Wednesday, October 16, 2013

I think I'm FALLing for you

With the weather yanking at my heart strings, fall has finally arrived and seems to be hear to stay. And I couldn't be happier! The beautiful leaves have changed and begun to fall, the crisp air and gloomy skies; it's a reason for scarves and boots to resurface in your daily wardrobe. I can't imagine living anywhere other than the east coast, or a place that I am able to see nature change so beautifully right before my eyes.  Fall isn't just a physical change, it's an emotional/spiritual change for me as well. It's almost like a new time where we can start over once again; new season means new adventures! Hope you're all taking time to enjoy this beautiful time of year! :)

My fall wardrobe is comfy and ultimately about layering pieces. While I had family in, I wore this outfit to run some errands in (mall, grocery store, etc). I wore the scarf, which I borrowed from my lovely sister, as a shaw around my collared shirt. It added just enough warmth without having to add a sweater. My favorite recent purchase is the navy hat with gold detailing from Anthropologie, which I feel really tied the outfit together. My go-to cognac boots from macys was and always will be one of my best investment pieces. They go with any color, and I fancy the shade more than a dull brown. 






shirt: loft 
scarf: sisters
jeggings: american eagle
awesome hat: anthropologie
rad chair: marshalls 





Nearly three years after renovating the upstairs of my house, I am finally pulling pieces to personalize my bedroom. The first piece I bought was this blue and tan design chair from Marshalls. I love colors, with three walls being peachy pink and one wall being dark shade of red, bold/mix/match colors are what I have my eyes on. 

Looking forward for my next post on Birchbox, I signed up and received my October box yesterday! :) I will give my review of the overall box, and products inside!

Hope everyone is enjoying the fall weather so far!

xx, 
Rachele 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

diy: floral head piece

When I think of a floral head piece, I think of summer music festivals (coachella, bonnaroo, etc.). I wanted to bring this trend into the fall months with just a few add-ons to your outfit. Instead of wearing your favorite summer dress and sandals, switch it up with the same dress, tights, boots or comfy flats, and your choice of outerwear (structured blazer, sweater, etc.)


what you'll need: 
flowers - 3 bunches (use all the same type or different kinds)
wire cutters
wire 
30 minutes or less 





I began making my head piece by measuring my head with the wire giving myself a little room for the bulkiness of the flowers. I sealed the head piece by simply wrapping the two ends together. Then I placed the flowers around the circle to give myself an idea of how it would look. I cut approx. 5 inch wire to use to attach the flowers onto the head piece. I wrapped the end of the wire onto the flower stem  and then did a figure eight to securely attach it to the circle and continue on until you fill it with as many flowers as you'd like. :) 


Finish product below along with some selfies. I only did half of the crown; it laid nicely on the back on my head. I would suggest using a thicker wire than I did, because even though I used fake flowers, they  needed a little more support. Otherwise, I'm happy with my first diy floral head piece! Good luck with yours! :)

               


Always have fun and add your own flare to whatever you're doing whether it's a diy, your outfit, or even your daily life. 


Talk soon, 
Rachele 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence VOL 1

Dear Anna Wintour, 

      The Vogue September issue is PERFECTION, and i know you anxiously await to hear my review. 

Your loyal follower, 
Rachele 




 I am a little behind with this post, but it's taken me this long to read the entire issue (haha, maybe a tiny bit serious --let's get real 902 pages is ALOT); the actual magazine has been on stands since mid August, but just when people stop talking about it I MUST bring it into the conversation again. Jennifer Lawrence is my soul sister, hopefully future BFF, and just a beautiful woman. I.can't.get.over.how.awesome.she.is. Every guy wants to be with her, and every girl wants to be her. 

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^This is my favorite photo featured in the mag. Flowers make my happy, happy,happy. :)
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If you have something bad to say about Jennifer Lawrence, I'm not sure we can be friends. I'm kidding, no but seriously. I mean look how happy those dogs are, and they are great judges of character. 
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                   **all photos courtesy of vogue


The photo spread in the magazine is STUNNING. I love her shorter 'do. She seems so genuine and real. She is hilarious and I just can't wait to see more of her movies. I think she's a perfect inspiration/role model for younger girls and even girls like me that are her age. 

September issues are my favorite issues because they're not only the largest, but they are packed with FALL FASHION (Oprah voice). Fall is my favorite season to dress for; sweaters, tights, boots, scarves, blazers; the layering; what's not to love? 


What's your favorite season to dress for?


