Expect Nothing

I love wearing clothing with a personalized message.. maybe it’s the 90’s girl in me that just had to own a nameplate ring or necklace, ya know? This flannel came right off the rack from Forever21 a few weeks ago, so I’m quite certain about 18 thousand tweens are also wearing it right now which takes away from the “personal” message aspect.. but it sends a message just the same.

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FOREVER 21 BODYSUIT & FLANNEL  (also love this one!)|| PAC SUN JEANS  || H&M JACKET|| MARMI SHOES BOOTS C/O || RETRO SUPER FUTURE SHADES || REBECCA MINKOFF BAG || SAKS OFF 5TH CHOKER || THE GIVING KEY NECKLACE

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When I bought this flannel I thought I would wear it a couple times here and there and I kid you not, I have not stopped wearing it since I bought it. I’m actually wearing it right now as I post this… for reals. Over the weekend I paired it with a different pair of black distressed jeans, a black plunging neckline bodysuit, and high top sneakers to attend a concert. This particular flannel is super warm, so I used it as kind of a jacket, and then wrapped it around my waist once I got to the venue as it was absurdly hot in there. Thank god the 90’s trends are a thing again.

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ALSO! We need to talk about this tank top bodysuit because I bought it in 4 different colors. It’s so comfortable and it seriously works with everything. I’ve worn them with skirts, jeans, sweats… literally everything. And believe it or not they were on sale for like $8 each. So yeah… it wasn’t hard to convince myself to buy several. Expect to see them on the blog A LOT the next few months!

Black Tie Optional

I can’t tell you guys how long I have wanted to a tuxedo dress. I first saw blogger Brooklyn Blonde wearing one and I nearly melted. She looked amazing. I quickly reminded myself that not everyone looks as good in certain things as others, and I certainly wouldn’t look as great in anything she wears, the tuxedo dress is a tough trend to pull off as it is… however! I spotted this one from Closet London and threw caution to the wind. Now it’s a part of Closet Rachel (see what I did there? hah!) and I love it! What do you guys think?

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CLOSET LONDON DRESS C/O || CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN HEELS || CHANEL BAG & SHADES (similar)  || SAKS OFF 5TH CHOKER (similar) || ASOS BELT

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I love this dress because you can never have too many LBD’s and but after a while they all kinda look the same. Obvi, as I’ve already said, I’m pretty much in love with the tuxedo-style detailing. It’s Market Week at work (again) and I think I might have to throw this on for the occasion.

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I threw the belt on to cinch the waist a little bit and add a bit of color but to be honest it doesn’t necessarily need it. The dress fits like a glove. It may run a tiny bit on the smaller side but not by much… I think going the next size up would be too much room. Just an FYI. :] Hope y’all had a great weekend! Stay warm!

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Laced Up

I love wearing bodysuits… and that was not something I ever thought I would say about a year ago. As I’ve mentioned on here before, I was unsure I had the right body-type to wear one, in my opinion. I always thought you had to be rail thin with huge boobs, but here I am. I ordered one online from American Apparel last year without trying it on. I was like screw it, if I try it on in a store I’ll just talk myself out of it. So I bought it, tried it on at home with something high waisted, and fell in love. These days I try on every bodysuit I come across, and this one may be my new favorite.

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SOUTH MOON UNDER BODYSUIT  (on sale now!) & SKIRT C/O (similar) || H&M LEATHER JACKET || PAYLESS HEELS (similar) || MOLLY & ZOEY BAG || SAKS OFF 5TH CHOKER (similar)

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At first glace this top looks like it may be some slinky lingerie, but I promise you, it’s not! hah. What I don’t actually love about this bodysuit is the bottom half… the lace bodice stops about half way and then it turns to a solid piece of fabric. It starts up way too high so it can only be worn with something high waisted… which I guess isn’t terrible, but it is definitely limiting. However, the strappy top and lacy detail make this a perfect bodysuit to layer under something a little more loose fitting for that sought after peek-a-boo look.

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I’m still obsessed with this skirt. It will forever be a go-to when the weather starts to warm up. I’ve worn it with everything from chunky sweaters, to crop tops, to band t-shirts, to button-ups. One of the best items I have in my closet for sure. It’s about 2 years old now, so I can’t find the exact style online anymore but I’ve linked to something similar above!

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I’m a 90’s Chick

I was the pink Power Ranger three years in a row for Halloween. Kimberly was my spirit animal. A few years back Forever21 carried a few different t-shirts and sweatshirts featuring some throwback shows and I grabbed this one without even really looking at it. It was a crew neck sweatshirt, which I didn’t love, so when I got it home I cut off the collar to make it an off the shoulder sweater. A little DIY up in this bitch, and I pretty much wear it once a week.

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FOREVER21 SWEATSHIRT (SO old! Similar here) & SKIRT || PAYLESS HEELS || LINEA PELLE BAG || DITTO SHADES || SAKS OFF 5TH CHOKER

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I rented these sunglasses last year from Shop Ditto and last week I decided I couldn’t live without them anymore… so I bought myself a pair to own and keep forever. Reunited and it feels so goooooood.

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Normally I pair this sweatshirt with leggings when I want to be super comfortable and casual, or distressed boyfriend jeans, but to dress it up a bit I love pairing it with a skirt & heels. Normally during the summer months I wear it with a little white skirt, but that seemed a little too springy for the weather. The top is waaaaay old, but I linked to a similar graphic sweatshirt above!

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This Jacket is the BOMB.

Bomber jackets are in every window of every store right now and I’ve been wanting to add one to my collection for months but couldn’t decide on a style. WELL. I found this pretty little thing from Closet London and it was exactly what I’ve been missing this whole time!

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CLOSET LONDON BOMBER JACKET C/O || BLANK 99 VEGAN LEATHER PANTS || PAYLESS SHOES || MOLLY & ZOEY BAG || CHANEL SHADES (similar) || SHIRT || MOONSTONE MAGIC JEWELS RING C/O

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Also worth mentioning.. A fellow blogger friend of mine posted heels she got at Payless a couple months ago and I was like NO WAY. (Read her post here!) They were so damn cute. So I went there myself a couple weeks ago and found these beauties. They were on sale for about $20 and they are SO comfortable! I wore them to work last week and then I had a charity event and met a girlfriend for drinks, so I walked all over the city basically, in these heels and my feet didn’t bother me at all! It was fantastic, hah. img_5635img_5633

I love bomber jackets because they’re comfortable, and if you find the right one (like this one!) it’ll be really easy to dress up or down depending on the look you’re going for. This jacket would also look super cute with a pair of boyfriend jeans and t-shirt.

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I love this ring from Moonstone Magic Jewels! It’s so beautiful up close. It sparkles like there’s a whole little universe in there. I can’t stop staring at it when I put it on. hah.

So I brought Charlotte with me to do these blog pictures and she completely hammed it up for the camera. As per usual! I say this all the time but I think I really need to make her her own blog. Homegirl would kill it. Always stealing the show.

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PLEASE disregard her outfit. She had a dress on, got cold, put pants on underneath it, got colder, threw this shirt on over it, found the hat in the back seat of my car.. decided to throw that on too. I’m gonna need to start her a blog so people send her cute clothes, haha!

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