Archive | July, 2012

OOTD: Tunic Tuesday!

31 Jul

 

Tory Burch ‘Iveta’ tunic via Nordstrom Rack, Express white skinnies, gold ring and earrings c/o Grandma’s closet.

This Tory Burch tunic was originally over $500, so when I saw it in my size at Nordstrom Rack for just $98 I knew it was the perfect investment piece. It goes perfectly with my fave white skinny jeans, and I know the sequined silk will transition easily into Fall. Even though red is my favorite color, the print is definitely loud and out of my comfort zone, but I’m liking the ikat inspired vibe. Throw in some disco music and I feel like I’ve been transported to the 1970s! In a good way, that is. What do you think? Hope your week is off to a fabulous start!

 

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Dormify and Stoney Clover Lane Pop Up Shop in Beverly Hills 7/28!

27 Jul

This Saturday, July 28th from 5pm – 9pm, Stoney Clover Lane‘s adorable pop-up shop in Beverly Hills will be hosting a Dormify trunk show along with allGLAMMEDup! There are going to be yummy treats, prizes, and special discounts (15%!) on tons of fabulous decor merchandise. Additionally, 25% of all of Stoney Clover Lane‘s jewelry sales go to the Dream Foundation! Find out more information and RSVP for the party on the Facebook event page. Can’t wait to see you there!

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Check out Love a la mode on the Dormify Blog!

26 Jul

I’m so excited to announce that I’m the newest Style Advisor for Dormify, an online retailer which sells the cutest dorm decor and other interior design goodies. The company was started by a college student and her mom who wanted to offer stylish, affordable, and high-quality options for women decorating their space through all stages of life. I’m so excited to be a contributing writer for them and would love if you could check out my first post on How to Decorate Using Inspiration From Your Favorite Vacation!

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Call for guest posts!

26 Jul

Hope you’re all having a lovely hump day! I’m in need of several guest bloggers to help cover posts for me for 2 weeks in mid-August while I’m busy 24/7 participating in Panhellenic Formal Recruitment :) I’m open to all ideas from fashion to beauty, diy, and anything else you can think of. Big blogs, small blogs, all are welcome. If you’re interested in writing a guest post for me, pitch me an idea at rachel.lovealamode [at] gmail dottcomm and I will get back to you soon. Can’t wait to read them!

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Gap goes for a Gold Medal with Olympics-inspired fashion!

25 Jul

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I couldn’t be more excited for this year’s Summer Olympics in London and can’t wait to cheer on Team U.S.A.! This summer, Gap is making it even easier to get caught up in the competitive spirit with its new vintage Olympics shirts for men, women, and children. They are so adorable and look oh-so-soft too. For under 30 bucks a pop, they’re all gold-medal winners in my opinion!

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OOTD: Black and yellow, black and yellow, black and yellow, black and yellow…

24 Jul


Express cardigan (similar Banana Republic), Sugar Lips tank, Pastel yellow F21 skinnies (Only $15.80!!), Fossil belt, Kate Spade bangleMarc Jacobs watch, Sam Edelman sandals.

Post title courtesy of Wiz Khalifa himself. I’m sure this outfit was exactly what he had in my mind when he penned that catchy tune, eh? It was either going to be those lyrics or “And These Are My Banana Pants,” a logical follow-up to my ever popular outfit post These Are My Red Pants. I guess you could say I might have an obsession with colored denim. Oh well… there are worse things to be addicted to, right? Like The Bachelor shopping. Or chocolate. Wait a minute, who said those were bad things?

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Hey you just got here, and this is crazy, but we all love fashion, so stalk me maybe?

18 Jul

Connecting through social media is an ever-evolving and powerful tool for both bloggers and fashion lovers alike, and today I am proud to announce that Love a la mode is now on Currently Obsessed! Currently Obsessed is kind of like Pinterest for fashion. You create an account, follow your favorite fashion bloggers, and every time you log in you see a feed of their current fashion “obsessions.” (It’s like newsfeed for fashion related pins.) It’s a cool and fun way to follow new trends, and especially to discover new blogs. I’ve loved playing around with it and it’s introduced me to the most adorable style bloggers! I would be ever so grateful if you all could poke around and “stalk me,” if you feel so inclined :) Bonus: Every item and link is completely shoppable, so no more dead-ending and never finding the product of your dreams like on Pinterest!

