Friday, October 24, 2014

Easy Hair Curling Tutorial! (Using a curling wand!)


Hi everyone! Alot of people have requested for me to do an easy curling tutorial, so I decided to make a tutorial on how I curl my hair for everyday wear! I love curling my hair, and like to use the curling iron "wand style" (aka without using a clamp). You can check out my vid below! 


Love Always, Rachel 

PS. I'm currently attending World Master Card Fashion Week (aka Toronto Fashion Week!), and have a media pass! I'll definitely be blogging about it in the next few days! Been vlogging non-stop! Here's a sneakpeek! 


Monday, October 20, 2014

OOTD: Campus Fall Looks with the Sister!


Hi everyone! I'm back with another outfit post today. About a week ago, Syd & I were on campus for a small project, and because I'm so excited about this new camera I have, we decided to do a bit of street style. Since it's midterm season, it's been getting harder to style my outfits differently each day, and I find myself wearing the same thing all the time. Although I do love fashion, I unapologetically wear leggings as pants all the time (It's comfy - I'm a college student leave me alone!). However, when I'm feeling fancy, I like to bring out this leather Wilfred FREE pair I have from Aritzia. They're amazing quality and are much more "PANTS" like so I feel a lot more put together. I like to pair them with an oversized sweater and a jacket. I recently also bought this jacket from Forever 21, after seeing Kim & North (don't judge me) sport them. 


DETAILS: 

Bomber Jacket - Forever 21
Sweater - H&M
Leather Leggings - Aritzia
Sneakers - All Saints 


Also, how AMAZING are these sneakers from All Saints? They remind me of Alexander Wang. I borrowed them from my sister for the day. 

SYDS LOOK:


DETAILS:
Jacket - Forever 21
Black Top - Forever 21
Jeans - Hollister Co. 
Flannel - Urban Outfitters 
Sneakers - Converse 
Scarf - Forever 21

Sydney & I love to layer, which she did much better than me today. I love the mix of colours and textures, it's nice to have a look that's not so monochromatic. 

Love Always, Rachel 

















Thursday, October 16, 2014

LOCO FOR HOCO: What to Wear for your College Homecoming


Hi guys!! I'm super excited for this weekend, as it's my school's (Queen's University) homecoming! I'm very lucky that my school has an awesome selection Varsity wear (as you can see above, Shima & I have our tricolour moments), and one of my fave parts of homecoming is putting together a super cute-yet-spirited outfit. But with everything in my closet being black, it's kind of hard for me to head straight into tam and coverall mode. 

For me, my go-to homecoming outfit usually consists of a pair of jean shorts, a fun pair of long socks in my school colours, and the signature Queen's rugby jersey.  I also find it fun to add scrunchies in my hair to make the look a little more preppy. When trying to have school spirit in your outfit, you don't always have to go ALL out, you can look just as cute and collegiate by using smaller school-coloured accessories, like headbands and scrunchies (check out the Radley bracelets in Tricolour outlet, they're so cute!). Here is a look I put together for HOCO:



And for all my fellow Queen's students still getting their homecoming outfits together, American Apparel Kingston is having a homecoming sale TODAY and TOMORROW! Take 15% off any purchase of 60 dollars or more! 

 The best part of getting tri-coloured basics is that you can wear them again even after the weekend is over, and AA is also an awesome place to get small finishing HOCO touches like knee high socks and scrunchies.

Let me know what you'll be sporting for HOCO in the comments! 

Love Always, Rachel 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Outfit of the Day: Plaid Dress & Knit Jumper




 Hi everyone! I'm coming at y'all with another outfit of the day! I will definitely have more variety in my posts soon, I'm just trying to figure out my new video line up and some DIY's! 

After reading this Buzzfeed list about my old fave, Gossip Girl, it made me inspired to create a throwback Gossip Girl inspired (by season 1= the best) outfit!


I put an old plaid dress I've had since high school with a black knit sweater on top. It gave a preppy look without looking overly costume-school-girl like or stuffy. I debated also wearing thigh high black socks, but decided not to because the weather was nice and I felt that it would be too "school girl" with the plaid. To make the look feel more fall-time, I did add a pair of taller black ankle boots. To finish the look, I finally brought out my beloved black floppy hat and quirky round sunglasses. 


DETAILS:
Hat- H&M
Sweater - H&M
Plaid Dress - Forever 21
Boots - Aldo
Sunglasses - Forever 21 

After writing the details for this outfit post, I realized that my outfit was super affordable, and brought together without super expensive pieces. I love going to places like H&M and Forever 21 for trendier items for the season. 

Love Always,

Rachel 



Outfit of the Day: Floral Romper


Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share a quick blog post on this lovely romper that I stole from my sister (we now go to the same college and as a result, my wardrobe has "doubled".  I love the flared sleeves on this! My sister ordered it online from Urban Outfitters, and opted to go up a size because rompers generally size pretty small (great tip if you have a longer rise/are taller). 

I have always loved rompers, and have even dedicated a few blog posts to one I used to wear all the time in high school! I'm slowly getting back into them. They're just an effortless way to look put together and also be super comfy. The ones with sleeves can easily be transitioned into the fall time too, I tried to make this one work for the chillier weather by pairing it with my fave brown ankle boots. 



DETAILS:

Romper - Urban Outfitters
Boots - Hibou


Also, my hair looks super brassy in these photos - I'm on the search for a perfect toning shampoo to get rid of this yellow tinge! Have any suggestions? Leave them below! 

Love Always, Rachel 


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Reunited and it Feels so Good! My domain has returned!



Hi everyone! I'm super thrilled to tell you all after a long awaited non-eventful battle, I finally have my domain back and running. I'm really happy that I no longer have the "blogspot" at the end of my blog address, and I'm finally feeling professional again. Back in 2012/2013 was the last time I had rachspeed.com, and now it's returned! I lost rachspeed.com along the way... and had to find a way to get it back. But I did! YAY! The best option for me was to wait a year before I could get my domain for a reasonable price, and I'm glad a waited and didn't settle for another address (thespeedylife.com just wasn't going to cut it).

Anyways, feel free to browse my blog at it's OG address, www.rachspeed.com. I'm so glad to have my blog back and running. Now that I'm past some poor blogger/vlogger choices, I feel like I have a fresh start.


Love Always, 

Rachel 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Outfit of the Day: Weekend Outfits


Hi everyone! Long time no blog! I decided to start up my outfit of the day posts this weekend, and I'm lucky that the weather has been agreeing as well! It's been beautiful in Kingston and I've definitely been taking advantage of the warmer weather. Here's what I wore friday and saturday!

FRIDAY



My roche runs have been an aboslute godsend this summer and fall, they're my go-to pair of shoes as of lately. I love how comfortable (but also fashion forward) they are. I'm not athletically inclined - but why not dress the part once in a while? I love pairing them with simple t-shirt dresses like this one, they give the look a sports luxe feel (a trend that I'm still in love with). They were an absolute steal too because (thanks to my small feet) I was able to purchase them from the BOYS (children's) section at foot locker and that saved me a pretty penny. Finally to tie the whole look together... a tie around! It's still a must have for me! I know some people are "over it", but I can't resist. I've been obsessed with my boyfriend's flannel for a year now and I've pretty much claimed it as mine. 

SATURDAY


Today was a pretty relaxed day, so I decided to wear a few staple pieces from my wardrobe. I love wearing a simple white t-shirt, and this one even has slits on the sides that give it a more interesting look. I also am in LOVE with these Brandy Melville Vodi shorts - they are SO comfortable and I practically lived in them when I worked there. They're ultra soft and the pretty ruffled edge makes them look a little less bummy.  I lived in fabric shorts all summer, they're really breathable and super affordable (I think I got mine for around 16 dollars). I also matched my look with my snakeskin print Vans slip ons, which I feel make the outfit more interesting and forward. Then of course, my staples - my go-to Zadig & Voltaire purse and my flash aviator Ray-Bans. Altogether, it's a super comfortable outfit without a pair of sweatpants in sight. 

It's been a struggle to keep up with the blogosphere while also trying to catch up in school! Between all the stuff I have to do, I'm swamped! I'm currently trying to figure out how to schedule everything in, and hopefully that means regular posts and videos are returning soon. How was everyone's first month of school! Tell me below in the comments! 

Love Always, Rachel 

(P.S. tell me what you think about my new blog theme!)
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