Can’t Get You Out of My Head

Investment Piece: Can't get you out of my head
Investment Piece: Can't Get You out of my head
Investment Piece: Can't Get You Out of my Head
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Investment Piece: Can't Get You Out of My Head

Have you ever not been able to get an outfit out of your head? Even after you’ve worn it?

This vintage dress from AAVintedge is hardly new (even new to me). And it’s been posted before, see here. Yet…..

I had to move my closet recently. It’s in pieces. Yes, it gives me anxiety, yes, I’m working through it. But there are pieces that stand out to you. Like this floral dress. I had it in mind before the move. It called to me–and summer nights full of bbq, beaches, and good times.

We moved my closet and it is spread all over–and my eyes keep coming back to this dress. I dream of wearing it to lunches, drinks, and all sorts of summer good times.
Do I still love this neckline? Yes. And the flowers? Yes. The fact that’s it’s another Texas/California mix (just like me)? Double yes.

Can’t get you out of my head. I know that these are lyrics to a love song. But for me, they apply to fashion. What does that say about me? There are just pieces and fashion that I can’t help but think of, plan for, yearn to wear to any and every event. What does that say about me?

I’m sure that there are things that you can’t get out of your head: pieces you want, pieces you have. We all have favorite outfits for a reason.

There are just some things that you can’t get out of your head. For me, this dress is one of them. So, the big question is: where should I wear it?

I’ve linked similar dresses below for your “can’t get you out of my head” pleasure!

Happy Shopping!
XO RA

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Investment Piece: Can't Get You Out of my head

What I’m buying!

I’m a shopper. I love to shop–for both you and me. And loves, I know that this is not news to you. However, even I have to admit that the heat of the summer is not the best time to shop (though is there ever a bad time of year to online shop?). With the heat, and the waiting for the new season inspiration and morale can be low. Lucky for us all, I found my inspiration -in my shopping bag! Below are items I’m buying, on my Wishlist, and more picks form the Nordstrom sale. If we’re going to melt, we might as well do it in style, right?

Note: this post does contain affiliate links. While that does not affect the price for you, I may earn commission from them. Thank you for your support! Xo RA

Zodiac Necklace
Investment Piece: Birthdays, Runways, and New
This Zodiac Poker Necklace from Lulu Frost has been on my Wishlist since my birthday, and now that it’s on sale I don’t think I can resist!

Mini Bag
Investment Piece: What I'm buying
This mini bag from Free People mini bag is perfect for summer nights, and yet also on trend for fall. Bonus? It looks much more expensive than it is!

Macrame Clutch
Investment Piece: What I'm buying
There’s nothing more summer than a woven bag, and I love this macrame that plays homage to that trend, and it’s an affordable option to this it bag. (You can see what other summer bags I’m loving here).

I also still have my eye on all of these vinyl shoes as well!

Floral Set
Investment Piece: What I'm buying
I’m a fan of a great set, I’m a fan of florals that aren’t basic, and I’m a fan of this set from MOTHER. I dream of wearing it (with leopard heels a la these outfits) and rocking these pieces through fall.
MOTHER floral
top

And of course, I would be remiss not to mention the things I’m loving from the Nordstrom Sale! My current picks:

I’d love to know: what are you buying? If you want to shop together, now is a great time of year to book a personal shopping session: racheladelicia@investmentpiece.com!

Happy Shopping!
XO RA

Crazy for Blazers

Investment Piece: Crazy for Blazers
Investment Piece: Crazy for Blazers
Investment Piece: Crazy for Blazers
Investment Piece: Crazy for Blazers
Investment Piece: Crazy for Blazers

Loves, we’ve chatted about Blazers. In fact, we’ve chatted about these Blazers before. Need a refresher? Read all about them here.

Not a lot has changed. I’m still such a big fan of the blazer. As a top on its own. Over your favorite dress. Worn with pants and a tank. There’s not really a wrong way to do a blazer. And this Duchess blazer from Amberleaf is still one of my go-to’s. Sturdy and lined, yet with just enough sheen to feel special.

I still love Amberleaf. This mother/daughter duo, based in Austin, TX, are creating classic clothing that feels modern. And the way these classic Blazers (and dresses and now pants!) are made warm my heart. Amberleaf creates everything by hand-from pattern to product. The idea is affordable luxury, and the fabrics are picked with both durability and the look in mind. The price point is kept affordable on purpose (luxury isn’t just for the top), and the styles are multi-generational. (That’s just a fancy way to say my mom and I both love them! Do we style the pieces differently? Yes, but isn’t that the fun?) However, my most favorite thing about Amberleaf (besides the clothes) is the way the clothes are made. Not just handmade, Amberleaf sources bolts of fabric, not pieces of an item. What does that mean for you? Most of the pieces are made to order, and there’s as little waste as possible. And you get a stunning piece, in this case a blazer.

