Archive | August, 2011

Zara pre-fall collection

31 Aug

I know, I suck. (Coincidentally so does school.)I can’t make any promises on regular posting because I have been in school for 7 days now and have already had a 3 minute performance art piece, a 4 page paper, and over 200 pages of reading due. Alas, as I should be doing homework, here I am perusing the Zara website. Here are a few things I’m currently fawning over:

Colorful button down + skinny jeans + menswear blazer

Print top + belted bell-bottoms + heels = 70s throwback

Sequins... need I say more? :)

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Missoni for Target Preview!

26 Aug

I’m baaaaaaack! And I come baring gifts. Gifts in the form of some juicy press photos of the upcoming Missoni capsule collection for Target! In the 3 weeks I was MIA from the blogosphere, I helped my sorority attain a new pledge class of 92 (!!!!) fabulous, beautiful young women, and also began my first week of Junior year. Classes are shaping up to be especially difficult this semester, but hopefully everything will work out. Without further delay, here’s some eye candy just in time for the weekend :)

I love that maxi skirts are still going to be in for fall!

I am also loving the chic poncho/cape trend, so 70's!

Another trend I noticed throughout the styling is a minidress/shorts/skirt paired with tights and ballet flats. This promises to be a very chic alternative to the leggings + boots staple of autumns past.

For the love of Marc Jacobs! High-waisted knit Missoni shorts?? Not sure I can pull these off, but props to anyone who can make them work, I applaud you.

Neon zigzag ballet flats. Need I say more?

I secretly adore knit stockings and am so glad they will apparently be easier to find this year! I'm excited to give them a try in lieu of leggings, or layer them under skinny jeans when it gets colder.

This cozy throw has major vintage appeal and looks oh-so-soft!

These are just a sampling of my absolute favorites, but the collection also includes boys, girls, and baby, not to mention tons of adorable kitchen, desk, and home goods! The items will be available in Target stores nationwide from September 13th until October 22nd. What’s your favorite piece? Are you a Missoni fan? What do you think of the collection? Fill me in people, I’ve missed y’all!! Continue reading

Monogram Mayhem

8 Aug

Posting is going to be extremely limited and most likely non-existent for the next 14 days as I spend time with my sisters preparing for formal recruitment. This is the time when sororities are able to extend bids to new women for membership. It is a super complicated, , amazing, fun, and extremely rewarding process that requires long days and nights, but is ultimately so worth it to find wonderful new sisters! As I said, I’m gonna be tied up at night perfecting my chapter’s skit, but in the meantime, here are some cute greek/monogram accessories that I’m digging during Spirit Week.

So... I may or may not already have two sorority water bottles. But these come in neon and are only $28!

A floppy straw hat is a must in the south! When there's time to lay out on the tanning porch again, my floppy hat is definitely a staple. I love the monogramming! $39.99

These totes are so unique and the colors are completely customizeable, I adore the beachy vibe and fun color options :) $26.95

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Plan it out

5 Aug

I would just like to start off by saying I had a major big girl moment this week– Yesterday I drove 500 miles by myself from Los Angeles back to school… It was a little scary, but mostly exciting. Thanks to my iPod I made it without any problem! Fall classes are approaching faster than I’d like to admit, but if there’s one thing that gets me excited about going back to school, it’s filling out a brand new planner with socials, girl’s nights, and dates with B. These Lilly ones are so pretty and affordable, I had the hardest time picking a color but I settled on turquoise :)

Lilly Pulitzer 16-month agenda in "Beach Club Blue Nice To See You." $15.95

Main image - Hotty Pink Luscious

Lilly Pulitzer 16-month agenda in "Hotty Pink Luscious." $15.95

Main image - True Navy Bloomers

Lilly Pulitzer 16-month agenda in "True Navy Bloomers." $15.95

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Hand Candy (outfit post)

3 Aug

Zara top, Martin + Osa belt, Abercrombie & Fitch shorts

You’re Invited!…. to the arm party, that is. Today’s Bloggers Do It Better challenge was all about eye candy for the arm. Here’s a little summer outfit I put together to showcase some of my favorite bangles, bracelets, and rings. Welcome to the wrist fiesta :)

From left to right: Target bangle, Charming Charlie stretch bracelet, Sam Moon bangle, Leighelena jigsaw clasp leather cuff

Middle finger: vintage initials from my mom, Index finger: Pearl ring from Armadillo Art Bazaar

From left to right: Rhinestone peace sign and leather wrap bracelet given by my boyfriend's cousin, vintage tennis bracelet handed down from Nana

Index finger: vintage onyx and diamond, Ring finger: vintage from Great Auntie

True story: I was going to wear some adorable gold sandals with this outfit but I accidentally packed them before realizing I hadn't taken these pictures yet. Only further proving that fashion bloggers are far more imperfect than perfect :)

Which ones are your favorite? What do you like to layer?

Bisous,

Rachel

 

Giveaway winner!

1 Aug

Forgive me for not posting on Friday as usual, I was very caught up being home and seeing friends and family :)

Without further adieu, the winner of the $20 giftcard to Zestii is……(drum roll please!)…..

Addison from Carolina On My Mind!

Congratulations Addison, make sure to let me know what you buy with it!

Bisous,

Rachel

P.S.Β I couldn’t figure out how to copy the generator over like I’ve seen on a lot of sites so I took a screen shot and cropped… does anyone know a better way to do this for the future?

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