It took me far too long to jump on the maxi bandwagon, but in the hot hot heat of summer 2014, I’m glad I did. I bought my first maxi dress at the tail end of last summer on super sale from LOFT, after searching long and hard for one that didn’t boast a giant floral print and was long enough to actually graze the tops of my feet. Luckily, I found this navy and off-white number that I now just about live in on summer weekends and leaves me saying ‘maximize me!’ Continue Reading
1. Blake Lively, red carpet extraordinaire and my Queen B (or S), is finally launching her lifestyle and e-commerce website at the end of the month. Come July 23, we will be able to dip into “curated fashionable items,” recipes, and probably a handful of other things I’m set to swoon over.
2. In need of a new twitter account to follow? Check out the CIA. The intel agency just celebrated their one month #twitterversary with several humorous tweets directed at everything from forgotten passwords to Ellen DeGeneres. Spoiler: No, they don’t know where Tupac is. Continue Reading
The Glamour Less is back at it after a short delay earlier this week. Between a fireworks-filled Fourth of July and stormy weather that knocked my power out for hours on end, blog posts had to take a temporary hiatus while life took over for a moment. But that all seems to be over now, and I’ll be bringing you two posts to close out this week and should be back to regular posting thereafter.
About two weeks ago, I took the plunge and ordered a handbag online through MyHabit (which, if you don’t subscribe, is Amazon’s response to Rue La La, Gilt, etc. and is a great place to discover new brands). I say “plunge” because I’m rather averse to ordering clothing and accessories online without first viewing them in-person or knowing a bit about the brand, but at that point, I had been handbag shopping for so long I felt desperate enough to risk it. A little backstory: Since May, I had been searching for a small but sturdy crossbody bag that could become my summer go-to. I wanted something I could take with me to casual events, like farmers’ markets, outdoor movies, and patio brunches, and I knew I wanted my bag to be genuine leather at a reasonable price.
1. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect pair of new running shoes on and off for about three weeks now, and recently stumbled upon this very helpful infographic. Know your feet, know your environment, and know your laces, folks.
2. End up with more than your fair share of bug bites every summer but hate using run-of-the-mill bug spray? Well, Aromaflage has the non-smelly, non-DEET (non-cheap) product for you. This botantical fragrance doubles as insect repellent and retails for $30 for a 8ml vile. (h/t Style.com) Continue Reading
Keeping it calm, cool, and collected this Fourth of July with a breezy tank, comfy shorts, and simple sandals. For our Fourth plans, we’re staying local (in the nation’s capital, of course), and will be attempting to avoid the massive influx of tourists for three days while still partaking in the holiday festivities. Luckily, we can skip trekking downtown this year, and instead, can see most all the firework displays in the DMV area from the comfort of our own roof. Continue Reading