02 September 2013

Steps to Getting Dressed for a Date

 In only 8 simple steps, you too could be well-dressed and on your way to a $3.50 movie!

1. I was wearing this black and white polka dot sundress around the house because it was hot, and I was wearing my fork earrings because I'm in love with them.

2. Angel said, "Let's go see Now You See Me at the cheap theater!"

3. I must civilize my outfit. I tie on my light blue, anchor-patterned shirt to cover my shoulders.

4. I add a blue flower to my hair. 

5. Dr. Martens and Pink Sparkly Converse were considered as possible shoes, but nude sneaker-wedges made the final cut.

6. I look at myself in the mirror. "Eww. This looks preppy. And randomly patriotic."

7. What's the cure for unintended preppiness and patriotism? A black ribbon choker and four leather studded arm bands, of course. 

8. Success.

P.S. In case you didn't know, I'm joining in Skirtember. First link-up is next Monday!

P.P.S. Well, this one you obviously know already, if you've ever been here before. There's been a blog transformation, courtesy of Angi. She's good at what she does and her prices are suitable for the non-millionaires among us. And seriously, I think it was Tuesday when I contacted her first about a blog design. Less than a week and it's already here? Take a few minutes to check out features like the non-obnoxious "Pin" button when you hover over my photos and also my brand new "Search" box on the sidebar. I revamped all the blog pages in honor of the new design, so go check out About and Best Of and Advertise and Questions? and tell me how glorious they are. This is the new look of The Random Writings of Rachel, and I am okay with that.


  1. Cute look for a date night. Not too preppy or patriotic, either. I like your wedge sneakers. Love thew new blog design!

  2. Cute look for a date night. Not too preppy or patriotic, either. I like your wedge sneakers. Love thew new blog design!

  3. What a cute outfit. Love your sneaker-wedges. They are awesome.
    Have a lovely day

  4. "Preppy" haha. You fixed that with the jewelry!

    I admit, when Chantal suggested Skirtember to me, months ago, I immediately thought you!

  5. Haha I love your cure for preppy - I hate it when I look preppy, too. Rocker jewelry usually does the trick. ;)

    How was the movie!? We never did get it in our theater here so I have to wait for the video.

    And thanks for the shout-out!! :D

  6. I also want to know how the movie was :D

    I didn't know about Skirtember but will definitely try to remember to link up now :D I always wear skirts! Thanks for spreading the word. :)

  7. oh my goodness. LOVE the yellow nail polish. <3


  8. Love your sundress and the yellow nail polish! You look great! Hope the movie and date night were suitably awesome.

  9. I read Angi's blog and it's so cool to see one of her designs in action- your blog looks awesome!! And haha i love this post- especially the comment "randomly patriotic". Also, $3.50 movies?! That's like 1950's prices- I need to hunto one of those theaters down.

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  10. Love the shoes and this post so very much! :)

  11. Great outfit for a date, I love black and white polka dot dresses with a red belt, my favourite style :)

  12. This is way too cute! I love the dress and I love even more that you tied the anchor shirt over it!

  13. this is such a cute look! love the sneaker wedges.

    Alicia / River City Chic

  14. Your armbands are awesome! So fun!

  15. Cute! I love the pattern mixing :)

    xo, Megan
    indie flower

  16. I love this! Casual and fun, with some great pattern mixing. :)

    FYI, there is something funky with the new blog design - there's a serious sideways scroll for no apparent reason, like something is too wide for the browser window. I'm on a Mac, and checked it in both Firefox and Safari, and a single post and your main page - same situation. Might want to have your designer look into that.

  17. great look! love the dress with those shoes :)

  18. You're such a cute pie! Would love for you to come by my link up Friday!

    xo Lulu
    *What I'm Loving Fridays*

  19. This was a fun read, and I'm totally coveting those sneaker wedges!

  20. So cute! As always!! Someone commented on my Wednesday post that I remind them of you... it was the best compliment! Thanks for linking up for Passion For Fashion!

  21. such an adorable story. You look great for your date! =)

  22. Darling outfit!

    Thank you for linking up with Style Sessions!

    Lauren xx

  23. You look adorable!

    P.S. Now You See Me was amazing!

  24. great look.. those sneaker wedges are amazing! with those and the wristbands it gives the rockier vibe which i really like!Thanks so much for linking up to Passion for Fashion, hope to see you again this friday!xx