August Favorites

August Favorites 2014

1. French Connection ‘Ellis’ Pump | 2. Baublebar (anything!) | 3. Destroyed Denim Shirt | 4. Rebecca Minkoff Avery Tote | 5.  Living Proof Style Lap Instant Texture Mist | 6. Loeffler Randall Lock Clutch Pyt Print | 7. Via Spiga Birna Short Boot | 8. Peter Thomas Roth Rose Gel Mask | 9. Rebecca Minkoff Love Cross Body Bag | 10. BlankNYC Taupe Faux Leather Jacket

I can’t believe August is over and we are already in September.  My kids are in full swing school schedule which means my summer is officially over, bummer!  Summer is my favorite time of year and I wish it could last forever.  One thing that makes it a little easier is fall fashion.  I am ob-sessed with all things for fall.

Lately I have been buying mostly handbags and shoes, specifically pumps and boots.  I’m so anxious to get anything for fall.  I want to make sure that it will transition well from this warm weather into cooler weather.  I am loving cross body bags, clutches and big bags to carry all my stuff, any kind of pump or boot (LOVE!), fun jewelry, denim shirts and jackets.  All these pieces are great right now and will work perfectly as the cooler weather comes.

The hair mist from Living Proof is awesome!  Spray it in your wet hair and let it air dry for the perfect beachy waves, no crunchiness included.  Or blow dry it for a textured look.  The mask from PTR is gentle enough to use every day if needed.  It’s great for skin looking dry, dull and dehydrated.  I use it whenever my skin needs that hydrated, dewy look.

What pieces are you buying right now to make your transition from summer to fall?

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Casual Friday

casual friday look

casual friday look

rebecca minkoff avery tote

casual friday look

gerard cosmetics 1995 lipstick

rag & bone shirt

vc signature vince camuto nikoletta  peeptoe bootie

faux leather jogging pants

casual friday look

Top: Rag & Bone, similar at Nordstrom & Shopbop, also love this and this
Pants: Nordstrom
Shoes: VC Signature Nikoletta Peeptoe Bootie (now on sale 50% off!)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Avery Tote (on sale!)
Bracelet: Nordstrom (on sale!)
Earrings: Kate Spade Studs
Lips: Gerard Cosmetics 1995, use code ‘rachel’ for 25% off entire site

Friday’s and weekends are all about casual and comfort.  Don’t let these pants fool you, they are sweatpants!  I felt like dressing them up just a bit by putting on some heels.  This outfit would also be cute with some great flats like these or these.  I have been living in these pants!  For everyone in warmer climates they also look cute with a fitted tank or tee and sandals.

I’m trying to figure out what I want to do with this long weekend.  My life has been so crazy all summer I might just lay around and get some much needed R&R.  But I also know the cold weather is coming. I should probably get out and enjoy the nice weather while we still have it.  What to do?  Oh, the struggle is real… LOL!  What are your plans for the weekend?

Labor Day Weekend Sales:
Nordstrom: Up to 40% off
Neiman Marcus: Up to 40% off
Shopbop: New markdowns just taken
Sephora: Summer Send-Off Sale, up to 75% off
Baublebar: Up to 50% off
Anthropoligie: New items added to sale, 20% additional off sale items

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Nordstrom Labor Day Sale Top Picks

Every year when Labor Day Weekend hits it’s always a mix of happy/sad for me.  I love summer so much that I never want it to end.  But I also love fall and everything surrounding the fall season.  I love sweaters, boots, scarves and a hot latte in my hand.  All the leaves changing colors and the crisp air is so beautiful.  I can’t wait to bring you some awesome fall fashion!  Nordstrom has kicked off their sale early and there are some great pieces.  Here are my top picks from the sale that I think will transition you right into fall.

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Pink Heels

Dior Pink Pumps

Dior Pink Pumps

bellami ash blonde hair, fishtail braid

Dior Pink Pumps

Dior Pink Pumps

Dior Pink Pumps

Dior Pink Pumps

Shoes: Christian Dior via Nordstrom Rack, similar here, here, here, here (only $53)
Top: Anthropologie (old), almost exact same here
Jeans: Joe’s Jeans
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs, also love this by Rebecca Minkoff
Sunglasses: Chloe (old) love this and this
Bracelet: Old, love this
Lips: Whitening Lightning in color ‘Figi’, use code ‘rachel’ for a discount

Nordstrom is having a 40% off sale through September 7th, check it out here!

This is one of my favorite outfits to wear; skinny jeans, easy shirt, a great pair of shoes and a bag big enough to carry everything in.  An outfit like this can take me from day to night, from casual errands to cocktails.  On Wednesdays I wear PINK :)

Yesterday I went to Nordstrom Rack to take my usual look around to see if anything new came in that I can’t live without. I was looking at shoes when I heard Sofia yell from 3 aisles over “Mooooommmmmy!  You NEED these shoes!”  She comes running with these pink pair of pumps… in my size!  Such an amazing moment!  She has already become an awesome shopping partner.  What a find!  I wish I could find a pair of these for all of you!  I linked a couple pairs that are similar, you can still get the same look with these pink pumps.

1995 lipstick by jaclyn hill

For those of you who have been waiting for the “secret lippy” it’s finally here!  It is called ’1995′!  It was created from start to finish by my sister, Jaclyn Hill.  It is inspired by 90′s grunge and Kylie Jenner.

Click here to purchase 1995 lipstick.  Use code ‘rachel’ for 25% off the entire site.

The lipstick was created with Gerard Cosmetics (sister company to Whitening Lightning).  You can purchase all the lipsticks plus all of their lip glosses on GerardCosmetics.com.  I was wearing Nude lipstick with Shimmer of Hope lip gloss here.  Tequila Sunrise lipstick with Coral Craze lip gloss here.  All Dolled Up with Raspberry Sherbet lip gloss in this post.  Obviously, I love their lipsticks and glosses.

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Shades of Blue

1. Dolce & Gabbana Miss Siciley Floral Satchel | 2. Joe’s Kitty Flat | 3. Hinge Dot Flannel | 4. Kendra Scott Morgan Stud | 5. Sam Edelman Julian Suede Bootie | 6. ASTR Cold Shoulder Top | 7. Baublebar Marine Contessa Bib | 8. Kate Spade Cecil Court – Elia Leather Satchel | 9. Treasure & Bond Hooded Surplus Jacket | 10. Clare V Foldover Clutch, Blue Pebble | 11. Kate Spade Licorice Too Pump | 12. Paige Denim Skinny Ankle Jeans | 13. Rebecca Minkoff Amorous Satchel, Ink

Blue is such a fantastic color! It looks good on everyone and it’s so easy to wear.  Right now there are so many gorgeous shades of blue to choose from.  Blue can be worn as a neutral, just like black or brown; blue goes with everything.  As you thinking about how to transition your wardrobe from late summer into fall, go for some blues.

This weekend my husband and I were able to get away to celebrate our 11 year anniversary.  We slept late, ate good food, shopped and laughed all weekend; doesn’t get better than that!  We had such a nice time!

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