I NEED A BREAK! 3 Tips to Recharging and Resting Your Mind

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Hope you are all enjoying your 3 day weekend before it’s back to work! I’ve had quite the relaxing weekend spent at home, recharging for the upcoming week. This past week involved a huge focus on mental health and glorifying solitude. Often, when things go wrong I turn to work to keep myself occupied. I block out my feelings and keep moving forward. Don’t get me wrong, moving forward is essentially what is best, but not allowing myself to digest emotions and feelings in the present is not the way to go! Shaping your mind and allowing yourself the time to process feelings is a must, so here are my top 3 tips on how I rest my mind and recharge.

1. DISCONNECT YOURSELF FROM SOCIAL MEDIA

Honestly, I love Instagram. 100%. Hands down, it is my favorite and most frequently used. I’m obsessed. Often I find myself scrolling over the same posts and stories I’ve already seen! Terrible, I know. Soo…. to combat this insane obsession, I picked up a strategy from the amazing photographer and boss queen Jessica Whitaker (https://www.instagram.com/jessicawhitaker) and delete all my social media apps before I go to bed and reinstall them a few hours into the day. Granted, I don’t do this every single day, but I do try my best. Another way is to simply put your phone down when you’re out with loved ones! Be present!

2. UNWIND WITH MUSIC & CLEANING

Okay, this one sounds a bit strange, I know. Who wants to clean?! Me. LOL! I’m a huge supporter of a clean space and working environment. I believe that an organized work space is just a visual motivator for you to continuously maintain things as they are. Whether you work from home or in an office- a less cluttered work space really reflects through your work and attitude. The music part is a bonus… throw on your favorite jams and get to cleaning!

3. HAVE YOUR ALONE TIME

We live in a society where everyone is connected 24/7 through Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook- all of it! When I’m lonely I tend to completely immerse myself in all of these platforms… because the beauty of the internet is that you are truly never alone! Although I am grateful to be surrounded by friends and family through social media, it’s necessary to have time alone just to give your mind a rest. Use this time to get work done, watch your favorite show, online shop… whatever makes you happy!

 

And there we have it folks. I really hope these simple tips inspires you to take the time out of your day to really care for your mind and wellness.

As always, thanks for stopping by.

Rachaelle

ANNIE, a series





I’ve been incredibly MIA from my blog lately. Truthfully, struggling on the direction and development of my brand but I’m gradually getting there! Learning to produce quality content that I’m truly satisfied with has been challenging, but the process of it all makes me happy. Still making sure to work hard and still have fun. It’s not about finding balance in your life but accepting that there will be ups and downs! Life is unpredictable.

Here are some lovely shots of one of my good friends, Annie! If you see this, I love you and I am grateful for having you around through my hard times.

A LOOK BACK ON SUMMER

As always, thanks for stopping by.

– Rachaelle

#FASHIONFINDS // PINK PLASTIC BABEZ

Instagram is always with the latest fashion trends and hip boutiques. I am so inspired and impressed by all the individuals who turn their start ups into hugely successful fashion empires throughout social media! Here's an example of one.

Instagram – @pinkplasticbabez
Show these ladies some love & Shop NOW!

SHOP MY FAVORITES:

As always, thanks for stopping by.
– Rachaelle

IT’S A WRAP! SUMMER 2017

Well, not just yet. Just a few more weeks until the beloved Summer 2017 comes to a closing. Here are my tips to soak up the sun.



Go out and do something you've always wanted to do!

As always, thanks for stopping by.
– Rachaelle

*Sushi pictured is from Osawa Shabu Shabu & Sushi! Located in Pasadena, CA. Definitely drop by if you're in the area.

JULY FAVORITES


Welcome back, everyone! I have been super inactive on my blog lately, mainly because it’s been a sluggish and truthfully lazy couple of months. But I’m back and with a new theme altogether! I hope you all like it. With all that said, here’s what I loved in July!

FOOD :

  • Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong (Temple City, CA) — Newly opened KBBQ spot in TC! Kang Ho Dong has several other locations from Koreatown to Rowland Heights, but to save the gas and stop the hunger, we decided to drop by this local spot. We dropped by on a weekday for dinner, and surprisingly it was pretty busy with a wait! All of the servers were attentive to each of their tables. Truthfully, I thought the quality of the meat was satisfying, but the bill left a hole in my stomach… haha! A bit pricey for KBBQ. Definitely will try again though! Perhaps the other locations.

  • Amazon Prime Fresh — Having groceries delivered to your door is probably the coolest discovery ever. I’m still amazed. That is all.

  • Elote — This glorious treasure is hard to come by! On the way to dinner with my brothers, we caught a lady selling these bad boys on the street for $2 each! What a steal. 10/10.

FASHION :

  • LITHE COLLECTIVE — This minimal yet chic shop is back with the cutest collection of home goods and accessories for you to splurge on. Their Rattan bags are a must have for the summer! I am so impressed by this quaint collection. Check out their instagram (@lithecollective) as well as their online boutique where they’re featuring a giveaway to kickstart their return!


