OPINION: POLETTE


"An idea, a concept, a revolution"...








Hello all! I've partnered up with Polette to bring you a blog post on how I've been wearing one of the many eyeglasses on the website! What I absolutely love about this company is not only the large collection of various fashion glasses and sunglasses to choose from, but also the affordable price tag that goes along each one. I seriously have been wearing the pair I own every day since I received it in the mail!

Polette is a leader on the French market (and you know the French are on point with their fashion game) and the site offers products that are easily customizable so you are always going to be satisfied. Something I thought was cool was the "e-polette" glasses that protect your eyes against the harsh light from computer screens--a perfect option for those always behind their laptops!

If you're looking for statement eyewear that is both comfortable and affordable, make sure you visit Polette and read up on their CONCEPT and HISTORY while you're at it.

OUTFIT:
Jacket-Free People
Dress-H&M
Shoes-Nike
Bag-Thrifted
Sunglasses-Polette

---GIVEAWAY TIME---
---RULES---
-must be following me on instagram @therachelstory
-re-gram this instagram picture


-tag @therachelstory + @poletteeyewear
-That's it!

*Contest ends July 13!*
**Winner will be DM'd on their instagram account + get to choose their own pair of eyeglasses!**

Good luck,

Rachel

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

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...

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