Nike Tennis Skirts

These Victory skirts are going to be EVERYWHERE this summer – if you haven’t seen them yet, you will very soon! I saw one photo on a streetwear inspo page and fell in love. They don’t sell them on Nike’s site anymore so I’ve gotten all of mine on Poshmark. I am somewhere between a small and medium. I like the medium because it’s a bit longer, but the waist is a little too big for me. If you’re tall, I’d recommend sizing up for sure.

Today, I went through ALL of Poshmark and found these links for you guys to get your own! They’re sorted by size. Some are NWT, vintage, exact matches or just similar styles. They sell REALLY fast so if you’re interested, put in an offer quickly!











Rachel Reviews: JJ Eyelashes | Sponsored

Hi friends!

As you may know, I am always trying new lash extension spots around the city. I’ve never had the patience to sit down and really learn how to do makeup elaborately so extensions have been my saving grace. This month, I tried out JJ Eyelashes. They have 5 locations around NYC and offer not only extensions, but also lash lifts, microblading, waxing and other services. I went to the Soho location because it’s the closest to my apartment and I was pleasantly surprised by the service and speed of the appointment.  JJ Eyelashes really stood out to me as one of the most friendly and established lash extension salons in NYC.


Checking In

NYC subways are always a mess (and I’m always running behind schedule) so I was 10 minutes late to my appointment, but I called the salon to let them know and they were super accommodating over the phone. They have a 15 minute late policy so thankfully I made it on time!


The Soho Location

When you enter the store, there is a reception desk and a seating area with water and magazines. They also have makeup removers and q-tips in case you forgot to take off your eye-makeup before your appointment! This was a nice touch that made it feel more welcoming. My technician, Jessica, came to greet me at the front and escorted me down a colorful hallway to my bed. It was very clean and private which stood out to me as one of the best things about JJ Eyelashes.


The Process

The first thing we did was discuss the style of lashes I wanted to get. I was booked for the Ruby set (80 lashes) and Jessica took a look at my natural lashes to see what would be possible given their shape and length. I do not have a lot of lashes, but they are pretty long and thin.

Jessica brought over a chart to show me the two different lash curls (j-curl or c-curl), lash shape (natural, cat-eye, and dramatic) and the lash lengths (a wide range from ~8mm – 15mm).

I went with the natural shape and 12mm length in a C-curl. I like my lash extensions to look a little more exaggerated as opposed to a more blended natural look.

Now I know this is sponsored, but I wouldn’t say this if it wasn’t true, the bed was SO much more comfortable than most beds at lash extension salons. They also provided a cozy blanket and I was drifting in and out of sleep with the spa music in the background.

For those of you who have never had lashes done before, it’s a very simple process. You spend an hour or so with your eyes closed while the technician applies an extension to each individual lash.



Before and After



Overall Thoughts

I had a very good experience at JJ Eyelashes. Their locations are all in super convenient areas of the city and they have some later appointment slots which is perfect for any other ladies out there with 9-5s. Being in a clean space and knowing that your technician is highly trained at applying the extensions is an extreme comfort as well. Definitely looking forward to coming back for my two week refills and continuing to show off my new lashes around the city!





Rachel Reviews: Drybar

I love learning how “hot topic” companies like Drybar operate, but I’ve found that a lot of the time, the execution in-store falls short of what their cute branding promises. For a special event last week, I got the Mai Tai and it was not quite the cute free wavy look I was hoping for.

Before I Arrived

On Drybar’s website, they have a menu of styles you can choose from. There weren’t many photos on the site, but I chose the MaiTai. This was a photo from their Instagram so I went in with this as the expectation.

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At the Appointment

I arrived early and was offered a drink, but the woman who did my hair was quiet and mumbled a lot. As a first timer it was difficult to understand all of the decisions she was asking me to make on the spot when she wasn’t speaking up. I had to choose between one or two shampoos (I didn’t even know two shampoos was a thing?) and conditioner on the ends or my entire head. I couldn’t hear her so I had to ask twice for her to speak up.

After washing and a mini scalp massage, the stylist took my back to the chair and began to work in silence. It took 37 minutes from the time my appointment began until we were finished. There was a movie on the TV so it went pretty quickly.

The Result

I’m not entirely happy with the results. The front ended up being VERY big curls while the back is much smaller little curls/waves. The MaiTai is supposed to be loose beachy waves with straight ends, but that was not what I got.

The worst part was that they managed to make little rats nests at the ends of my hair.

There were also SO MANY fly aways. I went in with my usualy straight hair and it was all over the place by the time I’d left.

In the end it looked like the Cosmo or the Old Fashioned styles they do!

Drybar Old Fashioned


I complained to their customer service because I left with split ends from the rats nests. They were super nice and set me up with a free appointment to head back.


Have you been to Drybar? What was your experience like?

Finally! Some Chic Winter Boots | Sponsored by DSW

I was raised with the mentality that snow boots had to be these ugly hulking rubber things that you did not want to be caught dead in. My dad’s family is from Minnesota so winter clothing was always hyper-functional, but never cute. The only time I wear them in NYC is when it is SO SNOWY that nobody else is able to look at your feet haha.

So when I came to college in New York, I had my clunky boots and everyone else had just landed from Cali with super cute snow boots and I was thrown off! I kept my ugly black rubber boots for soooo long. This winter, I’m finally stepping up my winter boot game with these Timberland boots from DSW. They are so slim and chic yet sturdy and perfect for the impending snow.

What do you think? Would you rock these?

Shop the look directly on my
Boots: DSW Timberland Bramhall Bootie ($129.99)
Jacket: Abercrombie Sherpa Denim Jacket ($140)
Sports Bra: I can’t remember where I got it from (SAD!) but I’ve linked similar ones in my above!
Leggings: Aritzia Daria Pant ($135)


Sponsored by DSW
Photography: Devon DeBari