 

Pssssssst…. If you want to connect with Love a la mode through other social media gateways, you can like my Facebook page and follow me on twitter! Don’t forget to add me on instagram too @lovealamode91.

Bisous,

Rachel

Unique L.A. Shop Local Fair Haul!

16 Jul

Last week my parents came to visit and my mom ended up staying a few extra days with me! On Saturday, we went to the Unique L.A. craft fair, which featured 150 local vendors selling locally designed and often locally produced merchandise. Not only did we get some great deals, but we were also introduced to some amazing new people and companies that I would love to share with you! Another neat thing about going to events like this is that many of the vendors sell their items at wholesale prices, which results in a lot of savings for the consumer. Just another reason why browsing in person can be so much more satisfying than e-shopping!

Now the main purpose of the journey was to find some specific presents for my best friend Cassie’s 21st birthday (Check out her adorable blog!) So, I can’t show you everything I bought, because that would ruin the surprise for her. But… I did fall off the wagon a bit a lot and buy a few things for myself that I’m really excited about!

First up, sub_urban riot. Their clothes were ultra-soft and comfy looking, and all made in the USA! I picked up a fleece-y thermal zip up for only $20 and a fun neon striped tee for just $15!

A mother daughter shopping excursion is never complete without, what else, jewelry! Momma Pam and I each picked out a few great pieces from KYLE CHAN DESIGN. Everything at the show was 20% off so I walked away with a darling hamsa necklace for $34 and a gold and black ring for $68.

Kyle Chan Design black and gold onyx ring
Aside from the wonderful gift items around, there were also several food vendors and drink sponsors. Pammy and I loved sipping on a light and delicious Moscato courtesy of The Naked Grape, and also downed delicately indulged in champage mixed with  dragon fruit plum and mint lemonade spritzers created by Diabolo Drinks. Our two favorite food items that we sampled were the alcoholic cupcakes from Cake Bar and gourmet flavor infused olive oils and balsamics from Beyond the Olive (the orange infused olive oil mixed with fig balsamic was quite a treat!)
Did you visit Unique L.A. this weekend? What were your favorite things? Do you think shopping local makes a difference? What are some of your favorite local finds where you live?

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OOTD: These are my red pants.

12 Jul

 J. Crew Factory denim button down, Fire red skinny jeans via Nordstrom Rack (Fire’s other colors, $42, and similar red Free People, $68), vintage gold Whiting & Davis belt (similar Lilly Pulitzer, $48), monogram necklace (similar), Marc Jacobs watch, Sam Edelman Gigi Sandals in rose gold.

These are my red pants. They also happen to be my favorite pants. I paired them with a denim button down and vintage gold chain mail belt for a little twist on the red/white/blue look. In my opinion, red/denim/gold is just as patriotic and a tad more flattering for us pale folk. This is just one of those simple outfits that always looks flattering and makes me feel great. Definitely a great go-to whenever I need a confidence boost! Do you have an outfit that always makes you feel more confident than usual? How do you dress when you need to brighten your mood?

P.S. Completely coincidentally to choosing my fave outfit, it just happened to also be a great hair day. That always helps too… Funny how these things work out when you least expect it :)

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TOMS’ Chic New Look

11 Jul

I’ll admit, I haven’t always been the biggest TOMS fan. A) I don’t think they’re all that flattering, and B) The one pair I bought (circa 2007 before they were huge) was the least comfortable shoe I have ever worn in my life. [Side note: Giving them the benefit of the doubt, I blame this on my annoyingly wide foot and not the quality of the product.] That being said, since their humble beginnings in Blake Mycoskie’s* apartment, they have recently developed several other styles that I think are really cute such as a wedge and a cap-toe ballet flat:

TOMS ‘Sierra’ Sandal, $68.95 at Nordstrom
TOMS ‘Gabriella’ Flat, $78.95 at Nordstrom
TOMS Canvas Sandal, $68.95 at Nordstrom

What do you think of these new TOMS styles? Do you think it’s a good thing or a bad thing that they’ve diverged so much from the original canvas slip-on that started the company?

Bisous,
Rachel

*Random interesting fact: Blake, the guy who started TOMS, graduated from my high school and, although I never knew him personally, we have a ton of mutual friends!
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