Big Fall and Winter Haul!

Saturday, December 12, 2015




Hey guys! Wanted to share my latest video with you all on my latest purchases! All the details will be in the description box on the video. Hope everyone's having an awesome weekend! 


Love Always, Rachel


Update! (and a few pics of Toronto Christmas Market 2015)

Sunday, December 6, 2015


Hi guys! 

I've been super busy at the new office digs (exciting!) and I'm still trying to get into the swing of things in terms of blogging and youtube. I really wanted to do "vlogmas" but instead, I think I'm going to do 12 days of Christmas (which isn't that far away!). That's where I'll vlog for 12 days leading up to xmas eve!

Today, I went to the Toronto Christmas market with my siblings and Dyl. We tried to get a few pics in before it got dark but it was SUPER cold so we didn't end up taking that many. I have two that I edited down below!



HOW I STYLE: OVER THE KNEE BOOTS!

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.

MORNING ROUTINE 2015

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, 

Rachel 

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

Thursday, November 5, 2015


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 

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

Monday, November 2, 2015


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,

Rachel 

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

Friday, October 30, 2015


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 


Outfit Diary: What I Wore in New York City!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


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! 

DETAILS:
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. :( 

DETAILS:
Pajama Set: Forever 21

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

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

Top of the Rock

Streets of SoHo

DETAILS:
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

SHOP SPENNY has launched!

Monday, March 23, 2015



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, orders@shopspenny.com !

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 www.SHOPSPENNY.com, and our insta @ShopSpenny

Love Always, Rachel 


RACHEL WONG FLANNELS ARE BACK! (& FLANNEL FAQ)

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Model: Hailie Mozes 
Hi everyone! Long time no talk. I figure I'd get this blog post out as soon as possible, and I'm really excited to share this news with you all! After having a blast at the VCFS pop-up shop, and having them featured in the show, I've decided to continue to take flannel orders! Thank you all for your support so far with this small business venture of mine, I'm super excited to keep pursuing it!



For those of you who don't know, I've started to create flannels with sassy sayings... so you are now in charge of what's actually "said behind yo' back"! ;) Anyways, I am currently in the process of getting a website up and running, but for now I am taking e-mail orders (will have all the info below)! I have been getting a ton of questions, so I thought I would take the time to make a little FAQ section:


Here are some quick FAQ's:

Where are the flannels from?

They are all vintage and personally chosen by me! There is nothing like the way a vintage flannel feels: all worn in and slouchy!

What size do the flannels come in?

Since they are all vintage, they vary in size. I would say they are "one size", but meant to fit a larger number of different body types. When I am doing my buying, I tend to buy them on the larger side because a) they are meant to be "boyfriend-style" and b) they are able to fit a wide variety of different body types. They can fit pretty much any size, it'll just be a different look depending on the person!


Can I get a custom saying on the back of my flannel? How much does it cost?

YES! Custom flannels can definitely be done, make sure to e-mail me with what you have in mind and I'll be able to give you a quote. I also am able to do them in large quantities (ie. sororities, sports teams, etc)

How do you wash them?

Avoid the dryer during your first wash. After the first wash, the lettering will have a nice fade to it, and they will also become softer. Machine wash and use regular detergent.

Do you have a website that I can order online off of?

Not just yet! I am currently in the process of making one. For now, please e-mail me if you would like to place an order. Will keep you updated once it's up and running! If you would like to keep up in the meantime, make sure to follow the instagram, @rachelwongflannels !

follow the rachel wong flannel insta! 

For those of you who are interested in placing an order or have an inquiry, e-mail me: rach.rachspeed@gmail.com 


Love Always,

Rachel 

This Just Pinned: Toast X Karen Walker Collaboration

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Hi everyone!

I'm starting a "This Just Pinned" series on my blog, where I share my latest obsessions every tuesday! This week is a good one, especially for my readers who are dog lovers. On Instagram, I have a large love of quirky dogs. Toast is my latest obsession. She is Instagram extraordinaire "fatjewish"'s dog, and she is absolutely fabulous. Ooh, and she's also a rescue dog (from a puppy mill), which is awesome.

                             

Her latest venture is being the face of Karen Walker's new line of sunglasses! I love seeing her little doggy face in the wind. Check it out!


Photos: Karen Walker 

I'm just in love with this little dog. Follow toast on instagram @toastmeetsworld! 

Love Always, Rachel 

College Staples (feat. American Apparel)!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015






Hi everyone! I'm back with another post thanks to American Apparel. Second semester has gone full steam ahead, American Apparel asked me to stop by to choose some of my fave staples for going to class in. 

LOOK 1


I tried on a pair of riding pants for the first time, and they are super comfortable and also hit you right at the smallest part of your waist, making your waist look super itty-bitty (was feeling a bit like Iggy, not gonna lie). The first pair that I chose was in a burgundy red colour, and i paired it with a striped t-shirt from the men's section. 

LOOK 2 

I love a good varsity jacket, and I paired it with another staple, riding pants! I also love a good "all black everything" outfit. This varsity jacket is great for layering and matches pants and skirts. 



American Apparel is having a sale this week on January 23rd at all campus locations! 20% off your entire purchase! Stop by to get your college outfit essentials! 

Love Always, Rachel 

Fashion New Year's Resolution: Add colour to your LBD Party Look! (Featuring Daily Look!)

Monday, January 5, 2015



Happy new year y'all!

With all the new year's craziness behind us, it's time to start thinking about our New Year's resolutions. I've come up with a few (read more for fun!), but there are also a few "fashion resolutions" that I want throw into the mix when it comes to my wardrobe. The number one of these: Wear more colour.

For those of you who've kept up with Rach Speed through the years, it's clear that I wear a lot of black now a days. Monotone black and grey outfits have kind of become my thing, while sporting the occasional pair of light denim or plaid flannel.

The classic LBD however, is a black staple that I'll never give up. They're a great investment piece for your closet, and can be styled in infinite ways. The right LBD will stand the test of time, and is a classic piece you can wear to parties time and time again (without people noticing that you're wearing the same dress!). With wedding and party season coming up, I've teamed up with Daily Look to show you how I style the LBD, while also following my Fashion New Year's resolution: wear more colour.


Check out below my LBD look I created featuring Daily Look!

Beautysets - New Year's LBD
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I chose an LBD from Daily Look that is form fitting, with a higher neckline. This dress hugs to the curves of your body but is still elegant. I always loved the combination of blush pink with black, it's soft and feminine, yet sophisticated at the same time. To add colour, I added a blush pink trench coat, and a rose gold clutch. The colour is muted, yet stands out against the black dress. To finish off the look, I added a bit of glamour with a nude sparkly shoe and silver accessories. This look is great for an upcoming wedding, a fancy date or a late-holiday party.

Click here to shop Daily Look Little Black Dresses! 

What are your fashion new year's resolution?

Love Always, 

Rachel