Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Rad Winter!

Hey #RADBABES!

Brrrrr….It's officially winter here in Chicago and you know what that means... time to update your wardrobe and accessories! I bet you are thinking, it feels like I just picked out my summer accessories and that was hard enough, and now its already winter! But have no fear, I am here to show you a few of my favorite must-have accessories! 

RAD Snow Cap || Weather appropriate + Fashionable 
$30 at www.radandrefined.com 

















Holiday Rad Bands || Festive and Stylish Sunglasses
$25 at www.radandrefined.com 























Leave me a comment below if you have any questions or want to see more of my suggestions!

Stay Rad!




-- Jesse Richter

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Street Style: Jesse and Elise

It’s Jesse here with some awesome photos of myself and rad babe Elise showing off some of our favorite Rad and Refined street style!

In this image Elise is wearing the “Refined Dress” ($82) from the Rad Basics Collection By Rad and Refined! This dress is so comfortable and extremely wearable. It comes in black, white and grey and is the perfect staple items to throw on and be ready to go from day to night! One way to dress up this look is by adding a jacket or pair of funky boots like Elise did. Trust us, this dress will last you forever and can be worn so many different ways that you will not be disappointed! 

I was rocking the “Classic Tank” ($58) from the Rad Basics Collection and can I just say, WOW! I want to live in this material, it is so soft that I would use it as a blanket if I could! Also available in black, white, and grey and available in sizes XS-LRG. Lets also make note of the incredible fit on this tank, it is flattering in all of the right places making is both functional and wearable. Every item from this collection is sure to last you a lifetime!



Lastly, we had to show off our exclusive Rad Bands, DUH. These are too good not to share and are so unique! They come in all different shapes, styles, and colors so there is a style to fit everyones personality. Elise and I are showing off the “I Heart My Bestie” sunnies in this image (available for custom order via info@radandrefined.com). Followed by Elise in a pair from our Halloween Collection, “Rad to the Bone” ($14) Rad Bands and Snow Cap ($30).



Check out these items and more >> www.radandrefined.com 




Stay Rad!




-- Jesse Richter

Sunday, October 19, 2014

HALLOWEEN 14: DRESS UP AND SAVE!

Hey #RADBABES!

It's that 'spooky' time of the year again and you know what that means… time to start planning our halloween costumes! Below I am going to suggest a few costume ideas and the perfect accessories to complete your look from Rad and Refined. Best part- we are offering a 25% off discount code for the next week, stick with me guys, I've got you covered! 











Rad Bands are the perfect accessory to go with your halloween costume
Here are a few of my personal favorites and how you can incorporate them into your costume:


1. Dirty Hippie         $42 || Miley Cyrus Costume

2. I'm So Fancy        $35 || Pop Star Costume, Iggy Azalea

3. Mermaid Dreams  $35 || Mermaid Costume

4. Flower Child        $35 || Hippie Costume

5. Cross Your Heart  $32 || Add to ANY costume

6. Boo You Whore    $18 || Regina George Mean Girls

   7. Skull Sunglasses   $14  || Add to ANY costume

    8. CUSTOM            || Customize any pair for yourself or a group! 


I know, I know, there are SO many good options to pick from! Once you have made your decision, don't forget to use our halloween coupon code for 25% off your order

Follow these simple steps below to use our discount coupon: 

1. Head over to our web site www.radandrefined.comand click on Rad Bands at the top of the site
2. Scroll through and find the ones that pop out at you the most!
3.  Click "add to shopping cart" to add items to your virtual shopping cart.  
(Tip from Jesse: This year you should go all out on your costume, don't be afraid to stand out with unique accessories!)
4. When you have made your choices, click on your shopping bag and press checkout! 
(Tip from Jesse:you're almost there!)
5. Here you fill in your information, include your shipping address if it differs from billing address!
6. If you scroll to the bottom of the page you will see a spot to put in a promotional code, type in our coupon code which is SPOOKY 
7. Once you press apply to order you will review your order and make sure it is correct, when you are satisfied with your order and information- click process order! 





STAY RAD!


--JESSE RICHTER



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

BRITISH VOGUE: RAD ACCESSORIES FEATURE

Happy Tuesday my #RADBABES!


It is Alexa here with some MAY-JOR news to share with you! Just in case you haven't already heard, those of us at Rad and Refined are extremely honored to have had our #RADHATS + #RADBANDS from our accessories collection designed by Jacqueline Rezak featured in the November issue of British Vogue (currently on news stands and available on iPad)!

The Rad and Refined pieces included in British Vogue's  "Accessories That" feature are listed below and are available to purchase online at RAD AND REFINED!




(LEFT) $35
Wild + Free, RAD HAT

(TOP RIGHT) $30
Date a Dino, RAD BANDS

(BOTTOM RIGHT) $48
Flower Power, RAD BANDS




This issue is now available on news stands in the UK and USA.

For more information on our accessories please contact info@radandrefined.com




-- ALEXA BOORSTEIN

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Style Sessions: Jesse

Hi #RADBABES!


