Happy December guys! Christmas and New years are only weeks away. Time to pick out those Holiday dresses that you want to show off to your family and friends. As I mentioned last month, River Island had become one of my favorite online shops. Here’s my previous post of some of my favorite Fall and holiday outfits with River Island. They have such great variety of clothing for your selection. This time I want to share some of my favorite lace and metallic dresses that are perfect for your holiday parties.
I wore this red lace dress to Simon’s holiday party, and man oh man people wouldn’t stop complimenting me. Pairing with the faux fur collar coat to keep me warm and yet still glam.
2nd outfit: Gray metallic & leather
Want to look classy, yet sexy with a touch of edgy. Well, this outfit got it all. This look is perfect for a girl night out/holiday party. You can make it a little girly by changing out the leather jacket with the faux fur collar coat.
These rose gold heel sandals do go with almost any outfits. This is my outfit for my own company Holiday party dinner. And the most exciting thing was people asking me if this dress was from Chanel. The lace detail of this dress was so gorgeous, and it helps to accentuate my figure so perfectly.
P.S. There are some updates to the Christmas tree decorations. I removed the ribbons (for the 4th times) and tucked into the tree. I think it looks a lot better right now, you can see it on my Instagram instastories highlight @rachelvogttrends.
Want to get the instagramable picture without the trouble of editing? Or ever been super envious of others/blogger picture? Why can’t I have photos like that? I’ve found an answer for you, Relonch is a Camera as a service. I recently came back from Europe, and everyone loved my travel pictures, well you can achieve those kinds of photos with the Relonch camera.
Here’s a little background on my photography when we’re traveling. Simon and (most I) usually spend some researching on finding some good spots to shoot. Of course, pray for good weather as always. Simon often shoots with a DSLR camera; then his job is done. Now, here comes the hard part and I’m still dreading doing it every time, because it does take so much of my time. I do spend hours on selecting the best images and then editing it.
If this process doesn’t scare you, then kudos to you. But if it does that then you will want Relonch, because it’s so simple to get remarkable photos without all the hard work. Here what you need to do is after you finish booking your trip, you book Relonch here: https://relonch.com/promo/rachelvogttrends/. Then you get to enjoy the Relonch experience and learn how to use their camera in their store located in Palo Alto. Since the camera has just one button to shoot it is super easy to use. All that you have to do is position the camera properly and snap a photo. The Relonch team member is so fantastic with showing you all the tips where to position the camera to get the best shot.
Remember earlier I mentioned about researching the best place to shoot. Well, Relonch already did that for us. They have a guide video for all the best spots to shoot, and these are locations that you will want to get your photo taken there.
Ok, now for the best part, go out and shoot. First, you will get the negative images on your phone through the Relonch app. Then, choose your remarkable images and discard those you don’t want. This way you don’t have hundreds of photos that are just sitting on your phone and take up all the space. Once you select the remarkable images, it will get submitted for processing. Within a short period of time, you will get the images back on your phone. The most amazing part of all this is you only pay $1/per a remarkable photo, and the camera is FREE.
Relonch provides you with a complete experience that guarantees results (Remarkable pictures).
5) Pay based on results. You only pay for the photos you want to keep, not the camera.
Enjoy your upcoming trip with Remarkable Relonch photos! Just book a camera and get it for free! That’s it 🙂
Last of all share your images on socials, your friends, and family. Also, you can also create a photo album; it’s perfect as a coffee table. The holiday is approaching quickly, and this is also can get a great gift.
Below, these images are captured using the Relonch camera and post-processing service.
Let’s chat a little about traveling today. Most of you already know that I love to travel. In the last 10 years, I’ve visited 26 countries. And I visited almost half of those places twice. Since Simon family is living in Europe, we go there at least once a year. Simon will go two to three times sometimes. That just means having right luggage is a must. There are a few things that look for when I’m searching for new luggage.
American Tourister Curio spinner luggage
Polypropylene circular design with silver color pop logo treatment, make it easier to travel even when its wet out
Book opening case with mesh divider and cross straps in the main compartment with a zipped modesty pocket
Retractable handle provides easy maneuverability when extended out from the suitcase, and stores neatly inside when not in use. Locks in place in both the fully extended and stored positions for secure traveling
Top and side carry handle
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Indeed ‘Fun never gets old’ especially when it comes to your luggage. American Tourister got some of the most beautiful luggage design, and I love their color collection. My two favorite colors are white and pink, normal I would gravitate toward a pink bag. But Simon really like this luggage, too so I got a white one so he can also use it.
Also, I’m so grateful that American Tourister sponsored me to run The Color Run |The Happiest 5k run on the planet that happened here in the bay. Probably one of the most fun experience of mine. Love their glitter tank I had so fun taken boomerang in it. And of course, their stop was the pink in the rainbow. After the run was over, there’s a big party with live DJ, and American Tourister was so great to do giveaways.
Happy November Everyone! I can’t believe that’s already November; I don’t even know where this year goes. That means the holidays are approaching us quickly. We’re only weeks away from Thanksgiving. And before you even notice Christmas and New Years going to be right upon us. With the weather getting cooler and thinking about holidays planning. We also have to start planning our outfits. Recently, River Island had become one of my favorite online shops. From faux fur trim parka for the coldest days to glitter pumps for the sparkliest holiday party.
Here are some of the looks that I put together, let me know what you think.
For a comfortable and cozy look. Off the shoulder sweater and jeans jegging, pairing with tan ankle boots with studded details. And my favorite piece of them all is the faux fur trim parka. I swear I’m going to be living these boots and parka all the way through Spring.
