Labor Day White

Labor Day White
Happy Labor Day my fashion loves! In the fashion world, this weekend used to symbolize the abolishment of all things white until that glorious first day of spring. Fortunately, that rule is no longer valid. Using the inspiration of Earth, Wind and Wonder, here is a completely appropriate way to transfer your summer whites into fall  and beyond.
Starting with a lacy white, Dolce Vita vintage “style” dress as our base we have the perfect summer dress to take into fall. I just love how the lace detail is pretty but not too overdone. It is definitely not your little sister’s lace dress. The length is also perfect for those fall days that are still a bit warmer than usual, especially if you live in the south. Paired with this oversized TopShop denim shirt (one of my favorite “go to” items!) it gives you look of fall without taking you completely from summer. I love how the casual almost rugged look of the shirt complements and changes up the look of the white lace dress. Roll up the sleeves to elbow length and you will definitely give off casual chic. This shirt, I would wear with everything, from leggings to colored denim… Can we say ideas?
Peep toe booties are definitely on trend for fall and I could not resist these Gianvito Rossi ankle booties in Rust suede. Such a beautiful earthy color to transition into fall with and they can certainly be paired with multiple different clothing options. Hmmm… Patterned tights maybe? Just an idea. Keeping with the earthy trend, we also added these beaded wooden bracelets by Delia’s. They definitely look like they cold have been picked up on a trip to the Ivory Coast and handmade, at least, that’s what you could tell people. Since this is a summer to fall transition, it would not be complete without a nice pop of color. Tory Burch keeps it popping with this fleming medium over the shoulder bag in Bright Fuchsia. I am a Tiffany Blue kind of girl myself, but I am absolutely obsessed with the color of this bag. It is just so bright and fun that I cannot resist adding it to this look.
Honestly, my favorite thing about this look is that all of the items can be interchanged and paired with other items to create great fall looks. My personal favorite items is of course the Gianvito Rossi booties. I need those in my life. I hope you enjoy this look as much as I enjoyed creating it for you! Remember to follow me on instagram @rachelleamandastyle and on twitter @rachelleamanda1 for your weekly fashion updates! #kisses

Dolce Vita vintage style dress – $264
shopbop.com

Topshop blue top – $65
topshop.com

Gianvito Rossi brown ankle boots – $980
mytheresa.com

Tory Burch over the shoulder handbag – $465
toryburch.com

Wooden jewelry – $15
delias.com

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4th of July in Style

4th of July in Style

 

Get ready for the 4th in this bright and fun patriotic ensemble perfect for wherever your day may take you. Whether you’re going to a cookout, game, or even a picnic, this is the perfect Fun 4th look for you to enjoy the day in style!

 

Starting with this bright red knotted front tank with a lace back from Forever 21 ($9.80 forever21.com), you are guaranteed to feel ready for 4th of July cookouts. Paired with these mid rise navy and white striped cotton shorts by O`2nd 34 ($175 beckleyboutique.com) they are guaranteed to keep you cool without missing out on style. They are the perfect rise to keep you feeling comfortable and classy at the same time.

 

To keep your feet from sinking into the ground whether you are attending a cookout or even a picnic, these Splendid Berlin Wedges ($128 splendid.com) are a great choice. Wearing wedges helps to give you balance and you will also know that your heel will not get stuck in the ground. These wedges feature a bright coral color block upper strap and a natural colored stacked heel and ankle strap. Feel free to keep your summer essentials in this vintage Chanel denim chocolate bar east-west bag ($1,299 bluefly.com). Denim is essentially one of THE go to colors for an Americana theme and that is what the 4th of July is all about. The chain link makes it easy to wear as a cross body or a shoulder bag.

 

The 4th of July would not be perfect without a few stars to go along with your stripes. What better way to add stars than with a little sparkle? This Metal Haven by Kendall and Kylie gold wire bracelet with stars ($24 glamboutique.com) is a beautiful and fun addition to your holiday look. Pair the bracelet with these Serafina Gold and Crystal Starlight Stud earrings, and they are a sure to be a hit. These earrings are a great idea for the 4th holiday or even everyday with their classic but exciting look. As you are sure to be out in the sun on this day, remember to protect your eyes. Ray-Ban Folding Aviators ($205 revolveclothing.com) are a staple for summer and work on just about any facial shape. Plus, they can be folded to fit in just about any bag size.

 

For even more fun, bright nail color is definitely on trend. Try this Hot Ticket nail polish made by theBalm ($10 nordstrom.com). It comes in multiple colors with fun names like Strawberry Fields Forevah and Girls Just Want to Have Plum. Grab a few to mix and match colors. Or you could try Myriam by Julep ($14 julep.com) for a pop of red that goes with just about any skin tone. This nail polish is known as breathable nail color because it features “Oxygen Technology to get nails healthy and more beautiful at the same time”. Definitely a great addition to your summer wardrobe!

