all in the fun of festivities

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sweater- forever 21, mask - claires, socks - urban outfitters - shoes - forever 21

Red lips are so festive.

xoxo Rach

so I decided to wear tights....

Thursday, October 27, 2011

"My outdoor look": The coat is actually from my aunt, she gave it to me as a hand-me-down.

shorts, levis (UO), top, bluenotes, scarf, club monaco, boots, UO, wedges, spring, Vintage JPG Sunglasses

This look is COMPLETELY out of my comfort zone, but in spirit of halloween, I was inspired by witches - hahah, I decided to make this look an homage to the "spookiness" of halloween, as weird and young as that sounds... Received a whole lot of weird looks from fellow classmates and students in my little college town!

The black basic top I actually bought for 4 dollars! I've been finding a lot of great things at bluenotes suprisingly, since I have never really shopped there since my middle school years.

Also, obsessed with my bedspread & the poster in the back - I bought this at my university poster sale for 18 dollars! Love it.

I've heard of the band "the weekend" before, but my hippie/hipster stateside friend showed me them and their music "fo real" - obsessed with the song, The Morning. Although the video is kind of strange, I can't stop watching them....

ovoxo, Rach

brown hair

Friday, October 14, 2011

inspired by fashion toast

xoxo rach

i'm wearing shorts in october and that might be stupid but i like em anyway

Thursday, October 13, 2011

fail with the webcam but still

xoxo Rach

indian summer

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Matthew Wong Photography

Went home for thanksgiving weekend& decided to go a little "hippie"! Decided to pair this fringe shirt (Urban Outfitters), cut-off shorts and suede taupe boots (Urban), and of course... Zara round "lennon" sunglasses .. great look for such a wonderful weekend.

xoxo Rach


Saturday, September 24, 2011

I will post my new finds later, but I wanted to share the outfit I wore yesterday! I love this chanel logo tank dress I found in Kensington Market, and decided to layer it with a few fun things. To make the outfit more Fall-like, I added these taupe suede boots and a jean jacket, but underneath I paired also, a lace bralette, which gave the dress some extra detail.

my humble lil sanctuary

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Hi everyone!

After a slump of failed blog posts that never made it on here for the past few months, I feel completely re-inspired and energized for a ton of blog posts! Rach Speed is back... & I'm very happy about it.

Anywhoo, decided to kick this semi-lame comeback with a blog post about my dorm room, as I now am in university!

plain t-shirt - hanes
shorts - hollister
boots - spring
cape - club monaco

This is my dorm room, my humble abode! I actually live in the second oldest residence on campus at my university, so it's very "dorm" like I suppose. Huge windows... I love it! All rooms are extremely unique and I lucked out with a dressing room, a small room with two walk-in closets attached to my room... yes I'm a very lucky girl.

My sheets are from home, and were from a number of different places. The two throws are from homesense & the pillows are from a bunch of places as well!

The photos below are of what I keep in my dressing room/getting ready area:

Clear acrylic storage - Homesense


And a shot of the most breathtaking window:


xoxo Rach... speed

Fashion Show 2.0

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Around this time last year, I was blogging about my school's fashion show! Well, guess who had the opportunity to run it this year.... :) As I have mentioned before, Sica's Shot & I have been organizing our school's fashion club! It has been such an amazing experience running it!

In case you are slightly confused about the theme, it is based around the royal wedding... which by the way, Kate's dress was gorgeous... here is my fave photo:

Kate Middleton and Pippa Middleton - Royal Wedding Arrivals

so gorgeous.


Sarah Burton was such a fab choice. It would've been exactly who I would pick. Alot of people were not fond of the sleeves, but I LOVED them. I love how vintage and gorg this look is, and that it is different from any other wedding dress - as it should be. Although it looks quite similar to Grace Kelly's dress, I give props to Kate for picking something so classic, and fashion forward.

Anyways! Back to the subject... I had so much fun creating flouncy dresses. The dress that I made was created out of all dollar store materials - Velcro, Duct tape, Table cloth... I was inspired by Oscar de la Renta and his flouncy, feminine shapes.

The chaos of backstage

(fashion girls, left & fellow prezzie sicasshot)

Just hanging with the duchess of Cambridge.

moi et la bestie

xoxo Rach

got my hurr did

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

very very unfashionable pictures

Got my hair done! Actually, probably cut 9 or so inches. It feels so nice!! Looking forward to styling short hair from now on :)


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Masks have been my ultimate beauty/stress reliever grail item lately! LOVE the Watson's masks my aunt has brought me back from her travels in Thailand & Singapore. Love it! I actually really like the whitening aspect of them (although I embrace being the dark, tan - skinned girl that I am) because it lightens any blemish marks on my face. I recently had a monstrous pimply party in the middle of my forehead and these will be the perfect way to lighten it up a little :)

The Whitening mask ( my fave )

I have also been using both these products (featured above) to exfoliate and refresh - Cure is apparently super popular in Asia and is a great exfoliant. Only downside for me is that it smells really chemically ... and too much like rubbing alcohal. :( But otherwise great! Have not tried it with the Clarisonic though.

More Contents of my makeup bag (was filming a video that has yet to be posted!)


xoxo Rach

before i leave brush my teeth and wear a union jack...

Friday, February 25, 2011

i love everything with the union jack on it.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

hey everyone!

hope all is well, just took these photos for the thumbnails for my twitter, youtube... etc :) like?

anywhoo - I have a new obsession. tumblr. once i'm an avid follower of a few, i'll definitely share the love!! so much has happened w/ my life and its just a really exciting time for me! :) AND I have a surprise... once I get the okay-go i'll def share :)

xoxo Rach