Long Weekend Outfits & Fun!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sunglasses: Ray Ban, Top: Fairy Season, Shorts: Fashion Nova, Purse: Gucci, Star Choker & Horn Necklace: Romwe

Happy long weekend! I haven't written on this blog in a while, and I figured to get back into it by sharing what I've been up to for the last couple of days. It's been super busy as some of my friends are jetting off to new adventures, so we wanted to get the last bit of summer in before they leave (funny thing is that all three of them are in this suuuuper easy and totally casual thing called med school). 

Anyways, here is my photo dump of the weekend. I'll try my best to include all my outfit details. Let's do this! 

Glasses: Ollie Quinn, Dress: Shein, Bag: Vintage Roots, Sneakers: Jack Purcell Converse
Dylan & I ran into this little guy while I was trying to take an outfit photo in Edwards Gardens. We suspected a lot of people are feeding him because he was super friendly. Please don't feed wild animals!! 

I decided to wear this dress because it's really flattering and a nice day look. You really can't go wrong with shirting stripes & white sneakers. It's one of my fave go-to looks when I can't decide what to wear. 

Island Vibes Swimsuits: Shein, Shorts: Fashion Nova, Sunglasses: Shein

We headed over to Cabana on Saturday with my friend Nicole! This long weekend is also hectic in the city, especially downtown. N & I actually ordered these bathing suits for our trip to Punta Cana, but they didn't come in till after our trip (bummer). 

Headband: Shein, Jeans: Shein, Top: Zara 
Sundays spent with Doug. Was at my cousin's house for the greater part of the afternoon so I kept it pretty casual. Luckily for me, headbands are making a comeback and I think will be a great staple for Fall. 

Hoodie: NA-KD Clothing, Denim: Fashion Nova 

And yesterday, we hung out with our former Roommate & bff Jonny. It was a very instagram-worthy day thanks to Gusto 101 and Graffiti Alley only a short walk after that. As you can tell, I'm absolutely obsessed with these sunglasses that I just got. They really complete a look and are cheekier than the norm.

Let me know how your weekend was! 

Love Always, Rachel

I Tried Meditating for 60 Days & Here's What Happened...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Disclaimer: This blog post will be talking about my experience with panic and anxiety. This topic may be sensitive for some. Please take my advice/experience with a grain of salt and always consult your doctor first.

In all honesty: My anxiety and panic journey is far from over, but I'm proud of how far I've come so far. I've been feeling really vulnerable sharing this with you all, but I'm also grateful that I have. If you have caught my other mental resilience posts, then you might know that a small, daily meditation is how I've been starting my day. I passed the 60-day milestone last week, and I figured it would be a good time to share my current experience with meditation.

The April Edit | Spring Fashion Faves

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Confession: I'm not sure if I can ever attain a small, lovely capsule wardrobe because of how much I like fashion. However, the more that I curate my closet, the more I realize how much I can do without. After divulging into the world of minimalism YouTube videos and reading "The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up" over a year ago, I was inspired to take a look at my clothes and really only keep items I love.

It's been a process that I've tried to document on my channel and the blog, but I don't think I ever really talked about it much. I want to keep writing about it, and I definitely want to expand on this soon! Creating a well-curated closet is definitely not an overnight project; it's taken me over a year to truly get to where I'm at now. I'm happy to say as of April 2017, I finally have a wardrobe that truly brings me joy. Out with the clutter, and in with pieces that I love.

Over the past few months, I finally bit the bullet and bought some investment pieces that I can wear all season. They will definitely be a part of my "Most Worn" list, and I wanted to share them with you!

Anxiety & Panic Update: 3 Months Later

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Disclaimer: This blog post will be talking about my experience with panic and anxiety. This topic may be sensitive for some. Please take my advice/experience with a grain of salt and always consult your doctor first.

Hey everyone! It's been almost three months since I had my first panic attack in January, and about a month since I first wrote about my panic/anxiety on this blog. It's been quite the journey and I'm really grateful for all of your positive words & sharing your stories with me. I wanted to share this update on how I've been, and also follow up with what's working for me. 

It's really important for me to have an open dialogue when it comes to mental health. When I first started researching panic disorders, I often became discouraged at the resources out there on the internet. I hope my journey can help you with yours, and that my blog can be something that can help you relax too. 


Friday, March 31, 2017

Slides became super trendy last summer thanks to Rihanna's furry Fenty slides! I keep seeing them everywhere from so many designers, and thought that this would be a great, saavy DIY. The look is super attainable and you can completely make them your own.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

To be honest I thought that the lace-up trend was over and done with. However much to my surprise, it's still going strong! A few months ago I created this fun DIY on how to make lace-up denim. It was really easy and turned out great. Even though this video is kind of an oldie, I decided to bring it back again after seeing so many celebs wearing their own lace-up pants in the past few months! I think they look great dressed up or even casual with just a crewneck sweater. It's a pretty inexpensive DIY (cost me around $40 for supplies + a $7 pair of thrifted denim) compared to the celeb's version that will set you back at least $200.

12 Items = 30 Outfits | Capsule Wardrobe for Casual, Dressy & Work

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

And the capsule wardrobe strikes again! I shared a few days ago on how I really love the idea of a more simple closet, and am doing some hardcore research into what pieces work for me. It was requested from my wonderful subscribers to do a lookbook featuring a capsule wardrobe... so I challenged myself to the task!

The 12 items I use in the video is really similar to the ones I mention in my last post, and I was totally shocked at how many looks I could create with these pieces. Although I have more than these 12 items in my wardrobe, this video really proves that I could do a ton with a lot less. Having a limited amount of items that are versatile is also really helpful when it comes to traveling (can you imagine travelling with only 12 clothing items in your suitcase? What a dream.)

How did I make 12 items work for 30(!!!) different looks? See here: