Sunday, March 19, 2017

A Pop of Lime Green

Photo by Rachel Dwyer Photography

Hello! You may or may not already know this but I work part-time at a fashion-forward tween clothing boutique in Richmond when I'm not working full-time at my office job, blogging or working on RaddayVintage. The boutique, Clara B., opened this past August and I've been working there (and loving it) ever since. We carry not only tween clothing but cute accessories such as trendy pieces of jewelry and colorful clutches. And while yes, it is a tween fashion retailer, the stuff we carry is so darn cute that I often find myself ooh-ing and aah-ing over it. I purchased the coolest holographic wallet at the shop a couple months ago followed by a translucent pink purse a few weeks later and then just recently this adorable citrus wristlet clutch.

A few weeks ago, we received a shipment of citrus clutches like the one I'm holding above in a variety of different fruity colors- think orange tangerine, lemon yellow, etc. and I immediately fell in love. If you're already following me on Instagram @toriradday then you probably saw my (multiple) Insta-stories raving about these clutches- they're just that cute! Buying one for my spring wardrobe was a no-brainer but it was a bit tricky to choose a color; I opted for a lively lime green one to best complement my spring wardrobe. I felt tempted by a pretty peach one but we all know that I certainly don't need another pink purse in my wardrobe!

The best part? The affordable $15 price tag. I guess you could say shopping at a tween boutique for accessories such as fun purses and clutches has its perks. If you're located in Richmond, pop on into Clara B. sometime soon and pick one of these clutches up for your spring wardrobe- you won't regret it! (Also on a very important related note- this wristlet clutch IS in fact big enough for your phone, ID & keys.) I'm totally tempted to buy another one for my wardrobe- keep an eye on my blog for another one of these fun, colorful clutches!

Photo by Rachel Dwyer Photography. 

Citrus clutch: Clara B.
Butterfly sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Winter to Spring

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Hello! Ugh, where did spring go? I know it's not officially spring yet but the unusually warm weather that we've been experiencing the past few weeks here in Richmond tricked me into thinking that spring came early this year. But boy, was I wrong; temperatures have dropped back down and every time I step outside, the wind cruelly slaps me in the face, proving that spring hasn't truly arrived quite yet. The recent erratic weather has made getting dressed much more difficult because you never quite know if it's going to reach 80 degrees or if it'll snow.

For this look I put together a sort of winter meets spring outfit. This outfit can easily be adjusted to work for the warmer weather or chillier weather with a few tweaks here and there. I started styling the look around a high-waisted pair of vintage pants; their fresh white color feels appropriate for spring while their silhouette protects my legs against the lingering cold. I slipped on a black cut-out crop top with the pants. Its cropped silhouette and cut-out detailing work well for spring while its long sleeves make it somewhat okay for colder weather. By pairing the crop top with a pair of very high-rise pants, only a little sliver of my stomach was left bare. I added a stylish touch of fun to the look with a vintage leopard print faux fur jacket. Simple golden jewelry, neutral heels and a voluptuous ponytail perfected the look.

White pants: Vintage
Black crop top: c/o DressLink
Neutral heels: c/o Musse and Cloud
Leopard print jacket: Vintage
Golden cat earrings: Vintage

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