LET'S TAKE A STROLL:



Third wheeling your parents is basically
the best thing ever...











Here's to a great and relaxed Spring Break! I took this week off school to do nothing but sleep, eat, catch up on my shows and repeat. Of course, I spent some time meeting up with my friends and spending way too much money on food (but hey, that's what the money's for right?).

My parent's and I decided to head over to Pasadena and visit one of my mom's favorite museums: Norton Simon Museum. This museum was a much needed destination both for its galleries and for its air-conditioned goodness. From Picasso to Manet to almost everything in between, this museum has a diverse collection of art that is sure to satisfy the aesthetic needs of many people. It even has a beautiful outdoor area where you can spot a few turtles swimming around and stop to smell the flowers on your stroll. 

How was your break spent? Let me know what you were up to and if you visited any good food spots that I can add to my list!

OUTFIT:
Button Up-Mom's Closet 
Dress-H&M
Sandals-Target
Sunglasses-Urban Outfitters
Backpack-Vintage Prada

Have a beautiful day, 

Rachel


GOOD PRICE, HAPPY RACH:


I love me some
sale items....








Whenever I shop, the first area I visit is--you guessed it--the SALE SECTION. I thrive off of red tags and marked down prices. Knowing that I'm saving tons of money as well as gaining another awesome piece in my wardrobe makes me one happy fashion lover! 

The star of this outfit of the day has to be my delicate black dress. Not only does the dress have the prettiest lace details and flattering neckline, it also was a bang-for-your-buck kind of deal as it cost me no more than ten dollars! That's right: TEN DOLLARS. This dress is extremely versatile and can be styled up and down depending on how you feel on a particular day. I decided to pair it with a comfy flannel tied around the waist and wore my studded ankle boots for a more structured look. Of course, I was also excited to sport my incredibly soft Free People strappy back bra I had been wearing all throughout this past summer.

How much do you enjoy them sale sections? As much as frugal ol' me?

OUTFIT: 
Dress-Urban Outfitters
Strappy Bra-Free People
Flannel-Thrifted
Boots-H&M

Have a fantastic day, 

Rachel

P.S.- My current schedule this quarter is pretty crazy so I may not be posting as consistently as I had done during summer. BUT, do not fret! I have weekly articles posted on CollegeFashionista and am in the works of launching a special little project of mine soon~

NYFW IN LA?


What would you have worn to New York's 
biggest fashion event of the year?








I think this outfit would suffice!

One of the top items on my bucket list is a visit to New York Fashion Week (in addition to fashion weeks in Milan, Paris, London, etc). However, since I'm currently a college student on a budget, I decided to bring fashion week to Los Angeles! 

Fashion week is about bringing your A-game when it comes to personal style. Bloggers, editors and models alike all dress to impress and go against whats conventional in order to show off what they enjoy wearing to the myriad of street style photographers wandering around in hopes of getting a perfect shot.

I chose to wear this ensemble in honor of NYFW and wore a bright pop of hot pink to make it even more eye-catching. I paired it with a denim-like jacket worn over the shoulder (very fashion blogger-esque, no?) and a cropped tank to really allow the pink skirt to play the leading role. To accessorize, I added hints of gold through my necklace, studded boots and watch. I also balanced out the femininity of the outfit with a black beanie.

With my phone in hand and eyes peeled for the latest trend, don't I look fashion week appropriate?

OUTFIT:
Jacket-Mom's Closet
Cropped Tank-H&M
Skirt-Thrifted
Boots-H&M
Necklace-Vintage
Watch-ASOS
Beanie-Forever 21

Thanks for reading, 

Rachel

THE OMBRE WAY:


The ombre trend 
is here to stay...











While most gals are fond of expressing the ombre trend by dyeing their hair, I decided to go on a simpler route by wearing it! This beautiful blue skirt, which was gifted by my grandma in Korea (a lot of my featured clothing items on this blog actually come from her!), just screams summer and I thought it was appropriate to wear on a lovely day out with my girlfriends.

I paired this skirt with a more subtle black tank and a few delicate pieces of jewelry. The lack of print in this outfit kept the focus on the blue skirt--the ombre definitely stood out against the monochromatic color scheme as well. 

OUTFIT:
Top-H&M
Skirt-Korea
Sandals-Target
Watch-Casio
Triangle Necklace-Forever 21

A short and simple ootd for ya'll! Tune in for my next style post featuring a few changes...to my hair!

