Trend to Try: Are Socks With Peep Toes Something We’re Doing?

There are times when I think of trends for us to try, that aren’t exactly trends. Socks with Peep toes? Not only was it one of my very first posts (look below, I’m so grateful you stayed with the site while we grew. We’re still growing!); I keep seeing this look everywhere!

And I get it! It’s a way to: show off a great pair of socks, hide a bad pedicure, wear heels in the winter, and make a statement.

I loved this “trend” years ago, and I still do! See:

Investment Piece, fashion, blogger, Red//Pink, Gucci, Brian Atwood, Jcew, Ca, TX

Stuart Weitxman, Pan and the Dream, tulle, socks, fashion, blogger, vintage, high fashion, InvestmentPiece

What is it about socks with peep toes (or any heels) that’s such a pull? I love that it’s slightly cheeky, slightly edgy and slightly classic. It’s just the combo that seems both fashion forward and almost geeky (can we admit that fashion can be geeky?) all at the same time. A trend? Not really. Something you should try? Absolutely!

Below is my orginal post and thoughts on the matter:

Are Socks With Peep Toes Something We’re Doing?
Investment Piece: Trend to Try: Socks with Peep Toes
Investment Piece: Trend to Try: Socks With Peep Toes
They are something we’re doing.Look at any magazine, any campaign right now and there they are–peep toe shoes worn with socks. Do we like it? Is this what we want? I will be honest–I was hesitant, but I LOVE these Chanel boots that look like socks:

So I thought: How bad can it be?

And here’s the answer: Surprisingly enough, not that bad.

I found it’s really comfortable. I think it looks best when the colors match– but it can be fun. So if you like it–why not? And if you can’t–I get that too.




Happy Wednesday! xo RA

Details: First look Skirt Zara, Sweater JCrew, Shoes Chanel

Second Look :dress Zara, Shoes Sophia Webster

Third: Dress Zara, Shoes LK Bennett

Fourth Sweater JCrew, Skirt Zara Leather, Shoes Kelsi Dagger

I’ve updated some shopping options for you! And would love to know: would you rock this trend to try?


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Trend to Try: Bomber Jackets


Every season it seems as if there is a new trend to try, and this season it’s part throw back, part fresh alternative to the jean jacket, and in my humble opinion, part perfection. Yes, we are chatting Bomber Jackets. They’re every where–in the last few weeks I’ve worn three on the blog! Here’s why I love them: they’re stylish, offered at every price point and color, the embroidery to be found on some elevates this staple to a statement, and while the silhouette is by no means new, this season it feels so fresh. I love them with jeans, skirts, pants, over dresses, I’ve worn them to the gym over leggings–they’ve become my go-to. Do you have one? Do you love it? If not, willing to try?

I’d love to know! See below for some of my fave bomber jacket picks!

Everything Gucci makes me swoon this season

And more jackets to shop:
More Zara, love this one and this one
Love this Metallic one
this denim one
And we can’t have this conversation without a Member’s Only jacket



I hesitate to call this a trend to try–the style of tying a scarf around your neck has been around for ever (give or take). And Internet Friends–I love it, I’ve worn it before here, and cannot think of an easier way to upgrade an outfit (from a sweatshirt to a buttondown to a dress), to look expensive, or to keep your neck warm. I, personally, am a fan of silk or cotton scarves (the square ones lend themselves to this style easily, but larger ones work as well!), but use what you got! I use scarves to add a pop of color, dress up anything, or make me feel a little more pulled together. I’d love to know–what are your thoughts? Do you rock the neck scarf?

Happy Thursday! XO RA

Where to buy:

Fall Trends: Is Fringe a Thing We’re Doing?



It’s a thing we’re doing.

I know, it’s hot and the last thing on your mind is what to wear this fall–you’re trying to get through today! However, fall is fast approaching, and I’m of the “if we build it, it will come” school of thought–so maybe if we all concentrate on fall trends it will get cooler? If nothing else we will be prepared!

Fringe has been on and off the shelves for the past few seasons, but take a look in any magazine or on any fall runway–this is the season to truly rock it. And here’s the thing–Fringe is fun and easy! It’s an instant statement piece, provides movement,  and most importantly is fun! This skirt I got on Etsy last season, the bags are vintage, and I plan on buying these Sam Edelman stunners. Shop below for some of my fave fringe picks!

And I’d love to know–are you planning on rocking this trend?
Happy Wednesday!

Shopping Picks:
this one, this one, and this one this one and Etsy is a great place!
this one, this one, and love this one
I swoon for these Paul Andrew boots, another short boot,and love these sandals


All Palm-ed Up


And everywhere to go!

This summer everywhere I look I see Palm print–and I get it! It’s fresh, it speaks to the season, and can make even the dreary weather we’ve been having in La seem bearable. This skirt is JCrew from two years ago–but it fits right in with the current trend, which proves great shopping is always an investment (at least that’s my theory!)

Hope you’re managing to stay cool! XO RA

Some of my favorite Palm Prints out there:
this bikini
this jumpsuit
this jumpsuit
this apron
this set
and this dark take (that’s on sale!)

Are Jean Skirts A Thing We’re Doing?



They’re a thing we’re doing.

The  withsaying goes that everything comes back into style (a good reason to hang onto investment pieces if I ever heard one)–and whoever started this saying is a genius. As a kid, I vividly remember jean skirts being a thing. My mom remembers jean skirts being so in in the 70s. And now? We’re back at jean skirts. The secret to their staying power? Just like jeans they can be whatever you need them to be–dressed up, dressed down, long, short, distressed, classic. I’m loving mine with heels or boots–but have also been known to throw on a sweater and flats with one for errands.

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

Happy Wednesday! XO RA


Skirts: Distressed Zara, old similar here, Current Elliott
Also love this one and this one
Shirts: Alice and Olivia and Rachel Pally, both old
Heels: LK Bennett, old, similar here
Flats: Rag and Bone

Is sheer a thing we’re doing?





It’s a thing we’re doing.

The past few runways have given us ample options of sheer clothing, it pops up on red carpets (Jamie King just donned a sheer dress while pregnant), and the stores are full of sheer items. While not appropriate for every situation I will admit I love it! I really like the juxtaposition of being covered and showing some skin at the same time. And here’s the great news! Sheer is up to you! Yes, the clothing may be sold or shown with little to nothing underneath, but what you wear underneath is your choice; like every trend ultimately you are in control. If you don’t want to bare all but like the sheer wear slips and shirts, etc underneath. If you are comfortable, body suits work completely–just make sure it’s appropriate, I take no responsibility for  work place blunders!











One: Dress and bodysuit Reformation Dress underneath : DKNY Shoes: Sergio Rossi

Two: Skirt: Cynthia Rowley Hot pants: Asos, Shorts: Zara Sweater: Jcrew Shoes: Paul Andrew

Three: Top Elizabeth and James (worn with and without camisole), Skirt: Zara, Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

Sunglasses: Raybans

70s Vibe



All over the runways are images from the 70s– but not the tacky, disco images. We are being treated to the best of the 70s– flare jeans, platforms, lux safari– and the better news is that most of this is flattering on every figure. I will say it again–the great thing about trends is you do what’s right for you, but let’s say there are a lot of great pieces to mix and match this year!


One: Vintage jumpsuit, Club Monaco bustier, Jeffrey Campbell platforms

Two: MIH flare jeans, Tibi tunic, Prada clogs

Three: Custom AA Vintage Caftan , Kelsi Dagger Platforms

Sunglasses : Raybans