Botkier Fall 2016 - Silk & Velvet

posted on: Friday, September 30, 2016

These velvet booties by Botkier were made for walking - paired with a silk jacket and a tassel side bag, through the busy streets of New York City. Plus I'm currently obsessed with velvet and silk and a a the words shoes and velvet in one sentence will make any girl's heart beat faster. I love wearing this black body underneath and denim shorts underneath, such an effortless yet stylish look. 

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Falling into fall with Guess

Since fall in L.A. isn't much of a real fall, ideal outfits mostly consist of light jackets, cardigans and sleeveless fur vests that will keep you warm and stylish once the sun sets. Guess' current fall collection will bridge your look fashionably from summer to fall with neutrals and soft prints - and lots and lots of layers! What's your favorite absolute must-have piece for fall from Guess?

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Bahamas Bimini Recap

If there's paradise on earth it's probably somewhere in the Caribbean - We definitely found ours in Bimini on the Bahamas as we flew in from Miami with a sea plane! We spent the first night of our stay at Resort World Bimini relaxed having cocktails on the rooftop, taking in the Caribbean breeze. The next day we went on a bike tour, miles along the stunning coastline of the island.

 Our third day we took a boat trip and in the midst of clear turquoise waters we dared to swim with sharks stopped at the shipwreck of the SS Sapona, a WWII ship that wrecked during a hurricane in 1926!
 I was definitely nervous at first but the peacefulness of the hidden, secluded beaches of the island will make you forget about anything else! 

Bimini has also been the perfect setting for me to work on my photography and shooting Jessi here was so much fun! it is incredibly photogenic , so with an easy subject and a perfect location , i was bound to get some stunning photos!  you can view the photos and follow my photography based Instagram on @racquelnatashaphoto

It has been an amazing trip for us and I can't wait to go back. Thanks to my girls @pamhetlinger @juliafriedmann @jessimalay @jaimiesullivan @naila and Resort World for making this trip unforgettable!

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Party with Express

posted on: Friday, September 23, 2016

As the weekend rapidly approaches, I am so excited to head to Las Vegas for the weekend with two of my favorite girls! What a perfect time to give you readers a little Bachelorette themed post!

I've Partnered with Express to bring to you my go to party outfit perfect for any special occasion  - whether it be for a bridal party , or your best friends Bachelorette you can never go wrong with a little black romper! This effortless number from Express includes a V neckline, sheer sleeves, and sash to add a little femininity.  I went for the classic all black look, and brought some edge to the outfit with open toe booties and a crystalized choker. I promise you this romper is sure to become a wardrobe staple!

Believe it or not I got the inspiration of my outfit and creative direction from my living room pictured above. Simple yet Chic.

So go on out and get your dancing shoes on ladies and hit the town!

Details: Romper, Similar shoes here

Thank you Express for partnering with me on this post!

xo Racquel 


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Summer in the Hamptons with Foray Collective

posted on: Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Is it just me or has this summer just flown on by? Many say this is all a part of growing up... *sigh

Last month  on my birthday August 17th I was lucky enough to head to the East coast along some major blogger babes , and Foray Collective! The Hamptons I would say is USA's ultimate summer vacation spot. We were incredibly lucky to have Chris Burch who owns the leading fashion brand " Tory Burch, host us for the weekend at his beautiful home in Southampton . You can check out the immaculate interior decor in his Architechtural Digest feature HERE

When everyone arrived on the thursday afternoon we headed to Wöllfer Estate Vineyard for Happy hour, and watched the most incredible sunset to hit the east coast , mind you it was a full moon that night!

Boating around Sag Harbor is an absolute must for Hampton vacationers , and obviously Foray collective put together an amazing day on the water with a gournmet lunch prepped by Chris Burchs Chef and Rosé all Day!

For the most part we chilled ate amazing food and got to take in every little thing the hamptons had to offer! not too shabby for a birthday / work trip!

Thank you Foray Collective for an amazing ge!taway

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xo Racquel

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Office style with express

posted on: Friday, September 9, 2016

Believe it or not, dating back to 2007, I worked as a receptionist for a New Car Dealership in Toronto Canada!
My style has definitely changed drastically since then, and although I currently do not have your typical desk job, I do want to give you working ladies some tips and tricks to looking sophisticated and stylish in the office!

I have partnered with Express to share with you my current what to wear to work look!

First off, a black statement blazer is a MUST in your wardrobe! This streamline Embellished Military Jacket is extremely flattering that gives you the iconic look, yet still very modern. I absolutely love the gold buttons, to add some edge.

Black dress pants will never go out of style in my opinion! These High Waisted Wide leg pant shows off your silhouette perfectly, and even gives you some length to your legs!

I wanted to break up the outfit with a casual knit sweater T- shirt shown above with some extra cute lace up sides. Comfort is super important especially for you hard working ladies!

Who says office wear can't be trendy?

Details: Express sweaterjacket + pants

Thank you Express for partnering with me on this post!

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