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Coachella

Once again, I am back from a mini hiatus, but this spring will be full of many fabulous, fashionable posts.  Both Coachella weekends have come to an end and it was not only an incredible time for music, but also for fashion.  Sadly, I did not make it to Coachella this year (and I am slightly depressed about it) so this post is dedicated to the stylish women of Coachella.  This has been a confusing and chilly spring thus far and I don’t know about you but I am seriously ready to break out the cropped tops, minis, and jean shorts! Festival style is the perfect teaser for summer style!

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Love a printed pant and stylish mesh

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Chiara is fabulous in the desert

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Nothing better than leather in 100 degree heat.  But really she does look fabulous!

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I am in need of a crop top set!

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A floppy hat makes everything better!

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Kate Bosworth is always festival ready

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Poppy Delevingne could not be more perfect in her flower crown and high waisted bikini bottoms!

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Will it ever be warm enough to wear this ensemble? Summer where are you?

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Now this is an arm party!

 

 

 

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The Trusty Sweatshirt

I was cleaning out the attic at my parents house and came across an old Hanes sweatshirt I bought from a thrift store in high school.  I have practically been living in the sweatshirt since I rediscovered this treasure.  I have mixed and matched it with skirts, skinnies, my beloved leather joggers and finally workwear.  So one work day morning, when getting out of bed was particularly impossible, it should come as no surprise to you that I turned to my trusty sweatshirt.  I love pushing the boundaries of work wear and redefining pieces that might otherwise be overlooked.  While rocking a sweatshirt to work is not for every office, know that it can be done by dressing it up with complimentary accessories and garments.

 

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Sweatshirt: Hanes (old, similar here); Trousers: Theory (old, similar here); Shoes: Nine West (similar here); Blouse: Zara (old, similar here)

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And for the details. Right Hand Rings: She’s Unique; Watch: Michael Kors (here); Necklace: Kendra Scott

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Perforated Perfection

I don’t think it is any secret that I love leather!  I think leather is the best addition to any ensemble, and really the more leather the better.  Leather adds depth, edge and excitement to any look.  I like to experiment with different leather articles and accessories, as well as different leather textures and shapes.  The options are endless!  One of my favorite recent purchases is this perforated leather shift dress, which is perfect for work and weekend.  Experiment and embrace leather (vegan or real).

Perforated Leather

Dress: Tinley Road (here); Shoes: Cole Haan (here); Bag: Love, Cortnie (here); Bracelets: Fornash (here); Rings: She’s Unique; Watch: Michael Kors (here); Necklace: BCBG (similar here); Sunglasses: RayBan (here)

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Perforated Leather

Perforated Leather

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Happy Love Week! Valentine’s Day is a day full of love, lots of red, flowers, chocolates, and of course presents.  Still haven’t found the perfect gift for the loved ones in your life?  Don’t panic, I’ve got you covered and there is still time for overnight delivery!  Check out Garden of Glam’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide that features the perfect gifts for him and her highlighting amazing DC based designers, brands and companies!

FOR HIM

Perfect gift for the music lover on the go!

These sneakers are perfect for (almost) every occasion and are about to blow up!

Local designer alert! Hugh & Crye knows that fit is everything in menswear and that each body type is different.

FOR HER

Layering necklaces are the perfect gift for everyone and this necklace celebrates the spirit of Valentine’s Day

Nothing says I love you like a tee that says I love you

I have been eyeing these for a while! And if you want to go all Beyonce, get the XO initials

FOR YOUR BESTIE

Local company alert! Support a local company, Soigne Card,  while also supporting your favorite local restaurants by getting your friend e-gift cards!

Local designer alert! Get your bestie an ultra glam headband from Andrea’s Beau!  Love this headband? So do I! Order it by Friday & get a 20% discount by using gardenofglam as the discount code!

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Holiday Gift Guide (Day 10)

Day Ten of Garden of Glam’s Holiday Gift Guide featuring me!

Today is the final day of my holiday Gift Guide and it has been a wild and inspiring ride.  I hope you have enjoyed the gift guide as much as I have and have been inspired by my incredible guests and their creative, unique, and swoon worthy wish and give lists.  The downside to compiling this gift guide is that my wish list has tripled, but on the upside this shopping season has been relatively stress free.

Thank you so much to all of my amazing collaborators! This absolutely would not have been possible without you!  Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping!

