Photo by Old Sacramento
Did you know that Sacramento used to be below sea level? Since it flooded so often the city was raised and many attics became basements. A lot of businesses were then below street level. There are still underground tunnels in Old Sacramento and they even have tours for them! As locals to Sacramento it's easy to forget about Old Sac, but there's a reason why it's visited by so many people each year. There are a lot of have fun things to do and yummy restaurants to eat at. We have put together a style guide for dressing up for a day at Old Sacramento!
Right now is one of the best times to enjoy all that our charming Old Sacramento has to offer! The air is crispy and fresh which makes an old town adventure more bearable for walking around and enjoying the sights. My husband and I love visiting the shops, especially Evangalines and the costume mansion, your one stop shop for anything gifty and unique. Even though Halloween is over the costume mansion is always a must visit now that its open all year round you can ride the spooky elevator as much as you want.
Photo by Luke Soin
Our next favorite stop is Christmas and Co. the coolest holiday ornament shop in Sacramento, they have all the ornaments of your wildest dreams. For example if your looking to trim your Christmas tree with assorted mermen this year...well you're in luck because they've got you covered! With every visit to Old Sac we always end it with a strong cocktail from the Back Door Lounge bar, its really dark, old timely, always warmly empty, and you can find it in the alley around the corner from the Christmas decor store.
My Old Sacramento attire is always very casual and comfortable, there are definitely never any 6-inch heels involved, I'll tell you that. With all the cobblestones, wood plank floors, and uneven ground I recommend wearing comfortable shoes, It's legitimately like stepping back into the old west days there. My styled outfit this week is comprised of a linen tie waist dress and oyster gray leggings. I love this dress so much, it's a beautiful earthy rust color and made of 100% linen which is fabulous.
A really great aspect of this dress is the detail of the side tie, you can adjust it wherever you see fit as well. I am pretty tall and also being so bump-a-licious these days I opted to pair this adorable dress with a pair of super soft fleece lined leggings because this dress is a tad on the short side for my taste. They are one size fits most and we now have these leggings available in six different colors.
I really enjoyed playing around with my accessories this week, I feel like they added a cool bohemian vibe to my outfit. I chose a silvery gray velvet headband, a serious pair of chandelier statement earrings, and a gold bracelet. I feel like these three items pair perfectly together. The headband is in a turban style, and the earrings are a mixture of black and white malachite with black tassels, with gold metal accents. The dainty gold and rhinestone adjustable bracelet adds just a touch of sparkle to the look while also blending in nicely. I hope you enjoyed my old Sacramento adventure styled look this week.
It's always a great time visiting old Sacramento! With fall upon us, it's time to grab a jacket and head out for some fun!
With that theme in mind, I decided to go with a more casual look. I wore light blue high waist jeans, to accentuate the curves, and a relaxed fit black t shirt with a front knot accent. I added a short black leather jacket with silver hardware just in case it gets chilly during a walking adventure, and a great black hat. The jacket gave it a moto look and the length accentuated the derriere
A silver and black layered necklace, silver rings, silver stud earrings and heart shaped shades finished this ultra cool style. Grab your favorite pair of moto boots and you're ready for a walk on the cobblestone roads and wooden walkways to lots of fun. Whether it be Evangeline's for the kid in you, Garden of Enchantment for crystals and the like, or the Underground Tasting Room for a few drinks, you're dressed to kill!
I love hanging around Old Sacramento and being a tourist in my own city! There is so many fun things to do and food to eat. The weather is starting to be just perfect for date nights there.
I went with a super cozy gray off the shoulder sweater and distressed denim jeans! These two go together and make the perfect duo for a sassy but comfortable look around town. The off the shoulder style of the sweater takes this effortless outfit to the next level, catching eyes from every one around!
Because I wore darker colors for my outfit, I wore a unique pair of turquoise earrings to bring out the color and pop! The earrings added more fun and sass to my outfit than it already had. I wore gray and black marble bracelets to match my sweater and completed my look with a simple silver eye necklace.
This is a look that I can wear all night without being uncomfortable and freely move about my day in Old Sac. The possibilities of fun is endless here; from trying on costumes at Evangeline's to grabbing fries and a shake at Willie's Burgers!
