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Classic Stripes

The unbeatable, classic, eye-catching black and white combination has taken over my blog this spring/summer and I am OK with it.  The fusion of these opposites has a stark breathtaking effect, which looks different depending on how you rock it allowing you to really make this combo your own.  Stripes are a sartorial staple this spring/summer channeling a preppy nautical vibe that can have a hint of edge depending on how you you style it.  Not surprisingly, I opted for edge over prep for the G.L.A.M. Charity Fashion Event benefiting Safe Shores DC.  For the second annual G.L.A.M. charity fashion event that I planned and hosted with my G.L.A.M. partner District Sparkle’s Meaghan, I turned to my favorite “trends” black and white, stripes, a figure accentuating body con dress and a pop of neon.  When dressing for any occasion comfort and attitude is key, which is why I turned to my trusty favs.  Always remember the clothes aren’t wearing you, you are wearing the clothes and let your personality and confidence shine through.

black and white

Dress: Torn by Ronny Kobo (found here & on sale!), Shoes: c/o Aldo Shoes (found here & on sale!)

Braids

It’s hard to tell because my hair is so dark, but I used a french braid to secure this side do

Neon

I could not be more obsessed with these shoes! They are the perfect statement piece for any look and I love the pop of neon that glows in the dark!

Black and white

Photos courtesy of Heidi of Jax and Jewels

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Aldo Goes Glam

Today I had the pleasure of hosting an event at Aldo Shoes in Pentagon City to celebrate the re-opening and renovation of their store.  The party had cupcakes, giveaways, discounts, a dj, a little bit of dancing, a lot of fun and of course some  serious shopping.  I am thrilled to support such an incredible brand that always has innovative styles and fashion forward designs that are incredibly affordable.  I spent most of the night with two different shoes on my feet, because I literally fell in love with everything I tried on!  The biggest shoe trends this spring/summer are sky high heels (as always), a chunky heel (which is a personal fav of mine), ankle straps, neon and color blocking.  Basically, get ready for your feet to have all the fun this summer!

Thank you so much to everyone that came out this evening!  It was such a wonderful event made infinitely more special by the amazing guests!

Aldo Events

Me & Marla Garderis (Marketing Manager for Aldo)

Brandon (General Manager of Aldo)

Brandon (General Manager of Aldo)

Aldo Shoes Event

decisions decisions

Aldo Shoes Event

lots of trying on….we definitely kept them busy

Aldo Shoes Event

The perfect summer bootie

Tony & Sadiki from Gentlemen's Brim

Tony & Sadiki from Gentlemen’s Brim

Aldo Shoes Event

The amazing photographer for the evening! Brandon, thank you SO much!

Aldo Shoes Events

trying and loving

DJ Mim kept the party going

DJ Mim kept the party going

Aldo Shoes Events

The ultimate accessory clutch

Aldo Shoes Event

mad for mod

Flinstones meets Jetsons

Flinstones meets Jetsons

Ankle Straps are everything this summer!

Ankle Straps are everything this summer!

Aldo Shoes

amazing mens shoes

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Layers on Layers on Layers

This has been a pretty unpredictable spring and by spring I mean extended winter with a few warm days mixed in that act as a cruel tease!  I have desperately been pushing spring wear and every week I try to retire my tights, boots, and everything winter related, but sadly I have not been able to.  So it is time that I embrace this crazy weather and forgive Phil the Groundhog for lying to us all when he predicted an early spring.  I have not completely given up on spring, but must face the cold hard facts.  So my secret to surviving this crazy weather: layering!  Layering is the only way to survive an unpredictable spring and it allows you to integrate spring into your ensembles without freezing your butt off and most importantly layering can be incredibly chic.

Thigh high boots, a full skirt, leather jacket, and leopard coat, I mean it doesn't get any better than this!

Thigh high boots, a full skirt, leather jacket, and leopard coat, I mean it doesn’t get any better than this!

Photo courtesy of Atlantic Pacific

I love this preppy and casual  ensemble.  Neon is one of my favorites and adds much needed light to this dreary weather.

I love this preppy and casual ensemble. Neon is one of my favorites and adds much needed light to this dreary weather.

Photo courtesy of Pink Peonies

The iconic item jacket is fabulous but rarely warm enough, unless layered with a cozy sweater and fabulous scarf.

The iconic item jacket is fabulous but rarely warm enough, unless layered with a cozy sweater and fabulous scarf.