MY WISH LIST

Evil Eye

Evil Eye Necklace (get it here)

I am incredibly superstitious and very rarely leave myself without an evil eye on.  I love layering necklaces and this gorgeous necklace with a sapphire center is the perfect every day staple.  I honestly can’t get enough of the evil eye, check this ring out too!

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Custom Stationery (get it here)

I must say, this is the most surprising and most practical item on my wish list.  I have handwritten many letters recently and would love to have custom stationery to write these letters and notes on.  Especially as “thank you note” season is approaching this would be perfect!  This stationery is gorgeous and affordable!

Leather Pants

Leather Pants (get them here and the faux & equally beautiful alternative here)

I have been lusting over a good pair of leather pants for years and this season I feel I simply must add them to my wardrobe! They are versatile and elevate any ensemble!  I just love leather (& faux leather) and love any alternative to jeans.

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Belt Bag (get it here)

The fanny pack is back and I couldn’t be happier! I love a good fanny or belt bag and this one from Blair Ritchey (a local designer) is absolute perfection!  I also love her keychains and messenger bag.

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DC Artwork by Brooklyn Made Store (get it here)

I am absolutely in love with Brooklyn Made’s unique and DC-centric artwork.  I met Mina (the artist) at District Flea and it took everything in me not to buy all of her artwork!  I already have one of her pieces in my office and commissioned a custom piece as a gift.  Mina is at the Downtown Holiday Market during the week and will also be at Eastern Market.  You can also visit her Etsy page.

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SodaStream (get it here)

I am obsessed with fizzy water!  This is the perfect gift for anyone that loves sparkling water and will really be a huge money saver for them in the long run!  I use mine daily.

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Soapstone Whiskey Rocks (get it here)

Besides loving fizzy water, I love a cold drink.  These are the perfect gift, because they keep your drink chilled without diluting it.  They also look pretty awesome.

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Holiday Gift Guide (Day 8)

Day Eight of Garden of Glam’s Holiday Gift Guide featuring Ava Mutchler of Fornash

Ava is the incredibly talented Web and Marketing Manager for Fornash.  Fornash is a local jewelry and accessories line that I am in love it! They have perfect every day pieces and show stopping statement pieces all for a wildly affordable price!  Fornash is one of my favorite collaborators and if you have time on this lovely post-snow-day Wednesday scroll through old posts and you will notice I am wearing a Fornash piece in almost every picture!  My Fornash jewelry is a huge wardrobe staple for me and I love that they are local.  Ava’s creativity and fashion forward sense of style make her a perfect collaborator for the gift guide!

And stay tuned for a Fornash giveaway!

AVA’S WISH LIST

HUNTER RAG & BONE

Hunter + Rag & Bone Rain Boots (get it here)

“I need these boots. I love the buckle and exposed zipper detailing which make them different from every other pair of Hunter rain boots out there. These are so cute, I would definitely rock these even if it’s not raining or snowing out.” – Ava

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Battery Extender (get it here)

“My phone is always dying. I’m that person who has a charger at work, forgets to charge my phone all day and then I’m out and about and….it’s dead. This is the perfect solution. It’s compact so it will fit in my purse and it charges on your iPhone charger so I don’t need two different chargers! Absolutely perfect. ” – Ava

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Fleece Leggings (get it here)

‘Good tights are hard to find, especially a pair that will last and keep you warm! These are absolutely perfect because they have the slimming look of regular black tights but they are fleece lined! It’s rare when you can look fashionable and be toasty warm in the winter. Let it snow, let it snow.” – Ava

AVA’S WISH LIST

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Cowl Scarf (get it here)

“This is the perfect winter accessory. I have one similar from Gap from last year and get so many compliments whenever I wear it! It’s warm and cozy and the Fair Isle print is adorable. Perfect for any of my girlfriends and one size fits all, which makes it easy.” – Ava

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Apple TV (get it here)

“The perfect gift for under $100. I have mine in my bedroom and nothing is better than snuggling in bed and watching Netflix on a big screen. Hulu Plus is also a great subscription to buy because you can watch all the latest television shows without a cable box! So much cheaper and you don’t have to worry about recording anything. It’s all right there!” – Ava

Fornash

Fornash Cosmopolitan Bangle (get it here)

“I work for Fornash and whenever a customer calls and asks what they should buy for a friend, family member or co-worker, I always tell them about this bangle. It has just the right amount of holiday sparkle and is so pretty! Whether the lucky lady is 18 or 98, she will love this bracelet.” – Ava

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