Sarah R.'s Style
Sometimes when I tell people I'm from Sacramento they give me sad eyes or say, "I'm sorry..." Even though it's happened to me many times in my life, I'm always so surprised by it! Sacramento is such a great city with so many things to offer. One of my favorite things about Sacramento is it's history. So many important events took place in our little city! I think a lot of people who haven't spent a good amount of time here don't realize how much of a treasure it truly is and that's why this week's themes is one of my favorites so far- a day in Old Sac!
There are so many fun things to do in Old Sacramento, whether that's going out for a bite to eat, shopping the unique stores, or exploring the railroad museum. Old Sac is also extremely family friendly, so if you have young kids like I do, there are plenty of things to keep them entertained as well!
I wanted to keep my outfit more comfortable (as usual) because typically you do a lot of walking in Old Sac. I didn't want anything too cumbersome, so I opted for black skinny jeans, a flannel, and a scarf to keep me warm!
If you've never tried KanKan brand denim, I highly suggest you do! They are SO stretchy, comfortable, and always have the best styles. They are also very reasonably priced for good quality jeans! The black on this high waist style is very true to color. No fading or weird grey hues here. I usually prefer something with a little distressing, but there is something about the clean lines of this pair that is super chic and classy. These would be so easy to dress up with a nice pair of heels and a fancier top.
Our flannels are AMAZING. They are fleece lined! I am a flannel addict, and I can't believe I've never thought of something so genius. I love that I am warm and can forgo a jacket even when it's colder at night. It also comes in several different colors if the black and white isn't your thing. I chose the black and white so I could do a pop of fun color with my scarf! The traditional red and black buffalo is my favorite type of plaid, but I thought I'd step outside of my box this time.
Let's talk about this cozy scarf- it's cute and functional! I'm really enjoying rust tones for fall too, so I couldn't pass this one up. Scarfs are a great way to keep warm and accessorize! I also had my eye on this dainty little evil eye necklace. I think it adds a little charm to the outfit without being overbearing next to the plaid print. If you're reading this and haven't had a chance to visit Old Sacramento, I really hope you get the chance to! There are so many wonderful things about this vintage part of our town that are not only educational, but really fun as well.
Old Sacramento has a special little place in my heart so doing an outfit for it this week is so fun to me! When my and my fiance first started dating he had taken me to the top of a parking garage in Old Sacramento that looked over the yellow bridge and all of Sacramento and asked me to be his girlfriend, so there's some sweet little memories in this spot.
For my outfit I wanted it to be pretty casual and easy to move around in but still super cute. I chose a pair of dark distressed jeans and with a white long sleeve tucked in. I paired it with this cute burgandy cardigan that is so soft and perfect for a day out exploring. It's easy to take on and off if needed and light enough so you don't get too warm.
To accessorize it I chose a longer necklace but that's still pretty dainty so I don't have a large piece of jewelry getting in my way all day long. Added a black flat brim hat because it's my favorite thing to add to an outfit to pull it together. Throw on some cute clogs and you're ready to go!
One of my favorite childhood memories was driving over the Tower Bridge from Sacramento to West Sacramento for ballet classes. We didn't go out to many places, so it was always a treat to go over the bridge (while listening to Funky Town). So, it's no surprise there is a special place in my heart for Old Sac. For this week's look I went with a floral midi dress, great for exploring the dusty streets of historic Old Sacramento.
This wrap dress is really comfortable and flirty at the same time. Since this dress is a bit more fancy I would suggest a little afternoon to evening date. First, check out Candy Heaven for some sweet treats then a little tour at the Railroad Museum. For dinner go to the Delta King for the Suspects Mystery Dinner. Then to end the night take a scroll around the Tower Bridge.
To make this a bit more casual and safe for roaming around Old Sacramento I opted for my trusty Rothy's pointed flats. They're so comfortable and stylish at the same time, plus I can toss them in the washer after wearing them all day and night. Since my dress is a bold floral print I went with more dainty gold jewelry. I went with my favorite moon cutout earrings, a simple wire heart necklace, and a simple bar bracelet. This dress is perfect for all the photos you'll take in Old Sac!
Thanks for visiting this week. We hope you enjoyed our outfits for a day at Old Sacramento!
A wardrobe staple is a piece that you can wear from day to play. These new cuffed trousers are exactly that! The partial elastic band adds comfort and cinches at just the right place for a flattering look. The pockets will hold your cards for a quick lunch break and the cropped cut will let you wear your favorite statement shoes. Peep below for some style ideas with our new cuffed trousers!
