THE WEATHER IN LOS ANGELES COULD NOT BE MORE BEAUTIFUL! IN CELEBRATION OF THIS AMAZING DAY, NICOLE IS SHOWING OFF A LITTLE SKIN IN THE JES DRESS FROM THE RACHEL PALLY RESORT COLLECTION AND A CLASSIC PAIR OF MINNETONKAS!
"Known for her laid-back California cool, we weren’t surprised that designer Rachel Pally only stashes the hippiest of essentials, from her sturdy PS1 satchel to the lavender hand sanitizer inside it. Here, the designer details her can’t-live-without beauty picks and a few romantic knick-knacks (like love notes from her husband)."
1. Helmut Lang Wallet: ”I bought this a few months ago. It’s huge and holds everything!” 2. Barton Perreira Sunnies 3. Makeup Bag: "I picked this up in Guatemala. I always have a million blushes and lip tints with me.
4. Beauty Must-Haves: "I love Fresh mascara. It lasts all day and looks both natural and glam! Nars Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatment in ‘Angelique’ moisturizes with the perfect hint of color. Becca beach tint is a one stop shop. I use it as blush and as lip color. YSL Rouge Pur lipstick in ‘66’ — I call the color ‘Nude Plus.’ It’s a beautiful dusty pink and goes with everything! Plus, it never dries your lips out and you can see your reflection in the tube for a flawless application!” 5. Love Notes: "From my wonderful husband." 6. Jessica Nail Polish in Creamy Caramel: ”I love this neutral shade on my fingers and my toes. I wear it year-round!” 7. Pentel Pen: ”My favorite!” 8. Alba Natural Deodorant: ”Since it’s the natural kind, you sometimes have to reapply.” 9. EO Lavender Hand Sanitizer: ”I use this constantly when I travel. Plus, it smells great.” 10. Travel Trinkets: "A smooth stone that my husband gave me to hold when I travel. It’s for good luck and makes me less anxious if I hold it during takeoff and landing. I hate to fly!"
“On Friday night we were invited to the opening of “The Urban Legends” art exhibit in downtown LA. The neon Bianca dress seemed like a perfect thing to wear to an exhibit of muralism, graffiti art, photography and sculpture. Graffiti and neon - I don’t know why but they go together in my mind like PB&J. I originally planned to wear the dress with a denim jacket and Vans, but once I saw this pink Jackie O number at Zara I decided to up the ante. I paired it with my favorite Dolce Vita Boots, a Botkier clutch and a big lucite Alexis Bittar cuff. The party was great. After 1.5 Moonshine Whiskey drinks (yes, that’s a new brand of clear whiskey) and some parking lot shooting/lurking I was ready for late night Thai from our favorite spot - Hoy-KA in Thai town.”
“On Saturday I paired the Dawn snap jumper with a chambray shirt and strappy sandals for a casual beach look. I’ve had these sandals forever and I wear them nonstop during the Summer. Here’s a similar pair from Free People that go well with all of Rachel’s clothes. I also had on my Ray Ban sunnies, Casio watch and some bracelets from Alexis Bittar and Candy Shop Vintage. While I was in Venice I picked up a few friendship bracelets, a bottle of wine from Elvino for an Italian-themed dinner party we were hosting that evening, and a very yummy smelling Pacifica Jasmine soap. I’m a sucker for bath products. I toted all my goodies home in a straw bag that I got at the Rose Bowl Flea market a few months back for 20 bucks:)”
“Coffee break! My days would probably sound a little schizo to anyone who has a traditional 9-5 job. I’ll be working on the blog/styling in the morning then be running to an audition in the afternoon and going to a blog event or improv show at night. Coffee helps! For a quick pick me up on the way to Improv rehearsal this week I wore Rachel’s Dawn dandelion banded leggings with a top from Alternative Apparel, Elizabeth and James boots, and since it was blustery my Madewell Trench. In classic L.A. fashion the weather turned bright and sunny less than two hours later. Hence, how an L.A. girl’s car tends to look like an extension of her closet.”
THE MOZELLE DRESS IS A HIT! RACHEL AND NICOLE BOTH ORDERED THE MOZELLE IN STRAWBERRY MONSOON FROM THE RACHEL PALLY SUMMER 2012 COLLECTION, AND THEY LOOK GREAT! CHECK BACK IN THE COMING WEEKS TO THE RACHEL PALLY ONLINE STORE TO PURCHASE ONE FOR YOURSELF!
