Wear To – Memorial Day

Memorial Day is just around the corner (literally, it’s in five days), which means that most everyone is gearing up for a weekend full of backyard barbecues, pool openings, and general outdoorsy time.  I, too, plan to soak up the (almost) summer sun this weekend with a burger and cool drink in hand, so to optimize my time outside, I planned my barbecue-attending outfit in advance. Continue Reading

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Trend Trials – Leather

I’m excited to share my inaugural post in a new series dedicated to my pursuit of trying the latest trends.  We all know that the most ‘trendy’ pieces aren’t always the most practical for our lifestyles or compatible with our body types.  So, I’ll be picking one current trend each month and attempting to recreate it in an everyday, average Jane fashion.  Some trends will succeed, while others — I presume — will not be as lucky and will be banished to the back of my closet. Continue Reading

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Buzz Worthy: From Degas to Limonata

For a little change-up on The Glamour Less, I’ve decided to share with you a small sampling of web articles, blog posts, and general musings I found particularly interesting this week.  Happy reading!

1.  A never-before-seen Degas/Cassatt exhibit opened last Saturday at the National Gallery of Art.  The show, described as “stunning” and “most exquisite,” celebrates the artists’ mutual influence through 70 of their works in a variety of media, and I can’t wait to get there.  Luckily, there is plenty of time to check out this highly recommended exhibit before it closes on October 5.

2.  There’s a new post up on Lauren Conrad’s blog about the healthy benefits of oil pulling (a/k/a the ancient Indian folk remedy used for detoxification).  The blogger behind the article now swears by it — though she points out that it is a little hard to maintain the practice — and I have to say I agree having tried it in the past.  Form your own conclusions, but oil pulling may be Continue Reading

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Are You Embellishing?

For those of you in Washington DC, you know that the weather this week has brought us everything from 90 degrees + humidity to lightning and torrential downpours — and this only prefaces what we can expect as we move into the summer months.   To gear up for the swamp that will be DC, I’ve been thinking about pieces I can add to my wardrobe that won’t leave me running for the nearest air conditioner.  What’s at the top of my list, you ask?  Hands down, it’s embellished tops, and I’ve pulled together three styles at three different price points to suit your fancy.

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When Allergies Attack

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Spring in DC is in full swing, which means only one thing – my allergies are raging to the point that I should probably buy stock in the allergy pill industry.  Any sort of allergy flare up, whether it is in the form of red itchy eyes, puffy skin, runny nose, or a pimple outbreak (yes, allergies can trigger a breakout), makes getting ready for the day that much harder.  To help guide your style through an allergy-ridden day, I’ve compiled five tips  Continue Reading

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