Monday, January 16, 2017

Fashionphile- Tips For Buying Designer Handbags

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Hello, everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. For today’s post I wanted to share something a little different, and talk about my tips for buying designer handbags. A pretty new handbag is without a doubt, my guilty pleasure! I seriously can’t take my eyes off of them, and quite literally probably look like the heart-eye emoji! It’s safe to say…I’m in trouble when I head to Paris in May. As we all know too well though, that that beautiful handbag can come with a hefty price tag, which is where my new favorite website comes into play–Fashionphile. If I don’t find my handbags on an amazing sale at one of my favorite department stores, than Fashionphile is one of the ways that I can afford to buy those designer handbags that I just love so much! They are a premium destination for pre-owned and vintage luxury handbags, jewelry and accessories (a.k.a.-my happy place, lol!) I wanted to share a few key points as to why I can’t recommend Fashionphile highly enough…

1. You can find that dream handbag at an amazing price!

2. They offer a layaway option. To me, this is the BEST feature of Fashionphile. You simply make a 25% down payment on your bag, and then have 60 days to pay off the remaining balance. This feature couldn’t be easier and is what makes it possible to afford that dream bag! Sometimes you might be saving for that bag you’ve had your eye on, only to find that it’s gone when you’re ready to buy, but with this layaway option, that bag is put on hold for you for the remaining 60 days, and can’t be purchased by anyone else. Amazing, right!?

3. You know with 100% certainty that everything on Fashionphile is authentic. With other websites, it’s hard to be absolutely sure sometimes.

4. The website couldn’t be easier to use, and the customer service is fantastic!

5. They have a new item and discount alert feature. Their inventory is updated pretty frequently, so if you’re on the hunt for a certain bag, but don’t see it at the time, don’t worry! There’s a good chance it will be available within days, and you can set up a personalized alert to know within the hour when that item is available on the site! Similarly, you can create an alert for a certain item to be notified within the hour when it has been discounted! Yet another great feature to help you afford what you’re looking for.

6. You can also sell on Fashionphile, I have not yet sold anything here yet, but it will be my first stop in the future if I do. The process seems the quickest and easiest out of any other selling options I’ve seen, and I would trust that I’d be getting the best price for my item!

7. The items are pre-owned, but many of them are in like-new condition or appear to be barely used. The detailed item pictures are fantastic, so you know for sure the condition and the price you’re paying for it. The item descriptions also let you know exactly what you’re getting/what’s included (crossbody strap, dust bag, etc.) I bought my Prada Double Bag (shown above) that I am obsessed with from Fashionphile, and I have yet to find a single thing wrong with it…it looks brand new!

Like I said, I highly recommend checking them out if you are in the market for a designer handbag, especially if you’re on the fence about the price and don’t want to break the bank! P.S.- this post is not sponsored, I just seriously love it that much, and was really hoping it would help some of you out! Please let me know if you have ANY questions! I’d love to chat!

XO, Rachel

Friday, January 13, 2017

Black and Red

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It’s Friyay! We made it….and just in time for an ice storm coming this way (bleh!) I guess that’s the perfect excuse for comfy clothes and Netflix all weekend, right? 😉

Earlier this week I spent the day in the city, and wore this solid black look with a pop of red. I am currently loving the ruffle sweater trend right now, whether on the sleeves or the hem–so cute! This little sweater was such a steal (only $49) Black and red is one of my fav color combos, and I love how this outfit looks chic and put-together, with just the right touch of edge, while still being such an easy look for day or night!

P.S.- I added a new tab at the top of my page “Shop My Instagram” where you can shop all of my Insta looks! Just click on the photos, and then on any of the items linked, and you will be taken straight to them (no login/email required)! You can also sign up here to have outfit details sent to your email, by simply liking my photos on Instagram! Hopefully this will make things easier for you guys!

Stay warm this weekend! XO, Rachel

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Stripes + Ruffles

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Stripes + ruffles = my dream combo! This little top is just too cute for words, and paired with Hunter boots…it already has me dreaming of spring! I love how flattering and feminine this top is, and it’s also currently on sale for $59, so grab yourself one while you can! I’m already picturing it with white denim and wedges (can you tell I’m over the cold? ha!)

Thank you all for stopping by! Xo, Rachel

Monday, January 9, 2017

Good Vibes

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Sending you all the good vibes on this second Monday of 2017! Some days call for keeping things simple, especially Mondays & any day thats below 20 degrees, and my favorite comfy casual uniform is a cozy sweatshirt, sneaks, and a cute bag. I thought this “good vibes” sweatshirt was so fun, and it is so, so soft (& under $60!) Add a pretty lip and a little sparkle, and your day will be filled with all the good vibes!

