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White Hot Shopping List

This summer is white hot, which means you can look hot while staying cool!  It is that time of year when you go outside and it is so hot that it feels like your skin might actually melt off and the only thing you can talk to anyone about is how hot it is outside.  Hence a post dedicated to the heat and a summer trend that might just help keep you cool.  White is in for summer and I am trying a new thing on Garden of Glam today and featuring a shopping section of some fabulous lust worthy pieces! So scroll and enjoy and shop your heart out!

white lace

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cover up

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jumpsuit

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white blazer

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fit & flare

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white dress

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white tee

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clutch

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white pump

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converse

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The Printed Pant

The printed pant is back in a big way, bringing lightness, depth, and excitement to spring wear.  I love the printed pant because it allows you to experiment with texture, color, and of course pattern.  I am obsessed with bold prints and really can’t get enough (peruse these old posts to see the full extent of my love).  The printed pant is so special, because it is unexpected, making the piece even more eye catching.  You can also take the look in so many directions: you can pair your bold print with a more subtle counterpart or mix and match prints for a truly dazzling ensemble.  Printed pants can seem intimidating, but don’t be scared, instead play with proportion, tightness, lengths, and size of patterns.  Find what fits you and your style best and embrace this bold trend.

Top: Mason (found here), Pants: H&M (similar here), Shoes: Zara (found here, similar here), Bag: Thrifted (similar here)

Top: Mason (found here, similar here), Pants: H&M (similar-ish here & here), Shoes: Zara (found here, similar here), Bag: Thrifted (similar here & here)

Loud pants don't mean that you can ignore the accessories, which always complete a look.  Right Side: Bracelets: Fornash (found here), Ring: Custom (similar here), Left Side: Watch: Michael Kors (found here), Bracelet: _____ (found here), Ring: Margaret Elizabeth (found here)

Bold prints do not mean you can ignore the accessories, which always complete a look. Right Side: Bracelets: Fornash (found here), Ring: Custom (similar here), Left Side: Watch: Michael Kors (found here), Ring: Margaret Elizabeth (found here)

I love me some skinny pants and these are the perfect length for heels.  I also cuff them when wearing the pants with flats or booties.

I love me some skinny pants and these are the perfect length for heels. I also cuff them when wearing the pants with flats or booties.

I chose to pair a semi subdued top with these bold pants, to ensure that the pants were the main focus.  I do LOVE the leather detailing of the peplum top though.

I chose to pair a semi subdued top with these bold pants to ensure that the pants were the main focus. However, I do LOVE the subtle leather detailing of the peplum top!

These pics were taken in the picturesque Charlottesville, VA at my sister’s house.  I’m sure there will be more pictures taken in cville on a much sunnier and less dreary day.

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Holiday Gift Guide

Day 10.5 of Garden of Glam’s Holiday Gift Guide: Samantha (Marketing for Warehouse)

Warehouse and Oasis are fabulous UK street style fashion brands that are finally expanding to the U.S.!  Samantha is the E-commerce and Marketing Assistant for Warehouse.  Living in London, Samantha is inspired by the fearless approach to fashion that comes from living in one of the world’s style cities (mark my words, DC will be on that list one day!).  Warehouse and Oasis perfectly reflect London’s fearless approach to style and make fashion affordable.  I am very excited to collaborate with Warehouse and Oasis so stayed tuned for future W&O features and enjoy this promotion and an introduction to their brand!

As a reminder, I have asked each contributor to share what’s on their wish list and give list this holiday season with the hope of making your holiday shopping a little easier.

SAMANTHA’S WISH LIST

Found here

Found here

Studded Leather Biker Blazer by Warehouse.  I have my heart set on a new leather jacket so I’m hoping to unwrap this super soft Biker Blazer on Christmas Day; studs and leather together are my perfect combo and my fail-safe for any event this season.

I completely agree with Samantha, you can’t go wrong with leather and studs, they are the ultimate combination!  This would be perfect for a sister, cousin or girlfriend…absolutely to die for!

Found here

Found here

Faux Fur Slipper Boots by Warehouse.  I am also in need of a new pair of slippers so these are perfect to snuggle up and get cosy in on winter evenings.

This slippers are perfect for the winter and great because they can be worn outside! Great for a roommate, friend, cousin or sibling.

SAMANTHA’S GIVE LIST

Found here

Found here

Black Embellished Bodice Dress by Warehouse.  I plan on treating my sister to this dress.  I LOVE buying presents and when working so closely with amazing products my family and friends get very excited this time of year-I do tend to get carried away though.

This dress is so fab and perfect for New Years Eve! Such a wonderful gift for a sister, girlfriend, friend of cousin!

