Top: Tibi
Skirt: Jonathan Simkhai
Shoes: Gucci, old
Belt: old

Iced Lilac

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So it’s past Labor Day–but it’s still hot. The good part about that? I can still get away with this simply gorgeous dress by Self Portrait. If you’ve never bought a Self Portrait dress I cannot recommend them enough–sexy yet sophisticated, they fit like a dream, and the tailoring is out of this world. And this color?! I may be glad it’s not officially fall yet!

Hope your short week is going swimmingly! XO RA

Details:
Dress: Self Portrait
Shoes: Steve Madden

 

Happy Labor Day!

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Art imitating life imitating art! It’s a holiday and I’m with family sharing love, laughter, rose’ and BBQ–check back on Wednesday for new fashion content!

I hope you’re having a three day weekend filled with love, friends, laughter, family and fashion! XO RA

End of Summer Sales

If there’s one thing I love more than wearing clothes it’s buying new ones! Labor Day weekend brings the traditional end of summer–but it also brings some amazing sales. Check below to see some of my picks!
Happy Shopping!

Asos- 10% off purchase including sale!

Loving this dress and skirt! Shop Asos here.

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Shopbop Dog Days of Summer Sale

Find great deals on summer items for next year and transitional items to wear now. I’m eying this Mara Hoffman skirt and these cropped jeans!

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Shopbop
Jcrew-30% off order over $125

And as this applies to new fall arrivals you can’t go wrong. I think I need these flats and pink (for fall!) skirt!

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Also check out Tibi, Mara Hoffman, Net-A-Porter, and Kate Spade for great deals. What sales are you shopping this weekend?

xo RA