Yay for a new week! This week we are showing these fun trousers! Let me tell you, for being so short a lot of these kinds of pants just eat me alive, but not these ones! They were so comfortable and completely formed to my body. There's three different colors to choose from, which is always great!
For my outfit this week I chose to go with the black cuffed trousers. I usually don't wear too much black so I thought it would be good to try this color out this week! Since I chose the black ones I wanted to make sure that I paired it with a little bit of a brighter color on top. I chose this mustard blouse with these adorable ruffles on the top. These trousers are so great to either dress up for work or down for a weekend out. You could go to the office in just the trousers and the blouse and then once you left work throw on a denim jacket like I did to help dress it down a little bit.
To accessorize it I chose to keep it simple, like I always do with a pair of simple gold earrings. Because pretty sure I've never worn any silver jewelry in these photos. Girl sticks to her comfort zone haha. A fun bootie or heel are great with these pants, especially for me being shorter I needed a little bit of height added. A simple flat would go great with them to. Have a great week!
This week we are featuring our new loose fit crop pants that come in three different colors: black, camel, and olive green. A nice pair of cropped trousers is a must have basic item in any women's wardrobe. With the colder months approaching these are a great choice, I love the fact that they have such a simple appearance which means they will match up with a lot more items in your closet. They are great for dressing up oh so fancy, a laid back casual look, or somewhere in the middle like the outfit that I styled.
My look this week was styled for an up scaled daytime adventure, like a trip to the Crocker Art Museum and lavish lunch date with friends at Ilfornaio afterwards. I chose to pair the olive trousers with one of our popular mock neck long sleeve tops in black and our favorite slouchy cardigan in gray. These pants have a nice slouchy but tailored fit (the cuff detail at the bottom add a tailored appearance) and are comprised of non-itchy, breathable polyester. Another nice feature is that they have a stretch band in the back that makes them extremely comfortable and give the wearer free mobility during an active day. I feel like the mock neck top and bulky sweater paired nicely with these pants as far as color, fit, and textural contrast.
To accessorize this look I chose a pair of large silver hoop earrings, I love these earrings because they are super skinny hoops, they almost look like bent, thick gauged wire. They have a very minimalist, artistic vibe which I'm a huge fan of and I also love how shiny they are. I also chose to pair a necklace set with my outfit, this necklace is unique because its three totally different styled necklaces for the price of one! My favorite part about it though is the large wooden circle pendant on the bottom chain, the wood is actually stained black. So crafty and unique! So here was my styled rendition of an upper east side Saturday outing, I hope you enjoyed it!
Sacramento is definitely infamous for its weather and we are still feeling the heat as we are about to end October! But as the colder temperatures start to settle in I get more excited for different fall outfits to put together a these camel cuffed pants are going to be a fall favorite for sure.
For my outfit this week I went for a really warm look with black and brown colors. Comfort is what I'm all about all day so fortunately for me these pants will having me feeling like I'm lounging around the house but looking chic! I went with a black long sleeve turtle neck to stay extra warm. These two colors go perfect together creating the perfect vibes for fall activities.
I kept the same color scheme when it came to my jewelry and wore a dark brown bouton bracelet and black marble bracelet. I wore some funky gold and black dangly earrings to throw in a little flavor to my outfit! I finished off my look with a gold layered necklace to make my black shirt pop even more!
I see myself wearing this outfit for any errand or event I may have all season long! Perfect for a coffee date, brunch, and even the pumpkin patch! I for sure feel comfy in this outfit, now it's just time to wait for it to get colder in Sacramento so I can cozy up wearing it!
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Thank you for checking in this week! See ya next week!
It is about that time friends... Halloween! It's the day full of ghost, goblins, and witches. Want to have the best costume at the party without breaking the bank? Our RIRE girls have each created a Halloween costumes with clothes from the store. The best part about each item is... you can re-wear it after! There's nothing worse than spending a bunch of money for something you are only going to wear once. We hope these costume ideas give you inspiration to go all out this year!
Also, at the end of this post are a bunch of events happening in Midtown and Oak Park. Check them out with your BOO or friends!
