LEATHER WEATHER:


A little bit of this, 
a little bit of that...









The weather here in SoCal is getting hot, hot, hot! But it's definitely not stopping me from sporting one of my favorite outwear pieces--this faux leather vest. The simple details of this particular vest, such as the cut of the collar and side zipper, can complement virtually any outfit. The pockets and lack of sleeves are definitely a plus, especially in the hot summer season.

I balanced the masculinity of the vest with the floral dress and accessorized with hoop earrings, a tiny necklace, watch and sun hat! The sandals I bought at Target (for a whoppin' $5!) tied the whole ensemble together quite nicely.

OUTFIT:
Vest, Hat-Forever 21
Dress-Secondhand (Bebe)
Sandals-Target
Watch-ASOS
Jewelry-Mom's Closet

How has your summer been so far? 

As always, 

Rachel

FEELIN' PUGGY:


I didn't choose the pug life, the pug life chose me...


hannah banana
lizzy's beautiful head/hair/back




The weather this past week has been so, so lovely--just the right amount of sun and chill. The winters in Southern California don't experience much snowfall (actually none at all), but we do get a crisp atmosphere and an opportunity to head over to the beach without fear of freezing--and that's exactly what I did.

Being the poor, broke college students that we are, my friends and I decided to visit one of our favorite stores, Heavenly Couture, to see if there were any good articles of clothing on sale. Everything inside costs $16 and under--hence, the reason it is one of our favorite places to shop. (Perfect for those on a budget!) I didn't end up buying anything, but my friend, Hannah, purchased two items she thought would be good additions to her closet.

We then visited the beach and took some pictures of the scenery and each other before driving to Rita's Italian Ice to get some delish dessert--the custard ice cream is amazing!

Moving on to the meaning of today's title... Now, some of you readers may be thinking, "is this girl for real? that is one ridiculous shirt" but this only means you have underestimated the immense cuteness that the pug face entails. If you need some persuading, watch this pug video:

Don't tell me that didn't make you smile or say, "awww.."

Because of the sunny, yet slightly breezy weather near the beach, I paired this pug shirt (which I bought for only $5 at Urban Outfitters--talk about a steal) with a skirt and a belt for some structure, as well as a knitted, short-sleeved cardigan to give that "wintery" look. Of course, I wore my barely broken in Dr. Martens to pull the entire look together. 

I hope ya'll have been having a great winter break so far! Stay warm and keep it real.

Outfit:
-Pug Shirt--Urban Outfitters
-Knit Cardigan--Forever21
-Circle Skirt--Cotton On
-Boots--Dr. Martens 1460
-Belt--Anthropologie
-Necklace--Mom's Closet
-Sunglasses--Vendor Fair @ UCSD

Getting ready for Christmas day,

Rachel

BLUE HUES





The weather here in SoCal has been so good to me so far this week. It's cold enough so that I can wear simply a dress and sweater paired with some sneakers and not feel as if my body is going to freeze to death. It also doesn't get so hot that functioning is impossible. The weather is quite...perfect. Which, aside from the stereotypes of Californian weather, is a big surprise especially during the winter season.
On another very different note, I am so, SO glad that I am finally a 2nd-semester SENIOR! I can feel senioritis slowly creeping up on me. But that's ok, since college acceptance letters are coming soon...along with my trip to China this spring! More on that trip later though...
WIWT:
- Dress: H&M
- Sweater: Thrifted
-Necklace: Mom's
- Tights: Old Navy
- Shoes: Jack Parcell for Old Navy
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Love,

Rachel