Sunday, November 22, 2015


Hey guys! I'm back at it with another styling video! This one was super fun to do, and it makes me anxiously await the arrival of my own over-the-knee boots (these ones are my sister's)! I tried to style outfits that would be good for a number of occasions, but also reflect my own personal style.


Black Boots, Forever 21

Right to left:

Crop top & Skirt - Aritzia

Tunic top: Hollister
Scarf: Zara
Leggings: Wilfrid FREE
Bag: Zadig & Voltaire

Body suit: Dynamite
Jeans: TopShop

I'm obsessed with this bodysuit that I bought at Dynamite this week! It's the perfect piece to wear while going out (and it's a little bit warmer than some of my skimpier clubbing outfits. I'm excited to pair it with a skirt and some cute shoes for a night look. 

Another item that I'm obsessed with: this sweater from Aritzia! I've been eyeing this turtleneck for a long time, and I actually got it as a gift from my mom! I love it! Actually have been wearing it pretty much everyday since I've gotten it. It pretty much goes with everything. 

For all the looks, check out my video below! 

For all the details of my video (plus links on where to get the same/similar items) here you go! 

Here are some details! I tried to provide links as much as I can! 

Outfit 1:

Outfit 2: 
Sleeveless Turtleneck: Forever 21
Faux Leather mini skirt: Abercrombie and Fitch
Backpack: Vintage Roots

Outfit 3:
Cropped long sleeve & Skirt: Aritzia (same style skirt, different colour:
Robe Coat: Hugo Boss

Outfit 4:
Jeans: TopShop (same as outfit 1)
Glasses: Bailey Nelson (same style, different colour:

Outfit 5:
Tunic top: Hollister
Bag: Zadig & Voltaire (same as outfit 4)

Love Always, Rachel

Monday, November 9, 2015


Hey guys!

I have been trying to make my posts more regular, and with that comes my latest video! This video I decided to film a morning routine. It's really different that the videos I usually film but I hope you guys enjoy it! I'm still getting used to my camera and this was a great way to really try to use it to it's full potential. 

My morning routine pretty much stays the same all year round, I've been waking up super early since daylight savings last week, and I've found myself really establishing a proper routine since the school year started. Hope you guys like the new video! Will definitely be back Thursday for more. 

Music: Paul Simon - Wild Rivers (check out their soundcloud!)

Love Always, 


Thursday, November 5, 2015

How I Style: Mom/Boyfriend Jeans (for Fall)

Hi everyone! 

I'm really trying to keep consistent with my YouTube videos, so I'm thrilled to officially announce that I'll have a new video ever Monday and Thursday! And right on schedule, I'm excited to share with you my new video on how to style "mom" boyfriend jeans! 

I bought these jeans during the summer, and they were such a steal - 10$ at Black Market on Queen st. West! I think it's a big misconception that boyfriend jeans automatically make an outfit casual - because I really don't think that's the case! I did a few different looks that would be great for going out for dinner, girls night or to cruise around on campus. The fall weather right now makes it the perfect time to bring out the coats! I've been obsessed with this classic trench from Club Monaco, it's just such a great piece to look effortlessly stylish. 

Check out my latest video below! 

Love Always, Rachel 

Monday, November 2, 2015

WORKOUT, DIET & SELF-CONFIDENCE: My Healthy Lifestyle Change

Hi everyone! I'm back with a new video (finally!!) that I've been just as nervous as I've been excited to put up. My weight and body image has been quite a private matter in my life for the last couple of years - as my body has definitely changed a lot and I had a hard time accepting it. Pretty much, I felt like I was going through puberty at 19 years old (when I finally got boobs and hips, hahaha). It was a hard adjustment when I was always known as skinny and scrawny my whole life, and I was happy with the way my body was. Through all it's changes, I became really self-critical, which made it harder for me to post on my blog. This summer was a real game changer for me. I realized that I wanted to be a healthier person and not continue with my kraft-dinner-college-girl diet. It was time! I really started to become more aware of what I was putting into my body, as well as beginning to exercise and develop a workout routine. It hasn't been easy, but I'm really happy with how it's all worked out so far. I definitely feel a lot more confident and my mental health has also definitely improved since taking more control of my physical health. 

That being said, I'm really excited to take you on this journey with me, and I'm also excited for a bunch of new videos that I have planned for my Youtube channel! Without further ado, here is my first official video with my Canon Rebel T5 - I'm really happy with the quality, and I hope you guys enjoy it (and please watch it in HD if you have the bandwith to do so, it looks reaaal clear!)!

Love Always,


Friday, October 30, 2015

The Easiest Last Minute Halloween Costume Ever! (Skeleton Costume DIY)

Hi everyone! This post was originally supposed to be a halloween tutorial. However, I had to give it the axe because it wouldn't have taught much... It was a lot of trial and error - even for someone who loves to draw (me). My brother approached me with this skeleton costume idea, and I was all for it! The power of makeup truly can keep your costume under your budget, especially because I ended up wearing a plain black dress and heels with it. If I had a bit more time, I would have extended the makeup down to my arms and neck. 

Dress: Zara, Heels: Hugo Boss

The white face paint was a little bit temperamental, but it all worked out in the end. Tip: blow dry your face on cold between layers. It helps the colours stay separate when they are more dry. This is definitely not a look for the impatient. 

After searching for a lot of inspiration on Pinterest, we actually ended up mostly following Katherine Elizabeth's skull makeup tutorial. We also worked a bit of the white paint into Mattie's hair, which also gave a "spoooooo00ky" effect haha. I actually woke up at 7am this morning to help Matthew recreate the same look for him to Halloween at school!

Love Always, Rachel 

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! 

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. :( 

Pajama Set: Forever 21

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

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
Top: Aritizia (Talula)
Shorts: Forever 21 (I cut them myself)
Belt: Vintage
Shoes: TopShop
Bag: Zadig & Voltaire

Top of the Rock

Streets of SoHo

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, !

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, and our insta @ShopSpenny

Love Always, Rachel 

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