About this time, you may be wondering : what’s the update? We get that Amberleaf is a company to support. And that these stunning Blazers are worth adding to your closet (all of the different ways you can wear them!). Really? I just got more pictures in and couldn’t wait to share them with you. Over a fringe skirt. With a slip dress. Paired with flare jeans. And as a traditional suit (even if the pants aren’t traditional). The Duchess blazer has taken me from work to event to drinks with a girlfriend–and isn’t that what a great blazer should do?

I hope you check out Amberleaf and that you love them as much as I do. Use the code RACHELADELICIA when you shop their site, and we will keep you informed of specials and new items!

Happy Shopping!

XO RA

Note: This post is part of a partnership I have with Amberleaf. This is in no way affects pricing for you (though you may be offered a discount), and I may earn commission from your purchase. Thank you for your support!

Nordstrom Sale

It’s the most wonderful sale of the year! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here and it’s one of my all time favorites. From stocking up on fall trends for the new season, to getting everything you need for the end of summer, there’s a little bit of sale for everyone. I’ve linked some of my favorite picks below, and as the weekend and sale go on, I’ll be posting more. Make sure that you keep updated here, on Facebook, and on Instagram. Want more of a personal shopping experience? Now is a great time to book a personal shopping package with me! Email me at racheladelicia@investmentpiece.com.

Here are my first picks from the Nordstrom Sale! What are you shopping for?

XO
RA

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Fashion in the Wild: Summer Inspiration

It’s Summer. In fact,we’re half way through Summer. And loves, it’s hot. I’ve been in Texas helping my mom clean out and move some family stuff, and the high is 107. Which just seems rude. Suffice to say, I’m hot, my closet is all over, and it’s one of those weeks when inspiration was scarce.

What to do when this happens?

I’m not 100% sure what the “right” answer is, but I know what I do. I take a break. Go to the gym, go to the water, don’t force it.

Yes, even forced outfits are bad.

So, I try to relax. Then, I come back to it. Read magazines I love, and books I need, watch movies and TVs. Go to my clothes and really see them. Think of things I love to do and what I could wear there.

I also look back (because fashion comes back around). And loves, that’s what I’m doing today. Taking a look back at some of my most popular and favorite looks from last summer to get me excited to dress for this heat.

I’m also staying close to the AC!

My sales picks from the Nordstrom Sale will go up later today.

Stay cool out there, loves!

 

XO RA

Beach Pajamas

Investment Piece: Beach Pajamas
Investment Piece: Beach Pajamas
Investment Piece; Beach Pajamas
Investment Piece: Beach Pajamas
Investment Piece: Beach Pajamas
Investment Piece: Beach Pajamas

Some of our favorite things: the beach and pajamas. The next best thing? Combining them! I won’t waste your time chatting about my love for the ocean and the beach: we all know that I’m a water baby, and have to see the love of my life (the ocean) every so often or I go a bit nutty. So, let’s chat Beach Pajamas!

True Beach Pajamas are a vintage treasure! They come from the 1930’s–women didn’t really wear pants yet, but, yet, at the beach it was “socially acceptable”, and jumpsuits with palazzo pants were popular! You can find silk ones, many have amazing embroidery. These, however, are not true beach pajamas. However, they made me think of beach pajamas, so I couldn’t help but fall in love!

This a is Dolce and Gabbana jumpsuit that I found on TheRealReal, and it’s just as dreamy as the vintage pieces! I love the raw silk, the fact that it’s a jumpsuit (WITH POCKETS!), the tie, and this print–no one does a great citrus print like Dolce and Gabbana! It would be perfect with sandals for a casual day, but these dreamy palazzo pants and heels would be great for a cocktail party.

I may be partial to this look on a beach though. California sunsets are their own brand of magic!

Hoping your outfit feels like pajamas and that you get a little bit of magic today!

XO RA

A great place to search for beach pajamas? Etsy, or your favorite vintage shop. I’ve linked some similar pieces, and some Dolce below!