 

As you get ready for wherever the 4th may take you, be sure to enjoy your time getting dressed and have fun with it. Break out your stars and stripes and sit back to enjoy the fireworks!

Forever 21 Lace Tank – $9.80
forever21.com

O’2nd 34 Navy Shorts – $175
beckleyboutique.com

Splendid Berlin Wedges – $128
splendid.com

Vintage Chanel Denim Bag – $1,299
bluefly.com

Metal Haven Star Bangled Bracelet – $24
glamboutique.com

Ray-Ban Folding Aviator Sunglasses – $205
revolveclothing.com

White Party

White Party

White Party by rachelle-wilson-1

Have a white party to attend? Here are two great looks that are guaranteed to get you there in style… Whether you want to splurge, spend a little or do a little bit of both, these styles give you a great put together look that will definitely make heads turn.

The White Party Splurge outfit features a 1920’s inspired Marchesa white silk crepe dress for ($4,735 stylebop.com). This look is great for a white party because it shows off your legs and nicely toned arms without being too revealing. The drop V in the back adds the perfect touch of sexiness to this beautiful dress. Added elements such as the silver-toned embellished neck and hem lines and tonal ostrich feather trim give it a look of elegance and luxury that is undeniable. This dress also features a hidden back zip closure. Paired with white satin Sergio Rossi high heeled sandals ($1,480 saksfifthavenue.com) accented by a cascade of Swarovski crystals and an Alexander McQueen white calf leather ‘Skull’ box clutch featuring silver metallic embellishments and a silver-tone skull top clasp fastening for a touch of sparkle and glamour. This look would not be complete without some dazzling jewelry. These Tiffany and Co. drop earrings ($6,700 tiffany.com) and Christofle sterling silver bracelet ($1,280 christofle.com) add just the right amount of sparkle.

If you are not looking to break the bank, but would still love a great White Party look for your upcoming summer event, this Steal look is the one for you. Starting with a white Charlotte Russe bodycon dress that features an embellished neckline and mesh cutouts, this dress is sure to be a show stopper. It gives a great deal of interest and style without being too over the top. Like the Splurge outfit, attention to detail is key here with the embellished neckline and strategically placed sexy (but not too sexy) cut outs that show off your great figure but is not too revealing. These white strappy Aldo sandals ($120 aldoshoes.com) and ‘Outlaw’ embellished white purse ($71 celebboutique.com) give just the right amount of attitude without being too much. To add a final touch of sparkle these gold Claw earrings ($16 urban outfitters.com) and gold chloe+isabel bracelet ($48 chloeandisabel.com) are the perfect accessories.

As you get ready for your upcoming White Party or Summer event, remember some key elements.

1: Pay attention to detail. When you are a a party where everyone is wearing the same color, it can be tough to stand out. Pay attention to the little details in your outfit to take it to the next level.

2: Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!!! Get some bling, add a little color or even some funky details. Sometimes the smallest details can be the icing on the cake.

3: Have fun! When you are going to any type of event, the best thing to do is to have the best time of your life. Go out with some of your girlfriends and make it a night to remember!

As you prepare for your night take some tips and tricks from each of these outfits and get there and be noticed!

featuring Alexander McQueen

Summer Time Love

Summer Time Love

Here is a great summer look for the lady that wants to stay cool in the summer heat, but also not show off too much skin. And this complete look can be yours for just over $100! This pale pink cropped top paired with a patterned maxi skirt that has a deep side split to accent those gorgeous legs that you’ve been working on all winter and spring. Black beaded earrings and a black and white beaded bracelet are great items to accessorize. A neon yellow wristlet gives a nice pop of color. Black and beige espadrilles give this look a dressy flair without making it look too casual.

 

Work It Spring

The perfect work look will chase away those spring blues when you have to stay inside on a beautiful day. This fresh, floral ensemble is guaranteed to have you dreaming of better and brighter days.

Starting with a smart white linen blend blazer, you have the perfect layer to place over those beautiful flowing and sweet lace camisoles that are great for this season. The L.K. Bennett Rumford One Button Blazer ($380; lkbennett.com) is a blazer that has a minimalistic silhouette perfect for the boardroom or to wear over a cocktail dress after work. Created with sleek lapel detailing, front pocket stitching and a textured linen blend, this blazer will definitely keep you looking both put together and fashionable. With cropped sleeves, this blazer makes it easy to showcase statement wrist wear. To add an element of movement and texture, this Frill Front Singlet from Ally Fashion ($12.00; allyfashion.com) was added. This shell, with its soft fabric and frill design are sure to keep you looking feminine while providing an interesting element to go with the white linen blazer. To complete the clothing ensemble, this Dolce & Gabbana Floral Printed Textured Pencil Skirt ($1,295; brownsfashion.com) is the perfect finishing piece. In the world of business, pencil skirts for women are the perfect blend of femininity and power. This multi-coloured floral print is made on a cotton-blend material accented by an elasticated white waistband with scalloped trim, exposed zip down back, and a white stretch panel at the rear. The skirt also features a silk lining.