Savana as Dancer Emoji Girl 💃
Spooky season is finally here and Halloween is just around the corner! My favorite holiday of the year and I'm ready to be festive! Can you guess what idea I was inspired by? Yup, you guessed it, the fiesta emoji girl!
This red ruffle dress is perfect for dressing up for the holiday! I feel fancy yet festive to step out for a Halloween party. All night long this dress will for sure keep me comfortable with its soft material. So ideal for a long crazy night Halloween might have in store!
You can't wear a dress without adding some bling to it! So I put on a super sparkly rhinestone necklace, and boy, do I feel fancy!! I ended my outfit with silver hoops cause who doesn't love hoops? This costume was so simple to put together but will for sure be an eye catcher!
Sarah L. as Sandy From Grease
My favorite time of the year is here! When I was figuring out what outfit to put together for a costume, I was first looking for something funny/maybe even scary-ish. If we were in the world of Meal Girls, I would be Katy as the dead bride. But after some Pinterest and Google searches, I decided on Sandy from Grease! If I were to have to throw an outfit together last minute, wearing all black would be the easiest to either pull from my closet or pop into the boutique and find the perfect top and bottoms.
I already had a black pair of jeans, but I knew this off the shoulder ruffle top would be the perfect piece to my Sandy Costume. It has long sleeves for the chilly evening and its fitted style is right up Sandy's ally. This is also a top that I know would be a great staple in my closet. There's nothing that drives me more bonkers than buying something for one day and then it sits in my closet collecting dust forever. Also, as an adult I can't imagine spending so much on a cheaply made costume just for one night!
For accessories, I added our jeweled stretchy waist belt and some black pumps. I really love the belt with this look because it adds just a pop of glam the outfit needed. For the final touch I put on a little lipstick and some sassy attitude ;) Happy Halloween! #GhoulsRule
Jourdan as Debbie From The Wild Thornberrys
I'm taking it back to the 90's! I decided to dress as Debbie from The Wild Thornberrys! I love her because she is so sassy and a bit edgy, my favorite combination! Her personality shines through with her outfit, the creators designed a look to help form a clearer picture of her character. I was excited to dress as her because this is definitely an outfit I would wear myself!
Debbie has the classic "I don't care" look with her over-sized plaid shirt and jeans. Yet she still shows off her curves by showing some skin with a tight orange crop top. To match her style, I used an orange bralette with a new green plaid shirt we just got in. This shirt is awesome because it is actually lined with a soft fuzzy material, for sure to keep you warm!
The final piece to her look are blue over-sized distressed jeans. Although they aren't quite as baggy as Debbie's (I don't know how her pants stay up), I used a pair of boyfriend jeans that look very similar. Next all you need to do is add the lips, hair, and attitude, then you're ready for a fun Halloween with some great friends!
Sarah R. as Lydia Deetz From Beetlejuice
Did someone say Halloween?! October has always been one of my favorite months because of the holiday. As I've gotten older my costumes have definitely gotten lamer, but that's one of the best parts about being a mom- I get to dress my kid up and live vicariously through her! Luckily for me I have a fun job that allows me to join in on the festivities, otherwise I'd probably be recycling the same cat ears over and over again. I chose to style my outfit around Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice. Who doesn't love Winona Ryder?! She's perfect.
Obviously to have any sort of semblance to Lydia this outfit has to have a lot of black. How fitting for me! It's my color of choice and what I feel best in. To me, there's nothing more chic than an all black outfit. I chose these cropped wide leg pants with a tight fitting top tucked in. I love that the pants are so wide they almost look like a skirt. They are also SO comfortable which is a huge plus, especially if you're going to be out and about on Halloween. I've had cumbersome costumes in the past and I'm just not here for that! The faux leather detailing on the waist of the pants helps break up the black and gives the outfit fun texture.
I tend to run away from anything tight fitting around my neck because it makes me feel like I'm choking, but this top is very soft and stretchy. Again, super comfy! I find the high neck to be very flattering and warm. This shirt also comes in white, camel, and hunter green if black isn't your thing. I sorta want them all! Such a nice basic for the Fall and Winter.
A wide brimmed hat was the iconic accessory Lydia sported in Beetlejuice, so I couldn't skip out on this pretty little felt number. Every time I throw a hat on I instantly feel put together. It's like having a good pair of jeans, but for your head! This is what completed the outfit for me.
