Monday, July 21, 2014

Catalina Island



Hola,

I had the opportunity to go on a last minute trip to Catalina Island this weekend. It was my first time watching the Water Ski races from the other side of the Channel and that was really exciting. It's cool to see the water skier's come in and make that turn around the big orange balloon in the sky in front of Avalon. Our family friend was in second place when he came to make that one and only turn half way during the race and by the time he got back to the finish line it was like his driver had a Nitrous Oxide System because his boat accelerated and he came in first neck and neck with his competitor. It was a good race. You can see the finish on You Tube.

On this trip to the Island, I saw a whole new slew of cool things from Leopard sharks to large groups of seals, flying fish, and new places to hike. I got to sleep on a boat. I've always wanted to do that. I think I might want to invest in a sail boat now. Maybe I'll even sail the world like Laura Dekker. If you don't know who that is then I suggest you watch the documentary about her 2 year journey sailing across the world by herself when she was just 14 years old. Its called Maidentrip.



Best,

Rachel

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Shadow Play


Hat: Vintage
Maxi Dress: Old Navy
Knit Top: Sparkle & Fade
Bag: Dooney & Bourke
Glasses: Santee
Shoes: Dolce Vita


I unexpectedly came across my shadow today. 

I'm so excited for Summer to start. There is just so much to do from concerts in the park to movies on the beach or at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The Getty also has an event through out the Summer called  Saturdays Off The 405. I can't wait to try that and hear new music while taking in some amazing views of the city. 


Xo,

Rach

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Layering is Hot.

Blouse: New York & Company
Crop Tee: American Apparel 
Skirt: Tulle
Heels: Zara Basic 
Sunnies: Forever 21
Bracelet: Tiffany & Co. 
Bag: Phillip Lim x Target 





Monday, March 24, 2014

Oreo Sweater

Top 
Button Up: Old Navy
Sweater: Free People
Dress: American Apparel
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Bag: Phillip Lim x Target

Bottom 
White Blouse: Banana Republic
Sweater: Free People
Bag: Phillip Lim x Target


Over the weekend I went to visit the Frida Kahlo Exhibit at MOLAA (Museum of Latin American Art) in Long Beach. Her photos will be on display until June 8th. If your a fan of hers you should go check it out because it shows off her personal side. This weekend I also tried out the sock technique to see if I could get that round fully sculpted ballerina bun. I'm surprised to say that it actually works! All you have to do is cut the end off of a sock, put your hair in a pony tail and then take the end of your pony tail and roll the hair down over the sock until it reaches your scalp. (New favorite hair style, easy peasy lemon squeazy!!!)



Xo,

Rach

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Denim Floral Dress

Dress: Thrifted
Necklace: Brass Plum
 Ring: Claires
 Wallet: Michael Kors
Shoes: Zara Basic



In love with my new wallet that I scored from the Michael Kors outlet at the State Line on the way to Las Vegas last weekend. I was in need of a new wallet since I was carrying around an old Betsey Johnson one from 5 years ago. I also picked up this dress from the thrift shop. Denim is always a good idea and especially if there is a floral print on it. "Florals for Spring, groundbreaking" - Devil Wears Prada. 


Xo,

Rach

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Towel Cardigan



Top: Billabong
Jeans: Hollister
Heels: Zara Basic
Sunnies: Santee Ally


Sometimes you just have to throw on some Terry Cloth and call it a day. This Billabong cardigan is cute, casual, and perfect for drying off after coming out of the water. We went on a paddle this morning and I jumped in. It felt really refreshing. I can't believe it's December and I'm able to jump in without a wet suit. I love California. 



Xo,

Rach