MODELMANIA:


What's fashion 
without its models?










Gisele Bundchen, Heidi Klum, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss. Anyone familiar with the fashion world can, without a doubt, attribute these names to four amazing models of their era. Of course, these four women are only a few of the many influential bodies that moved with great force and prestige during fashion weeks (and let's not forget those editorials either). Some of my personal favorites from both the 90's supermodel era and the more recent pool of runway must-haves include: Devon Aoki, Beverly Peele, Gemma Ward, Kelly Mittendorf, Christy Turlington, Malaika Firth, Daphne Groeneveld, and honestly the list can go on and on...

But lets get into the outfit shall we?

I paired this awesome supermodel tank with my new floral "kimono" (still not sure about the use of the word kimono, but we'll go with it for now). Since the fall weather is slowly approaching--emphasis on the slow--I decided to bring on the jeans and wore this distressed black pair I recently bought on sale at Cotton On. I accessorized a bit with an amethyst necklace, gold hoops, and heeled sandals to lean out my legs and give me that extra height. 

OUTFIT:
Tank-Love Culture
"Kimono"-Marshalls
Jeans-Cotton On
Sandals-ASOS
Necklace-Anthropologie

Who's your favorite supermodel or model? Let me know in the comments below!

Best wishes, 

Rachel

P.S.- I'm finally going back to school tomorrow to start my sophomore year!! So excited for what God has in store for...stay tuned for some exciting blog post on campus! 

A FLOWER FOR YOU:


How many different ways can I style a dress?

 LOOK 1:


LOOK 2:


 LOOK 3:


I love online shopping--seriously, it's an addiction! My favorite sites include those which offer free shipping (ya'll know me and my frugality) and of course, offer a wide variety of clothing items that match my sartorial needs. I often visit choies.com to check out what's new in their "for sale" category; I also occasionally enter their Free Trial Center giveaways in which customers can have a chance to obtain the latest trends...for FREE. So, when I finally received an email stating that I'd won the dress worn in the photos above, I literally screamed with excitement! 

While I had to write a short review for the flower-print dress, I thought it'd be a good idea to style it in a couple different ways. I hope it can inspire you for your future fashion endeavors, especially for this upcoming summer season.

Which look do you prefer? 
Comment down below and let me know!

LOOK 1:
Sheer Cardigan--Anthropolgie
Sandals--Target
Sunglasses--UCSD Vendor Fair

LOOK 2: 
Leather Vest--Forever 21
Necklace--Guy & Eva
Boots--Dr. Martens
Watch--ASOS

LOOK 3:
Denim Button-Up--Hand me down
Cut-Out Boots--Amazon
Watch--ASOS

Flower Dress worn in all three outfits!

Have a blessed day ya'll, 

Rachel

p.s.-used Lightroom to edit these pics for the 1st time...
definitely going to be a learning process...

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