Next post I will be DIY'ing a usual summer trend and bringing into Fall. Stay tuned ;)



xx, 
Rachele 













Saturday, September 7, 2013

Styling Red


Hello all. I broke up with blogger for a while, but now we're cool. 

Last week I styled my sister (in red below) for a photo shoot. I chose a few pictures from the shoot to show all of you!The pictures were taken in Pittsburgh- south side area. The bridges, river, and sun setting offered a beautiful background for these even more gorgeous girls! I was, of course, happy to help my sister pull a few outfits together. 


dress- Macy's
nude heels-chinese laundry  
I styled this dress with minimal jewelry because I didn't want to take away from this adorable dress. I LOVE her in red, it accents her hair and skin so perfectly, don't you think? :)                                                        



high wasted red skirt-express
black crop top- express

I used the chinese laundry nude heels for both looks to elongate her legs. I also wanted her to feel comfortable while she posed for a few hours and in between had her flip flops ready!

It was so much fun to help Jess with this shoot! These pictures are for their band, which doesn't have a name yet, but anyone in the Pittsburgh.. I'll be keeping you posted! They're beautiful singer/songwriters..Jess on vocals and Ari on the guitar. They're a mix of jazz/pop/funk, it's an awesome sound and I can't wait for everyone to hear it. They do covers as well as original music! :)

I'm so happy to officially be done with school and back to blogging! I feel as if there if so much to catch you up on, but lucky for me, I have time to do so! I'll be posting again in a couple days, hope you check back in! :)

xx
rachele 

Friday, August 30, 2013

Stay Tuned..

I recently styled my sister for a photo shoot, but I'm having trouble uploading the photos. I'm really looking forward to blogging again now that school is finally over! Stayed tuned..I'll hopefully have this problem solved in a couple days. :)


xx
Rachele

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

70s Chic

Pittsburgh fashion week came to a close on Sunday and now what's a girl to do...
Well I'm not exactly sure yet but I have BIG to-do list. :)

I was around so many talented local designers, it'd made me want to create and put to paper everything that I've been picturing in my head. I can't seem to find (or afford) the clothes I want in stores sp why not make them myself? Who knows..next year this time I may be telling you all that I'm one of the designers in Pittsburgh Fashion Week. :p 
The 70s trends that have been surfacing all year around are ...how would I say?..MAJOR! I love when any era makes a comeback, although I think there's certain styles that are always popular. For example, this 70s bohemian chic look with high waisted pants and a blouse for an easy put together day outfit. Always add your own flare to an outfit, for me I love hair accessories. This Jessica Simpson hat was the perfect touch to make this outfit complete.


teal hat with bow detail: jessica simpson
blouse & pale blue wide leg jeans: ann taylor loft
platform wedged sandals: lucky brand
amazing Aldo purse :)
I wore this outfit out on the town one Sunday afternoon. My sister and I saw Wicked; it's by far my favorite musical! I highly reccommend it! Before the show we were able to get a little shopping in and ate yummy salads at The Cheesecake Factory. It was a beautiful fall fun day. :)

Hope everyone is having a great week so far!

xoxo
Chele


Thursday, September 29, 2011

PittsburghFashionWeek!


Pittsburgh Fashion Week is no longer an oxymoron.

Recently, Pittsburgh was named one of top 10 worst dressed cities in the nation! We're known for enthusiastic sports fans and championship teams; it's easy to say that we LIVE in our sports gear. And THAT is  probable cause for being named one of the worst dressed cities, no? However, that bad image is changing and with the help of Pittsburgh Fashion Week, Pittsburgh Fashion Magazine and, who could forget, Modcloth ...this city is slowly making a name for itself in fashion! I couldn't be happier!  :)

Monday: Kick off event at Market Square featuring Doncaster.
Tuesday: "Manstyle" Fashion Show at the Heinz History Center.
Wednesday: "Radiant in Red" at the Mall at Robinson benefiting the American Heart Association.
Friday and Saturday: Back-to-back runway shows and vendor's fair at Clarion Hotel in Greentree.
Sunday: Pittsburgh Fashion Hall of Fame Luncheon at the Omni William Hotel.
Monday-Wednesday shows start at 7pm, Friday at 1pm and Saturday and Sunday at 11 am.
For more info click here. :)

I'm excited to be able to attend this years events and volunteer! These past few days have been AMAZING! :)  If anyone is in the area, come to the last two events at the Clarion Hotel! Hope to see you there! :)

xoxo
Chele

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