Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Outfit Diary: What I Wore in New York City!


Hi everyone! Long time no blog... Been so busy with SHOP SPENNY that I've been neglecting my blog/youtube for quite a bit of time. But I'm back! And hopefully here to stay.

I went to New York City for the first time earlier this month and it truly blew my mind. The weather was beautiful, and we (Dylan and I) had such a great time. I'm notoriously known for being horrible at packing: like a lot of people, I can't seem to edit down what I want to bring. Especially for a fashion capital like New York, I found it really hard to pack light because I wanted options for each day. I ended up packing a ton of light t-shirts, and denim shorts.

What I really ended up wearing a lot were light, long sleeve tops. They were cool enough to walk around during the day but still gave me the coverage I wanted when it got chillier at night. I somehow also ended up wearing all the shoes that I brought there (I brought FIVE pairs of shoes guys), which actually made me quite proud of myself because it justified my overpacking. I really didn't need to bring both my black and white converse, but hey, it's New York. For those of you who already follow me on the 'gram, yes I have posted most of these photos already. As I write this, I'm realizing that most of the clothes that I brought to New York were actually quite inexpensive, and easy to find. My style mantra is always try to mix pieces together that are high and low. With the right basics put together, anything can look like a million bucks.

The Highline! 

DETAILS:
Overalls: Hollister co.
White T-shirt: Garage
Bag: Zadig & Voltaire
Shoes: Converse

For whatever reason, I desperately wanted to wear overalls this trip. What was once a farmer go-to is surprisingly a cute and casual piece for on-the-go. I paired it with a white tee and sneakers! Perfect for taking the highline. 

At the YOTEL
The only clothing item that I bought on this trip was this pajama set. Unfortunately, I can't find the tank top and I think I left it in my hotel room. :( 

DETAILS:
Pajama Set: Forever 21

Central Park (by the row boats)
Corny pics at Central Park
Greenwich Village

DETAILS:
Top: Hollister Co. 
Denim Skirt: Bluenotes
Shoes: Converse
Ray Ban "Flash" Sunglasses in gold/blue

I borrowed this plaid top from my sister, and I love it! Super easy to wear and looks great dressed up or down. I've also been obsessed with denim skirts and I found this one for 10$. The bag that I brought everywhere was my Zadig and Voltaire mini duffel, it's a great size and fit everything I needed to explore the city with (selfie stick included). 


In the garden at MOMA
DETAILS: 
Top: Aritizia (Talula)
Shorts: Forever 21 (I cut them myself)
Belt: Vintage
Shoes: TopShop
Bag: Zadig & Voltaire

Top of the Rock

Streets of SoHo

DETAILS:
Top: Wilfred
Jeans: Michael Kors
Shoes: Topshop
Bag: Zadig & Voltaire

I opted to not bring a heel or a wedge, and instead brought these great lace-up sandals from TopShop. They were dressy enough for night-time, and ultra comfortable. Especially because we took the subway everywhere. 

Some other snapshots of our trip...

Andy Warhol at MOMA

Our meal at Bobby Flay's "GATO"

Dylan & his green juice!

At the Met's "China: Through the Looking Glass" exhibit

For more details, check out my instagram, @rachspeed!

Love Always, Rachel

Monday, March 23, 2015

SHOP SPENNY has launched!



Hi everyone! 

Every since I was a little girl (cliche, I know), I have had this passion for clothes and style! I've dipped into small designing ventures here and there, but I am SO excited to share my newest design adventure with you all! As you might know, I started a small line of vintage flannels with sassy sayings on the back in November, and I have decided to continue and make them! That being said, I am super thrilled to announce the launch of my new website, Shop Spenny! I got a ton of people asking when I was going to create a website to sell my flannels, and I am happy to finally announce it!

I put a lot of heart and soul into creating this website as well as my flannels, and I'm super thrilled to finally share it with you all.


The Name Change!

"Shop Spenny" is formerly "Rachel Wong Flannels"! I decided to change the name to something slightly easier to remember, and something a little more general in case I decide to expand ;). The name "Spenny" comes from my middle name, Spencer. I hope you all love it as much as I do!