Found here

Found here

Metallics All Over Glitter Deco Box Clutch.  I plan on treating my sister to this clutch.  It’s true what they say–a girl can never have enough in her wardrobe…..

This clutch is so fabulously festive and also perfect for New Years Eve!  The embellished dress and the deco clutch make an incredible NYE ensemble!  This clutch would be great for a friend, sister, cousin, girlfriend or roommate.

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Holiday Bling

To showcase the hottest bling for this holiday season I collaborated with Charm and Charm’s owner, Jaclyn Mason.  Charm Georgetown is an incredible local accessories boutique that features unique, show stopping, conversation starting pieces.  This season I have been very drawn to black and gold, two basics that when combined have a stunning effect.  I had such a fabulous time working with Jaclyn and her team styling four different accessory combinations to rock this season.  I am also beyond obsessed with each piece of jewelry and unique bag featured in this post.  So please scroll for some blinged out holiday inspiration (stayed tuned later this week for the other two looks) and for an interview with the fabulous Jaclyn Mason.

If you haven’t visited Charm already, you must! They are located at 2910 M St. (in Georgetown).  Also, check out their website here and of course, like them on Facebook and follow them on twitter (@CharmDC) for news on the latest trends, style tips and merchandise!

Bag: Moyna, Bracelets: Tai (stretchy beaded), Melinda Maria (gunmetal bangle), Deepa Gurnani (spiked), Rings: Isharya (spike), Melinda Maria (both small gold)

Earrings: Marcia Moran, Bag: Moyna, Bracelets: Tai (stretchy beaded), Melinda Maria (gunmetal bangle), Deepa Gurnani (spiked), Rings: Isharya (spike), Melinda Maria (both small gold)

Bag: Moyna, Bracelets: Tai (stretchy beaded), Melinda Maria (gunmetal bangle), Deepa Gurnani (spiked), Rings: Isharya (spike), Melinda Maria (both small gold)

Bag: Inge Christopher, Bracelet: Alexis Bittar, Ring: Sibilia

Earrings: Kendra Scott, Necklace: Alexis Bittar

Earrings: Kendra Scott, Necklace: Alexis Bittar, Bag: Inge Christopher, Bracelet: Alexis Bittar, Ring: Sibilia

1. What tips do you have to successful accessorizing this holiday season?

Just bling it out! The holidays are a time of year that you can get away with your biggest and most sparkly accessories. Whether you’re at a family gathering or picking out your Christmas tree, a little bit of shine will make your outfit.

2. What piece of jewelry does every girl need to have in her jewelry box?

A pair of studs for everyday wear. It doesn’t matter if they’re diamonds or plain silver balls, they complete a look.

3. Who are your favorite accessory designers?

Louis Vuitton for bags and leather goods. They last forever and never go out of style. Love Quotes for scarves. We sell them in the shop, and they come in every color!

4. Who are your favorite clothing designers?

Missoni, DvF, Parker—basically, anyone that can make a great dress that you can wear for years. For winter coats, you can’t go wrong with Moncler and Burberry. If you’re going to bundle up, do it in style!

5. What inspired you to open Charm?

I grew up around some amazing jewelry collections—my mother, for example, has some heirloom pieces that are to die for. I wanted to create a store that spoke to those influences, that had jewelry and accessories that women of all styles could enjoy and wear. I was raised in DC, and I looked around Georgetown and didn’t see any shops that had this kind of jewelry that I knew there was a demand for. Charm gave me the freedom to sell amazing pieces at a great price.

6. What is your favorite part about owning your own store?

My favorite part about coming to work is definitely the interaction I get to have with our clients. Helping brides and women pick out pieces for high-end events is always fun but working with any client is so fun!

7. What is your buying process like?

We work with designers based out of Los Angeles, New York, and many other places. We have a team of three buyers that have different styles that allow us to have a variety of products that cater to different tastes. We attend all of the accessories shows in NYC annually.

8. What can you absolutely not leave your home without?

I can’t leave home without oversized sunglasses, a bag big enough to hold all of my things, and some accessory like earrings or a necklace that I adjust to whatever mood I’m in or to my outfit.

9. What is your go to piece of jewelry?

A cocktail ring. It makes a statement and is a great conversation piece at a party.

10. What was your latest purchase?

Short black Ugg boots. They may not be the cutest, but they’re a winter necessity.

**For any questions about any of the pieces featured in this post feel free to contact Charm at info@charmgeorgetown.com or at 202-298-0420.  And again, visit Charm (11am-7pm Mon.-Sat., 12pm-5pm Sun.)!**

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