Any work ensemble is not complete without a few accessories. Starting with these Neutral Faceted Hammered Chandelier Earring from White House Black Market ($40; whitehouseblackmarket.com), they will make you sparkle without being distracting. These shiny, hammered goldtone drop earrings sparkle with wire wrapped iridescent drop crystals. They are handcrafted with nickel-free and lead-free metal. Next we have one of my favorite items, this Camilla Dietz Bergeron, LTD. Cartier 18K Rose Gold “Love” Bracelet ($6,000; modaoperandi.com) This vintage Cartier “Love” bracelet is a classic everday piece featuring Cartier’s iconic screw motif and oval shape in 18K rose gold. It is simple enough for everyday, but also bold enough to make a statement. Features a hidden closure and created with 18K rose gold. What is a better way to be on time than with this Fossil Women’s White Dial Gilt Leather Watch ($95; bluffly.com). Stand out in the boardroom with its Stainless steel case, gilt leather strap, white dial, and scratch resistant mineral. The large numbers make it easy to tell the time at a glance, but are also beautiful enough to blend with the rest of this outfit.

To top it all off, we are not complete without the perfect pair of shoes and bag. The Chanel Pink Quilted Caviar Large Classic 2.55 Double Flap Bag ($4,950; 1stdibs.com) is a great accessory for taking you from daytime lunch to after work socials. It features silvertone hardware, a front flap with CC turnlock closure, half moon back pocket, interwoven silvertone chain link and pink leather adjustable shoulder strap. The classic pink quilting is enough to stand out in a crowd, but does not overpower the rest of your ensemble. And last, but certainly not least, be prepared to step out in style with these Office Just Right Stilettos ($105; office.co.uk) in Nude. A classic style with its classic round-toe court, covered platform and stiletto heel this nude color is a wonderful way to step into those beautiful spring days.

All in all, this is a classic, yet powerful look for work. Guaranteed to give off the look of femininity and style without taking away from the fact that you are the heavy hitter at work.

Work It Spring

Green tank
$12 – allyfashion.com

L K Bennett white jacket
$380 – lkbennett.com

Dolce Gabbana dolce gabbana skirt
$1,295 – brownsfashion.com

Office nude shoes
$105 – office.co.uk

Chanel leather flap bag
$4,950 – 1stdibs.com

White House Black Market chandelier drop earrings
$40 – whitehouseblackmarket.com

Cartier rose gold love bracelet
$6,000 – modaoperandi.com

FOSSIL bracelet watch
$95 – bluefly.com

Casually Spring

Welcome to spring… The birds are chirping, the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming much to the satisfaction of our sneezing and runny eyes. With that being said, here is a casual spring outfit that will only make your eyes water for good reasons. Promise. Depending on where you are from, the first day of spring brings to mind that it is now acceptable to wear white once again. For some of us, that does not matter, but it can be a fun concept to use colors and items in different conventional ways.

To start this look off, I began with a white Miss Selfridge Double Layer Cami Top ($25, missselfridge.com), made from a cotton blend for softness and durability, that screams I just walked out of a cloud. It can even be reminiscent of waves in the ocean. I paired this flowing top with light blue trousers from Best Mountain Trousers ($84, zalando.co.uk) made from a cotton and spandex blend to give just the right amount of stretch.

With all of the beautiful new additions that you have with nature for spring, it is only right to accessorize your spring outfit with just the right items. Beginning with the top of course, I chose flowers that are guaranteed to make you cry tears of happiness. These Pink Diamante Flower Stud Earrings ($6.72, newlook.com) help you to enjoy the floral trend of the season without sneezing. They have just the right amount of sparkle and a stud fastening for support. Since sunshine is living in its glory at this time, we have to remember to protect our eyes. Who would not enjoy having these Ray-Ban Aviators “Arista” ($170)? They are the perfect accessory for going out to lunch with your girlfriends on a gorgeous spring afternoon. This is a classic design that features vintage brown lenses and the Ray-Ban logo displayed on temples with gold toned frames. Even though we will not be doing much dreaming in this turn of the season, this Dream Catcher necklace is perfect for catching those wonderful daydreams about life. The Dream Catcher Necklace ($7.99, stylesforless.com) is a long single chain necklace featuring a metal dream catcher charm with three feather charm accents and a lobster clasp closure. It is lightweight and the perfect accessory for the Miss Selfrige double layered top. Pastel colors are definitely in for the season and what better way to showcase them than with this set of pastel and gold bangles? These GWIDIA bangles ($15, callitspring.com) come as a set of mint green, baby pink and sky blue bangles that are accented by gold. To compliment bangles and bring the outfit together, I have added this floral boxy clutch from M&S Collection ($40.77 USD, marksandspencer.com). This elegant clutch is perfect for nighttime or daytime use with its floral accents and gold hardware. The boxy shape makes it perfect for holding all of your necessary accessories. We all know that a casual spring outfit would not be complete without the perfect shoes. These ISOLA Delanna Leather Platform Heels ($119, lordandtaylor.com) are sure to have you dressed to impress. Leather platform heels with a round peep-toe silhouette perfect for showcasing your fresh pedicure, slender leather straps embellishing the front of the foot, highlighting an ornate leather decoration at center, boasting a tribal-inspired flair. A side adjustable buckle closure and a slender heel, wrapped in raffia, complete the silhouette with undeniable style.

