FRIDAY FAVORITES: Here’s to The First Week of 2019

And…We’re back! I’m a little late but I would love to wish all of you a wonderful New Year, I hope you had the night to celebrate with your loved ones. From food to music, I wanted to share all of my recently loved items with you. Here is a brief recap of my current favorite restaurants, fashion favorites, and artists that I listen to daily. Thank you so much for your support over the past years. Let’s do this…

FOOD

Pasta e Pasta by Allegro

Okay okay, props to my boyfriend for taking me to new spots and broadening my foodie dreams… But how did I never know this glorious restaurant existed?! Pasta e Pasta is a humble little Japanese Italian restaurant located in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. Admittedly, I have only been there twice but their Mentai Japanese Cream Pasta is the winner. Killer 10/10 for me. They tend to fill up right at opening so try to arrive early or mark your spot in line through Yelp. So convenient and incredibly worth it. I am a hardcore fan

Bumsan Organic Milk Bar

http://organicmilkbar.com

Listen, as someone who loves desserts of all kind… I would have to admit, Bumsan has become one of my favorite ice cream shops. What I love about it is their unique flavors and simplicity- probably because their products are 100% organic USDA certified, non-GMO, antibiotic-free dairy. Not too sweet or overbearing. Includes a free topping. Super Instagrammable. From matcha to taro milk tea, I’m pretty sure Bumsan will please any ice cream connoisseur. Check em out if you’re in Koreatown, Los Angeles!

FASHION

It’s truly heartbreaking that I have only one day off to express myself through fashion, since the other days I’m trapped in my work uniform. As a SoCal baby here is my go to item I have been utilizing this winter:

Members Only Sherpa Coat

*Members Only is currently having a 50% off sitewide sale! Grab your favorite styles before they discontinue!*

This Members Only Sherpa Coat has been keeping me warm this chilly winter in LA! For a SoCal girl, anything below 50 degrees requires a thick coat and a scarf. Luckily I can dress this coat up or down according to the occasion. Thank you to Members Only for gifting me this jacket a while back! Always a favorite.

MUSIC

Click this super secret link to head to my January 2019 Spotify playlist. I will be constantly adding to this throughout the month: https://open.spotify.com/user/v-llv/playlist/056nrnwQP0lT56NAJ87lia?si=Q6ds1dGxTd2m7Z0Iu2AeiQ

  • Imagine – Ariana Grande

https://open.spotify.com/track/0todbbT9g5uQGbeFCiBf2F?si=Gtez4uOQRsSwHAGZowZqcQ

https://open.spotify.com/track/3cv85xV2JVxgCwOFZ0RILS?si=rH3lpEhgRN-lo7CRNwH5Xw

  • Coolin’ – Mya

https://open.spotify.com/track/0tz3Mkdo8ihsBnffleihod?si=OrUqsvh8RA6naM_A3oPu1g

  • Shelter – Porter Robinson

https://open.spotify.com/track/2CgOd0Lj5MuvOqzqdaAXtS?si=wnN2itykSiiSneT-3sF5qQ

  • Widdit – Boombox Cartel, QUIX
  • https://open.spotify.com/track/3M1QKRWsVzmG9WCQ6ULNt6?si=iFJYQd6BRmyd9gt_PBqEfQ

  • That concludes my favorites from fashion to music throughout this first week of 2019! Happy New Year, I am so grateful to have this modest little spot on the internet that allows me to connect and share bits of my life with all of you. Wishing you all the best this year, I hope we all continue to work hard towards our goals and support each other’s growth.

    As always, thanks for stopping by.

    Rachaelle


    LOFT

    Fitting Comfort & Versatility into Your Style

     

    Welcome back, I hope you are having a lovely week so far. Nearly through another week of 2018!

    Choosing an outfit to wear is one of the daily tasks that truly takes up an unnecessarily long amount of time. As someone who tends to make spontaneous plans throughout the day, I try to choose outfits that can transition from day to night. My main goal is to include both comfort and versatility into my outfits! Also… having a car is a huge plus. It’s your second closet. Trust me.

    THE OVERSIZED T + CLASSIC JEANS

    With this outfit in particular, I style an oversized t with my classic dark wash jeans. Wearing an oversized tee that has a bit of detail allows you more wiggle room to adjust your outfit accordingly! If your chosen tee is long enough, you can transition it into an appropriate night time look. Wear it as a tshirt dress with some thigh high or chunky boots.

    STATEMENT COAT

    Of course, I had to wear a coat since it was a bit chilly. Adding a statement coat or jacket to an outfit is my favorite way to accessorize. Depending on the outerwear you choose, it can completely change your look. You could always play around with it as well, if you want the jacket to be the main focus of your outfit! Having a black coat in the car is always a plus,

    BASIC CHUNKY BOOTIES

    With this outfit I paired brown chunky booties to dress it up a bit. I always keep a pair of black jeans and black booties in the car just in case I need to switch up the outfit for a night out. That describes the level of extra I am…

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    Hope you all enjoyed this post on how I fit in comfort and versatility into my every day outfits!

     

    As always, thanks for stopping by.

    Rachaelle

    BE GRATEFUL

    The fact that March is nearly over is insane! Time has been passing by so quickly lately that it has been a necessary part of my day to stop and take a moment to reflect on everything and what my general goals are. Ambition and drive tends to whither down when you get caught up in work, school, life, and everything in between.
    During these few short months, I have had the blessing of meeting a variety of people, those who inspire me daily to not only work hard, but to cherish life and all of the subtleties that are often unnoticed. It’s a stressful balance to manage at times, but this is something we learn with time.

    Be grateful for each day, as the clock continues to tick and time slips away. Just as you seem to have a confident grasp on your responsibilities or emotions, each day presents an entirely new page of possibilities, and you will never be the same as you were yesterday. You are the youngest you’ll ever be, right at this very moment! Be grateful for your youth, even though it seems to last forever, age is nothing but a number. Wisdom is a glory you gain with experience. Be grateful for the times that you feel proud of yourself, yet never neglect moments where you feel unaccomplished or useless. You are always learning.

    OUTFIT BITS:

    • Forever 21 High waisted Jeans – I found an inexpensive dupe for those shopping on a budget! Ripped Knee High Waist Jeans
    • Vintage Members Only Men’s Jacket https://www.membersonlyoriginal.com/
    • Scoop Neck long sleeve crop top http://www.forever21.com/Mobile/Product/Product.aspx?br=F21&category=top_blouses&productid=2000251683
    • Chunky lace up heels http://www.forever21.com/Mobile/Product/Product.aspx?br=F21&category=Shoes&productid=2000221615
    • A bit pricy for a pair of eyeglasses, but if you are on the hunt for some chic quality frames and you are willing to splurge, definitely give Prada a browse! Prada Cinema Eyeglasses Frames

    As always, thanks for stopping by.

    Rachaelle