Photo courtesy of Because I’m Addicted

Denim on denim, you know how much I love this classic trend and a jean jacket is a must for spring.

Denim on denim, you know how much I love this classic trend and a jean jacket is a must for spring.

Photo courtesy of Refined Style

Mary Kate Olsen the Queen of layering pairs an oversized duster sweater with a short leather jacket for a perfectly proportioned outfit.

Mary Kate Olsen the Queen of layering pairs an oversized duster sweater with a short leather jacket for a perfectly proportioned outfit.

Photo courtesy of InStyle

Hello black and white for spring.  The trend that I simply can't get enough of!

Hello black and white for spring. The trend that I simply can’t get enough of!

Photo courtesy of Song of Style

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Peppy in Peplum

Peplum is one of the major trends this spring that I am most excited about! One of the things that makes peplum so fantastic is that it looks amazing on everyone!  Peplum is flattering for all body types and gives the illusion of the perfect hour glass figure.  The strong silhouette gives you a teeny waist and 1920s pin up girl hips, an unbeatable combination.  Peplum has been on the rise for a while, but this spring it will hit its peak.  If you don’t already own something peplum do yourself a favor and invest in this covetable trend, trust me you will thank me!

Shirt: Express (similar here), Skirt: H&M (similar here), Shoes: Zara (found here, similar here), Jacket: Georgie (found here), Bag: Alexander Wang (found here), Sunglasses: RayBan (found here)

Shirt: Express (similar here), Skirt: H&M (similar here), Shoes: Zara (found here, similar here), Jacket: Georgie (found here), Bag: Alexander Wang (found here), Sunglasses: RayBan (found here)

I went for a fuller look with this ensemble, but peplum is also incredible with skinnies or a pencil skirt.

I went for a fuller look with this ensemble, but peplum is also incredible with skinnies or a pencil skirt.

Details from behind.

A view from behind, it’s all about the unexpected accents.

It's all in the details

It’s all in the details

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InstaGlam

Happy Holidays!! This edition of InstaGlam is dedicated to a fabulous fashionista I met at my brother’s birthday party.  Jocelyn looked absolutely incredible in leather and pleats, a stunning and unexpected combination.  Each aspect of her outfit was executed with flawless purpose, from her gold accessories to the blindingly neon shoes she was absolute perfection!  Jocelyn’s ensemble is also so fantastic because it is appropriate for many occasions and would be an absolute show stopper on New Years!

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I love the contrast between the leather and pleats and how fabulous is her mani!

I love the contrast between hard (leather) and soft (pleats).  The gold accents are also do die for.

Dress: unknown (similar-ish found here & here), Bracelet: Forever 21 (similar found here & here), Bracelet H&M (similar found here), Shoes: unknown (similar found here)

Dress: unknown (similar found here & here), Necklace: Forever 21 (similar found here & here), Bracelet H&M (similar found here & here), Shoes: Forever 21 (similar found here), Belt: unknown (similar found here)

She just looks beyond fab! And how amazing are her lips & mani.  Each element adds a unique pop!

She just looks beyond fab! And how amazing are her lips & mani. Each element adds a unique pop!

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Emmy’s Best Dressed

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love awards season!  There is just something so magical about the glitz and glamour of the evening making it is easy to forget the hours/days of preparation the lovely starts endure just to make it on a best dressed list–Garden of Glam’s obviously being the most coveted.  The 2012 Emmy’s did not disappoint with very clear (and somewhat contradicting) trends emerging.  From mermaid to structure to neutral to neon this year’s red carpet delivered!

Julie Bowen simply glowed in this neon Monique Lhullier show stopper. She looked fresh and fabulous!

Jessica Pare looked fantastic in Jason Wu’s straightforward and classic silhouette. And as you know, black and white is the perfect combination.

Morena Baccarin is stunning in this demur Basil Soda pewter gown. The plunging neckline is perfectly complemented by the structural pleats.

Padma Lakshmi oozes confidence in this ultra feminine Monique Lhullier gown. I also commend her on the bold choice of color.

Kat Dennings looks incredible in this red J. Mendel gown that perfectly highlights her voluptuous figure.

Allison Williams dominates her first Emmy appearance in this structural peplum Oscar de la Renta stunner!

Favorite look of the night! January Jones is awe inspiring with her bold sartorial choices! She is looks modern and feminine in this edgy Zac Posen gown.

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