Wear To – Fourth of July

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

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Pattern Play

Dots and tribal and lemons, oh my!  I decided to kick off summer in a cheery, pattern-popping way by toying around with several of the patterned pieces taking up residence in my closet.  And with this pattern play, I focused on mixing neutral textural patterns with bolder statement patterns (see below for more on mixing patterns) to create a subtle patterned look.

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You Com(pleat) Me

I’ve always dreamed of wearing a tea-length full pleated skirt and looking like I just walked out of an Audrey Hepburn movie.  Unfortunately, this classic look doesn’t fit well into my 9-to-5 lifestyle — but all hope is not lost!  Pleats have reentered mainstream style with the rise of the midi skirt, and now there are plenty of work and weekend-worthy substitutes ready to be consumed by the Average Jane.


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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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Longer Lengths

Ann Taylor Ponte Seamed Sheath Dress

I would like to begin by saying thank you, Ann Taylor; you are making my life easier one work dress at a time.  Ann Taylor’s newest arrivals feature this darling white, nude, and black sheath dress that is so figure-flattering and, most excitedly, is long enough to fall to the tops of my knees.  Seldom am I able to buy a dress right off the rack that is long enough for Continue Reading

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