How cute is this outfit for GNO or office holiday party if you don’t want to wear red. I’m loving this floral bandeau top with puff sleeves with the ruffle skirt. Guys, I just die when I saw these block heeled sandals got rhinestones all over it.
Pink is definitely one of my favorite colors to wear. So, of course, I can’t put together an outfit without it. This high waisted pink plaid culotte material is thick enough to wear for the Fall and Winter. Here I’m paring it a cute white cami and a teddy bear faux fur coat. But yesterday I wore it with a cable knit sweater and a biker jacket and I love it too.
Shift dress recent became one of my favorite dress to wear. Especially with all the eating that I’ve been doing. Of course, there will be lots of party and gathering, that just means more eating right? So this dress going to be in so much good use. Also, the tie bow details on the sleeves are super cute. Since this is my holiday look, I gotta have cute glitter shoes to go with it.
Thank you, Famous Footwear for sponsoring this post.
Why ankle boots for the Fall?
If you followed me for awhile now, you should know I’m a shoe fanatic. And I don’t discriminate on any styles (boots, ankle boots, pumps, strappy sandals, flats, sneaker). What can I say I just love them all for different reasons. Anyone else is like me?
Today I’m going to share why I love wearing ankle boots during Fall. Especially here in San Francisco Bay area. Not sure if you’ve heard this, but Fall is one of the best time to visit San Francisco. Yes, it’s way better than cold summer SF, the weather is beyond beautiful in September and October. Most days are in the high 60s – high 70s degrees someday are up in the mid-80s degrees.
That means it still skirts season for me. And what’s better to wear with skirt during the Fall than ankle boots. For those days that I need to run around doing errands. I just throw on a pair of jeans and a light pullover sweater. Again a pair of ankle boots is the perfect pairing. Since it’s comfy and just looks so casual and cute with it. Famous Footwear got a great selection of boots, and you can find one for all occasions. Also, I love that Famous Footwear is empowering women everywhere to #stepforward confidently.
P.S. About the beautiful bouquet of flowers. I went to visit a friend at the hospital cause she just birth, so I figure might as well use her beautiful bouquet for some pics :-).
Here’s another look wear these super cute Nike sneakers that I found on Famous Footwear, that I think it’s perfect for Fall casual outfits.
Lets talk a little about hair today, since I always get lots of questions about my hair from you guys.
First, let’s start with a little background about my hair. So I’ve been wearing extra long hair for a long period of time now. Well, I had short hair for only a year or two when I was in high school. Funny story: I got upset at my mom for not helping me with my hair cut, and the stubborn me decided to take scissors and chop it off myself. I know, I’m crazy and dramatic. But ever since then, I let my hair grow out and trimmed it once every 3-6 months or so. Also, when i was younger I went through a stage of dying my hair platinum blonde. It was really bad for my hair and the maintenance was too much. Therefore, I went back to my natural color.
In recent years, I started to wear hair extensions whenever I wanted to have a fuller look. Usually I wear 22 inches in length to match with my hair.
With many years of experience playing with my hair I have some tips that I can share with you guys. These are some products that I had been using for a while to keep my hair nice, and healthy. Not washing my hair daily, using coconut oil as deep conditioner, trying to find natural shampoo and conditioner.
Also, recently I found Style Edit,a root concealer for brunettes. Its color adaptive pigments smoothly adhere to the hair fiber and self-adjust to perfectly match hair color, providing a lustrous, natural shine. This instant, temporary root touch-up spray covers gray roots or root regrowth, extending the life of color between salon visits. The unique pin point applicator targets the areas that need a temporary color boost.
It had been a while since i share a blog post. I had to take sometime off for a medical emergency. Thanks god everything is ok now, so i’m back!
A little about me, I haven’t share this but haven’t been active since I started working at the tech company about 2 and half year ago. But before I was quite active since my husband love to be outdoor.
Well about 7-8 years ago I ran my 1st 10K race without any training or experience, which was a mistake. I wore training shoes instead of running shoes, and didn’t have the right workout gear. Well I did finish the race but i couldn’t walk afterward. After all the complaining after the race that I’m in pain. My friends told me that I wore the wrong shoes and didn’t have the right sports bra. Well that was a painful lesson to learn. Now I know that if I want to do any out door activities. I will needs to get the right gears so my body won’t have to pay for it afterward :-).
Sports bar is definitely a must have, especially an affordable one. I found this Kissbobo cross back sports bra push up with adjustable straps. It not only look good but it have amazing support for my chest. I love the cross back detail and the push up to make your bust look so flattering. It come in 3 different colors, black, gray and yellow. Of course I got a yellow bra for myself, working out should also be fun and looking cute right? It’s also very affordable, $25 on Amazon.
Now it’s time for me to get back out there and be active again. Who’s with me?
Since i’m not going to Coachella, I still want to share some outfits that i would wear if i were to go. Every year during this time everyone is talking about Coachella, I kinda wanna go to see what’s all about. But my husband hates super crazy big crowd, so i’ve never been. I needs to gather a group of girls to go with me, but i just hate that you have to commit a year in advance. I just can’t plan that far out. Anyway, have you been? If you have how was your experience? I would love to hear. If you haven’t been like myself, would you want to go?
Since the weather wasn’t that great here in the bay area, so we escaped the rain and head down to the sunny Santa Barbara. We had such an amazing time at Bacara Resort & Spa. The resort was so beautiful and the weather was so perfect. I just want to share some photos with you all.