OPINION: SKECHERS


Let's take a little trip
down memory lane...








Remember the good ol' days when all of life's troubles consisted only of trying to color within the lines or making sure the kid behind you wouldn't cut in front of you in the lunch line? Better yet, remember running around in your awesome new Skechers sneakers during recess? 

Many folks may be over the whole Skechers phase, claiming the style is a thing of the past and should only remain on the little soles of elementary school children. Stop. Right. There. The folks at Skechers have not forgotten the ever-changing fashion trends of their aging customers--they've got a whole collection of boots this fall that are sure to have your sartorial mouths drooling. The pair I'm wearing in this post, the Girl's Club-Sisterhood boots, is the ultimate summer-to-fall boot that can be worn with virtually every outfit during both seasons.You can see how easily I styled the shoes for the changing temperatures by layering different pieces of outwear either around on my waist or simply worn as it should be.

Fun fact: this particular boot is cushioned with memory foam. That's right, memory foam. So not only did the folks at Skechers keep in mind what's trendy, they also added comfort into their designs making sure each wearer is at his or her maximum level of convenience and satisfaction. Even though it's heeled, the cushion will cancel out any future worries of aching and blistered feet. I will definitely be wearing these all throughout the upcoming fall/winter season when I'm back at university!

Skechers has tons of different styles lined up so make sure you check out the rest of their collection HERE.

Thanks for reading, 

Rachel


BLUE HAIR DON'T CARE:


3 hours of bleaching, 2 hours of coloring,
and 1 hour of anticipating later...














I did it! I finally did something to my jet black, untouched hair!

With the help of my kind and very patient bestie Hannah, I was able to commit and try out some color in my hair by adding a few streaks of blue. And let me tell you something--it was a mission. From researching on various platforms such as YouTube and good ol' Google to waiting what seemed like a century for my dark hair to fade blonde, I have to say changing even just a bundle of hair is a pretty serious and difficult task (or maybe for me at least).

But, I am so glad I finally changed up my hair game! I think it adds some personality to the otherwise dull set of hair I have, especially since I'm often lazy when it comes to styling it. Plus, it'll be an interesting, yet fun adventure thinking of ways to play up outfits to go along with the blue.

Who knows? Maybe next time I'll go for hot pink...or maybe purple...

OUTFIT:
Shirt-Thrifted
Flannel-Abercrombie & Fitch
Short-Forever 21
Shoes-Vans
Watch-Target
Sunglasses-Amazon

I'll catch 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 

BLACK SUMMER

Black Summer


The weather here in SoCal is seriously turning bipolar. Just last week, temperatures reached into the 90s, yet the winds have kicked in for an unprecedented chill for the past couple days. What's up with that? Summer is right at our heels and the sun barely manages to keep us warm and sustaining our "California" tan...

So, I've created this outfit set that manages to fit in to the cool, yet somehow sunny weather. This predominately black style allows the such as neon yellow and pastel pink to pop. Plus, the cropped top and the high-waisted skirt flaunts your curves (that may or may not be there; in my case: NOT). The flatforms keep you an inch or two off the ground and the clear-framed sunnies pull the entire ensemble together.
All in all, this look is very easy to pull off even in cooler weathers. Just throw on a black or even white cardigan if you can't embrace the lower temperatures or add on some black tights. 
Happy summer waiting!

Yours truly,

Rachel