Every day we see people walk by with perfectly put together outfits and lets be honest- some of us can't help but gawk. Come on... admit it, we're all guilty of this from time to time, myself included!  So rather then admire these A+ looks from the sidelines, I decided I would catch up with a few #radbabes who have show-stopping style
check out what they had to say!




Name: Jesse Richter
Age: 16
Style: Rad
Must have accessory: My silver buddha necklace 

(I never take it off!)
Favorite item in your closet: My Jeffery Campbell Rosie cut-out boots. They are the perfect staple item to add edge to an outfit!
Must have item for fall: Flannels, flannels, and more flannels! Nothing keeps you warm like a super warn in vintage flannel!
Silver or Gold: Silver
NY or LA: LA, warm weather whenever all the way!





Name: Nikki Richter
Age: 16
Style: Refined
Must have accessory: Her rings (She wears 6 every day!)
Favorite item in her closet: Her Carmar distressed denim cutoffs
Must have item for fall: She is loving big comfy sweaters with leggings and boots, it is a perfect way to look cute yet feel comfortable at the same time.
Gold or silver: Silver
NY or LA: NY of course- it's the city that never sleeps!







Name: Carly Travis
Age: 16
Style: Rad and Refined
Must have accessory: A good pair of Aviators!
Favorite item in your closet: A nice, worn in leather jacket, it toughens up every outfit!
Must have item for fall: Sneakers- either slip on or running shoes. They are comfortable but also keep the outfit chic and classy.
Silver or gold: Gold
NY or LA: She goes back and forth, but as of right now, NY














Name: Sophie Kalt
Age: 16
Style: Refined
Must have accessory: Hoop earrings (Classy, yet sassy!)
Favorite item in your closet: Her grey j brand jeans- everyone needs a go to pair of jeans to make them feel their best.
Must have item for fall: Her frye distressed boots, they can withstand any weather!
Silver or Gold: Gold
NY or LA: LA for sure! She hopes to live there some day.











-- JESSIE RICHTER

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Style Inspiration: Blogger Jessie Richter

Hi #RADBABES! I'm excited to be back for my second post! This week I am going to share with you 5 people who are most influential to my personal style. For me, style is one way to relate to people, whether I know them or not. If you're wearing a vintage tee and we are in line at Starbucks, I am most likely going to tell you that I think your Tee is RAD! That is why one of my favorite things to do is look for style inspiration - people, places, magazines-- you name it and it could be an inspiration for my next look.That being said, I had a hard time narrowing down my list-- but after much consideration I picked my top personal style influences and am ready to share! 

I am obsessed with Kendal and Kylie's Jenner's sense of style. They are a perfect example of rocking the grungy-chic look. Their go to comfy look is a flannel paired with jeans and boots. Finding the perfect flannel is key for fall. I like how they dress up a casual outfit with tons of jewelry, bold makeup, and funky shoes. Fun accessories can make you go from slouchy to put together in an instant. They have endless amounts of cut offs, boots, and fun crop tops that always catch my eye. Kylie is definitely unique in her sense of style and I love how she isn't afraid to try a new idea. I think we could all learn a thing or two about style from them!

My fashion role model is actress Sarah Jessica Parker. Her bold yet classic style made her into a fashion icon. Starting with when she played Carrie Bradshaw on "Sex and the City", I became inspired by the way she paired a more simple outfit with a statement piece or better yet, a whole statement outfit! One of my favorite outfits of her playing Carrie was when she wore a watermelon dress with beautiful white heels and a black peacoat in the streets of paris. To finish off the outfit she paired it with a statement accessory- big, red umbrella. This is just one of example of her unique outfits that I think we all wish we could pull off!

Two people that are fashion icons in this era are the Olsen twins. Mary Kate and Ashley have transformed from what was once their innocent and pure look to what the New York Times likes to call, "a homeless look". The look consists of oversized sunglasses, boots, loose sweaters, and flowing skirts, with an aesthetic of mixing high-end and low-end pieces. They have started a couple fashion lines including Elizabeth + James, Oslo and Olsenboye. I love their goth look and always know I can turn to them for some street-wear inspiration.


Contrasting to my previous duo, I think Vanessa Hudgens has the best Bohemian (BOHO) style out there. She knows how to work the festival look, but make it wearable for every day as well. She is the master at pairing cut offs with laid back sandals and some chunky necklaces. Her Coachella looks were amazing as well. Her long hair looked great with a floppy hat for the cooler days, but when it was hot she tied it back in a scarf to look effortlessly cool. She definitely was born to be a festival-goer, and she dresses the part as well- a total #radbabe!

Lastly, I knew it was necessary to mention Julie Sarinana, the online fashion blogger who has been blogging for almost five years. Her style is very put together and is getting featured in many magazines for her awesome clothes. She even started her own fashion line that can be found on her blog, SincerelyJules.com. Julie is always up to trend and can be found mixing well-known designer pieces with up and coming designers. This is something I think is very admirable because sometimes you have to search for the best pieces when they aren't as popular. I check her blog daily to see what her latest outfit combo is and am always pleased with what I find!

Do you have questions about my style inspiration? Email me: info@radandrefined.com to learn more!

Stay Rad!


--Jesse Richter