Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sweatshirt: Asos, Skirt: Lulu*s (old) Similar, Boots c/o SOREL, Bag: Marc Jacobs (old), Cropped Trench: Gap (old) SimilarLipstick: Mac Girl about Town

When SOREL asked if I was interested in working with them to promote their new #SORELstyleME campaign, I couldn't say yes fast enough. Their snow boots (in action here), my first real New York all-terrain footwear, kept me dry and arguably alive this (freezing) winter. I'm constantly impressed by their innovation in fashionable albeit functional footwear. They sent me these awesome rain boots that are without a doubt the coolest and most stylish rain boots I've ever owned. I wore them here with my favorite evergreen cropped sweatshirt, a black & white striped skirt and my favorite punchy pink lipstick from MAC. And now for more on their #SORELstyleME opportunity: 

Do you want to be styled by SOREL plus win a fabulous scholarship? Here's how! 
1) Create a video showcasing your campus style & personality
2) Upload the video to YouTube 
3) Share your video here OR Tweet a link with hashtag #SORELstyleME
4) Ends April 30 For official rules, visit http://bit.ly/1o4AesR

Coral Transition

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Dress: ASOS, Coat: Comptoir des Cotonniers, Shoes: Ready For Anything by Seychelles, Rings: Bauble Bar

Coming from the South, springtime pretty much meant that one day the clouds parted and it was 85 degrees. In New York, that's not quite the case. Even into the second week of April, the weather is constantly changing everyday. One day it's 65 with not a cloud in the sky, and the next it's 40 and chilly. And even more often, it's chilly in the morning and night and drop dead gorgeous in the afternoon. So, really, what's a girl to wear? For this look on a particularly bi-polar day, I paired my favorite warm but not too warm Comptoir des Cottoniers Coat with my favorite new spring dress from Asos! I love the daring but still covered-up lace bodice overlay and the vibrant coral color. And to top it off, none other than my favorite twee pumps from Seychelles that always, always put a smile on my face. Happy Spring, even if I'm still wearing a coat.

Foxy Lady

Friday, April 4, 2014

I first saw this incredibly cute fox smock dress on my spirit animal, better know as the blogger Keiko Lynn here. And I knew I had to have it. Do you ever get that feeling with certain pieces? You just have to have it? Fortunately it was not out of stock on Asos, so I jumped on the opportunity to put it in my cart and it's absolutely one of my favorite new dresses. Here, I'm playing on the color scheme with a trench coat from Lulu's and my beloved Cole Haan suede beauties. But back to the dress, not only is it incredibly adorable and one of my favorite colors to wear (emerald <3) but it's SO comfortable. Like I feel like I'm wearing my pajamas at work all while getting a million compliments about my 'foxy' look. Now that's a dream come true.

Photos: Jeff Thibodeau

In the Spring Swing of things

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

This is one of my new favorite outfits. You know I love a good skirt, especially one with a twirl. This one from Asos has a fabulously bright neon red slash coral color and a full swing-tastic shape. I paired it with this black and white polka dot skirt, also from Asos and ladylike pumps de J. Crew for a perfectly feminine approach to spring. I think getting dressed should be fun, and wearing this outfit put a smile on my face all day long. Keep twirling, y'all. 

Photos: Jeff Thibodeau

Work // Play

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Ever since I was a little girl, I thought about what it would be like to work in an office and have a fulfilling job doing something I love. Now I'm all grown up and my go-getter attitude landed me an awesome job as the Community Manager for Origins at Estee Lauder Companies. In this shoot I'm standing in front of my office building uptown in all its skyscraper glory. Working full-time and having a blog and YouTube channels is not always easy, but my career is very important to me. My work wardrobe is a delicate balance between the corporate office wear that's required and a creative element I crave. I love mixing traditional pieces with casual trends. Here I'm wearing my 'corporate dots,' a swing skirt in camel pink with black polka dots from Asos with a cropped boyfriend sweatshirt in a darling deep emerald green. To finish the look I'm rocking these incredible olive d'orsay heels & rose gold cuff, both designed by InStyle editors for Nine West. I gotta get bak to it, Work, Eat, Blog, Sleep.

Photos: Jeff Thibodeau

Up to now

Friday, March 28, 2014

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I couldn't be happier that I decided to put more time and love into this blog. When I started out on YouTube back in 2009, I had no idea the adventure I was embarking on. At the time I was a Social Media intern working for Avon in New York and my boss asked me to do some research on emerging trends on YouTube beauty channels and better understanding the YouTube beauty community. I jumped in headfirst (as I always like to do) and started creating videos on my channel, RachMartino. For a laugh, see my first ever video here. Six months later, I created a French channel to help practice my conversation skills before studying abroad in Angers, France. While beauty has always been my main passion, I've always had a soft spot for style and fashion. Moving to new york in May 2012 quickly caused me to up my wardrobe game. I also realized the impact of bloggers in the Big Apple. I was lucky to find Jeff, my photographer through Danielle, better known as the fabulous blogger behind We Wore What.  I love shooting my favorite looks and sharing them on the blog with you here and I hope you're all enjoying the journey with me. 

Photos : Jeff Thibodeau

Easy Sexy Cool

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

As much as I love feeling cute in playful dresses, sometimes I like to feel sexy in a great top, jeans and a pair of heels. For this look I paired my favorite Eva Franco peplum top that has just the right about of sexy thanks to the mesh panels, with my tried and true J Brand Jeans and my beloved J. Crew leopard pumps that I've had a loved since high school. A swipe of MAC Ruby Woo and a Metallic clutch and I'm ready for a night of flirting and fun. 

Photos by Jeff Thibodeau

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