Tag: Raquel Reyes

By Our Bedsides, Vol. 4

By Our Bedsides, Vol. 4

By Our Bedsides is a new evening series in which we share the books, beauty products, and whatever else it may be that we’re winding down with at the moment. In this edition, Raquel talks us through the items on her nightstand that support her […]

At Summer’s End

At Summer’s End

Summer is warm and pink, the same floral dress worn day in and day out. Open in the back to let a rare breeze flow through. Berries for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; an endless flow of sparkling liquids. Rain all day, nights spent running through […]

Christmas In August: A Tea Recipe

Christmas In August: A Tea Recipe

So. I get sick* a lot. Nothing drastic ever, minus that horrid case of laryngitis first year of university thanks to that guy who decided to sit too close on our first day of Drawing 100. We were inseparable for the next nine months but I’ve never forgiven him for that. Can you tell the fever’s gone to my head yet?

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What’s A Witch To Wear In The Summer?!

What’s A Witch To Wear In The Summer?!

Summer can be a glorious time of year for those who love bright colors, endless tans, and as little amount of clothing as possible. It can be a literal Hell for those who live in black and feel naked without the regulated J.Crew third layer, […]

With Friends Like These…

With Friends Like These…

Who wouldn’t need a cocktail? Enter the players. There were seven of us then, seven bright young things with wide precious futures ahead of us. Until that year, we saw no further than the books in front of our faces. We, here at The Attic […]

How To Dress Like You’re In A Jane Austen Novel

How To Dress Like You’re In A Jane Austen Novel

Fashion has many sources of inspiration; style even more so. Be it a decade, a film, a movement—adopting the look of another can have a comforting solidarity.

While a good story will have you immersed enough with its words, I like a method approach, and nothing gets me more into a story than appearing as though I might at any second jump into its pages (liberties taken wherever they must). I call it the pursuit of literary aesthetic coordination.

This series may follow current reads, or it may feature old favorites. Come Winter, Olivia and I will probably tell you all about the times we’ve dressed like heroines in an Evelyn Waugh novel, but for this first edition of How To Dress Like Your Novel, I thought I’d celebrate Jane Austen, and my personal favorite, Emma.

The Regency Era’s not a difficult one; think maxi dresses with empire waists… light neutrals for ill-advised picnics… comfortable flats for wandering the countryside… Jane Austen would either love or hate me but either way she’d say it wittily.

Makeup Used:
Glossier Stretch Concealer in Medium
Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 (Lip Base & On Eyelids)
Bare Minerals All Over Face Color in Chic Radiance
ELF Prime and Stay Finishing Powder in Medium/Dark (Bronzer)
Tarte Cheek Stain in Dazed (Lip Color & Cheeks)
YSL Faux Cils Mascara in Black

All Clothing My Own.

Raquel Shares Her Favorite Summer Reads

Raquel Shares Her Favorite Summer Reads

Summer vacation growing up for me typically meant entire days sat at the local library, piles of books all around me. There wasn’t a day I didn’t browse every aisle for any arrival I may have missed, adding more and more to my piles and […]

Literally Six Hours in Nashville

Literally Six Hours in Nashville

I don’t like country music. There are exceptions, namely Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline, but I don’t even listen to those enough to consider myself a bonafide fan. I have however been drawn to the city of Nashville for a few years now, given its […]

I Guess I Have To Start Wearing The Pants Now

I Guess I Have To Start Wearing The Pants Now

I have a complicated relationship with trousers. (For the sake of our UK readers I’m going to stumble through this by using ‘trousers’ instead of ‘pants.’ I wouldn’t want you to think the following is about undergarments, although I’m sure I’ll also get to that piece eventually.)

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A Lazy Summer Sangria

A Lazy Summer Sangria

Summer is fundamentally the laziest of all seasons. Anyone who’s ever had the privilege of living with me will know that like our Food Editor Abby, I tend to spend a majority of the season lying on the ceramic kitchen floors of my childhood, and more […]