ALL OF US AT THE OFFICE ARE TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH THESE ZARA BASIC SANDAL SHOES! THE OBSESSION FIRST SPRANG WHEN BROOKE ARRIVED WEARING THESE GEMS IN BLACK. WE ALL IMMEDIATELY WENT ONLINE (SHHH, DON’T TELL RACHEL) AND DISCOVERED THESE SHOES CAME IN AMAZING COLORBLOCKING! IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT! WE ALL HAVE A PAIR OF THESE IN DIFFERENT COLORS AND THOUGHT WE WOULD SHOW THEM OFF! ANNE IS SPORTING AN ORANGE HEEL AND NUDE STRAP, AND LAURA IS ROCKIN THE PURPLE HEEL AND RED STRAP. IN OUR OPINION, THESE ARE THE PERFECT SUMMER SHOE!
LAURA, STEPHANIE AND RACHEL ALL BANNED TOGETHER TO FORM A BELL BOTTOM BRIGADE! ARMED WITH DENIM SHIRTS, VINTAGE JEWELS AND TRIBAL PRINTS, THESE GIRLS ARE A BLAST FROM THE 70’S PAST AND ARE READY TO GROOVE!
THE LADIES OF THE SAMPLE SALE DRESSED IN THEIR RP BEST! JESSIE IS WEARING THE “JES DRESS,” FROM RESORT AND THE RIB WRAP JACKET IN BLACK. JES IS WEARING THE DRAWSTRING PANTS IN BON BON, THE CIRCLE BACK TOP AND THE OVERSIZED FLEECE CARDIGAN, AND KATE IS WEARING THE EXTRA WIDE TEE AND THE DISCO PANTS! COME DOWN AND PLAY DRESS-UP WITH US!! 2301 E. 7TH ST. LOS ANGELES, CA 90023
BROOKE SHOWS OFF HER CLASSIC CALIFORNIA STYLE ON THIS SUNNY THURSDAY AFTERNOON! SHE IS WEARING J BRAND FLARED JEANS, A CROCHET TOP BY ROXY, STRAP SANDALS BY NINE WEST AND A HALOGEN STRIPED CARDI. TOO CUTE!
WE WOULD LIKE TO FORMALLY INTRODUCE YOU TO ANNE! SHE IS THE LATEST ADDITION TO ‘TEAM RACHEL PALLY,” AS OUR DESIGN ASSISTANT! WE ARE THRILLED TO HAVE ANNE WITH US AND CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT SHE CREATES!
HERE ARE SOME FUN FACTS ABOUT MISS ANNE…
1. ANNE’S STYLE ICON IS JEAN SEBERG IN “BREATHLESS”
2. HER FAVORITE MOVIE(S) IS(ARE): NOTTING HILL / THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS
3. ANNE LIVED IN NYC BEFORE LOS ANGELES
4. IF SHE HAD ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE HERSELF, IT WOULD BE “ECCENTRIC!”
5. HER FAVORITE STYLE FROM THE RP SUMMER COLLECTION, IS THE ECHO DRESS
BROOKE IS A SERIOUSLY AMAZING MULTI-TASKER! TALKING TO OUR PUBLICIST, CHECKING HER EMAIL, JOTTING DOWN NOTES FROM RACHEL AND LOOKING CUTE, ALL WHILE KICKING HER FEET UP AND ‘TAKING A BREAK.’ PRICELESS, BROOKE!
BROOKE IS WEARING GAP JEANS, A RACHEL PALLY RIBBED TANK, A SPARKLE & FADE SWEATER, AND SUPER CUTE ZARA SANDALS! IS IT TIME FOR COFFEE?
COLOR! COLOR! COLOR! IT IS ALL ABOUT BEAUTIFUL AND BRIGHT COLORS THIS SEASON! HERE, BROOKE AND RACHEL SHOW OFF THEIR SPRING SPIRIT IN STYLE!
RACHEL IS WEARING A SLEEVELESS EQUIPMENT TOP, J BRAND SKINNIES AND HER FAVORITE STRAP HEELS FROM ZARA! BROOKE IS WEARING A SHEER BLOUSE FROM BCBG, NUDE PLATFORM STEVE MADDEN HEELS AND THE OFFICE FAVORITE, AMERICAN EAGLE JEANS! IT’S BRIGHT AND SUNNY IN THE OFFICE TODAY!
