rachel roy collection windowpane check suit san franciscorachel roy collection check suit proenza schouler mulesrachel roy collection checked double breasted blazer slim pantrachel roy collection cream check suit detailrachel roy collection cream check suit red proenza schouler mules

i remember the first time i became aware of rachel roy. it was probably around 2005 and i was so happy to discover a female african-american designer whose purpose was dressing women. professional, powerful, multitasking women like herself, a businesswoman raising two girls. it’s crazy to think that she’s been in business for 15 years, and in that time launched the more youthful rachel rachel roy at macy’s, wrote a book, and became a un ambassador. now she’s repositioned her main line, rachel roy collection as a contemporary line which launched exclusively at nordstrom. the line is perfect for the woman whose got a lot going on and needs to look polished while doing it, with suiting, dresses, jumpsuits, and tops in sizes 0-24 that max out at $350. the fall collection is built around a neutral palette of black and cream, with hits of blush and red, plus prints like plaids, a graphic floral, and leopard and mix and match effortlessly.

i had the opportunity to pick out a look and this cream windowpane check suit was the first thing i wanted. what i love about a suit is not only are there a bunch of ways to wear it, but i feel inherently fierce when i put one on. this one is a comfortable stretch twill ponte that feels structured but not stiff. the jacket is a bit cropped and boxy, which makes it perfect for layering, but with a higher neckline, it also means you can wear it on its own (as i did). i paired it with my new proenza schouler mules i treated myself to for my birthday for a nice pop of color, some neutral tassel earrings, and a simple black clutch.

i’m excited to see how the line expands into not only other categories like accessories and home, but also into retail in the form of pop-up’s. you can find rachel roy collection at nordstrom.com and at select nordstrom stores.

rachel roy collection double breasted jacket (wearing a medium for a more oversized look) and pant c/o (wearing a 4), proenza schouler mules, chanel wallet on chain (pre-owned here and similar for less), loren stewart necklaces, banana republic earrings (similar)

photos by alex drysdale

thanks to rachel roy for sponsoring this post.

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