  • Urban Outfitters off shoulder dress
  • Faithfull The Brand off shoulder dress

MUSIC :

  • RIP – Olivia O’Brien
  • Gilligan – DRAM
  • Bellyache – Billie Eilish (Marian Hill Remix)
  • Coming Out Strong – Future
  • Don’t Knock On My Door – Tdot illdude
  • Modern Flame – Emmit Fenn
  • Numb – 21 Savage

Thank you all for your continuous support and love! Looking forward to reading your feedback and favorites in the comments. I’ll be back soon with another post! *Trying to be more consistent….*

As always, thanks for stopping by.
– Rachaelle

COACHELLA FASHION STAPLES

Let’s have a heart to heart… the Coachella posts are a bit much. Not a hater though, still a fan- I promise you. This year, the fashion seems to have developed a more diverse range of style which is such a fun twist on the cliché floral-and-denim-wearing hippy vibe. Styles may have broadened, but a few staples still remain. Here are some of the consistent trends I have noticed come back during festival season!

1. DENIM

Either if it’s incorporated on your top or bottom, head to toe, denim will always make an appearance in any music festival. Here’s a picture of my absolute favorite ‘Chella outfit by @flamcis on Instagram, rocking TherapyLA‘s denim top. Hands down, an incredibly gorgeous and unique way to include denim in a festival outfit. 

Not to forget, everyone needs a reliable and secure pair of distressed denim shorts for this season! Even if you have zero plans on attending a music event, grab a pair of denim shorts and a loose comfy top, and call it the perfect Spring to Summer #OOTD.
Keeping up with fashion trends requires patience and money, so I wanted to find you guys denim shorts that are both affordable and reliable quality for the price. These two shorts are under $16 on MakeMeChic.com, one of today’s most frequently updated fashion websites that provide the latest trends at your fingertips. I literally have to force myself to close the browser to stop myself from shopping! Save 20% off on orders all orders at Makemechic.com with promocode FLO20. Their sale ends 4/24!

2. FLORAL/MESH

The iconic @sierrafurtado looked STUNNING in this beautiful rose embroidered mesh cover up piece at Coachella. The perfect combination of both staples!

I have been obsessed with larger floral prints on rompers for the Spring season, and luckily enough, MakeMeChic.com carries a wide selection of affordable rompers and dresses. My top pick from their romper selection was this beauty right here…

This Tied Ruffle Floral Romper is listed as $28! Keep in mind, the promocode FLO20 can be applied to all orders, for an extra 20% off. Get with the #MMCstyles before the sale ends on April 24th!

3. BODY CHAINS

I have never been a fan of body chains or jewelry in general, but I have to admit they are just nice to admire and have. ASOS has an impressive collection of body jewelry, from casual to a bit wacky (in a good way). Loved these two from the site!

To those of you going to spend your weekend out in Coachella, have the best time, stay safe, and remember to hydrate out there! Bring your vitamin B12! 😉

As always, thanks for stopping by.
– Rachaelle

LIFE GETS BORING SOMETIMES

Life gets boring sometimes.

Whether you are stuck in your daily routine or it is simply time to change up your look, here are 4 ways to switch things up! If you have any interesting ideas, please let me know in the comments! I love reading your feedback. 

1. LESS IS MORE 

When most of us consider changing styles, we usually go from casual to crazy real quick. Think the opposite! You don’t always have to slap on false lashes or wear your most expensive pair of kicks to change up your look. Plus, wearing more makeup or layering on more clothes does not always work out right… Especially if you are playing around with new styles. Less is more! Take it back a notch and dial it down with a plain tee and some comfy jeans. Throw on a nice coat and a pair of your favorite ankle booties or chunky pumps! Call it a day. 

2. COLOR IS KEY

Add subtle pops of color into your look to change up the style and add some excitement into your life! I know the ongoing trend seems to be monochrome and nude aesthetics, but throw in a pastel or solid primary color and it will easily change up the outfit from ordinary to personalized. 

3. TIME FOR A TRIM? 

For as long as I could remember, I have always had hair past my booty. With a lot of girls, it’s common to keep the hair luscious and flowing just to feel and look feminine. But the days of long hair that weighs you down are over! Join the choppy layered lob team. Or take it one step at a time and simply just get a trim! 

4. YOUR INSIDE… REFLECTS ON THE OUTSIDE 

One last cheesy tip for you is to make sure you’re taking care of your health before anything. Try to get the right amount of sleep, eat up to 6 small meals a day, and drink a couple liters of water every day to ensure that your mental and physical health is at your best before you focus on temporary things like style and trends. Plus, taking care of your health and well being truly reflects on your physical appearance in the long run!


OUTFIT BITS: 

  • Banana Republic Leather coat (vintage, I’m not too sure if it is still offered on the website!) http://www.bananarepublic.com/products/leather-jackets.jsp
  • Check out Nordstrom for trendy leather jackets! http://m.shop.nordstrom.com/c/leather-coats-for-women
  • Forever 21 Nude wrapped crop top (Not the exact style but a close dupe!) http://www.forever21.com/Mobile/Product/Product.aspx?br=F21&category=top_blouses&productid=2000222113
  • Forever 21 High waisted Jeans http://www.forever21.com/Mobile/Product/Product.aspx?br=F21&category=bottom_jeans-high-waisted&productid=2000154088

As always, thanks for stopping by. 
– Rachaelle