With that being said, my instagram will now also be called "ShopSpenny". If you haven't checked it out, definitely take a look! We post a ton of photos of new styles, so it is definitely the place to get latest updates!

Also, all orders can now be directed to my new e-mail, orders@shopspenny.com !

For any FAQ, I have an FAQ tab on my page that will answer all your questions about Shop Spenny!

Please take a look at www.SHOPSPENNY.com, and our insta @ShopSpenny

Love Always, Rachel 


Thursday, March 5, 2015

RACHEL WONG FLANNELS ARE BACK! (& FLANNEL FAQ)

Model: Hailie Mozes 
Hi everyone! Long time no talk. I figure I'd get this blog post out as soon as possible, and I'm really excited to share this news with you all! After having a blast at the VCFS pop-up shop, and having them featured in the show, I've decided to continue to take flannel orders! Thank you all for your support so far with this small business venture of mine, I'm super excited to keep pursuing it!



For those of you who don't know, I've started to create flannels with sassy sayings... so you are now in charge of what's actually "said behind yo' back"! ;) Anyways, I am currently in the process of getting a website up and running, but for now I am taking e-mail orders (will have all the info below)! I have been getting a ton of questions, so I thought I would take the time to make a little FAQ section:


Here are some quick FAQ's:

Where are the flannels from?

They are all vintage and personally chosen by me! There is nothing like the way a vintage flannel feels: all worn in and slouchy!

What size do the flannels come in?

Since they are all vintage, they vary in size. I would say they are "one size", but meant to fit a larger number of different body types. When I am doing my buying, I tend to buy them on the larger side because a) they are meant to be "boyfriend-style" and b) they are able to fit a wide variety of different body types. They can fit pretty much any size, it'll just be a different look depending on the person!


Can I get a custom saying on the back of my flannel? How much does it cost?

YES! Custom flannels can definitely be done, make sure to e-mail me with what you have in mind and I'll be able to give you a quote. I also am able to do them in large quantities (ie. sororities, sports teams, etc)

How do you wash them?

Avoid the dryer during your first wash. After the first wash, the lettering will have a nice fade to it, and they will also become softer. Machine wash and use regular detergent.

Do you have a website that I can order online off of?

Not just yet! I am currently in the process of making one. For now, please e-mail me if you would like to place an order. Will keep you updated once it's up and running! If you would like to keep up in the meantime, make sure to follow the instagram, @rachelwongflannels !

follow the rachel wong flannel insta! 

For those of you who are interested in placing an order or have an inquiry, e-mail me: rach.rachspeed@gmail.com 


Love Always,

Rachel 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

This Just Pinned: Toast X Karen Walker Collaboration


Hi everyone!

I'm starting a "This Just Pinned" series on my blog, where I share my latest obsessions every tuesday! This week is a good one, especially for my readers who are dog lovers. On Instagram, I have a large love of quirky dogs. Toast is my latest obsession. She is Instagram extraordinaire "fatjewish"'s dog, and she is absolutely fabulous. Ooh, and she's also a rescue dog (from a puppy mill), which is awesome.

                             

Her latest venture is being the face of Karen Walker's new line of sunglasses! I love seeing her little doggy face in the wind. Check it out!


Photos: Karen Walker 

I'm just in love with this little dog. Follow toast on instagram @toastmeetsworld! 

Love Always, Rachel 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

College Staples (feat. American Apparel)!






Hi everyone! I'm back with another post thanks to American Apparel. Second semester has gone full steam ahead, American Apparel asked me to stop by to choose some of my fave staples for going to class in. 

LOOK 1


I tried on a pair of riding pants for the first time, and they are super comfortable and also hit you right at the smallest part of your waist, making your waist look super itty-bitty (was feeling a bit like Iggy, not gonna lie). The first pair that I chose was in a burgundy red colour, and i paired it with a striped t-shirt from the men's section. 