Keep it real, 

Rachel

EAT MY SHORTS:


 Obnoxious graphic tee's evoking 
a lil' childhood nostalgia give me life...






First things first: I am NOT an impulse shopper. I actually take my time figuring out whether or not I want to purchase an item, making sure that shirt, jacket, or dress is worth my money. However, I suppose in life there are a few exceptions...

When I first laid eyes on this shirt, I thought to myself "why in the world would anyone want to buy such an obnoxious shirt?" And then I realized...I wanted to buy that shirt. It was too easy--all it required was a simple click of the mouse and there it was in my possession. I'm not sure if it was the stark contrast between the yellow and black colors, or if it was my low-key love for the timeless animated show that compelled me to spend some of my income on such a loud piece. 

All in all, I feel quite satisfied being the owner of this shirt and it will definitely be a fun experience trying to conjure up the different ways I can style it. 

What do you think of this impulse buy? Are you, yourself an impulse shopper? Let me know in the comments below!

OUTFIT:
Bart Simpson Shirt-Choies
Velvet Dress-Cotton On
Sunglasses-Amazon
Dr.Martens-Amazon
Choker-Etsy

Catch ya later, 

Rachel


SPRING INTO A NEW SEASON:


Just a couple more weeks until
Spring is officially here...





Yay! My favorite season is just around corner this year! At least the weather down here in La Jolla has agreed to this transition. I absolutely love layering and with the new climate, dressing up sure feels like a breeze.

For this outfit, I chose to wear a feminine piece with a slightly more masculine denim jacket. The fit is very large and loose, which creates a perfect balance for the fitted dress underneath. This dress is actually very versatile--I pair it in the winter with a comfy knitted sweater and knee high boots. Of course, I added in some black tights and my finally broken-in Doc's, which have been doing me so good lately. I wear these babies almost everyday!

Hope the weather treats you well from wherever you hail! And good luck to all studying for finals...

OUTFIT:
Jacket--Hand-me-down
Dress--H&M
Tights--Target
Boots--Dr. Martens 1460
Earrings--Forever 21

See you in my next post,

Rachel

3 SKIRTS, 3 DAYS:


I'm a skirt rather than jeans type of gal...









The weather has become increasingly chilly these days and living next to the beach has only amplified any form of cold in the atmosphere (ie- the air is extremely frosty and the wind is like ice on my face). Of course, it's probably not as bad as it is in the East Coast where thick, fur-lined coats and gloves are a necessity. Thus, it was only natural for me to gravitate towards my section of skirts in my ever-so-tiny dorm closet--if anyone knows me, I'm a girl who would wear skirts and dresses 24/7 rather than jeans. 

As I am slowly gaining that Freshman 15 (myth/fact that claims students in college gain 15+ lbs in their first year), my jeans are becoming more tight and the struggle to pull and close them around my waist has become a battle far too exasperating to participate in, especially when I am running late for class.

With that being said, I've compiled three different looks with three of some of my favorite skirts that I have actually worn on three consecutive days (Whew! That was a mouthful). Seriously, if there is any opportunity for me not to wear jeans, I will take it. Keeping the weather in mind, I layered each skirt with toasty long-sleeves, scarves, and jackets as well as a pair of leggings and tights to preserve the heat in my legs and protect them from the wind. My mom always taught me that in order to stay warm, I should always cover up my neck, so I've been using scarves and turtlenecks to my advantage--thanks mom! 

Each outfit was paired with a variety of accessories and my new boots (that still need breaking in T.T). 
I hope this gives you some inspiration for future days in the fall/winter weather! Remember, you can always change up these outfits to fit your style-- add a beanie, wear flats or sneakers, add more layers, etc...

Have a great holiday season and good luck to all taking finals! 
May the curve be ever in your favor~

Outfit #1:
-Studded shirt--PacSun
-Plaid coat--Hand me down
-Black circle skirt--CottonOn
-Tights--Old Navy
-Shoes--Dr. Marten's 1460

Outfit #2:
-Black turtleneck--Forever 21
-Mesh cardigan--Hand me down
-Green tartan skirt--Mom's closet
-Leggings--Cotton On
-Boots--Urban Outfit

Outfit #3:
-Cat Sweater--Choies
-Scarf--Yard Sale (H&M tag)
-Coat--H&M
-Printed skirt--Ann Taylor Loft
-Tights--Old Navy
-Riding boots--Forever 21


Waiting for winter break, 

Rachel