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Lady in RED

My lovely fiance told me something the other night that really stuck with me today. He said " I don't follow the rules; rules only limit people." I so desperately wish I wasn't so safe and that I'd take more risks. I do feel limited.. I feel a bit lost lately. I'm not motivated or passionate about my work and I do nothing about it for fear of failure. It's time for a change guys! XO

Dress // Topshop

Shoes // Louboutins

Sunnies // Dior 

Fall in LA

I don't know why I haven't posted this OOTD, but here it is! It's fall now, and I'm still not able to really sport a sweater or coat in LA, so I would consider this look a fall inspired one. Although, I've been in Seattle all weekend, and it rained while I was gone. It's ironic that while I was in Seattle, it didn't rain at all. I guess I brought the sunshine with me! Stay tuned for my upcoming blog post about my Seattle trip! XO 

Top // Sabo Skirt

Skirt // Zara

Necklace // Forever21

Shoes // Windsor Store

MUA // Jazelle Morales

Sexy LBD

This month is a hectic one! It's been about a month since Gabriel proposed to me and I've been Pinteresting like crazy hahaha. We have started looking at venues and thus it has begun. I don't know how I still managed to fit shopping on my agenda, especially now that I have so many other expenses to think about. I'm a true shopaholic I tell ya, all I think about it is what I can buy! I scored this sexy LDB the other day at Charlotte Russe for 20 bucks! It's super comfortable and most definitely makes me feel sexy. You can never go wrong with a LDB and this one was a fashionable steal! XO

Dress // Charlotte Russe

Shoes // Zara

Bag // Chloe 

MUA // Jazelle Morales 

Into the Weekend..

Labor day weekend is here! What are your plans? I've planned a girls weekend with my sister and cousin! We're headed to Palm Springs for a fun little getaway. There are so many cutesy areas in Palm Springs. We are staying at the Saguaro, so stay tune for a colorful photo diary. I love the retro feel of palm springs, I can hardly wait to shoot there! In the meantime, I thought I'd blog a recent ootd that I've posted on my IG.



Top // H&M
Jeans // Bershka
Heels // Windsor Store

Rachel Rates Saks Off 5th

Saks Off 5th opened at Beverly Connection this past weekend. I didn't get to attend any of the grand opening festivities but that didn't stop me from going the first chance I got. As I walked in (on the second floor entrance,) I immediately hit the shoe area. So many beautiful shoes, but unfortunately not too many I liked in my size (6-6 1/2.) I didn't find my "sole-mate" as the beautiful neon pink sign above the shoe area states, but don't fret the handbags were just footsteps away. I'm a sucker for a good bag! They had so many that caught my eye, but in the end I decided on a classic beauty by Zac Posen. The store itself is smaller than I expected. I wasn't too impressed with the women's clothing area, small selection and not the best layout. The sunglasses are however another story, god do they have an enormous selection! I fell in love with a bunch of sunnies; spent the longest in this area! I tried on every single style from every designer you can think of.. Chloe, Prada, Wildfox... it was great. I didn't end up purchasing any (because I already have too many) but I will keep this place in mind the next time I'm thinking of buying myself a new pair. The store is truly a label mecca!  
Overall, I think the store is great but I'll stick to just buying what I love rather then buying it because it's discounted. Don't get me wrong, I love a good sale, I just tend to buy things more impulsively when they are on sale. XO



Dress // Windsor Store
Shoes // Target
Bag // Zac Posen 
Sunnies // Dior
Rings // Forever21
Bracelet // Urban Outfitters & Swarovski 

LACMA does it again

So I just read this article on Racked about YouTube star Michelle Phan, and I thought it was super cool. I'm not really familiar with her work, but it definitely sparked my interest. She's younger than me and such an amazing human being, if what I read was true. She herself is a blogger sensation who has decided to provide the tools cost-free to those who also wish to pursue some form of blogging/vlogging. All week long, you might have noticed on my IG or Twitter (if you follow me there) that I've been questioning the power of blogging and why I want to pursue this. This article was very inspiring. Michelle Phan has used her success to help others succeed. She is encouraging so much creativity and empowering so many to do what they love. I only hope that if ever I get to this multitude of success in my life, that I can be as selfless as her. 

These photos have nothing to do with the above thoughts, but I do love the palm trees in them. hehe 
I had lunch at Lacma the other day, and decided to snap a quick ootd. Levitated mass is a rather cool installation. Another cool photo opp at Lacma, I must say!  The Stark bar at Lacma however is eh and over-priced. XO



Romper // older no brand info
Shoes & Bag // Forever21
Sunnies // Amazon (dior knock off)

In My Culotte

A modern day culotte is a knee length pant that hangs like a skirt. It's been so hot in LA these last few days, that these pants seemed like the appropriate choice. I love the allusion of a skirt but the idea that you can function as though you would in a pant. This was my first time wearing them, and I have to say I'm a big fan! Culottes are quickly becoming the next fashion trend and I think these are great for the summer. XO






Culotte // Topshop
Top // Forever21
Shoes // LolaShoetique
Sunnies // Dior
Bag // Chloe

#WINDSORGIRL

Hey guys! I'm really excited about this post. This particular ootd was reposted on Windsor Store's Social media and I was announced this weeks winner of their weekly IG contest. When I received the news, I was ecstatic. It felt very satisfying that my blogger efforts weren't being unnoticed. I frequently have been getting down on myself and this was just the boost I needed. I know it's just a small step forward, but it helped me realize that I need to stop doubting my abilities and work harder at this. It's important to believe in yourself, and follow your dreams. I know it's cliche to say, but it's so true. XOXO






Dress // Windsor Store
Shoes // Lola Shoetique (older purchase)
Bag // Chloe

That's so 70s

I bought these jeans in Barcelona and I'm super stoked on them. Denim is the hot thing right now and  the 70s patchwork denim trend is making it's way back too! Actually this season, the 70's are back in full effect and I love it! This comeback is so rad, I can't get enough of all the crochet, the suede, the bell bottoms, backpacks and now the patches too. I really like the cutesy patches on these, and not to mention the great wash. That watermelon patch though (emoji with heart eyes!) What's your favorite fashion comeback? 
XO






Jeans // ZARA
Top // Brandy Melville
Shoes // Target
Alphabet Bracelet // BCBG
Bag // Chloe