RACHEL IS GETTING IN THE SPRING SPIRIT WITH HER LONG GWYNETH CAFTAN IN BLACK COMPASS FROM HER LATEST COLLECTION! THIS DRESS IS THE PERFECT DRESS FOR ANY OCCASSION- THROW IT ON OVER YOUR SWIMSUIT AT THE BEACH, OR DRESS IT UP WITH HOOP EARRINGS AND CLASSIC PUMPS! CLASSIC!
EACH WEEK, RACHEL WILL BE FEATURING ONE OF HER FAVORITE PIECES FROM THE RACHEL PALLY COLLECTION TO STYLE. WETHER PAIRED WITH JEWELRY FOR A DATE NIGHT, OR A PAIR OF FLIP FLOPS FOR RUNNING TO THE MARKET- RACHEL WILL SHOW YOU SIMPLE WAYS TO MAKE ONE DRESS WORK FOR ANY OCCASSION!
THIS WEEK’S PICK: THE ECHO DRESS FROM SPRING 2012
THE ECHO DRESS IS ONE OF THE BEST SELLING PIECES FROM THE RACHEL PALLY SPRING COLLECTION. ITS ASYMMETRICAL HEMLINE ADDS A LITTLE TOUCH OF SASS TO ANY LOOK. THE ECHO IS THE PERFECT SPRING-TO-SUMMER DRESS!
RACHEL’S BEACH LOOK: AN OVERSIZED FLOPPY HAT TO SHADE YOU FROM THE SUN, A WOVEN SHOULDER BAG TO THROW YOUR TOWEL IN, A LIGHT WEIGHT PAIR OF SANDALS AND A GOOD PAIR OF SUNNIES. YOU’RE READY FOR THE WAVES!
RACHEL’S CASUAL DATE-NIGHT LOOK: A GREAT DENIM JACKET IS AN EASY WAY TO INSTANTLY CHANGE YOUR OUTFIT. ADD A SMALL WAIST BELT TO ADD SHAPE TO YOUR ECHO DRESS, AND A NEUTRAL PAIR OF STRAPY HEELS. CLASSIC CHIC.
SEE WHAT PRODUCTS OUR RESIDENT BEAUTY EXPERT, BROOKE, IS LOVING…
"Spring is here, and you don’t just need to add a pop-of-color to your Spring wardrobe, you need to add a little to your beauty bag as well! This Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks in Pale Pink does double-duty by acting as a quick gloss on the lips or flush of pink to the cheeks. The tiny sleek container makes it a go-to favorite on the weekends to throw into my clutch before I head out of the house for a night out.”
RACHEL IS PAYING TRIBUTE TO VINTAGE 70’S THIS WEEK! THIS BEAUTIFUL LOS ANGELES WEATHER IS MAKING FOR THE PERFECT SETTING TO SHOW OFF THOSE LIGHTWEIGHT LAYERS AND THERE IS NOTHING LIKE WEARING ITEMS FROM GRANDMA’S CLOSET!
RACHEL IS WEARING A VINTAGE KIMONO THAT HER GRANDMOTHER PURCHASED IN JAPAN IN THE 70’S, AN EQUIPMENT BUTTON-UP TOP, A VANESSA BRUNO LEATHER BELT, SKINNY VICTORIA BECKHAM JEANS, ZARA SHOES (LOVE THESE), A FEW BRACELETS BY GILES AND BROTHER, AND A DREAMY PROENZA SCHOULER BAG. A BLAST FROM THE PAST WITH A CHIC AND MODERN FLARE. LOVE IT.
MEET OUR AMAZING PATTERN MAKER, ANA! SHE’S THE WOMAN BEHIND THE SCENES WHO MAKES THE RACHEL PALLY DRESSES YOU LOVE COME TO LIFE!
ANA IS WEARING A NEW ITEM FROM THE RACHEL PALLY SPRING 2012 COLLECTION! WE LOVE THE LONG FULL SKIRT IN THE SANTA FE PRINT! SHE HAS PAIRED THIS SUPER VERSITLE SKIRT WITH ONE OF HER FAVORITE TOPS FROM HER CLOSET! WELL DONE, ANA!