The Cutest iPhone & Desktop Backgrounds! (Design Love Fest's "dress your tech" !)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hi everyone! I figured I might as well share this because I'm actually in love with every single background download this blogger has made. I was on Pinterest trying to find a cute background for my desktop, and I stumbled upon DesignLoveFest. Her stuff is SO cute and she has tons of free downloads on her site, especially under the section "Dress Your Tech!". Her site is my go-to  to snazz up all my devices, and I wanted to spread the love. has both iPhone and Desktop backgrounds, she posts quite regularly so I'm always checking back and saving them.  I even think a few would look amazing as prints, if you go to staples and print them on nice paper and frame them, they'd be a great addition to a gallery wall. 

I've been changing my desktop screen on the reg because I really can't make up my mind. Currently, my desktop background is the pretty flower one that says "stay wild". Love! 

A FEW OF MY FAVES ... (check out DesignLoveFest to download full sizes) 

Love Always, Rachel

VLOG: Day 4 at Toronto Fashion Week! #WMCFW

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Hi everyone! I'm back with another vlog at World MasterCard Fashion Week of my day on thursday! It was super fun and a completely new experience for me. This is one of my first videos with my new camera and also the first time I've filmed in downtown Toronto in a while! 

Check out my video! 

Also, if you want to see my outfits that I wore on day 4 and 5, CLICK HERE

Love Always, Rachel

Outfits for Day 4 & 5 of WMCFW (Toronto Fashion Week) + Get Ready With Me!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Hi everyone! I had the pleasure to attend World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto this year as part of the Media Industry, where I was able to blog all about the shows! This was my first time attending, and it was nothing like I've done before! Here are a few of the outfits I wore for the days that I attended (I went to days 4 & 5)! 

It's funny that I pushed the notion of "comfort" so much during fashion week, I was nervous to wear heels because I would be running around all day, plus I have a 40 minute bus commute downtown, where I would never last in heels. Instead, I opted for stylish riding boots and my trusty Nikes. I also wore a ton of black (as per usual, haha). I played around with textures (like fur & leather), and that's how I added some interest to my outfits. I also had to bring out my black floppy hat, it honestly just makes me feel fancy (hehe).

 DAY 4

Jacket - Hugo Boss
Turtle Neck - Club Monaco
Skirt - Forever 21
Runners - Nike
Bag - Zadig and Voltaire 

DAY 5 

Jacket- Mendocino
Shirt - My brothers! (haha)
Leather Leggings - Aritzia
Riding Boots - Hugo Boss
Hat - H&M
Purse - Michael Kors Selma Bag 

I will definitely be doing a post on the recap of the shows, plus some of the other video footage that I vlogged (so keep a lookout for that!)! Check out my video of how I got ready for fashion week! (Hair, makeup & outfit!) 


Keep a lookout for more of my posts for WMCFW! There is a ton more to come! 

Love Always, Rachel 

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

Friday, October 24, 2014

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! 

OOTD: Campus Fall Looks with the Sister!

Monday, October 20, 2014

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. 


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. 


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 

LOCO FOR HOCO: What to Wear for your College Homecoming

Thursday, October 16, 2014

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 

Outfit of the Day: Plaid Dress & Knit Jumper

Friday, October 3, 2014

 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. 

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,


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. 


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