If you’re an avid reader of Haute Off The Rack, then you know my personal style is constantly evolving based on my current mood and new trends. However, I always like to keep a fresh stock of ABC’s in my closet: accessories, basics and classics! My basics and classics consist of a variety of denim, solid black, white and striped tops, a moto jacket and a nude pair of heels just like in the outfit featured below. I especially love this white pleated chiffon tank from Banana Republic in today’s post because the added details elevate the total look. That’s actually what I love most about Banana Republic! Their wide selection of chic classics with a twist keeps me coming back season after season. They also always offer a wide selection of trendy pieces along with a variety of cute shoes and accessories. Speaking of cute shoes, I’m obsessed with the suede lace up heels in today’s post because their dark taupe color and material make wearable year round.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and I’ve got the perfect gift idea that will even benefit you too! I partnered with Sofft andIsola Shoes to giveaway a shoe wardrobe makeover including a total of six brand new pairs of shoes to one lucky girl and her mom! Make sure to enter on my Instagram: @HauteOffTheRack by Friday, April 22!
See how I styled both myself and my mother in our Sofft and Isola shoes below! I’m wearing the Isola Bel Air heels and she’s wearing the Sofft Perla wedges in gold! I’ll also be styling these Somers Slip On Sneakerslater in the week! So make sure to keep your eyes out for that post especially if you don’t already have a pair of sneaks because you’re going to love these!
Hi everyone, I hope you had a nice weekend! I’m sure most of you are wondering why me and mom look nothing alike, but I swear I’m not adopted! My mom is Italian and my dad is Filipino and I guess I just took more of the Filipino genes! Also, yes, I’m aware that my mom is in way better shape than I am, but she’s super aggressive in the gym and I’m super aggressive with a box of Oreos so yea!
I do, however possess a few of her characteristics; some good and some bad. We’ll start with the bad ones first! Haha! We’re both always late for everything! It’s actually pretty funny that when Lainey (my photographer) and I showed up at my mom’s house this morning for 9 am, which is the time SHE requested, she was literally still in the shower! What the heck mom! I wasn’t really surprised though! I grew up always running 15 minutes behind, which is why I have zero concept of time. We always manage to figure it out though and I’m still working on the issue!
We’re also inappropriate laughers like we can’t help but laugh when people trip and fall or do something really embarrassing. She told me she even laughed when I was I getting my shots at the Doctor’s office before I started preschool because my facial expressions were so funny! She said felt so bad laughing in front of the nurses!
We even laugh in the middle of serious fights, but I actually think can be a good thing and that brings me to one of the positive traits I’ve taken from her. No matter how bad the situation is, my mom can always find something positive and make a joke out of it, which I think is what keeps me going in life. Instead of harping on how awful something is, we find a way to either laugh it off or look at the bright side of things and move on.
I also like to think I have her drive and enthusiasm. She’s always on the go and constantly talking or laughing except when she’s posted up on the couch all dramatic claiming she has the busiest life.
She’s also super generous and I don’t mean to me. Yea, no, unfortunately she is not one shower me with gifts like ever, but she is super generous when it comes to offering her time to others in need. For example, she and I have coached a special needs cheerleading squad along with my best friend every Wednesday night for the past two years. She also offers them additional private strength training classes. On top of that, she’s always looking to offer a hand to someone who needs it whether its cooking for her neighbors when they’re sick or taking in two children she barely knows whose father is in the hospital.
By no means is this woman perfect, but I am so at least she did something right! Kidding!!! Any mother who teaches her children about humility, laughter, love, determination, confidence and how to always look for a light in any negative situation is a perfect mom in my book.
This post is in partnership with Sofft & Isola Shoes, brands I love. All opinions here are my own. Thank you for supporting the affiliate posts who make this blog possible.
Happy Friday everyone! I’m about to leave for my best friend’s bachelorette beach trip, but before I head out I wanted to share these Show Me Your Mumu looks from Lotus Look just in time for the weekend. If you along with Haute Off The Rack regularly, then you know how much I love Mumu, which is exactly why I keep a running tab of every store that sells the line. If you’re a Mumu fan, I recommend that you do the same so you know where to look when new collections release. On top of finding plenty of the latest Mu at Lotus Look, you’ll also find a variety of affordable dresses, tops, bottoms, shoes and accessories as well as higher quality pieces like this stunning woven lace dress.
About the bag: Remember my most recent post featuring the Kelly Wynne ‘Sorry I’m Not Sorry’ satchel from the Island Allure Collection? (see here: Watercolor Dress + Island Allure) Well, today I’ve styled another bag from the collection called the Mingle Mingle Miniin Galapagos Island. This metallic bag is perfect for dressing up summer sun dresses in the evening, which is exactly what I did here! During the day I can wear this printed Michelle Tunic with flat sandals, every day jewelry and a tote. Then at night I can throw on a pair of heels, some Loren Hope statement jewels and my Kelly Wynne Mingle Mingle Mini. This makes packing for summer trips much easier when you can easily take your looks from day to night.
This post is in partnership with Lotus Look, a brand I love. All opinions here are my own. Thank you for supporting the affiliate posts who make this blog possible.
You know that suede moto jacket you’ve been seeing everywhere lately almost like the universe is telling you that you need it? It’s because you do! I’ve literally been wearing my tan suede moto jacketfrom Oasis with everything from jeans and a tee to little rompers and sun dresses. It’s perfect for those cool spring nights or when you’re rocking bare shoulders in a freezing cold restaurant on date night.
As for this striped dress from Morning Lavender, if you consistently follow along with my blog, then you know that I can’t get through any season without of these! In fact, I always pack a little striped dress whenever I’m traveling because it’s the perfect go-to look when I just want to look cute and comfortable. It’s actually pretty funny how many more compliments I’ll get on a little striped dress with some wedges or ankle boots then I’ll get on an outfit that I worked really hard to put together. People love simple and easy, but I totally get it because obviously so do I!