I chose a couple dainty black rings and a black feather as finishing touches on the outfit. The gold detailing on the feather adds a little bit of sparkle, which I love. If you decide to rock something similar on Halloween, I would suggest painting your nails black too!
Kate as Jessie James Decker
Happy Halloween! I've never been the biggest participator in Halloween, looking back growing up it makes me laugh because I was so painfully shy that I could never go up to people's door to get candy, so my brother would have to do it for me while I just stood on the sidewalk with my parents waiting for him to be done. Once I got to the age of like 8 my mom finally stopped dressing me up because she knew it scared me so bad to go out haha so I've stayed home and handed out candy ever since.
But since this weeks looks are inspired by Halloween costumes, I chose to be Jessie James Decker. If you don't know of her seriously look her up. She is one of my favorite people to follow, to look up to for fashion, home, and lifestyle. Her family is the sweetest and she is also a singer, so there's pretty nothing she can't do. Her style is probably one of my favorite things about her. She has a way of making her every day style so effortless and so chic at the same time. She also rocks a good flat brim hat all the time which is one of my favorite things to do. I chose to copy of her most recent photo shoots for her new line. I chose these fun rust flowy pants, and paired it with a tight black shirt.
To accessorize it I of course chose a flat brim hat and Jessie is short just like me and always rocks a heel of some kind. I paired my outfit with a fun bootie. She usually doesn't rock too much jewelry so I stuck with a simple gold necklace.. because gold jewelry runs my life. And that's it! Hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween!
Josie as Lara Jean From To All The Boys I've Loved Before
If you haven't seen To All The Boys I've Loved on Netflix yet, then you gotta! It's adorable and fun and the main character, Lara Jean, has the cutest outfits. I went for her back to school look because I like how laid back and ready for fall it is. Since it's still quite warm in Sacramento (go figure) it was an added benefit that the outfit had shorts for staying cool and a layered button up for when the sun sets.
Another reason I went with this outfit is because it's pretty close to my own style. I like layering tops with button ups and knotting them. This button up will be great if you go out on Halloween night because it's sherpa lined, so it's very warm! I wanted to roll up the sleeves to show off the scrunchie (I know she wears one in her hair) but in the movie her favorite scrunchie causes some drama!
The burgundy socks completes the look and connects it with the green plaid button up. These shoes might not be vintage like Lara Jean's but they so comfortable and fun! I loved the extra height they gave me! All that is needed is a brown backpack to hold all your essentials and your own Peter Kavinsky!
Ashley as Baby Spice
Ah, yes! Finally, Halloween is just a week away, so in honor of that we decided to feature a styled by RIRE Halloween costume edition. I chose to style a Baby Spice costume. I must confess that I've been living by the "Spice up your life" motto since like 6th grade. I was always more of a Ginger type girl but I think since I'm actually "preggers" at the moment a Baby Spice look would be more appropriate and equally funny. Halloween is always an extra fun time where you get a free pass to dress up as something your not or something that you think you couldn't normally pull off on the daily, it's a chance to be over the top, so that's what I did!
Baby Spice was super girly and dressed child like with her pastel baby-doll dresses, platform boots and sky high pig tails. For my costume I chose our baby pink midi dress, and giant fuzzy coat. Baby pink was Baby Spices "color" so that actually worked perfectly and the dress looks really sweet and girly. I love the length of the dress as well as the cool ripply texture of the fabric. It features a bardot styled top with a cut out keyhole in the front which feels so sassy and world tour worthy! Now lets talk about that giant fuzzy coat, its amazing, and "SO Spice Girly!" I mean every bad ass girl needs a coat like this, it screams "I've Arrived!" Whats really neat about this fun sherpa style coat is that its actually reversible so either color (the brown or cream) can be featured to your liking. The coat also has pockets on both sides so you wont loose pocket space either, not to mention that its soft as hell!
I chose to accessorize my outfit with a choker necklace and Baby Spices signature sky high pig tails. The black necklace is super posh with a cute moveable diamond pendant and comes with matching gold stud earrings. For the hair style I used our cute sparkly rubber bands for my pop star hair doo, they are only $1 each which is stellar and come in all kinds of colors. I hope that you enjoyed my interpretation of Baby Spice!
Andrea as a Witch
Looking for something to do before Halloween night? Check out all of these events happening in Midtown and Oak Park! The below list and photos provided by the Midtown Association.