Monthly Archives: August 2013

Psychedelic Shopping

Trippy 70s inspired prints are dominating the print scene adding a much needed fabulous thematic edge to everyone’s closet.  Prints are so amazing because they are perfect for all seasons, which is important when shopping on the cusp of cooling temperatures!  Once again it is time to shop some of my favorite looks, so channel the Beatles and shop these psychedelic pieces.

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A Girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes

The printed pant is absolutely everything right now!  I won’t go as far as to say a bold print is the new neutral, because that is simply ridiculous, but I will say a bold print is the new black and an important investment piece.  The kaleidoscope and psychedelic prints have taken over the print scene and add a fabulous thematic touch to each look.  This photo shoot was done on the volcanic beaches of the Big Island of Hawaii, which acted as the most beautiful backdrop yet!  The only way to stand out from this gorgeous backdrop was to go bold and embrace the psychedelic print.  I am a huge advocate of prints and truly believe prints are a necessary closet staple.  Invest and experiment!

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Pants: Gossip on 23rd (similar here), Shirt: Zara (similar here), Shoes: DVF (similar here)

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I mean the view doesn’t get any better than that!

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It was so windy on the beach that the prints are blurred

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Just getting used to prints? Trying pairing it with a neutral.

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And the details

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Struggling in my heels in the lava rock

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Calling all Brides-to-Be

Come one come all to the amazing and beautiful Monique Lhuillier Trunk Show between August 22-24 at Carine’s Bridal Atelier (by appointment only).  Carine’s Bridal Atelier is THE bridal fashion house of Washington, DC and one of my absolute favorite collaborators.  Interested in past collaborations?  Check them out here and here!  Next Thursday through Saturday, Carine’s is hosting the Spring 2014 Trunk Show for Monique Lhuillier.  Monique Lhuillier’s name and designs are synonymous with grace, beauty and sartorial excellence.  She is my absolute favorite wedding gown designer and I am not the only one!  Stars like Reese Witherspoon, Carrie Underwood and Giuliana Rancic all turned to Monique Lhuillier to design their show stopping pieces for their wedding day.  Need more incentive to attend the trunk show?  All brides-to-be will be given fabulous swag bags filled with goodies.

So call Carine’s Bridal today (202-965-4696) and book your appointment for the Monique Lhuillier Trunk Show and find your fairytale princess moment.

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Find your summer pinspiration

While we are sadly reaching the last few weeks of summer, this does not mean you cannot continue to be inspired by the exuberance that defines this fabulous time of year.  I normally cling to summer with all of my might wearing shorts even when it is slightly too chilly to do so, but I mean who can blame me.  Summer is such a magical time of year, who wouldn’t want to hold onto it as long as possible!  As a child you covet these months of freedom and carefree bliss and I think that stays with you as you mature and get older.  The excitement surrounding summer and the endless possibilities influence everything in my life and my blog is no exception.  Ashley, Natalie and Erika threw the end of summer Blogger Scene party last week and asked what pins inspired you, your blog and your style this summer.  I always find it interesting to see what inspires others and the effect it has on their creative process.  This compilation of pinspirations is the ultimate guide to summer style and a sneak peek into the psyche of local bloggers (mine included!).

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Denim Vest Take Two

Denim outwear is timeless and fabulous.  This is not my first post dedicated to the denim vest (check the other post out here) and I don’t think it will be my last (sorry I’m not sorry).  I love this piece because it is perfect for layering, enhancing an outfit and adding a little spice to any ensemble.  Throw a denim vest over a dress, pair it with some more denim or let it stand alone as top, however you decide to wear it make sure you rock it with confidence and it will undoubtedly be spectacular.

Denim Vest

Vest: Old Navy (similar here), Pants: J Brand (similar here), Shoes: DVF (found here), Bag: Love, Cortnie (found here), Glasses: Ray-Ban (found here)

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Windblown mid shot

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The vest is no longer an accent piece or accessory, but instead the main attraction

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A view from behind (and holy moly my silver streaks are out of control)

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The details with a pop of leopard

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PS…I cut all of my hair off!

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