Xo, Rachel

Friday, January 6, 2017

Casual Cool

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Happy first Friday of 2017! I hope the new year has been treating you well so far. I just wanted to take a minute to thank you all for all of your love and support this past year! It means the world to me, and I am so looking forward to all the exciting new things I plan to share with you this year! Each of your sweet comments and support make my day and I would love to get to know you all better this year…I love when you stop by to say hi!! None of this would be possible without each and every one of you, and if you have any suggestions/things you’d like to see in 2017, please share!!

2017 has started out COLD here in KC due to the snow, so I’ve been bundled up inside trying to stay warm! As you may have seen on my Insta/Snapchat this week,I went to get my hair done and matched to my new extensions. New year, new hair! They are clip-ins from Barefoot Blonde Hair, and I absolutely LOVE them! Speaking of hair, one of the things that I am most excited about for 2017 is incorporating more hair/beauty on the blog & on my YouTube Channel (stay tuned!) I want to know, what would you like to see? 🙂

I wore this causal cool look out for my day of pampering, and I couldn’t wait to share it! I recently bought this cute, striped peplum tee (only $35!) and I just love how it pairs with a moto jacket. Also, these metallic kicks and this statement necklace are my latest obsession!

Xo, Rachel

Monday, January 2, 2017

Favorite Beanies

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Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic New Years Eve, and I want to wish you all a very happy, healthy and beautiful 2017!

If there is one accessory I can’t live without during the winter, it’s cute beanies. Not only do I love the fun touch that they add to any outfit, but throwing on a hat is WAY easier than doing your hair that day…am I right? 😉 I wanted to share a few of my favorite beanies with you, along with a couple scarves that I’m currently loving, too!

Hats: BP., Rag & Bone (on sale!), Kate Spade (on sale!), Melrose and Market (under $10), Eugenia Kim,

Scarves: BP., Rag & Bone (on sale!), Kate Spade (on sale!)

Thank you all for stopping by today!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Fun With Classics

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Now that Christmas has come to an end, and the festive attire with it, I like finding new ways to switch up my winter style, because let’s face it…those chilly winter days are here to stay a little while longer! Every girl needs classics in her wardrobe, and this classic camel coat and little blue bag are two of my favorites. While they were investment pieces, they are items that I will come back to time and time again. One of my favorite ways to change things up is having fun with classics. Adding a colorful, patterned scarf, or a trendy shoe with a chic camel coat makes those bitter winter days a little more bearable!

What are some of your favorite ways to have fun with classics?

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Cozy Oversized Sweater

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I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas, and a wonderful holiday weekend! I wish that it would never end! We spent our day playing games, exchanging gifts, watching movies, and eating one too many plates of leftovers and dessert! Some of you may still be on holiday, but it was back to work for me on these last few days of 2016 (so crazy!), and let’s just say it was a slow start. The day after Christmas + it was a Monday….yikes!

Today I just wanted to drop by and share a quick look with you all featuring this oversized sweater that I was cozy in all weekend long! The post Christmas sales always have some of the best deals, just in time for spending those gift cards Santa brought! This oversized sweater is so, so soft, and I also love how long it is. It’s perfect for wearing with a pair of leggings and comfy boots, or dressed up with cute booties. Plus, it is currently on sale for under $30, and comes in a few other colors! Score.

Share in the comments below what you all got for Christmas this year! I’d love to know!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Gift Wrap

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Merry Christmas Eve everyone! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend Christmas festivities and time spent with loved ones. Today I wanted to stop by and share a fun little post with you all, and show you my Christmas gift wrap! All of my presents are wrapped and under the tree, ready to be opened bright and early tomorrow morning! This time of year I get so excited not just for shopping and checking off my list, but for wrapping up all the goodies that I found. Each year I choose a new Christmas gift wrap theme, and love collecting all of the cutest gift enclosures, ribbon and decor to match! It is seriously my favorite thing (I was taught well by my mom!) Last weekend I turned on Elf, made some hot cocoa, and got to work wrapping away!

This year you could say my theme was a winter adventure/camping theme. As soon as I saw these adorable little Christmas camping ornaments at Target, I was sold! I mean, how darn cute are they? I just love how they all turned out, and they’re almost too cute to open tomorrow…! Almost. 

Thank you all so much for stopping by, and I wish you the merriest of weekends! P.S.- I’ll be sharing some fun little snippets of my weekend on Snapchat (rachelpuccetti)

Xo, Rachel

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Let It Snow-Christmas Style

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Only 3 more sleeps until Christmas! I hope you all are having a very merry week so far, hopefully enjoying a little relaxation and time with your loved ones! This past weekend we had our first big snow, and I was in heaven! I just love cold, snowy weather at Christmastime. My little reindeer and I got bundled up and headed out to play…I just can’t handle how cute their little sweaters are! I love a little classic Christmas style, and mixing plaids with stripes, and pops of red and green. This black watch plaid vest is one of my recent purchases for Christmas (on sale for $43 right now!!) and I’ve been wearing it all week long!

Christmas, we’re ready for you!!