Dog Days

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We’re smack in the dog days of summer–I’m dreaming of fall clothes, but ya’ll it’s hot. Which can make outfit planning difficult, to say the least. To try and satisfy my longing for cooler weather, and the reality of the blazing heat I’ve been living in outfits like this–shorts and some sort of a jacket (preferably short sleeved) worn as a shirt. I love that it feels just so slightly safari (without the commitment to green and utility) and allows me to feel pulled together and chic–and most importantly, it lets me (somewhat) keep my cool.

Happy Monday! XO RA

Details:

Coat (worn as a shirt): Alice and Olivia
Shorts: Zara, old, similar here
Shoes: Schutz

Sunday Chronicles: Sister Road Trip

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If you’ve been following on Instagram (@racheladelicia) you know that my sister and I went on a road trip this week! We started in LA and made it all the way to TX to spend some time with family. Now, I’m usually not one for road trips but this trip may have changed my mind. It was so great to spend time with my sister, the Southwest was amazingly beautiful, and the drive was actually fun–we blasted music and sang and danced our way through the states. I truly enjoyed myself! In fact, I might be talked into doing it again.

I’d love to know–do you love road trips? What’s been your favorite vacation this summer?

Desert Muse

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If you’ve been following me on Instagram (@racheladelicia) you know that my sister and I have been on a road trip. We went from LA to TX, and I cannot tell you how beautiful the Southwest is, every day was a treat in terms of landscapes! And I couldn’t help but be inspired, the background was just too colorful! Many thanks to my sister for getting up early to take these pictures! And pro tip–even in the desert black tie works!

 

Happy Friday! XO RA

Details:
Dress: Solace London

Scarves for Days

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I wasn’t in to scarves till a few years ago–now I can’t get enough. Around my wrist, neck, as an accent–sign me up! And these Equipment ones in collaboration with Garance Dore (an amazing blogger and illustrator if you don’t follow her already!) are just to die for. I plan on framing the face one, and have loved using the lips one for everything from a neck tie to an accent on my bags. They add a sense of whimsy to my outfit–and who can’t use whimsy in the middle of the week!

Hope your Wednesday is amazing! XO RA

Details:

Scarves: Equipmentxgarancedore here and here
Dress: H&M, old
Shoes: Jcrew
CLutch: Gucci

 

Summer Nudes

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There’s something about a great summer dress than can make any day amazing. This vintage shirt dress is one of those–in a great summer nude- is no exception! It can be dressed up or dressed down and is perfect for summer. Pairing it with a nude shoe made it simply lady like. Which is fitting for Monday!

Hope you’re having a great Monday and don’t forget to follow my road trip on Instagram @racheladelicia, hashtag #R&Rroadtrip! XO RA

Details:

Vintage Shirtdress

Shoes:Schutz

Bag: Vintage Stuart Weitzman

Sunday Chronicles: Sister Roadtrip

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Tomorrow my sister and I begin to road trip across the Southwest, from my base in LA to my base in TX. I’m sure there will be fights- over the radio, food, and hair dryer- but I can’t wait for the time alone with one of my favorite people. There’s nothing like spending time with your sister- the gossip, silliness, and someone else to laugh at your family with. Posts here will be up as usual, and follow along on Instagram (@racheladelicia), hashtags #R&Rroadtrip and #sistertravels!

Wishing us all a week of quality time and amazing shoes! XO RA

 

Vintage Armani

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You guys, these vintage Armani pants. Simply gorgeous.They are the best of the 1990s. Pleats, draping, sequins–and the lining itself is a dream. I’ve dressed them up and down and all I can say is they make me feel like a 90s Supermodel! I found them at recessla – I highly recommend them for your vintage needs!

Happy Friday! XO RA

Top: Hanes Tank
Pants: Vintage Armani
Shoes: Paul Andrew

Deceptively Simple

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If you’ve been reading my Sunday Chronicles, then you know that I’m in the middle of a move. Which means most of my closet is in boxes, I have a to-do list a mile long, and I’m not sure where half my things are—and of course in the midst of this I still have meetings and life and this insatiable need to feel great in my clothes. The only solution I’ve found? Simple but impactful outfits and amazing shoes. It makes getting dressed a snap and even if I’m not sure where anything is, I look put together. Plus, I don’t think anyone could be stressed in amazing shoes!

Happy Monday! xo RA

Details:

Crop Top: Alice and Olivia, old, similar here
Culottes: Marissa Webb, old, similar here and here
Shoes: Paul Andrew for Jcrew

Sunday Chronicles: Summer Bucket List

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It’s August ( how can it be August already)!?! Summertime is both in full swing – long, hot days- and winding down – back to school commercials have started to air. Don’t get me wrong- I love summer, but as a football fan the closer we get to fall the more excited I get. My pro team is the Dallas Cowboys, and they hold their yearly training camp in Oxnard, not far from LA. Yet in all my years in LA I’ve never made it to camp- until this year! I spent yesterday afternoon watching practice- and while it was no game, it gave me the “football” feelings, and let me cross an item off of things I’ve always wanted to do in the summer.

Which got me thinking- with these few weeks left in the season, what else do I want to do? Beach trips, wine tasting, and homemade Popsicles come to mind. I’m making a list and would love to know- what’s on your summer bucket list?

 

Wishing us all a week of summer fun and amazing shoes! XO RA