Wednesday, November 20, 2013

"Comfy" Party Of One!

As soon as the weather turns a wee bit brisk I'm immediately ready for 1) pumpkin spice lattes 2) cute boots and 3) movies by a crackling fireplace. Needless to say, when it gets colder I get a bit, uhh, lazier. But, a girl has got to look cute regardless of the weather. Am I right or am I right? Lucky for us there are a lot of fun trends that are both stylish and comfortable. Here is what I am loving at the moment: 

1. The grandpa cardigan is just the right amount of Mister Rogers. This mint beauty looks oh-so-snuggly. 
2. "Pajama pants" are the Queen Bee of the comfort trends. I recommend the slimmer version which is more sophisticated than the wide-legged counter-part. Pair these silky pants with a solid waist-cinching top to elongate your body. Add some heels and finish the look off with a structured bag. Boom! 
3. Fun sweatshirts are the best thing since sliced bread. They're thinner than the sweatshirts of yesteryear so they're more flattering but equally comfortable. This sweatshirt would be perfect for brunch, right? 
4. Dressy sweatshirts may sound like an oxymoron but you'd be wrong! A little bling on that cottony goodness? Yes, please. Pair it with some dark jeans and heels and you're good to go, honey. 
5. Boots are the quintessential fall footwear in my humblest opinion, but flat boots are a step above. Not only are they made for walking, but they're made for twerking, dancing, and everything in between. 
6. Smoking slippers are the perfect masculine inspired footwear. And since they're flat you won't be waddling like a duck at the end of a long night. The poodle pattern on these slippers is everything. 

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Cheap Thrills.

If you know me you know I love thrifting and vintage finds. Maybe it's the thrill of the hunt. Maybe it's the $4 silk scarf that just screams "Jackie O". Whatever the reason - I'm into it! 

This weekend I ventured to DC Flea which is a huge collaboration between vendors selling vintage clothing, re-purposed furniture and all sorts of odds and ends. The weather was crummy so I didn't get to stay long but I did find this gorgeous, silky, pinky-peachy shift dress with lace trim which was everything I wanted and more. I belted it and added a biker jacket. I like the contrast between uber-feminine and a little edgy. 

I love these earrings. They're so over the top with a Marie Antoinette-esque woman on them.

I borrowed (read: stole - she's not getting it back) this beaded clutch from my mom's closet. 

I'll be starting a series called "Cheap Thrills" to give you a look at my never-ending quest for cute looks at reasonable prices. As far as I'm concerned you don't need to spend a lot to look like a million bucks.  Ya dig?

Dress: Summer Mizera Vintage
Jacket: Forever 21
Belt: Forever 21
Shoes: DSW
Sunglasses: Pac Sun
Earrings: H&M
Clutch: Vintage
Ring: Helzberg Diamonds
Lipstick: 1st Night by Sephora

Photos by Andrew.

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Leopard for Fall.

It's hard to believe but fall is just around the corner! During fall my staples 
are boots and lots of layering (especially for the fluctuating weather we have 
in the DC metro area). I recently purchased this leopard shift dress and 
am excited to wear it this season in all sorts of different ways.

I'm wearing one of my favorite rings which I scored from Buffalo Exchange

 As soon as there is a chill in the air the booties come out! 

I'm all about the orange-y red lip these days. 

Enjoy this gorgeous, brisk weather, dolls! 

Shift Dress: Asos
Cardigan: Target
Booties: Nine West
Sunglasses: Pac Sun
Clutch: Thrift 
Watch: Marc Jacobs
Necklace: H&M
Ring: Thrift, Buffalo Exchange 
Lip: Elizabeth Arden in Neoclassic Coral

Photos by Andrew.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Ecuador Travels.

I recently ventured to Ecuador to visit my parents who moved there to retire. Here are my photos. Enjoy, dolls! 

We began our trip in Cuenca and started with a bus tour. 

The old church's architecture was beautiful. 

There were lots of colorful murals, particularly outside of the schools. 

The New Cathedral's blue domes were striking. 

Andrew pausing for a moment at the mercado

The views at the highest point in Cuenca were gorgeous. 

Windswept and beautiful! 

We took the Devil's Nose train through the mountains.

An Indigenous woman glancing my way.

Sadly, there were many stray dogs. This one was particularly adorable and sweet.

A sassy looking llama with piercing eyes. 

We stayed at an ecolodge in the Amazon rainforest. Can you say 'mosquito nets?'

We went to Banos which is famous for their waterfalls and volcanic hot springs.

Andrew contemplating his fate before jumping in a canyon. Eek! 

One of the most memorable sites was Crater Lake. It's vibrant blue hues are from minerals. 

It was a fantastic trip!

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Friday, August 30, 2013

The Getaway.

I am a firm believer in the weekend getawayIt's my 
time to breathe, unwind and reflect. It's also my time 
to drink a lot of fabulous wine. Andrew and recently 
ventured to Charlottesville for exactly that.


 Flowers that were larger than my hands. Huge! 

 Enjoying himself at Blenheim Vineyards 
which is Dave Mathews' vineyard.

Soaking in the scenery at Trump Winery. I admit
that I wanted to hate the wine because, well, Donald
Trump is just awful. But dammit, the wine was delicious.

Ahh, the getaway. So crucial to my sanity! 

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