For a spring outfit, this is the perfect look to go out to lunch on the patio with your girlfriends or just enjoying a great day out in the sun.

Casually Spring

Miss Selfridge white camisole
$25 – missselfridge.com

Best Mountain blue pants
$84 – zalando.co.uk

Isolá brown heel sandals
$105 – lordandtaylor.com

Floral handbag
$50 – marksandspencer.com

Bracelet jewelry
$50 – callitspring.com

Pink jewelry
$6.72 – newlook.com

Necklace
$7.99 – stylesforless.com

Ray-Ban ray ban sunglasses
$170 – needsupply.com

Spring on the Town

Need a dazzling and elegant spring look for a night on the town? Try this look that is guaranteed to turn heads as soon as you walk in the room.

This bright sunshine yellow, Coast Hedda Maxi Dress ($245; johnlewis.com) is a bold, chic occasion piece with contemporary colours and cut. The color alone screams spring in its entirety without having to be a floral print. The asymmetrical silhouette creates a very feminine look with flattering folds and pleats gathered down the bodice, finishing in a deep side slit just above the knee. A subtle concealed zip fastens at one side. The shape is perfect for accentuating or creating an hour glass shape.

This dramatic “one of a kind” 1960s KJL Elizabethan Bib Style Crystal Necklace ($1,450; ruby lane.com) dripping with sparkling rhinestone crystal tear-drop pendants is a dazzling piece of jewelry. The necklace is surrounded with a dark silver tone metal and both round and marquise shaped crystals. This is a great vintage look perfect for playing the role of a movie starlet, even if it’s only in your head. Complementing the dress are a pair of Nina ‘Allyn’ Glamourous Teardrop Earrings ($105; amazon.com). These teardrop earrings are glamorous enough to make a statement, but not so glamorous that they overpower the necklace. Next to a sparkling necklace and earrings a lady always needs the perfect accessory on her wrist for when she is waving to her public and this Diamond in the Rough Iceberg Bangle ($99,000; ahalife.com) is a beautiful choice. This 18k white gold bracelet with a 15.41 carat rough diamond and 16.81 carats of micro pave diamonds will show plenty of sparkle without overpowering the necklace. Also, Right hand rings are perfectly acceptable accessories for elegant evenings and this Diamond Lemon Quartz Empress Teardrop Cocktail Ring ($275; maxandchloe.com) is just the ring you need. The center lemon quartz stone is brought to life in the diamond bezel setting surrounded by sterling silver for the perfect sparkle.

Remember, no great evening look is finished without the perfect clutch and pair of shoes. This Jewel Box Clutch ($100; Mango) provides just the right amount of sparkle and class to this evening attire. This metallic box clutch with rhinestone flowers and embellishments also comes with an optional chain (for when you no longer feel like carrying the clutch in hand), a top clasp fastening and an inner pocket. Finishing off the look are these Christian Louboutin Gwynitta Glitter Open-Toed Sandals in Silver ($745; bergdorfgoodman.com). This sparkling Christian Louboutin sandal is made from fine-grain glittered patent leather with a metallic kid leather trim. Thin straps cross over the toe and ankle. They are a perfect addition to this ensemble with their signature red leather outsole and 4″ heel.

This elegant ensemble will not only make heads turn, but it will make you feel like you have just stepped onto the red carpet. With so many beautiful elements together, you are guaranteed to be the most fashionable woman in the room.

Spring on the Town

Coast Sleeveless Ruched Dress
$245 – johnlewis.com

Mango Metallic Clutch
$100 – mango.com

GALA Sparkle Jewelry
$1,450 – rubylane.com

Nina Tear Drop Earrings
$105 – amazon.com

Mystic Light Bride Ring
$275 – maxandchloe.com