LOOK 2 

I love a good varsity jacket, and I paired it with another staple, riding pants! I also love a good "all black everything" outfit. This varsity jacket is great for layering and matches pants and skirts. 



American Apparel is having a sale this week on January 23rd at all campus locations! 20% off your entire purchase! Stop by to get your college outfit essentials! 

Love Always, Rachel 

Monday, January 5, 2015

Fashion New Year's Resolution: Add colour to your LBD Party Look! (Featuring Daily Look!)



Happy new year y'all!

With all the new year's craziness behind us, it's time to start thinking about our New Year's resolutions. I've come up with a few (read more for fun!), but there are also a few "fashion resolutions" that I want throw into the mix when it comes to my wardrobe. The number one of these: Wear more colour.

For those of you who've kept up with Rach Speed through the years, it's clear that I wear a lot of black now a days. Monotone black and grey outfits have kind of become my thing, while sporting the occasional pair of light denim or plaid flannel.

The classic LBD however, is a black staple that I'll never give up. They're a great investment piece for your closet, and can be styled in infinite ways. The right LBD will stand the test of time, and is a classic piece you can wear to parties time and time again (without people noticing that you're wearing the same dress!). With wedding and party season coming up, I've teamed up with Daily Look to show you how I style the LBD, while also following my Fashion New Year's resolution: wear more colour.


Check out below my LBD look I created featuring Daily Look!

Beautysets - New Year's LBD
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I chose an LBD from Daily Look that is form fitting, with a higher neckline. This dress hugs to the curves of your body but is still elegant. I always loved the combination of blush pink with black, it's soft and feminine, yet sophisticated at the same time. To add colour, I added a blush pink trench coat, and a rose gold clutch. The colour is muted, yet stands out against the black dress. To finish off the look, I added a bit of glamour with a nude sparkly shoe and silver accessories. This look is great for an upcoming wedding, a fancy date or a late-holiday party.

Click here to shop Daily Look Little Black Dresses! 

What are your fashion new year's resolution?

Love Always, 

Rachel 

Monday, December 15, 2014

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2014: $50 & Under!

Hi everyone! I'm back with the latest instalment of my Holiday Gift Guide series. Check out my picks for gifts that are $50 and under! 

1. Rebecca Minkoff Studded Wallet on a Chain, $48.00: One of my must-haves for going out this season is definite a wallet on a chain (WOC). This Rebecca Minkoff one is great; it has a little edge but still extremely practical. For during the day, you can take off the chain and use it as a real wallet. 
2. Ban.do Back Me Up Mobile Charger, The Bay - $30.00: I have a portable battery of my own, and they're absolutely great and super handy when your phone dies. I love the cute pattern on this one. 
3. Pink Thermal Sleep Shirt - $32.00: Sleep shirts are a great gift idea, and there are a ton of gift sets at PINK to choose from! Sleep shirts are more flexible in terms of fit, and a great option if you're unsure about sizing. 
4. Tarte "Park Ave Princess" Palette, Sephora - $41.00: I've had my eye on this palette for quite some time, and I think it would make an amazing gift. Sephora has a ton of value sets to choose from for the holidays. 
5. Pink Ukulele, Amazon - $36.00: I've been a Ukulele enthusiast for quite some time, and my friend (and fellow ukulele lover) Zoe suggested that they would also make a really nice present! I love the soft pink of this one, and they're easy to find online. (I found this one on amazon)
6. Furry Cover & Hot Water Bottle, Indigo - $29.50: Hot Water bottles are such a nice and comfy bed time accessory to have. Indigo has an awesome gift selection this year, and also came back with these fun hot water bottle covers. 
7. Furry Pom Pom Michael Kors - $38.00: A super fun add on to a handbag! A luxe touch for any fashionista. 
8. Mokara Voluspa Candle, Indigo - $30.00: This is a returning fave to the gift guide because I LOVE THIS CANDLE. It's a bit of a luxury which is why it makes an amazing gift, plus, the container is gorgeous so it doubles as home decor. 

Love always, Rachel 

Check out my other gift guides below: 

$20 & Under 

$100 & Under  


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