Culottes (Pronounced “cool • oats”)

Rachel Off Duty: Culottes

“cool • oats” There are some things I just refuse to be an early adopter of. Culottes (pronounced cool • oats) are one of them. I don’t have anything against them per se, I just hadn’t yet found a pair that worked for me. If you’re like me, you might feel a sort of wary […]

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Desert Heat

Rachel Off Duty - Coachella

Since it’s Thursday, here’s a little throwback for you guys. To the desert. Palm Springs, to be exact.   After a weekend of bottomless mimosas, endless walking, soul-soothing music, and dry, dusty desert heat, I (somehow) survived. But man, was I exhausted. For a second, I worried that I was getting too old for this. […]

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Knowing Your Worth

Knowing Your Worth

The other day, I mentioned to someone that I was a blogger. The person paused, laughed a bit, and said “oh, a blahhh-ger (I bet you guys can all read that in the exact tone it was said, right?). Do you have like a million followers and spend the weekends in like, Greece and shit?” […]

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Festival Season + How to Style your Hair

How to do Your Hair for Coachella

It’s April. And if you’re like me, that can only mean one thing: it’s Coachella season! I honestly almost wasn’t going to be going this year. I’m moving into a new apartment this month before the lease on my current apartment is up, which pretty much means my life is going to be a financial […]

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Hello Spring

Hello Spring

Happy spring you guys! This was one of the first days I was able to comfortably wear shorts outside in months, and my poor pale legs loved every second of it.  Spring is, actually, my least-favorite season. But not because I hate it. Rather, it’s just because all the other seasons are 10x more exciting. […]

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New Beginnings

Rachel Off Duty | New Beginnings

You know what I hate about the beginning of the year? The sun is finally beginning to reveal itself, the days are getting longer… and it’s still cold as all hell outside. Don’t get me wrong. I’m a sucker for winter and I love the summer with all my heart, but the seasons in the […]

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Sunsets on Oahu

Hawaii 2017

Two weeks ago, I went on a last-minute trip back home to Hawaii… and, like all trips, it ended way too soon. Doesn’t it always seem like the more you want to hold on to something, the quicker it disappears? That’s how it always feels when it comes to vacations… and food. Am I right? The […]

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Off Duty Destination: San Diego + New Year’s Eve

Off Duty Destination: San Diego + New Year's Eve

It’s so easy to always try to seek out what’s new or ‘hip’ when you live in the city. A new restaurant, a new food craze, a new Nasty Gal store opening…. Being a California transplant myself, I’m super guilty of spending every other weekend in pursuit of something new and exciting. But, I also […]

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Christmas in California

Christmas in California

This is the second holiday season in a row that I’ve not been able to go home (home, if you don’t know me, is across the pond in Hawaii). Now, I’m not complaining. I love California. But it’s always a little bit harder this time of year when I’m here and my family is thousands […]

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Slowing Things Down Before Christmas

Slowing Things Down Before Christmas

I love this time of year. I love how lively everyone gets, and how everyone seems to move with more purpose, hurrying to get all of the last-minute errands done before the year is up. But it’s so easy to get caught up in the chaos. In between shopping for gifts, attending holiday parties, working, […]

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