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And get your own deal from TheRealReal:
90% off luxury consignment

Summer Version

Investment Piece: Summer Verision
Investment Piece: Summer Verision
Investment Piece: Summer Verision
Investment Piece: Summer Verision
Investment Piece: Summer Verision
Investment Piece: Summer Verision

There was a vintage robe that I loved during the winter, and while I wore it around the house (as one does), I also wore it out and about. You can see the photos of that amazing dress/robe here. The great news for me? I found my Summer Version! Yes, this is a vintage robe (this one is the perfect soft silk instead of velvet, you know-for summer), and yes, even this one is from Bloomers and Frocks (make sure you read my review of them here and follow them on Instagram @bloomersandfrocks). Another thing to do? Get you a Summer robe that works as a summer dress! Summer Versions are the best!

This is the perfect number to wear with sandals for a day out, at work, or for drinks by the pool. It can be dressed up very easily (heels/jewelry), but lends itself to being casual as well (think flats); and even better, it still works around the house. Really, what I’m telling you is that with this summer version enables you to go from bed to work to out on the town without changing. Isn’t that what Summer is all about?

Shop my picks below, having an amazing Monday, and don’t be afraid to rock your robe in public!

XO RA

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Investment Piece: Summer Version

Feature in Influential Magazine

Investment Piece: Feature in Influential Magazine

Loves, as you may know, one of the best perks of this job is getting to meet you, and getting to work with people like those at Influential Magazine. (And the shoes) It truly is a joy to get to meet people who love what they do, work with them, and grow our community. Recently, I was honored to be featured in Influential Magazine. I’ve linked and copied the interview below, make sure that you give the magazine a follow-their content is so insightful!

Investment Piece: Feature in Influential Magazine

Investment Piece: Influential Magazine

Investment Piece: Influential Magazine

Investment Piece: Influential Magazine

Investment Piece: Influential Magazine

Investment Piece: Influential Magazine

You can find the whole issue here and follow Influential Magazine at online and on Instagram @influentialmagazine.

I love getting to know you and sharing little bits of myself with you! Interested in a collab? Email us at racheladelicia@investmentpiece.com

Happy Shopping this week, loves!
XO RA

Christmas in July

What’s better than sale shopping? The biggest sale shopping. It’s almost like Christmas in July. And loves, that’s basically what the Nordstrom Half Yearly Anniversary Sale is. From fall picks that are deeply discounted (it’s great for getting prepped for the new season) and Summer picks that are on sale (get what you need for the rest of this season), it’s the sale to shop. Because I love you? I’ve made it a little easier. Shop my picks below!

Xo RA

Nordstrom Sale Picks

Under $200

For Him

Shoes

I’ll be updating my picks through the weeks! Happy Shopping!
Xo RA

Out of the Closet: Great-Great Grandma’s Wedding Dress

Investment Piece: Out of the Closet: Great Great Grandma's Wedding Dress
Investment Piece: Out of the Closet: Great Great Grandma's dress
Investment Piece: out of the closet, great great grandma's dress

Loves!! I’m so exited to share the first of the new project we’ve been working on:

Out of the Closet: Telling the Stories our Fashions Hold.

I’m a big lover of fashion. I’m a big believer in stories. I’m convinced that we’re all story-tellers and that in our closets are pieces that hold meaning and explain different parts of us. Whether it’s something that shows a side of us that we don’t normally share with the world, or the outfit that we got our big promotion in, our fashions tell our stories. So, let’s bring our fashion out of the closet and listen.

Or, at least, that’s the idea.

And our first story? My great-great grandma’s wedding dress. Wedding dresses are one of those things that we all hang onto, and pass down. They’re full of the hope and love that the first owner had on her big day, and as we pass them down, the dresses get full of the love and hope that the older generation has for the younger generation.

Investment Piece: Great Great Grandma's Wedding Dress

My Great-Great Grandma, Cora Christine, wore this gown in 1887 to marry my great-great grandpa, Arthur A. From just a fashion standpoint? The beading (that even runs underneath the belt), the train, the sleeves. It’s just exquisite. The story? While this wedding dress was originial to my great great grandma, she got it at McNeil’s Gowns (an extensive Internet search has produced nothing on this brand, if you know something I would love to hear it!), it’s been passed down in my family for generations. It’s become one of the things that no one can (or wants to) get rid of–and not just because it’s gorgeous.

I never got to meet my great-great grandma (I’m not that old), but getting to wear her dress let’s me in on little bits of her personality. That she must have liked details. That she could pull off being delicate and a train. That she wanted a dress for her wedding like this, at a time when some people didn’t go big for their wedding day. There are parts of her in me, and this dress describes both of us.

I made us a little video for Out of the Closet. Our fashions hold stories, and I love telling them:

(Yes, there are some technical issues. It’s hard being great at fashion and not great at technology. Also, if you know someone who’s great at editing send them our way!)

Loves! Thank you for listening to my stories. I would love to come play in your closet and tell yours!

XO RA